Our People

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Terry Yacyshen - General Manager

Having worked for over 30 years opening and operating facilities in the golf, hotel, and hospitality industry throughout North America and now in New Zealand.  Terry is a seasoned industry professional who’s focused on building and supporting a team of professionals in the delivery of a superior product and associated services.  His calm and measured approach fits in well with the casual Kiwi mentality.  Terry’s love for the game of golf and influence on operations continue to make a positive impact on his team and their commitment to Wainui.   

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Karen Osborne - Business Manager

Karen has been at Peninsula Golf Club as a member for 30 years and in the office since December 2011. Originally from an Office Management and Accounting background Karen is finding the smooth running of a golf club is an interesting and rewarding job with no two days the same. Next time you are in the area pop in and say Hello. The office is manned Monday to Friday.

Cheryl Hicks – Administration

Cheryl, also an avid golfer can be found working in the Administration office several mornings a week. She is always happy to help you in any way she can. Cheryl’s grandchildren keep her young at heart.

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Mike Duncumb - Golf Pro

A local Kiwi, Mike has spent all his working life in the golf industry with the last 16 of them as Head Professional/Director of Golf at some of the best clubs in New Zealand.  Mike has worked hard to develop great teams of people overseeing all professional services, Member events, and hosting international guests and corporate clients.  Mike has a very good understanding of the game of golf, as a player, a coach, as well as knowledge of golf course maintenance.  Being the first point of contact for members, visitors, international tourists, corporate clients Mike prides himself on offering excellent customer service.  In his own words “I am excited by the opportunity to develop my career at another world class venue through the introduction of Wainui to the Members, their guests, and the public.

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Simon Burrowes - Agronomy Superintendent

Simon is another recent addition to the team who has joined us with over 20 years experience in golf course maintence. Originally from the UK, Simon has worked all over New Zealand from Terrace Downs to Gulf Harbour.


Club Officers

Patron - Shirley Bawden

President - Val Dorling

Men’s Captain - Stuart Fluker

Men’s Vice Captain - Mark Challenor

Ladies Captain - Vicki Lambert

Ladies Vice Captain - Gill Watt

Life Members - Ann Cambie, Mike Cambie, Ivy Priestley, Peter Thomas, Barry Davison


Members of Board 2020 – 2021

  • Dr Han Choi
  • Jim Hare - Chair
  • Hamish Mitchell
  • Jake Newman
  • John Swan
  • Val Dorling


    Members of Golf Committee 2021 – 2022

    • Mark Challenor- Men's Vice Captain
    • Rosalind Cunningham
    • Ken Dixon - North Harbour Delegate
    • Val Dorling - President
    • Stuart Fluker - Men's Captain
    • Vicki Lambert - North Harbour Delegate and Ladies Captain
    • Naresh Nathoo
    • Gill Watt- Ladies Vice Captain
    • Michael Wharepouri








    Wainui Careers

    Main types of employment include:

    • Course – Turf care and maintenance
    • Sport - Club Professional, retail and driving range
    • Hospitality – Chef, Food & Beverage servers, Front of House, Kitchen and Events
    • Administration – General Manager, Finance, Human Resources, Property services, IT and Membership services

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