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Short Hops March 5

Konawaena baseball benefit golf tournament Sunday

The Konawaena baseball team’s Dugout Club will host a benefit golf tournament at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Kona Country Club’s Ocean Course. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and a shotgun start will follow.

The entry fee is $100 per person, and a maximum of two mulligans per person may be purchased for $10.

The fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. There will also be a closest to the pin contest on all par 3s.

The deadline to enter is Thursday.

For more information, call 322-2595.

Kona Sailing Club opening day Sunday

Kona Sailing Club will mark the opening day of its spring series Sunday. The spring series is held on alternating Sundays, beginning March 10 and continuing through May 5.

Skippers need to register at Kona Sailing Club, on the north side of Honokohau Harbor at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per boat, and there will be two monohull and one multihull fleet. A catered meal, awards and social will follow the race at approximately 4 p.m. The cost for the meal is $10, and reservations should be made by emailing

For more information about the club, go to For race info, contact or 989-0993.

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.

Hawaii Junior Golf Day Saturday

The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association and the Aloha Section PGA will hold the second annual Hawaii Junior Golf Day on Saturday. The purpose of the event is to introduce Hawaii’s keiki between the ages of 5 and 17 to the game of golf.

New golfers and beginners are encouraged to attend.

Big Island golfers can participate at Mauna Kea Golf Course or Makalei Golf Club.

Children can register at Age-appropriate golf equipment will be provided.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with games, clinics and activities running from 9 to 11 a.m. PGA professionals and volunteers will teach clinics.

Run for Hops Saturday

Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii will hold the sixth running of the Kona Brewers Festival Run For Hops at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The start and finish will be at BMW of Hawaii on Loloku Street, which is a new host location this year.

This event, which is part the official Kona Brewers Festival suite of events, is a fundraiser benefiting the PATH Bike Ed Safety Program for Hawaii Island fourth-graders.

Entry forms and in-person registration are available at Bike Works in Kona and Bikeworks Beach & Sports at the Queens’ Marketplace in Waikoloa. Limited race-day registration is available from 6:15 to 7 a.m. Online registration and a downloadable copy of the entry form are also available at under the events tab.

Questions regarding Run For Hops can be directed to John Simmerman at

Linder a guest on Emily T. Gail Show

Ken Linder, author of “Your Killer Emotions: The 7 Steps to Mastering the Toxic Emotions, Urges, and Impulses That Sabotage You,” is a guest on this week’s Emily T. Gail Show, which is available under “lineup” at and as an iTunes podcast.

Linder is an agent for nationally known hosts Matt Lauer, Lester Holt, Sanjay Gupta, Robin Meade and Mario Lopez. He will answer questions such as, “What can we learn from the emotionally charged decisions of our star athletes and sportscasters? Did they let their best judgment and evaluative processes become severely compromised or completely dismantled by their urges and impulses? And as a direct result, did they make highly self-sabotaging choices?”

For information on the Emily T. Gail Show, contact Gail at Past shows are available at, iTunes and

Waverider Triathlon Club race March 17

The Waverider Triathlon Club will host the 5K Leprechaun-a-thon and Sham-Walk at 7 a.m. March 17. Registration will run from 6 to 6:40 a.m.

The registration fee will be $12 before Sunday and $15 thereafter.

People can sign up on or pick up a race form from Bike Works Kona or the Big Island Running Co. For more information, send an email to

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.

Oyama Invitational March 17

The 19th annual Oyama Invitational Judo Tournament will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 17 at the Konawaena Gymnasium. It will be hosted by the Kona Hongwanji Judo Club, and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Adele Harrington at

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 March 16.

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.

Luck of the Irish tournament March 18

The 11th annual Luck of the Irish Golf Tournament, a benefit for the Hawaii Island United Way, will be held March 18 at The Club at Hokulia. The campaign goal is $1.2 million.

There will be a pre-tournament gala from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17.

Tournament registration starts at 8 a.m. March 18 at Hokulia with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. For details and golf application, log onto or call the Hawaii Island United Way office at 935-6393. The public is invited to attend the Sunday kickoff event. Tickets may be purchased for $50 per person.

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

College-prep basketball camp June 3-7

Hawaii Island Hoops will hold its college-prep basketball camp June 3-7 at the Kekuaokalani Gym. Registration is ongoing.

The camp includes Nike SPARQ Training, daily fundamental training workouts, shooting clinics, defensive breakdowns, team offense, individual skills competitions, team tournament and championship game. There will also be a 3-point shootout, free-throw and slam dunk contests, all-star games and awards ceremony.

The camp is open to boys ages 13-19 that are looking to improve their skills and learn a college-style program. The registration fee is $350 and includes instruction from NCAA, NAIA and junior college players and coaches, and evening college-prep seminars on academic requirements, financial aid and athletic recruitment.

All meals are included in the registration fee.

To register, visit or For more information, contact Director Andy Smith at 937-3082 or by email to

Weekly golf tourney results

M&M Ladies Golf Club

Feb. 26 results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Shoko Ioh 68; 2. (tie) Diana Butler 72; 2. Louise Fenton 72

c B flight low net scores: 1. Robyn Perry 62; 2. Mitsuyo Oshima 65; 3. Marian Mark 70

c Low putts: Judy Pettersen 30

c Chip-ins: Robyn Perry (3); Shoko Ioh (11); Diana Butler (13); Mary Desisto (17)

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c A flight scores: 1. Mary Desisto 43; 2. Kay Bryant 42; 3. Deanna Spooner 39

c B flight scores: 1. Nan Powell 43; 2. Shirley Clark 41; 3. (tie) Trish Kimball 35; 3. Mona Peck 35

c Chip-ins: Kay Bryant (14); Mary Desisto (18); Margaret Dewers (18)

c Birdies: Kay Bryant (12); Margaret Dewers (18)

c Closest to the pin: Shirley Clark (3); Margaret Dewers (6); Sandy Price (12); Nan Powell (16)

c Note: Members played “point par.”

Keauhou Kona Men’s Golf Club

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Jason Zadig Ra 66; 2. Garry Rai 67; 3. (tie) Bob Marten 69; 3. Mike Robinson 69

c B flight low net scores: 1. Olie Olsen 64; 2. Bill Olafson 66; 3. Phil Wagner 67

c Closest to the pin: Olie Olsen (3); Garry Rai (5); Bil Olafson (12); Steve Kimes (17A); Bill Andrews (17B)

c Low gross score: Jason Zadig Ra 63

Big Island Country Club

Wednesday’s results

c Scores: 1. Ron Nelson/Mike McKay/Don Wood/Nozomi Wood 50.87; 2. Barb Millslagle/Swen Willadsen/Al Droscoski/Rick Dvorak 52.44; 3. Bob Raatz/Diane Raatz/Bob Eder/Rita Eder 52.83

c Note: Members played four-person scramble at BICC Members Ohana Day.

Saturday’s results

c Scores: 1. Garland Lowe/Don Wood/Reed Bender/Steve Rickard 23 under; 2. Tom Johnson/Frosty Johnson/Bob Raatz/Mike McKay 18 under

c Low net scores: 1. Bob Raatz 68; 2. Reed Bender 69

c Closest to the hole: Dave Ruthruff (5); Judy Sudnikovich (8); Grant Wilson (13); Al Akana (17)

c Note: Members played “four person team, two low net.”

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c A flight low net scores: 1. Dave Peters 67; 2. Joel Sparks 68

c B flight low net scores: 1. Mike Query 66; 2. Ed Skelton 70

c Closest to the pin: Ralph Sallee (2); Stan Dodd (5); Joel Sparks (12); Joe Scarber (15)