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Captain's Corner
Pink Leow

New boardwalk from 7th Green

While the green and surrounds of the new 8th hole are still under renovation, there are plans for a new boardwalk and bridge between the 7th green and the new 8th Tee. Once the consent is approved we may anticipate a closure of the 7th hole while this work is in progress.

A gentle reminder, please return via 7th fairway to the temporary 8th tee until further notice.

Foreshore reconstruction – Grand opening

The majority of the work on the foreshore reconstruction is nearing completion – and it is all looking fantastic. To mark this significant milestone we are planning to hold a “Grand Opening Day” sometime in October/November – watch this space. This will take the form of a fun event – format still to be finalised

Men's World
Hugh Clark

Annan Law Saturday Men’s Club Day

The Reg Carter Trophy 1st round starts this week. This event is the aggregate of three nett rounds and was cancelled last year when we were in lockdown.

The A-One Kitchens and Interiors Shootout qualifying continues each week and there have been some big movers lately. Check out the table on the “my golf” website under the “competitions” banner.

Men’s Committee Meeting

Your “gang of 10” meet on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. before the Club Day golf. Anyone with suggestions or issues please speak to a committee member.

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Omokoroa team fished 2nd at the Mt Golf Ladies Tournament!

Top Omokoroa Team.
Dee McCrea, Dawn Day, Debbie Clark & Jenny Shirley.

Dawn played awesomely!

Woman's world
Diane Hughes
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National Teams

Our National Teams representatives played in the final at Whakatane on Monday. All found good form and finished 4th on countback. The winning team was from Ohope. Congratulations to Wendy Harris, Dawn Rumney, Margaret Findsen and Mary Findlay. The Saturday Ladies’ Open Tournament is on Sunday 16 May. This is a team’s event with 3 out of the 4 team members’ stableford scores counting on each hole.

Nancy McCormack

In most unusual circumstances the sun appeared this Tuesday for the second round of Nancy McCormack Foursomes. The Saturday ladies had completed both their rounds the previous Saturday and the leading pair, Zoe Baguley-Skayman and Celia Crawshaw, were sitting on a seemingly unbeatable nett score.

However, enter Lynda Middleton and Gail Nicholls with a stunning 65 nett on day 2 which, when added to their day 1 score, gave them the same total as Zoe and Celia. Hence a countback, still equal, a further countback and finally a result was achieved with Lynda and Gail the winners by a small margin. Well done to all who participated in the foursomes, a fun but by no means an easy format.


Ladies Tournament - Sunday 16th May

There’s still time to make up a team and enter or give your name to Liz Woods who will arrange one for you. This week we farewelled a long-standing member of 18 hole ladies, Sue Bigham. Not that she’s going far, she’s off to join the 9 holers, so we’ll still be able to wave to her from time to time. All the best, Sue, we shall miss your smiley face on Tuesdays

Green Shed
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New flags on the Putting Green

If you have not been along to practice your putting lately you will not have seen the pretty new flags on the putting green. Why not come early next time and check them out.

Course schedule

Please see updated Course works schedule attached. You will notice red xxx areas indicating works done and checklist icon indicating works has started. We will keep updating progress for you through the year.

Pitch Marks

Reminder to repair Pitch marks as the ground gets wetter. Let’s protect our fabulous greens.

Board talk

 May 2021

With the great weather as of late, Nathan Kerr reports that:
  • Greens are growing well after coring.
  • New practice pins are now in place...looking good.
  • A digger has been used to unblock drains alongside the 4th and 18th greens.
  • Fairways have been fertilised with liquid feed ensuring that they will be kept greener over the upcoming winter season.
  • Boxing for the 7th and 8th path is about to proceed….in readiness for concreting.
  • Drains have been sprayed out by Council.
  • Damage to holes is still an ongoing concern….placing green noodles around pins is currently being investigated.

As from next Monday, Nathan Kerr will make a note on notice board outside clubhouse, as to course playing conditions and rulings i.e. ‘Playing the lie’, ‘Clean and place’.

Please refer to the 2021 Course Improvement Plan for some clarity around the scheduling of course management and maintenance tasks.

A big thank you to our amazing Volunteer support team.

To Swampy (John Marsh) for his ongoing efforts, especially in respect of the recent water-blasting and thorough cleaning of the outside of the Clubhouse.

To Kevin Donald (KD) and his team….thank you for their constant support in ensuring our course is in ‘top grade’ condition.

The Board wishes to Acknowledge

  • Allan Winter - for the time and effort he has put in to ensure that we are gaining excellent ongoing support from a range of sponsors.
  • Fintan - we are all so very proud of the foreshore development and acknowledge Fintan’s amazing contribution and input, on behalf of our club, to make this happen.
  • Pink Leow - for all of the positive energy she puts into co-ordinating the different Players groups and associated events. We really appreciate your captaincy.

Omokoroa Takes on the South
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Men’s Captain and Ladies’ Captain and their other halves promoting Omokoroa Golf Club while on holiday in the South Island. Interviewed and photographed while playing the Methven Course and featuring in the Ashburton Courier the following week. 

Apparently Maxine Cotter and Kevin Donald had been there the day before. 

The Early Years
Swampy - President

The first formal meeting of the steering committee 8 March 1973

Feasibility of construction of an 18 hole golf course on Omokoroa Peninsula

Various resolutions of the committee were:

- to look for 80-100 acres of suitable land;

- Merv Hubbard to investigate Prole Road area;

- Council to be approached by Jack Carroll and Bill Gallagher through E M Fox the County Clerk

- To approach nearby owners of land:

Joe Western, Precious brothers, Cooney family (farms)

Harty,Hurray, McPhail (holdings)

Cooke,Vaughan then Cameron (land)

With things moving swiftly two days later on 10 March a course walk took place on Joe Western’s farm with the view to using his 40 acres as a portion of the final proposed course. It was apparent considerable drainage would be required. Council would be approached to help with finance.

Mrs McNichol would approach Mr Harry Dale who was well known in the area as a golf course expert.

This original committee were all committed to work. Jack Carroll was the only member who was retired.

The most amazing thing is all this work was carried out from 8-22 March, yes, only 15 days.

Office News
Deb Rose
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More new items in the shop this week. If you’re in the market for a new light weight Golf bag or three or four wheel trundler then come and check them out

Last Chance
Last Chance to grab golf clothing bargains from the shop as all sale stock is being collected by The Clubroom soon.

Starters Office
Yes it was me who cleaned out about 5 years worth of dust from the starters office during coring. I also made some new nearest the pin and longest drive signs and put them in there in a new File-O- Fax. If the person who removed this could please return it. That would be great.

Bar Person wanted

Sadly Shaz is leaving us to go fulltime elsewhere so if you know anyone who would be suitable for 20-25 flexible hours in our bar. Please get them to email

Stop Looking
The BBQ has finally been found after months of hiding.  Appears a few snags were cooked down at the Greenkeepers shed. 
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