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Instructors:

The golf professionals who lead the program are Casey Nakama, Lance Suzuki, Norman-Ganin Asao and Philip Chun.

 


Casey Nakama has been a golf professional since 1985.  Mr. Nakama has traveled on the Asian Tour during the late 80ís and early 90ís.  He was a Ben Hogan/PGA Tour member and a winner of local tournaments including the Hilo Invitational, Hawaii State Open, JAL Rainbow Open, Makaha Open, Maui Open, Mid-Pacific Open and Waikoloa Open to mention a few. Casey has been a golf instructor since 1992 and has mentored many juniors over the years.   In 2003, Casey received an honorary distinction by Golf Digest Magazine for one of  the top golf instructors for the State of Hawaii.


Lance Suzuki has been a golf professional since 1973. Mr. Suzukiís accolades include haaving been an NCAA, 1st Team All American while he was a student at BYU in Utah; also having been a PGA Touring member and the winner of more than 40 local tournaments (too many to name).  To give back to his community, Mr. Suzuki was one the original founders of Kahuku Junior Golf Association and has been a junior golf instructor since 1995.  In 2001, Mr. Suzuki was inducted in the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame.


Norman-Ganin Asao has been a golf professional since 2004. He was a former Hawaii High School Individual Champion. He was also the 2000 Barber's Point Invitational Champion, 2002-2003 President's Cup Champion, 2003 Pearl Open Amatuer Champion and 2003 Mayor's Cup Champion. Norman-Ganin also played on the Gateway Tour in Arizona and is the 2006 Kona Open Champion.


Philip Chun has been a golf professional since 1995.  He is the 1987 State Amateur Champion as well as the 1993 Rainbow Open Champion.  Philip is one of Hawaii’s top golf professionals.


   
   
   

 

All of our instructors have a strong desire to insure that juniors all have a great time and enjoy the game of golf. They too were young at one time and want more than anything to see up and coming stars from the State of Hawaii.

 

Remember, all of your instructors are here to help you and guide you.  If you are unsure of anything, please contact one of the instructors or assistants for help.

 

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