Juneau Golf Club

A blog from the Juneau Golf Club of Juneau, Alaska

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

2019 Alaska Open Tournament

The Juneau Golf Club sponsored a 4-day golf tournament at Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, Arizona. We thank Bob and Kristi Peel for their hard work to make this tournament fun and successful! Which it was! Thanks to Laura Beason for her assistance with forms and collecting money and anything else that was needed!

The full results of the tournament are posted on the JuneauGolf.com website, but here are the names of the winners:

Best Ball Scramble Winners:

1st Place - Ken Ward, Glen Alt, Mike Tennison, Laura Beason
2nd Place - Bob Jacobsen, Adam Buchholz, Craig Loken, Mic Ward
3rd Place - Garrett Cheeseman, George Crowder, Brian Parker, Kristi Peel

Men's Low Gross: Gary Murdoch
Men's Low Net: Tony Chadwick
Men's A Flight: 1st place - Rob Worden; 2nd place - Jeff Hansen; 3rd place - Mike Mauseth
Men's B Flight: 1st place - Tim Dimond; 2nd place - Craig Loken; 3rd place - Harvy Johnson
Men's C Flight: 1st place - Carl Christensen; 2nd place - Brian Parker; 3rd place - Karl Hage

Senior's Low Gross: Tim Mitchell
Senior's A Flight: 1st place - George Crowder; 2nd place - Pete Christensen; 3rd place - Greg Winegar
Senior's B Flight: 1st place - John Rear; 2nd place - Eric Swanson; 3rd place - Ed Williams

Women's Low Gross: Jill Matheson
Women's Low Net: Jan Topolski
Women's A Flight: 1st place - Kristi Peel; 2nd place - Brenda Asselstine; 3rd place - Leslie Hansen
Women's B Flight: 1st place - Aral Loken; 2nd place - Shana Ferguson; 3rd place - Pat Chadwick

Congratulations to all!

Photos were taken by volunteers, as usual, and we really appreciate their efforts to capture our golfers and record the happenings at the tournament. Photos were taken by Candy Behrends, Angela Solerno, Debbie Williams and Tina Jacobsen while their husbands were playing golf. Thanks again, ladies, great job!

Photos can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/juneaugolf/collections/72157677518157737/

Have a great summer … hope to see you at the 2019 Fall Memorial Tournament at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond, Oregon next September, or on the Mendenhall Golf Course in Juneau this summer.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

2018 Fall Memorial Tournament

Another fun-filled tournament was held at the Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Redmond, Oregon. If you haven't attended one of these tournaments, you're missing out on a great time! All skill-levels of golfers are welcome and assigned a handicap so it makes it fun for everyone.

Thanks again to Steve and Kris Burnett for Co-Chairing the tournament again … they are becoming fixtures at this tournament and we love it! Thanks to all who helped them along the way … Laura Beason for her expertise in all things golf tournaments, Rusty Shaub who is a great sponsor contact, and all who helped on the registration table and the putting contest and later selling raffle tickets. We have a great group and everyone pitches in when needed.

Here are the winners of the tournament (Other skill contests can be found on the JuneauGolf.com website):

Day 1 Best Ball Scramble Teams:
1st place - Dot Walker, Jan Burgman, Paul Davis, John Rear
Tie decided by USGA rules:
2nd place - Ed Birchell, Shana Ferguson, Al Christensen, Greg Winegar
3rd place - Ken Ward, Bill Diebels, Brenda Asselstine

Men's A Flight
1st place - Steve Houlihan; 2nd place - Harvy Johnson; 3rd place - Joel Bjerkeset

Men's B Flight
1st place - Charlie Lewis; 2nd place - John Matheson; 3rd place - Kim Custer

Men's C Flight
1st place - Paul Davis; 2nd place - Karl Hage; 3rd place - Bill Diebels

Senior's A Flight
1st place - Glen Alt; 2nd place - Greg Winegar; 3rd place - Sid Jarrell

Senior's B Flight
1st place - Jim Wilson; 2nd place - David Asselstine; 3rd place - Fred Conniff

Women's A Flight
1st place - Jill Matheson; 2nd place - Pam Christensen; 3rd place - Brenda Asselstine

Women's B Flight
1st place - Alison Elgee; 2nd place - Jan Burgman; 3rd place - Michelle Ward

Men's Low Gross - David George
Senior Men's Low Gross - Jeff Bush
Women's Low Gross - Karen Muench
Men's Low Net - James Elgee
Women's Low Net - Anna Marg Rear

Thanks to our photographers for stepping up and doing a fantastic job of catching the golfers in their best poses! Candy Behrends and Cindy Schlaffman … we thank you very much!!

To view the photos,  go to:

Thanks to all who attended … this is a fund raiser for the Juneau Junior Golf Club.

A special thank you to our sponsors: Alaska Vision Center, Alaska Commercial Contractors, PND Engineers, Taku Glacier Lodge, Doug & Charlotte Scudder, Behrends Mechanical, Alaska Seaplanes, Jerry's Meats & Seafoods, Jack's Plumbing & Heating, Baxter Bruce & Sullivan, North Pacific Erectors, Nathan Graves, Parker Smith & Feek, Alaska Electric Light & Power, Wings Airways, MV Seamount, Crowley Fuels Alaska, Alaska Insulation Supply, ReMax of Juneau, McGivney Sports Bar & Grill, Alaska Marine Lines, Jared Erickson, DMD, Zach Kohan, Valley Paint, Lifetime Eyecare.

Next tournament is in March, 2019 at Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, Arizona. Watch for details on our JuneauGolf.com website.

Barb Whiting, Webmaster

Sunday, September 16, 2018

2018 Alaska Open Tournament

Hey Juneau Golfers, sorry for the delay in getting this post up but life just seemed to get in the way!

The Juneau Golf Club sponsored this tournament which took place at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona on March 7 - 10, 2017.

Here are the winners of this tournament:

Men's Low Net - Brian Parker
Women's Low Net - Shana Ferguson
Men's Low Gross - Gary Murdoch
Women's Low Gross - Jan Topolski
Senior's Low Gross - Tim Mitchell
Men's A Flight - 1st Place Scott Perkins - 2nd Place David George - 3rd Place Steve Burnett
Men's B Flight - 1st Place Harvy Johnson - 2nd Place Karl Hage - 3rd Place Scott Jenkins
Men's C Flight - 1st Place Bill Cameron - 2nd Place Mitch Falk - 3rd Place Russell Christensen
Senior's A Flight - 1st Place Mike Kramer - 2nd Place George Mangini - 3rd Place Tony Chadwick
Senior's B Flight - 1st Place Greg Winegar - 2nd Place Al Christensen - 3rd Place Bob Storer
Women's A Flight - 1st Place Karen Muench - 2nd Place Laura Beason - 3rd Place Chris Kramer
Women's B Flight - 1st Place Anna Marg Rear - 2nd Place Nancy Courtney - 3rd Place Annie Daniels

For the Skills and Scramble results, check out the Tournament Scores page on our JuneauGolf.com website.

Here is a link to the photos from this tournament: https://www.flickr.com/photos/juneaugolf/collections/72157673318246878/

Many thanks to Alison Elgee and Doug Rickey and their fine crew who put on another fun tournament for the Juneau golfers. Thanks to Leslie Hansen for the fabulous table decorations for the Awards Banquet, and to Laura Beason for her many talents with spreadsheets, forms, collecting money and much more!

Barb Whiting, JGC Webmaster

Friday, October 13, 2017

2017 Fall Memorial Tournament

The Juneau Golf Club sponsored the annual Fall Memorial Tournament in September, 2017 at Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Redmond, Oregon.

The same format for four days of golf was followed with the first day being a Best Ball Scramble and the other 3 days were tournament play.

Winners were as follows:

Men's Low Net - Rob Worden
Men's Low Gross - David George
Men's A Flight: 1st place, Steve Burnett; 2nd place, Jeff Bush; 3rd place, Ed Birchell
Men's B Flight: 1st place, Steve Houlihan; 2nd place, Harvy Johnson; 3rd place, Kim Custer
Men's C Flight: 1st place, Pat Eggers; 2nd place, Bill Cameron; 3rd place, Doug Rickey
Senior's Low Gross - Ken Wiedrich
Senior's A Flight: 1st place, Bob Hungerford; 2nd place, John Rear; 3rd place, Greg Winegar
Senior's B Flight: 1st place, Dewey Ransom; 2nd place, Bob Gallagher; 3rd place, Larry Schutt
Women's Low Net - Pam Christensen
Women's Low Gross - Dot Walker
Women's A Flight: 1st place, Brenda Asselstine; 2nd place, Diane Mayer; 3rd place, Leslie Hansen
Women's B Flight: 1st place, Alison Elgee; 2nd place, Nancy Courtney; 3rd place, Donna Schultz
Winners of the Scramble and other skills contests can be found on the "Tournament Scores" page of our JuneauGolf.com website.
Our photographers Candy Behrends and Shana Ferguson suffered illness and broken bones so we don't have as many photos as usual, but we are thankful for the ones we did get. A great photo of our injured photographer in her leg brace is in the photos. Thank you, Shana Ferguson, for going the extra mile!
Thank you to Steve and Kris Burnett for putting on another great tournament ... it was great to be in the sunshine with so many friends! And thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for this event that benefits the Juneau Junior Golf Club.
At the banquet we paid tribute to the golfers who recently passed away: Bill Buonamassa, Mike Grummett, Mike Sweeney, and Bob Hurley.
You can view the photos on the Flickr.com website from this link:
Looking forward to the next tournament in March in Tubac, Arizona!
Barb Whiting, JGC Webmaster

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 Alaska Open Tournament

Hi Juneau Golfers,

I finally got the photos from the 2017 Alaska Open titled and in categories ... hope you enjoy them. The link is at the end of this post.

This was the first time the Juneau Golf Club held its Alaska Open Tournament at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona, near Tucson. The sunshine didn't disappoint us as it was out in full force ... apparently about 15 degrees warmer than normal which was kind of tough on some Alaskans coming down from Juneau, Alaska! The chairman of the tournament will be speaking with the resort to see if some changes can be made to help with the extreme heat problem. On two days we had to start at noon which put us into the high heat of the day.

I added photos of the beautiful venue ... authentic Southwest architecture and d├ęcor. All rooms are in small buildings and there are gathering areas between the buildings for socializing. There are three 9-hole golf courses so we played different combinations throughout the tournament. We had breakfast on two mornings, a group dinner and the awards banquet in a very nice room that looked out on the golf course. There is a cantina by the club house for breakfast or lunch. A very nice restaurant onsite serves all meals, and is connected to a full-service bar. Patio seating for the bar and restaurant is also available and looks out on the golf course.

The first day was a Best Ball Scramble, and the winners were:

1st Place: David George, Dave Hunt, Carl Christensen, Barb Whiting
2nd Place: Tony Chadwick, Tim Whiting, Sandy Sturrock, Kristi Peel
3rd Place: Dot Walker, Marty Michiels, Seth Howard, Jack Bodine

Days 2-4 were tournament play with the following winners:

Men's Low Gross: Gary Murdoch
Men's Low Net: Tony Chadwick (sponsored by Dick & Candy Behrends of Behrends Mechanical)
Men's A Flight: 1st place, Steve Burnett - 2nd place, Rob Worden - 3rd place, David George
Men's B Flight: 1st place, John Mangusso - 2nd place, Steve Houlihan - 3rd place, Kim Custer
Men's C Flight: 1st place, Mitch Falk - 2nd place, Dave Asselstine - 3rd place, Rob Bentz

Senior's Low Gross: Tim Mitchell
Senior's A Flight: 1st place, George Mangini - 2nd place, Steve Schlaffman - 3rd place, Jim Topolski
Senior's B Flight: 1st place, Tim Whiting - 2nd place, Larry Schutt - 3rd place, Lou Edwards

Women's Low Gross: Dot Walker
Women's Low Net: Jan Topolski (sponsored by Doug & Nancy Courtney of Alaska Commercial Contractors)
Women's A Flight: 1st place, Brenda Asselstine - 2nd place, Chris Kramer - 3rd place, Karen Muench
Women's B Flight: 1st place, Kristi Peel - 2nd place, Kris Burnett - 3rd place, Laura Beason

Other skill winnings can be found on our juneaugolf.com website.

A huge thank you to Alison Elgee who (according to Co-Chair Doug Rickey) did most of the work, and to Leslie and Jeff Hansen who were the local support and made the great banquet centerpieces, and Laura Beason who once again provided invaluable tech support and prior tournament knowledge support. Also thank you to Candy Behrends who provided photos from the first day's scramble and to Jim Jacobsen and Shana Ferguson for photographing the 3 days of tournament play and the banquet. In spite of nearly chopping off her thumb, Shana was there in her usual good spirits!  The link to the photos of this 2017 Alaska Open is:

I hope you enjoy them and that they provide good memories of a good time in Tubac!

Barb Whiting, Webmaster

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

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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