Trophies

Men

Senior Club Championship

Senior Club Championship (The Pewter Mug)

Mens Senior Championships

The Men’s Senior Championship is the pre-eminent event at Tai Tapu Golf. The very first winner of the championship (and twice more thereafter) was also the first Club Captain, J Bain. Fittingly, the Club’s first President, W G Macartney was Senior Champion (1938). He returned after World War II to win again in 1949.

As may be seen in the table below, the most prolific were the Sisson brothers, Roger (five times winner in the 1970s) and Adrian having four wins. Father and son winners were Daniel Cusiel with four wins, 1999, 2002, 2011 and 2013, and his younger son Michael, winner in 2006 and 2009. Gavin Titmus had a remarkable sequence of four consecutive wins during 1967-1970.

Ken Noh, who held the then course record of 67 as a 15 year old, won this event in millennium year, 2000. The Club’s course record holder in 2013, Daniel Hobbs won this event in 2012.

Whilst in their employment at the Club, two previous greenkeepers, viz., Gerald Ware (1963) and Neil Scriggins (1998) have won the event. Wayne Clark who served for a time as an Assistant Greenkeeper also had a win in this event (in 2004).

The winner of the Men’s Senior Club Championship does not receive the traditional cup but, unusually, a fine lidded pewter tankard engraved “Tai Tapu Championship” instead. It originated from Walker & Hall, Sheffield, England in the 1930s.

Senior Championship Winners

  • 2020 - Dan Cusiel
  • 2019 - Dan Cusiel
  • 2018 - Dan Hobbs
  • 2017 - Hobbs, Daniel
  • 2016 - Hobbs, Daniel
  • 2015 - Cochrane, David
  • 2014 - Stalker, Hamish
  • 2013 - Cusiel, Dan
  • 2012 - Hobbs, Daniel
  • 2011 - Cusiel, Dan
  • 2010 - Berryman, Stuart
  • 2009 - Cusiel, Michael
  • 2008 - Hoffman, Michael
  • 2007 - Hoffman, Michael
  • 2006 - Cusiel, Michael
  • 2005 - Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • 2004 - Clark, Wayne
  • 2003 - Milligan, Hadley
  • 2002 - Cusiel, Dan
  • 2001 - Milligan, Hadley
  • 2000 - Noh, Ken
  • 1999 - Cusiel, Dan
  • 1998 - Scriggins, Neil
  • 1997 - Harper, Wayne
  • 1996 - Walker, A
  • 1995 - Jordan, Bruce
  • 1994 - Walker, A
  • 1993 - Goodson, Laurie
  • 1992 - Pemberton, Anthony
  • 1991 - Rennell, Raymond
  • 1990 - Rennell, Raymond
  • 1989 - Daly, Alan R
  • 1988 - Daly, Tony
  • 1987 - Rennell, Raymond
  • 1986 - Daly, Tony
  • 1985 - Fowler, Ian
  • 1984 - Fowler, Ian
  • 1983 - Sisson, Adrian
  • 1982 - Ware, Gerald H
  • 1981 - Sisson, Adrian
  • 1980 - Sisson, Adrian
  • 1979 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1978 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1977 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1976 - Sisson, Adrian
  • 1975 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1974 - Ware, Gerald H
  • 1973 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1972 - Ware, Gerald H
  • 1971 - Parrott, Michael
  • 1970 - Titmus, Gavin
  • 1969 - Titmus, Gavin
  • 1968 - Titmus, Gavin
  • 1967 - Titmus, Gavin
  • 1966 - Watson, Darcy
  • 1965 - Watson, Darcy
  • 1964 - Watson, Darcy
  • 1963 - Ware, Gerald H
  • 1962 - Amos, Patrick
  • 1961 - Jones, Ernest
  • 1960 - Woods, W
  • 1959 - Gallen, Edward
  • 1958 - McKenzie, William J
  • 1957 - Stoddart, Gerald
  • 1956 - Turrell, George
  • 1955 - Stoddart, Gerald
  • 1954 - Stoddart, Gerald
  • 1953 - Turrell, George
  • 1952 - Stoddart, Gerald
  • 1951 - Sheldon, G N
  • 1950 - Sheldon, G N
  • 1949 - Macartney, William G
  • 1948 - Anderson, Carr
  • 1947 - Mackenzie, N J
  • 1946 - WW II (in recess)
  • 1945 - WW II (in recess)
  • 1944 - WW II (in recess)
  • 1943 - WW II (in recess)
  • 1942 - WW II (in recess)
  • 1941 - Williamson, Frederick
  • 1940 - Williamson, Frederick
  • 1939 - Macartney, Dereck E
  • 1938 - Macartney, William G
  • 1937 - J Bain
  • 1936 - J Bain
  • 1935 - D L McDonald
  • 1934 - J Bain

Dan Cuisel
1999, 2002, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2020

Wayne Clark
2004

Patrick Fitzgibbon
2005

Mike Hoffman
2007, 2008

Stu Berryman
2010

Dan Hobbs
2012, 2016, 2017, 2018

N J McKenzie
1947

Gerald Stoddart
1952, 1954, 1955, 1957

Edward Gallen 1959.
Club Captain 1966-68

Gerald Ware
1972,1974,1982

Ernest Jones 1961.
Club Captain 1961-65

Hamish Stalker
2014

Intermediate Club Championship

Intermediate Club Championship

Mens Intermediate Championships & Plates

The Men’s Intermediate Cup has been competed for since 1952 when it was won by H B Anderson. Coincidentally, Anderson donated to the Club the Men’s Junior Championship Cup.

Patrick Fitzgibbon has the honour of having the most wins in this event–four. (He also won the Senior Championship in 2009.) As may be seen in the table below, there are several dual winners of this event but apart from Patrick, no-one else has claimed this Cup as “his own”.

Year Winner Runner-Up
2020 Neil Vickers Rod Frewen
2019 David Livesey Rod Frewen
2018 David Livesey Marcus Annan
2017 John Knowles Ian Colhoune
2016 Fitzgibbon, Patrick Tahurangi, Wiremu
2015 Harding, Ben Tahurangi, Wiremu
2014 Clarke, Wayne Stalker, David
2013 Stalker, David Knowles, John
2012 Formosa, Murray Nicholls, Rick
2011 Tentori, Mark Peters, Shane
2010 Nicholls, Rick Nicholls, William
2009 Fitzgibbon, Patrick Turner, Roydon
2008 Formosa, Murray Davidson, Brian
2007 Tentori, Mark Luscombe, Ross
2006 Clayton, David? Goodson, Lawrence
2005 Wilson, Rhys Hoffman, Michael
2004 Spicer, Wayne? Cate, David
2003 Fitzgibbon Patrick Engebretsen, George
2002 Setterington, Joel McKendry, Bruce
2001 Fitzgibbon, Patrick Pemberton, Anthony
2000 Chapman, W Messervy, David
1999 Fitzgibbon, Patrick Rennell, Kevin
1998 McKendry, Bruce Engebretsen, George
1997 Pemberton, Anthony Davidson, Brian
1996 Griffiths, Murray Holland, W
1995 Allsop, Peter? Welsh, Angus
1994 Scriggins, Neil Welsh, Angus
1993 Nilon, Leo  
1992 Meechin, Warren  
1991 Rennell, Kevin  
1990 Welsh, Angus  
1989 McIntyre, James  
1988 Hatchard, Murray  
1987 McIntyre, James  
1986 Shelford, P  
1985 Weatherhead, William  
1984 McLean, Donald  
1983 Brixton, Clark  
1982 Burke, Murray  
1981 Fowler, Noel  
1980 Taylor, S  
1979 Brixton, Clark  
1978 Stowell, David Grahame  
1977 Smith, J  
1976 Pierson, Frederick  
1975 Smith, J  
1974 Hatchard, Murray  
1973 Rose, Roy  
1972 Lanauze, Lawrence  
1971 Withell, Lynton  
1970 Herron, Neville  
1969 McVinnie, Kenneth Cullen  
1968 Miller, Francis Russell  
1967 Lethaby, Grant  
1966 Conyers, K J  
1965 Gray, A  
1964 Jones, Ernest  
1963 Cox, H  
1962 Mills, J F  
1961 Hartnell, John Nott  
1960 Allom, Samuel Harcourt  
1959 Robertson, M W  
1958 Kilroy, Leslie(??)  
1957 Wiseman, V  
1956 Stoddart, Robert H Gerald  
1955 Wane, G  
1954 McNeil, T D  
1953 Ager, Denis Terence  
1952 Anderson, Hugh Boseawen??  

Grant Lethaby
1967

Maurice Burke
1982

Joel Setterington
2002

John Hartnell
1961

Patrick Fitzgibbon
1999, 2001, 2003, 2009

Mark Tentori
2007, 2011

David Stalker
2013

Murray Formosa
2008, 2012

Murray Griffiths
1996

Warren Meechin
1992

Jim McIntyre
1987

Neville Herron
1970

Wayne Clark
2014

Intermediate Plate

AR WINNER RUNNER-UP
2017 Livesey, David Adams, John
2016 Luscombe, Ross Tabley, Frank
2015 Biddle, Andrew Pestor, Jason
2014 Piper,Stephen Scott, Craig
2013 Adams, John Smith, I
2012 Fiecken, Alister Scott, Craig
2011 Fiecken, Alister Piper, Stephen
2010 Fitzgibbon, Patrick n/d
2009 Tentori, Mark Formosa, Murray
2008 Cate, David Setterington, Joel
2007 McKendry, Bruce Cate, David
2006 Dore, C Knowles, John
2005 Goodson, Lawrence Ny, Edward
2004 McKendry, Bruce Engebretsen, George
2003 O'Connor, Jason Wilson, Rhys
2002 Little, Ken Pahau, Wiremu
2001 Dockery, John Engebretsen, George
2000 Meechin, Warren Smylie, S
1999 Pemburton, Anthony Hartnell, John
1998 Ball, G Gilbertson, P
1997 Renell, Ramon Turner, Roydon
1996 Engebretsen, George Prisk, Robert
1995 Collender, Neville Milne, P
1994 McGinley, Robert McIntyre, James

Junior A and B Club Championship

Junior A and B Club Championship

Some uncertainties arise when attempting to record the Men’s Junior A Championship winners. Until these are resolved, the Junior, Junior A and Junior B are presented together.

In 2013, the Club has in its possession four cups for men’s competitions in the Junior Championships categories. They are the Anderson Cup (engraved for the Club’s Junior Championship), the Jones Cup (engraved for the Club’s Junior A Championship), the Brian Davidson Cup (also engraved for the Club’s Junior A Championship, and the Tai Tapu Golf Club Cup (engraved for Junior B Championships).All are pictured above in this order.

These Cups were acquired in the order stated. The first, the Anderson Cup, was first played for in 1949 when, as engraved on the cup, it was won by I C Gray. For the following two seasons W D Robinson was Junior Champion.

In 1957 the Jones Cup for Junior A Championship made an appearance with G R Day as the first winner. The Jones Cup continued in use until 1975 when the last name engraved on it was A B Hight.

However, during the period the Jones Cup was in use ostensibly for Junior A Championships, the original Anderson Cup was also in use and none of the names engraved thereon matched any one of the Jones Cup’s names for that period. The implication might be that a decision had been made about 1957 to split Junior into Junior A and Junior B. Because the Jones Cup specified that is was for Junior A competition, that could have meant that the Anderson cup, from 1957 was for Junior B competition, but there is no other evidence to support that view.

Hearsay information at Tai Tapu golf has suggested that the Jones Cup went astray at some time. If it did, then presumably it was after Hight won it in 1975. Notwithstanding that issue, the Brian Davidson Cup (which is of a fine attractive appearance) has since become the official Junior A Championship Cup. It appears that winners names on it were backdated to 1972 although the cup itself was donated about 2003. Oddly, the Anderson Cup (which it is recalled was for simply Junior Championship, not Junior A championship) continued to be engraved with the same winners names (albeit a couple of uncertainties) as were being placed on the Brian Davidson Cup, i.e. a duplication.

Also in 1975, the Tai Tapu Junior B Championship Cup was put into competition. It has continued so right up to the present.

To assist somewhat in clarification of the situation, the table below shows also the names of the winners as posted on the Honours Boards. It is noted that the Honours Board hosting the Junior Championship was in place before the split into Junior A and Junior B.

Junior Championship Winners

YEAR Honours Board Junior B Junior B Championship Cup Honours Board Junior/Junior A Championship Anderson Cup Junior Championship Jones CUP Junior A Championship Brian Davidson Cup Junior A Championship
1949     Gray I C Gray I C    
1950     Robinson, W D Robinson, W D    
1951     Robinson, W D Robinson, W D    
1952     Ware, Gerald Ware, Gerald H    
1953     Carter, T F Carter, T F    
1954     Rawstron, G A Rawstron, G A    
1955     Mackay, M StJ (Stu) Mackay, M StJ (Stu)    
1956     Mackay, M StJ (Stu) Mackay, M StJ (Stu)    
1957     Withell, L R Withell, L R Day, G R  
1958     Barnes, I B Barnes, I R Towart, R  
1959     Hartnell, John Hartnell, John Dreaver, J G  
1960     Costello, K J Costello, K J Ogg, Stanley  
1961     Creighton, F Creighton, F Benzie, D J  
1962     Lethaby, Grant Lethaby, Grant R Lethaby, Grant  
1963     Withell, L R Withell, L R Clancy, R  
1964     Manson, R B Manson, R B Wilson, R E  
1965     Jennings, A D nd Milne, R R  
1966     Jennings, A D Jennings, A D Narbey, Ivan  
1967     Burke, Maurice Burke, Maurice C Stowell, Graham  
1968     Jennings, A D Jennings, A D Satherley, N J  
1969     Manson, R M Manson, R M Narbey, Barry  
1970     Jennings, A D Jennings, A D Robb, I J  
1971     Stowell, Graham Stowell, Graham Gibson, Ross  
1972     Jones, Ernest Jones, Ernest Hurcomb, Gordon Jones, Ernest
1973     Fiecken, W Fiecken, W Busch, E Fiecken, W
1974     Penny, G Hatchard, Murray No data Penny, G
1975 Gibson, Ross Gibson, Ross Hatchard, M Hatchard, Murray Hight, A B Hatchard, Murray
1976 Mills, D Mills, D Penny, G Penny, G   Penny, G
1977 nd nd Wilson, Stanley Wilson, Stanley   Wilson, Stanley
1978 Erikson, Owen Erikson, Owen Barnhill, Bruce Barnhill, Bruce   Barnhill, Bruce
1979 Erikson, John Erikson, John Kinzett, Reginald Kinzett, Reginald   Kinzett, Reginald
1980 Williams, R Williams, R Pierson, Frederick Pierson, Frederick   Pierson, Frederick
1981 Lang, Jack Lang, Jack McIntyre, James McIntyre, James   McIntyre, James
1982 Ogg, Stanley Ogg, Stanley Gleeson, Jack Gleeson, Jack   Gleeson, Jack
1983 Lang, Jack Lang, Jack Barnhill, Bruce Barnhill, Bruce   Barnhill, Bruce
1984 Austin, G Austin, G Hall, B Hall, B   Hall, B
1985 Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Stephen Naysmith, John Naysmith, John   Naysmith, John
1986 Erikson, John Erikson, John Cullen, Robert Cullen, Robert   Cullen, Robert
1987 Pears, Derek Pears, Derek Irving, Ken Irving, Ken   Irving, Ken
1988 Milne, James Milne, James Narbey, Ivan Narbey, Ivan   Narbey, Ivan
1989 Wright, D Wright, D Gargett, Roger Gargett, Roger   Gargett, Roger
1990 Duncan, T Duncan, T Griffiths, Murray Griffiths, Murray   Griffiths, Murray
1991 Erikson, Owen Erikson, Owen Narbey, Ivan Narbey, Ivan   Narbey, Ivan
1992 Narbey, Kevin Narbey, Kevin Gunby, Stephen Gunby, Stephen   Gunby, Stephen
1993 Wright, D Wright, D Gerven, G     Gerven, G
1994 Turner, Roydon Turner, Roydon Herron, Michael     Herron, Michael
1995 Samson, James Samson, James Gerven, G     Gerven, G
1996 Samson, James Samson, James McIntyre, James     McIntyre, James
1997 Yaxley, Peter Yaxley, Peter Manson, Max     Manson, Max
1998 Yaxley, Peter Yaxley, Peter Herron, Michael     Herron, Michael
1999 Reece, Douglas Reece, Douglas Smylie, S     Smylie, S
2000 Adam, David Adam, David Prisk, Robert     Prisk, Robert
2001 Herron, Neville Herron, Neville Roach, Ronald     Roach, Ronald
2002 Hurcomb, Chris Hurcomb, Chris Engebretsen, Dane     Engebretsen, Dane
2003 Williamson, Brian Williamson, Brian Rennell, Kevin     Rennell, Kevin
2004 Anderson, James Anderson, James Hurcomb, Chris     Hurcomb, Chris
2005 McCallum, Michael McCallum, Michael Setterington, Joel     Setterington, Joel
2006 Laurenson, Peter Laurenson, Peter Meechin, Warren     Meechin, Warren
2007 Stewart, Alan Stewart, Alan McRobert, Roy     McRobert, Roy
2008 Goile, Norman Goile, Norman McKay, Bruce     McKay, Bruce
2009 Dillon, Dennis Dillon, Dennis McKendry, Bruce     McKendry, Bruce
2010 Narbey, Ivan Narbey, Ivan Miller, David     Miller, David
2011 Hamilton, Dean Hamilton, Dean Revitt, Terence     Revitt, Terence
2012 Brewer, Wayne Brewer, Wayne Biddle, Andrew     Biddle, Andrew
2013 McAlister, Bruce McAlister, Bruce       Pester, Jason
2014    Adam, David        Frewen, Rodney
2015   Johnstone, Peter       Tan, Harvey
2016   MacFarlane, Justin       Knowles, Kurt
2017   Phillips, Clyde        
2018   Dave Adam Brian Moriarty      
2019   Roy McRobert Tom Westell     Jason Pester
2020   Dave Adam Bob Magrs     Terry Revitt

Maurice Burke
1967

Ivan Narbey
1988, 1991

John Hartnell
1959

Murdoch St John MacKay
1955 & 1956

Max Manson
1997

Jason Pester
2013

Bruce McKendry
2009

Robert Prisk
2000

Michael Herron
1994 & 1998

Rod Frewen
2014

Junior B Championship Winners

Brian Williamson
2003

David Adam
2000, 2014

Champion of Champions

Champion of Champions

To have a Champion of Champions trophy is not uncommon in golf clubs. The trophy pictured here is quite handsome and would grace any member’s trophy shelf. It was donated by former Club Secretary William Weatherhead.

The match format is knock-out Match Play on Handicap. Disappointingly, it has not often been played for at Tai Tapu. Part of the problem is that by the time the championships have been completed there are not many opportunities to complete this event before the end of the season.

Champion of Champions

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015 - Event not held
  • 2014 - Event not held
  • 2013 - Event not held
  • 2012 - Event not held
  • 2011 - Event not held
  • 2010 - Event not held
  • 2009 - Event not held
  • 2008 - Event not held
  • 2007 - Event not held
  • 2006 - Event not held
  • 2005 - Lee, Rosie
  • 2004 - Stephens, Jenny
  • 2003 - Hurcomb, Chris
  • 2002 - Herron, Neville
  • 2001 - Chapman, W
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998 - Yaxley, Peter
  • 1997 - McIntyre, James
  • 1996 - Samson, James
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991 - Rennell, Mrs Patricia

Otahuna and Hartnell Cups

Otahuna and Hartnell Cups

The Otahuna Cup

The Otahuna Cup is one of the oldest trophies at the Club still extant. This handsome Cup itself does not have the common chromium-plating but is silver-plated as certified by hallmarks engraved on it. It was presented to the Club by Sir Heaton Rhodes himself in 1935 and first played for in 1936.

The first winner, M Mackenzie won it in both 1936 and 1937. The table below shows that the Cup has been won by a wide range of members, but only one member, Bruce McKendry has managed to make it “his own” with five wins. (He was summarily ejected from the 2007 event in the first round, but then recovered well to win the John Hartnell Cup).

Patrick Fitzgibbon with four wins is the best of the remaining winners followed by Maurice Burke and Murray Hatchard each with three wins.A number of others have been dual winners, notable the Club’s first President William Grieg Macartney, and Stuart Berryman in 2013 & 2014. Surprisingly, Danny Cusiel who has been the Club Champion on several occasions and remains in 2013 as still amongst the top few players at the Club, has won it only once. The plate event for first round losers also carries a trophy, viz., the John Hartnell Cup.

After a Stroke Net round to obtain 32 qualifiers, the contest for the Cup is matchplay on handicap

  • 2021
  • 2020 - Richard Browning
  • 2019 - Andrew Biddle
  • 2018 - Mark Tentori
  • 2017 - John Knowles
  • 2016 - Westland, Mervyn
  • 2015 - Luscombe, Ross
  • 2014 - Berryman, Stuart
  • 2013 - Berryman, Stuart
  • 2012 - Livesey, David.
  • 2011 - Cusiel, Daniel
  • 2010 - Cochrane, David
  • 2009 - Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • 2008 - Anderson, James
  • 2007 - Cochrane, David
  • 2006 - Renata, Mac
  • 2005 - Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • 2004 - McKendry, K Bruce
  • 2003 - Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • 2002 - Knowles, John
  • 2001 - Meechin, Warren
  • 2000 - Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • 1999 - McKendry, K Bruce
  • 1998 - Rennell, Kevin G
  • 1997 - McIntyre, James
  • 1996 - Lees, Alex
  • 1995 - Goodson, Laurie
  • 1994 - Meechin, Warren
  • 1993 - Walker, T
  • 1992 - Clancy, Douglas
  • 1991 - Briden, A
  • 1990 - McKendry, K Bruce
  • 1989 - Welsh, Angus
  • 1988 - McLean, Donald
  • 1987 - McIntyre, James
  • 1986 - McKendry, K Bruce
  • 1985 - McKendry, K Bruce
  • 1984 - Welsh, Angus
  • 1983 - Hatchard, Murray
  • 1982 - McNally, William
  • 1981 - Shipley, G
  • 1980 - Small, R
  • 1979 - McNally, William
  • 1978 - Shipley, G
  • 1977 - Eastlake, W
  • 1976 - Burke, Maurice
  • 1975 - Hatchard, Murray
  • 1974 - Hatchard, Murray
  • 1973 - Burke, Maurice
  • 1972 - Burke, Maurice
  • 1971 - Rose, Roy
  • 1970 - Miller, Bruce
  • 1969 - Rose, Roy
  • 1968 - McLean, Donald
  • 1967 - Saunders, G
  • 1966 - no data
  • 1965 - Ogg, Stanley E
  • 1964 - Saunders, G
  • 1963 - Lanauze, Laurie
  • 1962 - Lanauze, Laurie
  • 1961 - Creighton, F
  • 1960 - Amos, Patrick
  • 1959 - McKay, M StJ
  • 1958 - Kilroy, L
  • 1957 - Kilroy, L
  • 1956 - McKay, J
  • 1955 - Turrell, George
  • 1954 - Stoddart, Gerald
  • 1953 - Thompson, B
  • 1952 - Blackmore, R C
  • 1951 - Needham, N H K
  • 1950 - Anderson, H B
  • 1949 - McKenzie, Jock
  • 1948 - McKenzie, Jock
  • 1947 - Johnstone, W A
  • 1946 - World War II Recess
  • 1945 - World War II Recess
  • 1944 - World War II Recess
  • 1943 - World War II Recess
  • 1942 - World War II Recess
  • 1941 - Macartney, William G
  • 1940 - Macartney, William G
  • 1939 - Bullen, M W
  • 1938 - Hussey, J
  • 1937 - Mackenzie, M
  • 1936 - Mackenzie, M

Otahuna Cup Winners

Bruce McKendry
1985,1986, 1990, 1999, 2004

Maurice Burke
1972, 1973, 1976

William Macartney
1940,1941

Patrick Fitzgibbon
2000, 2003, 2005, 2009

John Knowles
2002

Bruce Miller
1970

Laurie Lanauze
1962, 1963

Stuart Berryman
2013 & 2014

Ross Luscombe
2015

The John Hartnell Cup

To act as a plate event to complement the Otahuna Cup, a second handsome trophy was played for in 2006. It was named in honour of Honorary Life Member John Hartnell who successively held the offices of a Club Committee member, Club Captain, President and Patron. The John Hartnell Cup is the plate event for those losing in the first round of the Otahuna Cup competition, this was changed in 2019 when the plate round was scrapped and the runner up to the Otahuna Cup bacame the recipient of the John Hartnell Cup, It has been possible to insert Mugshots of all winners of the John Hartnell Cup from 2006 through 2014.

A more prosaic account of the origin of this trophy comes from the 27 April 2005 Report of Match Committee submitted by the then Club Captain, John McCabe: “The match committee will introduce a flights section for this event next year as part of our efforts to expose players to more matchplay events. A new trophy will be bought by the Club Captain. The new trophy will be called the John Hartnell Cup.”

Hartnell Cup Winners

  • 2020 - Jordan Coffin
  • 2019 - David Burt
  • 2018 - Craig Scott
  • 2017 - Hansrod, Abdus
  • 2016 - McRobert, Roy
  • 2015 - Newcombe, Kevin
  • 2014 - Ferguson, Alister
  • 2013 - Piper, Stephen
  • 2012 - Luscombe, Ross
  • 2011 - Brewer, Kyle
  • 2010 - Nicholls, William
  • 2009 - Roach, Ronald
  • 2008 - Pester, Jason
  • 2007 - McKendry, Bruce
  • 2006 - Kitto, Selwyn

Waitaha Cup and Rex Rudkin Salver

Waitaha Cup and Rex Rudkin Salver

Apart from the Championships cups, the three most significant Club trophies are the Otahuna Cup, the Waitaha Cup and the Suckling Cup. They are of long-standing. The Waitaha Cup format is a knockout four ball best ball net after a qualifying round. That format gives the opportunity for some of the “more average” players in the Club to have the pleasure of partaking in a trophy with some hope of success.

The Waitaha Cup was presented to the Club by the famous W G Macartney, the first President in 1949— but he never won it himself! The most successful winning combination has been Donald McLean and Jack Gleeson who were on the right side of “shake hands time” in 1973, 1974, 1976 and later, in 1982. That’s a fine record, almost as though they were specialising in the event. Two father/son combinations were succesful–Kevin Rennell with his son Ramon in 1994 and Daniel Cusiel and his elder son John in 1999. Daniel partnered in 2015 with Club Administrator Stephen Piper to take a narrow win, Stephen coming to light with a longish critical putt on the first play-off hole to take the win from Runners-Up Wiremu Pahau and Alasdair Graham.

Year Winner Winner Runner-Up Runner-Up
2019 John Knowles Kurt Knowles Steve Piper Rod Frewen
2018 Murray Hamilton Roy McRoberts Henry Siave Abdus Hansrod
2017 Hamilton, Murray Himiona, Abe Frewen, Rod Graham, Alasdair
2016 Richardson, Raymond Knowles, John Frewen, Rod Graham, Alasdair
2015 Cusiel, Daniel Piper, Stephen Graham, Alastairr Pahau, Wiremu
2014 Frewen, Rodney Graham, Alasdair McAlister, Bruce Kinzett, Reginald
2013 Biddle, Andrew Auton, Chris Williamson, Brian D P Johnstone, Peter
2012 Rogers, John Cammock, David Cochrane, David Luscombe, Ross
2011 Cochrane, David Peters, Shane Revitt, Terence Porter, John
2010 Renata, Macca Kingi-Hazel, Jack    
2009 Davidson, Brian Borer, Robert    
2008 Dillon, Dennis Frees, Bill    
2007 Renata, Macca Kingi-Hazel, Jack    
2006 Frewen, Roderick Cate, David    
2005 Davidson, Brian Meechin, Warren    
2004 Pahau, Bill Clark, Wayne    
2003 Berryman, Stuart Hope, Ronald    
2002 Dockery, John Beattie, L    
2001 Meechin, Warren Clancy, R    
2000 Clancy, Douglas Goile, Norman    
1999 Cusiel, Daniel Cusiel, John    
1998 Scriggins, Neil Griffiths, M G    
1997 Narbey, Ivan Manson, M    
1996 McIntyre, James Meechin, W    
1995 Walker, A Kirk, I    
1994 Rennell, K Rennell, Ray K    
1993 Gerven, G Herron, Michael    
1992 Goodson, L Engebretsen, G    
1991 Welsh, A Cook, R    
1990 Stanbury, P Clephane, M    
1989 Green, N Wright, D    
1988 McLean, D Gargett, R    
1987 McIntye, J Prendergast, A    
1986 Erikson, J Erikson, O    
1985 McIntyre, J McKinnon, J    
1984 Meechin, W Weatherhead, W    
1983 Burke, Maurice Burgess, W    
1982 McLean, D Gleeson, J    
1981 Alleyene, C Brixton, C    
1980 Robertson, J Clarke, J    
1979 Sisson, Adrian Daly, J    
1978 McIntyre, James McMaster, M    
1977 Hancock, R Stanbury, P    
1976 McLean, Donald Gleeson, J    
1975 Hancock, E F Stanbury, P    
1974 McLean, Donald Gleeson, J    
1973 McLean, Donald Gleeson, J    
1972 McNally, W Nixon, S    
1971 Billcliff, J McMaster, M    
1970 Rhodes, C Rose, Roy    
1969 Burke, Maurice Burgess, R G    
1968 Forbes, L J Austen, G K    
1967 Rhodes, C Rose, Roy    
1966 Morten, Robert Saunders, Gavin    
1965 Miller, Russell Jennings, A D    
1964 Rhodes, C Rose, Roy    
1963 Shaw, P J Lane, M    
1962 Ware, Gerald Houlden, J    
1961 Cox, H Hartnell, John Nott    
1960 Woods, N Woods, L    
1959 McIntosh, M Robertson, M    
1958 Mackay, M StJ Mackay, G    
1957 McKenzie, N J Nutt, G A    
1956 Mackay, M StJ Jones, Ernest    
1955 Ager, D T McKenzie, N J    
1954 Davison,E B Blackmore, R C    
1953 Withell, N R O'Donnell. J    
1952 Blumsky, L McNeill, T D    
1951 Sheldon, G N Mackay, M StJ    
1950 Anderson, H B Stoddart, Gerald    
1949 Sheldon, G N Nutt, G A    

Rex Rudkin Salver

The Rex Rudin Salver is the prize for the winner of the Plate event for Waitaha Cup competition. The Plate is contested by those pairs exiting after the first round of the Cup. The Salver is quite attractive and in some ways it could be argued that it would have been better had it been awarded to the beaten finalists in the Waitaha Cup itself. Winning a Plate event in any sport (often called a “consolation event”) is not usually regarded as particularly meritorious. However, many fine players have found themselves in the Rex Rudkin event after an indifferent first round in the Waitaha and so there have been many fiercely contested and high standard finals in this event as well as in the Waitaha. No minor prize would therefore suffice, this was changed in 2019 when the plate round was scrapped and the runners up to the Waitaha Cup became the recipients of the Rex Rudkin Salver.

As with the Waitaha Cup itself there is wide range of winning pairs for the Rex Rudkin Salver. However, Daniel Cusiel has accumulated four wins, two with his younger son Michael in successive seasons 2006 & 2007 and two with Bruce McAlister in 1989 and 1991. The latter has had five wins, his second two were with Reginald Kinzett in 2000, & 2005. In 2015, Club President Neville Turner with the steady Terence Revitt as a partner had a comfortable win over Runners-Up Joel Setterington and John Knowles.

Year Winner Winner Runner-Up Runner-Up
2020        
2019 Rod Frewen Steve Piper N/A N/A
2018 Marcus Annan Dean Hamilton Clyde Phillips Merv Altmans
2017 Macpherson, Basil Stephens, Barry Auton, Christopher Magrs, Robert
2016 Westland, Mervyn Bowden, John Bowers, Craig Adam, David
2015 Turner, Neville Revitt, Terence Knowles, John Setterington, Joel
2014 Clark, Wayne Robson, Richard Malloch, C Spencer, S
2013 Luscombe, Ross Peters, Shane McAlister, Bruce Kinzett, Reginald
2012 Livesey, David Scott, Craig Malloch, C Spencer, S
2011 Ferguson, Alister Newcombe, Kevin Chapman, Murray Tabley, FranK
2010 Davidson, Brian Buckner, Desmond    
2009 Narbey, Ivan Dillon, Dennis    
2008 Adam, David Robertson, Paul    
2007 Cusiel, Daniel Cusiel, Michael    
2006 Cusiel, Daniel Cusiel, Michael    
2005 McAlister, Bruce Kinzett, Reginald    
2004 Kissell, Gilbert O'Connor, Jason    
2003 Cate, David Leadbeater, Terence    
2002 Little, Ken Whitley, Ken    
2001 Armstrong, Val Kavanagh, Kevin    
2000 McAlister, Bruce Kinzett, Reginald    
1999 Lees, Alex Cate, David    
1998 Pemberton, Anthony McKendry, Bruce    
1997 Herron, Neville Herron, Michael    
1996 Cullen, Robert Norton, R    
1995 Watt, Mervyn McAlister, Bruce    
1994 Ingold, Alan Richardson, Raymond    
1993 Armstrong, Val Lavendar, C    
1992 Holland, W Gerven, G    
1991 McAlister, Bruce Cusiel, Danny    
1990 Maling, C Rennell, Kevin    
1989 Cusiel, Danny McAlister, Bruce    

Junior Boys Championship Cup

Junior Boys Championship Cup

Although many girls and boys show an initial interest in playing golf at Tai Tapu, very few persist beyond the beginner level.

Of those who do and become reasonable players fewer still remain at the Club. It will be apparent from the table below that there have been many occasions when there have been few or no juniors to compete for the cup.

Also, it is regretted that there are only four photographs of the winners of the Junior Boys Championship Cup.

Of these, Michael Cusiel, as with his father Daniel and brother John, became an excellent golfer and a credit to his family.

Michael has twice won the Club’s Senior Championship (2006, 2009). Daniel Laughton developed into a fine golfer but has preferred other Clubs for his membership. The only youthful photo we have is of Alister Fiecken who became a well-respected and rominent member at the Club.

Alister has made valued contributions to the administration of the Club. He was Vice President in 2014, and in the usual course of events he would be expected to succeed to President in due course.

  • 2005 - Laughton, Daniel
  • 2004 - Wilson, Rhys
  • 2003 - Cusiel, Michael
  • 2002 - Cusiel, Michael
  • 2001 - No data
  • 2000 - Milligan, Hadleigh
  • 1999 - Cusiel, Michael
  • 1998 - Pearson, James
  • 1997 - Edwards, Sam
  • 1996 - Munro, Phillip
  • 1995 - Edwards, Sam
  • 1994 - Maxwell, Scott
  • 1993 - Leete, A
  • 1992 - Eagle, R
  • 1991 - Miller, Bruce
  • 1990 - No data
  • 1989 - No data
  • 1988 - No data
  • 1987 - No data
  • 1986 - No data
  • 1985 - No data
  • 1984 - Marks, T C
  • 1983 - No data
  • 1982 - No data
  • 1981 - McGregor, David Knox
  • 1980 - McMaster, Donald
  • 1979 - Fowler, Ian
  • 1978 - Day, B A
  • 1977 - Daly, Brendan
  • 1976 - No data
  • 1975 - No data
  • 1974 - No data
  • 1973 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1972 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1971 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1970 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1969 - Matthews, Bruce Robert
  • 1968 - Sisson, Roger
  • 1967 - Sherlock, Michael John
  • 1966 - Titmus, Gavin Lindsay
  • 1965 - Titmus, Gavin Lindsay
  • 1964 - Fieken, Alister Richard
  • 1963 - Ogg, Jeffrey Stanley
  • 1962 - Morten, Arthur Roscoe
  • 1961 - Suckling, Donald
  • 1960 - No data
  • 1959 - No data
  • 1958 - Calder, Michael William
  • 1957 - Calder, Michael William
  • 1956 - Calder, Alan Thomas
  • 1955 - Withell, Lynton Raywell
  • 1954 - Withell, Lynton Raywell

Former Junior Boys Champions

Monthly Mug

Monthly Mug

The Men’s Monthly Mug competition is of such long standing—at least 38 years–that it has become a tradition. Each month there is scheduled a Stroke Net game for which the prize is the Mug. It is invariably keenly contested and the winner receives an acclamation as though he had won a major trophy event–indeed it is virtually such. The winner receives a free beer from the bar in a Mug dedicated to the purpose. There is a protocol associated with it. In its purest form, the Mug winner is permitted to extend the empty Mug to any of the Saturday men competitors and have it filled and paid for by them for the Mug winner’s consumption at any Saturday during the month. There have been variations in the protocol, mainly to place reasonable limits on whom may so be requested and how often the Mug may be refilled, but that is its essence. The Mug itself came into existence in 1975 when a prominent member, William (Bill) J McNally, presented a pewter mug for the competition.

In the 1975 programme booklet the match on Saturday 8 March reads: “Stroke. W McNally, Pewter Mug, Trophy.” It is possible that by donating an actual Mug, Bill McNally was formalising a practice already in existence, if not officially recognised. (It seems more or less to be copying the basics of the Ladies Golf Union (LGU Medal competitions).

Unfortunately, as Bill McNally himself reported at the Club committee’s meeting March 1987, the original Mug had been lost. Whether an interim replacement had been made is unknown. The present Mug is of stainless steel and has a wooden handle. It has ” The Bill Mac Mug” inscribed on a piece of pewter stuck to the side. In a couple of seasons Mug winners have been given to keep a normal glass mug already engraved with the event name and month and year, but not the winner’s name.

Unfortunately the records of the winners in the programme books go back only to the 2002 season. And that is all that can be listed below. During the 2013 season, 2013, David Stalker won the Mug in successive months and that was speculated as being unique. But later in 2013, Bob Magrs (pronounced “maars”) won in successive months October and November. In the 2014 season, Tai Tapu Golf’s greenkeeper, James Lee won the Mug in both October and November. Not only that, but he presented the 2014 season’s Best Mug score of 59 Net. David Adam won the Mug three times 2006; first-up to open the season and then later in consecutive months September and October 2006. The late Warren Meechin in 2002 won the Mug in the three consecutive months August, September, October. Indeed over the period 2002-2013, Meechin won it 8 times altogether. And he passed away a few years back so competed for only a part of the seasons for which there are records. Next nearest were Johnny Knowles (6 wins by mid 2014) and then David Cate and Wayne Clark, each a 5 times monthly winner.

The Late Warren Meechin, highly successful in the Men’s Monthly Mug competitions.

Johnny Knowles–With his latest win on the 8th June 2014 Johnny has won the Mug Six times!

Monthly Mug Winners (Men)

Year Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov
2020   Otis Holland Abdus Hansrod Callum Bowers Wayne Stack Jason Pester Jordan Coffin Greg Heath Dan Cusiel Marcus Herron Paul Howley
2019   Tim Scott Richard Browning Richard Browning Shane Peters Frank Tabley David Burt Dan Cusiel Ben Harding Abdus Hansrod Murray Chapman
2018   David Broughton Kurt Knowles Abdus Hansrod Andrew Biddle Ben Harding Ben Harding James Lee Wiri Tahurangi Barry Stephens Murray Hamilton
2017   Himiona, Abe Moriarty, Brian Burt, Dave Auton, Chris Nicholls, Rick Thorpe, Tony Pester, Jason Frewen, Rod Bowers, Craig Broughton, David
2016   Scott, Timothy Renata, Te Maunga Richardson, Raymond Cusiel, Danny Colhoun, Ian Fitzgibbon, Patrick Berryman, Stuart Vickers, Neil Nicholls, Rick Richardson, Raymond
2015   Kinzett, Reginald Colhoun, Ian Roach, Ronald Nicholls, Henry Lees, James Tabley, Frank Colhoun, Ian Fitzgibbon, Patrick Renata, TeMaunga (Macca) Henderson, Colin
2014   Formosa, Murray Hamilton, Dean Marks, David Welsh, Gary Knowles, Johnny Frewen, Rod Adams, John Le Page, Donald Lee, James Lee, James
2013   Colhoun, Ian Renata, Macca Stalker, David Stalker, David Nicholls, Henry Peters, Shane Cusiel, Danny Bowden, John Magrs, Robert Magrs, Robert
2012 Tentori, Mark Roach, Ronald Berryman, Stuart Wild, Anthony Harding, Ben Knowles, John Tentori, Mark Clark, David Hetherington, Rick Brewer, Wayne Knowles, Kurt
2011 Watt, Mervyn Pugh, David Pagan, Michael Renata, Macca Cusiel, Danny Peters, Shane Richardson, Raymond Poorter, Johann Cochrane, David Morgan, Ross McAlister, Bruce
2010 Knowles, John Bolland, Brett Kavanagh, Kevin Cochrane, David Helms, Jamie Kingi-Hazel, Jack Le Page, Donald Helms, Jamie Scott, Timothy Knowles, John Ferguson, Alister
2009   Leadbeater, Terence Frewen, Rod Stephens, David Tentori, Mark Clark, Wayne Fitzgibbon, Patrick Renata, Macca Tahurangi, Wiremu O'Brien, Paddy Poorter, Johann
2008   Stephens, David Hamilton, Murray Cate, David Livesey, David Robertson, David Not played Luscombe, Ross Formosa, Murray Green, Barrie Robertson, David
2007   Hoffman, Michael Clayton, David Ny, Anthony Renata, Macca Robertson, David Tahurangi, Wiremu Cochrane, David Buckner, Desmond Clark, Wayne McKendry, Bruce
2006   Adam, David Knowles, John Cate, David Phillips, Clyde Wilson, Rhys Cusiel, Danny Green, Barrie Adam, David Adam, David Meechin, Warren
2005   Frewen, Rod Kinzett, Reginald Bolland, Brett Meechin, Warren Bolland, Brett Graham, Alastair McCabe, John Meechin, Warren Watt, Mervyn Whitley, Ken
2004   Fitzgibbon, Patrick Pahau, Bill Turner, Neville Narbey, Ivan Clark, Wayne Pahau, Bill no data no data Edmonds, Craig Clark, Wayne
2003   Milne, J Herron, Neville Meechin, Warren Cate, David Meechin, Warren Richardson, Raymond Kavanagh, Kevin Kissell, Gilbert Scriggins, Neil Milne, J
2002   Walker, M Reece, Douglas Goodson, Laurie Clark, Wayne Goodson, Laurie Cate, David Meechin, Warren Meechin, Warren Meechin, Warren Hall, Mervyn

Men's Monthly Mug Winners 2016

Timothy Scott
Febuary

Raymond Richardson
April

Te Maunga Renata
March

Dan Cusiel
May

Ian Colhoun
June

Stuart Berryman
August

Patric Fitzgibbon
July

Men's Monthy Mug Winners 2015

Reginald Kinzett
Febuary

Ian Colhoun
March

Ronald Roach
April

Henry Nicholls
May

James Lee
June

Frank Tabley
July

Ian Colhoun
August

Patrick Fitzgibbon
September

Te Maunga Renata
October

Sheldon Cup

Sheldon Cup

Geoffrey N Sheldon presented his Cup in 1949. It was inscribed “Tai Tapu G. C. Spissitudine”

The match format is best three of five rounds Stroke Net. The term “spissitudine” is somewhat obscure. It appears from a Latin-English online dictionary to be related to “spissitudo”. And for that, terms such as “density”, “thickness”, “consistency” have been stated. Because the winner of this Cup needs to have some consistency during the five rounds then perhaps it was this latter meaning which Sheldon intended. Unfortunately we shall never be sure about that because Geoff, who was a country farm agent for AMP and retired in about 1966, passed away in 1988.

Around 2013 or so, the five rounds of the Sheldon Cup are played in conjunction with the scheduled men’s monthly Mug Days.

  • 2018 - Dan Cusiel
  • 2017 - Nicholls, Rick
  • 2016 - No result provided
  • 2015 - Colhoun, Ian
  • 2014 - Kenyon, Lance
  • 2013 - Stalker, David
  • 2012 - Knowles, John
  • 2011 - Bolland, Brett
  • 2010 - Formosa, Murray
  • 2009 - Clark, Wayne
  • 2008 - Cate, David
  • 2007 - Bolland, Brett
  • 2006 - Cate, David
  • 2005 - Kinzett, Reg
  • 2004 - Irvine, T
  • 2003 - Meechin, Warren
  • 2002 - Meechin, Warren
  • 2001 - Kinzett, Reginald
  • 2000 - Cate, David
  • 1999 - Lees, Alec
  • 1998 - Setterington, Joel
  • 1997 - McKendry, Bruce
  • 1996 - Neal, Dr D J
  • 1995 - McClurg, A
  • 1994 - Rennell, Kevin
  • 1993 - Welsh, Angus
  • 1992 - Clancy, Doug
  • 1991 - Kerr, D
  • 1990 - Hitchins, M
  • 1989 - McIntyre, James
  • 1988 - Wilson, S
  • 1988 - McIntyre, James
  • 1987 - Prendergast, A
  • 1987 - Welsh, Angus
  • 1986 - McLean, Donald
  • 1985 - McIntyre, James
  • 1984 - Rennell, Kevin
  • 1983 - McIntyre, James
  • 1982 - Sherlock, M
  • 1981 - McLean, David
  • 1980 - Small, G
  • 1979 - Daly, T
  • 1978 - Rennell, R
  • 1977 - Fowler, N G
  • 1976 - Thomas, C
  • 1975 - Weatherhead, William
  • 1974 - Taylor, W
  • 1973 - Chaston, R E
  • 1972 - Clark, T
  • 1971 - Rendall, J
  • 1970 - Rose, Roy
  • 1969 - MacMaster, M
  • 1968 - Andrews, E
  • 1967 - Herron, Neville
  • 1966 - nd
  • 1965 - nd
  • 1964 - Sturgess, B
  • 1963 - Withell, L
  • 1962 - Saunders, G J
  • 1961 - Costello, K J
  • 1960 - Amos, Patrick
  • 1959 - nd
  • 1958 - Amos, Patrick
  • 1957 - nd
  • 1956 - nd
  • 1955 - Turrell, George
  • 1954 - O'Donnell, J
  • 1953 - Stoddart, Roger
  • 1952 - Hamilton, H D
  • 1951 - Macartney, William
  • 1950 - Stoddart, G
  • 1949 - O'Donnell, J
  • 1949 - McKenzie, N J

William Macartney
1951

Graham Stoddart
1950

N J McKenzie
1949

Johnny Knowles
2012

Murray Formosa
2010

David Stalker
2013

Brett Bolland
2007 & 2011

Neville Herron
1967

Lance Kenyon
2014

Tri Series

Tri Series

The Men’s Tri Series is a handsome striking figure on a pedastal attributing the donors Oceans Gems, Shell Riccarton Road, R A Hale Ltd, Joiners. Ocean Gems is owned and operated by a former Tai Tapu Golf Club Captain, John McCabe. John McCabe is remembered at the Club as a strong proponent of the work that produced the current fine balcony structure. R A Hale Ltd’s part owner Stephen Piper was Vice President of Tai Tapu Golf and later resigned from that position to be appointed the Club’s “Administrator”. Effectively that position was equivalent to House Manager. In 2014 he was adjudged Canterbury Golf Association’s Administrator of the Year. Stephen has in 2016 won the trophy with partner Barry Stephens, and they won it with a record margin. The event is played over three rounds of different formats. In 2012 they were Greensome Stroke Net, 4 BBB stroke net, and 4 BBB Stableford net. The first winners of the event were Peter Laurenson and Stuart Carline. Peter was only a medium handicapper but he possessed a tremendously long drive off the tee. Stuart was amongst the best golfers in the Club but it was Peter’s drive that made all the difference at the time. Stuart who was a regular volunteer for works at the Club resigned to go to Western Australia in 2012, but happily for the Club was back in the latter part of 2013. Already there have been dual winners in this event as shown in the table following.

Tri Series Winners

2020 Paul Howley Kevin Arthur
2019 Dan Cusiel Bevan Ryan
2018 Craig Scott Stu Berryman
2017 Rogers, John Scott, Tim
2016 Stephens, Barry Piper, Stephens
2015 Newcombe, Kevin Biddle, Andrew
2014 Luscombe, Ross Vickers, Neil
2013 Peters, Shane Frewen, Rod
2012 Peters, Shane Brewer, Kyle
2011 Vickers, Neil Pester, Jason
2010 Cusiel, Daniel Dillon, Dennis
2009 Anderson, James Pester, Jason
2008 Cochrane, David Luscombe, Ross
2007 Cochrane, David Luscombe, Ross
2006 Carline, Stewart Laurenson, Peter

Men's Tri Series Winners

Stuart Carline & Peter Laurenson
2006

Ross Luscombe & Neil Vickers
2014

Ross Luscombe & David Cochrane
2007 & 2008

Dennis Dillon & Daniel Cusiel
2010

Neil Vickers & Jason Pester
2011

Kevin Newcombe & Andrew Biddle
2013

Barry Stephens & Steve Piper
2016

Gleeson Trophy

Gleeson Trophy

The match for the J R Gleeson Trophy is currently an eighteen hole combined Stableford with Senior/Junior drawn pairs. It was always a drawn pairs game irrespective of handicap and in the past it may have been played as either a 27-hole or a 36 hole match. There might also have been a “Calcutta” book made up for the results. More recently it was changed so that pairs were drawn one from a pot of the lower handicap players and the other from a pot of higher handicap players. Confusion attended when by mistake the draw was made after the match instead of before. J R Gleeson was one of the very first winning pair for his own trophy in 1974. He went on to win it twice more. However, it was the redoubtable Kevin Rennell, whose wins tallied four, who dominated this trophy. Don McLean and the late Angus Welsh returned three wins each.

2020 James Lee Kurt Knowles
2019 Frank Tabley David Burt
2018 Ben Harding James Lee
2017 Livesey, David Heath, Greg
2016 Scott, Craig Buckner, Desmond
2015 Marks, David Knowles, John
2014 Ferguson, Alister Adams, John
2013 Ny, Ted Lee, James
2012 Knowles, Kurt Scott, Craig
2011 Graham, Alastair Hamilton, Murray
2010 Vickers, Neil McAlister, Bruce
2009 Knowles, John Tabley, Frank
2008 McCabe, John Green, Barrie
2007 Bolland, Brett Green, Noel
2006 Engebretsen, George Turner, Neville
2005 Davidson, Brian Teape, David
2004 Stewart, Alan Cullen, Robert
2003 Scriggins, Neil Richardson, Raymond
2002 Ball, G Ferguson, Alister
2001 Meechin, Warren Whitley, Ken
2000 Griffiths, Murray G Clancy, Douglas
1999 Lobb, R Welsh, Angus
1997 Wyse, H Fitzgibbon, Patrick
1996 Welsh, Angus Gunn, B
1995 Rennell, Kevin Walker, M
1994 McIntyre, James Hamilton, Murray
1993 Meechin, Warren Neal, D
1992 Goodson, Laurie Herron, Michael
1991 Armstrong, Val Goodson, Laurie
1990 Smith, J Humm, Harold T
1989 Clancy, Douglas Ingold, Alan
1988 McKendry, Bruce McIntyre, James
1988 McGinley, Robert Fairbrass, D
1987 Cullen, Robert Narbey, Ivan
1986 Herron, Neville Shelford, P
1985 Clancy, Douglas McGregor, H
1984 McNally, William Gleeson, J
1984 Miller, Bruce Welsh, Angus
1983 Hatchard, Murray Smith, J
1982 Rennell, Kevin Brian?, M
1981 Billcliffe, J Shipley, G
1980 McLean, D Buxton, C
1979 McLean, D Gleeson, J
1978 Romerill, K? Rennell, K
1977 Rennell, Kevin Rhodes, R C
1976 McMahon, C Kinzett, Reginald
1975 Lee, J Holmes, R
1974 Gleeson, J McLean, D

Men's Tri Series Winners

Kurt Knowles & Craig Scott
2012

Murray Hamilton & James McIntyre
1994

Alister Ferguson & John Adams
2014

David Marks & Johnny Knowles
2015

Ron Holmes Memorial Cup

Ron Holmes Memorial Cup

Men’s Pairs 18 Hole Combined Stroke Net. Partners drawn prior to match as Senior/Junior pairs.

YEAR WINNING PAIR RUNNERS-UP
2020 Tony Thorpe Alister Ferguson Ray Richardson Brent Earnshaw
2019 Ben Harding Greg Heath Murray Chapman Jason Pester
2018 Neville Turner Will Tuton Ben Harding Merv Westland
2017 Macpherson, Basil Altments, Merv Ferguson, Alister Berryman, Stu
2016 MacFarlane, Justin Harding, Ben Turner, Neville Adams, John
2015 Cusiel, Danny Buckner, Desmond Magrs, Robert Adams, John
2014 McKendry, Bruce Hamilton, Dean Stalker, Hamish Tan, Harvey
2013 Luscombe, Ross Henderson, Colin Malloch, Carl Smith, Ian
2012 Nicholls, Rick Buckner, Desmond Livesey, David Pugh, David
2011 Hartnell, John Luscombe, Ross Hamilt0n, Dean Nicholls, Rick
2010 Frewen, Roderick Chapman, Murray Bolland, Brett Hill, B
2009 McCabe, John Crozier, S Engebretsen, George Anderson, James
2008 Roach, Ronald Formosa, Murray Williamson, Brian Miller, David
2007 Witsey, Paul Newcombe, Kevin Cusiel, Michael McKendry, Bruce
2006 Teape, David Ny, Anthony Wilson, Rhys Piper, Stephen
2005 Clayton, Jeremy Archie, William Cullen, Robert Meechin, Warren
2004 Davidson, Brian Ferguson, Alister Leadbeater, Terence Ny, Anthony
2003 Hurcomb, Chris Knowles, John Berryman, Stuart Roach, Ronald
2002 Norton, Roger Dore, John McKendry, Bruce Clarke, S
2001 Hope, Ronald Craig, Ian Clephane, M Thomson, G
2000 Welsh, Angus McKinnon, Jack Kinzett, Reginald Goodson, Laurie
1999 Gray, Ken Engebretsen, Dane Scriggins, Neil Poorter, Johan
1998 Cate, David Burfitt, T Kissell, Gilbert Jordan, B
1997 Cusiel, Daniel Clancy, Douglas Ingold, I Pahau, Wiremu
1996 Rennell, Kevin McGinley, Robert Erikson, Owen Briggs, Brian
1995 Rennell, Kevin P Gilbertson Herron, Neville McIntyre, James
1994 Cusiel, Daniel Hitchins, M no data no data
1993 Herron, Neville Herron, Michael no data no data
1992 Goodson, Laurie Chaston, Colin no data no data
1991 Jordan, Bruce Chaston, Colin no data no data
1990 Edwards, D Watt, Mervyn no data no data
1989 Prendergast, A O'Malley, R no data no data
1988 McLean, D Reece, Douglas no data no data
1987 Meechin, Warren Craig, C no data no data
1986 Cusiel, Daniel Kinzett, Reginald no data no data
1985 Cusiel, Daniel Williams, C no data no data
1984 Cusiel, Daniel Milne, F no data no data
1983 Poore, A Lang, Jack no data no data
1982 McNally, W J Mulqueen, B no data no data
1981 McKendry, Bruce Mulqueen, B no data no data

Ron Holmes Memorial Cup

Rick Nicholls & Desmond Buckner
2012

John Hartnell & Ross Luscombe
2011

Michael & Neville Herron
1993

Dean Hamilton & Bruce McKendry
2014

Justin MacFarlane & Ben Harding
2016

Harris Mugs – Longest Drive – Men’s and Women’s

Harris Mugs – Longest Drive – Men’s and Women’s

The pair of pewter mugs donated by Harris as early in the Club’s history as 1937 have experienced very different fates. The Ladies mug has been played for and, except for a period in the 1960s a winner recorded nearly all the years since,. The Men’s mug had no winners recorded until 1940. And after that, Frederick Williamson (a fine surname is Williamson!) won in 1940. Then winners were recorded erratically up till the early 1970s. That does not say a great deal for the men’s administrators in that long period. After that the Mug disappeared altogether and everyone forgot all about it.

However, when a former member who had actually had the mug in his possession for years discovered it in 2012 when moving his household to Auckland. The mug was returned to the Club (a bit the worse for neglect) and played for again in 2012. The event was open to any member who wished to try his luck. Each participant was allowed three drives and his longest was taken for the competition. Of course only those drives which finished in the fairway qualified.

Year Women's Men's
2018   Dan Hobbs
2017 Gutzeit, P Harding, Ben
2016 Bates, Carol Peters, Shane
2015 Johnson, Ceri Clark, Wayne
2014 Bates, Carol Cusiel, Daniel
2013 Shadbolt, Adrienne Livesey, David
2012 Hoffman, Bridgett Berryman, Stuart
2011 Edmonds, Donna  
2010 Whitelaw, Alison  
2009 McKinnon, Lynette  
2008 Stephens, Jenny  
2007 Stephens, Jenny  
2006 Hoffman, Bridget  
2005 Wright, Ms Nancy  
2004 Lee, Rosita  
2003 Miller, Sandra  
2002    
2001 Rennell, Patricia  
2000 Luscombe, Ta  
1999 Rennell, Patricia  
1998 Middlekoop, G  
1997 Bates, Carol  
1996 Goldsworthy, Ms Susan  
1995 Bates, Carol  
1994 Bates, Carol  
1993 Hylands, Joyce  
1992 Rennell, V  
1991 Martyn, Esme  
1990 Manson, Elizabeth  
1989 Wheeler, Mavis  
1988 Rennell, Patricia  
1987 Rennell, Patricia  
1986 Burgoyne, Rowena  
1985 Burgoyne, Rowena  
1984 Rennell, Patricia  
1983 Burgoyne, Rowena  
1982 Burgoyne, Rowena  
1981 Holmes, Monica  
1980 Manson, P  
1979    
1978 Hamilton, H  
1977    
1976    
1975    
1974    
1973   Stowell, Graham
1972 Coakley, Lena Fiecken, A R
1971 Wood, J Ogg, J S
1970    
1969    
1968    
1967    
1966    
1965    
1964    
1963    
1962   Allon, S H
1961   Lanauze, L H
1960 Ockenden, J Hartnell, J N
1959 Scott, Jean McKay, M StJ
1958 Calder, R A Kilroy, L
1957 Fiecken, Jessie Stoddart, R
1956 Calder, R A  
1955 Thompson, E  
1954 Smart, R  
1953 Scott, Jean  
1952 Calder, R A? Ware, G H
1951 McNeill, T D Sheldon, G N
1950 Blackmore, R C Anderson, B
1949 Coop, J Sheldon, G N
1948 McKenzie, S Suckling, G
1947 Withell, N R MacKenzie, N J
1946 WW II Recess WW II Recess
1945 WW II Recess WW II Recess
1944 WW II Recess WW II Recess
1943 WW II Recess WW II Recess
1942 WW II Recess WW II Recess
1941 Caldwell, R J Williamson, Frederick
1940 Smith, S? Anderson, H C
1939 Streeter, T  
1938 Smith, S  
1937 Smith, S  

Harris Mug (Ladies)

Rowena Burgoyne
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986

Esme Martyn
1953

Adrienne Shadbolt
2013

Sandra Miller
2003

Mavis Wheeler
1989

Carol Bates
1994,1995,1997

Lynette Madgwick
2009

Nancy Wright
2005

Harris Mug (Men)

McKenzie N J
1947

Gerald Ware
1952

M StJ McKay
1959

John Hartnell
1960

Stuart Berryman
2012

David Livesey
2013

Danny Cusiel
2014

Wayne Clark
2015

Dr. Neal Cup

Dr. Neal Cup

The cup, donated by Dr Neal for competition amongst the Tai Tapu men, is for the “most improved player” of the season. Generally. “most improved” is taken to be the player with the greatest reduction in his handicap from beginning to end of season.

Unfortunately, since 2012 or earlier, the whereabouts of the cup is unknown and a transcription of the winners names on it cannot be verified. The names of the winners given below for the period 1994-2012 , were taken from listings in the programme booklets. The cup was not presented to the winners from 2007 to 2012.

The first mention of this trophy is in the Club’s 1995 programme booklet. In that programme booklet, under the list of trophies, is the Dr Neal Cup which is “for the player with the largest handicap reduction in the 20-30 handicap grade.”

It appeared like that in the programme booklets 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

However, in the 2000 programme booklet, and all booklets since, the 20-30 handicap grade range requirement has been omitted. That change may have been decided upon by the Club Committee or the Match Committee around 2000, and there may have been good reason to change an original condition that was imposed by the cup’s donor, Dr Neal. Minutes of 1999 or 2000 meetings of the Match committee or the Club committee which may have an item about this cup, are currently unavailable. However, the change has allowed some players to be awarded it who otherwise would not have qualified –e.g. Daniel Laughton 2005, Michael Hoffman, 2007, and even Liam Brewer in his second win 2012.

Dr Neal Cup Winners

  • 2018 - Abdus Hansrod
  • 2017 - Robson, Richard
  • 2016 - Bull, Nik
  • 2015 - Bull, Nik
  • 2014 - Not awarded
  • 2013 - Not awarded
  • 2012 - Brewer, Liam
  • 2011 - Not awarded
  • 2010 - Brewer, Liam
  • 2009 - Tutton, Will
  • 2008 - Kerr, Campbell
  • 2007 - Hoffman, Michael
  • 2006 - Ydgren, Nicholas
  • 2005 - Laughton, Daniel
  • 2004 - Angus, A
  • 2003 - Wilson, Rhys
  • 2002 - Planicka, Simon
  • 2001 - Cusiel, Michael
  • 2000 - Kavanagh, Kevin
  • 1999 - Engebretsen, Dane
  • 1998 - Turner, Neville
  • 1997 - Whitley, Ken
  • 1996 - Clark, Wayne
  • 1995 - No data
  • 1994 - Kinsett, T S

Dr Neal Cup: Most Improved Player (Men)

Wayne Clark
1996

Neville Turner
1998

Micheal Hofman
2007

Daniel Laughton
2005

Liam Brewer
2010, 2012

Cambell Kerr
2008

The Patricia and Kevin Rennell Shootout Cups

The Patricia and Kevin Rennell Shootout Cups

Kevin carried out a great deal of work assisting the greenkeeper and is remembered for designing and constructing the challenging #8 green. Kevin is on record of having had three holes-in-one; Patricia had one. Kevin and Patricia were a formidable pair in mixed pairs competitions, having won quite a number of trophy events. Patricia was Ladies Club Champion on eight occasions. Kevin’s name will be found on the important men’s trophies, the Intermediate Championship Cup, the Otahuna Cup and the Waitaha Cup.

Unfortunately, Kevin Rennell did not play in scheduled matches at Tai Tapu after 2009, while Patricia’s last match at Tai Tapu was believed to have been in February 2011. Kevin and Patricia Rennell between them have held nearly all the offices in the Club available to members. Patricia was Club Vice President in 1992, then President, 1993-1996 inclusive. Kevin was Club Captain 1981-1982, President in 1984-1985, Club Treasurer 1990-1992, Club Secretary 1992-1993, and on the Main Committee 1994. He also served on the committee of the Wednesday Group. They were both elected as Honorary Life Members for their fine services to the Club over many years.

The Men’s Shoot-out Cups, donated by Kevin Rennell, are competed for in the four basic grades–Senior, Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B. The Rennell Shootout is one of the most interesting in the Men’s competitions and is looked forward to most pleasurably each season. Ladies Shootout event was initiated in 2008 when it was sponsored by the Tai Tapu Vineyard, Bentwood Wines. That event is remembered with much appreciation because of a most generous donation of its product by proprietor Ray Watson. In the following season the Ladies competed for a permanent trophy in the form of nicely proportioned cup donated by Honorary Life Member Patricia Rennell.

For the Kevin Rennell Men’s Shootout, a qualifying stroke (Gross) round of 18 holes is played in the morning. The top ten players in each of the Senior, Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B grades then shoot-out during a refereed afternoon round which is over 9 holes. A referee is necessary to accompany the players to record the scores of each player on each hole and to determine the order of play. After each hole the player with the highest score is eliminated. On any hole, if two or more players have the highest scores, the referee calls for a putt-out or chip-out. He designates a spot either on the green, or just off the green, even in a green-side bunker, and the players have one stroke each to get nearest the flag. The player whose ball is furthest from the flag is eliminated. Thus eventually two players are left to contest the last hole which of course is the ninth played.

For the Ladies Shootout, a series of three qualifying stroke rounds are held during the season. The top ten players from these play in the Shootout later in the season.

Year Women Senior Men Intermediate Men Junior A Men Junior B Men
1993   Formosa, Murray   Clark, S J  
1994   Davey, P Gerven, G McClurg, A  
1995   Rennell, Raymond Collender, Neville Walker, M  
1996   Hey, J Collender, Neville Clancy, Doug Samson, James, James
1997   Scriggins, Neil Hartnell, John Kinzett, Reginald Kavanagh, Kevin
1998   Green, P Roach, Ronald Collender, Neville Poorter, Johan
1999   Cusiel, J Fitzgibbon, Patrick Clarke, S Hurcombe, G
2000   Scriggins, Neil Messervy, David Briggs, Brian Harraway, Noel
2001   McKendry, Bruce Rennell, Kevin Ball, G Leadbeater, Terence
2002   Noh, Ken O'Connor, Jason Hartnell, John Planicka, S
2003   Frees, Bill Pahau, Bill McAlister, Bruce Kinzett, Reginald
2004   Fitzgibbon, Patrick Davidson, Brian Fiecken, Alister Kinzett, Reginald
2005   Morgan, Ross Goodson, Laurie Pester, Jason Donovan, Brian
2006   Cusiel, Michael Brown, Trevor Hurcomb, G Hall, Mervyn
2007   Berryman, Stuart Tentori, Mark Richardson, Raymond Stewart, Alan
2008 Raewyn Donaldson
Sponsor of this event was Bentwood Wines (Ray Watson)
Cusiel, Danny Formosa, Murray Pester, Jason Green, Barrie
2009 Tentori, Penelope
Cup donated for this event by Patricia Rennell
Cochrane, David Tentori, Mark Hamilton, Murray Reece, Douglas
2010 Tentori, Penelope O'Connor, Jason Stalker, David Frewen, Rodney Chapman, Murray
2011 Blik, Jeanne Hobbs, Daniel Stalker, David Le Page, Donald Turner, Neville
2012 Edmonds, Donna Berryman, Stuart Hamilton, Dean Biddle, Andrew Knowles, Kurt
2013 Henderson Elizabeth Berryman, Stuart Scott, Craig Kenyon, Lance Adam, David
2014 Stalker, Diane Berryman, Stuart Tutton, Will Auton, Chris Magrs, Robert
2015 Piper, Kerry Nicholls, Rick McCullough, Rob Knowles, Kurt Himiona, Abe
2016 Madgwick, Lynette Cochrane, David Scott, Craig Graham, Alistair Chapman, Murray
2017   Cusiel, Danny Livesey, David McCullogh, Rob Hamilton, Murray
2018   Dan Cusiel David Livesey Chris Auton Murray Chapman
2019   Mark Tentori David Livesey Greg Heath Bob Magrs
2020   Ben Harding Jordan Coffin Don LePage Ali Graham

Rennell Shoot-Out Ladies

Penelope Tentori
2009, 2010

Kerry Piper
2008

Donna Edmonds
2012

Jeanne Blik
2011

Raewyn Donaldson
2008

Lynette Madgwick
2016

Bentwood Wines Shootout 2008:

Back row from left: Jenny Stephens, Lorraine Adam, Sandra Miller, Patricia Reece, Alison Whitelaw, Nancy Wright, Raeleen Donaldson. Front row from left: Donna Edmonds, Sally Carroll, Lyn McKinnon


Bentwood Wines Shootout 2008: After the tee shot

 


Bentwood Wines Shootout 2008: The Last Two Survivors

From left: Raeleen Donaldson (winner) & Patricia Reece


Junior B Shoot-Out 20012:

Names Left to right Neville Turner, John Bowden, Murray Chapman, Peter Johnstone, Kurt Knowles (Winner), Barrie Green, Bruce McAlister, Frank Tabley, Lou Sylvester. (Kneeling) Colin Henderson (Runner-Up).


Junior-B Shoot-out 2011:

From left Neville Turner (First); Ian Craig (Second); Dennis Dillon (Third)


Three Shoot-Out Winners 2011:

from left: Donald LePage ( Junior A); Daniel Hobbs (Senior); David Stalker (Intermediate)


Junior B Shoot-Out 2013

from left back Carl Malloch, Raymond Richardson, Bruce McAlister, David Adam (winner), Ian Craig (Runner-up), Kevin Newcombe. from left kneeling Frank Tabley, James Lee, Henry Siave, Alister Ferguson


Junior B Shoot-Out 2015

2015 Junior B Shoot-out Group. (From left, back row): David Franks, Colin Henderson, Desmond Buckner, Bruce McAlister, Peter Johnstone, Neville Turner, Abe Himiona. (From left front): Justin McFarlane, Bob Magrs


Four Shoot-Out Winners 2015

Four Shoot-out Winners 2015. (From left) Rob McCullough (Intermediate); Abe Himiona (Junior B); Rick Nicholls (Senior); Kurt Knowles (Junior A).


Four Shoot-Out Winners 2016

2016 Kevin Rennell Shootout Cup Winners: from left: David Cochrane (Senior); Craig Scott (Intermediate); Alistair Graham (Junior A): Murray Chapman (Junior B).


Junior A Shootout Finalists 2016

Junior A: 2016 Kevin Rennell Shootout Finalists: From left: Frank Tabley; Abe Himiona; Henry Siave; James Lee (Greenkeeper); Chris Auton (Men’s Committee); Jason Pestor; Alistair Graham (eventual winner); Kurt Knowles (Mens Committee); Mervyn Westlake (Men’s Committee); Doug Elliott (Bunker Boy & Referee today); Donald LePage. Photo By Douglas Reece.

Men’s Ringers

Men’s Ringers

The N G Fowler Cup was donated in 1980 for the Men’s Net Ringers competition and the names of winners listed below have been taken from those on the cup. There is no trophy for the Gross Ringers and the only records we have for that competition are from the Club’s Programme Booklets. In these, results of competitions have been recorded only from 1994 which were therefore published in the 1995 booklet.

Few golfers will be unaware of what Ringers are. But to refresh the memory, a Ringers score is simply the sum of a player’s best score on each hole of the course over a specified period of time, usually the golf season. There are Net and Gross versions of Ringers.

But what about the name itself? Originally the Handicapper, or other Club Official designated as the keeper of the Ringers Records, required any player who thought his score on a particular hole could well be his best on that hole to date, to place a ring around that score/hole on his scorecard. Then when the cards were being processed the Ringers records would be checked and updated accordingly.

Normally, Ringers are recorded only on Stroke rounds although there is no logical reason why they could not be counted also on Stableford rounds because any time a player picks-up it will be because he could not score any Stableford points on a particular hole and therefore wouldn’t have a Ringer score on that hole anyway. Until 2013, the Ringers counted on all Stroke rounds at Tai Tapu. From then, Ringers have counted only on Mug Days, i.e. monthly. That provides fewer opportunities for high handicappers to have the Par, or even the occasional lucky Birdie, which they need to lower their Ringers score. Not only that, but the course on Mug Days is set up with all tee markers set for Medal standard so that high handicappers may need an extra stroke to reach the greens. The reasons given for the Ringers to be counted only on Mug Days have been unclear–it certainly requires less work on the part of whomever keeps the Ringers records, but that should never be a good reason to change a traditional practice.

As to the Gross Ringers competitions, it is obvious that only the best players in the Club have any possibility of winning. For the last decade that has been the case: Patrick Fitzgibbon, Wayne Clark, Daniel Cusiel, Daniel Hobbs and Stuart Berryman, all Senior Champions of recent years were the Gross Winners. The same pattern is observed if one cares to look at the results for earlier years.

As to the Net Ringers, the opposite would be expected to apply, and indeed it has. With respect, one notes that veterans Mervyn Watt, Reginald Kinzett have in the last decade or so become high handicappers and until the recent change to Ringers being counted only on Mug Days, they and similar others have dominated Net Ringers. The sole exception appeared to be the win of Brian Davidson in 2008. Although Brian was not in the top half dozen players in the Club he was far from being a high handicapper.

In summary, a Net Ringers Competition is biased towards double-bogey handicappers while the Gross Ringers Competition is biased towards Scratch Golfers. Middle handicappers have limited opportunities in this sort of competition.

1997 Cusiel, Daniel McIntyre, James
1998 Norton, Roger Leadbeater, Terrence
1999 Cusiel, Daniel Dockery, John
2000 Goodson, Laurie Kinzett, Reginald
2001 Scriggins, Neil Kinzett, Reginald
2002 Clark, Wayne Watt, Mervyn
2003 Fitzgibbon, Patrick Watt, Mervyn
2004 Fitzgibbon, Patrick Turner, Neville
2005 Clark, Wayne Watt, Mervyn
2006 Cusiel, Daniel Watt, Mervyn
2007 Cusiel, Daniel Watt, Mervyn
2008 Clark, Wayne Davidson, Brian
2009 Clark, Wayne Kinzett, Reginald
2010 Berryman, Stuart Craig, Ian
2011 Cusiel, Daniel Pugh, David
2012 Hobbs, Daniel Knowles, Kurt
2013 Hobbs, Daniel Buckner, Desmond
2014 Berryman, Stuart Lee, James
2015 Cusiel, Danny Altments, Mervyn
2016 Cusiel, Danny Richardson, Raymond
2017 Hobbs, Daniel Buckner, Des
2018 Dan Cusiel Abdus Hansrod

Mervyn Watt
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Reginald Kinzett
1988, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2009

Terry Leadbeater
1998

Ian Craig
2010

Desmond Buckner
2013

An Historical Snippet:

We know that in the sports’ idiom there is yet another meaning for “Ringer”. There it is used to refer to an impostor, especially one whose pretence is intended to gain an advantage in a competition. Most commonly it is substituting a very similar appearing but faster horse fraudulently for a slower horse.

It also means to recruit a person of much superior prowess into a competition where a lower standard generally would apply. Michael Bohn in Money Golf-Six Hundred Years of Betting on Birdies cites the case of James the future King James IV of Scotland who in 1681 arranged a fours golf match to “resolve” an issue of the origins of golf. Bohn states that James chose a local shoemaker and quite worthy golfer, John Paterson, as a Ringer to be his partner and they duly won—unfairly, because the opposition was no better than James himself. There was a heavy wager on the event and Paterson was enabled to build a fashionable house in Edinburgh with his share

Holes-in-One at Tai Tapu Golf

Holes-in-One at Tai Tapu Golf

Tai Tapu Golf possesses a handsome trophy on which the names of those (skillful + lucky) players who have scored holes-in-one at Tai Tapu Golf are inscribed. This trophy may have been that which was presented to the Club in November 1977 by Mr W G Eastlake, but we are not quite sure. Can someone please advise?. It could be somewhat uncertain whether the names of all those who have scores holes-in-one have actually been inscribed on the trophy and the tabulated names below may not be complete.

The 50th Jubilee booklet records the very first Hole-in-One at Tai Tapu as being in August or September 1934, and “who more appropriate to achieve it but the President, Mr W G McCartney”

In 1952, after extensive changes to the golf course after World War 2, W D Robinson was the first to have a hole-in-one. He achieved that 29 June 1952 on Ahuriri, then listed as Hole #12. F Creighton, a member of a winning Patterson Cup team in 1961, asserted that he too had had a Hole-in-One in or about that year.

The extraordinary story of Stan Ogg and his marvellous Hole-in-One mentioned in the 50th Jubilee booklet and by Brian Briggs in “Golf’s you had better believe it” is worth repeating—indeed it will never be forgotten! On Jimmy’s Track, Stan struck a wood off the tee and the ball’s flight took a wicked curve heading for out-of-bounds imperiling the traffic down the adjacent highway. However the ball struck a roadside telegraph pole and was deflected onto the green whence it rolled into the cup for the Ace!

The Club’s Rules are quite specific as to which Holes-in-One actually count as “official”. That is the event must be in a carded game which means in an official organised game. Thus those good players who whilst having a casual game with friends and able markers of their scorecards cannot claim an official Hole-in-One. Well-known Tai Tapu member Joel Setterington is one such unfortunate.

The Tai Tapu Summertime Classic event inaugurated in 2005 has each year carried a substantial prize for a Hole-in-One, usually on Jimmy’s Track. Unfortunately for Victor Simpson formerly Canterbury and All Black rugby player, who was one of the winning men’s pair in 2006, who scored a Hole-in-One on Jimmy’s Track, the prize that year—an attractive car offered by Popular Cars, Christchurch—applied only for a Hole-in-One on Ahuriri!

The vicissitudes of cruel fate descended upon poor Mildred Silvester on 20 April 1993. Mildred put her tee shot on Willow (par 3) out of bounds by the tennis courts. She then had another tee shot and holed it—but she only got a par for that, not a Hole-in-One!

The most memorable moment in any golfer’s experience is the thrill of seeing a well-hit tee shot pitch on the green and roll up and into the hole. (Maybe there should be a record kept of all golfers whose ball stopped within one roll of the cup. They could then have annual reunions and all sob bitterly together in harmony at what very nearly happened!).

Most golfers never achieve the feat of a Hole-in-One but, as seen below, past Ladies Captain, Alison Whitelaw, Life Member, Kevin Rennell, past Club Captain George Engebretsen, Jack Lang, late Life Member, Murray Griffiths, and past member Bryan Kerr, each accumulated three holes-in-one. But surpassing even those remarkable records is that of Graham Stowell who enjoyed teeing-off for four holes-in-one. (Unfortunately we do not have a picture of Graham). But we do have a picture of Te Maunga “Macca” Renata receiving from Club Captain Rod Frewen his mounted ball from his Hole-in-One in 2015. That followed another hole-in-one in 2014.

Special Holes-in-One or Not!

W G Macartney- First Official Hole-in-One

Joel Setterington- it should have counted!

Stanley Ogg- in off the telegraph pole

  • Ager, P or D
  • Briggs, Brian
  • Brixton, Clark
  • Clark, Wayne
  • Clarke, Jim (2)
  • Collender, Neville
  • Crimp, Ronald
  • Davidson, Brian
  • Edmonds, Donna
  • Engebretsen, George(3)
  • Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • Gebbie, Sylvia
  • Gibson, Philip
  • Goslin, P J
  • Green, Barrie (2)
  • Green, Noel
  • Griffiths, Murray (3)
  • Hartnell, John
  • Holland, W
  • Jordan, Bruce
  • Kerr, Bryan (3)
  • Kitto, Selwyn
  • Knowles, John
  • Lanauze, Laurice
  • Lanauze, Doreen
  • Lang, Jack (3)
  • Luscombe, Ross
  • Macartney, William
  • Manson, Max (2)
  • Manson, Elizabeth
  • McAlister, Bruce
  • McDonald, A
  • McKay, Murdoch
  • McKendry, Bruce
  • McLean, Donald (2)
  • McVinnie, K
  • Messervy, David
  • Miller, Bruce
  • Morgan, Ross
  • Morten, Richard
  • Narbey, Ivan K
  • Ness, Mavis
  • O'Connell, Mrs C
  • Ogg, Stanley
  • Pahau, Wiremu
  • Perry, J
  • Peters, Shane
  • Poorter, Johann
  • Potts, Wavenny
  • Prendergast, Clare
  • Prisk, Robert
  • Provost, Harold
  • Randall, H
  • Rawstron, Patricia
  • Renata, Te Maunga ("Macca")
  • Rennell, Kevin (3)
  • Rennell, Patricia
  • Ridley, E
  • Roach, Ronald
  • Robinson, W D
  • Rose, Roy
  • Samson, Theresa
  • Stanbury, P
  • Scott, Craig
  • Stephens, David
  • Stephens, Jennifer
  • Stewart, Alan
  • Stowell, Graham (4)
  • Tahurangi, Wiremu
  • Taylor, G
  • Townshend, Dianne
  • Turner, Neville
  • Turrell, George
  • Wainohu, R
  • Ware, Gerald
  • Watt, Mervyn
  • Welsh, Angus (2)
  • Whitelaw, Alison (3)
  • Yaxley, Peter

Triple Achievers of Holes-in-One

Alison Whitelaw

Kevin Rennell

Murray Griffiths

George Engebretsen

Bryan Kerr

Holes-in-One Winners: Pictures with their Trophies presented by the Club

Barrie Green

Bruce McAllister

James Anderson

David Robertson. (Twice in one season!)

Max Manson

Colin Henderson

Other Holes-in-One Winners

Robert Prisk

Donna Edmonds

Ivan Narbey

Patricia Rennell

Brian Davidson

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Ronald Roach

Johann Poorter

Bruce Miller

Alan Stewart

Lauri Lanauze

Neville Turner

Peter Yaxley

Johnny Knowles

Gerald Ware

David Stephens

Therese ("Billie") Samson

Shane Peters

Mervyn Watt

Jennifer Stephens

Elizabeth ("Liz") Manson

John Hartnell

Ross Luscombe

Brian Briggs

Wayne Clark

Roy Rose

Selwyn Kitto

Ross Morgan

Tai Tapu 27-Hole Men’s Open

Tai Tapu 27-Hole Men’s Open

he first Men’s Open tournament run by the Club was in 1939. As reported in the Ellesmere Guardian of 5 March 1940, Tai Tapu Golf was “indebted to Mr B G Dalgety for kindly donating a handsome challenge cup to be held by the winner of this event. Last season’s winner was Mr F Williamson of the Templeton Club”. The cup is a double-handed trophy cup, itself 25 cm high (or 32 cm with base), made in Sterling, England in 1938. It was revalued in 2012 at $1400. Although it is stated as a Challenge Cup, no mode of challenge has ever applied and the Cup has been played for as part of the Tai Tapu Men’s Open tournament on each occasion that tournament has been held.

A second trophy dating back also to 1939 is also played for in the Tai Tapu Men’s Open. It is the J H McKenzie Tray which is a Silver-plated tray (EPNS, Walker & Hall, England) and is of dimensions 45 x 25cm. It is engraved “Junior Open Championship”.

From 1954, a third trophy, the Carter Salver, was added to the Tai Tapu Men’s Open trophies. It is silver-plated-on-copper having an engraved pattern and with ornate edging. It is engraved “Carter Trophy Open Intermediate Championship”. It has a diameter of 29 cm.

In summary, the Trophies and Prizes currently awarded c2016 for the Tai Tapu Men’s Open are:

Overall Best Gross (B G Dalgety Cup)

Overall Best Net

Senior Best Gross

Senior Best Net

Intermediate Best Gross (Carter Salver)

Intermediate Best Net

Junior Best Gross (J H McKenzie Tray)

Junior Best Net

In awarding prizes, the current policy is that if a player has won one prize he cannot receive another of those listed. E.g. If a Junior player produces the Overall Best Net on his card, he will be awarded the prize for overall best net, but not the J H McKenzie Tray for the Junior Best Net; et seq. This does not apply to any supplemenraty competitions such as closest to the Flag or Longest Putt or anything else added to make the day enjoyable. We are unaware of what prizes and categories that applied in the further past of the Club.

The first winner of the Dalgety Cup was Frederick Williamson (and a mighty fine name for a golfer is “Williamson”). Frederick won it again the following year and yet again 12 years later in 1952. R T Lambie won it in 1941, 1948 and 1951 to be another triple winner as was A R Sisson in 1979, 1982,1987. However those records were surpassed by K D Foxton in a great four season burst of form 1959-1962 inclusive. There were several double winners of the Carter Trophy for Intermediates, but Kevin Rennell was the only one to achieve a triple. The Junior division for the McKenzie Tray produced a triple winner in C L Dunstan. Mark Tentori has won the Carter Trophy twice and the Dalgety Cup once.

There are few records available of the format of the Tai Tapu Mens Open tournament. It appears to have been a 36 hole event from its inception, but we cannot be sure of that. In the period 1971 to 1993 it seems to have been 36 holes although that is uncertain for several years in that period. In 1994 it was programmed for either 18 or 36 holes but it was back to 36 holes in 1995. 1996 marked the year that the event became 27 holes and it has remained that ever since. The solitary year 1999 had 36 holes programmed. The year 2005 was odd in that the programme was for 36 holes with an option for 18 holes. However the record shows the event was actually played over 27 holes.

For most of its history the Tai Tapu Mens’ Open was played on a Sunday. It was changed over to Saturdays from 1994.

The available data show that for the seasons 1963 to 1977, it was played as a Senior event on one day and a week or two later as a Junior event

Year Overall Best Gross (Dalgety Cup) Overall Best Net Senior Best Gross Senior Best Net Intermediate Best Gross (Carter Salver) Intermediate Best Net Junior Best Gross (J H Mckenzie Tray) Junior Best Net
2020                
2019                
2018 M OCarroll Tim McIvor Dan Hobbs Gary Welsh Marcus Annan Dean Hamilton B Ruff Neville Turner
2017 Wilson, Rhys Blair, Jason Franzmann, N Shields, Steven Scott, Craig Vickers, Neil Biddle, Andrew McRobert, Roy
2016 Purdon, S (Templeton) Fitzgibbon, Patrick Wilson, Rhys Livesey, David McCauley, C Hamilton, Dean Carter, C Bennett, S
2014 Beaudoin, Michael
(Weedons Club)
      Blair, Jason   McKendry, Bruce  
2013 Hobbs, Daniel       Spencer, Shaughan   Colhoun, Ian  
2012 Clark, Wayne       Castle, C   Pester, Jason  
2011 Kitchenham, Karl       Fitzgibbon, Patrick   Hamilton, Dean  
2010 Turner, B       Stalker, David   McRobert, Roy  
2009 Tentori, Mark       Formosa, Murray   Little, Ken  
2008 Stalker, Hamish       Turner, Roydon   McKay, Bruce  
2007 Hollick, Roy       Tentori, Mark   McRobert, Roy  
2006 Wolsford, M       Peters, Shane   Knowler, Ian  
2005 Yee, Rodney       Tentori, Mark   Hamilton, Murray  
2004 Irvine, T       Robinson, D   Hamilton, Murray  
2003 Noh, Ken       Cate, David   McAlister, Bruce  
2002 Bae, J       McKendry, Bruce   Planicka, Simon  
2001 Negus, C       Turner, Roydon   Collender, Neville  
2000 Stieller, J       Meechin, Warren   Boyce, R  
1999 McLeod, H       McKendry, Bruce   Beattie, L  
1998 Cusiel, Daniel       Rennell, Ramon   Gray, Ken  
1997 Cooper, A J       Fitzgibbon, Patrick   Milne, K  
1996 Chase, D N       Herron, Neville   Ingold, Alan R  
1995 Cooper, A J       Meechin, Warren   Dore, John  
1994 Cull, P       Cullen, Robert   Coughlan, S McK  
1993 Samuel, P       Bailey, P   Kinzett, Reginald  
1992 nd       nd   nd  
1991 Herdman, J L       McGinley, Robert   Pitcaithly, P  
1990 Williams, M S       nd   Manson, Max  
1989 Williams, M S       Rennell, Kevin   Dunstan, C L  
1988 Welsh, Angus D       nd   nd  
1987 Sisson, Adrian R       Steele, G   Samson, A  
1986 nd       Walker, S   Miller, Bruce  
1985 Veale, M J       McGregor, H D   nd  
1984 Rennell, Ramon       Holland, R A   Dunstan, C L  
1983 Heasley, P       McGregor, H D   nd  
1982 Sisson, Adrian R       Daly, B   Nicholson, S J  
1981 Street, B K       Rennell, Kevin   Stowell, Graham  
1980 Angus, J M       Rennell, Kevin   Dunstan, C L  
1979 Sisson, A R       Not played   Fowler, Noel G  
1978 Not played       Not played   Not played  
1977 Not played       Not played   Not played  
1976 Not played       Not played   Not played  
1975 Not played       Not played   Not played  
1974 Townshend, R B       Beardsley, A A   Narbey, Ivan K  
1973 Townshend, R B       Hancock, E F   Hancock, R F  
1972 Prebble, J W       nd   nd  
1971 Robert, F W       Parrott, Michael   Woods, L  
1970 Titmus, Gavin       Thompson, J C   Stowell, Graham  
1969 Farrant, R M       nd   Lethaby, Grant  
1968 nd       nd   Austin, G K  
1967 Cleland, P K       Reid, R   Pierson, F  
1966 Cleland, P K       Groom, J   Sayer, A B  
1965 Dobson, I D       Mills, J R   McMurray, B C  
1964 Cromb, Ian B       Forees, D   Kenneally, T P  
1963 McNally, M J       Ryan, M L   Ferguson, J D  
1962 Foxton, K D       Salt, G   nd  
1961 Foxton, K D       Peate, R S   nd  
1960 Foxton, K D       Amos, P J   Crombie, D G  
1959 Foxton, K D       Kennedy, T   Woods, L  
1958 Clements, R E       Cross, J S   Blackmore, R C  
1957 Lawrence, H W       Leighton, A S   Pickles. J H  
1956 Kearns, R D       Stoddart, George   Parrott, M W  
1955 Armstrong, W D       Ryburn, R M   Cox, S  
1954 Stanley, M W       Davis, A   McNeill, T D  
1953 James, L J           Smith, I  
1952 Williamson, Frederick           McLurg, M B  
1951 Lambie, R T           McLurg, M B  
1950 Mangan, J G           Charles, T A  
1949 Blair, J L           Turrell, G M  
1948 Lambie, R T           Lewis, P  
1947 WW II           WW II WW II
1946 WW II           WW II WW II
1945 WW II           WWI WW II
1944 WW II           WW II WW II
1943 WW II           WW II WW II
1942 WW II           WW II WW II
1941 Lambie, R T           Nash, A S  
1940 Williamson, Frederick           Turrell, George  
1939 Williamson, Frederick           Macartney, D  

Tai Tapu Men's 27-Hole Open Trophy Winners

Mark Tentori
2009 Dalgety Cup; 2005 & 2007 Carter Salver

Hamish Stalker
2008 Dalgety Cup

Wayne Clark
2012 Dalgety Cup

Daniel Cusiel
1998 Dalgety Cup

Grant Lethaby
1969 McKenzie Tray

George Stoddart
1956 Carter Salver

Ivan Narbey
1974 McKenzie Tray

Bruce Miller
1986 McKenzie Tray

Kevin Rennell
1980, 1981, 1989 Carter Salver

Neville Herron
1996 Carter Salver

Max Manson
1990 McKenzie Tray

Patrick Fitzgibbon
1997 Carter Salver

Reginald Kinzett
1993 McKenzie Tray

Murray Hamilton
2004 & 2005 McKenzie Tray

Bruce McAlister
2003 McKenzie Tray

Shane Peters
2006 Carter Salver

Daniel Hobbs
2013 Dalgety Cup

Bruce McKendry
2002 Carter Salver


Mid Week

Alan Argus Cup

Alan Argus served with distinction from 2007-2017 for the Mid-Week Group, over ten years as a committee member, including the six being Convenor. Over those 6 years he never missed a single Wednesday! The group ran like a well oiled machine during his tenure.

He also had some success in competitions – ???

When he stepped down it was only natural to rededicate one of the unused Cups in the trophy cabinet in his name. The Cup chosen was formerly the Ladies Intermediate Championship Cup and was used for that purpose from 1965-1976. (See the page on the Ladies Intermediate Champions for more information).

This prestigious old cup was refurbished, re-engraved and re-presented to the club. It bears now Alan’s name, in recognition of his outstanding work.

The Cup is the culmination of the Mid-Week voucher season as all previous Voucher Day winners compete against each other on the penultimate Stroke/Voucher day with the best net score being the winner for that year.

The first winner to have his name engraved on the Cup was Wayne Stack

Bob Bowman Trophies

Tai Tapu golfers will recall Bob Bowman as the donor of the three trophies competed for by the Mid-Week Group (aka the Wednesday Group). Bob appears to have played mainly on Wednesdays and also in some mixed Sunday matches. Bob’s name appears on only two Club trophies (including one of his own). Bob and Alice Brixton were the first winners of the Captain’s Trophy in 1987 for Mixed Four Ball Best Ball Stableford

Although he was an accomplished golfer with a single figure handicap there is very limited information about his golfing activities but Bob’s son Phillip remembers caddying on the Hagley Park golf course in the early 1950s and in later years, Bob winning quite a few matches.

Born in Sydney in 1911, Bob came over to New Zealand in 1933 and in 1940 enlisted in the NZ Army. Bob served in the Royal New Zealand Engineers where he saw action in North Africa, Palestine and Italy. Post war, until 1948, Bob worked at the Addington Railway Workshops. After leaving the Railway Workshops Bob made wooden toys in the front room of his house in Lincoln Road and did a bit of house construction. Bob re-joined the Army in 1951 and in 1953 he was sent to Korea. On his return from Korea Bob was promoted to the rank of Captain and became the Commanding Officer for the RNZE in the South island at the Riccarton Road Army Barracks. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, African Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, NZ War Service Medal, Korea UN Medal and posthumously the NZ Defence Service Medal.

Retiring from the army in late 1967, Bob was then employed by the Department of Maori and Island Affairs to be the Overseer of the construction of an airfield on Niue Island. That project lead to the opening of Niue Island’s Hanan International Airport. During his time on Niue he built a 9 hole golf course. Bob also built the school swimming pool and other buildings around Alofi. Now in 2014 it appears that Niue still has only that one golf course of which a travel brochure states: “A well maintained 9 hole course is located near the Hanan International Airport. Visitors are welcome to play at any time and costs are $20 per round. Bob retired from full time work in 1971 at the end of the Niue Island Project.

The minutes of the Club Committee of 21 November 1978 report that Bob measured ground levels around the course. These showed that Waitaha fairway had a 10 inch fall to the river. (Of course, due to the earthquakes since, this figure would appear to no longer apply as it is believed he river level has risen). The minutes state that “From Mid-Field through to Cottage the variation was four feet six inches to two feet six inches.” The minutes state that the levels found are to be rechecked and used to guide installation of drainage pipes on Waitaha.

Bob’s second wife of 37 years, Elizabeth, [known as Betty] died in 1980. Bob passed away in 2004 at the age of 93 years after a life very well lived. He was survived by his third wife, Vera (nee de la Cour) whom he married in 1981.

Vera was an active lady member of the Club. She served on the Ladies Committee in 1983, was Ladies Treasurer in 1984, Ladies Vice Captain in 1985 (which then carried the position of Ladies Handicapper) and she was also Ladies Handicapper in 1987. She donated a small trophy for Ladies Hidden Holes Trophy event.

Vera passed away in early 2008. With the ready consent and best wishes of the Club Committee, her ashes were scattered by family and friends on the Tai Tapu Golf Course sometime after March 2008.

We are grateful for the most helpful contributions of Bob Bowman’s sons, Phillip and Derek, in creating this document.

Bob Bowman Trophy: Best One of Three Gross Rounds

YearWinner
2017Peters, Shane
2016Peters, Shane
2015Dohman, Jo
2014Morgan, Ross
2013Morgan, Ross
2012Morgan, Ross
2011McCullough, Rob
2010Roach, Ronald
2009Hoffman, Michael
2008Morgan, Ross
2007Morgan, Ross
2006Morgan, Ross
2005Messervy, David
2004Pahau, Bill
2003Hollick, Roy
2002Hollick, Roy
2001Davidson, Brian
2000McKendry, Bruce
1999McKendry, Bruce
1998Goodson, Laurie

Bob Bowman Trophy Best One of Three Gross Rounds

Ross Morgan
Six time winner

John Porter
2011 Equal

Rob McCullough
2011 Equal

Brian Davidson
2001

Bob Bowman Trophy: Best One of Three Net Rounds

SeasonWinner
2017Marks, Dave
2016Moriarty, Brian
2015Johann Poorter
2014Ross Morgan
2013Ken, Bain
2012Brewer, Wayne
2011Hill, Warwick
2010Maslen, David
2009Revitt, Terence
2008Kerr, Bryan
2007Messervy, David
2006Sylvester, Louis
2005Stewart, Alan
2004Rennell, Kevin
2004Manson, Max
2003Middlekoop, Arie
2002Kerr, Bryan
2001Lee, Fred
2000Turner, Neville
1999Burfitt
1998Poorter, Hans
1997Williamson, Brian
1996Lee, Geoffrey
1995Green, Noel
1994Middlekoop, Arie
1993Bowman, Bob
1992Armstrong, Val

Bob Bowman Trophy: Best One of Three Net Rounds

Max Manson
2004

Warwick Hill
2011

Wayne Brewer
2012

Brain Williamson
1997

Ross Morgan
2014

"The Bob Bowman Trophy" : Best Two of Three Net Rounds.

Season Winner
2017 Moriarty, Brian
2016 Moriarty, Brian
2015 Poorter, Johan
2014 Marks, David
2013 Robson, Richard
2012 Adam, David
2011 Argus, Alan
2010 Kinzett, Reginald
2009 Porter, John
2008 Kerr, Bryan
2007 Manson, Max
2006 Davidson, Brian
2005 Sylvester, Louis
2004 Equal Roach, Ronald
2004 Equal Donovan, Brian
2003 Equal Manson, Max
2003 Equal Kissell, Herbert
2002 Kerr, Bryan
2001 Dockery, John
2000 Tipene, D
1999 Equal Roach, Ronald
1999 Equal McKinnon, Jack
1998 Poorter, Hans
1997 Armstrong, Val

Bob Bowman Trophies: Best Two of Three Net Rounds

Alan Argus
2011

Richard Robinson
2013

Val Armstrong
1997

Johann Poorter
1998

David Marks
2014

Jim Clark Trophy

The late Jim Clark, a long time member of the Mid-week Group donated this trophy for the Stroke Best Net competition for players ages 70-79 years inclusive on the annual “Trophy Day”. Unfortunately Jim Clark was unable to win his own trophy before he retired from the Club. Evergreen Douglas Reece has already won this event twice in its short existence. Other winners include former Club President Brian Davidson, former Club Secretary Brian Williamson, the Mid-week Group Convenor, Alan Argus, and in 2014, Club President Neville Turner.

Jim Clark Trophy Winners Winner
2018
2017 Adam, David
2016 Marks, David
2015 Hope, Ronald
2014 Turner, Neville
2013 Kitto, Dick
2012 Argus, Alan
2011 Davidson, Brian
2010 Reece, Doug
2009 Donaldson, Roger
2008 Williamson, Brian
2007 Hope, Ronald
2006 Holland, John
2005 Reece, Doug
2004 Blue, Malcom

Jim Clark Trophy for Septuagenarians

Brian Williamson
2008

Alan Argus
2012

Ronald Hope
2007 & 2015

Brian Davidson
2011

Douglas Reece
2005, 2010

Neville Turner
2014

Terence Revitt
R-Up 2015

Roy Hollick Trophies: Mid-Week Ringers, Net & Gross

The Hollick Trophies for Mid-Week Net Ringers were donated by former member Roy Hollick in 1995.The designs of the trophies depart from the usual cup, tray or plaque to form a sort of mechanistic art. Roy Hollick who was a low handicapper claimed his own trophy twice, 2002,2003 and he may have done so again had he remained at Tai Tapu Golf. Since then, Ross Morgan has laid claim to the Gross Ringers Trophy and has relinquished it on very few occasions–one suspects only in a spirit of generosity–but he reclaimed it smartly thereafter. Although the winners of the Net Ringers Trophy are spread amongst members, several have managed to take it twice.

Originally, members submitted their scorecards to a Ringers Recorder for every relevant round of golf. However in 2011 this was changed to recording Ringers only on the monthly stroke match. In effect that was for only 10 rounds per annum–since there are no scheduled Stroke matches. January and December somewhat unsatisfactory for regular players and leading perhaps to erratic results.

Roy Hollick Trophy: Mid-Week Net Ringers

2017 Argus, Alan
2016 Sylvester, Louis
2015 Ny, Ted
2014 Buckner, Desmond
2013 Buckner, Desmond
2012 Stuart, Gavin
2011 Stuart, Gavin
2010 Petch, David
2009 Kerr, Bryan
2008 Turner, Neville; Buckner, Desmond
2007 Blyth, Jack
2006 Buckner, Desmond
2005 Prisk, Robert
2004 Stewart, Alan; Manson, Max
2003 Harraway, Noel; Dockery, John
2002 Lee, Fred
2001 Turner, Neville
2000 Turner, Neville
1999 Dore, John
1998 Dore, John
1997 Clancy, Doug
1996 Chaston, Colin
1995 Armstrong, Val

Retired Past Member, Bryan Kerr who won the Net Ringers in 2009, was known as something of a bio-mechanical man at Tai Tapu Golf. He had been subjected to operations to install an abnormal number of joints prostheses–hips, knees, etc.In his younger days Bryan succeeded from being a successful athlete at Christchurch Boys’ High School to provincial standard. Then in later years he contributed back to the sport as a very well regarded administrator in provincial athletics.

One may have thought that Gavin Stuart who had won the Net Ringers in successive seasons 2011, 2012 was a reasonably steady and consistent player. However that view was abruptly dispelled in 2012 when Gavin’s ball from #10 tee described a humongous hyperbolic curve off-line, and managing to evade various obstacles, including the tree planted for the purpose of preventing such an occurrence, smashed though the large pane of the nearer window of the clubhouse. Surprisingly, not being at all crestfallen by this event Gavin unapologetically proudly displayed the ball afterwards for all to see. Maybe Gavin was quickly forgiven on account of the willing work he does as an electrician for the Club.

Roy Hollick Net Ringers

Buckner, Desmond
2013 & 2014

Lee, Frederick ("Morrie")
2002

Armstrong, Val
1995

Prisk, Robert
2005

Roy Hollick Trophy: Mid-Week Gross Ringers

2017 Blackwell, David
2016 Peters, Shane
2015 Porter, John
2014 Berryman, Stuart Berryman
2013 Morgan, Ross
2012 Morgan, Ross; Jones, Kevin. (Equal)
2011 Porter, John
2010 Argus, Alan
2009 Morgan, Ross
2008 Morgan, Ross
2007 Morgan, Ross
2006 Morgan, Ross
2005 Morgan, Ross
2004 Morgan, Ross
2003 Hollick, Roy
2002 Hollick, Roy
2001 McKendry

Roy Hollick Gross Ringers

Alan Argus
2010

John Porter
2011

Ross Morgan
de facto owners of this trophy

Bruce McKendry
2001

Kevin Jones
2012 (Equal)

Stuart Berryman
2014

McLenagan Trophy

The McLenagan Trophy was donated to the Mid-Week Group (formerly the Wednesday Group) for competition amongst players 80 years of age and over. The Best Net over 18 holes to win the trophy.

Season Winner
2017 Roach, Ron
2016 Poorter, Hans
2015 Williams, Ian
2014 Poorter, Johannes
2013 Sylvester, Louis
2012 Narbey, Ivan
2011 Hartnell, John
2010 Sylvester, Louis
2009 Donovan, Brian
2008 Goile, Norman

Louis Sylvester
2010, 2013

John Hartnell
2011

Ivan "Chainsaw" Narbey
2012

Brian Donovan
2009

Johannes Poorter
2014

Mid-Week Nine-Holers Douglas Reece Trophy

In years from around 2000 there has been a slowly growing proportion of golfers who have taken to playing rounds of only nine holes. There is indeed a Nine-Holers Interclub Competition for Canterbury Golf Clubs. So far in 2014, most Nine-Holers are players whose age and/ or disability mitigates against their playing a full round of 18 holes.

At Tai Tapu there has been just a small number of Ladies playing nine-holes, although there was none in 2014.

Douglas Reece has created a trophy for the Nine-Holer men

Jenny Stephens has donated a trophy for the Nine-Holer ladies

On Wednesdays in co-operation with the Mid-Week Group, a handful of Nine-Holer men have played a nine-holes competition. It is too soon to determine whether this group will grow and form a viable competition. For this competition they play on ad hoc handicaps half their 18-hole handicaps. Usually a Stroke Net Competition. The Reece Trophy goes to the player with most wins in the season–something which so far John Cox has appropriated to himself!

from left: Alan Ingold, Len Dunstan, John Cox and Erwin Kaser.

 

The Mid-Week Group at Tai Tapu Golf hosts a small but elite quartet of senior players (see picture) who play only nine-holes instead of the usual eighteen. Some use is made of the electric golf carts acquired by the club in recent years. Alan Ingold has been with Tai Tapu for many years. He won at least the following: the McKenzie Tray (Best Junior Net) at the Tai Tapu Men’s Open in 1996, the Rex Rudkin Salver (pairs) in 1994 and the J R Gleeson trophy (pairs) in 1989, Joan Woods Salver 1996 and Jane Brown Cup 1992 and the Nine-Holers Trophy in successive years 2007, 2008 and 2009. as well as winning the trophy* for the Quartet’s 2015 season, John Cox won the Canterbury Nine Holers Trophy earlier this year. Although his home club is Charteris Bay, he seems very much at home at Tai Tapu where he has been made most welcome. We regret that we do not yet have the full playing records of Len Dunstan and Erwin Kaser. However Erwin is with us for only part of each year as he spends some months of our winter in his home city of Graz, Austria. We are delighted that he keeps returning to us.

*The trophy was created by Tai Tapu Identity, Douglas Reece.

 

Mid-Week Group: Nine-Holers Winners Reece Trophy

2016 Cox, John
2015 Cox, John
2014 Kaser, Erwin
2013 Cox, John
2012 Cox, John
2011 Cox, John
2010 Cox, John
2009 Ingold, Alan
2008 Ingold, Alan
2007 Ingold, Alan

Women

Notes to Records

Every effort has been made to ensure results are correct, but if errors are found, we shall be pleased to be notified of corrections.

In the past, ladies were identified by their husbands names, e.g.–thus Mrs Joe Smith or Mrs J Smith. However there have since been societal changes. In conformity with current practice, therefore, in these trophy winners records we have ladies names in the format “Smith, Elizabeth” in tabulated data and “Elizabeth Smith” for pictures. We would greatly appreciate receiving corrections to ladies first names, or information about first names which are represented here only by initials,which could be the husbands.

While we have a goodly gallery of members’ pictures but far fewer than we would like. What especially would be helpful is pictures of past members. Any picture sent as computer files as images in jpeg or png format would be excellent. We would be most grateful for the loan of pictures which we can scan to copy and we guarantee there will be no damage to any borrowed pictures (even still in their frames).

 

Ladies Birdie Cup

This cup donated by Nancy Cullen is awarded for the most birdies scored during the season. Unfortunately, this cup, more or less of egg-cup size, was too small to have winners’ names engraved on it and therefore nothing was done with it until 2012. A small base was added by Doug Reece and it had space for some names but already by 2014 only about five seasons of space remain on it, and only if there are no ties. If it is to be continued, the base will have to be replaced with a larger one.

This event is biased towards the top players–as is evident in the list of winners’ names. A higher handicapper with a low frequency of scoring birdies has therefore to play virtually every official match to have any chance of winning it. There have been suggestions for another event for the scoring of most Net Birdies by players in the Bronze categories.

Nancy Cullen Birdie Cup

  • 2017 - Siave, Anne
  • 2016 - Bates, Carol
  • 2015 - Brewer, Pamela
  • 2014 - "Not Played This Year" stated in 2015 Programme Booklet
  • 2013 - Wills, Tracy
  • 2012 - Wills, Tracy
  • 2011 - Bates, Carol
  • 2010 - Wills, Tracy
  • 2009 - Bates, Carol
  • 2008 - Bates, Carol
  • 2007 - McKinnon, Lynette; Livesey, Julie.
  • 2006 - Edmonds, Donna
  • 2005 - Blik, Jeanne; Hoffman, Bridget; Edmonds, Donna
  • 2004 - Drinnan, Jeanette; Stephens, Jenny
  • 2003 - Miller, Sandra
  • 2002 - Blik, Jeanne; McCabe, Joan
  • 2001 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 2000 - Bates, Carol
  • 1999 - Townshend, Dianne
  • 1998 - Bates, Carol
  • 1997 - Bates, Carol
  • 1996 - Goldsworthy, Sally; Bates, Carol
  • 1995 - Bates, Carol
  • 1994 - Bates, Carol

Ladies Birdie Cup Winners

Jennifer Stephens
2004

Carol Bates
Nine times winner

Tracy Wills
2005

Lynette Madgwick
2007

Ladies Senior Championship & Flights

On perusing the list of Ladies who have won the Ladies Senior Championship one factor stands out. That is the obvious periods of dominance. A single player dominates for a time before another player dominates for a following period. Possibly the pattern was set in the very early years of the Club’s history when Mrs D A McDonald won the title three years in succession (1934, 1935,1936). However the longest dominant period still has not ended as of 2016. Carol Bates who first won the Ladies Senior Championship in 1994 has won it another 12 times since, a sequence broken only by years in which she has chosen not to compete. The one exception being the dramatic victory of Adrienne Shadbolt in 2015 after they had played stroke for stroke for 36 holes. It was only on the third extra hole that Adrienne clinched her victory. Adrienne’s tee shot on that Par 3 hole was comfortably on the green ready for easy putting whereas Carol’s was off in the rough, and not close, to the side. It was all over when Carol’s pitch failed to provide a reasonable putting opportunity. (Carol further distinguished herself by serving as Club President 2009, 2o10, 2011).

Mavis Wheeler’s period of dominance was not as complete but nevertheless she won the title some 9 times between 1966 and 1986. Towards the end of Mavis’ run Patricia Rennell entered the scene and won 8 times between 1984 and 2002. (Indeed, apart from the Senior Championship, Patricia Rennell has probably accumulated more trophy wins than any other lady in the Club. This is examined elsewhere. Patricia was Club President 1993-1996 incl.).

Jean Gillespie Scott first won the Senior Championship in 1956, but then the event was not held in the next three years, 1957,1958,1959. In 1960 it was held again and yet again it was won by Jean, who went on to wins in 1961, 1962, 1963. We can only speculate what Jean may have done in the missing years 1957-1959!

Shorter concentrated runs were recorded by Edith Agnes Turrell (1951, 1953,1954,1955); Georgina Cameron (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985); Rosie Lee (2004, 2005, 2006).

Year Winner Runner-Up
2017 Bates, Carol Shadbolt, Adrienne
2016 Bates, Carol Screen, Sharon
2015 Shadbolt, Adrienne Bates, Carol
2014 Bates, Carol Shadbolt, Adrienne
2013 Bates, Carol Brodie, Chris
2012 Shadbolt, Adrienne Hoffman, Bridgett
2011 Bates, Carol Shadbolt, Adrienne
2010 Bates, Carol Stephens, Jennifer
2009 Bates, Carol Tentori, Penelope
2008 Bates, Carol Hoffman, Bridgett
2007 Bates, Carol Stephens, Jennifer
2006 Lee, Rosie Hoffman, Bridgett
2005 Lee, Rosie Goldsworthy, Susan
2004 Lee, Rosie Goldsworthy, Susan
2003 McCabe, Patricia Goldsworthy, Susan
2002 Rennell, Patricia Goldsworthy, Susan
2001 Not held Not held
2000 Bates, Carol McCabe, Patricia
1999 Bates, Carol Rennell, Patricia
1998 Goldsworthy, Sally Edmonds, G (Donna?)
1997 Bates, Carol Goldsworthy, Susan
1996 Bates, Carol Goldsworthy, Susan
1995 Bates, Carol Rennell, Patricia
1994 Bates, Carol Rennell, Patricia
1993 Rennell, Patricia  
1992 Rennell, Patricia  
1991 Rennell, Patricia  
1990 Rennell, Patricia  
1989 Rennell, Patricia  
1988 Rennell, Patricia  
1987 Not held  
1986 Wheeler, Mavis  
1985 Cameron, Georgina  
1984 Rennell, Patricia  
1983 Cameron, Georgina  
1982 Cameron, Georgina  
1981 Cameron, Georgina  
1980 Wheeler, Mavis  
1979 Wheeler, Mavis  
1978 Wheeler, Mavis  
1977 Wheeler, Mavis  
1976 Coakley, Lena  
1975 Wheeler, Mavis  
1974 Rendall, J  
1973 Rendall, J  
1972 Clephane, Susan  
1971 Clephane, Susan  
1970 Rhodes, Rose  
1969 Wheeler, Mavis  
1968 Wheeler, Mavis  
1967 Bowis, Ethel  
1966 Wheeler, Mavis  
1965 Bowis, Ethel  
1964 Pierson, Gwendoline  
1963 Scott, Jean  
1962 Scott, Jean  
1961 Scott, Jean  
1960 Scott, Jean  
1959 Not held  
1958 Not held  
1957 Not held  
1956 Scott, Jean  
1955 Turrell, Edith Agnes  
1954 Turrell, Edith Agnes  
1953 Turrell, Edith Agnes  
1952 McNeill, T D  
1951 Turrell, G M  
1950 Blackmore,Betty  
1949 Smith, S  
1948 Coop, W J H  
1947 McKenzie, S  
1946 WW II  
1945 WW II  
1944 WW II  
1943 WW II  
1942 WW II  
1941 Streeter, Amy  
1940 Dalgety, B G  
1939 Smith, S  
1938 Templeton, R J  
1937 Tait, R H  
1936 MacDonald, D A  
1935 MacDonald, D A  
1934 MacDonald, D A  

Ladies Senior Championship Winners

Patricia Rennell
7 Times Winner

Carol Bates
12 Times Winner

Mavis Wheeler
9 Times Winner

Georgina Cameron
1981, 1982,1983, & 1985

Adrienne Shadbolt
2012

Rosie Lee
2004, 2005, 2006

Ladies Championship Flights

The results of Ladies Flights were not published until those for 1994 appeared in the Club’s annual programme booklet for 1995. In regard to the Senior Championship there have never been more than a handful of contestants. Frequently, therefore, a Flight (or Plate) event was deemed not worthwhile to hold.

YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP
2017 Not Played  
2016 Not Played  
2015 Not Played  
2014 Not Played  
2013 Shadbolt, Adrienne Piper, Kerry
2012 Not played  
2011 Not Played  
2010 Hoffman, Bridget Madgwick, Lynette
2009 McKinnon, Lynette Hoffman, Bridget
2008 Tentori Penelope Stephens, Jennifer
2007 Not Played  
2006 Not Played  
2005 Rennell, Patricia Hoffman, Bridget
2004 Not Played  
2003 McGinley, Helen Lauder, Aileen
2002 Baran, Florence? Whitelaw, Alison
2001 Not Played  
2000 Broekmeyer, Rita Edmonds, Donna
1999 Townshend, D Edmonds, Donna
1998 Rennell Patricia Bates, Carol
1997 Rennell Patricia McCabe, Patricia
1996 Rennell Patricia Townshend, D
1995 O'Connell, C No data
1994 Not Listed  

Ladies Intermediate Championship

The original Tai Tapu Ladies Golf Club cup for this event is still extant but ceased to be used in 1977 when the Ruth Lang Intermediate Championship Cup replaced it. That was presumably because no space remained for winners names to be engraved.

The stand-out player in the table of winners is Edna Gleeson–she put the cup (the old one then the new one) on her mantlepiece in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980. The only consolation to those players she left in her wake was that she had to keep the cup polished all those years. Although Helen McGinley appropriated the Ruth Lang Cup four times in subsequent years, the winners since Edna Gleeson have been distributed fairly well amongst a number of worthy winners.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a picture of Edna Gleeson to place on this page; neither do we have many pictures of winners at their prize-givings. We do offer happy Tracy Wills following, though and mugshots of other winners below–they all look very attractive, don’t they?

Original Ladies Intermediate Championship Cup 1965-1976

Current Ladies Intermediate Championship Cup (Ruth Lang Cup) 1976- Present

Ladies Intermediate Championships Cups

YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP
2020    
2019    
2018    
2017 Screen, Sharon Stephens, Jennifer
2016 Wills, Tracy Stephens, Jennifer
2015 Screen, Sharon Miller, Grace
2014 Wills, Tracy Screen, Sharon
2013 Miller, Grace Livesey, Julie
2012 Wills, Tracy Carroll, Sally
2011 Stephens, Jenny Edmonds, Donna
2010 Piper, Kerry Livesey, Julie
2009 Piper, Kerry Adam, Lorraine
2008 Edmonds, Donna Donaldson, Raeleen
2007 Piper, Kerry Livesey, Julie
2006 Rennell, Patricia McCabe, Joan
2005 Blik, Jeanne Carroll, Sally
2004 Stephens, Jennifer Rennell, Patricia
2003 Stephens, Jennifer Livesey, Julie
2002 Not played Not Played
2001 Rennell, Patricia McGinley, Helen
2000 McGinley, Helen Baran(?), F
1999 McGinley, Helen Griffiths, Nancy
1998 McGinley, Helen Broekmeyer, Rita
1997 Townshend, Dianne Broekmeyer, Rita
1996 McGinley, Helen Lauder, Aileen
1995 McCabe, Patricia Woods, Joan
1994 Townshend, Dianne Miller, Sandra
1993 Woods, Joan  
1992 Townshend, Dianne  
1991 Woods, Joan  
1990 Prendergast, Betty?  
1989 Prendergast, Betty?  
1988 Brixton, Alice  
1987 Prendergast, Betty?  
1986 Smith, N  
1985 Burgoyne, Rowena  
1984 Burgoyne, Rowena  
1983 Watkins, Betty?  
1982 Anderson, Audrey  
1981 Whitelaw, Alison  
1980 Gleeson, Edna  
1979 Gleeson, Edna  
1978 Whitelaw, Alison  
1977 Gleeson, Edna  
1976 Gleeson, Edna  
1975 Gleeson, Edna  
1974 Gleeson, Edna  
1973 Nutt, Moya?  
1972 Holland, Margaret  
1971 Gleeson, Edna  
1970 Rose, Catherine  
1969 Woods, Joan  
1968 Hall, Barbara  
1967 Gray, A  
1966 Moreton, Joy  
1965 Buxton, C  

Helen McGinley
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000

Jennifer Stephens
2003, 2004, 2011

Grace Miller
2013

Kerry Piper
2007, 2009, 2010

Donna Edmonds
2008

Alison Whitelaw
1978, 1981

Jeannie Blik
2005

Tracy Wills
2012, 2014

Ladies Junior Championships

The photo-opportunity at the Ladies 2013 Annual Prize-giving Ceremony was carried out at a very pleasant setting as seen here with Janet Nichols’ trophies. Janet won the Rossendale Cup for the Ladies Junior Championship (in her hand) and the Sue Clephane Cup for the best qualifying round in the Junior Championship.

Ladies Junior Championship: Rossendale Cup

YEAR WINNER RUNNER_UP
2020    
2019    
2018    
2017 Machpherson, Diane Sprott, Jannette
2016 Mackay, Gillian Nicholls, Janet
2015 Sprott, Janet  
2014 Adam, Lorraine  
2013 Nicholls, Jane  
2012 Edmonds, Donna  
2011 Kinzett, Patricia  
2010 Whitelaw, Alison  
2009 Wills, Tracy  
2008 McGinley, Helen  
2007 Lauder, Aileen  
2006 Crabb, Wanda  
2005 Manson, Elizabeth  
2004 Keenan, Molly  
2003 Carroll, Sally  
2002 Manson, Elizabeth  
2001 Lauder, Aileen  
2000 Ness, Mavis  
1999 Chudleigh, Fay  
1998 Chudleigh, Fay  
1997 Edwards, Alyss  
1996 Ness, Mavis  
1995 Edwards, Alyss  
1994 Gleeson, Edna  
1993 Norton, L  
1992 Lindom, Kay  
1991 Stevens, N  
1990 McCabe, Patricia  
1989 Townshend, Dianne  
1988 Watt, June  
1987 Manson, Elizabeth  
1986 Hatchard, Debbie  
1985 Manson, Elizabeth  
1984 Welsh, Susan  
1983 Martyn, Evelyn  
1982 Cullen, Nancy  
1981 Fiecken, Jessie  
1980 Ryan, Patricia  
1979 Duncan, M  
1978 Potts, Waveney  
1977 Lewthwaite, O  
1976 Crossen, A  
1975 Macale, Betty  
1974 Nelson, B or R  
1973 McIntyre, Jean  
1972 Prendergast, Betty  
1971 Rendall, J  
1970 Begg, N  
1969 Climie, K  
1968 Rawstron, Patricia  
1967 Hall, Barbara  
1966 Neil, R  
1965 Rawstron, Patricia  

Ladies Junior Championships (Rossendale Cup) Winners

Elizabeth Manson
1985, 1987, 2002, 2005

Patricia Kinzett
2011

Aileen Lauder
2001, 2007

Sally Carroll
2003

Lorraine Adam
2014

Deyell Cup: (aka Ladies Junior B Championship)

This cup is marked as “A1” and “EPNS”. Thus it is the best quality for the manufacturer and is silver plated Nickel Silver.

The Deyell Cup was presented for Championship Matchplay for 40.4 to 54 handicap players. In effect it is the Ladies Junior B Cup. (Note:The many “nd” entries are likely to be simply a lack of entrants for the event).

Deyell Cup Winners

Year Winner Runner-Up
2020    
2019    
2018    
2017 Fairless, Georgie Watson, Patricia
2016 Gebbie, Diane Watson, Patricia
2015 Gebbie, Diane Cook, Jane
2014 Fairless, Georgina Adams, Rosena
2013 Hutton, Valerie Cook, Jane
2012 Taylor, Florence  
2011 not played  
2010 Harris-Daw, Toni  
2010    
2009 nd  
2008 Taylor, Florence  
2007 nd  
2006 Rogers, Jill  
2005 Wright, Nancy  
2004 Donaldson, Raeleen  
2003 nd  
2002 McDonald, Vonnie  
2001 nd  
2000 nd  
1999 Shaw, J  
1998 nd  
1997 nd  
1996 Dale, G  
1995 McLaren, S  
1994 nd  
1993 Browne, B  
1992 Wills, K  
1991 Ross, J  
1990 Murray, P  
1989 Leary, F  
1988 Ingold, J  
1987 Townshend, Diane  
1986 nd  
1985 Stevens, N  
1984 Norton, Lois  
1983 Walsh, J  
1982 Edwards, D  
1981 McKinnon, Noelene  
1980 Gargett, Lois  
1979 Milne, M  
1978 Ramsay, J  
1977 Radford, Edna  
1976 Campbell, J  
1975 Campbell, J  
1974 Wilson, H  
1973 Fowler, G  
1972 Nelson, R  
1971 Miller, Sandra?  
1970 Gallen, E?  
1969 Price, C  
1968 Harvey, B  
1967 Archibald, I A  
1966 Herron, Audrey  
1965 Hamilton, H  
1964 Corrick, W  
1963 Ryan, J  
1962 Bowis, I D  
1961 Pierson, F?  
1960 Colombus, F  
1959 De Pas, P A  
1958 Barnes, I B  
1957 Schmitt, J  
1956 Amos, J E  
1955 Rawstron, G A  
1954 Heinzmann, Pamela  
1953 Duncan, H  

Some Deyell Cup Winners

Toni Harris-Daw
2010

Jill Rogers
2006

Nancy Wright
2005

Georgina Fairless
2014

Macartney Bowl

There is an interesting history of how the format for this trophy event developed.

 

March 11th 1954

Ladies Committee: Proposed by Mrs Streeter, Seconded by Mrs Blackmore that the first 8 players qualifying for the Championships play for the Championship Cup and the next 8 qualifying play for Mrs Macartney’s Trophy to be known as the Macartney Challenge Bowl.

 

May 6th 1954

Clubhouse. Ladies Committee

Proposed by Mrs Stoddart seconded by Mrs Withell that the decision on the Macartney Trophy be left until the meeting in June.

 

July 15th 1954

Clubhouse Ladies Committee

Proposed by Mrs Turrell seconded by Mrs Calder that the existing Championship Cup be for the Seniors (Silver Division) and the Macartney Bowl for the Bronze Division and the Deyell Cup be for non-handicap players.-Carried. (Mrs Deyell was a member at this time). Proposed by Mrs Blackmore seconded by Miss Simpson that Mrs Macartney’s trophy be called the Macartney Bowl.

 

1954

Later in year: First played. Match play on handicap

 

2013

No more names on Bowl itself. A band around the base is going to be placed.

The existing engravings seem to follow no rational pattern.

 

2012

Two Qualifying rounds Stroke Net. Eight to Qualify. For Qualifiers, subsequent individual Match-Play on Handicap.

 

2014

Individual Match-Play on Handicap for 4 Qualifiers Seeded by 2 Qualifying Rounds.

  • 2017 - Stalker, Diane
  • 2016 - Stalker, Diane
  • 2015 - Piper, Kerry
  • 2014 - Piper, Kerry
  • 2013 - Sprott, Janet
  • 2012 - Livesey, Julie
  • 2011 - Whitelaw, Alison
  • 2010 - Adam, Lorraine
  • 2009 - Shadbolt, Adrienne
  • 2008 - Hylands, Joyce
  • 2007 - Whitelaw, Alison
  • 2006 - Howard, Linda
  • 2005 - Miller, Grace
  • 2004 - Samson, Theresa
  • 2003 - Stephens, Jenny
  • 2002 - McLaren, S
  • 2001 - Horner, G
  • 2000 - Blik, Jeanne
  • 1999 - Ness, Mavis
  • 1998 - De Vries, A
  • 1997 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1996 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1995 - Manson, Elizabeth
  • 1994 - Ness, Mavis
  • 1993 - Miller, Sandra
  • 1992 - Miller, Sandra
  • 1991 - Bowman, Vera
  • 1990 - Whitelaw, Alison
  • 1989 - Bowman, Vera
  • 1988 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1987 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1986 - Norton, l
  • 1985 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1984 - Gleeson, Edna
  • 1983 - Gleeson, Edna
  • 1982 - Wheeler, Mavis
  • 1981 - Prendergarst, Betty?
  • 1980 - Manson, P
  • 1979 - Prendergast, Betty?
  • 1978 - Whitelaw, Alison
  • 1977 - Miller, Sandra
  • 1976 - Wheeler, Mavis
  • 1975 - Gleeson, Edna
  • 1974 - Woods, Joan
  • 1973 - Brixton, Alice
  • 1972 - Coakley, J
  • 1971 - Holland, Mavis
  • 1970 - Brixton, Alice
  • 1969 - Burtt, J
  • 1968 - Wheeler, Mavis
  • 1967 - Treeby, C
  • 1966 - Sumpter, W
  • 1965 - Gleeson, Edna
  • 1964 - Nutt, A
  • 1963 - Lanauze, L?
  • 1962 - Madden, V
  • 1961 - Lang, Ruth
  • 1960 - Thompson, G
  • 1959 - Cusak, C L
  • 1958 - Thompson, G
  • 1957 - Wood, R N
  • 1956 - Thompson, E
  • 1955 - Thompson, E
  • 1954 - Wood, B

Macartney Bowl Winners

Alison Whitelaw
1978, 1990, 2007

Grace Miller
2005

Alice Brixton
1970,1973

Ruth Lang
1961

Jane Sprott
2013

Lorraine Adam
2010

Adrienne Shadbolt
2009

Julie Livesey
2012

Joyce Hylands
2008

Diane Stalker
2016

Ladies Annual LGU Medals & Monthly Buttons

For many years of ladies golf at most golf clubs, there have been “LGU Medal” competitions. Medal competitions were inaugurated by the New Zealand Ladies Golf Union after it was formed in or about 1910 as a branch of the British Ladies Golf Union (LGU). The LGU itself was founded in London in 1893 and is the encompassing body for ladies’ amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland. Originally the New Zealand Branch organisation was called the New Zealand Ladies Golf Union until 1996 when the name was changed to Women’s Golf New Zealand. (Presumably that was because it was realised that there could be “Ladies golf and Gentlemen’s golf” or “Men’s golf and Women’s golf” but neither “Women’s golf and Gentlemen’s golf” nor “Ladies golf and Men’s golf”.) Subsequently, in 2005, NZ Golf (meaning Men’s golf) amalgamated with Women’s Golf New Zealand and the amalgamated body is “New Zealand Golf”. (But while Tai Tapu Golf complies with this nomenclature officially, the use of the term “Ladies” still seems favoured by the ladies themselves, and consequently is used in this document to respect that.)

At the Club level it has been hard to discern any practical effect of amalgamation. And, after all the foregoing, it appears that the LGU continues in at least one form, viz., its Medal Competition. The Club Handbook (2011 edition) published by New Zealand Golf gives the full details of the LGU Competition, but the following is a summary.

The actual LGU games are Stroke Net with the tee markers placed alongside the official markers embedded in the tees. LGU competitions are scheduled usually monthly through the season. There are two major playing levels or divisions, viz., Silver and Bronze. The Silver division is for players with Handicap indices in the range 0—18.4. The Bronze division is for players having handicap indices in the range18.5 — 40.4. Each club is expected to divide the Bronze division into two or three sub-divisions depending on the number of members and the distribution of their handicap indices. [As an aside, one wonders why the top division is labelled “Silver” when “Gold” would have been a more obvious used classification.]

New Zealand Golf issues up to a maximum of one Silver medal and three Bronze medals per season to each club for its LGU Medal competition. At each club, the annual LGU Medal for a division is awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate of best four net differentials in the season. It appears to be the practice that the best Stroke Net score in the monthly LGU Medal competition is awarded a “Button”. [The examples of the Button and Medal shown above were photographs of two examples taken from amongst those buttons and medals awarded to Jenny Stephens, who was Tai Tapu Ladies Captain in 2014. The actual objects were 1.8 cm and 2cm diameter respectively.)

Ladies Monthly Buttons Winners 2014

Anne Siave
(February)

Carol Bates
(March)

Kerry Piper
(September)

Grace Miller
(May)

Sharon Screen
(June)

Dianne Stalker
(October)

Ladies Monthly Buttons 2016

Janette Sprott
April, May & August

Julie Livesey
June & October

Diane Stalker
July

Adrienne Shadbolt
(September)

Ladies Monthly Buttons 1994 - 2017

  February March April May June July August September October November
2017 Macpherson, Diane Clark, J Livesey, Julie Piper, Kerri Brewer, Pam Shadbolt, Adrienne Bates, Carol Sprott, Janette Machperson, Diane  
2016 Brodie, C Macpherson, Dianne Sprott, Janette Sprott, Janette Livesey, Julia Stalker, Dianne Sprott, Janette Shadbolt, Adrienne Livesey, Julie  
2015 Stalker, Dianne Macpherson, Dianne Morrall, Cheryl Miller, Grace Sprott, Janette Stalker, Dianne Bates, Carol Bates, Carol Miller, Grace Miller, Grace
2014 Siave, Anne Bates, Carol Macpherson, Dianne Miller, Grace Screen, Sharon Screen, Sharon Piper, Kerry Siave, Anne Stalker, Diane  
2013 Fenwick, Diane Stephens, Jenny Sprott, Janette Wills, Tracy Shadbolt, Adrienne Shadbolt, Adrienne Whitelaw, Alison Shadbolt, Adrienne Shadbolt, Adrienne  
2012 Siave, Anne Wills, Tracy Livesey, Julie Piper, Kerry Shadbolt, Adrienne Miller, Grace Stalker, Dianne Fairless, Georgie Tentori, Penelope  
2011 Piper, Kerry Edmonds, Donna Manson, Elizabeth Bates, Carol Madgwick, Lynette Stephens, Jenny Walls, Tammy Henderson, Elizabeth Edmonds, Donna  
2010 Young, Kaye Miller, Sandra Bates, Carol Robertson, Rima Reece, Patricia Whitelaw, Alison Tentori, Penelope Piper, Kerry Piper, Kerry  
2009 Howard, Linda Deaker, Anne Crabb, Wanda Power, Ngaire Bates, Carol Donaldson, Raeleen Miller, Grace Donaldson, Raeleen Drinnan, Jeanette  
2008 Bates, Carol Edmonds, Donna Wills, Tracy Robertson, Rima Miller, Grace Hoffman, Bridgett Donaldson, Raeleen Stephens, Jenny Reece, Patricia  
2007 Miller, Grace Edmonds, Donna Rosevear, Clare Tentori, Penelope Manson, Elizabeth McKinnon, Lynette Tentori, Penelope Bates, Carol Cole, Mary  
2006 Manson, Elizabeth Lee, Rosie Hoffman, Bridgett Tweedy, Mary Piper, Kerry Manson, Elizabeth Burgoyne, Rowena Tentori, Penelope Livesey, Julie  

LGU Annual Medals

Year Silver Bronze I or A Bronze II or B Bronze III or C
2018        
2017 Not played Stalker, Diane Williams, Angela  
2016 Bates, Carol Macpherson, Dianne Ellis, J  
2015 Bates, Carol Macpherson, Dianne Morrall, Cheryl  
2014 Bates, Carol Macpherson, Dianne Siave, Anne  
2013 Shadbolt, Adrienne Stephens, Jenny Stalker, Dianne  
2012 Tentori, Penelope Livesey, Julie Hylands, Joyce  
2011 Tentori, Penelope Madgwick, Lynette McCabe, Joan  
2010 Hoffman, Bridget Piper, Kerry Wright, Nancy  
2009 Tentori, Penelope Crabb, Wanda Siave, Anne Tapp, Lynette
2008 Stephens, Jennifer Donaldson, Raeleen Wills, Tracy  
2007 Tentori, Penelope Edmonds, Donna Herron, Audrey  
2006 Hoffman, Bridget Tentori, Penelope Cope, Maree  
2005 Goldsworthy, Susan Blik, Jeanne Holmes, Monica  
2004 McCabe, Patricia Blik, Jeanne Keenan, Mollie Kirk, Ellen
2003 Tentori, Penelope Crabb, Wanda Siave, Anne Tapp, Lynette
2002 Rennell, Patricia McGinley, Helen Ness, Mavis Horner, Glenda
2001 Rennell, Patricia Blik, Jeanne Edwards, Alyce Kinzett, Patricia
2000 Rennell, Patricia Blik, Jeanne DeVries, Allie  
1999 Rennell, Patricia Whitelaw, Alison Keenan, Mollie  
1998 Rennell, Patricia Holmes, Monica McLaren, Shirley  
1997 Goldsworthy, Susan Blik, Jeanne Edwards, Alyce  
1996 Rennell, Patricia Silvester, Mildred    
1995 Rennell, Patricia Gibson, Dianne    
1994 Bates, Carol Woods, Joan    

Champion of Champions

To have a Champion of Champions trophy is not uncommon in golf clubs. The trophy pictured here is quite handsome and would grace any member’s trophy shelf. It was donated by former Club Secretary William Weatherhead.

The match format is knock-out Match Play on Handicap. Disappointingly, it has not often been played for at Tai Tapu. Part of the problem is that by the time the championships have been completed there are not many opportunities to complete this event before the end of the season.

Champion of Champions

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015 - Event not held
  • 2014 - Event not held
  • 2013 - Event not held
  • 2012 - Event not held
  • 2011 - Event not held
  • 2010 - Event not held
  • 2009 - Event not held
  • 2008 - Event not held
  • 2007 - Event not held
  • 2006 - Event not held
  • 2005 - Lee, Rosie
  • 2004 - Stephens, Jenny
  • 2003 - Hurcomb, Chris
  • 2002 - Herron, Neville
  • 2001 - Chapman, W
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998 - Yaxley, Peter
  • 1997 - McIntyre, James
  • 1996 - Samson, James
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991 - Rennell, Mrs Patricia

Nell & Sue Smith Ladies Foursomes

The Nell & Sue Smith Memorial Cup is one of the most striking in the Tai Tapu Golf Club’s trophy cabinet and being in a winning pair competing for it is much esteemed amongst lady members. It was first played for in 1955, but for reasons now unknown was not played the following year. Neither is there any information about 2003. All other years it was duly played for and that is worthy of commendation in itself.

The match format is Foursomes. By 2012 all reasonably available space on the cup had been filled with the engraved names of winners. A chromed metal band was then fitted to the existing base, enhancing the club’s appearance.

While the winners are distributed fairly widely amongst members, Joan Woods was the most prolific winner, featuring six times in winning partnerships. The redoubtable Patricia Rennell featured four times and so did Sandra Miller, and Dianne Townshend.

1955 Andrews, J Simpson, P
1956    
1957 Schmidt, J Madden, V
1958 Scott, A Beckett, Betty
1959 Scott, D G Ogg, Joyce
1960 Fiecken, Jessie Robinson, I
1961 Madden, V Nutt, Janet
1962 Scott, Jean Calder, Betty
1963 Scott, Jean Lang Ruth
1964 Nutt, Janet MacGibbon, W
1965 Fiecken, Jessie Morten, Joy
1966 Brixton, Alice Gleeson, Edna
1967 Ryan, Pat Woods, Edna
1968 Bowis, Ethel Nutt, Moya
1969 Woods, Edna Ryan, Pat
1970 Holland, Margaret Titmus, M
1971 Brixton, Alice Lang, Ruth
1972 Morten, Joy Wheeler, Mavis
1973 Coakley, Lena Woods, Joan
1974 Wheeler, Mavis Manson, N
1975 Hall, Barbara Miller, Sandra
1976 Coakley, Lena Woods, Joan
1977 Anderson, Audrey Crossen, A
1978 Wheeler, Mavis Holland, Margaret
1979 Bowis, Ethis Ryan, Pat
1980 Rennell, Patricia Wheeler, Mavis
1981 Whitelaw, Alison Potts, Waveney
1982 Rennell, Patricia Wheeler, Mavis
1983 Prendergast, Betty Gleeson, Edna
1984 Martyn, Esme McIntyre, Jean
1985 Whitelaw, Alison Burgoyne, Rowena
1986 Milne, Moya Smith, Nova
1987 Woods, Joan Coakley, Lena
1988 Cullen, Nancy Bowman, Vera
1989 Gleeson, Edna Prendegast, Betty
1990 Townshend, Dianne Lindbom, Kay
1991 Townshend, Dianne Lindbom, Kay
1992 Brixton, Alice Gleeson, Edna
1993 Edwards, Alice Reece, Patricia
1994 Gibson, Dorothy Woods, Joan
1995 Townshend, Dianne Thew, Isobel
1996 Townshend, Dianne Thew, Isobel
1997 Rennell, Patricia Woods, Joan
1998 Rennell, Patricia Woods, Joan
1999 Cullen, Nancy Brixton, Alice
2000 Miller, Sandra Manson, Elizabeth
2001 Dore, Margaret Holmes, Monica
2002 Miller, Sandra Manson, Elizabeth
2003    
2004 Miller, Sandra Lauder, Aileen
2005 Lee, Rosie McCabe, Joan
2006 Donaldson, Raewyn McGinley, Helen
2007 Stephens, Jenny Piper, Kerry
2008 Bates, Carol Tentori, Penny
2009 Livesey, Julie Nicholls, Janet
2010 Edmonds, Donna McGinley, Helen
2011 Hoffman, Bridget Shadbolt, Adrienne
2012 Wills, Tracey Carroll, Sally
2013 Stephens, Jennifer Piper, Kerry
2014 Not played in 2014  
2015 Madgwick, Lynette Morrall, Cheryl
2016 Brewer, Patricia Sprott, Janette
2017 Edmonds, Donna Miller, Grace

Nell & Sue Smith Foursomes Winners

Joan Woods
(six times in winning pair)

Alice Brixton & Ruth Lang
1971

Sowden Cup

The Mrs H Sowden Memorial Cup is a handsome robust trophy. It dates back a long way to 1935, just two seasons after the establishment of the Tai Tapu Golf Club itself. Except for the 1942-46 World War II hiatus, the Sowden Cup has been played for every year since and all winners are known from the inscriptions on the Cup. The very first winner was Miss M Ryan. Three members, Mrs J H MacKenzie, Mrs E Thompson and Mrs T J Streeter won the Cup three times each over periods straddling WW II. More recently the steady Mrs Jeanne Blik has also been a triple winner. The late Monica Holmes has had four wins but former Ladies Club Captain Jennifer Stephens has totted up an imposing five wins in this event.

The event was originally for a “One Club” match as stated in a 1937 record. It is difficult to believe that such a handsome cup was originally awarded for a novelty event, albeit quite demanding on skill. Also, it could be questioned as to whether that format would apply literally as it would involve a club other than a putter being used on the greens. Damage to the greens would be likely. Perhaps everyone at the time understood that a putter would be used on the greens and the “one club” used everywhere else. The Ellesmere Guardian newspaper issue of 25 June 1940 in reporting some Tai Tapu Golf Club competition results states “A one-club match was played for the Sowden Memorial Cup. Mrs Carr Anderson was successful with Mrs B G Dalgety the runner-up”. Unfortunately that doesn’t clarify this issue, does it?

It is known that around 1959 the match format was changed to an “all irons” one. That was short-lived because it was changed back to a “one club” match from 1961. Eventually, from a Ladies Committee meeting in May 1975 a remit about the Sowden Cup format was sent to the Ladies Annual General Meeting 6 November 1975. That remit which stated “That for Sowden Cup, members may have the choice of two clubs and a putter” was passed and there the Sowden Cup format remains to this day.

While at least this type of event adds some variety to a season’s programming, the question remains as to whether the old “One Club” format meant literally just one club!

Year Winner Runner-Up
2017 Fairless, Georgie  
2016 Stephens, Jennifer nd
2015 Stephens, Jennifer nd
2014 Sprott, Janette nd
2013 Stephens, Jennifer Nicholls, Janet
2012 Whitelaw, Alison Williams, Angela
2011 Piper, Kerry Kinzett, Particia
2010 Blik, Jeanne Madgwick, Lynette
2009 Tentori, Penelope Edmonds, Donna
2008 Mackay, Gillian(?) Manson, Elizabeth
2007 Cole, Mary Horner, G
2006 Blik, Jeanne Piper, Kerry
2005 Drinnan, Jeanette Goldsworthy, Susan
2004 Stephens, Jennifer Martyn, Esme
2003 Lauder, Aileen, Kinzett, Particia
2002 Stephens, Jennifer Rosevear, Clare
2001 Holmes, Monica McKinnon, Noelene?
2000 Blik, Jeanne McCabe, Joan
1999 Holmes, Monica Griffiths, Nancy
1998 DeVries, Allie Holmes, Monica
1997 Holmes, Monica Broekmeyer, Rita
1996 Lauder, Aileen, Sylvester, M C
1995 Martyn, Esme nd
1994 Leary, Frances nd
1993 Griffiths, Dorothy  
1992 Silvester, Mildred  
1991 Middleton, Betty  
1990 Williams, M  
1989 Smith, Nova  
1988 Gleeson, Edna  
1987 Welsh, Sylvia  
1986 Lindbom, Kay  
1985 McDonald, Yvvone  
1984 Anderson, Audrey  
1983 McPhail, Alma  
1982 Hancox, Joan  
1981 Westoby, Nancy (?)  
1980 Lochhead, Elspeth  
1979 Gebbie, Sylvia  
1978 No data  
1977 Rose, Catherine / Hauschild, Ruth  
1976 Macale, Betty  
1975 Thompson, Margaret  
1974 Cameron, Georgina  
1973 Wheeler, Mavis  
1972 Gebbie, Sylvia  
1971 Miller, Sandra  
1970 Parrott, June  
1969 Rhodes, Rose  
1968 Archibald, Laurie(?)  
1967 Wheeler, Mavis  
1966 Corrick, A  
1965 Rawstron, Patricia  
1964 Strachan, Fdna  
1963 Woods, Joan (?)  
1962 MacGibbon, W  
1961 Robinson, I  
1960 Rawstron, Patricia  
1959 Amos, J E  
1958 Beckett, Betty  
1957 Wood, R N  
1956 Fiecken, Jessie  
1955 Thompson, Eileen  
1954 McKenzie, Olga  
1953 Thompson, Eileen  
1952 Wood, Miss B  
1951 Hamilton, Jan  
1950 McKenzie, Olga  
1949 Blackmore, R C  
1948 Streeter, Amy  
1947 Streeter, Amy  
1946 Not played yet  
1945 WW II Recess  
1944 WW II Recess  
1943 WW II Recess  
1942 WW II Recess  
1941 Smith, Sue(?)  
1940 Anderson, H C  
1939 McKenzie, J H  
1938 Hewton, Thelma  
1937 Thompson, Eileen  
1936 Streeter, Amy  
1935 Ryan, Mary(?)  

Sowden Cup Winners

Jessie Fiecken
1956

Mavis Wheeler
1967, 1973

Jennifer Stephens
2002, 2004, 2013

Aileen Lauder
1996, 2003

Jeanne Blik
2000, 2006, 2010

Rose Rhodes
1969

Monica Holmes
1997, 1999, 2000, 2001

Harris Mugs – Longest Drive – Men’s and Women’s

The pair of pewter mugs donated by Harris as early in the Club’s history as 1937 have experienced very different fates. The Ladies mug has been played for and, except for a period in the 1960s a winner recorded nearly all the years since,. The Men’s mug had no winners recorded until 1940. And after that, Frederick Williamson (a fine surname is Williamson!) won in 1940. Then winners were recorded erratically up till the early 1970s. That does not say a great deal for the men’s administrators in that long period. After that the Mug disappeared altogether and everyone forgot all about it.

However, when a former member who had actually had the mug in his possession for years discovered it in 2012 when moving his household to Auckland. The mug was returned to the Club (a bit the worse for neglect) and played for again in 2012. The event was open to any member who wished to try his luck. Each participant was allowed three drives and his longest was taken for the competition. Of course only those drives which finished in the fairway qualified.

YearWomen'sMen's
2018 Dan Hobbs
2017Gutzeit, PHarding, Ben
2016Bates, CarolPeters, Shane
2015Johnson, CeriClark, Wayne
2014Bates, CarolCusiel, Daniel
2013Shadbolt, AdrienneLivesey, David
2012Hoffman, BridgettBerryman, Stuart
2011Edmonds, Donna 
2010Whitelaw, Alison 
2009McKinnon, Lynette 
2008Stephens, Jenny 
2007Stephens, Jenny 
2006Hoffman, Bridget 
2005Wright, Ms Nancy 
2004Lee, Rosita 
2003Miller, Sandra 
2002  
2001Rennell, Patricia 
2000Luscombe, Ta 
1999Rennell, Patricia 
1998Middlekoop, G 
1997Bates, Carol 
1996Goldsworthy, Ms Susan 
1995Bates, Carol 
1994Bates, Carol 
1993Hylands, Joyce 
1992Rennell, V 
1991Martyn, Esme 
1990Manson, Elizabeth 
1989Wheeler, Mavis 
1988Rennell, Patricia 
1987Rennell, Patricia 
1986Burgoyne, Rowena 
1985Burgoyne, Rowena 
1984Rennell, Patricia 
1983Burgoyne, Rowena 
1982Burgoyne, Rowena 
1981Holmes, Monica 
1980Manson, P 
1979  
1978Hamilton, H 
1977  
1976  
1975  
1974  
1973 Stowell, Graham
1972Coakley, LenaFiecken, A R
1971Wood, JOgg, J S
1970  
1969  
1968  
1967  
1966  
1965  
1964  
1963  
1962 Allon, S H
1961 Lanauze, L H
1960Ockenden, JHartnell, J N
1959Scott, JeanMcKay, M StJ
1958Calder, R AKilroy, L
1957Fiecken, JessieStoddart, R
1956Calder, R A 
1955Thompson, E 
1954Smart, R 
1953Scott, Jean 
1952Calder, R A?Ware, G H
1951McNeill, T DSheldon, G N
1950Blackmore, R CAnderson, B
1949Coop, JSheldon, G N
1948McKenzie, SSuckling, G
1947Withell, N RMacKenzie, N J
1946WW II RecessWW II Recess
1945WW II RecessWW II Recess
1944WW II RecessWW II Recess
1943WW II RecessWW II Recess
1942WW II RecessWW II Recess
1941Caldwell, R JWilliamson, Frederick
1940Smith, S?Anderson, H C
1939Streeter, T 
1938Smith, S 
1937Smith, S 

Harris Mug (Ladies)

Rowena Burgoyne
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986

Esme Martyn
1953

Adrienne Shadbolt
2013

Sandra Miller
2003

Mavis Wheeler
1989

Carol Bates
1994,1995,1997

Lynette Madgwick
2009

Nancy Wright
2005

Harris Mug (Men)

McKenzie N J
1947

Gerald Ware
1952

M StJ McKay
1959

John Hartnell
1960

Stuart Berryman
2012

David Livesey
2013

Danny Cusiel
2014

Wayne Clark
2015

The Patricia and Kevin Rennell Shootout Cups

Kevin carried out a great deal of work assisting the greenkeeper and is remembered for designing and constructing the challenging #8 green. Kevin is on record of having had three holes-in-one; Patricia had one. Kevin and Patricia were a formidable pair in mixed pairs competitions, having won quite a number of trophy events. Patricia was Ladies Club Champion on eight occasions. Kevin’s name will be found on the important men’s trophies, the Intermediate Championship Cup, the Otahuna Cup and the Waitaha Cup.

Unfortunately, Kevin Rennell did not play in scheduled matches at Tai Tapu after 2009, while Patricia’s last match at Tai Tapu was believed to have been in February 2011. Kevin and Patricia Rennell between them have held nearly all the offices in the Club available to members. Patricia was Club Vice President in 1992, then President, 1993-1996 inclusive. Kevin was Club Captain 1981-1982, President in 1984-1985, Club Treasurer 1990-1992, Club Secretary 1992-1993, and on the Main Committee 1994. He also served on the committee of the Wednesday Group. They were both elected as Honorary Life Members for their fine services to the Club over many years.

The Men’s Shoot-out Cups, donated by Kevin Rennell, are competed for in the four basic grades–Senior, Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B. The Rennell Shootout is one of the most interesting in the Men’s competitions and is looked forward to most pleasurably each season. Ladies Shootout event was initiated in 2008 when it was sponsored by the Tai Tapu Vineyard, Bentwood Wines. That event is remembered with much appreciation because of a most generous donation of its product by proprietor Ray Watson. In the following season the Ladies competed for a permanent trophy in the form of nicely proportioned cup donated by Honorary Life Member Patricia Rennell.

For the Kevin Rennell Men’s Shootout, a qualifying stroke (Gross) round of 18 holes is played in the morning. The top ten players in each of the Senior, Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B grades then shoot-out during a refereed afternoon round which is over 9 holes. A referee is necessary to accompany the players to record the scores of each player on each hole and to determine the order of play. After each hole the player with the highest score is eliminated. On any hole, if two or more players have the highest scores, the referee calls for a putt-out or chip-out. He designates a spot either on the green, or just off the green, even in a green-side bunker, and the players have one stroke each to get nearest the flag. The player whose ball is furthest from the flag is eliminated. Thus eventually two players are left to contest the last hole which of course is the ninth played.

For the Ladies Shootout, a series of three qualifying stroke rounds are held during the season. The top ten players from these play in the Shootout later in the season.

YearWomenSenior MenIntermediate MenJunior A MenJunior B Men
1993 Formosa, Murray Clark, S J 
1994 Davey, PGerven, GMcClurg, A 
1995 Rennell, RaymondCollender, NevilleWalker, M 
1996 Hey, JCollender, NevilleClancy, DougSamson, James, James
1997 Scriggins, NeilHartnell, JohnKinzett, ReginaldKavanagh, Kevin
1998 Green, PRoach, RonaldCollender, NevillePoorter, Johan
1999 Cusiel, JFitzgibbon, PatrickClarke, SHurcombe, G
2000 Scriggins, NeilMesservy, DavidBriggs, BrianHarraway, Noel
2001 McKendry, BruceRennell, KevinBall, GLeadbeater, Terence
2002 Noh, KenO'Connor, JasonHartnell, JohnPlanicka, S
2003 Frees, BillPahau, BillMcAlister, BruceKinzett, Reginald
2004 Fitzgibbon, PatrickDavidson, BrianFiecken, AlisterKinzett, Reginald
2005 Morgan, RossGoodson, LauriePester, JasonDonovan, Brian
2006 Cusiel, MichaelBrown, TrevorHurcomb, GHall, Mervyn
2007 Berryman, StuartTentori, MarkRichardson, RaymondStewart, Alan
2008Raewyn Donaldson
Sponsor of this event was Bentwood Wines (Ray Watson)
Cusiel, DannyFormosa, MurrayPester, JasonGreen, Barrie
2009Tentori, Penelope
Cup donated for this event by Patricia Rennell
Cochrane, DavidTentori, MarkHamilton, MurrayReece, Douglas
2010Tentori, PenelopeO'Connor, JasonStalker, DavidFrewen, RodneyChapman, Murray
2011Blik, JeanneHobbs, DanielStalker, DavidLe Page, DonaldTurner, Neville
2012Edmonds, DonnaBerryman, StuartHamilton, DeanBiddle, AndrewKnowles, Kurt
2013Henderson ElizabethBerryman, StuartScott, CraigKenyon, LanceAdam, David
2014Stalker, DianeBerryman, StuartTutton, WillAuton, ChrisMagrs, Robert
2015Piper, KerryNicholls, RickMcCullough, RobKnowles, KurtHimiona, Abe
2016Madgwick, LynetteCochrane, DavidScott, CraigGraham, AlistairChapman, Murray
2017 Cusiel, DannyLivesey, DavidMcCullogh, RobHamilton, Murray
2018 Dan CusielDavid LiveseyChris AutonMurray Chapman
2019 Mark TentoriDavid LiveseyGreg HeathBob Magrs
2020 Ben HardingJordan CoffinDon LePageAli Graham

Rennell Shoot-Out Ladies

Penelope Tentori
2009, 2010

Kerry Piper
2008

Donna Edmonds
2012

Jeanne Blik
2011

Raewyn Donaldson
2008

Lynette Madgwick
2016

Bentwood Wines Shootout 2008:

Back row from left: Jenny Stephens, Lorraine Adam, Sandra Miller, Patricia Reece, Alison Whitelaw, Nancy Wright, Raeleen Donaldson. Front row from left: Donna Edmonds, Sally Carroll, Lyn McKinnon


Bentwood Wines Shootout 2008: After the tee shot

 


Bentwood Wines Shootout 2008: The Last Two Survivors

From left: Raeleen Donaldson (winner) & Patricia Reece


Junior B Shoot-Out 20012:

Names Left to right Neville Turner, John Bowden, Murray Chapman, Peter Johnstone, Kurt Knowles (Winner), Barrie Green, Bruce McAlister, Frank Tabley, Lou Sylvester. (Kneeling) Colin Henderson (Runner-Up).


Junior-B Shoot-out 2011:

From left Neville Turner (First); Ian Craig (Second); Dennis Dillon (Third)


Three Shoot-Out Winners 2011:

from left: Donald LePage ( Junior A); Daniel Hobbs (Senior); David Stalker (Intermediate)


Junior B Shoot-Out 2013

from left back Carl Malloch, Raymond Richardson, Bruce McAlister, David Adam (winner), Ian Craig (Runner-up), Kevin Newcombe. from left kneeling Frank Tabley, James Lee, Henry Siave, Alister Ferguson


Junior B Shoot-Out 2015

2015 Junior B Shoot-out Group. (From left, back row): David Franks, Colin Henderson, Desmond Buckner, Bruce McAlister, Peter Johnstone, Neville Turner, Abe Himiona. (From left front): Justin McFarlane, Bob Magrs


Four Shoot-Out Winners 2015

Four Shoot-out Winners 2015. (From left) Rob McCullough (Intermediate); Abe Himiona (Junior B); Rick Nicholls (Senior); Kurt Knowles (Junior A).


Four Shoot-Out Winners 2016

2016 Kevin Rennell Shootout Cup Winners: from left: David Cochrane (Senior); Craig Scott (Intermediate); Alistair Graham (Junior A): Murray Chapman (Junior B).


Junior A Shootout Finalists 2016

Junior A: 2016 Kevin Rennell Shootout Finalists: From left: Frank Tabley; Abe Himiona; Henry Siave; James Lee (Greenkeeper); Chris Auton (Men’s Committee); Jason Pestor; Alistair Graham (eventual winner); Kurt Knowles (Mens Committee); Mervyn Westlake (Men’s Committee); Doug Elliott (Bunker Boy & Referee today); Donald LePage. Photo By Douglas Reece.

The Sue Clephane Cups

The three identical Sue Clephane Cups were presented for competition during the three qualifying rounds for the Ladies Championships. There is one for each of Senior, Intermediate and Junior grades. The winners are those players with the Best Gross scores over the whole three qualifying rounds. The first year of competition was 1974 and records are available for all seasons except 1987 and 2001.

At first, one might think that those players with the best qualifying round scores would be the most likely to win the actual championships. Winning a Sue Clephane Cup would then lose its value compared with the championship trophy itself. An examination of the results of both the Championships and Sue Clephane Cups for the period 1974-2013 shows the following: Winners of both Sue Clephane Cup and Championships:

Seniors - 70%

Intermediate - 54%

Junior - 32%

Thus most of the time, the winner of the Senior Sue Clephane Cup has gone on to win the Senior Championship, while it’s a reasonable bet that the winner of the Junior Sue Clephane Cup has roughly only a one in three chance of carrying on to win the championship. Then its fifty-fifty on the chances of the winner of the Intermediate Sue Clephane Cup to succeed to the championship.

Speculatively the Seniors situation may demonstrate the periods of dominance that Mavis Wheeler, Georgie Cameron, Patricia Rennell and Carol Bates in their years have enjoyed over their cohorts and are consistently so. Even more speculatively, Junior players in virtue of their level of golf, could be quite inconsistent in their play.

Maybe the notion could be entertained that the Sue Clephane Cup is not really appropriate for Seniors, but is a reasonable trophy for competing Intermediates and Juniors.

Sue Clephane Cup Winners

Year Senior Intermediate Junior
2017 Bates, Carol Screen, Susan Sprott, Janette
2016 Bates, Carol Stephens, Jennifer Nicholls, Janette
2015 Bates, Carol Screen, Susan Sprott, Janette
2014 Bates, Carol Screen, Susan Sprott, Janette
2013 Bates, Carol Livesey, Julie Nicholls, Janette
2012 Hoffman, Bridgett Carroll, Sally Edmonds, Donna
2011 Bates, Carol Edmonds, Donna Kinzett, Patricia
2010 Bates, Carol Drinnan, Jeanette Whitelaw, Alison
2009 Bates, Carol Stephens, Jenny Wills, Tracy
2008 Bates, Carol Drinnan, Jeanette Manson, Elizabeth
2007 Bates, Carol Piper, Kerry Lauder, Aileen
2006 Hoffman, Bridgett Rennell, Patricia Crabb, Ms Wanda
2005 Lee, Rosie Piper, Kerry Manson, Elizabeth
2004 Lee, Rosie Rennell, Patricia Edmonds, Donna
2003 Goldsworthy, Sally Miller, Sandra McCorkindale, B
2002 Rennell, Patricia   Manson. Elizabeth
2001   Miller, Sandra Lauder, Aileen
2000 Bates, Carol Blik, Jeanne Edwards, Alice
1999 Bates, Carol McGinley, Helen Watt, June
1998 Bates, Carol Broekmeyer, Rita McLaren, S
1997 Goldsworthy, Sally Blik, Jeanne Edwards, Alice
1996 Bates, Carol McGinley, Helen Ness, Mavis
1995 Bates, Carol Griffiths, Nancy Ness, Mavis
1994 Bates, Carol Miller, Sandra Gleeson, Edna
1993 Rennell, Patricia Woods, Joan Norton, L
1992 Rennell, Patricia Townshend, Dianne Lindbom, Kay
1991 Rennell, Patricia Townshend, Dianne Stevens, N
1990 Cameron, Georgie Woods, Joan Samson, Theresa
1989 Rennell, Patricia Prendergast, Betty Townshend, Dianne
1988 Rennell, Patricia Brixton, Alice Samson, Theresa
1987   Bowman, Vera Manson, Elizabeth
1986 Cameron, Georgie Smith, N Griffiths, Nancy
1985 Cameron, Georgie Gleeson, Edna Poore, Diane
1984 Cameron, Georgie Hamilton, J McIntyre, Jean
1983 Cameron, Georgie Holmes, Monica Martyn, Esme
1982 Cameron, Georgie Holmes, Monica Gargett, Lois
1981 Cameron, Georgie Whitelaw, Alison Rose, Catherine
1980 Cameron, Georgie Manson, P Lochhead, E
1979 Cameron, Georgie Prendergast, Betty Wilson, H
1978 Wheeler, Mavis Anderson, Audrey Potts, W
1977 Wheeler, Mavis Rennell, Patricia Blakely, C
1976 Rhodes, Rose Gleeson, Edna Hauschild, Ruth
1975 Wheeler, Mavis Gleeson, Edna Watkins, B
1974 Wheeler, Mavis Woods, Joan Nelson, R

Sue Clephane Senior Winners

Carol Bates
12 time winner

Georgie Cameron
1979--1986 incl + 1990

Bridget Hoffman
2006, 2012

Sue Clephane Cup Intermediate Winners

Jennifer Stephens
2009

Julie Livesey
2013

Sue Clephane Cups: Junior Winners

Janette Nicholls
2013

Patricia Kinzett
2011

Reece Trophy Ladies All Irons

Trophies for sporting events traditionally take the form of a cup, a shield, or a tray or salver. They may be more or less elaborate. Also fairly common are mounted figures shown in a typical act of the sport concerned, and in golf it is always with a golfer at extreme back-swing or the end of the follow-through of a stroke. One of the Bob Bowman trophies is unmistakably for golf competition as it is actually the mounted cut-off head of a golf club—a wood. In the latter years of the 1900s, creative structures began to appear. For example a trophy for Mid-week ringers at Tai Tapu Golf is like a Meccano creation, and quite interesting in that form. The Needham Trophy has a basic columnar structure and a golfer figure is mounted on top.

However, at Tai Tapu Golf the most unusual trophy is the Reece Trophy (shown here) for Ladies All-Irons competition. This trophy was skilfully made by well-known Club member Douglas (Doug) Reece and is as good an example of the cabinet maker’s craft as anything one will ever see. Doug also made box of equal quality to go with it. The trophy is deeply finished in a rich brown varnish. Brass strips around the base provide the surface for engraving of winners names. A brass plate which is inlaid in the upright back of the trophy carries the name of the trophy. A golfing figure has been added to indicate the purpose of the trophy. This is a fine trophy indeed.

The Reece Trophy- All Irons Event

  • 2017 - MacKay, Gillian
  • 2016 - Henderson, Anne
  • 2015 - Williams, Angela
  • 2014 - Williams, Angela
  • 2013 - Stephens, Jennifer
  • 2012 - Wills, Tracy
  • 2011 - Miller, Grace
  • 2010 - Wills, Tracy
  • 2009 - Rosevear, Clare
  • 2008 - MacKay, G
  • 2007 - Livesey, Julie
  • 2006 - Hylands, Joyce
  • 2005 - Wilson, P
  • 2004 - Stephens, Jennifer
  • 2003 - Busfield, D
  • 2002 - McLaren, Shirley
  • 2001 - Kinzett, Patricia
  • 2000 - Miller, Sandra
  • 1999 - Broekmeyer, Rita
  • 1998 - Manson, Elizabeth
  • 1997 - Townshend, Dianne
  • 1996 - Bates, Carol
  • 1995 - Bates, Carol
  • 1994 - Not played
  • 1993 - Woods, Joan
  • 1992 - Skilling, M
  • 1991 - Watkins, Betty
  • 1990 - Marks, H
  • 1989 - Shipley, V
  • 1988 - Sutherland, N

Reece Trophy Winners

Sandra Miller
2000

Grace Miller
2011

Joyce Hylands
2006

Tracy Wills
2010,2012

Jennifer Stephens
2004,2013

Elizabeth Manson
1998

Julie Livesey
2007

Joan Woods
1993

Patricia Kinzett
2001

Anne Henderson
2016

Jenny Stephens Trophy–Nine-holer Ladies

In general, ladies who find in later years that the traditional 18 holes have become too demanding for them, have the option of playing in a Nine-hole competition instead of dropping out altogether. After all, what could be more appropriate for a Nine-hole course such as Tai Tapu?

Unfortunately veteran ladies have mostly preferred to retire rather than play in the nine-hole competition.

Jenny Stephens, a two-term Ladies Captain, donated the trophy pictured here to encourage more members to stay with the Club and play in a Nine-hole competition alongside the regular ladies 18-hole competition. Unfortunately up to 2014, the numbers of Ladies Nine-holers were sufficient for the trophy to be awarded only twice.

  • 2017 - Maisey, D
  • 2016 - Dunstan, Jessie
  • 2015 - Dunstan, Jessie
  • 2014 - Dunstan, Jessie
  • 2013 - Jeanne Blik
  • 2012 - Not awarded
  • 2011 - Not awarded
  • 2010 - Not awarded
  • 2009 - Not awarded
  • 2008 - McIntyre, Jean

Jenny Stephens Ladies Nine Holers winners

Jeanne Blik
2013

Jean Mcintyre
2008

Holes-in-One at Tai Tapu Golf

Tai Tapu Golf possesses a handsome trophy on which the names of those (skillful + lucky) players who have scored holes-in-one at Tai Tapu Golf are inscribed. This trophy may have been that which was presented to the Club in November 1977 by Mr W G Eastlake, but we are not quite sure. Can someone please advise?. It could be somewhat uncertain whether the names of all those who have scores holes-in-one have actually been inscribed on the trophy and the tabulated names below may not be complete.

The 50th Jubilee booklet records the very first Hole-in-One at Tai Tapu as being in August or September 1934, and “who more appropriate to achieve it but the President, Mr W G McCartney”

In 1952, after extensive changes to the golf course after World War 2, W D Robinson was the first to have a hole-in-one. He achieved that 29 June 1952 on Ahuriri, then listed as Hole #12. F Creighton, a member of a winning Patterson Cup team in 1961, asserted that he too had had a Hole-in-One in or about that year.

The extraordinary story of Stan Ogg and his marvellous Hole-in-One mentioned in the 50th Jubilee booklet and by Brian Briggs in “Golf’s you had better believe it” is worth repeating—indeed it will never be forgotten! On Jimmy’s Track, Stan struck a wood off the tee and the ball’s flight took a wicked curve heading for out-of-bounds imperiling the traffic down the adjacent highway. However the ball struck a roadside telegraph pole and was deflected onto the green whence it rolled into the cup for the Ace!

The Club’s Rules are quite specific as to which Holes-in-One actually count as “official”. That is the event must be in a carded game which means in an official organised game. Thus those good players who whilst having a casual game with friends and able markers of their scorecards cannot claim an official Hole-in-One. Well-known Tai Tapu member Joel Setterington is one such unfortunate.

The Tai Tapu Summertime Classic event inaugurated in 2005 has each year carried a substantial prize for a Hole-in-One, usually on Jimmy’s Track. Unfortunately for Victor Simpson formerly Canterbury and All Black rugby player, who was one of the winning men’s pair in 2006, who scored a Hole-in-One on Jimmy’s Track, the prize that year—an attractive car offered by Popular Cars, Christchurch—applied only for a Hole-in-One on Ahuriri!

The vicissitudes of cruel fate descended upon poor Mildred Silvester on 20 April 1993. Mildred put her tee shot on Willow (par 3) out of bounds by the tennis courts. She then had another tee shot and holed it—but she only got a par for that, not a Hole-in-One!

The most memorable moment in any golfer’s experience is the thrill of seeing a well-hit tee shot pitch on the green and roll up and into the hole. (Maybe there should be a record kept of all golfers whose ball stopped within one roll of the cup. They could then have annual reunions and all sob bitterly together in harmony at what very nearly happened!).

Most golfers never achieve the feat of a Hole-in-One but, as seen below, past Ladies Captain, Alison Whitelaw, Life Member, Kevin Rennell, past Club Captain George Engebretsen, Jack Lang, late Life Member, Murray Griffiths, and past member Bryan Kerr, each accumulated three holes-in-one. But surpassing even those remarkable records is that of Graham Stowell who enjoyed teeing-off for four holes-in-one. (Unfortunately we do not have a picture of Graham). But we do have a picture of Te Maunga “Macca” Renata receiving from Club Captain Rod Frewen his mounted ball from his Hole-in-One in 2015. That followed another hole-in-one in 2014.

Special Holes-in-One or Not!

W G Macartney- First Official Hole-in-One

Joel Setterington- it should have counted!

Stanley Ogg- in off the telegraph pole

  • Ager, P or D
  • Briggs, Brian
  • Brixton, Clark
  • Clark, Wayne
  • Clarke, Jim (2)
  • Collender, Neville
  • Crimp, Ronald
  • Davidson, Brian
  • Edmonds, Donna
  • Engebretsen, George(3)
  • Fitzgibbon, Patrick
  • Gebbie, Sylvia
  • Gibson, Philip
  • Goslin, P J
  • Green, Barrie (2)
  • Green, Noel
  • Griffiths, Murray (3)
  • Hartnell, John
  • Holland, W
  • Jordan, Bruce
  • Kerr, Bryan (3)
  • Kitto, Selwyn
  • Knowles, John
  • Lanauze, Laurice
  • Lanauze, Doreen
  • Lang, Jack (3)
  • Luscombe, Ross
  • Macartney, William
  • Manson, Max (2)
  • Manson, Elizabeth
  • McAlister, Bruce
  • McDonald, A
  • McKay, Murdoch
  • McKendry, Bruce
  • McLean, Donald (2)
  • McVinnie, K
  • Messervy, David
  • Miller, Bruce
  • Morgan, Ross
  • Morten, Richard
  • Narbey, Ivan K
  • Ness, Mavis
  • O'Connell, Mrs C
  • Ogg, Stanley
  • Pahau, Wiremu
  • Perry, J
  • Peters, Shane
  • Poorter, Johann
  • Potts, Wavenny
  • Prendergast, Clare
  • Prisk, Robert
  • Provost, Harold
  • Randall, H
  • Rawstron, Patricia
  • Renata, Te Maunga ("Macca")
  • Rennell, Kevin (3)
  • Rennell, Patricia
  • Ridley, E
  • Roach, Ronald
  • Robinson, W D
  • Rose, Roy
  • Samson, Theresa
  • Stanbury, P
  • Scott, Craig
  • Stephens, David
  • Stephens, Jennifer
  • Stewart, Alan
  • Stowell, Graham (4)
  • Tahurangi, Wiremu
  • Taylor, G
  • Townshend, Dianne
  • Turner, Neville
  • Turrell, George
  • Wainohu, R
  • Ware, Gerald
  • Watt, Mervyn
  • Welsh, Angus (2)
  • Whitelaw, Alison (3)
  • Yaxley, Peter

Triple Achievers of Holes-in-One

Alison Whitelaw

Kevin Rennell

Murray Griffiths

George Engebretsen

Bryan Kerr

Holes-in-One Winners: Pictures with their Trophies presented by the Club

Barrie Green

Bruce McAllister

James Anderson

David Robertson. (Twice in one season!)

Max Manson

Colin Henderson

Other Holes-in-One Winners

Robert Prisk

Donna Edmonds

Ivan Narbey

Patricia Rennell

Brian Davidson

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Ronald Roach

Johann Poorter

Bruce Miller

Alan Stewart

Lauri Lanauze

Neville Turner

Peter Yaxley

Johnny Knowles

Gerald Ware

David Stephens

Therese ("Billie") Samson

Shane Peters

Mervyn Watt

Jennifer Stephens

Elizabeth ("Liz") Manson

John Hartnell

Ross Luscombe

Brian Briggs

Wayne Clark

Roy Rose

Selwyn Kitto

Ross Morgan

Sylvia Hugh Memorial Cup

Best four LGU net rounds 30-36 Handicap

Sylvia Hugh Cup Winners

  • 2017 - Williams, Angela
  • 2016 - Miller, Sandra
  • 2015 - Miller, Sandra
  • 2014 - Sprott, Janette
  • 2013 - Nicholls, Janet
  • 2012 - Hylands, Joyce
  • 2011 - Whitelaw, Alison
  • 2010 - Wright, Ms Nancy
  • 2009 - Blik, Jeanne
  • 2008 - Wills, Tracy
  • 2007 - Herron, Audrey
  • 2006 - Cope, Mary
  • 2005 - Holmes, Monica
  • 2004 - Keenan, Mollie
  • 2003 - Carroll, Sally
  • 2002 - Edwards, Alice
  • 2001 - Edwards, Alice
  • 2000 - de Vries, Allie
  • 1999 - de Vries, Allie
  • 1998 - McLaren, S
  • 1997 - Edwards, Alice
  • 1996 - Ness, Mavis

Sylvia Hugh Cup Winners

Tracy Wills
2008

Nancy Wright
2010

Audrey Herron
2007

Alison Whitelaw
2011

Betty Macale Memorial Cup

 

Year Winner Runner-Up
2020    
2019    
2018    
2017 Williams, Angela  
2016 Madgwick, Lynette  
2015 Williams, Angela Stalker, Diane
2014 Cook, Jane Macpherson, Diane & Wright, Nancy (Equal)
2013 Stalker, Diane Sprott, Janet
2012 Stephens, Jenny  
2011 McCabe, Joan  
2010 Hoffman, Bridget  
2009 Miller, Sandra  
2008 Reece, Patricia  
2007 Edmond, Donna  
2006 Rennell, Patricia  
2005 Kinzett, Patricia  
2004 Manson, Elizabeth  
2003 Miller, Susan  
2002 Whitelaw, Alison  
2001 Cullen, Nancy  
2000 Blik, Jeanne  
1999 Blik, Jeanne  
1998 Chudleigh, F  
1997 Ness, Mavis  
1996 Goldsworthy, Susan  
1995 Thompson, M  
1994 Martyn, Esme  
1993 Townshend, D  
1992 Rennell, Patricia  
1991 Rennell, Patricia  
1990 Prendergast, B  
1989 Townshend, D  
1988 Prendergast, B  
1987 Lindbom, K  
1986 Rennell, Patricia  
1985 Cullen, Nancy  
1984 Whitelaw, Alison  
1983 Wheeler, Mavis  
1982 Cheetham, P  
1981 Lang, Ruth  
1980 Gleeson, Edna  
1979 Rennell, Patricia  
1978 Whitelaw, Alison  

Dewar Cup

 

  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017 - Sprott, Jannette
  • 2016 - Sprott, Jannette
  • 2015 - Wills, Tracy & Screen, Sharon: Equal first
  • 2014 - Fairless, Georgina
  • 2013 - Bates, Carol
  • 2012 - Carroll, Sally
  • 2011 - Edmonds, Donna
  • 2010 - Drinnan, Mrs J
  • 2009 - Edmonds, Donna
  • 2008 - Drinnan, Mrs J
  • 2007 - Lauder, Aileen
  • 2006 - Edmonds, Donna
  • 2005 - Piper, Kerry
  • 2004 - Edmonds, Donna
  • 2003 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 2002 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 2001 - Miller, Sandra
  • 2000 - Blik, Jeanne
  • 1999 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1998 - Broekmeyer, Rita
  • 1997 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1996 - Lauder, Aileen
  • 1995 - Griffiths, Nancy
  • 1994 - Bates, Carol
  • 1993 - Woods, Joan
  • 1992 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1991 - Townshend, Mrs D
  • 1990 - Cameron, Mrs G
  • 1989 - Townshend, Mrs D
  • 1988 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1987 - Manson, Elizabeth
  • 1986 - Norton, Mrs L
  • 1985 - Rennell, Patricia
  • 1984 - McIntyre, Jean
  • 1983 - Holmes, Monica
  • 1982 - Garget, Lois
  • 1981 - Lochhead, Mrs E
  • 1980 - Manson, Mrs P
  • 1979 - Wilson, Mrs H
  • 1978 - Potts, Mrs W
  • 1977 - Anderson,Mrs A
  • 1976 - Hauschild, Mrs R
  • 1975 - Watkins, Mrs B
  • 1974 - Nelson, Mrs R
  • 1973 - Clephane, Miss Susan
  • 1972 - Wheeler, Mavis
  • 1971 - Archibald, Mrs I
  • 1970 - Holland, Mrs M
  • 1969 - Rose, Mrs R
  • 1968 - Gleeson, Edna
  • 1967 - Gray, Mrs A
  • 1966 - Scott, Jean Gillespie
  • 1965 - Edgerton, Mrs E
  • 1964 - Nutt, Moya
  • 1963 - Scott, Jean Gillespie
  • 1962 - Pierson, Mrs F
  • 1961 - Manson, Mrs N
  • 1960 - Marclay, Mrs R
  • 1959 - de Pass, Mrs P A
  • 1958 - Scott, Jean Gillespie
  • 1957 - Hyland, Miss N
  • 1956 - Thompson, Mrs E
  • 1955 - Scott, Jean Gillespie
  • 1954 - Tuer, Mrs D
  • 1953 - Groom, Mrs J P
  • 1952 - McNeill, Mrs T D
  • 1951 - McNeill, Mrs T D
  • 1950 - Scott, Jean Gillespie
  • 1949 - Garrard, Mrs N L
  • 1948 - Coop, Mrs J
  • 1947 - Coop, Mrs J
  • 1946 - WW II
  • 1945 - WW II
  • 1944 - WW II
  • 1943 - WW II
  • 1942 - WW II
  • 1941 - McKenzie, Mrs S
  • 1940 - Dalgety, Mrs B G
  • 1939 - Templeton, Mrs R
  • 1938 - Templeton, Mrs R
  • 1937 - Robson, Mrs F H
  • 1936 - Robson, Mrs F H

Ladies Ringers & Diane Gebbie Cup

The Tai Tapu Ladies Golf Club has over the years accumulated a goodly number of permanent trophies but not for Ringers competitions. It almost seems as though permanent trophies (as cups etc.,) for Ladies Ringers events did not exist until 2013 when present member Diane Gebbie donated a fine cup for them. It would be most helpful if any members are able to inform whether permanent trophies for Ringers competitions ever existed, and if so, provide any details about that matter? Thank you.

In the minutes of meetings of the Ladies Committee it is recorded that in 1947 Ada Macartney offered to donate a Ringers trophy for players over 9 holes only but it seems that offer proceeded no further. In 1959 Jessie Fiecken and Mrs MacGibbon donated trophies for gross and net ringers subdivided into two grades. It was not clear whether the trophies were permanent, such as Cups, or simply prizes for that season. Oddly, in all the Ladies minutes examined so far (up to 1967) all prizes and trophies were stated as “trophies” when clearly in many instances it was evident that the trophy was actually a simple prize (such as golf balls) for an event.

Ringers were first mentioned in Ladies Committee Minutes as early as 1938 and periodically thereafter it was the rules and arrangements for recording ringers scores which received attention and both were frequently modified. Could the Ringers be recorded on any official match day, or only on the equivalent of Ladies LGU match days was an issue from time to time. In 1963, Ringers could be recorded only if the players started their matches from either one of two starting places—a somewhat odd decision. In 1955 it was decreed that Ringers could not be taken in Bogey competitions. It appears from the Ladies minutes that it was best if an official, such as the Handicapper, or Secretary or Vice Captain organised and recorded the Ringers.

Year Handicap Ranges
(Low & High)
Overall Winner Best Gross
(Low Handicap)
Best Gross
(High Handicap)
Best Net
(Low Handicap)
Best Net
(High Handicap)
2017 0-27 & 28-42 (tie) Williams, Angela & Stalker, Diane Bates, Carol Edmonds, Donna   (tie) Williams, Angela & Stalker, Diane
2016 0-27 & 28-42 Ellis, J        
2015 0-27 & 28-42 Brewer, Pamela Bates, Carol Macpherson, Diane Brewer, Pamela Sprott, Janet
2014 0-27 & 28-42 Henderson, Ann Bates, Carol Stalker, Diane Stephens. Jenny Wright, Nancy
2013 0-31 & 32-42 Sprott, Janet Wills, Tracy Stalker, Diane Stephens. Jenny Sprott, Janet
2012 0-26 & 27-42   Wills, Tracy Whitelaw, Alison Stephens. Jenny Nicholls, Janet
2011 0-26 & 27-42   Tentori, Penelope Whitelaw, Alison Edmonds, Donna Miller, Sandra
2010 0-27 & 28-42   Wills, Tracy Whitelaw, Alison Drinnan, Jeanette Edmonds, Donna
2009 0-26 & 28-42   Stephens, Jenny Wills, Tracy Donaldson, Raewyn Siave, Anne
2008 0-27 & 28-42   Bates, Carol Wills, Tracy Edmonds, Donna Reece, Patricia
2007 0-25 & 26-42   Tentori, Penelope McGinley, Helen Livesey, Julie Hylands, Joyce
2006 0-25 & 26-42   Rennell, Patricia Adam, Lorraine Stephens, Jenny Reece, Patricia
2005 nd nd nd nd nd nd

Coakley Cup

The Coakley Cup was donated by Mr David E Coakley in 1963. It is awarded for the best three of six rounds Stroke Net. It was actually won by David E Coakley’s sister in law Lena Coakley, twice, 1965 and 1971. However, this nice looking cup was won eight times by Patricia Rennell, as will be observed in the table below. That was way ahead of Mavis Wheeler who registered four wins.

Year Winner
2017 Macpherson, Diane
2016 Miller, Sandra
2015 Morrall, Cheryl
2014 Hutton, Valerie
2013 Piper, Kerry Ann
2012 Livesey, Julie
2011 Whitelaw, Alison
2010 Piper, Kerry Ann
2009 Donaldson, Raeleen
2008 Reece, Patricia Lyn
2007 Edmonds, Donna
2006 Manson, Elizabeth
2005 Miller, Grace
2004 McCabe, Patricia
2003 Herron, Audrey
2002 Miller, Sandra
2001 Rennell, Patricia Mary
2000 Blik, Jeanne
1999 McCabe, Joan
1998 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1997 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1996 Sylvester, M??
1995 Gibson, Dorothy
1994 Whitelaw, Alison
1993 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1992 Townshend, Diane
1991 Thewi Isobel Ann
1990 Whitelaw, Alison
1989 Prendergast, Betty
1988 Potts, Waveney
1987 Manson, Elizabeth
1986 Griffiths, Nancy
1985 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1984 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1983 Burgoyne, Rowena
1982 Hancox, Joan
1981 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1980 Cochrane, Jacqueline??
1979 Fowler, Lillian Mary
1978 Peach, Olive Ruth
1977 Rennell, Patricia Mary
1976 Rhodes, Rose
1975 Watkins, Betty
1974 Wheeler, Mavis
1973 Claydon, Noella Winifred
1972 Wheeler, Mavis
1971 Coakley, Lena
1970 Wheeler, Mavis
1969 Herron, Audrey
1968 Woods, Joan?
1967 Scott, Jean Gillespie
1966 Wheeler, Mavis
1965 Coakley, Lena
1964 Gleeson, Edna
1963 Milne, Moyra

Monica Holmes Trophy

The Monica Holmes Trophy is awarded for Two Eclectic Rounds Net.

It has been in existence only for some 24 years but already Donna Edmonds has put her stamp on it, having won it four times in this period. Several others have won it twice.

Year Winner Runner-Up
2017 Miller, Sandra
2016 Edmonds, Donna nd
2015 Stalker, Diane nd
2014 Gebbie, Diane nd
2013 Stalker, Diane Stephens, Jennifer
2012 Walls, Tammy Stephens, Jennifer
2011 Edmonds, Donna Livesey, Julie
2010 Carroll Sally Hoffman, Bridget
2009 McKinnon, Lynette Elder, Joan
2008 Miller, Grace Harris-Daw, Toni
2007 Edmonds, Donna Elder, Joan
2006 Burgoyne, Rowena Rennell, Patricia Mary
2005 Donaldson, Raeleen Lauder, Aeleen
2004 Edmonds,Donna Livesey, Julie
2003 Stephens, Jenny Adam, Dorothy Lorraine
2002 Rennell, Patricia Stephens, Jennifer
2001 Kinzett, Patricia Horner, G?
2000 Blik, Jeanne Dore, Margaret
1999 Watt, June Brixton, Alice
1998 Blik, Jeanne Edmonds, Donna
1997 Goldsworthy, Susan Townshend, Diane
1996 Goldsworthy, Susan Rennell, Patricia Mary
1995 Bates, Carol nd
1994 Gibson, Dorothy nd
1993 O'Connell, C nd
1992 Hamilton, J nd

Elsie Biggs Cup (Saturday Ladies)

The Elsie Biggs Cup for Saturday Ladies was put into recess for a considerable period when attendances fell drastically. During the period in recess the cup became tarnished but it has been well restored since to a fine shining appearance. When play was resumed a small number of ladies attended, but they have been determined to continue nonetheless. They play early on Saturday mornings, (along with some men who find an early start convenient and whose scores do count for the regular Saturday Men’s competition later in the morning).

The Elsie Biggs Cup is awarded for the Best Stableford round in the season.

  • 2017 - Not Played
  • 2016 - Not Played
  • 2015 - Not played
  • 2014 - Siave, Anne
  • 2013 - Tapp, Lynette
  • 2012 - Watson, Patricia
  • 2011 - Tapp, Lynette
  • 2010 - Crabb, Wanda
  • 2009 - Tapp, Lynette
  • 2008 - Siave, Anne
  • 2007 - Crabb, Wanda
  • 2006 - In recess
  • 2005 - In recess
  • 2004 - In recess
  • 2003 - In recess
  • 2002 - In recess
  • 2001 - In recess
  • 2000 - In recess
  • 1999 - In recess
  • 1998 - In recess
  • 1997 - In recess
  • 1996 - In recess
  • 1995 - In recess
  • 1994 - In recess
  • 1993 - Woods, June
  • 1992 - Woods, June
  • 1991 - Woods, June
  • 1990 - Poad, Heather
  • 1989 - Marks, H

Elsie Biggs Cup Winners (Saturday Ladies)

Wanda Crabb
2007 & 2010

Lynette Tapp
2009

Anne Siave
2008

Heather Poad
1990

Cameron Cup (A Tai Tapu Golf Ladies trophy in recess)

The Cameron Trophy is actually a large and handsome cup. The donor is not known but conceivably could have been Mrs Georgina Cameron or her family. The cup was put away in storage after 1991 the year of the last inscription on it. Round about 2009 or so it was retrieved and together with most of the Club’s trophies, cleaned-up and nicely polished but then, oddly, it was put away again.

For such an impressive cup it was originally put to the minor use of an annual social match between Thursday and Saturday Ladies. The match was in the form of combined match play, whatever that meant, for the two groups of Ladies.

Between 1972 and 1985, and with nothing for the years 1974, 1984 and 1986, it is inscribed either Saturday or Thursday. Those details have not actually been transcribed as they are meaningless except immediately after the event. Possibly the inexorable fall in the numbers of Saturday Ladies rendered the event impractical by 1987. It is maybe irrelevant but the Thursday Ladies became the Tuesday ladies in this period. Evidently in 1987, the Tai Tapu Ladies took the same view as it seems the cup was put to quite another use as evidenced by the names engraved between 1987 and 1991 as follows. What that use was is not known.

YearWinner
1987Mrs H McGinley
1988Miss J Woods
1989Mrs B Watkins
1990Mrs P McCabe
1991Mrs M Skilling

Enquiries are still being made about the history of this cup and in particular the years 1987-1991


Sunday Mixed

Sadly, as was common amongst golf clubs around Christchurch after the turn of the 20th century, attendances at Sunday Mixed golf events declined markedly year by year.

Some golf clubs, resorted to scheduling Sunday Mixed matches at less frequent intervals and others did not schedule mixed matches for the winter period. But the decline in attendance was inexorable and the end of the first decade of the 21st century saw the virtual end of Sunday Mixed matches.

At Tai Tapu Golf, very small fields in the last two seasons of Sunday Mixed Golf sadly detracted from the pleasure in winning any of the excellent array of trophies. The proverbial plug was pulled in October 2012.

No Sunday Mixed matches have been scheduled since.

Still, the trophies remain and their histories are interesting. Use the links below to learn more about them.

 

Ballin Cup Mixed Pairs (Sundays)

This is quite an old trophy and it is not particularly attractive. It was first played for in 1946. Its provenance is unknown. A metal band had to be added around the base of the cup to provide sufficient space for the engraved winning pairs names. At one point in its history it appears that the cup was lost, for how long it is not known, but minutes of a Club Committee meeting in 1978 show that it had been found again. That did not affect the recording of the names of winners as there is no break in the list of inscriptions.

The game format is for mixed pairs playing combined stroke net. However, cards are drawn for partners after the match and while both players must have good rounds, that to a considerable degree still makes it a game of chance. It is surprising therefore that the format has remained all these years.

Ballin Cup Mixed Pairs, Combined Stroke Net.

1979 Weatherhead, Bill Miller, Sandra
1978 Lead, D W Cameron, G
1977 Small, G Fowler, G
1976 Anderson, D Anderson,
1975 Lohrey, M Irvine, A
1974 Blackley, P Cameron, G
1973 Rhodes, S Gleeson, John
1972 Townshend, K Woods, Joan
1971 Sowserby, J Briggs, E
1970 Pierson, Frederick Gebbie, S
1969 Fowler, A G Woods, Miss Joan
1968 Rendall, J Rendall,
1967 Gleeson, John Wheeler, Mavis
1966 Poad, Kevern Fox, J
1965 Lang, Jack Neill, R
1964 nd nd
1963 Fiecken, Alister Rawstrom, Pat
1962 Watson, Darcy Nutt, J
1961 Pierson, Frederick Moreton, J
1960 Middleton, J Mills, J
1959 Woods, L Ockenden, Miss J
1958 Nutt, G Ockenden, Miss J
1957 Cusack, C Stanley, T
1956 Lang, Jack Blackmore, R C
1955 Johnstone, W A Fiecken, R N
1954 Cox, H Coop, W J H
1953 Johnstone, W A Thompson, E
1952 McKenzie, N J Welsh, Miss A
1951 Stoddardt, R Fitzgibbon, E
1950 Carter, T F Armstrong, N
1949 McNeill, T D McNeil,
1948 Anderson, H B Stoddard, G
1947 Thompson, E J Coop, W J H
1946 Anderson, H C Coop, W J H
2013 in recess in recess
2012 Manson, Max Siave, Anne
2011 Tutton, Will Kinzett, Patricia
2010 Brewer, Liam Wright, Ms Nancy
2009 Adam, David Miller, Sandra
2008 Donaldson, Roger McCutcheon, Jeannette
2007 Adam, David Lauder, Aileen
2006 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raewyn
2005 O'Connor, Jason Donaldson, Raewyn
2004 Adam, David Woods, Joan
2003 Adam, David Rennell, Patricia
2002 Armstrong, Val Edwards, Alyce
2001 McCabe, John De Vries, Allie
2000 Reece, Doug Rennell, Patricia
1999 Whitley, Ken Martyn, Esme
1998 Thomson, G Prendergast, Clare
1997 Dockery, John Woods, Joan
1996 Lees, Alex Hills, M
1995 Yaxley, Peter Gibson, P
1994 Whitley, Ken Ness, Mavis
1993 Yaxley, Peter Gibson, D
1992 Whitley, Ken Ness, Mavis
1991 Welsh, Angus Prendergast, Clare
1990 McKinnon, Jack Rennell, Patricia
1989 Dockery, John Sutherland, N
1988 Weatherhead, Bill Stevens, N
1987 Prendergast, A Rennell, Patricia
1986 Hartnell, John Stevens, N
1985 McGinley, Robert Milne, M
1984 Green, Noel Martyn, Esme
1983 Brixton, Clark McGinley, Helen
1982 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1981 Pierson, Frederick Wheeler, Mavis
1980 Townshend, K O'Connell, C

Ballin Cup (Sunday Mixed)

Raeleen & Roger Donaldson 2006

Aileen Lauder & David Adam 2007

Roger Donaldson & Jeannette McCutcheon 2008

M C Burke Trophy & The Woods Salver (Sunday Mixed)

The M C Burke Trophy for mixed pairs was donated by M C Burke himself. He later was elected an Honorary Life member.

While the trophy is of striking appearance, it is heavy and could be regarded as overly ornate.

The Runners-Up receive the M C Burke Salver which was donated in 1983 by Joan Woods (and hence it has become referred to as the Woods Salver). The salver carries a hallmark ” P S L ” and an indecipherable character following and adding “Sheffield, England”, suggesting that it is silver plated.

The pair, Morris Burke and Joan Woods won the salver on the first occasion it was played; and had another win in the salver six years later in 1989. They did not feature amongst the winners of the Burke Trophy itself.

The game format engraved on the trophy itself in 1980 is stated as 4BBB Match Play. However in the 2012 programme booklet the format is stated as “Mixed pairs combined stroke net”. Evidently the format has changed over the years.

Inspection of programme booklets shows that match play continued from its inception until 1997, the last season in that format. In 1998 the event was described as “Combined Stableford/R-Up get Woods”– a significant change. Speculatively, it may have been that conducting a match play event necessitating play over a period in traditional knock-out format was becoming impractical as it committed pairs being available each weekend until completed.

The 1998 change allowed the event to be competed in a single day. But there was no explanation for the move towards Stableford instead of Stroke.

The Stableford format continued until 2005 when it was changed to Stroke, only to have one more season of Stableford in 2007–probably an error. Thereafter it has been the Stroke format, and in 2013, sadly, the event went into recess.

M C Burke Trophy

2014 in recess in recess
2013 in recess in recess
2012 Robson, Richard Robson, Sue
2011 event not played event not played
2010 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raeleen
2009 Elder, John Elder, Joan
2008 Tentori, Mark Tentori, Penelope
2007 Poad, Kevern Lauder, Aileen
2006 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raeleen
2005 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
2004 Lee, Geoffrey Lee, Claire
2003 McCabe, John McCabe, Joan
2002 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
2001 Cullen, Robert Cullen, Nancy
2000 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1999 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1998 Poad, Kevern Lauder, Aileen
1997 Hyett, Michael Heinzmann, Pamela
1996 Pahau, Wiremu Ness, Mavis
1995 McGinley, Robert Samson, Theresa
1994 Edwards, Desmond Edwards, Alys
1993 O'Malley, R Gargett, Lois
1992 Edwards, Desmond Edwards, Alys
1991 Stowell, Graham Gargett, Lois
1990 Poore, Alan Poore, Dianne
1989 Samson, James? Blakeley,C
1988 Watt, Mervyn Watt, June
1987 McIntyre, James McIntyre,Jean
1986 Stowell, Graham Blakeley,C
1985 Brixton, Clark Brixton, Alice
1984 Stowell, Graham Miller, Sandra
1983 Burgoyne, Gary Burgoyne, Rowena
1982 Stowell, Graham Blakeley, C
1981 Burgoyne, Gary Burgoyne, Rowena
1980 Fowler, Noel George? Fowler,

Roger & Raeleen Donaldson 2008

Mark & Penelope Tentori 2010

Richard & Susan Robson 2012

Woods Salver (aka Burke Salver)

2014 in recess in recess
2013 in recess in recess
2012 Robson, Richard Robson, Sue
2011 event not played event not played
2010 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raeleen
2009 Elder, John Elder, Joan
2008 Tentori, Mark Tentori, Penelope
2007 Poad, Kevern Lauder, Aileen
2006 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raeleen
2005 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
2004 Lee, Geoffrey Lee, Claire
2003 McCabe, John McCabe, Joan
2002 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
2001 Cullen, Robert Cullen, Nancy
2000 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1999 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1998 Poad, Kevern Lauder, Aileen
1997 Hyett, Michael Heinzmann, Pamela
1996 Pahau, Wiremu Ness, Mavis
1995 McGinley, Robert Samson, Theresa
1994 Edwards, Desmond Edwards, Alys
1993 O'Malley, R Gargett, Lois
1992 Edwards, Desmond Edwards, Alys
1991 Stowell, Graham Gargett, Lois
1990 Poore, Alan Poore, Dianne
1989 Samson, James? Blakeley,C
1988 Watt, Mervyn Watt, June
1987 McIntyre, James McIntyre,Jean
1986 Stowell, Graham Blakeley,C
1985 Brixton, Clark Brixton, Alice
1984 Stowell, Graham Miller, Sandra
1983 Burgoyne, Gary Burgoyne, Rowena
1982 Stowell, Graham Blakeley, C
1981 Burgoyne, Gary Burgoyne, Rowena
1980 Fowler, Noel George? Fowler,

Lorraine & David Adam 2010 & 2012

John & Marie Hartnell 2007

Needham Memorial Trophy

The H N K Needham Memorial Trophy is a handsome but large and heavy rectangular board with rounded corners. A battery-operated clock is installed in its centre. Winners’ names are engraved on little shields distributed around the board. Winners do not proudly take the trophy home, but after its presentation return it to its pride of place on the Clubhouse lounge wall.

H N K (Heathcote Norman Kent) Needham was born in Christchurch 7 November 1918 and was christened with that unusual combination of first name initials. That would have led to some minor awkwardness for him, but they delight genealogists seeking for unique identification. His occupation pre-WW II was as “traveller” and post-War he resumed, in the role of “medical representative”. He appears not to have married.

He served in WW II and held the rank of Sergeant in the Headquarters Company of the 20th NZ Battalion and Armoured Regiment. He is known to have fought at Ruweisat Ridge, in the Western Egyptian desert, mid way between the Mediterranean Sea and the Qattara Depression. Known as “Buck”, he was wounded 29 Mar 1944. For his services and bravery he was decorated with the Military Medal. Buck sadly passed away to a relatively early death in 1960 at the age of only 41 years.

Amongst Tai Tapu Golf’s records, Buck Needham is recorded has having won only one trophy event, but it was a prestige victory for the 1951 Otahuna Cup.

The format for the H N K Needham Memorial Trophy is Mixed Combined Stableford, individual cards. The event was first played in 1961 when the winners were Ernie Jones and Mrs V Madden. Neither appeared subsequently in the list of winners. The winners list below was taken from the individual shields on the board. For more recent years winners have also been listed in programme booklets of each previous season. Unfortunately two little shields with different winners’ names have been affixed to the board for each of the seasons 1995, 1996, 1997.

For 1995, G Skilton and Mrs D Thompson appear on one shield and G Engebretsen and Mrs J Wood on another for that year. The Club programme booklet for 1996 lists 1995 winners. For the Needham Trophy for 1995, the winners are given as G Skilton and Mrs D Thompson. However the shield for 1994 also gives G Engebretsen and Mrs J Woods as the winners, and that is confirmed in the programme booklet for 1995 which gives 1994 winners. For 1996 shields, one has G Skilton and Mrs D Thompson while the other has J McIntyre and Mrs A Brixton. The programme booklet for 1997 which gives results for 1996 has the latter pair as winners. For 1997 shields, one has J McIntyre and Mrs A Brixton as winners while the other has K Rennell and Mrs P Rennell. The programme booklet for 1998 which has winners for 1997, lists K Rennell and Mrs P Rennell as winners.

A tentative solution to the foregoing would therefore be that the 1995 winners were G Skilton and Mrs D Thompson; the 1996 winners were J McIntyre and Mrs A Brixton; and the 1997 winners were K Rennell and Mrs P Rennell.

The question could arise as to whether there have been earlier errors but since programme booklets prior to 1995 don’t carry lists of the previous season winners then further cross checking is not possible. For the period 1970-1974 inclusive, there are no winners’ shields on the trophy. Programme booklets for those years were minimal in regard to information and it has to be assumed that the event was indeed played but placing of shields on the board was neglected—maybe forgotten entirely.

The well-known Rennell couple, Kevin and Patricia, had a remarkable run of successes in this event, winning on ten, and from the foregoing, possibly eleven, occasions. Unfortunately by 2012, they had retired from active competition. No other pairs or individuals stand out amongst the listed winners of the trophy. The pairings Roger and Raeleen Donaldson, Douglas and Patricia Reece, John Dockery and Mrs C O’Connell, Roy Rose and Mrs D Lethaby, have all won twice.

As is noted elsewhere on this website, Sunday Mixed Matches went into recess from October 2012.

H N K Needham Memorial Trophy Winning Pairs

2017    
2016 Event in recess  
2015 Event in recess  
2014 Event in recess  
2013 Event in recess  
2012 Reece, Douglas Reece, Patricia
2011 Not played Not played
2010 Reece, Douglas Reece, Patricia
2009 Tentori, Mark Tentori, Penelope
2008 Tahurangi, Wiremu Edwards, Alice
2007 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raewyn
2006 Donaldson, Roger Donaldson, Raewyn
2005 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
2004 Tentori, Mark Stephens, Jenny
2003 Miller Bruce Miller, Sandra
2002 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
2001 Cate, David Ness, Mavis
2000 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1999 Cate, David Edwards, D
1998 Samson, Jimmy Samson, Thersa
1997 McIntyre, James Brixton, Alice
1996 McIntyre, James Brixton, Alice
1996 Skilton, G Thompson, D
1996 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1995 Engebretsen, George Woods, Joan
1995 Skilton, G Thompson, D
1994 Engebretsen, George Woods, Joan
1993 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1992 Dockery, John O'Connell, C
1991 Dockery, John O'Connell, C
1990 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1989 Samson, Jimmy Sutherland, E
1988 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1987 Rullen, Robert Cullen, Nancy
1986 Hatchard, Murray (tie) Hatchard, Phyllis (tie)
1986 McLean, Donald (tie) Wheeler, Mavis (tie)
1985 Edwards, D Edwards, D
1984 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1983 McIntyre, James McIntyre, Jean
1982 Daly, Tony? Rennell, Marie
1981 Rose, Roy Lethaby, Allison Dora
1980 Daly, Tony? Rennell, Marie
1979 Rose, Roy Lethaby, Allison Dora
1978 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1977 Bankcroft, M Blackett, E
1976 McCale, G McCale, Betty?
1975 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1974 nd nd
1973 nd nd
1972 nd nd
1971 nd nd
1970 nd nd
1969 Sutherland, R Strachan, Edna
1968 Corrick, W Nutt, Moya
1967 Gleeson, Jack Corrick, J
1966 Fiecken, Alister Parrott, June
1965 Woods, L Edgerton, E
1964 Rhodes, C H Rhodes
1963 Watson, Darcy Heeney, I
1962 Woods, L Woods, Joan
1961 Jones, Ernest Madden, V

Douglas & Patricia Reece
2010 & 2012

Roger & Raeleen Donaldson
2007

Kevin & Patricia Rennell
Many times winners

Presidents Trophy–Sunday Mixed

The President’s Trophy for Sunday Mixed golf was donated by Bruce and Sandra Miller and first played for in 1988. The picture shows the trophy which has the usual golf icons of a golf ball and a figure playing a stroke. There are three upright panels very conveniently providing a place for engraving names of the winning pairs. The panels are set in an area evocative of a putting green. There is a pleasant glossy clean finish to the trophy.

The naming of the trophy is likely to have been deliberate as Bruce Miller, having been Vice President 1986 & 1987 became President in that year. He served a three season term to 1990. Subsequently Bruce acted for some seasons as Greens Convenor after which he was elected Honorary Life member of the Club. In 2012 he was further honoured by being elected Patron.

Sandra Miller was elected to the Ladies Committee in 1983 and served through 1986. She was elected Ladies Captain in 2005 and 2006 after “doing her time as Ladies Vice Captain 2002-2004.

Unfortunately as with all Sunday Trophies, and has been explained elsewhere, the President’s Trophy was put into recess from 2012. The format of the event had been Mixed American Foursome Stroke. It provided some variety because it was to be played with partners who had not been paired previously in the season. That still did not ease the difficulties of the unattached players who turned up Sundays looking for a partner.

Presidents Trophy Sunday Mixed Pairs

2014 In recess In recess
2013 In recess In recess
2012 Not played Not played
2011 Reece, Douglas Miller, Sandra
2010 Miller, Bruce Adam, Lorraine
2009 Dillon, Dennis McCutcheon, Jeannette
2008 Porter, John Tentori, Penelope
2007 Stalker, Hamish Hylands, Joyce
2006 Ydgren, Nicholas Cope, Mary?
2005 Clark, Wayne Watson, Patricia?
2004 Clark, Wayne Hartnell, Marie
2003 Armstrong, Val Edwards, Alys
2002 Clark, Wayne McCabe, Joan
2001 Hampton, B Rennell, Patricia
2000 Cochrane, David Gardyne, B
1999 Cate, David Ness, Mavis
1998 Rennell, Ray(?) Rennell, Patricia
1997 Scriggins, Neil Rennell, Patricia
1996 Rennell, Kevin Watt, June
1995 McIntyre, James Edwards, Alys
1994 Rennell, Raymond Rennell, Patricia
1993 Rennell, Kevin Cullen, Nancy
1992 Rennell, Kevin Cullen, Nancy
1991 Walker, T Sutherland, N
1990 Rennell, Kevin Griffiths, Nancy
1989 Wainohu, R Prendergast, Betty (Mary Elizabeth)
1988 Wainohu, R Prendergast, Betty (Mary Elizabeth)

By chance, it appears that only one picture of a winning pair was available. Thus the gallery following of winning pairs has players simply arranged together.

Presidents Trophy--Sunday Mixed

Penelope Tentori & John Porter
2008

Douglas Reece & Sandra Miller
2011

Suckling Cup (Sunday Mixed)

The Suckling Cup which is large and imposing is the oldest Club trophy for Mixed matches, having been first played in 1936. The 1964 Club programme booklet gave the format for the Suckling Cup as a Mixed Foursome Knockout Competition. That appeared to continue until 1972 when the handicap conditions became more explicit as ” 3/8 Difference Combined Handicap”. That had changed in 1986 when the format was 18 holes Foursome Stroke, Best Net, ½ Combined Handicaps. Sadly, this event went into recess after 2012 when Lorraine and David Adam combined to win in a relatively small field.

2013 in recess in recess
2012 Adam, David Adam, Lorraine
2011 Argus, Alan Morrall, Cheryl
2010 Tentori, Mark Tentori, Penelope
2009 Reece, Douglas Reece, Patricia
2008 Kerr, Campbell Samson, Theresa
2007 Tentori, Mark Tentori, Penelope
2006 Lee, Geoffey Lee,
2005 Cullen, Robert Speers, E
2004 Clark, Wayne Clancy, Amanda?
2003 Armstrong, Val McKinnon, Nancy
2002 McGinley, Robert McGinley, Helen
2001 Scriggins, Neil Mather, Helen
2000 Reece, Douglas Reece, Patricia
1999 Cullen, Robert Cullen, Nancy
1998 Saon, T Saon, Theresa
1997 Yaxley, Peter Yaxley, Shirley
1996 McGinley, Robert McGinley, Helen
1995 Hartnell, John Lang, Ruth
1994 Skilton, G Heinzman, Pamela
1993 no data no data
1992 Walker, T Walker,
1991 Miller, Bruce Miller, Sandra
1990 Miller, Bruce Miller, Sandra
1989 Shelford, P Blakely, C
1988 Saon, T Blakely, C
1987 Poore, A Poore,
1986 Gargett, Roger Gargett, Lois
1985 Rose, Roy Rose,
1984 McLean, Donald Luff, P
1983 Brixton, C Brixton, Al
1982 Rose, Roy Rose,
1981 Rennell, Kevin Rennell, Patricia
1980 Shipley, G Ashbridge, J
1979 Ware, gerald Cochrane, J
1978 Briggs, Brian Briggs, E
1977 Briggs, Brian Briggs, E
1976 McLean, Donald Cameron, Georgina
1975 Weatherhead, William Bowis, E
1974 Burke, Maurice Woods, Joan
1973 no data no data
1972 Suckling, S Morten,
1971 Clephane, M Clephane, Sue
1970 Parrott, Michael Price, N R
1969 Sumpter, K Sumpter,
1968 Herron, Neville Herron, Audrey
1967 McNally, William Corrick, J
1966 Brixton, C Brixton,
1965 Gallen, E Morten, J
1964 Watson, D C Kane, M
1963 Suckling, D Lanauze, D
1962 Walpole, B Nutt, A
1961 Woods, L Woods, Joan
1960 Stoddart, George Stoddart,
1959 Stoddart, George Stoddart,
1958 MacKenzie N Scott, B G
1957 Stoddart, George Stoddart,
1956 Stoddart, George Stoddart,
1955 Hamilton, H D Wood, B
1954 MacKenzie, N MacKenzie, J
1953 Thompson, E Thompson,
1952 Stoddart, George Stoddart,
1951 McNeill, T D McNeill,
1950 Withell N R Withell,
1949 Withell N R Withell,
1948 Sheldon McKenzie, S
1947 Johnston, W Coop, B
1946 No competition WW II No competition WW II
1945 No competition WW II No competition WW II
1944 No competition WW II No competition WW II
1943 No competition WW II No competition WW II
1942 No competition WW II No competition WW II
1941 Macartney, William Williamson,
1940 Macartney, William Macartney, Ada
1939 Barriball, M Percival, E
1938 Weston, I W Weston,
1937 Anderson, C Welsh, A
1936 Stoddart, George Johnston, K

Suckling Cup (Sunday Mixed)

Therese ("Billie") Samson & Campbell Kerr
2008

Shirley & Peter Yaxley
1997

Lorraine & David Adam
2012

Douglas & Patricia Reece
2000 & 2009

Sunday Men’s & Ladies’ Veterans Trophies

It appears that these trophies were established especially for veteran players who preferred the more relaxed Sunday play with their spouses and partners. Players fifty-five years and over qualified, and the game format was Stroke Net. The event was played first in 1974 for the men only but the ladies matches began soon after in 1977 as seen from the table of winners below.

Two trophies as pictured were donated. The Ladies Trophy is a very handsome salver or plate and it is engraved with the name of the donor Ethel Bowis. Its quality is really not matched by the men’s trophy which is of simple construction. It is not known whether a donor existed for it or whether it was provided by the Club itself.

Sadly, as with all Sunday Mixed matches the numbers of players declined sharply after the first decade in the 21st century and the event went into recess after 2012.

Kevin Rennell who returned a winning score cards five times has clearly the best record amongst the men. Patricia Rennell, not to be entirely out-done by husband Kevin, had two wins in the ladies section. However it was Sandra Miller who topped the Ladies list with four wins. That was two more than the wins scored in the Men’s event by her husband, Bruce Miller. Sandra is shown in the picture below with the 2012 Men’s winner David Adam. David Adam is well-known at the Club as a regular volunteer worker on the course.

Mens & Ladies Sunday Veterans Trophies Winners

2014 In recess In recess
2013 In recess In recess
2012 Miller, Sandra Adam, David
2011 Miller, Sandra Kinzett, Reginald
2010 Reece, Patricia Adam, David
2009 Lauder, Aileen Dillon, Dennis
2008 McKinnon, Lynette Miller, Bruce
2007 McGinley, Helen Miller, Bruce
2006 Elder, Joan Hartnell, John
2005 Miller, Sandra McCabe, John
2004 McGinley, Helen Davidson, Brian
2003 Hartnell, Marie Rennell, Kevin
2002 Miller, Sandra Rennell, Kevin
2001 Blik, Jeanne Cate, David
2000 Ness, Mavis Rennell, Kevin
1999 Lauder, Aileen McKinnon, Jack
1998 Rennell, Patricia Lees, Alex
1997 Rennell, Patricia McIntyre, James
1996 Ness, Mavis McIntyre, James
1995 Prendergast, Betty Rennell, Kevin
1994 Lang, Ruth McIntyre, James
1993 Bowman, Vera Reece, Douglas
1992 O'Connell, C Rennell, Kevin
1991 Anderson, A Welsh, Angus
1990 Woods, Joan ? Clark, F J
1989 Prendergast, Betty Stowell, G
1988 Stevens, N Weatherhead, William
1987 Garget, Lois McKinnon, Jack
1986 Garget, Lois Gargett, Roger
1985 Welsh, ? S Anderson, D
1984 Welsh, ? S nd
1983 Wheeler, Mavis nd
1982 O'Connell, C nd
1981 Prendergast, Betty nd
1980 Rose, D Prendergast, A
1979 Cameron, Georgina Gargett, Roger
1978 Buxton, A Brixton, C
1977 Briggs, E Pierson, Frederick
1976 * Perry, J
1975 * Rose, R
1974 * Lanauze, L

Veteran Men Winners (Sunday)

Laurence Lanauze
1974

Kevin Rennell
1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003

Reginal Kinzett
2011

James McIntyre
1994, 1996, 1997

Brian Davidson
2004

Bruce Miller
2008

Bruce Miller
2007

Douglas Reece
1993

Roy Rose
1975

Sunday Ladies Veterans Trophy

Georgina Cameron
1979

Lynette Madgwick nee McKinnon
2008

Mavis Wheeler
1983

Aileen Lauder
2009

Marie Hartnell
2003

Patricia Reece
2010

Joan Elder
2006

Patricia Rennell
1997 & 1998

Ruth Lang
1994

Helen McGinley
2007

Sunday Mixed Tri-Series Trophy

Mixed Tir-series Winners

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Not scheduled Not scheduled
Not completed Not completed
Wright, Nancy Dillon, Dennis
Not played Not played
Siave, Anne Williamson, Brian
Piper, Kerry Piper, Stephen

Sunday Mixed Tri-Series Trophy

Anne Siave & Brian Williamson
2009

Sunhaven Trophy–Sunday Mixed

It was at a Club committee meeting 6 December 1973 that the Club President, Mr Robert Morten, announced that Mrs Gebbie had advised that Mr A Gebbie would donate a cup for a Mixed Stableford Drawn Partners event. Robert Morten asked Mrs Gebbie to convey the Club’s thanks to her husband for his generous gift. As is obvious from the picture adjacent the cup is quite magnificent. The text engraved on the cup reads:

"Tai Tapu Golf Club Sunhaven Trophy for Champagne Stableford Mixed Drawn Partners Combined Score Donated by A & S Gebbie 1974"

The interesting word in that is “champagne”. It seems to indicate the intention as being to hold a champagne breakfast, or luncheon in conjunction with the playing for the Sunhaven Trophy. Such events have been and still are held in many golf courses in New Zealand but they have been infrequent at Tai Tapu. One can be recalled around 2009 or so but it wasn’t played in conjunction with the Sunhaven Trophy.

The Sunhaven event as above was originally for Mixed partners, drawn before the match, the format was Combined Stableford and has remained so.

An unusual feature is that the Gebbies donated bountiful produce as prizes for this event because of their having a fine garden called Sunhaven on their farm in self-named Gebbie’s Pass, or maybe the farm was called Sunhaven? (It is believed that Gebbies Valley and Gebbies Pass were known during the 1830s by the Rhodes Brothers as “Maori Valley”). The practice of having garden produce as prizes has been difficult to maintain but on one notable occasion well-known Club identity and former Club Committee member, Dennis Dillon, produce an astonishing quantity of bananas as part of the produce prize.

It is well-known that the Gebbies were a pioneering family from Ayrshire Scotland, arriving in New Zealand about 1840 in Nelson and then moving to Wellington for a period. Finally in about 1845 they settled at Teddington (or the Head of the Bay as it was known ). The Gebbies were closely associated with the Manson and Deans families throughout this period—but that’s another story. As well as the Gebbie surname being listed in Tai Tapu Golf’s membership, the Manson surname has figured prominently for quite some years.

Sunhaven Trophy Winners

1994 Samson, James McGinley, Helen
1993 Green, Noel Brixton, Alice
1992 Miller, Bruce Martyn, Esme
1991 Griffiths, Murray Woods, Joan
1990 Rennell, Kevin McGinley, Helen
1989 Nilon, Leo Woods, Joan
1988 Weatherhead, William Gibson, Dorothy
1987 Miller, Bruce Blakely, C
1986 Weatherhead, William Wayy, J
1985 Welsh, Angus McGinley, Helen
1984 Armstrong, Val Briggs, Colleen
1983 Lang, Jack Burgoyne, Rowena
1982 Brixton, Clark Downes, P
1981 Brixton, Clark Smith, Nova?
1980 Miller, Bruce Blakely, C
1979 Lethaby, Grant Brixton, Alice
1978 Stowell, Graham Brixton, Alice
1977 Brixton, Clark Cameron, Georgina
1976 Prendergast, Anthony Gleeson, Edna
1975 Mallock, M Ashbridge,
1974 Lang, Jack Da La Cour, Vera
2015
2014 in recess in recess
2013 Not scheduled Not scheduled
2012 Poad, Kevern Miller, Sandra
2011 Tentori, Mark Tentori, Penelope
2010 Miller, Bruce Wright, Nancy
2009 Siave, Henry Miller, Grace
2008 McCutcheon, Ryan Crabb, Wanda
2007 Donaldson, Roger Rosevear, Clare
2006 Elder, John Elder, Joan
2005 Reece, Douglas Donaldson, Raewyn
2004 Miller, Bruce Keenan, Mollie
2003 Hartnell, John Robertson, Rina
2002 McGinley, Robert Cullen, Nancy
2001 Cate, David Samson, Theresa
2000 Dore, John McGinley, Helen
1999 Samson, James Prendergast, Clare
1998 Engebretsen, George McGinley, Helen
1997 Scriggins, Neil Edwards, Alyce
1996 Milne, F O'Connell, C
1995 Yaxley, Peter Stevens, N

Sunhaven Trophy--Sunday Mixed

Ryan McCutcheon & Wanda Crabb
2008

Kevern Poad & Sandra Miller
2012

Penelope Tentori & Mark Tentori
2011

Roger Donaldson & Clare Rosevear
2007

John & Joan Elder
2006

Tai Tapu Golf: Mixed Open Tournament

Year Winning Pair Runners-Up Scheduled
2013 Event cancelled in 2013       Originally scheduled for Sun 2 Nov 2013, but cancelled.
2012 Hamilton, Dean Earwaker, M Edmonds, Craig Edmonds, Donna  
2011 Piper, Stephen Lee, Rosita Kitto, Paul Madgwick, Lynette  
2010 Miller, Bruce Miller, Sandra Luscombe, Ross Luscombe, Tala  
2009 Engebretsen, George Tentori, Penelope Miller, David Miller, Grace  
2008 McKay, Bruce Crabb, Wanda Adam, David Adam, Lorraine  
2007 Luscombe, Ross Luscombe, Tala Cochrane, David Upston, S  
2006 Clark, Wayne Howard, Linda Williamson, Brian Blik, Jeanne  
2005 Cate, David Samson, Theresa Laughton, Daniel Clancy, Amanda  
2004 Engebretsen, George Carroll, Sally Stephens, David Stephens, Jennifer  
2003 Hartnell, John Hartnell, Marie Dockery, John Blik, Jeanne  
2002 Scriggins, Neil Broekmeyer, Rita Amrmstrong, Val McKinnon, Nancy  
2001 Clark, Wayne Mather, Helen Davidson, Brian Blik, Jeannie  
2000 Luscombe, Ross Hylands, Joyce Cochrane, David Luscombe, Tala  
1999 Gardyne, B Gardyne, Mrs Dore, John Dore, Mrs  
1998 Kinzett, Reginald Martyn, Esme DeVries, Peter DeVries, Allie  
1997 Results missing       Sun 2 November TT Mixed Open 18 holes. American Greensome. 50% Combined handicaps
1996 Results missing       Sun 3 Nov TT Mixed Open 18 Holes
1995 Results missing       Sun 5 Nov TT Mixed Open 18 Holes American Greensome. 40% combined handicaps
1994 Results missing       Sun 20 Nov TT Mixed Open 18 holes. American Greensome
1993 Results missing       Sun 21 Nov TT Mixed Open 18 holes. American Greensome
1992 Results missing       Sun 15 Nov TT Mixed Open 18 holes. American Greensome
1991 Results missing       Sun 3 November TT Mixed Open 27 Holes. American Greensome, am 9 holes, pm 18 holes.
1990 Results missing       Sun 4 Nov TT 27 hole open mixed tournament American Greensome stroke. 9holes am. 18 holes pm
1989 Results missing       5 Nov AmericanGreensome Stroke. 9holes am 18 holes pm
1988 Results missing       6 Nov AmericanGreensome Stroke. 9holes am 18 holes pm
1987 Results missing       Sun 8 Nov 9/18 holes
1986 Results missing       Sun 8 Nov 9/18 holes
1985 Results missing       Sun 17 Nov 9/18 holes American Greensome Stroke
1984 Results missing       Sun 18 Nov 9/18 holes American Greensome Stroke
1983 Results missing       Sun 20 Nov 9/18 holes American Greensome Stroke
1982 Results missing       Sun 21 Nov 9/18 holes American Greensome Stroke
1981 Results missing       Sun 15 Nov 9/18 holes American Greensome Stroke
1980 Results missing       Sun 16 Nov Mixed Open Tournament 27 holes
1979 Results missing       27 Holes Mixed Tournament am 9 holes 4BBB Bogey. PM 18 Holes Combined Stableford
1978 Results missing       Sun 16 July TT Mixed Open
1977 Results missing       Sun 17 July TT Mixed Open
1976 Results missing       Sun 18 July TT Mixed Open
1975 Results missing       Sun 25July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1974 Results missing       Sun 21July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1973 Results missing       Sun 22 July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1972 Results missing       Sun 23 July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1971 Results missing       Sun 25 July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1970 Results missing       Sun 26 July Tai Tapu Mixed Open Tournament
1969 Results missing       Sun 27 July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1968 Results missing       Sun Jul 28 no conditions noted
1967 Results missing       Sun 30 July TT Mixed Open Tournament
1966 Results missing       Mixed Open scheduled Sun 31 July No conditions noted. Season Mar 6 to Dec 17
1965 First known occasion for this event