Hello everyone,

                An interesting week with level 2, earthquakes, variable weather, what is next, some normality I hope as we start our golfing season!!

               Firstly, thankyou to Frances Nixon and Judy York for lending a hand with the extra work created in operating under Level 2, and to our member’s for your patience and co-operation, however I was a little disappointed in some, who did not take what we were trying to achieve seriously, I don’t enjoy having to tell you what you can and can’t do, I am just doing my job under the recommendations from NZ Golf to keep you all safe.

              Thankyou also to Margie and Peter Chapman for kindly picking up our trophies from the engraver’s, we very much appreciate you doing this for us.

               You will have no doubt noticed the new flags, kindly sponsored by Golfhub Marlborough, I know many of you purchase goods off Jonti, and would encourage you and other’s to continue to support his business in recognition for his generosity.      

               Green’s maintenance –  No.4  and parts of 3 and 18 were cored today, thankyou to the team of volunteers that turned up to help – as they say many hands make light work.   

               A new sponsor’s sign has been put up on the end of the building – Road Metals kindly donated a great quantity of product to complete our carpark and practice net, thanks to the boys who put it up.

Weeks results:

Thursday, 4th March –

Women – Pauline Clifford  44,  2nd  Margie Mackle  42,  3rd  Maureen Morris  41,  4th  Frances Nixon  37

CTP – Maureen Morris

The men played a stableford game against the Waitikiri visitor’s for the Vet’s Trophy – the final result was Waitikiri 34.8pts Kaikoura 32.8 pts, hopefully we can win it back on our visit in September.

1st  John Gibson  44,  2nd  Jules Holden  40,  3rd  Neil Whitehead  40, 4th Ron Robson  39,  5th Kevin Vincent  39

CTP – Doug Lawson

Saturday, 6th Opening Day – Canadian Mixed Foursomes – Jubilee Cup

Congratulations to  Yvonne Gibson/Peter Harvey  and  Maureen Morris/Ron Mackle shared winners of the Jubilee Cup with 69,  3rd  Barb Ford/Ray Canavan  70,  4th  Ange Van Rooyen/Neil Whitehead  70.6,  5th  Chrissie Mackie/Gary Schott  71.2

Men – Dave Telfer/Mike Hargreaves  86.2

CTP – No. 4  – Maureen Morris,  Dave Mackie                 No. 18 – Jenny Davies, Dave Mackie

Twos – Chrissie Mackie/Gary Schott No. 4,    Barb Ford/Ray Canavan No. 8,   Jenny Davies/Dave Mackie  No. 18, 

Sunday, 7th – Barron Pot

Congratulations to this month’s winner Barrie Stammers with nett 66, 2nd  John Flynn  67,  3rd  Tony Nixon  68,  4th  Liam Harnett  68,  5th  Eddie Eaton  68,  6th  Barney Muir  69,  7th  Dave Telfer  69,  8th  Kevin Genet  69,  9th  Allan Heffer 69,  10th  Trevor Ruawai  70,  11th  Steve Gordon  70,  12th  Peter Morrison  70,  13th  Mark Ingham  70

CTP No 18– ( Lobster Inn) – Eddie Eaton 

        No. 9 in two shots  (Dolphin Encounter) – Steve Gordon

Twos – Barrie Graham No. 4,  JP Roberts, Luke Austin  No. 8, Barrie Stammers  No. 13

Our women’s Interclub team – Lyn Batchelor/Barb Ford/Chrissie Mackie/Jenny Davies played against Rarangi at Blenheim yesterday  and our Pennants team – Sharon Neal, Yvonne Gibson, Polly Ruawai, Judy York, Lyn Schott, Ange Van Rooyen play Awatere at Blenheim today we wish them all the best.

What’s on this week:

Wednesday, 10th – Women’s Opening Day – National Teams Qualifying – Nett – report 10.00am for 10.30am start

Thursday, 11th Vets – 11.00am start

Saturday, 13th – Baxter Cup –

Sunday, 14th – Stroke/Templeton Cup v Kaiapoi at Hawarden

OARO CUP, Sunday, 21st – 18 holes mixed Canadian Foursomes find a partner and put your names up on the sheet

VETS/TOP DOG – Rimas will be taking the sheets down at the end of March so the draw can be done

EASTER TOURNAMENT – Saturday, 3rd and Sunday 4th – full details on the noticeboard, please get your names up a.s.a.p. so prizes can be sorted out.  

That’s about it from, see you all soon

Take care