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James Busby Plate

Golf Northland Matchplay Championship - 4 & 5 October 2014

72 Holes Matchplay & Veterans (55+) 54 Holes Handicap Matchplay


Unfortunately one of the players collapsed during the event and was rushed to hospital. We’d like to thank, fellow players, Talor and Barrie Pattison and Jack Winwood for their assistance on the scene and the crews of the Paihia Fire Brigade, St John BOI and Westpac Rescue Helicopter for their prompt arrival. We would recommend to all clubs to have a defibrillator on hand.

Full Results:

Division One: James Busby Plate and Golf Northland Matchplay Championship:

Winner: Luke Brown, The Pines; Plate R/Up: Chase McKeown, Waipu; 3rd  Semi-Finalist: Peter Bone, Whangarei; 4th Semi-Finalist: Alex Neely, Kerikeri; Flight Winner: Iain Power, Northland; Flight Runner-Up: Michael Perrin, Kerikeri; Cup Consolation Winner: Brad Bonnington, Wellsford; Cup Consolation R/Up: Sheldon Kearns, Northland; Flight Consolation Winner: Taylor Gill, Kerikeri; Flight Consolation R/Up: Michael MacDonald, Northland.

Division Two: Tamati Waka Nene Trophy:

Winner: Ross Wright, Peninsula; Cup R/Up: Steven Lang, Northland; 3rd Semi-Finalist: Gavin Ashwell, Wellsford; 4th Semi-Finalist: Duncan Robertson; Flight Winner: Evan Thompson; Flight R/Up: Matt Jones, Akarana; Cup Consolation Winner: Clint Brljevich; Cup Consolation R/Up: Reuben Inglis, Northshore; Flight Consolation Winner: Jack Winwood Jnr; Flight Consolation R/Up: Cam Marshall.

Division Three: Sir George Grey Cup:

Winner: Gordon Ramsay, Okaihau; Cup R/Up: Barry Pattison, Northland; 3rd Semi-Finalist: Dave Hellens; 4th Semi-Finalist: Neil Stokes; Flight Winner: Nigel Turner, Okaihau; Flight R/Up: Jonathan Latimer, Northshore; Cup Consolation Winner: Peter Stout, Tapora; Cup Consolation R/Up: Peter Blair, Northland; Flight Consolation Winner: Pita Apiata; Flight Consolation R/Up: Chris Shepherd, Whangarei.

Division Four: Tokerau Trophy

Winner: Mike Kane; Trophy R/Up: Troy Alderton; Flight Winner: Joe Tipene; Flight R/Up: Joe Young, Waipu; Cup Consolation Winner: Gordon Morgan; Cup Consolation R/Up: Cameron Birch, Okaihau; Flight Consolation Winner: Gary Forrest; Flight Consolation R/Up: Marshall Tana, Kaikohe.

Division Five: 55+ Hobson Cup:

Winner: John McKiernan; R/Up: Len Cooper; Flight Winner: Kevin Stewart; Flight R/Up: Wayne Taylor, Waitemata; Cup Consolation Winner: Dave Winslow; Cup Consolation R/Up: Dave Paterson; Flight Consolation Winner: Ina Papera.

Division Six: 55+ Nine Pin Trophy:

Winner: Harry Taka; R/Up: Mike Hardiman; Flight Winner: Brian Mulcahy, Kaitaia; Flight R/Up: Mike Andrew; Cup Consolation Winner: Dave MacNee; Cup Consolation R/Up: Maurice Penney; Flight Consolation Winner: Bud Sisley.

Nearest the Pin: Div 1 & 2: Darryl Birchall; Dive 3 & 4: Grant Hastings; Div 5 & 6: Len Cooper.

Accuracy Drive: Darren Markin.

Twos: Craig Boles, Grant Hastings, Len Cooper, Reuben Inglis x 2, Jack Winwood, Luke Brown x 3, Brian Mulcahy, Iain Power, Ross Wright x 2, Darren Markin, Cameron Birch, Brad Bonnington, Josh Allen, Ina Papera, Duncan Robertson, Damian Tana.

80 Men from Northshore to Kaitaia turned out to play in the Waitangi Golf Club’s Men’s James Busby Plate 72-Hole Matchplay Tournament which also incorporated the Golf Northland Matchplay Championship.

Saturday was a testing day for all players with prevailing gusts of wind and  pockets of cold rain. Sunday however was beautiful and players were able to play to their full potential.

Clint Brljevich had a Hole-In-One on number 10 which set his last round of the tournament on to a nice finish.

Luke Brown from The Pines GC managed to retain his hold on the James Busby Plate and also once again be crowned the Golf Northland Matchplay Champion.

We are proud to introduce  our very own helipad !!

Here is the Salt Air Helicopter landing with a our first group of happy customers - Yes golfers can now fly in by helicopter and land almost on the first Tee !!

Call us to arrange - You won’t regret it !!

Thanks to Gary Forrest for arranging and installing the windsock on the roof of the Pro Shop to help pilots judge the wind speed before landing. It’s all very exciting.  

So tell your friends that they can now fly in to play golf at your club!

Waitangi Golf Club - Helipad

We are fortunate at Waitangi to have so many visitors who want to play our course. It would be a great sign of friendship if members could keep an eye out for strangers – ask them if they would like to join your group if they are alone.

If they are a smaller group than yours, ask if they would like to go through – some are on a tight schedule and are fitting a game in here as an extra.

Would you like one of these on your vehicle???????

It’s a great way to promote our club!!!

Just $20.00 a set.

Thanks Grant Hastings for another clever idea!!!

Contact Merle.

FOW (Friends of Waitangi):

Thank you, to all of you who have contributed to this fund. It’s still not too late to join!!!!!

The shaping of the 3rd green is complete; the next step will be to lay the irrigation. The Executive Board will apply to various Public Charities for assistance with funding for the irrigation.

The next FOW project is to be decided.

See Full Results here

Winners of the Elaine Bledisloe Womens 72 Hole Matchplay Championship & 65 Years & Over Womens’ 36 Hole Championship on July 26  &  27  2014   

Marie Walker, Merle Tipene, Samantha Dangen, Jo Taylor, Karon Stewart and Sue Whittaker

The Ladies have just held another very successful Elaine Bledisloe Matchplay Championship (62nd)

This last weekend has seen the Waitangi Golf Club host their Annual Elaine Bledisloe 72-hole Matchplay Tournament.

The weather behaved reasonably well with Saturday being a mixed bag of wet and fine and Sunday was all sunshine.

There was a field of 84 players from 19 Clubs stretching from Auckland to Houhora.

The top division of 8 players with handicaps ranging from 1 – 7 played a stroke play round on Saturday morning and were then seeded into matchplay for the next three rounds.  

This Tournament also acts as part of the trials for the Northland Representative Team and again it was wonderful to see so many young guns in the top two divisions competing for the right to present Northland.

The eventual winner of the top division for the Bledisloe Cup was Sam Dangen from Whangaroa and the runner up was Ela Grimwood from Gulf Harbour.

Unfortunately as has happened in previous years we ran out of daylight on Saturday night and three matches from the top division had to complete matches on Sunday morning. All three matches carried on after 18 holes to get results.

There were four more divisions playing 72 holes over the two days. The eventual winners of these divisions were:

Division Two – Waitangi Cup – Jo Taylor, Waipu.

Division Three – KeriKeri Cup – Merle Tipene, Waitangi (our own very popular Club Captain).

Division Four – Kawakawa Cup - Sue Whittaker, Waitangi.

Division Five – Russell Cup – Marie Walker, Sherwood Park.

Division Six – Paihia Cup – over 65 years – Karon Stewart – Waitangi. This division is played over two days playing 18 holes a day for Best Net, Best Gross & Stableford.

As usual there needs to be a large thank you given to the band on men and women who spent two days, some out on the course for hours, helping run this Tournament and also to our fantastic sponsors.

(Report by Ros Gebbie, Ladies Committee member.)

For a  full list of winners please click here:  Bledisloe Results

The next event is the Ladies Teams tournament in September.

Waitangi Golf Club - Samantha Dangen

Samantha Dangen

Waitangi Golf Club - Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor

Waitangi Golf Club - Merle Tipene

Merle Tipene

Waitangi Golf Club - Marie Walker

Marie Walker

Waitangi Golf Club - Sue Whittaker

Sue Whittaker

Waitangi Golf Club - Ela Grimwood

Ela Gimwood

Waitangi Golf Club - Alayna Cox

Alayna Cox

Waitangi Golf Club - Judy Bray

Judy Bray

Waitangi Golf Club - Ellen Wright

Ellen Wright

Waitangi Golf Club - Kerry Aitchison

Kerry Aitchison

This Sunday 1 February 2015 is the first day of the Men and Women’s Club Day Programme.

The Women’s Programme for February looks like this:

February 2015

Sunday                 1             Sunday Ladies Opening Day

                                                Weekend Knockout and Rosebowl Entries Open                                               

Wednesday        4             Wednesday Ladies Opening Day

Sat/Sun                                7/8         Whangaroa 4BBB Classic

Sunday                 8             Medal

                                                Ringers, Birdies and Pars Commence

Wednesday        11           Challenge Cup Rd 1

                                                Captains Matchplay Entries Open

Saturday              14           18-Hole Open           @            Houhora

Sunday                 15           Challenge Cup Rd 1

Wednesday        18           LGU & Putting Rd 1

Sat/Sun                                21/22     36-Hole Open         @            Mangawhai

Sunday                 22           LGU & Putting Rd 1

                                                Weekend Knockout and Rosebowl Entries Close

Mon-Tues           23/24     Mixed Vets 4BBB Tournament       @            Kerikeri

Wednesday        25           Bisque Par

Thur/Fri                26/27     Mixed Vets 4BBB Tournament      @            Kerikeri (cont)

While the Men’s, looks like this:

Sun Feb 1 Men’s Opening Day – Club Captain’s Drawn Pairs Better Ball Order of Merit & Sunday Skins

Men’s Committee Meeting

Fri Feb 6 Waitangi Day

Sat/Sun Feb 7/8 Far North 4BBB Classic – Whangaroa

Sun Feb 8 Buster Aickin Medal Rd. 1

Order of Merit  

Fri Feb 13 Friday Club Monthly Medal – Round 4

Sat Feb 14  

Sun Feb 15 Buster Aickin Medal Rd. 2

Order of Merit

Sat Feb 21 Men’s 18 / 27 Hole Open - Whangaroa

Sun Feb 22 North Zone Handicap Pennants @ Whangaroa

Open Day – Stableford

Sat Feb 28

So put away your fishing rods and grab out those golf clubs and let’s get back in to the swing!!

This Saturday 31st January there is a remembrance service for Rod Langwell at the Paihia Fire Station between 11am to 2pm.

The family would like to keep the service simple with a few speeches from some of Rod’s friends, and colleagues, from various groups he was involved with. There will be a light lunch and some refreshments, so to help with catering, could you please let me know by Friday morning 11.00am, if you will be attending the service. I will inform BJ Taylor of numbers from the club.

My thanks to Dave MacNee who weeded the side of the 12th tee area, a huge task, completed. Well done Dave.

The 3rd green has been shaped, top soiled and had the irrigation laid, and, a new back tee has been started at the 17th. These should both be in play by the end of this year.

Twilight Golf is on tomorrow night. Tee times are between 3.30pm to 5.30pm. A copy of the leader board is on the notice board by the office. There are 9 weeks to go and each night there is a Lucky Draw for a $40.00 Lunch Voucher at Copthorne BOI and raffles to be won.

Saturday 21 February is a Dinner and Quiz Night at the club. Entry fee is $25.00 per person although if you made a donation to the “Friends of Waitangi” fundraising scheme last year, than entry is free. The maximum number in the quiz team will be 6, make up your own or we’ll make a team up for you with whomever attends on the night.

Good Luck to the Men playing in the Lion Tour event on Saturday at Kerikeri Golf Club.