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The Week Ahead at Timaru Golf Club
$100 Raffle results
The results of the first draw are in
Wednesday Stableford
28 August 2019
Women's Results
Saturday Results
Aorangi Golf
Golf Humour
Golf Quote of the week
Moore Golf
Willie Moore
Spring Tournament
Dear Guest, Sunday, 01 September, 2019

The Week Ahead at Timaru Golf Club

The Week Ahead


Wednesday 4 September - Stableford 12 noon.

Saturday 6 September – Spring Tournament

Sunday 7 September – Spring Tournament


Tuesday 27th August – Club Championship Match Play

Saturday 6 September – Spring Tournament

Sunday 7 September – Spring Tournament

$100 Raffle results
The results of the first draw are in
The first draw of our new $100 raffle has taken place, drawn under Police supervision
Winners in the first daw are:
$100    Howard Smith                      Ticket 130
$20      Gerald Zandbergen              Ticket 158
$20      Don McLean                         Ticket 118
$20      Hayman                                Ticket 176
$20       Richard Walton                    Ticket 101
$20      Chris Darvell/Nicola Scott     Ticket 149
$20      Noel Beatson                         Ticket 177
$20      Leo Leonard                          Ticket 196
$20      A Booth                                  Ticket 178
$20      Tony Moir                               Ticket 115
$20      Margaret Jones                              Ticket 116 

Wednesday Stableford
28 August 2019

Stableford Results

Alistair Mackay 42, Melville Aikten 41, Blue May 41, John Weir 40, Neville Petersen 38, Ron Hobbs 38, Paul West 37, Jim Annett 37, Richard Lawson 37, Richard Cole 37, Ron Yee 37, Brent Williams 37, Pat Collins 36, Daniel Bennett 36, Fred Ng 36, Eddie Megaw 35, Ferg Hazlett 35, Ian Blakemore 35, Merv Corfield 34, Paul Duffield 34, Tim Underdown 34, George Emond 34, Leath Sadler 34, John McFarlane 33, Noel Beatson 33, Russell Crossan 33, Leo Leonard 32, Neville Newburn 31, Murray Williamson 31,
David Loomes 30, John McGlashan 30, Robert Smith 29, Ross McDonald 28, Neil McKinnon 26, Owen Berrill 21
Ian Blakemore, John Weir, David Loomes, Paul West, Alistair Mackay
NTP: Paul West

Women's Results

Timaru Irish Stableford Tournament
Thursday 29th August 2019

Winner: 85pts – Waimate One: Shirley McKenzie, Sue Brandreth, Heather Dickson
2nd 82pts – Talking Point: - Ali Barrett, Heather Mills, Heather McKercher
3rd 80pts – Lyns Leprechauns: Marie Anderson, Lyn Dobson, Shelley Dobson
4th 78pts – Stroke of Luck: - Jacqui Fisher, Glenys Douglas, Gurbux Rasmussen
5th 75pt – Tinwald One: Sue Gutsell, Val Prendergast, Barb Harris
6th: 74pts by lot – CRN Timaru: Cath Preen, Rachel Ellis, Nicky Hayman
7th 74pts – Annies PJs – Jenny Bolitho, Pam Taylor, Ann McSweeny
8th 74pts – Timaru Lakers – Morna Hogan, Susan Brown, Janet Yee
9th 74pts - Chirpy Chippers Rakaia – Marion Wederell, Sally Smith, Jill Burrows
10th 74pts – JKR Timaru – Ruth Allport, Karen Megaw, Janet Rae

Nearest the Pin No 6: - 26 plus Judy Whitley, Temuka
No 15: Di Bell, Tinwald
Longest Putt: No 18: Mary Lou Watson, Ashburton
Twos: Shirley Behrnes, Marion Wederell, Di Bell, Pam Taylor, Jenny Bolitho

Saturday Results

Timaru Golf Club Mens Medal Round – 31st August 2019

Pat Collins 68, Sid Keen 69, Tim Leonard 70, Brent Williams 71, Murray Keen 71, Owen Berrill 72, Greenie Grant 73, Chris Dawson 74, Don Deeks 74, Neville Petersen 75, Stuart Chapman 75, David Irvine 75, Brian Lobb 75, Tony Moir 75, Daniel Sparks 75,
Ash Cunnard 76, Dave Switalla 77, Dave Schrader 77, David Hall 77, Steve Doyle 77, Reigardt Du Plessis 77, Rex Duncan 77, Simon Cunnard 78, Craig Miller 79,
David McEwing 79, Steve Compton 80
Junior A&B:
John Gilbert 68, Ron Hobbs 68, Jeremy Small 69, John Weir 69, Blue May 70, Merv Corfield 70, Alistair Mackay 71, John McFarlane 71, Grant Gilbert 72, Eddie Duffy 72, John McGlashan 72, Jim Annett 72, Tim Underdown 73, Fred Ng 73, Ross McDonald 73,
Tim Hayman 74, Nevis Jones 74, Peter Rae 75, Eddie Megaw 76, Michael Flynn 77, John Put 77, Richard Cole 77, Darren Sullivan 78, Noel Beatson 78, Hamish Brader 80, Robert Smith 80, Raymond Miller 82, Neil McKinnon 86, Chris Corry 86

Twos: Tony Moir (2), Greenie Grant, Neville Petersen, Dave Switalla, Brain Lobb
NTP: Senior – Tim Leonard, Junior Tim Underdown
Moore Golf NTP: - Stu Chapman
Jackpot Hole: - Greenie Grant, Neville Petersen, Tony Moir
Shootout: Ron Hobbs

Aorangi Golf

Aorangi Golf

Monday 2 September – NZ Secondary Schools Championships (Cromwell)

Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 September – NZ Under 19 Men’s & Women’s Champs (Cromwell)

Saturday 7-Sunday 8 September – Timaru Golf Spring Tournament (Levels)

Wednesday 11 September – North Otago 4BBB (Women)

Thursday 12 September – Association Vets Tournament

Monday 16 September – Methven Pink Ladies Tournament

Thursday 19 September – Fairlie Women’s African Stableford

Friday 20 September – Geraldine 9 Hole Tournament

Sunday 22 September – Canterbury v Aorangi (Rep) in Ashburton

Monday 23 September – Waitoa Park Teams Tournament (Women)

Thursday 26 September – Halberg Women’s Tournament (Gleniti)

Friday 27 September – 9 Hole Pennants final

Sat 28 & Sun 29 September – Highfield 2 day Tournament (Mixed)

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October – Men’s South Island Masters Interprovincial at Timaru Golf Club

Monday 7 October – Millenium v Canterbury – In Ashburton (Women)

Saturday 12 October – Maungati Men’s and Women’s All Grades – Mixed

Sat 12 & Sun 13 October – Lower Waitaki Sponsored 4 ball Tournament

Sunday 13 October – Champion of Champions – Men

Sunday 13 October – Grande Vue 18 Hole Ambrose - Mixed

Golf Humour
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Golf Quote of the week
Cooking is like golf
You just slice it, chip it, and put it on some greens. 

Moore Golf
Willie Moore
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Article written by Andrew Whiley and published in New Zealand Golf Magazine - Leisure and Life style

Willie Moore has gone from being a local junior player, to running his hometown golf course. Not only does he love the golf course but he also really loves the community and what it has to offer.

Moore would probably be one of the biggest ambassadors for life in Cromwell and he is quick to tell anyone looking to play golf in Queenstown or Central Otago that they should come and play one of the country’s best golf courses and try the amazing local Pinot Noir. Oh, yeah, and if you are into cars, then you should also go for a spin at the best car racing track in the country!

Moore started playing golf when he was eleven years old at the nearby 9-hole Tarras Golf Club, the town which is known as the home to the world’s best merino sheep. He attended Cromwell College where he made a name for himself playing in the Otago age group teams. He was fortunate to be at the college at the same time when local golf legend, Colin Cowie, who established the golf academy at the school, was there to coach him with strong fundamentals. He also met his future wife Gwyfla, while still at school, so it was natural they would end up raising a family in their favourite community.

From Cromwell, Moore moved to Christchurch and to the more competitive Canterbury golf scene. He enjoyed playing Woodward Cup pennant matches and more national events and testing himself against some of the best players in the country. But in 2008, he wanted to take his game to the next level, so he went to the best golf city in the world – Melbourne. Joining the Southern Golf Club on “the sandbelt” and playing in the Senior Pennant competition, gave Moore the opportunity to play and compete on some of the best golf courses in the world; this is where he started working in golf at the local driving range.

Trying to find the balance in playing tournament golf and juggling work proved to be a challenge. After discussions with friends, family and contacts in the golf industry, he decided to go down the pathway of becoming a trainee golf professional. Spring Valley Golf Club was looking to take on a trainee so he applied and managed to get the job. Starting on the Australian PGA traineeship programme he continued playing competitions where he was in the top ten percent. The passion was still to play golf with the back-up plan of working in the golf industry.

For Moore, Spring Valley was an ideal place to do his apprenticeship. “The club was very active with over 1,000+ members. The Pro-Shop was, not surprisingly, very busy, and I quickly learnt the importance of customer service which has been a strong part of my golf career ever since.”

“Spring Valley had a great driving range and practice area that was the home to the Victoria Institute of Sport Golf Programme, run by the highly regarded teaching professional, Marty Joyce. In the second year of my traineeship, I started to develop my teaching style under the eye of Joyce. I still get a thrill in seeing golfers improve during a lesson; it really gives me great satisfaction”.

Working with Joyce helped Moore develop his game and upon finishing his traineeship, he started to play more competitive golf in Pro-Ams and tour events across Australia.

One of the advantages of being part of the Melbourne golf scene was Moore’s involvement with the 2011 Presidents Cup and 2013 World Cup, both of which were played at Royal Melbourne. “It was a great event to be involved with in the Australian PGA Interactive area, where we gave free mini-lessons to those that came out to the event. Watching the world’s best players up close was awesome and the atmosphere was amazing”. Unfortunately for Moore he won’t get to attend the Presidents Cup in December, on the golf course he rates as the best he has ever played! “Royal Melbourne is such a great test of golf and even with all the local knowledge that some of the International players have, I still believe that the American team will be too strong”.

After Moore completed his traineeship, he continued working at Spring Valley, coaching and working in the Pro-Shop while playing the Victorian Pro-Am circuit and some inter-state events. His wife was pregnant with their first child and they thought it was great timing to head home to Otago, where they wanted their children to grow up. At the same time, he was offered the role of Golf Operations Manager at Spring Valley. “Weighing up the two options, it was a very tough decision, but we turned down the job and we moved home to Cromwell in 2014”.

Upon moving home, Moore was soon working at The Hills as the Head Teaching Professional. “It was awesome to be working at such a great facility. The members and the team there were wonderful and everyday was interesting but I wanted the challenge of working in golf operations and starting my own business”. In 2015, the role at Cromwell Golf Club was advertised and he was appointed as Director of Golf.

For Moore, moving back to Cromwell with a population of around 5000, compared to Melbourne with about 4 million people, he focused on the principle that no matter where you are running your business you have to align it to suit the local market. “Cromwell Golf Club has just over 500 members and we attract a lot of visiting players with it being a popular holiday destination, so every year the golf club is becoming busier. It is great when someone who hasn’t played the course in a few years, comes in raving about the course and recognising the improvements that have been made. It is such a fun course to play, with some wonderful views”.

Moore sees the golf shop and his role as the Director of Golf, as providing a seamless service for the members and visitors that come through the shop. “It is about providing a level of service so everyone enjoys their golf experience at Cromwell; but we are also the one stop for the member or visitor. Being at the coalface and part of the golf management team, we are able to introduce strategies that can grow the club’s business. We now have different membership options and greenfee strategies that have seen an increase in play and revenue. I believe the education level of the golf professionals graduating from their traineeships really set them up to be an integral part in leading the golf club. The golf shop really is the centre hub of most clubs and having golf professionals who spend 40 or more hours at the club involved in the management, leads to more dynamic golfing environments”.

“My own business (Moore Golf) encompasses coaching, club-fitting, a retail golf shop, driving range, golf carts, hire clubs and trundlers. We have also just opened another business offering similar products and services based at the Pro-Shop at Timaru Golf Club”.

Moore is quick to acknowledge that a career in the golf industry is very much about “You only get out what you put in! So whether you are a Tour Pro, or a Club Pro don’t take short-cuts. You need to put in the hard work to achieve your goals. Even if you don’t see immediate results, keep chipping away and believe that good thing will happen”.

Moore and his wife Gwylfa, now have three girls aged 5, 3 and 1, so that really curtails him from playing competitive golf. However, he really enjoys getting out and playing socially. “Living in Cromwell is great for us and our family as I live close to home and it is such an easy life style. We love the climate, the outdoor environment and the community. It is such a great place to be in the golf business. Oh yeah, and the local wine is world class as well!”


Spring Tournament
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There is a full field for this event with players from across the South Island playing, including a good number from Cromwell so look out for the draw in the Timaru Herald on Thursday 5th September.
Timaru Golf Club
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