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 Feb 2  The new year of golf kicked off with a small turnout of 20 members contesting the Newburn Trophy.  The new rules of golf were also being played which kept everyone on their toes.  Once again warm temperatures were the order of the day  
 Feb 18  The ladies held their first Team Stableford Competition which saw 13 teams of 4 from around Canterbury taking part in superb Summer conditions.  Country hospitality was to the fore and culminated in a very successful day, particularly for the Scargill ladies who took home the first prize.  Image
 Feb 26 This was our big day of tree felling with our sights set on the gums lining Pierces Fairway.  This included the trees that had died during our drought and others along the fenceline.  A great effort and the use of log hauling machinery enabled us to process 14 trees with splitting to be done later. A mighty team effort guys. Image
 March 9  Our Scramble Tournament took place on a lovely clear day without the hassle of the Nor'Wester to create its own havoc.  16 teams entered with a good number of golfers from other clubs.  The day was deemed to be very successful, a feature once again being the afternoon tea and the great condition of the course.  
 April 10  The Templeton Cup Team won at Hawarden 4.5 to 1.5 against Rangiora but then lost 1 to 5 against Waimak and need to get a convincing win next time to advance.  The Pahau Cup team were to have played last weekend but the match was cancelled due to wet weather with 4 points being awarded.  The ladies pennant team are doing well having won both matches to date.  
 April 25  Jill Allan and Roger Hornblow won the Culverden Mixed Open  
 May 3  Our Templeton Cup Team lost to a very good Amberley team 5.5 to .5 so we are now out of the cup  
 May 5 The final day of the Pahau cup was played at Hanmer where our team was to play Culverden.  However Culverden did not arrive due to their organisational faux pas so our lads had a pleasant day playing as a group by themselves.  Cheviot were the overall winners on 20 points, while we finished on 16 points.  
 May 6  Erin, Colleen, Margaret, Rose, Jill and Michelle played in the Hurunui plate in Kaikoura and came 2nd  
May 13 We hosted the Nth Cant Women's Pennant today where we had the bye.  We lie mid table at the moment on 8 points with one round behind.  Scargill lead with 11.5, followed by Cheviot on 10.5, Amberley and Amuri on 7.5.  Hanmer have 5 and Country 4.  
 May 18  22 Everglades golfers turned up today to do battle for the Log of Wood trophy.  The fine day contributed to the hard fought battle but we came out on top with an average of 33 stableford points, while Everglades achieved 28.  It is our turn to visit them in October for a rematch  Image
 May 31  Colleen Ramsay organised a Pink Ribbon Breakfast at the club attended by 30 members and partners to raise money for breast cancer.  The guest speaker was Karen Forrester who outlined the journey she took with it.  An 18 hole game of Ambrose followed along with afternoon tea.  Max Walker kindly sponsored the day.  Image
June 5 A very cool but dry day at our course greeted the participants in Our Men's Midweek Tournament.  Thankfully the day improved and the competition ran smoothly ending with our classic afternoon tea.
Hugh Pridie received the tournament's stableford winner's prize from Mark Davenport of Repco, the sponsor of  the tournament.  Phil Tweed won the Junior's prize.
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June 19 A good frost covered the ground which provided a cold and crisp start for our Women's Open Tournament.  However the cool conditions gave way to a lovely sunny day and a successful one for our organisers and for many of the participants who picked up a number of prizes. Many thanks to our sponsors - Pam's Gifts & Cafe, The Choreboy, Tiger Shuttles, and The Brickmill.
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June 25 Our Mixed Open Tournament sponsored by Maxxis Tyres drew 21 pairs to the course on a cool overcast day. However, as the day improved so did the golf and participants welcomed the warm clubhouse and hospitality at the end of the day's play.  Erin Mulholland and Max Walker won the Ruth Turner Rosebowl for best Nth Canterbury Gross and Deb Castle and Phil Radford won the E.H. Gallagher Trophy for best nett aggregate
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June 29 A Four Ball Best Ball competition was held with the winners being awarded the Williamson Trophy.  After some frantic calculations by the competitors, the eventual winners of the trophy was the team of Phil Tweed and Hugh Pridie.  Image
July 27 A Hole-in-One was achieved today by Roger Sowden on 'Good Luck'.  The rest of the players on the course knew immediately that something of that nature had occurred and enjoyed the celebrations in the clubhouse later.  Image
Aug 11 After being delayed from Saturday because of wet weather, 300 pine seedlings were planted beside our plantation.  A turnout of 10 people planted the trees in short time and were rewarded with a morning tea of scones afterwards.  Many thanks to Jim O for procuring the trees.