Paihia • Bay of Islands • Northland • New Zealand
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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.
Clint, Paul, Jack and Cam
Weekend Pennant Report from Jackie Morgan
The Weekend Pennant team played at Whangarei on Sunday 2 March against The Pines 2. The day was beautiful and sunny but unfortunately we were only able to earn 69 points out of 144.Well done to our always reliable pairing of Shona Works playing no 1 with 19 points and Karon Stewart no 2 with17 points. It was a tough day at the office for Pamela and Jackie with their opposition in carts and giving 23 shots between them. The next play date is Sunday 13 April at Waitangi against Northland.
18 Hole Pennant report from Phyllis Crawley.
The 18 Hole pennant team played The Pine 2 at BOI Kerikeri . Team members played well but unfortunately scored 4 points less than their opponents. The Pines 74 , Waitangi 70. A very enjoyable day in great conditions. The next round is at Whangaroa on Monday 23 March against Home club Whangaroa.
Men’s Club Competition:
The new competition Waitangi Division Series started on Sunday 9th with a Medal Round.
The Senior/Intermediate Divisions played of the Blue Tees. Best Nett: Lloyd Wallace 66.
The Junior/D-Grade Divisions played off the White tees. Best Nett: Nigel Cane 62.
The next round of the Series on Sunday 16th is Stableford.
Women’s Club Competition:
The Women played their 2nd round of LGU & Putting.
Silver Winner: Marilyn Atkinson Nett 70 Differential: -3.7; Bronze 1 Winner: Ros Gebbie Nett 71 Differential: -2.7;
Bronze II Winner: Gill Simpson Nett 67 Differential: 6.7. The Best putting score went to Judy Bray and Alison Taylerson with 27 each.
The Update – April 2014
Harcourts Waitangi Pro Am:
This started well with a fantastic night at the Sports Panel Evening sponsored by Carpet Court Kerikeri.
The chipping competition raised $166.00 for St John, then the concert group Te Pito O te Whenua provided an amazing performance and welcome to the evening. The buffet was excellent and Murray Deaker and our panel of Buck Shelford, John Lister, Melodie Robinson and Ross Blackman were great entertainment.
The raffle raised another $1000.00 of St John and the auction for the Deep Sea Fishing weekend raised another $1100.00.
We had 32 Pro’s play on the Friday. The day was beautiful and while the round may have been slow, everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. The experience of playing with the Pro’s was in itself an amazing experience.
Three Pro’s found themselves in a “sudden death play-off” after finishing their rounds on 66. Josh Geary, Ryan Fox and Peter Lee played No. 1 again which Peter Lee won with a 20 foot birdie putt.
The team competition was won by Team Nerdy which was made up of Grant Forrest, Duncan Robertson and Gordon Morgan.
Below: (Peter Lee and Tournament sponsor Dennis Corbett Of Harcourt Real Estate BOI)
The Ladies Nancy McCormick Foursomes will be played on Saturday 10 May 2014. The entry sheet is in the ladies locker room.
P Crawley: 18 Hole Pennants who played on 22 March at Whangaroa Golf Club.
Nothing to celebrate this time. The golfing gods were obviously otherwise engaged. Unfortunately, the team members of our opposition which was Whangaroa on their home course outplayed all 4 of us. 3 played below their handicaps while we struggled to be within ours. However it was a great day with only 1 heavy shower and hopefully next time we will post a better result. I suspect we are at the bottom of the ladder.
Weekend Pennants who played on Sunday 12 April at Waitangi GC.
We had a great start to the day as the cakes provided for morning tea by Sue and Pam gave us a lot of energy to play. The girls fortunately played well on our home course to beat Northland 82 points to 62. The next round is in Kaitaia on Sunday 4 May.
Championship Pennant Report from Paul Young:
Rounds 3 and 4 of the Championship pennants were held at Waitangi on Saturday 29 March.
The course was presented in superb condition and the members can be proud of what the visiting golfers experienced from the Waitangi club. The new tees were in play on the 12th hole which was a great showcase for the effort the club members have put in.
The Waitangi team struggled a bit with the level of the competition. I believe that the shortened format has had the desired effect of attracting all of Northlands top players to every round.
Both Cam Marshall and Clint Brljevich put points on the board for the Waitangi team. Cam won his morning game over his Kerikeri opponent and in the afternoon Clint recorded a fantastic victory over long time Northland rep player Iain Power of Northland Golf Club
A big thank you to Grant Hastings who made himself available from mid morning until prize giving which was after 6.00 with receiving and recording game and team points and general organisation.
The 5th and final round is Sunday the 13 at Waipu where Waitangi will be looking to record their first team win.
Handicap Pennant report from Darren Markin:
Mixed fortunes for our 2 teams last week at Northland GC. Waitangi 2 got an important 6.5 – 2.5 win over Kaikohe, to now lie in 3rd place, 3.5 points off the division leaders BOI 2.
Waitangi 1 suffered their first loss of the season, going down 3.5 - 5.5 to Whangaroa. They are now joint second in the table, a point behind leaders Carrington. A zero points contribution from the Morgan/Nerdy pairing was disappointing, and still no two’s from the
latter. Duncan managed a 100% record on the day, winning the match he turned up for.
The teams head for Kaitaia next, on April 13th, which is always a great weekend. Good wins will be needed to maintain our challenge to have an all Waitangi final !!??
There was a great turnout to Bonno’s Tournament on the weekend. Thanks to Alex and Julie who always puts on a great event. Congratulations to Diane Hawke who had the top nett score in the Ladies Division and to Dave Mitchell and Marshall Tana who took out the two Men’s Divisions.
Friday 18 April (Good Friday)
is the annual Wayne Whittaker Memorial tournament.
The entry fee is $30.00 per person(KV RSA Members and WGC Members) and $35.00 (Non- Members) which includes a meal at the Kawakawa RSA. Tee off time is between 10.00am – 11.00am.
Please ring the office (09) 4027713 to enter.
Saturday 3 May 2014
Paihia Fire Brigade Tournament
Entry fee: $25.00. Shotgun start: 9.30am.
Please contact the Pro Shop to enter: (09) 4028207
An elderly couple were having dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife’s hand in his and said, “Martha, soon we will be married 50 years, and there’s something Ihave to know. In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?”
Martha replied, “Well Henry, I have to be honest with you. Yes, I’ve been unfaithful to you three times during these 50 years, but always for a good reason.”
Henry was obviously hurt by his wife’s confession, but said, “I never suspected. Can you tell me what you mean by ‘good reasons’?”
Martha said, “The very first time was shortly after we were married, and we were about to lose our little house because we couldn’t pay the mortgage. Do you remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he notified you that the loan would be extended?”
Henry recalled the visit to the banker and said, “I can forgive you for that. You saved our home, but what about the second time?”
Martha asked, “And do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn’t have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed? Well, I went to see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge.”
”I recall that,” said Henry. “And you did it to save my life, so of course I can forgive you for that. Now tell me about the third time.”
”All right,” Martha said. “So do you remember when you ran for president of your golf club, and you needed 23 more votes?”
14 March 2014
Thanks to all the members who helped at the working bee on the 12th to lay the turf on the renovated tee blocks and concreting the path on 12. It all looks fabulous, great job!!!
Championship Pennants from Paul Young
The first round of Championship Pennants was held at Northland Golf Club on Sunday 2nd March. A new format was being used where teams played singles in the morning against one club, then singles again in the afternoon against a different club.
The Waitangi team of Paul Young, Jack Winwood, Clint Brljevich and Cam Marshall found the going tough in the morning where they faced last years' winners Waipu. The team eventually went down 0-4. Jack Winwood had a good game with former double NZ Amateur champion Terry Pullman, eventually going down 2/1.
In the afternoon the Waitangi team faced Mangawhai. Paul and Jack, playing at 1 and 2 were again outplayed by their opponents. Clint and Cam however, playing at 3 and 4, were faring much better. Unfortunately, due to both the new format's time demands, combined with work commitments of the players, Clint and Cam couldn't complete their matches. Waitangi eventually going down in the afternoon game as well.
The course was very dry tee to green, however the greens were presented in very good shape. During the end of day prize giving, players were encouraged to provide feedback about the new format, to which there was a mixed response. Full days results are available on the Northland Golf Website
Men’s Handicap Pennants Round 2 Report from Darren Markin
Waitangi 2 got their winning streak off and running at Houhora, with a 5.5 – 3.5 win over Northland 4. Kerikeri 2 however had another win and lead the table on 13.5 points. Waitangi 1 managed another 6.5 win at Okaihau, and lead the division after 2 rounds, 0.5 points ahead of Kerikeri 1.
It seemed Donald Trump had a hand in the pin positions at Okaihau, but the boys did good.
Nerdy still hasn’t got a 2, and despite receiving flack, has still contributed to more team points than Duncan, his chief critique.
Round 3 heads for Northland on Sunday 23rd March.