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Club Captains Report

On Saturday the 18th August we had the LF TRUEMAN Memorial Trophy.

The Format was Stableford.

Congratulations to Don Bowers who is this year’s winner of the Trueman Trophy with 44 Stableford points.

Results and Voucher winners: Don Bowers 44, Richard Ransfeild 43 , Jody Bound 41 , Ian Titter 41 , Darryl Baird 40 , Kingston Taylor Voyle 40 , Michael Loppy 40 , John Davey 40 , Peter Loppy 39 , Jeffery Jane 39 , Kerry Edgcombe 39.

There were four Twos on Saturday: Kerry Edgcombe 7th , Ivor Sarten 15th Jody Bound 5th , Richard Ransfeild 11 th ( One ball each on the board )

Raffle Results: Pooch , Paul Fairhurst , Jo Forman , Gazza , Lofty , Mike O’Connell , Shane , Lesley , Robin Broadmore , Dot Bowers.

The Men’s Top Dog Draw has been done and the drawn partners have been picked.

We have eleven teams in the Top Dog Competition and they are posted up on the Captain’s board in the clubrooms.

There will be two qualifying rounds of combined Stableford starting on the Saturday the 1st September.

This Saturday the 25th August we have Top Club Qualifying Round for Men & Ladies.

The Format will be Nett.

On Sunday the 26th August we have the Kiwi Butchers Open Tournament.

Thank You.

Steven Voyle.

Manukorihi Club Captain.


Le Dejeuner Catering Wednesday Club.

The lads were very lucky with the weather, a big shower went through moments before tee off, the rest of the day was great. Some are still playing match play, semis for the Wednesday club, and top eight for the flights.

The best of the day was Brett Kerr with +7, Don Bowers and John Chandler both +5, Mike Letterman +4, John Vanders and Jamie Clarges +3, Phil Wilson finished the day with a +2, Phil also had a 2. No jackpot winner.

Bob Crow picks up the wooden spoon with -6. Le Dejeuner raffle winners, John Chandler, John Vanders, Tony Bromfield and Phil Wilson.

See you all again next week.



Saturday Ladies

We were lucky to have a breezy but sunny day to play the annual challenge between the Weekend Pennant team and the midweek ladies on Saturday.

The Weekend Ladies team were again too strong for the midweek team winning 4/2.

Results were: Weekend names first, Nicole lost to Christine 3/1, Lesley lost to Jo.F 1down, Marie won 2up against Jocelyn, Jo.B won over Helen J.4/3 , Kath won 3/2 over Robyn and Trish won 1up over Helen W. Thanks to Jo Foreman and Joy East for organising the teams.

Next Saturday the18 hole competition is LGU, Home Pennant and the 3rd round of the Bleakley Tray all nett. The 9-hole competition is stableford.


Tuesday Ladies

Only a few hardy ladies turned up for golf as the forecast was terrible. We decided to play 9 holes and had a super day with no rain and quite pleasant conditions. Could easily have done the 18 as it turned out. We were supposed to play an LGU round, but Tuesday players can play it this Saturday if wished.

A committee meeting was scheduled for 11.30 and what a lovely surprise we had.

Jan, our lovely caterer, came back to make us a batch of scones as we sent her home earlier, so with our coffee we had lovely hot scones, butter and jam. Yum. Thank you so much Jan, we really appreciated your kindness.

Next week is 2nd round of the Manukorihi Cup and the starter is Fay.




The Pitching Wedge is the most flexible club in your golf bag. As I mentioned in Pro – Tip 8 you can use it from 1 metre up to over 100 metres according to the individual. The power is not essential, accuracy is !

Everyone has basically 4 Gears. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4.

4th gear is your normal full backswing ( head high approx.) same F/through

3rd gear would be a ¾ backswing ( shoulder high approx.) same F/through

2nd gear only ½ a backswing ( waist high approx.) same F/through

1st gear just a short backswing ( leg high approx.) same F/through

Having the same length of backswing as the follow through helps you with your BALANCE!!! Hit 20 balls & learn one gear at a time, then you will begin to control that Pitching Wedge.

Good Luck & Good Golfing

Professional John Garner.

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