The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Midweek Women Update - from Robyn Campbell
Thanks for the team effort
From life member Debbie Scott
We are busy!
Interclub – Woodward, Blank, Simon & Pollock Cups 2020
AGM 2020
7pm Wednesday 15th July 2020
The Latest Advice from NZ Golf - Alert Level 1 for Golf
from NZ Golf CEO Dean Murphy
Dear Guest, Friday, 12 June, 2020

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

Winter let itself be known last weekend, the forecast southerly rain and wind arrived as forecast on Saturday afternoon decimated the Saturday golf fields. Of the 100 starters, only 7 men completed a full 18 holes and another 20 men completed their Jennian 4BBB matches. The benefits of merino long johns and rain gear was beneficial in allowing me to complete my match!

The weather for Saturday looks fine, frosty and good for golf. It is a full field (144 players) for the men’s monthly medal (white tees) and for the ladies Jennian 4BBB 2nd round/stableford rounds. Patience is required on the 2 tee starts with full Saturday fields especially from players starting on No.1, as players have tee times scheduled right up to 11.54am. The course is 400m shorter (whites) on the front nine, rushing through the front nine will only require you to wait to allow the 10th tee to clear of players starting their round. Consideration and understanding goes a long way in making Saturday golf enjoyable.

Members may have noticed the new seat by the No 6 tee. A combined effort of donation of materials and labour from Mike Stanley (frame), Jo McNicholl (wood for seat), Tony Pole (dipping and coating) and Mike Gainsford have produced this great addition to the course facilities.

With the country moving to COVID level 1, golf now resumes play to what it was pre-COVID. This means pins can be removed, bunkers need to be raked and there are now no limitations on gatherings. Please remember that contact tracing is required, but it is your own responsibility to track where you have been. The habits of handwashing and hygiene are still to be observed, and please don’t play if you are unwell – the flu season is still here!

I don’t mean to harp on but please continue to use a sand bucket to fill your divots after replacing them and repair your pitch marks. I played on Wednesday the course is in great condition, but I shouldn’t have to go through multiple buckets of sand filling other players divots and repairing multiple pitch marks on the greens. Please do your bit to look after the course!

Results: Saturday 6 June

Men Par (one grade 7 completed cards)



Phil Barlow -2


Bill Wekking -2


Alan Double -4

Other players to complete – Les Keys, Sam Watkinson, Harry Weeds, Wayne Coleman.

Enjoy your golf this weekend

Midweek Women Update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 09 June

FMS Stableford

Winner: Steph Withell 38

Runner-up: Hyeza Kim 36

Third: Di Chaney 33

Fourth: Kay Gilray 33

Fifth: Young Ja Eum 33

Twos: Helen McKay

Net Eagles: Carolyn Duggan

9 Hole Ladies

American Greensome

Winner: Ita O’Rourke & Susie Walker nett 37

Runner-up: Lisa Neho-Smith & Pat Murray nett 38

Thanks for the team effort
From life member Debbie Scott
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Some of you may have noticed a new seat and plaque set in place at the 6th tee block; this is a memorial to Les Scott.

Les was our Patron, a Life Member, Past President & Captain. The seat is the collective efforts from a number of generous Harewood members and I would like to thank them most sincerely for their contribution towards making this fitting tribute to Les.
The project was driven by Jo McNicholl with contributions great and small from Tony Pole, Fraser Lang, Mike Stanley, Mike & Lynley Gainsford, Pam & Norm McTaggart and Liz Warren.
Thank you team!

We are busy!

We are continuing to see a significant increase in visitors and new members which is all very positive.

It does however mean that tee times are under pressure on certain days, particularly on Saturday. As Doug has already mentioned, with the winter 2-tee starts there are some members who are missing out on booking and we are very aware that Saturday may be the only chance some members get to play.
Whilst it is a good problem to have (from the Club’s perspective anyway) we are always looking to get as many members playing as possible. So, book online early and if you have a booking and need to cancel please do so as soon as possible so those on a waiting list can secure the time.
And please, please, please take a sand bucket and have a pitch repairer handy – and more importantly use them often!

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 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.

AGM 2020
7pm Wednesday 15th July 2020

The date for our AGM has been set as July 15th from 7pm in the Clubhouse.

Nominations of members willing to act as officers or members of the Board are sought, with three positions for Director being available.

Nominations should be lodged with the General Manager 28 clear days before the date of the Annual General Meeting, this date being June 17th.
A complete list of all nominated members, the positions for which they have been nominated, together with the names of their respective proposers and seconders will be posted in the Clubhouse by June 19th.

The Notice of AGM and the nomination form are attached.

The Latest Advice from NZ Golf - Alert Level 1 for Golf
from NZ Golf CEO Dean Murphy

Under Alert Level 1 the disease is contained in New Zealand.

The main controls under Alert Level 1 are border restrictions and managed isolation or quarantine for people entering the country.
The playing of golf and golf club operations under Alert Level 1 look like much like it did pre-COVID-19, with border restrictions.

There are no restrictions on golf club operations (including the hospitality component), no restrictions on gatherings, no requirements for physical distancing, and no requirements to keep records to enable contact tracing.

While none of the public health requirements are mandatory – it is important to remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission.

At Alert Level 1 we should be vigilant in maintaining these good practices, so that we are prepared to quickly move into higher alert levels if we need to.

Contract tracing
The capacity to undertake rapid contract tracing is critical to enable quickly getting on top of and supressing any future outbreak. At Alert Level 1 record keeping to enable contact tracing is not a requirement. However, as part of public vigilance it is still encouraged. Contact tracing will be carried out for any probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Responsibility is on the individual to maintain a record of where they have been and who they have been in contact with to enable rapid contact tracing in the event they have contact with an active case.

Golf clubs do not have to maintain a register of participants but should continue to enable participants to contact trace by displaying QR codes and signage. It is useful retain these good practices if we have to move back up to level 2.

Cleaning and hygiene
Golfers should continue basic hygiene measures, like regularly washing and drying their hands with soap and coughing and sneezing into their elbow.

Golf clubs should continue to regularly clean shared surfaces and to provide hand washing or sanitising facilities. However, there is no requirement to deep clean or sanitise equipment between uses.

Public health measures and the ‘10 Golden Rules’

1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work, school or socialise.
2. If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or healthline. Get tested (
3. Wash your hands.
4. Sneeze or cough into your elbow and regularly clean shared surfaces.
5. You must self-isolate if you’re told by officials to do so.
6. Stay healthy, work with your GP if you have underlying health issues.
7. Keep track of where you’ve been.
8. Businesses help people track movements by displaying the QR code.
9. Stay vigilant.
10. Be kind to others and be kind to yourself.

Harewood Golf Club
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