Kenai golf report: Davis, Griffin win KGA tourney

What a beautiful week at the Kenai Golf Course! Great play, sunshine, and a course that is in great shape. The watering crew will be getting a workout as this great weather continues.

The project on hole #6 is rounding into shape. Stumps have been removed and railroad ties now define all areas and topsoil has been hauled to the area. All that remains is to spread and roll the topsoil and give it a healthy dose of lime, fertilizer, and grass seed. This is a major improvement to the area. When finished it will look as good as the green surrounds on hole #4. Many thanks to Keith Stuart for doing such outstanding work.

Welcome back to Chris Kimball to our voluntary grounds crew. He will be working around the clubhouse and on the tee boxes on hole #3. We are so glad that you are feeling better, Chris. Thanks, now play lots of golf and have fun. Nice to have you back.

KGA Tournament, July 15 results: The July KGA event was an exciting and well attended tournament. First place net in the senior division and also low gross in the senior division were won by Bill Davis. He shot a terrific score of 36, 36, 72, with a net score of 59. Second place low net was won by Pat Bowen with a net score of 67. Demie Byram won third place with a net of 69. Fourth net was won by Charlie K. with a net 71. Barry Jackman placed fifth with a net score of 72. He won in a card back over John White. It was nice to see Barry back out on the course. Low gross in the men’s division was won by Max Dye with a gross score of 77.

In the Ladies division, Lara Griffin finished first with a net score of 74. Second in the Ladies’ went to Sidney Clark with a net of 82, followed by Shawna Cooper with an 84. Closest to the pin on #5 was won by Dave Litchfield at 4’8-1/2”. Max Dye won closest to the pin on #9 with a shot of 21’1”. Hole #10 was won by Larry Jackson, 12’5”. Kirk Hyman won hole #14 with a shot of 13’9”. Skins were won by Dave Litchfield (hole #5), Bill Davis (#15), and Charlie K. (#18). Many thank to all who participated in this monthly event, and especially to Kirk Hyman who ran the tournament.

Senior League July 17 results: Bill Davis won low gross with a 40. Low net was won by Gary Brumley with a net score of 34. Longest putt on hole #2 was won by Doug Jung with a putt of 6 feet. Dwight Kramer won fewest putts on the round with just 14 putts. Skins were won by Bill Davis (#5) and Doug Jung (#2). Other notable gross scores include Dwight Kramer and Keith Stuart with scores of 41, Bobby Bush (42), Noel Widmayer and Gary Brumley (43). Thank you, Jerry Norris, for running our senior league.

Men’s Night July 12 results: The team of Austin Cronce, Justin Thompson, and Clyde Reynolds finished first with 4-under par. The second-place team included Craig Jung, John Ivery and Bill Haese. There was a closest to the pin contest on #10 and #14. However, no one hit the green so that will carry over to next Thursday. Just a reminder, men’s night is every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. It is organized by Craig Jung.

Just a reminder, ladies, that the Kenai Golf Association is paying for a round of golf for all ladies once a week throughout the entire season. Many women have taken advantage of this program and had a great time playing golf.

Our Junior Mentor Program, sponsored by the Kenai Golf Association, has had great participation. This past Thursday, 11 juniors participated. This program is every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It includes one hour of instruction and an hour of golf. There is no charge to junior golfers. It is our way of encouraging kids to enjoy the sport of golf. Thank you, Jerry Norris and Noel Widmayer, for your work with these young golfers.

The next Junior Clinic is July 23 to 25, 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic is open to youngsters ages 7 to 14, beginnners through intermediate level. Tommy Carver is the instructor. Call the clubhouse at 2283-7500 for more information or to sign up.

July Tournaments

Friday, July 20 morning: Alliance Tournament

Friday, July 20 afternoon: Hilcorp Tourney

Saturday, July 2: Fred Thompson Memorial Cup

Friday, July 27: Monfor Salamatoff Tournament

As always, see you on the course.

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