Old Boys' Newsletter

PNBHS Old Boys' Annual Golf Day April 2021

What a great day, a full field, great weather and great comaradie.
   Old Boys Golf Day 11th April 2021  by PNBHS

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

  1. PNBHS Old Boys' Annual Golf Day April 2021
  2. PNBHS Anzac Service April 2021
  3. Palmerston North Boys' High School Anzac Service
  4. Anzac Service Wreath Laying
  5. Rugby Reunions in June
  6. Old Boys in Hastings, Lunch at Summerset in the Orchard.
  7. Tauranga Old Boys' Function July 2nd 2021
  8. Auckland Old Boys' Function
  9. Revamping the 1st XV Changing Rooms under the Grandstand
  10. Up coming Palmerston Old Boys' Events
  11. Old Boys Dinner and Day at The Races. It's time to buy your ticket.
  13. Obituaries
  14. Turbos squad for the 2021 season
  15. Old Boy Carson Taare to perform original songs at Globe Theatre
  16. Old Boy Bob Burgess - All Black looks back at Springboks tour, 40 years on
  17. Old Boy Graeme Elston
  18. (1984) - Palmerston North Boys' High School band
  19. Old Boys' News
  20. World Refugee Day
  21. Sports Hall of Fame recipient Stuart Jacobs
  22. Jim Stuckey with the McKegg Cup
  23. Ray ‘Butch’ Hewer with the Hewer Trophy
  24. Old Boy Brian Plimmer
  25. Loyal Old Boy Bill Pearson
  26. Old Boy Tasi Vaha'i performed in the staffroom
  27. Congratulations to Campbell McKay who has started at his 3rd school as Principal at Mount Waverley Primary School
  28. Bob Burgess is discussed in this recent documentary on Māori Television (the interview with Dr. Bob Burgess starts at 11.40).
  29. Congratulations to Adam Milne and Dane Cleaver, who have been added to the group of contracted players for Central Districts cricket
  30. Always great to hear from our Old Boys:
  31. Congratulations Nick Wilson
  32. Hurricanes Old Boys
  33. Shayne Harris has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Manawatū District Council.
  34. Nick Wilson is chasing the dream of competing in his third Olympic games
  35. Old Boy and professional musician David Shanhun (1997 – 2001)
  36. Old Boys News Letter August 2021
  37. 2001 Cricket Reunion February 2021
  38. Palmy Steel
  39. Sports Hall of Fame 2021
  40. Lunch date with a few loyal Old Boys.