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1 Week until the start of ‘Get into Golf’ Programme 2017

After the success of our 2016 programme we are delighted to offer our fun, friendly, supportive ‘Get into Golf’ 2017 programme

Starting next week on Saturday 18th February to Saturday 1st April 2017

‘Get into Golf’ introductory offer $395 (value $618) includes:

  • 6 weekly Saturday coaching sessions with our fabulous NZPGA golf coaching professional Kevin Smith, in groups of up to 8 people in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Welcome, introductions and tour of Waikanae Golf Club to help you ‘feel at home’
  • Golf clubs are available for loan throughout the programme for coaching and practice
  • Introductory golf membership until the end of September 2017 at Waikanae Golf Club
  • Buddy support from a club member who will be available, to encourage and play golf with you, including at fun club events.

Find out more ‘Get into Golf’

Places are filling fast 

3 Weeks until – ‘Get into Golf’ 2017

After the success of our 2016 programme we are delighted to offer our fun, friendly, supportive ‘Get into Golf’ 2017 programme

Starting Saturday 18th February to Saturday 1st April 2017

‘Get into Golf’ introductory offer $395 (value $618) includes:

  • 6 weekly Saturday coaching sessions with our fabulous NZPGA golf coaching professional Kevin Smith, in groups of up to 8 people in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Welcome, introductions and tour of Waikanae Golf Club to help you ‘feel at home’
  • Golf clubs are available for loan throughout the programme for coaching and practice
  • Introductory golf membership until the end of September 2017 at Waikanae Golf Club
  • Buddy support from a club member who will be available, to encourage and play golf with you, including at fun club events.

Find out more ‘Get into Golf’

Places are filling fast 

Get into Golf Programme 2017

After the success of our 2016 programme we are delighted to offer our fun, friendly, supportive ‘Get into Golf’ 2017 programme

Starting Saturday 18th February to Saturday 1st April 2017

‘Get into Golf’ introductory offer $395 (value $618) includes:

  • 6 weekly Saturday coaching sessions with our fabulous NZPGA golf coaching professional Kevin Smith, in groups of up to 8 people in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Welcome, introductions and tour of Waikanae Golf Club to help you ‘feel at home’
  • Golf clubs are available for loan throughout the programme for coaching and practice
  • Introductory golf membership until the end of September 2017 at Waikanae Golf Club
  • Buddy support from a club member who will be available, to encourage and play golf with you, including at fun club events.

Find out more ‘Get into Golf’

Twilight Golf – Thursday 8th December 2016

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Ho Hey Ho

Last week’s Twilight golf was the best attended so far, with 66 in the field.

After 9 Holes of enjoyable golf under warm summer skies, over 60 sat down for supper produced by our excellent caterers Party Perfect. The atmosphere  on the deck and in the bar was just fantastic. The winners were:

  • Newbies: Wendy Lloyd
  • Ladies: Ann Hanlon 20 points
  • Men: Stu McLaren 22 points
30 prizes were awarded.

This week Party Perfect Specials $15 Menu:

  • The ever popular Porterhouse steak with red wine or garlic sauce with salad and fries
  • Ceasar Salad
  • Plus offerings from the usual Blackboard menu
Remember, from 5pm just rock-up, collect a scorecard, enter for just $5 and hit off!
Everybody welcome, including your guests
Great Prize table
Don’t forget if you don’t fancy golf, the bar and catering is still available from 6.30pm.

Hope to see as many of you as we can.

Cliff Martin
Club Captain

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Early reminder for your diary, next Thursday 15th December is our last night before the Christmas break, so we are playing “Cross Country”. 

This is expected to be very popular so we are kicking off a little earlier. 1st tee off will be about 4.30pm for those of you who are local and I expect the last tee off will be around 6pm for those who are coming out from town.

Twilight Golf – Thursday 1st December 2016

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Twilight this year is proving really popular, with 52 members and friends playing last Thursday alone.  The winners were:
  • Newbies: Susanne Hall & Caren Martin
  • Ladies: Julie Simpson 22 points
  • Men: Jeremy Simpson 21 points on countback

25 prizes were awarded.

This week Party Perfect Specials $15 Menu:

  • The ever popular Porterhouse steak with red wine or garlic sauce with salad and fries
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Plus offerings from the usual Blackboard menu
Remember, from 5pm just rock-up, collect a scorecard, enter for just $5 and hit off!
Everybody welcome, including your guests
Great Prize table
Don’t forget if you don’t fancy golf, the bar and catering is still available from 6.30pm.Hope to see as many of you as we can.

Cliff Martin
Club Captain

Twilight Golf – Opening night: 3rd November 2016

On a sunny, breezy evening, Waikanae’s new Twilight season exploded into life. A very encouraging 48 members and their guests took to the fairways for 9 holes of friendly golf.

For those who wished, this was followed by a fantastic steak and chips or fish and chips with all the salads and trimmings provided by Party Perfect, our very own quality caterers. The meals were so popular that they were on the point of running out of food by the end of the evening. I’m told that next week there will be even more specials.

It was great to see so many of the new members ‘Get Into Golf’ group, some of whom were playing their first round of golf.  By them playing from the 14th tee it meant they could find their way around along with their on course buddies without being pressured by others.

It was great to see so many guests playing too, and there is always space for more. So if you have a friend who you’d like to show your course to, bring them along there’s no green fee, they only pay $5 for the comp.

25 Prizes were awarded, as well as 5 spot prizes for those who didn’t get to visit the prize table

Main Winners

Newbies

  • Cath Keno

Ladies

  • Marjory Royden, 23 stabs,
  • Janet Strand, 22 stabs,
  • Judy Stevenson, 22 stabs.

Men

  • Paul Keno, 23 stabs
  • Hugh Shields, 23 stabs
  • Simon Amos, 20 stabs

The shop competition prizes will be posted on the website and available for collection from the shop at next week’s Twilight

Cliff Martin – Club Captain

Twilight Golf

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NEW FORMAT: Individual Stableford using “Twilight Handicaps and Rules” (See below)

NEW TIME: Tee off from 5.15 pm (or a little earlier if popular)
Multi Tees will be used

NEW CATERING: Order your meal from ParTee Cafe exciting new menu (see below) before you play and it will be served at the end of your round. The Bar will be open from 6.30pm

ALL WELCOME:

  • Club Members may bring a guest along to play for free – they only pay to enter the day’s competition ($5)
  • Your Non Playing friends and family are welcome to sample the catering and bar too
  • $5 entry on the night – all proceeds will be returned over the season, by way of prizes

BEGINS THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2016 to THURSDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2017 
(break for Christmas and New Year)

Twilight Rules and Handicaps-

  • Handicap is half your 18 hole course handicap, rounded up if necessary
  • White tees – Men             Yellow tees – Ladies
  • Individual Stableford Competition over 9 Holes
  • Players who score 20 points or more will lose a shot from their Twilight handicap – players who score 14 points or less will have a shot added
  • Short putts of 2 feet (60cm) or less are gimmes to speed up play. If you can’t score on a hole, pick up
  • Cards will not be submitted for handicap purposes
  • We’re going “Cross Country” on 15th December 2016 and 23rd February 2017 – more details nearer the time.

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Exciting new Twilight $15 menu:

  • Porterhouse steak with a pepper or mushroom sauce with fries and salad
  • Pan Fried fish of the day with a side of fries and salad
  • Sticky Louisiana ribs with fries
  • Open bacon sandwich
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Ploughman’s platter with meats, breads and pickles
  • Gourmet Island Bay butcher sausages of the week

All your usual favourites will also be available

 

Volunteer Golf Coach Workshop – 1st October 2016

Become a Volunteer Golf Coach & Help your Club with it’s Junior Coaching Programme!

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KEVIN SMITH GOLF

VOLUNTEER COACHES WORKSHOP

WHEN: Saturday October 1st

TIMES: 12.00pm – 4.30pm

WHERE: Waikanae Golf Club

COST: Nil!

BRING: Your clubs and an open mind

CONTACT: Kevin Smith – Email: kevinsmithgolf@xtra.co.nz or Ph: 0274 399402

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Pdf details of the workshop are available to print here Become a volunteer golf coach

2 weeks until ‘Get into Golf’

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‘Get into Golf’ introductory offer $395 (value $558) includes:

  • 5  coaching sessions with our fabulous NZPGA golf coaching professional Kevin Smith, in groups of up to 8 people in a fun, relaxed environment
  • Welcome, introductions and tour of Waikanae Golf Club to help you ‘feel at home’
  • Golf clubs are available for loan throughout the programme for coaching and practice, for a minimal deposit
  • Introductory 9 hole membership until the end of February at Waikanae Golf Club.
  • Buddy support from a club member who will be available, will help to encourage and play golf with you, including at fun club events.
  • Find out more ‘Get into Golf’

3 Weeks until – ‘Get into Golf’

3 weeks to go‘Get into Golf’ introductory offer $395 (value $558) includes:

  • 5  coaching sessions with our fabulous NZPGA golf coaching professional Kevin Smith, in groups of up to 8 people in a fun, relaxed environment
  • Welcome, introductions and tour of Waikanae Golf Club to help you ‘feel at home’
  • Golf clubs are available for loan throughout the programme for coaching and practice, for a minimal deposit
  • Introductory 9 hole membership until the end of February at Waikanae Golf Club.
  • Buddy support from a club member who will be available, will help to encourage and play golf with you, including at fun club events.
  • Find out more ‘Get into Golf’

Places are filling fast Book your Spot now

Get into Golf – Adult Introductory Programme


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We are delighted to offer our fun, friendly, supportive ‘Get into Golf’ programme just for you!

‘Get into Golf’ introductory offer $395 (value $558) includes:

  • 5 coaching session with our fabulous NZPGA golf coaching professional Kevin Smith, in groups of up to 8 people in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Welcome, introductions and tour of Waikanae Golf Club to help you ‘feel at home’
  • Golf clubs are available for loan throughout the programme for coaching and practice, for a minimal deposit
  • Introductory 9 hole membership until the end of February at Waikanae Golf Club
  • Buddy support from a club member who will be available, to encourage and play golf with you, including at fun club events.

Find out more ‘Get into Golf’

Website Changes

After four years as editor of this website, it is time for me to move onto pastures new.  I would like to thank all of the regular contributors who have sent the weekly results through, details of events, competition rules, posters, open days and so much more and made the content of interest to members both locally and further afield.  Special mention goes to Richard Starke, Cliff Martin, Rae Henderson, Judy Stevenson, Phil Carthew and Andy Provan.

I would also like to add a big, big thank you to Ian Trim who has provided fantastic support, knowledge, expertise far beyond my skills and has been instrumental in developing the website to the excellent standard it is today.
From 21st April 2016, all contributions to the website, should be sent, to Tony Parrett @ tony.parrett1@gmail.com, as Tony is the Board Member responsible for the website and member communication – until he is able to announce arrangements for the website moving forward.
And finally, thank you to everyone who has visited and used the website.
Caren Martin

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE CLUB MEETING CALLED FOR 7.00 pm, 16 MARCH 2016

The meeting that has been advertised for the evening of 16 March 2016 will canvass aspects of the current position of the Club (which the Board sees as being a crossroad point) and propose optional pathways to the future.  There are risks, costs and other implications associated with either path and these will be explained and, if required, points may be further elaborated by further discussion.  Clearly, the way forward will extend beyond the tenure of the current Board members.  Therefore, the Board feels it needs to seek member support for its proposed major strategy and, indeed, believes it should not commit Club resources to the investigation without such backing.

Accordingly, at the conclusion of the meeting I will call for a show of hands of those present to indicate either support or opposition to the Board’s proposed “Strategy for the Next Three Years:  to maintain the course and all club programmes and activities while investigating fully all possibilities for upgrading the facilities to put the Club on a sustainable growth pathway.”

The result of that poll will be used to guide the Board’s future focus.
If you are interested in the future of our Club, you should attend the meeting.
Ed Isaac
Board Chairman

Revised Strategic Plan and Members meeting 16th March 2016

The following link will take members to a draft of the recently reviewed WGC Strategic Plan Waikanae Golf Club revised Strategic Plan 2016 to 2019.  Members are invited to peruse the draft and make any comments by email to waikanae@golf. co.nz by 9 March 2016.
A meeting for all members will be held on Wednesday 16 March at 7.00 pm at the Clubrooms.  The purpose of the meeting will be to explain and discuss the Board’s strategic thinking and a proposed direction.
This will be an important meeting for the future directions of our Club.  Please make an effort to attend.
Ed Isaac
Chairman