Nakamura hits hole-in-one
Satsuko Nakamura hit a hole-in-one Thursday at Big Island Country Club. He hit his shot on a 103-yard 17th hole using a 7 iron.
Aki Yamagishi, Mari Yamagishi and Kazue Kamata witnessed the event.
Positive Coaching Alliance workshops coming up
The Positive Coaching Alliance Big Island and the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will host three free “coaching for winning and life lessons” workshops in the coming weeks. These workshops are mandatory for all youth coaches who will use county facilities for practices and games.
The workshops are free, but there is a fee of $6 to cover the cost of a PCA workbook. Each participants will receive a two-year certification for all parks and recreation leagues and youth leagues. The department encourages all coaches to attend.
The registration form is available at the recreation division office at 799 Piilani Street and online at hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/ and can be dropped off or faxed over to the office. Attendees can pay for the book at the workshops. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the date of the workshops.
c Today: West Hawaii Civic Center, registration and check-in are at 6 p.m. The workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
c Aug. 7: Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale, registration and check-in are at 6 p.m. The workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
c Aug. 28: Waimea Community Center, registration and check-in are at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m.
For more information, call Darrell Yamamoto at 961-8735, ext. 25 or email email@example.com.
Kona Japanese Civic Association golf tourney Sunday
The Kona Japanese Civic Association will hold its second annual golf tournament Sunday at the Kona Country Club. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the mountain course.
The registration fee is $100 per person.
There is also a $10 charge for mulligans.
Sponsorships are available at various levels for $100, $500, $750 and $1,000.
For further information, contact Walter Kunitake at 938-3624, Michele Abe at 324-2720 or Peggy Ciriako at 324-2722.
BIRR host Mana 10s on Sunday
The Big Island Road Runners present the Mana 10s on Sunday in Waimea.
The 10-mile and 10-kilometer runs will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Mana Road. Registration is from 6:30 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. The fee is $5 for Big Island Road Runners members and $10 for nonmembers. Yearly dues are $20; so nonmembers are encouraged to join the club.
The race will award the top overall male and female finishers, and runners will be eligible for prize drawings as well as postrace refreshments.
Organizers advise carpooling because of limited parking.
For more information, contact Keith Marrack at 895-9793 or visit bigislandroadrunners.org.
Kealakehe air riflery tryout Aug. 6
Kealakehe High School’s air riflery tryout for the fall season will be Aug. 6 at the riflery range.
For more information, call 327-4300, ext. 2213.
HIBT needs volunteers for upcoming tourney
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament organizers seek volunteers for their annual tourney, which takes place Aug. 13-17 in Kailua-Kona.
Event activities begin on Aug. 8 and run through Aug. 18, and officials need assistance with Kailua Pier operations, administration and HIBT retail store duties.
Shift volunteers will receive T-shirts and discounted parking. To sign up or for more information, call 741-0806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer training program Friday and Saturday in Kailua-Kona
The Zig Kory Soccer Academy will conduct a soccer training camp Friday and Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park in Kailua-Kona.
Ziggy Korytoski, the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s men’s soccer coach, will oversee the camp.
One session for players ages 8-18 will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, with two more sessions scheduled for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The cost is $95.
A little kickers program for ages 4-7 costs $45. For more information, contact UH-Hilo assistant director Terry Yamane at 640-0694 or Diane at 938-9391, or call the American Youth Soccer Organization at 329-2151.
Konawaena seeking baseball coaches
Konawaena High School needs varsity and JV baseball head coaches for the 2012-13 school year.
Applications are available in Konawaena’s main office, and the position will remain open until filled.
For more information, contact Konawaena Athletic Director Bill Trumbo at 323-4500, ext. 270.
HI-PAL hoops tourneys this summer
The Hawaii Police Department’s traffic services section and the Hawaii Island Police Activities League will conduct Click It or Ticket 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments on the following dates:
c Aug. 10-12: The new covered sports building in Panaewa
c Aug. 24-26: Honokaa Parks and Recreation sports complex
c Sept. 8: Naalehu gymnasium
The tournaments offer five boys age divisions (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14), a high school boys division, three girls age divisions (10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under) and a high school girls division. The tournament’s age cutoff date is Dec. 31, 2011.
Each division has a limit of 10 teams. Teams interested in participating must complete registration materials two weeks prior to the start of a tournament.
Submit registration packets at the community policing office (formerly the receiving desk in the public safety building) in Hilo or the Kona police receiving desk.
Interested teams may also fax materials to 961-2209 in East Hawaii or 327-3583 in West Hawaii.
For more information, call Joseph Botelho at the East Hawaii HI-PAL office (961-2220) or Randy Morris at the West Hawaii HI-PAL office (326-4646, ext. 258).
PCA Summer ‘Fun Raiser’ Aug. 18 at Big Island CC
Big Island Country Club will host the Puu Anahulu Community Association 10th annual “Fun Raiser” golf tournament on Aug. 18. The event is sponsored by the PCA and raises funds to support association community projects.
The event is a four-person team, modified scramble using the latest July handicap. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes green fee, cart, prizes and awards luncheon at the Puu Anahulu Community Center immediately following the tournament.
Registration forms are available at the Big Island Country Club, located on State Highway 190 at mile marker 20, or on the Big Island Country Club website, bigislandcountryclub.com. The registration deadline is Aug. 6. Registrations received by July 28 will be entered into a special drawing. For tournament or fundraising information, call 325-5428.
Beginner golf classes for women
Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth will offer a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at Makalei Golf Club beginning Aug. 11.
The classes are open to all women interested in the basics of golf. Classes meet five consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.
The cost for all five classes is $50. To enroll, call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130.
Rain Forest Runs Aug. 18 in Volcano
The third annual Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs will take place Aug. 18 at Cooper Center in Volcano. The event will begin at 7 a.m. with a half-marathon. A 10-kilometer run will follow at 7:30 a.m., with a 5K run/walk set for 7:45.
The entry fee is $75 for the half-marathon, $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K. Those wanting to register for the half-marathon must do so by 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Athletes may register in person from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Athletes can register for the 10K and 5K runs until 7 a.m. on race morning.
Also, a carbo-loading dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kilauea Military Camp’s cafeteria. The cost is $15 for those age 12 and up and $8.50 for children ages 6-11.
Registration forms are available online at rainforestruns.com and at VAC’s Niaulani Campus.
For more information or to learn about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sharron Faff at 967-8240 or email@example.com.
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai tickets now on sale
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai tickets are now on sale. The Champions Tour’s season-opening event will take place Jan. 16-20 at Hualalai Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort.
Weekly grounds tickets are available in advance for $25, and a one day grounds pass is $15. Youth 18 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets may be purchased online at pgatour.com/tickets, or by calling 800-417-2770.
Players eligible for the 2013 field so far include Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry and Tom Watson. The 54-hole event offers a $1.8 million purse. Dan Forsman is the defending champion.
For more information about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai or to purchase tickets, visit mechampionship.com.
Senior PGA champ on Emily T. Gail Show
Senior PGA Championship winner Roger Chapman and his wife, Cathy, will be guests on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available at espnhawaii.com under “lineup” and as an iTunes podcast.
Chapman will discuss the U.S. Senior Open. Several media personalities will also discuss the Open. The other guests are Dave Marr (Golf Channel), Perry Ferrall (Detroit Free Press), Joe Goode (managing director USGA communications) and Janina Jacobs and Phyllis Barone (Michigan Golfers Guide).
Also, Dinah Kunitake will discuss stories from this year’s UCC Coffee Kunitake Farms Kona Marathon and Family Fun Runs, as well as some other topics.
David Fero, president of the Hawaii Island HIV/Aids Foundation, will discuss the Taste of Life Fundraiser at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay on Aug. 25.
Gail will give information on Photojournalist Kirk Aeder’s book signing at Kona Stories at Keauhou Shopping Center on Aug. 7.
For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at 896-6780. Past shows are available at facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory.
Weekly golf tourney results
M&M Ladies Golf Club
July 24 results
c Scores: 1. Yuko Suzuki 35; 2. Mary Desisto 35.5; 3. Fletcher Olson 37
c Low putts: Wanda Goldscherek 29; Mary Desisto 29; Fletcher Olson 29
c Chip-in: Fletcher Olson
c Note: Members played “ones.”
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Women’s Golf Club
c Scores: 1. Sandy Price 50; 2. Audrey Hamilton 52; 3. Hawn Hawkins 54; 4. (tie) Toshie Kinjo 56; 4. Carole Abarcar 56
c Closest to the pin: Fletcher Olson (3); Carole Abarcar (6); Margaret Dewers (12); Ailota Nesheim (16)
c Birdies: Carole Abarcar (6); Margaret Dewers (12); Fletcher Olson (15)
c Chip-in: Margaret Dewers (1)
c Note: Members played “throw out three worst holes.”
Makalei Kolepa Hui
c A flight low net scores: 1. Dave Puckett 63; 2. Eddie Nakaya 69
c B flight low net scores: 1. Paul Kelly 69; 2. Norm Pacheco 72
c Closest to the pin: Roger Higgins (2); Steve Hayward (5); Tom Bates (15)
Men’s Golf Club
c Low net scores: 1. Mike Gregg 66; 2. Walter Welton 70; 3. (tie) Chuck Coupe 71; 3. Jim Anderson 71
c Closest to the pin: Walter Welton (3, 5); Steve Kimes (12); Mike Nichols (17)
c Note: July Ace of the Month is Mike Gregg