Te Puke Golf Club was bathed in Sunshine, when a full field of 116 golfers arrived on Friday 1st April for a magnificent Bluehaven/Pāpāmoa Rotary Charity Golf Tournament, where at the end of the day, around $35,000 was raised for youth groups in the Pāpāmoa and Te Puke areas, by Pāpāmoa Rotary.

Introduced by Rod Keucke, and assisted by President Vivian Edgar, Bluehaven CEO, Nathan York, spoke of how pleased they were to again be the Principal Sponsor of the Charity Tournament being run for the 9th year, and how good it was working with Pāpāmoa Rotary and be able to support youth in the fast-growing Pāpāmoa area.

The tournament was run in an Ambrose format, and the winners were the Ray White team with an amazing gross score of 57 (with a nett of 48.7). Prizes were awarded for the top 3 teams with the remainder of the vast prize-pool being awarded by way of a draw of score-cards picked at random.

In a well-filled clubhouse, generous punters bid in an auction called by Frank Vosper for items including golf prizes, a night in the Taupō Hilton with a Mercedes car for the weekend, vouchers and merchandise  worth several thousand dollars from Stoney Creek, Classic Flyers and many others. Additionally, raffles were sold for donated prizes of over $3000.

Pāpāmoa Rotary wish to thank the many hole and playing team sponsors, plus the generosity of the local businesses who, after a couple of tough years, have willingly contributed to support Rotary and thus the youth of Pāpāmoa and Te Puke.


Rod Keucke announcing the winning team from Ray Whites


Bluehaven Directors Team


Bluehaven CEO, Nathan York