Month: October 2021


You can find us here on Facebook every Wednesday for the latest shop competition results, what’s new in the shop and maybe a few tips along the way!

All comp prizes from now will be a value credited to your name on our computer system to be spent on any purchases in the shop (ie: you can grab a ball of your choice or save up your credit to purchase a larger item, it’s entirely up to you). Please note: this credit can be used for product purchases only and not for the purchase of tournament/competition entry, membership or green fees.

Results for the week ending Sunday 24 October

Sat 16 Oct Women (Stableford)

Kere Meha                          39 pts    $18

Sammy Johnson               39           $18

Kerryn Greaves                 38           $12

Christine Gardner            37           $10

Von Walker                         36           $8

Jo Beijersbergen              33           $6

Shirley Frederickson       33           $6

Wed 20 Oct Women (Stableford)

Jill Harding                          37 pts    $20

Dale Bain                             36           $18

Helen Dickins                     35           $16

Annette Waugh                33           $14

Jo Belcher                           33           $14

Aven Schroder                  33           $14

Pauline Huxford                32           $12

Kate Shannon                    32           $12

Ellen Dougherty                30           $10

Judy McPherson               29           $8

Janis Jeffers                       29           $8

Shirley Frederickson       29           $8

Jill Shirkey                           29           $8

Anne Schnell                      29           $8

Trish White                         29           $8

Carol Louisson (Levin)    28           $6

Mary Smith                         27           $6

Thursday Mixed 9 Holers 21 Oct – Mystery Bus Trip

No comp

Thursday Green Jacket 21 Oct (Stableford)

Dave Burney                      40 pts    $20

Mike Atkins                        39           $18

Bob Gillespie                      38           $16

Allan Brown                        38           $16

Max Kinsey                         37           $14

Scott Worsley                    37           $14

Tony Parkes                       37           $14

Tony Boxall                         36           $12

Geoff Baker                        35           $10

Tim Adlam                          35           $10

Bill Hare                               35           $10

David Scott                         34           $6

Dave Matthews                34           $6

Geoff Williams                   34           $6

James Holden                    34           $6


Max Kinsey                         4th           $8

Mike Atkins                        17th         $8

David Scott                         17th         $8

Shop NTP 9th                      Mike Atkins        $20

Friday Haggle 22 Oct (Stableford)

Ray Morris                          35 pts    $15

Scott Worsley                    34           $12

Don McPherson                33           $8

Mike Nidd                           33           $8

Paul Gavegan                    32           $6

Saturday 23 Oct (Net)

Geoff Shannon                 68 net   $25

Duncan Webb                   68           $25

Brent Hunter                      69           $18

Dennis Humphrey            69           $18

Roddy McCabe                  69           $18

Sam Clapham                     69           $18

Heath Chittenden            70           $15

Guido Beijersbergen      70           $15

Klayne Leitch                      71           $12

Rob Lowry                           71           $12

Seb Baker                            71           $12

James Holden                    72           $10

Gary Worsley                     72           $10

Ian Measey                        72           $10

Danny O’Connell              73           $6

Ray Morris                          73           $6

Allan Lun                              73           $6

Piki Toa                                 73           $6

Ethan Ward                        73           $6

Les Crate                             73           $6

Tim Woodward                 73           $6

NTP 9th                  Ethan Ward                        $30

NTP 11th               Duncan Webb                   $30

Best Gross          Seb Baker                            75           $10

                                Roddy McCabe                  75           $10


Ethan Ward                        2nd          $10

Damian Walker                 4th           $10

Duncan Webb                   17th         $10

She Loves Golf Sunday 24 Oct (Stableford)

Jill Shirkey                           22 pts    $10

Ricelle Ebert                       14           $8

Labour Weekend Sunday Tournament 24 Oct (Stableford)

Damian Walker                 39 pts                    $80

Jeanette Kinsey                37                           $70

Steve Cox                            36                           $40

Tim Woodward                 36                           $40

Peter Thompson              36                           $40

John Graham                     35                           $35

Greg Maraku                      35                           $35

Ray Morris                          35                           $35

Zara Lynch                           35                           $35

Allan Lun                              34                           $25

Wayne Richards                                34                           $25

Terry Morgan                    34                           $25

Lee Welsh                           33                           $20

Ted Shannon                     33                           $20

Tim Belcher                        33                           $20

Piki Toa                                 33                           $20

Kyle Russell                         33                           $20

Gary Melton                       33                           $20

Max Kinsey                         33                           $20

NTP 9th                                  Damian Walker                 $30

NTP 11th                                               Tomas Shaw                       $30

King of the Par 3’s           Damian Walker                 $30         14pts

Queen of the Par 3’s       Jeanette Kinsey                $30         10pts


Damian Walker                 4th & 17th              $20

Trevor Fergus                    4th                           $10

Tomas Shaw                       17th                         $10


52 Players in the field.

Men (0-10) – Heath Chittenden – 22 pts = $15 credit.

Men (11+) – Tony Benge – 22 pts = $15 credit.

Women – Zara Lynch – 22 pts = $15 credit.               

Nearest the Pin (9th) – Janis Jeffers = $15 credit.

Two’s (excl 9th) – Reuben Macnamara, Darryl DeRidder and Wendy Poole = $5 credit each.

21 pts – Grant Burrell, Aaron Thompson, Paul Wolland, Mike Lee and Sharon Boxall = $8 credit each.

20 pts – James Holden, Ezra Burt, Ray Morris and Trevor Schroder = $6 credit each.


Tony & Shaz



68 net Geoff Shannon, Duncan Webb;

69 Brent Hunter, Dennis Humphrey, Roddy McCabe, Sam Clapham;

70 Heath Chittenden, Guido Beijersbergen;

71 Klayne Leitch, Rob Lowry, Seb Baker;

72 James Holden, Gary Worsley, Ian Measey;

73 Danny O’Connell, Ray Morris, Allan Lun, Piki Toa, Ethan Ward, Les Crate, Tim Woodward

MAXWELL ROSEBOWL WINNER: TIED (lefthanders won on putt-off courtesy of Roddy McCabe





40 points Dave Burney;

39 Mike Atkins;

38 Bob Gillespie, Allan Brown;

37 Max Kinsey, Scott Worsley, Tony Parkes;

36 Tony Boxall;

35 Geoff Baker, Tim Adlam, Bill Hare;

34 David Scott, Dave Matthews, Geoff Williams, James Holden;

33 Stu Sutherland, Stu Atkins

TWOS: Mike Atkins (2), Max Kinsey, Jason Bowles, Kyle Russell, James Holden, David Scott

NEAREST THE PINS: 9th Mike Atkins, Speights 11th James Holden

HIDDEN HOLES: 7th & 8th  6pts James Holden

PINK BALL – 24 points Jason Bowles


A bit of a chilly evening but we had 41 players in the field. Thanks to all who came and braved the elements!

Men (0-10) – Damian Walker – 23 pts = $15 credit.

Men (11+) – Mark Duncan – 21 pts = $15 credit.

Women – Zara Lynch – 20 pts = $15 credit.               

Nearest the Pin (9th) – Tony Boxall = $10 credit.

Two’s (excl 9th) – Kyle Russell, Tony Boxall & Damian Walker = $5 credit each.

22 pts – Ray Morris and Ted Shannon = $8 credit each.

21 pts – Aaron Thompson and Heath Chittenden = $6 credit each.

20 pts – Hamish Manthal and Fynn Cranshaw = $5 credit each.

18 pts – Pat White, Matt Carroll and Tim Woodward = $5 credit each.


Tony & Shaz.

Welcome to the 5th Edition of Shop News.

You can find us here on Facebook every Wednesday for the latest shop competition results, what’s new in the shop and maybe a few tips along the way!

All comp prizes from now will be a value credited to your name on our computer system to be spent on any purchases in the shop (ie: you can grab a ball of your choice or save up your credit to purchase a larger item, it’s entirely up to you). Please note: this credit can be used for product purchases only and not for the purchase of tournament/competition entry, membership or green fees.

Results for the week ending Sunday 17 October 2021

Sat 9 Oct/Wed 13 Oct Women (Net)

Zara Lynch                           70 net                   $20 (Sat)

Zara Lynch                           70                           $20 (Wed)

Jo Beijersbergen              74                           $17

Sharon Boxall                     76                           $15

Gaynor Ruawai                  79                           $12

Jane Bolton-Riley             79                           $12

Helen Dickins                     79                           $12

Christine Gardner            80                           $10

Jess Williams                      80                           $10

Judy McPherson               81                           $8

Von Walker                         81                           $8

Aven Schroder                  82                           $6

Anne Schnell                      82                           $6

Thursday Mixed 9 Holers 14 Oct (Foursomes)

No comp

Thursday Green Jacket 14 Oct (Stableford)

Rob Lowry                           40 pts                    $20

Peter Thompson              38                           $15

Dennis Humphrey            37                           $12

James Holden                    36                           $10

John Coleman                    36                           $10

Max Kinsey                         36                           $10

Duncan Webb                   35                           $8

Heath Chittenden            35                           $8

Ross Pratt                            35                           $8

Jeff Dickins                          35                           $8

Struan Jones                      35                           $8

Allan Brown                        34                           $5

Darryl De Ridder               34                           $5

Cam MacLeod                   34                           $5

Brian Humphrey               34                           $5

Stu Donald                          34                           $5

Russell Kane                       34                           $5

Les McKay                           34                           $5

Les Crate                             34                           $5


Les McKay                           4th                           $6

Lloyd Evans                         4th                           $6

Garry Simpson                  4th                           $6

Heath Chittenden            4th                           $6

Stu Donald                          4th                           $6

Herrick Perry                      17th                         $6

Shop NTP 9th                      Rob Lowry           $50

Friday Haggle 15 Oct (Stableford)

Piki Toa                                36 pts                    $15

Ian Measey                        34                           $10

Rob Lowry                           33                           $5

Saturday 16 Oct (Stableford)

Shanan Brown                   39 pts                    $25

John Coleman                    38                           $17

Dave Matthews                 38                           $17

Rodney Buick                     38                           $17

Keith Edmonds                  37                           $14

Reuben MacNamara       37                           $14

Paul Gavegan                    37                           $14

Dennis Humphrey            37                           $14

Mike Lee                              36                           $12

Glen Stephens                  36                           $12

Damian Walker                 36                           $12

Heath Chittenden            36                           $12

Guido Beijersbergen      35                           $10

Naina Ruawhare               35                           $10

Trevor Ward                       35                           $10

Piki Toa                                 35                           $10

Remy Early                          34                           $6

Phil Engelbrecht               34                           $6

Jayden Hunter                   34                           $6

Hamish Watson                34                           $6

Damien Humphrey          34                           $6

NTP 9th                  Trevor Gardner                 $50

NTP 17th               Wayne White                     $50


Heath Chittenden            2nd                          $10

Ryan Rooney                     4th                           $10

Paul Rooney                       4th                           $10

Dennis Humphrey            4th                           $10

Damian Walker                 4th                           $10

John Coleman                    4th                           $10

John Shirkey                       4th                           $10

Reuben MacNamara       11th                         $10

Sunday Haggle 17 Oct (Stableford)

Les Crate                             40 pts                    $15

Piki Toa                                 37                           $12

Kerry Williams                    36                           $10

Stu Donald                          34                           $8

Bobby Te Mataki              33                           $5

John Graham                     33                           $5

NTP 9th                  Stu Donald                          $10


Piki Toa                                 17th                         $10

She Loves Golf Sunday 10 Oct (Stableford)

Sharon Atkins                    17 pts                    $7

Natasha Thornton            17                           $7

Jo Hawkings                       12                           $4


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Which Golf Ball is best for me?

The ultimate 3-step plan to choosing the right golf ball for your game


The Core — The epicenter of the ball that makes things go. Its importance cannot be overstated.

Why it’s needed: It’s the engine that drives speed, velocity and performance. Without a core, the ball isn’t going anywhere. It should come as no surprise that the core takes up the most space underneath the cover.

How it works: Energy retention is the name of the game. Once the club makes impact with the ball, it rockets off the face with 100 percent of its energy. However, when the ball is airborne, some of the initial energy is lost. A well-designed core will help the ball retain as much energy as possible—hopefully 80 percent—to ensure it flies through the air with the right amount of speed, spin and launch.

Materials: A slug of uncured or lightly cured polybutadiene rubber is compression-molded into a sphere. Different grades of rubber are typically used in a core to give it certain speed or spin characteristics.

The Mantle — Sandwiched between the core and cover, it helps fine-tune spin and distance.

Why it’s needed: It seals the ball so moisture can’t enter the core through the porous cover. Depending on the number of mantles being used, performance characteristics can also be adjusted for different parts of the bag.

How it works: Based on the thickness of the firm mantle layer, spin can be adjusted up or down. It also helps keep ball speed (energy retention) up after impact without having to go to a harder cover and sacrifice spin. It’s a turbobooster for the ball.

Materials: A blend of different ionomer materials to get the exact hardness and speed characteristics.

Individual materials matter, but it’s how the pieces interact that’s important.

The Cover — Influences two important aspects of ball performance: spin and aerodynamics.

Why it’s needed: It encases the core and mantle. More importantly, it’s the layer that helps impart spin on the ball while also housing the all-important dimple pattern that disrupts the flow of air to keep your pellet airborne.

How it works: Depending on the firmness of the material, it can impact distance and/or spin. At lower impacts (deft chips), wedge grooves can easily grip the supple cover to generate enough spin to stop the ball on a dime.

Materials: Urethane is the polymer most commonly found in premium multi-layer balls. A firmer surlyn is typically used on distance balls for golfers who don’t mind giving up some feel and spin for a few more yards off the tee.


What Do You Want?

The eternal question. As it relates to golf balls, the answer involves understanding the four general performance categories, namely:

Premium: Tour-level balls (at premium prices) that deliver distance off the tee, greenside spin and control in one package.

Premium Value: Offers some of the same technology as a premium ball (urethane cover and mantle layer) but at a lower price.

Soft Spin Value: Geared for moderate speed golfers who place an emphasis on greenside spin and soft feel.

Distance Value: Firmer option designed for the golfer who wants to pick up distance throughout the bag.

How Much Can You Spend?

If money isn’t a concern and you require the best of all worlds, you’re a Premium player. Case closed.

Premium Value: I don’t want to break the bank, but I want the best my game deserves.

Soft Spin Value: My speed isn’t what it was—I get that. I’ll score lower with a better short game.

Distance Value: Give me distance, whatever it takes.

Narrow the Field

You’ve chosen a performance category. Now ask yourself the following:

Around the green, do I like running shots or ones that check? With irons, do I prize distance or consistency more? Do I care more about distance or accuracy with my driver? How do I want my golf ball to feel, firmer or softer?

General rules of thumb…

15+ Handicap: Look for a ball that tends to fly straight and offers forgiveness on mishits. Distance is likely the top priority; spin help is often needed to generate enough stopping power.

5–15 Handicap: Look to maximize distance through the bag. Most players in this subset benefit from higher-launching iron shots; the other emphasis should be on the ability to hit a variety of short-game shots.

5 Handicap and Better: Look for a model that’s producing the right spin window off the tee and provides ample control with the scoring clubs. Generally, you’re already impacting enough spin on the ball. Spin rates and feel are key for these better sticks.

If you have any ‘golfy’ questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us, we are here to help (or at least try!)

Feilding Golf Shop team: Lisa and Sharon



72 points Keith Edmonds & Naina Ruawhare, Jeff Dickins & Shanan Brown;

70 Phil Engelbrecht & Heath Chittenden, Ken Smith & David Matthews;

69 Rob Lowry & Reuben MacNamara, Rodney Buick & Paul Rooney, Dennis Humphrey & Brian Humphrey;

68 John Bielski & Mike Lee, Bobby Te Mataki & John Coleman, Guido Beijersbergen & Pat White



40 points Rob Lowry;

38 Peter Thompson;

37 Dennis Humphrey;

36 James Holden, John Coleman, Max Kinsey;

35 Duncan Webb, Heath Chittenden, Ross Pratt, Jeff Dickins, Struan Jones;

34 Allan Brown, Darryl De Ridder, Cam MacLeod, Brian Humphrey, Stu Donald, Russell Kane, Les McKay, Les Crate

TWOS: Les McKay, Lloyd Evans, Garry Simpson, Heath Chittenden, Stu Donald, Jeff Dickins, Struan Jones, Gordon Smith, Seb Baker, Mike Tuohy, Herrick Perry

NEAREST THE PINS – Speights 2nd Ross Pratt, 9th Rob Lowry

HIDDEN HOLES: 8th & 14th  5pts JACKPOT

PINK BALL – 25 points Douglas Duncan

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