JASH 27th Annual Friendship Golf Classic

 

Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa awards the grand prize trophy to Wallace Afalava and Mark Sumida.

The JASH 27th Annual Friendship Golf Classic was held on April 20th, 2017 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach. Mahalo to Atsushi and Mayumi Takebayashi from Move4Japan for providing the delicious yakisoba! Shochu donated by Kai Vodka was used for the JASH-traditional sake kanpai at noon, followed by a taiko shotgun sendoff performance by Dragon Beat.

Thank you to Atsushi and Mayumi Takebayashi for cooking fresh yakisoba for the players and volunteers.

With the taiko drums in the background, 113 golfers descended upon the course. Despite the rainy weather that persisted from the start of the tournament through its end, players persevered through the conditions to finish all 18 holes while participating in various contests such as the Hole-in-One and Closest to the Pin contests.  Various snacks and refreshments were available at the Special Hole and the Cold Towel stations.
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27th Annual Friendship Golf Classic – Sponsors and Donors

A Special Mahalo to Our Sponsors

Tournament:

Dinner:

Flag & Graphite:

Golf Cart & Graphite:

Hole-In-One #B7 & Graphite:

Golf Ball & Graphite:

Lunch:

Shoe Bag:

Snack Bag:

Golf Shirt:

Hole-In-One #C7:

Hole-In-One #B4:

Golf Cap:

Cold Towel:

Howard Hamamoto

Titanium:

Sharon Weiner

Graphite:

Douglas Goto

Mahalo to Our Donors
53 by the Sea
ABC Stores
Accuity LLP
Yama’s Consulting Corp.
Aloha Shoyu Company, Ltd.
Aloha Excellence LLC
American Savings Bank
Angelo Pietro, Inc.
Armstrong Produce
Atlantis Adventures
B. Hayman Co.
Big City Diner
Central Pacific Bank
DFS Group LP
Director General Wallace Chow
Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi
Japan-America Society of Hawaii
Germaine’s Luau
Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Hawaii Coffee Company
Hawaii Prince Golf Club & Bird of Paradise Restaurant
Hawaiian Host Inc.
Hawaiian Shochu Company
Howard & Audrey Karr
Island Insurance Company
Ito En
Johnson Brothers of Hawaii Inc.
Kai Vodka LLC
Ko Olina Golf Club
KOP Distributors, LLC
Kyo-ya Management Co., Ltd.
Liliha Bakery
Meadow Gold Dairies
Mililani Golf Club
Mr. Ojisan Restaurant
Nippon Golden Network, Inc.
Novictor Helicopters
Pacific Beach Hotel
Panda Travel
Kawailoa Development LLP
Pro Am Golf Shop
Puakea Golf Course
Roberts Hawaii
Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Sushi Sasabune
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Tony Group
Tori Richard
AP Company USA, Inc.
Waikoloa Land Co.
Wailea Golf LLC
Wayne Tamashiro
Zippy’s Restaurants
Prince Resorts Hawaii Inc.
Ito En (Hawaii) LLC

 

JASH 26th Annual Friendship Golf Classic

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The grand prize trophy was awarded to Mr. John Hamakawa (R) and Mr. Miles Takahashi (L) by the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu Yasushi Misawa and JASH President Lenny Yajima.

The JASH 26th Annual Friendship Golf Classic was held on April 21st, 2016 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach. Mahalo to Tanioka’s Seafoods & Catering for providing the delicious bentos for lunch and a special thank you to Atsushi and Mayumi Takebayashi from Move4Japan for providing the outstanding yakisoba! Shochu donated from Kai Vodka was used for the JASH-traditional sake kanpai at noon, followed by a taiko shotgun sendoff performance by Dragon Beat.

With the taiko drums in the background, 150 golfers descended upon the course. Throughout the 18 holes, golfers enjoyed beautiful sunny and breezy weather, participated in various contests such as the Hole-in-One and Closest to the Pin contests, and enjoyed snacks and refreshments such as frozen fruit bars at Special Hole and inari and maki sushi at the Cold Towel station. A great time was had by all! Read More

JASH Holds 25th Annual Friendship Golf Classic at Hawaii Prince Golf Club

JASH Staff members Liz Stanton-Barrera and Kathryn Murata showcase the special prizes to be awarded to Special Hole ticket drawing winners

The 25th anniversary of JASH’s Annual Friendship Golf Classic was held on April 22nd, 2015 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa beach. Shochu donated from Kai Vodka was used for the JASH-traditional sake kanpai at noon, shortly followed by a taiko shotgun sendoff led by JASH Chair Daniel Dinell on taiko borrowed from Chinagu Eisa Hawaii. Read More

JASH Holds 24th Annual Golf Tournament at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach

Taiko by RMD Hawaii and volunteers for a shotgun sendoff. A new JASH tradition!

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. Read More

23rd Annual Golf Fundraiser Held at Pearl Country Club

Congratulations to first place team of Mike Nitta and daughter Nicolle Nitta who are presented with the winner's trophy by trophy sponsor Japan's Consul General Shigeeda

Congratulations to first place team of Mike Nitta and daughter Nicolle Nitta who are presented with the winner’s trophy by trophy sponsor Japan’s Consul General Shigeeda

Morning thundershowers did not keep away 130 golfers from gathering at Pearl Country Club on Wednesday, April 24 for the Society’s 23rd Annual Friendship Golf Classic. The golf tournament is one of the major fund-raisers along with the Annual Dinner held in the fall. Every participant received a prize, with the grand prize, a fly and stay package to the Makena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui with airfare donated by go! Airlines presented to the 23rd place team in honor of our 23rd year. Read More

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. Read More

21st Annual Friendship Golf Classic

Matson Navigation Lunch sponsor team; Participants attempt the Putting Contest

On Wednesday, April 27, JASH held its 21st Annual Friendship Golf Classic at Pearl Country Club. Funds raised from the tournament support the Society’s many programs including educational programs for Hawaii’s youth. Read More