Friday October 11th threatened to be another Friday similar to our previous two years, however the global warming gods favoured us this year by clearing the skies late morning and it turned out be a relatively fine day, a little overcast but conditions at the Pakuranga Golf Course were perfect, this showed in the scoring as I will detail later.
The day got underway with excellent support from our sponsors, National and Regional Sponsor NHP provided the pregame BBQ, Robert Lin and staff from NSG Lighting attended with a product display and the provision of drinks, chocolates and fruit for those still hungry after the BBQ.
National Sponsors Schneider Electric had arrived with their product display vehicle “a must visit for those of us interested in product innovation” we will be adding content to our website as to where you can get to see the van in action at a location near to you.
Frucor added to the provision of drinks ensuring that no one would go without liquid refreshment.
We had a field of around eighty players, made up in part by five Ambrose teams sponsored by NHP and Active Electrical, this is proving to be a highlight for many of the attendees as it gives them an opportunity to join in with staff and work associates in a “more relaxed” way of playing and enjoying the game.
A big thanks to all of our local sponsors Active Electrical Suppliers Ltd, AM New Technologies, Chemz, Corys Electrical, Computer Dynamix, Felo-Hobeca, First Flex, Frucor, Hamer, Halcyon, J.A. Russell Ltd, Makita, Marley, Maser, NHP, NSG, Rockwell Automation, Scott Electrical ET, and Simx.
Also to our National sponsors, Schneider Electric, Master Electricians, NHP, J.A. Russell Ltd, Radcliffe Electrical , Halcyon Lighting, Clevertronics, First Flex, Ideal Rexel Group and Simx.
The fine weather proved to bring out the best in many of our top golfers with Shiva Warjan taking the top honour as 2019 Trade Champion with a quality 73 Gross, closely followed by Ron Daley Jnr our 2018 Champion on 74 with the “elder Warjan” Indra 3rd, 74 Gross on countback from RDJ.
Last year’s Stableford winner Mark Ross was this year’s Nett Winner with 62 nett, Indra Warjan with 43 points collected the Stableford Trophy.
Top non golfer was Nathan Crichton from Intellihub on 97 Gross.
Our newly established NHP Trophy for best Ambrose Team of the day would go to the Active Electrical team “Short Circuit” comprised of Active Electricals Kevin Thomas, and support cast Phil Rollinson, Kevin Benjamin and Brian Cronin on 56.9 Nett.
Second on 59.5 was the NHP #1 Team headed by Lafs Faraimo, with Colin Tilley’s Simx Team in third place on 65.8, nany thanks to NHP for their genuine interest in our trade’s golf and the provision of this new trophy.
Sean Brady collected the "human calculator award" for successfully counting all of his 243 strokes!! and nearest the pins were taken out by Ken Tyree and Ron Daley Jr, Ron also took out the longest drive.
Many thanks to Sam and all the pro shop staff for helping with the day and producing the days results, the catering staff for the meal after the golf, the bar staff for their service, and to all those that helped Brian and myself with the after match festivities.
Good fortune and good golfing for the rest of the year
Brian Cronin & Brian Hemingway
Tournament Co. Convenors
The provisional team for Invercargill Nationals as follows:
Brian Cronin (Manager), Brian Hemingway (Co-Convenor), Shiva Warjan, Indra Warjan, Ken Tyree, Michael Leggoe, Mark Ross, Graham Berge.
Full results below
DisplayName Total Competition DisplayName Total Competition DisplayName Total Competition Ross, Mark 62 Net Medal Warjan, Shiva 73 Gross Ross, Mark 45 Stableford Warjan, Indra 64 Net Medal Daley Jnr, Ron 74 Gross Warjan, Indra 43 Stableford Berge, Graeme 66 Net Medal Warjan, Indra 74 Gross Berge, Graeme 41 Stableford Berge, Jeffery 67 Net Medal Tyree, Ken 77 Gross Berge, Jeffery 40 Stableford Wharfe, John 68 Net Medal Berge, Graeme 80 Gross Wharfe, John 39 Stableford Wood, Stephen 69 Net Medal Leggoe, Michael 80 Gross Berry, Don 38 Stableford Holloway, Peter 69 Net Medal Ross, Mark 80 Gross Wood, Stephen 38 Stableford Chen, Kevin 69 Net Medal Johnston, Neil 81 Gross Holloway, Peter 38 Stableford Tyree, Ken 70 Net Medal Chen, Kevin 81 Gross Chen, Kevin 38 Stableford Prendergast, Fletcher 70 Net Medal Rand, Dean 82 Gross Tyree, Ken 37 Stableford Coxon, Gary 70 Net Medal Berge, Jeffery 82 Gross Prendergast, Fletcher 37 Stableford Vaeteru, Ian 71 Net Medal Arthur, Bryan 82 Gross Coxon, Gary 37 Stableford Hemingway, Brian 71 Net Medal Lin, Robert 83 Gross Vaeteru, Ian 36 Stableford Constant, Russell 71 Net Medal Wood, Stephen 84 Gross Hemingway, Brian 36 Stableford Warjan, Shiva 72 Net Medal Holloway, Peter 84 Gross Constant, Russell 36 Stableford Jones, Jonathan 72 Net Medal Coxon, Gary 84 Gross Warjan, Shiva 35 Stableford McGarvey, Kevin 72 Net Medal Wharfe, John 84 Gross Jones, Jonathan 35 Stableford Daley Jnr, Ron 73 Net Medal Prendergast, Fletcher 85 Gross McGarvey, Kevin 35 Stableford Rand, Dean 73 Net Medal Hemingway, Brian 85 Gross Brewer, Jack David 35 Stableford Brewer, Jack David 73 Net Medal Harper, Glenn 86 Gross Daley Jnr, Ron 34 Stableford Lin, Robert 74 Net Medal Laycock, Kevin 86 Gross Rand, Dean 34 Stableford Tuarae, George 74 Net Medal Vaeteru, Ian 87 Gross Rainsford, Basil* 34 Stableford Johnston, Neil 74 Net Medal Tuarae, George 88 Gross Tuarae, George 33 Stableford Ritchie, Alan 74 Net Medal Constant, Russell 88 Gross Lin, Robert 33 Stableford Beavis, Jarryd 74 Net Medal McGarvey, Kevin 89 Gross Johnston, Neil 33 Stableford Rainsford, Basil* 74 Net Medal Bowick, Kevin 91 Gross Ritchie, Alan 33 Stableford Mataio, Rima 75 Net Medal Jones, Jonathan 91 Gross Beavis, Jarryd 33 Stableford Nelio, Tuikura 75 Net Medal Jackson, Peter 91 Gross Mataio, Rima 32 Stableford Dell, Milan 75 Net Medal Ritchie, Alan 91 Gross Nelio, Tuikura 32 Stableford Arthur, Bryan 75 Net Medal Dell, Milan 91 Gross Arthur, Bryan 32 Stableford Harper, Doug 76 Net Medal Crichton, Ian 91 Gross Jackson, Peter 32 Stableford Bowick, Kevin 77 Net Medal Mataio, Rima 92 Gross Dell, Milan 32 Stableford Jackson, Peter 77 Net Medal Beavis, Jarryd 92 Gross Harper, Doug 31 Stableford Waters, Lance 77 Net Medal Nelio, Tuikura 93 Gross Bowick, Kevin 31 Stableford Leggoe, Michael 78 Net Medal Brewer, Jack David 95 Gross Waters, Lance 30 Stableford Harper, Glenn 78 Net Medal Waters, Lance 96 Gross Laycock, Kevin 30 Stableford Crichton, Ian 78 Net Medal Rainsford, Basil* 98 Gross Leggoe, Michael 29 Stableford Laycock, Kevin 78 Net Medal Harper, Doug 101 Gross Harper, Glenn 29 Stableford Howard, Michael 82 Net Medal Howard, Michael 104 Gross Crichton, Ian 29 Stableford MacKenzie, Brian 85 Net Medal Newlands, Mark 107 Gross Howard, Michael 28 Stableford Newlands, Mark 89 Net Medal MacKenzie, Brian 108 Gross MacKenzie, Brian 23 Stableford Berry, Don Net Medal Berry, Don Gross Newlands, Mark 21 Stableford