Where the sea meets the tee
WAITANGI GOLF CLUB
GOLF UPDATE 9 DECEMBER 2016
WEATHER & POWER OUTAGE
While the power outage affected our ability to communicate with members about golf, the weather also intervened to affect last night’s Copthorne Twilight.
The plan was to pour the concrete on the 18th path yesterday and the combination of a lack of power to mix the concrete and the rain caused the work to be delayed. The work is now planned to be carried out on Monday 19 December.
XMAS CHEER – SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
With a field of 123, great weather and the course with lots of run the scoring was pretty hot for our Xmas Cheer on Saturday.
Visitors from The Pines, Kerikeri, Okaihau, Rawene, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Whangaroa, Sherwood Park and Waipu were hosted by a strong number of home players.
The day started with the traditional sausage sizzle with Rob Hawkins in charge of the BBQ, as Gloria served the bubbly in preparation for golf.
Gloria and Elaine were well received as the Trolley Dollies, serving lollies once play was under way.
Despite the size of the field play moved along smoothly and four and a half hours after the shotgun start a steady flow of players returned to the clubhouse to enjoy food, drink and a great atmosphere as Jack Tane entertained with some fine music.
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.
The usual generous prize and raffle tables were well received and very few left empty handed.
Too many results to record in full, so the headlines:
CENTRAL BUTCHERY MIXED CLUB DAY
The Central Butchery Mixed Club Day is scheduled for tomorrow, hopefully the weather will play ball.
Please arrive to put your cards in by 9.30am and be ready for a 10am start.
If the weather does intervene we will postpone the day until Saturday 17 December.
Following the busy Xmas Cheer 18 players took part in the Sunday haggle last week.
We hope to get a bigger number this Sunday.
The format is a mixed haggle and the tee will be open from 8am to 10am.
Book a time with your mates on Dotgolf, or arrive and make up a four.
QUIZ NITE – TUESDAY13 DECEMBER
The final quiz night of the year will be held on Tuesday 13 December. Merle will be sending out a separate notice.
The bar is now open until 6pm and meals are available from noon until 5pm, so we would like to encourage members to use the bar after golf.
If you do not have time for golf, you can always drop in for a beer on the way home from work, Mike looks forward to your visit.