Breaking News

Breaking News


KJGA raises $20K in tournament fundraiser

  • Photo courtesy Yen Upson Reece Valencia follows his shot toward the green during the Kauai Junior Golf Fundraiser on Oct. 22 at The Oceans Course at Hokuala.
  • Photo courtesy Yen Upson An unidentified golfer follows his shot as others watch on during the Kauai Junior Golf Fundraiser on Oct. 22 at The Oceans Course at Hokuala.
  • Photo courtesy Yen Upson Golfers stop for a photo during the Kauai Junior Golf Fundraiser on Oct. 22 at The Oceans Course at Hokuala.

The Kauai Junior Golf Fundraiser took place Oct. 22 on The Oceans Course at Hokuala.

About $20,000 was raised, said event co-chair person and parent volunteer Yen Upson. The fundraiser was to help the Kauai Junior Golf Association provide its youth golfers with:

w Free lessons for new players.

w Clinics and rules of golf sessions with PGA professionals at little to no cost.

w Opportunity to travel and play in off-island tournaments.

w Payment for play on most of Kauai’s courses at little to no cost.

w Assistance with higher educational pursuits with scholarships to qualified juniors.

Fifty-one teams participated in the one-day tournament. The event was a two-person team modified scramble with a two-putt maximum with varying handicaps.

The top-five teams were: 1. Kent Kikuchi and Ryan Oshiro, -12.3; 2. Michael Oride and Gail Oride, -11.9; 3. Scot Nonaka and Chad Nonaka, -11.7; 4. Matthew Blythe and Jhoi Vorachack, -10.9; 5. Clesson Pang and Sharron Weber, -10.

Prizes included a car for a hole-in-one, rounds of golf and staycation packages.

The KJGA was founded in the 1960s to introduce youngsters to the sport and help develop their skills. The association is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.