|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1934|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1968|
Theodore "Ted" Makalena was a PGA golf player who played in the 1960s.
Makalena was born and raised in Hawaii, where he attended St. Louis High in Honolulu. He began as a caddy then turned professional.
Makalena's one and only PGA event win was in the Hawaiian Open defeating Billy Casper and Gay Brewer in October 1966. Ted set a 72 hole record of 271 that stood for a long time. He was the first native born Hawaiian to win this event, and one of only two to have ever won it. David Ishu won it in 1990. Makalena after his win in the Hawaiian Open became a very popular figure in Hawaii.
Two years after his win in the Hawaiian Open, Makalena died at the age of 34 less than five days after being injured in a swimming accident in Waikili Beach. The governor of Hawaii, John Burns designated September 28, 1968 as Ted Makalena Day. A golf facility near Pearl Harbor is named after him.
Note: Buried: 1968-09-20
Diamond Head Memorial Park
Plot: Peace W-18
Created by: J and K
Record added: Jun 22, 2011
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