Big Island Candies Team Championship

 The Club at Hokuli’a —  April 1, 2012  The weather at Hokuli’a could not have been better for today’s Big Island Candies Team Championship. At 11:00 AM this morning (34) professionals from all over the state teed it up for round one. Today’s format was a two person team Scramble. Leading the field of seventeen…



  Aloha oukou,

 The Aloha Section PGA Foundation invites you to be a Sponsor for the 2012 Aloha PGA Classic Scramble which will be held on Friday, April 27th 2012 at Kapolei Golf Course. The tournament format will be a six player team scramble – (5) Amateurs / (1) Professional – which will be assigned by the Committee.

Standard sponsorship categories are Platinum, Gold and Silver and entitle you to five player(s) in our Pro Am tournament.  Each Pro Am player receives a valuable tee package and all of our sponsors will be recognized in our printed materials. Our Platinum and Gold sponsor will receive additional on course recognition throughout the day and extraordinary tee gifts


   The Hall of Fame committee is overjoyed to announce a new home has been created for the plaques of our distinguished honorees. In early February an agreement was reached with the Hawaii State Department of Transportation to utilize one of the display cases at the Honolulu Interisland Terminal.  The display is located in Terminal-3…

2012 Hilo Invitational


Nick Mason wins Hilo Invitational

With weather that usually curbs outdoor activities, contestants in the Hilo Invitational were forced to play a soggy Hilo Municipal Golf Course.

As persistent rain fell over Hilo, tournament officials were forced to shorten the championship for the first time in 15 years. All one hundred and eleven golfers teed off early Sunday morning and nearly eight and a half hours later, the champions were crowned. Yes, 8+ hours.

After scores were tallied up through regulation play, there was a three-way tie in the professional division as well as a tie for the amateur title. Professionals Jarett Hamamoto, Nick Mason and Ryan Michimoto all tied with 2-under (69) totals while Matt Ma and Ciera Min finished with 1-under par (70).

In the playoff, Mason, a three-time winner of the Hilo Invitational, needed two extra holes to claim his fourth title. With Michimoto, a professional from Kapalua Plantation Course failing to make birdie, the two former champions moved on to the par-three 2nd.

“It’s so hard when you are playing against your friend”, said Mason. “I’ve known JT for so long. When you get into these situations, it’s so tough, especially he being so nice and all.”

A par putt that barely slipped


     Help us congratulate David Ishii on his election to membership in the Quarter Century Club of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. David joins an elite group of members who have served The PGA with honor and pride for 25 years. His commitment to, and promotion of our great sport, have helped make…