Air Date: Sunday, December 25, 2011
About This Episode
Global Golf Adventure ~ Christmas in Hawaii
Hawaii is like no other place on earth. Even though this is the most remote island chain on the planet, in today’s modern age of travel, it is readily accessible from more than 20 U.S. cities. Everywhere you go in Hawaii the scenery is glorious, the activities and adventures endless, the culture and history rich and intriguing and the people friendly and caring. In this show you will meet some great local friends like Lihue Fire Department battalion chief, Shawn Hosaka, Big Island Mayor, Billy Kenoi and the renowned musician and Maui native, Willie K.
In this episode Mark Rolfing interviews Steve Stricker, the sixth and highest ranked American player in the world, at his hometown course in Madison-Wisconsin. You’ll find out how Steve re-dedicated himself to the game and how living in Madison has enabled him to succeed in golf and in life.
Rolfing talks with Kelly Slater 11 time World Surfing Champion who loves his golf nearly as much as his surfing. We met up with Slater, the greatest athlete surfing has ever seen on Oahu’s North Shore at Pipeline. You’ll find out if learning to play golf helped Kelly to be a better surfer.
As for golf, there is simply is no destination anywhere that can match Hawaii for its diverse array of dramatic courses and facilities. And not only that, because these layouts are so well conditioned and user friendly, you will play some of your best golf ever in these islands.
Many Thanks for the Mauna Kea timelapse video by Oliver Guyon