The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Interclub – Woodward, Blank, Simon & Pollock Cups 2020
Dear Guest, Friday, 05 June, 2020

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

Winter has arrived this week, for those playing on Saturday keep a close eye on the forecast weather on Saturday afternoon. At present it looks like players could get a little damp. The fields are full for the first weekend of 2 tee starts , for those playing in the early tee slots from 10.00am please take your time getting around the first 9 holes (2 hrs.) as there are tee bookings right up to 12.00pm. You will need to wait if the groups have teed off before you start your second nine holes. If you are not going to play, and are booked in, please contact the pro shop to cancel your booking as at present there is a wait list for players wanting to play.

If there is no frost forecast, and you wish to play prior to the 2 tee start at 10.00am there is a small number of tee slots available from 7.45am to 8.15am. This is on the proviso that you are through 9 holes before the scheduled 2 tees start at 10.00am. Please contact the pro shop and have a conversation with Craig in respect to playing.

The course is now in winter condition. The fairways are softening, greens and fringes are soft. Please continue to repair your divots, carry a sand bucket, and fix your pitch marks (and others) on the green. I played on Wednesday and repaired numerous divots on fairways and pitch marks on greens that had been left unrepaired by players. Our greens are in good condition please help to keep them that way by being proactive in repairing your pitch marks. Colin, Jared, and Chris our green staff put a lot of effort in to keep our course in good condition, so please do your bit to help. A big thank you to all those who came and put effort into the gardens and collecting pinecones at the volunteer working bee on Wednesday. It is these efforts which keep our course looking great and allow Colin and his team focus on the course conditioning.

We have a great driving range and practice green to warm up on. I had a conversation with a frustrated greenkeeper who watched players hitting balls off the back-tee block on No1 to onto the driving range. He asked me to remind members not to hit practice balls off the No 1 tee block on the driving range but use the range! Hitting off this tee block potentially creates damage that is not related to normal play. Players also should have noticed the signs on the front of the practice green asking players not to chip from this area , please respect the greenkeepers and help keep the front of the practice green free from divot / scuff marks , and use the chipping area at the rear of the practice green.

Last weekend due to circumstances out of our control, the scheduled 4BBB par round needed to be changed. The dot golf system crashed nationally and would not allow any inputting of scores in any 4BBB format, consequently the men’s competition was changed to a Stableford competition in two grades.

Best of luck for those in the Men second round of the Jennian Home 4BBB (sponsors) Cup matches, for others it is a Par round. Ladies have LGU, Putting, 1st Round Paterson Salver and Qualifying for Williamson and Thompson Trophies.

Men Stableford

Div. I (+5-14.0)

Div. II (14.1-36)



Doug Claridge 37

Luke Welsford 39



Peter Chadwick 37

Pat Bonisch 37



Max Campion 36

Steve Thomas 36

Best of luck this weekend for all players, and hope the weather stays fine!

Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 02 June:

Centennial Salver (Combined Stableford)

Winner: Young Ja Eum and Julie Jones 67

Runner-up: Hyeza Kim and Robyn Campbell 63

Third: Kay Gilray and Carolyn Duggan 63

Fourth : Alison Lynch and Di Chaney 61

Two’s: Hyeza Kim, Robyn Campbell, Lynn Brand, Di Chaney, Mary Jo Murphy

Nett Eagles: Jean Taylor

Interclub – Woodward, Blank, Simon & Pollock Cups 2020

We have received notices from Canterbury Golf about the conditions of play and entries for this year’s competitions which start in August.

We will have a registration noticeboard in the pro shop for players interested in representing the Club and further details including team managers and trials will be advised shortly.
For those who don’t know, Pollock Cup is the premier Women’s comp and men play for the Woodward, Blank & Simon Cups.
As a guide the handicaps range in Woodward from around +5 to 2, Blank 2 to 7 and Simon 6 to 10, dependent on squad depths.
Harewood Golf Club
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