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Cheeky9: The new way to play golf

THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR 9

Pakuranga Golf Club is proud to announce it will be hosting the East Auckland League of Cheeky9 - a new midweek golf league kicking off in Auckland this summer.

Cheeky9 is a fresh new way to squeeze in 9 holes after work. It’s a team-based golf league played over a 5 week period on Tuesday evenings starting on the 25th of February.  In its inaugural season, competition leagues have been hosted by North Shore and Akarana golf clubs, but now it’s our turn!

Essentially, the Cheeky9 format is a spin on ambrose and matchplay… with a twist. Competitors enter a team of 4 who then split into pairs to play another team of 4. Points are rewarded for longest drives, hitting greens in regulation and a few other cheeky rules to keep players on their toes. The team with the most points wins which goes to their overall score on the leaderboard.

Cheeky9’s online clubhouse allows players to compare individual and team stats and also keep up to date with team profiles. Endorsed by NZ Golf and proudly sponsored by Srixon, Charlie’s Juice and Sapporo beer, weekly prizegivings and a few cold ones at the 19th will accompany the post match analysis, naturally.

Open to anyone, this is a great chance to get some fellow members together, drag along those occasional hacker mates of yours or round up a team from work. Check out the website www.cheeky9.com or ‘Like’ Cheeky9 on Facebook for more information and start roping a team together!!

Date: 18 December 2013

Christmas / New Year Opening Hours

Tuesday 24 Dec 9.00am – 2.30pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed Closed
Friday 27 Dec 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sat 28 Dec Closed
Sun 29 Dec Closed
Mon 30 Dec 9.00am – 3.00pm
Tues 31 Dec 9.00am – 2.30pm
Wed 1 Jan Closed
Thurs 2 Jan 9.00am – 2.30pm
Fri 3 Jan 9.00am – 2.30pm
Sat 4 Jan Closed
Sun 5 Jan Closed

On behalf of the Board, management team and staff we wish all members a happy festive season and a prosperous New Year and look forward to welcoming you all back for a successful 2014 golfing year.


Date 18 December 2013

Life Members Pose for Rare Memorial Photo

Life members

Left to right Tom Kelter, Merv Welch, Rae McKeown (now club Patron), Cliff Halsey and Don Dawson


Date: 14 November 2013

NZ Golf  Launches new 'LOVE Golf' Initiative

Love Golf logoThe Board of NZ Golf recently approved the implementation of a National Membership Campaign entitled ‘LOVE Golf’, to be fronted by Lydia Ko and Izzy Dagg.

The campaign is intended to be a long term initiative that will be run over many years with success being defined as increased club membership and participation levels throughout the country.

Management has been developing ideas and concepts for the campaign over the past 6 months. Throughout November, Marketing Manager, Jan Rowsell and General Manager, Dave Mangan will be heading around the country holding workshop meetings with club managers and any club board members, to run through the initial concept of the LOVE Golf campaign.  


Golf Health and Wellness Paper

Since the 1960’s, several areas of medicine have been testing, observing, and analyzing the health benefits gained through golf participation and involvement.  Read this interesting paper prepared for 20/20 Golf and the World Golf Foundation.

>> Click here to view the paper (pdf)


Out of the Rough 2013

 The Pakuranga Golf Club’s Building refurbishment programme, centered on roof repairs and sealing off and repainting the clubhouse exterior, is the club’s major fundraising focus this year and to help fund the project an “Out of the Rough” Golf Fundraiser Day has been planned. We have forecast a $28000.00 surplus for the day and we need your help to make the event a big success. We would like to invite you as a valued member to pledge your support.

Join us for an unforgettable day
The “Out of the Rough” golf day will be held on Friday 10 May and there will be many amazing prizes on offer, including exciting hole-in-one prizes on each par 3 including the all new Forester 2.5L SLT Sport RRP $47,990.00 courtesy of Winger Subaru on Hole 11. Tee off will be at 12 noon.

>> Download an entry form

  

Boxing Day Golf Tournament at PGC

PGC will be hosting a Boxing Day tournament Wednesday 26 December  for the first time.

There are opportunities for members to get involved as Hole Sponsors or as players on the day. Great prize table – hole in one competition for a new set of Taylormade clubs and $1000.00 2 Degrees telecoms packages, longest/straightest drive, closest to the pin. For those racing fans there will be lucky door prizes for entrance into the members lounge at the Ellerslie Racing Club’s New Year’s Day meeting.

Proceeds in support of our Junior Development programme.


Successful 21st Hospice South Auckland Charity Golf Tournament

The 21st Simmonds Lumber Totara Hospice South Auckland charity golf tournament held on Friday 5 October 2012 was another resounding success. 

144 golfers – all over 55 participated with 18 golfers in the over 75 years division. The fine weather and excellent course conditions made for some very good scores.

We are very happy to report that, thanks to the generosity of the group of more than 40 sponsors, the participant’s entry fees, the club’s donation, and the proceeds from various raffles and a very successful auction, a cheque for $28,000 was presented to Mr Allan Beal, CEO of Totara Hospice South Auckland this being an all-time record.



A  Sponsors “Thank you” Golf day is to be held at the club on Friday 2 November. This is a gesture from the club to thank our major sponsors in a tangible way.

We are mindful that the wonderful result could not have been achieved without the contribution of the golfers and sponsors and we would like to thank you them all for their support of this charity event.

It is our intention to continue our support of the Totara Hospice South Auckland and we are already planning next year’s event.  

Major prize winners:

Best Gross – Sun Alliance Cup Barry Watts
Best nett - Gwen Jarman Memorial Cup – Pat Gillman
Gross Runner-up – Allan McLachlan
Nett Runner-up - Colin Frank
Best stableford – Dick Freeman
Best Stableford – Diehards over 75 years division – Tom Hepburn
Best Nett 0-18 Division – Geoff Wilson
Best Stableford 0-18 Division – Warwick Lewis
Best Nett 19-36 Division – Brian Wilkins
Best Stableford 19-36 Division – Terry Stretton
Best Diehards Over 75 Division – Jack Perry
Closest to the pin -  Hole 6 - Colin McDonald
Closest to the pin – Hole 8 – J Lindsay
Closest to the pin – Hole 11 – 11 Geoff Wilson
Closest to the pin – Hole 15 Peter Park

 

   
       
     

 

Michael Campbell helps Pakuranga Golf Club save cash

Michael Campbell and Litefoot, a charitable trust led by New Zealand sporting heroes, have been helping the club save money by installing free energy and water saving products in the clubrooms via their programme called 'LiteClub.'
Energy-hungry light bulbs have been replaced with Philips energy-efficient bulbs; Gizmos have been installed on toilets to reduce water flows and hot water pipes have been insulated with Climaflex XT lagging.
 
170 clubs around the country are involved. Collectively, they’ve saved more than $600 000 – freeing up a lot of money for community sport!

Lite Club is currently designing a programme that creates an opportunity for the club to raise money. Through LiteClub’s partnerships with providers of energy efficient equipment (light bulbs, insulation etc.), they would like to work with the club to offer members tips, products and services for their own homes. For each purchased product or service, the providers will make a cash donation to the member’s club.  We will keep you posted as we finalize the details of the programme. You can learn more about the LiteClub programme at www.liteclub.org.


Stars on ParsStars on Pars Great Success

The Stars on Pars fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics last night (Wednesday 19 Sept) at the club was an outstanding success.

Eleven teams sat down to a sumptuous meal at 7.00pm and then took to the course in darkness around 8.00pm aided by 500+ light sticks that volunteers had put out on the back 9 holes outlining fairways, bunkers and greens. Using special flashing balls and with the help of torches the teams managed to negotiate the course in 3 hours.

Two teams from the club competed – Nuddy Pillay, Ray Sharma and Daniel Ruttley and a mystery guest managed to take out the top prize while the young guns team of Gim Hoe Keh, Celyn Khoo, Si Yi Keh and Cynthia Healey gave a very good account of themselves coming in second.

Winger Subaru put a 2012 Subaru Impreza up as a Hole in One prize on Hole 11 – sadly no one was able to take it away.

>> Thanks from the Special Olympics Committee
 

   
PGC Team in the dark

 

Gim Hoe Keh, Celyn Khoo, Si Yi Keh



2 PGC Teams competed

 


New Zealand Golf Announces a Review of Administration Infrastructure Requirements for the Game of Golf

New Zealand Golf has contracted the services of Peter Dale Management Services to carry out an independent
review of the administration infrastructure requirements for the game of golf. The review will firstly review the current administration infrastructure in place and secondly recommend future structures for New Zealand Golf and District Associations that will enable effective administration service delivery. A particular focus will be given to the structures that are needed to service the needs of the game and help develop the grassroots of the game at club level.

The catalyst for this review process is the new Whole of Golf Approach being undertaken by the national body,
which has the goal of uniting all efforts in the game directed towards three desired outcomes:

1)  Strong clubs and healthy golf communities
2)  Increased competitive success at all levels
3)  Golf making a valuable economic contribution.

These outcomes are all underpinned by an industry‐wide desire to encourage more New Zealanders to participate in
the game of golf.

It is recognised that
•    golf has declining membership at almost all levels
•    a majority of golf clubs are struggling financially
•    District Associations, in the main, lack the resources to provide the services they wish
•    there has been a lack of success in attracting and retaining young people as a significant percentage of total golf numbers
•    there is misalignment between membership and casual play
•    that the career path for professionals whether players, coaches, course superintendents, or managers, is limited and under‐developed.

Over the past 18 months New Zealand Golf has carried out the Sport NZ Organisation Development Tool process
with its District Associations and also completed a significant independent review into the governance of New
Zealand Golf Inc.

Through these processes, it has become clear that while some areas of our administration provide capable service
and have varying degrees of financial security, other areas have limited capability and are financially unsustainable.
Although the previously carried out work will not be revisited, the new Whole of Golf Approach is the catalyst for
what may result in a new development and service path for golf at the regional level.

The review will specifically recommend structures for New Zealand Golf and District Associations that will enable
effective administration service delivery with particular focus on developing the grassroots of the game at club level
and servicing the needs of the game.

Key Details of the Review Project:

Desired Outcomes:
1. Confirmation of the issues facing the game at grass roots level with an understanding of the priority of these
issues.
2. Identification of the administration and support needs of the game at club and regional level.
3. An understanding of the capability and suitability of the current administrative structure of golf to service the
needs of the game.
4. Identification of best practice structure and delivery systems within New Zealand that suggest alternative
structures and methods for meeting the demands of member clubs and servicing the needs of the game.
5. Recommendation of future administration structures that will appropriately service the needs of the game and
help develop the grassroots of the game at club level.

Assumptions:
1. There are no sacred cows beyond the rules of the game and current representative golf boundaries.
2. This is not a ground zero exercise and uses as a starting point the considerable research and reviews undertaken
to date.
3. The world of golf is a broad church that comes together in a myriad of ways to provide, play, and enjoy the game
of golf, whether at club, regional, national or international level. It is also an industry of very considerable value
to the nation.
4. It is recognised at the outset that one size seldom fits all and that the process of change may be evolutionary in
places and revolutionary in others.
5. It is acknowledged that there is a limited set of resources available in the game of golf and no magic solution to
the issues facing the game.
6. In all likelihood, any change in structure and resource allocation will mean a rebalancing of current resource
allocation.

Scope and Style:
1. The review will be inclusive without fixed positions or opinions. Dissent from the norm will be listened to with
respect.
2. The review is to be inclusive, consultative and communicative in its approach at all times.
3. Hallmark words are openness, transparency and honesty at the leadership level.
4. There will be consultation at all levels and people will be given time to respond.
5. Ideas and plans for the future will be tested for relevance and reality at every step of the way.
6. There is total support for the review from the leadership of New Zealand Golf to whom the review will report to
in the first instance.
7. A Review Reference Group will be used to ensure each golfing sector is well consulted and has opportunity to
contribute to the process. Feedback will be actively and frequently sought.
8. The review will focus on the administration structures and delivery systems operating within the world of golf and
make recommendations on future actions to be taken by the various parties.
9. The review is to be focused from the grass roots up; focusing on how the administration structure of the sport
can be constructed in a manner that enables the needs of the game to be appropriately serviced.

Peter Dale Management Services will independently perform this review process on behalf of New Zealand Golf.
In addition to a consultation process with District Associations, PDMS has developed three surveys to assist the
review and consultation process.

One is for players to complete which will be available to any registered golfer on the New Zealand Golf website. This will give views from golfers’ perspectives.

The second survey will be provided to Club Captains and Committee members which will inform the review from the
club volunteers’ perspectives.

The third survey will be made available to Golf Club Managers which will provide information from the professional
management perspective. All surveys are anonymous.

The full review process is schedule to be carried out from August to November 2012.

Club Member Participation Requested
We ask all club members to participate in this survey by going to the DOTGOLF website: www.golf.co.nz. The survey is highlighted in the top banner section of the front page of the site or click here to go directly to the survey.

 


Sponsors21st Simmonds Lumber Totara Hospice South Auckland Men’s Charity Tournament

Friday 5 October 2012


Competition: 18 Hole Gross, Nett and Stableford,
3 Divisions including 75 and over Super Seniors

Age Group: 55 and over as at 27/09/2012

Reporting Time: 9.15am  for 10.00 am Shotgun Start

Entry donation: $50.00 Plus discretionary additional donation
Includes light refreshments plus a goodie bag

Limited to the first 144 paid entries
Entries close:  Thursday 27 September 2012

>> View flyer for more details

>> Download entry form

 

 


 

 

PGC Supporting Special Olympics New Zealand

Stars on ParsDue to popular demand, Stars on Pars© Night Golf events are back in 2012 as part of the Special Olympics New Zealand.

The first Stars on Pars© was held in 2011 and was a huge success. Each event was followed by a dinner and auction. There were several prizes given out at each event, including fundraising winner and golf champions, all entrants received a 'goody bag' comprising gifts from the event's sponsors.

The events in 2012 will follow the same format as last year with the added bonus of an additional venue, Hawkes Bay! We have adjusted the entry fee to provide more options and included the opportunity to sponsor an athlete to join your team as a player or a spotter, you can meet some of the stars, they come with some pretty impressive golf skills!

The entry fee is reduced and we are now offering you an Early Bird Special

.As our major fundraiser for 2012 we are aiming to attract 18 teams to play nine holes in the dark per tournament and we hope that you will join us!

You can also contribute by donating an item to the Online Auction that is being held 23-29 April in conjunction with Trade Me Limited.

How does Stars on Pars Work?

'Stars on Pars'© takes place at five great golf courses around New Zealand.

How it works

Auckland: Pakuranga Golf Club - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

  • 18 teams register and pay to play nine holes of golf in the dark per tournament.
  • The entry fee per team is $600.  $400 plus GST covers the cost of the event while the remaining $200 and whatever else your team raises is tax deductible and will go towards supporting the development of our athlete sports programmes.
     
  • You have the option of sponsoring one of our athletes, either as a player or spotter within your team - starting at only $75 this is a great opportunity to meet some of the people we are supporting and the funds will be donated directly to the athlete's Club.
     
  • Each team has eight members including four players and four supporters - who are permitted to assist the players in their ball hunt!
     
  • Each team commences their round on a different tee playing an Ambrose tournament
     
  • The fairways and greens are highlighted with glowsticks and lit strategically to limit visibility but still allow for safe playing and participation, these will be available for purchase prior to the events.
     
  • High quality flurescent balls are supplied to each team
     
  • Teams are supplied with hot food and beverages at different stages of the course followed by dinner, dessert and prizegiving in the clubhouse.
     

>> Find out more about Stars on Pars


Munchin Keh Defeats Sister Wenyung to Take out NZ Matchplay Champs


Wenyung & Munchin KehWith two sisters contesting the title for the first time in the 119 year history of the event, Munchin Keh (19) was too good for her younger sister Wenyung (15) winning on the 36th hole with one of the shots of the championship.

The match, which was all square after 18, went down to the wire with a good gallery on the 36th hole. Munchin Keh held a dormie three advantage but Wenyung stayed alive on 16 and then made a great putt for par on the par 3 17th to force the match down the 18th. Munchin, with a 1up advantage only needed a par to seal the title but delivered an incredible shot from the rough 150m out to 1m from the hole to effectively seal the title. Wenyung hit her approach to 10m from the hole and then drained the birdie putt to force her older sister to make her putt. Munchin coolly sank her putt for the biggest win of her young career.

“It means a lot to me to be the New Zealand Amateur Champion,” said the 19-year-old. “It is my best achievement and something that I will look back on and be really happy about.”

The two sisters are great friends but for the duration of the 36 hole final they didn’t talk to each other.
“On the course we are competitors, afterwards we’ll be sisters and friends.”  Munchin said.  “I was trying to ignore what she is thinking and how she is going.  It was hard to do since I know her so well and when she hits a bad shot I would feel for her and want to talk to her but then I had to remember that she was the opposition. At the end of the day it was really close. I felt really pressured and I had to keep my head in the game and eventually it worked. I am really looking forward to talking to her about the round and the good holes" she went on to say.

The comeback of her younger sister really put the pressure on her and she’ll always remember her week at Mount Maunganui by her approach to the 18th.  “She came back at me really well and did it with some really good putting. She was pretty steady so it was a nerve-wracking standing on the 18th tee. I was in a bad lie and then I came up with one of the best shots I have ever hit. It is something that I will always remember.  I just said to myself  'Ok I have to put mine in' and I felt it was well deserved. I did my job.”


Don Dawson Receives Community Award

Congratulations to Life Member Don Dawson who has been presented with a Community Award by the Rotary Club of Pakuranga, for his outstanding contribution to our Golf Club and to golf generally.

Don Dawson being presented with his award from Rotary Club President Peter Roylance (also a PGC member)

Don Dawson with Rotary Club
President Peter Roylance
(also a PGC member).
 Don with other Community
 Award  winners
 Don Dawson with his
 Award

SNAG Golf is coming to Pakuranga Golf Club

Pakuranga Golf Club has recently been accepted as one of three SNAG golf coaching centres for the metropolitan area.

About SNAG®

SNAG is a modified version of golf that is accessible for people of all ages. By introducing core golf skills to beginners in a way which allows people to be successful faster, SNAG helps each individual reach their potential in motor skill development, whilst enjoying the game.

SNAG is suitable for indoors and outdoors, from simple family fun right through to corporate events.

How does SNAG work?

The modified SNAG equipment and simple techniques are specifically designed to simplify the learning process and increase success.   Colour coded equipment is designed with alignment, aim and accuracy in mind, and does not rely on size, speed or athletic ability.

Using two clubs, the ‘Roller’ (putter) and the ‘Launcher’ (iron), SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting, and allows new learners to fully grasp the concept of each swing.  

“SNAG golf is going to be the rejuvenation of golf in Australia and round the world. It is the best gear that I have seen and used to introduce people to the game of golf. I love SNAG, it puts the fun back into golf.”  Martyn Andrews, AAA Class PGA Professional.
 
SNAG taking the golfing world by storm

A worldwide phenomenon, the results of SNAG speak for themselves.  

Scotland
As a direct result of SNAG in Schools, 40% of Scottish children who played SNAG in their school PE programmes have gone on to join on-course junior golf programmes at their local golf course or club.
 
Japan
Before SNAG was introduced into the Japanese school system, junior golf programmes consisted of 90% boys and 10% girls. After the very successful SNAG in Schools programme; junior golf programmes are now 60% boys and 40% girls.

USA
Over 6,000 schools have SNAG as part of their PE programmes; this number will grow by over 1,000 schools in 2012. This puts golf on a par with the other major school sports including: basketball, football, baseball and soccer.    
“Starting new at Golf (SNAG) is an introduction to the game which has been my life for over sixty years.

Sir Bob Charles says
"Golf is a game of a lifetime and I would encourage all children, from the age of five, to give SNAG a try. SNAG can be enjoyed by all, parents with children, as well as, grandparents with grandchildren and a wonderful extracurricular activity for schools.

From achieving the perfect grip with its five sides, to learning to roll the ball with the 'roller' or launching the ball with the 'launcher' SNAG is above all fun. The 'roller' can be used indoors and the 'launcher' even on the beach and can be enjoyed by all.

Along with many instructional concepts SNAG can be an introduction to the game of golf for champions of the future."

>> Find out more about SNAG Golf


Out of the Rough - Huge Success

Overall an excellent result for the club – fine day, full field, course in excellent condition and an above target of $25,000 to go towards the Club house restoration programme achieved.

Major Prize list

Hole in One prize list- sadly we were not able to give away a 2012 Subaru Outback on Hole 11 or the sets of golf clubs on holes 6,8 and 15.

Best gross- Andrew Leventis -74
Best nett – Ross Ardern - 66
Best stableford – overall – Ross Ardern - 42
“Hit the Fridge” – David Clifton
‘Chip in to the Washing Machine” – Roy Hollick


OUT OF THE ROUGH MONSTER RAFFLE

1st prize: The all new Taylormade Razor Driver – RRP $599.00 - Compliments of Taylormade Golf and Sam Thomas – won by John Pirini
2nd prize: The all new Taylormade Razor Fairway wood – RRP $399.00 - Compliments of Taylormade Golf and Sam Thomas won by Lynda Stubbs
3RD prize: See More putter – RRP $399.00 Compliments of See More Golf won Elizabeth Moros
4th prize: Cleveland Cart Bag – RRP $299.00- Compliments of Cleveland Golf and Sam Thomas won by Fay McEwen

>> View photos of the day in the Photo Gallery
 


Out of the Rough - Start Sheet

Check out the draw for Out of the Rough fundraiser day.  Click here for the start sheet.  
You can view the auction prizes in advance here.

Wenyung Keh Wins Junior Tiger Competition

Wenyung Keh took out the provincial Junior Tiger competition on Sunday 18 March and now progresses through to the national finals mid-April at the Manawatu Golf Club.

If she wins there she is off to the USA. Good luck!!!

 

Etienne Potgieter  to Represent NZ at US Kids Golf Teens World Champs

Etienne Potgieter

Congratulations to Etienne Potgieter a young junior member of the club who has been selected as the NZ  representative in the 2012 U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The tournament is from 26-28 July  2012.
 

Etienne who was born in Pretoria, took up golf 3 years ago having excelled at cricket, hockey and soccer is in the first elevens of all three sports at Ormiston Senior College. He currently plays off a 6.9 handicap and is a regular member of our Captains Pennants team.

We wish Etienne well in this trip of a life time.

PGC farewells Cecilia Cho

The Club farewelled Cecilia Cho on Tuesday 28 February,  presenting her with a lifetime Honorary Membership. This was in recognition of her fantastic achievements as an amateur golfer and the way that her successes kept the name of the Pakuranga Golf Club to the forefront of Women’s Amateur golf worldwide.


Celyn Khoo Takes out South Island Strokeplay Champs

Congratulations to Celyn Khoo on her wonderful win in the nationally ranked South Island Women’s Open Tournament yesterday - a fantastic result and on the back of Caryn’s win in the Grant Clements a great result for the family and another high profile win for a Pakuranga Golf Club member.

L- R
Celyn Khoo– winner South Island Women’s Amateur Strokeplay championship
Cecilia Cho – 1st Amateur NZ Open, 5th overall
Caryn Khoo – Winner Grant Clements Memorial Women’s Strokeplay Championship

NZ Golf report  - “Auckland rep Celyn Khoo secured her first senior national title when she defeated Mun Chin Keh by one shot. She shot a three under par 71 in the final round, that included five birdies and two bogeys, to finish on an even par total of 276 from her week at Shirley. “I was hitting the ball the best I ever have in my whole golf career,” said the 15-year-old.It was great fun to play like that. I have been practicing so hard to try and beat my sister. Winning this title means so much to me as I have never won anything apart from Junior Tiger so this is a big boost to my confidence and what I can do.”

Khoo paid tribute to runner up Mun Chin Keh (73) who had been in and around the lead for the most of the week.
“Munchin was a tough opponent and I had to play really good to beat her, I can’t believe I pulled it off. I can take huge confidence from this win.”

Sister Caryn finished on 311 in 8th position.


15th Hole15th Voted Most Popular

50 people voted in our recent poll to determine which hole should be designated PGC's most picturesque.

Here's how you voted:

Place Hole (% votes)
1st 15th (38%)
2nd 13th (24%)
3rd 3rd (18%)
4th 11th (12%)
5th 8th (2%)

3 people chose 'Other' but did not tell us which hole.


Card Levy

The Board has confirmed that the course levy (commonly referred to as the Card Levy) of $2.00 per 18 holes and  $1.00 per 9 holes, which was implemented on 1 May 2011, will remain throughout 2012. Members may continue to pay cash per round through the Pro Shop. Alternatively members may opt to purchase prepaid Card Levy cards from the Office for $120, valid for unlimited rounds from 1 February to 31 August 2012. Limited play prepaid cards are also available for $20 (10 x 18 holes) or $10 (10 x 9 holes).


 

Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs)

From 1 January 2012, the use of DMD's will be allowed nationally for the following events:

•    New Zealand Men’s Seniors Championship
•    Freyberg Masters
•    New Zealand Women’s Seniors Championship
•    New Zealand Women’s Masters

At a local level, Pakuranga Golf Club will permit the use of DMD's for all competitions. This applies to DMD that measure distance only. If a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect their play (e.g. gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.

New Practice Nets Up

Two new practice nets have been installed in the grass area between the 1st Tee and the sand box next to the 10th Tee. Thank you to all members who helped fund this facility and especially  to David Clifton who was the driving force behind this initiative.



PGC Take out Auckland Provincial Mens Champion of Champions Competition

The Pakuranga GC team of Warren Pretorius, Daniel Ruttley and Bruce Dunn combined beautifully Sunday 18 December to take out the 2011 Auckland Men’s Champion of Champion Ron Lay Rosebowl competition in cold and very wet conditions at the Pukekohe GC. The competition is played annually amongst the 18 Auckland clubs  that are represented by their individual senior, intermediate and junior champions.

Warren Pretorius performed well in the circumstances coming home in a respectable 8th position in the Senior division while Daniel Ruttley and Bruce Dunn took out the Intermediate and Junior divisions respectively. A great result for the club which sits alongside the Women’s earlier victory in their equivalent competition last month.

Pakuranga GC can now quite rightly be classified Auckland’s Champion Golf Club


Auckland Provincial Womens Team take out National honour

Lead by Cecilia Cho and with fellow Pakuranga Golf Club members Mun Chin and Wenyung Keh and substitute player Celyn Khoo also in the team, the Auckland Women’s Provincial Golf team took out the New Zealand title with a resounding 4-1 win over the strong North Harbour team.

This event was notable for the fact that Cecilia was competing for Auckland for the last time - she has confirmed that she will be turning professional and signing on with the Korean Women’s tour. Watch this space as the club makes public its plans to recognize Cecilia’s efforts before she leaves.


New Zealand Golf Women’s Gross Stableford Rosebowl 2011

Results Summary

Place
Placing Club District Adjusted  Gross
Stableford
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

Pakuranga Auckland
Omanu Bay of Plenty
Wellsford Northland
Wanaka Otago
Whangaparaoa North Harbour
Queens Park Southland
Waipawa Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay Women
Matamata Waikato
Stratford Taranaki
Templeton Canterbury
Waimate Aorangi South Canterbury
Shandon Wellington
Manawatu Manawatu Wanganui
Totaradale Tasman

134.2
130.8
123.4
123.2
123.0
117.8
112.4
112.2
111.2
109.6
109.2
101.4
100.6
96.0

NZ Women’s Provincials - 1st Round Results

Auckland 5  / Southland 0

Jesse Hamilton bt  Robyn Pullar 1up
Munchin Keh bt Angela Gerken 4/2
Wen Yung Keh bt Olivia Frost 1up
Larissa Eruera bt Anne Osment 3/1
Celyn Khoo bt Jenna Gainford 5/3

NB Celyn filled in for Cecilia Cho who was on her way back from China


Press Release - 24 November 2011

Dwindling playing numbers and an aging membership are creating concern for golf clubs in the South and East Auckland area with course closures and mergers looming as real possibilities. Read the full press release here.


Four Pakuranga Golfers Qualify for HSBC 9 Hole Challenge National Finals

The Auckland and North Harbour HSBC 9 Hole Challenge Regional Finals held on Sunday at PGC proved to be an ideal hunting ground for some club members with four progressing to the national finals which will be played at North Shore GC on Friday 9 December.

Results:
Men’s gross – 1st Ryan Gillanders – 38
Women’s Gross – 1st Elizabeth Tsai – 41
Women’s Nett – 1st Lynn Harding – 33
Non-Affiliates 1st Nett – Nigel Singh – 36 adjusted

Nigel is a regular at our Wednesday night twilight evenings.

Congratulations to all four and good luck in the finals.


Warren Pretorius Creditable Performance at Auckland Provincial Strokeplay Champs

Warren Pretorius finished a very creditable 9th in the Auckland Provincial Strokeplay Championships over the weekend 19/20 November. In tricky windy conditions and with lightning quick greens Warren finished with a four round total of 313. Sean Tan came in with 333 and a share of 20th spot.


Pakuranga Women win the Rosebowl... again

Rosebowl winners Siyi Keh, Rhondda Bartle, Mun Chin KehThe Pakuranga team comprising of  Mun Chen Keh, Rhondda Bartle and Siyi Keh (being our Silver and Bronze I Champions and the Bronze 1 runner-up) won the Auckland Gross Stableford Rosebowl  on Monday 14 November, with 142 points. Akarana Golf Club were in second place with 130 points.

The Rosebowl, full of red roses, will be on display at the office for the rest of this week, before being returned to its rightful place in our trophy cabinet (it is the fourth successive year that we have won this trophy.)   Fingers crossed for a few weeks to see whether our 142 points will win the NZ National Gross Rosebowl title.

It was a great day for Pakuranga at Manukau – Mun Chen also won the Silver Gross title, 6 shots clear of the second place getter.


Ladies Harris Cup Final

Susan Hanrahan and Jenny Biggs battled out the final of the Harris Cup mid Week Women’s matchplay competition on 10 November with Jenny winning by 3 and 2. 

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PGC Members Shine at Halberg Trust Charity Golf Day.

Four Pakuranga Golf Club members kept the club to the fore at the recent Eagles Golfing Society/Halberg Trust Charity Golf day at the Akarana Golf Club.

The Pakuranga team comprising of Don Dawson, Fred Dubber, Cliff Halsey and Des Topp took out the teams event including a $250 voucher from the Eagles Golfing Society to go towards Junior Golf. Individual prizes went to Des Topp, who took out his division’s stableford prize and the prestigious Jesse Owens Tankard competition for 2011, while Cliff Halsey was runner-up in his division.

An excellent day’s golf at Akarana Golf Club with the course having bounced back very well from a very wet winter.

 Des Topp receiving the Jesse Owens Tankard from
Halberg Trust Patron Sir Murray Halberg


Principal Changes Introduced into the 2012 Code
Changes have been introduced to the following code and rules:
  • Definitions - Addressing the Ball
  • Rule 1-2. Exerting Influence on Movement of Ball or Altering Physical Conditions
  • Rule 6-3a. Time of Starting
  • Rule 12-1. Seeing Ball; Searching for Ball
  • Rule 13-4. Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions
  • Rule 18-2b. Ball Moving After Address
  • Rule 19-1. Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped; By Outside Agency
  • Rule 20-7c. Playing from Wrong Place; Stroke Play
  • Appendix IV - A new Appendix is added to prescribe general regulations for the design of devices and other equipment, such as tees, gloves and distance measuring devices.
  • Rules of Amateur Status 2012-2015.
For detailed information about these changes, refer to the R & A website here
Win a golf lesson with Sam
Become a fan of our Facebook page before 21 November and you could be in the draw to win a golf lesson with our resident PGA Professional, Sam Thomas. Find our how here.
Mid Week Members - Weekend Play Option
If spots are available,  mid-week members are now able to book to play on a Saturday and Sunday at the end of competition play. A $30.00 green fee applies. Bookings open Saturday morning and are available only through the Pro Shop.
Sunday Bookings
The restriction of allowing only members to book tee times in advance for Sunday play has been lifted. Members will be given preference until Wednesday when bookings will be opened for visitors.

Simmonds Lumber Charity Golf Day

The 20th Simmonds Lumber Charity Golf Day was held on Friday 30 September. The event raised a phenomenal $27,500 for Hospice South Auckland.  Thank you to our sponsors and players who supported this annual event.

Peter Hutchinson, General Manager Simmond Lumber, Alan Beal, Acting CEO Hospice South Auckland and Ross Baigent, PGC President.

Peter Hutchinson, General Manager Simmond Lumber, Alan Beal, Acting CEO Hospice South Auckland and Ross Baigent, PGC President.

>> Thanks from Hospice


Twilight Golf

Twilight golf has started and will run every Wednesday through to Christmas.  Members $10.00  Visitors $15.00.

Great prize table sponsored by Heineken and Pernod Ricard, quick fire meat pack raffles,  $15.00 Buffet meals available each night. Make up a group and book online or in the Pro Shop.  Visitors and guests most welcome to attend.


Junior Golf Clinic

Junior Golf Clinics will be run by Sam Thomas and James Jin every second Thursday from 6 October (except during school holidays). Age open to 7-16 years old and for all golfing abilities. Equipment will be supplied to any beginner golfer who does not have any clubs.

Session fee will be FREE for any Pakuranga junior members. Non-members are welcome to come along first two sessions are free. Clothing - collared shirt and suitable foot wear.

Any queries or to register please call Sam or James on 538 0672

 

 

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