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TaylorMade DRIVING RELIEF

By Ko Olina Staff May 12, 2020 Published on: Ko Olina Golf Club( Opens in New Tab )
Category: COVID-19
TaylorMade DRIVING RELIEF

Sunday, May 17th marks the return of live televised golf. However, the players will not compete for FedEx Cup Points, trophies or world rankings. They’ll be playing for something far greater, the health and safety of our communities.

Headlined by a foursome of Team TaylorMade athletes, “TaylorMade Driving Relief” is a $3 million charity skins match supported by UnitedHealth Group to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will team with 20-time PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson to take on Oklahoma State University alums Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at the famed Seminole Golf Club in Florida.

The four golfers have graciously donated their time, with each team playing for their respective charities. McIlroy/Johnson are playing for the American Nurses Foundation and Fowler/Wolff are playing for the CDC Foundation. The competition will follow strict CDC social distancing guidelines and will utilize appropriate testing measures to h...

Ko Olina Golf Club COVID-19 Guidelines and Standard Protocols

By Ko Olina Staff May 6, 2020 Published on: Ko Olina Golf Club( Opens in New Tab )
Category: COVID-19

We will be operating under all guidelines established by the Governor for Phase One for the safety of our guests and team members. These guidelines will be updated weekly based on new conditions as we move into Phase Two and Three. Please visit our "COVID-19" page for a full list of guidelines for Phase One.

  • New Golf Shop hours will be in effect. Golf Shop will open at 6 am and close at 5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays with the exception of May 25).
  • All golfers must wear a facemask inside the golf shop.
  • Play is limited to groups of four, or less, and social distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at all times including before and after play and in our parking lot.
  • One golf cart will be issued per person. Two riders per cart is allowed for immediate family (defined as spouses, children or grandparents of children). If the cart is shared with immediate family all golf...

Paul Azinger’s career made a detour 20 years ago in Honolulu

By Associated Press Jan 7, 2020 Published on: Star Advertiser( Opens in New Tab )
Category: History
Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2009

Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that’s what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.

He could have started much sooner if not for 20 years ago at the Sony Open.

Azinger and NBC host Dan Hicks are working their second straight week for Golf Channel’s telecast of the Hawaii swing. This week brings back strong memories for Azinger, who won the Sony Open in 2000 for his first victory since his recovery from lymphoma, and what turned out to be the last victory of his career.

Last week, golf industry professionals from across the country, along with leaders in tourism and hospitality, gathered at The Kahala Hotel & Resort for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America – Aloha Section’s 2019 Hawaii Golf Industry Conference.

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