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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.
63rd Ladies Annual Elaine Bledisloe Tournament – 25/26 July 2015
Report by: Ros Gebbie (Ladies Committee)
The weather behaved well on Saturday although started off at a chilly 4 degrees. Unfortunately Sunday was not so good and after most players had managed three rounds the heavens opened and flooded the greens. A halt was called in play for half an hour but after more delay it was agreed that fourth round matches would instead be a sudden death play-off starting on the first hole.
There was a field of 60 players from 16 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 eventual winner of the top division for the Bledisloe Cup was Brooke Kingi, daughter of last year’s winner, Sam Dangen from Whangaroa and the runner up was Kylie Jacoby from Waipu.
There were two more divisions playing 72 holes over the two days. The eventual winners of these divisions were: Division Two – Waitangi Cup – Kiri David, Waitangi. Division Three – KeriKeri Cup – Athalie McHardy, Warkworth. Division Four – Paihia Cup – over 65 years – Bronwyn Reynolds, Waipu 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 thankyou 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.
Division 4 (Paihia Cup) Over 65 years
Cup Winner –Net - Bronwyn Reynolds, Net R/Up – Gaynor Nicholls
Gross Winner – Maritha O'Leary, R/Up – Karon Stewart
Stableford Winner – Val Mack, R/Up - Annette Wallace
Stableford Day 1 – Sherrill Glen, Stableford Day 2 – Ailsa Murray
Novelty Prizes - Saturday Morning:
Accuracy Drive – Over the Field – Jill Jenyns. Longest Drive – Over the Field – Rachel Williams
Nearest the Pin – Division 1 – Kylie Jacoby. Nearest the Pin – Division 2 – drawn – Kiri David
Nearest the Pin – Division 3 – Jackie Morgan. Nearest the Pin–Division 4–drawn, Annette Wallace
Closest to Pin (2nd shot) over the field – Brooke Kingi
Novelty Prizes – Sunday Morning:
Accuracy Drive – over the field -Christine Berridge
Longest Drive – over the field – Courteney Manning
Nearest the Pin – Division 4 – drawn – Carolyn Alderton
Closets to Pin (2nd shot) – over the field – Maritha O'Leary
Twos – over 65 years – drawn – Carolyn Alderton, Karon Stewart, Val Mack, Maritha O'Leary
Twos (over two days Divisions 1,2,3) – Kylie Jacoby & Jodi MacAlister
Division 2 (Waitangi Cup)
Cup Winner – Kiri David
R/Up – Wendy Neil
Flight Winner – Flo Smith
R/Up – Robyn Bonnington
Cup Consolation Winner – Pettrina Maddren
R/Up – Helen Schmidt
Flight Consolation Winner – Taimana Ngakuru
R/Up – Karen Gray.
Semi Finalists – Christine Berridge, Jennifer Peters.
Division 3 (Keri Keri Cup)
Cup Winner – Athalie McHardy
Cup R/Up – Cheryl Douglas
Flight Winner – Phyllis Crawley
R/Up – Margaret Pennington
Cup Consolation Winner – Trish Scott
R/Up – Alison Brown
Flight Consolation Winner – Julie Carnachan
R/Up – Jackie Morgan
Semi Finalists – Diony Wood, Cynthia Shailes
Division 1 (Bledisloe Cup)
Cup Winner – Brooke Kingi
Cup R/Up – Kylie Jacoby
Flight Winner – Daniele Lowe
Cup R/Up – Soktaerodh Sean
Cup Consolation Winner – Courtney Manning
Cup Consolation R/Up – Sam Dangen
Flight Consolation Winner – April Everitt
Flight Consolation R/Up – Rachel Williams
Semi Finalists – Ella Grimwood, Shani White
Photo below of Cup Winners: Left to Right: Bronwyn Reynolds, Kiri David, Brooke Kingi and Athalie McHardy
The Update 30 Sept 2015
North Island Men and Women’s Strokeplay event sponsored by Copthorne Hotel & Resort BOI
If you didn’t make time to come and watch these players on our course, you missed a great opportunity. What a great event!!!
Three days of excellent golf ended with an exciting finish. Lachie McDonald, from Marton Golf Club in the Manawatu/Wanganui region, held off a late fight from Chang Gi Lee, from Pupuke in Auckland, to win a sudden death play-off with a birdie at the first hole of extra play and win. McDonald led the field from day one with a 67 and set the pace after each round with a 66 on Thursday and 69 Saturday morning to go into the final round at 14 under par, three shots ahead of Lee who had jumped into second spot with a morning round of 67 entering the final round at 11 under par. Lee shot a 71 Saturday afternoon to finish at 12 under par playing in the penultimate group, carding four bogies and five birdies.
Meanwhile in a tense final round playing with Luke Brown and Taylor Gill, Lachie McDonald finished the front nine 2 over par with three bogies and one birdie; after a birdie on twelve back to back dropped shots on fifteen and sixteen he needed to make a crucial birdie on seventeen and par eighteen to finish 12 under par and set up the play-off. Kerikeri based Taylor Gill finished a creditable third shooting a 2 under par 70 to finish 8 under par and take the bronze medal. Whangarei pair Luke Brown (-7) and Kadin Neho (-3) finished fourth and fifth respectively, while Christian Nitsche finished even par in ninth spot. Gulf Harbour golfer Vyan Park was the only woman to finish under par, shooting 3 under to take the Women’s Championship ahead of Rose Zheng. Brooke Kingi of Whangaroa GC finished in 3 rd place taking home the Bronze medal.
Thanks must go to all those members who helped over the days and of course to Copthorne Hotel and Resort BOI for their sponsorship.
Congratulations to our 2015 Men and Women’s Strokeplay Champions:
Men’s Senior: Darren Markin; Intermediate: Ian Garvey; Junior: Brian Douglas and D-Grade: Dave MacNee
Women’s Silver: Merle Mounsey; Bronze 1: Lorraine Stokes; Senior: Phyllis Crawley and Bronze 2: Val Mack
Twilight Golf series starts Thursday 8 October 2015.
The tee off time will be from 4pm to 5.30pm. There will be separate Stableford competitions for Men and Women. We will have a two-week break over the Christmas holiday season then resume play on Thursday 7th January 2016. Weather permitting this will give us a 24 week series, and once again the series prizes will be awarded for the best 10 Stableford scores over the series in each category. Kath and Mike will supply meals after your round so come along and join in.
Saturday Mixed Golf
A number of members have expressed interest in playing mixed golf and submissions to the Club planning process sought more social, mixed golf. We already have some volunteer organisers, but would welcome more to share the load. There is capacity on the course on Saturday’s and if there is sufficient interest we will organise a BBQ after golf. If you are interested in playing mixed golf please come along to an initial golf day on Saturday 10th October when we will be playing Pairs Better Ball Stableford. Arrive 10.30am for a tee off at 11am. If you have any ideas for the golf bring them with you and share them. Couples and singles are welcome; if you don’t have a partner we will pair you up. Men will play the White Tees and Women will play the Yellow tees.
Look forward to social golf on Saturdays.
Huge thanks to those members who turned up to the working bee at the 13th on Saturday 12th September. It was very hard work but our mini band of workers did very well hauling branches and stumps up the bank. Thanks to Kath and Mike for the toasties afterwards, they were most appreciated.
Welcome to new members who joined in the month of August:
Full Playing Members: Eric Heap, Richard Parmee, Dianne Norris, Bob Ash (we need to grab Linda too) Full Playing Married Couple: Ian Ward and Zandra Pirie. Tour Bus Driver: Glen Craven
We look forward to playing golf with you all.
Saturday 31 October 2015:
Golf Northland’s Women’s Champion of Champions event. The course will be closed, while we host this event. All Northland Clubs will be represented by their 2015 Women’s Club Champions who will play 36 holes of Gross Stableford to win the title of Northland District Champion for each Division.
The Update October 2015
Club 5 year plan
The five-year plan was completed at the end of August and submitted to the Executive Board for consideration. Phyllis Crawley and Merle Tipene met with the Executive Board on Saturday 12 th September to review the plan and the recommendations from the Planning Team. Most of the recommendations were agreed and they have now been converted into specific actions with responsibilities allocated in a timetable.
A members open meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 th November at 6pm . The aim of this meeting is to share the plan with all members and we hope to see a good number attending.
There has already been positive feedback about the improved quality of the fairways on the course and this is a direct result of sharing member’s submissions with Alan Smithyman and Grant Hastings. The application of fertiliser to the fairways has had an immediate impact and is part of the action plan to improve the overall quality of course.
We look forward to sharing more of the plan with members and seeking more involvement in the future of the Club.
2016 Men’s and Women’s Committees
The Women’s and Men’s AGMs took place 11th and 18th October respectively. Phyllis Crawley was appointed Women’s Club Captain with Ros Gebbie as the Vice-Captain. Isobel Jagger, Donella Sheridan and Jackie Morgan were elected as Committee members. Cherry Lawrie will be the 9 Hole Representative. Mick Jones was appointed Men’s Club Captain and Rob Hawkins accepted the Vice-Captain role. Clint Brljevich, Garry Forrest, John McKiernan, Paul Stancliffe-White and Neil Stokes will join them on the Men’s Committee.
Both Phyllis and Mick are keen to make the 2016 golf season an enjoyable one for all members of the Club. If you have any suggestions or ideas that will increase involvement in Club golf events feel free to contact any member of the committees.
Mixed Club Days
After much discussion through the year a Mixed Club Day was organised on Saturday 10 th October. Neil Stokes, Mick Jones and Elaine Trivett agreed to organise the day and were very pleased with the attendance and the feedback. 24 members arrived making the pairings easy to organise and with a two-tee start there was a good atmosphere in the Clubhouse after the golf. Playing a Four Ball Better Ball Stableford, Duncan Robertson and Richard Parmee won the day with 48 points, taking home a meat pack each. Results:
1. Duncan Robertson & Richard Parmee 48 2. Mick Jones & Elaine Trivett 47 3. Neil Stokes & Pam Martin 46
4. Jenny McDowell & Malcolm Finlayson 45 Diane Norris & Patrick Flanagan 45 Jackie & Gordon Morgan
45 Balls were given as prizes for the placings, but for future Mixed Club Days meat packs will be ordered for first second and third places. Duncan went home happy with his hands full as he also won the meat pack raffle. Len Cooper and Kath in the kitchen won the wine raffle.
The next Mixed Club Days will be Saturday 7 th November and Saturday 12 th December. The November day will be starting earlier as Kath has a birthday party booked for the evening, so it will be cards in by 9.15am for a 9.30am start.
Cederman Cup & Lusk Shield at Kaikohe 31 October
We won the Lusk Shield last year and will be defending it next Saturday. It is an inter club event between Kaikohe and Waitangi and takes place as part of the Kaikohe annual Cederman Cup, which is a 18 hole event. We are keen to take a good number to play in the event, if you are interested contact Merle Tipene or Clint Brljevich.
Champion of Champions and Iris Farrell Rosebowl. Saturday 31 October 2015.
This Saturday we will be hosting this year’s Northern Districts Women’s Champ of Champs competition. 15 clubs will send their Silver, Bronze and Senior (65+) Matchplay and Strokeplay Club Champions to compete to be Northland’s Champion of Champions. The Champions representing Waitangi are Merle Mounsey (Silver Strokeplay Champion), Marilyn Atkinson (Silver Matchplay Champion) Lorraine Stokes (Bronze Strokeplay Champion), Cheryl Douglas (Bronze Matchplay Champion), and Phyllis Crawley (Senior Strokeplay Champion). Some players will also represent their club in the Iris Farrell Rosebowl Gross Stableford team’s competition which is also run on the day. Waitangi’s team is Merle Mounsey, Lorraine Stokes and Cheryl Douglas. The competitions are played over 36 holes and the course will be closed for the day. We wish everyone good golfing.
Club AGM and Oates Trophy Competition Saturday 28 November 2015.
Just a reminder that the AGM starts at 9.30am which will then be followed by the Oates Trophy Mixed Foursomes competition. The Executive Board nomination sheet is also open for nominations. The form is in the clubhouse by the bar
Twilight: Every Thursday from 4.00pm to 5.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Saturday 31 October: Ladies Champ of Champs Saturday 7 November: Mixed Club Day Sunday 8 November: Men and Ladies 2015 competition Closing Day Wednesday 11 November: Wednesday Ladies 2015 competition Closing Day Sunday 15 November: 2015 – Feb 2016 Summer competition starts. Saturday 28 November: Club AGM 9.30am start followed by the Oates Trophy competition.
The Update 3 November 2015
TWILIGHT GOLF SERIES
2015-6 Round 4; Thursday 29 October. The weather forecast was ominous but 20 players arrived in fine conditions and played through wind, thunder and a couple of heavy showers to post some creditable scores. Cheryl Douglas won the Women’s group with nineteen points while the leading Men scored twenty points with four sharing the top prize. Results for the week: Men: Merv Nickel, Alan Walker, Michael Walker and Grant Hastings 20 points Women: Cheryl Douglas 19 points, Elaine Trivett 18. Hidden Holes (5&7); Michael Walker The $40 lunch voucher at the Copthorne Hotel was won by Elaine Trivett. Malcolm Finlayson won the RSA meal voucher and Diane Bennett won the wine. There is plenty of space for more players tomorrow. Visitors from neighbouring clubs are welcome; the entry fee is $15 including green fee. The first tee is open for play from 4 to 5.30pm for 9 holes of golf on the front nine. Meals are available after golf and there is the lucky score card draw for a $40 lunch voucher at the Copthorne Hotel but you must be there for the results to be in the draw.
2016 Harcourt’s Waitangi Pro Am
Update Planning for the 2016 Harcourt’s Waitangi Pro-Am Event is well underway with an expanded format. The dates are 7 and 8 April and are the final event of the Northern Swing of the NZ PGA Tour; The Northern Swing features Pro Am tournaments at five courses from Omaha GC north to Waitangi. SHOOT OUT To maximise potential exposure for Waitangi Golf Club, this year we are including a nine-hole Harcourt’s Professional Shootout on Thursday 7th April 2016, which you are all welcome to come and watch. Up for grabs is $2000 winner-takes-all prize pool. All the professionals will tee off in the morning for a nine-hole challenge on the front nine to find the top ten professional players. A chip off - closest to the hole - will take place In the event of there being more than one player eligible for the last qualifying place in the shoot-out. The top ten Professionals then to go through to the afternoon 9 Hole Shoot Out on the back nine with one player dropping off on each hole till the last two ‘Shoot it out’ on the 18 th for the $2000 prize! The shoot-out will be followed by the draw where the Amateur teams of 3 will find out which professional they join their team for the Pro Am with on Friday 8th of April. PRO AM Tournament The maximum of 30 teams will tee off on the first and tenth tees on the Friday between 7:30 am and 9 am. This event is one of the major fund raisers for the club that has helped with the costs of improvements to the club and Course – and helps keep our Membership fees at a reasonable level compared to other clubs.
Hole sponsors There are a few hole sponsorship opportunities still available costing $695 plus GST and includes nine holes practice on the Thursday on the front nine the evening function for the draw of the professional to play with your team on the Friday, 4 days minimum of your company signage on the course and there are a number of other initiatives in the pipeline to give exposure to sponsoring companies. As the event is being held over two days to maximise our i.e. the golf club’s exposure opportunities, the cost of Sponsorship and Individual Team Entry fees have been increased from last year but more is included including the option of the Thursday afternoon practice round. Harcourts Bay of Islands is returning as the Naming Rights Sponsor is for our event and work is underway on signing up many of the returning individual hole sponsors. We are confident our Professional winner of the past two events will be back, looking for a three-peat again next year!
Club Friday Haggle on a Thursday! Please note the dates in your calendar now and obviously the course will be closed on April 7 and 8 2016 – arrangements have been made for the normal Friday Haggle to be played starting between 7:30 and 9am on the Thursday before the Shootout Challenge begins. The earlier you start the better! Volunteers We had some wonderful assistance from club members who volunteered to make the event successful earlier this year and we again will need assistance from club members as spotters on both days.
Don’t forget that there is a member’s open meeting on Tuesday 10th November at 6pm .
The aim of this meeting is to share the plan with all members and we hope to see a good number attending.
Club Mixed Day
The next Mixed Club Days will be Saturday 7th November and Saturday 12th December. The format will be four-ball best ball Stableford and the top three prizes will be meat packs. Singles and couples are welcome, we are happy to pair you up. The November day will be starting earlier as Kath has a birthday party booked for the evening, so it will be cards in by 9.15am for a 9.30am start.
Women’s Champ of Champs
Waitangi Women hosted this event on Saturday 31 October. It was a fantastic day, the weather was clear and the course played beautifully. Our Rosebowl team of Merle Mounsey, Lorraine Stokes and Cheryl Douglas came 3 rd with 107 Gross Stableford points while Waipu was 2nd with 116 points and Whangaroa 1 st with 118 points.
The Silver Champion was Sam Dangen of Whangaroa with a 36-hole gross score of 146; Kylie Jacoby of Waipu was R/Up with 152.
The Bronze Champion was Julie Carnachan of Kaitaia with a 36-hole gross score of 190; Viv Webb of Northern Wairoa was R/Up with 191.
The Senior 65+ Champion was Maritha O’Leary of Kerikeri with an 18-hole gross score of 87; Marge Duncan of Kaitaia was R/up with 88.
A huge thanks to all those who helped with this event.
Sunday 8 November:
This Sunday is the last day of Men and Sunday Ladies Club competitions. The Ladies will tee at 9.00am, the format is Irish Stableford. The Men will play a Par round.
Saturday 7 November: Mixed Club Day Sunday 8 November:
Sunday Ladies and Men’s Closing Days.
Tuesday 10 November: Open Plan Meeting at 6pm
Saturday 21 November: Paihia RSA tournament
Saturday 28 November: Club AGM (starts at 9.30am) followed by the Oates Trophy (Mixed 4somes).
Saturday 5 December: Xmas Cheer Tournament