The BLOB – 5th August 2016

Morning everyone, just a bit chilly up here today, cloudy but fine.

Winners of the Roaring Forties this week was Kim Cottrell “30” $100.00, Murray Quinn “29” $50.00 and ME “31” $50.00.  We are up to draw number six this Saturday.  Please don’t forget to drop off your money in CASH with your name on it if I am not here, office/shop staff will put in my folder or the safe.  I still have over $2000.00 to collect, with winnings so far being $1000.00.

Wellington Golf has acknowledged all the work Mary Penrose has done over the many years, in her tribute they have named a Pennants Team titled “Mary Penrose Salver”   – congratulations Mary

Te Marua Golf Club’s website is back up and running – thank you for your patience. – Good work Brad Gallen (son of Pete).

Lockers are available for Hire at a cost of $20.00 for the year, plus a key for $10.00.

A big Thank You to Nigel and Audrey Messenger for sorting out all the hired clubs, plus cleaning out all the lockers – you guys are AWESOME!!!

Members please remember:- It is your responsibility to make sure your visitors have been to the office/shop and paid, if office/shop is not open you are to drop in half way round for your visitors to PAY!!!!!

Below is a bit of useful information for you all:-



Golfers must properly repair ball marks, also known as ‘pitch marks’, made by golf balls that land on the green. Use a  golf pitch mark repair tool – it is much easier and much better for the greens than a golf tee . However, if used incorrectly the tool can result in additional damage to the green.

Golf etiquette recommendations state that players should take care to repair any pitch marks holes made by their ball. Players should also attempt to repair additional pitch marks on the green to preserve the condition of the greens.

The recommended process:

Step 1

Insert the pitch mark repair tool in the putting surface just outside of the edge of the ball mark at about a 45-degree angle.

Step 2

Press down and then forward on the repair tool in order to help press the putting surface turf closer in a direction toward the centre of the hole. Take care not to lift up on the ground at the bottom of the ball mark – that will likely break the roots of the grass and generate a dead-spot on the putting surface.

Step 3

Work around the sides of the pitch mark and with a twisting + pushing action, squeeze the edges toward the centre until the mark is closed and barely visible.

Step 4

Tap down – firmly but gently – on the affected area of the green with a putter to complete the repair.


Finally, if you come across any extensively damaged greens, due to either unrepaired pitch marks or some other action (e.g. club damage, rabbits/deer’s or some other animal) please report the situation to the  Shop at the turn or conclusion of your round.


What’s on this week:-

 Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club Day , LGU,Putts, HP Stableford for the ladies.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday MW Men, 9 hole Stableford R9.

Wednesday MW Women – Matchplay Championship, others Stableford.

Thursday MW Men.

Friday – course available all day.

Wow – what an awesome weekend we have had with the Warriors golden point win, plus our Hurricanes beating the Chiefs, I am so looking forward to Saturday night watching the Hurricanes finally winning a FINAL.


Everyone have a wonderful weekend.


Regards Sonia












Te Marua Golf Club


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