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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!

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.

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.  

Please click here to see over 400  action shots of all the competitors - feel free to save and/or share

THE UPDATE 28 July 2015   

To Val Mack  who had a Hole in One on Friday 17 July at Hole No. 16!!

Divine guidance secured her the shot of the day!  

What’s happening in the Traps?

The new concrete looks fantastic! I certainly don’t miss those potholes! A great job was done by our contractors Andrew Younger and Skip Monkton with assistance from Rob Hawkins. The cost of the upgrade was $15,413.35 exclusive of GST. The upgrade will progress as funds become available.

Strategic Planning:

Thank you for all of the submissions that were sent in. These are now being collated and will assist the Strategic Planning group with the Club’s 5-Year Plan. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to go on-line and complete the club survey. Here is the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaitangiGolf . If you are not on-line, there are hard copies available in the club house. The survey will end on 4 August 2015.

Men’s Golf:

Congratulations to Dave Hellens and Dave Scott who won the Diggers Competition from Mick Jones and Peter Baugh.

The 2nd round of the Wiseman Cup will be played on Sunday 2 August.

Report by Darren Markin (Men’s Committee):

What began as an enquiry for a game at Carrington during one of the Bledisloe weekend days, turned into an Inter- Club Challenge – Carrington v Waitangi. With a trophy to play for and the rain to contend with, our team was up for the challenge. The early starters had a monsoon downpour to contend with on the first fairway, but once this returned to light rain the greens cleared and play resumed. Unfortunately for some, stood on the 3 rd tee, we’d already had 8 putts !! The contest was to be determined by the average of the best 10 stableford scores on each team. Waitangi came a comfortable second. For many of our players it was their first experience of Carrington, but most spoke positively and despite the weather are keen to return. All 27 of our players turned up teed off, impressing the Carrington team greatly. We had the numbers but not the sufficient stableford points. Well done and thanks to all, but particularly Nerdy for top scoring with 32 points and to Keith H for getting 118% more points than what our Club Captain expected !! Bob Crawley was disappointed he couldn’t receive the trophy, but we’ll be back next year.   

Greens Report:

In June we were one of the many golf clubs who were visited by Work Safety for a compliancy check.  He picked up a few items that needed tidying up and gave us a time to fix things. Last Wednesday he came back, rechecked and certified us compliant!!!  However, we must stress that any members who would like to do some volunteer work on the course must first speak with either Alan Smithyman or Grant Hastings. Work Safety standards require us to know that someone is working on the course; we must ensure the person has the appropriate safety equipment and tools plus the skill to do the work.  

What’s coming up?

Thursday 6 August : Eagles AGM followed by golf at 10.00am (Club members are welcome to join in the golf.)

Saturday 8 August : Mixed Club Day, tee off at 10.00am Entry Fee: $10.00 (Format to follow)

Thursday 20 August : Northland Vets Competition

Saturday 22 August : Men’s Titleist 36 Hole Strokeplay Tournament

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

Brooke Kingi

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

Bledisloe Winners 2015

Photo below of Cup Winners:  Left to Right: Bronwyn Reynolds, Kiri David, Brooke Kingi and Athalie McHardy

An Update Quickie  28th August

Message from Dave Scott (Men’s Club Captain)

It is the start of the Men's Matchplay Champs (hopefully no matches have been played yet this week?) and I will be running a "pool" where participants pick the winners of each match throughout the competition.   It costs nothing to enter and we will have a prize for the winner and runner-up at the end of it.   There are 25 matches, in total, to be played and every correct match picked counts as one point.  

There is a Matchplay draw entry sheet in the Pro Shop and Club House, this “pool” competition is open to men and ladies and anyone else who wants to have a go.  Everyone MUST fill their entry sheet in by Sunday morning and hand it in to the Pro Shop. So, each person has to make all 25 picks NOW.

As an example I have to play Neil Stokes and if I pick myself which I will, I then have to pick the winner of Churches / Garvey and I will pick me to go all the way to the title.  

Competition results will be posted weekly.

Also - the Drawn Joker is sitting at $ 430 something dollars and there is a strong likelihood it will go this week.   If it doesn't and the Joker reaches $500 next Sunday, it will have to go then.  

Women’s Golf:

Unfortunately we did not get enough players to enter a team in the Mary Rishworth competition at Waipu this Sunday.

The Ladies Spring Tournament is on Saturday 5 September, entries will close on Wednesday 2 September. Please remember to bring an item for the raffle table.

Those Ladies who are playing in the Matchplay competition will need to get their next round played by 13 September. Please know that the final matched must be played BY Sunday 18 October. A change from former years which may suit everyone better.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Sunday Golf. Cards must be in by 8.45am for the Ladies and 9.15am for the Men.