PGC Newsletter 12.02.2020


Leigh-Anne Gear to come on board as our Secretary from next month

Meeting with bar staff – Saturday 15th February at 10am, regular volunteers and ladies to attend

Subscriptions can be paid on the Green fee EFTPOS machine and the receipt tab should have your name on (same as cart hire) and put into green fee box. If subs are paid over the bar, the cash should be placed in a bag in the till for Andrew. Or pay online.

We are on the cusp of having to turn the water off due to river levels (as per our consent)

Men’s Qualifying similar to last year – seeding to be done with one qualifying round

Cart shed has been damaged due to logging operations.

Members (or anyone else) cannot help themselves to any wood or pinecones due to Health and Safety rules of the foresters. There will be a burn off and there will be firewood available to the club from pulp logs.

Griselinia hedge apparently not killed by logging operations

Club cart battery chargers have been purchased at a cost of $630 each.

Tree prices – We are just getting prices through now from China they have dropped quite a bit but we should exceed the estimate given. There is a pricing mechanism where the export logs can be sold at 12 month average prices which lessen any potential price drop. The financials are looking good and we look set to exceed the financial estimates.

WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM – from the Handicapper:

Attached is a one-pager of what you need to know about the new World Handicapping System due to be implemented in early April. Your handicap index could change each time a card is entered into Dot Golf, so I am hoping that you will all set yourselves up in My Golf so you can check what your handicap is – this is particularly important if you play away at another club and your card is entered at that club – you cannot rely on the your index being current on the handicap sheets here in that instance.

New Zealand Golf acknowledges live handicapping will be a challenge for smaller Golf Clubs. They will provide a recommendation so that competitions remain accurate at home clubs, but members playing at another golf course will be expected to play off the handicap currently up to date on

It is your responsibility to know your index. Here are two ways to do this using your mobile phone:

  1. You can text your 7-digit membership number to 3673 (FORE) on your mobile to get your current index – easy as.
  2. Download the NZ Golf app and register / log in – you will need to verify your email (an email is sent to the email address in your DotGolf profile) you just need to click on a link to let them know that it is correct.

OR on your PC go to:, register for My Golf, then download the app from the Apple or Play Store

 EMAIL ADDRESSES that we have for you have been added to your Dot Golf profile so that you can sign up for My Golf. If you have any problems registering, get in touch with Colleen by return email or call on 027 424 1464.

 To find out more about what the WHS means, click on the link below

 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK - MOTOR CARAVANNER GOLF TOURNAMENT IS NOW OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS: Tony has reported that golf club members of both Pahiatua and Dannevirke are now invited to enter the Tararua NZMCA Golf Open which is to be played this week on 14th and 15th February (Dannevirke and Pahiatua), final day here at Pahiatua on Saturday15th February. 11am tee off. Entry details can be found by clicking on this link: . If you have any questions regarding this tournament, please contact Tony on 021 543 618 or email him on

 TWILIGHT - 3 more weeks to go


Welcome to Lucas Harman, a new junior member who has been enjoying his twilight with his friend and his Mum. Also, welcome back to Debbie Harding, returning to golf after a period of 4 years. Say hi if you see them around the course.


These are being distributed/sent out at the moment. Subs are due on 28th February, and must be paid by 31st March for you to remain financial and eligible for competitions and club membership. Payment options are available as per details on your invoice and you should contact Andrew McKnight phone 376 7445 or email If you have any questions about your account, please also address them to Andrew. Thank you.

Thank you to the members who have already paid subs – it is much appreciated.

 CONGRATULATIONS LISA COTTON who has been named in the Women’s Masters team to represent Manawatu-Wanganui at Clark’s Beach starting on 1st April. Well done and good luck to Lisa and her team mates, Lisa Herbert (Manawatu), Karen Wehipeihana (Palmerston North) and Vonese Walker (Feilding).

 MAN-WANG LADIES’ PENNANTS: Great start for our District Pennant team who had a big 4-1 win over their Feilding opponents at Rangatira on Monday. Not so for the Silver team that suffered a 3 ½ to 2 ½ loss at the hands of Marton. The next round for Pennant is on Monday 24th February.

 LADIES’ CLUBS NZ NORTH ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: Big congratulations to the ladies’ from our club representing the Tararua Club golf adjunct in the N I ladies’ 2-day annual medal tournament at Castlecliff at the weekend. They WON!! Margaret Drysdale had nett rounds of 66 and 67 the tournament’s best overall nett, Colleen Daysh 73, 73 and Pam Bisset 77, 73. The team finished on a combined nett of 429, 7 shots clear of second place Ohope Beach. This is the first time that Tararua has won the Cup. Well done, ladies.


Under the radar, but I heard last week that Bronwyn and Miff were cleaning up in golf at the Masters Games in Dunedin. They played Balmacewan, St Clair and Chisholm Links courses. Their results: Jason – Men 35-49, Gold medal nett 135, Gold medal stableford 42 points. Bronwyn - 30-59 Bronze medal in Stableford. Canadian Foursomes Mixed Silver medal (on countback) 63 nett and Two-ball Mixed Gold medal, nett 59. What great golfing from you both. Putting Pahiatua on the map as well! Awesome results, well done.


Thursday 6th February – ATs Pot (Stableford)

1st C Stevens 44 points

2nd T Hall 43 points

3rd S Huddleston 43 points

4th K Broughton 42 points

5th KP Bourke 40 points

6th P Johns 40 points

7th P Galvin 40 points


Thursday  6th February – Twilight (Stableford)


1st S Herbert 23 points

2nd D Galvin 22 points


1st Jacob Smith 25 points

3rd= B MacDougall, B Steele and L McHardy 23 points


Smith family – 66 points

Saturday 8th February – Stableford

1st N Pearson 42 points

2nd J Delehanty 40 points

3rd D Pierey 39 points

4th R Stewart 38 points

Twos: N Pearson (18 and 4), T Kerins (4), R Stewart (9), K Pierey ( 4), C Turner (14)

The jackpot hole was #18 and struck by Nigel. Well done.



Posted: Thursday 27 February 2020