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Date 14 June 2018


Club Captains Report

On Saturday the 9th June we held the Manukorihi Golf Club Finals Day.

What a great day it turned out to be starting off with the weather conditions.

It was a day out of the box with lots of sunshine and no wind, perfect conditions to play golf.

The course and greens were in a fantastic condition for finals day a tribute to our greenkeeper and his ground staff and volunteers for all the hard work done on the course leading up to finals day

There were a lot of positive comments made to me during the day on the condition of the course and the greens from all the players involved.

I would like to thank all the players involved in the finals day as they all turned up in the morning on time and with a great attitude towards the day which included a photo shoot at the end of their rounds.

I would also like to thank the club members that helped with the organization of the day and our caterer Jan for the great food & refreshments that she provided throughout the day for the players and supporters.

Lastly, I would like to thank the Manukorihi club members that were not playing on finals day for coming up to the golf course and being caddies & watching some good golf and supporting all the players involved.

Finals Day Results, Champion First.

Senior Men: Carey Hobbs V Daryl Baird 6/5.

Intermediate Men: Bruce Taylor V Kerry Edgcombe 10/9.

Junior Men: John Davey V Cliff Oxenham 2/1.

Limits Men: Tony McDowell V Darren Rice 5/3.

Silver Ladies: Joy East V Christine Ogle 6/5.

Bronze 1 Ladies: Lesley Elliott V Nicole Mancer 2/1.

Bronze 2 Ladies: Jocelyn Pretty V Kath Alvis 4/3.

Bronze 3 Ladies: Helen Watt V Trish Crawford 6/4.

Congratulations to all the 2018 Club Champions and Runners-ups on Finals Day.


On Saturday the 16th June we have Joll Cup Qualifying Round Two.

The format will be Par.

The next Saturday, 23rd June, we have organized a Quiz Night and a social get-together at the clubrooms starting at

It would be great for our members to support this night, which could lead to more functions in the future.

For people that are worried about missing the AB’s game it will be streamed live on our new Big Screen TV.

Thank You.

Steven Voyle.

Manukorihi Club Captain.


Le Dejeuner Catering Wednesday Club.

Well, well, well, another wet Wednesday, let’s hope that next week’s weather is a bit brighter.

Wednesday golf is on Wednesdays at 9am for a 9.30 mass start, $5 for the comp, $1 for 2s, $1 for a raffle and $1 for the Wednesday club jackpot that is at $92.00.

To win the jackpot you must have 2 or more Stableford points per hole over the 18 holes to win.

The Wednesday stroke play starts on the 4th July, the best three of four rounds to win, the best two rounds for the match play.

Hope to see you all next week.


Saturday Ladies

We had an absolutely beautiful day on Saturday for the club match play finals. Congratulations to the 2018 winners.

Silver- Joy East b Christine Ogle, Bronze 1- Lesley Elliott b Nicole Mancer, Bronze 2-Jocelyn Pretty b Kath Alvis and Bronze 3 Helen Watt b Trish Crawford. Rhonda McFarlane b Dot Colville in the 9 Hole final. Thanks to the caddies and supporters on the day.

This Saturday is Captain’s Choice.


Ladies Pennant.

The Weekend Pennant team played the final round of the competition at Westown on Saturday. The team had a loss and finished in the middle of the field. The competition was won by Te Ngutu who had not lost a game all season.

The 9 Hole team played at Kaitake on Monday and also had a loss. They are now 4th in the competition.

Tuesday Ladies

The strong gusty winds kept us off the course on Tuesday. The 2nd round of the Barclay Cup will be played next Tuesday.

Remember your own lunch. There is an Open day at Inglewood on Wednesday 20th.


Bar Roster

Rest of June

16th - Kerry V

23rd - JR

30th - Shane


Saturday Sunday

7th Greg 1st Joy/Ken

14th Nicole 8th David/JC

21st Nathan 15th Marie/JR

28th Kerry V 22nd Richard/Joy

29th Ken/JC


Saturday Sunday

4th Kerry E 5th David/Joy

11th JR 12th Marie/David

18th Shane 19th Richard

25th Nicole 26th JR/JC

Thank you




SAVING SHOTS in SAND is practicing a method of standing to the ball & having a “V” swing. Firstly, you adopt an open stance that is when your toe line is aiming well left of your target, (for right handers) & wriggle your feet into the sand to give yourself a secure stance. Secondly with the ball opposite your front foot aim the club face to the target with your hands behind the ball. From here pick the club up with your wrists on a much steeper swing path than normal more or less on the line of your toes. This gives you half the “V.” Keeping your HEAD VERY STEADY pull the sand wedge into the sand about 3-4” behind the ball & follow through the sand completing the “V” swing & stay flat footed. The ball will come out on a cushion of sand hopefully floating towards the pin. The swing is full & smooth, never short or jerky. To hit the ball further you move the ball a little back in your stance thus taking less sand between the ball & the club face & achieving more power. So, practice the basics in sand to SAVE SHOTS.

Good Luck & Good Golfing.

Professional John Garner.



Bill and Ralph were approaching the first tee. Ralph goes into his golf bag to get a ball and says to his friend, "Hey, why don't you try this ball." He draws a green golf ball out of his bag. "You can't lose it."

Bill replies, "What do you mean you can't lose it?" Ralph replies, "I'm serious, you can't lose it. If you hit it into the woods, it makes a beeping sound, if you hit it into the water it produces bubbles, and if you hit it on the fairway, smoke comes up in order for you to find it."

Obviously, Bill doesn't believe him, but Ralph shows him all the possibilities until he is convinced. Bill says, "Wow! That's incredible! Where did you get that ball!"

Ralph replies, "I found it."

Clubhouse Copies Printed courtesy of Revital Fertilisers

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