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.
The Update: November 2013
Thanks to Grant Hastings, Dave Hellens, Darcy Thorburn, Peter Langerak, Dave Winslow, Kevin Strawbridge, Rob Green, Jim Aitchison and Neil Moody for removing the fallen macrocarpa tree at No. 4 so quickly and efficiently.
The new Greens Apprentice Liam Young is settling in well to his job. I hope you have all had a chance to meet him out on the course.
A request: If any one has any of know of any top soil available that the club may get for free please let me know.
What’s coming up?
Saturday 7 December:
Xmas Cheer. After such a successful day last year, we will once again have a shotgun start.
Entry fee will be $25.00. Enter at the ProShop.
Sunday 15 December:
The men host players from Northland GC who they will play in an inter-club challenge.
If you are keen to play, the entry sheet is in the men’s locker room.
4 April 2014 – Harcourts Waitangi Pro-Am 2014. (Name to be confirmed) Pro-Am is short for Profession – Amateur Event. A committee was set up in October to develop a plan to run a Pro-Am event at our club next year.
Waitangi last hosted a series of Pro-Ams from 1982 – 1988. Well known professional golfer Frank Nobilo, won the trophy twice.
To date they have secured a Naming Sponsor: Harcourts Real Estate and they have got sponsors for 12 of the 18 holes available.
The NZ PGA has approved the event so that it will become one of the events on the PGA Pro-Am circuit. The committee hope to attract 40 Pros (Professional Golfers that is) to this event.
If you wish to play in this event, the entry fee is $345.00 per team of 3 affiliated players; a Professional will be allocated to your team.
2014 Freyberg Masters: 2 – 7 November:
Still a little way away, but if you wish to be involved let Rob Hawkins or Dave Scott know.
Congratulations to Leanne Hardy that had a fantastic “hole-in-one” on the 16th on Wednesday 9 October.
It was great day to do it because the Ladies hosted the Kaitaia Ladies club here for the annual Spirit of the North challenge. Leanne’s stablefords on that hole helped the Ladies to win the trophy back from the Kaitaia club.
Commiserations to our Ladies who competed at the Champ of Champs at Whangaroa GC on November 2nd. The course proved to be too challenging for our ladies on the day.
The Men and Ladies winter club competitions are now over. If you want to play in the Sunday Mixed Haggle, then you must tee-off between 8.00am – 9.30am and just like the Friday club haggle, you can make up your own 4’s and book your tee times at the proshop.
Remember to pay your membership subscription by Friday 28 February to get your 5% discount!
11th path to 12th tee has been concreted, thanks to Dave Hellens, Rob Hawkins and Skip
Irrigation will be placed on 12th tees.
The 12th Tees are being levelled and will be re-turfed with couch. The tees will be out of play until early April. The old tee blocks will be used.
Area left of Puriri tree on left of the rise on 11 has mostly been covered with fill and will be re-grassed with kikuyu seed
Area to the right of the 11th green has been worked on to expose rock. Planning to plant grasses above the exposed area this winter
There are 9 new ball washers on the course which have replaced the old ball washers. Thanks to Darcy Thorburn for his help
New mounds on 10 and 9th tee re-grassing are coming along well
Richard Burrows has been doing good work around the course spraying gorse and other woody weeds and grasses
Due to a lot of interest by club members in the Driving Range proposal, The Board
has decided to call a Special General Meeting to discuss the issue. A notice will
be sent out when the date is set.
The vacancy on the Board has been filled by Alison Taylerson.
Congratulations to Darren Markin and Damian Tana who were joint winners of the Buster Aickin Trophy. Over 3 rounds Darren had Nett rounds of 68, 65, 66, a best 2/3 score of 131, while Damian had 68, 65 and 66, a best 2/3 score of 131. Best single nett round was 63 by Bob Crawley. Great start guys.
Pennant report from Darren Markin
The Men’s Handicap Pennants began last Saturday up at Whangaroa, with mixed fortunes for our 2 teams. The morning foursomes saw Waitangi 1 win all 3 of their matches and Waitangi 2 gaining 2½ points – a tremendous start for both of our 6 person teams. The weather was incredibly hot and humid and Waitangi 2 wilted in the conditions achieving only a disappointing ½ point in the 6 afternoon singles matches. Waitangi 1 however, coped much better and won a credible 3½ of their singles matches. Nerdy didn’t manage a team 2, and in those conditions, Rob Green’s cart looked so attractive. Next up (this weekend) – Waitangi 1 are at Okaihau and Waitangi 2 at Houhora. Our Championship team also begin their campaign at Northland. Good luck to all!! And remember please, in match play, if you’ve got 2 putts for a win, take them!!
Round 1 results:
Waitangi 1 beat Kaitaia 6½ - 2½
Waitangi 2 lost Kerikeri 2 6 – 3 2½
Waitangi 2 lost Kerikeri 2 6 – 3
The Ladies have their first round of the Challenge Cup Stableford competition, a best 2/3 combined Stableford competition. Jeanette Garner had a great start of 40 points while Lynda Scott had 39 points. The LGU & Putting rounds have started also, Best Nett and Best 5/9 Differential score. In Divisions: Silver: Judy Bray Nett 68 Differential: -5.7, Bronze 1: Liz Mulcahy Nett 71 Differential: -2.7; Bronze 2: Elaine Trivett Nett 86, Differential: +12.3
Best Putting round was by Raewyn Hanlon with 26.
Next Thursday is our 18 Hole Open. Good Luck to the Ladies playing Pennants on Sunday and Monday.
Saturday March 1: The Lions Teams Tournament. Teams of 4, Entry fee $100.00.
Great prizes, contact the Pro Shop to enter.
Saturday March 8: The Taylormade 18 Hole Pairs Better Ball Tournament.
Men and Ladies Divisions: Entry Fee: $60.00 this is limited to 40 pairs so get your entry in quick!!
Friday 4 April: Harcourts Waitangi Pro Am
Team entries are now full, but there are still two holes to sponsor if you are keen!!
Thursday 3 April: Carpet Court Sports panel Evening hosted by Murray Deaker.
Special guests are Buck Shelford, Ex-All Black Captain; John Lister, Ex-NZ Professional Golfer and Melodie Robinson, Ex-Black Fern Captain.
The night includes a Chipping competition, the Waitangi National Trust Kapa Haka Concert party performance, a fantastic Buffet Dinner and some music later. Tickets cost $59.00 and are available from the office. Make up your own group or just come by yourself; it will be a great night. Tickets are limited, so be in quick. There will also be a raffle sold on the night with all funds going to St John.
Congratulations to Evan Thompson who had a “Hole in One” off the Blue tee at the 10th on Friday 14th Feb and to Clint Brljevich also had a “Hole in One” off the Black tee at the 10th yesterday.
That’s news for now
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.