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Pink Leow
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What a fantastic night last Friday! We were treated to some great entertainment from Two’s Company and friends (Peter, Jackie, Jenna and our very own Bruce Lauchlan and Partrick Hawkins). Everything from Pavarotti to Michael Jackson – and plenty in between. Check out some photos on

Hopefully we can arrange another one for later in the year.

Twilight (Hot news)

I have now also secured a PaRnz Golfing Holiday as part of the sponsorship for Twilight. They will be sponsoring entries to one of their Tournaments in NZ as part of the end of season prize table. This is in addition to very generous sponsorship from The Clubroom and Bethlehem Butchery. I have posted the Twilight Flyer and Competition sheet details by the Ladies and Men’s Cloak Room. Email me on if you are available to help run the Twilight event.

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Greenskeepers report
Nathan Kerr
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Blocked Drains
Some of the drains around the golf course are blocked up with tree roots and sediment so over the next month there will be work being done to un block them so please be understanding of any mess while we work on these issues.

Cart Use during Winter
I have been impressed with the members who use carts as you all seem to be sticking to the cart paths and the rough, keep it up please. I have been allowing cart use for the members only until the course is dryer but there will be days through the winter where it will be too wet to allow carts on the course at all.

Par 3 Sand bins
On all our par 3 tees and on the practice tee there are green sand bins full of sand to fill your divots in. Me and the team have noticed that not many golfers are actually utilising the sand after taking a divot. The Benefit of replacing your divot with sand is to give the grass a chance to grow back into the sand instead of growing back into a divot hole and the sand also speeds the process up for the turf to grow back, so please take the time to fill your divots with the sand available.

New Greens Team Member
I would like to welcome Mike Harding who has been employed as the assistant superintendent green keeper.

Mike comes with a wealth of knowledge as he has been in the turf industry for over 25 years so when you see him out on the course please give him a warm Omokoroa welcome.

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

This Saturday we have the first round of the Club Strokeplay Championships. It will be 4 rounds over consecutive Saturdays and there are four divisions; Division I(up to 8.9), Div II(9.0-15.6), Div III(15.7-23.4) and Div IV( 23.5 and over). A chance for you all to get your name on the honours board beckons!

Senior/Junior competition

After being reduced to a one rounded event our winners this year were Jean-marc Colomar and Dale Courtney who pipped James Graham and Marty Jordan on a count back. Jean-marc had a superb round nett 64 and unfortunately was not at prize giving when his name was drawn out to win the lucky $250 member draw. Gordy Wingate won the prize with the re-draw.

Laing Cup Handicap Pennants

On Sunday Our team lost 3.5 -5.5 to the Tauranga Club at Fairview. Ben Van Den Borst, James Graham and Jordy Shaw won their matches and Sonny Tay retained his undefeated run with a halved match.

Woman's World
Diane Hughes
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Matchplay Championships

The Ladies’ Matchplay Championships Finals were held last Sunday in rather unpleasant weather conditions. Congratulations to winners and indeed to all who participated. This year’s field was the largest we’ve had in some years. Special thanks to unplaying members who braved the elements to support the players, also to the inteprid caddies and markers. Our awards presenter this year was Jessie Savage whose name appears many times on several of the trophies over the 40 years she has played at Omokoroa. Thank you, Jessie.


Silver: Champion: Anya Apanui Runner Up: Sue Thomson

Bronze 1: Champion: Chrissie Anderson Runner Up: Jenny Shirley

Bronze 2: Champion: Diana Price Runner Up: Janice Bell

Bronze 3: Champion: Janice Murray Runner Up: Mary Findlay

Silver Plate: Cherry Reehal df Dawn Day

Bronze 1 Plate: Dee McCrea df Christine Millward

Bronze 2 Plate: Judy Lewer df Diane Hughes

Bronze 3 Plate: Deborah Rose df Gail Broomhall


A great win for our Saturday Pennants team at Omanu last Sunday. Dawn Rumney, Liz Woods, Celia Crawshaw and Debbie Clark all scored well to elevate the team to first overall. The third and final round is at Waihi on 1 August.

Barometer Day:

Best wishes to our team of 8 playing at Tauranga on Friday – Pink Leow, Cherry Reehal, Dee McCrea, Janice Bell, Barbara Ellingford, Christine Millward, Bev Hansen and Robyn King.

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Woman's 9 Holers v 18 Holers Event: 

The steam will be rising when this event takes place next Thursday. With the exquisite Ellingford Trophy up for grabs, it’s bound to become the competition of the year. Be warned, 9 hole ladies, here we come!

Admin Update
Deborah Rose
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Waihi winners
Beating out 28 other teams at Waihi Golf course last Friday in the ladies teams best 3 of 4 Stableford competition was a team that included 3 of our ladies. Congratulations to the winning team: Zoe Baguley-Skayman, Liz Woods, Deborah Rose (Omokoroa) and Billie-Jo Simmons (Waihi) winning with 118 points.

It was very nice to go and win on the Waihi course after their ladies team took out our ladies tournament earlier in the year. Written articles seen in Sunlive and the Katikati advertiser sports section this week as well. Good promo for our club.
Covid cards laminated
The wonderful Sandra will be able to laminate your Covid vaccination cards at the office.  We have an envelope behind the office desk where we will hold them when you hand them in. Sandra will then do a batch each Tuesday when she is in and your laminated card can then then be picked up again next time your in.

Carts Team Thanks 
Massive thanks to our wonderful team of cart cleaning volunteers. The carts are once again looking fabulous and we are extremely grateful to you all for putting you hand up to help out.

Thanks to everyone who has reported in on the compressor being faulty. Turns out what it needs is a new handle and this is being arranged.

Hedge to 10th
The piecemeal hedge running down to the 10th green is being removed. It will be replaced with Camelia hedging which is being put around the course to start creating a more cohesive look to our plantings. Volunteers are taking care of this project. Kevin Donald is the man to see if you have expertise and want to be part of the team working on this project.

Produce Stand
Thanks to all the generous suppliers of Avocados, kiwifruit, lemons and limes. I am wondering if we might have someone who has a relatively small unused produce stand they would gift the club?

Or perhaps one of you handy people could build us a nice one? Preferably with wheels so the office can move it in when windy. I think it would be nice to get these items up off the ground and when spring/summer rolls around we might even start to get from some of you smart gardeners, a nice overflow of vegetables/tomato’s coming in as well. Let’s see.

Leaf Blower
I am looking for an electric leaf blower for the office. This is so in the mornings the office staff can quickly make the entrance look a little nicer. Especially after heavy wind and foot traffic.

If you have one you don’t use perhaps you might think about donating it? Or if one of the players groups would like to help with this then please speak to me.

Successful social event
Well done Pink and her team and Jarrod in the kitchen for a very enjoyable roast and boogie event last Friday night. You are to be very highly commended. It is great to see members enjoying a fun social night out. That dance floor was HOT!

Medical Register
A reminder if you have a health condition that may ever be a problem when playing here on the golf course please take the time to notify the office so we can add you to our medical register. We want to be able to give the first responders in any unforeseen event as much help to help you as possible.

Operation 36 – Junior Coaching
This coming week The Clubroom Academy and Juniors kick off again with Hayden Beard. The lessons this term are for 1 hour on a Thursday afternoon over 8 weeks, with a beginners (3.30pm) and advanced program (4.30pm).  $145

Vet's Vibes
Scott Gwynne
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Wednesday the 4th of August

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

Winter golf is definitely with us. A slightly smaller than usual field turned out on Wednesday, but it was great to see thirteen ladies in the field, the biggest number for a wee while. Well down ladies and hopefully a good sign for the weeks ahead.

Wednesday was a mixed pairs competition, a format that I enjoy. Well done Sandra Gee and John Keats for their narrow but meritorious win. Some great stableford results were produced given the testing conditions out on the course. Some wind was tossed in for a bit of variation. Well done Gus Gaskin (41), Dereck Scott (38) and Sandra Gee (34) the winners in their respective Divisions.

The July Lucky Draw winner was Terry Golder.

17,18,19 November / 3-day Vet’s Mixed Pairs Tournament.

The number of entries is steadily climbing and at the time of writing this week 52 players have entered the November 3-day tournament but still only a handful of locals. If you are interested in playing and don’t have a partner let me know and I will see if I can help, or you can use the ‘find a partner’ function of the NZVGA website. Get your entries in guys. gets you there.

Events coming up

Events that people may be interested are.

   - 4 August, Vet’s Club Day, First round of Grandma and Grandpa Trophy

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

   - 23 August, BOP Vets, Omokoroa (entry form in the locker room)

   - 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

Guys let’s support the Springfield event. Despite the change in dates, they have already committed eight players for 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
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The week that was:

We had a great turnout for golf yesterday. Lovely warm sunny day made for happy golfers.

Winners of net comp:  Yvonne Hoskins 36
                                    Rohanne Hancock 37
                                    Jacqui Kerr 37

Putting winners: Pauline Thurston, Jacqui Crossfield, Shirley Johnston.

9H Men
Spencer Tankard

Week that was

27 contestants took to the fairways for the Nett Trophy Competition - Round 3 and the Putting Trophy - Round 3.

Apart from some initial fog the course conditions were as predicted. Dan Corbett got it mostly right!

The Haggle prize money went to:

Division 1:
Ted Parker 35
Bob Duckworth 35
Allan Hoskins 36
Arnold Davis 36

Division 2:
Murray Wills 37
Steve Crossfield 38
Jerry Walker 38
Kevin Crossman 39

Top 5 Putters in each division were:

Division 1 Putts: (excluding 18 Holers)
Ted Parker 16
Frank Brown 16
Arnold Davis 17
Gordon Lusby 17
Allan Hoskins 18

Division 2 Putts:
Spencer Tankard 17
Bruce Baggenstos 17
Murray Wills 18
Steve Crossfield 18
Bruce Blair 18

Congratulations to all the winners.

Next week
9H Men will play a Three Tees Competition - Blue, White and Yellow. This is some fun and should take the pressure off for a little while!

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