Taking the first-place prize on the day was the Business World Travel and Regent Seven Seas Cruises team, led by Old Collegian Scott Bevin (Greenbank, 2009-13). Second place went to Cover Staff Recruitment and third place to Craig’s Investments.
Winner of the Elite Property Maintenance Straightest Drive went to Chanelle Farmer, and Gary Hampson was the winner of the putting competition.
“The day was another great success,” says the Friends committee member, Dougal Francis. “The Friends Golf Day organising committee did an amazing job, achieving an even better result than expected.”
Special touches on the day included a delicious ‘Build a Burger’ lunch by New World Remuera and a neck and shoulder massage stand, hosted on the Business World Travel and Regent Seas Cruises hole, which was a treat for all aching bodies.
On hand to help any struggling golfers was Deputy Head Boy Cameron Harlock (Year 13, Marsden) who did an outstanding job as ‘Pay the Prodigy’ on the fifth hole. Cameron helped many struggling players drop their ball right next to the hole, allowing them to sink an easy birdie putt, all while they could relax and enjoy the Clevedon Oysters on offer at the Oyster Shack.
Dougal and the Friends would like to give a huge thank you to all those involved, from the many sponsors, the players, The Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club and the large team of volunteers on the day, to the King’s Marketing and Development team and the army of parent volunteers.
“I would also like to give an extra special thank you to Deb Cory-Wright whose efforts as a key member of the organising committee were invaluable and ensured the success of the 2018 Golf Day,” says Dougal.
With the afternoon of golf extending to the evening, the event finished off with a fantastic auction ran by Paul Sissons from Bayleys Remuera. Thank you to our auction donors Huka Lodge, Auckland City BMW, Sinalei Reef and Resort, Business World Travel, Ryan Fox, Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club Pro Mike Moynihan, Obsidian Capital, The Kinloch Club, Michael Overend Photography, and David McConnell.