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Captains Report
Pink Leow
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Twilight Golf

The format for next Twilight season (October 3rd to March 9th) will be Pairs Team. Shotgun starts at 5:30pm every Wednesday. Different format every week for a fun event. Weekly prizes and points earned towards the end of season prize pool over $2000. Many thanks to Jim Cusdin from The Clubroom and Ben Taylor from Bethlehem Butchery for the sponsorship of this event.

Board Talk
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Board Talk July 2021

Firstly, the Board wishes to acknowledge the contribution made by the Vets in the securing of our major sponsor - the Omokoroa Country Estate. The relationship with OCE goes back a number of years and began with OCE sponsoring what was then the four day mixed pairs tournament. We also appreciate their good work in obtaining OCE sponsorship and trophy for the BoP Vet's Quads Group tournament.

Thanks also to Brian Currie (and his helpers) for reinstating the crib wall on the 14th Tee. The extra set of steps is a big safety improvement.

The Board is very appreciative of ALL the volunteers who help in so many ways with the maintenance and operation of the Club.

In his Greenkeepers report to the Board, Nathan mentioned that the club has a new Masport Edger, purchased as result of a kind donation from the Saturday Men's Group. And in case you are wondering about the noodles...Nathan initially received the wrong type and is expecting the correct order within the next few days.

Nathan expressed positivity about the course management plan that's currently in operation and believes that it's working well. With Michael, our new 2IC, joining the Greenkeeping team this week, the Board are thankful for the extra efforts made by the Greenkeeping staff, over the time that they have been short staffed.

Recently the club has had a visit from the ‘Safety Online Ltd’ Health and Safety Consultant - Rob Wallace. The scope of Rob’s visit was to identify any areas of improvement in order for our Club to meet the minimum requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Rob provided the Board with a report based on his findings. Please be reassured that recommendations have already been or are in the process of being actioned.

Further to issues pertaining to Health and Safety at the club, the Board recognises and are cognisant of the real potential for harm as a result of members of the public being hit by errant golf balls along the foreshore. In this regard, alternative ideas and initiatives are being considered to enhance the safety of the increasing numbers of people utilizing the walkway. Thank you to Fintan for his ongoing negotiations with the Council, ensuring that they have placed appropriate signage on the walkway.

The Board is also pleased to report that the Club's current financial status is quite buoyant. This is due to a range of factors including our growing membership, sponsorship and increased shop sales.

Admin update
Deb Rose
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Rainbows all over OGC

Photo of the week this week goes to Trish Rae. She caught this stunning shot on Wednesday.

Check out the attachments with the newsletter this week. There is plenty happening at our great course.


Greenshed update
Nathan Kerr
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Apologies to all the Monday players who seem to be running into all the non-cart days. If we call off carts for the day we will try and have the website updated as soon as possible on that day for you all.

Reminder for members on members only days to please go up the sides and stick to paths. No crossing fairways when the course is so wet.

Updated Planner
Please see attachments at the end which include the updated version of our Annual works planner. We are making good progress.

New Crew
A big Hello and Welcome to our newest staff member Michael. As Nathans 2IC, He can be found in the green shed or out and about on the course. Give him a wave and show off our Omokoroa Hospitality.

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

After being totally rained out last week, we will play the finals of the Omokoroa Cup and the Presidents Trophy as well as the Senior/Junior Event which will now be a one round competition. We will try and pair players up at the starters office if you don’t have a partner. Remember the Senior player has to have a handicap of 16 and under.

Next week we commence the Club Strokeplay Championships to be held over 4 Saturdays. Good luck to the Handicap Matchplay finalists Ian Wade Vs Ash Pennell and Jonathan Lewis Vs Alan Thomson. Seems ages ago that the semis were played!

This Saturday there is a lucky member draw($250) for all those who played in the haggle and are in attendance for prize giving.

Handicap Matchplay Interclub Pennants

Our team play at Fairview this Sunday against the Tauranga Club. We always have a good battle against Tauranga so wish our boys well.

Woman's World
Diane Hughes
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Tuesday Results:

Two weeks of sunny weather on a Tuesday. We are blessed! The haggle was a hidden partners stableford. Unfortunately for those who came in with a great stableford score and then drew a partner who didn’t, prizes were not to be had. Top scorers were Dawn Rumney and Annette Neeley with a combined score of 67. Runners up were Sue Dark and Dee McCrea on 66. Donna Dyer’s tee shot on 4 gave her nearest the pin and Lynda Smith, Jenny Shirley and Liz Clark all scored 2s. We also held a Sales Table this week, raising a whopping $260.

Saturday Results:

Saturday ladies were completely rained out this week which was a shame as it was the scheduled ‘Farewell to Caitlin’ round. However Caitlin and 3 others braved the elements for 9 holes before joining their saner golfing buddies for a most enjoyable lunch at The Local.


Best wishes to the Saturday Pennants team playing at Omanu this Sunday. Dawn Rumney, Liz Woods, Celia Crawshaw and Debbie Clark.

Matchplay Championships:

The Ladies’ Matchplay Championships Finals take place this Sunday. Members are very welcome to come along and support the ladies and join us for the presentations afterwards.

8.02 Bronze 1 Final: Jenny Shirley v Chrissie Anderson (1st 18 holes)

8.10 Silver Final: Sue Thomson v Anya Apanui (1st 18 holes)

11.14 Bronze 1 Plate: Christine Millward v Dee McCrea

11.22 Silver Plate: Dawn Day v Cherry Reehal

11.30 Bronze 3 Final: Janice Murray v Mary Findlay

11.38 Bronze 2 Final: Janice Bell v Diana Price

11.46 Bronze 1 Final: Jenny Shirley v Chrissie Anderson (2nd 18 holes)

11.54 Silver Final: Sue Thomson v Anya Apanui (2nd 18 holes)

Vet's Vibes
Scott Gwynne
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Wednesday the 21st of July

Next Wednesday's Vet’s competition is the first round of the Grandma and Grandpa Trophy and is a stableford event, and as is the case every week, the Shootout continues.

Week just been

Isn’t it funny how the weather, and comments about it, feature at this time of the year. It is winter after all. A smaller than usual field turned out this Wednesday, some regulars deterred by the forecast I think. For those who took on the conditions we made it home without getting wet.

A special thanks to Classic Builders for their sponsorship of Wednesday’s haggle. I enjoyed the different format (maybe because I scored reasonably well for a change) and there was some fierce competition, especially in the Men’s Division 2 where three players finished 4 under par.

Congrats to Sandra Gee ( -4), Steve Ingall (+2) and Clive Patching (+4) for great results in their respective divisions. Twos were a bit of a rarity but well-done Steve Ingall, Rod Brown, and the flamboyant Colin Gee.

There was a highlight for me this week. I have quietly gone about making entry and payment for our 3-day tournaments an on-line exercise and I discovered this evening that a popular member of our Vet’s group has made an on-line entry and even paid on-line despite telling me for years it would never happen. Well done that person.

At the time of writing 38 players have already entered the November 3-day tournament and only three are locals!! Get your entries in guys. gets you there.

Events coming up

that people may be interested in -

· 28 July, Vet’s Club Day – Grandma and Grandpa Trophy (1st round)

· 9 August, BOP Vets, Whakatane (entry form in men’s locker room)

· 23 August, BOP Vets, Omokoroa (entry form still to be posted)

· 30 August BOP Vets, Springfield (entry form in men’s locker room)

· 4 October, Men’s Omokoroa Country Estate Quad’s, Omokoroa

· 17-18-19 November, 3-day mixed pairs, Match play, 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

9H Ladies
Lyn Harrison

 9H Results

We woke to a fine day even some sunshine, after the heavy rain and wind of the night before. The brave ventured out for their golf day and others remained tucked up in bed. Scores reflected the very wet conditions on the course.

Results: Winner on the day was Jacqui Crossfield nett 36,
with Debbie Hardaker and Robyn King runners up

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