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News Letter Course at Covid level 1

Under Covid-19 Alert Level 1 Rules.

We are no longer offering tee time bookings. The exception is for Manukorihi club members, when tee times can be reserved for Saturday mornings.

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Club Captains Report

We have had to make a change around due to Covid so here is some new date to take note of and I will change sheets at club house on Saturday…Please note the JOLL CUP is cancelled so we can fit in the match play. Please try your best to get games completed by the Friday before the next stage is due. Please get hold of your opposition and arrange tee times and book them in on the start sheet. We Will try to get a match play finals day if we can.

Please check news letter in the club house to see revamped of dates thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.

THIS WEEK JUNE 6TH Completion golf is back and so is the haggle and raffles, so please enter before you go out thanks.

The L F TRUMAN is played on Stableford, so we need to putt out so get yourself set up to pick out the ball as cups will be back to normal depth ….so if you don’t want to pick the ball out of the hole you may want to get a ball scoop or similar set up thanks. Thinking about it if you want to take the flag out …..can we all please use wipes etc. and if take it out then you put it back in?.


I know there may be some slight differences as in currently you can take nearest point of relief in a bunker if you don’t want to use a rake and have ended up in an un-raked spot.

The club house will be OPEN THIS WEEKEND and food will be for purchase and we still have rules with hygiene.

A starting sheet will be up from now on so please don’t forget to put down your times for the next Saturday please. Men can we all tee off the first please. A TIME SLOT HAS BEEN ADDED TO ALLOW THE PLAYERS COMING OFF THE 18TH to play the 1st AND THEY HAVE RIGHT OF WAY THANKS.SO first in first served FOR TIME SLOTS.

Pennants is back on and we have One men’s team still in the hunt so well done Manu 2 and they will be taking on Inglewood 2 at Mania GC on Sunday the 7th June, so good luck team and Chop Chop will get the team out ready to charge on.

Thanks, Your club Captain Lofty


Waitara New World Wednesday Club.

This was the first Wednesday back after the long weeks of not be able to play any completive golf. We had 28 players turn out playing on their new handicaps.

Division one

Winner was Kerry Edgcombe with 36 points, Nathan Russ 35, Daryl Baird and John Chandler both 33, Cliff Oxenham 31 points by lot from Rob Fraser and Phil Wilson.

Division two.

David Butler was the winner with 40 points from Rod Andrews 38. Dave Yates 34, Dave also won the putts with 26. Wayne Beal 33, Bill Wadsworth 31 by lot from Rodney Jupp and John Davey.

Daryl Baird had the only 2 at the 15th and picked up 4 balls.

Raffle winners, Nathan Russ, Les Wildman, Bill Wadsworth, Wayne Beal, Geoff Peters. Carl Beal and John Davey.


Wednesday Club


Men's Tour 2020

The itinerary for the end of year tour has been confirmed and this year we are going to the Bay of Plenty.

There are two options to choose from; a 4-day trip leaving Thursday 29th Oct and a 3-day trip leaving Friday 30th Oct with both returning on Sunday 1st November.

Day 1: Thursday 29th Oct - Omanu Golf Club

Day 2: Friday 30th Oct - Tauranga Golf Club

Day 3: Saturday 31st Oct - Te Puke Golf Club

Day 4: Sunday 1st Nov - Piopio Aria Golf club

The cost:

  • 4-day trip $430

  • 3-day trip $310

Please see the notice board for more details and indicate which trip you will be attending. Any questions please let me know

Paul Rauputu 021728565

P.S. In the meantime, don't forget your three putt contribution (at least $20 before we travel).

Cheers Paul R


Saturday Ladies Report

Great golfing weather today. The day’s comp was Stableford.

1st division winner was Andrea with 38 points and the 2nd division went to Lesley with 33 points.

There were 2 twos. Lesley on the 15th and Marie on the 3rd.

Next Saturday the comp is the Fraser Cup Round 1 eclectic. Trish is the starter.




SAVING SHOTS in SAND is practicing a method of standing to the ball & having a “V” swing.

Firstly, you adopt an open stance that is when your toe line is aiming well left of your target, (for right handers) & wriggle your feet into the sand to give yourself a secure stance.

Secondly with the ball opposite your front foot aim the club face to the target with your hands behind the ball. From here pick the club up with your wrists on a much steeper swing path than normal more or less on the line of your toes. This gives you half the “V.” Keeping your HEAD VERY STEADY pull the sand wedge into the sand about 3-4” behind the ball & follow through the sand completing the “V” swing & stay flat footed.

The ball will come out on a cushion of sand hopefully floating towards the pin. The swing is full & smooth, never short or jerky. To hit the ball further you move the ball a little back in your stance thus taking less sand between the ball & the club face & achieving more power. So practice the basics in sand to SAVE SHOTS.

Keep Well & Stay Safe

Good Luck & Good Golfing.

Professional John Garner.

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