Painting, flipping and BBQ

POIPU — Ryan Moen said the group had to put in some time Sunday at Weliweli Park in Poipu.

“When you adopt a park, there is a certain amount of work you need to put in,” said Moen of Ka‘uhane O‘Mokulele. “It’s kind of like community service.”

Phil Worwa, an advocate of disc golf, said Ka‘uhane O‘Mokulele, translated to mean “The Spirit of Flying,” disc golf group took advantage of a nice day to get together for breakfast, painting the comfort station, playing disc golf and finishing with a barbecue.

“There aren’t many places for disc golf in Hawaii,” Moen said. “So when we have an opportunity to play, we need to care for it.”

Moen said disc golf on Kauai is in its infancy stage, but Worwa is working to find places where the group can play.

“Disc golf is a good event,” Moen said. “We need to work on being able to purchase baskets and supplies for the tees. We get visitors who drop in from Canada, Washington and even the East Coast after they hear about what we’re doing.”

Disc golfers meet Sundays at the Weliweli Park for nine holes, setting up and taking down the equipment.

Worwa said the group has developed holes within the overgrowth of haole koa and cactus in the property adjoining the park, and even worked out a “tree tunnel” within the nine-hole layout.

“Phil has done a good job setting up the place,” Moen said.

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