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Coach Oliver Oliquiano
Oliver Oliquiano, PGA Apprentice, founder of the Academy and Hawaii resident since 1999 has been an avid golfer his whole life and contributed a lot of his success both personally and professionally to the game. Recognized as 2016 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher Oliver claims, "There are many valuable lessons to be taught through this game. Some of those lessons include: integrity, respect, and hard work. Our plans for the academy are to help the children of our community grow not just with the game, but within themselves."  
Oliver is also the head coach for Kamehameha School Intermediate Golf Team and the Local Tour Director for the U.S. Kids Golf Tour here in Hawaii.  He is a Certified Interscholastic Coach by NFHS.
About Island Pacific Golf Academy LLC
Island Pacific Golf Academy was formed in 2009 by two gentlemen who recognized the growing need for golf instruction at the elementary school level.  Since then iPGA has grown and now provides, custom club fitting, on course clinics and lessons, and tournament play.  All focused around kids learning golf.  
Testimonials:
Golf has been a great addition to our afterschool program. Having this sport as an option for our school and community has been wonderful for our kids.” – Joyce Bellino, School Principal, Kapunahala Elementary

“Over the past few months I’ve seen our kids develop an interest in the game. The kids participating really enjoyed having golf as a sport activity at school." - James Toyooka, School Principal, Nuuanu Elementary School 

"The children really enjoy the enrichment class in golf offered at our school by Island Pacific Golf Academy. The professionalism they bring is outstanding," according to Linda Aton, Director of after school programs at Navy Hale Keiki School in Honolulu.

"We are so excited that Lawrie can learn golf at school. He had wanted to learn for a long time so we jumped at the chance. He thoroughly enjoys the classes and is learning quite rapidly so I hope that you will continue to offer after school classes. I have watched the class and was impressed by the level of personal tuition that the children received. Keep up the good work.. Many Thanks..." Janice Unfried - Parent at Iroquois Point Elementary School

"We are so pleased to be able to offer these golf classes on our campus. Students who participated last year had such a positive experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students." - Heidi Armstrong, Principal Iroquois Point Elementary

"Our students love the afternoon classes offered by Island Pacific Golf Academy. Their staff is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with." – Dan Nagami (Special Programs Director – Maryknoll School)

"Last year our after school golf enrichment program was such a hit with the students that on the first day of this school year both parents and students were asking how soon could we have the golf program started. We are making IPGA one of our first startups this year." Phil Bruno, Admissions Director – American Renaissance Academy

“The After-School Golf Enrichment program has been a wonderful addition to our extra-curricular activities. It aligns with our school vision to bolster our athletic programs for the students. Aside from being a fun activity, the lessons taught contribute to the development of a healthy attitude towards life” Brendan Burns, School Principal – Aina Haina Elementary

“Golf has been a fantastic afterschool program for the students. We’re happy that our students have the opportunity to learn valuable lessons about the game and hopefully apply it to their lives.” - Joanne Imada – PCNC – Niu Valley Middle School 

“Our Kids love it!” – Marcus Dacanay –Principal – Kahala Elementary School

“Our girls learn great foundational golf skills and have fun all at the same time. The instructor is wonderful - the girls learn so much and can't wait for the classes each week. This is a great way to learn basic golf skills; in a stress free and encouraging environment.” Vicki Wiley Lepick – Director of After School Care – Saint Andrew’s Priory, Honolulu, Hawaii

“The After-School Golf Enrichment program has been a wonderful program for our girls. The girls enjoy learning the game in a safe and fun environment.” - Ross Kinsler, Athletic Director – La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls.

"The students and parents had a great experience with your class" - Janne Sawada, PCNC - Kailua Elementary School

"He was excited (6 years old (kdg.) that he could teach Papa the new "golf terminology" he learned. He would hit balls with Papa but did not hear or learn the correct language. He would come home and show Papa the 3, 6 and 9'oclock positions and share other knowledge proudly thinking that he was teaching Papa." - Jan - Pauoa School

“The children truly enjoy learning this sport and are excited to be in golf class every week. This is such a wonderful sport for the kids to be engaged in.” - Teddi Yagi, Vice Principal, Hongwanji Mission School 
 Leon Harris Jr., co-founder of the Academy has utilized golf to hone his business skills and create entrepreneurial relationships. "If we can inspire a few keikis to take the game on perhaps they could productively do something wonderful with their lives - at the very least mold their sprits." Leon started as a Junior Golfer and has helped many kids kick start their golf game.  Leon also holds a black belt in Aikido, his other passion in life.  Martial Arts has taught him discipline and balance in life.  
Coach Leon Harris Jr.