w/e 20.9.13

Snippets for the week ending 20th September 2013

Welcome to New Members

A big welcome to Dave MacDonald as a full member and Lee Doosun as summer member. Enjoy our great course and the fellowship of your new club.

Worrying Times

Alistair’s car was broken into last Thursday in the car park. It is unlikely that someone came out all this way and only broke into one car so it is likely to have been someone playing golf that day. Please be mindful of leaving valuables in your car and keep an eye out for anyone suspicious messing with a car.

Bishops Cup 28th September

This great 27 hole tournament takes place on Saturday 28th and if you are unable to get a partner enter your name and the match committee will organise one for you.

Another Wedding Ring

Another wedding ring has been lost, this time in the carpark. We would appreciate everyone keeping an eye out for this.

Fulton Hogan Dumping Soil

In the Board newsletter sent out last week the president mentioned that Fulton Hogan were going to dump soil behind the practice tee and develop a new tee further back. Unfortunately the quality of soil is not good enough so this will not happen at this stage. It would have been a good solution bringing the tee back so that we could miss the wet patches during winter on the driving range. Maybe another time!

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. 

This weeks “Happy Thought”

“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”