BLOB

Morning Members,

AGM – Monday 6th December at 8.00pm – Clubrooms

Men’s Champion of Champions

Our men’s team of Owen Lloyd, Kirk Stewart and Murray Quinn finished a very good 4th in the teams competition.

Owen finished 3rd in the individual Seniors division, with Kirk 7th in the intermediate and Murray 10th in the Juniors.

Congratulations to them all. Awesome Result 😊

The following are the carnage recorded on the course by Pest Free Upper Hutt as at 1DEC. 21 – thanks again Kevin Keown

RATS 210

MICE 456

HEDGE HOGS 30

STOATS 12

WEASELS 6

TOTAL 714

What’s on this week:

Saturday – Shootout final for Men and Women. Men will be teeing off #1 at 8.30am and Women will be teeing off #10 at 9.00am.

Sunday – Club Day – Women will be playing in the final round of Four Seasons – Christmas Cup – Stableford

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women Closing Day Marguerite Fitzgibbon Trophy

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available early tee times, we are hosting Diplomats and Defence – 40 players teeing off at 12.30pm

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

One month till Christmas!! Hopefully for a lot of you this will mean a well deserved break and some time with your families that are in New Zealand. We have certainly been though a year full of challenges and uncertainty, hopefully 2022 we can all get back to some sort of normality (whatever that might be). Again we would like to acknowledge Members or family Members who are unwell we are thinking of you.

PURPLE TEES SATURDAY FOR MEN AND WOMEN.

Golfer of the Year winner was Philip Lister and runner-up was Dave Fildes – congratulations

“NO PLACING” – EFFECTIVE FROM TODAY.

AGM – Monday 6th December – all members would of received by e-mail the Annual Report, Performance Report and the AGM Agenda, I hope you will all put aside a couple of hours on Monday the 6th December to come along to the AGM at 8.00pm.

Nomination Forms are on Club notice board in the hall way, plus on the bar in the Clubrooms. Staff will receive any nominations.

We would like to welcome all new Club members, I’m sure current members will make you feel very welcome to our club, and please do not hesitate to contact staff if any queries.

Have you registered for the Masters???

Amie Clisby, Ange Walsh, and Susan Sommerville represented Te Marua at the Women’s Champion of Champions event last Sunday. The team finished a credible 4th one of our best results in recent history. The team was anchored by Ange Walsh who won her division in the morning round, and had the second best gross score (172) for the bronze players over the 36 holes. Awesome achievement Ladies maybe top three next year – we are so proud of you!! 😊

I have seen the following members on course the last week so Thank You to Gary Sherwin emptying the bins, Kevin Keown – pest control, plus James Omundsen trimming the trees, thanks to all our volunteers that constantly help out.

The Shop hours have been extended on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 5.00pm during the summer, please take note if the weather is not good on these days staff still have the option of closing early, but while the sun is out and it is beautiful we will be here😊

Please take note that Next Friday 3rd and 10th December the course is reserved for group bookings, on the 3rd you will be able to come up and play early afternoon (please ring and I will confirm the time) on the 10th December the Diplomats and Defence are teeing off at 12.30 using #1, #10, and #14 you are more than welcome to come up and play early morning and be thru #14 before they tee off, or lunch time before their game.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – course available

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – Course Booked until early afternoon – Stoney Classic

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Afternoon Members,

Lately I have heard some really sad news about a few members and their partners who are unwell, I’m really sorry to hear of your struggles, my heart goes out to you that are taking this challenging journey.

The mid- week ladies shoot out competition was held yesterday, Wednesday 17th in very windy conditions and the winner was Faye Turner, she is just such an inspiration to us all.

A close second was Denise Orr, and third was Carole Medway. Well done ladies! And a BIG thanks to Jo Carson and Audrey for being the organisers/judges, in windy cold conditions the first few hours plus! – Congratulations Ladies 😊

We had a few membership cards missing , these are being redone and sent to us soon – sorry for any inconvenience.

SHOOTOUT FOR MEN AND WOMEN IS ON 4TH DECEMBER.

Our three overall winners winning free entry into the next NZ Māori Golf National tournament and a slow – cooker;

Overall Best Gross = Owen Lloyd 70 = Te Marua

Overall Best Nett = Jamie Coleman 69 = Mornington

Overall Best Stableford = David Pepere 41 = Mornington

Have you named the new subdivision to win a year’s free subscription – you only have until the end of November!!

Have you registered for the Masters yet???

We have had some great feedback about the meals, customer service, – plus the beautiful condition of our course from visitors -awesome work team😊

Congratulations to the Women’s Club Champs, pretty sure it was Silver – Amie, Bronze – Sue.

What’s on this week

Saturday – course available

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the Year Final for the men – Net Medal

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men – Evergreens Finals at Wanui – Plus Twilight Golf

Friday – COURSE BOOKED BY ENZED UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, be safe out there😊

Regards Sonia

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Afternoon Members,

Twilight Golf starts tonight, we have 18 teams – good luck to all teams playing

Men’s Shootout final is on Saturday 13th November – good luck to you all 😊

Just an update, from the MW Women’s AGM – Audrey Messenger is the new Club Captain, Trish Honey continues on as Treasurer and Erica Wood as Secretary.

Carole Medway and Robyn Smith played the final for 2021 Summer Tray trophy, Carole won on the 19th! Trish Honey and Audrey played the finals in Bronze Club Champs, in which Audrey came away with the win. – Congratulations Ladies

Winner of the Austad Cup was Mel Phillips, Michael Van Der Vegt was runner-up – Congratulations

Wellington Māori Tournament Organisers thanked Te Marua Club for a great day on our beautiful course, they wanted us to pass their appreciations on to Members, Staff, Greenkeepers and Clubrooms staff for the use of their facilities for the day, they look forward to coming back again.

This Weekend Women’s Champs finals are on Sunday 14th November, all members will be teeing off #10 with the Women teeing off #1 for the day. Good Luck Ladies!! Amie and Gina will be contesting the Silver, Ange and Susan will be challenging for the Bronze Club Champs with the winners playing on Sunday 21st November in the 2021 Champion of Champions in Carterton.

The Men’s 2021 Champion of Champions is on Saturday 20th November in Martinborough.

I have registered all Golfers of the Year finalists for Sunday 21st November – Good Luck everyone –

AGM – Monday 6th December

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

BLOB

Afternoon Members,

Just a small reminder to members not to discard your food scraps on the course, we have plenty of rubbish bins around the course, this only attracts more rodents and etc 😊

Sunday 31st October the Men play for the Austad Cup – this is a Par Competition over 2 x 18 hole rounds on separate days.

Two weekends to improve your final scores for the Shootout Finals – will you make the cut??? We have Malcolm Wellington leading the shootout with Clinton Codyre and Robert McIntyre following closely behind. In the Women’s Shootout we have Amie Clisby leading by 11 Stablefords with Kim Abrahams and Lina Worthing fighting for second place.

Shootout Finals starts 8.30am 13th November for the Men – don’t be late, the women’s shootout final is the following Saturday 20th November.

Twilight Golf starts next Thursday 4th November we now have 13 teams, all teams have to be paid up on the day, $360.00 for a team or $90.00 each player. The team Captain has to make sure we have your four players names in your team, if you are missing a player your team will have to pay the $90.00 for the player and get that money from the player yourself, I have not got the time to ask every Thursday for money owing from teams. If you know your team members now just email them to me as this will save time on the day – if you are wanting to pay before Thursday let me know and I can email you our account number. Points and prizes will be for financial teams😊

Congratulations to Susan Somerville, Audrey Messenger, Chrissy Doughty and Ange Walsh who are through to the Semi Finals in the Club Champs.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – limited tee times

Sunday – Club Day – the ladies are playing for the Dorothy Palmer Trophy round 2 and LGU

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women – plus Noel Veer Group teeing off at 12

Thursday – MW Men – Twilight Golf

Friday – course available – 3pm #1 will be closed for a wedding

Saturday – course is booked for Wellington Māori Tournament – have you got your Bonus Card????

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, keep safe.

Regards Sonia

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All Members

Kayne Martin and Glen Baker are playing Sam Donaldson and Andrew Black in the final of the Ade Waddell Memorial on Sunday Oct 31. – Congratulations 😊

Vouchers are now redundant. We won’t be issuing them anymore. The good news is that all of the 558 vouchers that we were holding in the shop have been loaded onto an account for you that you can use in the shop or upstairs. We will be getting new member cards next week and you can use those to buy items. You can put money into the account as well. We also have a member search function on both tills, so if you don’t have your card we can still find your balance and you can spend or deposit.

This is intended to provide you with a better experience due to speedier service , no need to find money and end up with lots of change. You can’t lose your voucher and if you lose your card your money is safe. For us it is less work writing out vouchers (YAH) handling vouchers, reconciling vouchers and means less cash handling and change requirements and for the club reduced bank transaction fees. This has been tested in the shop and the cafe and works well. We have Annette to train on how to use the system but expect this to embed very quickly.

If you have vouchers in your wallet , we can put them onto your account and the balance will not expire.

Wednesday Ladies please take note that the Noel Veer Group tees off at 12 O’clock on Wednesday 3rd November, I gave you a heads up about 4 months ago, they are teeing off #1, #10 and #14. – thank you again for your consideration😊

Shootout Final is on Saturday 13th November for players that make the cut.

Austad Cup round 1 for the Men is on 31st October and 7th November, this is a Par Competition over 2 x 18 holes round on separate days.

Have you registered your Twilight Team ???

White Saturday, Blue Sunday for the Men, Yellow both days for the Women. The Women have Dorothy Palmer Trophy best round of Strokeplay on Handicap on Sunday.

Please take note that not many visitors or members are booked in on the Saturday and Monday – as I am working both days and if bookings don’t increase i will only be here until early afternoon.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, and if traveling be safe – regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

Thanks to the below members who volunteered their time to help out at the working bee on Tuesday, your work was very much appreciated, don’t forget to make your way to the clubrooms sometime for a couple of free drinks on us 😊

Dennis Grover

Nigel Messenger

Brent Leader

George Pene

Chris Hislop

James Omundsen

Alan Old

Steve Needham

Good Luck to our Mashie team playing on Saturday at Kapiti.

This week we have BLUE tees for Saturday for the Men and WHITE Sunday, YELLOW both days for the Women

Roaring Forties profit of $2000 has now been paid to the club – thanks again everyone for your support. As you have noticed the new concrete going in down by the entrance step to have a wash down area coming off #18 – this is again fundraising from the Roaring Forties last year that has contributed to this job – thanks again members – it’s great getting these small jobs done around the course😊

Twilight Golf starts on Thursday 4th November – have you registered your team????

Problem on start sheet for Saturday’s has now been amended.

I have now set up the Masters 2021 Tee booking Sheets for the 4 days, we are in process of finalizing the Entry form so we will be ready to take bookings next weekend, prices all remain the same as last year $90.00 for members and $20.00 for meal paid with entry fee.

Next Weekend is Labour Weekend, please take yourselves out of recurring bookings if you know you will be away.

On Sunday the Women are playing Round 4 Four Seasons Championship, their Matchplay starts next Sunday.

What’s on this Week:-

Saturday – busy day – limited tee times

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Labour Weekend

Everyone have a wonderful weekend

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

The course is Closed from Monday 4th October to Friday 8th October for Course Maintenance (weather permitting) it is open again for the weekend for on-line bookings only, but the Clubrooms will remain closed over the weekend and open again on Tuesday 12th October.

Shop/Office will be closed on Friday 8th October.

All members that know they are not playing on Club Day please take yourselves off the start sheet. Members with recurring bookings please remember these bookings are a privilege to have, we have members just waiting to nab your time slots, so if you don’t start deleting yourselves when you know you are not playing I will delete the recurring booking myself and give it to another group of 4☹ has to be said! For those that do each Sunday – Thanks 😊

Please take note that staff on the weekend of the 9th and 10th (coring Weekend) will have shortened hours if they are not busy. On the Saturday you will be playing the top nine twice as we have a wedding on #1 plus we only normally have a dozen booked in on that day going by previous years, Sunday it will be back to the full course.

Last week of Roaring Forties – winning number was 20 Rob Rangi $100, Di Do and Paul Sanders both receiving $50.00 each – thanks to you all for joining this fundraiser for our new till – which we all love I have paid out $2000.00 in prizes and our profit was $2000.00 – I only have 2 people to collect from, all winnings have been paid out.

Working Bee is on Tuesday 5th October – Thank You to the members that have made themselves available😊

A special treat for you this weekend is WHITE TEES both days for the men, and YELLOW both days for the Women.

Left-Handers Tournament on Saturday – limited tee times

Thanks to Michael Baines for arranging Sunscreen for the Masters – you are Awesome!!

Thanks also to all our volunteers who constantly do work to keep our club looking clean and beautiful.

We have had lovely comments about our beautiful course yesterday and today – congratulations to our green-keepers on your exceptional work.

Fancy FREE Golf for a WHOLE YEAR – The developers of the new subdivision are keen for name suggestions for the entry Lane or Way in to the houses. They have offered a prize of a year’s FREE subscription to the successful entry – Will this be you!!!

I have put a box in the office on the first desk, with entry forms for your to fill in, when you have filled it in, put your entry form in the top of the box where the small opening is😊 I think Dave Sully thinks he has this won he has put “Sully’s Way” – well it is a road that could of led to his shed – Good Luck everyone

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Ladies please take note that your Four Seasons Championship Round 4 (Spring Cup) is now on Sunday 17th October – the date has changed from the 14th November which conflicted with your new reschedule of your final of Club Champs. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Hello All

Firstly some thanks…

To Sonia for getting all the cards organised

To the Greens boys for turning out a beautiful course

To Rob & staff for the great feed

To Dave for setting up the tee times & Jason for helping with the cards

To all my team for their efforts & help this year!!

So…after a little pep talk from Sonia (gulp!!), we managed a 12-3 drubbing of Ohariu which went some way to redeeming the 15-0 thrashing they gave us!! This left us in 2nd place for the season, with Kapiti taking the honours for 2021.

We have our Field day at Kapiti on 16th October, so please confirm if you are available.

Cheers Greg

Congratulations to our Mashies team for taking out 2nd honours for the season😊

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Morning Members,

Welcome to all our new members, we know you will enjoy our course, please ask if staff can help with anything and I am sure our current members will make you feel more than welcome.

Cash is now accepted in the Shop.

Summer Membership is now available – Full Playing $550.00, Nine Holes $290.00, Junior up to 23 years of age $80.00 until the 31st March 2022.

Roaring Forties winners were Mary Penrose 23 $100, Malcolm Wellington and Paddy McCarthy $50.00 each. Week 10 last draw is tonight -Good Luck to you all, anyone owing money can now pay in Cash and leave in my folder with your name on it. Thanks very much for your support, as you know the money went towards our new till – which we love!!

Daylight Savings starts tomorrow – put your clocks forward an hour and lose an hours sleep, don’t be late for your tee-off – hopefully I won’t be😊

Mashies are playing today at Te Marua – they should be finished about 1.00pm for you to come up for a game.

We have the Left-handers Tournament on Saturday 2nd October – have your registered??? Don’t forget to buy a $5.00 ticket in the shop/office for lots of prizes. All proceeds go to Te Marua Golf Club.

Have your put your name down for the Working Bee on Tuesday 5th October??, there is a list on the board outside the shop plus one inside the office on the desk.

We have coring that starts on the Monday 4th October – weather permitting, – programme book states course is closed all week and only on-line bookings for Saturday and Sunday – I have not been told any different so I’m guessing this is correct – Clubrooms are closed from the Monday 4th October until Tuesday the 12th October.

Thanks to Michael Baines again for securing the Sunscreen for our Masters – much appreciated 😊

We have MW men playing on Tuesday and Thursday, with MW Women playing on Wednesday – course is available all week with limited tee times on Saturday 2nd October. Sunday 3rd October Club Day the men will be playing for Golfer of the year round 9.

Have you got your teams ready for TWILIGHT GOLF – I will update you on start time when I’m updated.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members

Roaring Forties Winning number was 32 Chris Brooks $100, Me and Meka $50.00 each, I wonder what number this Saturday????

We have $5.00 raffles in the shop at the moment – all proceeds go towards the club – muilty prizes which are displayed on the office desk.

Mashies is on Saturday 25th September at Te Marua. (Some members have had their tee times deleted because of this tournament – feel free to use your bonus cards for the day)

Left-Handers Tournament is on Saturday 2nd October at Te Marua

We will be holding a working bee on Tuesday 5th October 2021 while the course is being cored.

The following is a list of tasks to do, depending on who and how many people we can get. If you can help leave your name on the list in the shop or email the club.

  1. dig out and build new wash down area
  2. paint deck balustrade and rails, and windows, where we can reach
  3. touch/up paint cart shed outside
  4. replace cladding on old pump shed by 8th tee
  5. trim bushes by path from 18 to club house
  6. trim branches overhanging carpark
  7. touch up rough areas of deck
  8. make 3 tables for deck

Thanks Allan

What’s on this Week:

Saturday – tee times available

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the Year Round 8 for the Men

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a great weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

LEVEL 2 = SCAN – MASK – 2M DISTANCE BETWEEN STAFF, PLAYERS AND VISITORS ON THE GOLF COURSE, AND THROUGHOUT ALL CLUB FACILITIES. I have put a copy of todays guidelines from NZ Golf on the board for you to read, I would encourage you all to download the digital score entry app as the exchanging of physical scorecards should be avoided if possible. There will be no pins on the putting green until level 1. Please remember as a Club our number one priority is health, safety and wellbeing of staff, members, golf participants and community.

Can’t believe I have been here 10 years tomorrow 😊😊😊

Members DO NOT put your rubbish in our Skip Bin by the Clubrooms – you have been spotted – nothing more to say ☹ we have eyes everywhere:😊

Thanks to all those who have entered the above competition. At this stage we have six teams entered & that’s enough to proceed with the competition but ideally we’d like two more teams so we can have an initial round of four matches to kick this off. If you’ve been thinking about entering please do so now. A quick reminder about the competition:

This is a Matchplay competition based on the following structure:

Four-Ball, Better-Ball match play on handicap

Each pair to be one Senior (0-14), one Junior (15-36) based on course handicap.

Players on a handicap of 25 or over must play a maximum handicap of 24 in this event.

Matches are to be played from tees of the day, with participants using the correct course handicap for those tees.

Other than the final Matches can be held on any day acceptable to the respective pairs up to & including the play by date.

Because of the disruption caused by the recent lockdown we’ve had to amend the play-by dates for the initial rounds & also push back the date for the final. In doing this we’ve also had to be mindful of other competitions coming up. The revised dates are as follows:

First round – play by 29/9/21

Second round / semi- finals – play by 17/10/21

Final – 31/10/21

Apologies to those who have already entered if these date changes create an issue. Once we have finalised entries we’ll make the first round draw & advise accordingly.

Thanks

Match Committee

Saturday 2nd October we are hosting the Forty First Annual Wellington Left-Handers Tournament, 18 holes teeing off from 11.15am. Two divisions Women and Men Gross, Nett, and Stableford $25.00 entry fee, this includes a complimentary round on Friday, Morning Tea and after Match platter, Holes in Two and Nearest Pin.

During Lockdown the Women missed the start of playing for Club Champs, so the new schedule will be the seeded draw prepared on the 17th October, first round will be played on the 24th October and Finals on the 14th November, I have put a registration form in the office for you to register your interest. The Champion of Champions will be played in Carterton on the 21st November.

The Men’s Champion of Champions is scheduled to be played at Martinborough Golf Club on Saturday 20th November.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – not many tee times left – busy day we are hosting Porirua Club.

Sunday – Club day

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – We are hosting the Wellington Electrical Trades Tournament for the day. So Members please use those Bonus cards to play at Shandon or Judgeford.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy your golf .

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

The locker hall door will be open at 8am Saturday for 2 hours only.

All practice areas will be open from Saturday, we have to complete some preparation work first.

I will be here to make sure the correct protocol is used for collecting gear from your lockers at 8am to 10am one at a time with masks. Please note these are the guide lines from NZ Golf that we all have to follow to have you playing golf at Level 3.

Hope you are all well and enjoying being back at golf in Level 3 – please do not forget to SCAN in – I have put an extra QR codes on the cart shed plus also in the lockers rooms

You have all been sent an e-mail of Level 3 directions – thank you for your consideration on observing these.

We are now up to week 6 for Roaring Forties, being in Level 3 I can take no money from you or pay any out until Level 2 – but an update on the winners are

Week 3 was Number 25 John Troy $100 with Paddy McCarthy and Dave Sully either side receiving $50.00 each, week 4 was number 8 Michael Baines $100 with John Kane and Kirk Stewart either side receiving $50.00 each, then week 5 was number 25 again with John, Paddy and Dave receiving another week ‘s winnings – will it be your number this week ????

I hope you all have a great weekend, hopefully by next week we will be in Level 2.

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

Good luck to our Mashie Team playing at Trentham on Saturday 14th August.

COURSE RATING CHANGES:

Please be aware that effective today, 13/8/2021, the course and in some cases the slope ratings for our courses (different tee sets) have been lowered . These changes have been implemented by NZ Golf following an analysis of scoring data for the last review period. The changes do not affect the stroke ranking of individual holes, nor existing individual H/C index but they DO IMPACT the COURSE PLAYING H/C.

A Blue Tees example:

Index of 9.2 to 10.0 used to give a playing H/C of 10 – effective today, it is 9.5 – 10.4 which results in a playing off a course H/C of 10.

Consequently, index of 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 now gives a Course Handicap (for the Blue Tees) of 9 and at the other end, 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 gives a 10 (previously 11).

Similar changes will be seen in the ratings and course H/C values for all tee sets so be sure to check your playing H/C before heading out on the course .

And when you print your next scorecard, be prepared for a magical improvement in your course playing H/C – and give Thanks to NZ Golf .

The changes have been reviewed & accepted by the Match Committee and updated Playing Handicap tables will be posted.

Thanks to Kevin Keown for his great work he is doing on course to deter rodents – your fortitude is very much appreciated 😊

Winner of the Invicta Trophy was Lloyd Kane convincingly with 79 stablefords, runner-up was Richard Turner on 74, Sam Iraia 73, Kayne Martin 71, Greg Idour 70, Warwick Evans 69, Alex Walters 65, Malcolm Wellington 63, Robert McIntrye 63, Kanon Noble 62, Con Rogers 57, Dean Aleander 56, Mark Harper 54 – congratulations to all participants.

We still have 2 x trailer load of firewood for sale – Gum $180, Pine $150.

Golfer of the year Round 5 was on Sunday I know only a few finished but the three to make it through to the finals are Russell Oliver, Kayne Martin and Chris Hislop.

Have you registered your interest in the possibility of a Division 12 Interclub team?? the list is on the whiteboard and in the Men’s locker room.

Beware of Allan Old on the golf course he can now chalk up three members he has hit with his golf ball, his latest victim Wayne Turner.

We are hoping Denis Kenealy is improving after being hit by a golf ball on Thursday while playing in the MW men competition.

Roaring Forties number was NOT number 1 again (thank goodness) 5 was the lucky number so Bart Curry gets to collect $100 and either side of 5 is Andy Curry and Willie Williams collecting $50.00 each – congratulations – all winnings are in the safe – just ask staff for your money.

What’s on this Week:

Saturday – course available

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women – Matchplay RD2

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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Morning Members,

Ade Waddell Memorial competition

The Match Committee is looking to reinstate the above competition this year if we can get sufficient entry numbers.

This is a Matchplay competition based on the following structure:

Four-Ball, Better-Ball match play on handicap

Each pair to be one Senior (0-14), one Junior (15-36) based on course handicap.

Players on a handicap of 25 or over must play a maximum handicap of 24 in this event.

Matches are to be played from tees of the day, with participants using the correct course handicap for those tees.

The competition will comprise a maximum of 16 pairs initially with the competition played over 4 knockout rounds.

This year we intend to run it on "play by date" basis to allow the maximum flexibility to entrants. Matches can be held on any day acceptable to the respective pairs up to & including the play by date. First round to be played by 29/8/21, the next two "play by" dates fortnightly thereafter, with the final to be played on Sunday, 17th October. If you want to enter please advise the office & let them know who your playing partner will be. There will also be an entry sheet posted outside the shop. If you are keen to play but don’t have an immediate playing partner please let us know & we will endeavour to pair you with someone.

Winners of the $50.00 raffle were ME and Bob Ferguson – congratulations.

Mashies won on Saturday 8/7 – congratulations guys – a great improvement from the last game😊

Roaring Forties Winners were the same as last week – Bonus number was “1” again , so Charlie, Ian and Russell get to collect for a second time.

Invicta Trophy Round 2 is on Saturday for the Men – leading the competition is Kayne Martin, following closely behind is Sam Donaldson, Richard Turner and Kane Lloyd – will your name be on the Trophy ??

White Tees both days for the Men, Yellow both days for the Ladies.

Golfer of the Year Round 5 is on Sunday for the Men – Round 4 winners were Dave Fildes, Nick Vairaktaris and Meka Boynton.

Our new staff member Annette has her first solo shift on Sunday, I know you will all be supportive, plus welcome to the team Annette.

A special thanks to Gary Sherwin who has taken on the volunteer job of empty all bins on and around the course – you are awesome😊

Firewood is still for sale.

Members please contact Levin Golf Club if wanting to participate in the below event.

Steve Parkin’s Memorial Golf Tournament
Sunday 22 August 2021
11am
Levin Golf Course

Steve Parkin joined Levin Golf Club late last year and enjoyed several rounds of golf on our course before his untimely death in June. Steve was passionate about his golf and was known for his involvement with the NZ Vets. The tournament, organised by Steve’s widow Eileen, was one of his final wishes, that his golfing buddies at Levin, his former club Wainuiomata and the NZ Vets enjoy a round of golf in his memory.

Competition will be a stableford over 18 holes
Fees:
Levin members: Entry fee $5 for prize money
Others: Green fees plus $5 entry fee for prize money

Registration by 17 AUGUST.
Please email Levin Golf Club Inc. levin with names and reference Steve Parkin Golf Tournament

What’s on this Week:-

Saturday – course available – Men playing for Invicta Trophy RD2

Sunday – Club Day – Men playing for Golfer of the Year RD 5

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

BLOB

Morning Members,

Yah 2 golds and a silver – 11th on the table – we are so DAM GOOD😊

Men’s Vet have rebooked for this Monday 2nd August – the course is booked until early afternoon.

Good Luck to our Mashie Team playing at Royal Wellington this Saturday.

Winner of the $10.00 Voucher teeing off YELLOW on Sunday was James Omundsen with 38 Stablefords following closely behind was Michael Baines with 38c/b😊

We saw some great scores in Round 3 of the four Seasons Championship.

Lina shot 76 early in the day to continue to lead the championship, however Gina came in with a 1 under par 72 (probably a course record from the purple tees!) to win the Winter Cup.

Great effort ladies, two rounds to go before we find the inaugural winner of the Competition! Awesome achievement 😊

Winner of the Roaring Forties was Charlie Priestley who had number 1 and received $100, each side of him was Ian Mawdesley and Russell Oliver both collecting $50.00 each – Who’s number will come out this week??

There is a list in the Men’s locker room for interest in playing in a Division 12 Interclub team for the Wellington Comp, your handicap will have to be 15 plus, $10.00 each game, please do no put your name down if you are a reserve for another team, this Division is not confirmed, members from our club and others are just generating a feeling of interest for numbers. Possible clubs you will be required to play at is Otaki, Karori, Kapiti, Wainui, Te Marua and another, playing on some Saturdays. There is already 10 members who are keen to have this happen.

We still have Firewood for sale $150 for trailer load of pine, $200 for trailer load of gum, plus a special of $300 for 2 trailer loads of cedar wood.

We have the Invicta Trophy Round 1 on Saturday with Round 2 being played next Saturday, this is set up automatically for the men, it is a 36 hole competition from 2 x 18 holes played each Saturday.

We have Golfer of the year round 4 for the Men on Sunday. The 9 members that have made the cut so far for the finals are Phillip Lister, Denis Kenealy, Noel Kahui, Dean Alexander, Warwick Evans, Roger Gee, James Omundsen, Michael Baines and Chas Evans – will you make the cut on Sunday???

A special thanks to our Green-keepers on doing a wonderful job on the course – your hard work is very much appreciated 😊 this goes without saying to all staff and volunteers.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – course is available all day

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – Wellington Men’s Vets

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

e temarua

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BLOB

Morning Members,

NO CARTS #1 TO #9 TODAY Friday 23rd July.

Apart from the Vets on Monday (depending on the weather and course conditions) carts will only be available to use on the course for Members only until the 1st day of Spring.

Have you paid for your Roaring Forties?? it starts this Saturday 24th July – please bring in CASH, as there will not be enough in the till for you to get cash out over the weekend – who will be this week’s Winners???

We do listen – thanks for the feedback – the Caterers have now changed their brand of bread to pre- cut sandwich loaves for your sandwiches 😊

Competitions for last weekend have been changed to this weekend –

Ladies playing off yellow tees on Saturday and PURPLE on Sunday.

Men will be playing off YELLOW tees Saturday and Sunday. Who’s going to have the best score??? Extra $10 voucher up for grabs for best Stableford on Sunday.

We are hosting the Wellington Men’s Vets on Monday they have booked the course for most of the day, it should be available for you to play early afternoon.

We have a pile of pine firewood for sale for $150, plus 3 piles of gum for $200.00 each, please contact the office if you are interested.

What’s on course this week:-

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club Day – Men are playing for the Golfer of the year Round 3, Women have Four Seasons Championship Round 3. All comps of the day are off Purple tees for the Women, and Yellow for the Men.

Monday – course is booked for Wellington Men’s Vets.

Tuesday – MW Men.

Wednesday – MW Women.

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course is available al day.

Invicta Trophy for the Men Round 1. This is 36 holes Stableford from 2 x holes rounds on Saturday 31st July and Saturday 7th August.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

e temarua

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Update of the course

Course is open today Thursday #10#-#18 only – Friday the course is open #1 – #18 – Members ONLY can use carts as long as they abide by the carts rules which are:- Driving on the high side of the rough, and under no circumstances drive down or across any fairways.

Development work starting.

The surveyors’ pegs are now in place so the area inside those pegs is out of bounds from now on.

17th Fairway

Thank you to those members that have given their opinion of the work so far, we have had an Arboricultural Specialist’s assessment of the tree, and he advises the tree only has 2-3 live branches left and the rest of the canopy is dead. He recommends removing this tree, as the dead branches will become a hazard to golfers walking under the tree.

After discussion at Tuesday night’s executive meeting, it was agreed that the tree should be felled as soon as possible, so the greens staff, will be instructed to remove the tree in the coming weeks.

13th Fairway.(GUR)

Green staff will be working on the right side of the fairway digging an open drain, down towards the green keepers shed. We have had levels done previously to confirm this is the shortest route to drain water from the collection area on the right before the green. The area will be GUR.

Coring Machine Purchase.

The club had the opportunity to purchase from Royal Wellington a coring machine with an array of different tines, this will enable us to core our greens when it suits us. Royal are upgrading to a new non tine core process machine.

😊😊😊

BLOB

Morning Members,

We say Goodbye to staff member Heather Hardman who is moving to Cambridge to be closer to family, and say hello to Annette Phillips who is now the newest staff member of our team doing Heathers Job. I’m sure you will all welcome her over the next few weeks here in the office.

Congratulations to Sam McLean who got a hole in 1 on Saturday 10th July on #6. – first hole in 1 – Awesome

Our Mashies team was trashed 15 – 0 on Saturday – not much more to say ☹

Interclub Meal and Prizegiving starts at 12.30 – GAME HAS BEEN CANCELLED – Clubrooms open at 10.00am for broadcast of the Golf Open.

White Tees both days for the Men, Yellow Tees Saturday and Purple Sunday for the Women.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – course available

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the Year Round 3 for the Men, Four Season Championship Round 3 (Winter Cup ) for the Women Stableford – Purple

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Ladies

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

e temarua

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BLOB

Morning Members, the above attachment is a message from Di about the sad passing of Club Member Nell Mullins.

Good Luck to our Mashie team playing at Ohariu on Saturday 10th July.

$50.00 cash raffle winners were Pat Williams and Dave Fildes – congratulations

Winner of the Pope Cup was Greg Idour 37, Runner – up was Allan Fayen 37c/b. – congratulations

Winner of the Hastwell Cup was John Troy 36, Runner – up was Andrew Black 36c/b – congratulations

White Tees for the Men Saturday and Sunday, Yellow both days for the Women.

Men’s and Women’s Interclub end of the season game, meal and prizegiving is on Saturday 17th July – it is a multi-tee start at 8.30, be here at 8.10.

The Women’s Four Season Championship Round 3 – Winter Cup is on Sunday 18th July and will be played from PURPLE tees, all comps for the day will be off PURPLE.

Golfer of the year round 3 is on Saturday 18th July.

Men will be playing off YELLOW tees both days on the 24th and 25th July.

Monday 26th July the course will be closed for Wellington Vets.

Roaring Forties will be starting on the 24th July, this will give you time to pay the $100 up front or pay for a few weeks in advance, please bring the CASH in with you as there will not be enough to take from the till in the winter months. This fundraiser brings in $4000 where $2000 is paid out in prize money. It is the BONUS number drawn out in the LOTTO draw every SATURDAY for 10 weeks – if it is your number you get $100, either side of the number gets $50.00 each. Thanks for the great support, I had more members than numbers wanting to give it a go. Everyone must pay money before each Saturday draw, you don’t want your number to come out without paying for it. You can pay me in the weekend, or give money to staff to put in the safe with your name on it, I have a spreadsheet with all names and payments. I will pay out all winners on a Thursday, your money will be in the safe for pick-up – Good luck to you all 😊

What’s on this week:-

Monday – course available

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women – Nassau Stableford

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Nell.docx

BLOB

Afternoon Members,

Sorry about the start sheets for July not being opened – my bad – the months are going so fast I simply forgot we were into July already☹ all sorted now😊

Wow the weather is certainly a lot better than the past week, 18 holes is now open for play for Friday and the Weekend, the long range forecast looks hopeful. Members can use carts down below in the weekend – but sticking to high ground only.

The Personalized golf balls that were per ordered have arrived – BUT unfortunately the digital golf ball printer located in Melbourne has encountered difficulties and they have been unable to have it fixed due to not getting external technical support that could of potentially assisted, due to covid lockdown conditions within Victoria, and now most of Australia. Titleist sincerely apologises for this less desirable outcome however without a firm date for the printer to be fixed they strongly felt the best outcome was to send the balls with a complimentary Titleist cap.

There are still numbers available for Roaring Forties.

Sunday the Men will be playing for the Hastwell (course handicap of 15 – 36) and Pope (up to course handicap of 14) Cup. Will your name be on the cup this year?

Have all Interclub teams got their numbers in for game, meal and prizegiving??

Following from the Treasurer.

We have 3 piles of firewood for sale, good for next winter.

Pile 1 approx. 1.5 cum of unsplit pine

Pile 2 approx. 2 cum of unsplit gum.

Pile 3 approx. 1 cum of unsplit macrocarpa

If you want either make an offer by email or in person in the office.

All offers received by 4pm Sunday will be considered on Monday. Discussions will be held with the best offer for each pile, but this does not guarantee a sale. All proceeds will be for equipment for the greenkeeper.

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – course available all day

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – course available all day

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available all day

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

Te Marua Golf Club Inc

e temarua

p 526 7020