We are so excited to have Michelle Wie join us as the official ambassador of the Hawaii Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) Tournament of Champions. The TOC is an annual event that gathers top talents in Hawaii junior golf to the beautiful Wailea Resort in Maui to battle it out for the coveted Tournament of Champions title. Michelle herself won the 15-18 age division in 2002 as a 12 year old!
The Michelle Wie Tournament of Champions will be the key fundraiser for the HSJGA, and the funds will go towards tournament operation costs, new tournament development, and Hawaii youth golf development in general. With the funds raised through this campaign, we would like to start awarding travel scholarships to help our juniors travel inter-island and to the mainland for golf tournaments. These scholarships would allow some extremely talented kids on HSJGA that may lack the resources to cover high travel expenses to compete on the national junior/amateur circuit.
“The HSJGA and I go way back to when I was just a kid who loved to hit the ball a long way. They gave me the opportunity to develop my game and competitive drive in an open, nurturing environment – they really made it possible for me to take my game to the next level,” said Michelle. “This is my chance to give back to the organization and help the young golfers in Hawaii grow in this game that’s given me so much!”
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Eight Lucky Juniors to Participate in Clinic and Golf Match
HONOLULU – November 18, 2013 – The Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels and resorts in Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines and Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii Island are teeing up to bring Se Ri Pak to Waikoloa Kings’ Course on the Big Island on December 5, 2013. Members from the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) were invited to compete to win one of eight slots at an exclusive golf clinic and golf game with Pak. Pak, a national hero in her homeland of Korea and now a global super-star, will host a one-hour clinic at 12:00 pm on the driving range and play a 9-hole round of golf starting at 1:15 pm with the eight lucky juniors.
The eight winners (four girls and four boys—one pair each from Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Kona) based on the HSJGA Point List earned through October 14 are as follows:
Kauai – Naea Oda (Kapaa) and Keegan Loo (Lihue)
Oahu – Zoey Akagi-Bustin (Wahiawa) and Remington Hirano (Honolulu)
Maui – Kimberlie Miyamoto (Wailuku) and Tyler Munetake (Wailuku)
Big Island – Andi Igawa (Hilo) and Shon Katahira (Hilo)
Each player receives roundtrip airfare from Honolulu, Maui or Kauai to Hawaii Island via Hawaiian Airlines, ground transportation to and from the airport, the golf clinic and round of golf.
“We are thrilled that our junior golfers will be able to meet and learn from one of game’s most respected players,” said Mary Bea Porter-King, president of HSJGA. “Ms. Pak is a huge inspiration for our up and coming golfers and it will be a once-in-a- lifetime experience for the winners.”
Se Ri Pak, who has been a partner of Hilton Worldwide since 2010, first hit the scene as a rookie in 1998 and went on to win two of the LPGA Tour’s four major championships in her first year. She has since won more than 31 golf tournaments and in 2007 was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. She has been the trailblazer for dozens of young Korean golfers who have followed her in her footsteps and is so loved in Korea that children’s books have been written about her. “Hilton is proud to be a partner of such a legendary golfer as Se Ri Pak, who has generously given her time to many charitable events presented by Hilton Worldwide,” said Scott Brennan, vice president of global strategic partnerships, Hilton Worldwide. “Ms. Pak is one of the most-respected players of all time and we are thrilled that she will bring her golf clinics back for a second year in a row.”
2013 Asia Pacific Junior Cup
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2013 Asia Pacific Junior Cup CHAMPIONS – TEAM HAWAII!!
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2013 Asia Pacific Junior Cup
Waikoloa Kings’ Course
November 3-5, 2013
BOYS: Tyler Munetake, PJ Samiere, John Oda, Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Keegan Loo, Kyle Suppa, Shawn Lu, Spencer Dunaway, Remington Hirano and Justin Ngan.
GIRLS: Zoey Akagi-Bustin, Kristin Le, Alanis Sakuma, Keilyn Ing, Kimberlie Miyamoto and Aiko Leong
Kahuku, Hawaii, September 29, 2013 — The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) concluded the final round of the 2013 Oahu Junior Classic at Turtle Bay Fazio Course today.
The age divisions, par and approximate yardage are as follows:
Boys 7-10: Par 72, 5,355 yards
Girls 7-10: Par 72; 4,548 yards
Girls 11-12: Par 72; 5,355 yards
Boys 11-12: Par 72; 5,355 yards
Boys 13-14: Par 72; 6,355 yards
Girls 13-18: Par 72; 6,355 yards
Boys 15-18: Par 72; 6,377 yards
Here are Final Results
For more information, please contact Lauren Yama of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association at 808-532-0559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of an exciting tournament week of activities, Pacific Links Championship and Kapolei Golf Club are offering a FREE introductory golf clinic lead by Champions Tour star, Larry Mize, for juniors of all ages on Tuesday, September 17 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Kapolei Golf Club on Oahu.
This is a perfect opportunity for all HSJGA members and non-members (beginners too!) to meet a real Champions Tour player!
SNAG (Starting New At Golf) golf for beginning golfers will be set up from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm prior to the clinic. If you’ve never experienced SNAG, you must and definitley a must for beginners. SNAG is for all ages and abilities and is a fun way to learn the game as it serves as the best first touch program to effectively teach the game to people of all ages and skill level.
RSVP is not required! If you are an HSJGA member and plan to attend, make sure to represent the HSJGA by wearing an HSJGA hat and / or shirt. If you are interested in becoming a member of the HSJGA, please click on “Membership” at the top of this screen.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: SNAG (Starting New At Golf) golf for new and beginning golfers (and young at heart parents!).
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Golf Clinic with Larry Mize
Get ready for some fun! See you there!
Mark your calendars! The Michelle Wie HSJGA Tournament of Champions is confirmed for December 13-15 at Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course. An end of the year banquet will commence Friday evening, December 13 at the Makena Beach Resort Ballroom followed by two rounds of golf on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15.
This tournament is invite only. Invitations will be sent directly to qualifiers prior to the open of registration. The field will be comprised of the STATE winners or medalists (first place ties unless otherwise stated in the Tournament Description) and STATE age group winners (and first place ties). For more information, please see page 37-38 of the HSJGA Handbook.
Deadline to register is November 6 @ 5:00 pm HST.
To All HSJGA G 13-18 & B 15-18 Members in Good Standing-
I am happy to announce another wonderful opportunity for our HSJGA members to earn a day with LPGA Star- Se Ri Pak. Please take a minute to read through all the details.
Check the current point system and see where you are on the list just for your island. Don’t forget several of our graduating seniors have left for college and are not longer eligible! There are still four tournaments left to play before the selections.
*Tie Breaker for Points: If there is a tie for any spot, the ties will be broken using the tie breaking method in the handbook based on the last common tournament played between all involved.
Remember, there are four more tournaments remaining before this selection with entry deadlines fast approaching. There are still several spots open for Match Play, this is a great opportunity to learn how to play match play, since all USGA Championships and NCAA Championships play Match Play.
*Check entry deadlines on each tournament.