Aftenoon everyone, sunny but a bit of breeze up here today.


My condolences go out to the Sherwin Family who recently lost a loved family member, also to a few members who are going through struggles of their own either being unwell or family members sick.  Please remember we are thinking about you.

Well I had an enjoyable few days away, loved watching the cricket plus the tennis.  Thank you Gail and Katy for doing my shifts you are AWESOME.

We have had many comments on how beautiful our course is, we all know it, but great to hear from other members, the green – keepers as usual do a wonderful job you are AWESOME TOO.

The Masters this year went along pretty smoothly, weather was beautiful and hot, for everyone who had their allocated jobs to do, you all so deserve a pat on the back, I didn’t hear one negative comment, everyone enjoyed the course, plus the organizing of the event, the prizes, prize giving itself and the meal – congratulations to you all – you too are AWESOME!!!!

Winners of the Master’s Raffles were $500 Travel Voucher Paul Henley, Stocked Bar Fridge Grant Larson, Outdoor Umbrella Les Solomona, $150.00 Cash were Grahame ad Maree Adams, Jeff Rigby, Eru Kaiawha,  Afa Lepaio, and Joe Cuthers, thank you everyone for your support, was great to see our club members have a win.

We have had a lot of new members join the club recently, please make yourself known to them, and I know you will make them feel welcome.  You can all appreciate how hard it is joining a new club not knowing anyone, if we are wanting to keep new members we have to go out of our way to make them part of our big happy FAMILY at Te Marua Golf Club.

Just an update on Di, her leg has been promoted to a Moon Boot, which has enabled her to get around a bit better on crutches, her leg will be assessed again and hopefully she will be fit to be back at work on the 15th February, Di is able to do more hours,  so things will be processed faster through the office with her working from home.  We all wish her a speedy (probably the wrong word) recovery.

Gina popped in the other day, her knee is almost better, so should be back at work in no time.

We all wish John Cooper all the best for a swift recovery after his terrible accident.

Winners of the $50.00 was Ray Randle and Ian Jepson.  Congratulations.

Has anyone got any Interclub shirts they are no longer using??.  We have plenty of spare small and medium. But for some reason the men to seem to be getting bigger so they urgently need XL and XXL. Please contact Dave Workman or just drop the into the office/shop.

On Monday the course will not be available till late afternoon, we are hosting the Senior Men.

Teams Twilight starting date has been changed from the 21st January till the 28th January, I have only two teams registered, please contact me if wanting to enter, its $100.00 for a team of four, Shotgun start at 5.45pm, running for 6 weeks.

On Sunday 31st January we have our Open Day James Maher Trays it is a 4 Ball Best Ball Stableford, entry is open to all members until 1.00pm, choose a partner and write their name on your card.

Summer Trays for the Women is on Sunday 14th February, seeded draw entries to Mary Penrose or on board in locker room.

Committee Members this year are:

John Cooper –  President.

Chris Brooks – Club Captain.

Allan Old – Treasurer
Peter Gallen -Match
Andrew Black – Match
James Omundsen – Course
Dave Anderson –  House
Nigel Messenger –  Promotions & Marketing
Paul Henley –  Promotions & Marketing
Mike Baines  – Committee Resources
Mary Penrose – MW Women’s Captain
Dave Edhouse – MW Men’s Captain

Great to see New Members on the Committee this year!!!  I know all members will get behind their committee so we become a better and bigger club than last year. To all members that are not on the committee that do a lot of work for the club – thank you, you are very much appreciated, and thanks to Dave Edhouse for fixing the desk draw for me today.

What’s on this week:

Saturday pretty busy, but lots of slots late morning for a game.

Sunday Club Day.

Monday course closed, hosting Senior Men.

Tuesday MW Men.

Wednesday MW Ladies. $2.00 disc draw 9.30am.

Thursday MW Men – No Twilight Golf till the 28th January.

Friday course available all day.


Everyone have a wonderful weekend.