The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Overdue Member Subs
Friends of Canterbury Golf Tournament – Friday October 30th
Blank Cup Report – from Neville Bamford
Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble
New Staff Member
Saturday Raffle Proceeds
9 Hole Twilight Starts this Tuesday 27th October
Centre Circle Golf Day – Friday November 27th
Clubhouse Opening Hours - Amended
Sponsor of the Week – Hole #13 Monarch Aluminium
Dear Guest, Friday, 23 October, 2020

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

Cored and sandy greens led to low scores and high stableford points last weekend. A few handicaps including mine got an immediate adjustment under the World Handicap System following the low scores. This weekend the greens will still be sandy. Colin and has team have been cutting them this weekend so they may be slightly faster. I think in a few weeks they will be back to their best. What was noticeable was the number of unfilled divots on the course. As the Saturday field was the first group back on the course, it could have only been the Saturday players creating them. Please remember to take a sand bucket and replace and fill your divot if you create one!

With the removal of the gum trees between holes 7 and 12 it does require players to exhibit a little bit of caution when teeing off down 7 and 12. The gum trees did catch a number of stray balls, and with them gone there is a need to be aware of where your ball is heading when teeing off. Please call “fore” if you hit one astray down the opposing fairway.

This weekend is a Par round for the men. It counts as a shootout round and there are only 3 more rounds for the men entered in the shootout to make Shootout Sunday on the 22 of November. The Ladies shootout closes this weekend, and their Shootout Sunday is the 1st of November. The Ladies have a stroke round for those not in finals of the match play. The weather looks warm and fine for the weekend for golf.


Holey Greens Stableford

Men Div. I (+5-15.5)

Div. II (15.6-36)



Doug Claridge 43

Nick Barraclough 43

Helen Beswick 46


Steve Thomas 43

Terry Smith 41

Anne Ott 41


Don Robertson 43

Hunter Liu 41

Julie Monk 39

Enjoy your long weekend!

Overdue Member Subs

Member subs for the 2020/21 subs year should have been paid in September so if you are yet to pay please do so now!

It is a very time-consuming exercise for the office to chase debtors. Statements have been sent and if there are any queries, issues or changes please let the office know ASAP.
A reminder that if you are paying by monthly installments there is an annual $50 fee added to the base subscription.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your membership, renewal or subs please contact the General Manager or 359 8843 opt 3.

Friends of Canterbury Golf Tournament – Friday October 30th

We are delighted to be hosting this inaugural event for Canterbury Golf.

Details can be found on the CG website or link through here -

Blank Cup Report – from Neville Bamford

With no chance of making the top 4 finals day it was all about pride last Sunday at Weedons as the Blank team took on last-placed Pegasus.

A 5 ½ to 2 ½ win saw the team finish 7th on games won but just one win away from 4th spot and qualifying if other results had gone our way earlier.
Comfortable wins to Troy Clark 5&4, Ryan Barham 4&3, Rhian Hamilton 5&4, Matt O’Carroll 7&5 and Neville Bamford 7&6, plus a half on debut to Kerry Lake took the points on the day.
Thanks to all the members who gave up their time this year to represent the Club. Special mention goes to Troy who had 8 wins from 9 outings and big thanks also to Phil Barlow who player/managed the team all season.
Players who are keen on playing senior Interclub next year please let me know as we have already set a goal of winning one of the Woodward, Blank or Simon Cups next season!

Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble

Monday 19th October – Par

Div. 1

1st Peter Moore 6

2nd David Lim 3

3rd Reeves Nesbitt 2

Div. 2

1st Barry Crowther 2

2nd Dennis Morgan 2

3rd Denis Elvidge 1

Div. 3

1st Brian Blazey 6

2nd Maurice Hope 3

3rd Robert Gay 3

Thursday 22nd October – Stableford

Div. 1

1st John McRae 42

2nd Brian Jones 38

3rd Charlie Su 36

Div. 2

1st Cyril White 41

2nd Denis Elvidge 39

3rd Barry Crowther 39

Div. 3

1st Max Wright 46

2nd Dennis Morgan 45

3rd Brian Blazey 36

New Staff Member

The name will be familiar to many of you as we welcome member Ramon Coleman on to the course staff team following the departure of Jared Green.

Ray’s lack of social media is already making him very popular with Colin and Chris, not to mention he knows every inch of the course (particularly the rough bits).
We are still committed to finding an apprentice to bring our staffing to 4 again, and get the average age down a bit as well :)

Saturday Raffle Proceeds

For those who are not aware, club members who are players (or are simply in attendance) on a Saturday afternoon, participate in regular raffle draws, for meat trays and /or chicken prizes.

The proceeds of these are directed towards enhancements of the course. For this year, the proceeds of slightly over $2,000 have contributed to the cost of the tree removal, earthworks, stump removal, and replacement maple trees between the numbers 7 & 12 fairways.
It was felt that this was a very appropriate course enhancement project, which will be very attractive as the plantings mature in the next few years.
On October 10th, the proceeds from the raffles for that day ($150) were donated to the two cancer charities being supported by members on that day.

Sincere thanks to all who have participated in the past 12 months.

John Gold, Graeme Clarke & Don Robertson

9 Hole Twilight Starts this Tuesday 27th October
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Our 6-week series sponsored by Armstrong Motor Group and supported by Merivale Fresh Choice starts this coming Tuesday 27th with a shotgun start at 6:00pm.
There is a $10 entry fee and both members and non-members are welcome.
We will complete the COVID-interrupted series from earlier in the year with the first 2 rounds counting towards prizes for that series as well as the new series.
Please book with the pro shop so we can organise groups on the night. There will be bar and catering available pre and post-round in addition to fantastic meat raffles, generous weekly prizes and series winner prizes.

Centre Circle Golf Day – Friday November 27th

We are pleased to again be hosting the annual fundraising tournament for the Centre Circle Trust, a Trust originally established by the late All White legend Steve Sumner to raise funds in support of football in Canterbury, particularly Juniors.

During the COVID lockdown period the Trustees gifted an amazing $1,500 to each and every Club in the Canterbury region, a total of $27,000 which Clubs used to support parents who may otherwise have struggled to pay their kids subs.
As a board member of Cashmere Technical FC, I see first-hand the great work these guys do for Football so open the attached promotional flyer and enter a team if you can.

Many thanks - Neville Bamford

Clubhouse Opening Hours - Amended

With summer nearly upon us the opening hours for the Clubhouse bar and catering will be as follows, with immediate effect:

Monday – 11:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday - 11:00am to 4:00pm

(6:00pm - 9:00pm during Twilight Comp)

Wednesday – 10:30am to 6:00pm

Thursday – 11:00am to 4:00pm

Friday – 11:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday – 8:30am to 6:00pm

Sunday – 10:00 to 6:00pm

These times are always subject to variation depending on demand for bookings, events, twilight etc.

Sponsor of the Week – Hole #13 Monarch Aluminium
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Monarch and Wayne Coleman have been a long-standing member/sponsor for many years.
Monarch Aluminium have been supplying the residential and light commercial market in Canterbury for over 25 years and have a reputation for quality workmanship and service.
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