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Date 4th July 2018


Club Captains Report

On Saturday the 30th June we had the Quarter Finals of the Joll Cup & Flights Competition.

It was a strange day on the weather front with a delayed start until 9.30am in the morning because of a frost on the greens.

The sky was blue with a lot of sunshine and no wind first thing in the morning.

Then in the afternoon it clouded over and started to rain towards the end of the days play.

The course and greens were looking great and playing well for the Joll Cup Quarter Finals.

We are down to the Semi-Finals in the Joll Cup & Flights Competition.

Joll Cup Semi-Final Draw:

Gary Crawford v Bruce Taylor.

Ivor Sarten v Robert Middleton.

Flights Semi-Final Draw:

Shane Weir v Robbie Busing.

Jeff Jane v Peter Bingham.

We ran a Saturday Sweep Competition for the Rest. The Format was Stableford.

Sweep Results & Voucher Winners: Colin Upson 45 / Murray Peterson 41 / Barry Newlove 41 / Michael Loppy 41 / Kevin Mancer 40 / Gary Crawford 40 / Kerry Edgcombe 39 / Peter Bingham 39 / Kevin Stott 39.

There was only one two scored on the day and that was by Colin Upson on the 11th (six golf balls on the board).

I was playing with Colin on Saturday and watched him chip in for a birdy on the 9th hole and also chip in for his two on the 11th hole.

If I was Colin I would have gone down and bought a lotto ticket for Saturday nights draw because it was definitely his lucky day.

Raffle Results: S.Voyle / Pooch / Jeff Jane / Shane / Peter Loppy / John Chandler.

This Saturday the 7th July is the Semi-Finals of the Joll Cup & Flights Competition.

The Rest will have a Saturday Sweep Competition and the Format will be Stableford.

Thank You.

Steven Voyle.


Another great day in paradise, for the start of the Wednesday stroke play, Robert Middleton had a great day with a nett of 64, Barry Newlove and Mike

Letterman both on 65, Peter Loppy 66, Jamie Clarges, Geoff Peters and, one of our visitors from Westown, Rodney Ward finished the day with a 67 nett.

There were no 2s and jackpot, Wooden spoon went to Bob Crow with an 80 nett, Le Dejeuner raffle winners John Chandler, Dave Yates, Phil Wilson and Dave Bolton another visitor from Westown.

Hope to see you next week for the second round of stroke play.



Saturday Ladies

A frosty start delayed play last Saturday, but the day was lovely. The day’s competitions were LGU, Home Pennant and Bleakley tray round 1, all nett. Joy Andrews had a great game and had a lovely nett 67 to win the days voucher. Fiona Rook celebrated when she chipped in for a two on the 3rd. She also gets a $5.00 voucher. Putting results: Jo Broadmore 3pts-29 putts, Nicole Mancer 2pts-30 putts and Fiona rook 1pt for 32 putts.

This Saturday the 2nd round of the Fraser trophy Eclectic will be played. The 9-hole competition is Par.


Ladies note

A sheet will be put up for entries for the Manukorihi Cup. A seeded draw will be done on the 31st July.

An extra LGU and the 2nd round of the Tuesday Bleakley Tray will be Played on the 31st July

Tuesday Ladies

A bit nippy to start with but the wind died down and it was perfect. The course playing well and the greens lovely thanks to our groundsmen and we even had lovely fluffy raked bunkers.

The 9 Holers winner of the day was Dot B.

The 18 Holers played the 1st rnd of the Barbara Sharrock trophy and a $5 voucher goes to Christine on a c/b from Fay with 33 sfd and Joy A with 35 sfd.

Putting results were: Joy A 3 pts for 27, Helen J 2 for 29 and Jo 1 for 30.

Twos were drawn, and the lucky winners were Helen J and Marie.

The raffle was won by Mary and starter next week is Pauline.




TAKING YOUR TIME is a very important part of playing good consistent golf everything you do in your daily life reflects in the way you play THE GAME. Talking, walking, even driving a car should be done smoothly so that it becomes a natural rhythm in your swing. Arriving in good time to have a little warm up, feeling calm & ready to play. A good golfer is a boring golfer, down the fairway, up to the green, past the pin then into the hole. EASY PAR. TAKING YOUR TIME on the backswing is ESSENTIAL because you “don’t hit it going back ONLY ON THE WAY DOWN !!!!” TAKE MORE TIME & become a BETTER GOLFER!!!

Good Luck & Good Golfing.

Professional John Garner.

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