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 OCTOBER 2016
INTER CLUB KAIKOHE
Despite a wet start to the morning we had a great turnout on Saturday with 35 of our members showing to play against 19 players from Kaikohe, Rawene and Okaihau. The visitors had a really enjoyable day and appreciated our hospitality.
We are now the proud owners of the Lusk Shield with a total of 550 points for our top fifteen players averaging 36.7 compared to 482 and 32.1 for our visitors.
MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Michael Howarth had a win over Shane Churches in the Intermediate final while Terry North came from behind to beat Steve Newson in the D Grade final. The only mystery for the day was why the trophies were not handed out!
For regular Friday players a reminder that the Jack Cheever’s Shield is almost over with the final round to be played on Friday 4 November. Based on the best 15 Stableford scores over the winter season the finish could be tight. Neil Stokes leads on 591 points from Kevin Strawbridge, 584 Bob Ash 579 and John Halse 578.
This Sunday is the final Monthly Medal of the year and the last chance to qualify for the Shootout, which takes place on Sunday 30 October. It is also Club Captain’s Day, which is a drawn pairs based on the best combined Stableford. Cards in by 9.30am please, for a start at 9.45am
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!
JAMES BUSBY PLATE – Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October
Congratulations to Christian Nitsche – the 2016 winner of the James Busby Plate and the 2016 Golf Northland Match Play Champion. Christian won on the first hole of sudden death play-off after he and his best friend Taylor Gill were all square in the final, which was reduced to nine holes after heavy rain caused a suspension of play in the third round.
Other notable results were; Sean Doel from Sherwood Park winning Division Two and the Tamati Waka Nene Trophy, Darcy Thorburn of Waitangi winning the Sir George Grey Trophy in Division Three, Peter Roux from Okaihau the Hobson Trophy in Division Four and Bob Crawley of Waitangi taking the Nine Pin Trophy in Division Five.
A great raffle table was well appreciated by the players. Gene Tana was keen to collect the $600 voucher kindly donated by the Scenic Circle Hotel, and he got his wish. Russell Pilling won the laptop computer generously donated by Gary Forrest; just what Russell needed. With meal vouchers from Legends at the RSA, spirits from Kath & Mike and meat packs on offer the other prizes were well shared out.