The Mount Golf Club is starting a new Business House competition on Monday October 30 that is proudly sponsored by Coombes Johnston BMW! Members of the Mount, Members of other clubs, and casual golfers who are not members anywhere are all welcome!
Below is everything you need to know.
Format – 18 holes stableford
Teams – 4 Players with the best 3 out of 4 overall scores to count
12 Rounds – One per month, with a 6 month summer series and 6 month winter series
Dates – Usually the last Monday of the month except Dec and Jan due to public holidays
When does it start – Monday 30 October, tee off between 12.15pm and 12.45pm
What’s included – 18 hole round at the Mount, a platter after golf from the café in the clubhouse, great weekly and overall prizes
Cost - $250 plus GST registration fee for six months, then non-members of the Mount pay a $20 green fee each time they play (green fee for affiliated golfers usually $45, Non-affiliated $80)
How to enter – Email michael [at] mountgolf.co.nz with your team name, captains name, email address, phone number. You will then be sent an invoice for the registration fee which will be payable asap to confirm your team entry.
This is a start-up competition and we can have a maximum of 25 teams. We expect this to fill up quick, so don’t delay, enter now!
Do you have to register a certain number of players?
No you don’t have to register any players at all, just a team. It is then up to you who plays each month. Players can be a member of a club or a casual golfer. We recommend that casual golfers without handicaps have some experience of playing 18 holes and a reasonable ability to get around in a timely manner. Casual golfers without official handicaps will be handicapped at registration by the golf professionals but they will be capped at scoring a maximum of 36 stableford points.
Who are the likely teams going to be?
The competition is aimed at the business community but every golf enthusiast is welcome to enter a team.
Why should I enter a team?
What a great way to start the week! 18 Holes at the 21st ranked Golf Course in NZ and the best in the WBOP. You can complete a morning at work to sort out what has happened at the weekend and then come and play. You then have Tuesday – Friday to catch up on anything.
A lot of great business deals have started on the golf course and this competition allows you to network with; workmates, clients, prospective clients and meet new people.
Depending what sort of industry you are in, you may just want to enter a team and invite Mount members each month to join you. That way you meet some potential new clients each month. We will be providing a database of members who are keen to fill in if teams are short each month.
There are great prizes available as well thanks to our generous sponsors!
Who will we play with?
You will play with your own team mates. In the clubhouse afterwards you will be seated with another team (different each month) which will allow for some great networking to take place.
What can I call my team?
You can call your team whatever you want but no rude names or names that include/allude to profanity. If you are a business then we recommend you name it after your business to get exposure at prize giving’s and in the overall standings points table.
How do we pay the green fees if we are not members of the Mount?
Non-members of the Mount GC will pay the $20 green fee at the pro shop when they get their scorecard. Usual green fee rates are ($45 for affiliated golfers and $80 for casual golfers)
What are the prizes?
We will have the local cafés and bars onboard and the monthly and season prizes will be vouchers from these establishments. First overall prize is a trip to Taupo for four people and includes; 4 x rounds at Wairakei, 4 x rounds at Kinloch, a nights accommodation and a BMW courtesy of Coombes Johnston to get you there and back! The top 50% of the teams entered will win an overall seasons prize!
The Pro Shop will have a pro’s comp running on these days. Entry is optional and can be made on the day at the pro shop when collecting your scorecard.
What if we can’t make a round?
If you can’t make a round it is not a major but it will affect your overall team standing as you will score zero points for that month. We will be providing a list and contact details of our members who are keen to fill in for teams on an infrequent basis. This will be provided at the start of the competition to all captains which should assist in fielding a team if your regulars are away.
How will the winners be decided?
The monthly winners will be a combination of individual scores and teams scores. The overall winners will be solely based on teams. Your best 3 out of 4 stableford scores will accumulate each month and at the end of the 6 month summer series (March) a seasons prize giving will be held.
Will be available at the Mount Golf Café prior to tee off but this is at the players own cost.
What will the platter be afterwards?
When your team finishes you will return your scorecard and team sheet into the clubhouse. The bar staff will issue you with a number and your platter will be bought out to you not long after that. The platter is included in your registration fee. The bar will be open and we would expect prize giving to take place around 5.15pm – 5.30pm each night.
When do teams need to be entered by?
We will take the first 25 paid entries and we expect these to go quickly. If we don’t achieve 25 teams before the first round, we will still take team entries after round 1 but late entries will receive no points for the rounds they have missed. A reduced registration fee will worked out as well.
Who are the sponsors?
Coombes Johnston BMW are the major sponsor. Their support is appreciated and makes it viable for the club to put on a competition at very good rates for players. Other supporters are local cafes and bars. Any café or bar interested in supporting the event can contact Mike Williams by emailing michael [at] mountgolf.co.nz