PGC Newsletter 26.10.2019


Sadly, I report that former member Garry Lockwood passed away on Saturday 19th October. Garry had to give up golf just 2 years ago when his health prevented him from continuing to play the game he loved. Our condolences go out to his wife Margaret and family. A service was held at the Terracehaven Chapel in Palmerston North to farewell Garry yesterday. It was nice to see so many golf club members attend and form a guard of honour.


A coloured key has been found on the pavement/grass area coming towards the ladies locker room. Let me know if you have lost one, it is safely in the clubhouse at the moment.


We will shortly be compiling our programme handbook for the 2020 season. If you have a new phone number or address, we would appreciate you letting us know. Also if you update your email address at any time, it would be great if you could let us know thanks.


Thursday, 24th October – Club haggle - Stableford 12.15pm

Saturday, 26th October – Westpac 4BBB (Nett) Drawn partners, one senior and one junior. Ladies – Team eclectics

Sunday, 27th October – Stableford 12.15pm

Monday, 28th October – Labour Day

Tuesday, 29th October – Team eclectic. Ladies’ meeting after play


Tuesday 15th October – Club Captain’s Choice – Stableford played with 3 clubs one of which had to be an 8 iron.

1st T Crispin 42 points

2nd T Cuttance 35 points

3rd S Ross 34 points

Drawn Twos: C Daysh

CTP (14): D Smith

Thursday 17th October – Club Haggle (Stableford)

1st L Toheriri 44 points WOW

2nd I Fraser 37 points

3rd D Campbell 37 points

4th B Doherty 35 points








Friday 20th October – Ladies’ Shootout – Aloma Jackson Trophy

9 ladies turned up to play in the shootout – a very low number

The trophy was won by Pam Huddleston and Trish Cuttance – runner-up the winner was decided by a chip-out which was measured!

Organiser Pam BIsset thanks those who played and Val and John Delehanty who were the referees.


Sunday 21st October – Stableford and TC Day

Golf was postponed until Sunday as Saturday’s weather was atrocious at times. There was a good turnout of TC members, less two having previous engagements which were affected by the change. The winners (below) were all TC adjunct members. Generous vouchers were donated by the Last of the Summer Wine syndicate of Paddy Galvin, Ivan Fraser and Stu Huddleston. Many thanks, gentlemen.

1st M Galvin 42 points, 2nd= P Huddleston and P Galvin 37 points, 4th M Drysdale 35 points

The only two was scored by Paddy Galvin on Dudley Arms. The jackpot hole as drawn was #4, so not struck. Nearest to the pin for TC (12) was Nigel Pearson and the Ball and Chain was awarded to Mike Galvin.




  • We have applied to Central Energy Trust for funding towards purchasing new club carts – still to hear from them.
  • We have been granted $10k from Trusthouse for irrigation of the greens – this is very timely with summer approaching.
  • We are applying again to Infinity for funding towards our greenkeeper’s wages.

Course renovations were discussed at length and we were given an explanation as to why the greens were dethatched in the week of All Finals Day.

The committee very much regrets the inconvenience caused to the players who have all been contacted personally either by email or in person. The greens staff put in three 12-hour days racing to get the dethatching done.

The following has been relayed to all players: "The club is reliant on borrowing gear and its availability to carry out our green renovations. We received the dethatcher and harvester on September 28th, both in poor condition requiring work and repairs before they could be used. They were to be collected on Saturday October 12th leaving us 2 weeks. The weather was not suitable in the first week. We had no option but to carry out the renovations when we did".

Hopefully the follow up from the meeting and email of explanation will go some way towards assuaging the feelings of disappointment of the players.

Membership - We welcomed Anthony Mason who is rejoining, but unfortunately, we accepted the resignation of Richard Webby who is returning to the sunny climes of Nelson. Ben and Margaret Read have also resigned as they have moved to Palmerston North.


  • Bush Classic – we have 32 entries to date
  • Junior Eagles – Sunday 3rd November, Eagles to act as markers
  • NZ Motorhome Association – 3-day Tri- tournament 14th, 15th & 16th February in Dannevirke, Pahiatua and Eketahuna, one course each day. More details as they come to hand
  • St John Charity – a tournament to raise funds towards the new St John building is on the cards but the date is yet to be confirmed
  • Rotary Golf Ambrose – set down for 14th March
  • Opening Day 2020 – will be on 29th February
  • Junior golf – to be held on Wednesdays. Tony Lozell has offered to be the convenor.

Harvesting trees – with timber prices more favourable, we have asked for a new quote for our small patches of forestry

Recommendations for the AGM

  • Subscriptions to remain the same, and we confirm the new categories from last AGM
  • All Finals Day be moved back into September to accommodate green renovations


Nomination forms will be available soon upstairs in the clubhouse. Please consider taking a role on the committee.


Posted: Saturday 2 November 2019