BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

I am really sorry to inform you all that club member Barry Griffin passed away yesterday while on holiday in Australia. He was at the time in hospital after being unwell and was doing a crossword with his wife where he had an aneurysm and quickly passed away. Barry would always be involved in any fundraising ventures we were doing weather it be raffle tickets or roaring forties, I will miss his support, plus dry wit and sometimes grumpy face. The club’s condolences go out to his wife and family at this very sad and unexpected time.

Winner of the $50.00 raffle was Ross Braybrook.

Winners of the last Roaring Forties draw was Kim Cottrell 30 – $100, plus Me (again) and Murray Quinn $50.00 each. Thanks again for your support for our Heat Pump in the office, I look forward to getting all owed money from members that didn’t win (sorry) over the next couple of weeks. Going by my records apart from two members everyone has been paid out their winnings a total of $2000.00.

Course is at the moment open for the full 18 holes, CARTS are allowed top and bottom, same consideration applies as previously mentioned in the Blob, and the status of the course and carts is reviewed daily due to the unpredictable weather.

I would like to welcome new members Jonathan Barnett, Hayden Stuthridge, Graeme McGall, Duncan Jones, Braam Ellis, James Shepard, Dave Render and Rick Stevens to our club. I’m sure our current members will make you more than welcome, plus do not hesitate to contact staff at the office/shop for any queries.

Paul MacDonald has his blue cart in the shed for sale, all batteries are new, it is in great condition, if anyone is interested the asking price is $3500 please contact me.

Invicta Trophy round 2 will be played this Saturday.

Winner of the Hastwell Cup was new member Jason Mokalei-Smith with 39 Stablefords, Runner-Up was Dave Anderson, congratulations to Jason, I was only speaking to his partner yesterday and she keeps wondering what he does at golf but did know his handicap was 25, now Jason you can tell her you have won a Club Trophy.

Winner of the Pope Cup was Clinton Codyre with 39 Stablefords, Runner-Up was Robert McIntyre, congratulations to you all.

Special thanks to Ian and Gary Sherwin for organizing and helping with cart trail on #8, you guys are awesome and the club appreciates your contribution very much.

Have you registered for the Wellington Left-Handers Tournament on Saturday 30th September??

TWILIGHT GOLF starts on Thursday 26th October.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the year round 8 for the Men.

Monday – course available all day – shop/office open.

Tuesday – MW Men, 9 hole Stableford R11.

Wednesday – MW Women.

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, next weekend is daylight savings where you clocks go FORWARD on Saturday 23rd September.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone, beautiful up here today.

Invicta Trophy Round 2 will be played this Saturday 9th September. Did you play in round 1 ?????

Winner of the Roaring Forties was 39 – John West $100, plus Andrew Curry and Russell Oliver $50.00 each.

Last draw this Saturday – thanks everyone for supporting this fundraiser, we have the new heat pump in the office and have been nice and warm in the winter months. Good Luck to everyone this Saturday!!!

Saturday’s start sheet has been adjusted for the predicted rain that we are going to get, #1 – #9 will be closed Friday and Saturday, this will be reviewed again for play on Sunday.

If NO RAIN like today #1 to #18 will be open on Saturday, day by day evaluation.

CARTS at the moment are okay to be used by club members only, but as usual consideration is to be applied. I would like to thank all members for patience on the cart issue, we know it has not been easy for some members that have to used carts and are unable to play golf, we are sick of the rain as much as you. But there again we have a great day like today and no-one on course.

The Men have the Hastwell and Pope cups to play for on Sunday they are both a Stableford competition. Hastwell Cup is for 15 to 36 handicap, with Pope Cup being a handicap up to 14.

On Sunday 17th September Men have Golfer of the Year round 8.

On Saturday 30th September we are hosting the Wellington Left-Handers Tournament.

In the Shop/Office we have a $5.00 raffle that was donated by the Left-Handers tournament, please do you best to support it by buying a ticket, 1st prize is a golf bag, 2nd and 3rd is a golf umbrella and cap. There is no $2.00 money raffles until these tickets are sold.

Please “SAVE THE DATE” Closing Day on the 10th December. It is going to be a GREEN-KEEPERS Equipment Fundraising day, plus a Christmas Closing Day and club trophy presentation for you all, there will BE NO recurring bookings that day, it will be a SHOTGUN start at 9.00am. The cost of the competition will be $10.00, there will be a cash pay- out with a light lunch included. There will be a CASH raffle for the day. In the Clubrooms we will have some good prizes for you all to participate in a quick fire raffle before lunch. Proceeds raised in the clubrooms will go towards the green-keepers equipment, they desperately need a new Extension Pole Saw which costs $1500.00.

Dave Sully is more than welcome to ideas about how to move the fallen tree only a few meters so it’s not leaning on the other trees, preferably at no cost to the club. Please send us an e-mail or contact Dave Direct.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – course available – Invicta Trophy round 2 for the men

Sunday – Club Day – Hastwell and Pope cup for the men.

Monday – course available.

Tuesday MW Men – Match-plat Semi-Final, 9 hole Medal & Putts RD10.

Wednesday MW Women – Tommy Stroud 4BBB.

Thursday MW Men – Matchplay Final.

Friday 15th September we are hosting the Diplomats and Defence teeing off at 12.30 – shotgun start.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia.

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

1st DAY OF SPRING.

Cloudy and fine up here today, no breeze.

What a wonderful weekend – full with tremendous rugby, the best part of the All Blacks game was the win plus watching Michael Cheika reaction in the coaching box, he is such a CLOWN!!! I have watched all the games of the Black Ferns and was thrilled they bet England in the final, hopefully they will get the recognition they deserve for not only being the dominant team in women’s rugby worldwide but now having 5 world cup titles, plus the best winning percentage in international rugby with winning close to 90 percent of their tests. I sometimes feel dejected they don’t really get near enough the same coverage (or money )our All Blacks do.

I have also enjoyed every minute of watching the Canoe Sprint World Championships – Lisa Carrington has certainly maintained her remarkable dominance in K1200, bringing home 2 gold, silver and a bronze, she would certainly be ranked as New Zealand greatest sporting achievement and would be a “once in a life time athlete”.

Loved also watching the Women’s golf in the Weekend at Ottawa Golf & Hunt Club in Canada, my favourite golfer would have to be In Gee Chun she just smiled the whole tournament, and played some great shots.

So proud of our Sportswomen!!!!

Winner of the $50.00 was Andrew Curry.

Winner of the Roaring Forties Week 8 was ME!!! number 31, $100, plus Kim Cottrell and Chris Brooks $50.00 each.

I hope you all enjoyed playing off yellow tees on Sunday, there were some pretty good scores. The winners for the CASH were:

Greg Judd 64 $125.00.

Con Rogers 64 $75.00.

Jeff Rigby 65 $50.00.

Theresa Scholey 69 $30.00.

Carole Medway 69 $20.00.

It was great to see the clubrooms busy with members.

Thanks to Norm Muir for donating the clock.

In the Shop/Office we have a $5.00 raffle that was donated by the Left-Handers tournament, please do your best to support it by buying a ticket, 1st prize is a Golf Bag, 2nd and 3rd is a golf umbrella and cap. – Thank you also to the Left-handers for donating the prizes to us.

Second round of the Invicta Trophy is on Saturday 9th September, leading is Mark Holley 41, 2nd Kanon Noble 38, and 3rd is Dave Workman 36, the competition is best two rounds of Stableford. Results from 26th August are on the notice board.

Leading the Men’s Shootout is Steve Dearns 383, Meka Boyton 381, Roger Gee 378, Michael Baines 378, James Waluszewski 376, Roberts McIntyre 374, we have had 65 rounds with the finals being played on Saturday 25th November. Only 24 more rounds left!! Where are you placed??? Results are on the board in the men’s changing room.

Leading the Women’s Shootout is Kerry Baines, Mary Penrose and Joanne Carson. – results are in the women’s changing room.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – course is available.

Sunday – Club Day LGU, Putts for the Ladies.

Monday – course available.

Tuesday – MW Men – Matchplay R2, 9 hole Gross R10.

Wednesday – MW Women – LGU Putts.

Thursday – MW Men – Matchplay R3.

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a great weekend.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Afternoon Everyone,

Lovely up here today, and the weekend looks great for you all to play golf.

Winner of the $50.00 raffle was Pat Williams.

Winner of the Roaring Forties was Iain MacDonald 18 – $100, Allan Fayen and Maree and Grahame $50.00 each. Week 8 on Saturday – Good Luck everyone!!

We have Invicta Trophy on Saturday round 1, with round 2 being played on Saturday 9th September, the concept of this competition is best 2 rounds of Stableford.

On Sunday – Club Day everyone is playing off the yellow tees, we are going to see who has the best round, I have set it up as Net, and the cost for this will be $5.00, with the pay-out being CASH for FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD. So if you have 50 players paying $5.00 the pool will have $250.00 in it, where I would pay out $125.00, $75.00 and $50.00 CASH. The more members the bigger the pool – Good Luck to you all.

The Wellington Maori Golf Association is holding a Spring Golf Tournament on Saturday 30th September hosted by Mornington Golf Club. Powhiri at 8.45 followed by Registration, Shotgun start at 10.00am, entry fee $40.00 per person. You can register on line at wgi.co.nz or email morning @golf.co.nz.

Wellington Left-handers Tournament at Te Marua on Saturday 30th September – Have your Registered????

We are hosting the Diplomats and Defence on Friday 15th September – teeing off at 12.30pm.

What’s coming up in September:

Invicta Trophy R1 for the men.

Sunday 10th September Hastwell and Pope Cups for the men.

Sunday 17th September – Golfer of the Year R8 for the men.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday 26th August – course available all day.

Sunday 27th August – Club Day

Monday 28th August – course available all day

Tuesday 29th August – MW Men

Wednesday 30th August – MW Women – Matchplay Championships Finals

Thursday 31st August – MW Men – Matchplay- RD1.

Friday 1st September – 1st day of SPRING.

Everyone have a great weekend, hope to see you up here!!!

Regards Sonia.

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BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

Lovely up here today, sun, blue sky and a slight breeze.

Winner of the Ade Waddell Memorial Shield is Brian Cockburn and Jamie Ryland, Runner-up of the shield is Nigel Messenger and Warwick Evans. – Congratulations to you all, it was an enjoyable play-off which was enjoyed by the players and spectators, the shield was presented to the winners after their game on Saturday in the Clubrooms by President Allan Fayen.

Winners of the Roaring forties were: Week 5: Allan Fayen 17 – $100, Iain MacDonald and Allan Old $50.00 each.

Week 6: Clinton Codyre 36 – $100, Mike Burrows and Steve Quinn $50.00 each.

Mashies has been cancelled for tomorrow Saturday 19th August at Kapiti. I have sent an e-mail or rang all members of the team.

Next Friday 25th August we are hosting the Ladies Golf Veterans, course will be closed until the afternoon, this would be a good opportunity for members that play on the Friday to use your Bonus Cards to play at Judgeford or Shandon.

On Sunday 27th August Men and Women will be playing off YELLOW TEES – Let’s see what member will have the best round of the day. Will it be you????

Thanks to Dennis Grover who has been busy up here today doing some painting – you are AWESOME!!!!

Thanks to Dave Anderson who comes up here every Friday to rake the bunkers – you too are AWESOME!!!!

You will notice beside the Ladies 13th Tee the large Macrocarpa tree has lifted some distance out of the ground, by the looks of it, It looks half dead, there are some warning signs up to let all playing golfers know of the Danger of a Falling Tree, the tree beside it, is also of some concern as that also is on a lean and in the direct falling path of the uplifted tree – Please everyone take caution when in the area, the green-keepers have sectioned the area off with ropes, until they have the equipment and dry weather to cut the tree down.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club Day.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday MW Men.

Wednesday MW Women – Stableford.

Thursday MW Men.

Friday – Course Closed – Lady Golf Veterans.

Wellington Left –Handers Tournament is on Saturday 30th September.

Please take note that CORING has been cancelled on the 2nd to 6th October, green-keepers will be doing one or all of scarifying, vertidrain or hydrojecting in October.

Everyone have a great weekend, can’t wait for the All Blacks game on Saturday night.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

Really lovely up here today, blue sky and SUN. Weather looks good for the weekend also.

Congratulations to Jamie Ryland and Brian Cockburn who have made the finals to play Warwick Evans and Nigel Messenger in the Ade Waddell Memorial, this will be played tomorrow – Good Luck to you all.

Monday 14th August the office/shop will be closed all day.

Friday 25th August we are hosting the Lady Golf Veterans, the course will not be available until late afternoon, so this would be a good opportunity for members who play on a Friday to grab their Bonus Cards to play at Shandon or Judgeford.

Invicta Trophy Round 1 for the Men is on Saturday 26th August, round 2 on Saturday 9th September. The concept of this competition is best 2 rounds of Stableford on specified Saturdays.

NO CARTS today. The course is so wet even our green-keepers can’t use tractors and are walking around doing their jobs.

What’s on course this week:-

Saturday – we have a couple of groups teeing off early morning, plenty of tee times available after 9.00am. Plus Ade Waddell Memorial Finals.

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the Year Rd 7 for the men.

Monday – Office/Shop closed.

Tuesday – MW Men, 9 holes Gross Rd 1.

Wednesday – MW Women – Match Play Championships, Others Stableford.

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club

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BLOB

Morning everyone, cold, blue sky breaking through and fine up here today. Course is open for 18 holes today, NO CARTS on bottom 9 today.

9 hole members will now be able to print cards when playing YELLOW default tees for the front or back nine.

So looking forward again to the Rugby this weekend – can’t wait!!! – Best of luck to the Hurricanes!!!

I know a few members are away this Sunday playing golf at Levin, thanks again for removing your names from recurring bookings. You are AWESOME!!!

The members going forward to play in the Semi Finals to contest the Ade Waddell Memorial are Brett Keno/Zane Wilkins, Warwick Evans/Nigel Messenger, Jamie Ryland/Brian Cockburn.

We are just waiting on the outcome of the match between Jason McKenzie/Michael Baines and Kane Lloyd/Mark Harper to find the winning partners to challenge Jamie and Brian.

Good Luck to you all!!!

Winner of the $50.00 raffle was Erica Wood.

Winner of the 3rd draw for the Roaring Forties was Number “6” Mark Bramwell – $100, plus Tony Birtwistle and Vance Plumridge $50.00 each. – congratulations to you all – Good Luck this Saturday.

Please remember from Monday the 14th August the shop/office will be closed for 5 weeks on the MONDAY ONLY.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – course available to everyone.

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – course available to everyone.

Tuesday – MW Men, 9 Hole Medal & Putts R8.

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

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available to everyone.

Please take note that on the Friday 25th August we are hosting the Lady Golf Veterans at Te Marua. This would be a good opportunity for members to use their bonus cards to play at Shandon or Judgeford.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia.

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