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Club Captains Report

Hello to all. Hope all is well with you all.

BAR WORK. A new bar roster has been done up by JC thru to August so can you please check the calendar in the bar to see when you are rostered, cheers. Thanks to JC for doing a lot of the bar work, much appreciated.

Gary the clown won the Drinks spin again and I think we should all buy the next one simply so he can’t win again ??? So as for results this week well done to all winners in the net comp.

0-18 Kerry the Edge with 67 and playing well lately as is Gavin Mita whom CHOP CHOP has a eye on for the handicap chop. GO GET THEM CHOP CHOP, DON’T HOLD BACK!!!!!!. Next was the old Sausage OR is it Slippery (as a little bird told me there was a hubby / wife match held Sunday and I can’t disclose what the prize was going to be BUT it was enough for The Sausage to try and sneak an extra shot, playing off a 10 when he was on a 9.The match ended up a draw. Good play Sausage, I won’t say anything and she will never know.

19-up Austin Wood came in with a very tidy 65 and took top spot over Greg Fowler with 68 who was one up on Wayne Beal, Zoro ,John Davey on 69 so well done team, good golfing.

This week is the Joll Cup qualifying round 1, par comp. This comp is Best of 2 out of 3 rounds par and then top 16 go on to Matchplay and others play in the consolation rounds.

June 1st is the GREENKEEPERS REVENGE stableford mass start 9am.What has the Rock got for us this year????? A good fun club day so let’s get in and support the comp.

8th June, Club Matchplay champ’s finals day so the Matchplayers have the right of way on the course. For those who want to play, turn up around 9.30 -10am and we should get a game in. Please remember that some guys are playing 36 holes so please let them play on as it’s their day, thanks. Sorry I won’t be there; the wife has got me counting palm trees in Fiji so I had better do as I am told and go with her. JR will do the job while I am away so thanks JR.

Just a note on that, can we all please take it easy on Marie when they get back. I mean, she has been with JR in a bus for a long time and those of us that have roomed with him on golf trips can understand how she must be feeling (THE MOST PATIENT WOMAN I KNOW).


  1. PRICE IS NOW $4.00 AND TWOS $1.50, everything else the same.

  2. We will be trying TWO starter sheets, hcps OF 0-18 DIVISON ONE and 19-UP DIVISON TWO so there will be TWO SHEETS. Please put your name on the correct sheet.

Pennant’s Shirts. Please return club shirts from pennants, washed please!

Thanks ...Lofty

Thanks, and good golfing.

Your Club Captain Lofty.


Wednesday Club

The day started with a little rain; the lads were happy to wait until it passed over before hitting the fairways. In division one, Peter Pearce was the winner with 40 points by lot from Kerry Edgcombe and Tony Bromfield, Peter Loppy and Mike Letterman both 38 points. In division two, Phil Daley 43 points, Lee Mather and John Chandler 39, Birthday boy Greg Fowler had 38 points along with Barry Burns, Rod Andrews, Jim Newlove and Don Bowers. Phil Daley and Mike Letterman picked up 2 golf balls for their twos. Jim Newlove had only 23 putts for his 18 holes.

Raffle winners. Gary Fulton, Bob Crow, David Butler, Pete Wills, Dave Wilson, Barry Burns, Colin Upson and Terry Prentice.

Next week is the start of the Wednesday Strokeplay, best three of four rounds, top two rounds for the Matchplay.

The office area next to the bar has been tidied up. Many thanks to John Chandler. We are looking for some carpet for the floor, if anyone has some, about 3 metres square, in good nick, please see John.

There are still some of the Eagle raffle books available at the bar, $20.00 for a book and you will get 2 golf balls.


David Butler.


Saturday Ladies

Two of Saturday’s matches became real battles with Andrea Fraser and Pauline Davidson going on to the 19th before Andrea got the win. Fay Rowe and Arohaena Wilson carried on to the 20th, with Fay finally getting the win. Christine Ogle had a win over Jude Mita and Bev Hall had a win over Jo Broadmore. Only 1 or 2 matches still to be played before final on 8th June.

The other ladies played Par. Joy East won the $5.00 voucher with +1 on a C/B from Lesley Elliott. Bev Hall and Fay Rowe both had twos on the 3rd and both get a $5.00 voucher.

Colleen Hoskins won the 9 Hole nearest the pin competition and also gets a $5.00 voucher.

This Saturday the 18 Hole ladies play LGU& Home Pennant. The 9 Hole ladies play nett- putts.

Ladies Pennant.

The Weekend Ladies played Hawera Auto Court at Inglewood on Sunday 19th. We had a win 3/2 and now have 10 points in the competition. Te Ngutu lead with 12 points followed by Urenui & Inglewood on 11 and Manaia with 10 points.

Only 1 round to be played on Sunday 28th with Manukorihi playing Westown at Te Ngutu.


Tuesday Ladies

Another nice day to attack the golf course but there were a few skiffy showers. However, they went away, and the sun came out.

The best of the 9 Holers was Dot who collects a $5 voucher for nearest the pin. Putting results were: Colleen 3 pts for 15 and Dot & Frances 2 pts for 17.

The 9 holer Chemist Voucher was won by Dot.

Robyn had a boomer of a round with Nett 63 and wins our voucher.

Jo had a 2 on 3rd and collects $10.

The raffle was won by Joan.

Next week we are playing Par and Bev is the starter.




CHIPPING is like putting, the better you are the lower your scores.

  1. Visualise the first bounce of the ball is onto the green. (There are exceptions to this.)

  2. You can choose an 8 Iron – a running shot

  3. Or a pitching wedge – a little more height & less roll

  4. A sand wedge or lob wedge – a lot of height & very little roll


  1. Very narrow stance & toes level (square)

  2. Ball middle

  3. Hands forward opposite the front leg

  4. Always hit down NEVER UP!!!

Good Luck & Good Golfing.

Professional John Garner.

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