The 7th annual Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay 54 Hole Golf Classic was a hugely successful week bringing much need tourism dollars and visitors to the flood affected region. 112 golfers participated in the Classic playing 54 holes at Cape Kidnappers, Maraenui and Hastings Courses. The Napier Golf Course, a regular in our 4 course line-up is making great progress in their repair work after Cyclone Gabrielle and we look forward to their full return to play in 2024.
We thank our major sponsor Trinity Hill Wines for their continued and fantastic support of our tournament - Trinity Hill Wines have been with us all 7 years and their wines just continue to get better and better! Trinity Hill Wines featured in each of our daily food and wine matching functions enjoyed by all the players and supporters.
Tournament format in 2023 included Gross, Nett and Stableford competitions by division. Our 2023 winners were as follows:-
Mens GROSS Champion Waka Donnelly (Napier) 233
Mens D1 Nett Winner: Craig McDonald (New Plymouth) 222
Mens D1 Nett Runner-up: Dave Dewe (Whangaparaoa) 227
Mens D1 Nett 3rd Place: Alex Jones (Kapiti) 231
Mens D2 Nett Winner: Graham Stockley (Bay of Islands) 212
Mens D2 Nett Runner-up: Paul Mackenzie (Martinborough) 222
Mens D2 Nett 3rd Place: Paul Duffy (The Hills) 227
Mens D1 Stableford Winner: Robert Upton (Royal Hobart) 95 pts
Mens D1 Stableford Runner-up: Taigon Kim (North Shore) 92pts c/b
Mens D1 Stableford 3rd Place: Patrick Kennelly (Wainui) 92pts
Mens D2 Stableford Winner: Murray Hepple (Heriot) 102pts
Mens D2 Stableford Runner-up: Kevin Bearsley (Titirangi) 97pts
Mens D2 Stableford 3rd Place: Malcolm Young (Terrey Hills) 95pts
Womens GROSS Champion Joanne McDonald (New Plymouth) 263
Womens D1 Nett Winner: Sandy Cooper (Waitemata) 224
Womens D1 Nett Runner-up: Chris Mackenzie (Matamata) 227
Womens D1 Nett 3rd Place: Aimee Jones (Kapiti) 231
Womens D2 Nett Winner: Judy Oh (North Shore) 221
Womens D2 Nett Runner-up: Joanne Torvelainen (Tauranga) 225
Womens D2 Nett 3rd Place: Alison Tipler (Martinborough) 228
Womens D1 Stableford Winner: Ruth Rennie (Waiheke Island) 99pts
Womens D1 Stableford Runner-up: Karen Upton (Royal Hobart) 97pts
Womens D1 Stableford 3rd Place: Toni Clauss (Proserpine) 93pts
Womens D2 Stableford Winner: Jill Moss (Royal Auckland & Grange) 100pts
Womens D2 Stableford Runner-up: Lauraine Mills (Ngahinepouri) 99pts
Womens D2 Stableford 3rd Place: Donna Reynolds (Ngahinepouri) 98pts
Thank you to all players who supported our MND Raffle raising $2140 for MND and The Brain Research Centre at Auckland University.
The 2024 Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay 4-Course Classic will be back next year for its 8th year - dates have been confirmed for Sunday 2 November - Friday 7 November 2024. Entries will open in November.
Gross Winners: Joanne McDonald & Waka Donnelly
Overall Winners by Division