As we move into mid-September we are really enjoying the good weather and increased play on the course. The course is in the best playing condition of the year. Lets hope we continue to get good weather well into October.
* I would like to congratulate everyone who played in the Kenai Open this past weekend. Good job, Tommy Carver, for winning low gross. The two-time club champion played steady golf for two days, shooting a 77 each day for a total of 144. Way to go Tommy!
John Dahlgren was our net champion in the first division with a net of 145. He beat Dave Kerkvliet in a playoff for that title. Chris Morin of Homer finished third with a 151 net. Gordon Griffin and Rich Edwards tied for fourth with a net of 152.
In the second flight, Bill Bushnell won low net with a score of 140. Congratulations Bill! Noel Widmayer finished second with a net of 141 followed by Kirk Hyman with a net of 142.
* The Atigun Cup playoffs begin this weekend. Chris Murray and Doug Jung lead the cup followed by Gordon Griffin and Mark Griffin. Rounding out the playoff field will be Rich Edwards and Rene Alvarez in the Gross Division. Gordon Griffin is the defending champion.
In the Atigun Cup Net Division, Mike Houghton is the current leader, followed by Kirk Hyman, Mike Kebschull, Jeff Johns and John Glidden. Jeff Johns is the defending champion.
* On Tuesday, 12 seniors braved the fog to participate in our weekly senior event. Gordon Griffin won low gross with a 38. Dana Bassel and Noel Widmayer tied for low net. Closest to the pin on No. 5 was won by Dwight Kramer.
n The Kenai Cheerleaders are sponsoring a Glow Ball Tournament on Oct. 2. If you are interested, please contact them at Kenai Central High School or call the clubhouse. This is the first Glow Ball Tournament in several years. Everyone will have a chilly good time. The Kenai Golf Course has plenty of glow balls and sticks on hand. If you need additional information, give us a call at 283-7500.
* Well, we are beginning the process of putting things to sleep for the winter. Dusty and Willy, along with Jim Bradford, pulled the pumps from the creeks and blew out all the water lines on the course. What a job! Thanks guys! We will put the final cut on the rough tee boxes and fairways soon. We will probably cut the greens once or twice more. We need to get them to winter height soon.
The grass is not growing much these days. We only had to empty the buckets twice on the last green cutting. The temperature is starting to get into the mid 30s. Frost can't be far behind. We will begin servicing all our equipment for the winter to make sure they are ready for next season.
We are already beginning to get rid of all the leaves around our greens. It is important to get the leaves off the greens before the snow begins to fly. We will not cover the greens again this year. Without covers, the greens have weathered well the past two years. Keep your fingers crossed for next season.
* I would like to thank everyone for your support this season.
As always, see you on the course.
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