Kenai Golf Course report

  • By Gordon Griffin
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:06am
  • Sports

The 2015 Rotary Golf Tournament was held August 1 and was a huge success. This was a tournament with a format that included golfers with over a 20 handicap and golfers under a 20 handicap. First place in the 20-plus handicap division with a net score of 71 was Ron Goecke. Second Low Net was won by Wayne Cissell with a 75 net score. He won second Low Net by virtue of a tiebreaker with Pam Martinez who also shot a net 75. The High/Low Combo winners were Ron Goecke and Jesse Wade with a combined score of 146. Wayne Cissell and Charlie K. won second with a score of 148. They were actually tied with Bob Drews and Bobby Bush at 148. Wayne and Charlie won in a tiebreaker. Many thanks to the Rotarians for putting on such an outstanding and unique tournament.

This past weekend the Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, along with Stanley Ford and Chrysler, held their annual tournament at the Kenai Golf Course. 17 four-man teams participated in the scramble and fun was had by all.

The winning team included Michael, John, Rob and Chachee. They finished with a score of minus-9. The team of Brian Loomis, Jeff Hettrick, Gene Minden, and Bill Cazmeir and the team of Brad Carver, Kevin Downs, Rob Moore, and Dave Carpenter tied with a score of minus-7. The team of Dusty Steinbeck, Skip Dove, Jared Swanson, and Greg Harrington finished 4th with a score of -6. Three teams tied for fifth place at minus-3. Those team members included Mark Griffin, Lara Griffin, Shawna Cooper, Aaron Cooper, along with the team of Tim, Mark, and Doug. The final minus-3 team included Jake Ewland, Mark Baker, Andy, and Scott. Other notable scores included the team of Loren Weimer, Darrel Jelsma, Susan Jelsma, and Sue Stein along with the team of Tom Boedeker, Tanya Boedeker, Leonard Ball, and Alice Kerkvliet with minus-2. The sponsors for this event included the Diamond Sponsor, Arby’s, Platinum sponsor was Central Peninsula Hospital. Gold Sponsors were Craig Chapman, Family Dentistry/ Dr. Hu, Edward Jones/Indy Walton, HEA and Century 21. Silvers sponsors included Batir Construction, Bernadine Raiskums, Rudy and Donna Peterson, Kenai Connections, the Kenai Golf Course, Wykis Coaching and Consulting, Soldotna Pharmacy, Jim and Debbie White, State Farm Agent Nancy Field, Dr. Koblylarz/Binkley Dental Clinic, Will and Monti Hightower, Anna Johns of Century 21 and Sportman’s Warehouse. Many thanks to all the tournament organizers for doing such a great job on a cold and rainy day.

Men’s Night, August 6: Two teams finished best at minus-4. The team of Mark Azarra, Roy Wells and Brian Wodarek and the team of Greg Harrington, Kevin Stalker, Bill Haese and Dwight Kramer. The team of Mark, Roy and Brian won on the first playoff hole. Closest to the pin on hole No. 10 was won by Kevin Stalker wit an outstanding shot of 1 feet, 11 inches. Closest to the pin on hole No. 14 was was by Brian Wodarek with a shot of 14’10”. Closest to the pin on the 2nd shot on hole #18 was won by Dwight Kramer. With 7’4-1/2”.

Senior League, August 4: Gordon Griffin won Low Gross with a 35. There was a tie for the Low Net score between Bobby Bush and Bill Haese with scores of 31. For this event, each player had to keep track of their number of putts. Bill Haese won this competition with a grand total of 15 putts for nine holes. Jerry Norris and Skip Dove each won a skin. Many thanks to Jerry Norris for his continued work on behalf of our senior league.

Senior League, August 11: Eighteen players took to the course. Low Gross was won by Ken Liedes. Low Net was won by Charlie K. Closest to the pin on hole No. 5 was won by Keith Stewart with 14 feet, 8 inches. There were two skins recorded for this event, one each for Keith Stewart and Charlie K.

This next Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, will be the Donnie Morgan Club Championship Tournament. This is the second to last Atigun Cup event. Entry fee is $100, which includes two days of greens fees and lunches. Tournament entry deadline is noon Friday, August 14. This is not a charity tournament; all entry fee monies go directly back to the golfers in the form of payouts, meals, refreshments, and gifts. Doughnuts will be provided by Safeway. Grand prize drawing will include 1-2 season pass and one driving range pass for 2016. Prizes are dependent on the number of entries. This tournament is open to all Kenai Golf Association Members. You must be a member with an established USGA handicap as of August 15, 2015. The tournament format: two days, handicap stroke play, men’s and women’s flights. The number of flights and payouts will be determined by the amount of entries in each category. An individual overall Low Gross in both men’s and women’s divisions will be determined. The Low Gross champions will not be eligible for Low Net payouts. There will be Low Net payouts for the top three places in each flight. Side pots for Low Gross, Skins, and Closest to the Pins will be available.

The final Atigun Cup Event will be the Kenai Open on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23. For more information contact the clubhouse at 283-7500.

As always, see you on the course.

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