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HEARN AND ABE WIN BIG ISLAND CANDIES CHAMPIONSHIP ON 2ND PLAY-OFF HOLE

 

Congratulations to Shane Abe and John Hearn for winning the 2015 Big Island Candies team championship at Hokuli’a this year. Abe and Hearn posted an impressive (67-66=133), to force a two hole play-off between Round #1 leaders Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa who shot (61-72=133). Hearn would sink his 15 foot putt from just off the green to close out the play-off on the second hole. Both Hearn and Abe will split the $3,000 first place prize money ($1,500 each).

 

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.

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HAYASHI AND TAKETA SHOT 61 AT BIG ISLAND CANDIES

 

Sixteen teams from across the islands teed it up today at The Club at Hokuli’a to kick off the 2015 Aloha Section PGA tournament season in the Big Island Candies Team Championship. In its 17th 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 (61) Kevin Hayashi/Lance Taketa are the leaders in the clubhouse after Round #1. Hot on their heels just two strokes back at (63) are Eddie Lee/Elliot Gouveia. 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.

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The 2015 BIG ISLAND CANDIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP at Hokuli’a begins Monday, March 30.  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.

 

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WILBURN AND JAKOVAC WIN ASSISTANTS 4-BALL

 

Congratulations to Don Wilburn, PGA (Barber’s Point Golf Course) and Jason Jakovac (Hoakalei Country Club) for winning the 2015 ASSISTANT’S 4-BALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP at Honolulu Country Club. 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 (Kyle Kunioka), Neal Takara (Titleist), Keith Kodani (Foot Joy), Joey Castillo (Ping Golf), Wade Nishimoto and John Harman (Callaway Golf). We would also like to thank Les Tamashiro for his foresight to create this event for golf assistants who aspire to obtain PGA membership.

 

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The Aloha Section PGA 2015 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 Tuesday March 24th. Following the completion of first round the players will embrace the ceremonial pool seminar. Round #2 will be a SHOTGUN start bright and early on Wednesday, March 25th, at 8:00AM. For more information about the tournament click on the link below.

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