The greens are being plugged and sanded once again, as they are each year about this time. The crew has been working very hard until dark, and even after, to get the course ready for this weekend's Donald R. Morgan Kenai Golf Association Championship.
The format will be a 36-hole stroke play on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a barbecue get-together on Sunday after play for the awards. So get your entries in by Friday and be ready to play on Saturday and Sunday for the club championship of 2001.
Those participating must be current members of the Kenai Golf Association.
This week's "mighty duos" did well once again. Any team with a guy and a gal are welcome to join the others each Monday. The mixed doubles event starts each week with a 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. tee time.
This week the team of Don and Jan Erwin took the "mystery hole" on No. 6 with the lowest combined score. The team of Dave and Shelley Ramsey took the "mystery hole" on No. 3 with the lowest combined score.
On their heels were the teams of Roger and Lynn Jones, and Tom Vincent and Judy Buffington.
Call in your tee times at the clubhouse any time to secure the tee time of your choice.
The ladies will continue to have ladies night each Tuesday evening with tee times at 6 p.m. All ladies are welcome to join the evening of golfing highlighting the ladies. Whether you have never hit a ball or are a single-digit handicapper, you are welcome to join the event.
Would there be a better time or day to have this event? The regular attending ladies are interested to know so participation can be increased. Let the organizing ladies know your feeling about this.
After 12 weeks of match play, the top eight teams head into the playoffs this Wednesday. All teams were seeded according to finishing position and total points.
The first-seeded Eldon Harvey-Ryan Harvey team will play the Billy Applewhite-Butch Anderson team to get into the finals. The second-seeded Jack Evans-Bruce Galloway team will play the Doug Jung-Dustin Jung team to get into the finals.
The third-seeded Jim Legner-Craig Jung team will play the Tom Allison-Mark Azzara team to get into the finals. The fourth-seeded Felix Martinez-Pam Martinez team will play the former champions Rich Edwards and Noel Widmayer to get into the finals.
Good luck to all the teams in the playoffs!
Men's night golfers went out in teams of three, since the days are shorter and three-man teams finish much sooner. We would like to continue to start at 6:30 p.m. for as long as possible so the guys "out north" getting off work can participate.
Three teams carded a 1-under, so of course there was a chip-off on No. 9 to decide who carried home the bacon.
Cal Larson did it again with the closest chip for his team to secure first place for his partners. Cal's partners were Shawn Jones and Ron Rozak.
Closest to the pin on No. 5 was Jim Bradford with 46 feet, 9 inches. Closest to the pin on No. 9 was Dan Young with 22 feet, 4 inches.
The slugger of the week was Clayton Dolan on the No. 6 fairway. Dell Feagin got the only "pure birdie" of the evening on No. 5.
Kenai Golf/Birch Ridge Golf Association Dual Tourney
The combined golf associations from the Kenai Golf Course and the Birch Ridge Course will hold their annual tournament. The tournament is on Sept. 8 and 9.
Each golfer plays 18 holes at each course for the annual championship. There is usually a get-together after play on Sunday with food and the awards. This year both associations are planning on the largest field of competitors.
Shot of the Week
Did I hear Eddie Sibolboro got a "miracle birdie" on No. 8? It seems his 140-yard shot found the cup. Way to play, Eddie! We must admit most birdies are carded with a putt or a short chip or pitch. A bird is bird no matter how the golfer got it. Great shot!!
Don't forget to let me know some of the special happenings that may occur on the course. I do enjoy including them in the weekly Kenai Golf Report. I do keep my sources anonymous.
Yours truly is not letting those slightly turning leaves stop me from enjoying the remaining weeks of golfing. This is a great time to play golf and there are many birdies, pars and eagles out there waiting to be plucked. Who knows? Maybe even a hole in one is waiting to be carded.
The Kenai Golf Course crew is hoping that Dan Kirsch gets the hole in one he has been longing for. We all have a feeling there is a special shot waiting to be unleashed by Dan. It could be any time!!
See you in the clubhouse.
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