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Captains Corner
Pink Leow
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8th Hole Open

Metservice got it all wrong (again) as we ended up with lovely winter weather for the Tuesday Ladies who were the 1st lucky group to play the new 8th Hole. Due to heavy rain over the past few days the front of the fairway on the 8th is very wet so the Ladies have had to tee off from the fairway instead. Nevertheless, it was pretty cool to putt on the new green.

Congratulations to the member who was the 1st to use the Drop Zone on Tuesday afternoon.

Course Rating @ Omokoroa (23rd June)

As our playing handicaps are influenced by our course rating, NZ Golf will be conducting a full course rating on 23rd June. The last full course rating on our golf course was done back in 2017 and we have since made some changes (e.g. re-constructed 11th Hole and the 8th Hole), so it’s a good time to get our course rated. Will update more once we have more information from NZ Golf after the rating process.

Caitlin Maurice Fundraising (4th July)

Cailtin is gearing up for her overseas trip to America in August and she is organising a fundraising golf tournament at Te Puke Golf club on 4th July. You can refer to the link below for more information on the mixed tournament and Entry form. Caitlin started as a Junior in Omokoroa at the age of 12 playing regularly with the Saturday Ladies and we look forward to having her here on the 17th July before her big trip.

Vets Vibes
Scott Gwynne

Hello fellow golfers. I am back. Thanks to the cooperation of the Group Captain's and Deborah in the office I can now provide up to date information and results that are not a week old.

Wednesday the 16th of June

Next Wednesday is the Vet's Mid-Winter Tournament and a great opportunity for all regular Vet's golfers to turn out in force and enjoy the day. On checking the long range weather forecast it looks like we are in for a great day weather-wise (He says tongue in cheek).

This week

It was great to see the field move along more quickly yesterday so thanks to all for making the effort to speed up play. Just another little tip to prevent Wednesday's dragging on too long please enter your score as soon as you leave the course and before you go to your cars and put your clubs away.

Events coming up
that people may be interested in are:

- 16 June Vet's Mid-Winter Tournament (Stableford)

- 21 June Men's BOP Vet's, Lakeview

- 28 June Mens Quads, Omanu

- 5 July Men's BOP Vet's Omanu

- 19 July Men's BOP Vet's, Omokoroa

Happy golfing everyone.

New Stock Arrived
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New Shirts

Well you have been asking for them and they are here…

Time to get your club pride on and come and try our new Omokoroa Golf club sports polos. Multiple colour combinations and some matching men’s and women’s so partners can go away and compete in other tournaments in matching colours.  There is a patterned style on its way next week as well. 

Colour combo or size you want not in the shop??? Ask Deb and she will try and order one in for you. Mens sizes up to 5XL and Ladies up to a size 24

Early Years
Club President - Swampy
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Part 5 - Land negotiations

April 1973

Mr Harray gave a firm ‘no’ to the enquiry re possible purchase of some of his land. Mr Cooney gave the steering committee an outline of his plans for a sub-division and indicated possible land within it, adjacent to Precious Brothers which, perhaps, could be made available for the clubhouse and facilities. (This land is predominantly on and below the heights where Acacia Park Rest home is situated.) Formal letters of approach were to be sent to individual owners forthwith. And the owner of Prole Road property ‘did not view the committee with any ‘favour’ (!)

Men's World
Hugh Clark
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Annan Law Saturday Men’s Club Day

This week we play the 1st round of the Omokoroa Cup which is Handicap Matchplay. The draw and tee times were sent out to all the men earlier in the week but if anyone isn’t sure of the draw and tee times they are on the Club house window.

The first round losers go into a plate competition for the Presidents Trophy. We will get three rounds of the haggle away off the 1st tee before the the Matchplay Competition starts so we don’t have a huge number of players all going off the 10th tee.
Well done to all those who qualified for the Omokoroa Cup as we had a huge number of contestants and the cream definitely rose to the top.

We actually had 99 players in the haggle last week which is the highest number in my 5 years of being Men’s Club Captain. It does take a bit of organising especially with so many prizes awarded each week.

A reminder to the last groups out on Saturdays to please collect the closest to the pin markers as they play and bring them in to the starters office. It does speed things up if we don’t have to go out and collect them.

Eagles Foursomes Event

Great to see so many members entering this competition to be held on Sunday 27th June. The entry list is in the office and the $15 entry fee is to be paid when you check in on the day.

There is a men’s and a mixed pairs division and the rules are one player tees off the odd holes and the other player tees off the even holes, then alternately hitting until holing out. The total of the combined handicaps are halved to get the team handicap for the day. There is a good prize table and your entry helps support Junior Golf and the Halberg Trust.

Woman's World
Diane Hughes
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Saturday Results

This week Saturday ladies had a busy time playing Bev Caithness stableford Rd 9, Carter Salver R3, LGU Rd 5 and putting. The haggle was a nett competition won by Wendy Harris on 68 closely followed by Dee McCrea on 69 and Pink Leow also on 69.

Tuesday Results

Tuesday ladies played Carter Salver, LGU and putting. The haggle was putting, won in style by Pink Leow with 28 putts, on countback from Brenda Arnesen also on 28. The Stars Trophy went to Diana Price for almost flattening KD on No 8.

LGU (Ladies Golf Union)

This month’s top nett scores were as follows:- In Silver Division the winner was Wendy Harris with a 68 nett, Division 2 was won by Pink Leow with a nett 69 on countback from Pixie Lochhead. Judy Lewer was the Division 3 winner on 70 and Gay Walker the Division 4 winner with 76.


The next round of Tuesday ladies’ Matchplay Pennants takes place at Te Puke on Monday 14 June. The team is as follows – Silver: Dawn Day, Liz Clark, Cherry Reehal. Bronze: Cathy Berry, Julie Howard and Rae Milne. Thanks to those who have volunteered to be caddies for the event. Saturday ladies play Pennants at Omanu on Sunday 20 June.

Matchplay Championships

Matches played so far:-

Sue Thomson df Cherry Reehal (a nail-biting match which went to the 22nd hole)

Debbie Clark df Cathy Berry

Rae Milne df Judy Lewer

A reminder that Round 1 matches must be played on or before Tuesday 15 June.

9H Ladies
Lyn Harrison

Fun team competition this week

Frisky Four: Jacqui Crossfield, Debbie Hardaker, Gail Latham, Diana O’Brien 20 points

Odd Bods: Jan Swainson, Trish Frecklington, Mary Ludwig, Lyn Bird 1
9 Points

Good Luck to our Interclub team playing at Whakatane on Monday.

9H Men
Spencer Tankard

Thursday results

The rain stayed away today! The course was a bit sticky but a few of you recorded good scores regardless.

I apparently won honours for hitting the most trees!!

The Semi-final round of Matchplay is now complete and we have our hot contenders for the Matchplay Champions Trophy

Division 1 Matchplay Finals

contenders are:

Tom Hansen against Ted Parker

Division 1 Consolation Plate
contenders are:

Frank Brown against Brett Dixon

Division 2 Matchplay Finals

contenders are:

Colin Griffiths against Murray Wills

Division 2 Consolation Plate

contenders are:

Bruce Blair against Denis Douglas

18 Holer Matchplay Finals Winner
is: Chris Lynch

18 Holer Consolation Plate Finals Winner
Kevin Bowick

Congratulations to all todays winners, several of whom had to put up quite a fight.

Let's see if you gents can keep up your run of form for next week.

Of particular Note was a 2 scored by Tom Hansen on the brand new Par 4 8th fairway!!

Apparently his tee shot landed in the middle of the fairway and his second shot made the green and rolled into the hole.

Who would believe?? He didn’t!

I think the club should award Tom a Trophy for christening the new fairway in such a spectacular fashion. I doubt it will be repeated anytime soon.

The rest of us played Nett on the Back 9

The top 5 Nett scores were recorded by:

  • Gordon Lusby 38
  • Tony Welch 38
  • Ian Rayson 38
  • Lynton Holmes 39
  • Frank Baggenstos 39

The Raffle prizes went to:

  • Murray Wills
  • Deborah Rose
  • Jerry Walker

Next week we play the Division 1 and Division 2 Finals on the Back 9.

The rest of us will play Stableford on the Front 9

There will be a Haggle and a Raffle.

Office Update
Deb Rose
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Health and Safety

Please remember if your are teeing off along the board walk to please be mindful and wait if you see walkers going past to avoid unnecessary injury. Or warn them. If you have not played golf you might not realise what damage a golf ball to the head can do like we do.

All injuries and near misses out on the course and in the clubhouse should prompt an email to so we can continue to improve possible hazards and make the club safer for all.

New Shirts

You will see the new OGC shirts have arrived. Next week we should have our new Golf balls (all your favourites) and gloves arriving. I know a number of you are waiting patiently and I hope now to be able to give a better price to some of our player groups for prizes. Which is great for the club.

Apologies to Sat Ladies
Last week I left out critical results by mistake - 

The competition was Bev Caithness/Association stableford with some great results. First in Division 1 with a stunning 41 points was Pink Leow, with Diane Hughes first in Division 2 on 37. Martina Keir’s drive on 4 gave her the nearest the pin prize.

Congratulations to all those winner from me.

Medical Register

I would like to establish a medical register of anyone with a notifiable medical condition at the office. This is so if you have a medical incident on site our first aiders can check your information and make first responders aware.

This register will be kept private and is strictly for our First aiders knowledge only. So if you have a blood clotting condition, diabetes, extreme allergy, epilepsy, a heart condition etc please can you email me at so I can add you to our register.

Emergency Contact

It has also come to my attention that our membership form does not have emergency contacts on it. I would over time like to get all members emergency contact details entered into Dot golf. So if you can pop into the office and let the office staff know your emergency contacts name, phone number that would be appreciated or you can email with that information.

Volunteers needed

I still need a couple more volunteers to help with Golf cart cleaning once a month. Let me know if you can help or have registered and I have not been in contact with you since please:

I would love to find someone to take care of the Air compressor area, outside the ladies change room. All it needs is the grass shovelled out every few weeks and the weeds to be sprayed. Initially it probably needs a waterblast or sweep as well. We have that gear for both.

I would also love to find a volunteer to waterblast the concrete area along the front of the club. This is a one off and we have a good blaster in the greenskeepers shed.


Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to help me in my early learning time here. There really is a lot to learn about so many areas not only in the shop but suppliers, dot golf and all the different competitions you run.

I want to offer a heartfelt thanks to those amazing members who have offered help and encouragement. I really appreciate you very much

Omokoroa Golf Club
07 5480384
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