Great Barrier Island Golf Club Inc

Great Barrier Island Golf Club Inc

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Its amazing when you have friends that have a dream, start a business, in tough times! and succeed! and also want to contribute to our community. The Great Barrier Island Golf Club is extremely grateful for the sponsorship of yesterday’s tournament by Island Gin, Andi and Jason Ross. It was a superb day on the course, couldn’t have been more scenic. Hats off also to all those that tend to the course everybody was commenting on how good it was. If you haven’t played golf on our course you haven’t played golf yet. Come on down to the club, have a round, have a glass of something and enjoy the vibe of a small island community golf club.
Wow what a fantastic day at the Great Barrier Island Golf Club Flymysky tournament. Hats off to Scott and Rose from Flymysky for being our sponsor for the day and joining in the fun, your generosity was absolutely amazing. We look forward to seeing you both at the club again soon.
Dear Members, The Greatest Golf Course in the HAURAKI GULF will be FLYING this Sunday !!! with our sponsor for the day “FLY MY SKY”. Get the spider webs off your golf clubs, take the curlers out of your hair, shave if you think it will make a difference and get yourself to golf this Sunday. MUSTER IS 10.0AM TEE OFF IS 10.30 AM, as directed by the starter BACON AND EGG HOT BBQ ROLLS FROM 9.30 AM ( all arranged so those of you who want to watch the Bledisloe cup will be finished golf ready for kick off at 4pm.) Club championships = Refer to Don Prince. Teams Mixed Stableford, playing for return flights from Barrier to Auckland .. Nearest the pins, Men’s and Ladies . Straightest drive ,Men’s and Ladies , Longest putt on 18 gets to play Money or the Bag. A fantastic selection of Prizes kindly donated by Fly My Sky A big thank you to all the team at Fly My Sky, we sincerely appreciate your continued support of The Great Barrier Island Golf Club. COME FLY WITH ME, A DAY NOT TO BE MISSED. Buckle in and get ready to hit it long and straight. Refreshments available , Food Glorious Food and a tipple or three from the Bar. “ It takes a lot of balls to play golf the way I do.” SEE YA SUNDAY..
I’ve finished my first year of Uni. I can’t wait for four months of absolute dominance.
Great team mates and winners of the Sunday comp Well done Mal and Pete, you guys are stars⛳️
Mitch Brown’s last day with his little clubs, he kindly donated them to the golf club for other up and coming kids! Little rascal chipped in for a 3 on the 17th!
Flight MONDAY 25 June-Hurry Tauranga-Whangarei @ 0915 $199 Tauranga-Whitianga @ 0915 $99 Tauranga-Gt Barrier @ 0915 $99 Gt Barrier-Whitianga 1100 $99 Gt Barrier-Whangarei @ 1100 $99 First in basis call 0800sunair 0800786247
⛳️Barrier Golf in winter Wet Cold Suckered balls Wind No roll Unforgiving Sticks in the hole But somehow still.. A million laughs and fun fun fun ☔️🌴🏌🏾‍♀️ Great day yesterday!
Flight Wednesday 20 June-Hurry SUNAIR AVIATION DAILY DEALS CALL 0800SUNAIR Whangarei - Gt Barrier @ 1015 $99 Whangarei-Whitianga @ 1015 @ $99 Whangarei-Tauranga @ 1015 $ 99 Gt Barrier - Whitianga @ 1115 $89 Gt Barrier-Tauranga @ 1115 $99 [email protected] 1145 $89
Some one is happy
Winners are grinners ❤️💙❤️
Oh yeah....!!

A very well kept 9 hole Golf Course Located in paradise on Great Barrier Island New Zealand surrounded by native bush , enjoying uninterrupted breathtaking vistas.

Great Barrier Golf Club is a fun & challenging 9 hole course . Enjoyable for advanced players through to family groups and beginners. The club house is open with full bar facilities for members and the general public on Thursdays and Sundays from 11am until 9pm . Meals are available on both these days - larger groups please book in advance on 09 4290 420. We have rental clubs available by arrangement . Upcoming events at Great Barrier Golf Club Sept 22nd Haggle Sept 29th Club champs - round 1 Oct 6th Club champs - round 2 Oct 13th Club champs - round 3 Oct 20th Local Green keepers tournament Oct 27th Labour Weekend tournament Nov 3rd Par Nov 10th Fulton Hogan tournament Nov 17th Top cat / Top dog Comp Nov 24th Great Barrier Airlines sponsored day Dec 1st Colquhoun trophy mixed pairs Nett Dec 8th Shoot Out Dec 15th Prize giving / Xmas hamper day Jan 3rd Medland tournament Feb 16th Fly my sky tournament 18 hole ambrose Feb 24th AGM & Opening day Mar 3rd Best Nett Bring a group or play with some of the super locals. Need some other local info on places to stay or visit please get in touch

Operating as usual

Beautiful golf club hydrangeas and Bob Whitmore pond on the 5th

Golf today.....
This little pic speaks volumes lol

About right. 😁

Not bad mileage for the average golfer! ⛳️

Fireball whiskey shots 🔥

Golf club kitchen shall be open for lunch and dinners from this Thursday and Sunday
All members and guests welcome!
I’ll start slow and build up a good menu but for now a delicious array of treats await 🎉
If I’m not in the kitchen I’ll be on the course 😊
❤️Shellbell

Well well Shellbell will be back to rustle up some delicious treats for all our members and guests
So excited to return to my favourite little barrier kitchen with fresh lunches and meals 💝
Mouth weathering, Juicy steaks
Golden crunchy fries
My famous Cheeky prawn curry and then there’s the delicious fish, fresh okiwi salad plus more..... ohhhlala
Watch this space for an opening date in the next week or so
Nomnom
🍲 🥂🍰🥘🥩🥐

❤️Shellbell

Golf lady's Lunch at Mulberry Grove loverly afternoon. Congratulations to all our 2020 winners and see you all next year 🎉🎄 🎅🎁

Congratulations to the golf club days team well done 2020 champions 🎯🎯👍🏆🏅
Tom Hunsdale
Wendell Park
Matt Adams
Malcolm MacRae

Indeed.....

The clubs were suppose to fix everything! 😂
📸 - @thepartrain

Miss all the golfie girlies ⛳️
Home soon for a round or two 🌸

Lots of great memories here ❤️❤️⛳️

More photos @ GBI golf ⛳️

[10/09/20]   Dear Members,
The Greatest Golf Course in the HAURAKI GULF will be FLYING this Sunday !!! with our sponsor for the dayv “FLY MY SKY”.
Get the spider webs off your golf clubs, take the curlers out of your hair, shave if you think it will make a difference and get yourself to golf this Sunday.
MUSTER IS 10.0AM
TEE OFF IS 10.30 AM, as directed by the starter
BACON AND EGG HOT BBQ ROLLS FROM 9.30 AM ( all arranged so those of you who want to watch the Bledisloe cup will be finished golf ready for kick off at 4pm.)
Club championships = Refer to Don Prince.

Teams Mixed Stableford, playing for return flights from Barrier to Auckland ..
Nearest the pins, Men’s and Ladies .
Straightest drive ,Men’s and Ladies ,
Longest putt on 18 gets to play Money or the Bag.
A fantastic selection of Prizes kindly donated by Fly My Sky

A big thank you to all the team at Fly My Sky, we sincerely appreciate your continued support of The Great Barrier Island Golf Club.

COME FLY WITH ME, A DAY NOT TO BE MISSED. Buckle in and get ready to hit it long and straight.
Refreshments available , Food Glorious Food and a tipple or three from the Bar.
“ It takes a lot of balls to play golf the way I do.”
SEE YA SUNDAY..

[09/13/20]   Kitchen open for lunch and Dinner all welcome to come on down for a meal.

Sunday's comp saw a decent turnout considering the Dirty Dozen were away on their annual pilgrimage. Weather was decidedly Spring like and teams took advantage to pick up some excellent prizes. Many thanks to the major sponsor, Mike White Bedpost - Hawkes Bay.
Bernie Mcahill dressed to impressed and was duly rewarded. Might be a weekend at Bernie's????!!!

Other notably prize winner as per the attached photos. I think Kat Belcher won one for being Kat......excellent photo and congrats to everyone!

No, Don didn't win the new corer as a prize in the comp, that's him with his new toy, a corer which will see the greens improve even more than they have already.
It's been an amazing transformation over the last 20 years or so. Who remembers when we had sheep on the course as lawn mowers? Or the boys going round the greens with a push lawn mower?! Each year seems to bring an improvement in equipment which all adds to the process. Shows what can be done with dedicated volunteers and teamwork. Hats off to the current crew and all those who preceded them to make such an amazing little course. Long may it continue.

[09/03/20]   Dear members ,

Put ya glad rags on, throw ya shackles away. Put your mask on if it makes you feel safe and head to the Great Barrier Island Golf Club on Sunday for there is Spring in the air and I hope a spring in your step, its BEDPOST Sponsoring a great day of Golf this week .

“We are in Covid level 2.5 read the rules , no kissing , no hand shaking , please sit and wait to be served , don’t crowd the bar, everyone will get a turn, keep your social distance”. And wash your hands at the facilities provided.

A prize table full of goodies including my old hot water bottle , NEW pillows ,duvets , vouchers redeemable at the Rocks , sorry not for Charlie ash ( cash) and food glorious food.

Looking for somewhere to rest your weary head , or your partners aching body , sick of sleeping on rusty springs

You need Mike White for the dreams of your life 021 606119 or email the lazy bugger at [email protected] for the best in bedding advice.

Rock up at 11.30 prize for the best dressed , teams drawn at 11.45 tee off as directed by the starter at 12.0 noon.

“Its Jacks or Better “, teams of three or four, deal the cards after the team has teed off, hit it long and hard, you must take the drive of the person who draws the ace , and at the teams discretion play your joker twice during 18 holes to negate the Ace drive.

The course is in pristine condition thanks to a dedicated ravel of volunteers, Great Barrier Island Golf Course, if only others knew how spoiled we are.

Golf Etiquette: Flatulence should be kept to a minimum unless it is distracting the opposition.

Loud shouting unless it’s a hole in one is not required, and drunkenness while playing could have your removed from the course.

Nearest the pin on 2 and 17, longest putt in the hole from on the green on 18.

See you there for a fun day of Golf and comradery,

Visitors and non-members always welcome of course but in this instance cannot play in members only competitions without the express permission of the match committee.

Regards
Match Committee

GBI Golf Club

[08/24/20]   *POSITION FILLED*

Many thanks to all those who applied for the position of caterer at GBI Golf Club. This is to let you all know that the position has now been filled.

[08/14/20]   To our members, as you all will be aware we will be remaining at Covid-19 level 3 until 26th August. As a result of this our planned tournaments are postponed.

As we said before under level 3 you are able to play golf with the members of your immediate bubble, so please make use of the opportunity to get out on the fairways.
We would ask you to do the following:

1) Stay home if you are feeling unwell
2) Sign in at the club rooms, there is a book under the verandah for this purpose.
3) The cups in the holes have been inverted so you do not need to remove the pins.

Noel Nancekivell
Secretary
GBI Golf Club

[08/09/20]   Tournament Result

Yesterdays Flags tournament was won by Chris Nola, he managed to get to his drive on the 19th hole which was further than all the others in the field so congratulations to Chris. Possibly a breakthrough tournament win???
Nobody managed to get onto the green on number 2 so no nearest the pin winners. That's 2 tournaments in a row......the greens aren't that small are they??? Come on people, sharpen up!
Phil Yates was the only other winner on the day sinking the longest putt on the 18th. Many thanks to Bird Wines for their support of today's tournament.

Next Sunday will be sponsored by Bedpost. More details to follow
Ring Mike 062113971 or email [email protected] for beds, furniture mattresses and bedding accessories...

Great bedding prizes on offer this Sunday.

Cheers to Zak and Kenny today 🌸
So sorry I can’t be there ❤️
Warm hugs golf Buddies

Golf Gods

Plenty of places to try these shots on our course, just do it when I'm not playing with you.........😁

Which way are you hitting it?
📹 - @truegolfjunkies
🏌️‍♂️ - @kyleberkshire

lol I had the "Bubble burner" shafts back in the day AND a Big Bertha 3 wood!

Who can relate?
📷 - @groupchat_golf_memes

Golf Gods

Disgraceful.
📷 - @groupchat_golf_memes

Golf Gods

Fantastic service 👏👏
📷 - @bobbydimeo @parwestgolfshop

It is with much sadness Great Barrier Island Golf club reports the loss of our Club President, long term member and long time course volunteer Ken Henry who left us suddenly early on Monday morning.

The club and members extend our deepest condolences to Di and all of Ken's family at this very sad time.

We all will have so many special memories from the years gone by - both on the course and in the clubrooms.
We recently got to have our annual Mexican Night which Ken and Di have organized for a number of years. And of course the man himself signed of as a winner of his last tournament on Sunday. Reigning champion, take that, never to be beaten again.
Many thanks to the medical staff who attended to him, also special thank you to our local police, Roger and Kylie, who brought Ken to the golf club for a final drive on the course before he was taken to Auckland on the police maritime boat, Deodar.

Information we have is that Ken's service will be held at Purewa, All Saints Chapel. 10am Sat. 25th July, 100 St Johns Road Auckland. After service to be held at Herne Bay Rackets Club 10-12 Westend Rd Herne Bay.

RIP big fella :- "Shine on you crazy diamond"

Golf Gods

Prepare for an explosion! 🤣
📷 - @memecaddie

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Just like to give a shout out to new sponsors who have come on board.
Steve Bird Wines have donated some of their selection of fine wine to us for prizes in upcoming tournaments. As many of us are partial to a glass or 6 of the wonderful stuff I'm sure this will get members quite excited and I imagine turnout at tournaments is likely to rise substantially....get your A game on!!

Check out their products here at their website.

https://www.stevebirdwines.com/

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The first Stonewall Store sponsored Chicken run was a great success yesterday on a stunning Great Barrier Island mid winter day. Blue skies, light winds and sunshine. Spectacular views of Hirakimata and the ranges! 22 players turned out for golf in the gulf at it's finest on our magical little course in paradise.

A huge thank you to Jos Bellerby and her amazing staff at the store. A great place to get all your shopping - and they have an off licence too, so all your needs in one place. There's also The Outpost gift store and the cafe in the same complex. Saturday markets run later in the year, always a great place to go and shop, have a coffee, browse the gift shop and catch up with people.
Jos supplied the voucher prizes for chickens to be picked up from the store. Congratulations to everyone who picked up a prize. Again, many thanks to this local business supporting our golf tournament.

WINNERS AND GRINNERS

Nearest to the middle of the fairway was Sam Boyd. Nearest to the pin on the 17th was Andy Stohr. Longest putt on the 18th was Richard Wood. Nobody managed to land on the green on number 2.
Overall stableford winner on the day was Tom Hunsdale with 42. Runner up Mitch Brown had 40 points.

Cheers Jos and Stonewall Store for helping us put on a very memorable day!

In our post a couple of days ago we talked about how young Mitch Brown was chosen for a National award by NZ Golf and he was waiting for his trophy. Well the trophy arrived and it is beautiful! Congratulations Mitch. Well deserved award! Making the club and the island proud!

Wonderful to be at golf yesterday, little bit of rain, little bit of sun and a delicious rainbow at the end!
So nice to see Andy looking so well and in good spirits. Yaaay
And.....Look at that view!

Yes.....often........😂

No one told us life was gonna be this way 🤦🏻‍♂️
📷 - @cartsndartsgolf

Golf Gods

Still got it.......

102 and still throwing clubs! 😂
🎥 - @tour_junkies

[07/06/20]   Sunday 5th July 2020. 3 Club Challenge Tournament.

We had an excellent turnout for the 3 club challenge tournament. Conditions overcast and a strong northerly wind made it testing golf with the wind coming from a different direction to normal. A variety of club choices were in evidence, drivers, 5 irons, hybrids, you name it!
We had lots of scores in the 20s and low 30s but 2 players tied on 34 stableford points. Not a bad effort considering 11 clubs were missing out of the bag.

It came down to a countback to decide the winner. Both players had exactly the same score on the back 9 so the tie came down to the last 6 holes. Eventual winner was Richard Wood, and the unlucky runner up was Noel Nancekivell. Pity about the 18th hole Noel!! Well played everyone and congratulations to Richard on his win.
Keep an eye out here for info on the next tournament.

Golf Gods

Since when was toilet breaks a competition 🧐

We've all been there.....

Everytime 😂
📷 - @golf.obsession

A fine and sunny day (with a couple of showers) saw 5 teams turn out for the inaugural "Jacks or Better" ambrose tournament. This tournament was sponsored by award winning Squawking Magpie wines from the Gimblett Gravels vineyards in the Hawkes Bay.

https://squawkingmagpie.co.nz/

Many thanks to the sponsors for providing an entertaining format which saw players in the team have to draw a card to determine which of the players' tee shots to take. Each team had 2 Jokers in reserve to be used at a strategic moment decided by the members of the team. Some luck, some skill, some tough decision making, but a huge amount of fun going by the reactions of the participants!
Congratulations to everyone taking part. The winning team of May Cameron, Maxine Goloboski and Dave Allison took away an award winning bottle of fine wine each.
Runners up on the day were Kat Belcher, Marge Harris and Tom Hunsdale.

An added bonus was seeing Gibbo at the club and making as much noise as ever! Mr Colin Phillips was also present so we had a range of members stretching back to the eighties. Great to see and long may it continue!

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