Linda Wong fires first ace after 20 years of playing golf
scored her first hole-in-one Sunday on Waialae's 128-yard 8th hole using a 7 wood. Linda was playing with Sharon Weiner
and Tracy Wong
, no relation to Linda. Sen. Donna Kim
was supposed to round out the foursome but couldn't make it. After hitting, Linda couldn't see what happened to her ball. But eagle-eyed Sharon said, "I think it went in." Linda replied, "No way." But it did go in. Linda has been playing golf for 20 years and holds a 26 handicap. She had hole-in-one insurance so she did not have to pay for club members' drinks ... Connie Lau
is keynote speaker at La Pietra's commencement ceremonies Wednesday. Connie is president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries and chairman, president and CEO of American Savings Bank. Now that's a role model ... Congrats to OnJin's Cafe waitress Flavia Brakling
, originally of Brazil, who graduated May 17 from HPU. Flavia, a 6-foot volleyball starter at HPU, majored in journalism and visual communication ...
KUMU LITE 94.7's Frank B. Shaner and Congressional candidate and former Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono are among eight artists displaying their work at Louis Pohl Gallery June 2-30. Also displaying art are Judge Leslie Hayashi, fashion designers Eric Chandler and Takeo, Elizabeth Kent, Janice Brown and Alan Carrell. The luminaries are donating their art and guests may bid on it at a June 6 reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the H.E.A.R.T. program, Children's Alliance of Hawaii ...
Alan Wong's raises $14,000 for Plantation Village
Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu is $14,000 richer thanks the Back to the Roots benefit party at Alan Wong's
... The Halekulani has started a Tuesday Sunset Kiawe Grill feed at the House Without a Key, 5 to 8:30 p.m. ... Bonita Parsons-Wilkie
celebrated her birthday Monday by having lunch at the Kahala with Marilynn Cutter
and Janne Yamaguchi
and dinner at Le Bistro in Niu with some of the women she dances hula with in Cathy Ostrem's
Ben Wong sends word that his "Hawaii Goes Fishing" show, with Bob Pritchard and Dean Sensui, will feature their New Zealand visit tomorrow at 5 p.m. on OC 16. The hourlong program will be carried eight more times during the week ... A lotta Wongs made today's column ...
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