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.
WAITANGI GOLF CLUB
GOLF UPDATE 20 SEPTEMBER 2016
MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
In the Senior Division Darren Markin had a comfortable victory over Clint Brljevich in their semi-final. Darren’s opponent in the final will be decided this weekend when Craig Boles and Neil Stokes compete for the spot.
Wins in the Intermediate Division for; Michael Howarth, Dave Hellens, Russell Pilling, Shane Murray, Grant Hastings, Darcy Thorburn, Miles Richards and Shane Churches. Some interesting matches in round two.
Brian Douglas had a win over Mike Kane in their match. Brian will know his opponent in the semi-final after the other three matches are played this Sunday. With three walk overs in the D Grade the two matches played saw Steve Newson and Terry North prevail.
The draw for Sunday is:
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
The field for the alternate haggle on Sunday will increase as the first round losers lick their wounds and return for another day. It will be a Stableford Haggle, please arrive by 9.30 and hand your card in for a drawn start from 9.45am from the 10th tee.
NORTH ISLAND STROKE PLAY – THURSDAY 22 TO SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
Thanks to everyone who has offered their time starting and spotting. Merle is working on the roster and will publish it separately.
The course will be closed until 2pm on Thursday and Friday, and ALL DAY on Saturday.
There are 72 players from across New Zealand playing in the event.
JAMES BUSBY PLATE – Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October
We now have a number of entries, but need more - so please get your entry to Merle if you intend to play.
While polishing the Busby Plate (the closest I will get to it) we noticed that the event started in 1977, so next year will be the 50th anniversary of the event – another good reason to ensure we maintain the tournament now and into the future.
WOMEN’S STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
This two day event was reduced to one day after Saturday was cancelled with rain. The Silver and Bronze 1 Division played 36 Holes while the Senior and Bronze 2 played 18 Holes. Well done to all of the ladies who played and Congratulations to our champions: Silver: Merle Mounsey; Bronze 1: Lorraine Stokes; Senior: Donella Sheridan and Bronze 2: Elaine Trivett. The Silver, Bronze 1 and Senior Champions will compete in the Champion of Champion competition at Mangawhai Golf Club at the end of October.
The 9-Hole Strokeplay competition was played over two Wednesdays, congratulations to Penny Davidson-Boles.
GLAD MATHER CHALLENGE
Was played here on Wednesday 14 September and after 3 years of Kerikeri winning, we finally took the trophy back! Great day, well done ladies!
WOMEN’S SPIRIT OF THE NORTH CHALLENGE AT KAITAIA
This is the annual challenge against Kaitaia which will be played on Tuesday 5 October at Kaitaia. Last year we hosted Kaitaia but unfortunately they managed to take the trophy home with them. We have a bus booked, if any ladies wish to come, both 18 and 9 hole players are welcome. Please contact Merle or Phyllis for more information.
WOMEN’S COMMITTEE 2016 – 17
The nomination sheet is in the ladies locker room. If you want to become more involved with organising women’s golf for our club, than put your name up! Contact Phyllis or Merle if you want more information.
Nominations close on Friday 30 September 2016.