Ko Olina Resort Abuzz Prior to LPGA Lotte Championship

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Final preparations are being made throughout the Ko Olina Resort in anticipation of the Second Annual LPGA LOTTE Championship being held April 14-20, 2013. With the start date just two days away and the total purse valued at $1.7 million, anticipation and excitement is building.


Welcome entrance erected in front of the Ko Olina Golf Club

Event Staff Work on Final Aspects of Staging and Signage

As I have come and gone from Ko Olina during the past week I have observed the setting up of office trailers, posting signs and banners, adding portable restrooms and hand-washing stations; all while dozens of other golf course personnel and landscaping crews work on grooming the golf course and ensuring that all the common areas and roadways in the resort are up to the 5-star standards all have come to expect in Ko Olina.

This is an exciting time for many of us that live within the Ko Olina Resort since we have a convenient opportunity to witness firsthand some of the world’s elite female golfing professionals. I have been invited to assist as an on-course volunteer during the event and I’m looking forward to watching these world-class golfers vie for the championship title.

Who or What is LOTTE?

LOTTE is a South Korean-Japanese industrial conglomerate founded in 1948. Some of their main products are chewing gum, ice cream, and candy. They also manage hotels and operate golf courses. Signage representing LOTTE brands can be seen lining both sides of Aliinui Drive in Ko Olina.

LPGA.com reports that the winner of the inaugural LPGA LOTTE Championship in 2012 was “Ai Miyazato who claimed her eighth-career LPGA victory by four shots over Azahara Munoz and Meena Lee. Miyazato shot 70 in the final round to end the week at 12-under-par 276.” (Learn more about the history of The Ladies Professional Golf Association.)


Come Join Us in Ko Olina for this Special Event

It has been impressive to witness the level of organization and attention to detail that has gone into preparing for this tournament. The Ko Olina Resort is able to once again showcase all that it has to offer to these professional golfers, their family, friends and the spectators that will be participating in the event. If you are on-island between April 14-20, 2013 then come and see it for yourself!


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