Waipa Veterans Classic - Te Awamutu


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Item from the Waipa Post June 4 2019

Waipa Veteran Classic - Te Awamutu 2019


Riverside 2019

Kapiti Coast Classic


This was a very special event in many ways.  38 clubs were represented.

We had a visit from “SPUD” Terry Murphy, who made a special trip to catch up and have a drink with us all.  (Scroll in to see him near the bright blue shirt)  Also, Paul Hollows (Wainui) got a hole in one on the 14th at Waikanae.

The Charlies golf tours lucky draws went to: Raewyn McMahon; Paul Hollows (lucky day!) Rose Braid, Alan Chapman and Sue Martin.

Kapiti Coast Classic 2019

Levin 12 x 12

What a great fun format of matchplay………. 12 holes, lunch, 12 holes.  Same again day 2…  The weather held off, so we played in sunshine. The course was in lovely condition, the hospitality was great.

Although the numbers were small, many players said they would return next year.

Generous club sponsorship by Summerset enabled every player to get a prize.  Joanne Welch was there to present the prizes and represented Summerset.

Charlies Golf Tours provided 3 towels as a lucky draw.

Taranaki 4 course

This was the twelfth year the tournament has been run.

We had 132 players from 51 North Island courses
and one South Island course (Tulip) from the Avondale Golf Club in Christchurch. The North Island clubs were spread from Waitangi in the north to Lower Hutt in the south, and east to the Mahia, in the Hawkes Bay.

The field comprised 132 players (66 couples) each day, plus the volunteers at each of the four clubs.

Once again I wish to thank you and the “Summerset Team” for their support and generosity of the Taranaki Seniors 4 Day 4 Course Tournament.   The polo shirts that Sally and Rodney wore, promoting the sponsor was a great idea. Leonie Davies from Summerset Mountain View was there to present the winner with their prize.

Four days of fine weather, pretty windy days 2 and 3.  Great to get the visit from the cow at Kaitaki.  New players are always welcome!!

The Charlies Golf Tour bags went to Doug Grantham; Carl Adlam; Paddy Keegan; Susan Miles; Diane Hughes, Barbara Chitty.

Taranaki 4 course results 2019 Taranaki event list of clubs represented 2019


Manukorihi 2019

North Harbour

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui 2019


The winners of the Charlies Golf Tour lucky draw were: Bruce Churchill; Jim Basset; Pat Carr; Marie Van Praag

Waitara 2019


Charlies Golf tours Mystery prize winners: Peter Chatfield, Jenny O’Dwyer, Bob Hoggard (Bob turned 90 a couple of weeks ago)

Waihi 2019


Winners of the Charlies Golf Tour lucky draws were; Mike Walsh; Norman Lofthouse; Alban Reid.

The players enjoyed the Monday off, due to the rain……..real rain…it poured! So some slept, some read, some played cards or pool, it was wonderful. Then rest of the week they were treated to great playing conditions.  Another highlight was the magnificent potluck dinner on the Thursday evening. Well done to all. This event is definitely a good lead into the hosting the nationals next year.



Central & Southern Hawkes Bay

The Charlies Golf Tours luck draw winners were:  Shirley Colnes, Ron Fletcher, Rex Omundsen and Keith Roberts.


The players sent a message to “Spud” , to let him know that they were thinking of him………..  and missing his humour!   Thanks to Chris Paskin, for the photo taken when he delivered our messages.


C & Sthn Hawkes Bay 2019

Wanganui 2 course

Results Wanganui 2 course


L to R : Chris Waugh, Grant Smith, Keith Hickman, Jenny Harris.

The Carterton Vets 4 day tournament was held on the 18th to 22nd March with Wednesday being a rest day.  Our car park was a literal buzz of activity with many motor homes and caravans arriving for the tournament and staying on site.   A field of 75 players took part over the 4 days with some joining in with our twilight golfers on Wednesday night as well.                                                        Each day there was a prize giving for the day’s results and the stablefords for each day were totalled for the week with the overall winners of the tournament being announced on the final day.

The winners were:

Men’s Div 1: Grant Smith. Div 2: Keith Hickman.

Ladies Div 1: Chris Waugh. Div 2: Jenny Harris

This being my second year playing in this tournament I have enjoyed the friendly atmosphere amongst fellow players and I looked forward to playing each day, I encourage all Vet golfers to come along next year.

A fantastic well run event, many thanks to Lindsay Sutton , Jim Harris, Alex MacDonald, Bob Walker, Janet Pincock and all the Carterton Vets involved.

The Charlies Golf Tours luck draw winners were:  Wayne Taylor, Sue Fauke, Brian Rose and Jeff Fauke.


Ngaruawahia March 2019

The winners of the Mixed pairs; John and Heather Houston, Sponsor Beth Richards, Pellows Funeral Directors, and  the Mens pairs winner; Barry Gilling and Morris Frankhouser.


The winners of the Charlies Golf tours luck draws were Diane Sutherland, Pleasant Point; John Houston, Waihi and Bryre Hutchins, Ngaruawahia.

Jenny Chen had hers name drawn and generously re-donated his prize back as he had won one at another event.

Ngaruawahia Mar 2019

Bay of Islands, Kerikeri

64 players enjoyed matchplay in the winterless North, missing the cyclone and the rain.

The Charlies Golf Tours lucky draws went to Laurel Flattery; Ray Glogoski;Anne Nunn, Chris Waugh.  @ players donated back their prize, as they had won before.. thanks to Garth Taylor and Don Campbell for their generosity.

Here are all the other ‘winners’

Northland 3 course- Northern Wairoa, Sherwood, Whangarei

The 2019 NVGA 3 course, 3day Tournament winners are:

Women’s Best Gross Robyn Mulholland (004)
Women’s Best Nett Elaine Magill (006)
Women’s Best Stableford Kay Gooch (008)

Men’s Best Gross Div 1 Leith Whatmough (010)
Men’s Best Nett Div 1 Don Campbell (011)
Men’s Best Stableford Div 1 Dallas Campbell (012)

Men’s Best Gross Div 2 Barry Jessop (014)
Men’s Best Nett Div 2 Rex Bezar (017)
Men’s Best Stableford Div 2 Warwick Randonich (019)

The Best Team – The BeeTees (021)
Rex and Cherie Bezar & Garth and Karen Taylor


Winners of the Charlies Lucky draw were; Mark Briggs, Mangawhai; Karen Taylor, Horsham Downs; Trevor Bush, Northland, Grant Kay, Northern Wairoa; Paul Hollows, Wainui; Marilym Bresneham, Waipu.


134 players enjoyed a great event at Omokoroa. Players from all over the country enjoyed good playing conditions and great hospitality.
Attached are photos of the winning pairs:
Men – Bruce Churchill (Linton Camp) & Moray Sutherland (Pleasant Point),
Ladies – Diana Price & Gail Nicholls (both Omokoroa)


Charlies Golf tours Luck draw winners………..

Leigh Virtue, Glen Guy, Barry Smith.

Towels: Kevin Southee, Peter Spurway

The winners of the golf are:

Men’s. Div 1. Div 2
Best Gross. Andrew Markman Derek Percy
Best Nett. Kevin Southee. Robin McGhie
Best Stableford. Terry Kay. Mike Lack

Best Stableford. 1st. Margaret Nelson
2nd. Faye Lack
3rd. Marilyn Harrison

The generous Sponsor was Property Brokers; photographed with the winners:  Derek Percy, Margaret Nelson, Andrew Markman, Mike Lack……….  well done to everyone.

Results from 30th annual Taumarunui senior golf tournament. 6-7-8th Feb. 2019.

Best Gross Combined over 3 days.

DIV 1. Andrew Markman. (Mt. Maunganui)  R/UP. Peter Rankin. [Manor Park]

DIV.2 Derek Percy. [Taumarunui]. R/UP. Alan Brown. [Taumarunui].

Best Nett Combined over 3 days

DIV.1  Kevin Southee,  [Fitzroy] R/UP. Kevin Smith [Omokoroa].

Div. 2. Winner: Robin McGhie. [Te Awamutu] R/UP. Peter Gault. [Riverside].  Stableford 3 days combined.

DIV.1 Terry Kay [Taumarunui]. R/UP. Leigh virtue. [Taumarunui].

DIV.2 Winner: Michael Lack. [Hukanui]. R/UP. Richard Cullerton. [Waihi].

Ladies Combines Stableford over 3 days

Winner : Margaret Nelson.  [Taumarunui]. R/UP. Faye Lack. [Hukanui]

Whakatane 2019

112 players enjoyed a course that was presented in wonderful condition.  The greens held their lines and the ‘bounce’ created some interesting landing locations. The work of everyone involved was greatly appreciated.   Whilst the weather was very hot and humid everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The main sponsor 37 The Landing Motel was more than pleased to be supporting this event.

Jack Crew was the oldest competitor at 94 played all three days !! Congratulation Jack……see you next year.

The Charlies Golf Tours lucky draws were won by: Dennis Allan, Ohope;  Ray Lord, Riverside;  Bob Thompson, Whakatane;  Cam Gribben, Royal Auckland & Grange;  Kaiwhata Kingi, Whakatane;  Terry Tapp, Clarks Beach.

Whakatane men 2019 Whakatane women 2019


Auckland 2019




Results was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Antony


Golf 360 were the very generous sponsors of this initial Tirau tournament.  Although the numbers were small, 35 players were made to feel more than welcome. The course was in wonderful condition and the hospitality was outstanding. The organisors had worked hard to keep the games flowing and the caterers made sure everyone was well fed.  Everyone got a prize, some even won raffles too……

The Charlies Golf Tours luck draws went to: Mike Lack and Kay Cavey.

Tirau 2018 men Tirau 2018 Women

Te Puke

A great result for Arron and Jenny Chen.

Te Puke was in wonderful condition and the bad weather didn’t eventuate.

66 players enjoyed 3 days of golf, playing in pairs, 4BBB, Canadian 4-somes and Combined stableford. The scoring was close, with the winner getting there by 1 point from Launa Seddon & Chris Robinson, Lynette and Dennis Powell were in third place.  The field enjoyed daily prizes, 2’s and the Charlies Golf Tour lucky draw was won by: Garry Payne, Howick, then when his wife Sandra, was drawn next, she generously donated it back to be re-drawn. Next up was Jenny Chen, Howick (her lucky day) followed by Karen Tapp, Clarks Beach, who also donated back.. the final bag went to Anna Reece of Taupo.

Te Puke 2018

Omokoroa 2018

Photo of the Trophy Winners: Marie and Craig Bunyan, with Evan and Sue Smith, Jenny and Aaron Chen and Jenny and Jim Harris who were the division winners – Kevin Seattle  from Omokoroa Country Estate was the generous sponsor of a popular event.

Charlie’s Golf Tour Lucky draw winners – Karen Davidson, Marilyn Hoskinson, Amgen’s Han and Shinji Manab.

Omokoroa results

Taupo 2018

The winner of the Charlies Golf Tours luck draws were:

Anke Hermannsdorfer,Waihi,     Carol Butland ,Shandon,     Alby Bron,Castlecliff,     Dick Fraser, Taupo,     Peter Ellery,,Castlecliff



Taupo 2018

Poverty Bay

What a great time was had by the 64 men and 43 women that played in the Sean Shivnan Pharmacy 2018 Senior Men’s and Women’s Golf Open at Poverty Bay Golf Club, Gisborne during the 4th – 7th November 2018.

The course was presented in magnificent condition, with true greens and some ‘long rough’ that presented an extra challenge to those that strayed off the fairway. It was wonderful to see a field of 9 holers also taking part.   This spirit of co-operation and goodwill saw many player vowing to return.  19 motorhomes helped swell the ranks, and created a lot of local interest.

Charlies golf tours lucky draw:

Jean Foot, Ray Third, Noel Absalon, Bob Proudfoot  and   Alayna Watene.


2018 PB Men Vets Open Prize winners Poverty Bay Womens results 2018

Ngaruawahia 2018

Summerset Down the Lane at 206 Dixon Road, Hamilton, were a generous sponsor of this event.

Summerset is a stunning retirement village with a country feel.  Spacious independent & supported living options with full continuum of care available from rest home to hospital level.  Sales Manager, Anne Rawlence:  07 843 2578

or email:

Another great sponsor of NZVGA is Charlies Golf Tours, at each event there is a lucky draw, the recipients at this event were: Helen Robertson, Linda McAlister, Reg Calder and Peter Booth.

Ngaruawahia 2018


There was a great turn out to play a course that was presented in wonderful condition, Two days of perfect weather, with a strong breeze joining the players for the final day.   There were daily prizes, generously sponsored by New World at Whakatane, with the Men’s division having an overall prize as well.    The Charlies Golf Tour lucky draw winners were: Keith Hickman (Castlecliff), Yvonne Allsworth (Mahunga) and Jim Johnston (Whakatane)

Whakatane results 2018

Sherwood 2018


Over 90 players, from 27 clubs, enjoyed wonderful playing conditions at Sherwood Park Golf Club on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October 2018.  This popular event, was very generously sponsored by G.A.S Mangatawhiri, this resulted in a very generous prize table.  There were also prizes for 2’s, provided by the Pro shop, …….   1 box of balls for each 2!!  Bob Black received a Sherwood Golf towel for ‘traveling the furthest’.  The lucky draws, sponsored by Charlies Golf Tours went to: Bob Clement, Ntn Wairoa; Bob Black, Waverley; Terene Campbell, Sherwood; Eileen Auckett. Sherwood; Des Chitty, Mangawhai.

The team that organised this event did a wonderful job, their hard work certainly resulted in a well run event.   The many ‘travellers’ enjoyed a great meal on the Thursday evening, to celebrate a couple of birthdays.

Sherwood 2018 Sherwood 18+19 Oct 2018


The weather was wet and windy, so some players only played on one day,  there were prizes for daily winners.  The winners of the Charlie tour lucky draw prizes were : Alex McDonald, Clark’s Beach,  Tim Howard, Waiuku and Cushla Stenberg, The Pines.


Waiuku Day 1 Ladies Waiuku Day 2 ladies Waiuku Day 2 mens Waiuku Men day 1


Always a great course to play, with wonderful hospitality, it is a real pity that more of us didn’t get this this event,  there were 15 pairs playing a 4 day 4BBB in 2 divisions.

The winners: Division 1 :              Brian Rose & Brenda Whitehead

R/up: Patrick Carr & Helen Beaurepair

Division 2:               Bruce & June Churchill                                              Alby Bron & Linda McAlister

Clarks Beach 2018

What a wonderful 2 days of golf, the green were slick, the golf exciting. Another successful  tournament.  No wonder some of the winners look so happy. Clarks Beach provided a friendly and well supported event.  The dinner on Monday evening was outstanding…. many vowing to return just for the meal!  Then dancing off the meal to a great DJ. Many players went home with a prize, and even whitebait from the ‘extra’ raffles……   overall a great event.   Even the weather was kind.

Brian Rose, was especially proud of his game, with a hole in One on the 12th hole on day 2. He didn’t comment about 3 putts on that hole!   He used a 6 iron………for those that want to copy.

An treat for 6 lucky players was a lucky draw, with backpack style bags and golf towels provided by Charlies Golf Tours. They were Robert Langford – Clarks Beach, Cusla Stenberg – Pines, Helen Parry – Waihi, Ray Friend – Kapiti, Brian McDonald – Howick and Mary Cameron – Wellsford.


Clarks Beach 2018

Rotorua (Arikikapakapa)

91st Annual Rotorua Veteran’s Tournament held at the Rotorua Golf Club on 24th, 25th and 26th September 2018.  73 Veterans from 28 different golf clubs played over the three days in wide ranging conditions. Another successful Annual Rotorua 3 Day Veterans Golf Tournament.

Mary Brown and James Comber, along with the other volunteers hosted another great event.

The NZ Veterans Cup was keenly contested for with Daniel Ko of Omokoroa coming out the winner and defending the title from last year over Peter Rankin of Manor Park.  Peter was the lowest handicapper and was therefore giving Daniel 5 or 6 strokes and he as you can imagine had to be on the top ofhis game. With gross scores of 71 and 72 on the first two days Peter was playing top golf.

The results were:-

Men’s Results 

Group 1 (N.Z. Veterans Cup) Winner: Daniel Ko (Omokoroa) Runner Up: Peter Rankin (Manor Park) Flight 1 Winner: Allen Sarjant (Waihi), Flight 2 Winner : Yasuku Tanaka (Lake View),  Flight 3 Winner (Chris Robinson (Auckland Police).

Group 2 (Arikikapakapa Cup) Winner: Melton Hows (Lake View), Runner Up: Peter Barnes (Rotorua), Flight 1 Winner: Garry Kelsall (Lake View), Flight 2 Winner: Joshua Yang (Lake View), Flight 3 Winner: Don Campbell (Cambridge)

Group 3 (Consolation Cup) Winner: Geoff Robinson (Te Puke), Runner Up: Charles Brown (Tapora), Flight 1 Winner: Ian Hayes (Rotorua), Flight 2 Winner: Robert Giles (Rangitikei), Flight 3 Winner: Ole Iversen (Mangawhai)

Group 4 (Bob Bishop Cup)Winner: Paul Renall (Lake View), Runner Up: Kevin Allen (Rotorua), Flight 1 Winner: Noel Robertson (Riverside), Flight 2 Winner: Kevin Laird (Rangitikei) Flight 3 Winner: John Hansen (Cambridge)

Group 5 Winner: Brian Duncan (Tirau), Runner Up: Roy Whittington (Rotorua), Flight 1 Winner: Neil MacKay (Whangarei), Flight 2 Winner: Bill Holt (Hauraki), Flight 3 Winner: Ross Brydon (Hauraki)

Group 6 Winner: Mike Lack (Pukenui), Runner Up: Alby Bron (Castlecliff), Flight 1 Winner: Jack Campbell (Waipu), Flight 2 Winner: Patrick Carr (Westown),Flight 3 Winner: Barry Thom (Springfield).

Group 7: Winner – Bob Langford (The Pines) and Runner Up: Garth Taylor (Horsham Downs).

 Ladies Results 

Group 1 (Spicer’s Cup) Winner: Jude McCashin (Lake View), Runner Up: Raewyn McMahon (Ngahinepouri), Flight 1 Winner: Helen Robertson (Riverside), Flight 2 Winner: Marilyn Field (Rotorua), Flight 3 Winner: Gloria Mayes (Rotorua).

Group 2 Winner: Karen Taylor (Horsham Downs), Runner Up: Cherie Bezer (Ngahinepuri), Flight 1 Winner: Karen Tapp (Clarks Beach), Flight 2 Winner: Sayuri Gotz (Rotorua), Flight 3 Winner: Susan Atkinson (Lake View)

Group 3 Winner: Karen Chard (Rotorua) Flight 1 Winner: Faye Lack (Hukanui), Flight 2 Winner: Maggie McMinn (Castlecliff), Flight 3 Winner: Reina Mellar (Ngahinepouri).

The visitors really enjoyed the 3 days although the weather was pretty hard going on Tuesday. There were a number of games that went to the wire which was great to see.

John Mohn loved playing at Springfield (Rotorua) on 20th Sept 2018

His first official  “Hole In One”, John did have a “Claytons” one, some time ago!


Wanganui 4 course

Tournament played on 4 great courses, weather fine every day, 114 golfers participated.
Mens Div 1
1 Paddy Edmonds (Castlecliff) 158, 2 Colin Vincent (Riverside) 156, 3 Terry Tapp ( Clarks Beach) 150, 4 Geoff Ingram (Rangitikei) 148, 5 Peter Cox (Wanganui) 138, 6 Peter Greer (Kaitake) 137, 7 Aaron Chen (Whitford Park) 137, 8 Richard Berendt (Paeroa) 135

Mens Div 2
1 Neale Pearson (Te Ngutu) 146, 2 Daniel Scotson (Rangitikei) 144, 3 Alban Read (Kaitake) 140, 4 Don Atkinson (Castlecliff) 139, 5 Ken Read (Castlecliff) 139, 6 Harvey Round (Wanganui) 138, 7 Wayne Pedley (Wanganui) 136, 8 Bruce Churchill (Linton Camp) 135

Mens Div 3
1 Bob Jenkins (Castlecliff) 148, 2 Trevor Schroder (Feilding) 142, 3 Bob Black (Waverley)139, 4 Neville Berendt (Rangitikei) 139, 5 Tom Johns (Castlecliff) 137, 6 Nevill Jordan (Waverley) 137, 7 Gary Clark (Castlecliff) 136, 8 Peter Spurway (Westown) 136

womens Div 1
1 Linda McAlister (Castlecliff) 148, 2 Anne Braithwaite (Te Ngutu) 139, 3 Marilyn Harrison (Cambridge) 137, 4 Sharon Souness (Wanganui) 133, 5 Helen Beaurepaire (Kaitake) 130,
6 Pat Gard (Waipawa) 128

Womens Div 2
1 Aven Schroder (Feilding) 150, 2 Pam Charlesworth ((Hawkestone) 139, 3 Jenny Chen (Whitford Park) 135, 4 June Churchill (Linton Camp) 133, 5 Edith Leary (Rangitikei) 132, 6 Maggie McMinn (Castlecliff) 128

Otaki 27-31 August 2018

A wonderful week at Otaki, saw some interesting matches in this mixed pairs matchplay event.  There were 2 Divisions competing.

The very generous sponsorship from Fluker Denton Ltd, Chartered Accountants, Levin saw the majority of players taking home a prize.

On the Tuesday evening the players had a fun evening with a quiz night raising funds for Junior Golf, this followed a great meal.

The course was in wonderful conditions, with greens that were up to their normal high standard.

Our Official Results are:

Division 1:     Winners  –  Fiona McBride & Geoff Fenwick  –  Otaki

Runners – up  –  Helen Beaurepaire  –  Kaitake  &  Peter Doyle  –  Otaki

Division 2:     Winners  –  Lorraine McLeavey & Neill MacInnes  –  Otaki

Runners – up:   Christine Papps  &  Tony Cronin  –  Otaki

Coromandel Coast Vets Pairs Classic


Ladies Pairs  1st. Jan Strang and Wendy Franks (Te Puke). 2nd.  Robyn Anderson and Jandy Morton(Mercury Bay)

Mixed Pairs.   1st.  Julie Day and Bruce Crawford. (Tairua).  2nd. Paul and Carol Hollows. (Wainui and Whangamata)

Men’s Pairs.  1st. Ken George and Graham Eccles(Mercury Bay).  2nd.  Jeffrey Dixon and Rod Stewart(Mercury Bay)

Overall winners.     Paul Petley and Ken Edwards (Tairua)

33rd Riverside Pairs

33rd Riverside Pairs

Sherwood Park Teams Day

A field of 76 mixed vets enjoyed perfect weather, playing best of three out of four stablefords in teams of four.

1st on 122 pts: Jeannie Allen, Marie Walker,
Linda Garner, Robyn Mulholland

2nd on 120 pts: Derek Trigg, Gordon Campbell,
Robbie Brydon, Blue Mauchline

3rd on 119 pts: Ronnie West,Coleen West,
Heather Herman, John Nightingale.

7 teams were prizewinners and there were 7 ‘twos’.

5 prizes also went to nearest the pins and accuracy drive.

North Harbour

Mens Div 1

Keith Benson                     Muriwai

John Sadgrove                  Wainui

Andrew Robertson         North Shore

Mens Div 2

John Mohn                         Riverside

Kevin Hopkinson              Helensville

Owen Young                      Waitemata


Glenda Giddy                    Wainui

Cath Matthews                 Wainui

Raewyn MacMahon       Ngahinepouri


Manukorihi 2018


Hole in One –   Kevin Southee

Waihi 2018

Wanganui 2 Course

Wanganui 2 course results


68 players enjoyed Waitara in a variety of playing conditions.

Waitara Winners 2018

Stratford 3 - 7 April 2018

Stratford 2018

Levin Vets Open

Mt Maunganui

118 players enjoyed a very successful event.

Mt Maunganui photos

Northland 28 Feb - 2 Mar-2018

Northland 28 Feb - 2 Mar 2018 results

Northland 3 day

Over 140 players played 3 courses: Northern Wairoa, Sherwood and Mt Denby.

Northland 3 day


Omokoroa – 144 players in a fun Nett pairs event.

Cups being presented by Jan Corbett from the sponsor Bob Owens Retirement Village.Winning pairs:
Men – Jonathan Lewis and Mark Middleton
Women – Sue Bigham and Judy Lewer

Whakatane Feb

Whakatane Feb 2018