Invitational Golf Tournament: 18th March 2010 at Gulf Harbour

Gulf Harbour Golfing

The weather god’s made good on their promise as the sun shined on Gulf Harbour Country Club, just outside Auckland, last week. Integrated Marine Group were hosting a golf tournament for local marine companies and yacht crews. A group of 28 turned out to play on what is a truly fantastic course.





After a meet and greet over morning tea and a briefing by the Proshop the teams took to their carts to commence the day with a shotgun start. With Ambrose rules in play a mixture of competence was split through the teams, with complete beginners to handicaps of 9! As a result, some took their golfing very seriously, whilst others were more interested when the drinks cart would be passing by again! The course was a spectacular setting for the signage from the various sponsors supporting the day’s events, including a Southern Pacific Inflatable on the 8th tee.




At the end of the day the teams learnt how they’d faired over yet more drinks and canapés. Results were as follows:


Longest drive

William Erikssen

Neat Meat Company

Nearest the pin

Michael Coventry

General Marine Services


Overall results taking Handicap into account:


First place

Bill Speedy & Dean O’Cass from Oceanbridge


paired with Michael Coventry & Roy Charlton

Second place

Paul Grbich & Stephen Boyle from White Refrigeration


paired with William Erikssen and Simon Erikssen from Neat Meat

Third Place

David Low & Mark Wightman from Integrated Marine Group


& Captain Andre Engblom of Adele & Captain Barry de Kock


winning team
2nd place
3rd place


All in all a successful and enjoyable day on the course. Captain Barry de Kock said of the day “Thank you so much [Integrated Marine Group] for organizing yesterday. It was a truly an amazing day!” and Maryanne Pope from Glengarry’s said “Thanks to ... everyone at IMG for a great day!  It was great to meet everyone and a privilege to play on such a gorgeous course.” 


We would like to thank all sponsors and participants for making this a fantastic day! General feedback is that everyone is keen for this event to be repeated next year on an even larger scale, so watch this space for dates!!

We would like to thank the following sponsors:

Neat Meat logo
GMS logo
Events Logo
Safety at Sea Logo
EAL logo
Whitings logo
Oceanbridge logo
ENL logo

Prizes were kindly donated by:

Produce Co
Neat Meat logo
Glengarry logo