PGC Newsletter 07.05.2021


Last Friday at Feilding, the two Pahiatua 4-ball combinations took out Manawatu-Wanganui District National teams’ competition with a stunning 2-team total of 135 nett, 3 ahead of Manawatu.

Our team pairs were Pam Huddleston and Margaret Alding (nett 73) and Tracy Crispin and Rona Squires who combined to fire a brilliant 62 nett! These ladies could be in line for a national title depending on how the finalists from other districts do.

Our finalists are decided after a qualifying nett round scheduled on our programme, these four ladies were selected after our results were in. Congratulations, well done, a great result.


Well, now’s your chance – open to greenkeepers, club staff or any club member.

Phil Aickin, from Golf New Zealand, will be coming to the Manawatu-Wanganui region on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th of May to run a course on course rating.  Phil will hold the course at Palmerston North Golf Club.

The timing of the days is as follows:

 Day 1    1-5pm   Presentation on the process, Day 2    9.00am Fully re-rate Palmerston North GC

The aim is to have multiple raters around the different regions of the Manawatu-Wanganui District to make it easier for the raters to rate the courses closest to them.

If you are interested and want to attend, contact Dayne Bulloch by email or phone him on 021 732 771


On Sunday 2nd, the Championship team Lisa Cotton and Lindy Wheeler wound up their season playing at Feilding, where they lost to the combined Rangitikei-Marton team 1-2.

On Monday 3rd the Silver team of Pam Bisset, Lindy, Debbie Henricksen and Colleen Daysh playing at Manawatu halved 3-3 with Palmerston North, while at Feilding the District team of Margaret Brislane, Sue Ross, Paula McCool and Trish Cuttance had a resounding win 4-1 also playing a Palmerston North team. Both teams have their next outing on Monday 24th.


We welcome Garry Thompson and Shaun Smith as new members. Please make them welcome when you see them out on the course.

We also welcome two new junior members from Christchurch (grandparents are members); sister and brother Monique and Michael Weber – welcome to the wonderful world of golf! I hope you will be able to get out and play on our awesome course sometime.


Saturday 8th Medal (Rd2 Byrne Cup), Weekend ladies – LGU Gold Medal and Stableford Button, MBM Round 1 and 1st Qualifying round, Nett

Tuesday 11th - LGU Gold Medal and Stableford Button, MBM Round 1 and 1st Qualifying round 10am

Thursday 13th – Hibberd Trophy – stableford 12.15pm

Saturday 15th PAHIATUA NEW WORLD, BISSET HONDA TOURNAMENT 10.30am tee off – see attached poster or go to our website for details.

Weekend ladies – LGU Silver Medal and Stableford Button – remember to play as a medal round.

Sunday 16th – Donald & Williams Salvers Round 2, Mixed foursomes 12pm tee off. If you didn’t get to play the first round, it’s not too late as it is the best 2 of 3 rounds to decide trophy winners.

Tuesday 18th - LGU Silver Medal and Stableford Button 10am

Thursday 20th – Hibberd Trophy – stableford 12.15pm

Saturday 22nd Stableford Round2 Bourke Cup 12.15pm

Sunday 23rd Marquis Shield at Masterton vs Mahunga.


Thursday 22nd April – Hibberd Trophy, Stableford

1st P Johns 39 points

2nd S Huddleston 36 points

3rd K Bayne 36 points


A reminder to all members that the discounted Thursday green fee rate has been abolished and all visitors now pay full fees of $25, except members from Eketahuna and Linton Camp who are subject to reciprocal fees of $15.


Saturday 24th April - Stableford,

1st J Metcalfe 43 points (WOW)

2nd S Huddleston 39 points

3rd I Fraser 38 points

4th G Bills 38 points

Closest to Pin: #9 N Pearson #12 L Toheriri

Twos: L Toheriri (4), J Metcalfe (18), someone Cook (9).

Jackpot hole was 12 so not struck.

ANZAC DAY 1-club

Won by Jason (Miff) Smith after a play-off with Lyall Humphrey. Score was nett 83.

Tuesday 27th April

Only a few hardy souls turned up today and played 9 holes.

Trethella Rd2 was rescheduled to be played in conjunction with Olsen Cup the next week (on 4th May).


Tuesday 4th May

  • Par – Trethella Rd 2

1st K Ball 1 up

2nd= M Drysdale and P Abbot, all square

4th= P Huddleston, B Smith and D Smith 1 down


  • Stableford Olsen Cup Rd 2

1st= M Drysdale and B Smith 36 points

3rd= K Ball, P Abbot, D Galvin and V Delehanty 35 points

7th= D Smith and P Huddleston 34 points

Drawn Twos: P Bisset and M Brislane

Longest Putt #4: V Delehanty




Thursday 29th April – Hibberd Trophy, Stableford

1st R Fryer 39 points

2nd S Huddleston 36 points

3rd J Delehanty 32 points


Saturday 1st May - Stableford

1st M Hemopo 41 points (good one, Mark)

2nd K Bourke 37 points

3rd L Toheriri 36 points

4th D Campbell 35 points

5th S Huddleston 33 points

6th R Fryer 33 points

Closest to Pin: #9 C Wallace #12 KP Bourke

Twos: N Pearson (9)

Jackpot hole was 18 so not struck.


Posted: Friday 7 May 2021