Our golf day fundraiser — how it will help refurbish our netball court

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About 500 Cambridge netballers will benefit from November’s Property Brokers & Hautapu Sports’ Golf Day to be held at Cambridge Golf Course on Friday November 17, 2023.

Money raised from the golf day will be used to refurbish the damaged netball court at Hautapu Sports, enabling it to be used by future generations and for more sports.

Currently, the court is the club’s only training surface for almost 400 junior and 100 senior players, who use it to prepare for local Cambridge and Hamilton competitions.

While players also use the Cambridge Netball Centre courts in Leamington, the club court is used heavily on a daily basis.

The asphalt court was installed more than 30 years ago and has deteriorated, limiting its use.

While it has served the club well, it is no longer fit for purpose. Cracks are beginning to appear, and the surface is slippery when wet.

A new, rubberised surface will reduce the risk of injury and provide more opportunities to encourage sport and the wellbeing of our community’s young people.

The club also anticipates the resurfacing could attract other sporting codes and increase usage, especially during summer — an example is pickleball.

Hautapu Sports’ refurbishment project has two parts:

Stage 1 (short-term)

Demolition-site preparation, stormwater drainage, court surfacing, fencing, seating, landscaping.

Stage 2 (long-term)

Provide covered area — roof construction, replacement lighting.

The current state of our court

Rough edges …
… cracks …
… hole damage.

What we’re aiming for

To refurbish the netball court, contractors will repair damage to the existing asphalt surface and surround, installing a 5mm full cushion rubberised system.

Here’s an example of a court at Pukekohe that uses the same system:

The type of netball court we’re planning to install.

How you can help with our fundraising

There are many ways you can help our fundraising efforts, whether you play golf or not:

  • Tell your golf-playing friends or colleagues about our golf day, encouraging them to enter
  • Donate prizes we can auction on the day
  • Sponsor a hole

How to enter a team

Entries for the golf day close on Friday November 10.

Your day on the course includes starter packs for each team, spot prizes and team prizes, and a buffet meal at the golf club when play is completed.

All money raised from the golf day will support the refurbishment of Hautapu Sports’ netball courts.

Team entry costs $450 including GST.

The event starts at 10.30am and after a welcome, teams get the chance to bid in an auction at 11am for celebrity players to join their team.

READ MORE: Sports celebrities backing our golf day to raise funds to refurbish netball courts >>>>

Play gets underway at noon with a shotgun start, and scoring will use the Ambrose format.

How to enter

Email your entry here >>>>


Please include:

  • Name of team
  • Player names
  • Players’ handicaps
  • Name of team contact and email address

Your team will be sent a GST invoice and your golf day entry will be confirmed upon payment.

Cambridge Golf Club

We look forward to our day at Cambridge Golf Club.

Learn more about the course here:

Main photo credit: Peter Drew on Unsplash

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