"NBS NELSON GOLF CLUB NEWSLETTER"
NBS NELSON GOLF CLUB NEWSLETTER THURSDAY 31st MAY 2012 COURSE MATTERS: The surrounds of the bunker on the left hand side of #15 green have stabilized quicker than first thought and this bunker comes back into play as of tomorrow (ie. 1 st June). The bunker on the right side of #9 green has been rebuilt this week and will remain as GUR until further notice. Grounds Staff have reshaped the sand in some of the bunkers so that balls can roll back away from the bunker face. Members are urged when raking bunkers, to push sand back up toward the faces to help maintain the slope. The tree to the left of #9 green that died as a result of the December floods, has now been felled and the stump mounded over. This small area will remain as GUR until a grass sward is established on it. The #15 fairway and the front portion of #18 fairway remain as GUR. Please remember to repair pitch marks on our greens. The Par 3’s in particular are being peppered with pitch marks. SPONSOR PROFILE – FREEMAN ROOFING: Freeman Roofing are a long established supporter of our Club and are the current sponsor of our first hole. They were instrumental, together with one of their major suppliers, – colorsteel – in donating the new steel shelter built on our course last year. They are a Nelson based company, established in 1969, manufacturing steel roofing, cladding and accessories for the building trade. Over the years Freeman Roofing has stayed true to it’s roots and continues to develop it’s roofing product to meet and exceed market requirements, making it a true Roofing Specialist. With an experienced Supply and Fix department, Freeman Roofing is able to offer a total roofing solution from residential re-roofs and new builds to large scale commercial roofing & cladding projects. Freeman Roofing has developed a keen ability to understand their customers’ needs and deliver quality products and services on time at a competitive price. BBQ ON THE COURSE: Jamie advises that as we go into winter there will be fewer occasions that the BBQ will be manned on the course on a Saturday afternoon. Please refer to The 19 th’s blackboard notice beside the flagpole which will indicate if the BBQ is available or not each Saturday. #3 RESCUE CLUB LOST ON COURSE: Dave Harley reports that last Saturday he lost a Taylormade #3 rescue club, complete with head cover, somewhere on the course. Anyone finding such a club should contact Dave direct on 021 22 000 99. RESULTS OF LADIES COMPETITION - SATURDAY 26 MAY: There was a good turn out and a nice day on Saturday for the final round of Black & Healy Winner: Sue Schofield 38 pts Runner Up: Marina Nakagawa 35 pts (count back) Twos: Korrin Black RESULTS OF BEAT THE PROS ROUND #2 – SATURDAY 26 MAY: The second round of the Nelson Contracting / Taylormade Beat the Pros competition was held on Saturday and again attracted a field of some 50 pairings. Conditions were calm so some excellent best ball stableford scores were posted, including another amazing 45 points by our Pros!! Sean shot 4 under par and Glyn 3 under par and again combined superbly to record 45 points as a pair. This score was bettered by 6 teams and was matched on the day by a further unlucky 4 teams. The winning pairs on 48 pts were Dave Harley & Neville Smith, Herbert Martin & Niall Tait and Adrian Terry & Lin Booth. They were closely followed by Joe Mason & Owen Kirker 47 pts, Alan Hogg & Phil Otton 47 pts, Grant Newport & Mitchell Newport 46 pts, Ben Davis & Dion Tahana 45 pts, Andrew Smith & Geoff Devine 45 pts, Dave Riordan & Graeme Wilson 45 pts and Andrew Simpson & Keir Wilkinson 45 pts. Twos were scored by Kevin Guyton, Peter Hay, Nick Loach, Craig Marshall, Eddie Paurini, Tom Pyatt, Bill Rooney, Graham Savidan, Andrew Simpson and Kevin Sowman. The Hidden Net Eagle Hole was #9 and Derek Drysdale and Pradeep Kumar shared the $80 pot. The Jackpot for two twos was not struck and stands at $185. RESULTS FROM TASMAN CUP – SUNDAY 27 MAY: Seniors: The third round of the Men’s Tasman Cup interclub competition was held in very trying conditions – strong northerly wind and rain – at Greenacres on Sunday. Our team was lying in third place on 313 pts after two rounds of the gross stableford competition where the scores of the best 5 of each 6 person team count. Country were leading at that stage with 321 pts and Greenacres were second on 316 pts, just 3 ahead of our team. However, our Matt Mackey produced the outstanding round of the day in the bad conditions shooting a 75 for 34 pts which was 4 pts clear of the next best player Hamish Campbell (Greenacres) on 30 pts. This was a great help to our team which compiled 134 pts for the round which beat Greenacres by 10 pts and Country by 20 pts. As a result, standings after 3 rounds are totally reversed with Nelson now leading with 447 pts, Greenacres are second with 440 pts and Country are third with 435 pts. So Nelson take a handy 7 pt lead into the fourth and final round which is to be played at Motueka on Sunday 10 th June. Juniors: The second round of the Junior Tasman Cup interclub competition was also held at Greenacres on Sunday. As for the Seniors, the weather was not the greatest and subsequently scoring was not the best. Our Sam Nichols had the best equal stableford round of the day with 35 pts but his team mates Daniel Allan, Matthew Grimes and Conner Winter struggled to get anywhere near his score. Our best 3 total of 83 pts was third behind Greenacres with 101 pts and Takaka with 91 pts. Points standings after two rounds are Greenacres 203 pts, Takaka 193 pts, Nelson 180 pts. The third and final round will be played at Motueka on Sunday 10th June. RESULTS FROM SLOAN TROPHY ROUND #5 – SUNDAY 27 MAY: Our Sloan Trophy team had a close but disappointing 2.5 to 3.5 match loss against Tasman in the fifth round held at Totaradale Golf Club on Sunday. The team is still within striking distance to challenge to make the top four for the finals playoff at the end of August. Individual results of our team were:- Simon Parle lost 4/3 Keir Wilkinson won 2 up Johnny Corby lost 2/1 Andrew Simpson lost 1 down Dave Harley all square Murray Lauchlan won 4/2 NORMAN KERR TROPHY MIXED PAIRS EVENT POSTPONED: The Norman Kerr mixed pairs event was rained off on Sunday and has been re-scheduled on Sunday 30th September. MOBIL QUEENS BIRTHDAY TOURNAMENT – MONDAY 4 JUNE: John Gifkins (Mobil Stoke & Tahunanui) has kindly agreed to sponsor our tournament on Queens Birthday again. This year he has generously doubled the value of his sponsorship so as well as petrol vouchers there will also be prizes supplied from the Pro-Shop. This year the competition will be a 4 person Team Ambrose with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams eligible to enter (women to get 3 extra shots). There will be a shotgun start at 11.00am and players are asked to assemble at 10.30am to register. A start sheet is available in the Pro-Shop for entries. You may enter your own 4 person team or put in a single entry and be allocated to a team. Entry fee is $5. Some notable conditions of play are as follows:- Team Handicap: Add your 4 course handicaps (remember to include 3 extra shots for women players) and divide by 8. Please include decimal places in your team handicap. Drives: Every player in each team must have a minimum of 4 drives selected. Shot Selection: The player in the team whose ball is selected does not play the next shot except when putting on the green. Scorecard: Only one team scorecard is required. Placing: Placing is allowed within the same ground conditions, 1 club length or 1 putter span on the green. BISQUE PAR FOR MCQUADE MUG – SATURDAY 9 JUNE: On Saturday 9th June the men are playing a Bisque Par round which will also be the competition of the day for the McQuade Mug. Bisque Par is played against par, but with the allowable strokes taken wherever the player wishes, not at the holes set down on the card. Strokes taken must be decided upon when marking the card hole by hole, and not at the conclusion of the round. Eg. a player with 6 on a par five may use one of their strokes for half (0 on card), two for a win (+ on card) and none for a loss (- on card). The round (ordinary single stableford), will also count as the seventh qualifying round for the men’s shootout. Happy Golfing Peter Hay Manager