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  • Wellington Accessibility Awards

    At the 2018 Wellington Accessible Awards the Mornington Golf Club came Runner Up in the Accessible Initiative Category behind the Arts Access Aotearoa.

    This Award celebrates an initiative that improves the accessibility of places, services or information in Wellington.

    President Vince Burke and Coach Suzi Tuffin accepting the Accessible Initiative Award on behalf of the Club (right).

  • The following has been extracted from the Wellington City Council website:

     

    The Wellington Accessibility Awards are designed to recognise businesses, initiatives and people who help make Wellington City more accessible for everyone.

     

    About the awards

    2018 is the first year for the Wellington Accessible Awards. 

    The Wellington Accessibility Awards are designed to recognise businesses, initiatives and people who help make Wellington City more accessible for everyone. 

    2018 Winners and Runner-ups

    Accessibility Champion

    Celebrating a local leader or champion who has made a significant contribution to improving accessibility in Wellington.

    • Winner: Everybody Cool Lives Here
    • Runners-up: Thomas Bryan (Blind Foundation), Newtown Community Centre

    Accessible Initiative

    Celebrating an initiative that improves the accessibility of places, services or information in Wellington.

    • Winner: Arts Access Aotearoa
    • Runner- up: Mornington Golf Club

    Customer Service Award

    Celebrating customer service that has gone the extra mile to eliminate barriers to participation.

    • Winner: Desman Tekira (Air New Zealand, Wellington Airport)
    • Runner up: Parafed Wellington

    Innovative Design in Accessibility Award

    Celebrating innovative design that improves accessibility in Wellington.

    • Winner: The Wellington Museum
    • Runner-up: Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity

    Judging

    Key factors considered during judging are:

    • continued impact within the community
    • innovation and creativity
    • resourcefulness
    • effectiveness of solutions
    • location of business, initiative or person (is it a locally owned business or locally designed innovation? - this will not exclude other initiatives/business but we will be extra impressed if it is local).
  • We are the Champions!!

    Well, of Division 2 InterClub anyway.

    The 2018 Mornington Golf Club Division 2 InterClub team finished top of their division with 106.5 points, some 28.5 points clear of second place Boulcotts Farm Heritage Golf Club team.  Other teams in the Division included Karori, Mahunga, Paraparaumu and Royal Wellington.

  • Over the 10 games played by the team (5 at home and 5 away), the team averaged 10.65 points per game out of a possible 15 points.  They won all their home games and their results away were 2 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss.  The only loss was in the first round, a narrow 7-8 away at Karori. The team also had the highest total points for the season of any of the teams playing in the Wellington Golf InterClub competition.  Congratulations.

  • Division 2 Team Photo
    Back Row:  Phil Jenkins, Reihana Stubbs, Ayden Smith, Dave Clarke, Stu Watt, Nathan Astwood and John Reid.
    Front Row:  John McArthur, Stan Szalkowski, Robbie Blair and Darin Hiroki.  Front:  Paul Klemick

    Our Division 6 team managed a creditable 4th place out of 6 teams when after 7 rounds it looked like this team would be demoted.  They won 34 of their 67.5 points in the last three rounds.  Well done.

  • Division 6 Team Photo
    Back Row:  Steve Thompson, Peter Lye, Phil Jenkins, Chris Polaschek, Ayden Smith, Billy Lunn and Nick Crerar.
    Front Row:  Ross Whanau, Leleai Vitolio, Dion Russell, Jeremy Straker and Barry Thomas.  Front:  Danny Rangihuna

    Unfortunately our Division 10 team finished last of the 6 teams in their Division.  However it must be remembered that the team regularly had players called into the higher Division teams.  They played well for the season.

  • 2018 Mornington Classic Golf Tournament

    Saturday 5th May 2018 saw the Club hosting the Mornington Classic Golf Tournament.  The overall winner was Joseph Henry (pictured left with local Member of Parliament, Paul Eagle).  Click here for the full list of players and their scores.

    Special thanks to the very generous sponsors, listed below, who helped make the day such a success:

    Ricoh New Zealand Ltd, Cool Moves Ltd, Golf Warehouse, Island Bay Butchery, Island Bay New World, Dave Shearer, Peter Minnoch, Island Bay Glass, Wai Miller, Spectrum Spray ,Bruce Ivamy, Marcel Thomson ,Southern Electrical Ltd, Betta Decorators Ltd, Debbie Bewley, Bob Gallagher, Cardrona Syndicate, V B C & D Syndicate, Marcel Thomson, Mornington Ladies & Brucetta, Chefgirl & Baoboy (Caterers) and Ron Fairbairn. 

    Unfortunately the Hole In One prize of golf gear was not won.

  • 2017 Mornington Classic Golf Tournament

    Saturday 8th April 2017 saw the Club hosting the Mornington Classic Golf Tournament.  After a week of atrocious weather the Tournament was played in good weather. The overall winner was Clyde McLeod (pictured right).  Click here for the full list of players and their scores.

    Special thanks to the very generous sponsors, listed below, who helped make the day such a success:

    Ricoh New Zealand Ltd, Cool Moves Ltd, Golf Warehouse, Island Bay Butchery, Island Bay New World, Bob Gallagher, Bruce Ivamy, Chefgirl & Baaboy, Dave Shearer, Debbie Bewley, Division 2 InterClub Team, Don Andrews, Island Bay Glass, Janusz Construction Ltd, Jo & Tony Minchins, Meows, Metroclad Limited, Peter Minnoch, Ron Fairbairn, Sloane Electrical, Southern Electrical, Spectrum Spray, Tim Reddish and V B C & D.

    Unfortunately the Hole In One prize of a Yarris was not won.

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  • Special Olympics

    On the weekend of 18th and 19th March 2017 the Mornington Golf Club hosted the Regional Golf Skills and Golf Qualifying tournament. This was attended by 18 players of various level from Wellington, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa area. Click here for photos from the presentation of awards following the tournament.

  • 2019 Classic

    Saturday 2nd March 2019 saw the Club hosting the Mornington Classic Golf Tournament.  The overall winner was Kerry Parker (pictured with the Classic Trophy and flanked by Club Captains Dave Clarke & Val Munro) with a very impressive nett 55.  Click here for the full list of players and their scores.  Special thanks to the very generous sponsors, listed below, who helped make the day such a success: Ricoh, Spectrum Spray, Don Andrews (of Island Bay and Strathmore Butcheries), Island Bay[...]

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    Seeing the joy on young people's faces as they participate in sport is reward enough for Ray Tuffin, but he has been officially recognised for his work as a Community Champion. Rongotai MP Annette King selected Tuffin for the award because of his services to the Mornington Golf Club. Tuffin, the club vice-president, has worked tirelessly to save the club from disestablishment over the past five years. For the full article from the Wellingtonian (5th May 2016) click on link Community Champion

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