Princeville to host two golf events in June

Spectators are welcome to attend the 2007 Aloha Section Westfield Junior PGA Championship which runs June 27 to 29.

June 27 is the practice round for 250 young golfers from across the state participating in the two-day tournament consisting of 18-hole rounds for boys and girls ages 9 and up, and 9-hole rounds for younger players, states a press release from the Aloha Section PGA.

This is the first time the statewide event has been hosted at one location as the Princeville Golf Course, Makai Course features a 9-hole and an 18-hole course that can be played simultaneously.

First round of the tournament is June 28 with the final round being played June 29.

In conjunction with the tournament, Play Golf America is hosting a free golf festival open to the public on June 28 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Princeville Makai Golf Course.

The successful nationwide “Play Golf America” program is supported by the PGA, LPGA, NGCOA, USGA and the PGA Tour.

The program is designed to introduce new players to the game of golf and encourage current golfers to more fully enjoy the game by improving their skills.

The event offers a fun-filled day of free golf activities include a Demo Day, free food and beverage, free golf clinics and lessons from Aloha Section PGA Professionals from around the state, a “long drive” contest on Ocean Course Hole No. 1 and a “short game” contest on Woods Course, Hole No. 3. There will also be prizes and giveaways.

Pre-registration can be done online at www.playgolfamerica.com.

For more information, call Eric Belmonte at 826-3581.

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