BLOB – 20/4/2018

Afternoon everyone,

Cloudy with a slight breeze up here today.

Congratulations to Clinton Codyre for his Hole in 1 on Saturday on #15. This is his 4th hole in one, he made the local news when he played at Trentham 20 years ago when he got a hole in one on #13 plus the following day got a another hole in 1 at Trentham and Guess what hole!!! Yep #13.

This weekend is the Club Championship Round 1 for the Men and Women – Good Luck to you all!!!

Last Saturday we hosted three Interclub teams and I am proud to say all our teams that played at home WON, they were Women’s MAT, Division 7 and Division 1 – Awesome Result!!!!

Division 4 had a loss at Kapiti, they were pretty happy with the 10-5 score. It Keeps them in touch with Judgeford who happened to have a draw at home to Otaki, so they are only trailing by 2 points with three home games left. Player of the day went to Mark Jones and their little blue friend was back in action with Steve Heller making this a permanent fixture on his bag with a 6 & 5 loss.

Not sure what happen to Division 9!!!!

Have you paid your Subs!!!

Golfer of the Year Round 2 on Sunday was 1st Mick Dearmer 2nd Wayne Turner 3rd Gregory Idour they will be joining Clinton Codyre, Noel Kahui and John West from Round 1 with a place in the final on Sunday 16th December. Round three is on Sunday 20th May.

What’s on this Week:

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Matchplay Champs for Men and Women.

Monday – Vertidrained.

Tuesday – Weekday Men.

Wednesday – Anzac Day. – Clubrooms Closed all day.

Thursday – Weekday Men.

Friday – course available all day.

Saturday 28th April Interclub teams 4,7 9 and Women’s MAT playing at Te Marua – Limited Tee Times.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia.

BLOB – 13/4/2018

Afternoon everyone,

Black Friday – a few club members already had mishaps today. I don’t know!!! smashed car doors, breaking into lockers!! Who locks their car keys and locker keys in their locker????

Just love watching the games – so proud of our NZ Team

Beautiful day today so surprising after all that terrible weather over the last few days.

Thanks to everyone for supporting Halberg Day, we raised over $500.00. Awesome effort to you all!!!
Winner of the Jim Parkin Cup was Ray Johnstone, Runner – up Dave Fildes, the following members also won prizes, please collect in the office: Alex Ross, Idour Gregory, Norm Muir, Stephen Quinn, Jeff Rigby, Michael Baines, Chris Herbert, Tony Claasen, Greg Judd. Winner of the Lil Parkin Cup was Kim Abrahams, Runner-up Faye Turner, Carole Medway, Lina Worthing. – Congratulations to you all !!!

Winners of the Halberg raffles were:
1st Richard Hulsbosch, 2nd Chris Brooks, 3rd Rick Stevens, 4th Richard Hulsbosch, 5th Toppy, 6th Chas Evans, 7th Jo Carson, 8th Norm Lock, 9th Terry Bastion, 10th Ray Randle. – Congratulations to all winners, thanks to everyone that supported the raffle – you are all AWESOME.

When you come into the Office/shop please take your membership card on the table, also we still have a lot of programme books available.

Clubrooms are closed on Wednesday 25th April – ANZAC DAY.

Club Member Patrick Carson is still unwell after being hit by a golf ball in the head, our thoughts go out to him for a speedy recovery.

Latest update on Maree is that she is a very lucky Lady, she has obviously been suffering from a distressed heart condition for some time, and if she had not got this warning she apparently would not have made Christmas, she has now been transferred out of ICU and in ward 6 at Wellington Hospital, quite a few club members have asked if we could do something for Maree, so I have put out a donation box for members to contribute. I will get a card next week for you all to sign. Maree has many months of recovery.

Good Luck to all our Interclub teams playing tomorrow – BE WINNERS EVERYONE!!!!

Monday 16th April we are hosting the WGI Silver Pennants so the course will be closed until about 10.30am.

Monday 23rd April the course will be Vertidrained.

Sunday 22nd April first day for Matchplay Championships for Men and Women. Exciting !!! who is going through to the next round??? Good Luck to you all!!!

Saturday 28th April we are hosting 3 Men and 1 Women’s Interclub teams, so very limited tee times in the morning, but should be all good for the afternoon.

Lots of golf clubs have been found on the course, they are in a container by the fridge in the shop/office. Have you lost one???? What ever has not been claimed I will be selling.

Your Bonus Cards finished on Monday the 30th April, you can use them at Shandon or Judgeford for a free round.

Good Luck to the Hurricanes tonight playing the Chiefs.

Can’t wait for the Warriors and Broncos game tomorrow.

What’s on this Week.

Saturday – Interclub – course available late morning.

Sunday – Golfer of the year Round 2 for the Men, Fay Jones Trophy – Stableford for the Ladies.

Monday – Course closed till 10.30am WGI Silver Pennants.

Tuesday – MW Men Stalwart Shield Rd3.

Wednesday – MW Women .

Thursday – MW Men Stalwart Shield Final.

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

BLOB 6/4/2018

Afternoon everyone,

This Sunday we have the Murray Halberg Trust Day Tournament, which is sponsored by Upper Hutt Produce and Oxygen Properties, the cost for the tournament as pervious years will be $10.00.  Lots of great prizes, plus don’t forget to bring your $5.00 for a raffle which has seven great prizes.   The Trust was founded in 1963 by Murray Halberg, his mission was to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation – great that it is helping so many people – your support on Sunday would be much appreciated.

Thanks to Dennis Grover, Dave Anderson and Alastair Corbett for putting the new roof on outside the shop/office  – you guys are Awesome!!!

Thanks also to Clive Dunstan for cleaning the carts.

Green-Keepers you are doing an AWESOME job, I have had so many compliments on our beautiful course!!!

We all hope that Club Member Patrick Carson is on the mend after being hit by a golf ball on Monday, thanks to Erica Wood and Co for looking after him while the ambulance arrived, where he spent the night in hospital.

Good Luck to our Mashie Team playing here on Saturday  – I’m expecting a WIN from you guys playing on your home turf!!!!

I’m guessing a lot of you have already heard about Maree (caterer’s) bad news, on Sunday she had a heart attack while at work, she ended up in Lower Hutt hospital later that day, then on the Tuesday was transferred to Wellington hospital where she had to wait for test results, sadly she was informed on Wednesday she would have to have a triple bypass (not the result she was expecting).  So it sounds like it will be a long recovery for Maree. The Staff,  plus an hugh quantity of club members would like to express their sincere wishes, for a speedy and safe recovery.  Our thoughts also go out to Grahame and family for this distressing time.

What’s on this Week:

Saturday – Mashies

Sunday – Halberg Day – Jim Parkin Cup for the men, Lil Parkin Cup, plus LGU, Putts Home Links Events for the Ladies.

Monday – Course available.

Tuesday – Weekday Men – – Stalwart Shield Rd 2.

Wednesday – Weekday Women – Summer Trays Final.

Thursday – Weekday Men are Hosting Manor Park.

Friday – Black Friday – course available all day.


Everyone have a great weekend.


Regards Sonia












Morning Everyone,

Happy Easter!!

If travelling away be safe.

Don’t forget to put clocks back an hour on Sunday.

If you have any sandpaper lying around the house just post it to the Australian Cricket team ( my smiley face – dam cheats)

I am still waiting to hear from a lot of members that qualified for Matchplay Championships about your availability. Please contact the office by return e-mail!!!!! Thank you to the members that have confirmed.
Mens 2018 Matchplay Championships – Provisional Seedings

Interclub Results:

It was a great redemption match after losing 13-2 the previous round to Otaki, Division 4 won 14.5 –0. 5 at home against Otaki, total aggerate 16.5 – 13.5 victory to Te Marua. Division 4 has come up the ladder from 5th to 2nd place half a point behind Judgeford, it’s looking like it could be down to the final round when they play Judgeford at home. Their little blue friend was put away for safe keeping for another week – as no one lost their game!! Player of the day went to Mark Jones with a 7/6 win – congratulations guys!!!!

Divisions 1 had a win at home and 8 ½ points in the bag – a positive effort against Waikanae, a team very closely matched to them as evidenced by the results of both their matches – 7 points at their home course, 8 ½ at ours ( giving them a 2 point victory overall – (but no Trophies for that one).
An emphatic 4-ball 5/4 win to Leigeon & Jamie, accompanied by 4/3 and 2-up singles wins. Warwick did the business, also with a 4/3 victory and with Ian’s assistance, a 3/1 win in their 4-ball.
All the other matches were close, going down to the last couple of holes and an even share of wins and losses between the 2 teams.

Great fightback by their stand-in Wayne [Turner-Burner] at #10, 5 down after 9, came back to be playing the 18th to halve the match – but it wasn’t to be.
Their second stand-in, Ray Johnstone, was handed a tough challenge being played at #6, a task proving too difficult handing him a 3/5 loss.
And it has to be mentioned……Pete had his first win ! Yes you heard right a WIN (The question now is………..will it continue….??)

With 6 rounds under their belt the competition to stay in division 1 for 2019 is close with only 3 points separating the bottom 4 teams – 40.5 to 43.5. Carterton leads on 51.5 ahead of Miramar by 2.5.
Currently placed 5th with 42.5 their goal has to be to do their best to stay in Division 1 so they can take their experience into 2019. The next round is at home against Shandon and then 3 away……..Let’s Do It !!

Under a sombre looking, grey Kapiti sky our Mashies Team embarked on the mission to make amends for their whipping at Ohariu. Through intermittent showers and recently cored greens the conditions were average at the best, excuses aside things did not go well and they got thrashed. Well done to Keith Morris who won his match for 1 of the 1.5 points they took from the day. Sadly it is pretty disappointing for any team in the Wellington region to play Interclub on any recently cored greens.

Division 9 Won 8 -7 away at Boulcott, players of the day were Jayden Wellington winning 9/8 and Mal Wellington winning 6/5- congratulations guys!!

Division 7 Won convincingly 14 ½ – ½ beating Paraparaumu at Te Marua- Robert McIntyre got the ½ point, player of the day was Jamie Gray – congratulations guys!!!!

Congratulations to the Ladies Weekday Pennants Team who bet Martinborough 6 – 3 at Royal Wellington on Monday. – Awesome Ladies!!!!

A big congratulations to Susan Somerville and her Whakatane Partner Iris on winning the New Zealand Autumn Foursomes at Whakatane – What an Awesome achievement!!!!!

Congratulations to Audrey Messenger, Mary Penrose, Nicky Brankin and Jan Tomlinson with reserve Ange Walsh on winning a place in the Te Marua Team for the National Team Final at Te Marua on 18 May. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Please note the following Ladies:

Home Links – to be played on Wednesday 4 April or Sunday 8 April with LGU, putts and Murray Halberg (Sunday)

Coronation Medal – Silver division, best nett

Aotearoa Cup – open to Silver and Bronze players, best nett.

Best Gross Cup – open to Silver and Bronze players, best gross.

Veterans Cup – Open to all players 70years and over on the 1 March, best nett.

HP Stableford – the best 6 Stableford scores in the months April to August inclusive and sent into the Association to compete for the HP Stableford Shield.

Winners of the $50.00 raffle was George Pene, Rodger Hough, and someone called Toppy – congratulations everyone.

Thanks also for your support on selling all the Eagles tickets before Halberg day.

At the moment we only have the Club Halberg raffle operating, it is $5.00 a ticket, all prizes have been donated, please support this Clubs fundraising. There are several draws for this raffle.

Good luck to the Hurricanes playing the Rebels.

Hopefully another win for the Warriors against the Roosters on Saturday.

Can’t wait for the big fight on Sunday only 1 day, 18 hours, 38 minutes and 2 seconds to go –

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia


Morning everyone, really nice and cool up here at the moment.

We have Eagles Golfing Society Raffle Tickets for sale for $2.00, there are lot of awesome prizes, they are on the main office desk please put your money into the box beside the tickets so we do not get them mixed up with the Club $2.00 raffle, these are normally sold on Halberg Day which is on Sunday the 8th April – please support this raffle as the money raised goes toward promoting and fostering Junior Golf in NZ.

It was great to hear the Mid-Week Ladies Pennants team beat Karori at Waikanae on Monday 5 ½ – 3 ½ – Awesome result Ladies.

Good Luck for your game on Monday Ladies playing at Royal Wellington against Martinborough – another win will be awesome!!!!


Practice on the course:
Hitting multiple balls from the fairway to a green #1 to #18, is prohibited, that sort of practice should be made on the practice areas provided only.
We provide the practice areas for your benefit – as this sustained practice in one area is causing undue damage to the course.

Chris Brooks
Club Captain.


Congratulations to the following members:

Winner of the Don Hazlett Cup was Zane Wilkins.

Winner of the Bolt Cup was Keith Morris – runner-up was Kayne Martin.

Winner of the Mayer & Ken Cup again was Keith Morris – runner-up was Kayne Martin.

Stroke Play Champs Gross Results for the Seniors was Michael Payne 230, Zane Wilkins 231, Kayne Martin 234, Intermediate Robert McIntyre 250, Chris Brooks 251, Allan Old 257, Juniors Steve Needham 264, Brett Keno 267, Jason Bevan 273, please check Dot Golf for Match-playing Qualifying rests.

Stroke Play Champs Gross Results for the Ladies was Amie Clisby 170, Gina Omundsen 177, Kim Abrahams 184, Nett Results were Kim Abrahams 146, Gina Omundsen 150, Amie Clisby 154 – congratulations ladies!!!

Mid-Week Women Strokeplay Champions – Gross Winner was Audrey Messenger and Nett Was Mary Penrose – congratulations ladies.

Sunday 25th March: National Teams Event. This is a nett competition open to all full playing women members. Entry is $3.00. The 4 best nets form the Te Marua Team to play in the final which is a 4BBB competition on Friday 18th May. This year the final is to be held at Te Marua. The Mid-week Women played last Wednesday, and according to the conditions from NZ Golf, if they want to play another round they are permitted to do so but must pay another $3.00 entry.

Sunday 25th March the Men have their first round of Golfer of the Year.

Saturday 7th April the course is closed till lunch time – we are hosting the Mashies.

Sunday 8th April we have Halberg Day – The men will be playing for the Jim Parkin Cup and the Women will be playing for the Lil Parkin Cup

Thanks very much to John Dillon who helped the Green-Keepers put the pipe across the 8th fairway, they did an awesome job. The trench is not completely filled as the front end loader broke down, hopefully this job will be completed early next week.

I am ordering personalized golf balls ( in black ink) again, you buy three dozen Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x and get the fourth dozen free, please contact me if interested.

We hosted the St Paddy’s Day Tournament on Saturday, they as usual were a pleasure to host and we had some wonderful compliments about our beautiful course. Thanks to Bernie Breslin and Co for another awesome tournament.

For Easter Friday and Monday I have set up Mixed Stableford and Twos for both days, Saturday and Sunday are as per normal.

Don’t forget Daylight Savings ends NEXT Sunday 1st April – April Fools Day. Clocks go back an hour!!!!!

Good Luck to all our Men’s and Women’s Interclub Teams tomorrow!!!

What’s on this Week:-

Saturday – Interclub Teams playing – next tee time available is at 11.08am

Sunday – Club Day – Golfer of the year for men, National teams Event for the women.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday Weekday Men.

Wednesday – Weekday Women.

Thursday – Weekday Men.

Friday thru Monday EASTER WEEKEND.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia


Morning everyone,

Winner of the $50.00 raffles this week were Bruce Hay and Jason Robinson – congratulations – once again thanks everyone for your support.

The Shop/Office will be closed this Monday 19th March.

Good Luck to Chris Herbert and Chrissy Doughty who are representing the club in the Wellington Eagles Halberg Field Day on Sunday 18th March at Masterton Golf Club.

Congratulations to the Green-keepers on the course conditions, not a weekend goes by without many visitors commenting on the beautiful conditions of our course.  You guys are AWESOME!!!! And don’t your forget it!!!

Interclub Results:

 Division 9 finally won a game – not only did they win against 2nd to top team Karori they thrashed them 15 – NIL – so the whole team will take the honour of being players of the day – AWESOME result guys!!!

Division 7 also has a awesome result where they travelled over the hill to play Carterton and won 12.5 – 2.5  – Player of the day was Allan Fayen who has a brilliant round of 75 off the stick – AWESOME result guys!!!!

Division 4 did not get the result they were looking for, they had a 13-2 loss at Otaki.  Their blue friend went to Luke Holford with a 8/7 loss and player of the day and last week muppet of the week went to Jason Mckenzie with a 1 up win.  Their only singles win.  Bit of a shocker!! – but you have to take the wins with the losses (or draws) – makes sure you have no more of these scores guys!!!!

Division 1 had a tough game against Carterton at Te Marua, Carterton who are currently 2nd on the leader board with 40.5, 5.5 points behind Miramar with 45.5.  Te Marua is ahead of Shandon by 1 point on 34, there are a few rounds to go yet with 15 points up for grabs each match so they are well within their capability to meet that goal.  As for the days itself, a disappointing result when playing at home losing 9.5-  5.5, but that’s life and golf doesn’t always go according to plan (they didn’t have their weetbix in the morning)  Peter Gallen reckons the loss was due to him not playing – but who is he kidding – he hasn’t won a game yet!!!  Their next match is against Waikanae on the 24th March at home – so hopefully we will have a positive result!!!

On a cool, overcast autumn morning, the Te Marua Mashie team embarked on an away trip to the sleepy hollows of Ohariu Valley.  Filled with high hopes they played the locals,  I’m not proud to report that they got thrashed 2.5 – 12.5.  – Bad luck Guys!! – I know you will turn this result around in the next game!!!!

Tomorrow Saturday 17th March the course will be closed for St Pat’s Day – we have a full field of  over 100 players!!

This Sunday 18th March the men will have their last day for Strokeplay Championships Mayer & Kean and Bolt Cups, plus M/P Qualifying  – Good Luck to you all!!!

On Sunday 25th March we have the first round of Golfer of the Year.

We have programme books available for all members – please collect in the shop/office

Have you paid your Subs????

I would like to welcome to the staff our new cleaner Heather Hardman.

Have we got your correct e-mail address??? Or contact number????

What’s on this week:

Saturday – course closed
Sunday – Club day – Club Champs
Monday – Shop/Office closed
Tuesday – Weekday Men
Weekday Women– Strokeplay Championships  Rd 2,
National Teams Event – Net Medal
Thursday –  Weekday Men, Evergreens at Manor Park, Women’s Veterans at Trentham.
Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.