Golf in Fiji will farewell Adi Sai
Golfers in Fiji will pay tribute to Adi Sainimili Tuivanuavou when she is laid to rest this Friday, 30 November, 2012
Adi Sai, as she was known in the golfing fraternity, passed away in the USA recently where she had been living for several years.....
Adi Sai's golfing association goes back to the early 1970s when she began her golf at the Nausori Golf Club. She was the Lady Captain at Nausori from 1972-1975 and winner of the Club Championships for many years. During the late 1990s AdiSai was the Lady Captain at the Fiji Golf Club before being elected as President of the Fiji Women's Golf Assocaition (as it was then known) from 2003-2007.
Her golfing achievements speak volumes for the great golfer she was:
Fiji Golf Club Ladies Champion (winning this title more than any other member)
1979 – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997
Fiji Ladies Golf Champion (Winner of this event more than any other person)
1983 – 1087 – 1988 – 1993 – 1995
Represented Fiji at 3 South Pacific Mini Games:
1989 - Tonga: Bronze in Teams event and was Fiji’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony
1993 – Vanuatu: Silver teams event
1997 – American Samoa: Gold in Teams event
Represented Fiji at 3 South Pacific Games:
1979 – in Fiji
1983 – Samoa
1987 – Noumea
Won Bronze in the Teams event in each of the 3 Games
Represented Fiji at the World Amateur Espirito Championships
1978 – when Fiji hosted the event at Pacific Harbour and again in
1990 – in Christchurch, New Zealand
Moce mada Adi Sai, rest in peace.
Photo, courtesy of FASANOC Annual Report 1989 shows Adi Sai as Team Fiji's flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the South Pacific Mini Games held in Nukualofa, Tonga