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Snippets for the week ending 6th September 2013
Welcome to New Members

A big welcome to Craig Brown who has joined the club as a 9 hole member. Craig enjoy our great course and the fellowship of our members.

New Administration Officer

Linley Jamieson-Hill will be joining the club as Administration Officer from Monday 16th September. Welcome Linley, a member of our club, you have picked a tough time to take over with the financial year end all ahead of you.

The Dreaded Phone Call From The Boss

My boss phoned me today. He said, “Is everything Ok at the office?” I said, “It’s all under control. It’s been a very busy day. I haven’t stopped to take a break all day.” “Can you do me a favour?” he asked. I said “Of course, what is it?” “Pick up the pace a little. I’m in the group behind you.”  

Coring Monday 9th September

We still need some volunteers for next Monday morning help the green keepers do the greens. We will be verti draining and will not be sanding the greens but there are other things that Hamish and Greg will need help with.

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.

Golf Carts For Hire

The expense of running and maintaining our golf carts has continued to increase and the fees have remained the same for the last five years. The new rates will start on 1st September 2013. Members will pay $25 for 18 holes and visitors pay $40 for 18 holes. Those members with medical certificates will increase to $15 for 18 holes and $7.50 for 9 holes.

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.

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.

From The Pro Shop

Last Wednesday’s Stableford was won by Bryce Stobie with 42 points, runner up Larry Bethwaite on 39 and equal third position was occupied by both Derek Mckay and Charlie Rhodes with 38 points. Congratulations also go to Jeff Wilson who scored the only two of the day and with it a $60 Sharpies Voucher. Congratulations must also go to Neville Satherley who on Saturday took out the $50 Jackpot courtesy of two two’s (on the 5th and 17th).

If you are searching for the answer to your putting woes may I offer two solutions.

“Solution nbr 1”. Book a putting lesson with Alistair. At just $50 it’s great value and could see you on next week’s roll call of honour.

“Solution nbr 2” Get yourself a new putter, we have recently added to our range in the shop (for both left and right handers ), and though possibly a more expensive solution than nbr 1, this too could see you on next week’s roll call of honour. Also nothing beats the feeling of sinking a 20 footer with a nice new putter in your hand.

This weeks “Happy Thought”

“Time heals almost everything, give time, time.”