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Date 27th June 2018


Club Captains Report

On Saturday the 23rd June we had Joll Cup Top Sixteen Round & Flights Competition.

It was a nice fine crisp winters morning with no wind, a good day for fishing if you were not playing golf.

The course and the greens were looking great and it was a pleasure to play on them on such a nice morning.

We had a good turnout for the Joll Cup & Flights Competitions with everyone turning up for their scheduled matches.

The Draw for the Top Eight Quarter Finals in the Joll Cup Competition:

Gary Crawford v Ryan Wills.

Bruce Taylor v Peter Loppy.

Ivor Sarten v Cliff Oxenham.

Robert Middleton v John Chandler.

The Draw for the Top Eight Quarter Finals in the Flights Competition.

Shane Weir v Alister Baker.

John Davey v Robbie Buseing.

Jamie Clarges v Jeff Jane.

Peter Bingham v Richie Ransfeild.

We had a Saturday sweep competition and the Format was Stableford.

Voucher Winners: Cliff Oxenham 44 / Nathan Loppy 42 / Gary Crawford 39 / Peter Loppy 38 / Jamie Clarges 38 / Greg Fowler 36 / Austin Wood 36 / Richard Crowe 36 on a count back with Shane Weir.

There were two twos scored on Saturday by the King of the twos Ivor Sarten 7th & John Chandler 3rd. (Three Balls each On The Board).

Raffle Results: Phil Wilson / Richie / Big Al / Bruce Evans / Robin B / Ivor Sarten.

This Saturday the 30th June is the Quarter Finals for the Joll Cup & Flights Competition.

The Rest will have a Saturday Sweep Competition & The Format Will Be Stableford.

On Saturday Night we had the Quiz Night and it was a very enjoyable night for everyone that came along for the nights entertainment.

There was a wide variety of questions from our Quizmaster Paul Rauputu who did a great job in putting the Quiz together.

I would like to thank David & Lee ( Le Dejeuner ) for the lovely supper that was made for all of us to enjoy after the Quiz.

I would also like to thank my daughter Billie for helping in the Bar on the night.

Lastly, I would like to thank the members and their partners and family that came along and supported the quiz night.

I had people come up to me after the quiz and say that they had an enjoyable night and that they would be keen to come along to another function in the future.

Thank You.

Steven Voyle.


Le Dejeuner Catering Wednesday Club.

What a beautiful morning looking down the fairways at the Manukorihi Golf Course waiting for the green staff to give the Wednesday lads a starting time due to the heavy frost.

We teed off at 10am from the 1st and 13th tees, some of the lads were very slow to get going as it took some time to warm up, The best of the day was John Chandler in his shorts with 40 points from Tony Bromfield 39, Mike Letterman 37, Jamie Clarges, Gus Crowe and Cliff Oxenham all 36 points and David Butler finished the day with 35 points, there were no 2s or jackpot that is up to $109. Dennis Elliott finished with 19 points to get the wooden spoon.

Le Dejeuner raffle winners, Gus, John Chandler and Terry Prentice picked up 2.

Next week is the first round of the Wednesday Club stroke play. See you all next week.



Saturday Ladies

Ten ladies played in mainly sunny conditions to start with, unfortunately though the rain did come in for the last couple of holes. Competition was Nett and Faye Rowe won the voucher of the day with a nett 72. Marie receives a $10 voucher for a two on the 7th. Putting results, Christine 3 pts 28 putts, Nicole 2 points and Kath, Trish and Joy E all 1 point each.

Jo B

Tuesday Ladies

Another cold and wet day, so apart from a couple of hopeful ladies, no-one turned up to play, so golf was cancelled.

Next Tuesday 3rd July, we will be playing the 1st round stableford of Barbara Sharrock Memorial Trophy, so hopefully the weather will improve by then.




Always hold your BALANCE, simple to say not always easy to do especially when you are holding the “big dog.” An exercise to test your balance would be to swing a 7-iron standing with your feet together & try to hit the ball. If you fall over you are putting too much effort into the swing from your “little body,” & you should be using your hands & arms more!!! Doing it properly you will be “feeling that you are HOLDING YOUR BALANCE.”

Good Luck & Happy Golfing.

Professional John Garner.

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