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Friday Flash 27 September 2019

Topic: Friday Flash

Daylight saving starts this weekend – don’t forget to put your clocks forward I hour when you go to bed on Saturday night.

 

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow our women’s Saturday Club are playing LGU9. On Sunday it is the final of the men’s Club Championships. Best of luck to the finalists in each division:

· Senior: Matt Spraggs v Brendon Spraggs teeing off at 8.24

· Intermediate: Grant Pollard v Rhys Nimmo teeing off at 8.31

· Junior A: Garth Mickel v Terry Bastion teeing off at 8.38

· Junior B: Jono Wake v Alan Henwood teeing off at 10.02

Please note that these times are daylight saving times – ie after clocks have been forwarded one hour so according to your body clocks, it will feel like 7.30 rather than 8.30. Please note also that the Senior, Intermediate and Junior A finals are to be played over 36 holes, while he Junior B final is to be played over 18.

In addition to getting their names embossed on our honours board and their names engraved on the divisional trophy, winners of the Senior, Intermediate and Junior A championships will also get the opportunity to represent the club in the Champion of Champions playoff between all the clubs in the district to determine the overall champions for the region. This year the CoC will be played at the Mahunga Golf Club in Masterton on Sunday 10th November.

Update on Tree Work

Good progress was made on Monday and yesterday, felling and trimming trees around the 10th green and the tree workers will be back again on Monday to continue this work. As a result the back 9 will again be closed this coming Monday. Players over the weekend may notice debris around the tree work area – please treat these areas as GUR – if your ball or stance is impeded by any of the greenkeepers' leavings then you get a free drop within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.

Harcourts Twilight

With Daylight Saving starting this weekend, Twilight golf will be starting on Thursday 10th October – same deal as last year with $10 comp fee and $10 bbq dinner. Prizes awarded each night with overall prizes at the end of the season. See the attached flyer for further details.

Course Protection

Most members who have played the course recently would agree with how great the course is currently looking, for which we thank our hard working greenkeepers. We regularly remind players to help our greenkeepers keep the course in such good condition by replacing divots, or filling the divot hole with sand, and by repairing pitch marks on the greens and their surrounds. It was disappointing therefore to receive photos yesterday of some significant damage caused by a cart being driven through an obviously wet area, being the area left of the 16th green that is being affected by the spring on the 11th. This damage will take some time to repair. Cart users need to avoid the areas on the course that are prone to being wet and soft, be it from rain or springs. They also need to obey all "No Carts Beyond Here" signs, and to observe all the other cart instructions that are on the windscreens of the hire carts and for those who have their own carts, are available for downloading from our website, and which are also attached to this email.

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Women’s Tuesday Club

The mid week 9 Hole Ladies played the semi-finals of the 9 Hole Club Champs with Hilary Holm & Loreen Brehaut going through to the finals and Jane Campbell & Susan Wright being finalists in the Flights. The weather forecast probably kept many others at home but the rain and wind stayed away and the few other ladies who did venture out enjoyed a friendly Stableford game.

Men’s Wednesday Club

The Men’s Wednesday competition was held in magnificent conditions with the golf course being immaculately presented and complemented by fantastic weather. Even though it was a "par" event, participants took part in the regular Wednesday club activity and the second leg of the Bogey cup. We had the usual crowd of 28 members. For the Bogey Cup, the winner went to the steady player, Graham Presland who had a combined score +1 after two rounds. The runner up went to Martin Leung whose score was -1 despite a score of +4 after the first round. Graham went home with a cup and a bottle of wine with 4 Australian medals.

For the regular Wednesday competition, the winner was Keith Gaskin with a score of +6, followed by a long way by Mark Graham with +2 and Luke Underwood and Graham Presland with the same score of +2. Balls were distributed down to those with all square. Don donated back his winning ball.

The NTP was won by Chris Pearce but he had to donate to the pig fund. We had 2 Two's: Luke and Alex Lim on hole 13. The Bunny went to Tim Brosnahan who had a good excuse of being absent for more than 4 months.

Regards, Victor

Penalty Areas

We have ordered more posts to complete the creation of new and remarking of existing penalty areas on the back 9. Please note that the penalty marker posts on the right hand side of the second hole should be painted red, not yellow. Please regard them as red, which entitles you to take a lateral drop within 2 club lengths of the last point of entry, not nearer the hole. We hope to get them repainted soon. For penalty areas still marked as yellow on the back 9, please continue to treat them as yellow penalty areas until they have been replaced.

Committee Feedback

The Committee held its monthly meeting on Monday and can report as follows:

· We will be migrating our accounts to Xero next week, to coincide with the start of our new Financial Year, which will enable the sales data from our upgraded tills to link directly to our accounts, thereby saving significant admin time.

· We have finally received a list of consent conditions that WCC propose to impose on our planned subdivision of the section of land next to Rocky Point that we subdivided 5 years ago. The critical one that needs to be completed before the title for the subdivision will be issued is to plant a row of natives along the proposed southern boundary of the section and to fence protect them from wandering stock. We hope to get this underway in the next couple of weeks.

· Plans are afoot for this year’s City of Wellington tournament scheduled for Saturday 9th November. Diarise this date now. Also, we will be hosting the Tim McCrone memorial the following day - ie Sunday 10th November

· We plan to hold an Open Day on Sunday 24th November and may combine it with a She Loves Golf day. If you know of anyone who may like to give golf a go, no matter their age, then please try and bring them along. We will put out a call for volunteers to help with this event closer to the day.

· We are promoting via social media a pitch and putt competition for children over the next 2 weeks of school holidays with the opportunity to win a junior membership at the club. Again, if you know of any children who might be interested, bring them out.

· Club President Jono Wake, Treasurer Wayne Cook, and Club Captain Carl Beentjes, all intend standing down from the Committee at the AGM on 30th November after several years of sterling service to the club. Please consider standing for one of these positions. The President will send out a separate email about this next week.

Monthly Medal

The results of last weekend’s Monthly Medal for men were as follows:

Saturday Blue Division: Trevor Brown Net 74

Saturday White Division: Jono Wake Net 69

Sunday Blue Division: Trevor Brown Net 76

Sunday White Division: Anthony Bryant Net 65

Trevor, Jono and Anthony now qualify to compete for the Top Dog trophy on Saturday 7th December.

Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee