The Woodlands Word
Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge
Harewood GC Rules & Etiquette
Saturday Women – Amended Programme
New Local Rule – 1m Clean & Place
Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble
Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell
Course Beautification – Donate a Hebe Month
AGM 2021
EndVision – Preparing Businesses for Sale
An Invitation from our Principal Sponsor - Join Summerset Retirement Villages for a Winter High Tea!
Dear Guest, Friday, 25 June, 2021

Member Update – from Club Captain Doug Claridge

Winter is here and the heavy ground conditions have instigated a change in playing conditions. There is now 1m placing through the green. This placing rule includes all general areas of the course (but not the teeing ground or the green) and includes the rough. Players must replace their ball in the same ground condition as where it landed. This means if you land in the rough, you must place the ball in the rough in similar ground conditions.

The winter conditions have not slowed our greens if playing on Wednesday is anything to judge them by. The greens continue to roll fast and true. They are also soft and very receptive to a high ball which leaves a pitch mark. Please help to maintain the quality of greens by repairing your own pitch marks, and any others. Please be mindful of pitch marks at the front edges of the green if you hit a low skipping shot onto the green!

Carts are allowed back on the course as there has been drying with the sun at the end of this week; please be careful in driving them on the some of the bare slopes and wet areas to protect them if possible.

The second-round matches of the men’s BCHP match play on handicap are played this weekend, and a par round for all other players on Saturday. The next round is scheduled for the 10th of July after the Monthly Medal off the Yellow tees on the 3rd of July. Ladies this weekend have a LGU round.

Congratulations to Pedro Jung who had a hole in 1 on No.13 last Saturday. By all account’s it was a well struck shot then bounced twice and dropped in the hole.

The annual Metro A vs Metro B match for the cup and bragging rights is being played on Sunday. The depth of the two Metro sides is shown by the number of players, being 16 on each side – it is going to be a tightly fought contest of match play on handicaps for the Cup.


Saturday 19/06


Div. I (+5-13.0)

Div. II (13.1-36)

Ladies -Stableford


Patrick Gou 40

Phil Badger 39

Lynn Brand 35


Michael Aitken 36

Wayne Coleman 38

Stephanie Withell 33


Peter Batchelor 36

Jock McKay 36

Lorraine Bamford 32

Best of luck for golf this weekend - the weather looks good for golf.

Harewood GC Rules & Etiquette

There have been some issues raised of late due to our recent membership growth, particularly in the age-group categories. Members are reminded that certain rules and standards that must be adhered to by members and their guests. Some of the recent issues brought to my attention are;

·         - Club-sharing. Players must have one set of clubs each and not share between 2 or 3 players as has been witnessed recently.

·         - Dress standards. Players must be dressed appropriately. This means golf shoes or trainers, collared shirts and appropriate shorts/pants. What is deemed appropriate can be subjective of course but generally track pants are not considered appropriate, especially if ripped, paint-stained etc etc. The pro shop will remind players of these requirements if they consider they do not meet these minimum standards.

·         - Course Etiquette. If you are holding up a group behind and have lost ground on the group in front (if there is one) please call the group behind through. Not doing so causes great frustration and can potentially lead to hitting up and the risk of injury.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Neville – General Manager

Saturday Women – Amended Programme

The Saturday Women have an amended programme for the next two weeks (weather and course permitting):

Sat 26 June - LGU, Putting, Rnd 2 Paterson Salver, Rd 2Harewood Cup and Qualifying Williamson & Thompson Trophies

Sat 03 July - FMS Stableford and Grandmothers Prize

New Local Rule – 1m Clean & Place

As mentioned in Doug’s report, there is now a 1 metre clean and place rule in effect on the course.

This rule is “through the green” meaning all areas except, hazards, bunkers, tees & greens and not closer to the hole. Any questions please ask in the pro shop.

Midweek Men Results - from Simon Hubble

Monday 14th June - Mid-Year Tournament - Stroke

Division One

1st: Tomas Hruby 72

2nd: Kevin Pritchard 73

3rd: Reeves Nesbitt 74

Division Two

1st: Cyril White 73

2nd: Phil Stevenson 75

3rd: Peter Larkin 75

Division Three

1st: Ray Polson 68

2nd: Brian Blazey 73

3rd: Alastair Christie 76

Thursday 24th June - 3 Clubs and a Putter - Stableford

Division One

1st: Don Cho 38

2nd: Peter Larkin 33

3rd: David Williams-Jones 33

Division Two

1st: Jin Kim 33

2nd: Simon Hubble 30

3rd: Dennis Longdon 29

Division Three

1st: Max Wright 35

2nd: Alf Hewitt 34

3rd: John Gilmore 32

Midweek Women update - from Robyn Campbell

Tuesday 27 June - LGU


Winner: Debbie Scott 75 nett

Runner-up: Lynn Brand 77 nett

Third: Julie Jones 82 nett

Bronze A:

Winner: Sonia Brown 77 nett

Runner-up: Julie Hamilton 87 nett

Two’s: Lynn Brand

9 Hole Ladies

Wednesday 23 June - Stroke

Winner: Lesley Compton 38 nett

Runner-up: Pat Murray 41 nett

Course Beautification – Donate a Hebe Month

In line with our work in making improvements to the gardens and the pathways, we would like to make the area in front of the toilet block (next to the practice green) our next project. It would be great to have input from the members and so we have decided to make the month of June…. Donate a Hebe month. Simply buy/donate a hebe (approx. $15) and leave it next to the pro shop. Colin will collect and look after them until the end of the month when a working bee will plant them all out in the area near the sand bucket stand & bin, as you walk off 18 green. This area is currently just a sand hill, scruffy in appearance and not an attractive entrance way to No 10 tee… it needs our attention!

New soil will be needed and the current old growth removed, you may have noticed this work has begun. Please donate a Hebe, of any description, leave it beside the Pro shop and a group of volunteers will take care of the rest.

We thank you in anticipation of another positive project by keen Harewood members ??

Thank you!

Debbie Scott - Chair Course Committee

AGM 2021

The Board have set the date for the Club’s 65th AGM as Thursday July 15th at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse.

A complete list of all nominated members, the positions for which they have been nominated, together with the names of their respective proposers and seconders has been posted in the Clubhouse.

The various AGM documents will be uploaded to our website under the membership menu on or before July 1st.

EndVision – Preparing Businesses for Sale

We have entered into an informal arrangement with EndVision to promote their services to members and their friends, family, colleagues.

We will receive a fee for any new clients that sign-up to use their services.
I have attached their promotional flyer and there are posters displayed in the Clubhouse.
Please refer to for further information or contact Mike Everest on 021 220 9027 or email

An Invitation from our Principal Sponsor - Join Summerset Retirement Villages for a Winter High Tea!
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Winter certainly is starting to settle in. These cooler months can make it just that little bit harder to get out and about. So here at Summerset we’re planning a month of warm winter High Teas and you’re invited.

Just pop along to one of our three Christchurch villages any time between 10am and 2pm, on any Friday in June, and enjoy a range of delicious winter treats and hot drinks on us.

Whilst you’re here, why not also get a taste of the Summerset life that our residents love so much. Our teams would love to show you around our stunning villages and show homes.

10am - 2pm Every Friday in June

Summerset at Avonhead, 120 Hawthornden Road, Avonhead
Summerset on Cavendish, 147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook
Summerset at Wigram, 135 Awatea Road, Wigram

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Harewood Golf Club
(03) 359 8843
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