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Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Krause honored as top volunteer

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Rudy Krause has been honored as the 2010 Chester Kahapea Volunteer of the Year for outstanding service to Friends of Hawai'i Charities and the Sony Open in Hawai'i.

Krause has volunteered for 27 years with Sony and, previously, the Hawaiian Open. He has served as Division Chairman of the Operations II Committee. Krause and his team have been responsible for most of the on-course setup and operations.

"Rudy has devoted his time, expertise and energy to this tournament," said Ian MacLean, Sony Chair of Ropes & Stakes, who nominated Krause for the award. "He is also very innovative as he designed the reels and stands used by our committee and which have become a standard for not only this event, but others."


Waikoloa's Tim Pajimola beat defending champion William Carvalho, 6 and 4, to win the match-play Paniolo Cup Sunday at Waikoloa Village.

Pajimola defeated Daniel Lesnett, 1-up, in a semifinal. Carvalho ousted Shaun Downie by the same score.

Larry Roberts won the Village Flight and Paul Dahlquist the Waikoloa Flight.


Makalei Golf Club is offering a "Peacock Rewards" loyalty program for an annual fee of $199 for Big Island residents ($249 for nonresidents). It provides five complimentary rounds, reduced green fees for members and guests, and additional discounts for frequent players after every 30 rounds. There is also 2-for-1 golf after 1:30 p.m. and discounts on monthly events, merchandise and driving range fees. It replaces Makalei's previous E-Club program.

Makalei also offers an annual Practice Range Special of $250 for unlimited balls and use of the range, a twilight rate of $35 per round for Big Island residents ($65 for nonresidents) for tee times after 11 a.m., and a Super Twilight rate of $49 for visitors with tee times after 1 p.m. Makalei will continue its weekly Aloha Friday Golf League during the summer and Golf Nine with Wine events, with the next one scheduled Jan. 29. Contact Makalei for more details.

Brian Goine and Phil Stambaugh of the Champions Tour will be the guests on "Emily T. Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports" Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN Radio AM850 Hilo/AM790 Kona.