2012 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup – Wailea Golf Club, Maui


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 hsjgaoffice@gmail.com.

Wailea Golf Club
100 Wailea Golf Club Drive
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753-4000
Phone: 808-875-7450
Toll Free: 888-328-MAUI
Fax: 808-875-5114

2012 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup

2011 Maui Open Golf Tournament – Dunes at Maui Lani

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.

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Dunes at Maui Lani
1333 Mauilani Pkwy, Kahului
(808) 873-0422

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The King Kamehameha Golf Club – 2011 Michael H. Lyons Palaka Award

The Rotary Club of Kahului recently held a fundraising event benefiting the Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Fund and the prestigious 2011 Mike Lyons Palaka Award ceremony and luncheon at The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.

The 2011 recipient of the Palaka Award was Helen Nielsen of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust; Rob Shelton of the Lahainaluna High School Foundation.

The Mike Lyons Palaka Award, created to honor Lyons’ commitment to community, is presented for outstanding long-term service to a leader of one of Maui’s nonprofit organization.

“The Palaka Award is the ultimate accolade,” said Leslie Mullens, Rotary Club of Kahului president. “It acknowledges consistent and meaningful hands-on philanthropy while honoring Mike Lyons’ legacy as one of Maui’s most inspiring leaders.”

Throughout his career, Lyons served on the boards of numerous community groups and was instrumental in founding several nonprofit organizations on the island. Among his many roles, he served as founder and chairman of the Maui Economic Development Board; governor of District 5000 (Hawai’i) Rotary International; president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, Kahului Rotary Club and the J. Walter Cameron Center; chairman of Maui United Way; and treasurer and board member of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

“Lyons was the epitome of a Rotarian and a prominent, tireless Maui figure,” added Mullens.

Lyons passed away on March 26, 2004, leaving a legacy that continues to impact and inspire to this day. The award is named for his signature palaka shirts.

The innovative golf ball drop fundraiser was held just prior to the luncheon. Participants were asked to make a cash donation to acquire one or more numbered golf balls, which were then dropped from a helicopter 250 feet above a target on the King Kamehameha Golf Club driving range. Balls landing closest to the target were awarded prizes, including a Napa Valley Getaway and a Grand Wailea Hotel Staycation package.

Net proceeds from the golf ball drop directly fund Rotary Club of Kahului’s Michael H. Lyons II Scholarship program, which provides college scholarships for exceptional Maui youth.

For more information go to:

http://hawaiiontv.com/the-king-kamehameha-golf-club-maui-hawaii

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The King Kamehameha Golf Club
2500 Honoapiilani Hwy – Wailuku, HI 96793
808-243-1013

Pro Shop: 808.249.0033

Kahili Golf Course: 808.242.4653

Kahili Golf Course Restaurant: 808-242-6000

Kahili Golf Course – Maui Hawaii


In a unique setting amidst the West Maui Mountains and overlooking Haleakala with ocean and Valley Isle views, Maui’s best kept secret is awaiting you.

The King Kamehameha Golf Club is the only private 18-hole golf course in Maui, Hawaii. The club’s 74,000 sq.ft. clubhouse is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits at 750 feet above sea level offering Haleakala, as well as bi-coastal ocean views. The golf club was named to honor the greatest king in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The unification of the islands into a peaceful and prosperous kingdom has become his legacy, and our inspiration to honor the culture of Hawai‘i and foster an awareness of the ‘aina (land) and its malama ‘aina (native resources). You will be welcomed with aloha . . . Hawaiian heart and soul.

When visiting King Kamehameha Golf Club, don’t forget to also come see us at the Kahili Golf Course. Best known for Maui’s best value, you must play the Kahili Golf Course. At the foothill of the West Maui Mountains you will experience the spectacular bi-coastal views of Mt. Haleakala, superb turf conditions, immaculate putting surfaces, in a pure golf experience without adjacent properties. You will be greeted with a friendly smile when you visit our spacious clubhouse and restaurant. Come and play the Kahili Golf Course and have lunch with breathtaking views. You’ll be glad that you discovered the Maui treasure.

A popular choice of both visiting and local golfers, Kahili Golf Course plays host to numerous Maui and state-wide tournaments throughout the year. Nahele Banquet Room at Kahili Golf Course is the ideal location for weddings, reunions, business meetings and seminars.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT KAHILI GOLF COURSE ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT KAHILI GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT

King Kamehameha Golf Club
2500 Honoapiilani Hwy – Wailuku, HI 96793
808-243-1013

Pro Shop: 808.249.0033

Kahili Golf Course: 808.242.4653

Kahili Golf Course Restaurant: 808-242-6000

The King Kamehameha Golf Club – Maui Hawaii


In a unique setting amidst the West Maui Mountains and overlooking Haleakala with ocean and Valley Isle views, Maui’s best kept secret is awaiting you.

The King Kamehameha Golf Club is the only private 18-hole golf course in Maui, Hawaii. The club’s 74,000 sq.ft. clubhouse is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits at 750 feet above sea level offering Haleakala, as well as bi-coastal ocean views. The golf club was named to honor the greatest king in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The unification of the islands into a peaceful and prosperous kingdom has become his legacy, and our inspiration to honor the culture of Hawai‘i and foster an awareness of the ‘aina (land) and its malama ‘aina (native resources). You will be welcomed with aloha . . . Hawaiian heart and soul.

When visiting The King Kamehameha Golf Club, don’t forget to also come see us at the Kahili Golf Course. Best known for Maui’s best value, you must play the Kahili Golf Course. At the foothill of the West Maui Mountains you will experience the spectacular bi-coastal views of Mt. Haleakala, superb turf conditions, immaculate putting surfaces, in a pure golf experience without adjacent properties. You will be greeted with a friendly smile when you visit our spacious clubhouse and restaurant. Come and play the Kahili Golf Course and have lunch with breathtaking views. You’ll be glad that you discovered the Maui treasure.

A popular choice of both visiting and local golfers, Kahili Golf Course plays host to numerous Maui and state-wide tournaments throughout the year. Nahele Banquet Room at Kahili Golf Course is the ideal location for weddings, reunions, business meetings and seminars.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT KAHILI GOLF COURSE ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT KAHILI GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT
CLICK HERE for more information about the 2011 Michael H. Lyons Palaka Award.

The King Kamehameha Golf Club
2500 Honoapiilani Hwy – Wailuku, HI 96793
808-243-1013

Pro Shop: 808.249.0033

Kahili Golf Course: 808.242.4653

Kahili Golf Course Restaurant: 808-242-6000

The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course – Maui Hawaii


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.

These include:
» 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
(808) 873-0422

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Kaanapali Golf Courses – Maui Hawaii

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Kaanapali Golf Courses is rich in history and tradition. Built on the playground of ancient Hawaiian royalty, the golf resort is situated on 1200 acres of land, with panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains from most vantage points. Home of the Champions TOUR Kaanapali Classic for 14 years, the Royal Kaanapali Course also hosted Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, the Canada Cup and LPGA Kemper Open, donning such golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Jan Stephenson and Betsey King. Come rediscover why Kaanapali is, where legends begin.

The Royal Kaanapali Course, a Robert Trent Jones Senior design, opened in 1962 and has challenged golf professionals and amateurs alike. Combining wide fairways and undulating greens, the RoyalKa¯ ‘anapaliCourse provides an opportunity for golfers to test their putting skills. This recently renovated course is both distinctive and demanding and plays host to the Wendy’s Champions SKINS GAME.

The Kaanapali Kai, an Arthur Jack Snyder design, was extensively renovated in 2005. A Par 70, this course combines narrow fairways and a need for a deft touch around the greens. With four sets of tees ranging from 6400 to 4500 yards, this course is perfect for all levels of play. Many of the holes are nestled into the West Maui Mountains and have beautiful panoramic views of the neighboring islands.

Kaanapali Beach Resort offers a variety of accommodations from luxurious resort hotels to condo-style properties with full kitchens and outdoor BBQ areas. All of the resort properties offer a playground of pools and spacious grounds for any activity on your list. Nestled along three miles of golden sand, the resort properties offer a variety of fine dining and local menus, with nightly entertainment and daily keiki (children’s) activities. Kaanapali’s Golf & Resort Shop offers a unique shopping experience – from sandals and beach towels to traditional golf apparel and logo items, you’ll find everything you need to take home with you from your unforgettable Kanapali vacation. The Kaanapali Bar&Grill, adjacent to the Resort Shop, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers fresh island cuisine with a local flair.

2290 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui Hawaii 96761
Tel: (866) 454-4653

www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com

2011 Champions Skins Game – Kaanapali Golf Courses, Maui

The Champions Skins Game returns to the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course, Saturday. Jan 29 – Sunday Jan 30, 2011.

HawaiiOnTV.com will be brining you Exclusive footage from the 2011 Champions Skins Game at the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course!

Two of the greatest performers in sports (Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson) will defend their title against fellow Hall of Fame members and major championship winners as the 24th Ka’anapali Champions Skins Game returns to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii and the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course Jan. 29-30, 2011

 

In the Ka’anapali Champions Skins Game format, each hole becomes a tournament within itself and the prize money is carried over if no team wins the hole outright. The $770,000 purse is distributed to $30,000 for each of the first six holes, $40,000 for each of the middle six holes, $50,000 each for holes 13 through 17, and $100,000 for the 18 th hole.

The players will donate 10 percent of their earnings to a charity of their choice.

Here is a snapshot of the four teams:

Jack Nicklaus – Tom Watson: These two legends and Hall of Fame members have entertained and amazed sports fans for decades. Still considered the greatest to play the game, Nicklaus started his professional career by winning the 1962 U.S. Open for the first of an unmatched 18 major championship titles. Watson excited the sports world in 2009 as he led the British Open late into Sunday before losing a playoff to Stewart Cink. It would have been Watson’s sixth Open title. Together this twosome has won 134 official events on both the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.

Ben Crenshaw – Fuzzy Zoeller: While Zoeller has won two consecutive competitions as an individual teaming with Peter Jacobsen in 2008 and Crenshaw in 2009 as a duo they nearly became the first team to win back-to-back titles a year ago. The twosome earned three skins on the final day and finished second. Hall of Fame member Crenshaw has accumulated 19 PGA TOUR victories, including the 1984 and 1995 Masters. Zoeller won the 1979 Masters, the 1984 U.S. Open and the 2002 Senior PGA Championship during a career that has included 12 victories.

Fred Couples – Nick Price: Last year marked the debut for both of these players in the Ka’anapali Champions Skins Game. They will also be the youngest team in the competition. Following his Champions Tour debut at this event last year, Couples went on to win three consecutive Champions Tour titles, finished second in season-ending honors to Langer and was named Rookie of the Year. Couples owns15 career titles on the PGA TOUR and has won the Tour’s version of the Skins seven times. Price, an 18 time winner on TOUR, made a four-foot birdie putt in a playoff last year to help this team win two skins and finish third.

Bernhard Langer – Mark O’Meara: This team is in place for the first time. Langer, a two-time Masters champion, has enjoyed another magnificent year by winning nearly all the Champions Tour major awards, including the Charles Schwab Cup (point’s leader), the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (Player of the Year) and the Arnold Palmer Award (leading money-winner). He also became the first Champions Tour players in history to win the Jack Nicklaus Trophy and the Arnold Palmer Award three consecutive years. O’Meara, also a multiple major championship winner, earned his first two Champions Tour titles this year. He won 16 titles on the PGA TOUR.

Call 808.357.7248 for more information!
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West Maui Sports & Fishing

Aloha! Welcome to West Maui Sports & Fishing Supply, where we just celebrated the Grand Opening of our NEW LOCATION….in The Old Lahaina Center – Lahaina Hawaii!

West Maui Sports and Fishing Supply specializes in all your Fishing gear and beach needs, Buy or rent. Fishing Charters, Scuba lessons Custom lures. Rentals: Everything for fishing and local Maui style beach fun Boogie boards, surfboards, kayaks and Golf equipment Coolers, beer, chips & plenty Aloha.

Located at: “Old Lahaina Center”
843 Wainee St Suite F3 – Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 661-6252

Or visit us online at: westmauisports.com