Golfing is for medical equipment

POIPU — An infection-control wheelchair and geri-chair washer will go far toward improving the life of equipment, said Steve Kline, occupational therapist at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

“We don’t have one at present,” Kline said. “When we clean the equipment, it wears out prematurely. A washer will be a big help.”

Proceeds from the 12th Annual West Kauai Medical Clinic/KVMH Charitable Foundation golf tournament is earmarked toward acquiring this piece of equipment.

Sharron Weber was in San Diego, Calif., all last week, arriving home in time for the shotgun start Sunday at the Poipu Bay Golf Course.

“I was gone all last week,” Weber said. “I just got back.”

More than 90 golfers braved the blustery Sunday morning to take part in the “Kauai Sporting Adventures” tournament where players garbed in purple would earn a free mulligan. Among those were the only mother-and-son duo, Susan and Christian Ganir.

Christian, a sophomore golfer for the Kauai High School golf team, said he started playing when he was 7 years old.

“Considering the weather, the turnout is pretty good,” Kline said. “We also have the lunch following golf play at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa.”

Golf play was a four-person scramble with 20 percent of combined handicap.


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