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October has been a busy month and essential course improvements have been undertaken, the coring of the greens is a crucial process and every time they bounce back better than ever.  Thanks must go to Trevor, Dayle and their band of merry men who have been doing huge voluntary work on the course.  

The forestry work down the 11th has gone to plan and changes the aspect of the hole considerably. More exciting news is the appointment of a new Head Greenkeeper Tim Bargh. He’ll start on 5th November. Tim is born and bred in South Wairarapa and is currently 2nd in command at Miramar Golf Club.

The Men’s 72 and 36 hole tournament was played at the end of September.  Results as follows: 72 hole best gross: 1st Cameron Elers, 2nd Troy Shaw. Best nett: 1st John Warner, 2nd Tora Boyne. The 36 hole best gross: 1st Caleb Kahui, 2nd Chris Ranish. Best nett: 1st Doug Clark, 2nd Ro Griffiths. Twos…too many to mention….27 in total!!  

Murray Halberg day was a stunning day, the men’s winner was Malcolm Wood 41. Nearest the pin Derek Stephens, twos: Derek Stephens, Craig Colton, George Kirk, Terry Fraei and Bill Jones. The ladies winner was Marie Scrimshaw 41. Nearest the pin: Cathy Taylor.

Club champs have been the main focus for the ladies this month The Silvers had an epic battle seeing Debbie Donaldson and Kris Chamberlein going right up to the wire with Debbie winning by one putt on the 36th hole.  In the Plate Jenny Wilkie and Carol Parkinson had to go to the 19th hole to decide their match. 

The Bronze A match was played between Bindy McLeod and Karen with Bindy coming out on top.  Sylvia Beavis was the winner of the Plate. The Bronze B battle was between Lyle Griffiths and Angela Busby with Lyle’s greater experience coming to the fore. Sharon and Elaine Howe had a very friendly close match for the Plate but Elaine was lucky on the day. In the Vets division Pamela got the better of Mariana McDermott and Louise beat Jan. 

Grumpies winners this month have included Rick Hargreaves, Gary Cuttance, Pete Price and Terry Blacktop.

The 9 holers had a fun day out in Eketahuna last week, a great day was
had by all, Katrina Burgess came in with the best score of the day, as well as celebrating her birthday!  In the best nett and shoot-out earlier in the month Billie Holmes was the victor!

Thursday club continues to get big numbers and winners have included, Rob Smith, Andrew Lawler, Gary Cuttance, Bill Gordon, Andy Pottinger and Julie Warner.  ‘Smiddy’s Day’ annual tournament is booked in for 6th December.

Hopefully November is full of fine weather and some fun times – good golfing everyone!

Reporter: Mrs DRIP

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