|Volcano Golf Course reopened earlier this year under new oversight and has announced golf instruction and more, under|
the ownership of Kamehameha Schools and management of Troon Indigo Sports. Photo from Volcano Golf Course
KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard, left, and two members
of KS Hawai‘i Golf Team, Jayden Alonzo-Estrada and Adriana
Lynn Volpe, take part in the blessing of reopening Volcano Golf
Course earlier this year. Photo from Kamehameha Schools
She noted that growing up, Zazzi was a multi-sport athlete who played golf and semi-pro baseball. His teaching resume for golf includes diverse experiences at Discovery Harbour Golf Course, The Club at Hokuli'a,
|Joe Zazzi offers individual and group|
lessons at Volcano Golf Course, under its
new management. Photo from VGC
Zazzi offers individual and group lessons to all ages and skill levels. "His holistic approach incorporates the full swing and short game," said Crozier. One-hour lessons are $50 for adults. A value package of three, one-hour lessons is $120 for adults.
To book advanced tee times and lessons, visit wwwvolcanogc.com.
Crozier also noted that Volcano is Hawai'i Island's first and oldest golf course. "Nestled next to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, we are ready to welcome you with friendly service, quality instruction and beautiful golf course scenery."
A statement from Troon says that "For more than 100 years at Volcano Golf Course, guests have been treated to panoramic views of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea while playing alongside endemic 'ohia trees that bloom vibrant red, and Nēnē, Hawai'i's state bird that nest throughout the property. This 18-hole golf course is set on the active Kīlauea volcano, 4,000 feet above the sea, making it a truly unique golfing experience."
|Volcano Golf Course, the state's oldest, made international|
news in 2018 when Kīlauea erupted. Photo from CNN
|An interisland airfare war between Hawaiian Air and Southwest is ongoing with Southwest one way flights at $39|
each way through the end of the year. Photo by Tim Wright
|Medals for Kaʻū Coffee Trail Runs events at Kaʻū |
Coffee Mill on Saturday. Photo by Julia Neal
Overall winner the the Half Marathon, with 53 racers, is Bobby Brokmueller, of Souix Falls, South Dakota, in 1:42:45.6. In the male age groups, Nick Petelos won the 30-39, Patrick Baker 40-49, Keith Marrack 50-59, Tom Cross 60-69 and Delance Wiegele 70 and over.
Overall female winner in the Half Marathon is Noe Waller, of Hilo, in 2:01. In the female age groups, Abby Obryant won the 20-29, Eva Schemmel 30-39, Julia Scharwaechter 40-49, Sally Marrack 50-59, and Teri Takahiro 60-69.
Overall winner in the 10K, with 42 racers, is Matt Holton, of Volcano, in 44:27:6. In the male age groups, Dimas Rodriguez won 20-29, Brendan McQuillan 30-39, David Uriarte 40-49, Kurt Simon 50-59, Richard Gillingwater 60-69 and Joseph Loschiavo 70 and over.
|Darcy May, running the half-marathon in the 50-59 age group at|
Kaʻū Coffee Trail Runs on Saturday. Photo by Julia Neal
|Tanya Ortega, President of National Parks Arts Foundation|
will give an overview of its Artists in Residence program
at After Dark in the Park on Tuesday at Kīlauea Visitor
Center auditorium. It's free. Photo from HVNP
PACIFIC ISLAND CONFERENCE OF LEADERS last week focused on accessibility to food, climate change and other island issues. Called Puʻuhonua: The Pacific Way Forward, it was convened by the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program on O'ahu. The Conference of Leaders also prepared representatives for a meeting at the White House Sept. 28 and 29.
David Panuelo, President of Federated States of Micronesia, said, “In the bigger countries, you may be going into the supermarkets to buy your food. But guess where your food is coming from? It’s coming from the farms and the ocean. And if we don’t work together to combat the challenges of climate change, we will all be impacted in the most negative ways we can imagine."
|Major culture areas of Oceania: Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, with island nations|
belonging to the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders. Image by Maximilian Dörrbecker
Pacific Island Conference of Leaders was founded in 1980 by Hawai'i Gov. George Ariyoshi and the late Fijian statesman Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara. This was the 12th annual meeting. In addition to the East West Center meetings, Gov. David Ige hosted the group for a dinner at Washington Place.
Island countries participating were Cook Islands, Federated states of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,
|Gov. David Ige invited Pacific Island leaders to |
Washington Place last week during their conference
at the East West Center. Photo from Ige
The U.S. Department of State sent a delegation to the conference and issued an advisory, saying, " The United States is a proud Pacific nation with a long coastline, a state, and territories in the Pacific. We have deep and longstanding ties to the countries of the Pacific: our neighbors, allies, and friends. The Pacific Islands are an essential part of the Indo-Pacific region. Our histories and futures are inextricably linked, and we are deeply committed to the security and prosperity of the region.
"Just as we faced historical challenges together, we will address current and future challenges together, including by strengthening our shared democratic values and developing our economic links to combat the climate crisis, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to protect the free and open Pacific."
|Deputy Sec. of State Wendy Sherman|
came to Honolulu last week to the
Pacific Island Conference of Leaders.
Participants in the conference also talked about improving their scientific data gathering, storage and presentation regarding climate change effects on their islands. Various institutions promised help, which would enable them to more successfully apply for funding from such entities as the Green Climate Fund and U.S. government.
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