Get golf lessons and help out hurricane victims

If you’re in need of some golf lessons, like myself, then get your butt down to the Puakea Golf Course for some lessons furnished by the pros around the island, for just $20.

Need more incentive?

Well, what if the money you spent on lessons went directly to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victims?

If that sounds even better, then don’t miss out on a great event at the Puakea Golf Course today.

For a $20 donation to the American Red Cross, players will receive a 10-minute individual golf lesson.

Participating PGA professionals include Rich Fite and Todd Stewart of Kaua’i Lagoons, Ron Castillo of Kiahuna Golf Club, Chad Doonesbury and Craig Sasada of Poipu Bay, Eric Belmonte and Tom Freestone of Princeville at Hanalei, Paul Ito, Clayton McGowan and Kellie Pleas of Puakea and Matthew Mack and Glenn Tamagawa of Wailua Municipal Golf Course.

A free group clinic will kick the day off at 10 a.m. and another group lesson will be held at noon.

The individual lessons will be offered until 3 p.m. and reservations can be made in advance by calling the Puakea pro shop at 245-8756.

After Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai in 1992, construction of Puakea Golf Course was halted for several years.

The course was completed in 2003 and has become a premier golf facility on the island. Residents of the island, as well as visitors, understand the impact of these natural disasters and have been moved by recent events.

“Puakea and all of the golf facilities on Kauai want to do something to help the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” said Puakea’s PGA Director of Golf Paul Ito.

“Our hearts go out to the Gulf Coast. The upcoming Lesson Day is a great way to raise much-needed resources and to have fun in the process.”

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