About Aloha Golf Center

The staff at Aloha Golf Center have a passion for everything golf.  We are locally owned and operated since 2010. Just like you, we are golf equipment junkies who love the new, exotic and high performance.  We’re always testing and tinkering and offer real world insight on most of the latest and greatest in golf equipment.

At AGC we carry premium golf equipment, shafts, and accessories from the most popular U.S. manufacturers.  We also pride ourselves on offering exotic and hard to find equipment and shaft offerings from Japan.

We believe in providing every customer a one on one experience to ensure the best fit and highest satisfaction rate.  We are a certified fitting center for multiple popular brands.  Additionally, as a small business with less overhead, we’re able to offer pricing that beats our big box competitors.


Meet Our Staff

Joey Tadeo Golf equipment fitter in Honolulu
Joey Tadeo

Joey has worked in the golf industry for nearly 20 years, and started Aloha Golf Center. His experience in the industry includes positions in golf retail & wholesale, golf course management, teaching and working as a manufacturer representative and fitter on the PGA and Champions Tour. He has various certifications in club fitting and building. Joey has also competed in many local amateur and professional events including:

  • 1998 Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play - 2nd
  • 1999 Manoa Cup Qualifying Medalist with a score of 66
  • 1998 Mayor’s Cup - 2nd
  • 1999 Mayor’s Cup - 2nd
  • 1999 HSGA 4-Ball Stroke Play Championship - Champion
  • 2003 HSGA Francis Brown 4-Ball Match Play Championship - Champion
  • 2005 Aloha Section PGA Assistant Professional Championship -T2
  • 2005 Aloha Section PGA Assistant’s Four Ball Championship - 2nd
  • 2006 Aloha Section PGA Assistant’s Four Ball Championship - 3rd
  • 2013 Aloha Section PGA Assistant’s Four Ball Championship - 6th
  • Represented Hawaii in the 2005 National PGA Assistant’s Championship in Port Saint Lucie, Florida
  • Member of the 2005 Governor John Burns Challenge Cup Professional Team
  • Member of the 2013 Governor John Burns Challenge Cup Professional Team


Shane Hoshino

With over 20 years of industry experience, Shane is dedicated to Club Fitting and Instruction.  Shane is an accomplished tournament player with multiple wins. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • 7 Time Junior World Participant
  • 1996 Junior America’s Cup Team
  • 2 Time Oahu Interscholastic Association Individual Champion
  • 1997 Sports Shinko Rainbow Open Amateur Champion
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Golf Team Member
  • 1999 Hawaii State Amateur Match Play (Manoa Cup) Champion
  • Turned Professional in 2002

Brent Smith

Playing Achievements:
1990 Foothill Conference Player of the Year at College of the Desert (Palm Desert, Ca)
2001 San Diego Chapter Assistant Player of the Year.
2009 Winner Bakker Crossing Charity Pro-Am (Dakotas Tour)
2009 Finished T48 in PGA National Assistants Championship
2013 T8 SCPGA Section Championship and qualified for 2014 PGA Club Professional Championship
2015 Won SCPGA Desert Chapter Championship
2019 T2 Southwest PGA Section Senior Championship.
2019 Played in PGA Senior Professional Championship
Teaching Background:
Given over 1500 lessons since 2005
Worked with players of all skill levels from Beginning Juniors and Seniors to Mini-Tour Professionals, male and female.
My main goal is to enhance a player's skill level and enjoyment of the game.

TJ Kua

Aloha Golf Center is proud to feature TJ Kua as an in-house instructor.

Teaching Style:

  • Fundamentals are key. A solid golf swing is built on a solid foundation. Fundamentals include, but are not limited to, the grip, posture, and alignment.
  • My goal with every golf swing, including my own, is to keep it simple, and repeatable. Simple, repeatable swings will have consistent results as well as being more reliable when the pressure is on.
  • I believe each person is different. I like to build a swing that is easy for the individual to understand while still achieving the right mechanics and results.
  •  I am very detail-oriented and rarely satisfied. Things can always get better.


  • Born on Kauai
  • Nephew of David Ishii • Graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Played 4 years on the varsity golf team and was team captain junior and senior year.
  • Graduate of University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Played 4 years on the golf team. Several conference awards, 5 top 10 finishes, and 1 individual title.
  • Numerous amateur victories including 2009 Manoa Cup, 2010 Hawai'i State Amateur. Also played in the 2010 Sony Open.
  • Turned professional summer of 2012. Victories including the 2013 Mid-Pacific Open shooting a course record 62 (-10) in the second round.
  • 2016 Hawaii State Open and Hawaii Pearl Invitational Champion.


Aloha Golf Center offers products from the following fine manufacturers

  • Bettinardi
  • Bridgestone
  • Callaway
  • Cleveland
  • Cobra
  • Epon
  • Fourteen
  • Hiro Matsumoto
  • Honma
  • Miura
  • Mizuno
  • Odyssey
  • PING
  • PXG
  • Srixon
  • Taylormade
  • Titleist
  • XXIO
  • Yamaha
Shafts & Grips
  • Aldila
  • Basileus
  • Elite Grip
  • Fujikura
  • Garsen
  • Golf Pride
  • Grafalloy
  • Graphite Design
  • Iomic
  • Lamkin
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nippon Steel
  • Oban
  • Project X
  • Seven Dreamers
  • Superstroke
  • TPT
  • True Temper
  • UST-Mamiya
Apparel & Accessories
  • Adidas
  • FootJoy
  • Golf Buddy
  • Hydro Flask
  • Leupold
  • Nike
  • Oakley
  • Puma
  • Travis Matthew