Gisborne Golf



Men's Results

Thursday 17th May

  • Stableford Division 1: W. Mortleman 41, G. Clapham 41, N. Mackie 39, C. Dean 38, J. Van Helden 36
  • Division 2: M. Gemmell 38, R. Skuse 37, J. Pittar 37, D. Atkins 37, G. Eriksen 35
  • Nearest to pin: S. Murphy

Saturday 19th May

  • Stableford Division 1: T. Goldsmith 36, M. Thomas 34, C. Poole 34, V. Richardson 34
  • Division 2: M. Stewart 39, D. Bush 36, B. Allen 36, R. Foster 35, P. Wauchop 34
  • Nearest to pin: J. McGregor

Sunday 20th May 

  • Stableford Division 1: P. Grogan  40, J Van Helden 39, P. Kerekere 39, J. Situ 39
  • Division 2: N Jones 42, P. Rickard 39, C. Christie 39, A. Baldwin 38
  • Twos: P. Kerekere x2, J. Situ, B. Morrissey, R. Young, P. Stewart
  • Nearest to pin: B. Brow



Brad Morgan and Paul Rickard
winners of Enerprise Cup for 2018.

See Golfing Stories by Chris Taewa


Shootout Leaderboard


@ Sunday 13 May

Inquiries to Gray Clapham



Coming Open Events

  • Tahunga Men’s Open @ Tahunga Golf Club Saturday May 19
  • BMS 22 Above Mixed Open @ Poverty Bay Golf Club Sunday June 3
  • Waikohu Men’s Open @ Waikohu Golf Club Saturday June 9
  • Patutahi Men’s Open @ Patutahi Golf Club Sunday June 24
  • Tolaga Bay Men’s Open @ Tolaga Bay Golf Club Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 July
  • Emerre & Hathway Poverty Bay Men’s Open @ Poverty Bay Golf Club – Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September
  • Mahia Fisheries Tournament @ Mahia Golf Club Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 October
  • Taste One First Light Frozen Christmas Open @ Poverty Bay Golf Club – Sunday December 16


Golf Gossip
By Chris Taewa

Welcome back Chips.

Richard “Chips” Owen has had to endure plenty over a tough period, which saw the former single-figure handicapper rise to as high as 23.

He was regularly reaching into his wallet on Thursdays and one mate even nicknamed him Bradman . . . “because he’s averaging 99”.

He reached his nadir on December 7 of last year when he signed for 106.

But the former Poverty Bay rugby representative is back with a vengeance, underlining his dramatic improvement with a sensational stableford performance last Thursday.

Owen won division 2 with 79-22-57, for 51 points, nine clear of second-placed Sam Willock.

It was the first time he had broken 80 since February 19, 2015.

Taranaki Parrot scores 4th ace

IT was only going to get worse for Peter Florence after the first shot of his round at Poverty Bay on May 8.

There was no improving on perfection as “Florrie” chalked up ace No.4.

Aka “Taranaki Parrot”, Florrie sank an 8-iron on the 112-metre sixth hole — his opening shot of the round as his group started from the sixth tee.

Florrie was playing alongside Ian Dudley, Lobby Pell and John McLaughlin,

He was the last to hit and didn’t have much to beat, one of them having gone in the bunker, another on to the nearby ninth green and the third into a tree.

Professional Dave Keown was watching proceedings and told Florrie “the pressure is on you”.

The former High School Old Boys rugby player and retired plumber responded by completing a hat-trick of aces on the sixth to go along with one at Taupo Golf Club.

He says his first was about 20 years ago and he recalls one of those coming at an Enterprise Motor Group-sponsored tournament.

“When do I pick up the car for my hole-in-one?” he asked Enterprise owner Fred Lewis, who told him to bugger off and shout the bar.



Andrew Higham winner of
the Te Puia Open for 2018.


Par and sub par gross scores this year:

  • Andrew Higham 64
  • William Brown 65
  • Anaru Reedy 68
  • Peter Kerekere 69
  • Simon Jeune 71
  • Peter Anderson 71
  • Allan White 72
  • Brent Colbert 72


Women's Notices

Women's Regular Golf Days:

Tuesday/Wednesday starting 8.30am.

Saturday 12.30pm or contact the Pro Shop for a start time.

9 hole golf Wednesday – 10am start.


Women's Results

Wednesday 23.5.18
Kahlenberg Cup Rnd 3:

  • M. Shanks/P. Gayford def M. Allan/S. Kemp
  • V. Bell/J. Steele def O. Thompson/V. Fraser
  • Twos: P. Gayford
  • Kahlenberg Plate:
  • L. Holmberg/L. Shepherd def K. Crosby/M. Powdrell
  • T. Lewis/F. Pell def J. MacKinnon/D. Murphy




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Greenkeepers report

We have recently sprayed the fairways to control various grass weeds. As these weeds die off they stand out on the fairways and look quite prominent for a couple of weeks. The fine grass will dominate as the weeds decline.

The bunkers are being weeded and sprayed to promote the fine turf on the faces. Some are being cut back to maintain the desired shape.

Our keen volunteers are continuing to make big visual impacts around the course with tree pruning and scrub cutting. Thanks to all of those who give their time to help the club.

The area on the 17th is looking good now. We have done some shaping of the contours and dragged the grass harrows to help smooth the area. There are a lot of rocks that need removing. We will be having a working bee on Friday 4th May at 12 pm to go through the area between the 2,3 and 17th to pick up loose objects. The more people we can get the better. The volunteers will then be invited to the green keepers shed for a refreshing ale on completion of the job.


Clubroom Hire


See pictures of club lounge set up for weddings and functions.