Carbine Club ‘Annual Golf Tournament’
The Carbine Club of New Zealand is one of 15 such Clubs established throughout Australia (one in each State), Hong Kong, London, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Africa and Vanuatu. The Carbine Club of New Zealand was established in 1971 and is restricted to just 40 ordinary members with two additional categories for Senior and Honorary members. Membership is by invitation and seeks to recognise those who share the common interests of friendship and sporting involvement to celebrate sporting excellence and to raise money, to support athletes with disability.
The Carbine Club of New Zealand seeks to achieve this second objective through its ‘Sir Denis Blundell Charitable Trust’, and related activities. The Trust has a capital fund and the interest generated by it, supplemented by specific fundraising activities, enable the Carbine Club to support Paralympics New Zealand and Disability Sport Auckland (previously Parafed Auckland). The “Carbine Club Annual Golf Tournament“ is the major fundraiser each year.
The event is held at the Pakuranga Golf Club, Auckland, with PNZ commercial partners, and other businesses involved, either through participation, hole sponsorship or donation of prizes. Around 30 – 40 teams participate in an Ambrose format and Paralympians also join the competition. It’s a well organised and great fun event for all!