Fall golf wonderful at Kenai Golf Course -- despite the occasional sprinkles

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002

The fall golfing has been wonderful the past week in spite of a few little sprinkles. The fairways are lush and the greens are a little fuzzy, but still great for putting. Our days are limited and it is time to get those last rounds in before the winter.

It has been a great season for golfing and yours truly, as usual, is not ready to give it up for winter. It seems only yesterday we had the entire season ahead of us and here it is, already behind us.

The golfers certainly appreciated all it took to get the course in such great shape and for all the obvious improvements that were made to the bridges, pavilion area and presently, the driving range.

Mixed Doubles

The team of Tom Vincent and Judy Buffington took the mystery hole, which was No. 4. Both partners carded pars on the hole. Judy had a chip-in from about 20 yards out.

The Vincent and Buffington team also took the fewest combined putts for the nine holes.

The team of Dave and Shelley Ramsey accepted the challenge of the Scot Shier team from the previous week. However, when it came right down to it, the Scot Shier team did not show up to accept the challenge.

This coming Monday will be the last night for the mixed doubles weekly event. Start time will be 5:30 p.m.

Men's Night

The past weekly event was rained out. Yours truly couldn't believe Cal Larson, Jerry Norris, Todd Eskelin and Gary Katsion didn't show up. They are all well known for golfing in the rain.

This week, the event will start at 6 p.m.

The organizers of the Men's Night weekly event would like to have some feedback from golfers for next season. Would you like Men's Night to start at 6 p.m. instead of 6:30? Would you like to format to change somewhat each week? Would you like to have scramble play continue? Would you like to change the format every now and then -- for instance, play best ball one week and scramble the next?

Please send your suggestions through the www.golfkenai.homestead.com Web site. All suggestions will be considered.

Junior Golf

Recently, several junior golfers showed up at the Kenai Golf Course with their school bags in tow. One sat down to get his homework done while his golfing buddies hit range balls. The junior golfer completed his homework, hit a bucket of range balls, then all three went out on the course to play and returned to the clubhouse at 8:30 p.m.

This season, many juniors have found the golf course to be a favorite place for spending their time hanging around.

Kenai Golf Association

The Kenai Golf Association is looking for golfers interested in serving on the KGA board and to help with annual events. Directors are elected by the membership each year after the close of the season.

There are nine members on the board, of which four serve as officers. KGA is looking for members who would like to help with association tournaments, serve on various committees like the rules committee, Fall Classic committee, Kenai-Soldotna Tournament committee, etc.

Any members of the KGA who are interested in serving are welcome to volunteer their help and/or to have their names added to the list of candidates for the upcoming election.

Please feel free to go to www.golfkenai.homestead.com and to e-mail any of the present board members to let them know you would like to become active in the association in one way or another.

The Kenai Golf Association exists to furnish a handicap, promote golfing interest and to promote golfing activities for its members.

See you in the clubhouse.

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