Afternoon everyone, a bit chilly and cloudy up here today.

Nearly that time, Te Marua Masters time – here is the entry form: 2016 TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM

Winner of the $50.00 this week was Alastair Corbett, Michael Baines and JD.

Congratulations to Peter Cunningham who got a HOLE IN 1 on Thursday 20th October on #15. I just heard Dave Sully say it’s an unofficial Rule that the Greenkeepers get a chocolate cake from everyone that gets a Hole In #1,” ah” what about office staff???

Thank you to Jim Walsh and Chris Herbert for helping greenkeepers with the coring.- AWESOME!!!

Thanks also to Jim Walsh and Nigel Messenger who spent all day Thursday relining the walls of both carts sheds – you guys are AWESOME!!! I wonder who will be the first person to put a hole in the wall – if you do you will have to fix it yourself!!!!!

Roaring Forties Lotto draw is on the first Saturday of the Month which will be the 5th November.

Diplomats v Te Marua is on the 4th November – registration form in office/shop.

As most of you know we have the Barbeque Tables we fundraised through the Roaring Forties stored in the Tournament room, they can’t be put out until we have arranged to have concrete pads put down to secure them, and make it easier for the greenkeepers to mow, I thought until this is organized we will put them upstairs in the Clubrooms for outside seating, the next item on the “to buy” list is outside seating in the Clubrooms. I would rather see them being used in the meantime until some kind club member can boxed out 2 concrete pads for us.

River Erosion Repair:

I can report GREAT news, we have secured $80K for the repair of the banks of Number #1, we are still waiting on one more trust application to confirm. Early in the month a site meeting had been held with GWRC, Dixon and Dunlop who is the main contractor and GBC Winstone who will supply the rock to site.

The repair to the banks on Number 1 in front of the Totara trees will see three rock groynes built and tree planting along the banks through January and February 2017

Chris Brooks

Club Captain.

This is AWESOME news, congratulations to everyone involved in attaining the monies for this project, I know how much, hard work it has been, I am positive all members of the club are very grateful for your diligence in seeking grants and groundwork with contractors for a wonderful affordable outcome.

It is pretty AWESOME to see a lot of club members helping out around the course, getting some jobs done, it really feels like a club when we all band together and help out when/where we can, this vibe has been noticed by a lot of members. We appreciated your assistance very much.

I would like to welcome new members to our club, I am positive all members will make you feel welcome, please do not hesitate to contact the office/shop for any queries. New members are:- Chris Rosedale, Tom McCloat, Zain Hardcastle, Jamie Ryland, Paul Cant, Brendon Burns, Rob White, Lee Wilmot, Graham Lawley, plus Blake Redmond reinstated.

Twilight Golf started last night, we have 10 teams, the weather was beautiful, hopefully the next six weeks it will be the same. Good Luck to all the teams.

Sherwin Construction 38th Te Marua Masters Tournament Entry is attached, secured bookings are with payment. $80.00 for members, $110.00 for non-members.


AGM is on Monday 5th December – if you are interested in your Club, and how you want it to go forward – be there – have a say!!!!!!

It is great for greens recovery if you don’t mark your ball this weekend, just quickly putt it out, on and off the greens as soon as possible this weekend, walking around “thinking” makes for a slow process in recovery. Then the following weekend they will be AWESOME!!. – Thanks to our Greenkeepers who have worked very hard, some long hours during coring to make sure our greens recover quickly. AWESOME GUYS!!!!!

What’s on this week:-

Saturday, Sunday, Monday the Ladies have Dorothy Palmer Round 1 and or 2.

Tuesday MW Men, 9 hole Stableford.

Wednesday MW Ladies have Shootout Final.

Thursday MW Men, Business House Twilight Round 2.

Friday course available all day.

Take note what is coming up:-

Invicta Trophy Round 1 for the Men is on Sunday 30th October, Round 2 is on the 6th November.

MW Women’s AGM is on Wednesday 2nd November at 9.00am.

Hamper Day for the Ladies is on Monday 7th November.

Arthur Avis Trophy Better Ball Stableford for the Men and Women is on Sunday 13th November.

Pope/Hastwell Cup for the Men is on Sunday 20th November.

Women’s Mystery Trip is on Wednesday 23rd November.

Weekend Shootout Final for the Men and Women is on Saturday 26th November.

Golfer of the Year Final is on Sunday 27th November.

MW Shootout Final for the Men is on Thursday 1st December.

Last Day for the Weekend Eclectics for the Ladies is on Sunday 4th December.

Closing Day – Marguerite Fitzgibbons Trophy is on Wednesday 7th December for the MW Ladies.

Closing Day – Gething Trophy for the Men and Women is on Sunday 11th December.

Monday 12th December is the first day for Summer Eclectics for the Ladies.

Monday 12th December Te Marua course will be closed until early afternoon, we are hosting the Senior Men.

Thursday 15th December the MW Men have their AGM plus Christmas Dinner.

Sunday 18th December is Te Marua Charity Fundraiser, so many members have had children or grandchildren this year I thought we would donate to the” Wellington Neonatal Trust”. If anyone has any other ideas let office staff know.

Everyone have a wonderful long weekend, for everyone that is travelling – BE SAFE.

Regard Sonia.

Te Marua Golf Club


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