Club Captains Report
The day started out on the chilly side and that showed with some of the results of the first round of the Joll Cup.
The new member Adam Burns leads the way with a plus 8 (Editor’s note: thanks to the mentoring of his father), four shots clear of his next rivals Toko, Steve Voyle, Ryan Wills and Rod Andrews.
There are quite a few players that are going to need to pull a few tricks out of their bags to catch this group in round two which is to be played on the 15th June.
If anyone is unable to play in the Matchplay of Joll Cup please let Jody (knee high) Bound or Robert (Chop Chop) Butler know so we can let others into comp.
There were four two's Steve V, Toko, Wayne B and Kenny the Irish who get 3 balls each.
There were eight raffle prizes given out and the sad thing, which I am sure the club house is crying about, is that the Gaza Crawford missed out completely.
This weekend is a mass start with the annual Green Keepers Revenge, so if you are up for the challenge, we tee off at 9am. This year’s challenge is very different to other years so it will be interesting to see the outcome. The good thing is, it will not be handicapped so there is no reason to hold back, take the risk for a good reward.
Friendly reminder when playing the course please don't run carts or trundlers over the tee blocks or greens and also if you see a pitch mark on the green pull out that repairer in your pocket and fix it. Every little bit helps our green staff maintain the gem we play on each week.
Good Golfing and see you all on Saturday, even bring a mate along if you have one.
The Manukorihi website has been updated with all club members’ names and phone numbers. This is under the membership tag; if you do not want your name and number on it can you please email the club or see Paul Rauputu or David Butler before we advertise the club membership password for the site.
Message from Taranaki Golf Association
The Taranaki District Golf Referees Association will be running another Level One rules course on Sunday 21st July at Stratford Golf Club. The course is open to any golfer interested in gaining a better knowledge of the Rules of Golf or for those who held a level one qualification under the old rules which is no longer valid. The cost per person is $30 and this includes lunch. Can you please share this with your members especially those who are on your match committee.
Those clubs who have not taken up the offer to become an associate member of the TDGRA can still do so for $20 per year membership. The cost of associate membership includes entry to the course for one person – we recommend a club sends at least one person to take the course.
To register please complete the attached form and return to myself by Friday 12th July.
Nick Northam Executive Officer Taranaki Golf Association 06 7582574 0274 126 103
Message from John Stuart
I have been meaning to do this for months but being in a retirement village means that what will I do next??
As I can no longer see the ball well enough to be able to play golf I have stayed an honorary member so that I can receive the newsletters.
They are always a good read even though I do not know all the names or the nicknames (Editor’s note: you’re not alone there John), but they are very enjoyable. Do not change them for me.
Having been part of the Mixed Vets Tournament for years I appreciate how much of a contribution Marie and John Rayner. and of course, the Butler family, make to the club’s operation. Long may it remain.
NOTE WE HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES STARTING THIS SATURDAY FOR THE SWEEP.
PRICE IS NOW $4.00 AND TWOS $1.50, everything else the same.
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, and good golfing.
Your Club Captain Lofty.
This was the first round of the Wednesday Strokeplay. Robert Middleton was the best of 30 players with a 64 Nett, Tony Bouterey 67, John Chandler and Peter Pearce both 70. Kerry Edgcombe, Rod Andrews, Robin Broadmore and Phil Wilson all 72, Brett Kerr and Phil Daley finished the day with 73 Nett. Bill Wadsworth had the only 2 and picks up four golf balls.
Raffle winners, David Butler, Colin Upson, John Chandler, Terry Prentice, Jim Newlove, Harry Williams, Robert Middleton,
Gary Fulton and Robin Broadmore picked up 2.
A smaller group of ladies this week to play LGU & Home Pennant. Joy East won the first division with net 69 and Trish Crawford won the 2nd division with net 74 on C/B from Sue Nobbs. Both get a $5.00 voucher. Twos were drawn for Lesley Elliott and Arohaena Wilson who both also get a $5.00 voucher.
Christine Ogle was drawn for the Chemist voucher.
Putting points went to: Joy East 3pts-27 putts, Arohaena, Lesley & Kath Alvis 2pts-33 putts and Jo Broadmore, Trish & Fiona Rook 1pt for 34 putts.
Colleen Hoskins won the 9 Hole competition.
This Saturday is a Mass Start for the Green Keepers Revenge. Start time is 9.00.
Ladies Matchplay finals to be played Saturday 8th June.
Silver. Fay Rowe vs Christine Ogle. 36 Holes
Bronze 1 Lesley Elliott vs Andrea Fraser. 36 Holes
Bronze 2 Bev Hall vs Rhonda McFarlane. 18 Holes
Bronze 3 Kath Alvis vs Robyn Chamberlain. 18 Holes
The final round of Weekend Pennant was played at Te Ngutu on Sunday. We did have a chance to finish well but unfortunately had a loss and finished 5th equal in the competition with 10 points. The overall winner was Te Ngutu with 14 points.
Thanks to all the ladies who have played, you have represented the club well.
A few ladies took a chance on the weather and actually managed to play 18 Holes without getting wet. There was no competition for the day as we felt sure we would get rained off.
Next Tuesday we play the Secretaries Choice. A stableford game but it’s also a mystery game, left for us by Marie. The mystery will be revealed when we get in
PRO – TIP
THE PITCHING WEDGE is the most flexible club in the bag as it could be used from 1 metre off the green up to 120 metres according to your own power. Chipping is from about 30 metres & then your shots become pitches.
30 metres, 40 metres, 50 metres & upwards has to be learned & the way to do that is to play 20 balls to an umbrella stuck into the ground. The shorter the shot the shorter the swing eg full swing 4th gear - ½ swing = 2nd gear & whatever the distance you achieve is your own power.
Good Luck & Good Golfing.
Professional John Garner.