Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge Ambrose Tournament 2017.

What a great afternoon with nearly a full course of golfers playing in the Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge mixed Ambrose Tournament. The weather was great, the balls were rolling and fairy Santa Bev Douglas was refreshing them along the was. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

A thank you to Dave & Julie Collins from Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge.


1st Team Gross Doug Crisp, Dennis Ebert, Dave Evans

1st team Net  Peter Watson, Dave Hunter, Kevin Ashworth

2nd Team Net Mark Follas, Ross Bently, Gordon Bennett

3rd Team Net Scott Mc Cleery, Tony Burgess, Colin Edge

4th Team Net Dave Collins, Warren Hodges, Geoff Dunn

5th Team Net Judy Mc Kenzie, John Mc Kenzie, John Courtney

6th Team Net Jo Somerville, Rus Somerville, John Maxwell

7th Team Net Judy Mathieson, Tan Mathieson, Shelly Bennett

Nearest the pin, David Favans, Russel Choat, Judy Mc Kenzie, Lyn Philp

Longest drive Todd Stocker, Lyn Philp

To see all the pictures of the day click on the Pauanui Clubs Face Book page. 

Congratulations Graham Alexander on winning the Black Tee Crisp Trophy. This trophy is played over 5 rounds and the best of 3. The  cup was full up many times with rum and coke to help celebrate. 
Hello Pauanui golfers. A few brave souls battled the conditions this afternoon for the last qualifying of both the Presidents Trophies and the Men's Shootout. (There was one lady played as well, well done Karen). Attached is the final lists. If you are in the top 20 of the shootout and can not play on Sunday 5th November please let me know as soon as you can so we can organise the score charts. For the Presidents Trophies you just need to play on the day (Saturday 4th November). The winners will be from the list of qualifiers.
Hello Pauanui Golfers
Here is the results of the Peel Walker Trophy played Sunday of Labour Weekend:
1st Ken and Lyn Philp, 2nd Bruce Cameron and Noeline Dardy, 3rd Tuk Sheehan and Kay Maxwell.
Also the Ladies raffle donated by Karen Heaven was won by Paul Fahey.

  Pauanui golf championship winners.
Congratulations to all. 
Silver: Winner Shirley Smith, R/U Heather McConnell
Bronze I: Winner Judy McKenzie, R/U Karen Heaven
Bronze II: Winner Noeline Darby, R/U Dawn Williams
Bronze III: Winner Steph Meredith, R/U Kay Maxwell
Senior: Winner Nathan Smith, R/U Alan Brierley
Intermediate: Winner Oliver Leen, R/U Grant Leen
Junior A: Winner Bob Stokes, R/U Tony Cogan
Junior B: Winner Bernie Healey, R/U Bill Singer

Junior Club Champs results 
There were four participants. Nathan Smith, Will Best, Liam Jessop and Oliver Leen.
Winner: Nathan Smith, R/U Oliver Leen.


The girls on the Birdies trip at the tournament in Morrinsville.

The Presidents Pen, The 19th Hole, November 2017

Hi All,
Spring has sprung in the nick of time, allowing our green staff just enough time to get the course ready for the club champs. Well done Mark and Eugene. It wasn't looking good for fine weather until captain Colin gave his magic 0800 number a call. We certainly have had enough rain and still the water table is high. The champs got off to a flying start on the Friday with four boys competing for the Junior Championship. I was the witness to some stunning golf by all of them. There behaviour and sportsmanship was a delight to watch. They are all a credit to their parents. The winner with a round of gross 62 was Nathan Smith, a close second was Oliver Leen with a 66. Both Liam Jessup and Will Best did very well. Keep up the good work boys.

Two of the boys turned up the next day to play in the men's champs and continued their great form, Nathan Smith playing in the men's 36 hole final, and Oliver Leen in the Intermediate 36 hole final. Both were victorious, Nathan over Alan Brierley, and Oliver over his dad Grant. I expect Oliver's privileges were cut after this BIG win! A high standard of golf was displayed all weekend, and notably the last hole played in the men's semi-final when both players tee shots finished within a foot of the hole. Alan Brierley and Nigel Smith were the two in question. Bob Stokes was the winner of the Junior A, and Bernie Healey the Junior B winner. Our champion of champions team has taken on a complete new look. One thirteen year old, a fourteen year old, and Bob (not sure of the age), but I am sure he will inspire the boys on the day. Good Luck from all of us...

The ladies also had some great golf with some matches going the full distance. Well done to Shirley Smith the silver winner, Judy McKenzie, Bronze 1, Noeleen Darby, Bronze 2, Steph Meredith Bronze 3. All the best for your champions event.

The golfing calendar is coming to a close. Every cup and competition is almost complete. Presidents trophies, Black Tees Trophy, the shootout, and the Fedex Points Comp all but done. Considering the weather we have had it is a credit to you all for making sure your matches and competition days are complete.

Ken and his team have also been busy with a number of improvement projects. Some have been done and some nearing completion. The new putting green at the Lakes is looking great. The seeding and fertilizing along with some water and TLC has made this project a worthwhile exercise. Thanks to the Green staff for their assistant. A weather protection screen has also been installed at the Lakes Kiosk which has multiple functions, helping to read the computer screen just one of them. The new chipper has arrived and a demonstration proved very successful. We look forward to many hours work from this machine, turning our waste into mulch. Some large Pines have become very dangerous and hopefully over the next couple of weeks we will have them taken down.

Work will continue on the courses, by our volunteer group up to Xmas. Any assistance you can give will be appreciated, so if you call help contact Ken, Jimmy, or myself.

The Greens are in great shape, possibly the best in the Waikato, some visitors tell us. We will keep the length at 4mm over the hotter months, and the holiday period to ensure they are in great shape for the start of next season.

We will in the next couple of weeks commit our club to the 2018 rep season. Hopefully we can field competitive teams again. Gordon and Pop will be looking after team selections etc.

The 2018 programme is almost complete. Russell has already put a draft together and along with some new events the PSRC have added it looks like a full year of Fun.

Over the holiday period, we will be involved in a roster to man the Lakes Kiosk. Please give your time if and when you can. We want to make sure our holiday players Toe the Line.

I once asked my caddie for a sand wedge. He came back 20 minutes later with a Ham on Rye.

I see an Aussie says he has invented a game which closely resembles Golf. I thought, Oh yes, my husbands been playing that for years.

The championships were this year about young men we have here in Pauanui. We need to encourage them, so to get more younger players bring them along, both Boys and Girls. Happy golfing
President Doug. 

GOLF PROGRAM 2017 ➤     2017 Golf Program.pdf

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.

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

2018 Golf Program:

▶︎ resources/2018%20Programme.pdf





Doug Crisp
07 864 7723 / 027 433 3374


Andy Bolton
022 162 0228


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

Ph: 07 864 8695 ext: 712