The BLOB – 8th July 2016

Morning everyone, fine up here now, with a bitter breeze.

We have had a great weekend of sports, Hurricanes winning against the Blues, we must be good if Auckland is trying to tempt some of our players to play for them.  It was great to see the Warriors win another game, it was pretty tight the first half against the Titans due to a lot of missed tackles and errors, but the the second half they played a blinder.  I watched the Iceland and Wales game in the Euro 2016 Football, hoping both teams would pull off another upset, but heart in heart knowing France will try to play a faultless game to come out winners and Portugal will try to win a game within 90 minutes of play instead of winning by shootouts, they didn’t disappoint their fans with Ronaldo scoring with a awesome header just after half time, then setting up another goal, in the end Wales just ran out of attacking ideas, but defeat should not detract from what has been a fabulous tournament for Wales, the first time they have reached the last four of the major finals.  I loved seeing the response Iceland received when they returned back home from their supporters, it was overwhelming, a small country came together and celebrated astonishingly in such a honoured moment.  Wales will undoubtedly have the same noteworthy response from their supporters when they get back home after an overpowering determination in the 2016 Euro Championships.

Eyes will be on Lydia Ko this weekend playing in her third LPGA Major of the year in the US Open at the Corde Valle Club in San Martin, California.  She has a late tee time paired with World No 2 Brooke Henderson and World No 10 Lexi Thompson.  Also in the field is another New Zealander Liv Cheng.

An interesting watch also will be between Ryan Fox and Michael Hendry who are playing in separate Championships both challenging for that second slot in the NZ Olympic golf team, Ryan Fox is in front at the moment but Michael Hendry is playing in the Japan PGA, which has more ranking points on offer, so a win or high finish could see him pipping Ryan at the post in the last week before final Olympic rankings are determined.

Winner of the $50.00 was John West, and believe it or not, his number was pulled out in the second draw also $100.00 – Lucky!!!

Roaring Forties first winners were Nigel Messenger 12 $100.00, Mary Penrose 11- $50.00, Jason McKenzie 13 $50.00 – congratulations to you all.  Good Luck to you all this week, our little winnings is nothing compared to the 40 million up to grabs this Saturday.  When paying your money for Roaring Forties please bring in the cash, I don’t have enough float to pay from the till, if I am not here please put into an envelope with your name on it and ask staff to put in the safe or my folder.  I have a spreadsheet with all payments recorded next to your name and number.  Plus a record of winners and pay-outs each week.  I have someone who is looking at getting a couple of tables at hopefully a good price, plus we are looking into getting the uneven concrete by the putting green/carpark fixed up, I have had a quote from a Company which was $2000.00, but after speaking to some Club Members who suggest we have a working bee to dig it up, hopefully get a deal from Higgins, and be able to afford to pay for both from the Roaring Forties Fund.

Our Green-Keeper is missing John already and he has only been gone a week, at morning tee and lunch time Dave sits down with his imaginary friends and deals five hands of cards, he plays his cards then moves round to each seat and plays the imaginary friends hand – how sad is that!!!!!!


Please note:  There is now “Placing Through The Green- Mark, Lift, Clean & Place within 15cm, No Nearer the Hole”

On the 7th fairway there is a sign that says “NO CART”, that does not mean you drive up to the sign, get stuck and drive forwards and backwards to get the cart out, the green-keepers work really hard to keep this course in tip top condition, is it too much to ask for the cart owners/users to do the same?  On the 7th fairway please use common sense and park along the Stop bank.  Please note that 90% of cart owner/ users show the utmost consideration to the course.


Our 2016 Intermediate Club Champion is John Heka – Runner-up is John West – congratulations

Our 2016 Junior Club Champion is Alex Ross – Runner-up is Bruce Hay – congratulations


Of Interest for July:

Monday 11th Ladies Vets at Shandon.

Monday 11th July Senior Men AGM at Te Marua, then a group of 20 will be playing golf at 11.00am teeing off #1.

Saturday 23rd July Mashies play at Kapiti.

Thursday 28th July Senior Men play at Otaki.

Of Interest in August:

 Monday 1st August Senior men play at Judgeford, Monday 15th August Senior men play at Boulcott, Monday 22nd August Senior men play at Paraparaumu, Monday 29th August Senior men play at Trentham.

Saturday 20th August Mashies play at Pauatahanui.

What’s on this week:

 Saturday – available for bookings.

Sunday – Club Day.

Monday  –    available for bookings.

Tuesday MW Men, 9 hole Ladies – Matchplay Champs (seeded draw)

Wednesday – MW Ladies – Matchplay Champs (seeded draw) other S/F

Thursday MW Men.

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.



Regards Sonia


Te Marua Golf Club


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