Happy Camper

David Allio had guests from Tennessee, the Kona Winds were blowing strong, the seas were calm, but there were no boats. Sharon Gibson said they decided to have three inland legs for the final race of the Rum Series. Now, when is the next full head of Kona Winds so we can get a different perspective on the race?

Actually, being out on the Ninini Lighthouse point did have some perks other than having the airlines take off in the opposite direction. Lori Parraga was at the helm of one of the Kaiola Canoe Club boats who came out to take advantage of the calm seas.

Hats off to Ross Shimabukuro for coordinating two successful weeks of state golf championships (mahalo to Earl Miyao for the cold (!) bottle of water out at the 15th hole). Ross had a lot of volunteers including Royce Ebesu who said they need golfers for the Korean War Veterans’ tournament coming up next week, and it was nice to see Winston Ogata out on the golf course, again.

Ed Okamoto did his usual fine job of setting up the course to play tough, and St. Louis coach Damien Jamila even noticed the 63 shot by one of the golfers from the Western Kentucky tournament played earlier in the year.

Charlie King and Mary Bea Porter King were out for both tournaments doing the rules thing and if you needed to find a golfer out on the course, you needed to know Landon Peeren who was keeping track of everybody.

OK, ‘nuff said. There’s still time to check out Ed Kawamura at the M. Kawamura Farm Expo, and if you’re heading west, stop by to see Lt. Larry Groenleer and his first-ever hobby show at the Hanapepe Salvation Army.


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