BLOB 3rd Feb 2017

Morning everyone,


COURSE AND OFFICE/SHOP IS CLOSED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY  –  the course needs these days to recover from all the heavy rain we had last night.  Sunday we will be open and #10 – #18 will be playable,  #15 is played from the chipping green.  The damage is very minor, but we just need some fine weather  to dry the course out.  Carts are allowed for the top nine on Sunday.   Dave Sully has recommended that Mid-Week Men might want to play elsewhere on the Tuesday.

For the next few days the additional local rule will be  “PLACING THROUGH THE GREEN’

Winner of the $50.00 raffle was Mike Burrowes.

Congratulations to Jamie Ryland who got a hole in 1 on the 14th January on #2.

Are any members keen to play in the Teams Twilight starting on the 9th February??? This is a shotgun start at 5.45, 6 rounds, played each Thursday,  $100.00 a team, ($25.00 per person) prizes after each round, and if wanting a meal the cost will be $12.00.  We only have 6 teams.

I am sure there are plenty of members out there that would love to play 9 holes, in the beautiful summer hot evenings and have some fun.  If you can’t get a team together, I’m sure we can make a team if you let me know if you are interested.

Our Interclub Teams started their competition last Saturday – Division 10 played Ohariu Valley at Te Marua and won 14-1 – the “1” belongs to pairs Four ball Brian Cockburn and Mick Dearmer – what a great start for the competition.

Division 5 played Karori at Te Marua and won 12 ½  – 2 ½ ,  Mark Jones was player of the day with a 6-5 win. Paul Henley  was the muppet  of the day.  The team Captain said he is happy with the results, sets the season up well.

Division 7 played away at Judgeford and lost 6-9, a pretty good result for an away game.

Women’s Weekend Interclub Update – Amie Clisby.

Very pleasing first round by the Women’s MAT team on Saturday with a 8-4 win over BHFGC,  Considering most of the team were giving at least six shots to their respective opponents it was an impressive win; with the only two losses decided on the 18th hole, some very consistent golf was played by the team.  Most important than the results is that everyone in the team enjoyed the day and the challenge of Match Play.  The feedback from the BHFGC team suggests that the return match in April should be equally as enjoyable and competitive.  Player of the day goes to Kerry Baines for the biggest win of the day 5/3 – well done Kerry!!

The “what was I thinking” moment probably goes to me for a conversation on the 14th with my opponent, who was having their first ever Interclub match, the benefit of playing conservatively when the opponent finds themselves in trouble.  Using this information my opponent then ran me down and left me scrambling for a ½ on the 18th.  Next match Saturday 11th February at Judgeford.

Winner of the Summer Eclectics was Audrey Messenger with 70.7 net; Runner Up was Jo Carson with a 71.35 net;

Weekend Eclectics starts on Saturday and runs until Closing Day.  Cost is $2 which is paid in the shop, make sure you enter your best score on each hole on Saturday and Sunday’s on the chart in the ladies locker room.

Sunday 5th February and Wednesday 8th February is the first round of LGU and Putts.  LGU is a medal round and your best 4 rounds are entered in the competition for the Silver and Bronze LGU badges which are sent to us each year from NZ Golf.

There is a trophy at the end of the year for the least number of putts (weekend players) so remember to count your putts.

On Monday Waitangi Day men are playing for the Hui Ngaparu Trophy, and women are playing for the Lil Parkin Trophy, I have set up Twos and Mixed Stableford for the day also.

The Summer Cup round 3 has been moved from this Sunday the 5th February to the 12th February for the men.

On Sunday the Opening Day James Maher Trays was not played – this was going to be played this Sunday, but due to the fact the course is open for 9 holes only, it will now be played on Sunday the 12th February.

For this competition you just pick a partner, when you come in and print your card, the competition is set up for you to add your partner at the same time before printing your card,  Cost is $2.50 each person.

Our Mashies team is playing Boulcott at Trentham on Saturday the 11th February, the team picked for the first game is Andrew Hamilton, Alex Ross, Roger Gee, Greg Judd, Meka Boynton, Dale Burns, Keith Morris, Sam Mclean, John Cooper and Lloyd Bonner, please all members confirm your availability to John Cooper.  Thanks to all members that got back to me to put your name forward as a player or reserve.

Don’t  forget we are hosting the North Island Golf Safari arriving in 27 motorhomes at our course on Tuesday afternoon, the visitors will be playing golf on Wednesday morning, the carpark will be vacated by Wednesday afternoon.

Thanks to Ian Jepson for suppling and cutting the mats for the shop/office – it was very much appreciated.

Everyone have a wonderful long safe weekend.

Regards Sonia













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