2018 NIB Open Presented by PLUS4 Insurance
The inaugural year of the NIB Open presented by PLUS4 Insurance saw a sold out field of 128 competitors play a single stableford event in 4 divisions.
Wonderful sunshine and a light breeze met our players as they headed out onto the course for the shot gun start at 11.00am. Whilst the large field meant for slightly slower than usual play no one minded as the weather continued to exceed everyone’s expectations throughout the day and the course was in magnificent condition (well done Greg, Dick, Gerry & Alan) and a real treat to play.
Alan Bradnock and Mark Sheehan representing PLUS4 Insurance encouraged NIB to support the club this year and we would in turn encourage members to support them and NIB in return. NIB National Marketing & Brand Manager Chris Carnall joined us for the tournament on the day and thoroughly enjoyed his time at the club.
Brian Oldridge was the overall winner with 42 stableford points. Other division winners were Issac Wiffin, Hayden Brown, Dennis Andrews & Anita Newman. Congratulations to you all.
Up for grabs on the day was a Honda Jazz motor vehicle for a hole in one on the 17th Hole through the sponsorship of Bowater Honda. Bob Aitken was the nearest to the hole in one missing by just a few centimetres.
The event ran like clockwork and was supported by Taylormade and the Total Golf team also – well done guys!!
A great social atmosphere was created through the support of all our volunteers who helped out on the day, leading up to the event & following including – Stephen, Allison, Norma, Erena, Bill, David, Andrew & Bryan – thank you all!!
Overall Winner – Brian Oldridge
Men’s Division 1
1st Isaac Wiffin
2nd Jamie Hunter
3rd Josh Wright
4th Grant Newport
5th Mitch Newport
6th Kam Clarke
Men’s Division 2
1st Dylan Brown
2nd Harry Hall
3rd Philip Jones
4th James Watson
5th John Gifkins
6th Blair French
7th Simon Parle
Men’s Division 3
1st Dennis Andrews
2nd Ron Fyfe
3rd Robert Learmonth
4th David Kitch
5th Bob Aitken
6th Graeme Wilson
7th Kevin Sowman
1st Anita Newman
2nd Lee Willets
3rd Veronica Hipplolite-A’Court
4th Nancy Davis
Nearest to the Pin
Julie Baxendine (Hole 3)
Bob Aitken (Hole 17)
David Smale (Hole 6)
Val Wilson (Hole 15)
David Smale, Andy Seddon, Connor Winter, Shaun Eggers, Kam Clarke, Josh Wright, James Watson, Darren Quirk, Vaughn Sheed, Peter Hay, Val Wilson, Chris Allen, Bob Aitken
NBS Open Tournament Results
SATURDAY 24th MARCH 2018 – NBS Open Tournament Report
Saturday morning started off rather wet but the skies cleared and it turned out to be a beautiful day. There was a keen group of 94 players who competed for 2 men’s and 1 ladies division. Due to the wet conditions, following 3 days of rain, players were given a 1 club length placing. The putting surfaces were in magnificent condition. The over 30 visitors to the club really appreciated the presentation of the course by Brendan and his team.
Special thanks to the tournament sponsor Peter Havill and NBS. Thank you also to support sponsors being Bowater BMG, who offered a brand new car for a whole in one on the 3rd, and Hello World Nelson, Total Golf and Blue Berry IT.
The tournament organisers congratulate all the winners and thank the many volunteers who ensured a well run event. Results are as below:
Overall Winner – Colin Sharland on 62.
Division One Winners:
Gross Winner – Kameran Clarke 69
Gross Runner Up – David Riordan 71
Nett 1st – Brendon Jeffrey 67
Nett 2nd Nathan Smith 68
Nett 3rd Euan Milne 69
Nett 4th Nick Thomsen 69
Nett 5th John Griftkins 71
Nett 6th Rod Baxendine 71
Nett 7th Nick Queneville 71
Nett 8th Tony Watkins 72
Division Two Winners:
Gross Winner – Bryce McCallister 75
Gross Runner Up – Sam Best 78
Nett 1st Craig Johnston 66
Nett 2nd Grant Thorn 67
Nett 3rd Sarel Nienaber 67
Nett 4th Dave Ward 70
Nett 5th Derek Drysdale 70
Nett 6th Bob Winter 70
Nett 7th Tom Pyatt 71
Nett 8th Chris Finch 71
Gross Winner – Lizzie Neale 77
Gross Runner Up – Katrina Hall 83
Nett 1st Lila Scholes 70
Nett 2nd Stina Scholes 78
Nett 3rd Natalee Reed 79
Nett 4th Lee Willets 79
Nett 5th Kanakphan Scheidweiler 80
Nearest to the Pin
#3 Ladies – Natalee Reed
#6 Div 1 – Adrian Blake
#15 Div 2 – Sam Best
#17 All – Phill Jones
Twos – David Riordan, Phillip Jones, Samual Wright, Derek Drysdale
Turf Hotel "Teams" Challenge - Report
The Turf Hotel “Teams” Challenge sold out this year on Saturday July 8th & was a fun event open to both Male and Female Golfers with Official handicaps. On the 17th hole we held a Hole in One competition for $5,000.00 worth of food & beverage to any team who had a member of their team achieve a Hole in One. Unfortunately on the day this was not struck.
The event was supported by the Turf Hotel & the Bach Bar & Restaurant & we thank Maurice Woodhouse for representing the hotel & restaurant on the day. The sponsors supplied three (3) teams from the hotel to participate in the event & they joined a further twenty seven (27) teams from clubs from throughout the region.
A number of other sponsors were involved with the event including Total Golf, Mike Pero (Shelley Carppe), Seifried Wines, Helloworld Nelson & Blueberry IT.
The main Nett winners down to 7th place were as follows:
Winners – V. Sheed, M. Connor, B. Jeffrey & K. Sowman (201)
2nd place went to T. McKay, J. Rainbird, M. Inwood & T. Appleman (202 on count back)
3rd place went to R. Kelly, L. Murray, J. Barnes & L. Booth (202)
4th place went to R. Webby, A. Webby, M. Lachlan & D. Andrews (203)
5th place went to L. Neale, K. Klarke, J. Newport & R. Pukklowski (203)
6th place went to D. Beverage, R. Greer, G. Tijsen & D. Knapp (205)
7th place went to P. Tavite, S. Nienaber, A. Paterson & M. McKenzie (205)
The main Gross winners were as follows;
Winners – K. Wilkinson, L. Willets, T. Buchanan & B. Riordan (221 on count back)
2nd place went to N. Thomsen, A. Waugh, J. Simpson & N. Ludbrook (221)
Nearest the pin prizes went to the following:
3rd Beige Brown 6th Head & Tails 8th Steve Vercoe
We thank the many volunteers & staff that made the event such as success including Men’s Captain Andrew, Sean & the Total Golf Team, Allison, Ladies Captain Chris, Peter, Wayne, Tony, Erena & the two (2) Dave’s supporting our work on the 17th & taking some great action shots.
See you all next year!!
The Organising Team
Total Golf Tournament
The Total Golf Open is a very unique Tournament as you play 18 Holes at Nelson Golf Club and 18 Holes at Motueka Golf Club. This tournament is open to both Men’s and Ladies with Official handicaps and is a Gross and Nett Tournament played in Grades. The Total Golf Open is Played on the last weekend of August each year and is also a Trial for the district rep teams. Who will have bragging rights this year as Total Golf Open Champion???