2020 Annual Friendship Golf Classic

Golf Ball Drop

November 2, 2020

11:10am (HST)
Mid-Pacific Country Club

To commemorate our 30th JASH Annual Friendship Golf Classic, we're teaming up with Mauna Loa Helicopters to host a Golf Ball Drop, where we'll be dropping 1,000 numbered golf balls over a target hole. The five balls that enter or fall closest to the hole will win prizes! This event will be great fun for everyone (not just golfers!), and you do not need to be registered for the Friendship Golf Classic or present during the Awards Pau Hana to WIN!

The Ball Drop will take place on November 2, 2020 at 11:10am before the start of the tournament, and our FIVE PRIZE-WINNERS will be announced during the Awards Pau Hana via Zoom at 5:00pm on November 5. To register for the Awards Pau Hana Webinar, click here.

You may purchase golf balls to enter the Ball Drop through PayPal using the button below. Proceeds will go to the Japan-America Society of Hawaii to help us continue bringing you educational, cultural, and business-minded programs.

This year's grand prize is an incredible two-person getaway package courtesy of Timbers Kauai:

  • Two-night stay in a three or four bedroom residence at Timbers Kauai

  • Two round-trip inter-island air tickets

  • Gratis round of golf for two

  • Private waterfall tour

  • Shwag bag

30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic

Golf Ball Drop Special Pricing

Sales are now closed.


Questions? Contact us at admindir@jashawaii.org.


You do not need to be present for the drop or playing in the tournament to participate in the Ball Drop, and you may enter as many times as you wish. After purchase, participants will receive a numbered ticket. All 1,000 dropped golf balls will also be numbered such that the number on your ticket corresponds to one of the balls. All golf ball purchases are final and non-refundable. By entering the Golf Ball Drop, the purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of, and agrees to abide by, the Golf Ball Drop Rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of golf balls sold, as well as where they land when dropped.


1,000 individually numbered golf balls will rain down, quickly filling the hole. Five participants whose numbered golf balls go into the hole or fall closest to the hole will win prizes. The ball that first goes into the hole is the grand prize winner. If multiple balls go in the hole, the ball at the bottom of the hole will be determined the grand prize winner. If no ball goes in the hole, then the ball landing closest to the hole will be the winner. The next closest to (or in) the hole will be determined 2nd Place, the next 3rd, then 4th, and 5th by proximity to the hole. The ball's distance from the hole will be determined by measuring in a straight line from the center of the hole to the ball. Decisions by pre-selected Golf Ball Drop Judges will be final and binding. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony for the 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic on November 5, 2020. Winners not present will be notified by phone, mail or email based on contact information supplied. If a winner cannot be located or fails to claim prize within ten (10) days after notification, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Decisions of contest judges are final.


Entry purchasers, by participating (and winners, by accepting a prize), HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE officers, directors, board members, executive management staff, employees, agents and representatives, advertising agencies and promotional partners of Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Mid-Pacific Country Club, and the ball drop helicopter or fire truck contractor and affiliates (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” Herein), from any and all liability, loss, harm, injury, damage, cost and expense whatsoever arising directly or indirectly with respect to participation in the promotion, possession, use and distribution of prizes awarded. By purchasing tickets for the event, each winner consents, without limitation or additional compensation, to the use of his/her name, voice and/or photograph / video representation for advertising and/or trade purposes, except where prohibited by law.


All winners shall be responsible for any and all federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. The price of a Golf Ball Drop ball is not a tax-deductible charitable contribution.

Mahalo to the following groups for helping us make this Ball Drop a success!

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.


1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 204

Honolulu, HI 96814

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (808) 524-4450

Fax:      (808) 524-4451


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