Where the sea meets the tee
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Paihia • Bay of Islands • Northland • New Zealand
All intending players must register in the Pro Shop before going to the tee, groups must keep up with the group in front.
If you find that you are holding up the players behind you, then call them through. Bunkers must be raked after use.
Tidy dress is required at all times, on the course and in the club house.
We are proud to introduce our very own brand new 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!
The Update - March 2013
The year is starting to fly again!!! So what has been happening since the last Update?
Approximately 7 gum trees were removed from the two clumps on the 5th fairway. Thanks very much to the people who turned up to the two working bees.
It was a very big job with a lot of heavy lifting and shifting. You all did a fantastic job! I hope you were all able to take away some fire wood.
The mounds and tees have been shaped on the 2nd, 6th, 18th and 8th. They will now be top soiled and eventually (depending on the weather) seeded.
The macrocarpa trees down the left hand side of the 18th are being removed. This will enable us to view the play along the 18th from the club house. Yes, we will now be able to watch you walk along the road or play from out of the trees!
The St John Fundraiser tournament went very well! Thanks to all those who supported the event.
Winners on the day were the team of Bruce Marshall, Shane Murray, Clint Brljevich and Kevin Stratful.
Lenora Bennett was the Lucky Draw winner of a trip for two to Fiji including flights and accommodation sponsored by David Reid Homes Kerikeri.
The Men’s Buster Aickin Medal was won by Len Cooper, R/Up was Garry Forrest.
Men and Ladies Pennant competition have started. The men’s Championship team had their first match against Kerikeri, although they played very well, they were unable to score any points. Their next game is Saturday 23 March at Waitangi. The Men’s Handicap pennant team played at Whangaroa GC in February.
The Ladies 9 Hole pennant team has played 2 rounds of golf, although they are struggling to fill a pennant team, they are doing very well in the results. The Ladies weekend pennant team played at Whangarei GC on Sunday, and came away with some good results, while the Ladies 18 Hole pennant team played at Kerikeri on Monday.
The Waitangi Lions Club tournament fundraiser for the Mid-North Hospice was played on Saturday 2 March. Although there were only 16 teams entered it was a great day.
The winning team was Phil Byrne, Francois Ollier, Peter Kennedy and Brian Wailer.
The 7th of March was the Ladies Annual 18 Hole Summer Open. There were 72 entries from Houhora, Whangaroa, Kaitaia, Okaihau, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Northland, Ngunguru, Waipu, Sherwood Park and Waitangi. The weather again was beautiful, the course although dry, played wonderfully. Iris Bartlett was the only Waitangi Lady to win one of the 3 divisions. Huge thanks to the ladies for the wonderful goods on the raffle table, to Gordon Morgan, Dave Winslow and Charlie Garner for spotting all day for us, to Glen Arlidge, Trish and James Wallace for helping with the starting, to Trish Clarkson and Midge Turner for helping in the clubhouse.
Trophy winners: Div. 1: Sam Dangen, Whangaroa, Div. 2: Iris Bartlett and Div. 3: Trish O’Brien, Kerikeri.
The Update – 19 April 2013
Autumn is here, the nights are longer and the days a bit cooler. The rain has arrived and the course is starting to look a bit greener.
What has been happening?
The Men have completed their Handicap Knockout competition; congratulations to Shane Murray and commiserations to Grant Hastings. Sunday the 21st of April was the Calcutta and qualifying for the Men’s PairsDiggers competition. The top 16 pairs will play off for the honours over 4 rounds.
The Women have been very busy; they have played the Nancy McCormick Foursomes, which was won by Jeanette Langerak and Jenny McDowell with a 36 Hole Nett of 142. The 9-Hole Open was played on Thursday 11 April. This attracted 40 entries and our little band of ladies featured well in the prizes.
The Mid-Week Knockout has found the finalists who are Marilyn Atkinson and JennyMcDowell. They will playoff next Wednesday. Good golf ladies.
Both men and women’s pennant teams are battling it out in their respective competitions; although no teams are leading, they are all within striking distance.
Bonno’s Tournament was on Saturday 13 April. There were 120 entries and for the first time for this tournament we had a shotgun start. There was a great atmosphere in the club house and the day flowed very well. The 3 Division Winners were: Barbara Hannah from Tapora; John McKiernan from Waitangi and Rob Waugh from Kerikeri.
Saturday 4 May is the Paihia Fire Brigade tournament. This is a 9.30am shotgun start and is a $25.00 entry fee. Entries are being taken in the Pro Shop.
Course news from the Course Development Committee:
Upcoming works before winter
Form & top soil new 9th tee. Possibly concrete 9th pathway. Drain the area to the right & behind the 10th green. Topsoil the 11th fairway from the old 11th green area to the 90m marker & seed. Remove the rocks from the left hand side of the fairway behind the puriri tree & seed. Complete the cart path from the 11th green to the 12th tees around the back of the existing blue to the front of the ladies tees. Topsoil the GUR area to the right of the totara, in between the tees & either side of the pathway. Plant with approx 400 plants Carex & the like. Thanks for volunteering Isobel. Form a new black tee on the 14th. Dig out blocked drain in front of 8th green & re-route this slightly further away from the green & create a water feature.
All these works should be completed within the next couple of weeks & we can all enjoy a drier & tidier course during this winter.
If you want more information on the above, contact me (Merle) and I will endeavour to find the answer.