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June 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Was ‘golf addiction’ behind burglary of Bremerton pro shop?

Bremerton police say a man’s addiction to golf may have led him to break into a pro shop and cart off more than $9,300 worth of equipment, including up to 50 golf clubs. “Burglaries are often the result of addictions — drugs, alcohol, or gambling,” said Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan. “I think this is the first…


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February 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Man who scammed golf tournaments sentenced

A man who scammed golf-tournament organizers by selling hole-in-one insurance and then failing to make good on the prizes was sentenced in King County Superior Court today to three months in jail. Kevin Kolenda was given credit for time he’s already served behind bars, and has been released from custody. He also paid $15,000 in restitution. Kolenda, 56, pleaded guilty to two counts…


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December 20, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Hole-in-one insurer pleads not guilty to 5 felony charges

A Connecticut man who specializes in insuring hole-in-one prizes pleaded not guilty this morning in King County Superior Court to charges that he failed to pay up following several tournaments. Kevin Kolenda, 55, is accused of failing to pay off on hole-in-one insurance when several Washington state golfers hit a hole-in-one during tournaments. In some cases, charities or tournament hosts had to…


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September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Settlement: $215,000 and free golf for life

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The city of Spokane has finally settled with a golfer who sprained an ankle in 2007 when he stepped through a sprinkler lid on the 12th hole at the Esmeralda Golf Course. Stan L. Peterson is getting $215,000 plus free golf at Spokane city courses for as long as the 72-year-old lives. More

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September 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Warrant issued for insurer in alleged hole-in-one scam

You might say Kevin Kolenda has gone from the rough to the sand trap. A bench warrant has been issued for the  Connecticut man accused of failing to pay prize money for holes-in-one at golf tournaments after he didn’t show up for his arraignment today in King County Superior Court. Kolenda, 55, is charged with five counts…


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