Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Breezing through
the first 18 holes

HANDICAPPER extrordinaire: After the first 18 holes of golf in the Oahu Country Club member-guest tournament, OCC member Tim Doyle went over to the team of member Fred Shine and guest Nick Dreher and told them all they had to do was keep breathing to win the tournament. Sure enough, they not only won their flight category, but beat everyone in the other three flight categories to win the entire tournament but were warned their handicaps would be checked before the next tourney ...

ALSO on the golf theme, sort of, Mona Wood was visiting Honolulu Country Club and ran across some familiar faces. There were musician brothers Albert & Eddie Maligmat, Ben Vegas and Greg Sardinha making up a foursome. Wood asked Vegas what his handicap was and he broke her up with his reply: "Being Portagee." ... More odd sports news: Paul Klink entered the annual Friends of Italy Bocce Tournament with partner Fernando Rodrigues and in honor of his grandfather, who taught him the game back in New York, entered as Paul Klink-Maniscalco. They won, too, beating out Giampiero Morosi and Victor Geminiani. Paul called grandpa in N. Y. with the news and there were long distance tears falling ...


ACTOR Peter Clark has been back in London looking for acting work for about a month since "Follies" closed at Diamond Head Theatre. He just finished a West End staged reading of a new play called "Gringo" in which he played four different Puerto Rican men. Thinking back on his stage work in the past year, Clark was in "The Lower Depths," a Russian play by Maxim Gorky, in London before returning home to be an Irish fisherman in "Sea Marks, a staged reading of "Memory Play," a singer/dancer in "Follies" and now "Gringo." That's called versatility, folks ...

LOCAL poet Kirby Wright will be signing copies of his "Before the City" at Bestsellers on Bishop St. Aug. 14. His collection of award winning poems and prose poems has been praised by the likes of Maxine Hong Kingston and Rudolfo Anaya. His book contains "Punahou Reunion," a piece recited at Final Senior Chapel by President Jim Scott ...

Far East musical review

OSAKA D.J. Kamasami Kong reports having Jake Shima-bukuru and Kalapana in town for concerts the same night was a bit overwhelming but the Hawaiian music fans he's been cultivating on his radio show turned out, and both concerts were SRO. Kalapana played at Osaka's Blue Note and Kong says singer Zanuck Lindsey is "the best thing that's happened to this group ever." After the concerts, all got together to a new Osaka disco --they're coming back, says Kong -- called The Point After in the wake of the old late night spot in the Hawaiian Regent Hotel ... Ex-singer Richie Walker left Hawaii 16 years ago and since then has been a most popular D.J. He's returning to Hawaii for live shows on Hong Kong radio for the first time since 1997, coinciding with China Airlines resuming direct flights to Honolulu. David Booth of Events International is lining up guests for Walker on ICRT-FM 100, where more than a few isle disc jockeys put in stints ...

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Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968. The Week That Was runs Sundays and recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns. Contact Dave by e-mail:


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