Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust Charity Golf Tournament

Friday 23 March 2018

13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2018

The Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust extends an invitation to you and your friends to participate in our 13th annual charity golf tournament. Up to 36 teams of four play in the 18 hole tournament which appeals to serious players and novices alike.

The afternoon at Poverty Bay Golf Course includes various novelty competitions and concludes with platters from Black Fig Catering, drinks, a mini-auction and an official prize-giving in the club-rooms.

Participants are asked to report at midday for tee off at 12.20pm. If participants have work commitments and may b e late, they can request to tee off closer to the clubhouse.

Entree fee $35 per person or $140 per team. Entries close March 20, 2018, space is limited.

Please click here to download the registration form. Fee includes one complimentary beer, cider or non-alcoholic beverage on course.

The draw will be published in The Gisborne Herald on Thursday, March 22, 2018.


Registration includes:

  • One complimentary beverage of your choice, available on-course from the Westpac team.
  • A shot at the Pak'nSave Hole in One.
  • One Black Fig Catering platter per team for after, redeem your coupon at the clubhouse.

All inquiries can be made to Kerry Donovan at Express PR on 867 7444.


  • All participants assemble at Poverty Bay Golf Course by 12pm.
  • All team captains must attend course briefing at 12.10pm
  • Shotgun start 12.20pm, ambrose format.
  • Complimentary Black Fig Catering platter per team available from 5pm. Clubhouse bar open, non-golfers welcome.
  • From 6pm spot prizes awarded, mini auction and prize giving.



All four players tee of each hole.

Each player must be selected for a minimum of three tee shots throughout the game.

Maximum golfer's handicaps for the day will be:

  • Men 24
  • Women 36

All handicaps must be shown on the team card.

Handicap formula: All teams (men's, women's, mixed) - add all handicaps together and divide by eight.

Other ways for you to contribute

  • Westpac raffle sales.
  • Tasty lamb sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages available on course.
  • Mini-auction afterwards, non-golfers welcome too.


Novelty Events

The afternoon is all about raising funds for the ECT Rescue Helicopter. Bring cash to participate in the many fun and challenging on-course activities and donate to this worthy cause.

Gold coin donation to participate in the longest drive, closest to the pin, chip into the Sunshine Brewery keg and other zany challengers like the marshmallow drive.

Westpac will host a 'chip into the dinghy' sweep stake. Pay $10 for two chances to get your ball into the floating dinghy. Those successful will share 50% of the proceeds, 50% goes to the Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust.

A shot at the Pak'nSave Hole in One is included in your registration.