2 October 2020

First off: Congratulations to Rosemary Wilderspin who is the 2020 Women’s

9-Hole Strokeplay Champion!!!

This weekend we are holding the Men’s James Busby Matchplay Championship.

A field of 64 players will start at 7.30am tomorrow and Sunday morning to compete in this prestigious Championship which is in its 43rd year. Top Gun Kadin Neho is back to defend his title having won the Championship for the last 3 years! The top division has 12 players who are on handicaps of 1 and below, which means there should be some great golf this weekend.

Normal Sunday competitions will resume next Sunday 11th.

Next week, we will be hosting the Par NZ 4 Course Tournament. Play will be on Monday, Tuesday and Friday; however, the course will be available to club members and visitors from 1pm on Monday and Friday, and 12pm on Tuesday. Please book online or through the Pro Shop. The normal “Friday Club Haggle” will be run on Thursday.

Haggle Results for the week:

Sunday Ladies: No results, it was too wet!

Sunday Men: Too wet to play so the Strokeplay draw has been moved to Sunday 11th Oct.

Monday Seniors: Mick O’Connor, Dianne Bennet 39, Merle Mounsey, Frank Allica 38, Jan Williams, Heather Herman, Tim Orgias, John Halse 37, Ross Miller 36.

Wednesday Ladies:

18-Hole: Teams: Prue Jump, Dianne Norris, Trish Clarkson 38, followed by 3 teams on 35 points.

9-Hole: Elaine 33, Ruth 43.

Junior Fun Session: Tuesday 29 September 2020

What a great day! Games of skill, sausage sizzle and ice blocks what more could a kid ask for!! Thanks to Bronson for organising the event and to his team of parents who helped. As a result, 15 children have been added to the junior group who Bronson, Craig, Duncan, and other parents take out on a Friday afternoon.

Upcoming events:

James Busby Tournament: Sat/Sun 3/4 October 2020

BOI 4 Course: Mon/Tues/Fri 5/10/11 October 2020.

Bulls Gorge Challenge at Kerikeri: Saturday 17 October 2020

Women’s AGM: Sun 18 October 2020

Men’s AGM: Sun 25 October 2020

25 September 2020

What has happened since the last Update?

Wayne Jump is the Men’s Senior Matchplay Club Champ and Grant Bartlett is the Men’s D-Grade Matchplay Club Champ!


The Women have completed their Strokeplay Club Champs.

Congratulations to:

Lorraine Stokes (Silver), Iris Bartlett (Bronze 1), Merle Mounsey (Senior), and Pam Martin (Bronze 2).

Lorraine is also the Bronze 1 Matchplay Club Champ. (A double Champ!)

Other competition winners are:

Weekend Knockout: Sue Whittaker

President Trophy: Caroline Skipage

Captain’s Trophy: Iris Bartlett

This Sunday the Men will be completing the 2nd and 3rd rounds of their Strokeplay Club Champs.

An alternate haggle will run for players who are not in the Strokeplay draw, starting from the normal time.

Could the Sunday Women please register 8.30am ready for an 8.45am start because of changes to the Men’s Strokeplay starting times.

Haggle Results for the rest of week:

Sunday Ladies: Trish Scott, Karon Stewart 31

Sunday Men: Peter Langerak 64, Terry North, Brad Watts 69, Tony Skipage, Miles Richards, Phil Wood, Clint Brljevich 71, Duncan Robertson, Chris Truscott, Darren Markin 72. Monthly Medal: Best Net: Peter Langerak 64, Best Gross: Chris Truscott 75.

Monday Seniors: Jenny McDowell 41, John Halse 40, Heather Herman, Iris Bartlett 39, Mick O’Connor 38, Richard Parmee 37, Bob Goodwin 36.

Wednesday Ladies:

18-Hole: Merle Mounsey 39, Lesley Schultz, Judy Bray 37, Jill Toplis 35, Jan Williams, Trish Baugh, Trish Clarkson 34, Pam Martin 33.

9-Hole: Raiha Fredricsen 34, Rosemary Wilderspin, Penny Boles 35.

Upcoming events:

Junior Fun Session: Tuesday 29 September 2020 between 11am – 1pm.

James Busby Tournament: Sat/Sun 3/4 October 2020

BOI 4 Course: Mon/Tues/Fri 5/10/11 October 2020.

Women’s AGM: Sun 18 October 2020

Men’s AGM: Sun 25 October 2020


11 September 2020

I begin the update with some sad news.

It is with deep regret that I advise the passing of Gary Hawke.

Gary has been associated with club for a number of years as both a member and supporter to his wife Diane and son Jack who are also members.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Diane and family.


The Spring Mixed Open held on Saturday attracted a field of 35 players.

While the field was small, there were some good results and our visiting players appreciated the opportunity to play at our course.

Men: Best Gross Duncan Robertson 75, Best Net Gary Forrest 68, Best Stableford Tony Skipage 36, Neil Stokes 35, John McKiernan 34

Women: Best Gross Alayna Cox 85, Best Net Frances Warren 66, Best Stableford Kathryn Mensch 40, Sue Whittaker 38, Pam Martin 37, Merle Tipene 36 C/B.

Twos were Drawn.

Thank you to all those who helped to run this event.

Haggle winners for the week starting Sunday 6 September:

The competition for the Men and Women was stableford:

Men: John McKiernan, Paul Truscott 38, Tony Skipage 37.

Women: Caroline Skipage 34, Cheryl Douglas 33, Trish Scott 32.

This Sunday’s competitions:

Women: LGU & Putting

Ladies please remember to register on-line so Sue can arrange the groups.

Men: Stableford

Monday Vets had 17 players!

Haggle winners were:

Merle Mounsey 39,Richard Parmee 38, Jan Williams, Mick O’Connor 37, Alison Taylerson 36, Jenny McDowell 35, Grant Hastings, Jim Whitehorn 32.

Wednesday Ladies:

Well done to the 9-Hole Ladies for running the daffodil day fundraising morning tea.

The cupcakes were delicious and the tutus, although few were brave enough to wear them, were very colourful.

The ladies donated $240.00 to Daffodil Day fundraiser.

Today’s haggle results, are not available yet.

Upcoming events:

Mixed Club Day: Saturday 12 September

Women's Club Strokeplay Champs Competition: Sat 19 September

Lusk Shield Challenge Waitangi V Kaikohe Men and Women: Saturday 26 September

Men’s Club Strokeplay Champs Competition Sundays 20/27 September

James Busby Tournament: Sat/Sun 3/4 October 2020

BOI 4 Course: Mon/Tues/Fri 10/11/14 October 2020

4 September 2020

 What a beautiful day!! The perfect one for a game of golf!


For some reason some members have been playing a rule that is “if your ball hits the pin and bounces out, it counts as being in the hole” This is incorrect, if your ball hits the pin and doesn’t go in, the hole, have another putt, unless your playing partner/opponent, let’s you have a “gimmie”.

Haggle winners for the week starting Sunday 30 August:

The Men played Foursomes and the winning pairs were:

Wayne Jump and Rex Kempthorne 37, Gary Forrest and Duncan Spokes 36, Keith Hutchinson and Geoff Berry 35, Bronson Silveira and Richard Parmee 34, Paul Truscott and Tony Skipage 34.

Women: Medal: Caroline Skipage 75, Elaine Trivett 76, Sue Whittaker, Merle Tipene 78.

This Sundays competitions is Stableford for Men and Women. 

Monday Vets got a round in this week!

Haggle winners were:

Merle Mounsey 38, Heather Herman 35, Ross Millar, John Halse, Jan Williams, Iris Bartlett, Grant Hastings 34

Wednesday Ladies:

Iris Bartlett 76, Sue Taylor 78, Judy Bray, Donella Sheridan 79, Lesley Schultz 80, Merle Mounsey 81

Twos: Merle Mounsey

Jenny Kidd 14, Patricia, Penny 17.

Today’s results aren’t available, yet.

28 August 2020

Dare I say it!!

What a lovely day today! Bring on Spring!!


Golf has been a little bit, few and far, in between rainy days over the past couple of weeks, but the 

Wednesday ladies did manage to get more than 4 players this week and play a full, 18-holes! Yay!

Results for the week starting from Sunday 23 August:

Men: John McKiernan 43, Peter Baugh, Neil Stokes, Gary Batey 38.

Women: Caroline Skipage 35, Trish Scott 32, Pam Martin 29

Twos: Damian Tana, Geoff Berry (10). Hidden Holes: 1 & 17 Jackpot.

This Sunday (30th) the Men have the Captain's Pairs Competition and the Women have a Medal round.

Wednesday Women: 18 & 9-Hole

Merle Mounsey 33, Jan Williams 31, Phyllis Crawley 30, Pam Martin 29, Donella Sheridan, Iris Bartlett 28.

Penny Boles 14, Patricia Wallace 13, Shirley Rowe, Ruth Robson 11

Next Wednesday the competitions are 18-Hole Medal and 9-Hole Club Medal & Putting


Mick O’Connor 40, Geoff Berry 37, David Hallsworth, John McKiernan, Neil Stokes 34, Richard Parmee, Rob Green, Tim Orgias 33.

Twos: John McKiernan, Ken MacDonald

As per yesterday’s email, the entry sheet for the Spring Mixed Open on Saturday 5 September 2020, is in the Pro Shop. Add your name to the list as soon as possible.

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