Round One - Full Results

Round One - Full Results

A complete run down of today’s scores after the 1st round of The Southern Gem

The Southern Gem Preview

The Southern Gem Preview

The Southern Gem is a 5-day Premier Golf Tournament held on four of the best golf courses in the region, Queenstown, The Hills, Millbrook & Jacks Point.

Round #3 Draw - The Queenstown Classic

Round #3 Draw - The Queenstown Classic

 
 

Millbrook Resort

Round #3

Hole

Player #1

Player #2

Player #3

Player #4

A1A

Nathan PENE

Justin LOBB

Phil RADFORD

Reiko SEGAWA

A1B

Andrea HOOD

Stephen HOOD

Diane NICHOLSON

Kathy ALDRIDGE

A2

Linley DOWNEY

Bruce MELLOR

Christine PEARS

Roger PEARS

A3

Judith POTTER

Sandra SCHULZE

Lynda TATE

Shane TATE

A4

Helmut DIETSCHI

Margaret SANGER

Ena ROBERTSON

Susan MACKEN

A5

Richard COMPTON

Shane COMPTON

Catherine O'KEEFE

John O'KEEFE

A6

Julie REED

Tony REED

Lynne GROVE

Alison DENTON

A7

David STACEY

Krystina STACEY

Peter LIDDY

Stuart RAYNER

A8

John FIATARONE

Liz FIATARONE

Sean HASSETT

Lesley BARLEY

A9

Barry PROWSE

Kevin BYRNES

Kath GORRINGE

Keith GORRINGE

C1A

Steve HOPKINS

Greg BEEHRE

Martyn POMEROY

David PAGE

C1B

Amanda FRANCIS

Doug FRANCIS

Geoff HUMPHREY

Kylee HUMPHREY

C2

Judy HART

Ean PIKE

Margaret MCLAUCHLAN

Peter MCLAUCHLAN

C3

Rachel HEATLEY

Sinead KEANEY

Lynette ALACK

Tania HARRISON

C4

Robyn LINN

Julianne STACE

Maree LAWSON

Helen HILL

C5

Robyn GRAYSON

Peter EGGLETON

Colin BROWN

Jill BROWN

C6

Barbara JEPSON

Clive JEPSON

Barry TINK

Graeme TINK

C7

Anne GOODRICK

Paul GOODRICK

Graham LINN

Peter PAGE

C8

Gordon WICKS

Les DERBY

Kevin YEE

Lesley YEE

C9

Malcolm HILL

Debra MORRISSEY

David MCLEISH

Elizabeth MCLEISH

 

Team Results from The Queenstown Classic after Day 2

Team Results from The Queenstown Classic after Day 2

 
 
 
 

Team Results

After Round #2

Best Ball Stableford per Round

Player #1

Player #2

Rd1

Rd2

Total

N PENE

 J LOBB

45

43

88

P RADFORD

 R SEGAWA

44

43

87

S HOOD

 A HOOD

43

43

86

R GRAYSON

 P EGGLETON

42

43

85

D NICHOLSON

 K ALDRIDGE

37

47

84

B MELLOR

 L DOWNEY

39

45

84

R PEARS

 C PEARS

43

40

83

J POTTER

 S SCHULZE

40

43

83

S TATE

 L TATE

40

43

83

S HOPKINS

 G BEEHRE

44

39

83

H DIETSCHI

 M SANGER

49

34

83

M HILL

 H HILL

41

41

82

E ROBERTSON

 S MACKEN

44

38

82

G HUMPHREY

 K HUMPHREY

45

37

82

L ALACK

 D MORRISSEY

40

40

80

S COMPTON

 R COMPTON

42

38

80

J O'KEEFE

 C O'KEEFE

38

42

80

T REED

 J REED

42

38

80

L GROVE

 A DENTON

39

40

79

D STACEY

 K STACEY

40

39

79

D PAGE

 M POMEROY

38

40

78

P LIDDY

 S RAYNER

36

40

76

J FIATARONE

 L FIATARONE

37

39

76

S HASSETT

 L BARLEY

34

41

75

B PROWSE

 K BYRNES

34

41

75

E PIKE

 J HART

40

35

75

K GORRINGE

 K GORRINGE

41

34

75

C BROWN

 J BROWN

34

40

74

C JEPSON

 B JEPSON

37

37

74

J STACE

 R LINN

38

35

73

D FRANCIS

 A FRANCIS

38

35

73

P McLAUCHLAN

 M McLAUCHLAN

38

35

73

G TINK

 B TINK

35

35

70

P GOODRICK

 A GOODRICK

39

31

70

G LINN

 P PAGE

30

39

69

G WICKS

 L DERBY

37

31

68

L YEE

 K YEE

35

32

67

T HARRISON

 S KEANEY

32

34

66

E MCLEISH

 D MCLEISH

30

29

59

R HEATLEY

 M LAWSON

35

15

50

 

The Queenstown Classic - Day Two Results

The Queenstown Classic - Day Two Results

 
 
 
 

Day Two Results @The Hills

Ladies

Pos.

Player

Club

Score

1

SEGAWA Reiko

Titirangi

37

2

SCHULZE Sandra

Royal Auckland

36

3

GRAYSON Robyn

Akarana

34

4

GROVE Lynne

Royal Auckland

34

5

HOOD Andrea

Magenta Shores

33

Men

Pos.

Player

Club

Score

1

PENE Nathan

Pukekohe

39

2

O'KEEFE John

Magenta Shores

38

3

REED Tony

Toogoolawah

35

4

MELLOR Bruce

Royal Auckland

35

5

PAGE David

Hutt Park

35

 

The Queenstown Classic - The Hills

The Queenstown Classic - The Hills

So the weather Gods continue to look after us with perfect day to rival day one at Jacks Point. The condition of the course was at it’s best with perfect rolling (but fast) greens.

A big thank you to the Brendan, Craig, Allan, Sebastian, Becs, Anaha and the great team at The Hills and especially Sir Michael Hill for allowing us to be apart of this incredible experience every year.

The Queenstown Classic - Day One Review at Jacks Point

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The Queenstown Classic - Day One Review at Jacks Point

With over night rain, the players were nervous waking up at Millbrook before opening their blinds and seeing a promising day! A quick bus ride to Jacks Point, the players were welcomed by the Proshop team with carts and clubs all setup ready to go.

A few warm up swings and the odd Coffee or two, our 80 players heading out onto course for a shotgun start. The sun came out and perfect weather conditions were presented to the golfers to enjoy an amazing day!

Well done to our winners today with Susan Macken taking out the ladies individual competition with an impressive score of 39 stableford points. This included a two on the tough 3rd hole!

Nathan Pene topped the men’s field with an awesome 42 points, and as he admitted himself was “one of those days where the ball went in the hole when it needed to”

Round two is at The Hills Golf Course! Lets hope for another awesome day!

Day One Results @Jacks Point

Ladies

Pos.

Player

Score

1 MACKEN Susan 39
2 HILL Helen 39
3 REED Julie 37
4 PEARS Christine 37
5 HUMPHREY Kylee 35

Men

Pos.

Player

Score

1 PENE Nathan 42
2 RADFORD Phil 41
3 MELLOR Bruce 39
4 BEEHRE Greg 37
5 GORRINGE Keith 37

Closest to the Pin

Player

Hole

STACEY David 7th
YEE Lesley 13th

Holes in Two

Phil Radford (13)
Margaret MacLauchlan (11)
Anne Goodrick (11)
David Stacey (7)
Kylee Humphrey (7)
Susan Macken (3)

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The Queenstown Classic - Round #1

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The Queenstown Classic - Round #1

 
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Team Results - Best Ball Stableford

Pos.

Name

Result

1

H DIETSCHI, M SANGER

49

2

N PENE, J LOBB

45

3

G HUMPHREY, K HUMPHREY

45

4

E ROBERTSON, S MACKEN

44

5

S HOPKINS, G BEEHRE

44

6

P RADFORD, R SEGAWA

44

7

S HOOD, A HOOD

43

8

R PEARS, C PEARS

43

9

T REED, J REED

42

10

S COMPTON, R COMPTON

42

11

K GORRINGE, K GORRINGE

41

12

M HILL, H HILL

41

13

S TATE, L TATE

40

14

L ALACK, D MORRISSEY

40

15

J POTTER, S SCHULZE

40

16

E PIKE, J HART

40

17

D STACEY, K STACEY

40

18

P GOODRICK, A GOODRICK

39

19

M LAWSON, P EGGLETON

39

20

B MELLOR, L DOWNEY

39

21

L GROVE, A DENTON

39

22

D PAGE, M POMEROY

38

23

D FRANCIS, A FRANCIS

38

24

P McLAUCHLAN, M McLAUCHLAN

38

25

J STACE, R LINN

38

26

J O'KEEFE, C O'KEEFE

38

27

D NICHOLSON, K ALDRIDGE

37

28

J FIATARONE, L FIATARONE

37

29

G WICKS, L DERBY

37

30

C JEPSON, B JEPSON

37

31

P LIDDY, S RAYNER

36

32

R HEATLEY, R GRAYSON

36

33

G TINK, B TINK

35

34

L YEE, K YEE

35

35

C BROWN, J BROWN

34

36

S HASSETT, L BARLEY

34

37

B PROWSE, K BYRNES

34

38

T HARRISON, S KEANEY

32

39

E MCLEISH, D MCLEISH

30

40

G LINN, P PAGE

30

Round #1 - Men

Pos.

Player

Total

1

PENE Nathan

42

2

RADFORD Phil

41

3

MELLOR Bruce

39

4

BEEHRE Greg

37

5

GORRINGE Keith

37

6

DIETSCHI Helmut

37

Round #1 - Ladies

Pos.

Player

Total

1

MACKEN Susan

39

2

HILL Helen

39

3

REED Julie

37

4

PEARS Christine

37

5

HUMPHREY Kylee

35

6

TATE Lynda

34

 

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Arrowtown Golf Newsletter

 

Welcome

Welcome to the second edition of Arrowtown Golf Club’s new quarterly newsletter

After a very hot and dry summer the course has recovered exceptionally well. However, the extended dry spell exposed the vulnerability of our water supply and we will continue to investigate various options to ensure that we have a secure water supply going forward.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has provided a $2500 grant for scoping work on Shanahan’s Cottage in a bid to protect its historical value. As members will be aware the cottage is an integral feature of our course and steps are being taken to preserve it for future generations of golfers. A heritage architect and stonemason will also make input into the project.

 

 




An interpretation panel outlining the history of Shanahans, designed by Lakes District Museum director and golf club member David Clarke, will be installed alongside the ruins.

 

We have been extremely busy with green fee players in the last few months and Steve and his team are doing their best to avoid inconveniencing our members. Our forward bookings for next spring/summer are very strong which bodes well for a good revenue stream for next financial year.

 

Members who saw the TV programme, The Golf Show, should be very proud of our course. The presenters gave us a great review and this will continue to ensure that we will be a “must play” in the area.

Yours in golf,

Bill Giller
President

 

 

Sunrise Balloons was a surprise visitor at Arrowtown Golf Club in late March landing on the practice fairway

 

From the Manager’s Office

The Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Classic, played on five courses including Arrowtown in April, was a great success from both an organisational and financial point of view.

Four hundred and forty competitors played in often challenging conditions and Arrowtown was the focal point with registrations at the club prior to the start of the event.

Arrowtown will host the registration function again next year and we plan to make it “bigger and better” to provide the golfers, who come from all over the country as well as Australia, with a memorable Central experience.

 

 

The Wanaka team might not have won the Irish themed best dressed prize at the Mount Michael Classic but they were a dashing sight!

 

 

 

In Brief:

  • The renovation of the golf club entrance has been carried out and the committee and staff car parking area, and around the club house and cart shed, has been asphalted
  • The club house roof painting project has been completed
  • Check out the golf shop for new winter arrivals. Pure wool men’s and women’s jerseys featuring the club logo are proving popular along with other distinctive clothing, golf bags, trundlers and other accessories. Bring along your vouchers!

Steve Paape
Manager

 

 

From the Greens Office


PGG Wrightson is currently marketing brown top grass sourced from the Arrowtown golf course, worldwide, which is a coup for the club.

The company sampled the brown top from our greens and liked what they saw which has led them to grow and sell the seed internationally under the distinctive label Arrowtown.

The club should feel very proud that we have been singled out for the superfine variety we grow. It is exciting to think it will be used on golf courses around the world.

Members will have noticed the work being undertaken on the 18th hole. We are realigning the path from the 17th to make it easier to access, as traditionally it’s been tricky to negotiate with trundlers.

We are still carrying out work on the 6th tee and the path leading to the green and have created a wetlands area to the right of the tee using swamp grass removed during construction. Already ducks and other birds are moving into the new sanctuary.

As winter approaches our team is focused on winterising the irrigation systems and putting the greens to bed. To achieve this, we are making sure the greens have a good covering of grass and effective drainage, to help withstand frost and cope with the wear and tear. Long-time club members will recall when number one hole was constantly out of action in winter but now, thanks to our management practices, we are able to make the hole playable during the colder period.

Rick Machray
Course Superintendent

 

 

 

 

Construction work at the 18th hole

 

 

DotGolf Arrives

After ten years of service the club’s original auto score system has been superseded by the new DotGolf system.

This puts Arrowtown on the same system as all the other golf clubs in the Central Otago district.

DotGolf will be up and running by the middle of July, but members won’t notice any significant change, apart from the new look card and the different method of recording scores.

The club’s autoscore system has been donated to the Balclutha Golf Club.

 

 

2018 Men’s Club Champions

 

 

FROM LEFT: 2018 Senior Champion Chris Yallop defeated Ryan Cardno.
2018 Intermediate Champion Brad Smith defeated Tim Clarke.
2018 Junior A championship Noah Novacek (10) defeated Drew Findlay.
2018 Junior B Championship Bill Churstain defeated Claudio Viana

 

 

Calling All Sponsors

The annual sponsors’ day golf tournament at Arrowtown is scheduled for Sunday May 20 @12.00pm.

The event is open to all sponsors, with teams of four playing an ambrose competition.

A meal will be served following the prizegiving.

The sponsor’s tournament is the club’s way of thanking its supporters for the contribution they make to the successful running of the facility.

Plans are underway for the upgrading of the tee sponsorship signage and examples, along with cart sponsorship options, will be on display at the clubhouse during the tournament.

 

 

2018 Women’s Club Champions

 

 

LEFT: Dale Dagg (right) 2018 Silver champion and runner-up Maria Arhanic.
 

MIDDLE:
The Bronze I championship was decided at the 34th hole when Carole Smith (left) hit the perfect shot to hole-in-one and take the match from Sarah Pearson

RIGHT:  Karen Blackler (right) beat Norma Mathieson to win the 2018 Bronze II title.

In the Nine Hole division Maryann Taylor defeated Rosanna Beal and Jeri
Elliott defeated Maureen Johnson to win the flight.

 

 

Inspired by Golf

Golf has always been in Rick Machray’s blood.

Arrowtown Golf Club course superintendent since 1996, he first learned the game following his golf pro father, Doug, around on the North Shore golf course.

“I was just a nipper when I first picked up a club and have vivid memories of it. I spent a lot of time on the driving range and when I was around 11 or 12-years-old I started playing in the junior competition at North Shore.”

Rick’s two brothers Andy and Roy also shared the golfing passion with Andy becoming a golf pro and Roy involved in golf course construction projects in the Middle East.

For Rick however, his golfing focus turned to course management and he undertook a Diploma in Turf Culture while working at the North Shore golf club and later as second in charge at the neighbouring Pupuke golf club.

“In those days you had to have two years practical experience before doing the diploma which was a good thing.”

Soon he left for the U.K. and while there worked on courses in East Sussex but he missed his favourite sport of mountain climbing, which lured him home to the South Island. He eventually moved to the Wakatipu to work at the Queenstown Golf Club at Kelvin Heights, finishing there in 1995, to take on the role of course superintendent at Arrowtown.

“There have obviously been huge changes at the Arrowtown course in the past 22 years. When I first arrived, we had no irrigation on the course and it was covered in broom. In the early days we also relied a lot on volunteer help on the course because the club was still very small.”

 

 

 

Rick’s original shed was in the carpark and the clubrooms were only just being built in 1996.

“It’s certainly a different course now but throughout my time here the vision has been to retain the historical nature of the course which is reflected particularly in the stonework, noticeably around the tees.”

On Rick’s watch Arrowtown won the 2012 PGG Wrightson Turf Environmental Award after finishing runner-up to Cape Kidnappers in 2011. The Southern Turf Managers Association award for the best presented course was also awarded to Arrowtown in 2009 and 2013.

Rick is currently vice president of the Association, a role that he will continue with as he joins the committee of the national body, the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association.

“I am also chairperson of the Permanent External Advisory Committee, a committee which oversees the Otago Polytechnic’s sports turf course and am enjoying making a contribution to the industry which I have been so much part of.”

Rick believes Arrowtown Golf Club punches above its weight.

“We have created a course which is nationally and internationally recognised and my team and I are very proud of that. We are always mentioned in the same circles as The Hills, Millbrook and Jack’s Point and we certainly stack up well against them as a leading South Island and New Zealand golf course.”

Rick still loves golf but is very much a social golfer theses day – and while he no longer climbs the local mountains he has discovered fresh interests in mountain biking and hunting.

 

 

2018 Women’s Pennant team

 

 

The Arrowtown women's pennant team was runner-up to Ardleigh at the
zone final at Wanaka.

Pictured are the team and caddies - Back: Pauline Shirley, Jo Neep, Dale
Dagg, Gabrielle Martin, Kath Andrew, Sarah Pearson
Front: Jo Booker, Zeta Burgess, Kristin Guthrie, Shirley Palmer

 

A Couple of Aces

 

 

The champagne was flowing in the clubhouse on Thursday (May 10) when Carole Smith and Trudy Weinberg both scored a hole-in-one. Carole holed her drive on the 16th, just two weeks after she aced the same hole during the club championships! Trudy who has recently joined the 18-hole club had her winning shot on number one. Congratulations on a fantastic result!