Friends of Football’s annual charity golf day set for May 19 at Huapai

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Friends of Football will host their seventh annual golf day at Huapai Golf Club on Thursday May 19, 2022.

It’s another opportunity for our members and supporters to get together for a day of golf and football banter as they play the course beside Auckland’s Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.

Teams of four will compete for the Bill MacGowan Memorial Trophy and an array of fantastic prizes.

Proceeds from the EO-sponsored day will support Friends of Football’s efforts to back projects and activities that benefit the game in New Zealand.

Teams will gather for refreshments by 11am, ready for a shotgun start at 12pm.

After 18 holes, players can enjoy post-game hospitality, including a buffet dinner and a prizegiving that will put a smile on any golfer’s face.

More prizes and unique football-related items will go under the auctioneer’s hammer or through our raffles.

Our venue

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Our main sponsor

Our prize sponsors


We’ll have some fantastic prizes to be won and goodies to be auctioned. These include a fishing charter with Eagle Charters.

We’re auctioning a signed Newcastle United shirt worn by record-breaking All Whites striker Chris Wood.

We’re also accepting bids in advance via email — click here for more details >>>>


Prize table

Close to $8,000 in total value of prizes on the day, for teams (down to 14th place) and individual prizes such as closest to the pin on par 3’s and longest drive.

Competition holes

Closest to the pin on hole 3 and hole 16; longest drive on hole 4 (male and female); longest putt contest.


3 tickets for $5 or 7 tickets for $10 with 8 prize draws. All proceeds going to Friends of Football.


BBQ on arrival; drinks station on course; Build Your Own Burger Buffet post-round.

Playing rules

The competition will use an Ambrose format.

Official golf handicap index applies, while players without an official handicap will approximate their handicap to a maximum of 18.


Entries have closed for 2022 but you can register a team to go on our standby list in the event a team withdraws.

Please email to register your interest.

Remembering Bill MacGowan

Our trophy for the winning team is named after the late Bill MacGowan, one of New Zealand sport’s best administrators, who died in 2018.

With the help of Bill’s wife, Trish, we introduced the trophy in his name for our 2019 golf day.

We’re proud to celebrate the memory of Bill MacGowan again this year.

Last year’s winners

90s Waitakere City, sponsored by Takapuna Tax, were the 2021 winners of the Bill MacGowan Memorial Trophy.

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