The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Mid-Week Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Midweek Men Results
Blank Cup Update - from Player/Captain Phil Barlow
Woodward Cup Update – from player/manager Gavin O’Hara
NZ's Top 50 Courses
Dear Guest, Friday, 18 October, 2019

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

It’s finals day for club champs this weekend. The damp and drizzly weather is set to clear tonight and allow a good day for golf. Well done to all the finalists in the men’s and ladies’ grades. Off early from 8 am are the 36-hole intermediate men, Silver women and the Bronze women. The Men Junior A and Junior B grades play from 11.00am. The Club Championship games take precedent on the course, so if you are caught by a club championship game, please let them through. The senior men’s match has been delayed by a week due to one of the finalist Scott Manyweathers representing Canterbury in the SI interprovincial match at Waitikiri this weekend.

Men’s Finalists:

Senior: Phil Barlow Vs Scott Manyweathers

Intermediate: Guy Chambers Vs Ramon Coleman

Junior A: Malcom Cameron Vs Peter Moore

Junior B: Graeme Clarke Vs John McCrae

Prizegiving for the club champs will be at the completion of the days golf between 5.30pm and 6 pm. There will be a BBQ run in the outdoor area by the caterers from around 4 pm. I am unable to play due to a work course commitment on the other side of town but will be there to present prizes.

Those who aren’t playing in the club champs the match of the day is stableford in both grades. The Woodward Cup team have made the semifinal after having a win (against Weedons 5-3) and a loss against the top team Christchurch 5-3 in the final round of matches at Pegasus. They play the in the semifinals and hopefully the finals on the 10th of November at Templeton. The Blank team needed a win to advance to the semifinals but gained a ½ and were pipped at the post by Templeton who in securing an 8-0 win against Pegasus won the 4th spot by one game. The Ladies Pollock Cup team have secured 4th spot and play the semifinals at Templeton on the 10th of November. It would be great to see members out supporting our top golfers at Templeton on the 10th.

Metro A and B are in action this weekend. Metro A visit the central city and play Hagley at Hagley, and Metro B have a trip to the seaside to play Waimairi at Waimairi Beach.

Results: 13 October

Mens Modified (International) Stableford

Div. I (+4-15.0)

Div. II (15.1-36)


Iain Findlater 21

Brian Tinworth 9


Bruce Maetzig 13

Graeme Calvert 8


Bradley Eggins 12

Tony Ralfe 7

Ladies Irish Stableford


1st Pam McTaggart 79


2nd Debbie Scott 76


Best of luck this weekend to all finalists.

Mid-Week Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 15 October:

Visitors’ Day - Combined Stableford

Winners: Mary Lock and Bridgett Hoffman 72pts

Runner up: Hyeza Kim and Jo Carolyn 70pts

Third: June Park and Sook Jung 66pts


Winner: Helen Burne and Kath Sullivan 71pts

Nett Eagles: Rose Stevenson

Straightest Drive: June Park

Midweek Men Results

Monday 14th October Match Stableford

Div 1

Div 2

Div 3

1st Bruce Chalklen 42

Eric Wilson 40

Maurice Hope 39

2nd Ramiro Guerrero 39

Dal Jung 36

John Gilmour 37

3rd Kevin Pritchard 37

Simon Hubble 35

Geoff Taylor 35

All Club members welcome to join us Mid Week

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Thursday 17th October Match Par


Div 1

Div 2

Div 3

1st Brian Jones +2

Dal Jung +7

Alistair Christie +6

2nd Peter Moore +1

Simon Hubble +5

John Gilmour +4

3rd Ramiro Guerrero +1

Matt Ryder +4

John Hirtzel +2

Blank Cup Update - from Player/Captain Phil Barlow

The Blank team had their final round robin game against 2nd place Russley at Russley in the weekend.

We needed a win to guarantee a finals spot or a half with another result in our favour a bit. With some tough fought matches, a half was secured, however Templeton beating Pegasus 8-0 meant we missed out on a finals spot by 1 game over the season.
A tough pill to swallow, however the team can hold their heads high, as it was a well fought season with many ex Simon Cup players stepping up and being regulars.
Personally, I would like to thank everyone who played for the Blank team for their efforts over the year, in particular the guys who stepped in when we were short.
A great effort and great bunch of guys to manage.

Woodward Cup Update – from player/manager Gavin O’Hara

The Woodward Cup team had their final 2 battles at Pegasus last weekend with an early start last Sunday.

First up was Weedons where the team performed gallantly to bring home a 5-3 victory to secure our place in the top 4 of the round robin. Great wins form the engine room of Josh Smith, Scott Manyweathers and Daniel Lundt, and a first win of the season for Gavin O’Hara with a 7&6 victory, after being 5 under par gross after 8 holes and 8 up in his match. Fantastic halves from Ryan Barham and Sam Watkinson led the team to 5 points and that all important 2 points to secure 3rd spot in the table.
The afternoon was the tougher test, playing the leaders of the round robin, Christchurch Golf Club. Again, the boys battled hard but unfortunately were on the wrong side of a 5-3 defeat. Fantastic wins in the afternoon from the battling engine room again, with Josh beating Richard Reed, Scott getting a great half against Mike Toeke, and a great 2up win for Jason Strachan. Another great half a point again from Sam Watkinson who very nearly beat Nick Kay, only for Nick to hole a 20-footer on the last hole with Sam in close for par to secure the half. Nick Kay won/shared the Stan Rich Salver after an unbeaten season, so hats off to a great performance from Watkinson.
So, we go again in a months’ time with our semi-final against Russley at Templeton on the 10th November, and if successful we will face either Christchurch or Waitikiri in the final of the 2019 Woodward Cup.
Be great to see some members come along to support the team if available on this big day of Canterbury golf as the team would really enjoy and appreciate seeing some known Harewood members cheering the team on!

NZ's Top 50 Courses

In case you missed it when announced, Harewood has been ranked no. 26 in New Zealand’s Top 50 Courses by NZ Golf Digest Magazine.

There was a 47 strong judging panel that ranked courses on 7 criteria: Shot Values, Resistance to Scoring, Design Variety, Memorability, Aesthetics, Conditioning and Ambience.

To give some local context, Terrace Downs was 46th, Russley 34th, Pegasus 28th, Clearwater 18th and Christchurch 15th.

Given the superb condition of our course I reckon we’d be top 10 if they ranked us now!

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