Short Hops (March 19)


Jenkins hits hole-in-one

Bruce Jenkins hit a hole-in-one on March 11 at Big Island Country Club. He shot from the white tee on the 118-yard 8 hole using a pitching wedge. Bev Jenkins, Denys Heward and Lyn Heward witnessed the shot.

Positive Coaching Alliance April 2

The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Positive Coaching Alliance workshop at 6 p.m. April 2 at Old Kona Airport Park’s main pavilion.

Registration for the two-hour workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m., and a fee of $5 includes a workshop booklet.

For more information or to register, call Darrell Yamamoto at 961-8735.

Kona Sailing Club Spring Race Series continues Sunday

The spring sailboat race series scheduled for March 10 was postponed and will be held in conjunction with the next race on Sunday.

Skippers need to register at the Kona Sailing Club, on the north side of Honokohau Harbor at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $15 per boat, there will be two mono-hull and one multi-hull fleet. A potluck social follows the race at approximately 4 p.m. For more information about the club, go to konasailingclub.org. For race information email rearcommodore@konasailingclub.org or call 989-0993.

The Kona Sailing Club Spring Race Series will be held on alternating Sundays through May 5.

Kai Opua practice schedule set

Kai Opua Canoe Club has scheduled opening practice sessions for the upcoming regatta season.

The first novice B men’s practice will take place at 4:30 p.m. March 26.

Initial practices for other divisions are listed below:

c Open, age division women: 5:15 p.m. April 1

c Open, novice A, age division men: 5:15 p.m. April 2

For more information, visit kaiopua.org or call 938-8577.

Nominees sought for 2013 Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame

The Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame is seeking public nomination for candidates for August’s induction.

The Hall of Fame nomination packet and submittal instructions are available at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation’s website, DukeFoundation.org. There is no fee, and the deadline for nominating a candidate is April 7.

The criteria for induction are as follows:

c Sustained outstanding contribution to the sport and the community

c International, national, and local accomplishment and recognition

The 2013 Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame awards dinner will take place Aug. 22 at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Oahu.

Previous inductees in the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame are as follows:

c 2010 – Eddie Aikau, Wally Froiseth, Fred Hemmings, Duke Kahanamoku, Buffalo Keaulana, Rabbit Kekai, Keo Nakama, Nappy Napoleon, Rell Sunn

c 2011 – Peter Cole, Ethel Kukea, Aileen Soule, Nainoa Thompson

c 2012 – Ricky Grigg, Archie Kalepa, Brian Keaulana, Michael Tongg, Royal Surfing Alii: HRH Prince David Laamea Kahalepouli Kawananakoa, HRH Prince Edward Abnel Keliiahonui, HRH Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, HRH Princess Victoria Kaiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu-i-Lunalilo Cleghorn

Little League softball registration ends Wednesday

Registration for Gold Coast Little League girls softball will end Wednesday at Old Kona Airport Park’s youth field behind Kona Community Aquatic Center. Registration willl take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $65, and parents must complete registration, medical release, volunteer and code of conduct forms. Girls ages 7-16 may register.

For registration forms, visit littleleague.org and find the “forms and publication” link. League organizers will also provide registration forms at Old Kona Airport Park, where clinics are scheduled to begin Monday.

For more information, call Neddie at 854-1749.

KGMA hunting permits available

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will grant muzzleloader animal control permits for feral goats and feral sheep at Kaohe Game Management Area through April 14.

Kaohe Game Management Area is an archery unit for game mammals with no bag limit for sheep and goats. To increase public harvest efficiency of feral goats and sheep, DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife is allowing the use of muzzleloaders for licensed hunters by permit.

Permits will be available at the Kilohana check station for muzzleloader for feral goats and sheep with no bag limit, but every effort must be made to retrieve and harvest animals within designated areas.

Hunters must use every safety precaution in using muzzleloaders. Blaze orange is required for all hunters in Kaohe GMA, including archery hunters.

DLNR is increasing hunter participation in Kaohe GMA to protect Palila Critical Habitat from overgrazing of mamane trees from feral goats and sheep. Further information may be obtained by contacting the DOFAW offices in Hilo at 974-4221 or in Waimea at 887-6063.

Kai Opua try-it-out day Saturday

Kai Opua Canoe Club will hold its Try-it-Out and Club Registration Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kamakahonu Beach.

The club will offer rigging instruction, a potluck lunch and other club activities. For more information, visit kaiopua.org.

KS-West Hawaii golf tournament April 6

The parent association of Kamehameha Schools West Hawaii will hold its 14th annual golf tournament on April 6 at Big Island Country Club. Check in will be at 9 a.m., and a shotgun start will follow at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $100 per player, and the format will be two-man scramble format. Lunch and awards will follow.

Enrollment forms are available at the website westhawaiiatp.com. Call Patricia Clark at 756-1795 for more information. The registration deadline is March 29.

KBXtreme to host PBA regional tournament

Approximately 40 professional bowlers will come to the Big Island for the PBA West/Northwest Kona Open Regional Bowling Tournament, which will take place April 22-23 at KBXtreme.

Some of the pros expected to attend include Norm Duke, Rhino Page, Scott Norton, Josh Blanchard, Missy Parkin, Michael Fagan, Tommy Jones, Steve Smith and Tom Hess.

The event also includes a pro-am in which amateurs can compete with the professionals. KBXtreme is seeking sponsors to ensure a successful tournament.

For more information, contact KBXtreme at 326-2695 or kbxtreme.com.

Kai Ehitu golf tournament April 6

Kai Ehitu Canoe Club will hold its inaugural benefit golf tournament April 6 at Kona Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and shotgun start follows at 8 a.m.

The $110 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and awards.

For more information, or to make donations, call Tifani at 769-1309 or Christel at 333-8450, or go to kaiehitu.org.

Big Island Candies tournament May 10

The Big Island Senior Golf Tournament will be held May 10 at the Waikoloa Kings Course. This event is open to all Big Island residents aged 55 or older and is sponsored by the Big Island Candies Foundation, Waikoloa Kings Course and the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Residents can enter the tournament as a foursome or individually. The tournament fee is $90 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch, and gratuities. Slots are available to the first 140 entrants on a first come, first served basis.

The tournament format is 18 holes, low net with an established handicap index as of March 2013. The maximum handicap index is 40. All USGA and special course rules will apply. Golfers will be divided into four flights, men and women aged 55-64, and men and women 65 and older.

Tournament entry forms will be available beginning Monday at the West Hawaii Special Programs office West Hawaii Civic Center, Building B, Hilo Kamana Senior Center, Keaau Community Center and by appointment at the Naalehu and Waimea Coordinated Services for the Elderly office.

Tournament fees must accompany completed registration forms to be confirmed. The deadline for submission of entry forms and payments is April 25. Completed forms and payment will only be accepted at the West and East Hawaii Elderly Recreation offices.

For more information, call Kelly Hudik at the Elderly Recreation office in Kona at 323-4340 or Iris Yugawa in Hilo at 961-8710.

Pancini a guest on Emily T. Gail Show

Mauna Lani Resort resident Dave Pancini is a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at espnhawaii.com and as an iTunes podcast.

Pancini will discuss the attractions at Mauna Lani for locals and visitors. He will also share some stories from the 11 years of the Mauna Lani Senior Skins with Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and many others.

Also, Gail will share information on the Bike Works Waikoloa Lavaman Sunset Run set for Friday, and the 2013 U.S. Open Local Qualifier and Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier at Kukio on May 6.

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at emilytgail@emilys.org.

Past shows are available at facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory, iTunes and espnhawaii.com.

Weekly golf tourney results

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Garland Lowe/Kelly Lowe/Eddie Salas/DanBrown 49.33; 2. Al Akana/Shirley Akana/Ron Auftin/Claudine Auftin 50.57; 3. Bob Raatz/Kay Bryant/Bob Eder/Rita Eder 51.34

c Notes: Results from Ohana Day Golf Tournament, which featured a four-person elimination scramble format

M&M Ladies Golf Club

March 12 results

c Team low net scores: 1. Linda Lathrop/Mitsuyo Oshima/Robyn Perry/Judy Burger 66; 2. Diana Butler/Marian Mark/Judy Sudnikovich/Judy Pettersen 67; 3. (tie) Randi Wilson/Mary Desisto/Norma Julia/Linda Hogan 70; 3. Dee Fraser/Barb Crutcher/Gayle Scoggin/Sandy Mackey 70

c Closest to the pin: Dee Fraser (2); Linda Lathrop (12); Judy Sudnikovich (15)

c Note: Members played four-person team scramble

Keauhou Kona

Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Mike Gregg 66; 2. Jon Wamba 68; 3. (tie) Bill Hull 69; 3. Sid Yanabu 69

c B flight low net scores: 1. Arvid Bjornton 64; 2. Ken Williams 66; 3. (tie) Tom Lullo 69; 3. Bill Olafson 69

c Closest to the pin:Ken Williams (3); Jason Zadig Ra (5); JC Carlton (8); Phil Wagner (14); Larry Stevens (17A); Bob Reed (17B)

c Low gross score: Jason Zadig Ra 71

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Harvey Honda 72; 2. Dave Peters 73

c B flight low net scores: 1. Artie Guerin 69; 2. Ken Alton 71

c Closest to the pin: Joel Sparks (2); Ken Alton (15)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa Women’s Golf Club

Thursday’s results

c A flight low gross scores: 1. Denise Heatley 87; 2 Margaret Dewers 90 c A flight low net scores: 1. Dee Dee Kosa 71; 2. Mary Desisto 72

c B flight low gross scores: 1. Shirley Clark 111; 2. Trish Kimball 112

c B flight low net scores: 1. Sandy Price 75; 2. Nan Powell 83

c Low putts: 1. Denise Heatley 30; 2. (Tie) Carole Abarcar 32; 2. Nan Powell 32

c Birdies: Denise Heatley (4)

c Closest to the pin: Mary Desisto (3, 6, 12); Margaret Tigue (16)

c Notes: Members played a game of “low gross/net/putts, full handicap.’’