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

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