Short Hops

Horseshoe club begins play Thursday

The Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club will start its eight-week fall sanctioned doubles league Thursday. All league games are played from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Palm Court horseshoe pits behind the tennis courts at Old Kona Airport Park. League fees are $5 per week. Call 322-7085 for membership information, or 756-8085 for league and tournament details.

Gail show features Ironman, coffee talk

This week, American triathlete Andy Potts and others talk story on the Emily T Gail Show at under lineup. Ironman co-founders John and Judy Collins share stories with John DeGroote of West Hawaii Today.

Dinah Kunitake of Waiaha River Coffee has an update on the Nov. 2 Holualoa Art and Coffee Stroll.

Contact Gail at 896-6780 for show information.

IKL championships Nov. 2 in Kona

The Kona Branch of the International Karate League will host its ninth annual IKL Karate Championship from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

IKL branches from Hilo, Paauilo, Honokaa, Waimea, North Kohala, Waikoloa, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona, Kealakehe, Pahala, Keaau, Oahu and California will attend.

The tournament will feature competition in kata, forms; kumite, sparring; and kobudo, weaponry, for children, teenagers and adults.

The free tournament is open to the public.

For more information about the tournament, contact Hanshi Julian Shiroma at 328-9458 or 938-2414 or visit

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 today.

Weekly golf tournament results

Na Wahine O Waikoloa

Thursday’s results

c Low gross: 1. Becky Hubbard 89; 2. Mary Desisto 99; 3. (tie): Dee Dee Kosa and Kasie Wessels 106.

c Low net: 1. Margaret Tigue 71; 2. (tie): Carole Abarcar and Trish Kimball 75.

c Chip-in: Kosa (18).

Birdie: Abarcar (12).

c Closest to the pin: Hubbard (3, 16); Kosa (6, 12).

c Note: Game of the day low gross/net/putts

M&M Golf Club

Tuesday’s results from play at Makalei Golf Club

c 1. Judy Pettersen 25; 2. Butchie Hayward 27.5; 3. Janis Walker 28.

c Low putts: Walker 28.

c Note: Members played crisscross less half-handicap.

Makalei Kolepa Hui

Saturday’s results

c Flight A: 1. Steve Schmelz 73; 2. John Kiaha 74.

c Flight B: 1. Larry Reifsnider 70; 2. Chuck Wells 71.

c Flight C: 1. Joe Scarber 72; 2. Ken Alton 75.

c Closest to the pin: Kiaha (2); Wells (5); Scarber (12); Tom Bates (15).

c Low gross: Schmelz 84.

Big Island Country Club

Saturday’s members tournament results

c 1. Fred Richburg, Tom and Frosty Johnson, and a blind draw (-19).

c Individual low net: Robinson 69.

c Closest to the hole: Denny Dickenson (5); Rick Robinson (8); Frank Jung (13); Roger Sudnikovich (17).

c Note: Format was four-person teams, two-low net; blind draw was Dickenson.

Wednesday’s members tournament results

c 1. Garland and Kelly Lowe, and Jim Jacobs (-3); 2. Swend Willadsen, Fred Richburg and Barb Millslagle (-2).

c Individual low net: Millslagle 67.

c Closest to the hole: Kelly Lowe (5); Al Droscoski (8); Roger Sudnikovich (13); Ron Ahlers (17).

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

Liftee pictured in Sunday paper

Honokaa’s Opeka Liftee was the Honokaa player on Page 1B of Sunday’s West Hawaii Today. Another player was incorrectly identified in the caption.

It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any incorrect or misleading information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.