Morning everyone,

Te Marua Golf Club’s condolences go out to all members and their families effected by the Christchurch event, I know there is a few of you that have been directly effected, plus we are thinking of members and their families who are generally unwell with illness or recouping after an operation also.

YOUR PROGRAMME BOOKS ARE IN THE OFFICE FOR PICK-UP. – Thank you to everyone that worked on them!!

Great to see some All Blacks playing here on Monday for a round of golf, the Barrett boys plus Ricky Riccitelli with team mate from the Hurricanes Ben May.

Winner of the $50.00 raffle was Clinton Codyre and ME!!!

Please support the Car Park Raffle, it has been decided to have only 50 tickets at $10.00, please remember it is a fundraiser for the CLUB!!!

Sunday 31st March is Halberg day, we will be selling the Halberg raffle $5.00 a ticket 1st prize Golf Bag, 2nd Prize Dinner Set, 3rd Prize Cap/Ball, which I hope to put out next week when the Car Park Raffle is sold.

Sadly we only have two results from our Interclub teams that played on Saturday.

Te Marua Division 6 had a home game against Mornington on Saturday and trashed them 14-1. Dominic Hazeldine played his first game for Interclub and had a win !! – congratulations Dom, and that 1 point you are all wondering who lost it, was all down to Rob McIntyre. – Awesome game Div 6. I have to apologise for printing the wrong oppositions team cards for Saturday ‘s Interclub games – DAM can’t believe I did that – must have been so excited having a weekend off!!!!

Division 3 played at Miramar and had a great result getting a 7.5 draw, and 20-10 on aggregate over the 2 games. They are now currently sitting 5th, the division is very tight with only 5 points separating 1st to 5th. Bluey went to Steve, with team of the day going to Jason/Vance with a 3 & 2 4 ball win, and player of the day going to Kayne with a 5 & 4 win. – Congratulation guys, a few good wins will have you at the top in no time.

This Sunday the Men have the second round of Strokeplay Champs, Mayer & Kean Cup, Don Hazlett Trophy, Matchplay Qualifying, Bolts Cup, with the 3th and 4th rounds being played on the 7th and 14th April.

The Organisers of St Patricks day would like to thank Te Marua Members for the use of their course on their Club Day and would like to express their overwhelming pleasure on the perfect condition of the course.

I would also like to pass on to the greenkeepers the great comments we have had in the office/shop how great the course is playing, we have had nothing but great comments on it plus of course how friendly the staff and members are.

The National Taxi Tournament organisers would like to thank Te Marua for the use of the course over their 4 day tournament, they also were very impressed with the condition of the course, loved the food and service from 19th Haven, plus would like to express their thanks to all staff and private cart owners for the use of their carts over the 4 days.

We have a 25% sale off all clothing items in the shop until the end of March, plus we have a rack of clothing items with 50% off. This of course excludes gloves and caps. It would be great for members to support the pro shop, a lot of pro shops on golf courses in the region have closed now, mainly because members don’t support them with cheaper buying elsewhere, DO YOU WANT THAT TO HAPPEN HERE!!! Thank you to the members that do constantly support the shop.

Below are Club members playing in our Mashie Team on Saturday at Trentham be there at 8.30 for a 9 tee off – Thanks to Dave Edhouse for filling in for them – Good Luck guys – bring home a win!!!!


What’s on this week:

Saturday – Course available all day

Sunday – Second Round of Men’s Competitions.

Monday – Course available all day.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women. Nancy MacCormack Foursome RD2 – Stableford.

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – Course available all day.

Men’s Vets play at Shandon on Monday 25th March at 10.00am.

Evergreens play at Manor Park at 9.30am on Thursday 28th March.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Morning everyone,

Diplomats and Te Marua today, thanks to all members that registered, we have a field of 30 playing, teeing off at 12.30 #1 and #10 and #14.

St Paddy’s day on Sunday – what a great turnout over 120 players, and still people wanting to registered. Big shout-out to Bernie Breslin and team for the organization of this tournament. Thanks also for our members consideration in playing in the tournament or arranging to play elsewhere.

Shop/Office will be staffed at 8.00am.

Teams Twilight had their final night on Thursday, it was a great 7 weeks enjoyed by all – thanks to Peter Gallen for running it.

Who has locker number 55 in the men’s locker room??? There is golf gear in there, if I have no name by next week I will cut the lock off. Another member has been paying for this locker for a couple of years but does not use it!!!!!!

Club Member Keith Morris is offering 5% discount for garden maintenance to all members, if keen to have someone else to do all the hard work or mow the lawns give him a ring on 0211796087.

Good luck to all our Interclub teams tomorrow!!!

Have you paid your Subs???

Sunday 24th March Round 2 for Strokeplay Champs, Matchplay Qualifying plus all other events for the Men, Stroke play Championships Round 2 for the Women.

Please support the Car Park Raffle $10.00 a ticket – for your very own personalised car Park.

Please take note if you are coming up for a game during office hours it is courtesy to let staff know you are on course.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – Division 6 and 9 at Te Marua.

Sunday – Course Closed for St Patricks Day- be here at 9 for a 9.30 sharp Shotgun Start.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women – Nancy McCormack Foursome Rd 1 Stableford

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available all day.

Have a great weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Morning everyone,

Can’t believe it’s the 1st of March already!!!

Te Marua Mid – Week Men v Levin Vets Report..

In November 2018 MW Men visited Levin where the day turned out fine and the course was in great shape. The first round ended with Te Marua 32.8 average Stableford points and Levin slightly ahead with 35.27 average.

On Thursday 21st February 2019 the second round was played on a very warm and cloudless day held at Te Marua with a very strong team arriving from Levin. Te Marua ended up holding onto the trophy with a very slim margin. Te Marua average Stableford points 38.5 and Levin 34.5 a total of both rounds Te Marua 71.30 Levin 69.77 – so close!!! Notable performances from Te Marua were Clive Dunstan 45, Duncan Forman 44, Harvey McGown 40 and Peter Stone 39 Stablefords. From Levin Peter Clarke 43, Russ Baldwin/Ivan Franklin and Martin Wallace all with 36 Stablefords. Dave Edhouse said a great day was enjoyed by all. AWESOME MWM!!!!

Raffle Winners for $50.00 were Dave Render, John Heka and Mark Girling.

It has been noticed by a lot of club members the amount of cigarette stubs that have been on the greens plus the fairway lately, I don’t really have any suggestions except maybe reframe from putting them out definitely on the greens, or carry a container to put stubs in, kept in your golf bag.

Division 3 played at Masterton on Saturday and lost 13-2. Team of the day went to Dean and Tiri who picked up their only 4 ball point. Player of the day was shared between Kayne and Steven Dearns both getting half a point each. Bluey of the day went to Ian Mawdesley, After 4 away games the boys are looking forward to playing at home.

Round 3 Twilight teams results are 1st Professionals 70 points, 2nd Chemically Enhanced 67 points (on countback from Bogeyman), individual 1st John Eggleton Bogeyman 24 points c/b, 2nd Jason Robinson Loose Screw 24 points.

Winner of the Hui Ngaparu on Waitangi Day was Peter Gallen 64c/b, runner-up was Kane Lloyd 64.

Winner of the Lil Parkin Trophy on Waitangi Day was Robyn Smith 47, runner-up Kim Abrahams 43.

Have you made contact with Ian Sherwin to register your interest in being a volunteer to help out doing odd jobs on the course???? Thank you to those members that have.

Men’s StrokePlay Champs Round 1 plus all other Trophy competitions were cancelled last Sunday, so I have set up all comps for round 1 to starts this Sunday 3rd March, with subsequent rounds being played on the 24th March, 7th April and 14th April, hopefully the weather will be kind to us so all rounds can be completed before Easter.

Monday 4th March to Thursday 7th March the course is closed for the Open 54 hole 66th Annual New Zealand Taxi golf Tournament, members will be able to play late afternoon, or early morning but to be off course by 10.00am for shotgun start.

Mashies play at Ohariu on Saturday 9th March.

Weekend Women’s Strokeplay Championship Round 1 on Sunday 10th March.

Men’s Vets play at Wainui on Monday 11th March.

MW Men play at Manor Park on the 12th March.

MW Men play at Waikanae on the 14th March.

Diplomats V Te Marua on Friday 15th March Have you registered????

St Patrick’s Day on Sunday 17th March – course closed – members are more than welcome to play in this tournament – registration form on the club board. 9.00am Sharp for a 9.30 tee off.

Mashies play at Trentham on Saturday 23rd March.

Weekend Women’s Stroke play Champs Round 2.

Women’s Vets at Judgeford on Monday 25th March.

Evergreens play at Manor Park on Thursday 28th March.

Halberg Day on Sunday 31st March.

I here we had Sir Brian Lochore playing at our club on Wednesday!!!!

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Afternoon everyone,

We are WINNERS!!!

Our Interclub teams did amazing in the weekend, Division 2 had another fantastic win away at Karori winning 9.5 to 5.5, Division 3 also has a superb game winning away at Trentham 10.5 to 4.5. Player of the day was Kayne Martin winning 8 & 7, shooting 71 and team of the day was Kayne and Luke winning their 4 ball 7 & 6. Big ups to Allan Old coming up from Division 6 and filling in for them, plus the bonus was getting the win. Big Blue this week went to Steven Dearns, who of course has to have it hanging from his golf bag for the week. (I didn’t see it Thursday when he played golf) Division 6 bet Manor Park at home 9 to 6, Division 9 slaughtered Miramar at home 12.5 to 2.5. The team won all 5 of the 4 ball matches. Biggest individual winners were Mel Phillips (6/4) and Jayden Wellington (5/3). The team is sitting 2nd equal after round 3.

It was a very tough match on Saturday for the Ladies MAT round 3, they were very fortunate to come away with a win 6.5 to 5.5 against Shandon who are playing some great golf. Lucky we had some players that excelled in their game like Ange Walsh who has been on fire since winning at the Masters chalking up her third win from three starts, Kim and Theresa also remain unbeaten in singles this season. Player of the day was Kim Abrahams, having a good win 5/3 and combining with Dale Fayen to win their fourball as well. The Ladies have a bye in their next round, they play again on 16th March at Judgeford. Awesome result teams!!!!

Congratulations to Steve Dearns who got a hole in ONE on #13 at Kapiti during his first game of Interclub this year – that’s 2 now in 3 months.

This Sunday Strokeplay Champs starts for the men, the concept is best gross 3 of 4 rounds, you also have the following: Mayer & Kean Cup round 1, best net 3 of 4, Don Hazlett Trophy round 1 (for juniors only) best net 2 of 4 rounds, Matchplay Qualifying round 1 best gross 2 of 4 rounds, Bolt Cup round 1 best net 2 of 4 round. Good Luck to you all!!!!

Thank you to everyone that has offered to loan us Trundlers for the Eagles National Golf Tournament on Wednesday 27th February, Please just leave them in the tournament room so they are able to be locked away before and after use. – much appreciated!!

We have the Bronze Pennants/Mary Penrose playing at Miramar on Monday 25th February – good luck ladies!!!

We also have the Evergreens playing at Wainui on Thursday 28th February.

Course is free for your use on the 1st, 2nd 3rd March, 4th to the 7th March the course will be closed until late afternoon. I suggest you use your bonus cards if wanting a game!!!

All Te Marua Members can now register for the Diplomats and Te Marua game on Friday 15th March, registration form is on the news board.

Have you registered for the St Paddy’s day tournament, registration form is also on the news board???

The club is running the CAR PARK raffle – $10.00 a ticket for you to go into the draw and get your own personalized car park for a year.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club day with above mentioned competitions.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – course closed till afternoon

Thursday – MW Men, Round 5 Pak n Save Teams Twilight.

Friday – course available all day

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia


Te Marua Golf Club Inc

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Afternoon Members,

Short and sweet today,

Winners of the $50.00 raffle were Russell Oliver, Keith Morris Shane Poutu and Jo Carson – Congratulations.

Monday 18th February course is closed for the Men Vets.

Ready Steady Golf for the primary schools has been postpone until later in the year.

Would anyone like to be added to the reserve list for Twilight Golf on a Thursday evening if a team is short – just e-mail/contact me of your interest.

Mahunga Golf Club have cancelled their visit to join MW men on Tuesday due to a few of their members being ill.

I am in need of about 7 trundlers for the Eagles Tournament on Wednesday the 27th February, can anyone help out??? A suggestion would be maybe some of the MW Men can leave their trundlers behind in the Tournament room on Tuesday after your game for us to use!!

Sadly our Mashies Team lost their first game on Saturday at Trentham against Pauatahanui, they were well beaten 12 – 3, It is only the first game so onwards and upwards.

What’s on this week:

Saturday we are hosting Division 6, 9, and Mary/Award Tuakana, please remember Clubrooms are closed on Saturday at 2pm, you can still order food or beverages but have it outside or in the tournament room.

Sunday – Summer Cup Round 3 for the men and National Teams Event for the Women.

Monday – course closed for the WGI Men’s Vets.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women – Stroke play Championship Qualifying – Gross Strokeplay/National Teams.

Thursday – MW Men hosting Levin – Pak n Save Teams Twilight

Friday – course available all day.

If you have not got your bonus cards please come in and get them, the course is closed on the 27th February for the Ladies Eagles Tournament, plus we have the Taxi Tournament here on Monday 4th March to Thursday 7th March, you of course will be able to play golf late afternoon on these days when the course is clear of tournament players.

Good Luck to all our Interclub teams playing tomorrow. Remember we are WINNERS!!!!

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

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Afternoon everyone,

Again another beautiful day up here, just loving this summer!

Results from Twilight Round 1 On Thursday 31st January 1st was Team Professionals 62, 2nd Team Constructables 58, Individual 1st Kane Lloyd 22, Individual 2nd, Rick Lister 21.

Round 2 was played last night, 1st Team was Loose Screws 63, 2nd Team Bogeymen 56, 1st Individual Calum Stewart, 2nd Individual Kerry Baines 22.

Good Luck for next Thursday teams!!!!

It has been noticed by a number of members that someone has been using #14 as a practise green, this is unacceptable. You are all aware where you can and can-not practise.

Good Luck to our Mashies Team playing at Trentham on Saturday 9th February. The team for tomorrow is Fernando Williams, Graeme Somerville, Dave Anderson, Nick Holmes, Jason Robinson, Alex Ross, Eru Kaiawha, Greg Judd (Captain), Meka Boynton, Keith Morris. Let be winners Guys!!!

Saturday 9th February course is closed for the Cossie Club Golf Charity Tournament.

Winner of the Hui Ngaparu trophy played on Wednesday was Pete Gallen, runner-up Kane Lloyd – Congratulations

Winner of the Lil Parkin Trophy played on Wednesday was Robyn Smith runner-up Kim Abrahams – Congratulations

Please remember that on Club Day the 17th March the course will be closed all day for the St Paddy’s Day Tournament, grab those bonus cards now and book at Judgeford or Shandon for a round, or if you are keen to play in the Tournament I have put a registration form in the Men’s Locker rooms plus on the club board by the office for you to register. Don’t forget this fills up very quickly so you all have the opportunity to register early..

Division 6 who came up from Division 7 last year played Miramar and totally whipped them 13-2 with 9 out of their 10 players winning their single matches. The following players won both their singles and 4 ball matches: James Omundsen/Allan Fayen, Rob McIntyre/Mal Wellington, Paul Hammond/Dean Alexander, Allan Old/Chris Brooks. Warwick Evans won his singles match.- excellent team efforts guy!!!

Division 2 played at Mahunga and won 8 -7, with singles victories to Dave Workman, Dave Render, Daniel Hailwood, Jamie, Gray and Sean Girling. Top results from Daniel Hailwood and Jamie Gray, who also won their 4 ball matches. The following also contributed points through 4-ball results: Dave Workman and Dave Render (half in the 4-ball), Leigeon Tumataroa (halved his singles match and the 4-all with his playing partner, Daniel Hailwood ) plus Tai Walters won his 4-ball match with his playing partner Jamie Gray. – You guys are awesome!!! Keep up the good work!!

Division 9 achieved a solid 10-5 win against Boulcott, with singles victories to Mark Holley, Wayne Bach, Jim Walsh, Brent Leader, Mel Phillips, Callum Stewart and Mike Smith. Awesome results from Mark Holley, Wayne Back and Mel Phillips who also won their 4-ball matches. Two pairings halved their 4-ball matches: Jim Walsh/ Brent Leader and Brett Keno/Callum Stewart.

Division 3 had a very creditable 6-9 loss at Royal Wellington with a hot afternoon game, they are pretty happy picking up 6 points playing away from home. Stand out pairs were Wayne/Noel who took all 3 points and Mark/Ian who took 2.5 points. D.O.T.D. went to Vance Plumridge,. Player of the day Wayne Bach and team of the day Wayne/Noel. Tremendous work team!!!!l – keep up the great golfing!!!

In the office we have all members Subscription Notices. Please pick up your Subscription Notice when you up here playing golf, and if wanting to change your status let us know!!!

Saturday – Course Closed..

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the year RD1, Plus RD2 of the Summer Cup for the men – Women LGU, Putts for the Women.

Monday – limited tee times WGI Silver Pennants are playing here, – Morning tea at 8.30am then teeing off at 9.15am on #1 and #10 – Matchplay.

Tuesday/Thursday MW Men.

Wednesday – LGU,Putts for the women, plus Ready Steady Golf for schoolchildren using the practise fairway and then Twilight Golf between 5 & 6.

Friday – course available all day.

Have a great weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

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Afternoon everyone,

We had a mixed bag of results on Saturday with our Interclub first round, but it is only Round 1 so onwards and upwards.

Club Captains please flick me an e-mail about how your team performed – just a small paragraph on your teams performance good or bad. – Thank you to the team captains that e-mailed in your results – you are AWESOME!!!

Division 2 won 11 – 4 at home against Paraparaumu, Division 3 lost 3 – 11.5 away at Kapiti, Division 6 lost 6 – 9 away at Judgeford – not bad guys for an away game, Division 9 lost 5.5 – 9.5 away at Karori, a good away result. Those winning their singles matches were Wayne Bach, Charlie Priestley, Brett Keno. Jayden Wellington and Andrew Black halved their single matches. The best performer was Wayne Bach who won both his single match and the 4-ball.

BOOM – Job Done – An Awesome effort from the Women’s MAT team playing at home against Royal Wellington 8 -4. Theresa Scholey had an awesome game picking up a dominant win 6/5, Kim rallying from three down after three holes to canter home 3/2. Carole holding on to a win 1up from a fast finishing opponent. Plus Birthday girl Chrissy carding a blazing 84 for a solid win. Ange effortlessly picking up another single win 4/3. With such good play the majority of 4 ball matches were locked up nice and early.

Next round at Wainui 9th February – Amie your Captain has promised to have an early night alcohol free (my smiley face). Good Luck Ladies with your next game – you played Awesome on Saturday!!!!!

Congratulations to all that registered themselves and partners into the James Mayer Trays Opening Day A great response from members – A big Congratulations to Jo Carson/Mary Penrose for winning the Trophy coming in closely behind them on count back was Kerry Baines/Michael Baines on 48 Stablefords, 3rd Danny Anderson/Braden Lister, 4th Dave Anderson/Jeff Rigby, 5th Jason Bevan/Geoff Lippross, 6th father and son team Dominic & Ryan Hazeldine, 7th Bob Clouston/Norman Ellis, 8th Roger Gee/Meka Boyton, 9th Steve Needham/Owen Howes, and 10th Kevin Keown/Dave Fildes, only 2 Stablefords difference between 10th and 1st placing.


Are you interested in playing Mashies – We need you!!!! Please contact the office or Greg Judd. You don’t have to be committed one Saturday every month if other commitments, you can be a reserve!!!

Thanks to Allan Old taking care of the bins on Course — you are AWESOME!!!

The Mid Week Ladies Pennants played Royal Wellington at Waikanae on Monday in terrible conditions, raining cold and wind, it was so windy golf bags were falling over, sadly they lost 6 ½ – 2 ½, with these terrible conditions their game took over 5 hours, when they came in for lunch at 4.00 it was nearly tea time. They were certainly very glad to get back to the warm Upper Hutt weather – Great effort Ladies!!!!

Teams Twilight Golf started last night, we have 9 teams and the weather was perfect for the first round, this year the prizes are sponsored by Pak N Save, Upper Hutt. Hopefully I can get some results to you in next week’s Blob.

Thanks to Maree and Grahame for the meals each week.

Saturday – Division 6 and 9 play at Te Marua.

Sunday – Summer Cup Round 1, with round 2 and 3 the following Sunday for the Men.. The concept of this competition is 36 holes, Net Medal using players best 2 x 18 holes Net Medal scores from the available 3 x 18 hole rounds.(can’t explain it much easier than that) Good Luck to you all !!!

Monday – Men’s Vets Tournament at Boulcott Farm at 9.00am. (Day 1)

Tuesday MW Men plus Men’s Vets Tournament at Miramar at 10.00am (Day 2)

Wednesday – Waitanga Day – Hui Ngaparu Trophy for the Men, Lil Parkin Trophy Midweek v Weekend Ladies Stableford.

Thursday – MW Men hosting Waikanae – Pak n Save Teams Twilight.

Friday – course available.

Saturday 9th February COURSE IS CLOSED – Cossie Club Charity Tournament Plus Mashies at Trentham.

On Monday 11th February Wellington Golf are hosting the Silver Pennants at Te Marua, there are 48 golfers so we will have limited tee times.

Te Marua Golf are also hosting 60 children for Coaching Sessions on Wednesday 13th February – this is for the junior Programme Ready Steady Golf, the course is open – the Practice fairway will be closed for the Coaching Sessions.

Monday 18th February we are hosting the Men’s Vets at 10.00am – the course will be course until early afternoon.

Wednesday 20th February we are again hosting Ready Steady Golf – practice fairway will be closed.

Wednesday 27th February we are hosting the Ladies Eagles National Golf at 8.30 – the course will be closed until early afternoon..

Before you go WOW when am I going to play -I say to you BONUS CARDS – These cards are only valid till the end of April, so if you have not got your bonus card for 2019 – come in and collect it to play at Shandon and/or Judgeford for free.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

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