The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Senior Men’s Interclub 2021 – Player Registrations & Trials
Driving Range Renovation
Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble
Golf NZ Survey
Dear Guest, Friday, 09 April, 2021

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

It’s a mixed forecast for the weekend, a strong nor’easter with possible showers is forecast. It could make it a tough day on the course with the monthly medal for the men and the LGU for the ladies. It is a split tee monthly medal with div 1 off black tees, div II of blues and the higher handicaps off the white tees. In selecting the grades for monthly medals, I try and make the numbers in each grade relatively even, so the prize monies are shared. If you are under a 10 handicap you make the Div. I field, 10 to 14-15 handicap places you in the Div. II field and the others make up the Div. III. The winners of each monthly medal go into the monthly medal finals day in December. It is a stroke round, so play the hole out, and hit a provisional ball if you think you are in trouble.

The course conditions have changed, the fairways have softened and the generous run that we get in summer has reduced. It was noticeable playing over Easter how the fairways gave softened. With softer fairways come more divots. I filled a lot of divots playing in the middle of the week from players who have been too lazy to fill their divots and too lazy to pick up and replace the turf from their divots. I think this comes from the course being busy over the Easter weekend. The moral of the story – carry a sand bucket and fill your divots and others. There are plenty places to refill your sand bucket at holes 3, 7, 10 and 15!

Good luck on Sunday to both the Metro A and B teams who play in semi-finals in the Canterbury Golf Metro interclub competition. The Metro B team take on Russley at Templeton, and the Metro A team also take on Russley at Christchurch. I am sure these will be tight matches to make the finals played on the 18th.

The Eagles Golfing Society of New Zealand are having their annual raffle sale on the 10th of April. The Eagles golf society annually contribute to New Zealand Junior golf, The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation Trust and promote golf and good fellowship. The raffle desk will be manned by some of the senior and long-term members of the club. The Eagles raffle annually has great prizes and is a worthy cause to support so bring a little cash for a ticket or two.


Easter Shotgun -Stableford

Men Div. I (+5-12.0)

Men Div. II (12.1-36)



Glynn Francis 37

Kwan Hee Lee 38

Annette Pringle 37


Don Robertson 37

Alan Dickson 37

Marilyn Yates 35


Scott Manyweathers 36

Marcus Wyatt 37

Pam McTaggart 35


Matt O’Carroll 36

Brian Wood 36

Annabel Chadwick 34

Senior Men’s Interclub 2021 – Player Registrations & Trials

The Woodward, Blank & Simon Cup competitions are scheduled to get underway in early August. Player registrations of interest are now open so please register in the pro shop or email me –

Please note the two trial dates have changed. These are now - Sunday May 30th and Sunday June 6th, both from 10:00am.

Those who register will be contacted prior to the trial dates.

Driving Range Renovation

Members are advised that the normal grass tee area will be closed from this Monday April 13th for approximately 2 weeks for a full renovation.

The grass area directly in front of the driving range bays has been prepared and will be available for use, as will the far end driving range bays.

Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 06 April:


Winner: Kath Sullivan 38 pts

Runner/up: Marie Parsons 36 pts

Third: Karen Munro 35 pts

Nett Eagles: Debbie Scott

Two’s: Debbie Scott, Hyeza Kim, Bridget Neil

9 Hole Ladies:

Wednesday 07 April:

Lucy Tan Trophy Rd 2 & Putting:

Winner: Ita O’Rourke 35 nett

Runner/up: Pat Murray 38 nett

Putting: Pat Murray 17 putts

c/b Sian Bliss 17 putts

Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble

Date: Thursday 8th April - Lamb and Hayward Tournament – Stableford

Division One

1st Charlie Su 38

2nd Matt Ryder 35

3rd Dong Cho 35

Division Two

1st David Bell 39

2nd John Yates 38

3rd Ramiro Guerrero 36

Division Three

1st Max Wright 43 (Winner Lamb and Hayward Trophy)

2nd Ray Polson 42

3rd John Gilmore 37

Golf NZ Survey

Golf New Zealand in partnership with Sport New Zealand is undertaking an important piece of research to find out what is important to you as a golf club member or casual golfer and how you view the experience with our club. We encourage you to take part in this research. It will only take about 10 minutes to complete and will provide Golf New Zealand and our golf club valuable guidance on how we can improve the experience for our members and participants.

Respondents will go into a draw to win a fantastic package that includes:

         - 2 x rounds at Millbrook Resort and 2 x rounds at Jack’s Point (valued at $690)

         - 1 night’s accommodation at Millbrook Resort (valued at $375)

         - LOVE Golf apparel

         - Srixon golf balls

The winner will be announced on the 19th of May on and will be contacted by email.

Nielsen, an independent research company will support Golf New Zealand to undertake the survey. Your individual answers will be kept in strict confidence and the results will not be reported in any way that will allow you to be individually identified.

The survey is open until 11.59pm on Sunday 18th April, so please complete at your earliest convenience. If you are 14 years or over, or a parent/guardian of a player under the age of 14 then please click on the link below.

Harewood Golf Club
(03) 359 8843
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