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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.
Thanks Grant Hastings for another clever idea!!!
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.
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
Men’s James Busby 72-Hole Matchplay Championship sponsored by Copthorne Hotel & Resort BOI Sat/Sun 3/4 Oct 2015.
This event is filling up, so if you or your friends are still thinking about entering, your time is running out. Get your entry in now!!!! Please note that the Friday Haggle will be on Thursday this week.
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.
Men and Women’s AGM
The Women’s AGM is on Sunday 11 October at 9.00am and the Men’s AGM is on Sunday 18 October at 9.00am. There are positions still available on these committees if you are interested. Please read the information on the nomination sheets in the Men and Ladies locker rooms. Both AGM’s will be followed by a round of golf.
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.
WAITANGI Golf Club - James Busby Plate - Golf Northland
72 Hole Matchplay Championships
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October, 2015
Saturday 17th October 2015:
St John Tournament Fundraising Tournament This event is not a Teams event. It will have Men and Women Divisions with prizes for Gross, Nett and Stableford. Please get behind this event as all proceeds raised goes towards our local service. The entry fee is $25.00 per person. There will be another “Mystery Weekend for Two” prize up for grabs but to be in this “Lucky draw” you must be a financial member of the St John Insurance Scheme. (Membership may be purchased on the day).
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.