13th Annual Field Day and Golf Tournament

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Hundreds of turf & equipment professionals participated in the annual field day and golf tournament events held at Royal Kunia Country Club on May 16.  We were blessed with wonderful weather and terrific hosts, Jared Nomitsu and his staff at Royal Kunia Country Club, set up the equipment areas and golf course beautifully.  The greens were slippery fast and many of us were grateful that the golf tournament had a two putt max rule.  Congratulations to Domingo Madriaga from Kapalua Golf Course for winning the 43” Plasma HDMI TV!

Even the practice putting green was super slick.  For our traditional putting contest, we were looking for 5 players to place a 50 foot putt within 10 feet from the hole (a HUGE 20 foot diameter circle).  It took 27 players to find the skillful 5.  The wait was worth it for Inoke Taufa of Friendly Isle Landscaping; he won the grand prize of a LED flat screen TV!

Dozens of turf equipment were presented at the Field Day.  Participants had a chance to get personal face time with mainland rep’s from Jacobsen, Ventrac, CS Trading, Turfco and Smithco.  Detailed presentations included the new Jacobsen Fairway Mower with computerized speed control, the versatile Ventrac unit that easily climbed the steep bank behind Hole 18, the SISIS Veemo verticutter that flung a rooster tail even at reduced rpm, the new Turfco spinner TopDresser with calibration settings allowing for accurate and consistent drop rates, the reliable and high grade Smithco sprayer and the dual drive Smithco greens roller that ran up the hill above the practice putting green.  Several popular Kioti Tractors were also there with attachments from Redexim, First Products, Progressive Turf & Lely.  There was a new hybrid utility vehicle from American Sportswork – a 4x4 that runs on either battery or gas, at the flick of a switch.  Many more turf maintenance toys were displayed for all to view and touch.  

A warm mahalo to all of you that attended and supported our Field Day & Golf Tournament.  We hope to see you again next year!

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