Meet the Team…
DAVE MILLS created Golfer’s Guide to So. California in 1992. It was a comprehensive examination of Southern California golf courses. Following the devastation inflicted on Kauai by Hurricane Iniki in September 1992, Mills devoted three issues to the “Garden Island” and its golf assets. The success of the effort to stimulate Kauai’s golf economy eventually led to changing the name of the publication to Golfer’s Guide to So. California & Hawaii and the development of golf value programs on the four major Hawaiian Islands. In 1995, Golfer’s Guide subscribers also became GG POWERCARD holders, who often saved hundreds of dollars or more on their Hawaii golf vacations. By 1998, Golfer’s Guide to Hawaii & the Pacific was exclusively directing golfers to Hawaii. Further enhancements came in late 1998 with the premier of Hawaii’s longest-running golf website—HawaiiGolfDeals.com.
In addition to contributing to HawaiiGolfDeals.com, Mills has also written on golf and golf travel for publications such as GOLF Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, FORE, NCGA Golf, Hawaiian Airlines and Fairways & Greens Magazine. Throughout the mid- to late-1990s, he was the voice of golf on several Los Angeles radio stations and hosted “Golfer’s Guide On-the-Air,” the nation’s first and only weekday drive-time golf talk show—often hosting from locations around the Hawaiian Islands.
TOSHIKO WIGHT, HawaiiGolfDeals Director of Asia Sales and Golf Link of the Pacific proprietor, spent almost two decades managing one of Hawaii’s 36-hole golf facilities. Born and raised in Tokyo, Toshiko is not only a fluent speaker of Japanese, but an authority on delivering Asian golfers to the Hawaiian Islands and a contributor to several Japanese golf publications. Her endearing relationships with many Japan golf professionals, golf publishers and course operators make her an invaluable member of the HGD team.
PATTI TAYLOR, HawaiiGolfDeals’ Travel Specialist hails from Salt Lake City and Great Hawaii Vacations, our partner in travel. Patti has been booking visitors to Hawaii for over a decade and knows all the tricks of the travel trade. She can book air, vehicles, lodging and attractions for you and yours.
EVAN SCHILLER provides exquisitely unique photography to HawaiiGolfDeals.com. Not only is he a highly sought after photographer, but he’s also a golf professional. In addition to having competed in pro golf tournaments worldwide and on the PGA Tour, (including the U.S. Open), Evan has been invited to photograph hundreds of the finest golf courses around the world. His work has been published in many national magazines and books including Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Links Magazine, Travel & Leisure Golf, 2002 U.S. Open Magazine, 1999 Ryder Cup Journal cover, The Met Golfer and Spectacular Golf. Evan’s photos are also exclusively featured in the book, Golf Courses of Hawaii, published by Hugh Lauter Levin in 2001. To see more of Evan Schiller’s golf course photography, be sure visit his website — golfshots.com — and purchase his annual golf calendar for your home, office and for gifts. Certainly, one of the best gifts any golfer can receive.