• Ogino hits hole-in-one

• Gold-medal cowgirl comes to Kaua‘i

Ogino hits hole-in-one

Reed Ogino of Maui recently shot a hole-in-one at the Puakea Golf Course.

Ogino used his 9 iron for 115 yards on the No. 16 hole.

His feat was witnessed by golf partners Wesley Park, Gary Furugen and Francis Oune.

Gold-medal cowgirl comes to Kaua‘i

The Kaua‘i All Girls Rodeo Association will host a horsemanship and barrel racing clinic with world champion cowgirl and Olympic Gold Medal winner Marlene McRae on October 10, 11 and 12 at The Farias Arena in Wailua.

McRae is a 10-time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo, a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and honoree of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Her complete bio and more information about her clinic is online at her Web site

Tami Yamamoto, educational chairman of the All Girls Rodeo Association, stated that “Marlene has devoted her life to being the best at her profession. She teaches, trains, competes and wins. With her credentials and accomplishments comes experience, the kind of experience that enables Marlene to personally assist others of all ages and ability levels in learning and achieving their goals with their horses. Marlene believes in learning the basics and teaching your horse to do them. She emphasizes a solid foundation prior to adding speed.”

The horse and rider fee for the three day clinic is $250 total. Spectators are invited to watch and audit for $35 per day.

For more information and to sign up, contact Tami Yamamoto at 652-5867 or email

To learn more about the KAGRA, visit their website at


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