Pauanui Richardsons Open Tournament 2018
Pauanui put on 2 stunning days for the Pauanui Richardsons Open Tournament. Congratulations to all the winners. A big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for putting on this great tournament. Congratulations to 2 lucky golfers getting a HOLE IN ONE.
To see all the pictures click on clubs Face Book page. 

Presidents Pen, the 19th Hole May 2018

Hi All,
Can someone slow time down, it
s going too fast. Another month gone. The weather has been good and bad. Some lovely Autumn days and the odd downpour to make growing great.

The new putting green is now in the process of being cut lower and lower. Following this there will be some heavy sanding, a little seeding and watering. PLEASE KEEP OFF THIS UNTIL WE HAVE ESTABLISHED IT (We expect spring / summer to be in play).

We have had a visit from Dave Ormsby from NZ Turf Culture to have a look at some areas of concern by us and the green staff. His visit was very informative and hopefully rewarding for the course, both in the immediate future and in the long term. He sent us a detailed report on how to improve our current situation; the green staff are working on the recommendations at the moment.

The volunteers have been very active, successfully carrying out Monday working bees,cleaning some areas up, felling unwanted trees, and removing low branches, putting our chipper to good use. As a result we have mulch available from time to time. Contact Ken if you would like some. To those who maned up for these WB’s A big thank you, well done. The storm unleashed lots of water and it washed out some paths and we are currently working on these in an effort to have both courses ship shape for the Richardsons.

The entries are coming in slowly for the tournament. We could do with more so get your entries in. The prize table is looking great, thanks to some great buying by Jane and the ladies. The mens table is almost complete, and is also looking good. The Calcutta tickets are available from Russell, so get in quick.

Thank you to Ray for stepping in for Colin while he is away. It is great to see the enthusiasm to help when help is needed.

It was great to see Lydia back in the winners circle and doing it in style. The eagle to finish was just sensational, hopefully now she is 21, she will make all the important decisions .

The big boys are hitting it even further than before it seems, they are using low compression golf balls as well. Jason Day was hitting it very straight and over 350 yards every time, thats like driving our 5th at the lakes off the back tees. He also hit a 2 iron 280 yards at the 14th on Saturday.

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. ,quote by Sam Snead.

I gather you make more money in a year than John Key” a nosey stranger asked Ryan Fox, “yeah, well why not?” came the reply “I’m a better player than he is”.

Who was the highest ranked NZ player at the end of last century???What was his ranking? Good golfing,

See you at the Richardsons. President Doug 

Pauanui Women’s Golf Open Tournament.

Pauanui put on stunning weather for the for the Pauanui Women’s Golf Open Tournament. A great day was had by all. 
Div1 - Best Gross: Shirley Smith ({Lakes Resort / Pauanui). Best Nett: Karen Sweeney (Walton). Best Stableford: Judi Colman (Omanu).
Div2 - Best Gross: Jane Collier. Best Nett: Bev Mosen (Pauanui). Best Stableford Joanne Sommerville (Pauanui).


Did you know that the cost of the junior membership is only $35.00 which includes a recreation membership??  Any junior membership requires a parent, grandparent, or guardian to be a member of the Club.  (Junior memberships are for children under the age of 18 as of 1/4/18)



The Myfan cup was played for in the  mixed club day and was won by Heather McConnell and Kerry Stackpole. Runner up was Shelly Bennett and Oliver Leen and in third place Lyn Philp and Alan Brierley.  

John Meinhold presenting the cup which was donated by their family.

Club Results:

1 May - Women's Club Day - Stableford: Heather Christie 46, Beverley Mosen 38, Cushla Peers 37.
2 May - Men's Club Day - Net: Murray Wilson 55, Gary Reynolds 57, Pop Taipari 59.  NTP: Tony Watson and Hugh Masters.
3 May - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford:  John Hindmarsh 21, Shona Knight 20, Graeme Brighouse 19. NTP: Graeme Brighouse.
5 May - Mixed Club Day - Stableford: Men: Tony Cogan 41, Bruce Cameron 41, Bill Singer 40. NTP: Tony Cogan. Ladies: Jo Connolly 38, Heather Christie 35, Beverley Douglas 35. NTP: Bev Douglas.

11 April - Men's Club Day - Borlase Cup R2 - Net: Tony Boyce 57, Gordon Bennett 57, Ray Verrall 57. NTP: Ken Philp and Graham Alexander. 
12 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford: Graeme Brighouse 20, John Shaw 18, Jim MacPherson 17. 
17 April - Women's Club Day - Net: Div 1: Kath Fahey 59, Shirley Smith 63, Shelley Bennett 63, NTP: Val Turvey. Div 2: Joanne Somerville 59, Cushla Peers 62, Ros Robson 64, NTP: Colleen Witt.
19 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford: Jo Connolly 25, John Shaw 23, John Hindemarsh 20.
18 April - Men's Club Day - Lakes Black Tees Net: Tony Watson 53, Graham Alexander 58, Doug Gooch 59. NTP: Doug Crisp and Doug Crisp.
21 April - Mixed Club Day - Shootout Net: Men: Doug Crisp 55, Ray Verrall 55, Ken Philp 59. NTP: Colin Blythe. Ladies: Karen Heaven 54, Kath Fahey 60, Joanne Somerville 64. NTP: Jo Connolly. 
24 April - Women's Club Day - LGU Net/Putting: Div 1: Kath Fahey 59, Val Turvey 66, Shelley Bennett 66. Div 2: Jan Parker 59, Lyn Philp 64, Ros Robson 66, NTP: Jane Masters.
26 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Net: John Hindmarsh 25, John Shaw 27, Shona Knight 29. NTP: John Hindmarsh. Player of month: John Shaw.

27 March - Ladies 18 Hole - Stableford: Div 1: Heather McConnell 38, Val Turvey 35, Kath Fahey 31. Div 2: Ros Robson 34, Joanne Somerville 32, Marian Gunson 30. NTP: Ros Robson.
28 March - Men's Club Day - Combined Course Stableford: Tony Boyce 39, Paul Fahey 38, Kerry Stackpole 37. NTP: Alan Brierley and Doug Crisp.
29 March - Mixed 9 Hole - Hidden Partners: Graeme Brighouse/Mike Crang 62, Prue Baillie/Noel Strathdee 62, Shona Knight/Shelia Burke 63. NTP: Graeme Brighouse.
1 April - Mixed Club Day - O'Brien Cup - Canadian Foursomes: Cup winners: Bill Singer/Dawn Williams 50, Tony Boyce/Judy McKenzie 53, Tony Cogan/Karen Heaven 53. NTP: Tuk Sheehan and Dawn Williams.
3 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Putting: Graeme Brighouse 15, John Shaw/Prue Meek/Jim MacPherson 16.  NTP: Irene Shaw.
4 April - Men's Club Day - Shootout Net: Doug Gooch 54, Russell Douglas 57, Bob Stokes 58. NTP: Ian Mathieson and Gordon Bennett.
5 April - Ladies 18 Hole Tournament: Div 1: Gross - Shirley Smith, Net - Karen Sweeney, Stableford - Judi Colman. NTP: Paula Parfitt. LD: Mary Thomas. Div 2: Gross - Jan Collier, Net - Bev Mosen, Stableford - Joanne Somerville.  NTP: Fiona Bielby. LD: Kath Fahey.
7 April - Mixed Club Day - Shootout Net: Men: Ian Smith 53, Ken Philp 55, Russell Douglas 55.  NTP: Ken Philp. Ladies: Joanne Somerville 51, Kathy Fahey 58, Jo Connolly 60. NTP: Jo Connolly

20 March - Ladies 18 Hole - LGU Net/Putting : Lyn Philp 63, Jo Somerville 64, Noeleen Darby 64.  Putting: Heather McConnell 28. NTP: Div 1: Judy McKenzie, Div 2: Lyn Philp.
21 March - Men's Club Day - Shootout Net: Alan Brierley 59, Pop Taipari 59, Murray Wilson 60. NTP: Krishna Prem and Murray Wilson.
22 March - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford: Div 1: Shona Knight 17, Karen Fielding 16, Sheila Burke 16. Div 2: Leone Dunne 17, Barbara Williams 17, Jo Connolly 15.
24 March - Mixed Club Day - Par/Bogey: Men: Pop Taipari +9, Bruce Cameron +1, Bill Singer +1. Ladies: Joanne Somerville +3, Heather McConnell +1, Jo Connolly +1.

7 March - Men's Club Day - Net: Tony Cogan 51, Murray Wilson 55, Alan Brierley 56.  NTP: Murray Wilson and Bob Howarth .
8 March - Mixed  9 Hole Day - Putting: Karen Fielding/Michael Crang 14, Daphne Jenner 15, Eileen Wallace/Brian Wallace 16.
10 March - Mixed Club Day - Combined Stableford: Men: Hugh Masters 36, Stephen Graham 36, Kerry Stackpole 36. NTP: Stephen Graham. Ladies:  Carolyn Wade 30, Jo Connolly 30, Val Turvey 29.  NTP:  Val Turvey
13 March - Ladies 18 Hole - Net: Div 1: Val Turvey 57, Heather McConnell 62, Noeleen Darby 63. NTP: Noeleen Darby. Div 2: Lynette Philp 62, Carolyn Wade 62, Jo Somerville 68. NTP: Jane Masters.
14 March - Men's Club Day - Par/Bogey: Tony Cogan 5, Paul Fahey 4, Dave Hunter 4. NTP: Stephen Graham and Doug Crisp
15 March - Stableford: Karen Fielding 22, Jo Connolly 21, Jim MacPherson 19.  NTP: Irene Shaw
17 March - Mixed Club Day - Net: Men: Chris Saunders 55, Bruce Cameron 56, Ken Philp 59.  NTP: Doug Crisp. Ladies: Karen Heaven 59, Noeleen Darby 61, Ros Robson 62. NTP: Karen Heaven

30 January - Ladies 18 Hole Opening "Jarbote" Day - Team Stableford: 1st Bev Douglas/Kay Maxwell/Sue Bolton/Jo Somerville, 2nd equal - Karen Heaven/Heather Christie/Bev Mosen and Dawn Williams/Marian Gunson/Jo Connolly.  NTP: 1st Div - Karen Heaven, 2nd Div - Marian Gunson.  Individual Best Stableford: Jo Connolly.
7 February - Men's Club Opening Day - Shootout Net: Nev Hooper 53, Ray Verrall 55, Mark Follas 56. NTP: Doug Gooch and Pop Taipari. 
8 February - Mixed  9 Hole Opening Day - Bingo/Bango/Bongo:  1st Kath Fahey/Jo Connolly, 2nd Daphne Jenner/Heather Christie, 3rd Prue Meek/Jill Johnstone.
13 February - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net and Putting: Ros Robson 56, Marian Gunson 58, Carolyn Wade 60. Putting: Ros Robson and Kath Fahey 29.  NTP: Div 1- Judy McKenzie, Div 2 - Lyn Philp.
14 February - Men's Club Day, Stableford: Mark Follas 40, Tony Cogan 38, Alan Brierley 36. NTP: Tony Cogan and Bob Haworth.
15 February - Mixed 9 Hole Club Day - Stableford: Frik van Heerden 23, Barbara Williams 20, Karen Fielding 19.  NTP: Graeme Brighouse.
17 February - Mixed Club Day - Shootout Net: Men - Pop Taipari 53, Ewen Milne 57, Colin Blythe 58.  Ladies - Heather McConnell 55, Carolyn Wade 55, Val Turvey 61. NTP: Men - Tony Cogan.  Ladies - Kath Fahey.
21 February - Men's Club Day - Black Tees/Meat Pack Day - Murray Wilson 54, Bob Stokes 58, Pop Taipari 59. NTP: Bob Stokes and Tony Boyce.
20 February - Ladies 18 Hole Club Day - Net (Pat Deal) - Judy McKenzie 66, Shirley Smith 69, Heather McConnell 69. NTP: Div 1 - Judy McKenzie, Div 2 - Carolyn Wade.
24 February - Mixed Club Day - MyFan Cup - Stableford Mixed Pairs: Cup Winners - Kerry Stackpole/Heather McConnell 78.  NTP: Men - Ian Smith, Ladies - Judy Mathieson

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).  Below 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.

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:

▶︎ 2018 Programme





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 2018:


Jane Masters 



Bev Douglas

Pennants Convenor:
Heather McConnell

864 7734


Shelley Bennett


Carolyn Wade

Woman's 9 Hole Committee 2018:

Barbara Pope

Barbara Williams

Prue Baillie

Jill Johnston
Judy Bearman

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: 3