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As one of the two 72-hole golf tournament and one of the only two open tournaments left in Hawaii, the Mid Pacific Open Committee is pleased to announce that BCS, Inc., BEI Hawaii and, Advantage Insurance Services/Resort Management Group, are this year’s Platinum Sponsors.  Along with our numerous Gold & Silver sponsors, the Board of Directors and Members of Mid Pacific Country Club and the presenting sponsor the Aloha Section PGA, we would like to share our enthusiasm as we look forward to another memorable Mid Pacific Open. This is the second year that the Aloha Section PGA has been involved with this event as a presenting sponsor.

It is with the generous support of our sponsors that we are able to offer a total purse of approximately $70,000. Besides a 72 hole Professional, Championship, A and B flight tournament, like last year, the Open will also include a 54-hole Professional Senior and Senior Amateur flight.

Since 1956 when Guinea Kop won the first Mid Pacific Open with a 75-69-72-69 for a 285, the tradition continues…The list of golfers who have won the Mid Pacific Open is a roster of “Hawaii Golf Legends” including Ted Makalena; Jimmy Ukauka; Larry Stubblefield; Casey Nakama; eight time winner, Lance Suzuki; and three time winner, David Ishii. In addition, there have been a hand-full of amateurs who have won the Overall Championship including Allan Yamamoto, Larry Stubblefield Jr., Wendell Tom and Brandan Kop who was the last amateur to win the Open in 1995.

This year a total of 70 Professional golfers will be in the field including the defending champion T.J. Kua (who set the tournament course record with a 62  previously held by Greg Meyer with a 64), Dean Wilson and Parker McLaughlin, as well as past champions, David Ishii, Brandan Kop, Nick Mason,  Casey Nakama, Larry Stubblefield Jr., and Lance Suzuki.  

As golf continues to grow, with juniors entering some of Hawaii’s major golf tournaments, the Mid Pacific Open is no exception. Junior men entering this year’s event include some of the top Oahu high school players. Entered this year are: Donny Hopoi, and Spencer Dunaway from Kamehameha Schools, Kyosuki Hara, Moanalua High School, and PJ Samiere and Kyle Suppa, both from Punahou School.  These juniors will join all the competitors whom hope to become part of Mid Pacific Open’s history and win this tournament.

The tournament events will begin with a Champions Dinner on April 22, followed by the Pro-Am on April 23. The 72-Hole Stroke Tournament Play will continue throughout the week on April 24 – 27, 2014. 

We are honored and appreciative of your continued support and participation in our annual event. Please feel free to contact me, Michael Kawaharada, Tournament Chair (808) 521.6958, Wesley Wailehua, Tournament Director (808) 381.3762, or Tim Dietrich, Mid Pacific Country Club General Manager (808) 262.8161 for any assistance or should you have any questions regarding the tournament event.

Mahalo and we look forward to another exciting Mid Pacific Open.












Congratulations to David Braxton and Kirk Nelson for winning the 2014 Big Island Candies team championship at Hokuli’a this year. Braxton and Nelson posted an impressive (34-33=67), fighting their way to first after a 5th place finish in Round #1. For their first place finish Braxton and Nelson earn a team prize of $3,000.

 Defending champions Lance Taketa and Kevin Hayashi finished tied at 134 with Darren Sayre and Chris Keiter. Last year these two teams ended up in a 6-hole playoff which Taketa and Hayashi won with a 60 foot putt.

 On behalf of the Aloha Section PGA we would like to recognize The Club at Hokuli’a and its members for hosting this annual event for the Section. We are also grateful for the support of Big Island Candies (Allan Ikawa) for their continued sponsorship.



Fifteen teams from across the islands teed it up today at The Club at Hokuli’a to kick off the 2014 Aloha Section PGA tournament season in the Big Island Candies Team Championship. In its 16th year, Big Island Candies continues its sponsorship of this 2-day/36-hole team competition exclusively for PGA members and apprentices of the Aloha Section.

With a team score of (63) Elliot Gouveia/Mark Seki are the leaders in the clubhouse after Round #1. Hot on their heels by one stroke at (64) are the teams of David Havens/Stephen Sanchez, Justin Williams/Kevin Shimomura, and Kevin Hayashi/Lance Taketa. The first group will tee off tomorrow at 8:00 AM with the leaders teeing off last at 9:10 AM. The format for the final round tomorrow will be Best Ball.

On behalf of the Aloha Section PGA, we would like to express our appreciation to Big Island Candies for their continued support of this exclusive member/apprentice event.






The month of April kicks off with the 2014 BIG ISLAND CANDIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP at Hokuli’a. Sponsored by Big Island Candies this 2-player team event is hosted by the members of Hokuli’a. On Monday the players will tee off at 12:00PM in a team scramble format. The second round will start 8:00AM and will be Best Ball format.

 The Aloha Section PGA is proud to partner up with Big Island Candies to host this annual tournament at Hokuli’a. Information regarding tee times and scores can be found on the links provided below.








 The Aloha Section PGA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is pleased to announce that its annual fundraising event, the Aloha Section PGA Classic Scramble, will be held on Monday, May 19, at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.

Every year, we reach out to people such as you who share in our mission to develop and promote interest in the game of golf while enhancing the lives of those that participate. As the Foundation’s major fundraising event, monies raised from the Classic Scramble are used to fund scholarships and financial aid programs, support community outreach and instructional projects, junior golf activities, and help children of active duty military families—all to support the continued growth of the game in Hawaii.

 Participants in the Classic Scramble can look forward to a great event that is both fun and challenging. The tournament format is a four-person team (three amateurs/one pro). If you would like to invite your own PGA professional to play with your group, we can accommodate your request. Otherwise, the tournament committee will assign a pro for you. The event will again be held at the beautiful Mid-Pacific Country Club the day after the Jennie K. Wilson Invitational tournament—one of the major women’s events in Hawaii—which means that the course should be in pristine tournament condition.

 We are also excited to announce National Car Rental as this year’s Title Sponsor. As the Official Rental Car of the PGA of America, National will sponsor 82 events across 41 PGA Sections, in its 2014 ProAm Series. Three lucky participants from this year’s Classic Scramble will be entered in a drawing to spend the day with Keegan Bradley, the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, and his father, PGA Professional Mark Bradley, who serve as the ambassadors for the Series. In order to be eligible for this once in a lifetime playing opportunity, we encourage all amateurs to enroll in the National’s Emerald Club. As a member, they’ll get you on the road faster in the car you choose so you won’t miss your tee time.

 Enclosed you will find a tournament flyer and sponsorship registration form that describe the various sponsorship options. We are also grateful for donations of cash or prizes if you are unable to play. Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing you on May 19. Together, we can ensure that the game of golf remains a positive force in our community.