MEN

DON POOL CUP

Donated in 1980 by former Club Captain and Vice-President Don Pool to stimulate summer golf - hence this competition being the first of every season.

Combined net medal by any two men members over two rounds. Partners to be declared before commencement of play.

OPENING DAY

A mixed club event open to all membership categories.

MEDLEY CUP

Presented in 1912 by Mr JSS Medley, a former Club Captain. Aggregate single par over two rounds.

PRESIDENT’S TROPHY

Presented in 2002 by former Club President Mr Neil Wolfe to replace the original trophy which is now permanently displayed at the 19th. Single stableford over one round.

BRENT LAHOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY

A long standing member of NPGC, Brent represented Taranaki at both cricket and golf. He went on to become a valued committee member and at the time of his premature passing had been the Chairman of the Board Of Management for 5 years.

His Passion and work for the club were unsurpassed and he gave his time freely. A man of huge integrity who never had a personal agenda nor sought attention. Brent is still sorely missed, he will be remembered for his smile, his hard work, honesty and his inability to tell a joke.

His trophy is regarded as one of the most prestigious at our great club. Single round net medal.

JOHNS NGAMOTU TROPHY

Presented in 1952 by Life Member Mr FS Johns, a former Club and Taranaki champion, Club President in 1947, and NZ Golf Association President in 1957-58. Three rounds aggregate nett medal.

TOP DOG TROPHY

Presented in 1938 by Sir Herbert Austin, founder of the Austin Motor Company. Four ball matchplay. Open to the first 32 pairs entered (or 64 players). Players may enter as pairs or as singles - singles will be paired by the club. There may be some first round byes. Draw will be done by the Match Committee by lot. During the competition a substitute player may be used once. No flight.

MEN’S FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP

Open to all Full Playing Men members. Pairs event with alternate shot format and combined handicap divided by two.

SHOOT-OUT

Format-Rules - Men’s and Women’s Divisions

1) Qualifying Entry Fee of $20 per competitor must be paid before stableford scores count.

2) Competitors stableford score on a competition day will count in conjunction with any other nominated Club Competition of the day.

(There is no need to enter a separate stableford score, as the results are computer generated) Player and marker must sign all cards.

3) The qualifying period is the 14th of March to the 31st October, the best 12 scorecards over this period will count. Competitors may enter as many cards as they like from Saturday play, only one card per day.

No identification of the shoot-out qualifying is required on the scorecards. The Match Committee will collate all cards and post monthly results on the notice board.

4) Qualifiers will be the19 (nineteen) competitors with the best stableford totals over 12 rounds.

5) At the conclusion of qualifying a play-off may be held to determine the 19 finalists should a tie occur. This play-off will be sudden death from the first hole, handicap strokes taken where they occur.

6) In the event of player unavailability for the final reserves will also be nominated or asked to take part in a similar sudden death play-off.

7) Final. All nineteen finalists will tee-off together with one player eliminated after each hole. Handicap strokes taken where they occur.

A shoot-out will decide ties from the side of the green. (This could be a long putt, a chip from the side of the green or a bunker shot) an appointed referee will control all shoot-out decisions.

STANDISH CUP

Presented in 1915 by Mr Arthur Standish, Club President from 1898 to 1912. He was also New Plymouth’s first Mayor. Aggregate nett medal over two rounds.

WESTON TROPHY

Presented in 1929 by Claude Weston, who left New Plymouth in 1931 to become Judge Advocate General in Wellington. Combined stableford of any two men members over one round. Partners to be declared before commencement of play.

CLUB STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior: J. Armstrong Rosebowl, presented by former Club President John Armstrong in 1987.

Intermediate: Shell Trophy, presented by Shell New Zealand Ltd in 1987.

Junior: Keith Hay Cup, presented by Keith Hay Homes Ltd in 1987.

Limit: Wales Bank Trophy (replaces original trophy, the Dalgleish Cup, which was presented in 1970 by Club member Ian Dalgleish, and which cannot be located at this time).

Divisions will be determined by the course handicap on the white tee on the day of first round play. Senior 1-7, Intermediate 8-13, Junior 14-18, Limit 19+.

All four rounds count.

Seniors play off the blue tees (championship), Intermediate, Junior and Limit off the white tees (club).

An entry sheet will be available for players wishing to qualify for the Matchplay championships. Players will stay in the division entered for the Strokeplay championship.

CLUB MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior: Dr EA Walker Memorial Cup, presented in 1940 in memory of Life member Dr Walker, who was Club Captain in 1900, and Club President for 28 years from 1912 to 1939.

Intermediate: Bill Fuller Cup, presented in 1956 by Mr WH Fuller of Urenui.

Junior: Tarurutangi Cup, purchased in 1956 using funds received from the Tarurutangi Golf Club when it went into recess, with many members then joining this Club.

Limit: Taranaki Electronics Cup, presented in 1996 by Mr Graeme Keen.

Championships: The limits will have an open draw (see Strokeplay text for qualifying rules) Championships are “off the stick” Matchplay. Seedings will be in order of qualifying. Finals will be over 36 holes for Senior, Intermediate and Junior Divisions. Limit final will be over 18 holes in the afternoon. Seniors will play off the blue (championship) tees, Intermediate, Juniors and Limits will play off the white (club) tees. There are no flights.

THE FARR CUP

A “FED-EX” style competition played throughout the year with the top 30 players going thru to a 2 week playoff at year end.

ARTHUR WHITE MEMORIAL

Presented by the family of Arthur White, a Club member who tragically drowned in a boating accident off Pukearuhe. Two ball best ball par by any two men members.

JEFFERY CUP

Presented in 1975 by Life Member Jim Jeffery, who was Club Champion six times and Taranaki Champion seven times between 1937 and 1966. Partners matchplay competition - combined nett scores count on each hole. Open to the first 32 pairs entered. There may be some first round byes. Lowest handicap goes to scratch and other player’s handicap reduce accordingly. Draw will be done by Match Committee by lot. During the competition a substitute player may be used once. No flights.

FRANKLIN WHITE TROPHY

Presented in 1935 by Mr FJ White, a Hawkes Bay farmer who joined the Club when he retired to New Plymouth. Wednesday Club veterans’ (over 55 years) single stableford over one round.

BLUE TEE DAY

Play from the championship tees.

COLTMAN CUP

Presented in 1927 by Mr WHC Coltman who was a member of the Club for just three months while relieving manager of the New Plymouth AMP office.

Handicap matchplay. Open to the first 64 competitors entered. There may be some first round byes. Draw will be done by the Match Committee by lot. No flight.

“THE BIG CLUB” – Captain v Secretary Challenge

Kindly donated by the Simpson family. Best Stableford total between the two teams.

CLOSING DAY

A mixed club event open to all membership categories.

STRANDON PHARMACY OPEN 9 HOLE COMPETITION

A mixed club event held on nominated Sunday’s during the year

FISHER CUP

18 hole mixed Canadian foursomes event.

KEN WAITE MEMORIAL TROPHY

18 hole mixed Canadian foursomes event.

 
LADIES

LGU SILVER & BRONZE MEDALS

Will be awarded to the players returning the lowest aggregate of four net differentials in the LGU competitions. LGU Spoons will be awarded to winners in each division.

WGNZ BADGES – Silver, Bronze 1 & Bronze 2

MORTON MEDAL - Runner Up Silver LGU Medal

NPLGC GOLD BAR

Winner of the LGU winners day

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

The competition is open to all clubs affiliated to WGNZ. Teams will comprise three members. The will be the Silver and Bronze Champions of their club and the Bronze runner-up. Refer TGA Year Book.

HOME LINKS EVENTS:

These are national events run by GNZ and must be played between the months of March, April and May. They are:

Nancy MacCormick Foursomes – 36 holes on one day or 18 holes on each of two days. Own partners.

Coronation Medal – Silver division only –medal handicap.

Best Gross Cup – Best gross score by any player taking part in these events.

Veterans Trophy – Best net score, player 70 years and over.

Aotearoa Cup –medal, silver and bronze

TOP DOG - Silver partners Bronze. Fourball matchplay on handicap. Drawn partners.

MacDIARMID, NGAMOTU, BLACKLEY CUPS - Handicap matchplay in divisions.

BESLEY TROPHY - Handicap matchplay over all divisions.

GLENNIS TAYLOR TROPHY - Top qualifier (net) for the Besley Trophy.

SOWMAN CUP - Summer Stableford on designated days.

SUMMER ECLECTIC

Scores to be entered on Club days only (includes Social Series) over a full round, matchplay or medal.

TWO DAY STROKEPLAY - Silver and Bronze best gross. Best overall nett.

TWO DAY ECLECTIC - Best score over two days to count. Silver and Bronze.

ALICE WADDELL BADGES - Silver and Bronze best net.

WINTER MEDAL

Roberts, Glasgow and Morton Cups. Four medal rounds, points allocated 6,5,4,3,2,1

ECLECTIC CARDS

Scores to be entered on Club days only (includes Social Series) over a full round, matchplay or medal.

HOME PENNANT COMPETITION

TGA Competition –Alison Mulholland Rosebowl to be held for one year. Competition played on net differential. Four best scores to count in each competition. Refer to TGA year book. 

FORD CUP - 16 to play handicap matchplay.

CONRAE BUTTONS - Stableford over 18 holes.

CAPTAIN’S TROPHY

Points accumulated by 1st, 2nd, 3rd placings. Stableford and medal rounds when whole field competing in the same competition.

JOY BROWN TROPHY - Stableford for players not involved in the competition of the day.

GRANDMOTHERS CUP - Best 18 holes stableford

WILSON CUP – Captain v Secretary

Best Stableford total between the two teams.

REBECCA OWEN SALVER - Par - Best 3 of 5 nett differentials.

FOURSOMES CUP - Own Partners - Played in conjunction with Nancy McCormick.