Kenai Golf Report: Course looking superb

Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The wonderful summer weather continues and the course is looking fantastic. We are truly fortunate to live in such a wonderful place and to be forced to make the monumental decision, "Are you golfing tonight or fishing?!?"

So many of us at this time of the year find ourselves playing tour guide to friends, family and business acquaintances who have come to experience the many wonders of Alaska, and in particular, the Kenai Peninsula. While it makes for a busy time, it is very satisfying to share these experiences with them and to make so many lasting memories.

Shot of the week

Talk about a lasting memory — shot of the week goes to Rob Salo for his eagle on No. 7! Rob was about 145 yards out and with a pitching wedge hoped to leave himself a short birdie putt. Imagine his surprise (and prayer of thanks to the golf gods) when his ball found its way into the hole for an eagle two.

The game of golf is the most exciting, frustrating pursuit ever imagined — just when you are ready to give up and figure you will sell your clubs at the next garage sale, you hit the shot that will have you coming back again and again. Most of us are never quite sure what is going to happen when we address the ball, all we know is that we hope for the best!

The Fourth of July saw a great turnout for the parade and festivities afterwards and we hope that everyone enjoyed the activities as much as we did; with the sunshine, music, food, games and companionship, there was definitely something for everyone. It was a great celebration of a great day.

Kenai Cup

Results of the Kenai Cup Red, White & Blue midseason tournament on July 6 are as follows: The team of Greg Horton, Joe Deveaux, Rich Edwards and Randy Kornfield took first place while second place went to the team of Tom Reese, Greg Duggin, Jerry Norris and Gary Katsion.

The team of Dave Ramsey, Ed Marsh, Jack Evans and Dwight Kramer came in third with John Dahlgren, Spencer DeVito, Mike Kebschull and Cliff Baker tied for fourth place with the team of Tom Allison, Dan Young and Steve Honrud. Paul Nunamaker, Barry Jackman and Keith Stuart came in sixth. Closest to the pin on No. 14 was Dan Young, with the longest drive honors on No. 17 going to Mike Kebschull.

Ladies Day

The ladies met on Thursday with Teresa Sibolboro taking the honors for low score. Jessie Winter had closest to the pin on No. 5, Lynda Dahlgren had fewest puttss and the mystery winner was Kamichia Spisak.

Men's Night

Men's Night on Thursday had the team of Cal Larson, Jerry Norris and Buzz Rome in first place with the team of John Davis, Gene Dimond and Alan Wooten in second. Closest to the pin on No. 5 was Cliff Vaught and Richard Martin on No. 9. Long drive honors went to Ken Liedes.

Firefighters Tournament

The Firefighters Tournament was held on Saturday. The first-place team honors go to Gordon Griffin, Tom Carver, Eldon Harvey and Billy Applewhite. Congratulations, guys, but honestly with a team like that, how could they lose?

Upcoming events

The rest of July continues to be very busy with the following schedule of events: July 16 and 17 — Butch Anderson Senior Open; July 23 — Alliance Tournament; July 24 — KGA Members Only Event; July 30 — The United Way Tournament; and July 31 — The Rita Botelho Greens Tournament.

Don't forget the weekly events — Monday nights with Co-ed Golf starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday nights have the Kenai Cup matches, Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. for the ladies and Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. for the men. There is certainly a lot happening at the Kenai Golf Course, so feel free to come out and enjoy some of the fun.

See you at the clubhouse!

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