A legendary tournament that began over 43 years ago with a conversation between member Lester Hamai and then pro shop manager Dorothy Tam Ho will play its final round Saturday, October 28 at Maui Country Club. Hamai Appliance has continued the tradition with faithful sponsorship all these years.
The competition has stayed true to its mission of promoting women’s golf on Maui, and encouraging the sport among the local ladies. Dot’s establishment of the tournament as a benefit to the Boy Scouts of Maui has rallied over $85,000 in donations to the deserving local charity.
Hamai’s sponsorship, in latter years in tandem with the Servco Pacific Foundation provides generous prizes so that no one goes home empty-handed. From flat screen SMART TV’s, sound systems, and the latest kitchen & home appliances, to generous cash prizes, the ladies in this tournament score BIG!
It starts with a breakfast buffet in the Golf Pro Shop, with homemade goodies from the kitchens of our Women’s Division members before they hit the course for an early morning shotgun start. The Scouts are on hand with tee gift bags for all the ladies. Lunch is a delicious buffet and will include a nostalgic presentation as part of the entertainment.
The MCC Women go all out to make the event memorable and this year will be no different. Winners receive beautiful handmade leis by our own “Auntie” Gwen Kaua`aPo and the awards luncheon always ends with a rousing, hands up in the air chorus of Hawaii Aloha. “It is by far one of the best tournaments to play in,” said GM Russell Goshi, “we are sad to see it come to an end. If you golf, you should not miss this one!”
Ladies, there is time to build your handicap (just 10 scorecards) so you can play in this tournament which has A, B and C Flights with Low Gross and Low Net prizes. The maximum handicap is 36.
Sign up is in process now, so contact the Golf Pro Shop or download a registration form here!
Dot Tam Ho is retiring from organizing the tourney, to enjoy golf and promoting the fellowship of the Women’s Golf Division here at Maui Country Club.