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  • Newsletter - 30 October 2017


    Welcome to this month's Newsletter.  

    We are now into daylight saving and there are good signs with the weather. Millennium Motors Twilight Golf has restarted under the control of Steve Loney and Drewe Carran. Whilst there have been good entries there is always space for extra teams of 3 to play 9 holes on a Tuesday night on an Ambrose basis. Thank you to those already signed up and enjoying good social evenings. 

    Free Give Golf a Go lessons from a number of Members are underway every Wednesday from 5.30pm. Wednesday evening weather has been very mixed but we are getting around 10 people attending some of whom are likely to become Members. With some better weather it is expected those numbers are likely to increase. Please encourage others to come along. Lessons on short and long chipping, putting and driving have taken place and very soon the participants will be ready to play a few holes under guidance. Thank you to those Members that come to help.

     The Fundraising Dinner took place last Friday and I have heard nothing but good reports on everything that evening. The food was fantastic, the talk by Simon Culhane great with many amusing stories and the auction of donated items went very well. Overall the evening raised around $7500 of which $4500 came from the auction items. I think the enjoyment can be summed up by the fact that once the formal part of the evening was complete virtually everyone stayed on longer with the last few leaving pretty late - the bar did well! Many thanks to everyone that put time and effort into making a success of the evening - you all know who you are!

    Congratulations to Scott Hellier who is playing very good golf which won him The Otago Senior Championship and he made the cut as an Amateur in a Professional tournament in Christchurch.

    On the course the coring took place in perfect conditions with 2 dry days for the coring and spreading of the soil followed by a good amount of rain to bed it in. The greens are already looking great and pretty true and that will only get better over the next few weeks. Again thanks to Maurice and Barry plus a good number of volunteers who helped. There has, as always, been ongoing maintenance/repairs on the course with sprinkler heads and a burst irrigation pipe resulting in expense.

    The AGM is coming up on Friday 10 November and notices will be going out in the next few days. There are some important motions to be put to the meeting so please make the effort to attend rather than assume nothing will happen and not bother! Having said that there will not be a Gore Golf Club if nobody comes forward as President! The Presidents appointment (male or female) is the first of the Committee to be put to the meeting and if that position is not filled it will be my job as Secretary to close the meeting and there will not be any Committee for next year. Please discuss with others and come up with a solution as we cannot find a solution as a Committee! It is that serious!!

    The Betta Electrical Trilogy is coming up on 25 and 26 November and information and application forms have been out for some time. This is for teams of 4 playing 9 holes at Wyndham and Mataura with 18 holes the other day at Gore with prize giving at Gore. There are separate competitions for men, women and mixed with total prize fund of around $5000. Grant informs me that Gore (as the largest club of the 3) are lagging behind in entries and are being beaten for number of entries by both the other clubs. Please get together with others to get a team of 4 together and get your entry in ASAP. If any of you want to play but cannot find others let me know and I will keep a list of those looking for teams.

    Normally I put a joke here to finish but today is not a joke - WE NEED A PRESIDENT! Please respond.


    Peter Kemp