UH Mānoa alumnus Curtis Kono

Curtis Kono has served as Oahu Country Club’s golf course superintendent for thirteen years and has enjoyed “Class A” professional status in Hawai‘i for the last 33 years. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, he earned a BS degree in horticulture from UH Mānoa.

Kono was selected as the Golf Course Superintendent of the Year by the Hawaii Golf Course Superintendents Association (HGCSA) for 2011. An accomplished golfer, he was the Hawaii State Junior Match Play Champion in 1968, Mānoa Cup Champion in 1987 and multiple winner of the HGCSA Annual Tournament. He has also been a volunteer crew member at the Masters, Augusta National, Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and U.S. Open at Shinnecock.

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