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Old Boys Golf Day 11th April 2021
Photo by PNBHS

PNBHS Old Boys' Annual Golf Day April 2021


What a great day, a full field, great weather and great comaradie.

Golf Day in its traditional spot of the second Sunday in April was our next major focus. We had a record number of team entries, 26 teams, this on reflection was too many and slowed down the field too much, next year a maximum of 24 teams will be accepted. The support from sponsors was outstanding and contributed to the overall success of the day. Support from Justin and Keli Leck (McDonalds), Wayne Gerard (Mad Butcher), along with Bill Foster (Morgan Laurenson) must be acknowledged for supplying the field with their lunch and BBQ. We ran a raffle in the Clubhouse at the end of the day, contributions of awesome prizes from Simon O’Connor (Hunting and Fishing), Sheridan Vining (Vining Group), Mark Gleeson (Rangitikei Meats), Mike Borren (Altherm Window Systems) and John O’Sullivan made the raffle a great success. We tried a new initiative this year where we had a guest speaker in the Clubhouse, we were lucky enough to have Luke Irving CEO and founder of Fingermark, an extremely successful and fast-growing IT business based in Havelock North, speak to us about his success story. Luke was well received by the full clubhouse which included people who had turned up just to hear Luke speak. We have built further on this in 2022 where David Bovey has asked Bart Campbell to be the guest speaker to which he has agreed at this stage. Another new initiative to the day was our Bootleggers Gin Tent, Doug Speedy, Old Boy and CEO at Parker Brothers played in the field on the day but also organized sampling of his 1931 Deco gin along with a variety of his Bootleggers tonic range. 

This was a huge hit and a refreshing change for many to the traditional beer cart that does the rounds.

The Colts Rugby Team, boys and parents helped prepare the pre golf lunch and cook the mid-way Mad Butcher BBQ, $1950.00 was donated to their Christchurch Rugby Tournament Fund from golf day profits.

Many thanks also to Ian and Brigid Van der Veen who helped us out before and during the tournament.

The winning team for 2021 was Naylor Lawrence and Associates.

The course is again booked for our 2022 Golf Day on Sunday April 10th.

Golf Day Team Winners: Naylor Lawrence and Associates

Tai Durie, Alan Brown, Ollie Jones, Jul Ruaine - Pratley

Old Boys Golf Day 11th April 2021 — Image by: PNBHS