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News Letter Course at Covid level 1

From the President

Club Champs Matchplay Finals

Congratulations to all Club Champs matchplay competition winners last Saturday, well done – there were a number of very close matches decided on the last hole, and one extended to a sudden death playoff. The spirit in which the matches were played was a real credit to all finalists, and in particular to the naturally disappointed runners-up who were generous in saluting their victors.

But congratulations also to all who participated in the Club Champs matchplay competition: along with the strokeplay, these competitions are our pinnacle Club events, and aspiring to see your name on the honours board is to be encouraged. It would be great to see full fields for the strokeplay competition later in the year.

Thank you also to those who helped prepare the course beforehand and to all who turned up on the day to follow the matches – spectators certainly added to the occasion and provided a rather different experience for player

“Support Local, Shop Local” Ambrose Tournament

What a great turnout for this innovative Ambrose tournament last Sunday – 40 teams of three players participated, leading to a real buzz in the packed clubhouse afterwards. This event was a major success and a great advertisement for our Club given the large number of visitors who took part.

Many thanks to John & Marie Rayner and hard-working support team for their organisational efforts, in particular in securing so many generous sponsors who got behind the post-lockdown “Support Local, Shop Local” mantra.

Thanks also to our caterer Jan Laurence who, along with two helpers, was run off her feet in probably the most demanding day yet she has experienced as caterer!

And as always, our volunteer bar staff deserve a special mention for managing such hectic demand after the mass start field all arrived in at about the same time.

Richard Crowe

Club Captains Report

Hello to all. Hope we are all well.

Last week Saturday the 11th was finals day and what a day. Firstly, win or loss thankyou to all who made the finals and very well done. At the start all of the field was very well match and it was all on for one and all. So, the winners were.

Senior Men. Carey Hobbs over Ivor Sarten in a very close match winning on the 36th hole and I don’t think there was ever more than a 1 up score line so very good match lads.

Silver Woman’s. Christine Ogle over Nicole Mancer with Christine having the better front 18 holes Nicole couldn’t get her form going to rattle the steady Christine and she took out the title.

Intermediate Men. Well this was a match that was very even on paper and Kerry Edgecombe had come in with some form to take on John Rayner. Well JR got out of the box early and after 18 had some holes in the bank. BUT as we all know it is not so easy to hold on at times, and then Kerry EDGED his way back hole by hole to pip Jr ON THE 36TH So a great match lads good to see Kerry having a beer afterwards with JR having a can of 7 up after the match in good spirts.

Bronze 1 Women. Andrea Fraser over Lesley Elliot. This match was almost a mirror image of the senior woman’s as Andrea took a steady Lead after 18 holes and maintained it all the way through despite Lesley’s efforts to make a comeback.

Well done lady’s and it must of been the help of Andrea’s caddie Santa that got her across the line.

Junior Men. Kenny Leonard over Phil Wilson. This again was a mirror image of the JR / Kerry match with Kenny Leonard taking a good lead after 18 holes over Phil Wilson and the only difference was Kenny doesn’t like 7 up and held on for a well-deserved beer. Well done lads

Bronze 2 Women. Marion Coleman v Helen Jenkins This one is still to be played thanks.

Men’s Limits. Richie Ransfield over Kelly Brown. Well this one went all the way to an extra hole and Richie hung tough and snuck a win over Kelly on the 19th hole so great match boys and great effort.

Thank you all the caddies and supporters for your efforts on the day much appreciated.

Sunday saw the 3 person Ambrose and a big thanks to all who helped make it a very good day.

Comment a plenty on how the day was run and the format was well liked. Special thanks has to go to the better half of the Rayner’s …Marie for doing up all the prizes and getting things done. Also, thanks JR for the sponsorship chase up. John and Marie do so much behind the scenes on their own time that we wouldn’t have such good prizes making them good days so thanks guys.

Special extra note to CORSON TYRES for their hole in one sponsorship and all you do for the club Ricey it is noticed and much appreciated.

Thanks to Austin Wood for having the shine up on the cups. Great job Austin they looked Almost new.

Thanks to Gary Johnson as well for hanging around as our local on course rules Man for the day.

This week Saturday 18th July we have the MASS START - DONATION DAY LYE TROPHY it was set for two rounds but with covid and the match play champs we will be holding the one round only.

Stableford will be the days format so mass start and a 9.30 am tee off. So please try to be there around nine and print your cards hand them in to the starters as we need time to draw the field thanks.

The club will be hosting a BBQ on July 19th to recognize all Pennant Players who have represented the club this year.

Teams will meet at the club ready for tee off at 9am, multi tee start. On completion of the matches a BBQ will be provided as appreciation for the time these members commitment to the club.

This will involve teams represented by:

• Mid-Week Ladies

• Weekend Ladies

• Men's Vets (The Old Boys) (number of teams to be confirmed)

• Senior Men (Top Guns)

• Men's No 1 Pennant (Can Be Contenders)

• Men's No 2 Pennant (Just About)

Pennant shirts please can we have them returned by all thanks team. And sign it off in the book at the bar cheers.

Midweek versus Weekend Ladies, and No 1 and No 2 pennant teams will be playing for challenge trophies. Cheers Robin (Jo)


Waitara New World Wednesday Club.

The weather wasn’t the best with rain most of the day. This was going to be the third round of the stoke play, we have postponed it until next week the 22nd and hopefully we will get to play.

TARANAKI 5000.Sunday 23rd August at the Manaia Golf Club. Tickets from Nick at Taranaki Golf $100.00 Each. A round of golf with prizes and cash draws.Cheers, Wednesday Committee.


Wednesday Club


Men's Tour 2020

Men's Tour 2020 Hi guys - The trip is full!

Please could you all get a $50 deposit into the account as soon as possible with the remainder due in full by 1st October.

Account number 15-3956-0654678-26

Any questions, give me a call Paul 021728565

Cheers Paul R


Tuesday Ladies Report

A very pleasant day for golf with no wind and very mild conditions. Was pretty wet underfoot but not as bad as feared. The 9 holers competition was won by Tere so $5 for you.WARM WELCOME to OUR NEWEST MEMBERSJULYReece Vesty Hemi Rawiri JUNENeville and Jessa Wells (Father and Daughter) MAYSam Hunt Shane AbercrombieHamish McDonald Duane BourneHayden Bourne Your putting results were: Dot 3pts for 16, Frances 2 for 17 & Tere 1 for 18.Most of the 18 holers played matches for the Manukorihi Cup and the results were:Joy E bt Joc, Helen J bt Kath, Fay bt Rhonda and Marion bt Lesley on 19th.Jo had a 2 on 3 rd and collects $10. Kath won the raffle.Next week we are playing Home Pennant & LGU & the starter is Helen J. Jo F




Golf is very much a social game, playing with others in friendly competition but so often these days simple courtesies seem to have been forgotten. Standing still & not talking while others are playing their shots!!

Standing opposite your partner so that he can see you & not wondering where you are or if you are in danger of being hit !! Watching each other play & not walking in front thus causing a danger of being hit. Being ready to play when it’s your turn will speed up play no end.

Repairing your pitch marks on the green & replacing your divots is the least you can do in appreciation of the hard work the Greens Staff put in to make your round so very enjoyable. So give a little thought to Others & The Course not just your own game.

Keep Well & Stay Safe

Good Luck & Good Golfing.

Professional John Garner.

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