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Newsletter – 3 April 2020

April 4, 2020

One week down – hope that you are looking after yourselves and staying in contact with family and friends.

Course Maintenance
The issue on everyone’s mind is the maintenance of course. With Jonathan living on course, he is in a good position to keep us updated which at this stage while the grass is growing, there are few other issues.

New Zealand Golf is lobbying the Ministry of Sport, Sport NZ and MBIE extremely hard on behalf of all clubs for an exemption to allow for basic maintenance. One major challenge is Government’s priority list and while important to us, they have more important issues to deal with. Also, in determining an exemption for golf course maintenance, there are boarder implications with other sports, like bowls, in a similar position.

Yesterday’s announcement by the Minister of Sport, Grant Robinson, that there is an understanding of the impact on community sport and that a sports recovery package, particularly for those sectors adversely affected was currently being worked on, maybe some light at the end of the tunnel.

Fundraising Tournament
Thank you to Karen Craigie, Mary Harris & Liz Sinnott plus all their other helpers for their work in making this another successful day for the Club enabling us to donate $3,000 to the Fire Brigade.

World Handicapping System
The system is now due to commence on Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

Scorecard Sponsorship
We are delighted to announce that Stuart Morris – Ray White Real Estate renewed his sponsorship agreement with the Club for another 18 months.

We would also like to include some more light-hearted items in our next newsletter, so if any of you are having birthdays, wedding anniversaries or have done something silly during lockdown, please email us on rangiora@golf.co.nz

Captain Jo Kent – happy birthday for today

Thank you all for observing the “course closed”. Please look after yourselves and your families, stay in your bubble and let’s break the cycle – life will return to normal but for now it’s home time.

 

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