PGC Newsletter 16.03.2021

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS: All these young people, Sam Anderson, Tiari Aspinall, Ben Harris, Angus Wylie and Ben Schnell have joined as members. Welcome to Pahiatua Golf Club, I hope you enjoy yourselves out on our beautiful course.

CONGRATULATIONS LISA COTTON: Lisa has been named at number 2 in the Manawatu-Wanganui Women’s Masters’ team. The 4-round tournament is to be played 9th -11th April 2021 at Northland GC at Kamo. Well done Lisa, and good luck for a successful tournament.


On Sunday here at home, our Championship Pennants played a very strong Manawatu team which included Lisa Herbert (nee Aldridge) who plays off a +0.5 handicap, they lost 3 nil.

The round that was postponed on 7th March will now be played on 2nd May at Feilding, the original venue. Another change for this division is on Sunday 28th March – the matches have been changed from Wanganui to Rangitikei. Lisa and Lindy will be our team that day. Good luck, ladies.

On Monday, our Silver team played Wanganui here at home and had a 4-2 win while the District team played Wanganui at Eketahuna, they lost 2-3. Next outing for both teams is on Monday 12th April. The District team will be here at home, the Silver at Eketahuna.


Wednesday 10th March – Hibberd Trophy

1st D Percy 39 points

2nd P Lofthouse 35 points

3rd N Squires/L Toheriri 31 points


Thursday 11th March – TWILIGHT Ladies’

1st D Smith 21 points

2nd A Treder 19 points


1st= R Atkinson and P Timmins 20 points

2nd B MacDougall 19 points

Top Team: Miffs Mob 53 points

Closest to Pin: P Timmins #12

Twos: G Thomson #12


Twilight is over for the season.


A special thanks Steven McHardy for all the work he has put in to running twilight this year.


The prizegiving, along with a meal, will be held on Friday 26th March 7.30pm.


You are welcome to get out there and play a few holes earlier on.



There were 60 players in the field, a little down on previous years, but the weather forecast was pretty crappy. This is the first year that we were lucky enough to receive sponsorship from Property Brokers’ Pahiatua and Woodville branches and it was nice to be joined by their ladies, Jude, Jacqui and Fiona to present the prizes.


Division 1 – up to 19 hcap

Division 2 – 20 - 26

Division 3 – 27 plus

Best Nett

H Dickens (Fldg) 74

M Chapple (Eke) 77

R Squires (Pah) 77

Best Gross

P Bisset (Pah) 85

S Ross (Pah) 94

J Duffy (Eke) 100

Best Stableford

L Wheeler (Pong) 35 cb

A Schroder (Fldg) 29

B Stuckey (Mana) 34

2nd Stableford

J Alabaster (R’Tira) 35

K Henderson (Ap) 28 cb

C Rose (Mana) 31

3rd Stableford

J Healey (Mana) 34

M Brislane (Pong) 28

P Lochore (Eke) 29 cb

4th Stableford

R Williams (Mar) 33

G Murphy (Dvke) 28

M Young (R’Tira) 29

5th Stableford

C Daysh (Pah) 32

W Fryer (Waipawa) 27

D Galvin (Pah) 28

Nearest to the Pin

Anne Schnell (Fldg)

Elaine Swanney (Dvke)

Christine Rose (Man)

Longest Drive

Margaret Stephenson (Dvke

Kathy Henderson (Apiti)

Barbara Stuckey (Man)

TWOS – Margaret Hooper Anne Schnell, Colleen Daysh

FRIENDSHIP SHIELD: Won by Pahiatua with an average 26.2 points on Dannevirke on 24.1.

– did anyone remove a paper-type cylinder from inside the trophy cabinet? It contained the stickers to go onto the board for Those Who Have Played to their Age. If they have been put somewhere else, please let me know by return email. Otherwise we will have to get some more.


Thursday 18th – Hibberd Trophy Club haggle, 12.15pm

Saturday 20th – Medal – Byrne Cup Rd 1 – Junior and Senior divisions, best 3 of 4 rounds. 12.15pm

Weekend Ladies – LGU Gold Medal and Stableford button and Home Links*

Sunday 21stTC DAY – South Wairarapa Workingman’s Club golf adjunct to visit, teeing off at 10.30am PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME FROM LAST NEWSLETTER.

Tuesday 23rdHome Links* 10am tee off

Thursday 25th – Hibberd Trophy Club haggle, 12.15pm

Saturday 27th – Par – Watson Cup Rd 1 - Junior and Senior divisions, best 3 of 4 rounds, 12.15pm.

Weekend Ladies – Par, Trethella Rd 1, and matches

Sunday 28thMarquis Shield at Carterton vs Eketahuna, good luck team

Championship Pennant at Rangitikei vs Feilding

Tuesday 30th – Par, Trethella Rd 1, and matches, 10am

LADIES’ STUFF – things you might not know:

*Home Links are events that are played at home club courses with district and national winners being determined from individual club results. The events are: Coronation Medal nett competition for Silver division only, Aotearoa Cup nett competition for Silver and Bronze players, Best Gross Cup an 18hole gross competition for Silver and Bronze players, and a Veteran’s Trophy nett competition for Silver and Bronze players who are over 70 years of age as at the date of the competition.

LGU – (Ladies’ Golf Union) are medal competitions set by the Committee each year. A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 rounds are to be scheduled annually. Players are to use their current handicap index on the day of play.

NZ Golf give each club Silver and Bronze medals to be awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate of the best four scores returned in her division. There is one Silver medal and the number of Bronze medals depends on how many players fall into the Bronze division handicap range.

Our club awards a Gold or Silver medal for best nett on LGU rounds, along with awarding a Stableford button for the best points that day. Best stableford points on LGU day are used for qualifying and seeding of the ladies’ Shootout.

Eclectics - cards are in the box in the ladies’ room – for more information please ask at the starter’s office, or see a committee member. Ideally, scores should be entered on the day of play.

Simply record your scores per hole when you play and add your better scores to produce an 18-hole score which will be calculated to determine the players from each division who have had the best cumulative nett round for the year from Opening Day. You must have a score for each hole, and the entry is to be dated and initialled by your marker. Rounds that are eligible for eclectics are all club competitions and matchplay where you have holed out. Extra day cards are not eligible, and neither is a “gimmee” score.

Par and Birdie Tree charts – can only be entered on Saturday or Tuesday competition days

These lovely charts are on the wall in the ladies’ room by the library. Simply write your name on the matching card for the hole where you score a par or a birdie. The annual winner for each will get to look after a stunning lady doll for the year. Why wouldn’t you want to win that?


Posted: Wednesday 17 March 2021