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PGC Newsletter 20.04.2019

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. 

Wishing you all a wonderful, egg-citing, blessed Easter Take care and keep safe if travelling

RESULTS OF LADIES’ OPEN DAY SPONSORED BY SACRED HILL WINERY – Pahiatua/Pongaroa names in bold

Prize

Division 1

Sc

Division 2

Sc

Division 3

Sc

1st Nett

A Pivac (Man)

68 c/b

A Davies (Lev)

68 c/b

V King (Eke)

65

1st Gross

L Sutherland (Eke)

78

G Pickett (CC)

89

T Morrison (Otaki)

97

1st Stableford

M Hooper (Lev)

41 c/b

J Anderson (Eke)

41

B Roche (Dvk)

42 c/b

2nd Stableford

P Huddleston

41

M Mcvoy

40 c/b

K Ball

42

3rd Stableford

C Daysh

40

N Stern (Lev)

40

D Smith

39 c/b

4th Stableford

D Henricksen

39 c/b

M Keenan (Lev)

40

D Galvin

39

5th Stableford

A Schnell (Fldg)

39

T Cooper (Otaki)

39

D Small

39

6th Stableford

L Wheeler

39

C Braddick (Eke)

38 c/b

A Mason

39

7th Stableford

L Stewart (Wvley)

38 c/b

C Louisson (Lev)

38

S Ashton

38

8th Stableford

J Healey (Man)

38

L Howie (Fldg)

37 c/b

G Sorensen

37 c/b

9th Stableford

J Alabaster (R’tira)

37 c/b

K Henderson (Apiti)

37

M Hunt

37

Nearest to Pin

L Sutherland (18)

D Goode (12)

K Ball (9)

2nd Shot (11)

L Sutherland

L Howie

P Lochore

TWOS

L Sutherland, J Ritchie, D Archer, L Cameron, L Ward and J Buchanan

LATEST RESULTS:

Tuesday 9th April – Olsen Cup Rd 1 (Stableford)

1st P Bisset 43 points

2nd A Mason 39 points

3rd= R Squires, C Daysh, D Smith 38 points

6th L Wheeler 37 points

Twos: P Bisset (9, 12, 18)

Accuracy: D Henricksen

Congratulations to Pam Bisset who had a 75 off the stick – her best score ever!

Thursday 11th April – Wairarapa Vets Stableford

Stableford winners – local names only available

1 – 22 handicaps

1st N Squires

23 – 40 handicaps

1st C Stevens

Longest Drive Under 69 - M Bridge 70+ M Galvin, Ladies – B Holmes

Nearest to Pin – W Taylor

Twos: C Stevens, B Russo, P Galvin, W Taylor

Saturday 13th April – Interclub at Dannevirke

10 members travelled to Dannevirke to contest our annual interclub match – we lost to the home team by a small margin.

Stableford at Pahiatua (7 in field)

1st N Squires 38 points

2nd R Stewart 33 points

Closest to Pin: R Stewart (9)

LADIES PENNANTS: Lisa and Lindy lost 1-2 to Manawatu A at Wanganui on Sunday.

A REMINDER that subscriptions are now overdue: If you wish to discuss payment options, please contact Andrew McKnight, 376 7445 or email him mcknights@xtra.co.nz.

FROM THE COMMITTEE TABLE

Membership:

John Southee and Jason Griggs have re-joined, while Colin Wallace changed his membership to full. We had resignations from Margaret Alding, Kathy Shilvock and Carol Allmand.

 

Tee Signs:

Still some to be erected or provided by the sponsors

 

Course/Clubhouse bookings:

Eagles Triangular tournament 1st May, Federated Farmers 16th May.

 

Possible tree removal:

It is to be investigated whether to remove the gum tree behind #4 green and the one at the right of #14.

 

Course Report:

Disease is rife in the greens, will be hard tined. Some contact spraying being done, with systemic spraying into the root system to kill off, greens have some pitting, have been sanded, not dethatched. It is planned to fine-tine the greens to open up and let them breathe, to aerate.

 

Steve Cullen – Apprenticeship:

Steve has been signed up to an apprenticeship course for 12months through ITO while still volunteering on the course. He starts at Level 3 NZ Certificate of Sports Turf Management. There is a cost to the club but this will be more than off-set as we will still have Steve 3 days a week as a volunteer. His 5-years at the club as a volunteer have been invaluable.

 

Marquis Shield:

The team enjoyed a good win over Mahunga here at home in March. Next round is at Martinborough on 5th May.

Tradies Tournament:

There were 57 in the field. The club made over $3000.

Junior Tournament to be held on Sunday 28th April. Advertising has been done; see this newsletter for further details.

Pahiatua New World and Bisset Honda Tournament:

Stableford tournament, tee off at 10.30. There will be men, women and non-golfer sections. Advertising has been done. See this newsletter for more details. The Saturday competition is Watson Cup – those playing in the tournament should score par as well as stableford.

Denny Bourke 1-club Anzac Day hit-out:

All invited to play - $10 entry fee with mutton prizes. Tee off is 12 noon Thursday 26th April. Pick a club – only one club to play with. I hear that Denny had a 77 playing in this one year.

Men’s Club Shirts:

The first lot of club shirts for men have been received and look really good. The tops are $45 each – there are some available right now. Those representing the club at Marquis Shield are encouraged to purchase one.

If you would like one, please contact Richard Stewart 027 273 0661.

Thanks, Richard for arranging these.

I suppose ladies could get one too (they are available in ladies’ sizings) especially now as Rangitikei has stolen our current design. See Sue.

POP parking

It was noted that our charge of $10 per person per night (plus 9 holes of golf) is not in line with other POP parking areas. It was decided to charge $10 per night per vehicle, no golf included.

Championship Qualifying:

It was decided (by the men) that all men members would be put into the championship draws to encourage more participation, especially from those who are new to the club and to golf. Those who do not wish to play in the championships can just cross out their names by the play-by date and put their opponent through. All enquiries should be made to Tony Lozell or Peter Bourke.

The Byrne Cup which was traditionally played alongside qualifying will still be played on the dates set down in the programme. A medal round, best 3 of 4 cards, It is a senior (up to 18 handicap) and junior (19 and over) competition. The ladies will still play their best 2 of four qualifying rounds.

Local Rules for new scorecards: More on this next week.

END

Posted: Friday 10 May 2019