It was a fantastic day out on the green this year as keen golfers came together to support the RNZYS's Tree Planting and Reforestation Project on Kawau Island. The weather put on a show greeting players with warm temperatures and the sort of breeze that rustles the leaves.
This year we maxed out the course’s capacity with 26 teams of 4, made up of a mix of RNZYS sponsors, clients of 36 Degrees and comrades from across the marine scene. Held at the stunning Gulf Harbour Country Club, players gathered early in the morning where they snuck in some hits before teeing off on a champ caliber golf course.
Spirits were high throughout the day, with loads of excited feedback around the activations found at each hole. It was the game that kept on giving with a mystery around every corner, including coconut refreshments and a tropical serenade, a golf pro taking your swing, and the chance to hit a hole in one and win a brand-new Jeep Compass, curtesy of Andrew Simms Mitsubishi . All of which could not have been achieved without the amazing support of the RNZYS sponsors that got behind the day.
With some impressive scores on the board as players took their last shots for the day, teams made their way up to the clubroom where an outstanding spread of prizes awaited them thanks to our good friends at The Clubroom.
Some of our very own here at 36 Degrees did us proud with director Conrad Gair’s team winning the trophy for the best gross score, alongside Sarah Gair’s team coming in 4th with team captain Blair McNaughton taking home the title of longest drive.
A huge congratulations to this year’s 36 Degrees Squadron Golf Champions, George Hendy and the Musto Team, taking away (the far from pocket sized) 2022 Ambrose Cup!
All winners of the day included:
1st - Bolle / Musto - George Hendy, Robb Baird, Scott Campbell, Sam Jasper - 51.15
2nd - Collinson FX – Todd Mowat, Costa Feneridis, Hans Vaotogo, Martin Blacke - 55.08
Fond Foods – John Taylor, Greg Hunt, Andrew Jones, Bill Cunninghamme - 55.6
36 Degrees Brokers – Conrad Gair, Rod Duke, John Bowring, Gerard Peterson - 59
With many balls hit and many balls lost, all in all it was a great day on the green. If you missed out this year, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for next year’s registration. It might be a challenge, but we can’t wait to see how we can top it!