2011 OceanaGold Golf Tournament


The Foundation’s second annual golf tournament was hosted in association with OceanaGold on the St Clair course in Dunedin in perfect conditions in early October.

OceanaGold, a supporter of the summer research scholarship programme in 2010/2011, strengthened its alignment with the Foundation’s work by taking on the tournament’s naming rights’ sponsorship for an initial period of three years. That financial backing, aligned with the involvement of individual team entries and the hole and prize sponsors ensured a profit of almost $14,500 from the day. Those funds will be directed into the OceanaGold research grant, identified and allocated in May 2012.

A full field assembled for the tournament which is now viewed as one of the best on the local calendar.

Supporting the OceanaGold commitment were our hole sponsors and the Foundation acknowledges their enthusiasm. Our thanks to Silicon Coach, Orbit Corporate Travel, Dr John Greaves and Keith Newton (Mornington Health Centre), Speight’s Brewery, Dr Patrick Dawes, Harcourts Highland Group, Dr David Peart, Forsyth Barr, Mitchells Tavern, Safety Sipper Ltd,  Deloitte, Dr Alan Wright, Dunedin Venues, Palmers Mechanical, Body Synergy Gym, Sport Otago, Mr Simon McMahon, Southern Colour Print.

A number of our hole sponsors are also early supporters of the Foundation by way of a financial backing of research grants or summer research scholarships and we are doubly grateful for their additional involvement.

There were also a number of team entries and their support is also appreciated. Our thanks are extended to Ken and Liz Dempster, Arron Campbell, Dave Sharp, the Cameron Brothers, and to Paul Barlow and his team.

Our prize and refreshment sponsors and a number of others also played a part in the success of the day. Our thanks go to Dr Brian McMahon, Dr Jenny McMahon, Wattyl New Zealand, Aravin Central Otago, Dunedin Venues, Perseverance Estate, Speight’s Brewery, Liquor King Hillside, Sky Television’s Rugby Channel, Southern Honda, Sport Otago Golf Academy, Cadbury Confectionery and Cadbury World, Usher Group Holdings, Rialto Cinemas Dunedin, Neil Metcalfe and the St Clair Golf Club, and Beer Wines and Spirits.

The day’s results were –

Closest to the pin – 4th; Steve Todd, 7th; Steve Todd, 13th; Kevin Galliven, 16th; Damian O’Neill.

Longest drive – 9th; Jason Hughes

Team results:

1st – playing off a team handicap of 8.75, net score of 53.35, Aaron Campbell

2nd – 8.625, 54.375, Mitchells Tavern

3rd – 5.5, 54.5, Cameron Brothers

4th – 10.125, 54.875, OceanaGold # 2

5th – 6, 55, Whatsoever Ltd

6th – 4.625, 55.375, Orbit Corporate Travel

7th – 9.25, 55.75, Mr Simon McMahon

8th – 6.125, 55.875, Palmers Mechanical

9th – 8, 56, Mornington Health Centre

10th –  8.625,  56.375 – Deloitte