KJGA hosts 2nd play day at Puakea

  • Photo courtesy Stephanie Shinno

    From left: Michael Garcia, Ken Miyata and Matt Rollins stop for a photo during Kauai Junior Golf Association’s play day on Saturday at Puakea Golf Course.

  • Photo courtesy Stephanie Shinno

    Participants of Kauai Junior Golf Association’s play day stop for a photo Saturday at Puakea Golf Course. Pictured: Michael Garma, Adrian Smith, Syler Nero, Lytron Shinno, Ayven Labuguen, Noah de la Pena, Haley Arakaki, Isabella Ranis, Jaydon Philips, Rian Yamamoto, Noah Balmores, Brookyn Braun, Sadie Holt, Seth Holt, Matt Rollins, Michael Garma and Ken Miyata.

  • Photo courtesy Stephanie Shinno

    Michael Garcia, left, demonstrates how to get out of the bunker to participants of Kauai Junior Golf Association’s play day on Saturday at Puakea Golf Course.

LIHUE — Kauai Junior Golf Association hosted their second free play day on Saturday at Puakea Golf Course. There were 14 junior golfers registered who were broken into three groups.

Each group played at three different holes while they learned etiquette and rules.

“This is the best one so far, can’t wait until the next one,” said play day participant Skyler Nero.

Matt Rollins, Hawaii State Junior Golf Association executive director, lead the play day with HSGJA representative Ken Miyata and KJGA alum Michael Garcia from Gather Federal Credit Union. They were respectfully in their own groups teaching their juniors how to keep score, have confidence with the right attitude and how to be respectful around the greens.

“Kauai is very fortunate to have a program like this which is well supported by its community. The time and efforts put into our junior golfers is priceless,” said Stephanie Shinno, KJGA director of programs and services.

The next play day is set for July 14 at Puakea Golf Course at 3 p.m.

KJGA is also still open for membership registration for high school golfers. Those who have graduated can still sign up and can apply for the KJGA’s scholarship program.

“It helps our juniors focus on golf and helps our program grow throughout the years,” Shinno said.

Upcoming events:

w Menehune Junior Tournament, June 23 at Hok

uala Golf Course, noon.

w Red, White &Blue Classic, June 30 at Puakea Golf Course, noon.

w Play Day #3, July 14 at Puakea Golf Course, 3 p.m.

w Summer Challenge, July 28 at Kiahuna Golf Course, noon.

Registration, more information: www.kjga.org

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