Kenai Golf Report: Hook A Kid program has successful run

  • By Gordon Griffin
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:13am
  • Sports

The Hook A Kid On Golf program, a national program for kid ages 8 to 14, was an outstanding success at the Kenai Golf Course. Twenty-four youngsters participated in the four-day camp. They learned golf etiquette and the basics of the long and short games.

On the final day, the Kenai Golf Course was closed on the back nine, so these young people could experience play on a regulation course. I would like to thank Bob Sizemore, the coordinator for this event. Thanks also to the instructors — Craig Jung, Max Dye, Mary Armstrong, Tommy Carver, Jack Focose, and Keith Stuart. Their dedication was outstanding.

Graduates of the camp include Hannah Autry, Isabella Bond, Brad Chaffee, Kevin Chaffee, Dain Douthit, Rylee Ellis, Aleca Faulkner, Aiden Huff, Chase Johnson, Taylor King, Zander Kinslow, Chase Laker, Gracie Lanfear, Hermonie Lanfear, Cole Langham, Gavin Langham, Maxwell Martin, Connor McBride, Avia Miller, Serena Rose Moore, Max Rogers, McKenzie Spence, Maeleigh Tuttle and Maya Zubeck. Way to go golfers! Remember to use those free nine-hole passes and join us on Thursday mornings.

Calling all junior golfers ages 8 to 14! Be at the clubhouse at 9 a.m. Thursdays for a free round of golf mentored and supervised by members of the Kenai Golf Association. Eight youngsters participated last week and had great fun. Call the clubhouse to get started.

Kenai Cup Standings as of June 12

In the Gross Division, Mark Azzara is in first position with 44 points. Azzara is followed by Gordon Griffin with 37, Chris Morin with 28, Todd Eskelin with 27, Mark Griffin with 23, Doug Jung with 22 and Greg Harrington with 13.

In the Net Division, Kirk Hyman and Brian Wodarek are tied with 34 points each. They are followed by Mark McComsey at 33, Charlie Rehder at 28, Michael Houghton at 27, Skip Dove at 25, Chuck Rupenthal at 23, Pat Bowen at 28, Rene Alvarez at 21, Keith Stuart at 21 and Jesse Wade at 11. The next Kenai Cup event is the Memorial Tournament.

Senior League, June 14

Low gross was won by Bobby Bush with a 40. John Davis won low net with an outstanding score of 32. Closest to the pin at the fifth was won by Noel Widmeyer. Noel also had the only two skins, winning on holes 4 and 5 with back-to-back birdies.

Other notable net scores include Bill Haese at 33, Bobby Bush at 33, Pat Bowen at 36, Dwight Kramer at 37, Doug Jung at 38, Skip Dove at 38 and Demie Moore at 38. Thanks once again, Jerry Norris, for facilitating the league.

Men’s Night, June 16

The winning team was Max Dye, Mark McComsey, Josh Kerkvliet and Jimmy Holliman at minus-5. The team of Mark Azzara, James Dye, Bill Haese and Clyde Reynolds finished second at minus-3 after a playoff with Greg Harrington, Dan Young, Brian Wodarek and Skip Dove.

The team of Tommy Carver, Jason Woodruff, JE Wells and Kevin Stalker finished fourth. Closest to the pin on hole No. 9 was won by Max Dye with a shot of 28 feet, 8 inches. Closest-to on No. 5 was won by Mark Azzara with a great shot of 3—7.

Men’s Night, June 23

The team of Bob Sizemore, Mark McComsey, Dave Kerkvliet and Ronnie Z. finished first after a playoff with Tommy Carver, Jason (Woody) Woodruff, Bill Haese and Tyler Yamada. Both teams were at minus-6. The third-place team at minus-5 was Doug Jung, Ron Kerkvliet, Dusty Steinbeck and Andrew Carver.

The team of Max Dye, Josh Kerkvliet, RA Wells and Skip Dove finished fourth with a score of minus-3. The team of Mark Azzara, Jimmy Holliman, Noel Widmeyer and Brian Wodarek finished at minus-2. Closest of the pin at the fifth was won by Tommy Carver with a shot of 16—2. No. 9 was won by Rahn Kerkvliet at 26—6.

As you can see, Mark Azzara is doing an outstanding job in running Men’s Night. All the teams are very competitive. Mark makes a concerted effort to see that this happens. Men’s Night starts at 6:30 every Thursday. All men are welcome to participate. Free chili and door prizes are provided as this event grows in popularity.

July Tournaments

July 4th: Red, White & Blue 2 Person Scramble Tourney; July 9 and 10: Memorial Tournament; July 15: Alliance Tournament; July 17: KGA Tourney; July 23: Brown Bear Tournament; July 30: Monfor Salamalof Tournament.

As always, see you on the beautiful 18-hole Kenai Golf Course.

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