Where the sea meets the tee
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!
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.
The 64th Elaine Bledisloe
Women’s 72 hole Matchplay Championship and Women’s 36 Hole Strokeplay Competition
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July 2016
This last weekend has seen the Waitangi Golf Club host their Annual Elaine Bledisloe 72-hole Ladies Matchplay Tournament. The weather behaved reasonably for the weekend and the course was in good order although a little heavy under foot. One of the Saturday matches was held over until Sunday morning as the players were still on the couse at 5.45 pm and it became impossible to see the ball. This match eventually finished on the 20th hole on Sunday morning.
There was a field of 72 players from 19 Clubs stretching from Auckland to Houhora.
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 division competing for the right to represent Northland.
The top division this year was made up of 8 players with handicaps ranging from 0 – 7 handicap.
The format was two rounds of 18 holes on Saturday with the final round being played over 36 holes on Sunday. The finalists for this division (the Bledisloe Cup) were Kylie Jacoby (Waipu) and Sam Dangen (Whangaroa). The eventual winner after 38 holes was Kylie Jacoby.
The final of the flight in this division was also played over 36 holes and the finalists were twins aged 16 years from Northland - Soktaera Sean and Soktaerodh Sean. This match also finished after 38 holes with the winner being Soktaera Sean.
There were three more divisions playing 72 holes over the two days. The eventual winners of these divisions were:
Division Two – Waitangi Cup – Jenny Peters,
Division Three – Kerikeri Cup – Pam Brown
Division Four – Kawakawa Cup – Jenny McDowell
There was also a division played over 18 holes each day for gross, net and stableford.
This division was won by Pam Martin – Paihia Cup.
As usual there needs to be a large thank you given to the band of men and women who spent two days, some out on the course for hours, helping run this Tournament and also to our fantastic sponsors.
Congratulations to Flo Smith and Pam Brown who won our Early Bird accommodation draws which were sponsored by Craig and Penny from Admiral’s View Lodge and Jenny and Malcolm from Bay View Lodge in Paihia. Thanks once again to theses moteliers for your fantastic support
The Gold ‘N’ Gifts sponsored raffle prize of a bracelet and watch was won by Pam Martin. Thanks to Rex and Fiona for their great support.
Finally the winner of our Lucky draw prize of a Classic Holiday for 4 people in any one of Classic Holiday accommodation spots was Julie Carnachan of Kaitaia.
Cup Winners left to Right:
Pam Martin, Jenny McDowell, Kylie Jacoby, Jenny Peters, Pam Brown.
WAITANGI GOLF CLUB
GOLF UPDATE AUGUST 26 2016
BAY OF ISLANDS 36 HOLE MEN’S STROKEPLAY
44 players took part in the Bay of Islands Men’s 36 Hole Stroke Play Championship on Saturday 20 August. Three divisions were split by handicap with gross and net prizes at stake. Luke Brown playing off a course handicap of +4 won the overall gross prize and the trophy scoring an excellent 141 over the two rounds.
The players enjoyed good conditions for the time of year and with 30 green fee players also playing on the day the clubhouse
was a busy place and it was a great day for the club.
DIVISION GROSS WINNER NET WINNER
ONE (+4-8.9 HI) LUKE BROWN, THE PINES -141 CHRISTIAN NITSCHE, DENBY - 144
TWO (9-13 HI) NEIL STOKES ,WAITANGI - 166 HAOCHEN WANG, PUPUKE - 146
THREE (13.1-36 HI) JULIAN ROUS, MANGAWHAI - 178 GORDON CAMPBELL, HIKURANGI -136
SID ENSOR FINAL
Congratulations to Darcy Thorburn and Richard Watt who won a tightly contested Final of the Sid Ensor against Clint Brljevich and Scott McClelland on Sunday.
Richard and Darcy were proud to collect the trophy in addition to a sizeable prize from the Calcutta.
Shane Murray was happy to collect for the runners up.
AUGUST MONTHLY MEDAL & BUSTER AICKIN
The August Monthly Medal was also the third round of the Buster Aickin.
Craig Boles won the Best Gross in the Medal with an 80 off the stick while Bob Ash won the Best Net on count back from Mike Andrew, both scoring a net 68.
Bob entered the final round of the Buster Aickin one stroke behind Dave Hellens, but his net 68 on the day won him the trophy finishing 134,
four shots clear of Dave and Shane Murray.
This Sunday 28 August our club is hosting the Women’s Mary Rishworth Tournament, which is a 4-woman team event; comprising 10 teams.
Good luck to Sue Whittaker, Jenny McDowell, Lorraine Stokes and Merle Tipene.
The Men’s event this week is the Captain versus President. We will be teeing off at 10am, cards in by 9.30am please. Pairs will be selected on the day and the format will be better ball stableford. The team with the highest aggregate score will win the day. We hope that there will be a good turnout for this fun event.
MEN’S STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – 4 & 11 SEPTEMBER REMINDER
A list for entrants is posted on the notice board in the Men’s locker room. Here is your chance to get your name on the club honours board.
We would love to get a great field for the competition this year.
The format has been changed to 18 holes per day over two weekends for the Junior and D Grade divisions to encourage greater participation,
while the Seniors and Intermediates will play 36 holes each Sunday.
Scores from the Stroke Play Championship will also be used for qualifying and seeding for the Match Play Championships, which commence
Sunday 18 September.
Qualifying will be based on the best two net rounds out of four for Seniors and Intermediates, and the best one of two rounds for the Junior and D Grade divisions.
This is aimed to provide flexibility if a player cannot play both weekends,
or if a player in the Senior or Intermediate division does not want to play 36 holes in one day.
We would like to see some real competition in both the Stroke Play and Match Play Championships, please support these events
Earlier this year we had a film company here making a commercial for Air New Zealand. Here is the link to that ad on youtube.
The course looks great!
Here is your chance to come and live in the wonderful Bay of Islands, if you have the right qualifications we are looking for a
2IC Qualified Greenkeeper
click here for details: Greenkeeper Vacancy
LADIES’ PAIRS TOURNAMENT
Saturday 3rd September 2016
FORMAT: 4BBB NETT
ENTRY $30 PER PAIR SHOTGUN START AT 9.00 AM
Morning Tea at 8.30am
Players must be a member of a club affiliated to New Zealand Golf.
Handicap maximum 40.4
Tuesday 30th August 2016
Contact Merle Tipene
PO Box 78
Ph/Fax 09– 402 7713
Entries may be paid to our club account
Prize for the Pair with Best