The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble
Woodward Cup Report – from Gavin O’Hara
Member Subs and Renewals for 2020/21
Volunteers Working Bee - Wednesday 26th August 9am - 11.30am
Sponsor of the Week – Cassidy Davies Electrical
Dear Guest, Friday, 14 August, 2020

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

The country outside Auckland going to COVID Alert Level 2 has changed the way golf is to be played. You would have received updates from Neville this week outlining the changes that have been needed to be put in place to allow golf to continue. Flagsticks are to be left in and bunker rakes have been removed. There is a local rule in place in respect to bunkers. Players are also requested to practice social distancing one course and in the club rooms, and please be vigilant on hand washing and hand hygiene. There is a QR code on the front door of the clubrooms to allow checking in with the contact tracing app. We need to be increasingly aware of this requirement, more so than previously with the possibility of community transmission. If you are unwell do not come to play golf!

I am aware that as I write this that playing golf could stop if there is a further change in COVID alert status, with the update scheduled to be announced on Friday afternoon.

The change in COVID status and several players being unable to obtain tee times to play on Saturday has led me to adjust the qualifying for club champs. A notice around his was sent out yesterday. Men's Club Champs qualifying rounds changed to 2 rounds of 3.

The 3rd qualifying round will be the 29th of August which was proposed to be the first round of 16 match play. The 29th of August is the first round of a one tee start, and more players should be able to play over the day with earlier tees time being available and be able to qualify.

It will double as September’s monthly medal. The first round of match play will then move to the 6th of September and the draw will return to what is in the programme.

The forecast for the weekend looks as though it will be a cold and frosty start. It is more than likely that the course will be closed before 10.00am. There is a frost forecast with -2 predicted for Saturday morning. For those players who have booked in the slots before the 10.00am 2-tee start there is a high possibility that the course will be closed. We have one more week of 2 tee starts before Saturdays revert back to a single tee start from no. 1 tee on the 29 August.

Last weekend the weather cleared for Saturday golf and beautiful conditions for the opening rounds of Simon, Blank and Woodward Cup Interclub competitions. The Ladies Pollock Cup starts this weekend with our Harewood Ladies hosting the first round and playing Christchurch. The Woodward Cup team had a good win against Templeton (5&3), and have Hororata this weekend, The Blank team went down to Waimairi Beach (5 &3) and have Coringa on Sunday. Good luck to all the teams.



Men Ashby Mugs (combined stableford)

Ladies (stableford)


Rob Pentecost & Ramon Coleman 72

Helen Beswick 36


Peter Chadwick & Wayne Coleman 72

Lynn Brand 36


Bill Wekking & Shaun Ogilvie 71

Stephanie Withell 35

Please support the Ladies donation box in the club rooms for the garden upgrade for the outdoor seating area or come along to the Volunteer garden morning working bee in 2 weeks’ time. The results that have been achieved around the course are visible and make a great impact how our course presents from the efforts of the team of regulars in the gardens.

Best of luck for the weekends golf; stay safe, wash your hands and be well.

Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 11 August - Stableford Hidden Holes

Winner: Denise Guerin c/b 25

Runner-up: Wendy Nichols 25

Nett Eagles: Pam Hopkins

Two’s: Pam Hopkins

Lynn Brand

Annette Tansey

Linley Trapp

Ranee Morgan

9 Hole - Wednesday 12 August

Round 6 Lucy Tan Trophy and Putting

Winner: Lisa Neho-Smith c/b 36 nett

Runner-up: Pat Murray 36 nett

Third: Faye Sedgley 36 nett

Putting: Pat Murray 15 putts

Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble

Monday 10th August – Combined Net

1st Bruce Gillespie/Chris Barraclough 141

2nd David Lim/Dennis Morgan 144

3rd Ray Polson/John Yates 145

4th Bruce Chalklen/Bruce Robertson 151

Thursday 13th August – Stableford


1st Kevin Pritchard 41

2nd Peter Ophuis 39

3rd Ramiro Guerrero 38

Div. 2

1st Simon Hubble 38

2nd Chris Barraclough 36

3rd Dal Jung 34

Div. 3

1st Ray Polson 42

2nd Allan McAuliffe 35

3rd Dennis Morgan 34

Woodward Cup Report – from Gavin O’Hara

It was the start of the Woodward Interclub this week, and the opening venue was Pegasus on a beautiful winters’ day.

Our first game up was against a strong Templeton team. Gavin O’Hara (8) and Kerry Branson (7) led the team off and both had good battles. Gavin was just ahead most of the match by 1 or 2, but his opponent came back strong over the back 9, and Gavin found himself 1 down with 2 to play, but a par/par finish was enough to get the first half a point for the team. Kerry had a very solid day and got 3 up early and never let his opponent back in with a solid display and an excellent 4&3 win. Daniel Lundt also had a good half point for the team, but probably walked off his final hole disappointed, after 3 putting his final hole only to get a half after being 1 up with 1 to play. Sam Watkinson had a fantastic 1 up win after never being up for any part of his match until he won the final hole for a great 1 up win and showing battling qualities. Unfortunately, our middle order (4) Scott Manyweathers and James Howard (3) had narrow losses and look to put that right this week. Our top order of Josh Smith (2) and Matt Mclean (1) had solid wins for the side with a reliable 2 points from our top pair, completing a fantastic 5 / 3 win for Harewood and a great start.
We go to Bottle Lake this weekend and look to entertain Hororata. Other results Russley 4.5 v Pegasus 3.5, Christchurch 4, Avondale 4, Waitikiri 4 Hororata 4, Bottle Lake 5.5 v Weedon’s 2.5.

Member Subs and Renewals for 2020/21

The end of our subscription year is 31 August so we have been reviewing all member accounts to ensure these will be fully paid by this time. If you are paying by monthly installment, please check the statement we have emailed to ensure your sub is full paid by 31 August.

Renewals for the 2020/21 subs year will be sent out to members next week so if there are any issues or changes please let the office know. A reminder that if you wish to pay by monthly installments then there is an annual $50 fee added to the base subscription.

Membership cards, Reciprocal cards (Waimairi Beach & Waitikiri) and bag tags will be ordered shortly, and you will be advised when they are available to pick up from the pro shop.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your membership, renewal or subs please contact the General Manager or 359 8843 opt 3.

Volunteers Working Bee - Wednesday 26th August 9am - 11.30am

This working bee is going to be dedicated to the gardens and courtyard in front of the Club House. The green keepers will have topped up the garden with compost blend, put in some irrigation, and all the plants will have been placed and ready to be planted. The Picnic tables and other chairs will have been cleaned and ready to be stained, and also a general clean-up in this area. It is going to look amazing!!

We would really also appreciate your help to fund this extensive planting and would be grateful for any donations to this project. We have set up a small display in the club house of some of the plants to be used, and a donation box. We have received a donation from both the Midweek groups and 2 other members. And a great response from the Ladies on Tuesday. THANKYOU!

If you can bring a shovel, spade, paintbrush, wire brush, rake and anything else you think might be useful - please do.

Looking forward to seeing this area completed and making a much better outlook for all to enjoy.

See you there on the 26th.

Many thanks.

Julie Jones

Sponsor of the Week – Cassidy Davies Electrical
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