GOLF PROGRAM 2017 ➤     2017 Golf Program.pdf

The Presidents Pen, The 19th Hole September 2017

Another month has flown by. Come on spring and summer, maybe the rain will go away, and let the golf courses dry out. We are still having to close the Lakes course from time to time as the water table remains high. The green staff took an early break in the weather to core the Lakes greens. We believe the timing is right to get a good early growth on the greens and surrounds, this will insure the greens will be in great shape for the upcoming Club Champs. (Please get your name down early).

Ken and Jimmy have done some great work around the course this month. The practice putting green is almost ready to sow. This week will see the sprinkler system installed, and if the weather is OK, and we are able to get a few willing volunteers, the concrete knibbing around the edges will be done, a little more levelling, and by next Autumn we should be ready to try the new putting green.

They also have cleaned up a few areas around the courses, made some planter boxes, laid some paver blocks, moved some signs, and tidied up some gardens. You just can’t stop these two. Whilst the club keeps supplying them with coffee and muffins all will be well.

A new plug has been installed in the lake at the 6th tee/8th green just in time for the rain to fill it up. It looks a lot better with the water level up to the top.

The 7th tee at the Lakes is now in play and there are a number of other projects that are in the planning to improve the course, both visually and improvements to the playing surfaces.

A number of big pines are to be removed soon around the green keepers shed at the Pines course. One in particular has a couple of broken branches hanging down and is quite dangerous.

Painting the green keepers shed at the Lakes is also going to be done soon, weather permitting. If you fancy a bit of painting, see Robin McIntosh who will give you the necessary paint and brushes, and of course instructions.

The “adopt a hole” seems to be working, however there has recently been some large divots taken out of our fairways and tees. If you see these serial offenders, let us know, so we can try and better educate them. This time of year it is very important to repair, as new spring growth will ensure the best result.

The elections for next year’s Golf Club Committee is not too far away, so please consider involvement in the day to day running of our great club. Colin has now done three years as Club Captain and has decided it is time for a change. Other positions could also be available. If you are interested, please talk to any of the existing committee.

Other clubs around the country have had very wet condition this season and have often not been able to play at all on their courses. Thanks to our staff and volunteers we have had at least nine holes available all year.

Quotes of the Month:

I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course. (Billy Graham)
Angus Roy McKenzie played golf every day but knew not why, exactly. He couldn't really play. In bouts of deep frustration he was often heard to say “If I was nae married I'd give the game away.
Golf Club President 

My favourite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered.

Happy golfing Doug Crisp

 Irons only days

The organisers of Friday Lefties have decided to add an extra challenge once a month.  This will take the form of "Irons Only" (plus putter) and will be held on the first Friday of each month. 

Richardsons Real Estate Pauanui Open Golf Tournament

The Annual Richardsons Pauanui Open Golf Tournament was held on the 19th & 20th of May, organised by the Pauanui Golf Club entailing 36 holes of golf played over two days with over 100 men and women competitors, played over two separate courses.

It was a resounding success even though played in nothing less than extreme challenging weather conditions with gale force winds, rain, showers and a wind chill factor of about 5 - 6 degrees.

The women’s competition held on the Pines Course saw Shirley Smith edging it with a gross of 142 over Raewyn Bainbridge who scored 149 over the 36 holes.  The men’s competition held on the Lakes Course saw Alan Brierley prevail over Tuk Sheehan on the Dot Golf count back system after seeing both players post a gross of 150 over the 36 holes.

There were prizes for most competitors in various categories including Gross, Nett and Stableford and even a prize for the best dressed man and women.   The events main sponsors Neil and Heather Christie of Pauanui Richardsons Real Estate were on hand Saturday evening at the prizegiving to present winners their prizes.  The prize giving, held in the Pauanui Sports and Recretion Club was filled to capacity with competitors and their supporters and a wonderful night of camaraderie was enjoyed by all.

Tolich Trophy:

The boys battled all day in the wind and rain to raise the Tolich Cup above their heads  but were narrowly beaten 5 – 7.  It went down to the wire in the last match of the day.  An epic game by all accounts and a gallant fight.  All our guys played well but just couldn’t manage to pull a famous victory out of the bag.  Congratulations to all the boys down in the Waikato for the terrific journey they have taken us on and to especially to our President Doug Crisp for his dedication and commitment during this event.


12 September - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net: Ros Robson 56, Val Turvey 59, Heather McConnell 60. NTP: Val Turvey.
13 September - Men's Club Day - Net: Bob Stokes 56, John McConnell 61, Doug Crisp 61. NTP: John McConnell both pins.
14 September - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Jo Connolly 21, Irene Shaw 19, Barbara Pope 18.
16 September Pauanui Club DB Gold Export Open Tournament - Gross / Net / Stableford: Mens Div 1: Gross: Graham Alexander, Net: Paul Petley, Stableford: Bruce Cameron. Div 2: Gross: Tuk Sheehan, Net: Don Smith, Stableford: Russ Somerville. NTP: Nigel Smith, Longest Drive: Peter Watson.  Ladies Div 1: Gross: Shirley Smith, Net: Kay Maxwell, Stableford: Karen Heaven.  Div 2: Gross: Kath Fahey, Net: Ros Robson, NTP: Judy McKenzie, Longest Drive: Shirley Smith

15  August - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net: Elsie Rouse 55, Mary Evans 58, Marian Gunson 58. NTP: Shirley Smith.
16 August - Men's Club Day - Black Tees - Net :Doug Crisp 56, Alan Brierley 58, Bob Stokes 59. NTP:  Alan Brierley and Doug Crisp.
17 August - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Jo Connolly 23, Daphne Jenner 20, Eileen Wallace 19. NTP: Graeme Brighouse.
19 August - Mixed Club Day - Rained off. 
22 August - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - LGU: Judy McKenzie 62, Carolyn Wade 64, Kath Fahey 66. NTP: Noeleen Darby. 
23 August - Men's Club Day - Net: Bernie Healey 57, Andy Bolton 60, Ray Verrall 60. NTP: Graham Alexander and Rex Johnstone.
24 August - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford. Barbara Williams 22, Eileen Wallace 22, Betty Ernie 18. NTP: Karen Fielding 
26 August - Mixed Club Day - Par/Bogey :Ladies: Kay Maxwell +2, Carolyn Wade +1. NTP: Karen Heaven. Men : Tony Boyce +4, Jim Buffet +1, Ken Philp -2. NTP: Bruce Cameron.
2 September - Mixed Club Day - Stableford: Ladies: Karen Heaven 30. NTP: Karen Heaven.  Men: John Robinson 34, Doug Crisp 32, Tony Boyce 31.  NTP: Ken Philp.

1 August - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Stableford : Bev Douglas 36, Shirley Smith 32, Carolyn Wade 32. NTP: Marian Gunson.
2 August - Men's Club Day - Stableford : Stephen Graham 38, Kerry Stackpole 38, Gordon Bennet 35. NTP: Graham Alexander and Doug Gooch.
3 August - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Rained Off.
5 August - Mixed Club Day - Stableford. Ladies: Kath Fahey 35, Jo Connolly 31, Kay Maxwell 30. NTP: Kay Maxwell. Men: Doug Crisp 41, Bernie Healey 35, Ian Mathieson 29. NTP: Ian Mathieson. 
8 August - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Shelley Bennett 40, Carolyn Wade 34. NTP: Shirley Smith
9 August - Men's Club Day -  Rained Off.
10 August - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Net and Putting. Net: Eileen Wallace 27, Irene Shaw 28, Graeme Brighouse 28. Putting: Betty Erni 14. NTP: Irene Shaw.
12 August - Mixed Club Day - Net: Ladies: Val Turvey 56, Kath Fahey 57, Carolyn Wade 62. NTP: Karen Heaven. Men : Doug Crisp 58, Dennis Ebert 61, Jim Buffett 61. NTP: Doug Crisp.
27 June - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net:  Div 1 - Steph Meredith 56, Shirley Smith 59, Dawn William 66. NTP: Judy McKenzie. Div 2 - Carolyn Wade 62, Lyn Philp 65, Jane Masters 68. NTP Lyn Philp.

28 June - Men's Club Day - Stableford: Bob Kayser 38, Tony Boyce 38, Doug Gooch 35, Allan Brierley 35, John Courtney 35. NTP: Doug Gooch.
29 June - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day -  Stableford .Hidden Holes . Betty Erni 6, John Shaw 6, Barbara Williams 6. NTP: Graeme Brighouse.  
01 July  - Mens Club Day - Rained Off.

20 June - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Rained Off.
21 June - Men's Club Day - Net: Ken Philp 57, Bob Stokes 59, Paul Sheenen 59, NTP: Doug Crisp and David Evans.
22 June - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Rained Off.
24 June - Mixed Club Day - Stableford.  Ladies: No entries. Men : Kerry Stackpole 38, Ray Verrall 36, Ken Philp 36. NTP: Ray Verrall and Kerry Stackpole.

13 June - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Stableford : Steph Meredith 33, Shelley Bennett 29 . NTP: Ros Robson.
14 June - Men's Club Day - Net: Congratulations Bob Kayser for a Hole in One!! Tony Boyce 54, Ken Philp 54, Kerry Stackpole 54. NTP: Ken Philp and Bob Kayser.
15 June - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day -  Drawn Partners: Barbara Williams/Jim  McPherson,  Barbara Pope /John Shaw,  Karen Fielding/Anne Marshall. NTP: Prue Bailey.  
17 June - Mixed Club Day - Stableford. Ladies: Judy McKenzie 36, Dawn Williams 34.  NTP: Nil. Men: Alan Brierley 39, Andy Bolton 38, Kerry Stackpole 36. NTP: Bill Singer.

6 June - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Kath Fahey 37, Carolyn Wade 36, Cushla Peers 34. NTP: Jane Masters.
7 June - Men's Club Day - Net: Ray Verrall 55, Neville Hooper 56, Tony Cogan 57. NTP: John McConnell and Pop Taipari. 
8 June - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Barbara Pope 21, Sheila Burke 19, Betty Erni/Karen Fielding 17. NTP: Eileen Wallace 
10 June - Mixed Club Day - Net: Ladies: Kath Fahey 61, Mary Evans 65, Jo Connolly/Val Turvey 66. NTP: Mary Evans. Men : Colin Blythe 56, Bill Singer/Bernie Healey/John McConnell 60. NTP: Tony Boyce 
30 May - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day -  Combined Course - Stableford : Heather McConnell 36, Jane Masters 34, Lyn Philp 30.  NTP: Jane Masters.

31 May - Men's Club Day -  Combined Course - Stableford: Graham Alexander 39, Colin Blythe 38, Alan Brierley 37.  NTP: Neville Hooper and Graham Alexander. 
1 June - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Putting: Betty Erni 13, John Shaw 14, Karen Fielding 14. NTP: Val Turvey
4 June - Gray Trophy - Mixed Net Combined: Cup Winners Heather and John McConnell 130, Ian Wilkinson and Kay Maxwell 134, John and Judy McKenzie 134.  NTP: Men - Ian Wilkinson, Ladies - Sue Bolton.

 23 May - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Nancy McCormack Foursomes 36 Holes - Stephanie Meredith/Heather Christie 116, Lynn Philp/Bev Douglas 120, Dawn Williams/Val Turvey 121.
 24 May - Men's Club Day - Borlase Cup Rnd 3 Net - Bill Singer 56, Kerry Stackpole 56, Alan Brierley 58.  NTP: Alan Brierley and Bernie Healey.
 25 May - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford : Val Turvey 17, John Shaw 15, Graeme Brighouse 14. NTP: Val Turvey.
 27 May - Mixed Club Day - Rained off

16 May - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net and Putting: Div: Heather McConnell 60, Shelley Bennett 63, Judy McKenzie 64. NTP: Shirley Smith. Div 2: Sue Bolton 63, Colleen Witt 71, Carolyn Whitehead 71. Putting: Shirley Smith
10 May - Men's Club Day - Rained Off 
18 May  - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Net: Barbara Pope 28, Barbara Williams 31, Sue Cutfield 33
19/20 May - Richardsons Real Estate Pauanui Open Tournament - Gross/Net/Stableford. Men: Gross - Alan Brierley 150, Tuk Sheehan 150, Ike Ashworth 151. Net - Geoff Jewitt 122, Keith Lawson 122, Mike Smith 125. Stableford - Geoff Jewitt 70, Keith Lawson 67, Mike Smith 66. Ladies: Gross - Shirley Smith 142, Raewyn Bainbridge 149, Natalie Hoskin 152. Net - Raewyn Bainbridge 117, Jenny Forster 121, Shirley Smith 122.  Stableford - Raewyn Bainbridge 75, Jenny Forster 73, Shirley Smith 70.

9 May - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net: Div: Val Turvey 65, Shirley Smith 69, Sue Bolton 71. NTP: Kath Fahey. Div 2: Heather Christie 61, Cushla Peers 67, Lyn Philp 71. NTP: Heather Christie
10 May - Men's Club Day - Stableford: David Evans 37, Alan Brierley 36, Paul Fahey 36. NTP: Chris Saunders and Peter Watson 
11 May - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Rained Off 
13 May - Mixed Club Day - Net/Shootout: Ladies: Kay Maxwell 59, Heather McConnell 59, Carolyn Wade 63. NTP: Kay Maxwell. Men: Ray Verrall 53, Chris Saunders 56, Bill Singer 56. NTP: John Robinson

2 May - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Shirley Smith 32, Gill Ward 30. NTP: Shirley Smith
3 May - Men's Club Day - Stableford: Tony Watson 38, Bert Cullen 35, Don Smith 34. NTP:  Alan Brierley and Jim McCleery 
4 May - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Eileen Wallace 19, Betty Erni 19, Karen Fielding 16. NTP: Barbara Pope
6 May - Mixed Club Day - Stableford : Ladies: Judy Mathieson 35, Kay Maxwell 35, Karen Heaven 33. Men: Bert Cullen 39, Bill Singer 38, Tony Cogan 37.  NTP Ladies: Kay Maxwell, Men: Chris Saunders

Our Pennants team of Graham Alexander, Alan Brierley, Jeff Shortt, Denis Ebert, Kevin Ashworth, Chris Saunders, Ken Philp and Oliver Leen beat Mercury Bay 9-3 to win the second round of the Tolich Trophy (I think this is the best we have ever achieved as this is a knockout competition).
Our Vets team of Bob Stokes, Tony Cogan, Bob Haworth, Ray Verrall, Doug Crisp and Tony Boyce beat Lakes Resort by 10 points to put them in 8th position overall.
Well done Pauanui!


Club member Wendy getting a hole in 1 today at Omanu Golf Club

Congratulations ladies.  Fun times on the golf course. 
Bronze 1 Karen Heaven
Bronze 2 Heather McConnell
Bronze 3 Steph Meredith

2017 Golf Program:

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Doug Crisp
07 864 7723 / 027 433 3374


Andy Bolton
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club Captain:

Colin Blythe                  864 8570



Russell Douglas      864 9949 / 021 263 2337



Bert Cullen               864 9151 / 021 447 024


Adrian (Pop) Taipari    864 9474 / 027 271 7060   


Ken Philp                864 9484 / 027 498 8729

Jane Masters              021 320 991

Chris Saunders           021 272 5622

Gordon Bennett           864 9262

Junior Convenor:

Doug Crisp


Vets Convenor:

Adrian (Pop) Taipari 

Greens Committee Convenor:

Ken Philp


Doug Crisp

Women's 18 Hole Committee 2017:

Carolyn Wade

Jane Masters


Heather Buffett

Pennants Convenor:
Heather McConnell


Shelley Bennett


Wendy Hooper

Steph Meredith

Lyn Philip

Bev Douglas

Woman's 9 Hole Committee 2016:


Prue Bailey


Betty Erni, 
Jill Johnstone, 
Karen Fielding, 
Barbara Williams, 
Allison Earle, 
Sue Cutfield 

Golf Club Days:

Womens 18 Hole Club Day - Tuesdays 9.15am

Womens 9 Hole Club Day - Thursdays 9.15am

Mens Club Day - Wednesdays 12.30pm


Pauanui Golf Shop for Course Information

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