The following information is provided by the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association:
2012 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup – Wailea Golf Club, Maui
Kihei, Hawaii, July 16, 2012 – Team Hawaii is gearing up for a very special week on Maui at the beautiful and challenging Wailea Golf Club- Gold Course. The Hawaii Team is led by Captain Cathy Torchiana, LPGA, from Kihei, who retired from college coaching after twelve years at USC and being inducted into the National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. Cathy will be leading a very talented and very young Hawaii Team, Eimi Koga (Honolulu), Mariel Galdiano (Honolulu), Rose Huang (Honolulu), Ciera Min (Hilo).
Hawaii hosts this prestigious tournament only once every 18 years for the girls and once every 17 years for the boys. The tournament is filled with long standing traditions and ceremony. These traditions embrace the GJAC Philosophy:
Bring together girls from various states and countries
Cultivate new friendships and mutual respect
Promote a better understanding of our regional history and customs
Allow girls to learn about different cultures
Develop pride in self, team, state and country
Hawaii and the HSJGA are anxious to show our mainland and international visitors the real meaning of aloha as the week begins Sunday, July 22 with a “Meet & Greet” at Hotel Wailea. The evening will be filled with good local food, a lei making demonstration, Snag Golf contests and the traditional gift exchange as the teams meet each other and their host families for the week. As the sun sets over the Pacific, the invited guests will enjoy a beautiful and powerful fire dance!
“This event would not be possible without the amazing donations from companies and individuals alike from all around the state and especially the amazing generosity of all the Wailea Host families, who are opening their homes to these young ladies for the week. I know for sure we could not have pulled this off without the Aloha Section PGA and the Wailea Golf Club who are always there for junior golf!” says Mary Bea Porter-King, HSJGA President. Other major sponsors include Pard & Betsy Erdman, Gannon’s A Pacific View Restaurant, HawaiiOnTV, Hotel Wailea, King Auto Group, Liliha Bakery, Marriott Wailea, MC&A and Tihati.
The public is welcome to enjoy some great golf at the Wailea Golf Club Monday through Thursday. On Monday, July 23, the practice round is followed by what will prove to be a memorable Opening Ceremony at 2:45 near the putting green, come early for a good seat! Kimokeo Kapahulehua will give a traditional Hawaiian blessing followed by the Royal Hawaiian Guard raising of the three country flags (Mexico, Canada & USA). The raising of the GJAC flag indicates the start of the tournament. The public is welcomed to attend the Opening Ceremony and watch the next generation of great young golfers at Wailea GC, free of charge!
Tournament rounds are Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 26. The tournament is opened to spectators, support the Hawaii team or your favorite team from your home state or country!
For more information on sponsorships, volunteering etc., please contact Miki Ueoka, America’s Cup Tournament Director at 808-635-4642 or email@example.com.
Wailea Golf Club
100 Wailea Golf Club Drive
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753-4000
Toll Free: 888-328-MAUI
The 2011 Maui Open Golf Tournament (presented by Maui Toyota) was held August 5-7, 2011 at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course.
The 2011 Dunes at Maui Lani Maui Open is a 36-hole stroke-play event with two major flights: Championship, for senior, super-senior, amateur and professional golfers whose USGA handicap index is 6.2 or better; and an A-Flight, for amateur golfers whose USGA handicap index is 15.4 or better. In the event of any ties, a sudden-death playoff shall decide the Champion. USGA, ASPGA, and The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course local rules were applied.
The 2011 Maui Open concluded with event sponsors Dave Gleason and Damian Farias donating $1000 to Maui Junior Golf (photo above). Wire-to-wire leader, and Maui pro, Sam Cyr won the event. Dick McClean, a former multiple winner, won the Senior Division. Longtime Kapalua pro Dean Prince won the Super Seniors Division, and Allan Souza won the A-Flight.
For more information, please visit the official event website at: http://open.mauigolf.org or call Pro Shop at: 873-0422.
Dunes at Maui Lani
1333 Mauilani Pkwy, Kahului
Golf Digest calls it “One of the Five Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America.” GOLFWEEK ranks it in the Top 10 Maui golf courses in Hawaii. GOLF magazine named it among the top 35 best new courses in America. The accolades go on and on. If you are seeking a great Maui golf experience, your search ends at The Dunes at Maui Lani.
You will discover a Maui golf course that is immaculately maintained, brilliantly designed, and simply a superb test of golf in every way. The Dunes at Maui Lani is a tribute to the great links courses of Ireland, where stunning dunes weave the golfer through amazing terrain. It’s golf the way it was meant to be played.
Resident Guests must present a valid Hawaii drivers license—with Hawaii address—for proof of residency. This is required upon check-in to obtain the Resident Guest rate. The Dunes at Maui is committed to bringing its customers outstanding service at all times.
Our online Tee Time service interfaces to over 30 electronic Dunes at Maui Lani tee sheets to allow you to make tee time reservations 24 hours a day.
For immediate service, The Dunes at Maui Lani Pro Shop staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. They can answer all of your questions and make your tee-time reservation as well. Please call the pro shop at (808) 873-0422. For groups consisting of 16 or more players, please contact our Group Sales Manager at (808) 873-7911, ext. 2
While the Dunes has received a great deal of national attention since its debut in 1999, much of the credit for our success belongs to Bill Mills, its developer, and the many loyal and dedicated employees who we are fortunate enough to have on our staff, for it is because of them that The Dunes at Maui Lani is so highly regarded.
After a visit to the Dunes you will agree! When you get here, the guest service staff is always cheerful and efficient, and their aloha spirit is contagious. When you enter the Golf School, with its full locker facilities and well-stocked Pro Shop, you’ll discover a very inviting, friendly atmosphere.
Then there’s the restaurant, The Dunes, which features indoor and outdoor seating, a banquet room large enough to handle 250 guests, and an appealing bar and lounge area in which to relax. If you have time, stop by our lighted practice and learning facility, where our professional teaching staff is on hand everyday.
The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course is what you will remember the most. Its fairways, tees, and greens are immaculately maintained by a rightfully proud staff. The course’s conditioning is exceeded only by the sheer magnitude of excellence you will find inherent in the course’s overall design, which is a tribute to the links courses of the British isles.
The Dunes at Maui Lani features an impressive array of facilities designed to meet the demands placed on a premium destination resort property.
» Banquet room with a capacity of 250;
» A/V systems;
» Outdoor tent space adjacent to banquet room to accommodate more people;
» Range area that can be converted into an outdoor theatre or fairground;
» Restaurant, lounge area, and bar with indoor and outdoor seating;
» Men’s and ladies showers and lockers;
» Pro Shop with top quality merchandise;
» Professionally staffed Golf School;
» Indoor teaching “pavilion”;
» Lighted Driving Range with two (2) acres of grass tees, mats, seven (7) target greens, two (2) practice putting and chipping greens, and a practice bunker.
Dunes at Maui Lani
1333 Mauilani Pkwy, Kahului