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Captains Corner
Alan and Gail Nicholls

As you will be aware, the government is introducing a new traffic light framework of restrictions on 3rd December. While we have enjoyed a degree of freedom during Level 2, the next phase of the covid response is somewhat unknown until it is announced which regions will start at red or orange.

Because we don’t have an exact measure of what is involved in this next phase, and while we are waiting for information on future policy for our own club, we have decided to take a cautious approach and divide the Christmas Tournament into two separate fields – a.m and p.m.

Each field will have a separate prize-giving on completion of the round. This will allow members to observe appropriate distancing of tables and safe use of the café, bar and other amenities. As each field will be less than 100 players, the rules regarding restrictions on large gatherings will be observed.

We ask for your understanding regarding this decision. We are living in uncertain times and are having to adapt and modify according to changing circumstances.

“Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six and write down five.”
Paul Harvey

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Twilight Update
Pink Leow
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This week we played Russian roulette (multiplying players stableford scores) – with a bit of a difference. Players were not paired with their partners, so were not at all sure of how their team was scoring on each hole. Scoring was good with team “Frog and Kiwi” taking out first place with a very creditable 40 stableford points.

The Accumulative points leader board is now on the Omokoroa GC website.

As of 24th November Wendy and Jeff now in front on 12 points. They are closely followed by Mike and Joanne Dean on 11 points and then another 3 teams all with 10 points.

We are so fortunate with our 3 major sponsors – great meat packs from Ben at Bethlehem Butchery (see photo), weekly spot prizes from Par NZ Golfing holidays, and monthly prizes from The Clubroom. All three sponsors have combined to provide a fantastic prize pool for the end of season.

Jarrod is giving some thought to next week menu. Back by popular demand it could be the Burger and Fries with coleslaw. You will no doubt receive any update from me next Monday. The lucky draw winner for a Free meal this week was Donna Dyer.

It’s still not too late to join us if you are keen to play Twilight. Cards in no later than 5pm for a 5:30pm shotgun start. $5 for members, $25 for visitors. Find yourself a golf partner and call me on 02108195531 to register your team.

Men's World
Hugh Clark

Annan Law Saturday Men’s Club Day

For the haggle this week, you can roll up and register for play at the starters office. A number of players have booked online, so we will fit them in as well. It is a bit confusing following Covid protocols, but we will adhere to Club policies.

To all those players who paid their entries for the haggle on Saturday 13th November, which was rained out you can be credited your entry this week. The list of players still having credit is in the office. Please advise the starters when you register, that you have paid up.

Mens Committee Meeting

We meet at 9.30 a.m. this Saturday before golf. Please speak to a committee member if you have any issues.

Mens Xmas Hamper Day

This is on the 11th December and open to all Saturday players who have participated in at least 10 Haggles throughout the year. The entry fee will be $10 and everyone gets a prize. Last year the top 24 players won Hams!

Vets Vibes
Scott Gwynne
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The Week Ahead - Wednesday the 1st of December

Next Wednesday's Club Day is a stableford competition for both Ladies and Men.

The following is not misinformation!! - For next Wednesday, we are definitely returning to pre-covid days and are asking for cards to be in by 9.30 am for a 10.00 am tee-off for the first groups.

The Week just been

Eighty-one players were in Wednesday’s field. Well done everyone.

Thanks to all those volunteers from the Vet’s contingent who have turned out in recent days to help with the preparation and laying of more new cart paths, the laying of turf around the new bunkers and the 8th green and I’m sure I saw one of our guys trying to hide away on a digger working on improving drainage on the course. Thanks to one and all.

It was great to see the length of the course almost back to where we like it to be. Hopefully by next Wednesday the 11th tee box will be back in play and we will be playing the course at its full length again. I must say having the 7th and 8th holes at full length did reflect in Wednesday’s scoring. The number of players with exceptional scores had reduced quite markedly.


Ladies – Maryanne McGarva 37pts, Irene Hallam 36, Sue Smith 36.
Men’s Div 1 – Al Thomson 41pts, Gus Gaskin 37, Mark Dodd 36.
Div 2 – Ian Millward 38pts, Ian Latham 38, Wayne Butler 37.
Twos were scored by – E Willis, R Milne, B Duckworth, J Holloway, R Deadman and T Golder

Events coming up

Events that people may be interested in -

1st December, Club Day – Stableford
8th December, Vet’s Christmas Hamper – Stableford (You must have competed in 10 or more Vet’s Club Day competitions to be eligible for a prize)
15th December, Closing Day & Cross Country

Did You Know ?

Nowadays, most golfers yell "fore" only after they've hit an errant shot toward an unsuspecting golfer, but the term which translates to "watch out!" or "heads up!" was originally intended to be used before teeing off.

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, or you want to receive the occasional email I send to Vet’s players, give me a call on 02102242799 or email me at

9 Hole Ladies
Lyn Harrison

A cool drizzly morning greeted us, and after a few hiccups we finally got it together to play the competition of the day which was Ambrose.

Teams were organised, rules revised, and strategies discussed. Everyone entered into the spirit of the game although some, it appears by the results, were more strategic than others.

The Bluebells; Marg Griffiths, Dianne Mahony and Mary Ludwig were the winners of the day

The Kermits; Rohanne Hancock, Bev Hansen, Kay Gilbert and Sue Bigham were runners up.

A fun day was had by all

9 Hole Men
Spencer Tankard

Our 2021 Shootout Final concluded successfully in spite of the occasional shower of rain.

The contest was played on the Back 9 and offered plenty of challenges for the contestants.

The Shootout was a fascinating contest with some very high quality shot making throughout!

The format was Net and Winner on the day was Allan Hoskins who beat out Runner up Steve Crossfield on the final hole.

Congratulations to Allan for a very consistent performance over the 9 holes.

It was particularly interesting to note that Allan, playing off a 10 handicap, scored Gross 43 and Net 33 while Steve, playing off a 14 handicap score a Gross 46 and Net 32!

If Steve had kept his cool on the 18th he would have taken the top prize, bad luck Steve.

Results for the Shootout Final:
Allan Hoskins Winner
Steve Crossfield Runner up

Special thanks to my fellow Sheriff and sidekick Frank Brown for his meticulous recording of the scores.

Not to overlook the rest of the field who played Stableford on the Front 9 and recorded some equally impressive performances.

Playing in one division the top scorers and Haggle winners were:

Lynton Holmes 22
Ted Parker 18
Kevin Crossman 16
Max Richie 15

Congratulations gentlemen.

Our Competition programme for 2021 has now concluded and we ready ourselves for end of the year Prizegiving and Christmas Functions.

Omokoroa Golf Club
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