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HAVENS AND BRANCH LEAD FIRST ROUND OF PRO PRO

 

Lahaina, HI – Ka’anapali’s PGA Teaching Professional, David Havens, and Golf Assistant, Roscoe Branch take the lead at -7 after the first round of the 2014 Ka’anapali Pro-Pro Championship. 

With seven birdies, the Ka’anapali duo played some impressive golf today – Havens being the long-ball hitter and Branch a consistent player, they paired up perfectly.

 Havens who won the 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year Award for the Aloha Section PGA, commented, “Roscoe and I played very well as a team today, he pulled me up when we were down and we worked well together.”  He continued, “The greens were in excellent shape and the Royal course played great.”

 “This was some of the best golf I have played in my ten years here at Ka’anapali. Thanks to yesterday’s BMW Pro-Am event, we both had an opportunity to play and get that extra warm up round and it paid off,” Havens added.

 Havens and Roscoe will still have to work tomorrow if they want to bring home the win however with Chris Keiter and Darren Sayre of the Big Island just one stroke back.  Two additional Maui teams are only two strokes off the lead, one of which is David Braxton and Kyle Hayashi.

 Braxton and Hayashi are always strong contenders and have come in second the last two years of this Ka’anapali event. Teams will have to keep an eye out for these two tomorrow in the final round as they are hungry for their first win together.

 Thirty-six teams played in this annual event, which Ka’anapali has hosted for over 10 years.  PGA General Manager Ed Kageyama comments, “We take a lot of pride in hosting this event and look forward to it every year.” He adds, “It is great to have so many local pros here at Ka’anapali this weekend.”

 Final round will be held at 7:00am on the Royal Ka’anapali Course.

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CLASSIC SCRAMBLE AND NATIONAL PROAM SERIES

MID-PACIFIC COUNTRY CLUB

LANIKAI, HAWAII

 

The Aloha Section PGA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, is grateful to National Car Rental for their Title Sponsorship of the Aloha Section Classic Scramble this year. As the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, National will sponsor 82 events across 41 PGA Sections, in its 2014 ProAm Series.

 

We would like to congratulate the winning team of K&S Golf Hawaii – Henry Komenaka, Gary Komenaka, Cory Kochi, and Shane Abe, PGA. They will be entered in the National ProAm Series drawing to spend a day with Keegan Bradley, the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, and his father PGA Professional Mark Bradley, who serve as ambassadors for the Series.

 

The Aloha Section Classic Scramble is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Aloha Section PGA Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to develop and promote the interest in the game of golf while enhancing the lives of those that participate. 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.

 

This event is the first of two events that will be held in Aloha Section in 2014. The next National ProAm Series event will be held at Mauna Lani Resort – South Course on Thursday, December 11th.

 

The Aloha Section PGA would like to Mahalo National Car Rental for their support of this event and the National Car Rental PGA ProAm Series.

 

For more information about the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series, please visit www.nationalcargolf.com. Fans can follow the Series on Instagram and Twitter @NationalCarGolf and participate in the conversation using #proamseries.

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SHIMOMURA AND REGO WIN ASSISTANTS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Congratulations to Kevin Shimamura, PGA (Ko Olina Golf Club) and Todd Rego (Pearl Country Club) for winning the 2014 ASSISTANT’S 4-BALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP at Honolulu Country Club. Shimamura is a past champion of this event but for Rego it was his very first win as a Professional – Congratulations Todd. The champions earned a first place prize of $1,400.

 

The mission of this event is to continue the development of young professionals in the industry and this vision is shared by our sponsors. We are very fortunate to have their continued support —  Honolulu Country Club, Neal Takara (Titleist), Keith Kodani (Foot Joy), Joey Castillo (Ping Golf), and Wade Nishimoto. We would also like to thank Les Tamashiro for his foresight to create this event for golf assistants who aspire to obtain PGA membership.

 

Rick Castillo, PGA (Director of Golf at The King Kamehameha Golf Club) was our guest speaker at today’s awards luncheon. The topic of today’s educational seminar was “Keeping it Professional” reinforcing the unwritten policies and code of ethics of the golf industry. Mahalo Rick for making the trip to Oahu today to share you mana’o.

 

FINAL TEAM PAYOUT.

 

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The Aloha Section PGA 2014 ASSISTANT’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP will be held this week at Honolulu Country Club.  This annual tournament was created to support apprentices who are aspiring to become members of the PGA of America. Hosted by Honolulu Country Club and sponsored by the leading vendors of the Hawaii golf industry this two day event helps educate apprentices about the challenges of obtaining membership and offers support to those who need it along their path.

Tee Times for Round #1 will begin at 12:00PM on Thursday May 8th. Following the completion of first round the players will embrace the ceremonial pool seminar. Round #2 will start bright and early on Friday, May 9th, at 8:00AM (double tee start). For more information about the tournament click on the link below.

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LIVE SCORING FOR FINAL ROUND OF MID-PACIFIC OPEN

ROUND #4 of the MID-PACIFIC OPEN begins this morning at 6:50AM off the 1st and 10th tee. The tournament committee will be hosting LIVE SCORING for the leader groups via the web-link below. Stay tune to all the action as the LIVE SCORING feed will be activated 10 minutes after the lead groups starting tee.

 

8:20 – Hole #1
  Max Bonks PRO 220
  Garrett Okamura, PGA PRO 223
  Brandan Kop CHAMP 223
  Carl Ho CHAMP 223
       
8:30 – Hole #1
  Parker McLachlin PRO 220
  Jacob Grodzinsky PRO 220
  PJ Samiere CHAMP 220
  Kyle Suppa CHAMP 220
       
8:40 – Hole #1
  Dean Wilson, PGA PRO 216
  Jared Sawada PRO 217
  Landon Banks PRO 220
  TJ Kua PRO 220
8:50 – Hole #1
  Jesse Mueller PRO 209
  Nick Mason PRO 212
  Eric Meichtry PRO 215
       

LIVE HOLE-BY-HOLE SCORING – Leaders ONLY

 FULL FIELD SCORING

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