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
Men & Women Mixed Club Day – Saturday 12.30pm
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2019 Golf Program:
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Pauanui Golf Shop for Course Information
Ph: 07 864 8695 Ext: 3
Ph: 07 864 9075
Presidents Pen, The 19th Hole October 2018
What a fabulous Ryder Cup staged in France last week. If you haven’t got a Ryder cup on your bucket list you should now be keen, very keen. I have never seen crowds like that supporting the players (countries), from the telecasting, the 7500 capacity stand at the first tee, the Nordic hand clap, the name chanting, and don’t forget the high standard of golf, especially from the Europeans, who were up against 12 players ranked in the world 21 from the states. “Moliwood ” was unforgettable. Who would have thought the rookies and the supposedly out of form players would play so well, securing the cup for the Europeans. The Captains pick for the Europeans worked. Poulter and Garcia and of course, Fleetwood, all came through with the goods, and the American’s captains pick didn’t fire a shot. Whistleling Straits in Wisconsin 2020. Put it on your bucket list!
The club champs are all ready to go this weekend, draws are done, I wish all the players good luck, play in the spirit of the game and enjoy yourselves. Please remember, if you put your name up to play ,we expect you to play, we realise circumstances change from time to time, however giving us notice of your intensions will enable us to inform the other players in good time. We have had good spring growth, so the grass in the rough areas may be a little long. We are doing our best to ensure a good test of golf come Saturday/ Sunday. The greens have been renovated in the last month, double cutting this week and rolling will see a slick surface.
Ken and his trusty helpers have been hard at it, completing paths, cleaning up after the tree stump grinder did his job.
We are in the process of doing levels of the creek crossing our Lakes course, in view of piping the creek, so please do not mistake these pegs for “OB” stakes. In conjunction with TCDC’s Ian Smith, and Andy Bolton, this project hopefully will come to fruition next year.
We have submitted a work plan and budget for course improvements to management, with large tree felling atop of the list. Hopefully the board will see that we need to keep moving on our course improvements, so to be able to present the best possible product for our members and visitors. The working bees have been successful, long may it continue, we could always use more members, so don’t be shy. The work is easy.
Its good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.
A Ryder cup question. The 1937 match won 8:4 by the US. Played in England. Had two players who played in the 1947 Cup, Match won by the US 11:1. Who were they? One of them didn’t play in the singles match. Who was it? How many players from the England team played in both matches? Put in your calendar Monday 29th, Waikato vets open tournament at Pauanui.
Good golfing, President Doug.
P.S. The Golf Shop has the coffee machine back and also has installed a Pie Warmer so Hot Snacks and Good coffee are available.