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Newsletter No. 3
Coming up;
Sunday 1st February 2015 Meat pack Sunday
Monday 2nd February Ladies’ Vets. 8.30am
Tuesday 3rd February Ladies 9 Hole Summer Cup Commences. 9am tee off.
Sunday 8th February West Whakatane Rotary Charity Tournament.
Twilight Golf commences Tuesday 3rd February 4pm.
Bereavement Notice
It is with regret we commence this week’s newsletter with a bereavement notice and our flag at
Des Carling club member and club President in 1997 passed away on Thursday morning 30th
January 2015.
New Golfing Hardware
We change over to our new system next week and there may be some interruptions to the card
printing and golfing system. This is to install the new Dot Golf system and change from the current
Golf Autoscore system. The project entails new hardware including printers, scorecards, scanners
and administrative procedures. It is anticipated that the changeover day will be Monday 2nd
February 2015. As with any new system there is likely to be teething problems, so please be
patient if we are not as operational as normal. Once we have all in place a full detailed summary of
the system will be publicised.
Twilight Golf
The twilight season commences its 2nd term on Tuesday 3rd February. Get your team all geared
up for the challenge. For full details please contact John Sheargold 312 4747.
From the Ohope Men’s Vets
The year has commenced and we have had two events to this date. Our first game of the year was
at Whakatane played on the 5th January 2015. We had a field of 12 players of the 120 players that
played on the day. Our Pennant team of Ron Smythe 37,Rick Morris 36 and Len Erceg came
fourth on the day. Other scores were; Dennis Houltham 40, Andrew Campbell 37, Roy Dawson 36,
Ray Wensor, Gavin Holford, Kevin Sowman 34, Peter Garside 31, Jack Hourigan 28 and Neil
Kenny. One person standing by the raffle sheets was asked if he had a ticket, Ron dives into his
pocket found $1 and took a number. Guess who won the 1st prize and a Big Meat Pack……..
On Monday the vets played at Omokoroa. The pennant team selector still can’t pick a team. The
team of Brian Takurua 31, Denis Allan 39 and Graeme Withy 37 came in 13 points behind
Kawerau with 120 points. Other scores on the day were;
Kevin Stewart 39, Gavin Holford 42, Owen St George 37, Len Erceg 34 Paul Gibbs 33 and Kevin
Sowman 30. Better luck next time boys…….
Ohope International Golf Club - Gold Card Holder Discounts
Our application to the NZ Government for inclusion in the Super Gold Discount web site has been
approved and is now live. Gold Card holders now receive a 10% discount off the regular affiliated
and non-affiliated green fees on presentation of their Gold Card. Specials also include discounted
Monday evening meals, and $5 discount off the visitor rate for Electric Golf Carts.
Mens news
This Saturday 31st January is the 2nd round of the Summer Cup.
1st Round standings are;
Wayne Coxhead 64, Dennis Allan 66, Kevin Steward 67, Gerard Geerlings, Ted Koia 68, Terry
Bowe, Rob Vlaming 70, Gerard Mallen, John Sheargold 71, Doug Mara, Richard hayes, Arthur
Tong, Don Krauss, Stan Crawshaw 72, Andrew Campbell 73, Kevin Lewis 74, Ross Everest, Ivan
Read, David Bulley, Bruce Stuart 75.
The Wednesday midweek men’s competition commences with a 9am tee off. Would all players
please register with the starter from 8.30am, and prior to 8.50am. If you are running late please
contact the office and have your name included in the draw.
Mixed Competitions
Sunday 1st Feb 2015 is the Eastern Bay Podiatry meat pack Sunday. 11am tee off
Thursday Flight Centre Mixed open commences at Midday, until further notice.
Members Benefits
Have you taken advantage of the many benefits that you can receive a member of the Ohope
International Golf Club. By displaying your membership card at associated stores around the
you can receive benefits that may very well surprise you. In addition to businesses, pick up a
rewards card from the office and receive free hire on golf carts, free meals on Monday
evenings, and free coffees from the café.
Men’s Pennants
The pennant season approaches. For nominations for the pennant teams please contact Ray
Owens on 0278409274. Ray is looking for as many players as possible to fulfil this season
2015 Whakatane West Rotary Charity Tournament
After the successful tournament last year, this year’s event is lining up to be bigger and better.
With proceeds going to the local St John’s Ambulance Brigade, the whole tournament will benefit
the community in one way or another. Show your support by entering this worthy tournament.
Remember for that one great shot, you may be driving home in the new Mazda 2 GLX model.
Great prizes, great fun all for a great cause. Refer to the poster which follows for all the details.
The café will open for a buffet dinner after the conclusion of all the prize giving. Snacks and drinks
will be available for purchase all day. Bring yourself----bring a friend…prizes for both affiliated and
social players. Monster raffles and prizes galore……
Women’s Vets
The 2015 season commences next Monday 2nd February with an 8.30am tee off. For full details
please contact Val Henderson on 312 4118.
For Sale
Glen Paterson has a set of Ladies golf clubs for sale. For enquiries please contact Glen on
So as usual
Good golfing
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