The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
New Zealand Golf now Golf New Zealand
Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble
Armstrong Motor Group Twilight – Night 5
Sir Bob Charles – “The Biography”
Longest Day Cancer Society Fundraising Challenge
Sponsor of the Week – Driving Range Sponsor Jennian Homes Canterbury
Dear Guest, Friday, 04 December, 2020

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

It’s the final Saturday of competition golf his weekend. The monthly medal finalists play a stroke round to decide the medallists in the respective grades. There has been a number of withdrawals from the finalist’s fields, and with COVID 19 reducing the number of monthly medal events played this year the finalists are reduced in number. Out of the 3 grades the best Nett score overall will be the winner of the Tekapo Luxury Apartments weekend package. Along with the accommodation for the weekend there are rounds at the Cairns and Tekapo golf courses, a stargazing trip and a restaurant voucher. Thank you to Ray and Annette Tansey of Allprint for the donation of this prize.

Players divots are still a problem on our course. I played this week and managed to empty 3 buckets of sand into divots in 7 holes. With the recent rain the ground has softened and whether players have become complacent in respect to filling divots it is noticeable the number of divots out there. Please remember to carry and use your sand bucket to replace and fill your divots.

The men are playing for the Closing Day Cup, which is a combined stableford pairs, ladies have the first weekend of the Summer Cup Stableford. Next weekend is the Christmas Hamper day shotgun. There are two starts either 8am or 12.30pm. Please enter in the Proshop, if you want to play with a partner then please advise the Proshop. Shotguns are a great way of meeting and playing with other members.

The Race to Millbrook competition was decided last weekend after two players ended up tied at the completion of the competition rounds. After leading for the majority of the season Errol Hume was pipped on the final round by Helen Beswick. The Race to Millbrook was decided by a Nett round with Helen shooting a Nett 73 to Errol’s 76. Thank you to Bruce Maetzig for the organisation and collation of the scores for this competition and to the members who donated the prize package.


Men Par

Div. I (+5 -14.3)

Div. II (14.4-36)

Ladies 4BBB Nett


Bradley Watson +4

Matthew Jensen +6

Lorraine Bamford+ Helen Beswick 62


Tony Marriner +4

Joe Woods +5

Jill O’Neill + Diane Deuart 65


Dae Kyong Kim +2

Rob Pentecost +5

Phillipa Pentecost + Victoria Webb-Smart 67

Have a good weekend – the forecast looks good for golf!

New Zealand Golf now Golf New Zealand

NZG has launched a new name and visual identity this week with a rebrand to Golf NZ.

This includes a new website at the same web address and the NZ Golf app will update the next time you use it.
Refer to the website and the attached press release from CEO Dean Murphy for more details.

Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 01 December - Team Stableford Tournament

Winners: Sandy Moore, Jillian Palmer, Kay Worley, Barbara Ford 121 pts

Runners-up: Mihee Woo, Helen Lim, Elizabeth Lee, Jo Maria 120 pts

Third: Adrienne Shadbolt, Christine McDermott, Sue Ryan, Lucy Ritchie 119 pts

Fourth: Karen Munro, Rosemary Stephenson, Julie McEwan, Sally Lemon 117 pts

Thanks to the “weather gods” we were able to host our tournament in near perfect conditions. 124 happy ladies in the field and as always, a waitlist for this popular event.

Many thanks to our committee for their awesome effort, all our women who donated such wonderful raffle prizes - 102 in total, Colin and his staff, Craig and Andrew, Neville and Martin, plus Sheree, Kosta’s and their team. Once again, we all did Harewood proud.

9 Hole Women

Wednesday 02 December - Stableford

Winner: Lesley Compton 19pts c/b

Runner-up: Faye Sedgley 19pts c/b

Third: Min Kim 19pts

Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble

Thursday 3rd December


1st Peter Moore 34

2nd Reeves Nesbitt 33

3rd David Lim 32

Div. 2

1st George Grieve 40

2nd Peter Larkin 37

3rd Jin OK Kim 33

Div. 3

1st Bruce Robertson 37

2nd Ray Polson 35

3rd Derek Rastrick 34

Armstrong Motor Group Twilight – Night 5

The penultimate round of the AMG Twilight Series 2 was played in very nice conditions with 41 players hoping to score well to bridge the gap on the leaders.

As it turned out the leaders extended their respective leads with another great week of scoring and with one round to go it looks like the minor placings in both Men and Women is where the interest will lie next Tuesday.
Lydia Pomeroy had her 4th win with 21 points from Diane Deuart (19) and Amelia Ching (18) on countback from 4 others. NTP on #6 was Jo McNicholl.
The Men’s division saw Jason Blair take his first win with 22 points from series leader Nigel Paterson (21), who got rid of that pesky, lowly 19 points from round 1 and now has 4 rounds in the 20’s, with Ben Potter sneaking 3rd with 19 points from 2 others. NTP went to Hamish Hodgson.
Both Lydia and Nigel can relax into night 6 in the knowledge they have unassailable leads, but anything can happen for the also-rans.
See you all for the final night of prizes on Tuesday.

Sir Bob Charles – “The Biography”

We are pleased to support Sir Bob’s recent book launch via sales in the pro shop.

The book is retailing for $59.95 and there are also unique BC 1963 headcovers for $69.95 and caps for $39.95.
Have a look next time you are in the pro shop – they would be great presents for Christmas!

Longest Day Cancer Society Fundraising Challenge

We are pleased to be a supporter of the annual Cancer Society Fundraiser “The Longest Day Challenge” where teams play 72 holes (4 rounds) in a single day. We have 2 teams booked in so far and more are to come so I will post links to their respective fundraising pages over the coming weeks.

Member Cam Morrow’s team “The Bunker Bros” play on December 22nd -

Darryn Bennett’s team “We’ll Smash It” are booked for January 6th -

Please donate via these page links if you are able to support. If you are playing on the above days please allow the group to play through so they can complete their efforts before nightfall! Good luck fellas!

Sponsor of the Week – Driving Range Sponsor Jennian Homes Canterbury
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Dwayne and Sue Prendergast, together with Paul and Bubs Jenkins are the names behind Jennian Homes Canterbury. With shared values of honesty, quality and integrity, Jennian Homes Canterbury pride themselves on creating dream homes for happy clients from Kaikoura to Waimate.

The JHC team have been supporting Harewood GC for several years now, initially via the Jennian Homes Charles Tour national sponsorship and more latterly as naming rights sponsor of our Driving Range and the Jennian 4BBB Competition.
If you or anyone you know is thinking of building, please get in touch with Jennian Homes Canterbury and support those who support us.
Harewood Golf Club
(03) 359 8843
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