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October Newsletter

Hi Everyone
Welcome to our new members;
Full; Andy Chew
Summer; Sandra and Bob Ilton and Duncan Muir
Our AGM is fast approaching (13th November). The nomination forms for positions are now in the clubhouse. If you would like to actively participate in the club there are a lot of positions available. Just fill in the form, get a Nominator and Seconder to sign, and pop it in the box. We would love to have you! The Annual Accounts are in the process of being completed and, in line with our constitution, they will be available in the clubhouse fourteen days before the AGM.
Just a reminder that Ormolu Ladies Fashions are holding a Fashion Parade in our Clubrooms on Thursday 19th October at 7pm. Tickets are $30 which includes a glass of wine and nibbles. The identity of the models is a closely guarded secret but will obviously be revealed on the night! I can assure you that I will not be one of them! All proceeds from the evening are being donated to the Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade. Rene and Ormolu Fashions are really good sponsors of the club and it would be great to see a good turnout supporting this very worthwhile event.
Twilight Golf has now arrived with the first night being Wednesday 11th October. These are fun evenings with everyone playing nine holes. Good prizes and Rob and Rachel put on a lovely meal. Entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. We are very fortunate that New World sponsor these events, thanks heaps Bruce. So come along and join in the fun!
I mentioned last month that the Management Committee had agreed to purchase a Verti Drain. The cost of this machine is $31,000 (GST exclusive). Nothing is cheap when it comes to Golf Course gear! I applied to Pub Charities for $11,000 to assist with this purchase and I am delighted to tell you that they approved the full $11k. We are very grateful for the support and confidence that Pub Charities have shown in us. This is the second occasion that they have supported us as they also assisted us in the purchase of our Greens Mower in 2015.
You will have noticed the new Gabions (new word for me!) that surround our drinking fountains on 4, 7 and 14. For some time we have been frustrated that the water coming from the fountain on 4 was virtually undrinkable. This started a conversation which ended in renewing the plumbing and fountain on 4 and the three new Gabions. This project has been headed and funded by the Friday Club. The latest in a series of initiatives they have come up with and funded for us. Huge thanks to all the Friday guys. And it doesn't stop there. The Gabions were made for us by Neville Lawrence, thanks so much Neville. Thanks also to Hay's Plumbing for donating the new No 4 Fountain. And of course also thanks to our very capable Greenkeeper Ian who put them all together. I think they look awesome and are a great addition to the course plus we now have three taps to fill our drink bottles from without having to bend over!
�She Loves Golf� starts again next Monday 16th at 5.30pm. So if you know of any ladies who would like to take up our wonderful game, please encourage them to come next week, or better still take them along. No charge and expert coaching provided by Kevin and an enthusiastic support team of our lady golfers.
Thanks to all who participated in last weekend�s Super Liquor Pairs, congratulations to all the winners. It was a trying day but the atmosphere in the clubrooms afterwards was great, which would indicate that we all enjoyed ourselves. We now do the 4BBB scores through Dotgolf, as we did for the Ruth and Len Cornwall Trophy recently. This avoids the need to complete multiple cards and the results are calculated for us. However recording N/S against a hole does dramatically change the individual scores so we have now removed all these cards from DotGolf.
There have been a lot of changes to email addresses lately. If yours has changed please let our Secretary Emily know so we can keep in touch.
I will finish this newsletter with an interesting fact and a question.
The fact! This year we had a mother and son win their respective grades in the Club Champs. Anne Lawrence won the Junior Women's grade and Aaron the Men's Intermediate grade. I can't imagine that feat has occurred too many times in the club's history!
Now the question. In the last two weeks we have planted five Kahikatea and four Pohutakawa on the course. I wonder how many of you could tell me where they are?
That's it for this month,
Good golfing everyone.
Cheers
Peter


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Greenkeeper's comments

First of all thank you for the chance to look after this amazing golf course!
There has been some big changes and some great progress through the whole club from management to greenkeeping staff. I think that the club is in great place with good signs for the future!
I would like to give all the volunteers a massive pat on the back as the course would not be the picture that it is without you. The hours you put in, from cutting up trees to helping with the mowing. The club are lucky to have such a good bunch.
Ian Rowling joined us almost 6 months ago and has proven to be a great asset to the club, from his tree hugging skills, to his mechanical skills in the shed he definitely keeps me on my toes.
Progress on the course over the last year has been great with a heap of work on tree and course maintenance with my main focus on trying to keep the course in great shape week in week out. I believe we have achieved that through the feed back received from the members. The club has a great product to offer players and I believe that our main goal is to maintain and improve what we have in this time of financial strain. The next year will involve small amounts on drainage work in those problem areas, more physical renovation of those problem turf areas while still keeping up with the yearly maintenance routine. Once again thank you for a great spirited club to work and if you have any questions please wait till I leave !!
Nick Van Leeuwen


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Club Captain


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New Changes

Visitors wishing to pay Green Fees can now do this at the Bar. Jenny and her team are very happy to assist you. Outside Clubhouse Hours please pay via the honesty system and display the receipt on your trundler. We do undertake random checks on the course.

We have an array of golfing equipment on display and this can be purchased at the Bar. Hire of clubs, carts and trundlers is also available.


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