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Round Played: At Hokuala Golf Club –

By Wayne Halm –

On January 17th 2016 I played the Hokuala Golf Club Ocean Course.  This was a lot of fun but it was not a conventional round – even by my standards.  Things just kept changing.

Change #1 – I planned on going the course alone but my wife, Sally, decided to come out and walk along.  She said her FitBit was hungry and she needed to give it steps.  (She gave it over 20,000.)

Sally on the 14th hole of the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai.

Sally – this girl walks 40 miles a week, that’s more than I drive.

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Change #2 – I expected to have to play as a single, but the starter asked if I wanted to play with Ron and Fran Schwarz.  You bet I did!  For me, golf is a social game.  We played, we talked, we laughed, and Sally critiqued my tee shots.

Fran and Ron on the 5th tee at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai.

Fran and Ron – these are great people.

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Wayne, Fran, and Ron on the 5th tee at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai.

Wayne, Fran, and Ron – this was a fun threesome.

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Change #3 — On the 7th hole a single, Chris Reading, caught up and joined us.  Chris fit right in and we played on as a foursome.  (Sally marched along, took care of the flag, and commented on my putts.)

Chris on the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai.

Chris seemed happy to join us and was definitely fun to have in the group.

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Change #4 – After the 11th hole Fran stopped playing.  She had gone on a boat ride the day before and the Pacific waves took a lot out of her.  I missed her.  When she stepped onto a tee box she started humming a waltz.  She told me the waltz tempo resisted her tendency to over-swing.  Now, I may have to learn a waltz.

Change #5 – I suppose it happens all the time, but I don’t remember it happening to me before – we caught up to a single.  Graham (I’m sorry but I can’t find my note with his last name and contact info) was waiting for the foursome in front to clear the 14th green.  He decided to join us. This was good, Graham impressed me, he was playing his 7th round in 5 days (he purchased Hokuala’s week pass).  I could not play that often.

Chris, Wayne, Graham, and Ron on the 14th tee at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai.

Here is out happy foursome – Chris, Wayne, Graham, and Ron.

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Yes, this was an unconventional round.  Things kept changing – but it was fun!

Chris and Wayne on the 16th green at the Holuala Golf Club on Kauai.

One thing is consistent on the Hokuala course – You can always tell who parred the signature 16th hole by the grins on their faces.

 

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This was another great day on the golf course.  Everyone just took what came along and had fun with it.  It was the way golf should be.

I have set a 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people that I haven’t met.  Ron, Fran, Chris, and Graham were numbers 11, 12, 13, and 14.  Want to be in that number?

Come play golf with me.

The Hokuala Golf Club (808 241 6000) is part of  Hokuala Kauai – A Timbers Resort ( http://www.hokualakauai.Com .

10 thoughts on “Fun Round at Hokuala

    • Aloha Jim,

      Wow, that is high praise indeed. Thank you! I love to golf, meet people, and have fun – and if I make a putt or two along the way, that’s just icing on the cake. I too want you to be in that number, we have to work on that.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

  1. Aloha Wayne,

    What a round! Much of the time things happen for a reason, and in this case, it sure sounds like it all worked out for the best. I look forward to joining you at Hokuala someday.

    Cheers!
    Josh

    • Aloha Josh,

      Yes, that round did work out well, we wanted to have fun – and we did.

      I hope the rest of your vacation was to your liking. I look forward to golfing with you again.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

  2. thanks for letting me join you. it was yet another great day and always enjoy playing and meeting new people
    Graham Campbell

    • Aloha Graham,

      No, thank YOU for joining us – you added to our fun.

      I really felt bad about losing your info and was thrilled to see your comment here. What a guy!

      How many rounds did you get in during your visit?

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

      • Hi Wayne
        it’s hard not to have a great time golfing anywhere, but Kauai has holds a special place in my heart and I love to be there and play some golf
        i look forward to reading about the 100th person you play golf with this year!
        by the way…I managed 11 1/2 rounds in 7 days…see you next year!

        Regards
        G

      • Aloha Graham,

        Oh I agree buddy, Kauai is special. And thank you for following the blog.

        But 11 and 1/2 rounds in a week!!! Graham, you are a machine!!! A machine I look forward to seeing next year.

        A Hui Hou,
        Wayne

    • Aloha Silvia,

      Thank you. I always try to have fun on the golf course. When I feel up to being serious, stressed, and frustrated – I stay home and write.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

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