Operations Staff

Chris Noda
Executive Director
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Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA), the top youth golf tournament organizer, and First Tee Hawaii, a nonprofit that makes golf affordable and accessible for all kids, has appointed Chris Noda as the director of golf operations.

“We have a compelling vision to make golf more accessible for youth while maintaining the fun, competitive atmosphere that allows us to inspire confidence and better prepare keiki for the future,” said Mary Bea Porter-King, president of the board of directors, HSJGA and First Tee Hawaii.

In January 2021, HSJGA and First Tee Hawaii established a partnership to grow the game of golf in Hawaii and deepen its impact on local youth. HSJGA, primarily known for its competitive programming and pathway to college for Hawaii’s junior golfers, will now offer developmental opportunities through First Tee Hawaii. Under the leadership of HSJGA, First Tee Hawaii will continue to introduce keiki to the game of golf while seamlessly integrating life skills curriculum to create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience.

Noda is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and enjoys running, movies and golf.

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Officers

Mary Bea Porter-King
President
Dan Zettle
Vice President
Mark Rolfing
Secretary
Daniel Lam
Treasurer

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Board Members

Matt Apana
Director – Oahu
Alan Battersby
Director – Maui
Brandon Bell
Director – Oahu
Ross Birch
Director – Hawaii Island
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Mark Bratton
Director – Oahu
David Carey
Director – Oahu
Adm. Tom Fargo
Director – Oahu
John Fink
Director – Oahu
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Melanie Kim
Director – Oahu
Landon Mizuguchi
Director – Oahu
Greg Nichols, PGA
Director – Oahu
Stephen Perry
Director – Hawaii Island
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Brenda Rego, PGA
Director – Maui
Ed Schultz
Director – Oahu
Allison Watson
Director – Kauai
Alan Yamamoto
Director – Oahu