Manager's Note
Marcus Niles
What a massive few weeks!  The Xmas/NYs period, then our Omokoroa Open, followed immediately by the 5 Course Classic!  Our volunteers and staff have done us proud to present the course wonderfully to so many visitors.  The constant stream of positive feedback has been pleasing.  Extra special recognition must go to Nathan and his staff for that amazing work they continue to do to keep our course so amazing in such challenging conditions.  We could do with some rain to take the pressure off them for sure!  
The other big thank you goes to the members for being patient and accommodating over this time.  There has been a financial benefit to having visitors on our course over this period and its great to be able to welcome people from all around NZ.  Most say they will be back!
The club Opening Day is on 30 January.  This is a teams event, but you can enter individually.  The entry sheet is in the office and is filling fast! 

Mens World
Hugh Clark

Annan Law Saturday Men’s Club Day

This week we play the last round of the Summer Cup(best 3 out of 4 stableford scores). It is also the first Saturday for posting a qualifying round to get into the A-One Kitchens and Interiors Shootout at the end of the year. This year we have decided that there is no entry fee and all Saturday Haggle players will be eligible.

Omokoroa Open

Last weekend another very enjoyable Open was held with a full field and perfect weather. The results were; The Tony Hewlett Memorial Trophy for the top Master(over 40) went to Andy Dixon who also had the best gross of 145. The Ladies best gross was won by Nikki Kirsopp with 159.

Division 1 Men - 1st Andy Dixon, 2nd Nick Kirsopp 3rd Carson Van Asselt

Ladies - 1st Monica McMillan, 2nd Julie Eagle, 3rd Donna Dyer

Division 2 Men - 1st Roy Hyland, 2nd Adam Hurd, 3rd Dave Hughes

Ladies- 1st Gail Nicholls, 2nd Jo Jory, 3rd Christie Anderson

Division 3 Men - 1st James Graham, 2nd Barry Moss, 3rd Andries Cloetie

A big thanks to the green keepers and Colin Gee for presenting the course so well. Also thanks to Zoe Baguley-Skayman for supplying the big feather flags at a very favourable cost to us. The Mens Committee have bought them and they are available for the Club to use when we have big events or occasions. To keep them in good condition I will look after them and put them up and take them down.

Thanks to the organisers ; Sharon Dobson, Ben Van Den Borst, Barry Mason and especially Mark Middleton for the huge amount of work he did.

Interclub Pennants Golf

The first round of Interclub Pennants is in Mid February, so any players interested in representing the Club please speak to the following;

Championship Team - Neil Howard

Intermediates - Hugh Clark

Juniors - Steve Davis

The matches are played on Sundays.

Vets Vibes
Scott Gwynne

The Week Ahead

Happy New Year one and all. This is my first contribution to the newsletter this year this year so here goes.

Next week’s Club Day is a straightforward Stableford Day. Book your tee time, turn up and tear the course apart. Starting times for Vet’s golf are unchanged, but after last weeks show of hands the Committee is considering a change to summer golf times and is in discussion with all of the parties concerned…. Including the Club, the Caterer and Green staff etc.

The Week Just Passed.

No Vet’s Golf this week. A relief for many I guess given the extreme temperatures we have had each day. It was great to see the Vet’s volunteers out and about again and helping with the 5 Course Classic. I heard a number of comments about the improvement in our course from some of the regulars for this tournament. A pat on the back for all concerned.

Events coming up

Events that people may be interested in –

26 January - Vet’s Club Day – Stableford

2 February – Vet’s Club Day – Nett

16/17/18 Feb – Pairs 3-day Tournament – Best Ball, Ambrose, Foursomes

23 Feb – Naked Meats Shootout commences

The online entry form for the Vet’s Pairs 3 Day pairs (not mixed) tournament, 16,17,18 February is on the NZVGA website. Entries are about to close. I still need one male to partner a guy from Whangaparoa…. HELP!!

Sue Waller and Ian Graham are taking entries for the Naked Meats Shootout. See them with your $20.00 entry fee in hand.

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

Blood Drive
Th NZ Blood Service is doing a blood drive in Omokoroa on 4 February to try to get more donations.
Book via the below link or on the poster attached.
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