BLOB

Morning everyone,

The club would like to thank our sponsor Team Ledger, it is a big deal having to entrust someone to sell your biggest asset and an extremely important decision and responsibility, and team ledger take this responsibility very seriously, the husband and wife team plus son Scott treat every property as their own and are dedicated to using their skill and experience plus hard work to achieving the best result for you. As a result of their work experience and passion for property Mike and Tania bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise along with finely tuned communication skills to the role – all a Hugh advantage to their clients. Please support team leader at Bayley’s 62 Queens Street, Upper Hutt.

We are hosting Mashies tomorrow, course is open at 12.30 – good luck to our Mashie Team!!!

Default tees are White Saturday, Blue Sunday.

Winner of the $50.00 was Dennis Grover and Ron Roberts – congratulations

Congratulations to Division 2 for winning their Division on Saturday to go up to Division 1 – you guys are awesome!!!, on the same note congratulations to Division 6 who only lost by 1 point to be runners-up in the grade – Awesome effort team!!!

Division 3 lost on Saturday 6 – 9, leaving them in Division 3 and only a few points between each placing, plus Division 9 finished 3rd. – Awesome Guys – results were not as good as last year but you all did great – so close for some teams!! Next year can’t come fast enough!!!!

I have two racks of clothing in the shop on sale, 1 rack is $30.00 for all items, the other is $50.00, please come in and take a look I need to sell these before the Winter stock arrives, I have put a few winter items around the shop for you to look at, if we do not have your size we can order, I have a shipment coming in June for add on’s.

Start sheets have been opened up for Queens Birthday weekend, for members that have recurring Bookings please remove your name if you are away that weekend. As usual on the Monday we have Mixed Stableford and Twos competitions set up.

Good luck to members that have made the cut for Matchplay Championship Round 2 on Sunday.

You might notice that in your programme book it is showing Vertidrain on Monday – please disregard this as it was done last month.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – Mashies course booked till lunchtime.

Sunday – Matchplay Champs foe the Men.

Monday – course available all day.

Men’s Vets @ Manor Park at 10.00am.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women – Stableford,

Thursday – MW Men,

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

The Gunshop who are our latest sponsors are pleased to be involved with Te Marua Golf Club. They are our local Outdoors store, that have a wide range of outdoor clothing for all seasons for the whole family, clothes to keep you warm and snug on your outdoor adventures plus also the urban wear for around town, they have fleece wear to keep you warm from 6 months through to adults. They also stock a wide range of camping and tramping accessories for all outdoor adventures, plus water proofing and cleaning products for your technical outdoor clothes. Please support our latest sponsors, they are offering a 10% discount for all Te Marua members, so go and check them out at 2 Geange Street, Upper Hutt, and don’t forget to take you membership card in with you for the discount.

Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday to all our Women members!!!

Thanks to all our volunteers that have helped out around the club lately – you are AWESOME and very much APPRECIATED !!!!

Good Luck to all our Interclub teams playing tomorrow, I know with some teams your game will decide who wins the Division – We are WINNERS!!!!!

Congratulations to all members that have progressed to the second round of Matchplay Championships Round 2.

This will be played on Sunday 19th May – recurring bookings please check your tee times.

Winners of the $50.00 are Steve Needham, Wayne Shindler – congratulations

We have a space in the 2nd cart shed for another cart, it will have to be petrol not power – please let the staff know if you are wanting it.

If any ladies have a Maroon club jersey at home they are no longer wanting large or extra large please let me know.

Thanks Theresa Schooley for donating the Club Jersey for sale it was gone within the day.

The Ladies MAT Round 10 had a great result to finish off their season on Saturday winning 9.5 – 2.5 – best win of the season so far. This year may not have hit the heights of last year, however the team has made the job easier by turning up each week and giving their all. Finishing on a high is awesome and Amie would especially like to thank the rookies Lina and Carol L. Both who in their first games for the team won points, great achievement!. With the last two weeks results the Ladies succeeded to finish in the middle of the pack across 15 teams that makes up the Mary Alward competition which really is an accomplishment that they should all feel proud of. – Awesome work Ladies!!!! The Club and your Captain are proud of you!!!!!

Members Umbrella in the Cart shed has been found, and I am please to say it was not stolen but mistakenly picked up by another club member.

Members would of all received an e-mail about hole #14 and #18 being closed next week due to contractors felling the large gum tree on the 14th fairway next to the 18th tee on the 14th and 15th May, then on the 16th and 17th May contractors will be removing the wood. We will let you know when the work has been completed and it is safe to play. Thanks for your consideration.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – Div 3 & 6 playing here, tee times available after 11.00am.

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the Year round 4 for the men.

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women – Grannies Day

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available all day

Saturday – Mashies at Te Marua – tee bookings after lunch.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, especially all our mums out there.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

We would like to acknowledge and thank Quinny’s Dry Cleaning for their continuous sponsorship and support to our Golf Club over the years. Club members please support their wonderful service!!!! They are 100% locally owned and operated, they offer a number of dry cleaning and laundry services, plus alterations and repairs, they also hire table linen, and supply industrial towels and mats to any business. They are located 8-10 King Street, Upper Hutt and can be contacted on 04 5285504 – Thanks again for your continuing support Murray and Team!!!!

Weather is great up here again, hopefully it will be like this for the month of May.

The Quarter Final Matchplay results for the women are Chrissy Doughty v Kim Abrahams – very close where Chrissy pipped Kim on the 19th. Kerry Baines played Ange Walsh where Kerry took the win 5/4. – Congratulations to you all

Congratulations and thanks to Peter Gallen and Alex Ross for attending and passing NZ Golf Level 1 Rules Course.

Division 9 lost 10-5 away at Miramar with Wayne Bach winning his singles match. Mark Holley, Mel Phillips, Charlie Priestly and Brett Keno halved their singles matches. Brent Leader and Jayden Wellington won their 4-ball match, as did Andrew Black and Mike Smith. With only 1 game remaining, the team are only 0.5 behind leaders Boulcott, who they play at Boulcott in the final round on May 11th. So close but exciting – YOU CAN DO THIS GUYS!!!!

Sadly our Mashie Team were beaten 6.5-8.5 in murky conditions, by Kapiti, at a very windy Ohariu Valley on Saturday. The good news is that they are still 4th on the table!!! – Onwards and upwards!! Their next game is at Te Marua on the 18th May and their last game is at Pauatahanui on the 25th May. All members have been notified of the dates for the last two games so please let your Captain know if you are available now so we are not looking for players in the last few days to complete the team.

Mid-Week Penrose Pennants teams played at Royal Wellington on Monday and had a 5/4 win over Karori. Congratulations to Susan and Faye who both had a win and also won their 4-Ball, also to Pat who won her singles, plus her and Gill winning their 4-ball. Well played to all the team in difficult conditions. That was the last game for the year apart from field day, Jo would like to thank all Ladies that played this year. Awesome Ladies!!!!

Congratulations to Club Member Dominic Hazeldine who has made the Development 2 team for Wellington Golf.

Good luck to our Women’s Interclub Team playing Saturday and Monday.

Member’s that play in Recurring Bookings on Sunday would have already received an automated message to say recurring bookings have been altered on the start sheet due to Club Championship being played this Sunday, I apologise if this has upset any members playing in their allocated time slot, but in the same breathe I say TOUGH, it has been well advertised around the clubhouse and notice boards plus in the blob a couple of months ago the dates of qualifying plus the dates of the Championship rounds for the men. (plus I’m sure members got an e-mail from Match Committee about the dates to make sure they were available for all games if qualified). I’m sure you all know by now that Match Committee have had the qualifiers playing in a group for several years, rightly so!!! this is meant to be an exciting time for club members and sufficient to our club. To all qualifiers congratulations,. To all Members championship round 2 is on SUNDAY 19TH MAY, recurring booking tee times may be effected, we will try our best to minimized the distribution to your tee times. Please take note again the Matchplay Semi Finals is on the SUNDAY 26TH MAY with the final being played on SUNDAY 9th JUNE, which will be 36 holes, all this information is in your programme book, recurring bookings are a privilege not a given, club events will always have first option over recurring booking. Thank you to the members that have e-mailed us and rebooked their times.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – Busy day with 36 hole Lansdowne Semi finals being played here, plus Mary Alward – limited tee times in the morning.

Sunday – Matchplay Championship Round 1 for the Men.

Monday – course available.

Bronze Pennants/Mary Penrose Final.

Men’s Vets @ Boulcotts Farms at 9.00am.

Tuesday – MW Men – Stalwart Shield Semi-Final.

Wednesday MW Women – Stableford.

Thursday – MW Men Stalwart Shield Final.

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a great weekend, to all members/family members who are sick or unwell you have been in our thoughts and we hope you get well soon.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break, the course has been very busy the past week.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR INTERCLUB TEAMS TOMORROW. (the competition is so close In some Divisions) Lets be WINNERS tomorrow!!!!

Winner of the Car Park was Luigi Pailman. – Congratulations

Winners of the $50.00 was Bruce Hay, Rob McIntrye, and Chris Hislop – congratulations

Someone helped themselves to Luke Holford’s umbrella in the Cart Shed, he was playing Interclub and left it there half way round then came back and it was gone!!! It is pretty sad recently with members personal belongings going missing the past few months, you used to be able to leave items on chairs and tables, but sadly this is the case no longer. Members please use your lockers, if you have not got a locker let staff know the office could be used or preferably staff can open up the tournament room and lock away items in there in the weekend.

Congratulations to the Green-keepers we have had loads of visitors the past month, and a lot coming back to play again, the comments about our course have been outstanding – some visitors even our own members have said it is the best the course has ever been – you guys Rock!!!!!

What’s on this week

Saturday – Division 3, 6, Mary Alward playing morning.

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the Year Round 3 for the Men, LGU, Putts, HP Stableford for the Women.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women – LGU,Putts, HP Stableford.

Thursday – MW Men. Evergreens at Trentham.

Friday – course available all day.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

Anyone wanting a trailer load of semi dry firewood??? please contact Gina or the office.

Someone has removed a pair of size 14 golf shoes from the Men’s locker room, Please return!!!!

Pest Free Upper Hutt are operating 4 Rat Traps and 3 Stoke Traps around the golf course, if your come upon them please do not touch or move them. To Date they have caught/killed 8 rats and 2 mice – excellent news!!!!

All niblick shoes in the shops are $99.00.

Have all Ladies registered for Matchplay Round 1 on the 14th April????

Ladies Mid- Week Pennants Team hosted Interclub at Te Marua on Monday. They would like to thank all ladies that helped on the day, staff, caterers for a beautiful lunch, plus green-keepers on preparing the course. To top it off they won their match against Miramar 6 ½ – 2 ½. Well done to Faye, Jo, Mary and Gill who all had wins and Pat who tied her match!!! Awesome Ladies!!!!

MASHIES WON!!! – Report from Greg Judd

It was a great feeling to be able to go and see Sonia on Sunday with such a good result on Saturday! I am pleased to report that Mashies Boys took a 12.5 – 2.5 victory playing Ohariu Valley at Pauatahanui. Well done team!!! Next game is at Ohariu Valley on Saturday 27th April. Te Marua is proud of your guys!!!

Please remember if you bring a visitor to our club as soon as your visitor starts to practise on our greens they are to come inside and pay green fees. Members can practise whenever they like but the course is not free for friends, or visitors. Our Club welcomes all players, we have adapted our green fee structure to make it easier and cheaper for golfers to participate/and pay at our course – members have to be accountable for anyone they bring on to our course – don’t go and abuse it!!!! I’m sorry this even has to be mentioned!!!

Please take note of the following LAW!!!

Catering hours for Easter Weekend & Anzac Day

To meet the requirements of the Sale of Alcohol Act

The clubrooms will be closed for catering on Good Friday.

On Easter Sunday you will only be able to buy alcohol if you buy a meal.

Whether the clubrooms are open on Easter Monday will depend upon how many are booked to play.

Anzac day alcohol can- not be served before 1pm

Allan Old

House Convenor

What’s on this week:

Good Luck to all our Interclub teams playing on Saturday!!! You are WINNERS!!!!!

Saturday we are hosting Division 2, 3, and 9, plus Johnsonville Club. – Limited tee times

Sunday The men have Golfer of the year plus the last round Strokeplay, Mayer and Kean Cup, Hazlett/Bolt Cup and Matchplay Qualifying – Who will make the cut?? Are you financial to play the last deciding round??? If not you will be disqualified before you play the last round!!! Plus Ladies have Matchplay Round 1.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women. Stableford

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday Good Friday – Easter Weekend.

Everyone have a great weekend and if travelling be safe.

Regards Sonia

Next Newsletter on Friday 26th April.

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BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

We had an awesome response to Halberg Day this year from all members, we raised $710.00 thought participation plus $500.00 profit in the raffle – Thank you to you all!!

Raffle results were 1st Steve Heller, 2nd Jim Walsh, 3rd Tony Birtwistle, 4th Bruce Hay, 5th Mary Penrose, 6th Andrew Curry, 7th Alex Ross, all prizes are in the office for pick up.

Winner of the Jim Parkin Cup plus Halberg Day was Stephen Quinn 42, runner-up was Danny Anderson 42.

Winner of the Lil Parkin Cup was Lina Worthing, runner -up was Dale Fayen.

Winner of the Halberg Day was Lina Worthing 45 and closely behind her was Gail Waight 44.

Congratulations to all winners, you can collect your prizes in the shop over the weekend.

This Sunday the Men have Strokeplay Champs, Matchplay Qualifying plus club trophies, I know you are all aware that members that use Carts the club has to hold your latest medical certificate no less than a year old for you to be eligible for some of these competitions, plus all members have to be financial. So please Do not be surprise if I disqualify you this Sunday if you do not meet these requirements.

The Car Park Raffles was won by Reg Caldow, he however has donated this back to the club to be drawn again, so I will draw it this weekend.

We now have the $2.00 raffle on Sale for a prize of $50.00 Cash.

Special thanks goes out to PAK N SAV, Upper Hutt who have been great sponsors this year not only for our Twilight Teams, but also for the Halberg Day, we would like to acknowledge our gratitude to Upper Hutt Pak N Save . You are AWESOME!!!!

Chris Brooks has lost his black Golf Ball Bag (I so have to say that correctly) it was put into the lost property bag and someone else has claimed it, so please if it is you just drop it back into the property bag or office.

Cart Users please reframe from driving up onto the tee blocks at #15, use your carts very careful around that area. If you see a roped off area, it means don’t go pass the area, NOT drive your carts around it!!!

Division 9 beat Trentham 10 – 5 on Saturday – Awesome!!!

Division 2 lost 8-7 to Karori. It was a hard fought match, lots of close matches that went down to the last hole, Karori prevailing in the end with the 8-7 victory. James Waluszewski had five birdies, (married life must be doing him good).

Division 3 has some tough matches in perfect conditions at home last Saturday, they mangered to sneak a 8-7 win over Kapiti. It’s not quite what they were looking for, but they are going all out to step up next round. Bluey went to Steve Heller with 6/5 loss, Player of the Day went to Steve Dearns with a 6&4 win, Team of the Day went to Tiri and Dean (fill in from Div 6) with a 3 & 1 win. Awesome Guys!!!!

Weekend LADIES Club Championships start on Sunday 14th April, I have a registration sheet in the office for all ladies to register.

DAYLIGHT savings finishes this weekend, so don’t’ forget to put your clocks BACK on Sunday morning. – If I am not here for the early birds on Sunday morning that means you have not put your clock back!!!!!!

On Monday 8th of April we are hosting the Bronze Pennants/Mary Penrose at Te Marua – so tee times will be limited during the day, my understanding is they will be teeing off #1 and #10.at 9.30am

The Ladies Bronze Pennants team played at Royal Wellington on Monday 1st April they only played 4 holes in appalling conditions then they were finally call in after 4 holes, cold, shivering , wet but thankful!!

Club Member Susan Somerville and her Partner Aris from Whakatane were defending their NZ Autumn Foursome at Paraparaumu Golf course over three days, they won all games on day 1 and day 2, on the third day they were beaten in the semi-finals from the eventual winners, It was great to have support from club members Faye Turner and Jo Carson. Congratulations Susan an AWESOME effort from you and your partner.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – Limited tee time, a few groups booked.

Sunday – Match play champs and etc for the men

Monday – Pennants /Mary Penrose teeing off #1 and #10 at 9.30.

Men’s Vets at Karori at 10.00am.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women – Autumn Cup (fay Jones Trophy) Stableford

Thursday MW Men hosting Manor Park.

Friday – Course Available

Everyone have a great weekend

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

Good Luck to all our Interclub teams playing on Saturday.

Thanks to Chris Brooks and Allan Fayen for working Saturday setting up the short course, plus Allan Old for doing all the bins, and to any other volunteer that has helped out.

Below is the Teams Twilight results by Pete Gallen – sponsored by Pak N Save

The 2019 Teams Twilight competition, a best-3-scores stableford competition for teams of up to 4 players per round was played over 6 rounds from January 31st to March 7th, with an extra bonus round on 14th March. (Teams can field different players each week, at their discretion)

PAK ‘n SAVE Upper Hutt sponsored the event, enabling us to give out some tasty prizes – Thank you PAK ‘n SAVE.

And special thanks to Sonia, chief co-ordinator and organiser and of course to our 19th Haven Caterers for delivering a great range of delightfully tasty meals after each round of the competition.

This year, the Teams Twilight event was played in the same format as the pre-Christmas Business House Twilight competition – a 6-round competition, 1 round per week on a Thursday evening. Competition format is stableford with results calculated using the best 3 stableford scores returned by the team’s players. (Previous years have been Teams of 4 Matchplay format but with 2018 failing to get sufficient teams, this alternative was introduced for 2019 and by all accounts was well supported with 9 teams in the field)

After 6 weeks of intense and very close competition, The 2019 Teams Twilight Champions, with a 6-round team total of 361 S/F points are the Constructables (Ian Sherwin, Gary Sherwin, Blake Cunningham, Jack Sherwin – and reserve/ring-in for 1 week, Blake Redmond)

Two teams, Professionals (Peter Roberts, George Pene, Tony Hill, Dennis Cook – and 3-time reserve/ring-in Jason McKenzie) and Bogeymen (John Eggleton, Brett Archibald, Craig Butler, Rick Lister – and 1 time reserve/ring-in, John West) finished time with 352 points.

On countback, using the last round (R6) team score as the separation factor, 2nd place goes to Bogeymen (60 S/F points in R6) and 3rd place to Professionals (57 S/F points in R6)

So congratulations to Constructables, 2019 Teams Twilight Champions.

And thanks to all teams and players who, by supporting this event, helped make it a very positive and enjoyable experience.

Put November 2019 in your calendar, come up with a team name and start your recruitment drive to build a team for the Business House Twilight competition (which is not restricted to formal business entities – think of it as ……….an opportunity to make golf your business for 6 weeks of Thursday evenings )

Plus a report from Greg Judd

Hi all

A big thanks to Dave Edhouse for stepping in at the last minute last Saturday.

Soooo…we improved our results by 100% & still took a 6 – 9 loss. The good news is that we are NOT on the bottom of the table. Things can only get better from here!!

We have our next round on the 6th of April at Pauatahanui. 8.30am for a 9.00am start. They have limited parking, so let’s carpool if we can.

Please advise asap if you are available.

Thanks

Captain (not so) Fantastic

Greg

Winner of the Car Park Raffle was Reg Caldow – congratulations

HALBERG DAY IS THIS SUNDAY – The Competition on Sunday is $10.00 which includes Stableford, Twos for men and women, the men will be playing for the Jim Parkin Cup, and the Ladies for the Lil Parkin Cup, plus you automatically get to go into the Eagles Golfing Society Raffle that includes $18,010.00 of prizes, the last few years a club member has won one the these prizes. So on Sunday every entry into the Halberg Competition there will be raffle books out for you to write your name and address into.

Please remember the founder of this organization was Olympic Champion Sir Murray Halberg in 1963, his aim was to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders through Sport and Recreation.

Halberg Raffles are $5.00 1st Prize is a Golf bag, second prize a Dinner Set, third prize Cap and Balls Your support would be great appreciated by the Halberg Foundation.

What’s on this Week:

Saturday we are hosting Interclub Division 2, 3, and 9.

Sunday – Club Day – Halberg Day

Monday – Course available all day.

Bronze Pennants Mary/Penrose @ Royal Wellington.

Tuesday – MW Men are hosting Carterton

Evergreens @ Trentham.

Wednesday – MW Women – LGU Putts, HP Stableford Home Links Event.

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – Course available all day.

Saturday 6th April we are hosting Porirua Club plus the FLOG Group.

Sunday Daylight Savings Ends and you put your clocks back an hour.

Everyone have a great Weekend.

Regards Sonia