GOLF PROGRAM 2017 ➤     2017 Golf Program.pdf


we look forward a great days’ golf with pre start refreshments, raffles, prizes, dinner and to listening and dancing to       The Bach Boys


for the all inclusive price of only $15 which must be the best value of all the golf calendar...................

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.

Presidents Pen, The 19th Hole June 2017

Another month has flown by, with golf taking centre stage in the form of the Richardsons Tournament.  We had 103 entries, so the biggest field for some time, avoiding Duck Shooting and Mother’s Day, proving to be the correct decision.

Two weeks from the start it appeared the Lakes course was almost unplayable, however thanks to the Green Staff and some dedicated helpers we got it ready, and although the weather tried to disrupt the two days, we got it done.

Thank you to all those who helped me achieve a successful two days; everything went according to plan, almost.

I unfortunately made a wrong call on the count back for the men's Gross Winner, and apologise to Alan BRIERLEY, the winner on count back from Tuk Sheehan.  The other results were: Men's Net winner, Keith Lawson, and the Stableford winner: Geoff Jewitt.

The prizes for both the men's and ladies were fantastic, beautifully displayed, and the presentation of the prizes by Heather and Neil Christie were a highlight.  I think most players got a prize of some sort as there were many donations from sponsors, the gift bag everyone got was well appreciated I am sure.  Chilly bags and golf balls from Richardsons also a little added extra this year.  A big thank you to those who just pitched in and helped along the way, Karen & Drew Fielding (best dressed man prize) John McConnell, Alan Brierley, Jim Buffet, the golf committee, especially Jo, who had to withstand quite a lot of pressure at times of need. So all in all, a big thank you from me, I was extremely proud of you all.

On a sour note, we had a few who pulled out, or simply did not turn up.  Not good if you are a horse or jockey.  However, the Calcutta was a success, thanks to the members support.  The golf club has made a healthy return on the weekend, which will allows us to continue on our programme of course improvements.

The Gray Trophy was decided over the Queen’s Birthday weekend.  Congratulations to Heather & John McConnell.

Work on the course is ongoing with the path on the sixth at the pines near completion, along with the new tee at the 7th at the lakes.  Some large trees have been taken out at the Pines, and a new practice putting green at the lakes course has been started.  So please assist if you can on the working bees, Ken and his team are doing great things, be part of it.....

The up-coming Mid-Year Tournament is shaping up to be a great event, so get your name up early, I hear we may have some entertainment this year.

Most would have noticed the big flax has disappeared on the 2nd hole at the Lakes. (I heard one of our members tried his best to bulldoze one out of his way in his golf cart.  Flax bush 1 golf cart 0).  We actually used the new tractor.

A group of golfers were putting on the green when suddenly a ball dropped in their midst.  One of the party winked at the others and shoved the ball into the hole with his foot.  Seconds later Colin puffed onto the green quite out of breath and red of face.  He looked around distractedly and then asked:

"Don have you seen my ball?"
"Yeah, it went in the hole" Don answered with a straight-face.

Colin looked at him unbelieving.  Then he walked to the hole, looked in, reached down and picked up his ball. His astonishment was plain to see.  Then he turned, ran down the fairway and as he neared his partner the group on the green heard him shout:
"Hey Doug, I got an eleven."

What and who broke the rules and what was the penalty?

Happy golfing President Doug 

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.


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:

▶︎ 2017 Golf Program.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