Annual Fundraising Golf held at Pearl Country Club

Top finishing team of Ted McAneeley and Garrett Yamamoto are presented with the winner's trophy by the trophy sponsor, Japan's Consul General Kamo

Top finishing team of Ted McAneeley and Garrett Yamamoto are presented with the winner’s trophy by the trophy sponsor, Japan’s Consul General Kamo

One hundred twenty-two golfers gathered at Pearl Country Club on April 26 for the Society’s 22nd Annual Friendship Golf Tournament. Together with the JASH Annual Dinner in the fall, the golf tournament is the major fund-raiser for the Society. Prizes donated by our supporters were presented to top 30 teams, with the grand prize, a fly/stay/golf package to Maui’s Makena Resort (airfare by Go!Mokulele), presented to the team that placed 22nd. All players received some sort of an award. 

Bobby Ichikawa and Yoshinori Maeda get a quick snack

JASH would like to thank all the major sponsors, Titanium and Graphite sponsors, and the individual players who supported this tournament. For complete list please click here. A special thanks to the 34 volunteers without whose support this tournament would not have been possible. Proceeds from this tournament will go right back into programs for the community, including educational programs such as cultural exchanges for Hawaii’s schools and students to continue building grass-root relations between the people of Hawaii and Japan.

Hole-in-One Sponsor First Hawaiian Bank team gets ready to tee it up

As in previous years, JASH invited members of the military to participate. Four individuals from the Hawaii Air National Guard who were instrumental in providing disaster relief to Japan following the tragic earthquake and tsunami last year participated, courtesy of retired Admiral and JASH Director Thomas Fargo.

Korean Consul General Young Kil Suh, JASH Chair Sharon Weiner, Japan’s Consul General Yoshihiko Kamo, and Australian Consul General Scott Dewar are set for the challenge