The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble
New Zealand Golf now Golf New Zealand
Armstrong Motor Group Twilight Series 2 2020 – Final Night 6
Sir Bob Charles – “The Biography”
Longest Day Cancer Society Fundraising Challenge
Sponsors of the Week – Hole #1 Share NZ (Steve Thomas) & More Mobility (Russ Thomas)
Dear Guest, Friday, 11 December, 2020

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

Tis the season to be jolly – Christmas Hamper shotgun is this Saturday. It marks the end of the 2020 golf season. It is a normal shotgun entry fee of $15.00. This includes twos, net eagles, straightest drive and best gross in men and ladies’ grades. The fields look reasonably solid for both the morning and afternoon starts. Good luck to all players in the stableford competition.

The final competition of the year, the monthly medal final was completed last Saturday. The best nett winner over all won the Tekapo Luxury Apartments golf package. Congratulations to Wayne Coleman who won this prize. Thank you to Ray and Annette Tansey of Allprint for the generous donation of this prize.

The course is in great condition, however with the warm weather the rough is going to dry out. It will not be long until there is a total fire ban in Canterbury. The risk of a discarded cigarette butt causing a fire becomes a real issue. Having witnessed the previous fire on the plains course and the speed at which it moved across the course jumping across fairways through the pines was very scary. If you are going to smoke; don’t smoke in the dry rough, please do not discard your butts on the ground, manage them responsibly. It is more than likely a smoking ban will be in force over the summer months.

The 2021 golf season commences on the 23rd of January 2021 with the ladies opening day and a Par round for the men. Summer Cup is played for the December / January months which is best 3 of 4 rounds over the summer months.

I hope everyone has a good and safe festive season, enjoy your golf and holidays.


Closing day cup – combined Stableford



Taylor Dove + Edward Ashton 77


Harry MacGregor + Ryan Barham 77


Don Robertson + Harvey Teulon 77


Graeme Clarke + Tony Ralfe 75


Marcus Wyatt + Mike Stanley 74

 Monthly Medal Final

Div. I (black)

Div. II (blue)

Div. III (white)


Michel Cupido 74

Wayne Coleman 68

Brian Wood 72


Jeremy Guernsey 74

Malcom Cameron 72

Gary Charmley 74


Barry Coleman 74

Darren Herd 76

Gill Harris 76


Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 08 December - Christmas Hamper Day

Division 1:

Winner: Debbie Scott 40 pts

Second: Janet O’Brien 39 pts

Third: Sue Polson 31 pts

Division 2:

Winner: Robyn Campbell 41 pts

Second: Margaret Black 39 pts

Third: Pam Hopkins 38 pts

Division 3:

Winner: Linley Trapp 39 pts c/b

Second: Anne Wright 39 pts

Third: Marie Parsons 39 pts

Closest to the Pin:

Number 3 Pam Hopkins

Number 6 Jenny Goodwin

Net Eagles: Di Chaney

Two’s: Janet O’Brien

Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble

Monday 7th December – Bisque Par

Div. 1

1st Dong Cho +5

2nd Charlie Shu +2 (CB)

3rd Jin OK Kim +2

Div. 2

1st Dennis Morgan +5 (CB)

2nd Dal Jung +5

3rd John Hooper +4

Div. 3

1st Alastair Christie +11

2nd Maurice Hope +7

3rd Phil Plunket +6

Thursday 10th December - Stroke

Div. 1

1st Dong Cho 70 (CB)

2nd John McRae 70

3rd David Lim 72

Div. 2

1st John Yates 70

2nd David Crombie 72

3rd David Bell 74

Div. 3

1st Alastair Christie 72

2nd Geoff Taylor 73

3rd Dal Jung 74

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.

Armstrong Motor Group Twilight Series 2 2020 – Final Night 6

The final night of the AMG Twilight Series 2 was played in beautiful conditions with a record 52 players taking on the back 9.

Winners on the night in the women’s division were Jo McNicholl (19) with Lynley Gainsford 2nd on c/b and Amelia Ching 3rd also on c/b. NTP on #15 was also Lynley.
The Men’s division saw a clear winner in Peter Ophuis with a series-best 24 points over twilight debutant Rob Pentecost (21) on c/b over son-in-law Ben Halsey. NTP went to Tom Grimshaw.

In terms of the overall series winners, we already knew that Lydia Pomeroy and Nigel Paterson had unassailable leads with Lydia’s 91 points aggregate (22.75 points per round average) and Nigel’s 90 (22.5 average) being way too good so congrats to them both for very consistent campaigns.

Peter was able to leapfrog a few with his outstanding 24 points on finals night to take 2nd with 84 points aggregate and Ben Potter was steady every week to compile 80 aggregate and take 3rd place.

There was quite a gap back to 2nd in the ladies’ comp with Lynley Gainsford on 75 closely followed by 4 others on 74 – Jo McNicholl, Susan Lovett, Diane Deuart and Denise Guerin. An executive decision based on points on the last night saw Jo pip the others for 3rd spot. 

A huge thanks to all that attended the series and there were many who played all 6 weeks. Of course, the biggest thanks goes to series sponsor Armstrong Motor Group whose support enables us to have such great series prizes and also Merivale Fresh Choice who provide such fantastic weekly meat trays and weekly vouchers.
The 2021 AMG Series 1 starts up on Tuesday Feb 9th for 6 weeks so I look forward to seeing many of you back doing battle then.

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 3 teams booked in so far and more are to come so I will post links to their respective fundraising pages over the coming weeks.

Members Harry Weeds and Sam Finn play on December 27th.

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!

Sponsors of the Week – Hole #1 Share NZ (Steve Thomas) & More Mobility (Russ Thomas)
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Steve will be known to many of you as a very active and loyal member at Harewood with brother Russell making the odd guest appearance as time allows.

Steve is a registered financial advisor who combines a wealth of life and business experience to provide individually tailored insurance plans covering life, disability and health insurance solutions for your personal and business lives. See

Russ established More Mobility in 2007 to provide mobility solutions and living aides for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom through to people getting older and those with disabilities or rehabilitating from an illness or injury. See

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