Club Captains Report
Hi all, welcome to this week's report.
I hope the season has started well for you all.To start off with the course was yet again in great condition so thanks to the team for that. Special thanks to early bird JR for mowing the greens on Sunday for the Foreman Trophy.Saturday was the Barbara Sharrock Cup, a shared stableford comp.
There were two very good rounds of hot golf and none better from the ladies than Jo Broadmore 45 points, must be close to her best round ...if not so. Then along came a guy that can`t have edged out many putts as he scored his best ever round 47 points, 77 gross, well done Kerry Edgcombe. They both share the cup, well done. Sunday saw the Foreman Trophy and 10 teams took place in great conditions. Special thanks to all who helped on the day and the other clubs that came along.
There were some very good scores with a couple of gross 70s but no one could touch The Arrow, Ivor Sarten, with a great round of 5 under a gross 67 ...pity it wasn't quite good enough to help beat the A team from Manukorihi (Manu 2) who took out the best nett with 415 and pipped Arrow and the boys on 424 . So well done to Paul Fairhurst, Paul Raputu, Nathan Loppy, Robert chop chop Butler, Toko Waitere, and yours truly, Lofty.
Congratulations to all other prize winners on the day and raffle winners as well.
This week we have the first round of the Hone Heke Cup, two rounds of eclectic and the shootout continues.
Sunday sees Pennants at Waitara round one for the men so good golfing everyone.
Your Club captain ...Lofty
A record 57 took to the fairways for our Wednesday Club. Great to see so many happy faces until the scores started coming in. Kerry Edgecombe took out division 1 with 44 points and Mike Hosking took out division 2 with 48 points, Sue Nobbs hot on his tail with 47 points.
Congratulations to all voucher and raffle winners along with the 8 twos scored taking two ball each.
See you all next Wednesday
Taranaki Solar Twilight. Thursday from 4pm to 6pm, Meals are available.
Well done to Jo Broadmore who came in with 45 stableford to win the ladies Barbara Sharrock Memorial. A great day for Jo who also won the putting with 26 putts for 3 points. Nicole Mancer followed with 27 putts for 2 points and Kath Alvis got 1 point for 28 putts.
Welcome back to Andrea Fraser and Arohaena Wilson who have joined the Saturday ladies.
This Saturday we play the M&K Old Plate & Grandmothers Trophy, all nett. The 9 hole competition is Stableford-Hidden Holes.
A great start by the Weekend Ladies in the Pennant competition. The team had a win 3 ½ to 1 ½ over Kaitake at Hawera.
The next round will be hosted at Manukorihi in Sunday 17th February.
Lovely conditions for golf today, not too hot with a bit of cloud cover. Some pretty hot scores though. Welcome back Andrea, nice to see you with us again.
Frances won the 9 holers with nett 32 so $5 for you. Putting for 9 holers, Frances 3 pts for 13, Dot B 2 for 17 and Joan and Norma 1 pt for 18.
Both Pauline and Helen J had nett 64s so $5 each for them. 18 Holers putting, Pauline 3 pts for 22, great putting, Fay 2 pts for 30 and Helen J 1 pt for 31.
Chris had a 2 on 3rd and Jo on 7th so $5 each for them.
The raffle was won by Norma.
Next week we are playing 3 clubs and a putter so choose carefully and the starter is Pauline.
PRO – TIP
Having a GOOD BALL POSITION is very important & to achieve it consistently you need a routine. An earlier Pro – Tip explains the Circle/Wheel well, if the ball isn’t at the bottom of your imaginary circle you wouldn’t hit it, & this is the Professional Routine to ensure that you do! Firstly have your feet together & the ball positioned opposite your left big toe. (lefties please do the opposite. Thank you.)
1. Move your left foot out 1 width of a shoe. This stance is for chipping up to 25 metres.
2. Keep your left foot still, now move your right foot 1 width of a shoe. Pitching & short Iron stance. (Wedges, 9, 8, 7, 6.)
3. Again leave your left foot still & move your right foot 1 more shoe width. Irons 5,4,3,2.
4. Left foot still & move the right foot 1 more shoe width. All your long clubs including the “big dog.” This stance will be similar to the width of your walk !! For natural BALANCE !!!
5. Notice that your toes are level, bottom out, chin up, knees flexed all ready TO GO !!!
Good Luck & Good Golfing
Professional John Garner.