Finally the long spell of dry weather has been broken, with some welcome rain today and more forecast for the weekend. Although probably not welcomed by the weekend golfers, it will be appreciated by our green keepers who have been having to hand water the greens these past few days following another breakdown of the automatic watering system. Regrettably though the poor forecast for Sunday has forced us to cancel the Open Day scheduled for Sunday.

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow our men’s interclub teams are back in action, with Div 2 at home to Mahunga from Masterton, Div 5 are away to Titahi Bay, and Div 9 are away to Boulcott’s Farm. For the non interclub men it is the 4th round of the Autumn Cup, with this round being played on a stableford basis.

Our women’s Saturday Club are playing LGU1 / Putting 1.

On Sunday morning it is the qualification round of the Holland Cup, our major men's event for the year after the Club Champs. A draw will be prepared tomorrow, but if there are less than 16 entrants and the weather proves to be as ugly as is being forecast, we will scrap the qualification round and reseed the entrants some other way. It’s not too late to enter – ring or email the club or add your name to the start sheet if you are out at the club tomorrow.

Last Week’s Results

Last Saturday all our interclub teams were in action with the following results

· Our Div 2 men hosted Te Marua, currently division leaders having come down from Div 1 at the end of last year, going down 5.5 to 9.5

· Our Div 5 men found it tough up at Otaki, going down 13 – 2

· Our Div 9 men were at home to Shandon, winning 10 – 5

· Our Mary Alward women’s interclub team were also at home, going down 5.5 to 6.5 against Boulcott’s Farm.

Last weekend men members were able to compete for the first monthly medal of the year. With Interclub accounting for most of our lower handicap players, there were no entrants in the blue division. The winner of the white division was Alan Henwood who scored a nett 63. Well done Alan.

Women’s Tuesday Club

9 Hole Ladies Tuesday 19th February

Sunny but windy conditions were enjoyed by the players in The Medal 2 round, which was a nett competition. Julie won with 29 Sally 30 and Marie had 31 nett.

Men’s Wednesday Club

Despite cool breeze and bright sunshine, a small group of 25 members turned up for the weekly competition. The previous weeks’ winners continued to dominate the leader board. The winner is Patrick Cordue on countback with 40 points. The same score was achieved by last week’s champion, Ian Patience who was the runner up. The third runner up was Satish with 37 points. All others scored less than their handicaps but balls were distributed down to 35 points.

NTP prize went to Ian Bates but he later withdrew from the game due to hamstring. Hope he recovers quickly. There were 2 Twos: Derek and Mike Cox. The most exercised prize went to Gerd after brushing off John Markham who had the same result. Victor

Team Yip Twilight Golf

Once again we had a great turn out at Twilight with 21 attendees. Peter Nichols took out the top prize on 25 Stablefords, followed by Tim Brosnahan on 23, Jo Hurst on 22, Gail Kirkland on 21 and a bunch of folk on 20 – Geoff Lee, Gloria Grayson and Rolf Brednich. It seems that the 2 drought has been broken with Geoff Lee and Brigitte Boenisch-Brednich both scoring 2s on the 4th hole. Sally Combly beat the field with the NTP on hole #2. We welcomed Mike Suggate to Twilight and he celebrated his first game back in 5 years by playing the most golf. To his delight he shared that honour with Wayne Cook! Our twilight evenings are waning with only 5 competition nights left until the end of the season. The competition is still hot for the best average Stablefords and the eclectic!

Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee