Thank you to all those members who came out on Monday evening – braving a foul winter’s night. The discussions were calmly received with many interesting issues raised with varying points of view. Unfortunately I was frustrated by the lack of concrete information that I could impart to the meeting, however, I felt it was worthwhile as a staring point. Following that I am attending a funding application meeting this coming Saturday which may have a bearing on the situation. I shall be contacting you all by email with a brief summary of the latest position as I see it. You will then be able to vote by filling in a voting paper, available in the front golf office,or by replying to the email with your membership number and your vote in the form of a yes or no to the Suburban Club staying or not, by Thursday 28th June. Derek
The Board and all the Club members wish James well and a speedy recovery after his back surgery tomorrow (Friday 22nd) as he looks forward to life both pain and drug free.
Recent items of interest to members…
The first fairway damage will be repaired once we get some dry weather. The repair will require importation of a large amount of fill that will be shaped to hopefully provide drainage as well as a return to an acceptable playing surface.
The hole will be shortened during the recovery period.There could be some further disruption to play when we carry out the work required to protect the areas that have been damaged on the foreshore along the second fairway and on the 14th tee. We will give more notice when we get the dates finalised for this work.At present we are operating with only two grounds staff. Our thanks go to Dick and Gerry for the effort they are putting into the course during this time. It is however very important for all players to give way to our men. This might require some patience and some short delays, but they can only get their regular maintenance completed if they can work in with the playing fields. Please show respect for this simple request.Our Volunteers have been achieving wonderful results with their regular working Bees and one would imagine all members are noticing the work that has been carried out especially around Frog Puddle and in other gardens. Big thanks to Kelvin Gardiner and Joy Rutledge for organising the volunteers and the projects and also to the members who are giving their time and energy in attending the working bees.
Happy Golfing from your hard working Grounds Committee
PITCH MARKS !!!
An issue that we should all be concerned about is the large number of pitch marks that are not being repaired on the greens. With the regular rains the playing surfaces are somewhat softer than would normally be the case, but it is essential for the minimisation of disease on the greens, that we are all diligent about repairing our own, as well as any other marks that we observe. This applies to all members even if you think you do not create a pitch mark, you might surprise yourself at present!
Derek, our President, has suggested a one green/one member approach whereby we all become responsible for one particular green during our rounds. Your personal green will be allocated by the alphabet, whereby your surname will determine which green you are required to be extra fussy about when looking for marks to repair. Derek’s allocation table will be posted on all the notice boards in your respective locker room, also on the main notice board and in the pro shop. Please take note of your allocated green and please do your bit during each round you play and we’ll all see the benefit.
In recent times the Grounds Committee has revisited the Playing Conditions outline that was originally established back in 2012 when the redevelopment committee agreed that our course should be set up as a members course which is capable of being made more difficult for any Championships that might be allocated to the club. The current committee has accepted the Playing Conditions as being a realistic view of how the course should be managed with only minor changes introduced to the original. We believe this outline will give our new Superintendent a guideline on our expectations. There is however, some disagreement amongst members on how the long rough should be managed. The Club Captain has suggested we run a referendum on this topic and that is currently being planned. More details will be outlined once the detail of the referendum is finalised.
The Committee is very pleased with the overall condition of the golf course at present. The seeding program is having considerable effect on the fairways, not only in their general condition but also in many areas where we have previously had no grass at all to play from. Please show your respect to the fairways by always taking a sand bucket and repairing any divots that you, or some less respecting member has created. Gary Davis
NEWS OF THE DAY – WOMEN’S 18 HOLERS
39 Ladies played in the 5thround of LGU and putting competition on Tuesday. Results
Putting: Val Wilson 27 Putts
Best Gross: Taff Maloney 88
Silver Nett: Sally Moore 73
Bronze 1: Rosie Ross 76
Bronze 2: Jan Blomfield 77
Two’s Annie Tiller Next Week:
Total Golf competition: multi tee start off the front nine
Format: single stableford using 7 clubs only including a putter.
There will be a prize for the closest to the pukeko.
This is the last organized competition for Tuesdays before our winter break, from 1 July to 18 August. During this 6 week period there will be a stableford competition, enter on dot golf and $2 entry fee.
Tee time and playing partners would be those you put your name down with. UP-COMING EVENTS 21 June: Pennants, Nelson Central and Nelson North teams playing Motueka teams at Greenacres.
Good luck ladies. 28 June: DOD Totaradale signup sheet in Ladies Locker Room. 5 July: Nelson Regional Open Day at Motueka
4BBB $7 per player $2 for two’s,
Teams of 4. Best 3 scores count.
Report 10am for 10.30 start.
Signup sheet in Ladies Locker Room. 12th July @ Greenacres – Gwen Crossman Foursomes
36 HOLE COMPETITION – Entry fee $25 per pair Tee off 9.30am. Sign Up sheet in Ladies Locker Room.
It would be appreciated if the Nelson Ladies could support these Clubs as they have our Club. Chris
WOMEN’S 9 HOLERS RESULTSEleven players turned up for today’s LGU No. 5 round, plus putting competition,
in gorgeous sunshine if a little damp underfoot.
The winners were Jean Ho with 50 gross, and best nett Susan Hayward on 39.
The joint winners of the putting competition were Jean Ho and Lindsay Twiname, with 15 putts.
Three’s were won by Bobbie Minchin and Lindsay Twiname – on hole no. 3.Today three ladies got a “gobbler”: Jean Ho, Helen Howie, and Lindsay Twiname.
Jean’s “gobbler” is definitely worth special mention: Jean sunk a fairway shot from about 115 metres!Well done everyone.Upcoming:-Tuesday 26 June– Total Golf are to sponsor today’s round though we will be playing a catch-up round of the Val Henman, playing off the back 9. Please report by 10am for a 10.18am start. Starters are Jean Ho and Lindsay Twiname. (Note: This is the last day of organised play before we break for winter.)
Club Championship– The registration sheet for the club championship is on the noticeboard – please note your name down and be part of the fun! Qualification rounds start on the first day back after our break, being 21 August.
During our winter break we won’t do our weekly newsletter however should there be something to advise (e.g. Motueka’s Pink Lady tournament some time in July), we will circulate an email to you all.
This Saturday June 23rd we are playing an LGU Medal Round, which includes The Encounter Shield.
We will also be counting putts. Entry into the competitions is $2.00.
We are also running our own twos for $2.00 (in the silver tin).
Please book on line within the reserved tee times from 10.48am.
All women most welcome.
Please meet in the Ladies Locker Room at 10.15am to arrange the draw and have a brief meeting. Val Wilson 5485558
Sat 16th June
President’s vs. Captains…It was a closely fought match and the result was a win for the Captain’s team 9 – 8.
Well done to all those on the Captain’s team. In the photo below you can see Derek congratulating Euan by shaking him warmly by the throat!
All Seasons Catering
Nikki and Luke are away on holiday until 5th July ….we welcome Myra and John (Myra is Luke’s sister, and they are experienced caterers from Windsor Golf Club, Christchurch) who have stepped in to provide home made fayre during their absence..come on in and see what tempts you in the cabinet!
Message – An urgent appeal …can anyone who kindly lent the Club their trundler during the Nelson Festival of Golf – can they please collect them a.s.a.p.
HOLE IN ONE!
Congratulations to Lee Willetts who shot a magnificant hole in one ( the first in her golfing life) on Saturday at the 3rd Hole whilst partnering Derek in their match v. our Captains – Chris and Euan…her whoops and hollering could be heard across the whole course…well done Lee!
Introducing Jess to the Office Team
The Club would like to welcome Jess Gilbertson who has joined our admin team in the office. Once trained Jess will be job sharing with Allison working 5 hours per day Thursday and Friday, and Allison 5 hours daily Tuesday and Wednesday… . The Boardroom has now been configured to allow James, Allison and Jess to carry out their work with fewer interruptions – as from Monday 25th the Reception Office will be manned by smiling volunteers who are there to answer all your queries. It would be appreciated if all members could come through the front office in the future or make an appointment to see James if necessary. Thank you for your understanding…changes always take a while to ‘bed in’.
Men’s Club Championship 2018 Entries close Sunday 7th July Sign up a.s.a.p. THE LIST IS IN THE MEN’S LOCKER ROOMDetails
First Round Qualifying 14th July
Second Round Qualifying 21st July
First Round Club Champs 28th July
Second Round Club Champs 18th August
Semi Final Club Champs 15th Sept
Finals Day 16th Sept
Entries will be taken into Specific Handicap Grades as follows…….
Grade 1: +Handicap—– 4
Grade 2: 4.1 —– 8
Grade 3: 8.1 —– 12
Grade 4: 12.1—–16
Grade 5: 16.1—–20
Grade 6: 20.1 —– 24
The number of Qualifiers from each grade would be based on the following formula…….
16 Entrants & Above = 16 Qualifiers
15 Entrants & Below = 8 Qualifiers
NOTE: Qualifying will be on your Gross Score off the Black Tee’s.
NOTE: The Founders Cup and Seniors Trophy will remain unchanged and will be played off your Net Score off the Blue Tee’s.
Any player who wishes to test themselves can opt in to try and qualify for the Top Grade. They must advise the men’s committee of their desire to do this anytime before the first round draw is completed.
Continuing on from the change in format last year, there will be no Plate Competition played!
We will setup a Match-Play competition to run alongside to the Club championships ( but this would just be a daily competition ) for those who are knocked out in the first round, with a view to keeping players involved in match-play format golf.
JUNE 100 CLUB – drawn by Jess
Ball No: 23 Bob Shore $230
Ball No: 33 Harry Hall $90
Ball No: 27 Rebecca Sheehy $45 Congratulations!
All Blacks Golf & Brunch – Saturday 8th September
We now have tickets on sale to attend the brunch with guest speaker Grant Fox & play in the fundraising golf day on Saturday 8th September. With numbers of players who have committed to Brunch, Golf and Match tickets being 85, we now have at least 35 tickets for the brunch & golf only. These are available now from the office for $60.00.
You can enter individually or make up a team of 4, so book early so as to avoid disappointment. These tickets will sell quickly.
BOTTLETOPPERS RESULTS 20th June
Competition. Single Stableford
1st. Russell Baillie. 40points
2nd. Ed Buyck. 37 points
3rd =. John Reid. 34 points
3rd =. Sandy Simpson. 34 points
Nearest the Pin No 17. Ron O’Reilly
Two’s. John Hambleton. No 3
Our “swingers” class on a Wednesdays at 12:00pm for an hour is going really well. We now have 18 ‘Swingers’ taking part and so have extended our coverage to two coaches as promised – come and join us
We still have a clothing sale on this month with 40% off men’s and ladies polos, skorts and shorts.
There is also a small special on marked shoes….please come in and check it out!
Selected Forward Events
Sat 23rd June
Beat the Pros No.3 – 4BBB Stableford
McQuade Mug No.6 – Individual Stableford
Sat 30th June
Shootout No. 6
Encounter Shield No. 4
Saturday 7 July
Saturday 30 June
Nelson Jazz Band
An Evening of Entertainment Listening to “Cruise Control”
Cover charge only $5 – starts 7.30pm till 10ish