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Boys' School Golf Day: A Player's Perspective

February 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

With thanks to Boys' School Principal, Mr Peter Cassie

The annual Saint Kentigern Boys’ School Old Collegians’ Golf Day was held on Friday 14 February at the Royal Auckland Golf Club on what can be described as a near perfect day for golf; plenty of sun, rolling fairways, fast greens and a few brief showers that added much needed respite at the appropriate times.

I was fully prepared to make the most of the 18 hole challenge that lay ahead and had set myself three simple goals for the day:

  1. Drive home in the Subaru Forrester supplied by Winger for scoring the hole in one  on the 13th hole
  2. Pick up the fishing rods as the team prize from Top Catch
  3. And win the iPad air supplied from Genii as a lucky draw.

Unfortunately things didn’t work out as planned, mainly due to the lack of golfing skill required for the task! Ah well, there’s always next year!

With a full field of 20 teams, most of whom were very capable golfers, we teed off right on the dot at 1.00pm spread far and wide around the course. Many kilometres and shots later we returned to the clubhouse for refreshments, regaling stories of wayward and at times perfect shots. Score cards were handed in and I must admit I was pretty confident with my team completing the round with -5 on the card. Taking our handicaps into account resulted in a net score of 59.875, quite a handy result. However it was not to be as 13th place was a long way from 1st!

Congratulations to the winning team on the day; Hayden Butler, Simon Rountree, James Brown and Phil Lewis with a net score of 55.25, clear winners from the second placed team of the day (Victoria Wilkes, Paul Wilkes, Ross Powell and Tim Smith) with 55.3. We look forward to the champions returning to defend their title in 2015.

We thank our sponsors for their support. With naming rights on holes along with the many prizes donated from a variety of sources, it meant that every team walked away with a prize. What more could we ask for.

Our sincere thanks to:

Hole Sponsors:

AFT Pharmaceuticals, ANZ Bank, APS Limited, Boyd Visuals, Business World Travel, Dulux, General Issue, Matassa Property Services, Outline: Workspace Design, Ricoh, Roselle Guardians, Saint Kentigern Old Collegians’ Association, Toshiba

Prize Donors:

About Face, AFT Pharmaceuticals, Andiamo, ANZ BankWinger Motors, Benson Road Deli, DFS Galleria, Ecoya, Family Boats, Flowers After Hours, Gen-i, Jack’s Coffee, Lexel, Moa Brewing Co, New World Remuera, Palmers Garden Centre, Resene Paints, Ricoh, Samex, Sunbeam, Terravin Wines, The Spire Queenstown, Top Catch

Our very special thanks to Old Collegian, John Gilbert for donating his time to supervise the hole-in-one challenge at the 13th hole and to Tom Sinclair, Manager of the Royal Auckland Golf Club, for his work in organising and managing this very successful tournament.

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