Omokoroa Golf Club

Captains Corner
Pink Leow

I would like to congratulate Ian Graham and his committee for running a successful 3 Day Vets tournament last week. It has been a very close call with us on Alert Level 2 on day 1 of the competition and heavy rain last Monday. You can check out some photos of the competition on Omokoroa Golf Club Facebook page

Just a few updates and reminders from me this week.

Junior Golf @ Top Harbour

Congratulations to Hayden Beard (Junior coach) for getting both Omokoroa and Otumoetai junior with a sizeable lead heading into Round 2 of Top of the Harbour Junior competition. The next round will be played at Omokoroa this coming Sunday (28th February) from 8:30am. Get along to support our juniors if you get a chance.

Temporary 8th Green

As per last newsletter, the current 8th green will be dug up and from 22nd February we will be playing on a temporary 8thgreen.

And due to Health & Safety, the Men’s 9th Tee has been moved forward to the Ladies Tee whilst work is carried out on the 8th green.

Gentle Reminder (Tee up on 11th and 16th Fairway)


Twilight will be on this Wednesday. Tee off between 4:30pm – 5:45pm. You need to be at the club house for lucky draw prizes. Come along for some a sausage sizzle, meat pack raffles and a very sociable event.

Office News
Deb Rose
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Hello from the Office,
This is my 26th day here at the office and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many wonderful and smiling members. A big thank you to you for making me feel so welcome. I am doing my very best to come up to speed with the overwhelm of information, weekly events and interesting structure you have here. Especially since we have had two major 3 and 5 day long events in that time, cameras installed and a technical crisis. As well as school going back for me at home which is always a challenge. Things are certainly finding more of a routine finally.

Thank you for your patience with me when I look at you blankly or have forgotten something and I will continue to listen and learn and do what I can to represent you all as best as I can from the office. Now everything is not being done and learned for the first time that is making things a lot faster and easier.. I feel like another 26 days will make all the difference.
Lots happening here in the shop as we freshen things up a little.  Please pop in and see what's new.  We now have a broader range of drinks and protein type products to get you and your guests fueled up for your round. 
Plus, now we have some new Omokoroa Golf Club branded gear which I have found we get a lot of asking for.  Have attached a link to some pictures on our Facebook page 
If you have not already please like and follow our Omokoroa Golf club page and if you post any pictures online don't forget to include #Omokoroagolf and also tag us if possible.  LINK HERE 
Thanks to those who have already paid their memberships prorated to 31st March 2022.  The next months will be rolled out soon. So once we pass that new roll over date your fees will be calculated based on remaining days of your membership so you are only paying for days joined until that new roll over date.  Any questions come and see me.  Fees are best paid to the office or by direct credit to save yourself the Dotgolf service charges.
Massive thanks to to all of you whom have carts or vehicles you ride on on the course if you have registered those with me at the office.  We will shortly be issuing the new 2021-2022 Cart trail labels so keep an eye out for your note to come to the office and collect yours.  If you are not aware,  no one is permitted to drive a private vehicle on our course unless you are registered with the office.
If you do not know yet... SMILE ... there are now a number of cameras installed throughout the clubhouse facility and down at the cart and greens keepers shed. These are there so we can look back should incidences occur. As many of you know we have had damage and theft occurring throughout Omokoroa and unfortunately our club has not been immune.  

Men's World
Hugh Clark

Annan Law Saturday Men’s Club Day

The Carroll Cup competition concluded last Saturday with Peter Stallard finding a rich vein of form to hold off Swampy Marsh and Marcus Annan. Congratulations Pete!

This week we commence the Club Matchplay Championships with 4 divisions. The Seniors and Intermediates play off the blue tees and the Juniors and Presidents will be off the white tees. The seniors and Presidents divisions have this week off as the entries fit into a 16 competitor draw. The Intermediates and Juniors have several players who go straight into the round of 16 with a bye, but for those playing on Saturday the tee-off times are;

# 1 Blue Tees

11.00 a.m. David Hill v Tony Allport and Jim Dunseath v Richard Ellis
11.07 a.m. Jon Swindells v John Reynolds and Darren Tumai v Richard Hall
11.14 a.m. Patrick Hawkins v Bruce Mackenzie and Hugh Clark v Baz Mason

# 1 White Tees

11.21 a.m. John Vartha v Steve Davis and Pete Stallard v Hugh Moleta
11.28 a.m. Barrie Barnes v Graeme Muir and Tracey Robinson v Ian Wade
11.35 a.m. John Keats v Dale Courtney and Baz Riley v Mark Rose.

The draw will be posted in the Clubhouse so players can have the option of playing their matches at alternate times if both parties are agreeable. The matches must be completed by Saturday evening.

Good luck to all competitors. There are going to be some interesting matches.

Pennants Interclub
Our Seniors had a narrow loss (3.5-5.5) to Kawerau last Sunday. Our Intermediates and Juniors play their first rounds at the Mount Club this Sunday so we wish them well.

The Green Shed
Jonathan Lewis

After nearly 4.5 years in the role, it is now time for me to step down as Course Convener and allow someone else to take up the reins. I shall therefore be retiring from the position with effect from next Monday, March 1st.

It has been a great pleasure to work with such a terrific, dedicated group of volunteers and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me enormously while I have been in this role. I believe that together we have achieved significant improvements to the course and this has delivered considerable benefit to the club.

It is now time for me to step back, enjoy the course and play more golf!

9 Hole Men
Spencer Tankard

16 keen golfers enjoyed another another great day of golf at Fairview Golf Club.

Special thanks to Heather at the Fairview Pro Shop for being so helpful and accommodating to us interlopers.

Four teams played Stableford on the Front 9 with some creditable scores being recorded.

Standout performer on the day was Michael Houghton with 22 Stablefords and a gross of 46!

Michael finished the round with a birdie on #8 and a par on #9 leaving the peloton well and truly in his dust!!

The best the remaining peloton could manage was a creditable 19, definitely not to be sneezed at.

Taking home the prize money were:

  • 1st Michael Houghton 22
  • 2nd Alan Poore 19
  • 3rd Trevor Smith 19
  • 4th Ken Hartley 19

Congratulations all, a worthy effort on the part of those who braved the trip out of town.

Next week rounds out our February programme where the format again is Stableford and the Completion is Powerplay.

Competitors must nominate their holes in advance on which they intend to Double their Stableford score.

Happy Golfing!

Championship Pennants Team Report

The Championship Pennants team played defending champions Kawerau in their first fixture of the season at Tauranga last Sunday. In the morning foursomes Andrew Pratt & Johnny Smith had a convincing win but a couple of narrow losses, including Bryan Pirani & Denne Stewart on the last hole, saw the team down 2-1 at the half way stage.

Andrew Pratt continued his good form in the afternoon, winning comfortably and giving the team a chance of an upset win. Johnny Smith, Tyler King and Neil Howard all halved their matches but it wasn’t enough as the final score finished Kawerau 5 and a half Omokoroa 3 and a half.

Thanks to Ben van den Borst, Don Howard and Jonathan Lewis for their support. The next fixture is against Tauranga at Te Puke on March 7.

Woman's world
Diane Hughes
Another rainy Tuesday however the rain cleared before tee off and then we only had the strong wind to contend with. Robyn is of the opinion and I totally agree with her that people weighing in at less than 50kg should be allowed two extra points for remaining upright!
Anyway 27 hardy souls played a nett haggle and National Teams Round 1. Carol Roper played beautifully to score a nett 66, three shots ahead of her nearest rival Jessie Savage. Jessie also had a brilliant round and once again shot her age. Well done, Jessie, you are an inspiration to us all.
Nearest the pin went to Donna Dyer. After golf we held our monthly sales table and despite the lesser turnout there was a great array of produce and a generous spend up of $151. Thanks so much ladies. Our Pennants team for the first round has been finalised and the committee members in charge of Pennants will be letting team members know forthwith. Mid-week Pennants begins on Monday 8 March at Fairview.
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