Afternoon Everyone,

A thought goes out to everyone that was effected by the earthquake and recent flooding. It is really disastrous how bad it is in Kaikoura and the surrounding townships.

I am hoping all members are going to positively support our Campaign – on Sunday 27th November “Golfer of the Year Day” to donate money raised to the Red Cross Relief Fund. The Stableford Comp will be $5.00, with $3.00 going towards the relief fund, the Two’s will be $3.00 with $1.00 going towards the relief fund, I will have a raffle running for the day $5.00 a ticket – 1st Prize $100.00, 2nd prize $50.00. I hope you will all join in this fundraiser to fund in a small way to help those effected by this heart-breaking event.

A thought goes out to staff member Dave Sully who’s family were evacuated after the sirens went off to higher ground, not getting any sleep for the night and still coming to work on Monday morning, hope his children are not too badly effected after a frightening experience, I’m sure other members had a similar experience.

This Saturday and Sunday #10 – #18 will be playable only, you will play chipping green instead of #15. (short par 3). #1-#9 will be reviewed again on Monday. Default markers will be Blue for Saturday and White for Sunday.

No CARTS allowed all weekend, this will be reviewed on Monday.

As you can all appreciate no mowing has been done since Sunday due to the atrocious weather conditions, hopefully with better weather forecasted for next week the green-keepers will be able to mow.

I am really sorry for any inconvenience, but one thing we can never control is the weather, some other courses in the Wellington region were affected a lot worse than us and have all been closed for the week plus some the weekend.

Twilight Golf has been cancelled the last two weeks, hopefully next Thursday they will get to play.

Pope/Hastwell Cups for the Men were due to be played this Sunday, I have changed this till Sunday 4th of December.

Monday 21st November Senior Men play at Wainui.

Tuesday 22nd November MW Men, 9 Hole Stableford.

Wednesday 23rd November Mystery Trip for the Women.

Thursday 24th November MW Men, Evergreens play at Manor Park, Business House Twilight Golf.

Friday 25th November – course available for you all to play.

Saturday 26th November Men’s and Women’s Shootout Final. Shootout finalist will tee off #1 at 8.00am, everyone else will tee off #10, apart from the 7.00am – 7.49am time slots who are able to tee off #1 before the shootout starts.

Sunday 27th November Golfer of the Year for the Men.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club

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p 526 7020