PGC Newsletter 08.07.2020

SECRETARY – I am delighted to inform you all that we have been fortunate enough to enlist the services of Leigh-Anne Gear to take on secretarial and administrative tasks on behalf of the committee and club. Thank you Leigh-Anne, this will be a big help.

RIP FORMER MEMBER ANNE OWENS – Anne passed away aged 89 on Sunday 28th at Palmerston North Hospital. From our records, Anne played as a 9-holer from 2005 until 2009. She attended our ladies’ Christmas lunch for former members in November last year. Her daughter Anita McCool was also a member until she moved away. A sympathy card has been sent to her family on behalf of club members.

DONALD VASESThis Sunday 5th July, 27-hole Mixed Canadian foursomes – best nett, tee off at 9.30. Arrange own partner, please. Haggle is $5 each person.


Poles for the fence on #17 to be delivered (have been at time of writing)

We are teaming up with FlexiToursNZ who we hope will promote green fee trips to play at Pahiatua. They are hoping to also work in with the Brewery. There is no cost to our club.

We are following up on suitable dates for the next NZMHA tournament in conjunction with Dannevirke and Eketahuna,

MWGA training for coaching volunteers is to be undertaken one evening in July. Volunteers who have put their names forward will be contacted when a date has been settled on. Training will be in the Bush Multisport Rooms.

Firewood – has restarted. In the previous week S Huddleston, P Galvin, G Smith and P Johns have been busy splitting wood. S Cullen and Jason have cut up the blue gums by the 17th green ready to split. We appreciate what is being done by the tree people. They are doing a tremendous job.

The slicer has been put through the greens. Spraying is being carried out. Coring will be done in the spring.

Some caravanners staying at the Mangatainoka River are using our facilities when they should not be. If members see this happening, they should challenge them just as you would someone playing without paying their green fees. We are investigating installing coin-operated machines for the shower.

The meeting has approved in principle that we investigate the purchase of a new fairway mower. Maintenance on our present mower is costly, and some parts are now obsolete, it is on its “last legs”.


Thursday 25th June – Stableford

1st P Johns 33 points


Saturday 27th June – Stableford

1st N Coombe 35 points

2nd P Johns 34 points

3rd L Toheriri 33 points

4th R Fryer 32 points

Closest to Pins: #9 – K Pierey

#12 M Field

Twos: M Field #12, L Toheriri #14, T Kerins #9

Jackpot #14, struck by Lionel. $72, well done.

Sunday 28th June – Donald & Williams Salvers, mixed foursomes

1st D and G Smith 75.5 nett

2nd D and P Galvin 79.5 nett

Winners of the salvers are Gerald and Dawn Smith with two best rounds of 74.5 and 75.5 totalling 150, just 2 better than the Galvins, well done.

Tuesday 30th June – Trethella Rd 2

1st M Brislane, all square

2nd= S Ross and P Bisset 2 down

4th C Daysh 4 down

5th K Ball 5 down

Twos: P Bisset scored a two on both #9 and #14 – good work, Pam.

Accuracy: M Brislane, longest putt #4

“There are two things you can do with your head down, play golf and pray.” Lee Trevino

Posted: Thursday 23 July 2020