Hello golfers


Wow , What a busy month its been. Obviously that one day less has made the year go a whole lot faster. A few more weeks and daylight saving will end along with twilight on Wednesday nights and you will soon be sitting in front of the fire cursing why you didn't get out a bit more often while you had the chance.


We are still at risk of fire so please be careful where you through your butts.


Heroes of the month:


Jared and the vollys for doing a fantastic job with the scarifying as 10 days after this, as I write, the greens are looking great already. In a couple of weeks time, and you will be back spinning your approach shots inches from the hole or putting them in from across the green

Robert Jones for the excellent work on painting the Pro shop similar to that in Kay's office. The club can't thank you enough.

All the vollys who turn up week after week to maintain the course to its usual high standard and

just happened to paint the containers last month as well.

Kay every month for doing fantastic work. She has successfully gained another grant of $3500 which has paid for all the sand for the scarafying.

Andy McGinty for assisting the starting on Sundays and twilights.


Well done again and thank you.


Congratulations to our over 60's Mens Interclub team on winning their competition.


The 50th anniversary is tracking along nicely with many thanks to the organising committee. Please, if you have anything of interest or value that would contribute to making this a night to remember, contact someone on the committee or the office. We only get one chance at it as I don't think there will be too many of us around for the 100th.


We are nearly there with 18, hole sponsors but it doesn't stop there. With the change in rules ,our cups and flagsticks need replacing as they are fairly well worn out and on a lean so we need new ones. Yes, I can hear your brains ticking over as there must be someone in the club who knows someone out there who would just love their name on every flag on every hole. There would be a setup cost and the club is willing to negoiate as we would potentially look to a 5 year deal.


Again, thank you for all your support.


Jim Knowles






Please note that there is a couple of changes and course closures on Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th March. We have the Placemakers Tournaments scheduled for those days. As a one off we need to start theThursday tournament at 9.00am so that Placemakers can tee off at 1.00pm. There is 100 of them multi tee start that day. On the Friday they are teeing off at 12.30pm and there will be 120 players. These tournaments are good money spinners for the Club and we need to work with Placemakers on this. Course will be closed both afternoons. What we do need is scorers for later in the day both days for about an hour or two. If you are able to help on either day this would be much appreciated so can you contact me at the office.


Don't forget the Ex West Coasters Tournament is on Sunday 31st March.


ANZAC Day tournament is coming up and we need a naming rights sponsor. If you know of a Company that would like to sponsor a tournament and get naming right and advertising on course and in the Clubhouse please contact a member of the Committee or the office. We also need prizes for this tournament so please ask around for donations from your friends and business colleagues.

We will also advertise them contribution around the course and club house. This tournament has always been a success for the club and we would like that to continue.


Entertainment books are again for sale this year. $70 each of which $14 comes back to the Club. A good fundraiser. The following link will get you to the sight for on line ordering. This can be done now with early bird offers available. https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/9y46983


All from me.






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