about us

LAHAINA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

for the love of golf

We believe in the joy of golf for all of Maui’s keiki. Our work cultivates a new generation of golf enthusiasts to embrace the outdoors, walk the green and share in friendship. Lahaina Junior Golf Association of Maui supports diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all west Maui kids, ages 8 to 18, who have a curiosity and passion for the sport. Sportsmanship, team work, manners, patience, honesty, self-discipline and mindfulness are all lessons offered within the context of golf. These life lessons that your children are about to experience will serve them for the duration of their lives.

Established in May 2011, Lahaina Junior Golf Association is 501 (c)3 nonprofit that is committed to the advancement of Maui’s children who golf. It relies on the generosity of its donors to offer its programs and services. Fees cover only a portion of operations costs.

TOGETHER MO’ BETTAH: WHY GOLF WITH US?

tee off for the future

We help keiki see their path. Success in golf is less about body strength and more about strength of mind and character. There’s a lot more going on the fairway than meets the eye. We offer the joy of belonging, golf course discounts and opportunities to make new friends.

Great Social Environment

Make new friends around a shared interest outside of school.

100% in Nature

Get outside with less screen time and more time enjoying the outdoors.

Built for Tranquility

Tap into the meditative quality of quiet time, intense focus and concentration.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

leading the way

Lahaina Junior Golf Association is governed by a talented and committed board of directors. They help to organize and promote events, recruit sponsors and drive philanthropy to support our diverse programs and services so that golf is more accessible to all keiki.

Photo of Joel Navarro

Joel Navarro

Joel serves as Board President. He is Executive Vice President of Operations for Hookele Title & Escrow.

Photo of Sutee Nitakorn

Sutee Nitakorn

Sutee serves as Board Vice President. He is a class A PGA professional and former Director of Sales of Kaanapali Golf Courses.

Jason Hegrenes

Jason serves as Board Treasurer. He is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Hunter Street Partners.

Chris Salem

Chris Salem

Chris serves as Board Secretary.

Board of Directors

 Sisiri Chumbley
Sisiri Chumbley
Kimberly Drechsel
Kimberly Drechsel
Ben Hongo
Ben Hongo
Brody Long
Thawat Metharonarath
Thawat Metharonarath
​Scott Reinhart
Amanda Wolf
Amanda Wolf

Jeeyun Lee Executive Director

BECOME A MEMBER

2022 Enrollment is Closed

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: ENROLLMENT FOR 2023 SEASON OPENS IN JULY 2023