Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Tournament Honouring Legend Raises Over $50,000

Thursday 4 December 2008

Tournament Honouring Golfing Legend Raises Over $50,000

Tournament Organisers have just announced more than $50,000 was raised in the Sir Bob Charles Hall of Fame Golf Tournament, which took place at Clearwater last Friday.

The tournament was held in recognition of Sir Bob’s induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Clearwater Club Captain Barry Johnston says the fundraising result was outstanding and it was the “icing on the cake” for what was a very successful tournament.

“The day far exceeded our expectations. Raising over $50,000 from the tournament is a fantastic result, considering the current economic climate. We owe a huge thanks to all the sponsors, those who participated in the tournament, and to those people who attended the dinner and auction,” he says.

Barry Johnston says the money raised from the event will be put towards the beautifying programme at Clearwater. A trust has been set up to administer the programme of which Sir Bob is a trustee.

A full field of 132 players participated in the tournament, including 88-year old Bob Glading. Bob was the winner of the 1947 and 1948 New Zealand Open and currently plays off an 11 handicap. Sir Bob also took part in the tournament and managed to shoot his age with a par round of 72, even though he was suffering from the flu.

Barry Johnston says there were a number of other memorable moments throughout the tournament.

“The tournament winner was Niven Boyle, a left-hander just like Sir Bob, who shot 41 stableford points,” he says.

“But we can’t forget Chris Plimmer’s sublime hole-in-one on the 9th hole. She holed her driver from the ladies tee, which was no easy feat playing into a strong easterly breeze.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland