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Club Captains Report

On Saturday the 14th July we had a Joll Cup Spare Day.

We had a Stableford Competition plus count your total putts in the round.

Saturday was the pick of the weekend weather-wise, a nice winters day with lots of sunshine and no wind to speak of. We had a good turnout of golfers for the stableford competition to make the most of that weather.

The course, and especially the greens, are looking in a fantastic condition at the moment and it is a pleasure to play on them.

Sweep Stableford Results: John Chandler 44, Bruce Taylor 42, Nathan Loppy 42, Richard Ransfield 39, Richard Hamel 38, Robert Butler 38, Michael Loppy 38, Kevin Mancer 38, Peter Loppy 37, Jim Newlove 37, John Van Der Leeden 37.

The winner of the Putting competition was the “King of the Twos” Ivor Sarten with 25 putts in total.

There were three twos on Saturday. Shane Weir 3rd, Nathan Loppy 11th, Steven Voyle 3rd (Two balls each on the board).

Raffle Results: S.Voyle, Robert, Carl Beal, Jeff Jane, Pauline, Brian Mullins, Colin Upson, Kevin Mancer.

This Saturday the 21st July we have the Joll Cup Finals.

Bruce Taylor v Robert Middleton.

The Rest will have a Russian Stableford Competition (Teams of two with Stableford points combined).

The Joll Cup Flights Final was played on Saturday 14th July and was won by Robbie Busing v Jeff Jane, 1up on the eighteenth.

Please don’t forget to enter the Men’s Top Dog Competition before the 4th August closing date, we only have ten players names up so far.

Thank You.

Steven Voyle.

Manukorihi Club Captain.


Le Dejeuner Catering Wednesday Club.

What a great day in paradise, playing golf at the Manukorihi golf course that looked amazing. This was the third round of stroke play, with Robert Middleton having a great day with a 65 nett, Trevor Hughes and Tony Bromfield both 68, Robbie Busing, John Vanders and Pete Wills with a 70 nett. The best putters of the day were Pete Wills and Nathan Russ with 26 putts (Editor’s note: I understand the prize went to Nathan after Wills was disqualified for spilling the President’s beer). Robbie and Nathan both had twos, no-one picked up the jackpot, now at $136.00. Leading the stroke play after three rounds is Robert Middleton on 201 from Peter Loppy on 208.

Le Dejeuner Raffle winners, Don Bowers, Tony Bromfield, Austin Wood and Trevor Hughes.

See you all next week for the fourth round of stroke play.



Saturday Ladies

We again had good golfing weather on Saturday. The 1st round of the RSA Trophy-nett was played and there were some good results. Joy East had nett 70 and got the days $5.00 voucher. Putting results were: Lesley Elliott & Kath Alvis 3pts for 28 putts, Nicole Mancer 2pts for 29 putts and Joy East 1pt for 33 putts. Nicole Mancer was drawn for a two and gets a $5.00 voucher. The 2nd Round of the RSA Trophy will be played this weekend.

In the 9 Hole competition Dot Bowers and Dot Colville both had 19 stbfd. This Saturday the 9 Hole competition is Hidden Holes-minus.


Tuesday Ladies

What a beautiful day for golf and it was most enjoyable as we mixed up with the 9 Holers and played Ambrose in 3s. The best score was had by Marie, Colleen and Helen W. Well done ladies you were well ahead of the rest of us. A $5 voucher for each of you.

Coral, Joy E and Robyn get a $5 voucher each for a 2 on the 11th.

Lesley was the lucky winner of the raffle.

Next week’s starter is Helen W.




LEFT ARM CONTROL is a common term used in teaching & likened to using a compass. Putting the pin of the compass into the paper & scribing an arc with the pencil you will make a perfect arc all the time. The pin represents your head & the pencil your LEFT ARM. (RIGHT ARM for Lefties). Keeping the head steady & your LEFT ARM STRAIGHT & FIRM gives you much more control over the club & therefore the ball. The same applies to your PUTTING. Keeping the LEFT ARM & WRIST FIRM is an absolute must to be a sound Putter. You must try not to change the position of the LEFT ARM & WRIST from start to finish!

Good Luck & Good Golfing

Professional John Garner.

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