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…More
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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…More
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
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…More
KJR radio has a story about Russ Berkman and his dream to go to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Berkman, of Seattle, won a lottery for four passes to the tourney to watch practice rounds yesterday, but he was crestfallen when he discovered that his dog, Sierra, had eaten them. The rest of the…More
Plans for hunters to shoot two or three problem elk at the Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course were put on hold Thursday after dozens of complaints from citizens. Golf course owners in California withdrew a request that had been made to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to let hunters kill a few of the…More