The Japan-America Society of Hawaii held its 24th Annual Friendship Golf Classic on Thursday, April 24 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach. Golfers kicked off the noon start with a kampai and taiko sendoff led by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (RMD) Hawaii. The golf tournament is one of three major JASH fundraisers. A prize was awarded to each participant, with a stay package at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui awarded to the 24th place team in honor of our 24th year; and golf and stay package at the Grand Wailea on Maui awarded to the first place team.
JASH would like to thank Tournament Sponsor First Insurance Company of Hawaii, all of the other major sponsors, Titanium and Graphite sponsors, and the individual players who supported this tournament. For the complete list please click here. A special thanks to the 40 volunteers who help to make the tournament run smoothly. Proceeds from this tournament will be used for community programs, including educational programs and cultural exchanges for Hawaii’s schools and students to continue to build special relationship between the people of Hawaii and Japan.
As in previous years, JASH invited members of the military to participate. Two individuals from United States Pacific Command were sponsored by the Myland Hawaii Realty team to show appreciation for their service to our country.
A very special Mahalo to 2014 Golf Tournament Chair Alan Yamamoto, who volunteered his time to solicit and obtain Sponsors, Teams, donations; and also assisted JASH staff on the tournament day. Also thanks to our roving course photographer, JASH friend Morgan Vanderbilt-Bush. Please click here for a link to his photos.