Kenai Golf Course: Memorial Tournament on tap

  • By Gordon Griffin
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:09am
  • Sports

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, is the 12th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament. This tourney is in memory of the following golfers: Rita Botelho, Bill Zubeck, Shirley Morgan, George Navarre, Donnie Morgan, Butch Anderson, Rita Botelho, Spence DeVito, Lee Stalker, Jim Legner, Bill Burtram, Max Pate, Gene Granath and Jack Focose.

We are proud to have known them and played golf with them. Their many contributions to the Kenai Golf Course are well remembered. The Memorial Tournament is a handicap, stroke-play event. Tee times start at 9 a.m. both days. Registration is $100. This includes greens fees, lunch both days and great door prizes. Many thanks to Mike Navarre and the Kenai Golf Course for providing the door prizes. Contact us at 283-7500 if you would like to participate.

The Alliance Golf Tournament is Friday. There are 24 four-person teams scheduled to play. It is the biggest tournament of the season and we look forward to hosting it every year. There are great prizes for the winning teams. All participants are eligible for the many door prizes. If your group or organization would like to participate, please drop by the clubhouse prior to Friday.

Men’s Night, July 6 – The team of Charlie Kahakauwila, Mark McComsey and Bill Haese won in a playoff with 2 under par over the team of Max Dye, Tim Bornowski, James Dye and Clyde Reynolds. Closest to the pin at the 10th was won by James Dye, and Max Dye won closest to the pin at the 14th.

Men’s Night, July 14 — The team of Max Dye, Bill Haese, James Dye and Jim Holliman took first with a great score of 32, which is 4 under par. Second place went to the team of Ronnie Z, Gary Brumley and Clyde Reynolds with 2 under par. At 1 under par, third place went to the team of Rahn Kervliet, Mark Azzara and Tim Bornowski. Closest to the pin at the 10th was won by Max Dye. Gary Brumley won closest to the pin at the 14th hole.

Senior League, June 27 – Craig Jung won low gross with a score of 38. Other notable gross scores included Jesse Wade and Tom Reese with 41s, and Dwight Kramer and Demi Moore with scores of 42.

Noel Widmayer and Demi Moore tied for low net with scores of 32. Other notable net scores were held by Craig Jung with 33, and Jerry Norris, Keith Stuart, Jesse Wade, Pat Bowan and Dwight Kramer all with 36s. Doug Jung came in with a net score of 38.

In the competition for greens in regulation, Craig Jung won with eight greens in regulation, followed by Doug Jung, Tom Reese and Noel Widmayer each with five greens in regulation. During this competition there were no skins recorded, so they will be carried over to the following week.

Senior League, July 4 — Low gross was won by Doug Jung with a score of 37. Other notable gross scores included Jesse Wade with a 39, and Keith Stuart, Bobby Bush and Craig Jung with 40s. Dwight Kramer finished with a 41. Four golfers tied for low gross — Keith Stuart, Dwight Kramer, Bobby Bush and Craig Jung with 34s. Closest to the pin at the fifth was won by Doug Jung. Doug also won the only skin. Fewest putts was won by Bobby Bush with 14 total.

Senior League, July 11 — Doug Jung won low gross with a gross score of 37. Other notable gross scores included Jesse Wade and Dwight Kramer with 39s. Gordon Griffin and Tom Reese both shot 40s. Bobby Bush came in with a gross score of 41. Most fairways hit was won by Keith Stuart with seven.

Gordon Griffin won closest to the pin on the second shot at the third with a shot of 15 feet, 10 inches. Low net was won by Dwight Kramer with a net score of 33. Other notable net scores include Jesse Wade with a 34. Jerry Norris, Doug Jung, Bobby Bush, Gary Brumley and Pat Bowen each had net scores of 35. Gordon Griffin and Tom Reese each had net scores of 36. Keith Stuart and Bill Haese both shot 38s.

The next Ladies Clinic is July 24 to 26. It is a skill building workshop for both the long and short games. The first two classes are focused on putting, chipping, sand shots, driver and iron striking. The third class is spent on the course playing golf. No clubs? No problem. Call the clubhouse to sign up.

August 14 to 16 is the next junior clinic for youngsters 7 to 14, all skills levels. It is our last clinic prior to the start of school.

The last tournament of July is the Monfor Salamantoff Tournament on July 28.

As always, see you on the golf course.

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