NBA star Steven Adams foray into golf has been nothing short of a success, as the Kiwi's invitational tournament attracted a range of past and current sporting stars to Windross Farm in Auckland today.
From All Blacks star Beauden Barrett, to the Black Caps' pace battery of Tim Southee and Trent Boult and even the likes of America's Cup winner Simon van Velthooven, a who's who of New Zealand sport took part in the event to raise funds for the Sports Pathways Trust.
Adams himself even said he was suprised at his enjoyment away from his preferred sport of basketball.
"It's definitely fun bro, this game's fun," Adams said.
Akau'ola is the younger brother of former Wests Tigers and Panthers player Sitaleki, but is determined to make his mark in the 15-man game.
Maori Public Health boss Lance Norman told politicians today that 35 per cent of Maori still smoke, along with 25 per cent of Pasifika and 12-13 per cent of all other ethnicities.