Excited to return to the land I love… great weather, great food, and great people! I look forward to the challenge of the event known as the Hawaiian Masters. Aloha to All!
After a Long week of poor putting in Thailand, we have completed the necessary rounds to now enter events for Asian Tour, ADT, and ATGT. A few equipment tweaks and 2023 is under way! Feels great to return home to my family 🏝️
A Wonderful Day with my Son Kai!
FIRST PLACE | 2018 PEARL INVITATIONAL, Aug 11 | Pearl Country Club
Excited to see the HPUMen’s and Women’s golf dominate the Spring Season and advance to the National Championships! Grateful to have the opportunity to coach these wonderful kids.
Always love being able to compete in the Governor’s Cup, this year was no different.
The First Tee Hawaii Shootout & ProAm
Excited to play in the 2018 First Tee Hawaii Shootout & ProAm on March 26-28th. I am honored to be selected for the short game contest, looking to win that too!
Fun off season time with the Fam!
Disneyland, Snowboarding and more.
Kai Acosta 3rd Place!
HPU has a NEW coach!
Sharks select Acosta as new Golf Coach
HONOLULU – Hawai’i Pacific University Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor announced the selection of Ryan Acosta as the new head men’s and women’s golf coach for the Sharks.
A playing PGA Professional, Acosta served the last three years as assistant coach at BYU-Hawaii where he helped the Seasiders to the 2017 PacWest Conference Championship before the school shut down its athletic department.
“I am extremely pleased to announce Ryan Acosta as our new head golf coach,” said Baldemor. “He brings a great golfing background of coaching and playing to HPU, Hawai’i is his home and we look forward to him leading us to the next level on the course.”
“It is both a pleasure and honor to be named the head golf coach at HPU,” said Acosta. “I’m looking forward to working with the Sharks.”
Acosta helped BYUH advance to the NCAA Division II Championships in 2016 as well as the NCAA West/South Central Super Regionals in 2016 and 2017. He also coached Nicolas Herrera on his way to being named a first team PING All-America 2017. BYUH won five tournament titles in the 2016-17 season.
Acosta joined the PGA Tour in 2001 and remains an active competitor on the PGA Web.com and Asian Tours heading into the 2017-18 season. He started the PGM Program at Kukio Golf Club then served as a golf pro at Turtle Bay Resort from 2008-12. He has won seven Aloha Section PGA events and 16 mini tour events across the country.
Acosta started competitive golf at the age of eight. Living in both Louisiana and California, he was able to attend junior national competitions throughout the United States. He won a title at the AAU Junior Olympic Games and was named the Gulf States Intercollegiate Player of the Year.
2017 MAUI OPEN – Defending Champ!
Can’t wait to defend my title as the reigning Maui Open Champion from 2015 (2016 cancelled). Title defense begins August 5-6, 2017 at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
US OPEN Qualifying
Gave it a go in tough conditions at Waialae, but can’t wait for next year for the US OPEN qualifying process again.
Local Qualifying Monday May 15th at Waialae Country Club
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