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PGC Newsletter 27.02.2019

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pahiatua Golf Club will remain closed until we are told via NZ Golf that we can open up again. The gate has been locked and security measures remain in place. Take care, be kind. From the Committee. 

FINAL MACDOUGALL’S TWILIGHT NIGHT is to be held on Thursday 28th February. TK urges all those who have played twilight this season to show up. After golf, you will be treated to burgers and a generous prizegiving session. There is an awesome trophy up for grabs.

 CONGRATULATIONS TO LISA COTTON who has been named in the Man-Wang Masters team. The team of four will be playing in the NZ Women’s Masters gross stableford tournament at Nelson in April. Well done Lisa and good golfing in Nelson.

 NUMBER #5 – there is a temporary green in the front of number 5 – check the noticeboard. Thank you.

 LADIES’ PENNANTS

Well done to the Silver team (Pam Bisset, Colleen Daysh, Deb Henricksen and Lindy Wheeler) who beat Feilding 4-2 at Rangatira on Monday. Unfortunately, the District team of Sue Ross, Pam Huddleston, Rona Squires and Trish Cuttance suffered a 1-4 loss to Castlecliff at the same venue. These ladies weren’t helped by having to walk down the hill when the lift broke down!

The Championship Pennant team – Lisa Cotton and Lindy Wheeler play Manawatu B at Levin this Sunday. Good luck ladies.

MARQUIS SHIELD TEAM

Our team for the first round of Marquis Shield has been named:

Noel Coombe, Danny Pierey, Campbell MacGibbon, Kieran Pierey, Andrew McKnight, Mark Field, Ian Sturgess, Peter Johns, Jossh Elton, John Metcalfe, Stu Huddleston and Mark Hemopo. Congratulations and good luck for Sunday at Eketahuna, team.

 NEW MEMBERS

We make a special welcome to George Anderson a new junior member of the club. It’s nice to see youngsters coming along and getting into golf. Have fun golfing, George.

Another new member is Scott Harrison. A very big welcome, Scott, I hope you will enjoy golfing at Pahiatua.

Please make both these new members welcome when you see them around!

SUMMER SHOOTOUT - sponsored by Kay and Graham Ball

The shootout got to the 11th hole before those hardy guys decided to pull the pin – they will return to finish off as soon as practicable. Hey guys – it was lovely and fine on the 10th J

TC GOLF – was postponed and is to be rescheduled.

NAMES FOR MATCHES PLEASE – LADIES AND MEN AND MIXED

Entry is not automatic for these events. Please put your names down on the sheets provided in your respective locker rooms. Match draws will be done from 1st April.

LATEST RESULTS

Tuesday 17th February – 16-hole stableford

1st N Mabey 41 points

2nd M McAvoy 39 points

3rd= J Hewlett, S Ross and D Small 38 points

6th G Sorensen 37 points

7th D Smith 36 points

Thursday 21st February – Club stableford haggle

1st S Huddleston 43 points

2nd N Squires 43 points

3rd P Hewitt 42 points

4th C Stevens 39 points

5th P Galvin 39 points

Thursday 21st February – MacDougall’s TWILIGHT – by TK

Ladies:

1st Rhonda Coffin 25 points

2nd Lara Pierey 24 points

Men:

1st= Johan Botha and Jacob Smith 27 points

Teams:

1st Teachers team of Rhonda, Lara and Johan 76 points. Well done

Saturday 23rd February - Stableford

1st T Hall 49 points (well done, Taylor!), 2nd K Broughton 46 points, 3rd T Cuttance 42 points

4th T Lozell 41 points, 5th C MacGibbon 40 points, 6th KP Bourke 40 points

7th T Kerins 39 points by lot from N Coombe

Twos: N Coombe (12), M Field (18), R Stewart (12). The jackpot was not struck.

FROM THE COMMITTEE MEETING LAST WEEK

Cart Shed – all carts are to be moved to the Ashwell shed. Please contact Alec Devonshire 376 4909 for a key and allocation of your bay for your cart.  Fees for parking in the shed are: $150 for cart using power and $100 for the rest. Thanks.

 Thanks to Bisset Honda for the donation of a helmet for the staff when riding the 4-wheeler.

 Haggle prizes were discussed – using the original formula, balls will be allocated thus: 4 Srixon or 2 Taylormade for first, 2 Srixon or 1 Taylormade thereafter. Prizes can also be redeemed for cash but to be honest, I have forgotten the $ amount.  I will confirm that next week (sorry).

 Twilight prizes will be paid out in cash and bar tabs.

 Club carts are not to be removed from the shed for personal use outside of club days unless the user has first contacted Pam Bisset by calling or texting her on 0274 489 709. If there is one available Pam will arrange for you to be able to access the cart shed. Members must pay $10 every time the carts are used. Having the use of the carts is a privilege not a right. Those wishing to use one on a club day need to check the whiteboard to make sure that the carts are not previously booked.

 Course Report 19.02.2019 (abridged from Jason’s original report):

Thanks to the club, members, and volunteers for a very warm welcome. Thanks to the woodcutting crew and the women’s flying spades – results are fantastic. Thanks also to Steve Cullen for his help and knowledge of the course..

Turf talk: The greens got a good hiding over the Christmas break with disease running rampant. Conditions were ideal for it. It took 4 treatments before we finally got on top of it, will be working hard in the next month to rectify the scarring. We have been tinkering with the irrigation system and sprinklers. A more detailed report will be made on this once we get through each and every one individually.

At the time of this report, we could be without water altogether until the river levels rise, which means no mown greens for the next week or two unfortunately. Renovation plans have also been put on hold.

We did have a go at number 5 but came off second best. Was the ideal window for us to allow good time for recovery. So renovation will start when water requirements can be met, otherwise we are looking at the end of March.

Thanks to Andrew for his help and professionalism in dealing with matters regarding the course, Peter and Sturg for their help and no-nonsense, get stuck-in approach.

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Posted: Monday 1 April 2019