Golf is good…but better when you win something!

Posted: September 17, 2007 by Nathan Kam in Golf Bug, Random Raves & Rants


Francis Ho-Ching, me, and Mike Murray taking a break before teeing off.

It’s been a busy last couple of weeks at the office, but I was actually able to get out on the golf course this past Friday to play in an American Resort Development Association (ARDA) tournament at Honolulu Country Club. ARDA is a client of the agency and McNeil Wilson was a silver sponsor of the event. So what does that all mean? It means I had the opportunity to team up with some clients for an afternoon of pure pleasure.


Mmmmmm…notice anything funny about our McNeil Wilson signage? 

Our team was pretty solid. I recruited my client Mike Murray, vice president of sales and marketing (corporate meetings and incentives) for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and Francis Ho-Ching, director of westbound sales for the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). The problem was we all had relatively low handicaps and we’re not the “sand bagging” type, so we didn’t exactly finish on top. But the scramble format made for a fun day out in the hot, hot sun. Between cigars, corn dogs, corn nuts, a couple of beers, Gatorade, tons of water and Snickers bars, we somehow managed to finish the round and post something respectable

And we did. In the end, we shot a gross 5-under par 67. With our handicaps thrown in, our net score was 58.4. Not too shabby and good enough for 21st place and Panasonic microwaves for the team. Oh, the lowest score that was shot…a net 44…can you believe that? How can these guys actually look at themselves in the mirror the next day? But since this was the 3rd annual tournament, the third place team got the top prize. So all was fair in the end.

A good time was had by all and I look forward to hitting the links with these guys again. Maybe next year…


  1. Sandy says:

    You’re fired.

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