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Club Captains Report

There was not a great turnout of golfers on Saturday because of the weather conditions, it was overcast with showery periods and strong wind and it was also very cold for most of the day.

The course and greens are great to play on but there is a lot of surface water around the course and the golf ball does not carry far making some of the holes quite long for some of us older generation.

On Saturday the 21st July we had the Joll Cup Final. The winner was Robert Middleton who beat Bruce Taylor 3 / 2. Well done Robert, Bruce has been on a roll this year being the reigning Intermediate match play champion for 2018.

The Rest played a Russian Stableford Competition (partners & stableford points multiplied together). You don’t get as much run in the winter, which is reflected in some of the scores that we had on Saturday, the top score being only 69 points.

Results: Nathan Loppy, Steven Voyle 69, Robin Broadmore, Barry Newlove 68, Robbie Busing, Shane Weir 67, Michael Loppy, Peter Loppy 63, Kevin Mancer, Ace Se’e 63.

There were two twos on Saturday: King Of the Twos Ivor Sarten 3rd, Paul Rauputu 3rd (Two balls each on the board ).

Raffle Results: S.Voyle , Richard Hamel , Robin.B, Robert Middleton , Ken Irish , Paul Fairhurst , Jo.B.

This Saturday the 28th July is a Rabbits Competition (Hidden Holes Front & Back Nine plus or minus Stableford points )

The Format will be Stableford.

A reminder to have your names up for the Men’s Top Dog Competition before the closing date of the 4th August. A little birdy has told me that some players are not happy with the drawn partner format this year. This is a trial that the Match Committee have decided to try, if the consensus is that it is not wanted we will revert to the pick your own partners next year. Please have a talk to myself and Robert or any of the other Match Committee members on this subject and voice your opinions. We want to make the Top Dog Format suitable for the majority of players that want to enter so we have a good field of golfers in this competition.

Thank You.

Steven Voyle.

Manukorihi Club Captain.


Le Dejeuner Catering Wednesday Club.

Another great day in paradise for the fourth round of stroke play, the winner was Robert Middleton with a 66 nett, Robert also won the Wednesday stroke play with rounds of 64, 65 and 66 for a total of 195, nine shoots ahead of Peter Loppy on 204.

Other winners on Wednesday, John Davey and John Chandler 68 nett, Peter Loppy and Austin Wood 69 nett, the best putter of the day was Phil Wilson with 10 one putts for his round. John Vanders had twos at the 11th and 5th holes to win the jackpot of 12 balls, Jamie Clarges also had a two and picks up 2 balls.

The club jackpot is at $146.00. Le Dejeuner raffle winners, John Vanders, Harry Williams and Brain Conley picked up 2.

The draw for the Wednesday match play will be up next week for the first round on the 8th August, and the flights on the 15th.

Next week the Wednesday Club will be playing from the yellow tees.

See you next week.



Saturday Ladies

Saturday’s Competition was Nett for the 2nd round of the RSA trophy. Jo Broadmore won the days voucher with a nett 74 on C/B from Trish Crawford. Lesley Elliott won the RSA Trophy over the 2 rounds with a total of 147 nett.

Putting results were: Nicole Mancer 3pts-30 putts, Lesley Elliott, Jo Broadmore and Trish Crawford all 2 pts for 34 putts.

Frances Butler won the 9 Hole competition of Hidden Holes.

This Saturday we play LGU, Home Pennant and the 2nd round of the Saturday Bleakley Tray. All nett.

The 9 Hole competition TBA.


Tuesday Ladies

Weather looked a bit dicey and sure enough the rain came down but after a few holes it stopped, the sun came out and it turned out a super day. The scores didn't reflect the day though.

The 9 Holers competition was won by Dot C so a $5 voucher for you.

Putting results were, Rhonda 3 pts for 15, Norma and Colleen 2 pts for 18 and Frances 1 pt for 19.

Jo won the 1st division and Joc the 2nd, a $5 voucher each. Putting results were, Robyn 3 pts for 30, Joy A and Pauline 2 pts for 31 and Fay 1 pt for 32. Twos were drawn and Joy E and Helen J get a $5 voucher each The raffle was won by Jo.

Next week we are playing an LGU round (we missed the June one) and the starter is.




CHIPPING: How to practice & improve your Chipping

Take 6 balls, your 8 iron, PW & Lob. Go to the edge of the green & hit 2 balls with each club. Take notice as to which club hits the balls nearer to the pin. Putt them into the hole. Now go to a different position & repeat 2 balls with each club & again notice which club suits the lie & angle of shot. Again, have a game with yourself & putt them into the hole so that you are also practising your putting. Now go to another spot & repeat the exercise. Many golfers play the same club wherever they are around the green which then becomes their “favourite club” but not necessarily the easy club to use from the lie. Try the practice routine & see new results from a Sound Chipping Drill.

Good Luck & Good Golfing

Professional John Garner.

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