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Best scores

Best of the year, 2018

Mens Gross - 67 - Ash Smith - 28th January

Mens Nett - 59 - Terry Charlesworth - 11th January

Womens Gross - 79 - Denise Goile - 22nd March

Womens Nett - 62 - Addy Nieremeijer - 7th January

Best of June

Mens Gross - 75 - Sean Bonenkamp  - 10th June

Mens Nett - 66 - Barry Cavey - 3rd June

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Presidents Welcome

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Pirongia Golf Club website. We hope that its contents are of value, whether you intend being a casual visitor or a potential club member.

Most clubs have a characteristic or two which sets them apart from other clubs and Pirongia is no exception. An obvious feature is the background setting of Mount Pirongia with its tidy, pastured,lower slopes, contrasting against the bush clad upper reaches. The close proximity to the bush provides, particularly during the spring months, an abundance of tui, as well as smaller numbers of kaka (NZ native parrot) and kereru, our native pigeon. Additional to this, the Waipa River and its tributary, the Mangapiko Stream, enhance the view from parts of the course.

Making the Pirongia Golf Club unique is the race track, integrated into the course, which is used once a year for the well known Pirongia Boxing Day races. The transformation of the golf course to a race track, with attendances of up to 10,000 people, and then back to a golf course, with just over one days play unavailable, bears testimony to another invaluable characteristic of Pirongia ... a great spirit of co-operation and voluntary help. It is this which also enables the golf club to keep the course in a neat and tidy condition, whilst maintaining very low costs of membership.

Should your visit coincide with our club day and our usual tee-off times, please make yourself known to the starting official who will arrange a playing group for you. Your presence is most welcome and we wish you an enjoyable round.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Latest News and Results

17th June: Tocker and Matson Trophy

Club Captain, Don Matson and the late Graeme Tocker presented a new trophy to the club on Saturday. It was presented to the best stableford score in a four ball best ball format. Paula McFarlane and Paul Empson were the inaugural winners in 2018 on a countback from Ross Scown and Rob Taylor.

Results:

Two's:

Longest Putt:

Closest to the Pin:

10th June: Stableford Scramble

Scott Law continued his run of good form after winning the rain shortened Kaimai Classic last weekend. He shot an even par 72 for 41 points to win the senior scramble. Kevin Nickson also performed well to take the Junior scramble with 41 points also.

The Golf Club wish to convey their condolences to Rob Goodhew and family on the passing of Mary Goodhew last Thursday.

Grant Burr was the winner of the weekly draw in the club raffle currently running.

Senior Scramble:

Junior Scramble:

Twos:

Closest to Pin:

Longest Putt:

3rd June: Queens Birthday Scramble

Not a good turnout with the rain and the Kaimai Classic meaning there were only 10 starters. Results were:

42 Barry Cavey; 36 Bill Fox; 35 Hans Nieremeijer; 31 Terry Charlesworth; 27 Dave Lamb and Addy Nieremeijer; 25 Brent Keene and 22 Kevin Nickson.

Adrian Elliott and Dick Thomas played only 9 holes.

Hans had the only 2; and Closest to the Pin and Longest Putt were both won by Brent Keene.

The winner of Week 1 of the raffle was #39 (Nat Bardsley) and Week 2 was won by #144 (Gavin Dunn).

27th May: Bill Innes Putting Trophy

Tyne Watts claimed the Bill Innes Putting Trophy on Sunday in a round that took only 27 putts.

Results:

Senior (Stableford):

 

Junior

 

Twos

 

Longest Putt

 

Closest to PIn

20th May: Pirongia Ambrose Tournament

Pack 'n' Save, Flyway Car Storage and B T Cavey Fencing sponsored the Pirongia Ambrose contested at Pirongia on Sunday. 11 teams entered with the team of Gary Bowman, Tyne Watts, Kevin Appleby and Rob Taylor producing the winning nett score of 56.625. Runners up were Huntly visitors, Jeff Rendall and his teamwith 58.875 nett.

Results:

Gary Bowman, Tyne Watts, Kevin Appleby and Rob Taylor; 56.625

Jeff Rendall 4; 58.875

Brent Keene, Barry Fordham, Derek Boyle and Andrew Parsons;

Dave Peryer, Peter Morris, Sean Bonenkamp, Ken Bardsley;

Ash Smith 4;

19th May: Joker Round introduced to the Race to 500 competition.

Click here for full explanation of the rules.

13th May: Dutch Open Tournament

The poor weather forecast put a lot of people off attendign this popular anual fixture at Pirongia on Saturday. As it turned out though, apart from the odd drip, the tournament was played in fine and even sunny conditions. 52 players did turn up to make the most of the day.

Sean Bonenkamp put up the best score of the day with a three under 69. The best senior nett was scored by Gary Russo with 65 whilst Kevin Appleby took the Stableford with 42.

Junior Nett winner was Ross Scown also with a 65 and Junior Stableford was won by Charlie Coles with 38.

Results:

Senior:

Gross:

Nett:

Stableford:

Junior:

Nett:

Stableford:

 

Women:

Nett:

Stableford:

Longest Drive:

Seniors: Ben Jefferies

Juniors: Don Matson

Women: Denis Goile

 

 Closest to pin:

Seniors: Andrew Parsons

Juniors: Clayton Roycroft

Women: Leanne Cox

 

Longest Putt:

Seniors: Bill Fox

Juniors: Bruce Goile

 

Ladies: Sylvia Gooch

Two’s:

Information about Pirongia Golf Club Fundraising Raffle

There are 200 tickets at $50 per ticket and they can be bought by anyone and they can even be syndicated. Every fully paid-up ticket goes in a draw for $50 each week for 10 weeks commencing on Sunday 27th May and each ticket may win this weekly draw only once. On the 11th week (Sunday 5th August at 4.00pm), all tickets go in the main draw irrespective of whether they have won a $50 prize or not. The main draw has a first prize of $2,500; a second prize of $1,000; and a third prize of $500. To assist buyers, tickets may be paid off in $10 (or multiples of $10) instalments but will not be included in any draw until the ticket is paid in full. The weekly draws will be done on a Sunday afternoon at the Golf Club at the conclusion of the days prize-giving. The odds of winning a prize are just on 1 in 15 which is about the best odds you will ever find.

The purpose of the raffle is to start repaying debentures to members of the Club. These debentures were taken out when the Club had to replace its tractor.

Tickets can be purchased from various Club members or by contacting the Club Captain (Don Matson) on 027-4942606 or emailing him at don.matson@xtra.co.nz

 

Drone Flyover of 1st hole.

I am slowly in the process of adding flyovers of the holes to "The Course" page. To see an example of what it may look like click here to see the first hole.

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