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The Ocean Course at Hokuala shines from the fairways to the runway
WELCOME

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

The Ocean Course at Hokuala shines from the fairways to the runway
BY THOMAS FREESTONE , PGA Director of Golf Operations
In the team play portion , New Mexico came back in exciting fashion during the final round ,

The energy level has been running high at the Ocean Course at Hokuala as the property has been bustling from the fairway to the runway .

overcoming a three-shot deficit to defeat the University of Arizona . The individual matches , meanwhile , featured a tight battle with Sam Bennett , then the No . 1-ranked college player in the
Indeed , our clubhouse served as the host site
country , making a serious final-round charge with a
of Hawaii Fashion Week April 8-10 , which featured
top designers from around the world as well as
score of 64 to tie for second with Sam Choi of New
Mexico . Aaron Du of California took home the title
Aaron Du with the winning trophy .
John A . Burns Intercollegiate team champions New Mexico .
those from the islands .
with an impressive three-day total of 13-under par .
The event was a big deal as it is now tied to the
The tournament also went a long way toward
Council of Fashion Designers of America , which
establishing Hokuala as a true competitive player ’ s
owns and produces New York Fashion Week , among
golf experience . While the course is always set up
others in London , Paris and Milan . It was a long time
for competitive play , an event such as this helps us
coming , too , as Hawaii Fashion Week President
fine tune things such as local rules and drop areas .
Joseph Figaroa , who also designed the T-shirt flags
So when Owners , guests and visitors play the
on our FootGolf course , went through an approval
course , they know they are matching up their game
process that took years to complete . We were
under the same conditions as some of the top
honored to be a part of this exciting weekend .
collegiate players in the nation .
As for the fairway activity , the Ocean Course
Kudos to our team here for all the extra efforts to
had its moment in the spotlight playing host to the
ensure the event was a huge success – right down
prestigious John A . Burns Intercollegiate February
to the trophy presentation , which featured a
17-19 . The event is the University of Hawaii ’ s most
wonderful piece of carved out koa featuring the
historic and longest-running men ’ s tournament , and
mountains , ocean and Timbers logo . It now sits in
the course and the competition didn ’ t disappoint .
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our golf shop as a memento to this great event .
The launch of Hawaii Fashion Week featured Western Wear Designs .