Round Played: The Kauai Chamber of Commerce Tournament –

By Wayne Halm –

We teed off literally “Under a Rainbow”.

(Click on any picture for a larger view – then use the browser ‘back’ button.)

When I looked down the fairway and saw it – I dropped my driver and backed up to take the picture … it was too perfect.


On May 21st 2017 I played in the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at the Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai.  Thank you to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for inviting me.

Tim and Samira


This annual tournament is popular and has a large turnout.

A full load … eight players on every tee for the shotgun start.


Mayor Carvalho was there. Yeah, I had my picture taken with him … on Kauai you “hobnob” whenever you can.


Wendy Akita was there too … so I “hobnobbed” some more.


There was a large trophy on the line – and you bet our team wanted to take it home.

The Trophy


The Enterprise Team … Tim Takeshita, Jena Ogawa, Wayne Halm, and Samira Siale.


The tournament format was a four person Scramble … but with an interesting twist.  On each hole after the tee shot the person who’s ball is used was not allowed to participate in the next shot.  I had not done this before, but after I caught on I liked it.

This was FUN.  The beautiful Poipu Bay Golf Course is a great tournament venue.  The pace of play was good.  The company was fantastic, we laughed a lot … and we were contenders.

The Poipu Bay Course offers opportunities to “just hit it”.


And the greens were simply perfect.


Then it happened.  On the back nine the old guy (that would be me) began to fade.

Fortunately these ladies stepped up and shouldered the load.


And shouldered it with style … Jena..




We chased it down the fairways … we chased it across the greens … but Team Enterprise just couldn’t catch the “Pot-of-Gold” at the end of the Rainbow.  But no matter … there is always next year.  And we got enough laughs, jokes, and stories out of this round to last till then.  This was the way golf should be.

I have a 2017 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met.  Samira doesn’t count, but Tim and Jena are numbers 9 and 10.  Want to be in that number …

Come play golf with me.


The Poipu Bay Golf Course 808-742-8711  http://www.poipubaygolf.com

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4 thoughts on “Team Enterprise

  1. Aloha Wayne,

    That is an interesting twist on a scramble – sounds like fun! I suspect if you were allowed to play every shot your team would have had a better chance at that trophy…but the weather looked fantastic and the company even better, so I’m sure you were able to cope.


    • Aloha Josh,
      Yes, it was interesting … and after I caught on the the strategies, it was FUN. Our team had a fantastic time … and looked good doing it. Just wait until next year!
      A Hui Hou,

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