Pakuranga Golf Club - Auckland - Friday September 30th 2016
The weather gods did not favor us at Pakuranga this year!!
Fine on Thursday, fine on Friday morning……… "then as the 12:30 shotgun start siren sounded the rain started and didn’t stop until the last group finished".
Fortunately it wasn’t heavy rain and with no wind most players handled the conditions well enough with some good scores being recorded.
The club provided us with excellent support from the pro shop with Sam and his staff’s preparation of the cards much appreciated.
80 players braved the elements with "a few" not getting completed as the conditions proved too much to handle.
We had awesome representation from the NHP staff with Jane, Miles, and Tye providing American hotdogs during pregame registration, a huge thank you to NHP with their additional contribution of the evening meal a valuable saving to our event costs.
NSG providing a picnic hamper loaded with fruit and chocolate bars thank you to Eddie and staff Danielle and Marius.
Pankaj Kawatra representing one of our national sponsors Philips Lighting, was there providing free golf balls, thank you to Pankaj.
Peter Curac from Lamson New Zealand Limited provided a display of their van shelving, this has been kindly donated for sale to help raise funds for our tournament.
The course although a little wet underfoot in places on the fairways, was initially in great condition greens and putting wise, regretfully this let us down later in the day with surface flooding.
The rain didn’t dampen the spirits in the clubhouse, a few auction items and a monster raffle preceded the prize giving, along with ham and salad rolls for our afternoon meal “and a few beers” the evening was well supported to its end at around 9:00pm.
Many thanks to the catering staff, Aimee and Kim on the bar, a special thanks to all of our sponsors:
NHP, NSG Lighting, SIMX Ltd, Transnet NZ Ltd, Lamson NZ Ltd, Corys Electrical, JA Russell Ltd, ESC, First Flex Cables, Scott Electrical, Computer Dynamix, Rockwell Automation, Hamer Electrical, Masons LED, Olex/Nexans, HPM Legrand, Ideal Electrical, Chemz NZ, Philips Lighting, Schneider Electric, Vynco Lighting, Gerard Lighting.
Results as follows.
2016 Trade Champion Gross: Shiva Warjan – Gross 75, R/U Indra Warjan – Gross 78
2016 Trade Champion Nett: Lou Hillier – Nett 68, R/U Sam Thompson – Nett 72
2016 Trade Champion Stableford – Neil Vermaak – 39 points, R/U Bryan Arthur – 35 points
2016 Champion Gross: Alan Ritchie – Gross 89, R/U Peter Jackson – Gross 93
2016 Nett Champion: Eddie Xu – Nett 69, R/U Rima Mataio – Nett 72
2016 Stableford Champion: Leon Perry – 37 points, R/U Patrick Coll – 34 points
Provisional team to travel to Wellington for the National’s 2016:
Brian Cronin – Manager
Shiva Warjan – Division One Gross Winner
Indra Warjan – Division One Gross Runner Up
Lou Hillier – Division One Nett Winner
Neil Vermaak – 2rd Nett Overall
Eddie Xu – 3th Nett Overall
Sam Thompson – 4th Nett Overall
Brian Hemingway – sponsors invite
All players will be notified to confirm availability reserves will be notified if required.