Juneau Golf Club

A blog from the Juneau Golf Club of Juneau, Alaska

Friday, November 18, 2016

2016 Fall Memorial Tournament

Hi Juneau Golfers,

Another successful tournament took place in September, 2016 with 67 golfers enjoying the warm Oregon fall weather. 

A big thank you to Steve and Kris Burnett for chairing this tournament, along with their committee of Rusty Shaub and Laura Beason. It takes a lot of work and is sincerely appreciated!  Another big thank you goes to Dick and Candy Behrends who rode around the courses photographing our antics while we golfed.  At the end of this blog is a link to those photos ... I hope you enjoy them!

Also we would like to thank our sponsors:

Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor                          Mitch Falk                               907 586-8988
Alaska Commercial Contractors             Doug Courtney                      907 500-9993
PND Engineers                                           Chris Gianotti                        907 586-2093
     Taku Glacier Lodge                      `            Ken and Michelle Ward       907 586-6275
     Doug and Charlotte Scudder                   Doug Scudder                        907 463-1950
     Behrends Mechanical                               Dick Behrends                       907 780-6766
     Alaska Seaplanes                                       Carl Ramseth                         907 789-7880
     Jerry’s Meats & Seafood’s                         Scott Perkins                         907 789-5142
     Jack’s Plumbing & Heating                        John Schoenmann                907 780-4170
     Baxter, Bruce & Sullivan                            Dan Bruce                               907 789-3166
     North Pacific Erectors, Inc.                       Jim Williams                           907 364-3288
     Chatham Electric, Inc.                               Ralph Kibby                             907 789 9899
     Elgee Rehfeld and Mertz                          George Elgee                          907 789-3178
     Murray and Associates                             Doug Murray                          800 457-0220

     Alaska Marine Lines                                  Neal Murphy                           907 586-3790
     Parker, Smith & Feek                                 Scott McGilvray                      800 457-0220
     Alaska Electric Light & Power                   Tim McCloud                          907 780-2222
     Wings Airways                                            Bob Jacobsen                         907 586-5275
     M/V Sea Mount                                          Dan Rear                                 907 752-0505
     Alaska Marine Lines                                   Neal Murphy                          907 586-3790
     Crowley Petroleum Distribution              Nelson Bjork                           907 586-1276
     Alaska Insulation Supply                           Terry Philley                            907 563-4125

Other Contributors:  Alaskan Brewing Company & Cycle Alaska
Winners of this tournament were:
Men's low Gross, Jeff Hansen; Senior's Low Gross, Tony Chadwick; Women's Low Gross, Diane Mayer
Men's A Flight - 1st place, Bob Peel; 2nd place, Steve Houlihan; 3rd place tie, Jeff Bush and Lucas Turi
Men's B Flight - 1st place, Steve Burnett; 2nd place, Ken Ward; 3rd place, Pete Christensen
Men's C Flight - 1st place, Carl Christensen; 2nd place, Garry Young; 3rd place, Brian Parker
Senior's A Flight - 1st place, Dick Williams; 2nd place, Ken Wiedrich; 3rd place tie, George Mangini, Bob Storer
Senior's B Flight - 1st place, Tim Whiting; 2nd place, Sandy Sturrock; 3rd place, Bob Hungerford
Women's A Flight - 1st place, Pam Christensen; 2nd place, Donna Schultz; 3rd place, Shana Ferguson
Women's B Flight - 1st place, Alison Elgee; 2nd place, Jan Burgman; 3rd place, Nancy Courtney
Congratulations to the winners ... check out the golf club's website for more details of other contests in the tournament.

Photos of this tournament can be viewed at:

Thanks again to all who attended, to those who did the hard work to put it together, our photographers, and to our sponsors! 
Barb Whiting
JGC Webmaster


Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 Alaska Open

Hey Juneau Golfers ...

Perfect temperatures greeted the Juneau golfers for the 2016 Alaska Open at Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon, California last March. It was good to see everyone and enjoy golf at the same time!


Men's Low Gross - Gary Murdoch
Men's A Flight - 1st Place, Rob Worden - 2nd Place, Steve Burnett - 3rd Place, Jeff Bush
Men's B Flight - 1st Place, Tim Dimond - 2nd Place, Brian Parker - 3rd Place, Kim Custer
Men's C Flight - 1st Place, David Asselstine - 2nd Place, Doug Rickey - 3rd Place, Randy Lail

Senior Men's A Flight - 1st Place, Bob Winter - 2nd Place, Tony Chadwick - 3rd Place, Dick Williams
Senior Men's B Flight - 1st Place, Tim Whiting - 2nd Place, John Stepp - 3rd Place, Lou Edwards

Women's Low Gross - Dorothy Walker
Women's A Flight - 1st Place, Laura Beason - 2nd Place, Susan Ellis - 3rd Place, Brenda Asselstine
Women's B Flight - 1st Place, Anna Marg Rear - 2nd Place, Alison Elgee - 3rd Place, Kristi Peel

Scramble Team Winners:
1st Place - 71 - Dorothy Walker, John Stepp, Greg Winegar
2nd Place - 72 - Jeff Bush, Doug Rickey, John Rear, Lou Edwards
3rd Place - 73 - Bob Winter, Anna Marg Rear, Susan Ellis, Brian Parker

Straightest Drive: Randy Lail, Kim Custer, John Etheridge, Dorothy Walker, Alison Elgee
Closest to the Pin: Tim Dimond, Paul Topness, Ted Thorp, Brenda Asselstine, Alison Elgee

Putting Competition:
1st Place: Doug Rickey
2nd Place: Gary Murdoch
3rd Place: Bob Peel
4th Place: John Niemi
5th Place: Kim Custer

Thank you, John and Nena Niemi for co-chairing this last tournament at Sycuan. A lot of work goes into making the tournaments happen, and we are thankful for your participation!

Thanks also to Steve Burnett who ran the putting competition, and to Kim and Tish Custer who added a bit of evening excitement with their "putt in the dark" contest which was won by Gary Murdoch. Cheryl Christensen and Barbara Belknap were out on the course snapping photos of the golfers and surroundings, and we thank you two for capturing the good times!

Here is a link to the 2016 Alaska Open photos ... hope you enjoy them. You may need to "copy and paste" the link to your browser:
We are now looking forward to our next tournament in September at Tubac Golf Resort in Arizona!

Barb Whiting
JGC Webmaster

Sunday, October 18, 2015

2015 Fall Memorial Tournament

Hey, Juneau Golfers ...

So there we were, all happy and everything that we were in the warm sunshine! It was, after all, beautiful Redmond, Oregon, not rainy Juneau Alaska. However, it didn't last long ... raingear, umbrellas for the golf clubs, layers upon layers of clothes, warm hats and gloves ... those were the choices for Juneau's golfers in the 2015 Fall Memorial Tournament at Eagle Crest Golf Resort.  However, it didn't dampen the spirits of these true Alaska golfers ... the games went on as scheduled with much merriment in between games!  Here's a recap of the winners:

Men's Low Gross: Gary Murdoch
Men's A Flight: 1st place: Tony Chadwick; 2nd place: Guy Thibodeau; 3rd place: David George
Men's B Flight: 1st place: Steve Burnett; 2nd place: Steve Houlihan; 3rd place: Rob Worden
Men's C Flight: 1st place: Brian Parker; 2nd place: Dave Asselstine; 3rd place: Rob Bentz

Senior Men's Low Gross: Tim Mitchell
Sr. Men's A Flight: 1st place: Dick Williams; 2nd place: Greg Winegar; 3rd place: Tim Whiting
Sr. Men's B Flight: 1st place: Don Cowling; 2nd place: Bob Storer; 3rd place: Bob Hungerford

Women's Low Gross: Dot Walker
Women's A Flight: 1st place: Brenda Asselstine; 2nd place: Uyvonne Mangini; 3rd place: Laura Beason
Women's B Flight: 1st place: Shirley Gallagher; 2nd place: Kris Burnett; 3rd place: Jan Burgman

Scramble team winners:
1st place: Tim Nierman, Scott McGilvary, Dick Behrends, Eric Swanson
2nd place: Gary Murdoch, Shirley Gallagher, Al Christensen, Ted Thorp
3rd place: George Mangini, Donna Schultz, John Etheridge, Dick Williams

Straightest Drives: Brenda Asselstine, Dick Behrends, Laura Beason, Tony Chadwick, Dot Walker, Don Cowling
Closest to the pin: Brenda Asselstine, Dave Hunt, Pam Christensen, Jeff Bush, Laura Beason

$250 putt was made by Steve Houlihan; $250 chip was made by Al Christensen.

The putting competition during the Registration Reception had a tie by Dot Walker and Bob Peel.

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST BY ANY MEANS ... BOB PEEL SUNK A PUTT AND WON $10,000 (yes, you read that right ... ten thousand dollars). Congratulations, Bob!!

Once again, a big huge thank you to Steve and Kris Burnett, chairs of this tournament. They did an outstanding job and have agreed to chair the next fall tournament in 2016!  Another big huge thank you goes to Candy Behrends who faithfully appeared each day, even in the rain, to capture the good and sometimes the bad (and funny) poses that our golfers did for her. I have added this wonderful collection of photos to the Flickr site, and you can view them here:
I hope you enjoy the photos, and if you haven't attended one of our tournaments, I hope you consider it in the future.  We do have fun!!

Barb Whiting
JGC Webmaster

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2015 Alaska Open Tournament

Hello Juneau golfers ... here is an update on the great time we had at the 2015 Alaska Open Tournament, sponsored by the Juneau Golf Club in Juneau, Alaska. The tournament was once again held in March at the beautiful Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon, California (near San Diego).

64 golfers competed in the tournament made up of 35 men in 3 flights, 14 senior men in 2 flights and 15 women in 2 flights, arranged by handicap. The first day was a Best Ball Scramble mixing up all men and women to make foursomes of pretty equal handicaps. The next three days were for tournament play, playing for top three net scores in each flight. Prizes were also awarded for low gross for men and women.

Congratulations to the following winners, PLUS Diane Mayer who got a hole-in-one!

Low Gross Men: Gary Murdoch
Men's A Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 3.9 to 19.5 - 1st Place, Doug Belknap; 2nd Place, Tony Chadwick; 3rd Place, Guy Thibodeau
Men's B Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 20.2 to 27.3 - 1st Place, Mike Gabel; 2nd Place, Steve Burnett; 3rd Place, Lucas Turi
Men's C Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 27.6 to 39.0 - 1st Place, Pat Eggers; 2nd Place, Rob Bentz; 3rd Place, Jim Williams
Senior Men's A Flight (65+ yrs.) with adjusted handicaps ranging from 8.1 to 24.7 - 1st Place, Dick Williams; 2nd Place, Dan Rear; 3rd Place, Tim Mitchell
Senior Men's B Flight (65+ yrs.) with adjusted handicaps ranging from 26.8 to 42.1 - 1st Place, Duane Burnet; 2nd Place, Al Christensen; 3rd Place, Al Walker
Low Gross Women: Dot Walker
Women's A Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 17.0 to 36.0 - 1st Place, Laura Beason; 2nd Place, Donna Schultz; 3rd Place, Diane Mayer
Women's B Flight with adjusted handicaps ranging from 36.9 - 49.0 - 1st Place, Kristi Peel; 2nd Place, Alison Elgee; 3rd Place, Annie Daniels

Winning Scramble Teams: 1st Place, Greg Winegar, Mike Gabel, Dewey Ransom, Nena Niemi; 2nd Place: Bob Winter, John Rear, Larry Schutt, Barb Whiting; 3rd Place: Rob Worden, Ken Ward, Judy Lentz, Kristi Peel

We had a reception with food prepared by the resort while golfers gathered to sign in, confirming their registration. We had two dinners during the event. While golfers got ready to play, Candy Behrends was busy getting candid photos of the events, and took photos of each group on the course. She's very creative, so I hope you enjoy her photos that I have uploaded to Flickr. If you hover over the photos, it will tell who is in the photo, and there is a section of photos that I just couldn't resist commenting on ... check them out and you'll get an idea of the fun we all had!

Here are the photos ... hope you enjoy them and get an idea of what the tournament is all about ... FUN ... and hope to see you at the next one at Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Redmond, Oregon in September!  Get more info about that tournament at our website: JuneauGolf.com.

Barb Whiting
JuneauGolf.com Webmaster

Friday, December 5, 2014

2014 Fall Memorial Tournament - Redmond, Oregon

The 2014 Fall Memorial Tournament was held again in Redmond, Oregon at the beautiful Eagle Crest Golf Resort. We played on three different courses, the Ridge Course, the Challenge Course and the Resort Course. During registration and the welcome reception we had a putting contest, won by David George.

On the first day of the tournament we played a "Best Ball Scramble" with teams made up of 4 people calculated by handicaps so all teams were relatively equal. The Scramble was won by the team comprised of Jeff Bush, Eric Swanson and Bob Hungerford. Second place was won by Tim Mitchell, Barb Whiting, Justin Burns and Doug Courtney. Third place was won by Dan Rear, Jan Burgman, Sandy Sturrock and Doug Macaulay.

The three day tournament made up of several flights for men, senior men, and women came up with the following winners:

Men's Low Gross: Doug Belknap
Men's A Flight: 1st Place - Ed Burchell; 2nd Place - Tony Chadwick; 3rd Place - Steve Houlihan
Men's B Flight: 1st Place - John Niemi; 2nd Place -  Ted Thorp; 3rd Place -  Charlie Lewis
Men's C Flight: 1st Place - John Etheridge; 2nd Place - Dewey Ransom; 3rd Place - Brian Parker
Senior's Low Gross: Tim Mitchell
Senior's A Flight: 1st Place - Dick Williams; 2nd Place Tie - Larry Schutt and Sandy Sturrock
Senior's B Flight: 1st Place - John Stepp; 2nd Place - John Bean; 3rd Place - Bob Hungerford
Women's Low Gross: Dot Walker
Women's A Flight: 1st Place - Donna Schultz; 2nd Place - Diane Mayer; 3rd Place Tie - Linda Bruch and Nena Niemi
Women's B Flight: 1st Place - Laura Beason; 2nd Place - Brenda Asselstine; 3rd Place - Pam Christensen

You can get more details of tournament scores on the JuneauGolf.com website.

For photos from this tournament, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/juneaugolf/collections/72157649207441689/ to see how much fun we all have at the tournaments.

Until next time ... Happy Golfing!

Barb Whiting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2014 Alaska Open Photos

At last, the photos have been processed, transferred, edited, titled, sorted, uploaded, sorted again, and organized for the 2014 Alaska Open Tournament that was held in March, 2014 at Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon, CA.  This PHOTO LINK will take you to Flickr.  Thank you, Tish Custer, for being our photographer for the tournament.

Barb Whiting
Juneau Golf Club Webmaster

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 Alaska Open Tournament

Another fine time was had by all at the 2014 Alaska Open Tournament at the Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon, California. Located in southern California near San Diego, golfers emerged on El Cajon in force via air into San Diego and via autos and motor homes on the freeways and mountain roads to attend this fun event.

During registration, a putting contest was held, and food and beverages were in abundance to welcome everyone to Sycuan. Winners of the putting contest were:

FIRST PLACE - JP McGowan                TIED FOR SECOND PLACE - Tim Whiting & Randy Lail

The Best Ball Scramble happened on the first day, and winners were:

FIRST PLACE - 67:           SECOND PLACE - 68:           THIRD PLACE - 69:
Bob Winter                         Jeff Hansen                                Dan Rear
Dave Hunt                          Tim Dimond                               Ted Thorp
Tim Whiting                        Brian Parker                              Al Walker
Barb Whiting                      Shana Ferguson                         John Bean

The rest of the Skills winners are listed on the website.

Two wonderful dinners were served with the rest of the evenings available for golfers to get together with their friends, renew acquaintances, and make new friends. And possibly to get a good night's sleep for the next day's tournament events!

81 golfers entered the tournament and they were divided into flights according to their handicaps. There were 3 men's flights, 2 senior men's flights, and 2 women's flights. Winners were:

Men's Low Gross - Gary Murdoch
Men's A Flight - 1st Net, Tony Chadwick; 2nd Net, John Lucas; 3rd Net, Jeff Hansen
Men's B Flight - 1st Net, Harvy Johnson; 2nd Net, Lucas Turi; 3rd Net, Tim Dimond
Men's C Flight - 1st Net, John Rear; 2nd Net, Jim Williams; 3rd Net, John Etheridge

Senior Men's Low Gross - Dan Rear
Men's Senior A Flight - 1st Net, Tim Whiting; 2nd Net, Larry Schutt; 3rd Net, Dick Williams
Men's Senior B Flight - 1st Net, Al Walker; 2nd Net, Bob Gallagher; 3rd Net, Lou Edwards

Women's Low Gross - Dot Walker
Women's A Flight - 1st Net, Nena Niemi; 2nd Net, Arlene Smith; 3rd Net, Susan Ellis
Women's B Flight - 1st Net, Shana Ferguson; 2nd Net, Laura Beason; 3rd Net, Kris Burnett

Thank you, Gary Murdoch, and your committee of Dave Hunt and Kim Custer! And thank you to Kim's wife, Tish, for taking the gazillion photos I'm going through to give everyone a chance to see themselves in action! Stay tuned, and watch the website, JuneauGolf.com, for upcoming events in Juneau and "outside."

Barb Whiting

The setting ... Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Course

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2008 Alaskan Open - The Players

2008 Alaskan Open - The Players
Francisco Grande Resort, Casa Grande, AZ

Tournament Co-Chairs

Tournament Co-Chairs
Steve Schlaffman

Cindy Schlaffman

On the Francisco Grande Golf Course

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Sue Ogden's Golf Photos

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Relaxing after a hard day golfing

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2008 Alaskan Open - Dinners and Banquet

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2008 Alaskan Open Top Winners

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