Alumni Golfers Return to the Links

More than 200 alumni golfers participated in the 34th Annual Punahou Alumni Association Golf Tournament at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club on March 4. Conditions allowed for a full tournament followed by the traditional awards banquet.

The grand prize team, from the Class of ’84, included Ronn Nozoe, Nalu Won and Chad Yim. Each player received a $150 Hawaiian Airlines gift card, a round of golf at Kā‘anapali Golf Courses and a bottle of Dassai 45 Junmai Daigingo sake.

Class of 1984 represented on the tee and the prize podium. Pictured here among classmates, the grand prize-winning team of Ronn Nozoe ’84, Nalu Won ’84 and Chad Yim ’84, with Director of Alumni Relations Doug Rigg ’84.

Alec Henderson ’15 was the lucky winner of a custom Punahou Titleist Scotty Cameron style/Newport model putter from Paradise Putters when his name was drawn from participants of the putting contest.

The PAA Golf Tournament is a favorite of many alumni, with teams that often return year after year. Golfers show their buff ’n blue spirit with coordinated team attire and enjoy socializing with each other at the tees and at food and drink pit stops.

Refreshments were donated by Beer Lab (Kellie Kong ’02 Taguchi and Kailey Onizuka ’08 Wong) and Kona Brewing Company (Eric Chang ’93). Golfers also enjoyed breakfast bento from Zippy’s Restaurants (Jason Higa ’81) and smokey bbq from This Lil Piggy Slow-Smoked Grinds (Toma Turner ’94).

The PAA Golf Tournament is planned and operated by volunteers from the Punahou Alumni Association board and Hawai‘i chapter.

Other winners included:

The all-female trio of Carolyn Tada ’97 Portuondo, Anna Umemura ’97 Murata and Cyd Okino ’11 took first place.

First place:

Carolyn Tada ’97 Portuondo

Anna Umemura ’97 Murata

Cyd Okino ’11

Each player received: $150 Hawaiian Air gift card, donated by David Haverly ’89; round of golf at The Ocean Course at Hōkūala, donated by Ed Kageyama ’85; and a bottle of Dassai 45 Junmai Daigingo sake, donated by Malcolm Leong ’88.

Putting contest:

Alec Henderson ’15, custom Punahou Titleist Scotty Cameron style/Newport model putter, donated by Andrew Yeh ’04, owner Paradise Putters.

Food and refreshments on the course provided by:

Beer Lab, generously donated by Kellie Kong ’02 Taguchi and Kailey Onizuka ’08 Wong

Kona Brewing Company, generously donated by Eric Chang ’93

This Lil Piggy Slow-Smoked Grinds, Toma Turner ’94

Zippy’s Restaurants, Jason Higa ’81

2021 – 2022 Golf Committee

Arynn Nagahiro ’01, Chair

Lauren Esposo ‘01

Malcolm Leong ’88

Jackie Ho-Lodge ’94

Mark Rau ’01

Heather Ueunten ’93 Salonga

Mahalo volunteers!

Colleen Maeda ’85 Bird

Malia Denis ’87

Jean Matsukage ’50 Eldredge

Lauren Esposo ’01

Lyle Fujikawa ’86

Clayden Jim ’59

Ashley Metcalf ’04 Lee

Jackie Ho-Lodge ’94

Kai Lee Awaya ’94 Yoder

Mahalo to our 2022 Tee Sponsors!

Individual Tee Sponsors

Boyd Akase ’88

Bob Akinaka ’59

Hosoda Brothers – Lyle ’78, Rich ’83 and Tim ’86

Warren ’62 and Carolyn Luke

Corporate Tee Sponsors

Alaka‘i Executive Search, Sean McCormick ’93

Ali‘i Animal Hospital and Resort, Joanna Cook ’02

American Savings Bank Homeloans, Michelle Luxton ’05

Danny Kaleikini Foundation, Keiki Kaleikini ’77

Farm Benedict Sugihara, Linda Lee “Cissy” Farm ’71 and Dawn Sugihara ’94

First Hawaiian Bank

Hawaii Employers Council

Hawaiian Cement, Gavin Shiraki ’84

Hicks Pension Group, Skip Hill ’75

I Mua ’97, Wes Wailehua ’97

JN Group, Inc., Brad Nicolai ’93

Ng & Niebling LLLC, Sandy Ng ’90 Niebling

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

Paradise Flooring          Lance Takehara ’01

PBR Hawaii       Stan Duncan ’73 and Tom Witten ’72

Pharmacare Hawaii, Byron Yoshino ’71

Home Infusion & Specialty Pharmacy

Preferred Mechanical, Tara Lum ’02

ProService Hawaii, Drew Monahan ’03

Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Kristi Inkinen ’97 Yanagihara

Sanitation & Sterilization Professionals, S & S Pumping, Complete Tent Rentals, Denise Eldredge Sagapolutele ’91

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, Christian Fern ’93 and Joseph Sam ’94

Vibe Creative Marketing, Erica Mau-Schank ’07

Westpac Wealth Partners, Chris Chow ’05

Yamashiro Building Supply, Colombia Golf, Flexfit, Ray Hironaka ’80 and Patty Yamashiro-Hironaka ’84

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