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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.

The Update for 16 February 2015

Extracts from the Men’s Club Captain Report:

Welcome back to the members who participate in the Sunday Men’s Club competitions. The season started with a fourball competition with very low scoring. Congratulations to Miles Richards and new member Peter Baugh who combined beautifully for a net score of 14 under 59. Well done! The men’s committee has decided to “Play the Lie” for all their competitions until the conditions warrant change.

Rounds 1 and 2 have been played of the Buster Aickin Medal competition. After round 1, Charles Bark put himself in a commanding position with a net of 63. Round 2 saw Richard Tapper and Rex Kempthorne (welcome to Sunday golf) fire net 64’s. With one more round to go (the competition is best two out of three rounds) the competition is wide open!!

The Order of Merit competition, which is run every Sunday, unless the pennant team is away, is up to week 3. Peter Baugh and Miles Richards are leading on 20 points each.

Congrats to Warrenn Mulcahy who shot 78 to win the net title with a score of 64 at the Men’s Lion Tour in Kerikeri last Saturday. Waitangi will host this event on Saturday 6 June.

The pennants teams have their first round on Sunday 22nd Feb. Good Luck to our two teams.

Finally, the club has been awarded the North Island Men and Ladies Strokeplay Championships in September. This will be another great event for our members to be involved in.

(a copy of the full report is on the noticeboard)

Women’s Golf:

Ladies competition days have started with some great fields playing.

Trish Scott has started the Challenge Cup competition with a roaring 43 points followed by Trish Clarkson with 41. Thursday 5 March is our Women’s Summer Open. Entry fee is $20.00, 2’s are additional. It would be great to have as many of our ladies playing in our event.



As more players approach the ten rounds played the chase for the series winners is getting interesting in both sections.

For the Men Michael and Alan Walker were in maintenance mode with their playing partner Ian Simpson breathing down their necks. A good score from Ian next week could see him snatch the lead. Merv Nickel had a below average week but three more good scores will see him in contention

Elaine Trivett retains the lead in the Women’s section while Karon Stewart has leap frogged Di Bennett. Jan Dawson and Cheryl Douglas have an opportunity to impact on the lead if they score well over the next few weeks.

By the end of February we will have a clear picture of the real contenders.

Kath and Mike will be serving meals again next week, we hope to see more players.

Don’t forget our Dinner and Quiz night this Saturday night. Tickets are $25.00 and a maximum of 6 players per team. Please contact me to book in.

Membership subscriptions are now due. If you wish to receive a 5% discount on your subs, payment must be received by 28 February 2015.

THE UPDATE  - 10 March 2015

Hello All

Well things are moving along, we are already into March and the Club programme is well underway.

There have been good numbers coming along on Club Days which is pleasing to see.

Progress on the course is  “ in your face”!  Many have commented on the speed that the grass grew on the new tee on #3, though the comments about the contours of the green have maybe not been so appreciative. Thanks to all the people who have worked so hard on that, and also on the new blue/black tee on #17 which is taking shape.


The Trivia night held by FOW  on 21st February was well attended and the dinner provided by Kath was much appreciated. There were seven teams competing for the honour of Inaugural Trivia Night Winner, and that was duly taken out by Team Topliss, aided and abetted by Ludwigs and Hirzels. It was a close run contest with two teams in hot pursuit, but eventually knowledge of New Zealand history broke the tie. All who attended were lavish in praise of the evening and it is hoped it will be repeated. Many thanks to Quizmaster Grant Hastings and scorekeeper Sue.


This was held on March 5th, with Waitangi course in splendid condition and the weather coming to the party with sunshine and just a hint of a sea breeze. There were almost 60 players from 10 different clubs and the prize winners were a good representation of all those clubs.


Gross Winners

 Div 1                                                             Div2                                        Div 3

Sam Dangen Whangaroa              Jeanette Garner Waitangi           Janet Dawson Waitangi

Net Winners

Sandy Doherty BOI/Keri                Felicity Beckett Okaihau              Wendy Smith Waitangi

Stableford Winners

Pettrina Maddren Whangaroa      Iris Bartlett Waitangi                    Diane Bennett Waitangi


This annual event was held on Saturday 7th March with 23 teams entered. A shotgun start meant that all the players were back in the Clubhouse to enjoy the special presentation to an esteemed Lions supporter, and to watch with envy as the many glorious raffle prizes were won by others! The auction of two special items drew much comment but unfortunately many players had left by the time the auction took place and it was not as well supported as it may have been.

The tournament has awesome support from local businesses and there were super prizes up for grabs. Winners on the day were:

1st Jim Aitchison, Kerry Aitchison, Isobel Jagger and Gary Crowhurst

2nd Gordon Morgan, Jackie Morgan, Pam Martin, and Gary Forrest

The team prizes went down to tenth, then the poor unfortunates who did not play good golf were winners in lucky draws.

Harcourts Pro Am – 2nd April

There are still two spaces for teams to enter this wonderful event. The cost is $345 per team. You need to find three people and the fourth will be a pro. There are already more than 20 pros signed up and the expectation is that there will be around 40 on the day.

There will also be a Waitangi Meet and Greet on Wednesday the 1st of April, at 5.30pm, with a excellent nibbles table provided, proudly sponsored by Carpet Court Kerikeri ,we would really appreciate your presence for this as you will be able to meet your team members, and our sponsors who make this competition possible.

MC   Burton Shipley

5.30pm Drinks.

5.50pm Presidential Welcome

6.00pm Complimentary Finger Food.

6.30pm approx. Burton Shipley  CEO of the Breakers, a very entertaining speaker.

6.45pm approx. Professional's Team Draw.

There will be excellent golf played on the day, it is hoped as many members as possible will take advantage of the opportunity to watch.

Coming up:

This weekend the ladies are playing Rounds ! & 2 of the Rosebowl, on Saturday whilst the men have Waitangi Division Series Round 1 on Sunday.

A friendly reminder to have your subscriptions paid by March 31st to remain  a financial member and keep you NZGA handicap. If you are having difficulty with the finance, come and talk to Merle, there are many options for time payment.

Stand proud, noble swingers of clubs and losers of balls!

Recent studies found average golfers walk 900 miles a year.

Another study found golfers drink 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

This means, on average, golfers get 41 miles to the gallon!

Kind of makes you proud. Almost makes you feel like a hybrid. . . .