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Captain's corner
Pink Leow


88 players on Wednesday which is the largest number we have had at any Twilight so far. Thanks for your support !

5 Clubs only works wonders for the likes of Mike and Joann Deane, coming in with a massive combined 43 Stableford. Also Steve Rumney has decided he is selling the rest of his clubs since he scores well with only 5 clubs in his bag.

Thanks to Jarrod for a lovely beef burger, sausage, chips and salad.

Next week's format will be 4BBB (4 Ball Best Ball). Bring along all your golf clubs ! The Accumulative points Leader Board is quite a tight race at the moment. Long way to go guys so keep turning up to gain 1 point even if you don’t play well for the day. End of season pool prize over $2000.

Not too late to join us if you are keen to play Twilight. Find yourself a golf partner or call/email me on or 02108195531 if you need a golf partner.

NO Twilight on 3rd November as it is Club AGM.

Signage on the golf course

The Board passed a motion on 13th July to proceed with the manufacturing of signage for the golf course by No. 1 Sign limited. Some of our existing signage will be replaced and new ones will be installed before the end of the year.

Quiz Night

Sadly, we have to cancel this event until such time that we are allowed to have 8 seats at a table, which is not possible with current Alert Level 2 restriction.

Greenshed notices
Nathan Kerr
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Bunker work
Dave Grahame from Bay Shaping will be starting the bunker reconstruction on the 16th fairway on the 1st of November. Once he has completed the 16th he will then be working on the two green side bunkers on 18.

8th Green surround work: I have ordered some roll out turf to be layed around the 8th green surround to replace the seed that has never germinated properly. This work will be taking place in the next 2 weeks and will significantly improve the 8th green surrounds.

Practice fairway and practice tee to be sown in couch grass: The practice fairway and the practice tee will be getting sown in couch grass this year. We will be spraying the fairway and tee out with roundup late next week in preparation for sowing the couch grass so you will notice this fairway and tee yellowing off and the grass dying in the next few weeks.

Drainage on the 8th fairway 
The contractors will be fixing the drainage issues on the 8th hole next week weather dependent.

Hard pan areas around greens: The bare areas around greens are still in the pipeline to be worked on and we will look at starting this work as soon as time allows.

Rough mower driver volunteers
If there are any members out there that would like to volunteer there time to mow the rough I would be interested in talking to you. Having previous machinery operating experience is a requirement as the 2 rough mowers are specialised machines and need to be driven very carefully and thoughtfully. If interested please contact the office and leave your details with them and I will be in contact with you.

Enjoy your golf

Woman's World
Diane Hughes
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Spring Fling Tournament

A beautiful day with a full field of ladies from all over Bay of Plenty so thankful that they don’t live in Auckland or Waikato! It wasn’t a dress-up day but one team decided to do it anyway (see attached) and the Spring Chickens circulated with nibbles and drinks (also attached). The winning team with a creditable 133 stableford points comprised Cherry Reehal, Ngaire Donovan, Pauline Page and Carol Roper.

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Strokeplay Championships Results

In the Silver Division, Maxine Cotter produced two steady rounds to win from rising star Anya Apanui.

Bronze 1 was a closely contested division with Dawn Rumney emerging in first place by one point from Martina Keir.

Diana Price won the Bronze 2 Division from Diane Hughes. Well done Diana for a double whammy this year in both Matchplay and Strokeplay Championships.

The Bronze 3 title went to Judy Lewer from Linley Jamieson-Hill.

Maxine, Dawn, Martina, Diana, Diane and Judy all head for Champion of Champion events in Taupo and Turangi in November.

McNicol Own Time Matchplay

The semi-finals have been played with Rae Milne defeating Dee McCrea and Debbie Clark defeating Maxine Cotter. Thus we have an exciting final coming up with Rae ‘Steady Eddie’ Milne versus Debbie ‘The Determined’ Clark. Let us know when you’re playing the final, ladies, so we can come and support.


Australians are confident that this year’s Melbourne Cup will be the beginning of Covid freedom for the State with 10,000 tickets up for grabs. We ladies are hopeful that our own annual Melbourne Cup Day will go ahead however this is obviously dependent on NZ’s Covid situation. As usual, we have a great day planned for you all (see information attached above), with raffles, fashion in the field, tote, complimentary bubbly and more.

Vet's Vibes
Scott Gwynne
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The Week Ahead

A quieter day next Wednesday with the competition of the day being stableford for Mixed Pairs

The Week just been

Well done Gus Gaskin and Sue Waller the winners of qualifying for the Men’s and Ladies Shootout.

Wednesday’s events were won by Carol Downes, Brian Currie and in Division 2 of the Men’s field, Ron Deadman

Events coming up

- 27 October, Club Day – Mixed Pairs Stableford

- 2 November – Shootout Finals

- 8 November, Men’s Quad’s at Omokoroa (entry has now closed)

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

Highlight of the Week

A huge shoutout to Diane and her team. I played a casual round of golf on Monday and during my recovery time afterwards saw a happy cheerful group of ladies setting up for their big Spring Fling event. The camaraderie was impressive and the prize table display and the flowers on all of the tables was simply stunning. Well done ladies.

Covid/ Delta protocols Just a gentle reminder here to show respect for your golfing colleagues and when in the clubhouse please wear your mask at all times except when seated and eating or drinking.

Over and Out

I have enjoyed attempting to communicate and to provide informative and fun information for members through Vet’s Vibes over the last two years. It’s now time for me to step back and allow someone else to put their spin on what’s happening in the Vet’s world. Watch this space for next weeks edition from the new scribe.

New Members

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 Men
Spencer Tankard
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This week
We had quite a crowd yesterday for the Net Competition Round 6 and the Shootout Round 5.

It didn’t rain but the wind was cold and unpleasant and made for a number of challenges in getting the foursomes together.

So far no complaints as far as I am aware and thanks to all for your co-operation.

The team of 15 from the Otumoetai Club enjoyed themselves and by all accounts appreciated playing on a top quality course. Some of them the really stretched their legs and took out a good chunk of the Haggle money.

A total of 31 of our team showed up for a combined total field of 46 players.

Haggle Money 

Division 1:

Francois Richter-Visser 30

Allan Hoskins 34

Colin Griffiths 34

Denis Mason 35

Steve Crossfield 35

Division 2:

Alan Galletly (Otumoetai) 33

Howard Strachan (Otumoetai) 33

Francis Jackson 33

Dennis Douglas 34

John Cotton 36

Raffle prizes were won by:

Bryce Russell (Otumoetai)

Horton Schofield

Frank Brown

Next week,
Thursday 28th, we play the 9 Hole Mens & Ladies Tournament.

You have until the end of the day on Monday 25th to get your entry in or you miss out.

There will be NO late entries!!

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

This Saturday we play the last round of qualifying for the “ A-One Kitchens and Interiors” Shootout Final. There is a huge number of players in contention so good luck to all.

Last week
Last week saw Nick Gray win the Division 1 with 41 points, Steve Ingle 41, and Steve Rumney 40. In Division2 Pete Stallard won with 42, Swampy Marsh 40 and Sonny Tay also 40.

Men’s Programme for next fortnight

Next Saturday (30th October) there will be NO early start for club play as we want you all to attend the Men’s A.G.M. at 10 a.m. After that we will have a shotgun start for the haggle and the Grand Slam Cup. The G.S. Cup is for all those who won or finished runner up in any of our Club Day Events in the last year. After play we will have the Calcutta Auction for the Shootout and prize giving including a lucky $250 member draw.

The Men’s and Ladies Shootout Finals will be held on Saturday 6th November.

Omokoroa Golf Club
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