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Scott Corbett, winner of last year’s Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Award is the new face in the kitchen at The Dunes. And it is a return home for the 28-year veteran of well known restaurants such as Peppertree in Coromandel and No8 in Whitianga who spent a year in[…]
Matarangi Fire Chief Stu Arnold is the latest Dunes member to register a hole in one during competition. He did it with a perfect shot on the 5th while playing with Tony De Coek in the Russian Roulette drawn pairs on July 8. While Stu (pictured here receiving his trophy[…]
Another successful Meat Pack Haggle was held on August 1 with 26 entries including six visitors from Omokoroa Golf Club. The men’s division was a closely fought affair with the first three on 37 points. The winner was our own Tony Cotton from Keith Cullum with Lance Douglas (Omokoroa) third.[…]
A class of English language students from Evakona Education in Whitianga visited us on Thursday last week. The students spent about an our with our extremely patient green keepers team practicing golf. It was a fun afternoon for all of them on the 3rd fairway.
Winter draped its shimmering, silver cape over The Dunes on Saturday and Sunday, covering the course in frost and delaying tee off until 9.30am. The official temperature slid to minus 0.7 (the lowest recorded in the past 13 years). This picture was taken by Shopi at 7.30am on Sunday.
A good field of 26 players entered the July Meat Pack Haggle on Saturday in clear, chilly conditions after a frost delayed tee off until 9.30am. Paul Shaw won the first division with 37 points on a countback from Keith Cullum. Tony Cotton won the second division with 36 points,[…]
The course is set up for the meat pack haggle. Greens were cut and rolled today to give a stimp reading of 12.25FT. Happy golfing.
The St Andrews bunker on the second hole has been reconstructed and remodelled. The bunker itself is shallower then before but the surrounds now have a false front which will trap the unwary. While the bunker is still playable, the surrounds, which have been seeded, are GUR until further notice.
We only had 35 entries at the end due to late cancellations. Apart from strong winds, weather conditions were better than expected. Thanks to Neil Tombs and the boys the course was in beautiful condition and players enjoyed their game at The Dunes Matarangi. Resultsof the day: Men Division 1[…]