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Home is where the hole-in-one is
Hawk Kawaihalau played golf for 30 years before finally getting his first hole-in-one on his home course, Wailua Golf Course.
The ace, the second in his golfing career, came on the seventh hole July 10.
The 56-year-old Kawaihalau works as a bell person at Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort.
Pop Warner sets final signups
The Koloa Pop Warner Association has scheduled the final player registrations for the tackle divisions for July 24 and 26.
Junior Pee Wees, Pee Wees and Midgets can sign up at the Koloa Park lockerroom pavilion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. both days. They’re required to bring a copy of their birth certificate and medical insurance card, in addition to completing forms and paying registration fees, officials said.
Aug. 1 the first scheduled day of practice.
Additional information is available from Becky Coyamin at 245-8472 or Kathy Bacarro at 332-8962.
Canoers galore for Na Pali race
The fourth annual Na Pali Challenge, a fund-raising canoe race to benefit the building of Kauai’s voyaging canoe, Namahoe, is scheduled for Aug. 5.
Paddlers in six-man canoes will make LeMans starts from the beach at Hanelei Bay beginning at 8 a.m. They’ll finish 35 miles later, down the Na Pali coast at Kekaha Neighborhood Center, where food, music, entertainment and crafts will greet the participants and spectators.
The event, which follows two days of Hawai’i State Canoe Championship races, will be at its biggest, with an anticipated 33 canoes, organizers said. Races for Koa and non-Koa canoes are planned within several age categories, including Na Opio, Open, Masters 35-plus and Masters 40-plus.
Crew changes at 30-minute intervals will be effected by crews of the opposite sex, making the Challenge one of the few events to combine men’s and women’s teams.
The Namahoe, the beneficiary of the fund-raiser, is under construction in a large shed on Halehaka Road. Its first hull is emerging under the guidance of Na Kalai Wa’a o Kaua’i president John Kruse and volunteers. They’re working on the vessel Saturdays and Sundays.
Lihu’e Court residents have participated enthusiastically in project. And on Wednesday evenings, students of sailmaster Dennis Chun, professor of Hawaiian studies at Kaua’i Community College, volunteer their time and labor to the Namahoe.
Additional information is available from Pat Aiu or Puna Dawson at 246-6997.
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