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Captain's Corner
Pink Leow
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In a previous Newsletter I mentioned that a member would be taking some aerial photos of the golf course for our website and perhaps our scorecard printing. Peter Gavin has been doing some trials with his drone. This is one of the first photos that he has taken. If you happen to have a helicopter, Peter would be delighted if he can be flown around the course for photo purposes.

Course Rating update

Phil Aicklin has provided the result of our course rating after his recent visit to our golf course. There are minor changes but here are the values.

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Changes will be updated on Dotgolf 15th July and any changes to handicap will be effective from this day.

Do you know…..

· you can receive a text message to your cell phone to receive a reminder 1 day prior to your Tee booking and the course condition? (e.g. course closure, Frost Delay). You can do so by updating your Profile on to receive these text messages.

· Golf Tutor. This is a new website launched by NZ Golf to give golfers an insight on Golf Rules, World Handicap system, Course Rating and also, Golf Governance.

You can register and go through some fun and interactive tutorials.

Nathan Kerr
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 New Team Member

Michael Harding has been employed as our new assistant superintendent green keeper and will be starting with us on Monday the 19th of July. Michael has over 30 years’ experience in the turf industry and will be bringing a wealth of knowledge to our Golf course which is exciting. Please make him feel welcome

Leaks around greens
Shane and I have started digging up and fixing leaking green sprinklers that have been causing wet areas around the greens, we have still got a few to dig up and look at.

14th Tee
Thanks to a hardy group of volunteers, the retaining wall on the 14th tee has now been fixed and made safer, it looks great as well.

New 9th Tee
The new 9th tees are growing in well and once we get more growth around the new white 9th tee and the concrete cart path gets completed it will be back in play.

Hard Pan
The hard pan re grassing of green surrounds will take place in spring once the temperature is warm enough to get grass seed to establish.

7th & 8th Holes works
The drainage work on the 8th hole will be taking place around the same time as the board walk will be getting constructed between the 7th and 8th holes as this makes sense as there will already be disruption to the 8th hole at this time, I have been informed that this will take place in late July or August.

Dead Trees
We will shortly be marking all the dead trees that need to come out around the golf course and then we will need to organize an arborist to come in and chop them out as this is a H&S issue.


Men's World
Hugh Clark
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The semi-finals of the Handicap Matchplay Championships will be played on Saturday. In the Omokoroa Cup Ash Pennell plays Steve Kleiman and Ian Wade plays Bruce Mackenzie. The Presidents Cup contestants are Alan Nicholls against Jonathan Lewis and Jon Swindells against Alan Thomson.

The finals for both trophies will be held next Saturday as well as the first round of the Senior/Junior Event. This is a combined stableford score over two rounds. Entries will be taken as you check in at the starters window and where possible we’d like you to play with your partner. Scores will still count for the “ A-One Kitchens + Interiors Shootout qualifying. Those playing in the Matchplay Finals can participate in everything, but will have to putt out.

Pennants Interclub

With a lot of players unavailable last Sunday, we had a number of new players representing the Club in the Laing Cup. The side won on a count back after finishing 4 matches all. Special mention to debutante Sonny Tay who won 5/4, Paul Shaw for his 5/4 win and Pete Stallard who answered the call to play 50 minutes before play after someone pulled out. James Graham and Mark Dodd halved their games, with Mark making a 4 metre putt on the last which he thought he’d missed and turned away only to hear the despair from his opponent when it went in the hole. Well done boys!

Caitlan Maurice’s Fundraiser

A big turn out of Omokoroa players took part in an Ambrose event held at Te Puke last Sunday. It was a lot of fun and a substantial amount of money was raised to help Caitlan get set as she heads off to Sacramento in America on a University Golf Scholarship. We wish her well and look forward to following her progress.

BB nabs an ace

Yesterday at 4.14 p.m. Brian Barsdell pulled out his 3 hybrid club on the 17th tee and caressed the ball with a slight fade to the front of the green where it gently bounced three times before rolling into the hole. It is Brian’s second hole-in-one and those playing with him enjoyed celebrating with him in the Clubhouse. Well done BB!!!

Woman's World
Diane Hughes
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Tuesday Results:

After almost a week of lovely sunny weather, Tuesday once again dawned wet and miserable. However, 22 ladies ventured out and 13 stalwarts finished. Top of the pops on 34 stablefords was Christine Millward on countback from Dawn Rumney with Jan Gyenge 3rd on 33. Janice Bell scored a 2 and Barbara Aitken was nearest the pin on 11. Our STARS (squeaky chook) trophy went to newcomer Mary Gainford, handicap 54, for outdriving Silver players. We shall follow and enjoy your inevitable progress, Mary.

Saturday Results:

A Club Day round with Gail Nicholls’ excellent play giving her the top prize with 37 stablefords.

Business Ladies’ Pennants:

After three cancelled rounds due to bad weather, our Saturday Pennants team is playing at Otumoetai on Sunday and there’s a big yellow sun in the forecast. Best wishes to Dawn Rumney, Sue Thomson, Martina Keir and Chrissy Anderson. Looks like a formidable team to me!

Matchplay Championships:

Semi-finals for both Championship and Plate are underway and must be played on or before Tuesday 13 July. I’m looking for markers/refs for each of the finals matches on Sunday 25 July. If you’re not involved otherwise and would like to help, please let me know.

Admin update
Deb Rose
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Look here – The newly sign-written Omokoroa Carriers cart. Very cool in gold we think, looks racy. No fighting for your favourites now people they all run well.

Week that was
Has been an interesting week with our first heavy frost days of the year and then almost being rained off within the same week. Just remember that we will be updating the website as early as we can on the days with Frost delays, Cart use and course closed status.

If you have a tee-booking time on a frost day or on a day the course closes, then going forward a text will go out from the office as soon as possible and if your mobile number is on Dot Golf you will get an alert. Unfortunately, if you’re in a club competition and not on the tee booking sheet though that won’t happen. You can still check course status on the website and it will be there also.

Nathan has expressly asked that on wetter days “members only” be allowed carts. That is because we are trusting you all to stick to paths and roughs and steer clear. If Carts are not ok – members will need to trust that the greens staff have been out and about on the course and it is too dangerous and likely to be too damaging with carts.

Of course these days will be more and more limited as the paths are all completed.

Watch this space
A number of you have suggested warm clothing range for winter would be nice. Keep an eye as a few warmer items come in soon.
 Swampy has done a great job of cleaning out the compressor area. 
However since then it has been noted that many are not going on the concrete pad provided for collecting grass and water.
Please can you ensure when your using these facilities that you are standing or carts are inside the provided barrier. 

Vets Vibes
Scott Gwynne
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Wednesday the 14th of July
Next Wednesday's significant event is the final round of the Sunvue Strokeplay Championship for Ladies and Men. A Vet’s haggle is also scheduled, and the Naked Meat's Shootout continues.

Week just been

Let us start with Monday. A group of Omokoroa vets assembled at Omanu for their annual round of the BOP Vet’s competition. 132 players from across the Bay braved the cold frosty conditions. Congratulations to John Keats, Barrie Barnes and Ian Jory for stella performances in testing conditions

And then there was Wednesday!!! Four hearty souls turned up for our Wednesday haggle. The expressions of disappointment were evident when they were informed that there would be no haggle, but away they went.

It’s fair to say that on the day Bob Duckworth cleared out from his playing mates. 41 points in those conditions Bob!! if you were a racehorse, you would be swabbed, but well done.

Events coming up

that people may be interested in -

- 14 July, Sunvue Strokeplay final round and Vet’s Haggle

- 19 July, BOP Vet's Omokoroa

If you are a new member of our Golf Club reading this newsletter – Welcome. If you want to play Vet’s Golf and haven’t done so yet, give me a call on 02102242799 or email me at

Friday haggle
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Great turn out for the Friday haggle this week.  Let the Haggle competition commence and good luck everyone playing today 

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9H Men
Spencer Tankard

Yesterday's Ambrose - competition went off without a hitch.

The days competition was the final round of the Kiwi All Stars vs Rest of the World.

Unfortunately the day clashed with the semifinal match of the Euro 2021 leaving the ROW with a depleted field of only two teams.

The ROW did their best but ended up losing to the Kiwi All Stars for the third time!

Scores for the day were:

Kiwi All Stars teams average: 32.258

Rest of the World teams average: 34.625

Haggle money was awarded to the lowest scoring teams on both Front and Back 9’s

Front 9 with a score of 32.625:

Bruce Baggenstos

Ian Rayson

Kevin Crossman

Allan Hoskins

Back 9 with a score of 30.375:

Denis Douglas

Gordon Lusby

Kevin Bowick

Barry O’Brien

The Raffle prizes were won by:

Barry O’Brian

Ted Parker

Tony Welch

Next week we return to our scheduled competition programme with Round 3 of the Shootout Competition.

The format for this competition is Nett with the best 4 of the 6 rounds counting.

Omokoroa Golf Club
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