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Habitat for Humanity golf tourney Monday

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii’s inaugural golf tournament is set for Monday at Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club.

The format will be four-person team best ball. Entry fee of $300 per player includes one mulligan, continental breakfast, lunch and entry to the awards ceremony. Space is limited to 72 golfers.

Those interested in golfing at the tournament or becoming a hole sponsor may email info@habitatwesthawaii.org or call 331-8010.

Honokaa basketball clinic Oct. 11-13

There will be a basketball clinic Oct. 11 to 13 at the Honokaa Parks and Recreation gym featuring Alika Smith, head coach of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I champion Kalaheo Mustangs.

Youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade will go from 9 a.m. to noon, while instructors will work with students in grades seven through 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Daphne Honma at 937-3223 or Cheyenne Meyer at 345-8751.

Cycling club rides to Saddle Road bypass

The Hawaii Cycling Club’s Saturday club ride will be on the new Saddle Road bypass.

The ride will start at 8 a.m. near the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and the bypass.

The ride will be out and back entirely on the new road — a distance of 20 miles.

The ride is free and open to members and nonmembers.

Separate groups will accommodate riders of different abilities.

Parking is available at the junction.

For additional information go to HawaiiCyclingClub.com.

Kukio swim is Saturday

The 10th annual Kukio Blue Water Swim, which benefits the Hui Laulima O Kekaha Kai, is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday.

The race consists of a 1.2-mile swim in Uluweuweu Bay.

Athletes can register online by Thursday at kukio.net for $50; 18 and younger, $20. Fee includes race shirt, swim cap and brunch.

Race day registration is $60 each — shirt is not guaranteed for late entries

For race information contact Paola Pagan at 325-4108.

PATH event slated for Sunday

PATH’s 28th annual 5K/10K Walk/Run begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Hale Halawai. The event includes T-shirts, prizes, a continental breakfast for participants and a free keiki dash prior to the awards ceremony.

Net proceeds for this event will benefit Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii a nonprofit that promotes traffic safety and trails.

The southbound lane of Alii Drive from Hualalai Road to Casa de Emdeko will be closed to vehicular traffic between 7:15 and 9:15 a.m. on race day. The northbound lane will remain open.

Registration forms are available at Bike Works in Kailua-Kona, Bike Works Beach and Sport at Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa, Big Island Running Company in Kailua-Kona, and on Friday morning at the Ironman information tent on Kailua Pier. Participants may also register online at pathhawaii.org or by calling 326-9495.

Keiki Tri slated for Oct. 19

The Hawaii Police Department’s Hawaii Isle Police Activities League and the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation are co-sponsoring the Keiki Triathlon Oct. 19 in Kailua-Kona.

The event is open to youth ages 7 through 14. Nine- to 14-year-olds start the triathlon with a 100-yard swim at the Kona Community Aquatic Center, followed by a 3.2-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run within the Old Kona Airport Park complex. Seven- and 8-year-olds race half those distances.

Those interested in participating or needing additional information may call Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, ext. 258 or Darrell Yamamoto from the county Department of Parks and Recreation at 961-8735.

The deadline to register is Oct. 11.

Beginner golf classes for women

Golf professional Rob Wohlgemuth is offering a five-week series of beginner golf lessons for women at the Makalei Golf Club beginning Oct. 26. Class meets from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Cost of instruction is $50. Call Wohlgemuth at 937-0130 to enroll.

Domino’s plans golf tournament to benefit St. Jude

Domino’s Pizza in Waimea is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Nov. 2 at Makalei Golf Club. The tournament will be a four-person net scramble format, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Entry fee is $125 per player. To sign up, stop by Domino’s Pizza in Waimea, or call Tournament Coordinator Charmaine Mood at 756-2743 by Oct. 15.

Mauna Kea Polo starts Sunday

The Mauna Kea Polo Club’s 2013 season begins Oct. 6 and runs through Dec. 15. Games are held at 1 p.m. Sundays at Waikii Ranch polo field. Gates open to the public at noon.

Tickets are $5 per person; free for children 12 and younger and military personnel with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at Wishard Gallery in Waimea.

For more information, email maunakeapolo@gmail.com or call Paula Beamer at 960-5098.

Weekly golf tournament results

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c 1. Sandy Price 27.5; 2. Nan Powell 28; 3. Dee Dee Kosa 29.5.

c Chip-ins: Sandy Price (11).

c Closest to the pin: Kosa (6, 12).

c Note: Game of the day was Mutt and Jeff, half-handicap.

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s members tournament results

c 1. Reed Bander and Harry McMillan -8; 2. Grant Wilson and Ed Staniec -4 (won card-off); 3. Ed Salas and Swend Willadsen -4.

c Closest to the hole: Tom Johnson (5); Kelly Lowe (8); Ed Staniec (13); Barb Millslagle (17).

c Note: Format was two-person teams, better ball.

Wednesday’s members tournament results

c 1. Roger Sudnikovich, Judy Sudnikovich, Millslagle, blind draw (Steve Rickard).

c Closest team chip: Al Droscoski, Rickard, Fred Richburg, Willadsen.

c Individual low net: Rickard 68.

c Closest to the hole: Droscoski (5); Millslagle (8, 13); Judy Sudnikovich (17).

c Note: Format was four-person teams, 1-2-3 low net.