MAHALO! 44th Annual Samurai Classic

44th SAMURAI Classic Golf Tournament by Steven Teruya, Co-Chair, Ways and Means Committee


On behalf of Tournament Co-Chairs, Marc Nakamoto [Sodexo] and Larry Ishii [American Savings Bank] we thank you for your participation in the playing of the 44th SAMURAI Classic Golf Tournament.
It was truly a team effort with so many people to thank from pre-planning and then having everything fall into place on tournament day, including nice weather. 
What started off as a pandemic limited tournament to 100-golfers turned out to be a more expanded tournament maxing out at 148-players.  Mahalo to HJCC member company Hawaii Prince Golf Club and their staff and the Bird of Paradise Restaurant staff for the tremendous support of our tournament. Mahalo to the HJCC staff, Mai Shiomi, Merilyn Oda & Mina Sakai, the “back-bone” of our organization and to the core committee volunteers, Rick Mishima, Craig Okamura, Debbie Uetake, Greg Kawakami David Miyasato and Kacie Hirotsu.  We were also blessed to have members call to volunteer allowing us to have more than adequate manpower for the day.  Mahalo Kristin Alm-Kamakahi for bringing the 69th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court that handled player registration and the bento & player’s gift distribution. 


Thanks to HJCC Chair, Jason Ito, wife Lisa and their volunteers for the ono mini-laulau and haupia,
To Kailey and Nick Wong, Beer Lab Hawaii for the handcrafted beers that also served as the 19th hole for a number of players “wanting to get a better taste of your beer!”,
The Finance Factors-Central Pacific Bank-Alliance Personnel team for hosting the traditional Hot Dog Grilling station and the Pulled-Pork Sliders at the par-threes, and lastly,
American Savings Bank, Larry Ishii for sponsoring the Most Accurate Drive hole. 

CONGRATULATION to the winners of our contests and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves.


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