NBS NELSON GOLF CLUB NEWSLETTER
THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2012
When will it stop raining!!. All the fairways have been sliced again this week to assist with the
drying out process. Bunkers that are holding water are classed as GUR but the remainder are
still in play except those still under reconstruction.
The course is steadily drying out but please still be careful where you drag trundlers as even
they can cause damage to the turf in some places.
Remember to sand all divots and repair pitch marks!
MEMBER GET MEMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
We have received our first new member this week via our member get member initiative. This
means that we have 76 opportunities available for members to take advantage of the offer to
reduce their own subs over the next two years. Remember that the offer is only open until 6 th
November so get working on those prospective members!
INVITE YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO PLAY GOLF AT NELSON AT LABOUR WEEKEND:
It’s all happening at Nelson at Labour Weekend so why not stay at home and invite your friends
and family to stay and have a fun golfing time! Of course the Nelson Arts Festival reaches it’s
climax at Labour Weekend but Nelson Golf Club is also holding the Fedelity Life Open on the
Saturday 20th October as well as the Pestell’s Best Ball Stableford Tournament on Monday 22nd
The Fedelity Life Open is an exciting new tournament that the Club is running with a $7,000
prize table. It is a Single Stableford competition in grades and is open to all female and male
affiliated golfers. The entry fee is $25 per player and there will be shotgun starts at 8.00am (if
entries permit) and at 12.45pm. Enter at our Pro-Shop.
The annual Labour Day Pestell’s Tournament is a shotgun start at 12.30pm on the Monday.
Assemble at 12 noon to register and enjoy a free Pestell’s barbequed sausage before tee off.
Men’s, Women’s and Mixed pairs are eligible to enter this Best Ball Stableford competition. The
entry fee will be $5 plus twos. A start sheet will be placed in the Pro-Shop closer to the event.
RESULTS OF WAIMEA ESTATES WOMEN’S CLASSIC – SAT & SUN 8-9 SEPT:
The Waimea Estates Nelson Women’s Classic was unfortunately again affected by rain and
Saturday’s round was reduced to 9 holes. However, a full 18 were able to be played on the
Sunday and the results are available on the club’s website. Congratulations to Lesley Baxter
(Nelson) who won the gross prize on countback from Michele Reardon (Nelson) who also
scored 80. Kerry McConchie (Nelson) easily won the best net with a sizzling net 66 – well
RYAN CHISNALL FINISHES 4TH IN NZ UNDER 19 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Ryan Chisnall (Greenacres – but a secondary member at Nelson) finished 4th in the NZ Under
19 Champs that finished on Friday at the Waipu Golf Club in Northland. He scored rounds of 71,
72 & 74 for a three round total of 217, one over par. He finished 4 shots adrift of Tyler Hodge
(Levin) who shot a three under par total of 213. This is the first time a Kiwi golfer has won both
the Australian Age Group and New Zealand Age Group titles in the same year – a remarkable
feat! Tyler finished one shot clear of Chris Charlton (Otumoetai).
RESULTS OF MEN’S REP QUADRANGULAR TOURNAMENT – SAT & SUN 8-9 SEPT:
The bad weather at the weekend also affected the men’s rep quadrangular tournament held at
the Marlborough Golf Club. Only 18 holes were played on the Saturday instead of the 36 holes
scheduled and points for the round not played were shared between the 4 participating teams –
Marlborough, Nelson White, Nelson Blue & Buller-Westland. The following players from the
Nelson club were selected to play in the event for the Nelson teams:-
Seniors: Nick Loach, David Riordan
Masters: Gerry Callaghan, Rob Ancell, Andrew Gourdie, Norm Rapson
Juniors: Sam Nichol, Taylor Hosking
Results were as follows:-
Seniors: 1st Marlborough 11 pts, 2nd Nelson Blue 10 pts, 3rd Nelson White 6.5 pts,
Masters: 1st = Marlborough & Buller-Westland 7.5 pts, 3rd= Nelson Blue & White 4.5 pts
Juniors: 1st Marlborough 8.5 pts, 2nd Nelson Blue 6.5 pts, 3rd= Nelson White & Buller-
Westland 4.5 pts
STAIG MEMORIAL QUARTER FINALS – SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER:
The quarter finals of the bestball matchplay on handicap competitions for the Staig Memorial and
Senior/Junior Plate will be played this Saturday. All other men on Saturday will play a Single
PAT HARBROW TROPHY – SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER:
The Pat Harbrow Trophy will be played for on Sunday 16 September. Members should
assemble at 11.30am for a multi tee start at 12 noon.
This will be a Mixed Pairs Combined Stableford competition but with hidden partners so players
(both men and women) enter singly. Enter on the day and the entry fee is $5.00 per player.
FROG PUDDLE GARDEN WORKING BEE – MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER:
Volunteers are required for a working bee to be held from 10.00am till 12 noon on Monday 17
September in order to tidy up the garden surrounding Frog Puddle on our Hole #3. Some
planting, raking, pruning etc. will be involved. Members should assemble in the Clubhouse
carpark at 10.00am and walk across to Frog Puddle. Please bring gloves, but rakes, spades etc
can be provided by our Grounds Staff. If the weather is wet, the Working Bee will be held the
ENTRIES FOR STABLEFORD CUP CLOSE – MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER:
Male members are reminded that entries for the Stableford Cup competition close at 5.00pm on
Monday 17 September. This is a 36 hole Best Ball Stableford competition where you can
choose your own partner. Members may enter as a pairing, or singly and get partnered up. For
the first time this year, points from this competition count toward the Total Golf Men’s Player of
the Year, so get those entries up on the sheet in the men’s change room.
Please note that the Men’s Committee have brought forward the date of the second round of the
Stableford Cup from Saturday 13th October to Saturday 29th September due to a clash with the
Country Clubs event. Therefore the Stableford Cup will be played over consecutive Saturdays –
22 September and 29 September.
A Single Par competition will now be held for men on Saturday 13th October.
NEXT QUIZ NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER:
Members should note in their diaries that the next of our popular Quiz Nights is to be held at
6.45pm on Wednesday 26th September. There is a maximum of 6 people per team and teams
should be registered with the office - 548 5029.
The cost is only $5 per player and their will be team prizes, raffles etc. Meals will be available
from The 19th prior to the quiz from 5.45pm.
TORO MOWER CHALLENGE – 3 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER:
Members are encouraged to enter the Toro Mower Challenge which is being held again this year
from 3 September to 11 November. This competition is open to members of affiliated golf clubs
in NZ and is free to enter – just sign up at www.toromowerchallenge.co.nz
Over each of the 10 weeks of the competition, a Toro lawn mower is awarded to the player
amongst all of the entrants who shoots the best stableford score of the week. (ties go to a draw).
More info and terms and conditions are online – www.toromowerchallenge.co.nz
Peter Hay (Manager)