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

DAN ZETTLE

Vice President

MARK ROLFING

Secretary

DANIEL LAM

Treasurer

DIRECTORS
MATT APANA

Director – Oahu

ALAN BATTERSBY

Director – Maui

BRANDON BEEG

Director – Oahu

BRANDON BELL

Director – Oahu

ROSS BIRCH

Director – Hawaii Island

MARK BRATTON

Director – Oahu

DAVID CAREY

Director – Oahu

ADMIRAL TOM FARGO

Director – Oahu

JOHN FINK

Director – Oahu

MELANIE KIM

Director – Oahu

LANDON MIZUGUCHI

Director – Oahu

GREG NICHOLS, PGA

Director – Oahu

STEVE PERRY

Director – Hawaii Island

BRENDA REGO, PGA

Director – Maui

ALLISON WATSON

Director – Kauai

ALAN YAMAMOTO

Director – Oahu