August 11, 2020, Statewide - After 5 weeks of exciting golf, the HSJGA Match Play Tournament Benefiting The Hawaii Foodbank has concluded. There were 120 junior golfers who participated from around the state in the first tournament of its kind administered by the HSJGA in light of the cancelation of many sports programs due to COVID-19. Each island - Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island had its own Match Play bracket. The HSJGA officiated each match from a distance to ensure safety of the golfers and continuity within the competition. Thirteen champions in various age divisions were crowned and we witnessed a tremendous buzz for competitive golf once again. The event wouldn't have been possible without the various golf facilities from around the state who opened their doors to these junior golfers during challenging times. In addition to a great event, the participants were able to give back and able to join forces in support of t...
When Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell directed all golf courses to pause operations on April 1 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Ko Olina Golf Club had already been closed for more than a week.
“Our first priority, as is everybody’s, is to the health and safety of our employees and our guests,” Greg Nichols, general manager and director of golf at Ko Olina Golf Club, told Pacific Business News. “We joined our resort partners who also took that same stance in [closing]. We just felt like it was the right thing to do.”
Ko Olina Golf Club has tentatively planned to re-open on May 1, but Nichols said that they are re-evaluating that on a weekly basis.
In the interim period, Ko Olina Golf Club is preparing to re-open by maintaining its facility and staying in touch with customers.
“We remain hopeful and optimistic. We hope everyone during this time can stay healthy and well, and we can’t wait to see them back...
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