Results for the week ending Sunday 12 June
Women – Sat 4 June & Wed 8 June (net)
Paddy Ofsoski 72 net $20
Jo Beijersbergen 74 $18
Rebecca Ward 76 $15
Gaynor Ruawai 78 $12
Gillian Martin 81 $10
Shirley Frederickson 81 $10
Dale Bain 81 $10
Rona Lawson-Jones 81 $10
Zara Lynch 83 $8
Kathy Henderson 83 $8
Kate Shannon 83 $8
Janis Jeffers 84 $6
Sharon Boxall 84 $6
Moira Bell 84 $6
Helen Waugh 84 $6
Helen Dickins 84 $6
Marg MacLeod 84 $6
Sharon Atkins 84 $6
Mixed 9 Holers – Thurs 9 June (net)
Bob Walters 34 net $10
Don MacBeth 35 $6
Bob Dann 36 $4
Thurs Green Jacket 9 June (stableford) – bad weather halted play
All entrants’ fees paid will be put forward to entry for Thurs 16 June
Friday Haggle 10 June (stableford)
No entries due to bad weather
Saturday 10 June – course closed due to bad weather
Sunday 11 June – course closed for Manawatu-Wanganui Rep Fundraiser
10 Tips for Playing Golf in the Rain
#1 Waterproof gear
If you’re a committed all-weather golfer, don’t scrimp on the waterproof gear from head to toe – good quality waterproofs are essential. Look out for things like zippered trousers bottoms, which make them easier to get on in a hurry over your shoes. Wet feet make for miserable walking, so if your shoes have done their waterproof time, invest in a new pair.
#2 Grips and spikes
There are two key points of contact in a golf swing – with the ground and with the club. If either is less than solid, your game will be compromised in the rain. Better to replace grips and spikes before they start to cost you shots rather than after.
If the rain is set in, you may well get through more than one glove, so always keep a spare somewhere dry to use when glove number one is too wet. Special rain gloves offering extra wet-weather grip have become more popular, and it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a pair of gloves.
#4 Waterproof bag/cover
There are a number of waterproof golf bags on the market now, but an easy-to-attach cape or cover will add another layer of protection to help keep things dry.
#5 Dry towel
It can be almost impossible to make a decent swing if your grips are too wet, so a supply of dry towels is highly recommended. Hanging one from the underframe of your brolly is also a good idea.
#6 A decent umbrella
Wind and rain is a tough combo to deal with for a large umbrella, so make sure your brolly boasts a good-quality, strong construction, ideally with those vents that help stop it blowing inside out in stronger gusts.
#7 Spare scorecard
If you’re playing in a competition or want to keep score, a spare scorecard kept somewhere safe and dry is a good idea in case it proves impossible to stop the original getting mushed to a pulp. Writing down your scores every few holes rather than every hole will help prevent ruin by limiting its exposure to the elements.
#8 Allow for less run
When the ground is wet, the ball won’t run as far. Obvious, we know, but this needs to be factored in to how you play. Less run off the tee may mean you can take more club on holes where you would normally hold back. Approach shots are more likely to stop quickly on landing; chips and pitches are more likely to grab; and putts will be slower, meaning they need to be hit more firmly and will therefore take less break.
#9 Hit more firmly in the rough
Wet grass will grab the club much more than normal and slow clubhead speed. So keep everything firmer than usual through impact in wet rough to stop the grass grabbing the club with assorted undesirable consequences!
#10 Accept that scoring won’t be as good
Most of us aren’t blessed with the luxury of caddies – it can still be difficult to keep everything dry enough to score well in the rain. So don’t get too despondent when you drop shots – it’s the same for everyone and others will be struggling too.
Short Game Fitting Day
Tuesday 28 June 10am-4pm
Short game not as sharp as it used to be? Or should be?? Or could be???
Ever wondered if your putter or wedges are the correct ‘fit’ for you?
Book in a time at the next Ping Fitting Day on Tuesday 28 June
and discover what best fits your technique and try out the latest
Ping Glide 4.0 wedges and the full range of the latest models of Ping putters.
Bookings essential so don’t delay: talk to the shop staff today to secure your spot!
If you are unsure as to your needs, come and talk to either Lisa, Sharon or Reuben – we are only too happy to help you out. And remember; if we don’t have it, we can most likely get it!
Lisa, Sharon & Reuben
Your friendly Feilding Golf Shop team