PGC Newsletter 07.06.2024

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS (Congratulations to the winners, well done to everyone.)

Senior Men – Jason Smith defeated Jared Brock

Intermediate Men – Dave (Bubba) Mitchell defeated Peter Bourke

Junior B Men - Daniel Steminger defeated Willie Wilson

Silver Ladies – Pam Bisset defeated Lisa Cotton

Bronze 1 Ladies – Seona Ashton defeated Bronwyn Smith

Bronze 2 Ladies – Trish Cuttance defeated Deirdre Power

Bronze 3 Ladies – Jo Bisset defeated Raewyn Newman

Junior A Men playing this weekend – Sam Gordon vs Jess Rueben.



We have entered a team in the Manawatu-Wanganui

 Handicap Pennants which is being played in 2 divisions. The format is singles and simultaneous fourball. After a round robin of 5 games, there will be a semi-final and a final to determine the winners. The draw is:

9th June – Round 1 vs Feilding at Palmerston North (team names further down the newsletter)

23rd June – Round 2 vs Foxton at Foxton.

7th July – Round 3 vs Palmerston North here at home.

14th July – Round 4 vs Levin at Manawatu.

21st July – Round 5 vs Manawatu at Levin.

4th August – Semi-finals, TBA

11th August – FINALS, TBA.


This season, we changed our weekend competitions around to play the majority in the summer/autumn, and by doing this, it has created a gap in the winter. However, I am pleased to announce that we have a new competition starting for the winter. A trophy has been generously donated by Graham (Rat) Thomson, named “The Gerald Smith Memorial Winter Cup” and is open to both men and women.

The competition will be played over 6 rounds (Saturday and Sunday at our normal club tee times unless stated otherwise) and will start on Saturday 29th June. These will comprise 2 Par rounds, 2 Stableford rounds and 2 Medal rounds.

The competition scoring system on the day will happen like this:

  • 1st place will get 5 points
  • 2nd place will get 3 points
  • 3rd place will get 2 points
  • 4th place will get 1 point

Also, everyone will get 1 point for turning up on club day. Of course, you can’t double dip on both days! So, whoever has the most points after the six rounds will be the winner, however, if there is a tie for first, then it will be a chip-off from the balcony for the closest to the pin on number 2 green.

I’ll have a spreadsheet going for this competition and will update you all after the fifth round.

The draw is:

  • Round 1 - Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – Medal
  • Round 2 – Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July – Stableford
  • Round 3 – Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July – Par
  • Round 4 – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July – Medal
  • Round 5 – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July – Stableford
  • Round 6 – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August – Par.


  • Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th – Jeff Hibberd Trophy (Stableford) 12.15
  • Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th – 9-hole ladies’ competition (9 – 11am)
  • Saturday 8th – Nett Plus Putts (all) 11.15
  • Sunday 9thMARQUIS SHIELD Rd4 at home vs Martinborough. Course closed from 10am to 3pm
  • Monday 10th – Monday Pennant finals at Rangitikei vs Wanganui (Reserve Day Monday 17th), ladies Pennant dinner at Hill Top Restaurant that evening
  • Tuesday 11th – Mid-Winter Christmas with Eketahuna at home 12-hole foursomes
  • Saturday 15th – Par 11.15 (Note change in competition)
  • Saturday 15th and Tuesday 18th – LGU Silver Medal and Stableford Button
  • Sunday 16th – Par 9.00 (Note change in competition)
  • Saturday 22nd – Stableford (Note change in competition)
  • Saturday 22nd and Tuesday 25th – Olsen Cup Rd3 (Stableford)
  • Sunday 23rd – Stableford (Note change in competition)
  • Sunday 23rd - MARQUIS SHIELD Rd5 at Eketahuna vs Carterton
  • Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th – Winter Cup Round 1 (Nett)
  • Sunday 30th – TC Day and AGM – Stableford, 11am tee off       


Riverside Cup – Playing the home team in the final of Riverside Cup at Riversdale Beach proved a step too far for our ladies who although they lost this round finished in 4th place only one point behind Riversdale. Eketahuna won by 4 ½ points to second placed Masterton.

Monday Pennant – At Rangitikei on Monday10thin the finals, our team is playing off with Wanganui for 9th and 10th place. The team is Lisa Cotton, Steph Tisdall, Pam Bisset, Lynne Huddleston, Seona Ashton and Trish Cuttance. All the best ladies.


Marquis Shield – On Sunday here at home, we are playing Martinborough. The team is: Senior – Danny Pierey and Steve McHardy, Keiran Pierey and Jason Smith. Intermediates are Nigel Pearson and Brett MacDougall, Lionel Toheriri and Jason Kelly while our Juniors are Peter Bourke and Mark Thomson, Sam Gordon and Graham Thomson. Good luck, guys.

Handicap Pennant – Also on Sunday, at Palmerston North, our team of Lee Thomson, Shaun Smith, Jared Brock, Jeremy Blatchford, Jamie Smith and Scott Beales play Feilding in our first outing in Pennants. Good luck team.

9-HOLE THURSDAY LADIES RESULTS – MAY STABLEFORD (Taken from Dot Golf system where cards have been entered).

9th May

1st= Jacqui Brabyn and Susan Golder 20 points

3rd Lyn Stevens

4th Nicole Percy

5th Veronika Smith

16th May

1st Jacqui Brabyn 17 points

2nd Nicole Percy

3rd Veronika Smith

4th Lyn Stevens

23rd May

1st Nicole Percy 12 points

2nd Lisa Lyons 12 points

3rd Jacqui Brabyn 12 points

4th Veronika Smith

30th May

1st Susan Golder 17 points

2nd Lyn Stevens


Thursday 23rd May - Stableford

1st Ivan Fraser 40 points

2nd Lionel Toheriri 36 points

3rd Nigel Pearson 34 points by lot from Peter Johns


Saturday 25th May – Medal

1st Bob someone 72 nett

2nd Nigel Pearson 73 nett

3rd Joe Cuttance 75 nett

Closest to Pin

#9 – That Bob again

#12 – Nigel


Tuesday 28th May  – Trethella Rd2 (Par)

1st Megan Smith 4 up (GREAT!)

2nd Margaret Drysdale 1 up

3rd Dawn Smith 1 down

4th Lynne Huddleston 2 down

Drawn Twos: Dawn, Denise Galvin

Longest Putt (18): Megan

Thursday 30th May - Stableford

1st Alan Bisset 35 points

2nd Nigel Pearson 35 points

3rd Colin Wallace 35 points

4th Lionel Toheriri 30 points

5th Steve McHardy 30 points


Saturday 1st June – Stableford

1st Nigel Pearson 35 points

2nd Jason Kelly 32 points

3rd Mark Hemopo 30 points

4th Joe Cuttance 29 points

5th David Mitchell 29 points

6th Peter Johns 28 points

Closest to Pin

#9, #12 – Nige - NICE


Jason (4), Peter J (4) and (9), good work, Pete.


Sunday 2nd June – Stableford

1st Nigel Pearson 36 points

2nd Brett MacDougall 34 points


Brett (14), Sam Gordon (12)


Monday 3rd June – Stableford

We had visitors from Patea, Waverley, Hawkestone and Te Ngutu playing.

1st Jason Kelly 35 points, 2nd Verna Bourke 32 points, 3rd Peter Bourke 32 points, 4th Casey Whanau 32 points, 5th Lawrence Aspinall 32 points

Closest to the Pin #9: Casey

Closest to the Pin #12: Mike Taiteato

Twos: Casey (9), Graham Hughes (14)


Tuesday 4th June  – Olsen Cup Rd2 (Stableford)

1st Megan Smith 47 (MASSIVE!)

2nd Bronwyn Smith 37 points

3rd= Dawn Smith, Seona Ashton, Trish Cuttance 35 points

Twos: Trish (9), Seona (9), Bronwyn (18) and Lisa Cotton (9)

Longest Putt (4): Paula McCool

NOTE: Trish and Seona were playing a match, they halved the 9th with twos! Pretty good going.


Posted: Friday 7 June 2024