BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

Beautiful up here today!!

AGM on Monday 4th December at 8.00pm – Don’t forget!!!!!

Golfer of the year Final is on Sunday 3rd December. This Sunday is the last round for this competition I will let you all know next week who made the cut and will play for the title.

Weekend Shootout Final is on Saturday 25th November. Did you make the cut!!!!

Closing Day is on Sunday 10th December. Have your bought your Hamper Item!!!! Thanks to members that have bought items in, great response so far!!! Have your registered????

This Day is open to all members 18 and 9 hole members men and women, just let me know how many 9 hole members are wanting to participant when you register.

Have your registered for the MASTERS yet????? Have a look at our website Tournament page to get all the information you need to know, the entry form is available through a link on that page or directly from TMGC Masters Entry Form, all players that play in the junior division you will be playing off the white tees this year.

Sadly this year we will be without Joanne Mckeowen who not only was a past member of our Club but a regular participant in the Te Marua Masters, our condolences go out to her husband Tata and Family.

Condolences to Allan Old whose father passed away this morning.

There is a registration list for Interclub members to register for 2018 on the whiteboard in the foyer.

Mid-Week ladies Shootout winner was Jan Tomlinson, Silver Champ was Sue Somerville and Bonze 1 Champ was Ange Walsh – congratulations Ladies.

Good Luck to our Women Champion of Champions playing at Martinborough on Saturday 25th November.

Good Luck to our Men’s Champion of Champions playing at Masterton on Sunday 26th November.

All members, mostly from recurring bookings please let me know if you are unable to cancel your bookings after next Tuesday, Dot Golf have assured me that they have fixed the issue we have had with cancelling bookings, however this has not been a quick fix from them as they had to download more data into our system, so we might have a few members still unable to delete themselves from the bookings.

We still have a problem with the twos mainly due to rollover each week, but the Shootout has been sorted.

On the 6th December the Mid-Week Women are having a BBQ at Grahame and Maree Adams, 79 Cruickshank Road, from 6pm. All Te Marua women are invited, cost is $20.00 per person, bring you own beverages. Please pay Carole Medway, put your name on the list on the notice board. Mid-Week Women’s Trophies for the year will be presented.

I noticed in the weekend a member thought he was so good at golf he would play without his putter (which was in my office) I am not going to mention any names, but our Club Captain actually putted better without it, doesn’t really say much for his golf does it??

Great News!!! Gail is back next weekend – working the afternoon shift on Saturday and Sunday, then back into full duties in December.

What’s on this week:

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club day Austad Cup RD2, Golfer of the Year RD9.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday MW Men, 9 hole Stableford.

Wednesday – MW Women.

Thursday – MW Men hosting Levin, Business House Twilight RD5.

Friday – ENZED Group at 10.00am – Teeing of #1 and #10.

Saturday – SHOOTOUT FINAL.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

Cloudy, slight breeze up here today.

Winner of the $50.00 Raffle was John West.

We have a new staff member Emma Bingham who will be doing the cleaning downstairs, also training in the shop to be on call while Gail is away, I am sure you will all make her feel welcome.

We wish Gail a speedy recovery from her operation and hope she is back playing golf in the near future.

Twilight Golf starts on Thursday 26th October – have you got a team to REGISTER!!!

On Friday 3rd November we are hosting the Diplomats and Te Marua, I have put a registration form out for Te Marua members to register, we normally get a good field for this tournament, it does not cost our members anything, Diplomats pay for the prizes and platters. Please make an effort supporting this tournament.

Master Registration forms will be available soon, the cost for Te Marua Members is $90.00, non-members $120.00. Don’t forget you can use your vouchers to pay, tee times are confirmed with payment. Meals paid with registration will be $20.00, meals after registration will be $25.00.

What’s on this week:-

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday – MW Men, 9 hole Medal & Putts R11.

Wednesday – MW Ladies LGU Putts.

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available all day.

LABOUR WEEKEND!!

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

Weather up here today is fine at the moment, but looks like the showers can roll in sometime soon, or hopefully they will stay in the hills.

Twilight Golf starts on Thursday 26th October. Members can always form their own teams to participant in this fun tournament. It cost $360.00 for a team of 4 ( $90.00 each) which includes your meals, weekly team and individual competition and prizes, tee off is between 5 – 6pm, it runs each Thursday for 6 weeks.

Congratulations to the Green-Keepers on a job well done!!! Course looks beautiful – You are AWESOME!!

What’s on this week:-

Saturday – Today course available

Sunday – Club Day

Monday – course available all day

Tuesday – MW Men

Wednesday – MW Women

Thursday – MW Men

Friday – course available

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, looking forward to watching the All Black game tomorrow morning.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Afternoon everyone,

Short and Sweet today everyone,

Again it is with a very heavy heart I have to inform you that Club Member Clark Porter passed away last Saturday, I still can’t get my head around his unexpected death. Clark has been a member on and off for a number of years, he would often play early Sunday morning in his normal group, sometimes played on a Friday afternoon, but often came up randomly to practise his putting or just a few holes. I shall miss him very much , my condolences go out to his wife Lynn and children Shannon and Reece, plus all members that knew him.

The Left-Handers Tournament has been cancelled.

The Raffle that they donated will be drawn on Sunday, only 20 numbers left to sell.

The course today is open from 10-18 with carts. Dave has just came back from checking #1 to #9 and said he is quite surprised how good it is looking, it’s still wet underfoot so if members are wanting to play down there that is fine, but no CARTS #1 to #9. This is still of course reviewed by the committee daily.

There was be NO COURSE MAINTENANCE in October as stated in your programme book.

Please let me know if you are wanting to enter a team into the Business House Twilight Golf starting on the 26th October.

What’s on course this week:

Saturday – course available all day.

Sunday – Club Day.

Monday – course available all day.

Tuesday – MW Men .

Wednesday – MW Women. A Group of 40-45 teeing off #1 and #10 at 12 – 12.30pm.

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available all day.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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BLOB

Morning everyone,

Lovely up here today.

I don’t like to start the newsletter with a negative vibe – but here goes!!!

Recurring Bookings are a privilege, if you do not delete your name or group on a Sunday when you know you are unable to play I will delete you from recurring bookings, and another member/members can have your slot.

NO CARTS ALLOWED ON ANY OF THE FAIRWAYS, PLEASE DRIVE ON THE HIGH SIDE OF THE ROUGH, DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS ANY FAIRWAY. If members are seen abusing this decision you will not be welcome to use your cart.

Into practicing your golf ?

To the someone who spent time earlier this week using the 18th fairway as a practice area, please desist ! Fairways on our course are NOT practice areas.

To your credit, divots were replaced – and it must be said, well done for abiding by that point of golf etiquette.

By all means, play a practice round or part round, maybe with a couple of practice / try-that-again shots here and there on your way around the course / hole, but playing lots of shots from the same area on the same fairway, particularly when taking lots of divots, is just not acceptable.

Perhaps it is timely to mention, as information for new members, a reminder for others, the designated practice areas on our golf course are:

o The Practice fairway, which starts down by the #10 Yellow Tees, and runs between #10 and #18 fairways (delimited by the tree-lines)

o Putting Green and separate chipping green outside the Club shop

o Practice nets behind/beside the cart shed and grassed area adjacent to #1 tee

o The Bunker and Practice Green located between the 18th Green & 14th Fairway.
Chipping to this green to be from within 10 – 15m of the edge of the green, or from beyond the 90m marker between the trees near the main entrance to Te Marua Golf Club.

Thank you everyone for your co-operation and support on this aspect of maintaining our golf course in the best possible condition to be enjoyed by all our golfers.

ALSO – NO ONE!!! Is allowed near the tree that has been cut down to take wood, not only is it a Health and Safety Hazard, but the trees on the ground have been sold, the tree that is left standing is still being reviewed, some branches are hanging from it and may fall, hence the reason for fencing off around the tree, plus we are just waiting to see if the tree left standing has been damaged.

On a brighter Note:-

You would probably have heard that ex Te Marua member Bryan Hughes won the Senior Amateur Championship in Sunningdale, he became the first Englishman and Te Marua ex member to lift the trophy since 2003, he finished 2 shots ahead of Doug Hanzel and Gene Elliot from United States and Steven Williams from South Africia. Bryan who is 55 years old was on the reserve list before receiving a late entry into the championship, he completed the final round with a three under par 67 to lift the trophy on a four over par total 214. His wife Elizabeth, caddied through the championship that was affected by torrential rain on the opening day, Bryan now earns exemption into the 2018 Senior Open presented by Rolex at the Old Course, St Andrews. Great achievement from an ex-member, I have noticed his named on a few club trophies here, plus have spoken to a few members that new Bryan.

Left-handers Tournament on Saturday 30th September. – Have your registered???

$5.00 Raffles donated by Left-Handers Tournament – Have you got your ticket???

Have your voted yet????

Don’t forget to put your clock forward on Saturday night!!!

Nice Golf Cart for Sale, great condition, new batteries $3500.00, contact office.

What’s on course this week:-

Monday – course available – small group of Ladies playing at 9.30 from Waikanae.

Tuesday – MW Men, 9-Hole Gross RD11.

Wednesday – MW Women – Frances Cole Trophy.

Thursday – MW Men.

Friday – course available all day – small group from the Fire Service teeing off 9.30.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Regards Sonia

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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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