Just heard that Ronald “Ron” Kuwata of Sevillano Links at Rolling Hills Casino is the recipient of the Northern California PGA President’s Plaque, a coveted award given for exemplary contributions to player development and promotion of the game. Kuwata, a Vietnam Veteran (and whose tenure with the PGA of America extends 26 years), accepted the honor at the Nor Cal PGA Annual Awards Banquet & Membership Meeting held recently at Marin Country Club.
“We are extremely proud to present PGA Section Member Ron Kuwata with the
Presidents Plaque for his enthusiastic efforts in helping grow the game of golf,” said NCPGA Awards Chairperson Cathy Jo Johnson. “Ron and his staff serve as excellent role models for others, not just within our section but throughout the entire country.”
Kuwata’s dedicated efforts in growing the game are based from Sevillano Links. His outreach efforts include junior golf, assisting veterans and golfers with disabilities, plus hosting the nationally-recognized Golf Fore A Cause Clinic that introduces women to the game in a fun and welcoming environment. According to Kuwata, the event also serves as a fundraiser for Girls, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps educate and empower young women.
“I am humbled to receive this award, an honor I share with our entire staff at Sevillano Links,” said PGA Head Golf Professional Ron Kuwata. “Reaching out to the community is a great part of our mission, and we do so by providing quality golf programs for local golfers as well as for our resort stay-and-play guests.”
Kuwata and his team endorse the PGA of America’s Golf 2.o Initiative plus Play Golf America which serves as the umbrella for player development programs year-round. Sevillano Links offerings include Golf Digest’s Free Lesson Month, Family Golf Month, Women’s Golf, and Patriot Golf Day. They have also participated in the Savings Stroke Program (in conjunction with the American Heart Association) and are advocates for community wellness evidenced by their fundraising efforts benefiting Mercy North Foundation and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.