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Real men do cry, just like Bubba I
t was one of those cringe moments. I was watching the television evening news and keenly awaited the report on the Masters golf tournament won earlier in the day by Bubba Watson. The item was introduced with the comment that Bubba didn’t quite blubber like he did when he won the same tournament two years earlier. I couldn’t believe it. So what, I thought. I understand there is a rhyme between Bubba and blubber and Watson had been very tearful when he won in 2012. But the word blubber is hardly an endearing term. It is more associated with a blubbering fool or some kind of sook. It was almost a return to the old fashioned notion that real men don’t cry. There were tears again for Bubba (real name Gerry) this year. But the fact that there was tears underlined one very important fact
– it meant a lot to him. A very lot. The Masters is the most important tournament to an American golfer. It is the tournament that even non-golfers remember the winner of. Watson is clearly an emotional individual and his win in 2012 could hardly have been more emotion-charged. It was only some weeks earlier that he and his wife had adopted a month-old son. On the golf course the win came to a dramatic finish with a play-off required. In the play-off Watson played one of the most memorable shots in golf. From the trees he hit a 52 degree wedge with 40 yards of hook, landed the ball on the green and saved par to gain victory. After the 2012 win Watson was asked if he ever dreamed of a win in the Masters. I loved his reply. He said his dreams never got that far. This year was not so dramatic. Watson held his nerve for 18 holes to win by three
shots from youngster Jordan Spieth whose challenge wilted on the back nine. But after containing his emotions for 18 holes, Watson again had tears when the realisation hit home that he had won again. I, too, had tears that Watson had tears. I understood that such a win means the world to him. I understood that when a golfer misses the cut the income is zero. I understood the thousands of practice of balls hit in the hope that one day a dream just like this would become reality. It made me think of the Olympics. We often see gold medalists in tears as they stand on the podium with the anthem of their country being played and their flag being raised. It’s a highly-emotional time, so much so that sometimes even the silver and bronze medalists are also in tears. They, too, have strived for years for a moment like this. But I’m sure the television evening news would not refer to them as blubber heads. Real men do cry.
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Toomey takes Waikato’s tally to five in NZ Strokeplay
uke Toomey became the fifth player from Waikato to win the New Zealand Men’s Strokeplay Championship when he scored in the 60s in all four rounds of the tournament in Hastings. Toomey, 21, from the Riverside Golf Club, joined Ted McDougall (Tokoroa), Brad Shilton (Te Awamutu), Colin Taylor (Hamilton) and James Gill (Hamilton) as previous Waikato winners of the St Andrews’ Salver. Toomey had scored 69, 69 and 68 in the first three rounds of the par 72 course of the Hastings Golf Club and then reeled off another 69 in the final round to finish at 10 under par and win by two shots. The New Zealand representative was just pleased to get the job done after being the third round leader in the same tournament two years earlier and emulating the feat of last year’s winner Cam Jones. ``I am just absolutely stoked to no longer be a bridesmaid and to win this after one of my best friends in Cam [Jones] last year makes it really special,” Toomey said. ``I have had that many second and third places I have been wondering when it would be my turn. To open it up at the New Zealand Stroke Play is unbelievable.” Toomey got off to the worst possible start in the last round when he made a double bogey on the opening par five when he hit his approach with a three wood out of bounds. ``I made a four foot putt there for double and I took some positives from that into the next few holes.” Toomey brushed off the bad start and made four birdies in a row in what was a tournament-defining stretch where he earned a three shot lead heading into the back nine. There was more trouble on the par four 11th hole when he blocked his tee shot right and had to chip out backwards. The result was a double bogey and all of a sudden Toomey and Aucklander Sam An were tied at the top.
``I seemed to keep giving the guys a chance but overall I am really pleased with my performance. The holes that followed the bad ones were spectacular.” Like he did on the front nine, when he looked vulnerable, Toomey came back harder. He hit a superb approach to the par four 12th from 128m and made the 15 foot putt to get back into the lead and from there he never looked back. ``It was really gutsy to make birdie on 12 and that gave me the belief again. Putts seemed to drop at the right moment and I am stoked.” Toomey said it was nice to add his name to the list of top names on the St Andrews Salver that includes the likes of McDougall, Ross Murray, Marcus Wheelhouse, Gareth Paddison and Tim Wilkinson. ``There are many legends on there, and don’t forget that Brad Kendall and Cameron Jones are on there too,’’ he added with a laugh. He is hopeful that this performance is noted by the selectors as he looks to make the New Zealand team to compete in the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan. ``It is good timing with the Eisenhower coming up – it is the biggest teams’ championship in the world and naturally I want to play it – but I don’t want to get too caught up in whether I am going to get selected or not.”
Leading scores of the New Zealand Strokeplay Championship at the Hastings Golf Club (Par 72):275 Luke Toomey (Riverside) 69 69 68 69 277 Tae Koh (Manukau) 67 69 70 71 279 Blair Riordan (Takaka) 67 72 70 70, Sam An (Titirangi) 66 69 71 73 280 Ryan Chisnall (Greenacres) 71 71 71 67, Vaughan McCall (Gore) 69 74 67 70 281 Jordan Bakermans (Christchurch) 69 72 70 70 283 Cameron Jones (North Shore) 72 72 72 67, Bailey Smith (Mt Maunganui) 70 68 72 73 285 Nick Coxon (Narrows) 69 71 75 70 286 Takashi Ogiso (Japan) 75 68 72 71, Steven
Luke Toomey with the NZ Men’s Strokeplay Championship trophy. Photo: BW Media Heyes (Russley) 73 70 70 73, Landyn Edwards (Rotorua) 72 68 72 74 287 Shaun Richards (Paraparaumu Beach) 70 72 75 70, Hayden Beard (Mt Maunganui) 68 72 75 72, Jason Gulasekharam (North Shore) 67 74 70 76 288 Shiv Sabherwal (Manukau) 75 74 68 71, Wesley Jeon (Whitford Park) 69 71 76 72, Chang-Gi Lee (North Shore) 70 74 72 72 289 Lachie McDonald (Marton) 72 72 76 69, Stuart Duff (Hastings) 75 73 68 73, Charlie Hillier (Te Puke) 69 73 73 74 290 Tyler King (Omokoroa) 71 69 76 74 291 Nicholas Borren (Otago) 77 71 73 70, Leonard Powell (Clarks Beach) 74 76 70 71, Henry Spring
(Whakatane) 76 74 70 71, Russell Mitchell (Maraenui) 73 70 74 74 292 Johnny Tynan (Titirangi) 72 74 78 68, Hayden Ring (Miramar) 74 74 69 75, Denzel Ieremia (St. Andrews of Hamilton (Hamilton)) 72 74 71 75, Compton Pikari (Te Awamutu) 67 73 74 78 294 James Eng (Remuera) 76 70 75 73, Sanjay Modgill (Royal Wellington) 72 73 74 75 295 Jordan Golding (Omanu) 76 71 76 72, Oscar Cadenhead (Clearwater) 71 76 76 72, Brad Hayward (New Plymouth Inc.) 78 71 73 73, Kadin Neho (Whangarei) 74 73 73 75, Kyle Wong (Titirangi) 73 76 70 76, Fraser MacLachlan (Royal Wellington) 73 72 73 77
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Geary’s brilliant first two rounds set up victory J osh Geary (pictured) won the Akarana Open in Auckland but it wasn’t the cakewalk it promised to be. The Bay of Plenty professional went into the final round of the Charles Tour event, sponsored by Recreational Services, with a seven-shot advantage and all bets were on Geary. The lead was increased to nine when Geary birdied three of the first five holes of the last round but it was another Bay of Plenty professional, Peter Lee, who provided the Sunday fireworks. Lee, 19, scored a brilliant six-under 64 on a wet and cold day which provided some anxious moments for Geary whose winning margin was reduced to two by the day’s close. Geary, 29, posted a final round score of even par 70. His putting let him down over the latter stages but he remained delighted that he had held on for victory. ``I am really happy with the win,” Geary said. ``It was a bit of an anti-climax the way I played the final few holes but the putter was just dead cold all day. I played really solid, I just didn’t hole anything. It is still great to win.” The win was set up by two great rounds in a tournament shortened to 54 holes after the first day was washed out by bad weather.
Geary scored a course record 62 in round one and topped it off with 64 in the second round. He said he did not necessarily play well above himself in the first two rounds. ``They didn’t feel like they were that far out of reach. It was comfortable shooting eight and six under and today would have been the same if the putter was behaving. That is where my game is at right now. I feel like I am ready to win at the next level. I am pumped.” Geary said he felt like he was coming into some of his best form and was excited about his prospects for the remainder of the year. He was seeing his coach James Kupa a lot more now that he is based in New Zealand. ``I haven’t had that luxury the last six years as I have been overseas by myself. It will be good this year if we can keep this con- Photo:BW Media
sistency of ball striking up. ``I am 29, turning 30 this year, so that is when most golfers come to the peak of their career. My mental game is in good shape, my swing is feeling great and my life is pretty balanced right now so it is good to get out there and enjoy playing some good golf.” The win was Geary’s fourth on the Charles Tour which is a New Zealand circuit for professionals and promising amateurs. The other three wins came in his home-town event of the Carrus Open in Tauranga. ``I have always felt that I have had the ability to win all over New Zealand but when I have had to win away from home on the Charles Tour I haven’t quite had my game. My game is at a higher level from what we have worked on.” Geary’s fourth title moves him to joint second on the all-time wins list on the
Charles Tour alongside New Zealand No 2 Michael Hendry and one behind five-time winner Doug Holloway. ``It is awesome to get my fourth one. I have a bit more time this year and I am hoping to get a few more wins under my belt on the Charles Tour. Winning breeds that belief that you are good enough to win and it helps a huge amount when you go overseas to compete in bigger events. It doesn’t matter what level you are at. It breeds confidence.” Second at Akarana was Lee who finished on 12 under par with scores of 69, 65 and 64. Auckland professional Ryan Fox was third on 10-under par while Blair Riordan, from Tasman, was a further two shots back but claimed the North Island Strokeplay title as the leading amateur. Riordan, 23, from the Takaka Golf Club, with his older brother Sean caddying for him, won the North Island Strokeplay by three shots from Tae Koh of Auckland. Riordan, a New Zealand representative, has contended many times in national events and was rapt to claim some long awaited silverware. ``It wasn’t easy out there but I played pretty awesome all day,” said Riordan after the final round. ``I have come close to winning national titles so many times. It is a great feeling to finally get over the line.”
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Swing changes work a treat for Caroline Bon N
orthland professional Caroline Bon (pictured) came into the Akarana Open in Auckland wanting to test out some swing changes under pressure. She passed with flying colours – and went home winner of the tournament, sponsored by Recreational Services, which is part of New Zealand’s Charles Tour. The event was shortened to three rounds after the first day was cancelled because of bad weather. Bon had scores of 70, 71 and 69 to finish at six under par and four shots ahead of her nearest rival, Auckland amateur Munchin Keh. Bon, 26, was delighted with the win and said the key to her performance was keeping out of trouble in the testing conditions. ``I just stayed in play, I was really steady out there today,” she said after her final round. ``I made one bogey but apart from that it was just a solid round of golf.” Bon made four birdies and a bogey in her final round. She was happy with her swing changes that she felt would lead to more consistent golf. ``There is a bit of homework to do. I have two weeks back with my coach so I am looking forward to that. It is definitely getting better.” The former New Zealand Strokeplay champion believed her game had improved in the past six months. She had a couple of good finishes in Asia and is putting herself into a position to win. ``Winning at any level is pleasing. I have bigger things in mind this year and my main goal is to be ready for China, so it is good to not only bed in some swing changes but also win.” Bon is aiming to finish on the top 10 top of the money list for both the Asia and China Tours so she can play in some cosanctioned events on the Ladies European
Tour and Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association Tours. She paid tribute to the Charles Tour for fine tuning her game in the meantime. ``The Charles Tour is awesome. It is so good to have this number of people to play against. I am so close to home and it is so cheap to travel here and I get some really meaningful competition to be better prepared for bigger events.” Meanwhile Keh’s second placing meant for the second year in a row she took out the North Island Strokeplay Championship which was run in conjunction with the Akarana Open. Keh, 21, from the Titirangi Golf Club in Auckland, was disappointed to lose the Charles Tour title to Bon but pleased to defend her North Island title in style. The New Zealand representative won by six shots from fellow Auckland rep Celyn Khoo. ``It is a little bit disappointing because I wanted to win the overall title,” said Keh. ``But to defend my title is great and I need to take the positives from that.” Keh said the key to her win was sticking to her processes and not thinking about the result. On the last day she rued making a double bogey on the par 5 12th and bogeys on 13 and 16 which ended her Charles Tour title hopes. ``I played well throughout; there was just a couple of holes where I lost the momentum and I couldn’t get close to Caroline.” ``My game is showing some progress and I feel like I am getting better as a player. It is cool travelling around the country to play in different events and be tested by different conditions.”
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Blair Riordan (left) and Munchin Keh (right) were winners of the North Island Strokeplay. Photos: BW Media
AKARANA SCORES Akarana Open leading scores (Akarana Golf Club, Auckland, par 70): Men
196 Josh Geary (P) 62 64 70 198 Peter Lee (P) 69 65 64 200 Ryan Fox (P) 67 66 67 202 Blair Riordan* (Takaka) 65 71 66 203 Jared Pender (P) 67 67 69 204 Dominic Barson (P) 69 70 65 205 Richard Lee (P) 70 68 67, Tae Koh (Manukau) 66 69 70 206 Nick Coxon (Narrows) 72 68 66, Oscar Cadenhead (Clearwater) 67 71 68 207 Brad Shilton (P) 70 68 69 208 Leighton James (P) 68 65 75 209 Daniel Pearce (P) 72 69 68, Ben Campbell (P) 72 67 70, Martin Pettigrew (P) 68 69 72 210 Peter Fowler (P) 69 69 72, Bailey Smith (Mt Maunganui) 66 71 73 211 Fraser Wilkin (P) 72 71 68, Pieter Zwart (P) 70 70 71 212 Ryan Chisnall (Greenacres) 71 70 71, Shaun Jones (P) 69 71 72, Troy Ropiha (P) 70 69 73, Doug Holloway (P) 71 68 73, Josh Carmichael (P) 72 67 73, Joshua Munn (Manawatu) 68 69 75, Grant Moorhead (P) 70 67 75 213 Nathan Kim (Akarana) 75 68 70, Woonchul Na
(P, South Korea) 73 69 71, Jerry Ren (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 71 71 71, Sam An (Titirangi) 74 67 72, Mark Purser (P) 73 68 72, Vaughan McCall (Gore) 71 70 72, Jason Gulasekharam (North Shore) 68 71 74, Dean Sipson (P) 67 72 74, Hogan Cho (P) 66 71 76 214 James Oh (P) 70 74 70, Wesley Jeon (Whitford Park) 71 73 70, Kieran Muir (P) 70 72 72 215 Joshua Leitch (Maungakiekie) 72 71 72, Ryan Leslie (Muriwai) 76 66 73, Joonsang Chung (P) 72 69 74 216 Sam Vincent (Lochiel) 71 72 73, Charlie Hillier (Te Puke) 75 66 75, Craig Hamilton (P) 70 68 78 ***
Women (par 72):
210 Caroline Bon (P) 70 71 69 214 Mun Chin Keh* (Titirangi) 73 69 72 220 Celyn Khoo (Pakuranga) 75 74 71 222 Brooke Hamilton (Maungakiekie) 75 73 74, Hanee Song (North Shore) 69 72 81 223 Joanna Kim (The Grange) 75 76 72, Alanna Campbell (Omanu) 78 73 72, Jenna Hunter (P) 74 75 74 226 Brittney Dryland (Titirangi) 77 77 72, Chantelle Cassidy (Cambridge) 76 73 77 228 Wenyung Keh (Pakuranga) 76 76 76 232 Phillis Meti (P) 75 80 77 234 Tidavadee (Fai) Tongdethsri (St. Andrews of Hamilton (Hamilton)) 73 82 79 ***
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Good final round by NZ in Queen Sirikit Cup New Zealand avoided the wooden spoon with a good final round in the Queen Sirikit Cup in Malaysia to finish in a share of 10th place. The Kiwi team, which began the third and final round in 13th place of 13 teams, jumped three places at the Saujana Golf and Country Club when it combined for a much-improved one-over par 145 total in the format where the best two scores out of three count. Wellington’s Julianne Alvarez saved her best till last when she had an even-par 72 while Munchin Keh carded a one-over par 73. Her younger sister Wenyung had a two-over par 74 in the final round. The New Zealand team finished the event 32 shots behind the winner Korea which continued its remarkable run with a six stroke victory over China and the Philippines. The Queen Sirikit Cup is an annual contest between up to 14 nations from the Asia-Pacific region, which is officially known as the Amateur Ladies’ Asia-Pacific Invitational team championship. New Zealand has won the Queen Sirikit Cup on three occasions with the successes coming in 1984, 1990 and 1999.
Queen Sirikit Cup final scores: 425 Korea, 431 China, Philippines, 435 Australia, 438 Japan, 439 Chinese-Taipei, 446 Thailand. 447 Indonesia, 456 India, 457 New Zealand, 459 Hong Kong, 460 Malaysia, 464 Singapore.
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t has been a busy time in New Zealand Golf’s community team as we look to make a real impact in the clubs and communities space in 2014. NZ Golf’s national community manager Kenny Halliday has recently employed two regional club capability managers in Carl Fenton (Auckland and North Harbour) and Mark Webb (Bay of Plenty and Waikato). This is a positive step for NZ Golf and the game in this country as these men look to make a difference in this challenging area. We look forward to seeing the fruits of their work in the regions with a recent facilities’ study providing a blueprint for change. There are a number of NZ Golf-led initiatives underway that are designed to achieve the goals of growing and supporting the game across the country. One of these initiatives is the sharing of information in case studies from successful golf clubs around the country. We know that clubs are struggling with member recruitment, member retention and a host of other issues. It is not easy out there. NZ Golf is focused on making an impact in this area by creating a greater community.
The case studies are designed to celebrate innovative thinking and success in clubs and communities around New Zealand. They are also a key way that clubs, communities and regional sports trusts can learn from each other through effective practice and relevant findings for all golf clubs. I applaud the golf clubs – Pupuke, Manawatu and Akarana -- who shared their success stories in the launch of this campaign. It is great to read their success stories and hear of times where clubs are making positive changes in their clubs. The examples these clubs offered in innovative ways to attract more juniors, women and younger adults into the game were brilliant and I hope that clubs around the country can learn from their example. I encourage all golf club managers, district associations and regional sports trusts to share their success stories to help one another. Yes it is a competitive market out there but we are all in this together. Another initiative in the community space, which is being led by our marketing manager Jan Rowsell, is the LOVE Golf campaign. This has already achieved
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•NON Golfer Substitute: A selection from Health-Herbal-body treatments•No refund for unused services • Rain check available due weather within validity•Based on double/twin occupancy•Air and land transportation not included•Cart not included
•Golf cart not included•No refund for unused services •Rain check available within validity dates due weather•Air and land transport not included• Each round of golf based on green fees only
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Resident Pro at Chisholm Park, Dunedin
Golf can be good for business A
s I walked the fairways of the New Zealand Open at The Hills and Millbrook in February, it was great to see the amateurs enjoying golf with their golf professional partners. It was good watching these top businessmen and former top sportsmen engaging with the golf professionals and fellow amateur players. Many relationships were forged and strengthened. I know many of the caddies developed some great relationships and may have jobs for next year’s event; one caddy is even off to Japan later in the year to caddy for the pro he met at the NZ Open. Back in January, NZ Prime Minister John Key and his son Max enjoyed a memorable four hours or so, on the golf course playing with US president Barack Obama. Spending four hours with a US president is something that every world leader would covet as a time to relax and chat whilst having fun at the same time. Moving forward, our PM and the US president will have an informal mutual bond that will endure thanks to golf. The joy of golf is that it brings together all sorts of personalities; people of different backgrounds, occupations, demo-
graphics and abilities allowing them to interact in a social yet competitive environment. Golf really is a game that can connect many people from all walks of life; it is the ultimate leveller and can even involve non-golfers with alternate formats such as ambrose or best ball. Of course business and golf are a great partnership but I don’t believe that New Zealand businesses always maximise and leverage the opportunities that golf provides. In North America, golf and business form an effective tandem in forging stronger relationships and the time invested reaps the dividends. I often see corporate teams in charity or fundraising golf events where the manager or sales representative has brought along three friends with the goal of winning the event rather than growing his business. Heck, he could win the event but more importantly he could grow his business. Inviting three clients to play in your team at your next golf event is a great way to build your business relationships and grow friendships. What I have also learned from over 30 years in the golf industry is that golfers’ traits on the course often mirror their
life. Over four hours, they are essentially naked. If they go for that near impossible shot then they probably love to roll the dice and take a gamble in business. If they take the rules for granted then they will probably do that with your contract and if they have a problem recording their score accurately then you definitely don’t want them as your accountant. How fast do they play? How do they interact with the other players? Do they show courtesy to the other golfers? Often their gamesmanship and style of play can be very telling. Think about the relationships you have made on the golf course and how your life and business have been affected by the people you have met. Would you have met these same people and learned as much about them without playing golf with them? I like to think that at the end of a round of golf, I will know up to three new things about the person with whom I am playing. Ideally, they will know a little more about me, too. This I hope will increase my circle of friends and probably assist my business along the way. I wonder what things John Key learned from his round with Barack Obama?
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New Zealand PGA Chief Executive
Gentlemen versus players
t’s no secret that New Zealand Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association of New Zealand are currently in discussions that could ultimately lead to the two organisations merging to form a single entity governing the game in this country. Less commonly known is, if it proceeds, it would be a world first – no other country has attempted or managed to roll together the amateur and professional arms of the game under one umbrella. In most other sports, such as cricket, tennis, rugby and a host of others – boxing being the only exception – the distinction between amateur and professional players has simply been removed. With it, the need for separate administrative bodies has gone as well. So why is golf different? Some of the answers can be found in the appendix to the rules of golf dealing with the rules around amateur status. These (including a short section on gambling) run to nearly 20 pages, indicating that the Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association see this as no simple matter. It would be easy to accuse golf of being mired in tradition while the rest of the world has moved on, and there is some truth in this. Other sports recognised, at one point or another, that society was changing and that true amateurism – playing without any remuneration – was impossible given the globalisation of sport and the need to treat it as a full time occupation rather than a pursuit of leisure by an idle (but talented) elite. Initially this was tackled by back door methods such
as under the table payments, reimbursement of ``expenses”, employment by benefactors in undemanding jobs which left the player free to practice, train and play, ``ghost writing” using the players name as a by-line, and so on. Let’s not forget that rugby ran along these lines until less than 20 years ago. However, most sports soon saw the futility of this, especially where competition against countries with massive government sports funding programmes was involved. The Olympic Games, which started from a foundation of pure amateurism, has arguably been the greatest factor in the acceleration of professionalism. With golf, the rules governing amateur status have been progressively relaxed to allow expense payments, scholarships, writing for money, receiving free equipment and so on. In theory prize money (or its equivalent) is restricted, but an amateur can win a car of any value as a hole in one prize, and boundaries have been stretched in other areas. The only remaining prohibition is coaching for money, and it seems only a matter of time before this one goes as well. When that day arrives, will there be any need for separate bodies? In theory no, but several centuries of tradition could get in the way – just think of all the famous amateur trophies that could disappear or have to be played for as open events. By contrast, all cricket lost when it made the transition was the annual gentlemen
versus players match. Other key questions will be around the making of rules – traditionally the premise of the amateur bodies, but where the interpretation generally falls to professional administrators and referees, or your local club professional. The PGA will also be reluctant to see amateurs stepping into their territory by giving instruction for money. There will have to be more focus on growing the game for the future, rather than protecting the past, and it will need strong leadership from both sides of the fence. In the end, the Olympic Games might well be the catalyst that breaks the circuit, and again New Zealand could be poised for a fantastic double: the first country to bring golf under a single administration, and a gold medal for Lydia Ko at Rio in 2016.
There will have to be more focus on growing the game for the future, rather than protecting the past...
THE FIRST GOLDEN OLDIES WORLD GOLF FESTIVAL
20th - 25th April, 2015 Springfield Golf Club, Rotorua
Golden Oldies Golf is designed for MEN AND WOMEN golfers over the age of 40 who enjoy challenging themselves and their golfing friends on excellent, highly rated golf courses and then socialising afterwards. • Open to men and women • Players must have an official handicap • Choice of age groups Over 40s; Over 50s and Over 60s. • Four round Stableford Competition with the best 3 scores counting • 18 Hole Par 3 fun round on Opening Day • Daily prizes • Excellent Festival Trophies • A couple of outstanding Mystery Spot Prizes that will require the winners to have current passports • Range of accommodation options • Non-accommodation entries accepted
As with all Golden Oldies Festivals non-playing participants are well catered for and are given the opportunity to experience the local attractions. We will have a variety of tours and activities available for the non-golfing holiday experience. Enter online at www.goldenoldiessports.com or contact: VSL Golf 8A Anzac Street, PO Box 331 469, Takapuna 0740 Ph: 09-486 1644; Fax: 09-486 1639 email@example.com
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Let your love of Golf take you places
Japanese winner loved the bacon and eggs
15-year-old showed up the locals when she became the first Japanese golfer to win the New Zealand Strokeplay Championship in its history of more than 100 years. Minami Katsu (pictured) began the final round with a six shot lead and completed a superb performance when she carded a four-under par 70 at the Hastings Golf Club to win by seven shots and set a record for the event. Amazingly another Japanese player Haruka Morita finished third after she three-putted the last hole for par while Munchin Keh, from Auckland, edged into second by chipping in on the final hole for an eagle two. But the week was all about the performance of Katsu. The Mellsop Cup, which dates back to 1911 and has been won by many of New Zealand’s best, had not previously been won by a Japanese player. Speaking through a translator Katsu said: ``It is a huge honour to be the champion in New Zealand. I am very happy.” Katsu made five birdies and a bogey in her final round and never looked like relinquishing the lead. She had rounds of 69, 70, 68 and 70 for an incredible 19-under par total for a record tournament total. In recent times New Zealand’s Lydia Ko was seven-under par when she won in 2011 at the Russely Golf Club and the last time Hastings staged the championship Emily Perry and Ko finished on 12-under par before Perry prevailed in the playoff. Katsu said: ``I tried to treat it like it was the first day of the championship and that helped me to stay calm. I am so happy to have that record. Her best memories from New Zealand were making a long putt for birdie in the third round and the food she had eaten. ``I love the bacon and egg quiche ... and the summer fruit. I love the food here.” She was one of six Japanese golfers (three men and three women) in New Zealand to compete in the championship to further develop the international expe-
rience of the players in the country’s national team. It was believed to be the first time that Japanese golfers had contested the New Zealand Strokeplay. The diminutive Katsu, who had a world ranking of 142 and the Japan No 2, said this win would help her self-belief. ``Winning this championship will give me a lot of confidence. I will continue to practice hard and look to improve for the big tournaments coming later in the year.”
Leading scores of the New Zealand Women’s Strokeplay Championship at the Hastings Golf Club (Par 74):277 Minami Katsu (Japan) 70 69 68 70 284 Mun Chin Keh (Titirangi) 69 72 73 70 285 Haruka Morita (Japan) 69 72 72 72 286 Celyn Khoo (Pakuranga) 74 71 72 69 289 Chantelle Cassidy (Cambridge) 70 73 72 74, Lita Guo (Royal Auckland) 72 71 72 74 290 Julianne Alvarez (Manor Park) 72 77 68 73 294 Kate Chadwick (Napier Inc.) 78 75 70 71, Yumi Matsubara (Japan) 76 70 76 72 295 Brooke Hamilton (Maungakiekie) 76 74 74 71 296 Grace Senior (Wairakei International Golf Course) 76 74 76 70, Tyla Kingi (Opotiki) 73 75 73 75 298 Alanna Campbell (Omanu) 77 72 74 75 300 Te Rongopai Clay (Titahi) 76 75 75 74 302 Wenyung Keh (Pakuranga) 78 75 73 76 303 Brittney Dryland (Titirangi) 77 74 77 75 305 Celeste McLean (Manaia) 75 80 75 75, HanaRae Seifert (Lochiel) 80 75 74 76, Holly Winter (Fitzroy) 80 75 73 77 306 Sai Ma (North Shore) 76 73 78 79 307 Samantha Dangen (Whangaroa) 74 79 79 75 308 Tidavadee (Fai) Tongdethsri (St. Andrews of Hamilton (Hamilton)) 77 75 78 78 310 Siyi Keh (Pakuranga) 77 74 80 79; 311 Heather Keefe (Rotorua) 81 78 74 78; 312 Bohyun Vyan Park (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 79 79 74 80, Jocelynn Katu (Aviation Country Club of NZ) 75 79 77 81; 313 Joanna Kim (The Grange) 79 74 79 81; 315 Rotana Howard (Rotorua) 79 76 83 77; 316 Lucy Owen (Waipawa) 86 75 76 79 ; 317 Laura Hoskin (Arrowtown) 76 80 84 77; 318 Brydie Hodge (Levin Inc.) 80 79 82 77; 319 Brooke Kingi (Whangaroa) 82 80 80 77; 320 Ela Grimwood (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 83 78 79 80; 321 Shantael Lucy Ligaliga (Aviation Country Club of NZ) 81 81 82 77; 322 Amber-Rose Thompson-Newth (Castlecliff) 86 81 80 75, Krystal Hu (New Zealand) 84 79 83 76
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Links Hope Island, the Gold Coast’s No.1 Golf Course*, is perfectly located, central to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We invite you to experience our championship golf course and first class clubhouse facilities. With its 5-Star clubhouse and practice facilities and consistent rankings as one of Australia’s top ten resort courses, Links Hope Island is the ultimate destination for corporate and social golf, functions, glamourous events or weddings. There are also a variety of membership options available from full membership, to corporate or 5 day options. Contact us today to find out more.
Links Hope Island features: • A stunning 18 Hole Championship Golf Course • The Gold Coast’s No.1 Ranked Golf Course • Brand New Fleet of Golf Carts • State of the Art Golf Pilot GPS – 1st in Australia • Driving Range with Full Practice Facilities • Annual Passes available for local residents • Excellent Tour Operator & Social Golf Packages
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Silverstream Golf Park features a long established driving range and 9-hole golf course. The driving range is amongst the biggest in the lower North Island with 20 covered bays and a hitting area of up to nearly 300m. There is also a wide-grassed area to hit from. The driving range is floodlit and therefore open to 9pm (last buckets of balls sold at 8.15pm) every day, except Christmas Day. Silverstream Golf Park also includes a well maintained 9-hole golf course which rates amongst the best in Wellington but remains at the low end in cost.
NZ Golf: Reciprocal Visiting Rights agreement letter
ew Zealand Golf would like to advise all affiliated golf clubs to take appropriate action to safeguard against the changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The point of most concern is Section 60 of the Alcohol Act which outlines the sale and supply of alcohol in clubs is to members and guests only. This Section of the Act questions whether “Reciprocal Visiting Rights” to golf clubs around New Zealand are afforded the same rights as members and guests of that club. There is still a large amount of uncertainty and ambiguity around the Act, but National, Regional and Local Government agencies are taking this matter extremely seriously and are taking appropriate action against any club that that is found to be in breach. As a way to support all affiliated golf clubs, their members and guests, a Reciprocal Visiting Rights agreement
Course Features The 9-hole course is flat and easy-walking. It is ideal for those learning the game or those who do not have the time for 18 holes. The course is affiliated to New Zealand Golf which means you can become a member and gain a handicap and therefore also receive reduced greens fees at other courses around the country. If you do not wish to become a member you can purchase concession cards which will give you a reduced rate. Coaching, Lessons & Club Features In addition to the driving range and golf
letter has been drafted up for club’s to complete. The letter template on the far right of this page ensures that all affiliated golf clubs that complete this form fall under the authority of New Zealand Golf Incorporated. This means that registered club members on New Zealand Golf’s DotGolf Database and their guests will be able to enter and use your clubhouse facilities throughout the year, including purchasing and consuming alcohol on club premises. The purpose of the visit can be, local competition between clubs, District Association sanctioned competitions and all competitions under the control of New Zealand Golf Incorporated. Kenny Halliday, the New Zealand Golf National Community Manager, strongly advised all clubs to take this matter seriously. “The key thing for us is to support clubs in this matter,” he said. “We believe the changes to this Act are in the interests
of creating a safe golf club environment and to ensure that all golf clubs are covered in this area we strongly recommend completing the agreement letter and returning it to New Zealand Golf.” Halliday said it was also advisable for golf clubs around New Zealand to keep a copy of the Clubhouse Reciprocal Rights on the premises so that this can then be produced on request to the regulatory agencies, if and when they visit the club’s facilities. “We would also advise that you discuss this letter at your next board or committee meeting and ensure that it forms part of your meeting Minutes. It is important that all staff are aware of this document to avoid any unnecessary fines.” Completing the Reciprocal Visiting Rights agreement letter is a mandatory first step for golf clubs and as the information around the Act becomes more certain New Zealand Golf will update all of the clubs accordingly.
course there is also a well-stocked shop which is one of the busier golf retail outlets in Wellington. Available are clubs, balls, gloves, shoes, bags and many accessories as well as drinks and snacks. Silverstream Golf Park also has its own golf professional Bruce Farmer who is available for lessons at very competitive rates. Lessons can be at the driving range or at nearby Manor Park Golf Sanctuary where Silverstream Golf Park also operates the golf shop. Weekdays 8am - 9pm Weekends and Public Holidays 7am - 9pm Note: Last buckets will be sold at 8.15pm
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<Please ut paaste nd poaste nto gyolf our golf club letterhead> <Please cut acnd nto yoour club letterhead> RECIPROCAL VISITING RIGHTS RECIPROCAL VISITING RIGHTS To ww hom it im concern at Naew Zealand Golf G Incorporated, To hom t ay may concern t New Zealand olf Incorporated, Due to the changes in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 our club would formally like to offer “Reciprocal Due to the changes in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 our club would formally like to offer “Reciprocal Visiting Rights” to members and guests of all affiliated golf clubs that fall under the New Zealand Golf Incorporated Visiting Rights” to members and guests of all affiliated golf clubs that fall under the New Zealand Golf Incorporated authority. This means that registered club members on New Zealand Golf’s DotGolf Database and their guests will authority. This means that registered club members on New Zealand Golf’s DotGolf Database and their guests will be able to enter and use our clubhouse facilities throughout the year, including purchasing and consuming alcohol be able to enter and use our clubhouse facilities throughout the year, including purchasing and consuming alcohol on club premises. The purpose of the visit can be, local competition between clubs, District Association sanctioned on club premises. The purpose of the visit can be, local competition between clubs, District Association sanctioned competitions and all competitions under the control of New Zealand Golf Incorporated.
competitions and all competitions under the control of New Zealand Golf Incorporated.
The Reciprocal Visiting Right does not include free access to play our golf course unless we have an existing The Reciprocal Right does include free access play Reciprocal Playing RVisiting ight agreement with anot ny visiting members’ home to golf club. our golf course unless we have an existing
Reciprocal Playing Right agreement with any visiting members’ home golf club.
This letter is to formalise an agreement between all affiliated golf clubs to New Zealand Golf Incorporated and will ensure that we don’t breach the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. We have included a copy of the relevant This letter is to formalise an agreement between all affiliated golf clubs to New Zealand Golf Incorporated and will section under he ndon’t ew act breach for your reference. Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. We have included a copy of the relevant ensure that twe the Sale and
section under the new act for your reference.
NZG guidance on the new Liquor Licensing - Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
ew Zealand Golf in conjunction with SCANZ (Sporting Clubs Association of NZ), are taking a lead role in providing Guidance for Golf club’s in relation to the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
NZ Golf’s National Community Golf Manager Kenny Halliday told Golfer Pacific, “there still seems to be a level of local ambiguity around it and we have taken the advice of SCANZ CEO – Bob Clark to ensure that we don’t mislead our golf clubs”. The two National bodies
have provided a template for Golf club’s to use Golfer Pacific provides the generic template on the right.
Sale and supply in clubs to members and guests only: (section 60 SASAA) • (1) The holder of a club licence must ensure that no alcohol is sold or supplied to any person for Sale and sconsumption upply in clubs mpembers anless nd guests only: i s— (section 60 SASAA) on tto he remises u the person • (1) of a club licence or must ensure that no alcohol is sold or supplied to any person for • The (a) holder an authorised customer; consumption n the premises unless to the erson is— • (b) if the olicence issued subject a pcondition allowing alcohol to be sold or supplied to • people (a) an of atuthorised hat kind, a cpustomer; erson who oir s on the premises at the invitation of an authorised visitor • who (b) the licence issued subject to a condition allowing alcohol to be sold or supplied to is if also on the premises. (2) If a club people licence oaf nd an okff-‐licence are hw eld for ame premises, holder must oef nsure that no visitor that ind, a person ho is tohe n tshe premises at the the invitation an authorised alcohol is sold or supplied to any person for consumption off the premises unless the person is an who is also on the premises. authorised customer. (2) If a club licence and an off-‐licence are held for the same premises, the holder must ensure that no (3) In this section,— alcohol is sold or supplied to any person for consumption off the premises unless the person is an authorised c ustomer, in relation to premises a club licence is held for, means a person who— authorised customer. • (a) is a member of the club concerned; or (3) In this section,— • (b) is on the premises at the invitation of, and is accompanied by, a member of the club authorised customer, in relation to premises a club licence is held for, means a person who— concerned; or • (a) is a member of the club concerned; or • (c) is an authorised visitor • is on in the premises at the a invitation of, and accompanied by, oa f member of cthe authorised (b) visitor, relation to premises club licence is h eld fis or, means a member some other lub club or with which concerned; the club concerned has an arrangement for reciprocal visiting rights for members • in (c) is an atuthorised isitor member, relation o a club, mveans a person who— authorised in argreed elation premises a club licence is held for, means a member of some other club • (a) has veisitor, xpressly in two riting to comply with the club's rules; and • w (b) is recognised as a member of atn he club by those fror ules with hich the club concerned has arrangement reciprocal visiting rights for members
member, in relation to a club, means a person who— • (a) has expressly agreed in writing to comply with the club's rules; and Yours faithfully • (b) is recognised as a member of the club by those rules
>> If Golf clubs require further clarification they should contact: Kenny.Halliday@nzgolf. org.nz
Yours faithfully <Name of Club Representative/Secretary>
<Name of Club Representative/Secretary>
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YOUR CHANCE TO PLAY IN THE NZ OPEN!
NZ women’s foursomes goes to North Otago pair The North Otago pairing of Karen Devlin and Patricia Hollows prevailed in a tense final to win the New Zealand Women’s Autumn Foursomes Championship. Devlin and Hollows were taken to the 18th hole of the final for a 1 up win over the Geraldine pair of Ali Romeril and Jenny Lawson at the Cromwell Golf Club. In taking out the title, Devlin and Hollows won all six rounds of foursomes’ matchplay. Their first round was against Jenny Senior and Gayle O’Duffy (Methven), which they also won 1 up. Their next match was against Lois Mitchell (Lumsden) and Shona Elder (Te Anau) which they won 2 and 1 and their easiest win came against Pip Idour (Otago) and Terry Cain (Christchurch) which ended with a 6 and 5 result. In the quarter-finals they beat Pat Crengle and Andrea Mark, from Paraparaumu, 2 and 1. Their semi-final provided another close encounter with them winning 1 up over June Watson and Gabrielle Martin (Arrowtown).
Ko video awarded
ew Zealand Golf has won the award for innovation excellence at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation sector awards with its video announcing Lydia Ko becoming a professional golfer. The announcement broke with the traditional press conference and instead a video was produced and released on social media, via YouTube. The video included All Black rugby player Israel Dagg which broadened its appeal outside of the normal golfing audience. Jan Rowsell, the marketing manager of New Zealand Golf, said it was great for NZ Golf and creative partners Augusto to be recognised on the national stage. ``It is a huge honour to receive this award,” Rowsell said. ``It is great to gain recognition for the innova-
tive way in which NZ Golf and Augusto worked together to make a highly anticipated sporting announcement. ``We’re very fortunate to have Lydia Ko, she’s a fantastic ambassador for golf and New Zealand and making her announcement to turn pro in this way was truly befitting to her age, personality and generation. ``It also achieved great outcomes for golf in showcasing the game in a fun, youthful and refreshing light on a global stage.” The Ko Goes Pro video received more than 115,000 views on YouTube. The video was the first instalment in the LOVE Golf campaign. The campaign is the first time that New Zealand Golf has undertaken a nationwide promotion of golf with the aim to drive golf club membership and promote participation and change perceptions of the game.
IT’S A BETTER GAME WITH FRIENDS Introduce a new member to your club in 2014 Please fill in the form below to go in the draw to win your chance for a once in a lifetime experience to play in the 2015 NZ Open in Queenstown, plus monthly prizes. See www.lovegolf.co.nz/news for details
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Only an hour from Christchurch, this beautiful resort course is well worth the drive. Becoming a Member of the Terrace Downs Golf Club offers lots of great benefits. Starting from $1,150, A-Grade Members gain amazing benefits including unlimited golf and other sports, NZ Golf affiliation, special gifts, resort discounts and much more. B-Grade Memberships start from $600, this membership keeps things simple with free green fees and access to regular member’s tournaments.
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Introductory offer 3 rounds of golf. Value will be deducted from initial subscription should you wish to join ($60 value). club MeMbershIps: ·$745 full playing Men & Women ·$745 Mid Week Men & Women ·$375 9 hole ·$375 country ·$349 summer (oct-March incl) ·$275 under 23 ·$140 under 18 ·$60 Kiwi back 9 ·$25 social Member
Judgeford Golf Club 328 State Highway 58, Haywards Hill Road, Porirua 5381
2 free rounds of Golf and 1 x 30 minute professional golf lesson. If you decide to join then the value will be deducted off your initial subscription. Booking is essential and this voucher must be presented to the Pro shop. cluB MeMBershIPs:
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• $1145 ($22.02pw) Full Playing • $720 ($13.85pw) Twelve Hole Member • $560 ($10.77pw) Overseas Visitor • $500 ($9.62pw) Social Playing • $495 ($9.52pw) Secondary Member • $440 ($8.46pw) Seasonal Resident Member • $200 ($3.85pw) Junior Full Playing • $100 ($1.92pw) Junior
Introductory offer 3 rounds of golf and 1 coaching lesson.
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club MeMbershIps: • $991 ($19.06pw) FULL PLAYING • $585 ($11.25pw) 9 HOLE MEMBER • $495 ($9.52pw) FULL PLAYING • $300 ($5.77pw) PAY AS YOU PLAY • $150 ($2.88pw) JUNIORS
About Judgeford Golf Club Judgeford is located just 25 minutes drive from the CBD, between Paremata and the Hutt Valley, on State Highway 58. We are fortunate to enjoy a unique micro-climate in terms of weather patterns where often the weather variables are subtly different from the prevailing conditions in surrounding areas. Course Features The course is set amongst rolling picturesque countryside with easy walking, tree-lined fairways. Twelve holes are located on one side of State Highway 58, the first seven presenting more of a challenge with undulating slopes and elevated tees. A further six holes, located
across the road (accessed by underground walkway) feature a flatter layout with some elevated tees. Off course practice facilities include a four bay driving net area, a practice green with bunker facility and a new putting green. Club Features The clubhouse, overlooking the first tee and the 18th green, provides a wonderful relaxing venue after your game. Cafe and bar services are available 7 days a week through VIP Home Services. A separate gaming room is available. The Club runs a well stocked shop of golf accessories, clothing, drinks and food. The shop also provides hire clubs, trundlers and 7 motorised carts
www.judgefordgolf.co.nz Ray Lash (04) 235 7633 email@example.com
About Mt Maunganui Golf Club Mt Maunganui Golf Club is situated in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Mt Maunganui is New Zealand’s favourite summer holiday destination with a white sandy beach, and a safe sheltered inner harbour beach. Mount Maunganui (The Mount or Mauao) is also the name of the extinct volcano which rises above the town. Shrouded in history and legend, the mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape, and a climb to the summit offers amazing views of the surrounding city and ocean. Course Features The Mt Maunganui Golf Course offers
a challenge to all levels of golf and is aesthetically pleasing to play. After your game there is an opportunity to relax with a drink and enjoy, have a snack or meal from our cafe’ in the superbly designed clubhouse which gives a 180 degree view of the course from all lounges. Take advantage of a course that has hosted many top amateur and professional events, which has included during the 1970’s and 1980’s PGA sanctioned tour events, 2002 Asia Pacific Championship and more recently the 2012 New Zealand Men’s and Women’s Amateurs.
www.mountgolf.co.nz Brian Jopson (07) 572 7044 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rotorua Golf Club The Rotorua Golf Club is a unique thermal golf course in the heart of New Zealands premier visitor destination. The course consists of a 18 hole, par 70 course, of 5,800 metres providing variety and challenge with many holes played over or around both dormant and active thermal areas. A fully equipped pro shop with club, trundler, and cart hire and is close to all major hotels and motels. A fully licensed bar, cafe, and changing rooms
are available to all visitors. Course Features All weather, inland links style course, with easy walking. 5 tee options to suit. Coaching, Lessons & Club Features Fully equipped Pro Shop with cart, trundler, and club hire. On site full time professional. Fully licensed bar, restaurant, changing rooms, and showers.
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3 rounds of golf. full Memberships from just $365. Bookings required 09 2334038 cluB MeMBershIps:
• $630 ($12.12pw) Full Playing Men - ACE • $630 ($12.12pw) Full Playing Women - ACE • $580 ($11.15pw) Vet Full Playing • $365 ($7.02pw) EAGLE • $350 ($6.73pw) 9 Hole Member - BIG BIRDIE • $350 ($6.73pw) Intermediate • $350 ($6.73pw) Vet 9 Hole • $315 ($6.06pw) Country • $90 ($1.73pw) Junior • $55 ($1.06pw) Junior Summer
About Onewhero Golf Club Only 10 minutes from Mercer on SH1 and 40 minutes south of Auckland, the Onewhero Golf Club lies in a rural setting just south of Pukekawa. The mature 18 hole course is tree-lined and always well-groomed, with challenging water holes. Visitors have often stated that this is one of the most well-kept courses in Auckland. The volcanic free-draining terrain ensures that the course is truly playable all year and is rarely closed. Course Features The many tree-lined fairways and areas of native bush add to the beauty of the course and ensure that golfers are pre-
sented with a solid but fair challenge; an abundance of native birdlife (such as fantails) will also keep you entertained. Coaching, Lessons & Club Features Hire equipment and carts are available from our well stocked pro shop open 7 days a week. You can enjoy a drink and a meal in the two-storey clubhouse which overlooks the picturesque 18th green and beyond, with excellent catering and bar facilities- open on club and tournament days, weekends, public holidays and by arrangement with the Club. Also available are practice nets, practice hole, putting green, with equipment and carts for hire.
www.onewherogolf.co.nz Shereen Mamode (09) 2334038 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKE TIME FOR PLAY IN 2014 • Clubhouse Facilitites Open 7 Days • All Weather Course • Spectacular Views • Great Cafe - lunch/coffee • Short Drive From Auckland • Easy Access off S H 1
Introduce a friend or family member to your local club in 2014 and you could win a chance to play in the 2015 New Zealand Open in Queenstown. Plus loads of great prizes to be won each month.
About Waipu Golf Club Set on the waters edge of Bream Bay with spectacular ocean views, links course. Waipu is conveniently situated on State Highway One, half way between the Auckland Airport and Kauri Cliffs making it the perfect stopover for traveler’s heading North or South. Course Features This is a traditional links style course, hence dry underfoot during the winter conditions which make many other courses unplayable. The layout has been recently changed introducing a new par three hole with a
contoured green with water to the left and tussock grasses to the back, a challenge for members and visitors alike. Other features A covered all weather practice range is open to members and visitors every day with balls available from the golf shop between 8am & 5pm as well as hire carts, clubs, trundlers & a range of clothing and accessories. Coaching is available by arrangement and there is full cafe & bar facilities & a great view from the clubhouse deck or lounge. Ask about out short term or special category subscriptions and our junior and beginner programs.
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3 rounds of golf. on taking up a membership the $75 for introductory offer will be deducted from your first 12-months membership subscription. club MeMbershIps:
• $4440 ($85.38pw) Corporate • $1175 ($22.60pw) Full Playing • $875 ($16.83pw) Weekday • $670 ($12.88pw) Weekday Veteran • $462 ($8.88pw) Junior J23 • $447 ($8.60pw) Women 9 hole • $299 ($5.75pw) Restricted • $312 ($6.00pw) Junior J21 • $253 ($4.87pw) Junior J18 • $130 ($2.50pw) Junior J16 • $115 ($2.21pw) Social Golf Member • $75 ($1.44pw) Junior Restricted
About Muriwai Golf Links The Muriwai Golf Club is less than 40 minutes from the Auckland CBD, travelling the North Western State Highway 16, at Waimauku turn left on Muriwai Road towards the Muriwai surf beach. First established in 1956 opened for play 1960 and redeveloped 1999/2003. A true links course situated on the ruggedly beautiful west coast. The club offers casual golf along with full membership options, to play Muriwai is to play golf as the game was intended. Course Features The Muriwai Golf Links is constructed on the rolling black iron sand dunes of the Muriwai Beach, fully irrigated for su-
perb playing conditions in the summer months and dry underfoot conditions in the winter. The subtleties of the undulating fairways and greens challenge golfers of all ability. To play Muriwai is to play the game as nature intended. Coaching, Lessons & Club Features Coaching available from NZGA Professional Gary Parkinson, this can be arranged by contacting our Golf Shop. Muriwai offers full practice facilities including driving range, short game range, practice bunkers, chipping green and putting green. Be sure to visit the club house and cafe for an excellent range of catering options.
www.muriwaigolfclub.co.nz Ray Barnett (09) 411 8454 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nelson on show in Festival of Golf
ollowing the outstanding success of the inaugural Nelson Festival of Golf last year, planning is well underway for the 2014 tournament. In 2013 this challenging tournament attracted players from 54 golf clubs around New Zealand including from Opotiki in the north to Port Chalmers in the south. More than twothirds of players came from outside the Nelson region. The tournament is staged at Nelson Golf Links, Greenacres and Motueka Golf Courses with two days to be played on the Nelson Golf Links which has also been chosen to host the 2014 New Zealand Amateur Championships in April this year and for the 2015 Seniors Championships. The courses are all very different. Nelson is a true links course, Motueka is a mature parkland course, with Greenacres offering a mix of waterfront and parkland holes. Tournament dates for 2014 Nelson Festival of Golf are Monday 20 – Friday 24 October with a rest day on the Wednesday to allow competitors to put their feet up or get out and about and visit the many attractions the region has to offer. The tournament overlaps again with the Nelson Arts Festival which is a great bonus for non playing partners making the trip to Nelson. The organising committee has decided to keep the number of entries to 128, the same as last year, because this created both a competitive yet friendly environment for
all the participants. By the end of the week players had golfed with and made friends with other golfers from all over New Zealand. Derek Drysdale the Tournament Director said, “at the final prize giving on the Friday it was really pleasing to hear many of the competitors refer to this event as ‘the friendly tournament.” “We are delighted that over 36 players who played in the tournament last year have already registered to enter the tournament again this year,” Derek said. “So if you are keen to enjoy a week of golf in October in the stunning Nelson region, now is the time to register to avoid disappointment.” Sponsorship has been secured from Waimea Family Estate Wines and Taylor Made Golf and as always the event organisers ask that all competitors support our sponsors whenever possible. Without the support of such sponsors, they would not be able to offer the wonderful prizes. This year the hole-in-one prizes are still being discussed, but we will be offering major prizes for all competitors to have a go at that “Ace in the Hole”. We will also be running our lucky draw prizes, where each day, 4 lucky competitors will win a $50 voucher from our chosen restaurant partners, to go and enjoy some fabulous food during their stay in the region. At the time of printing we are delighted to confirm that the following Nelson restaurant’s have all intimated their involvement in our tourna-
ment prize scheme: Lonestar Restaurant, The Vic Brew Bar and Speight’s Ale House.
The event itself will be for individual and team stableford scores contested at Nelson on the Monday and Friday, Motueka on the Tuesday and Greenacres on the Thursday. There will be daily prizes for individual and team scores and weekly overall prizes for individuals. Entry fees include four rounds of golf, individual and team competitions, golf gift and a two-course dinner to be held during the final prize giving at the Nelson Golf Club on the Friday evening, where we are planning a party atmosphere to finish the week off in style! We are also planning a novelty putting competition which all players will be eligible to enter, on a daily basis, with a putt-off on the Friday for the daily winners. This will be a lot of fun but also great prizes are up for grabs.
Waimea Family Estate Wines:
Organisers want to build on the great success of last year’s tournament. They invite you to register now and enjoy the challenging competition offered on the variety of different courses along with the opportunity to have fun, meet new friends and most of all enjoy their week with them. The golf days will be run on a 9.00am shotgun start basis, so that all players will be back in the clubhouse around the same time providing a fantastic atmosphere for each day’s prize giving.
aimea Estates is one of Nelson’s leading winemakers, boasting 112 gold Medals and 20 Trophies in national and international competitions. waimea’s premium flagship waimea range is made from the best sites on their vineyards. They demonstrate quite clearly the family’s philosophy of minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery – producing wines through certified sustainable practises that are a reflection of the terroir in which they are produced. waimea Family Estate wines are offering a mixed 6 bottle case of wine to one of the first 60 entries, so get in quick to be in with a chance of this superb offer! “I am profoundly impressed by the over- all quality of the waimea wines – this is clearly a winery worth watching.” BOB CAMPBELL MW, Master of Wine.
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aylor Made have again committed to providing support to our tournament and we are delighted to have them on board. Their range of golf products and apparel is fantastic, with something for every golfer to help their game or their appearance.
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Entry Details $225 to include 4 rounds of golf and a golf gift on Registration. Final day 2 course dinner. Fabulous tournament prizes with a value of over $10,000. Individual and Team Stableford prizes. Entry is restricted to members of golf clubs and maximum handicaps are 30 for men and 36 for ladies.
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NELSON GOLF CLUB Nelson Golf Club’s 18 hole championship links course is adjacent to the district’s airport and the picturesque waters of Tasman Bay. This beautiful seaside links course has reputedly the ‘best’ greens in the country. Nelson golf links is only ten minutes from the centre of downtown Nelson and virtually next door to beautiful Tahunanui Beach and associated accommodation. Nelson enjoys one of the most favourable climates in New Zealand with high sunshine hours which helps to explain why Nelson is a popular golfing destination. Come and play this challenging links course year round.
GREENACRES GOLF CLUB Welcome to Greenacres Golf Club, where playing golf is a “fun” experience to be enjoyed. While this course is considered one of the most challenging in the top of the South Island where you can learn new skills or test your ability,
it is a popular course for all playing levels. We have an active membership and welcome new members both short and long term in either 9 hole or 18 hole grades. Being free draining the course is seldom closed due to bad weather so come and visit us. Located on Best Island it can claim to be New Zealand’s Best island golf course. It is situated 8 kilometres from Richmond and has a long, interesting and successful history. The scenic yet challenging links style layout of the course in a tree lined parkland setting, is a pleasure to enjoy. No steep hills to climb but numerous obstacles to navigate around, well placed bunkers plus plenty of challenging lies will test and titillate the average golfer. Remember – “It is only a game”
MOTUEKA GOLF CLUB Motueka Golf Club prides itself on running a friendly and welcoming club. The course is relatively flat and has
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a park like atmosphere with the fairways lined by mature trees. The course has been modified and improved over recent years. The trees have been trimmed and fairways widened which has made the course more “Golfer Friendly” The fairways are well grassed and our greens are consistent and true. At 5800m off the White Tees the course rewards accuracy and correct club selection. Golfers of all abilities will welcome the challenge and if you play to your handicap on your first visit you should be well satisfied. You will be in the minority! The course sits on the east side of Motueka and provides some stunning views of Tasman Bay. With an increasing membership and glowing reports from both local and overseas visiting players, Motueka’s reputation continues to grow as one of the best country courses in New Zealand. We look forward to hosting you as part of the Festival of Golf.
A true links experience situated in the delightful region of sunny Nelson. A wonderful golf course, good enough to be chosen for the 2014 NZ Amateur Championships... high praise indeed. Golfers of all abilities will find a round at Nelson very rewarding enjoying simply stunning views. There is a vibrant social side to the club making new members and casual players feel welcome to enjoy camaraderie both on and off the course. There is a full bar and catering facilities, also open to non members. There
are great deals available on green fees and a wide range of memberships – contact the staff at the Nelson Golf club, who will be only too delighted to explain all the options available. Call 03-548-5029 or email manager@ nelsongolf.co.nz. Check out our website www. nelsongolf.co.nz and see what you’re missing. The site offers photos of the course plus other club information - highlighting our inaugral Nelson Festival of Golf in October this year. Check it out on www.nelsongolf.co.nz/ festivalofgolf
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MARTON GOLF CLUB Recently quoted “the best kept golfing secret”, come and share the attributes that make it so. At our secluded Par 72 course set among trees, sand hills and farmland in the Rangitikei, you can play relaxed golf without the pressure of a crowd. Our easy walking course provides excellent challenges for all golfers. Drive the undulating, tree-lined fairways, putt on well-groomed greens. Enjoy the benefits of a course with year round irrigation. Often your only witness to a good shot, are the Bellbirds, Tui, and quails that have made the MGC their home. Join in the renowned country hospitality in the clubhouse.
FEILDING GOLF CLUB (INC) A parklike 18 hole course, just 2 minutes from Feilding’s town centre, Feilding Golf Course features mown fairways lined with varied plantings of mature trees. Easy walking and well draining, playing golf at Feilding is a must when visiting the Manawatu. A fully equipped Clubhouse open 7 days is also available for functions by arrangement. Notable tournaments hosted by Feilding include the Honda New Zealand Women’s Autumn Foursomes Tournament March 1998, the Lion Foundation Freyberg Masters (Men) November 2006 and the Lion Foundation Womens Masters April 2013.
GOLF PLUS OPEN EASTER TOURNAMENT A field of 52 enjoyed the sunshine on the Feilding Golf course to play in the Pro’s Easter Tournament on Sunday, April 20. The results are as follows. Results: Men Nett – 1st Weihana Paul 65, 2nd Guido Beijersbergen 66. Gross – Stuart Atkins 76 points Stableford – 41 Ross I’anson, 38 Robert Te Mataki, Matthew Wilson, Trevor Berrington & Lee Welsh. Ladies Nett – Sharon Howe 78 Stableford – Shirley Frederickson 32. Nearest the Pin: 4th Sharon Howe; 9th Terry Morgan; 17th Rick Gerrand.
FEILDING LADIES GOLF PREMIER CHALLENGE Julie Cleaver and Norma O’Connor both from Te Ngutu Golf club are the 2014 Feilding Ladies Golf Premier Champions. The event played in early April and in it’s sixth year is a two day pairs event. The first day is at the Rangatira course, the competition is four ball best ball, following that all competitors returned to Feilding for drinks and a Dinner which this year was enjoyed by one and all. The next day the competition at Feilding is individual stableford played in divisions and in the background to this the pairs are playing for the best combined Nett over the two days. This format seems to be enjoyed by the players and although there are prizes both days the main prize for the pair that has the best Nett over the entire entire field
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is two $250 flight vouchers sponsored by United Travel Feilding. This year it was won by below is a photo of them receiving their vouchers. Pictured are Julie Cleaver and Norma O’Connor.
EASTER TOURNAMENT AT WANGANUI Easter Monday Mixed Tournament was held at Wanganui Golf Club (Belmont). Thanks to the sponsor Andersons Menswear & Noire Ladies Fashion Store (Darrell & Keryn Smith). 62 people braved the strong winds on Easter Monday and the winners were as follows. Results: Men Best Gross: Chris Gillespie. Mens Division One: 1st. G Neal, 2nd. M Eden, 3rd. H Green, 4th. J Thornton. Mens Division Two: 1st. H Matthews, 2nd. S Teki, 3rd P Brown, 4th. J Summerhays. Mens Division Three: 1st. B Harris, 2nd D Thompson, 3rd. G Williams, 4th. N Mouldey. Ladies Division: 1st. P Williams, 2nd. N Wakeling, 3rd. H Doughtery, 4th. S Eden. Closest to Pin: L Le Quense, D Sharrock, M Eden, A Stadtmueller Twos: J Thornton, M Eden, G Neal.
WHANGAREI GIRLS’ GET FIRST WIN The tenth annual Eagles College Golf Tournament at Northland Golf Club on 27th March, saw Whangarei Girls High School emerged victorious for the first time. A sign of the emerging talent in junior girls’ golf in Northland were the multiple rounds in the seventies from the girls with Soktaerodh Sean (Whangarei Girls’) leading the way with a personal best of 74. The best boys gross round of the day came from the runner up team Whangarei Boys’ 2, Daniel Millett recording a three under par round of 68. The competition format sees the best three of four stableford totals from each team count toward the teams overall total. Competition was close with just three points separating first (Whangarei Girls’) and second (Whangarei Boys’ 2). Third place went to the combined team from Kamo High School and Tauraroa Area School. Numbers overall were slightly down on the 2013 event with just six teams (2 combined from multiple schools). Across the field seven different schools were represented, those being Dargaville High
School, Kamo High School, Kerikeri High School, Rodney College, Tauraroa Area School, Whangarei Boys High School and Whangarei Girls High School.
Results: * = non counting score 1st Whangarei Girls High School – 128 Soktaera Sean (35)* Shanice Croft-Kemp (41) Soktaerodh Sean (48) Taylor Wyatt-Logan (39) 2ndWhangarei Boys High School 2 – 125 Julian Fowler (35)* Christian Nitsche (37) Daniel Millett (43) Aidan Pascoe (45) 3rd Kamo High School/Tauraroa Area School Combined – 119 Matt Pene (KHS – 41) Taimana Ngakuru-Smith (TAS – 35) Belinda May (KHS – 34)* Danielle Ngakuru (TAS – 43) 4thDargaville High School/Kerikeri High School/ Rodney College Combined – 117 Jodi Macalister (DHS – 40) Jamie Thomas (RC – 39) Michael Walker (KKHS – 38) 5th Whangarei Boys High School 3 – 115 Bradley Foster (40) Robbie Smith (45) Jin Woo Kim (30) 6thWhangarei Boys High School 1 – 114 Ben Bowmar (36) Steven Lang (40) Christopher Shepherd (38)
Junior Pennant Update The Northland Junior Pennant competition has passed the half way stage and competition is close for the top four positions that gain entry into the semi-finals. Following the fifth round at Whangarei Golf Club recently it is the team from Whangaroa who sit atop the table having just beaten the previous pace setters and 2013 runners up Waipu. In third place is the composite team from Northland Golf Club and The Pines while the young team from Mangawhai round out the top four. There are now just two rounds left to play at Sherwood Park (May 11) and Mangawhai (May 19) for teams to foce their way in to semi-final contention. Current Standings: Pos/Club/Points 1 Whangaroa 12.5 2 Waipu 11 3 Northland/Pines 10.5 4 Mangawhai 8.5 5 Northland 7 6 Whangarei 6 7 Northland/Sherwood 4.5
WAIPU to host CHARITY TOURNAMENT Waipu is hosting the Marsden Lions Annual Charity Tournament Friday 16th May. The entry fee is $75 which includes green fees, BBQ & drinks & a catered dinner plus all entrants receive a prize. This tournament is played in teams of four over 9 or 18 holes and is open to everyone at all levels. If you don’t have a team and would like to join in, contact Keith 09 4330259 (evenings) or Hope 022 4087941. This year the proceeds will be split between Hospice and the Ruakaka Surf Life Saving Club, both excellent local service organizations. The following week, Saturday 24th May will see the Clubs 80th Anniversary. This is a mixed tournament fully sponsored by Thirsty Liquor with shops in Waipu, Marsden Cove & Maungaturoto. Lots of local available accommodation makes this an easy spot for a weekend getaway. With the welcome autumn rains the fairways have sprung back to life and the
course continues to improve plus the ocean is still warm enough for a swim after golf. Clubhouse open daily 8am -5pm. For more details phone 09 4320259, visit our website www.waipugolfclub.org.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEE TAKES OUT Harcourts Waitangi Pro Am Rotorua golfer Peter Lee (pictured right) won the Harcourts Waitangi Pro Am on Friday 4th April. Lee birdied the first hole in a sudden death play off to beat established NZ Tour Professionals Ryan Fox and Josh Geary. All three were tied on 66 after eighteen holes, setting a new course record off the Black Tees. The scene was set for a great day of golf with picture perfect weather and a course presented in immaculate condition. 32 Professional Golfers entered the tournament that is part of the Mondiale PGA New Zealand Order of Merit. Testament to the quality of the course 18 of the Pro’s scored par or better. Caroline Bon scored a creditable 70, 2 under par.
The Golf Professionals were joined by teams of three amateurs to participate in a Stableford format, with the best three scores on each hole counting. Top three prizes in this category went to; Team Nerdy comprising Gary Forrest, Gordon Morgan and Duncan Robertson with Pro Kieran Muir on 126 points, Harcourts Team 3 –
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NEW WORLD EASTER CHARITY TOURNAMENT One of Warkworths largest fields was seen on the Saturday of Easter 2014, with a field of 104 turning up to play in the Easter charity tournament. Miraculously the weather conditions stabilised after a nervous week of weather watching for all involved. Simon Lean of Helensville GC took out top honours for the men with 44 stableford points and local Rosie Fowler scored 41 points to take out first prize in the ladies section.
Raising funds for the Omaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club, a cheque for $2000 was handed over at prize giving by general manger Mike Reid to Pat Daly of the Surf Life Saving Club. Added to by the sausage sizzle and other fun activities, all in all it was a prosperous day for a well-deserved charity. Wilmot Toyotas’ hole number 12 proved a difficult one though, with no one able to score the ever-elusive hole in one, which would of seen them winning a cool $10K towards the charity. Special mention must go to New World Warkworth, who sponsored the tournament, donated BBQ food and arranged wonderful Easter Hamper prizes. This generosity not only helped a worthy cause but was integral to the success of this community-focused event. The Warkworth Golf Club passes on it’s sincere thanks to all participants including Clint Brown and the Times FM team, who although did not feature in the winners circle avoided the ‘humpty’ prize and walked away with smiles on their faces!
JUNIOR TIGER The North Harbour 2014 Junior Tiger event was held on Sunday the 16th of March at the Whangaparaoa Golf Club. A host of young junior boys and girls attended the event with their parents and a fun day was had by all. The winners of the divisions were in the Boys 12-14 category James Hydes (Peninsula), in the Girls 12-14
category Ela Grimwood (Gulf Harbour), in the Boys 11 and Under Brian Heo (North Shore) and in the Girls 11 & Under category Silvia Brunotti (North Shore). They now head to the national final at Manawatu on April 27th. Goodluck to them!
NORTH HARBOUR’S VAHA FAPIANO HAS STRONG SHOWING AT MASTERS The Harbour Golf Women’s Masters team finished 7th out of the 14 teams at the 2014 National Women’s Masters at Springfield, Rotorua. It was a slightly disappointing finish for the team who were hopeful of a top 5 result. However they all tried their best and in the last round had their best result
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of the week to pick up a few spots. Vaha Fapiano (pictured, North Shore) was the star of the week for Harbour and finished with 120 points meaning she was the 2nd best individual performer out of the 56 players. This is the second time Vaha has achieved this feat as she also finished as the second best individual a few years back in Invercargill. Well done Vaha!
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WINGER SUBARU “OUT OF THE ROUGH” FUNDRAISER Friday 4 April dawned fine making for perfect golfing conditions for the 3rd Annual Winger Subaru “Out of the Rough” Club Fundraiser. A full field of 109 players including 45 visitors found scoring to their liking with Tony Trotter, Managing Director of club sponsor TP Print taking out the major men’s prize with Kathy Irwin taking
out the Women’s prize. Following a very successful auction, $18000.00 will go towards weather tightness repair work in the upstairs and downstairs foyers of the clubhouse. Noone was lucky enough to take out the Hole in One Prize of a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i valued at $47990.00 Results: Best stableford Men’s – Tony Trotter Best Stableford Women’s – Kathy Irwin Men’s Division 0 – 18 1st Steve Hardy 2nd Rodney Swanepoel 3rd Kerry Bowron 4th Barrington Rowland Men’s division 19 – 36 1st Tony Trotter
2nd Terry Mitchell 3rd Rodney Milner 4th Glenn Pacey Women’s Division 1st Kathy Irwin 2nd Keiko Pacey 3rd Kaye Cunningham Non – Affiliates 1st – Mark McGregor 2nd – Warren Manning Longest drive Men’s – Luke McLean Women’s Kaye Cunningham Nearest the pin Hole 6 – John McMillan Hole 8 – Ron Reid Hole 11 – Steve Hardy Hole 15 – Brett Meale
Waitakere Golf Club held another successful 18 Hole Easter Classic and 36 Hole Waitakere Open over Easter weekend. The Saturday event was won by a visitor from Huapai, Leslie Eckard with gross 71. The Waitakere Open Champion for 2014 is Rob Noffke with a combined score of 139, 9 shots ahead of the field. We wish to thank all our wonderful sponsors: Our naming sponosor, MD Aluminium Ltd and our minor sponsors: Building Recruitement Limited, SH & B Maintenance, Fufu Electrical, Sporte Leisure, Blanc, Radius Taupaki Gables, Ruka Confectionery, Lewis Electrical, Birkenhead Drainage, Home Brew West, Full Swing Golf Centre, Fineline Builders, Hallertau Brew Bar andRestaurant, Carlton Party Hire, Dave Brooker, Asteron
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UNIQUE WINTER LEAGUE AT WATTLE DOWNS Wattle Downs Golf Club is organizing a 5x hole winter league, sponsored by Mega Mitre 10 Manukau. This is the perfect league for people who can only get out to play for a limited time, or prefer a shorter game option for the Winter months. This is the second year running, and fol-
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SPORTS WORLD EASTER TOURNAMENT The Sports World Easter tournament was played Easter Saturday at Matamata Golf Club. The competition was weather affected with plenty of lightning and thunder, getting everybody back to the club house for an early lunch. The club reduced the event to 9 holes and everybody enjoyed some great sporting prizes. Our sincere thanks goes out to Chris and Pauline Bunguard of Sports World Matamata for their continued support.
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top16 taking part in the Mel Loveridge, and the bottom 16 players playing the Gordon Irving Rosebowl in a handicap matchplay competition. After four rounds of play the final was played on the 12th of April.
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MEL LOVERIDGE AT MATAMATA Matamata Golf Club congratulates Jason Tarrant (pictured right) for winning the Mel Loveridge with Praneel Mani winning the plate. The Gordon Irving Rosebowl was won by Brent Stewart (pictured left) with Maurice Vosper winning the plate. Since early March the Matamata Golf Club has been playing the Mel Loveridge and Gordon Irving Rosebowl beginning with a qualifying round which wittled the field down to the top 32 competitors, the
The inaugural Easter Tournament at Walton sponsored by Golfer Pacific and ANZ was a great success with players from Akarana to Tokoroa. The winners were Lel Rattan and Robert Pool (Redwood park) and Leanne Pitcon with Heather Sharp (Walton) who had the first choice of a fantastic golfing prize table. The tournament will continue next year and with the positive feedback it is sure to grow in size. The Walton committee would like to thank the sponsors.
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GOLF TRAILS Golf Club holds its Waikato Farmers Cup competition (one of the longest running competitions in the Waikato) in conjunction with the final of the McFarlanes Contracting series. In its 75th year the best net goes to any Waikato farmer over 18 holes. Prizes also include 10 large silage bales, with another 30 up for auction. A best net for women associated with agriculture will win the Bruce Cup. For more information on how to enter, contact the club on (07) 888 3731.
Justin Rasmussen. The Seniors Championship was a much closer affair with Andrew Wiggens (Omanu) on 231 finishing ahead of David Izzard (Muriwai) on 235 and Tony Cross (Springfield) on 236.
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BAY OF PLENTY MASTERS & SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP The annual Masters and Seniors Championship was played over Easter Weekend with 18 holes on Tauranga, Omanu & Mount Maunganui to decide the 54 hole winners. Tauranga’s Blair Murdock showed his class around Tauranga with a four under par 67 and he backed this up with a one under 71 at Omanu and one over 73 at the Mount to win the Masters Championship by 8 shots from fellow Tauranga member,
Pictured is the Masters winner Blair Murdock, Seniors winner Andrew Wiggens and Seniors Nett winner Tony Stowers. Results: Masters (Over 40 yrs) Gross 1st Blair Murdock (Tauranga) 211 2nd Justin Rasmussen (Tauranga) 219 3rd Simon Ellis (Muriwai) 222 Nett: 1st Wayne Cairns (Titirangi) 209 2nd Mark Goodman (Ngaruawahia) 224
3rd Rangi Lemon (South Head) 225 Seniors (50-54yrs) Gross : 1st Andrew Wiggens (Omanu) 231 2nd David Izzard (Muriwai) 235 3rd Greg Smeal (Te Teko) 251 Nett: 1st John Newland (Patea) 218 2nd Mac Robertson (Mt.Maunganui) 220 3rd Ray Logie (Clarks Beach) 223 Seniors (55-59 yrs) Gross: 1st Tony Cross (Springfield) 236 2nd Michael Smith (Tauranga) 241 3rd Ross Townley (Springfield) 244 Nett: 1st Tony Stowers (Te Aroha) 213 2nd Harm Drost (Tauranga) 219 3rd Craig Gibbons (Omanu) 226 Seniors (60+yrs) Gross: 1st Ron Sisson (Omanu) 238 2nd Owen Kendall (Mt.Maunganui) 239 3rd Fred Wellacott (Omanu) 240 Nett: 1st Colin Harrison (Peninsula) 218 2nd Mike Rewita (Omanu) 220 3rd Dave Wilkins (Omanu) 220
Day 1 (Wed 29 Oct) The Kinloch Club Day 2 (Thur 30 Oct) The Centennial Course Day 3 (Fri 31 Oct) Wairakei & Sanctuary Almost as important as the golf will be
CALLING ALL GOLFERS The 2nd Hilton Lake Taupo Masters Golf event, is scheduled for the 29th – 31st October this year. Once again the event will be a pairs championship, based in the North Island’s golfing mecca, Lake Taupo. We will battle it out at the top three golf courses in the region, with the playing schedule as follows;
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GOLF TRAILS the emphasis placed on the social aspects of the game, and once again we will be hosted by Hilton Lake Taupo, where we will enjoy a pre event welcome meet and greet function (Tues 28 Oct), post golf evening prize giving functions (Wed/Thur), plus the final evening awards function and dinner, following our final round at Wairakei & Sanctuary on Friday. The hospitality, food, beverage and service provided by Hilton Lake Taupo was absolutely exceptional last year, and a major highlight of the event – thanks to Hilton Lake Taupo for hosting us once again. This year we have also worked with the good people at Hilton Lake Taupo, and have come up with some exceptional golf/ accommodation packages – double occupancy rooms (ie. 2 x golfers) including 4 x breakfast and the golf package (as outlined below) start at $1105 per person – this is unbelievable value! The “golf only” price is $699, and includes; • 3 x rounds of golf – The Kinloch Club, The Centenial Course, Wairakei & Sanctuary
• 4 x social functions (includes food/ beverage) at Hilton Lake Taupo • Transfers to golf courses (departing/ arriving from Hilton Lake Taupo) • The opportunity to win some incredible spot prizes! • Golf cap, plus golf polo shirt Early bird pricing above is in play up until Sunday 13 April. We also have 100 FREE rounds of golf to give away! Enter before the end of March and you will get a FREE round (for two) at your choice of the following courses; Bay of Islands Kerikeri, Formosa, Pauanui Lakes Resort, or Terrace Downs. So, book the dates into your diary, we’d love to see you at this year’s Hilton Lake Taupo Masters. For more information and/or to enter the Hilton Lake Taupo Masters, have a look at the event website www.laketaupomastersgolf.co.nz
GILLIGAN CLEAR WINNER AT OMANU Anthony Gilligan from Australia made
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eight birdies in his round of 65 to win the A1 Homes Omanu Legends Pro-Am by two shots. Gilligan bogeyed his second hole, the par three 17th, but made amends throughout the rest of his round to finish seven under par. The ever-present Peter Fowler was alone in second place on 67. There was a four way tie on 68, Aussies Richard Backwell, Peter Jones and Mike Zilko, and Canadian Ken Tarling. This year’s event saw a very strong field of over 40 professionals with a very international feel to it. A great day was had and top prize in the amateur team event was taken out by an Omanu A1 Homes team of Lou Campbell and Sam Peita.
Landyn Edwards has been crowned the winner of the Rotorua Open this month, holding a four-shot lead going into the final round, and finishing 13-under for the tournament. Over 100 golfers competed in the three day Open, which partnered with the New Zealand PGA Trainee Championship this year, giving it Pro-Am status. Pictured is the winner Landyn Edwards with Holiday Inn manger Kent Breeze.
TWILIGHT RESULTS A very good turnout of 40 Mount Maunganui Golf Club members and 5 visitors played in the end of season finale twilight on Friday 28th March. Played in weather and on a course both rated as perfect, the scores for both women and men were very impressive as was the big finale of the series. All of this topped off with a glass of bubbly
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and a piece of chocolate cake. Players with a 9 hole stableford score of less than 20 were not in the hunt.An exceptional score of 22 by Keith Frogley won the men’s competition and 21 by Julie Ridley and June Winstanley led the women’s division home. An excellent Twilight Series managed by Colleen Noble with a team of assistants including Lyn Irving, Julia Weir, Dennis Noble and Richard Irving (sign-maker) who with initiative, innovation and hard work provided an exciting and competitive experience for all. The series was backed by the excellent support of Club members, who sponsored over 30 prizes for the twilight spot prizes, including Smith Sports Shoes (Bruce & Ali Trebilco), Lattitude (Graeme & Shirley Bastin) and Nosh-Mount Mellick-Ivory. The next twilight season will commence in October/November 2014. Results:Men/Women Keith Frogley 22, Julie Ridley 21 C/B Stuart Reid 21, June Winstanley 21 Steve Richards 21, Claire Davison 20 Gerry Drum 20 (Omanu), Judy Cameron 20 Geoff Carr 20, Joy Greer 20 Bruce Cross 19 (Omanu), Sandy Long 20 Longest Putt George Gyenge, Geoff Carr
Golfer Pacific Open Pairs The Golfer Pacific Open Pairs was held at Omanu Golf Club on Easter Monday. After the very wet week before, the course had drained well to round off a great weekend for the full field of 140 players. In the Men’s division Pete Mckinnon and his son Kurt cleaned up with a combined stableford of 89!!! Their winning margin
an unbelievable 11 shots. In the Mixed division visitors came first and second with Leslea and Steve Haggie beating Nick and Nikki Kirsopp by two points with 81 and 79 respectively. Men’s results: 1st P & K McKinnon; 2nd J & T O’Brien; 3rd R Lobb & W Phillips; 4th M Russell & R Perrett; 5th S Campbell & S Crick; 6th J March & P Forket Mixed results: 1st L & S Haggie; 2nd N & N Kirsopp; 3rd M & R Dumble; 4th D & L Chadwick; 5th M Hetet & S Hikairo; 6th G Webber & K Iles
PLAY NEW PLYMOUTH Consistently ranked in the top country courses in New Zealand, Ngamotu provides challenges for all golfers on the par 72 course. The ladies course measures 4937 meters, with the men’s club course measuring 5712 meters. The Championship course totals 6086 meters, and has proven to be as good a test of golf as anywhere in the country. Green fee players can play almost any time, but to ensure your preferred time does not clash with an event, it is recommended to phone the Golf Shop (06) 7550424. Green fees: $40 if NZGA affiliated, $60 for casual visitors. The course is located at 24 Golf Course Lane, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Why not check out their accommodation sponsor The Devon Hotel, at 390 Devon St E, Strandon, New Plymouth (phone 06-759 9099) and stay for the weekend.
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LATHAM TAKES OUT CHAMPIONSHIP
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The Harewood Golf Club have recently completed their Mens Club Championships. Winners and Runners Up are as follows.
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Women's team Stableford
Results: Senior Men – Winner Matt Latham Runner Up Sam Watkinson Intermediate – Winner Russell Hobbs Runner Up Tony Marriner Junior A – Winner Danny O’Neill Runner Up John Thompson Junior B – Winner Anthony Albertson Runner Up Jock McKay
LEFT HANDERS CHAMPIONSHIP The weather was drizzly and overcast for most of the recent 29th NZ Left handers championship in Ashburton, however the Ashburton Club organised a wonderful week for the 145 players and partners that attented from around New Zealand and Australia. The four-day tournament was held from April 7 to 10. Pictured below is the winner of the Ladies Gross Keith Plier trophy, Hilary Lovett (Ashburton) with a score of 348. Pictured
A SCENIC VIEW AT WAIMAKARIRI This image was taken from the 16th green looking out over the Waimakariri River. The women in the photo, Liz Steele and Liane Smith, are heading down to the 17th green on the beautiful Waimakariri Gorge Golf course.
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the men’s and women’s associations, completed in 2010. She put in endless hours of work on the constituion for the new organisation and worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition to the new structure. Golf Otago President, Judy Muir, presented Mrs Rowley with her Life Members badge, commenting that “if ever there was a person worthy of Life Membership, it was Glenys”. Pictured is Glenys Rowley (left) is presented with Life Membership by Golf Otago President Judy Muir.
below is the Mens Open Gross Bruce Poole Cup, Ken Shea (Ngaruawahia) with a score of 312. Both winners are pictured with Wayne Chesham, president of the NALGNZ presenting both awards.
Results: Open Gross Bruce Poole Cup Ken Shea (Ngaruawahia) 312 Runner up Simon Murphy (Christchurch) 317 3rd Michael Thompson (Wanaka) 319 Open Net Bob Charles Trophy Jamie Frewen (Alexandra) 285 Senior Gross Rei Thompson Trophy Greg Limond (Howick) 326 Runner up George Kotaridis (Melb. Aust) 328 Senior Net Barry Turner trophy Stan Mathews(Otumoetai) 281Ladies Gross Keith Plier trophy-Hilary Lovett (Ashburton) 348 Runner up Jan Davies (Omanu) 368 3rd Audrey Messenger (Te Marua) 396 Ladies Net Bob Harrington Cup-Trish Clark (Ashburton) 313 Runner up Harriet Bylich (Taumarunui) 333 Ladies Stableford Askew Trophy Glenys Plowman (Turangi) 100, r/u Shona Dalgety (Hauraki) 98 Schweppes trophy best club Alexandra Kakapo trophy best region Waikato/Bay of Plenty Super Seniors Life members Jug Neville Lucas (Waimak. Gorge)
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Tewantin Noosa Golf Club
Crossword Solution April 2014 R E S U L T S S A N D F L Y
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GrEEn FEES 18 Holes 2nd Game (20% off) 9 Holes After 3.00pm (as many holes as you can)
ViSitorS $49 $39 $29 $25
SPECiALS 1 Week Green Fee Card $125 MEMBErSHiP - 3 month $500, 6 month $700 Clubhouse opens from 10am 7 days a week except on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Lunch is 7 days a week and Dinner Tuesday to Friday
Club Enquires Ph: +617 5447 1407 | Pro Shop: +617 5447 1910 Email: email@example.com
Stunning world class golf resort
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Restaurant & Bar
Black Tee Challenge 1st Friday every month
Cost $79.00 pp Cost $218.00 pp
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2014 BEST BALL ChALLENGE fINAL IN ASSOCIATION wITh GO GOLfING AND GOLD COAST mASTERS
SUNDAY 19Th OCTOBER 2014 TO TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2014 DEPART wEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014 Welcome dinner at RACV Royal Pines including beverages, entertainment and transfers Welcome pack Golf round at one of the selected venues Monday, 20 October 2014 Golf round at one of the selected venues Tuesday October 21 2014 3 night s accommodation Twin share at RACV Royal Pines Transfers to and from Golf when staying at RACV Royal Pines
$1350 worth of National prize value for wining Club event pairs
Best Ball prize giving dinner 21 October 2014
Lakeland Golf Resort Gold Coast
EXCLUSIONS: Air fares to & from local destination, transfers from Coolangatta or Brisbane airports to RACV Royal Pines Food and beverages outside of advertised offers.
Royal Pines Gold Coast
OR AT ThE COmPLETION Of BEST BALL ChALLENGE fINAL 2014, CONTINUE YOUR GOLf IN ASSOCIATION wITh GOLD COAST mASTERS (PLEASE READ CAREfULLY AS ThE PRIZE fOR ThE wINNING CLUB PAIRS IS DIffERENT, BUT ThERE IS SUBSTANTIALLY mORE ON OffER) 7 DAYS Of GOLf AND ENTERTAINmENT – GOLD COAST OCTOBER 19-26, 2014 YOUR PRIZE IS A FREE REGISTRATION PER WINNING PAIR TO THE EVENT VALUED AT $1900 (NOTE EXCLUSIONS)
EXCLUSIONS: Airfares to destination; Accommodation; transfers to accommodation; food and beverages outside of the packages and flights to and from destination to the Gold Coast. If you stay at RACV Royal Pines then golf transfers are provided . You have the option of arranging your own accommodation outside of the advertised programme, but it will be up to parties to make their own arrangements to Golf each day. VEIW FULL
Accommodation: Official Accommodation Provider: RACV Royal Pines:
Mountain View $166.00 per night room only
Pool/Park View $176.00 per night room only
Coastal View $186.00 per night room only
Palmer Gold Coast
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