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Whale Trust Golf Tournament to Support Whale Research

January 20, 2016, 8:24 AM HST
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King Kamehameha Golf Club

Photo courtesy King Kamehameha Golf Club.

For the 11th consecutive year, Whale Trust Maui, the Maui-based international whale research organization, invites the public to “tee off for whale research” on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at 8 a.m., at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

All proceeds benefit the research and education programs of Whale Trust Maui.

The scramble competition format golf tournament sponsored by Mercedez-Benz of Maui features continental breakfast, awards luncheon with a guest speaker and $5,000 in cash prizes.

The registration deadline is Jan. 28, but teams are entered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download the Whale Trust Golf Tournament-Registration Form 2016.

Photo courtesy King Kamehameha Golf Club

Photo courtesy King Kamehameha Golf Club


The event offers bi-coastal views, lunch in the Frank Lloyd Wright clubhouse, cash prizes for men’s and women’s teams, and a new Mercedes (on display) for a lucky hole-in-one winner.


The King Kamehameha Golf Club, located at 500 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy in Wailuku, is one of the only private 18-hole golf courses on Maui.

“What better way to spend a morning than playing one of Maui’s most spectacular golf courses while raising money to help support whale research right here in our own backyard,” says, Allen Jones, Whale Trust board member and tournament organizer.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and to receive help in registering your team, contact Program Coordinator Emily Machernis at [email protected] or call (808) 572-5700.


Whale Trust Maui is a Maui-based nonprofit organization. Its mission is to promote, support and conduct scientific research on whales, and the marine environment, and broadly communicate the findings to the public.

Its founders are passionate scientists and explorers who believe that science—the quest for answers to the most intriguing questions about our natural world—lies at the heart of environmental education and conservation.

Whale Trust Maui’s research programs focus on exploring the natural communication, behavior patterns, and social organization of whales.

But Whale Trust Maui seeks to do more than fund groundbreaking field research on our earth’s largest marine mammals. Results from Whale Trust Maui’s field research are the basis for a broader program of outreach and education that involve the public, educators, and a new generation of researchers whom Whale Trust Maui hopes to inspire.

For more information, go online or call (808) 572-5700.

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