Pahoa Village Disc Golf Course First Public Course to be Approved in the State of Hawaii

Pahoa Village Disc Golf Course is the first “public” DG Course to be approved in the State of Hawaii.  Funding has been approved! Pledges and Commitments have been made! Surveying has begun! Sponsors are being gathered!

Looking onto DownTown Pahoa Villlage from Ball Fields. DG Course area is located above Ball Fields. Community/Activities/Senior Center at far right edge of photo; Newly restored Akebono Theater (The State's oldest theater) is Green/White building with red roof; White building center under three Monkey Pod trees is old Fire Station, soon to be renovated as part of Community Center. Olympic Pool out of photo on left.

Perched on a beautiful property overlooking rustic and historic Pahoa Village, the freshly approved “Pahoa Village Disc Golf Course” has tremendous promise to be a premier location for holding World Class events.

One of the few par 3's for the Pros. Plans are to have par3 t-boxes throughout course for those just beginning in the game, or for those wanting to play a shorter more traditional DG course

Plans for multiple tee-pads and pin placements to accommodate all skill levels, along with extended par ranges in the 60’s to 70’s, in a suitably demographical area, should help to build a solid future for the Sport in Hawaii.

Image of tentative Course Layout. This is rough...subject to some probable changes and refining of path/pin details and data. In addition to Holes, this basic image depicts the outer boundry layer and existing roads..some of which will be incorporated into jogging/hiking nature trails.

Pahoa Village, located in the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii, has a very unique and Free Spirited character….and is still very influenced by “Old Hawaii” and Traditional ways. Pahoa’s unique Spirit stems from a mix of Asian and Western influence during the early times of Ohia (tree) harvesting for railroad ties in 1800’s, Sugar Plantations in the early to mid 1900’s, and the more recent liberal Surfer, Rainbow and Eco influences of the last 50yrs. Because Pahoa and Puna is projected to grow over the next 10yrs at a faster pace than any other area in the State, improvements to infrastructure are a current focus.

Approximately 55ft elevation change from front to back.

The Park is in a “prime” location, providing the Community an Activities and Senior Center, Youth Facilities and PlayScape, Baseball Fields, Basketball Court, Olympic Pool and Showers, Concrete Skate Park(with more expansion soon!)…..and now the State’s very first public Disc Golf Course!!

Contact information:

http://HawaiiDG.com/
https://facebook.com/hawaiidiscgolf
https://facebook.com/pahoadiscgolf

New Baby Dolphin Named at the Hilton Waikoloa… Dolphin Pregnancies Studied

The baby dolphin boy that was born on August 20th at the Dolphin Quest Village at the Hilton Waikoloa Village has been given a name.

Ipo swims next to her mother Iwa

After a contest to name the Dolphin where folks submitted names they thought would be appropriate, the name that was selected is “Ipo” or Hawaiian for “Sweetheart”.

Ipo and Iwa (Photo by DolphinQuest Hawaii)

In other news, while Ipo’s mother was pregnant, she was being studied regarding her pregnancy:

…Shawn Noren from the Institute of Marine Science, University of California Santa Cruz, joined a pod of dolphins at Dolphin Quest, Hawaii, just before two of the females gave birth.

She analyzed the impact of pregnancy on the animals’ streamlined shape and mobility.

“The pregnant females had huge protrusions where the fetus was sitting towards the back end of the body,” said Noren, who donned Scuba gear and spent a large portion of the final fortnight of the dolphins’ pregnancies filming under water as they swam parallel to her camera between their trainers.

Noren also filmed the dolphin mothers immediately after their calves were born and at regular intervals until the calves were 2 years old…

I think this study is pretty similar to humans as I know most pregnant ladies also tend to slow down a bit!

Allegiant Air Trying to Secure Routes to Hawaii from Stockton, California

This is interesting news.  It looks like Allegiant Air is trying to secure routes from Stockton, California to Hawaii.

What was even more interesting was that the statement mentions that it’s trying to secure approval to operate between the islands with a plural “s”.  I wonder if they are trying to secure routes directly to the Big Island?

…Stockton airport officials continue to discuss the possibility of providing scheduled flight service to Hawaii, but Allegiant is still trying to secure federal government approval to operate between the islands and the continental United States.

It could be summer before any formal announcements are made on Hawaiian service…

Full article here: Stockton airport passengers soar

Paradise Roller Girls Close Out the Season… Janes Defeat the Barbies

Tonight was the last match of the season for the Paradise Roller Derby girls and they had an excellent match with the “Barbies vs. GI Janes”.

I left at half-time however I have now heard that the GI Janes defeated the Barbies tonight.