PGC Newsletter 11.06.2020


We are back to what they call our new normal. At golf this means business as usual. Thanks to those who co-operated during the various levels of lockdown. Below is from the COVID-19 website:

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  3. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  6. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  8. Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

We are going to provide the MOH QR code for contract tracing. The NZ COVID Tracer App can be downloaded. This might be particularly useful for visitors who wish to use it.  (I couldn’t get it on my phone).


  • You no longer have to sign the contact tracing book.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided for your use.
  • Disc draws allowed.
  • Swap cards, both marker and player to sign.
  • Gimmees no longer sanctioned.
  • You can have the pin removed when putting if you like.
  • No more free relief in bunkers unless allowed for in the rules of golf.
  • Fountains will be back in use.
  • Money and coin can be used to pay for your competition.
  • Check your index and make sure you are playing on the right handicap using the charts.

 NEW MEMBERSThese guys have recently joined (or rejoined) the golf club. If you see them around, please make them welcome. Jeff Smith is rejoining after some time away, and brings with him a friend Mike Mitchell who has moved to Pahiatua recently. Brett Moody (Munga) has been a regular visitor to the course. Welcome, guys.



Those involved will be sent a copy of the draws by email. If you do not wish to play, please put your opponent through to the next round. Any issues please contact Tony Lozell asap.


(Mixed foursomes, choose own partners, best 2 out of 3 nett rounds) will be played 3 weeks in a row, teeing off at 12 noon each of the Sundays – 14th, 21st and 28th June.


Thursday 28th May – Stableford

1st C Wallace 39 points

2nd N Pearson 32 points

3rd S Huddleston 31 points

4th P Johns 31 points

5th R Fryer 31 points by lot from G Smith


Saturday 30th May - Stableford

1st H August 36 points

2nd C Wallace 36 points

3rd KP Bourke 34 points

4th P Johns 34 points

5th J Cuttance 34 points

Twos: None

Tuesday 2nd June – Bingo, Bango, Bongo

1st D Henricksen 22 points

2nd= M Brislane, D Smith and S Ross 21 points

5th= T Cuttance and R Squires 20 points

Twos: D Henricksen #14

Accuracy: R Squires #9

Thursday 4th June – no play


Saturday 6th June - Stableford

1st T Lozell 37 points

2nd R Fryer 35 points

3rd P Johns 35 points

4th D Campbell 33 points by lot from T Hall

Twos: T Lozell #12

Closest to Pins: #12 and #9 – N Pearson

Jackpot #14, not struck

Tuesday 9th June – LGU Gold Medal and Stableford Button, 1st Round Qualifying and MBM

1st M Bollard 74 nett

2nd C Daysh 76 nett

3rd D Smith 78 nett

4th= M Wheeler, D Henricksen and M Brislane 79 nett

7th P Bisset 80 nett

Twos: P Bisset #9

Accuracy: P Cuttance longest putt #12

LGU Gold Medal winner: M Bollard nett 74 and 35 points. Well done, Mary. First week as an 18-hole player, making the most of retirement.


“Putting is like wisdom, partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.” (Arnold Palmer)


Posted: Friday 12 June 2020