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EMERRE & HATHAWAY POVERTY BAY MEN'S GOLF OPEN 2020

UPDATE: THE OPEN IS ON!

EMERRE & HATHAWAY POVERTY BAY GOLF MEN'S OPEN 2020

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The Poverty Bay Men’s Open is all go at Awapuni Links, Gisborne, from this Thursday morning with the first of 112 entrants teeing off at 7.00am.

With the shifting of the Covid-19 alert level for the regions outside of Auckland we can now proceed with the event at almost normal conditions. Please make yourselves familiar with what the rules are under Alert Level One.

This now means we can have the full contingent of 112 players – plus helpers and staff – in the clubrooms for our after golf socialising and there will be no need to limit the capacity by maintaining head counts

All advertised catering arrangements will proceed as planned.

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Note: If anyone wishes to bring a partner to the Colonial Oven Banquet on Friday night, extra tickets can be purchased at $36.

But the caterer needs to know now. So if you wish to buy a ticket this must be done before Wednesday 5pm so the caterer can accomodate the extra capacity.

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To purchase an extra meal ticket for Friday please pay Online into the Club’s bank account:

ACCOUNT NO: 12-3170-0027234-000

Put “Banquet" and "Your Surname" in the reference fields.

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LET’S PLAY GOLF!

Two qualifying rounds will sort the field into seven sixteens based on total gross scores from Thursday's morning and afternoon rounds, ready for match play starting on Friday.

Thursday’s rounds will take place starting from two tees (1 and 10) with the first off at 7.00am and the last groupings teeing off at 8.44am. Please be on time for you tee off and get your score card from the Starter’s Office by the Practise Green. Your starter is Marty Reynolds. Tournament director is Duncan Bush.

The course will be operating at near full capacity so efficiency of movement is recommended by eliminating habits that lead to “slow play”.

There will be spotters on the fairways where the rough can prove difficult to locate wayward drives.

Some great golf is expected in fine weather on our 127-year-old golf course that has been groomed to near perfection by our greenkeepers.

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The Met Service weather forecast says:

Thursday – Mostly cloudy, few spots of rain. Gusty northwesterlies.

Friday – Fine with northwesterlies.

Saturday – Fine with northerlies.

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EMERRE & HATHWAY/BDO $1000 NEAREST-TO-PIN CHALLENGE

This novelty event within the two rounds of qualifying is open to all entrants and it is hoped all players will take part. Every golfer has a chance of winning $1000.

There are six chances to be nearest to the pin on the par three holes over two rounds which will result in a Shootout for $1000 at the completion of matches on finals day, Saturday.

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Please bring $5 cash to enter this event at the starter's office by the Practise Putting Green in front of the clubhouse. You can’t pay for this at the Pro Shop.

Please also note: Tickets for the Calcutta will be on sale in the upstairs lounge at the set times of 4pm to 6pm on Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $4.

The Pro Shop is running its own Twos Competition for the tournament.

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BDOBALCONY

Announcing the EMERRE & HATHAWAY/BDO $1000 NEAREST TO PIN CHALLENGE.

All entrants in the Poverty Bay Men's Open 2020 can be in the running to win a $1000 prize voucher.

Over the two rounds of qualifying on Thursday 24th September there will be nearest-to-pin markers on all three Par 3 holes.

The golfers who are nearest to the pin on each Par 3 hole over the two rounds (morning and afternoon) will go into a playoff at the end of matchplay on Saturday for the $1000 prize.

The playoff will consist of two attempts per qualifying golfer to hit a ball landing closest to the pin on a specially designed Par 3 set up on the 18th fairway.

The entry fee for the EMERRE & HATHAWAY/BDO $1000 NEAREST TO PIN CHALLENGE is just $5.00 to be paid on Thursday before teeing off for the first qualifying round.

NOTE: There will potentially be six golfers in the final. However, if a golfer is nearest-to-pin on more than one of the Par 3 holes over the two Thursday rounds, he will be able to play two balls for each nearest-to-pin achieved.

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EMERRE & HATHAWAY POVERTY BAY MEN'S GOLF OPEN 2020

Draw for Round One of Qualifying, Thursday September 24:

  • 7:00 1 Fletcher, Reid (24.0), Bartlett, Stewart (26.3), Greg Hawea (14.7), Watene, Andrew (25.5)
  • 7:00 10 Willock, Sam (19.7), Sherratt, Tim (18.2), Leckie, Tom (22.6), Inglis, Rod (21.5)
  • 7:08 1 Thompson, Warwick (20.5), Service, David (21.4), Baldwin, Alan (21.1), Jones, Nigel (20.9)
  • 7:08 10 Smith, Murray (20.6), Tait, John (23.0), Bradford, David (20.0), Gemmell, Mark (20.0)
  • 7:16 1 Kane, Ross (19.4), Garewal, Manav (19.8), Barker, Mark (19.7), De Groen, Jonathan (19.2)
  • 7:16 10 Cameron, Rob (17.5), Travers, Kim (17.8), Mowat, Wayne (18.9), Clarke, Brian (18.3)
  • 7:24 1 Thorpe, Tony (17.4), Shivnan, Sean (30.8), Young, Peter (21.7), Kemp, Gerald (20.0),
  • 7:24 10 Kane, Russell (17.5), Fowler, Ross (9.4), Harbottle, Stuart (18.2), Mullooly, Paul (17.3)
  • 7:32 1 Parsons, Michael (17.3), Williams, Hamish (17.3), Geddes, Brian (17.1), Davison, Kit (17.4)
  • 7:32 10 Cossar, Iain (16.5), Hall, David (15.7), Fitzsimons, Kevin (15.6), Bell, Stephen (16.9)
  • 7:40 1 Pittar, John (15.5), Thorburn, Chas (15.0), Tucker, Jeremy (14.8), Waterhouse, Grant (15.3)
  • 7:40 10 Kirkpatrick, Doug (14.5), Dodgshun, Mike (14.3), Mathews, Barry (13.8), Chrisp, Duncan (14.5)
  • 7:48 1 Williams, Toby (13.6), Kane, Glen (13.5), Mclaren, Stu (13.0), Coyle, Willie (13.6)
  • 7:48 10 Donovan, Thomas (4.7), Hall, Todd (5.6), Jefferson, Mark (5.3), Thorburn, Tim (5.3)
  • 7:56 1 Smith, Steve (12.1), Cormack, Cam (11.4), Hayward, Andy (11.3), Thomas, Mark (12.2)
  • 7:56 10 Kane, Brian (11.0), Isaac, Ed (10.9), Meadows, Dudley (10.8), Foon, Richard (11.0)
  • 8:04 1 Gillies, John (10.5), Keno, Paul (10.3), Dean, Clive (10.2), Kupa, Andy (10.7)
  • 8:04 10 Ball, Frank (10.1), Kirkpatrick, Alex (9.3), Mortleman, Willy (9.3), Montford, Rodney (9.1)
  • 8:12 1 Read, Darrell (9.1), Abrahams, Andy (9.0), Griffin, Don (8.8), Butler, Pat (8.5)
  • 8:12 10 Van Helden, John (8.5), Needham, Tom (8.4), Norman, Mark (8.1), White, Allan (8.1)
  • 8:20 1 Goldsmith, Tene (8.0), Mackie, Tim (7.7), Champness, Matthew (7.5), Gregory, Peter (6.8)
  • 8:20 10 Jenkins, Dave (6.7), Reynolds, Brad (6.6), Clayton, Peter (6.5), Jolly, Nick (6.4)
  • 8:28 1 Brown, Edward (Jnr) (6.3), Morley, Glenn (6.0), Andreassen, Stefan (5.7), Cooper, Robert (5.7)
  • 8:28 10 Higham, Mark (12.8), Talbot, Bruce (12.9), Rolls, Zach (12.9), Clapham, Gray (12.5)
  • 8:36 1 Brown, George (4.6), Akroyd, Tony (4.2), Pohatu, Reef (4.2), Wilson, Bruce (4.2)
  • 8:36 10 Solomann, David (2.9), Jeune, Simon (2.6), Brown, Hukanui (2.5), Donnelly, Waka (2.5)
  • 8:44 1 Wright, Andrew (2.1), Brown, William (1.9), Wood, Paul (1.7), Russell, Dwayne (1.6)
  • 8:44 10 Higham, Andrew (0.9), Neill, Tim (0.6), Wright, Richard (-0.5), Reedy, Anaru (-1.1)