Upcoming Events - April/May
The Aquilla, Willcock and Green Cups continue this month
with the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals taking place.
For those not involved with Matchplay, they will play
Stableford on 14th April, and Par on the 21st April.
Saturday 28th is the Placemakers Monthly Medal. We are very
grateful for the continued sponsorship from Placemakers, MacDonald
St, Mount Maunganui, so if you are doing any DIY, please think
about using them.
On 5th and 12th May we have the Nicoll Cup which is a Par
competition over the 36 holes.
May 19th is the Placemakers Monthly Medal, but this also
doubles as the qualifying for the Senior/Junior 4 Ball if we get
more than 16 pairs entering this.
The Senior/Junior is a 4 Ball Matchplay competition and will
be the top 16 pairs who have entered their name on the Qualifying
Sheet (will be in the clubhouse shortly) and also qualified from
their individual rounds on May 19th, so will be important you don't
have a pick up!
How is this event played?
Well, as stated it is a 4 Ball Matchplay event between two
sides. The total gross scores of each side at each hole are what
count, not the individual scores.
If one side is receiving strokes these are taken where
indicated on the stroke allocation table to determine the result of
To determine the number of strokes to be given:
Add the handicaps of each pair.
Find the handicap difference between the two
The longer handicapped side then receives that number of
strokes. (Just as in a singles match).
Example 1: Side A/B have individual handicaps of 6 and 18
(total 24), side C/D have handicaps of 10 and 17 (total 27). The
difference is 3 strokes. Side C/D will receive one stroke at each
of the first three stroke holes, these being holes 7, 13, and 15 on
Round 1 will be on 26th May, Round 2 on 2nd June and Semi
Finals on 9th June.
Also keep an eye out for the Anzac Day is Wednesday 25th
April, there will an afternoon Tournament.
You only need 8 rounds to count so you can still enter this
competition if you haven't done so already.
Once again thanks to Peter Anderson from Mr McGregor's Fruit
Shop, Main Rd, Te Puna and Roy Macgregor of Macgregor's Plumbing
for their sponsorship of this.
If you need some fruit or a plumber, they would appreciate
The Championship Team has their next round this Sunday
against Omokoroa and Mount Maunganui.
The Senior A's won their last round against Opotiki and are
currently in 2nd place after 4 rounds, but have the bye this Sunday
which is being played at Tauranga.
The Senior B Team are in 3rd place after a win over Omokoroa
in their last round and will now need at least a 7.5 to 1.5 win
over Omanu on April 29th to get to the Semi Final
Intermediates have now played 4 rounds for 4 wins and
virtually certain to go through to the Quarter Final stage. A good
win at Omokoroa on April 29th will also give them a chance at
winning the Blue Pennant for the Intermediate Coastal
The Juniors are sitting in 3rd place with just one round
left for them as the last round is played at Tauranga so they have
Did You Know?
Do you always get relief from a rabbit hole or scraping or
any other abnormal ground condition?
The answer is NO.
Rule 25-1 (Abnormal Ground Conditions) provides relief from
conditions such as rabbit scrapes, ground under repair and casual
However there is an exception to this rule where relief is
not available if it is unreasonable to make a stroke because of
interference by something other than the abnormal ground
Simply put, if the condition (e.g. rabbit scrape) were not
there, would the ball be playable? If the answer is no, then relief
is denied and the player should proceed under Rule 28 (Ball
Unplayable) with a penalty of one stroke.
So if your ball is in a rabbit hole or scrape beside a tree
and you are unable to play a normal stroke because of the tree, you
cannot take free relief.
It is important to note that this exception also applies
when seeking relief from an immovable obstruction (Rule
Good golfing everyone,