Thursday 16th May
Saturday 18th May
It's all out in the Open!
Hey members and friends. You are today seeing the start of an early communication promotion for the Emerre and Hathaway Poverty Bay Open.
For those of you who have not been with us before, the Poverty Bay Open consists of two rounds of stroke play qualifying on the Thursday. Players are then placed into sections of 16. Two rounds of match play follow on the Friday, and semifinals and finals are played on the Saturday.
As part of a push to promote our flagship event, we have worked on a plan to include a hospitality package as part of the entry fee. We have taken the hint from our local country club brothers at Te Puia, Tolaga, Mahia, Tahunga, Waikohu and Patutahi – and want to make some attempt at returning their hospitality in the provision of most meals during the tournament.
We plan to set up a kind of Corporate Hospitality Centre in front of the clubhouse around the First Tee. So, weather permitting, there will more of a festive atmosphere to this year's big event.
To get the catering ball rolling, BDO has offered to sponsor lunches for all players, for all three days of the event. BDO will be setting up a marquee by the First Tee where club member and professional caterer Paul Bayly will be serving hearty lunches. Lunch will be available from 11am to 2pm each day – as players finish their morning round. You'll get vouchers for lunch each day with your morning score card.
Plus we'll be setting up an al fresco beer bar under the lounge balcony, so even though you are not allowed to take alcohol on to the course while playing in the tournament, you can grab a beer or two with your lunch between rounds, if that's your thing.
On Friday night, before the bidding starts on the Calcutta, we're putting on a big spread – a Colonial Camp Oven traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings including desserts.
On Saturday night, around prize giving, we'll be handing out table platters of assorted nibbles.
Breakfasts will be served each morning as usual in the upstairs dining room but these will be at player's cost.
So that's the deal. We've got the ball rolling early however we would to love to see past and present local and out of town players return and indeed welcome any new entrants. The aim is to get a full field across 7 divisions this year – that's 112 players and make the 2019 Emerre & Hathaway Open one to really remember, and one that will set the standard for the years ahead to ensure the Poverty Bay Open remains on the calendar.
Please use the downloadable entry form on this website.
Any questions please contact the pro shop on 06 8674402.
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