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Emily T Gail w David S. Ishii, Sponsor HHSAA Golf Championship-Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings' Course
May 27, 2019 01:25 PM PDT
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I had my talk story with David S. Ishii at the Waikoloa Beach Resort at the 2019 HHSAA (Hawaii High School Athletic Association) Boys Golf Championship. Waikoloa Beach Resort was host to the 36 hole championship played at Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings' Course on the Big Island of Hawaii. The girls championship was earlier in the week.

The HHSAA is sponsored by David S. Ishii Foundation. Scott Head, VP Waikoloa Beach Resort calls David Ishii the best player to ever come out of Hawaii and says David's support for high school players has had a huge impact on the sport. Waikoloa Beach Resort is always proud to host junior, high school, college and professional tournaments and very happy the high school state championships were played at Waikoloa Kings Course in 2019 as it rotates from island to island each year.

Nice touch with David Ishii being on hand for the tournament. David, and his wife Lorraine and son presented the awards.

Mid Pac's Jake Sequin won the individual state title and my friend Ethan Jaehn, a freshman playing for Coach Lee Kakawa at Kealakehe was third overall and low Big Island player. He edged out 5th place finisher from Kamehameha-Hawaii senior Pono Yanagi, the BIIF champion, by a stroke for top Big Islander honors. Hawaii Baptist won the team title with a 42-over 618. Second place was Mid Pacific (652). Iolani was third (655) and Waiakea (657) was close behind in fourth

Jason Langwell, Rocket Mortgage Classic with Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and many PGA TOUR players
May 21, 2019 01:54 PM PDT
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Jason Langwell, Rocket Mortgage Classic shares lot of information and update on the many way fans can enjoy the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The PGA Tour event will be at Detroit Golf Club June 25-30.

Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Danny Lee, and many of the top PGA pros will be in the field at Detroit Golf Club. The Fan Experience Area is going to be a wonderful area for families and anyone whether they are golf enthusiasts or not.

Many opportunities have been created for our local non profits to raise funds including the Birdies for Charities that over 100 local charities are participating in this first year.

Jason shares the many ways the community is involved including awesome response by those signing up to volunteer. Chaired by former Mayor Dennis Archer. There is a waiting list!!! Talk about the community getting involved!!

They have set up a viewing area at the RMC which is called Area 313. Think it's going to be the place to be as spectators will be able o watch the signature three-hole strectch that features Detroitr Golf Club's par 5 14th hole, par-3 15th and par-4 16th for fan experience.

The area offers the best sightlines with general admission stadium seating options and upgraded hospitality venues. Cool.

Tickets and info at rocketmortgageclassic.com
Tuesday June 25 Practice Day $10
Wed. June 26 Delta Dental Pro-Am $15.

The 72 hole tournament play is:
Thursday, June 27 $45
Friday, June 28 $50
Saturday June 29 $55
Sunday June 30 $55

Emily T Gail Talks Story with Scott Head, VP Operatons Waikoloa Beach Resort, Big Island of Hawaii
May 11, 2019 02:10 AM PDT
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I had my talk story with Scott Head, VP Waikoloa Beach Resort at the
2019 HHSAA (Hawaii High School Athletic Association) Boys Golf Championship. Waikoloa Beach Resort was host to the 36 hole championship played at Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings' Course on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The HHSAA is sponsored by David S. Ishii Foundation. Scott talks about the impact David, who Scott calls the best player to ever come out of Hawaii has made for high school players with his support. Scott also shares the commitment by Waikoloa Beach Resort to host junior, high school, college and professional tournaments.

Waikoloa Beach Resort is a planned community and I have worked with them for a long time. I have admired how they have evolved gracefully during the ever present development on the Big Island. The Queens Marketplace and Kings' Shop serving locals and visitors everyday with great stores, restaurants and Hawaiiana entertainment and cultural events. Scott and I talk about how the hotels, condos, time shares, beaches, golf courses, hiking trails are there for all of us to enjoy. I sure do.

On another note. Nice touch with David Ishii who is in the photo with Scott being on hand for the tournament. David, and his wife Lorraine and son presented the awards. Mid Pac's Jake Sequin won the individual state title and my friend Ethan Jaehn, a freshman playing for Coach Lee Kakawa at Kealakehe was third overall and low Big Island player. He edged out 5th place finisher from Kamehameha-Hawaii senior Pono Yanagi, the BIIF champion, by a stroke for top Big Islander honors. Hawaii Baptist won the team title with a 42-over 618. Second place was Mid Pacific (652). Iolani was third (655) and Waiakea (657) was close behind in fourth

Emily T Gail w Steve Wilke, GAM Evening w Jack Nicklaus Monday June 17
May 02, 2019 09:05 AM PDT
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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will help the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) celebrate its Centennial this year. He'll headline a GAM Foundation gala fundraiser on Monday, June 17 at Oakland Hills CC, one of the original 14 clubs to form what would eventually become the GAM.

The event will include golf on the famous South course, dinner and the fireside chat with Jack. Dinner only tickets are available at $300. The GAM 100 Celebration benefits the GAM Foundation including its Youth on Course program which allows kids ages 6 to 18 to play golf for five dollars or less at participating courses.

HOUR Media is the presenting sponsor of the GAM 100 Celebration. Again Dinner only and the fireside chat with Jack Nicklaus tickets are still available at $300 and a limited amount of golf spots are available where you get to play your own ball on the iconic South Course at Oakland Hills.

It was Oakland Hills where in 1961 Jack Nicklaus was fourth in the U.S. Open as a 21-year-old amateur. In 1991 he won the US Senior Open on the South course at Oakland Hills in a playoff with Chi Chi Rodriguez. On a side note Chi Chi's nephew Juan Rodriguez, Aloha Section PGA member is my neighbor and a wonderful person and player.
Go to GAM.org for info about Dinner only tickets at $300 and the limited number of golf spots or sponsor opportunities or contact Steve Wilke at swilke@gam.org or 248-752-8842.

Steve and I also talk about the GAM participating in the PGA TOUR Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charities. The program is centered around the first-ever PGA TOUR event in Detroit June 25-30 at the Detroit Golf Club. Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson are among the PGA Tour stars who will be in the field.

Donations can be made by a per birdie pledge or by a flat rate donation. And donations received by May 31 will be entered to win a VIP Package for Two to the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The VIP Package includes two Honorary Observer positions for Saturday. Believe me Honorary Observer at a PGA tournament is very cool!

They have a link on their website on how you can be a part of this opportunity the Rocket Mortgage Classic has created for our local non-profits including GAM.

https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/rocket-mortgage-classic.html

Emily T Gail- Karen Chappelle-Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival May 17-19
April 28, 2019 06:39 PM PDT
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The 2nd Annual Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival-2019 Friday May 17-Sunday May 19 ...

"It's ALL About Detroit"

Founded by Karen Chappelle who grew up in Detroit and after years away from Detroit and a career in Law has come back to her roots in Detroit and her love of the Arts since she was a young girl because of the plays she got to be involved in with the Detroit Parks and Rec.

Here is an overview....

Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival-2019
"It's ALL About Detroit"
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Welcome to Detroit’s Newest Theatrical Event.

This year the Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival (DHTF) continues its tradition celebrating Detroit’s rich heritage. The Opening Play takes us back to a more genteel period in our history; Nacirema- American spelled backwards. In this year of the woman, we share the work of playwright Pearl Cleage, who spent many years growing up here in Detroit.

A Celebration of Art for Detroit, by Detroit.
The Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival proudly invites playwrights of all ages to showcase their talents during an amazing and immersive new festival!
An experience like none other, participants are invited to present work that inspires and innovates; intentionally subverting the traditional narratives about Detroit.
The festival is designed to utilize as many of the spaces in the cultural corridor as possible, in addition to reaching out and including the oldest, newest, professional, amateur and student artists. The festival will take place over three days.

Day one: May 17, The festival opening and reception takes place at The Players Club, 3321 East Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI. The Players Club was designated as a Michigan Heritage site in 1975, built in 1925. With a four story high stage and auditorium accommodating 200, a kitchen, dressing rooms, basement storage, prop rooms and a formal meeting room on upper floor. This is a private club and not traditionally open to the public.
The commonality of mission, using art to educate and engage the community has formed a wonderful home for DHTF Opening Night festivities.
The mission of the Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival coincided with the current mission of the Players club for community outreach. We will utilize the services of the Capuchin kitchen, whose services to the poor and under served in Detroit and help restore their lives is also consistent with the mission of the transformative nature of art.

Day Two: May 18, 2019 our venue is the Historic and beautiful Detroit Main Public Library located at 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit Michigan. The Detroit Public Library enlightens and empowers people and artists by providing diverse and dynamic pathways to literacy and learning.

This year we will launch the very first Dominique Morisseau monologue competition. This is more than a competition. It’s a workshop with teaching and professional artists, and an introduction to one of the gifted playwrights of our generation. . .from OUR hometown! High School students in grades 9-12 from across the city will gather at the HYPE Teen Center in the Detroit Main Public Library to broadcast live on 791.4 HYPE radio.
The three round progressive competition will award a cash prize to the top 3 students. It will be held in the friends auditorium May 18, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Also, Day 2, right down the hall, in the Explorer Room, we look forward to performances from students at Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Mosaic, with a mission of empowering young people through professional performing arts training is, will perform their signature piece and excerpt from their current production: Detroit to Dakar, the powerful true story of a group of Detroit teenagers who traveled to sing in Dakar, Senegal in 2003.
This performance opens the Ten Minute Festival of Plays About Detroit. This is a showcase of performances by students and professional artists in Detroit. We will again offer coffee and pastries compliments of Avalon Bakery- Midtown Detroit. There will be follow up workshops offered with “ How To” tips on writing 10 minute play. This will continue to connect and promote great theatre community engagement.

Day 3: Closing day of the festival takes place a the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located 315 E. Warren Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201, now the second largest permanent collection on African-American culture.

The museum now hosting an exhibit which pays tribute to the intellect, heroism and brotherhood of the World War II heroes. Detroit boasts of several original Tuskegee airmen ages 93 to 103! The event begins with a reception. The tribute will be followed by a production of the Off- Broadway Sensation: Black Angels Over Tuskegee, by Layon Gray in the beautiful General Motors Theatre.
There will also be an awards program which acknowledges the outstanding work of selected artists: Renee Elyse Goldsberry, Pearl Cleage, and Jeff Daniels. Awards will be given to festival participants and honorees, and certificates awarded from the mayors office.

. . . Because It's All About Detroit!!
Selected playwrights will be provided with all the necessary resources, and watch as their pieces are produced featuring professional artist. Once selected, playwrights will be assigned dedicated industry professionals as mentors. Join us as we use theatre to build our community.

www.detroitheritagetheatrefestival.org

Emily T Gail- Wes Kimura - Waikoloa Village Lions Club Golf Tournament April 27
April 21, 2019 04:24 PM PDT
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Wes Kimura, Guest Attendant at Waikoloa Beach Resort King's and Beach Course on the Big Island of Hawaii where I love to hit balls in the evening and work on my short game is also the President of the Waikoloa Village Lions Club.

So we took a few minutes to talk about their Waikoloa Village Lions Club Golf Tournament coming up Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course. I encourage visitors and local to enjoy a fun day at Waikoloa Village Golf Course. Wes and his fellow Lions Clubs members SERVE our community in so many ways.

The Waikoloa Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Waikoloa Golf Course.

A two-person scramble, the tournament begins with registration at 7 a.m. and first tee off at 8 a.m. Mulligans are optional.

Lunch will follow at the very popular Pueo's Restaurant, with prizes for top finishers and an exciting silent auction.

Entry is $110 per player, including greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Mulligans are optional.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Waikoloa Lions Club, part of a 100-year-old organization with over 1.4 million members worldwide. The Lions have dedicated themselves to a mission of global service in five areas of need: diabetes, vision, hunger, the environment and childhood cancer.

For more information and to register in advance, call Lion Wes Kimura at (808) 938-1279 or
email westkimura@yahoo.com. and if you have a Silent auction item you can call Sue at 808 989-0215.

Emily T Gail Talk Story Jack Berry, Golf Writer Including 40 Masters
April 13, 2019 06:27 PM PDT
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Jack Berry has covered many milestone sports experiences including 40 Masters ... he is in Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

I talked to him at conclusion of round 3 of the 2019 Masters and asked him what he was feeling as he was watching the days events unfold ... and his thoughts before the final round Sunday.

I've known and admired Jack Berry for 50+ years. I was a junior golfer aspiring to play on the LPGA. Never was good enough however did play in LPGA events in the 1960's as amateur as you could in those days with a 5 handicap or less.

Jack wrote about my amateur golf in the 60's. He was a mentor to me in ways he never knew as I got into writing about golf and having radio shows like my Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports on esphawaii.com for long time.

I started calling Jack for interviews and having him share his stories and knowledge of the game. I've learned so much for Jack. He still covers golf with GLSP published by my long time friend Art McCafferty. Art also publishes Michigan Runner who I credit for the popularity of our Emily Detroit Runs in the 1970'-80's. Jack used to run in the Emily Detroit Runs.

We talk about the PGA TOUR Rocket Mortgage Classic coming to Detroit end of June. Will be held at Detroit Golf Club, the only private club in the Detroit City limits. Lots of golf history there. Personal history for me as I played Junior and Women's Amateur events at Detroit golf in the 1960'-70's. Horton Smith, who was one of the first to win the Masters was the pro at Detroit Golf at the time.

The photo of Jack and I was when he was visiting Hawaii ... in between his hikes and active visit we met up on the seawall on the ocean in Kailua Village across the street from Kona Plaza where I lived.

Emily T Gail Talk Story with Bill Dow, Free Lance Sports Writer and Fellow Supporter of Detroit Historical Society
March 11, 2019 03:52 PM PDT
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Bill Dow is a free lance sports writer and big supporter of the Detroit Historical Society. He is Involved in the fundraiser this Saturday 6-10pm celebrating the opening of the new exhibit : A Night at the Lindell AC The Lindell AC was Detroit’s original watering hole for athletes and entertainers alike. celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Lindell AC: America's First Sports Bar. Share burgers and beer, sports trivia and fun panel talk and meet and greet with Bill Dow, Terry Foster, Roxanne Foster, Pete Waldmier, Jerry Green, Dave Rozama and others. everyone of them with stories about the Lindell AC and it place in legends of sports. 6 p.m. Meet Me at the Lindell movie Seating first come, first served.) 7 p.m. Enjoy burgers and beer in our recreated Lindell, featuring some of the original treasured photographs and sports memorabilia from the bar. $75 members DHS can join at Detroithistorical.org or $100 non members. Bill and I talk about how he became a free lance writer when he was a stay at home dad. He shares what he has learned about the effort it takes and the pleasure he has derived from researching his stories and people he has met. Be is a collector and some of his items are in the Lindell AC exhibit and he has volunteered his time in helping curate and write some of the copy. items Bill is a friend of mine ... I admire and enjoy his work. *Co-Editor/Co-Author of book "Tiger Stadium, Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009" (McFarland & Company 2018) * Guest Curator and Writer: "Year of the Tiger 1968: at the Detroit Historical Museum April 20 to October 7, 2018 (50th Anniversary of the 1968 World Champion Detroit Tigers Exhibit) * guest writer and curator on the Lindell AC exhibit opening March 2019 Wrote feature articles for newspapers and magazines, covering a wide range of subjects in business, sports history, health, music, education and parenting. Wrote and distributed news releases, scheduled media interviews, and cultivated relationships with Detroit area media outlets. • Published 200 +articles in The Detroit Free Press, D Business Magazine, Hour Detroit Magazine, Detroit Home Magazine, Baseball Digest, The Oakland Press, Metro Parent Magazine. Wrote Afterword to Paper Lion by George Plimpton (later editions) • Provided media relations assistance for Wayne State University Press (Rodwan Communications) and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. (Rodwan Communications) • Wrote marketing copy for the Danbury Mint and Easton Press, performed research for Cranbrook Schools, and provided photographic research and caption writing for Avanti Press.

Emily T Gail with Bill Dow, Freelance Sports Writer and Detroit Historical Society Supporter
March 11, 2019 01:32 PM PDT
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Bill Dow is a free lance sports writer and big supporter of the Detroit Historical Society. He is Involved in the fundraiser this Saturday 6-10pm celebrating the opening of the new exhibit : A Night at the Lindell AC

The Lindell AC was Detroit’s original watering hole for athletes and entertainers alike. celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Lindell AC: America's First Sports Bar. Share burgers and beer, sports trivia and fun panel talk and meet and greet with Bill Dow, Terry Foster, Roxanne Foster, Pete Waldmier, Jerry Green, Dave Rozama and others. everyone of them with stories about the Lindell AC and it place in legends of sports.

6 p.m. Meet Me at the Lindell movie Seating first come, first served.)
7 p.m. Enjoy burgers and beer in our recreated Lindell, featuring some of the original treasured photographs and sports memorabilia from the bar.
$75 members DHS can join at Detroithistorical.org or $100 non members.

Bill and I talk about how he became a free lance writer when he was a stay at home dad. He shares what he has learned about the effort it takes and the pleasure he has derived from researching his stories and people he has met.

Be is a collector and some of his items are in the Lindell AC exhibit and he has volunteered his time in helping curate and write some of the copy. items

Bill is a friend of mine ... I admire and enjoy his work.

*Co-Editor/Co-Author of book "Tiger Stadium, Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009" (McFarland & Company 2018)
* Guest Curator and Writer: "Year of the Tiger 1968: at the Detroit Historical Museum April 20 to October 7, 2018 (50th Anniversary of the 1968 World Champion Detroit Tigers Exhibit)

* guest writer and curator on the Lindell AC exhibit opening March 2019

Wrote feature articles for newspapers and magazines, covering a wide range of subjects in business, sports history, health, music, education and parenting. Wrote and distributed news releases, scheduled media interviews, and cultivated relationships with Detroit area media outlets.
• Published 200 +articles in The Detroit Free Press, D Business Magazine, Hour
Detroit Magazine, Detroit Home Magazine, Baseball Digest, The Oakland Press, Metro Parent Magazine. Wrote Afterword to Paper Lion by George Plimpton (later editions)
• Provided media relations assistance for Wayne State University Press (Rodwan Communications) and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. (Rodwan Communications)
• Wrote marketing copy for the Danbury Mint and Easton Press, performed research for Cranbrook Schools, and provided photographic research and caption writing for Avanti Press.

Emily T Gail with her brother Maxwell T Gail and his twin Mary singing a Max original song
February 18, 2019 11:14 AM PST
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I have always been a big fan of my brother Max's poems and song writing and piano playing ... as I have been of Max's twin Mary and my twin sister Edee creativity as musicians.

Over the years if they were playing music I was taping if I could....

As I'm curating of what I have documented over the years of family moments and public moments I keep finding so many heartwarming moments ... on video, in photos, news stories, audio recordings like this audio recording (on cassette) from probably 20 years ago.

I'm grateful for the many moments of wonderful memories with my big brother Max and his family and some of my siblings at Max's home in Malibu when we would hang out. Many times Max would share share his original music and poems with me. I would always cry feeling his words .... and watching him play. On this day his twin Mary was there and they were sharing their music with each other ...

Sure glad I turned on my recorder 20 years or whenever it was. No doubt I sobbed when they were singing and sharing that day just as I did a few weeks ago when pulled this cassette tape out of a box.

Wanted to share it ...

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