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Round Played: with Josh and Beth Strukoff –

By Wayne Halm –

My buddies Josh and Beth Strukoff from Calgary, Alberta, Canada are vacationing on Kauai … you bet we are going to play golf.

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 Beth and Josh

Beth and Josh

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We decided to start our golf odyssey at the Kiahuna Golf Club because it is very near the Koloa Landing Resort where they are staying.

It promises … and delivers … 18 holes of Aloha.

It promises … and delivers … 18 holes of Aloha.

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Kiahuna is not one of the big name resort courses … not yet anyway.  But it is a fine golf course with its own set of challenges.

By Kauai standards the course is fairly open.

By Kauai standards the course is fairly open.

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Josh and Beth on the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai.

And the greens are pretty quick.

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I ran into a photographic challenge right away.  How do you take a picture of the wind?  This was a windy day … and it affected our golf.

 We all had difficulty hitting and holding the greens in the wind.

We all had difficulty hitting and holding the greens in the wind.

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Beth got the hang of “up and down” pretty quick … but Josh and I continued to work on the “up-up and down”.

Beth quickly got the hang of “up and down”  … but Josh and I continued to work on the “up-up and down”.

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From the course you can see the ocean, but Kihuna is not “on the ocean”.  However the course does have some nice water features, a couple of lakes and a stream.

Beth and Josh on the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai

The Waikomo Stream crosses both the 12th and 13th fairways.

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 It’s not a river by any means … but it does claim its share of golf balls.

It’s not a river by any means … but it does claim its share of golf balls.

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The Kiahuna course plays around numerous Archaeological sites.  There are signs asking golfers not to enter them – some of the signs are very effective.

 Archaeological site.

Archaeological site.

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 We didn’t see any Spiders … but we didn’t look closely either.

We didn’t see any Spiders … but we didn’t look closely either.

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But Spiders and Wind weren’t going to bother us.  We were out to have a good time … and we did.  We finished up happy golfers.  This was the way golf should be.

 Beth and Josh … happy golfers.

Beth and Josh … happy golfers.

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I already knew Josh and Beth so I can’t count them toward my 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met.  The number still stands at 42.  Want to be in that number?

Come play golf with me.

Josh writes a golf blog called Golf is Mental – he should post about this round soon.  Check it out … Compare his experience to mine.

The Kiahuna Golf Club     808-742-9595    www.kiahunagolf.com

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