2018 Events

FIRST PLACE | 2018 PEARL INVITATIONAL, Aug 11 | Pearl Country Club

Ryan Acosta Pearl Invitaional 2018 Winner Golf Hawaii

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.

HPU Golf Hawaii Ryan Acosta

Always love being able to compete in the Governor’s Cup, this year was no different.

2018 Governors Cup Hawaii Ryan Acosta Golf

Burns Challenge Cup Hawaii Golf Ryan Acosta

HPU has a NEW coach!

Ryan Acosta New Golf Coach Hawaii Pacific University
Men’s Golf | 8/23/2017 11:11:00 AM |

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.

PAC WEST Champions!

BYU Hawaii Golf 2017 Champions with Coach Ryan Acosta.jpg

So excited for the BYU HAWAII men’s golf team for winning the PAC WEST Championship and I am very proud to be a part of such a great group. Thank you guys!