Hawaii
Windy Winner
In windy conditions at The Dunes at Maui Lani, Ryan Acosta (pictured left) shot 75-75--150 on Aug. 8-9 to win the 2015 Maui Toyota Maui Open by 1 shot over a pair of amateurs. Acosta had six birdies in his final round and still shot 75.
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Royal Treatment
The King Kamehameha Golf Club on Maui has selected Troon Golf to take over the management of the property. The island's only private golf club features a top-flight championship layout and plentiful amenities for its members.
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Canadian Conquest
Hawaii's Mariel Galdiano spent the summer on the mainland playing tournament golf, including a 42nd-place finish in the U.S. Women'sOpen. But the real highlight came in the Canadian Women's Amateur, which Galdiano won by 1 stroke.
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Tournament Time
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, scheduled for Jan. 6-10 at Kapalua's Plantation Course. Patrick Reed (pictured) won last year's event in a playoff and will be back to defend his title.
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Open Season
Beautiful, scenic Mauna Lani Resort awaits the islands' best players, who will compete for the top prize in the Hawaii State Open in December. Dean Wilson is defending champ. Pictured here is the 17th hole on Mauna Lani's North Course.
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Surf's Up!
In this case, however, the milieu for golf course "surfing" is green grass, not blue ocean. A number of golf courses in the Hawaiian islands are now offering GolfBoards as a more active alternative to golf carts.
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Hawaii volcano poses potential threat to Mt. Mitchell GC owner
CAROLINAS GOLF/THURSDAY BLOG

Hawaii volcano poses potential threat to Mt. Mitchell GC owner

The volcano eruptions on the Big island of Hawaii may be 5,000 miles from North Carolina, but to Jim Floyd, owner of Mt. Mitchell Golf Club in Burnsville, N.C., the lava from Kilauea is much too close to home. Floyd and his wife own a house nea...  »

Nannette Hill tops U.S. Women's Open qualifier at Bermuda Run
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/SECTIONAL QUALIFYING

Nannette Hill tops U.S. Women's Open qualifier at Bermuda Run

ADVANCE, N.C. (May 15, 2018) -- Final results from Tuesday’s U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying at Bermuda Run Country Club's East Course. Nannette Hill, a professional from Pelham Manor, N.Y., fired a 4-under-par 68 in her second round t...  »

Brooke Henderson charges to Lotte Championship victory
LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Brooke Henderson charges to Lotte Championship victory

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — For the final two days of the LPGA Lotte Championship, it was pretty clear that the only player who could beat Brooke Henderson was Brooke Henderson. She wasn't about to let it happen Saturday at windy Ko Olina Golf Clu...  »

Brooke Henderson turns big lead into small lead at Ko Olina
LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Brooke Henderson turns big lead into small lead at Ko Olina

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Brooke Henderson kept giving herself chances to run away from the field Friday at the LPGA Lotte Championship. Instead, she had to be satisfied with barely hanging onto the lead.  »

Brooke Henderson surges into lead in LPGA Lotte Championship
LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Brooke Henderson surges into lead in LPGA Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Brooke Henderson remained bogey-free Thursday to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Lotte Championship. Henderson, the 20-year-old Canadian ranked 14th in the world, birdied four of her first six holes to surge into...  »

Shanshan Feng leads windy first round of Lotte Championship
LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Shanshan Feng leads windy first round of Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Top-ranked Shanshan Feng birdied three of her last five holes Wednesday to take the lead in a windy first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. The Chinese star finished at 5-under 67 at Ko Olina Golf Club. She is the f...  »

Jennifer Song takes two-shot first-round lead in Singapore
HSBC WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Jennifer Song takes two-shot first-round lead in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Jennifer Song shot an opening 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead at the HSBC Women's World Championship on Thursday. The 28-year-old American reeled off seven birdies at the Sentosa Golf Club in a round that was interrupted...  »

Last-hole turnaround gives Jerry Kelly 1-shot victory at Hualalai
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Last-hole turnaround gives Jerry Kelly 1-shot victory at Hualalai

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Jerry Kelly made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, Colin Montgomerie missed a 6-footer for par, and Kelly turned a one-shot deficit into a victory Saturday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season open...  »

Jerry Kelly, Gene Sauers tied for Champions lead at Hualalai
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Jerry Kelly, Gene Sauers tied for Champions lead at Hualalai

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an 8-under 64 on the Big Island on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. ...  »

Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in marathon 6-hole playoff
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in marathon 6-hole playoff

HONOLULU (AP) — Patton Kizzire figured he was in for a long day when his putting stroke wasn't up to his standards. He just wasn't expecting the Sony Open to go this long.  »

Blayne Barber's caddie in critical condition with head injury
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Blayne Barber's caddie in critical condition with head injury

HONOLULU (AP) — Blayne Barber's caddie was in critical condition with swelling in his brain from falling on his head at a Honolulu restaurant Saturday. Barber said his caddie, Cory Gilmer, was in a Waikiki Beach restaurant when he suddenly co...  »

Golf Channel camera operators walk out during Sony Open
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Golf Channel camera operators walk out during Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events are walking out over stalled negotiations on a new contract. That means limited coverage is expected for the final round of the Sony Open and two other events...  »

John Peterson waging gallant fight to keep PGA Tour privileges
SONY OPEN/FEATURE STORY

John Peterson waging gallant fight to keep PGA Tour privileges

HONOLULU (AP) — John Peterson has never felt so carefree amid so much uncertainty. It's not just the Waikiki Beach air, either. This peaceful feeling was in place long before he arrived on Oahu with his wife and infant son for this first PGA ...  »

Snowman in Hawaii has Jordan Spieth seething after 69
SONY OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Snowman in Hawaii has Jordan Spieth seething after 69

HONOLULU (AP) — Chris Kirk finished strong at the Sony Open, making three birdies over his last four holes for a 7-under 63 and a one-shot lead. Jordan Spieth wasn't quite so fortunate.  »

PGA Tour continues
GOLF AT A GLANCE/WEEKLY PREVIEW

PGA Tour continues "Hawaii swing" with first full-field event

No matter what happens this week, Dustin Johnson won’t be able to duplicate Justin Thomas’ feat from a year ago—because Johnson isn’t playing in the Sony Open in Hawaii. As the PGA Tour moves from its winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions...  »

A tap-in for eagle: The best shot Dustin Johnson never saw
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/MONDAY FOLLOW-UP

A tap-in for eagle: The best shot Dustin Johnson never saw

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson hit one of the best shots he never saw. Not all of it, anyway.  »


 
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