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Vets Vibes
Scott Gwynne
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The Week Just Passed.

There was a great turn out this week for the first round of the Sunvue Strokeplay Championships.  Thanks to all the men and women who tested their golfing skills alongside their golfing colleagues.  A special mention to Graham Davis and Gren Alabaster who scored equal to or better than their age.  Congrats guys.


Sunvue Strokeplay Champs – Round 1

Ladies – 1st Sue Thomson 87, 2nd Robyn Alabaster 94, 3rd Donna Dyer 94
Men Div 1 – 1st Graham Davis 77, 2nd Keith Roberts 81, 3rd Colin Gee 81.
Div 2 -  1st Tony Parkinson 86, 2nd Barrie Barmes 87, 3rd John Keats 89
Div 3 – 1st Roger Pace 90, 2nd Sam Bartosh 94, Ian Graham 94

Twos – Ron Deadman and Rod Murray. 

Events that people may be interested in –

•             Wed 23 March – Vets Club day (Stableford and the next round of the Naked Meats Shootout)

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

Wednesday 30 March

There will no Vet’s golf on the 30th of March.   A Women’s three-day tournament scheduled for Fairview Golf Course has run into some issues, and with agreement from playing groups Omokoroa Golf Club has agreed to help out by making our course available.  It’s good to see Women’s golf in the Western Bays being supported by our club.

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 

Captains Corner
Gail Nicholls

On Sunday 3 April, Omokoroa will be hosting the Triangular Trophy Tournament.

This Interclub 18 hole event is held once a year between Waihi, Whangamata and Omokoroa Golf Clubs.

The trophies are between ladies from the other 2 clubs, men from the other 2 clubs, Omokoroa men and ladies versus Whangamata men and ladies and finally the combined average from each club for the Triangular Trophy.  Entry sheet is in the office.

Date:       Sunday 3 April
Place:      Omokoroa Golf Club
Time:       9.30am for 10.00am multi tee start
Format:   Individual Stableford
Cost:        $10

“Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot” - Unknown

Women's World
Diana Price

The weather continues to be kind to us. Looking at our stableford scores, the golf is definitely the winner  for both Saturday and Tuesday fields.

Saturday Haggle Stb results:1st- Pink Leow 40, 2nd – Mary Gainford 39, 3rd- Dawn Rumney 38

Tuesday Haggle Stb results: Div 1- 1st-Maria King 43, 2nd Glenda Street 41, 3rd Cathy Berry 41

Div 2- 1st- Barbara Duncalf, 2nd Ngaire Donvan 35, Janice Murray 35

This Monday Omokoroa plays host to Round 2 of Strokeplay Pennants for both the Nine Hole and 18 Hole Women.  This is competed for, by Te Puke, Omanu, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Omokoroa, Fairview and Waihi Clubs. For those people wanting  a walking fitness workout on Monday come along and watch the competition. Wishing the Omokoroa team, Barbara Aitken, Christine Millward, Maxine Cotter, Cathy Berry, Rose Thompson and Rae Milne the best of luck.

9 Hole Ladies
Lyn Harrison

Wishing our pennants team, Rohanne Hancock, Robyn King, Yvonne Hoskins and Dianne Mahony all the best for R1 at Otumoetai today Friday and R2 at Omokoroa on Monday.

Results from yesterday:
Stableford R2 
Rohanne Hancock 25, Carol Holmes, Judith Whitely 20, Mara Mayo ,Trish Frecklington 19

9 Hole Men
Spencer Tankard

A beautiful autumn morning greeted us for our St Patricks Day competition.

Today we completed the first set of Competition Rounds of our 2022 Calendar with the Net Competition.

A challenge was put out to add a St Patricks Day flavour to the proceedings with a handful of prizes being on offer.  Of the 35 worthies who showed up a good number of you took up the challenge to add a green tinge to the rather dry fairways.

Taking out the Best Irish Sartorial awards were Allan Hoskins (as a Green Hobbit), Fred Hartley(looking like he had just come from Landsdowne Road) and Trevor Smith (with his beautifully tailored combination of hat, shirt and braces)

They each earned two cans of Guinness for their troubles!

The Haggle money went to:

Division 1:
Paul Cole                            30
Allan Winter                      33
Tom Hansen                      36
John Carmichael               36
Fred Hartley                      36

Division 2:

Allan Poore                        32
Ernest Taylor                     36
Michael Houghton            36
Kevin Crossman               36
Jerry Walker                      36

Bob Duckworth scored himself a golf ball with a 2 on #11

The Raffle prizes were won by :

Denis Douglas, John Cotton and Ken Hartley

Next week, 24th March we play Hidden Partners . The format will be Stableford. Until then...

Manager's Message
Marcus Niles

Coring Week
Our regular coring week is scheduled for 4-8 April.  The course will be closed during this time.  Colin and his team will be looking for volunteers to do some work around the club.  Remember – there is a very reasonable passport rate of $30 (18 holes) if you wish to enjoy one of the other courses around the Bay.

Fallen Trees
We managed to secure insurance for the cost of removing the fallen trees, so you will notice they are dissappearing.  It took a bit longer than we hoped, and there may be some GUR for a while while the turf recovers.

This Week's Chip In

I thought I would regularly 'chip in' a few tips/reminders into the newsletter with handy information, much of which I am learning myself!

Environmental Area (Between 7th and 8th holes) - We are lucky to have this beautiful part of our course.  This area is protected and you are not to go in and retrieve balls.
Did you know (coz I didn’t)… one of the reasons it is protected is that the area is home to a family of rare Banded Rail.   These are shy birds that feed in the marshland as the tide recedes. Some members have observed 3 young chicks in this small area, this summer.  As the tide comes in, the Rail retreat and shelter amongst the taller reeds and tussocks above the tide line, exactly the places that golfers trample through to recover their lost balls. 

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