ABOUT THE HSJGA

OUR
MISSION

The HSJGA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that introduces the game of golf and its traditions to the youth of Hawaii. The HSJGA develops life skills through fun, affordable and competitive programs that educate, motivate and inspire. The Association’s goals are to provide the following:

  • Opportunities that teach responsibility, develop qualities of leadership and integrity, and assist juniors in becoming productive members of the adult community.
  • Rules, etiquette and instructional clinics on the game of golf
  • Golf at a minimal cost to juniors.
  • An environment to promote and encourage good sportsmanship and friendship among junior golfers.
  • Opportunities to travel and participate in state and national tournaments.
  • College workshops to assist all juniors with their preparation for higher education.

OUR HISTORY

The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association was founded in 1998 by Norman Asao, Oahu Junior Golf Association, Merv Kotake, Greg Nichols, PGA and Mary Bea Porter-King, LPGA/USGA. The association was fashioned from a need to have one organization represent junior golf in Hawaii and open to any child at a minimal cost. The goal was to provide an environment where any male or female junior, ages 7-18 years could enjoy golf and progress at his/her own rate while preserving and teaching the traditions and integrity of the game of golf.

The four founding members formed a Board of Directors to represent the world of golf in Hawaii. At the first meeting of the board, Dennis Rose, PGA, (1948-2007) was elected as the first President from 1998-1999. The following year, Mary Bea Porter-King was elected President and has been re-elected each year until the present.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
MARY BEA PORTER-KING

President

MARK ROLFING

Vice President

TAMAR GOODFELLOW

Secretary

JON WHITTINGTON

Treasurer

DIRECTORS
ALAN BATTERSBY

Director – Maui

RICK CASTILLO, PGA

Director of Memberships, King Kamehameha Golf Club
Director – Maui

DAVID CAREY

WDPCThree Consulting

Director – Oahu

ADMIRAL TOM FARGO

US Navy (ret.)
Director – Oahu

JOHN FINK

VP/GM, KFVE
Director – Oahu

JERRY GIBSON

Vice President & Managing Director – Turtle Bay Resort
Director – Oahu

ROB GUNTHNER

GM, Hilton Grand Vacations
Director – Hawaii Island

JEFF HALPIN, USGA

President, Classic Resorts
Director – Maui

SCOTT HEAD

Area VP of Resort Operations, Waikoloa Beach Resort
Director – Hawaii Island

PAUL HORNER

Director – Kauai

LARRY KEIL, PGA

Professional, Turtle Bay Resort
Director – Oahu

CHARLIE KING, USGA

President, King Auto Group
Director – Kauai

DAVID MARR

Director – Kauai

BRENDAN MOYNAHAN, PGA

Director of Golf, Hualalai Golf Club
Director – Hawaii Island

LINDA NAKAGAWA

President/Principal Broker – LNW Management
Director – Oahu

GREG NICHOLS, PGA

GM, Ko Olina Golf Club
Director – Oahu

JIM SAUNDERS

GM, Nanea Golf Club
Director – Hawaii Island

CHRIS STUTTS

Vice President of Sales, Makena Golf & Beach Club
Director – Maui

KELLY SUEDA

Artist
Director – Oahu

ANDY SUTTON

Director – Kauai

CATHY TORCHIANA, LPGA

USC Women’s Golf Coach (ret.)
Director – Maui

KELLY UEOKA

President, Pacxa
Director – Oahu

ALAN YAMAMOTO

Senior Director of Operations, HMS Host (ret.)
Director – Oahu

HENRY YOON

Owner – Café Duck Butt
Director – Oahu