A few more chances

Kenai Golf Report

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003

There will be a Last Chance Partners Tournament on Sept. 20. Scoring will b low gross and low net for golfers with GHIN handicap. Come play six holes scramble, six holes of best ball and six holes of alternating shots.

Tee times start at 9 a.m. and run until 10:30 a.m. Golfers with no handicap are welcome to play but must play scratch.

The event will be a great way to squeeze another day of tournament play out of this incredible season we are still experiencing. What a time to play some fall golf!

Glow Ball Tournament

On Sept. 26, the glow ball tourney will start at 9 p.m. Yes, 9 p.m., when it will be dark enough to have those glow balls do their thing. The tournament will be nine holes, so get your teams together and take some swings at those special balls that glow in the dark.

If you have never played night golf, this is a perfect time to think about it, then experience it first hand by signing up to play.

Mixed Doubles

Monday night Mixed Doubles play will continue as long as the weather holds out. This coming week, the teams decided to start teeing off at 6 p.m. Golfing is still great at Kenai Golf Course and mixed doubles is just to get out for fun and beat the ball around.

This week, Shelley Ramsey had low gross in the gals' division and Buzz Rome had low gross in the men's division.

Men's Night

The format was "hot seat." Partners play regular scramble rules while one golfer plays his own ball from tee to green. Both scores are recorded as if 18 holes were played. All partners take turns being in the hot seat.

The winners with an 84 included John Davis, Jerry Norris, Philip Ivarie and Brent Blada. Slugger of the week was Rich Conti. The closest chip on the No. 10 green was by Felix Martinez.

Halibut Fishing

Thanks to Kenai Golf Course golfer Al Steele and Bonnie, who invited yours truly to go fishing for halibut out of Homer recently. In the many years I have lived in Alaska, it was only my second experience at halibut fishing. The weather turned out to be great and it was fun and we all came home with halibut, which is one of my favorites.

It was quite obvious to met that I was somewhat out of my element, but I enjoyed the experience and the trip very much. Al, however, was obviously in his element as he has spent many a day fishing.

For the past few years Kenai Golf Course has been part of my comfort zone. It occurred to me that Al and I had traded comfort zones for a day. It was a very interesting day and quite enjoyable.

Closing Thoughts

The leaves are falling and there is a chill in the air. However, the course is in fine shape and many birdies and pars are waiting for you.

Get a few last rounds in before the snow flies.

The driving range will remain open until 8 p.m. The clubhouse is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Men's Night continues until the course closes. Mixed Doubles will start at 6 p.m. from now until closing. There is much golf to be played before putting the clubs away.

For more golf news, check out www.kenaigolf.com.

See you on the front nine.

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