Looking forward to plenty more golf

Kenai Golf Report

Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2004

There are many birdies and pars waiting to be had at Kenai Golf Course. The Kenai Golf Course is being spruced up at this time. The deck will soon be replaced, lots of trimming is going on here and there, the greens are getting their regular TLC they get each year at this time.

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Let's hope September will be just as wonderful as August has been so golfers can squeeze much golf in before you know what happens.

Mixed Doubles

This week's mystery hole winners in the mixed doubles event was the team of Susan and Jerry May. They had the fewest combined strokes on the No. 7 hole.

The team that took the putting award included Teresa and Eddie Sibolboro on hole No. 3.

Kenai Cup

The quarter finals were played this past week in the Kenai Cup Match Play. The team of Gordon Griffin and Doug Haralson won the match against the Chris Sonnichsen/Tom Bennett team.

The team of Jack Evans and Bruce Galloway won the match against the Doug Jung/Dustin Jung team.

The team of Dan Cabrera and Jeff Johns won the match against the Felix and Pam Martinez team.

The team of Dave Ramsey and Ed Marsh won the match against the Eldon Harvey/Ryan Harvey team.

The four winners advance to the semifinals this week.

Men's Night

Big Thursday was held this past week. The team of Eric Boudreaux, Loren Smagge and Rich Conti placed first in the weekly scramble event with three under par.

The team that took second place with 34 included Matt Tunseth, John Davis and Jeff Johns.

Closest to the pin was John Davis and the slugger of the week was Lorne Smagge.

A Birdie Told Me

Craig Chapman carded his first eagle on No. 6 the other day while playing with Shorty Johnson and Terry Linebarger. It is always a thrill to card such rare feats.

Very recently Dale Brodd carded a hole in one on No. 5 and his name will be added to the Hole-in-One clubhouse trophy.

A couple days ago, Scott Kempf also carded a hole in one on No. 9. Scott will be added to the clubhouse trophy.

Carol Morgan had taken the trophy to the engravers to have Bob Drewes engraved on the trophy for the first hole in one of the 2004 season.

As Carol was walking in the clubhouse with the newly engraved trophy, she was informed about the Brodd hole in one. Back to the engravers Carol went with the trophy. The next time she got to the clubhouse with Brodd engraved on the trophy, she was informed about the Kempf hole in one. Well, the trophy is still at the engravers as this goes to press. Congratulations for those super shots!

Junior Golf

Recently, several juniors from the peninsula went to play at Settlers Bay in a 36-hole Junior Masters tournament. The juniors had to qualify during the summer by placing in tournaments held around the state.

Josh Lansing placed second in the 15-to-17-year-old division. Justin Herrmann placed second, Kegan Kiel placed third and Beau Forrest placed fourthth in the 13-14year-old division.

Congratulations for a great showing at Settlers Bay.

Upcoming Events

On Sept. 11 there will be a Headstart Scramble to benefit the local headstart program. Tee times will get underway around 9 a.m. It's called the Monfor Classic since the program was important to John Monfor. There will be lots of golfing for fun and food and laughs, all for a worthy cause.

The Kenai/Soldotna Associations will have their annual 36 hole tournament on Sept. 11-12 with tee times getting underway at 10:30 a.m. Kenai will host the tourney this year with the awards dinner on Sunday at the Kenai Golf Course pavilion.

The dual tournament's original date was changed since it would have fallen on Labor Day weekend.

Closing Thoughts

Thanks, Jerry Carlson for the positive comments about the "Wonder Cloth" that cleans windows. Jerry is as surprised and happy with his new easy and unbelievable method of cleaning windows as yours truly is. Wonder what Don Gilman thinks of his new wonder cloth? Ran into Don a while back at the Kenai Golf Course and he wanted to know the secret to cleaning windows. It really works!

See you on the back nine.

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