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Michael Hendry has won the 2016 Lawnmaster Classic for the second consecutive year and now holds the record for most wins on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour.

Hendry jumps ahead of veteran Doug Holloway with six victories on the tour and if he returns to play here in New Zealand it would be no surprise if he was to add to his tally.

“It’s immensely satisfying, I want to be regarded as one of New Zealand’s best when I hang up my boots,” said Hendry.

The more tournaments you win locally the more times your name is on trophies and the more you put you name into that good grouping so really, really happy to have another win.”

His sixth title didn’t come easy this afternoon with Josh Geary consistently nipping at his heals in a real dog fight.

After 22 holes of frustrating even par golf, Hendry finally got a roll on with four birdies in five holes to close out the front nine.

“I definitely struggled on the greens yesterday, so it was nice to make a solid birdie on five which gave me more confidence and then a little buffer as well.”

Josh Geary then came to the party with consecutive birdies on 13, 14 and 15 to be locked up with Hendry coming down the stretch which the hundred plus Manawatu Golf Club faithful’s were relishing.

Hendry then showed why he has the most Jennian Homes Charles Tour victories next to his name with convincing birdies on 15, 17 and 18 to win in style.

“When Josh applied some pressure on the back nine, it was a lot of fun. It was a bit of a ding dong battle out there and thankfully I made a few more birdies than he did,” smiled the Lawnmaster Classic Champion.

Chantelle Cassidy has just completed her second Jennian Homes Charles Tour victory in a row after holding off nearest rival Amelia Garvey in clinical fashion.

Trailing the Lawnmaster Classic by one shot overnight, Garvey struck early to put pressure on Cassidy, but Cassidy then put together a near perfect final showing all how to hold onto a lead with professionalism.

“It feels good to win another Jennian Homes Charles Tour event!” said Cassidy

“I have played Lawnmaster a couple of times and come so close, but now I have got the win. I made crucial birdies and just tried to stay focused throughout the day.”

“My game is improving since Riversdale and it’s just getting better and better, so we will see how we go at the strokeplay next week.”

Cassidy has become a force in the women’s field and is slowly building with each tournament she enters. It will be exciting to see all these girls go head to head at the National Strokeplay Championship next week hosted by the Christchurch Golf Club.

The week in the mighty Manawatu started with an early hurdle with rain forcing day one to be abandoned. However, from then on it was nothing but beauty as the weather and more importantly the golf turned it on. Locals may have only seen 54 holes, but they were treated to some of the best golf you will witness in the New Zealand.

Mens scores after Final Round - Sun 20 Mar 2016 - Manawatu GC, Par 72
199 Michael Hendry (P) 61 72 66
201 Josh Geary (P) 66 68 67
203 James Beale (P) 65 69 69
204 Nick Gillespie (P) 68 70 66, Steven Heyes (P) 67 68 69
205 James Betts (P) 71 67 67, Tae Koh (P) 67 70 68
206 Dongwoo Kang (P, South Korea) 66 74 66, Joonsang Chung (P) 71 67 68, Cameron Jones (Muriwai) 68 68 70, Woonchul Na (P) 66 70 70, Brad Hayward (P) 68 68 70, Gareth Paddison (P) 68 65 73
208 Ryan Chisnall (Greenacres) 70 70 68, Markopolo Fullepp (New Zealand) 70 70 68, Mark Hutson (Muriwai) 67 72 69, Peter Lee (P) 70 68 70
209 Doug Holloway (P) 70 69 70, Victor Janin (P) 68 66 75
210 Steven Kuggeleijn (Riverside) 70 74 66, Daniel Hillier (Manor Park) 70 73 67, Kerry Mountcastle (Masterton) 71 70 69, Kieran Muir (P) 70 70 70, Dominic Barson (P) 73 66 71, Pieter Zwart (P) 67 69 74, Sam An (P) 69 65 76
211 Harry Bateman (P) 70 71 70, Brad Shilton (P) 74 66 71
212 Andrew Henare (P) 70 70 72, Daniel Graham (P) 71 66 75, Ben Slaven (Royal Wellington) 67 69 76
213 Taylor Gill (Bay of Islands Kerikeri Incorporated) 75 70 68, Junior Tatana (Foxton) 71 73 69, Grant Moorhead (P) 70 73 70, Ho Jun Sung (St. Andrews of Hamilton (Hamilton)) 71 71 71, Brian Joe (Titirangi) 66 75 72, Regan McConaghty (Manawatu) 73 68 72
214 Chang Gi Lee (Pupuke) 72 73 69, Hayden Beard (P) 71 74 69, Shaun Jones (P) 70 71 73
215 Shaun Campbell (Omanu) 73 72 70, Harry Hillier (Te Puke) 73 71 71, Jordan Golding (Omanu) 75 68 72
216 Martin Pettigrew (P) 70 73 73, Greg Shaw (Manawatu) 67 72 77
217 Nathan Kim (Akarana) 70 76 71, Johnny Tynan (Titirangi) 72 74 71, James Devlin (P) 71 75 71, Luke Brown (Muriwai) 75 69 73, Reid Perry (Manawatu) 70 73 74, Dean Sipson (P) 72 70 75

Womens scores after Final Round - Sun 20 Mar 2016 - Manawatu GC, Par 73
209 Chantelle Cassidy (Riverside) 71 67 71
211 Amelia Garvey (Kaiapoi) 71 68 72
216 Momoka Kobori (Rangiora) 73 71 72
217 Sumin Lee (P, South Korea) 75 70 72
218 Brittney Dryland (Titirangi) 75 71 72
219 Grace Senior (Wairakei International Golf Course) 71 73 75
220 Ela Grimwood (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 74 75 71
222 Hillary O'Connor (Russley) 71 74 77
227 Alanna Campbell (Omanu) 76 75 76
155 Shani White (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 78 77
229 Rose Zheng (Pakuranga) 71 74 84
231 Darae Chung (Shandon) 74 81 76
233 Yena Chang (Akarana) 79 75 79
157 Bridget Connolly (Waitemata) 77 80
158 Silvia Brunotti (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 81 77, Tara Raj (Wanganui) 80 78
161 Sonia (Se Eun) Bak (Whitford Park) 78 83
162 Emmalee Morrell (Tauranga) 81 81
163 Jenna Gainford (P) 81 82
164 Tania Hook (Manawatu) 78 86
165 Subin Wui (Pupuke) 81 84
170 Jill Hall (Rangitikei) 85 85
174 Mudra Lakhani (Manawatu) 88 86


The ten players have qualified and been selected for today’s (Wednesday 16 March) Horizon Golf Shootout. The players will start on the tenth tee at 2.30pm with the player with the worst score dropping out on each hole. Ties will be decided by way of chip off. This unique format sees the players play for $15,500.00 over 9 holes! The winner receives $10,000.00, second $3000.00, third $1500.00 and fourth $500.00. There is also a long drive competition for the players on the 14th hole which is worth $500.00.

The two favourites will be Mike Hendry and Josh Geary. Hendry is coming off a third place finish at the New Zealand Open and was the 2015 Lawnmaster Classic Champion. Hendry was shock exit on the first hole of last year’s Shootout and will be looking to rectify that. Geary had a fantastic year on the PGA China tour in 2015 with three wins. He now holds web.com tour status and is used to the shootout format having finished second in 2015. The strong field of ten has plenty of experience seven of them holding status on the Australasian tour or higher. Local interest will be in Course Superintendent Malcolm Wells who plays professionally as a senior in Australasia.



Entry is free for spectators and we expect play to run from 2.30pm through to 6.00pm.

See the field below:
Mike Hendry
Josh Geary
Gareth Paddison
James Betts
Brad Shilton
Dongwoo Kang
Malcolm Wells
Dean Sipson
Kieran Muir
Harry Bateman


The Jeff Gray BMW Pro-Am as part of the Lawnmaster week was held yesterday (Tuesday 15 March) and was thoroughly enjoyed once again by 150 Amateurs who got to tee it up with a Professional Golfer. All up 50 teams took part across the morning and afternoon field. All the Amateurs saw some great Golf with their professionals attempting to qualify for the Horizon Golf Shootout.

The format for the teams was the best two stablefords on each hole counting towards the team card. The scoring was hot! See the results below.

Morning field
1st – Craigs Investment Partners 1
2nd – Triple M
3rd – Tailorednz
4th – Berts Bashers
5th – Brunton Group
6th – English Lions


Afternoon field
1st – Jenkison Panelbeaters
2nd – Jill & Friends
3rd – Craigs Investment Partners
4th – Speights Ale House PN
5th – Marsh Maulers
6th – Computercare
7th – Thursday Golfers
8th – Chequemates
9th – R J & H
10th – Team Darad
11th – Steelfort


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Congratulations on a successful day for our Women's teams at the Manawatu Wanganui Champion of Champions, held at Foxton Golf Club on Sunday 22 November.

Mudra Lakhani, Angela Pivac and Megan Williams took out the gross Rosebowl.  

Helen Wilkinson, Mudra Lakhani & Angela Pivac won the Champion of Champions, awarded for the Lowest Combined Net.

Mudra Lakhani won the Silver Net Cup.

Angela Pivac won the Bronze 1 Gross Cup.

Juls Honore was the Homelinks District Winner of Aotearoa Cup.

Megan Waugh was the Homelinks District Winner of the Vets and Coronation Cup.

Emily Rose won the salver for the Most Improved Junior for 2015.




The MyGrain Stockfeed B Grade Open Championship was played on Sunday 22 November.  This 27 hole stableford attracted a field of 60 players who competed for over $2,500 in prizes.

Congratulations to Geoff Dury who won the tournament for the second time - his first win being 42 years earlier!!   Geoff was tied with Ant Gear on 59 points after the 27 holes so a chip off was required from the 90m mark with Geoff just getting ahead of Ant. 

Click here to see the full results.


runner-up ant gear

TOp qualifier phil cattle


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MORTGAGE LINK MANAWATU OPEN - held Sunday 18 October 2015

The Mortgage Link Manawatu Open was played Sunday 18 October at the Manawatu Golf Club in very wet, spring conditions.  Consistent overnight rain softened the course and with the rain continuing throughout the morning, the end result was a few of the greens starting to flood.  But with a number of volunteers on ‘squeegee’ duty, play was able to continue with the rain easing into the afternoon.  Considering the amount of rain the course was in magnificent condition.

Marton Golf Club member and defending champion Lachie McDonald got off to a slow start with a three over par 75 in the tough windy, wet conditions. That was still only two shots off the pace with surprise leader Manawatu Golf Club’s Regan McConaghty opening with a 73.  Manawatu’s Rhys Watkins was only one off the pace with a 74 as was Taranaki visitor Zach Lewis.

In the afternoon conditions became no easier with the wind intensifying. Joseph Doyle from Taranaki backed up his morning round of 75 with another 75 to post a two round total of 150.  Watkins slipped off the pace with an afternoon 78 and so did Lewis who blew out with an 82.  McDonald could only manage a second round 78 and would eventually finish tied for sixth.  But it was going to be McConaghty’s day who ground out a four over par 76 to post a winning score of five over par 149. This was the first major tournament win for the Manawatu Golf Club Academy member.

In the Women’s Open, it was a one horse race with Manawatu member Maraea Durie shooting back to back 74’s to win the women’s section by 19 shots.  Durie who is recently back from completing four years on a Golf scholarship in the US was too classy for her rivals.  Her even par total over the two rounds was very impressive considering the conditions.

Second place went to young Katherine Paskins from Palmerston North Golf Club who had rounds of 84 and 83.  Third was Manawatu’s Emma Clayton who was making a comeback to tournament Golf after a quiet year.

Over all 88 Golfers took to the fairways over 36 holes in the last event on the Manawatu-Wanganui Order of Merit.  

Click through to see the Published Draw, the Men's Results and the Women's Results

2015 Women’s division winner Maraea   Durie

2015 Women’s division winner Maraea Durie

2015 Men’s division winner Regan McConaghty

2015 Men’s division winner Regan McConaghty


Between 19–23 October two large gum trees are being removed on the Manawatu Golf Club boundary out on Centennial Drive.  A resource consent has been processed through the Palmerston North City Council who have deemed these two gum trees to be dangerous and require removal.  The work is being carried out by Robinson Tree Services.   Centennial Drive will be closed for periods of time between the Golf Club gate and the chalet while this takes place.


Bookings are now being taken for the following social events - please follow the links to be taken to our bookings page.

Nov/Dec - Christmas Parties

01 October 2015

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01 September 2015

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Registrations are now open for the following events:    

Manawatu Open - 18 October

Women's Charity Foursomes - 20 October

Discover Golf Lessons for Beginners - start 21 & 22 October

03 August 2015

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We offer packages that include a fun golf activity followed by either lunch or dinner.  Download the flyer here and give us a call on 063578793 to check availability.


Frozen meals are now available from the Hokowhitu Cafe and Bar.

Our talented chefs have created a range of delicious home made meals which are frozen and packed ready for you to take home and enjoy.   Check our cafe page for the up to date list of meals currently available.


Bookings are now being taken for the following social events - please follow the links to be taken to our bookings page.

15 Aug - All Blacks vs Australia

6 Sep - Fathers Day Roast

01 July 2015

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22 June 2015

Like the rest of the region over the weekend the course has taken a battering with the rain.   Our thoughts are with those that have been greatly affected.

The course is closed today but we will have the front 9 open tomorrow. Holes 1 and 7 need water pumped from them which the green staff are working hard to do today. A number of bunkers also need work but after that the front 9 will be available for play.

The back 9 is a lot worse than the front. The major problem areas are 10, 12 and 14. Once the front 9 has been cleared the green staff will work on these areas. If the weather plays its part we may be able to get the back 9 open for Wednesday. We will update members on this tomorrow.

There is likely to be an extended period with no carts allowed on the course, definitely all of this week. We will advise when this changes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10th Tee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10th Tee

22 May 2015

Results of the Manawatu Women's Open Day held Thursday 21 May are available here.   Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to all winners.

22 March 2015

Mike Hendry and Wenyung Keh claimed the Lawnmaster Classic today, easing ahead of the rest of their respective field’s with comfortable three and four shot victories respectively at the Manawatu Golf Club today.
Hendry, who had led since the start of the tournament, started slowly bogeying his second hole before turning on a master class throughout the middle of the round.   A burst of six birdies in nine holes saw Hendry take control of the tournament midway through the final round.  Hendry’s nearest challenger Josh Geary, who bogeyed the first, was unable to keep pace.   He managed two birdies through the same period, but it wasn’t enough as Hendry burst clear.
Hendry had the luxury of being able to par the final six holes as local amateur Josh Munn finished with a flourish.  Munn got to twenty under par to set the clubhouse lead and join Geary in second place, also claiming leading amateur honors.  He will also take a great deal of confidence into next weeks New Zealand Stroke Play following his excellent final round score of 63.  The fireworks started for Munn with a birdie on the 14th followed by a chip in for eagle on the 15th and a birdie on the 16th before thrilling the large gallery with a final chip in for an eagle two on the 18th hole.

Hendry was pleased to win his fifth Charles Tour title.
“It’s been a while since I have won a golf tournament so this feels good.  It was a good ding dong battle on the front nine but a birdie on 12 put me in a good position.  This is such a tight golf course off the tee, if you miss the fairways you’re in the trees.  There are some tough tee shots out there, so I just made sure I made the right mistakes when I made any” said Hendry.
Meanwhile in the Women’s event Wenyung Keh claimed her first Charles Tour despite a late charge from Julianne Alvarez.  Starting the day seven shots behind Keh, Alvarez needed a fast start and got exactly what she was after.  With the women’s competition starting on the tenth hole Alvarez immediately birdied her first hole of the day.  Five birdies on the front nine saw the pressure applied before a bogey on her 11th hole put paid to any real chance leaving the door ajar to Keh who streaked away.  The classy young amateur from the Pakuranga Golf Club reeled off five birdies over her first 16 holes opening up a large gap and having the luxury of dropping a shot on her penultimate hole, finishing with a four shot victory.
Keh who claimed her first title was pleased to have her sister on the bag today.  “It was great to have my little sister Siyi on the bag.  Having her there really helps me control my nerves and now I have a Charles Tour title under my belt just like my older sister Munchin.”
“I'm really looking forward to next week and hopefully I can add the New Zealand Stroke Play title to this one”, said Keh.

Final Men’s Scores (Par 72)
265 Michael Hendry (P) 64 64 70 67
268 Joshua Munn (Manawatu) 68 69 68 63, Josh Geary (P) 67 67 64 70
271 Luke Toomey (Lochiel) 69 72 64 66
272 Tae Koh (Manukau) 65 67 74 66
273 Peter Lee (P) 69 71 63 70
275 Mark Brown (P) 68 72 70 65
276 Brad Shilton (P) 69 70 69 68, Dominic Barson (P) 71 68 68 69, Brad Hayward (P) 67 69 69 71
277 Ryan Chisnall (Greenacres) 71 70 70 66, Nicholas Borren (Otago) 72 70 68 67, Kieran Muir (P) 67 71 69 70
278 Doug Holloway (P) 72 72 66 68, Mark Purser (P) 71 70 69 68, James Beale (North Shore) 72 71 67 68
279 Blair Riordan (P) 70 75 67 67, Daniel Pearce (P) 76 70 66 67, Dongwoo Kang (P, South Korea) 68 73 68 70
280 Ben Campbell (P) 74 69 72 65, Lachie McDonald (Marton) 69 69 75 67, Harry Bateman (P) 69 72 72 67
281 Troy Ropiha (P) 69 68 73 71, Nick Gillespie (P) 72 67 69 73, Vaughan McCall (Gore) 69 69 69 74
282 Tyler Hodge (Levin Inc.) 72 73 71 66, Hayden Beard (P) 76 70 67 69, Pieter Zwart (P) 71 74 68 69, Daniel Hillier (Manor Park) 69 68 74 71
283 Sean Roach (P) 72 74 70 67, Nick Coxon (Narrows) 68 70 75 70, Sam An (P) 70 69 70 74
284 Dylan Higgins (P, Australia) 70 71 69 74
285 Bailey Smith (Mt Maunganui) 74 72 72 67, Wesley Jeon (Whitford Park) 70 72 72 71, Fraser Wilkin (P) 73 72 68 72
286 Denzel Ieremia (St. Andrews of Hamilton (Hamilton)) 73 67 81 65, Henry Spring (Whakatane) 72 69 76 69, Daniel Graham (Lochiel) 69 72 74 71, Jonathan Cane (Manor Park) 70 74 71 71, Kadin Neho (Whangarei) 71 72 72 71, Cameron Grant (Ashburton) 72 69 71 74, Cody Harper (New Zealand) 70 72 70 74
287 Chang Gi Lee (Pupuke) 70 72 72 73, Cameron Jones (North Shore) 70 72 71 74
288 Josh Sedgwick (Manawatu) 73 67 76 72, Steven Heyes (P) 70 72 74 72, Michael McAuley (Russley) 69 75 71 73, Craig Hamilton (P) 70 75 70 73
289 Woonchul Na (P, South Korea) 71 74 75 69, Shaun Jones (P) 72 73 75 69, Vikrant Chandra (P, Fiji) 70 74 75 70, Ben Williams (P) 72 74 71 72, Nathan Kim (Akarana) 74 70 71 74, Junior Tatana (Foxton) 74 70 70 75
290 Samuel Jones (Manaia) 73 71 71 75, Ben Slaven (Royal Wellington) 75 71 69 75
291 Josh Carmichael (P) 76 70 76 69
292 Minsoo Ko (P) 72 71 76 73
293 Agni Bhorkar (Waitomo) 76 70 73 74, Harry Hillier (Te Puke) 75 70 73 75
294 Kyle Wong (P) 75 71 76 72
295 Liam Finlayson (Feilding) 72 73 78 72, Guy Perry (Manawatu) 71 73 78 73
Final Women’s Scores (Par 74)
284 Wenyung Keh (Pakuranga) 73 70 71 70
288 Julianne Alvarez (Manor Park) 71 74 76 67
289 Brydie Hodge (Levin Inc.) 73 71 71 74
290 Alanna Campbell (Omanu) 72 72 73 73
291 Catherine Bell (Christchurch) 74 72 72 73
292 Ela Grimwood (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 75 73 74 70
293 Bohyun Vyan Park (Gulf Harbour Country Club) 73 72 77 71
294 Munchin Keh (Titirangi) 74 71 75 74
296 Grace Senior (Wairakei International Golf Course) 75 72 77 72
299 Holly Winter (Fitzroy) 73 70 80 76
302 Brittney Dryland (Titirangi) 73 78 81 70
305 Sonia (Se Eun) Bak (Whitford Park) 77 76 74 78, Emma Clayton (Manawatu) 79 74 73 79