Maui, Hawaii – Kapalua Golf’s PLAY for P.I.N.K.® golf event held on Sunday, October 18th raised $1,815 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Sixty golfers participated in the tournament played on Kapalua Golf’s Bay Course with a portion of the green fees and 100% of the proceeds from the raffle donated to Play for P.I.N.K.. The event also included a complimentary pre-tournament golf clinic with Kapalua Golf’s PGA teaching professionals.
PLAY for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) supports a nationwide network of volunteers who raise money for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events to speed advances in prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship. Play for P.I.N.K. donates 100% of its proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To date, PLAY for P.I.N.K.has raised more than $62 million for breast cancer research.
The Play for P.I.N.K. golf tournament and golf clinic are part of Troon Women’s Golf Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month being supported at Troon-affiliated facilities around the world. Throughout the month, Troon-managed golf properties are flying pink checkered flags on their 18th greens to help raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and screening exams. Now in its seventh year, the goal of Troon Women’s Golf Month is to introduce more golfers to the game, regardless of age, race or gender.
“Our Play for P.I.N.K. tournament was a tremendous success,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “A special mahalo to all who played in the event as well as to our sponsors Callaway, Nike Golf and The Pour House Restaurant for their support of the tournament.”
With Hawai‘i now allowing U.S. mainland travelers to travel to the Hawaiian islands – provided pre-travel testing protocols are followed and passed – Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Golf Course is open for limited play Wednesday through Sunday through December 13th. The Bay Course is currently closed and scheduled to re-open on December 17th. The Bay Course driving range and practice facility are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with golf balls being distributed at the Kapalua Golf Academy. Kapalua’s golf courses and the practice facility will continue to operate on limited schedules with strict protocols in place to protect the health of golfers and staff. All reservations must be paid in advance at the time of booking via golfatkapalua.com.
About Kapalua Golf & Tennis
Kapalua Golf & Tennis, managed by Troon, features 36-holes of award-winning golf, the Kapalua Golf Academy – the No. 1 Golf Academy in Hawaii as rated by Golf Digest (Editor’s Choice Award, 2018 & 2019), and Kapalua Tennis – an award-winning facility, now with Pickleball, clinics, expert instruction from top professionals, and matchmaking services. Kapalua’s Plantation Course is ranked No. 19 on “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” list by Golf Digest. The Bay Course has long been dubbed as “Hawaii’s favorite resort course” and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2020. Its breathtaking par three 17th hole is the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui. Kapalua Golf Academy is Hawaii’s most comprehensive learning center and practice facility, offering individual lessons, golf schools, Trackman analysis, custom club fitting, group lessons and on-course playing lessons. The Kapalua Tennis Garden is located in the splendid natural setting of Kapalua Resort and is currently ranked as the No. 9 Top Tennis Resort in the World according to Tennis Resorts Online 2017. For additional information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA. For additional information on Kapalua Tennis, visit www.KapaluaTennis.com or call 1-808-662-7730.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.