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Snippets for the week ending 13th September 2013
Welcome to New Members

A big welcome to Brent Dixon who has joined as a 9 hole member, welcome Brent and enjoy your golf at our great course.

Congratulations

Well done to Kath Manaena for cleaning up the Nelson Women’s Classic at Nelson on the weekend. Also our team members who got the Nelson District over the line in the Quadrangular tournament held at Greenacres. Tom Dasler and Nick Ludbrook had four wins each in the senior team and helped the Nelson team win. Nick Hanna, Andrew Drummond and Hamish Drummond represented the four-man junior team and won as well. Well done to all of you.

Sad News

Margaret (Andy) McCliskie passed away last week. Andy was a life member and a very competitive player in her day and did lots of work behind the scenes, Andy will be sorely missed.

From The Pro Shop

Last Wednesday saw a victory for Peter Hanna in the 0-10 category Stableford with 39 points and in the 11-36 category Ed Buyck was victorious with 43 points. Chris Ruddleson, Graham Sherlock and Bryce Stobie all had a two. Congratulations to all our winners.

We have a special offer to all members this week.  Purchase any pair of trousers and you will be able to purchase a plain Adidas Golf Shirt for just  $20 (normal retail $49). Also should you purchase any dozen Srixon balls you will be able to purchase a Srixon all weather glove for just $10 (normal retail $22).

Masters Games 5-13 October

Our region is hosting the Masters Games next month and it is a great opportunity to meet with old friends or make new ones from around the South Island. Apparently there are only 18 of us from Greenacres who have entered the golf. It is really a good money spinner for the club and you get to play on your home course so get those entries in as soon as possible, it’s not too late.

Rarangi Golf Club – Visit

It is our turn to visit Rarangi this year and we have arranged it for the 16th November. If we have enough people we could organise a bus to go over for the day. Please put it in your diary. There will be a sheet in the lounge and in the Pro Shop for you to register your interest.

Couples Tournament Sunday 22nd September

This great event which is sponsored by Richmond Office Products will be run on Sunday 22nd September meeting at 10.30 am with a shotgun start at 11.30 am and the cost will be the same as last year at $30 a pair. There are two competitions with Couples and Mixed Pairs so everyone can enter. If you are unable to find a partner speak to the Pro Shop and they will be able to pair you up with someone. The tournament is run on an American Foursomes basis where both players tee off, play their partners ball for the second shot and then choose a ball and play the hole out as in foursomes. 

Verti-Draining

The verti-draining went well on Monday and part of Tuesday and because of the process used it allowed the women to play a full 18 on Tuesday. Next week we will sand the greens and fertilize them to take full advantage of this process. It has certainly cut down the mess of coring.

Next Wednesday – Jennian Homes  

Our first hole sponsors Jennian Homes have their sponsored day on Wednesday 18th September. The course will be closed with limited play in the morning pre 12 noon.

This weeks “Happy Thought”

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot been seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart.”