Club News 2022/23
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Jan 29
The 2022 year got underway with our first competition of the year, the Newburn Trophy played under a Canadian Foursomes format. There was a good attendance of golfers who played in warm sunny weather. The course was in great summer condition with the ball given the opportunity to go just that little bit further.
The course has been re-rated with of the addition of new tees so members were treated to a different journey round the course and a new set of scorecards to support the changed course.
Winners for the competition this year were Nicky Matthews and John McTeigue with a nett of 65. A feature of this year's opening was the induction of Colleen Ramsay as the club patroness.
Feb 16 We held our Team Stableford tournament on the 16th of February with 11 teams playing. The playing conditions were the total opposite to last year after all the rain the week before. Everyone enjoyed the day with some good feedback on our new Tee blocks. The winning team this year was Erin Mulholland, Nicky Matthews, Clare Pitt, and Anna Webster.  
 Mar 5  The men's Open Scramble had a great turnout with 23 teams competing. Winners on the day were the team of Lachie Gunn/Dave Stackhouse/Wayne Underhay from Kaiapoi.  Allan Easte presents the team with their trophy.  Image
Mar 6

Templeton Cup: Off to a disappointing start this year going down to a reasonably strong Waimak team 41/2 to 11/2 ,no excuses onward and upwards.  Congrats to Tom Allan for his win and Brian Logan for his half.  This leaves us 5th in the section, 1 ahead of Amberley Gold.

13 Mar

Templeton Cup: Hawarden finished with a draw against  Kaiapoi on their home course 3/3, very unlucky not to come away with a win. Their greens were very slick and course was in good condition. Thanks to Craig for filling in, much appreciated.  Well done to Hugh Murchison, Fitz Ramsey and Brian Logan for recording good wins.

Mar 20

Templeton Cup:  We had a fantastic win on our home track on a lovely Sunday morning. Crushed one of the top teams Pegasus Red by 5 1/2 to 1/2.  Top effort for all those who won.  Canterbury Golf would like to drug test the guy who missed a 30 cm putt on the last hole which would have given the team a clean sweep - too bad Hanton.

Mar 21

Our greens were cored today after having been postponed from October due to wet conditions.  A great team of 20 did a fantastic job of distributing the fine soil to ensure our greens are kept in top condition.

Apr 3

Templeton Cup: Another beautiful morning at Waimak on Sunday 03 April, playing against Rangiora Blue. The team managed a 3/3 all draw with good wins to M Yorston and H Murchison playing @ 1and 2.  Al Easte had a convincing win playing at no 5. The final game of pool play is at Pegasus on Sun 10th April 8:30am tee off against Amberley, with a win possibly putting us through to 1/4 finals play.  We are tied at 3rd place with Pegasus!!

Apr 6 A massive achievement by our Ladies today taking home all the Silverware from the Culverden Women's Open and other place getters
Erin won Best Gross overall
                 Best Nett overall
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Nicky won Best Gross 18.5-40
Snr Gross Erin
Snr Nett Erin
Runner up Nett Nicky
2nd runner up Nett Michelle
May 7
Erin Mulholland with her prize on becoming The Nelson Festival of Golf Women's champion over several days. Well done Erin. Another prize to be added to your expanding cabinet of trophies!
Another accomplishment by a club member was the first hole-in-one by Roger Sowden from our newly incorporated tee block at No.15 to the green at Good Luck today
May 31 Our Junior golfers enjoyed their first lesson from club members Hugh and Max, who taught the golfers putting, chipping and tee shots. They then went with Dom and played from the 135 marker on no. 9 fairway down to the green using all the knowledge they had just been taught. The day finished with a lot of chatter in the clubhouse with hot chips and lemonade. They are all looking forward to the next coaching day.  Image
June 20 Michelle and Hugh cleaned up the field in our Mixed Foursomes Tournament yesterday. They won both the E.H. Gallagher Trophy for best Hawarden Nett, and the Ruth Turner Rosebowl for the best overall nett. Despite rain being forecast, the the 40 participants of the tournament were able to play in calm but cool conditions. A warm and welcoming clubhouse with afternoon tea concluded a successful day for everyone.  Image
June 30
The Hawarden Women’s Open was held on the 29th June in very pleasant conditions after the rain the day before and a frost on the day.
We had 48 women from a variety of clubs enjoy the day with epic prizes to be won at the end of the day. A big thanks must go to our sponsors:-
Choreboy, Panasonic NZ, Waikari Kitchen, Mitre 10 Rangiora
The winners of the cups this year were:
Best Gross Overall Carol Bates Tai Tapu
Best Nett Overall Nicky Lang Hawarden
Best Local Nett Overall Nicky Lang Hawarden
July 8 Yesterday the club held its annual Cockies Classic golf tournament which was an opportunity for the local rural community to get together and spend time on the golf course having fun, coping with the vagaries of the golf ball and networking with others. 72 people took part supported by a large number of sponsors who contributed to an impressive list of prizes and a great day out. Our thanks to North Canterbury Rural Support Trust who sponsored the sumptuous meal and to all our helpers in the background who contributed to another successful Cockies Classic tournament.  
Sept 21 Hugh and Max hosted our juniors for learning new skills and revising what they learnt last time. It was great to see a few new faces this time learning golf skills.  
Sept 25
The club's annual competition of the Shootout was held yesterday where 10 contestants for the men and seven for the women's event fronted up in cool conditions to see who could outlast their rivals to the last hole.
In the shootout it is the 10 best nett scores over several qualifying rounds which give players the opportunity to take part in the competition. The player with the highest nett score at each hole drops out until only one is left - the winner.
This year Mary Heckler and Allan Easte - both for the second year running - were our winners.
Oct 4 The club 2022 championship finals for men and women were held last Saturday over 36 holes. Winners were presented with their trophies at a function afterwards  
Oct 17 The men's 4BBB competition for the Williamson Trophy was held on Saturday with a small field of players, but a nice fine day for golf. Hugh Murchison and Terry Stevens (who managed to contain most of his rogue shots for once) ran out the winners on countback from Geoff Olorenshaw and Craig Brooking.  
Nov 7 Yesterday we held another coaching session for juniors, followed on by a session for adults. This time we employed the services of Marc Kelly, a PGA qualified coaching professional based in Rotherham, which for the juniors, was sponsored by the club. Both sessions were very instructive and gave good basis for improvement. We suspect we will use Marc's services again.  

 Jan 31


The club started the new golfing year with Opening Day and the annual competition for the Newburn Trophy, played in a mixed Canadian Foursomes format. Although the day was cool with threatening rain, everyone enjoyed not having to play in the warm temperatures experienced recently.
Winners on the day were Rose Cassidy and Hugh Pridie