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 History 
 

Whitford Park Golf Club (WPGC) is located in the stunning Whitford Valley only a half hour drive from the centre of Auckland in New Zealand. The original land, that was once an ostrich farm, was acquired in 1967 for the Whitford Park Golf Club. The area was 254 acres, of which 144 acres was developed into the golf course. The land cost at the time was $180,000.00.

The initial and enthusiastic Whitford Park Development Committee, led by Jack Eccles, established the Country Club concept, acquired the land, planned the golf course and club, identified funding arrangements and then secured the required members via a combination of Debenture ($330.00) or $100.00 subscription including a $50.00 joining fee.

The conceptual vision for the Country Club, that included club rooms, restaurant, an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, squash courts, swimming pool, children's play grounds and horse riding trails. The concept had its origins in the USA, where country clubs had proven popular. 

At the time Golf in NZ was booming and the target membership of 750 was readily filled.

Within the first two years the club boasted an 18 hole golf course, a large swimming pool, clubhouse facilities and two tennis courts and negotiations were under way with a number of golf professionals.

In the first year of operation (1969) income was $20,490.00 and expenditure was $18,000.00 leaving a handsome profit of $2,500.00. Fixed assets were $207,000.00 and the club had 833 members of which 70 were non-playing.

In the first year of operation the following committees guided the newly formed Whitford Park Country Club; Finance, Works, Staff, Buildings, Match, Membership, Development, Handicap and House Committee.

The ground work was in place for a very successful recreational venture, that many may have thought was ahead of its time.

 
 

 Past and Presiding Officers

Year

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

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1998

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2001

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2003

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2006

2007

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2011

2012

2013

     
     2014
 
      2015  
 
      2016 
 
      2017

President

J E Eccles

J E Eccles

E Harden

E Harden

K Davies

K Davies

P Francis

P Francis

J Reilly

T Sandes

T Sandes

I McLaren

I McLaren

P Davenport

A Coward

A Coward

N Nixon

N Nixon

F Wilkinson

F Wilkinson

N Edwards

N Edwards

I Abel

I Smart

I Smart

J Willis

J Willis

F Siermans

F Siermans

C Reeve

C Reeve

A Goodacre

A Goodacre

R Phillips

R Phillips

P Haszard

D O’Rorke

R Phillips

R Phillips

R Phillips

R Phillips

R Phillips

R Phillips

M Carajannis

M Carajannis

 
      M Carajannis 
 
       M Carajannis
 
       M Carajannis 
 
      M Carajannis 

Captain

P Francis

P Francis

P Francis

O Seabourne

J Reilly

J Reilly

D Wilson

T Sandes

P Davenport

P Davenport

A Coward

N Edwards

N Edwards

F Wilkinson

F Wilkinson

F Wilkinson

R Fletcher

R Fletcher

G Fordyce

G Fordyce

P Cleary

P Cleary

I Smart

S Marshall

R Howard

R Howard

A Saunders

C Reeve

C Reeve

P Cleary

P Cleary

M Tunley

S Marshall

S Marshall

K Smith

B Davies

T Appleby

M Carajannis

M Carajannis

M Carajannis

M Carajannis

M Carajannis

K Smith

K Smith

B Harman

 
         W Chieng 
 
         W Chieng
 
         W Chieng
 
        W Chieng 

Ladies Captain

G Walker

G Walker

G Walker

B Glenie

R Thorne-George

W Francis

W Francis

J Box

J Box

S Frewen

S Frewen

E Lay

E Lay

N Nixon

N Nixon

N Seabourne

N Seabourne

D Built

D Built

M Brown

M Brown

L Paterson

L Paterson

S Clark

D Reed

D Reed

A Goodacre

A Goodacre

J Mckay

J Mckay

P Joyce

P Joyce

B May

B May

B May

M Corbett

M Corbett

S Parry

S Parry

M Daley

M Daley

J Reynolds

J Reynolds

J May

J May

 
              J May
 
             A Milne
 
             A Milne
 
            D Brown