National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

South Island Ex-Servicemen’s Museum Golf Competition

By Col (Rtd) Ray Seymour, Museum Director

March 2012 saw yet another successful golf competition, arranged by an enthusiastic committee under the chair of Brigadier Tom Leighs, to continue in their quest to raise money for the National Army Museum.

This passionate organisation, along with the golfers who contribute so generously to the event, has been an annual fixture since the National Army Museum was first opened. Every year since then – perhaps with the exception of 2011 when devastating earthquakes just got in the way – this band of golfers – some good – some not so good and some who are *&#@ awful, converge on Burnham for this three day event. Some take the first day out as a practice day; some of those who don’t should perhaps take the opportunity but then its two days of 36 holes of golf, duffed shots, great shots, lost balls, wet balls, lots of raffles, some serious singing, a little bit of imbibing, but all-in-all, a great couple of days. Perhaps you may wish to join this elite group!

The National Army Museum applaud all the participants for your generosity. Your support goes a long way. Thanks also to Burnham for going out of their way to make it happen so smoothly and thanks to the sponsors who are generous in providing the hundreds of prizes that are drawn during the event. Not sure why these prizes all seem to stay in the South Island though.