Presidents Pen, the 19th Hole May 2018
Can someone slow time down, it’s going too fast. Another month gone. The weather has been good and bad. Some lovely Autumn days and the odd downpour to make growing great.
The new putting green is now in the process of being cut lower and lower. Following this there will be some heavy sanding, a little seeding and watering. PLEASE KEEP OFF THIS UNTIL WE HAVE ESTABLISHED IT (We expect spring / summer to be in play).
We have had a visit from Dave Ormsby from NZ Turf Culture to have a look at some areas of concern by us and the green staff. His visit was very informative and hopefully rewarding for the course, both in the immediate future and in the long term. He sent us a detailed report on how to improve our current situation; the green staff are working on the recommendations at the moment.
The volunteers have been very active, successfully carrying out Monday working bees,cleaning some areas up, felling unwanted trees, and removing low branches, putting our chipper to good use. As a result we have mulch available from time to time. Contact Ken if you would like some. To those who maned up for these WB’s A big thank you, well done. The storm unleashed lots of water and it washed out some paths and we are currently working on these in an effort to have both courses ship shape for the Richardsons.
The entries are coming in slowly for the tournament. We could do with more so get your entries in. The prize table is looking great, thanks to some great buying by Jane and the ladies. The men’s table is almost complete, and is also looking good. The Calcutta tickets are available from Russell, so get in quick.
Thank you to Ray for stepping in for Colin while he is away. It is great to see the enthusiasm to help when help is needed.
It was great to see Lydia back in the winner’s circle and doing it in style. The eagle to finish was just sensational, hopefully now she is 21, she will make all the important decisions .
The big boys are hitting it even further than before it seems, they are using low compression golf balls as well. Jason Day was hitting it very straight and over 350 yards every time, that’s like driving our 5th at the lakes off the back tees. He also hit a 2 iron 280 yards at the 14th on Saturday.
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. ,quote by Sam Snead.
“I gather you make more money in a year than John Key” a nosey stranger asked Ryan Fox, “yeah, well why not?” came the reply “I’m a better player than he is”.
Who was the highest ranked NZ player at the end of last century???What was his ranking? Good golfing,
See you at the Richardsons. President Doug
Pauanui Women’s Golf Open Tournament.
JUNIOR GOLF MEMBERSHIP
Did you know that the cost of the junior membership is only $35.00 which includes a recreation membership?? Any junior membership requires a parent, grandparent, or guardian to be a member of the Club. (Junior memberships are for children under the age of 18 as of 1/4/18)
The Myfan cup was played for in the mixed club day and was won by Heather McConnell and Kerry Stackpole. Runner up was Shelly Bennett and Oliver Leen and in third place Lyn Philp and Alan Brierley.
John Meinhold presenting the cup which was donated by their family.
1 May - Women's Club Day - Stableford: Heather Christie 46, Beverley Mosen 38, Cushla Peers 37.
2 May - Men's Club Day - Net: Murray Wilson 55, Gary Reynolds 57, Pop Taipari 59. NTP: Tony Watson and Hugh Masters.
3 May - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford: John Hindmarsh 21, Shona Knight 20, Graeme Brighouse 19. NTP: Graeme Brighouse.
5 May - Mixed Club Day - Stableford: Men: Tony Cogan 41, Bruce Cameron 41, Bill Singer 40. NTP: Tony Cogan. Ladies: Jo Connolly 38, Heather Christie 35, Beverley Douglas 35. NTP: Bev Douglas.
11 April - Men's Club Day - Borlase Cup R2 - Net: Tony Boyce 57, Gordon Bennett 57, Ray Verrall 57. NTP: Ken Philp and Graham Alexander.
12 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford: Graeme Brighouse 20, John Shaw 18, Jim MacPherson 17.
17 April - Women's Club Day - Net: Div 1: Kath Fahey 59, Shirley Smith 63, Shelley Bennett 63, NTP: Val Turvey. Div 2: Joanne Somerville 59, Cushla Peers 62, Ros Robson 64, NTP: Colleen Witt.
19 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Stableford: Jo Connolly 25, John Shaw 23, John Hindemarsh 20.
18 April - Men's Club Day - Lakes Black Tees Net: Tony Watson 53, Graham Alexander 58, Doug Gooch 59. NTP: Doug Crisp and Doug Crisp.
21 April - Mixed Club Day - Shootout Net: Men: Doug Crisp 55, Ray Verrall 55, Ken Philp 59. NTP: Colin Blythe. Ladies: Karen Heaven 54, Kath Fahey 60, Joanne Somerville 64. NTP: Jo Connolly.
24 April - Women's Club Day - LGU Net/Putting: Div 1: Kath Fahey 59, Val Turvey 66, Shelley Bennett 66. Div 2: Jan Parker 59, Lyn Philp 64, Ros Robson 66, NTP: Jane Masters.
26 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Net: John Hindmarsh 25, John Shaw 27, Shona Knight 29. NTP: John Hindmarsh. Player of month: John Shaw.
27 March - Ladies 18
Hole - Stableford: Div 1: Heather McConnell 38, Val Turvey 35,
Kath Fahey 31. Div 2: Ros Robson 34, Joanne Somerville 32, Marian
Gunson 30. NTP: Ros Robson.
28 March - Men's Club Day - Combined Course Stableford: Tony Boyce 39, Paul Fahey 38, Kerry Stackpole 37. NTP: Alan Brierley and Doug Crisp.
29 March - Mixed 9 Hole - Hidden Partners: Graeme Brighouse/Mike Crang 62, Prue Baillie/Noel Strathdee 62, Shona Knight/Shelia Burke 63. NTP: Graeme Brighouse.
1 April - Mixed Club Day - O'Brien Cup - Canadian Foursomes: Cup winners: Bill Singer/Dawn Williams 50, Tony Boyce/Judy McKenzie 53, Tony Cogan/Karen Heaven 53. NTP: Tuk Sheehan and Dawn Williams.
3 April - Mixed 9 Hole - Putting: Graeme Brighouse 15, John Shaw/Prue Meek/Jim MacPherson 16. NTP: Irene Shaw.
4 April - Men's Club Day - Shootout Net: Doug Gooch 54, Russell Douglas 57, Bob Stokes 58. NTP: Ian Mathieson and Gordon Bennett.
5 April - Ladies 18 Hole Tournament: Div 1: Gross - Shirley Smith, Net - Karen Sweeney, Stableford - Judi Colman. NTP: Paula Parfitt. LD: Mary Thomas. Div 2: Gross - Jan Collier, Net - Bev Mosen, Stableford - Joanne Somerville. NTP: Fiona Bielby. LD: Kath Fahey.
7 April - Mixed Club Day - Shootout Net: Men: Ian Smith 53, Ken Philp 55, Russell Douglas 55. NTP: Ken Philp. Ladies: Joanne Somerville 51, Kathy Fahey 58, Jo Connolly 60. NTP: Jo Connolly
Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge Ambrose Tournament 2017.
What a great afternoon with nearly a full course of golfers playing in the Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge mixed Ambrose Tournament. The weather was great, the balls were rolling and fairy Santa Bev Douglas was refreshing them along the was. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.
A thank you to Dave & Julie Collins from Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge.
1st Team Gross Doug Crisp, Dennis Ebert, Dave Evans
1st team Net Peter Watson, Dave Hunter, Kevin Ashworth
2nd Team Net Mark Follas, Ross Bently, Gordon Bennett
3rd Team Net Scott Mc Cleery, Tony Burgess, Colin Edge
4th Team Net Dave Collins, Warren Hodges, Geoff Dunn
5th Team Net Judy Mc Kenzie, John Mc Kenzie, John Courtney
6th Team Net Jo Somerville, Rus Somerville, John Maxwell
7th Team Net Judy Mathieson, Tan Mathieson, Shelly Bennett
Nearest the pin, David Favans, Russel Choat, Judy Mc Kenzie, Lyn Philp
Longest drive Todd Stocker, Lyn Philp
To see all the pictures of the day click on the Pauanui Clubs Face Book page.
Richardsons Real Estate Pauanui Open Golf Tournament
The Annual Richardsons Pauanui Open Golf Tournament was held on the 19th & 20th of May, organised by the Pauanui Golf Club entailing 36 holes of golf played over two days with over 100 men and women competitors, played over two separate courses.
It was a resounding success even though played in nothing less than extreme challenging weather conditions with gale force winds, rain, showers and a wind chill factor of about 5 - 6 degrees.
The women’s competition held on the Pines Course saw Shirley Smith edging it with a gross of 142 over Raewyn Bainbridge who scored 149 over the 36 holes. The men’s competition held on the Lakes Course saw Alan Brierley prevail over Tuk Sheehan on the Dot Golf count back system after seeing both players post a gross of 150 over the 36 holes.
There were prizes for most competitors in various categories including Gross, Nett and Stableford and even a prize for the best dressed man and women. The events main sponsors Neil and Heather Christie of Pauanui Richardsons Real Estate were on hand Saturday evening at the prizegiving to present winners their prizes. The prize giving, held in the Pauanui Sports and Recretion Club was filled to capacity with competitors and their supporters and a wonderful night of camaraderie was enjoyed by all.
The boys battled all day in the wind and rain to raise the Tolich Cup above their heads but were narrowly beaten 5 – 7. It went down to the wire in the last match of the day. An epic game by all accounts and a gallant fight. All our guys played well but just couldn’t manage to pull a famous victory out of the bag. Congratulations to all the boys down in the Waikato for the terrific journey they have taken us on and to especially to our President Doug Crisp for his dedication and commitment during this event.
Bronze 1 Karen Heaven
Bronze 2 Heather McConnell
Bronze 3 Steph Meredith
2018 Golf Program:
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Greens Committee Convenor:
Match COMMITTEE CONVENOR:
Women's 18 Hole Committee 2018:
BOP Vets CONVENOR:
Woman's 9 Hole Committee 2018:
SECRETARY Barbara Williams
COMMITTEEJill JohnstonJudy Bearman
Golf Club Days:
Womens 18 Hole Club Day - Tuesdays 9.15am
Womens 9 Hole Club Day - Thursdays 9.15am
Mens Club Day - Wednesdays 12.30pm
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