Wairarapa News : March 27th 2013
26 WAIRARAPA NEWS, MARCH 27, 2013 We Have Made Golf Affordable For You! Golf Membership for $260!! Do you Qualify? If you are already a member of another sports Club*, then for just $260 you can play golf at Carterton for 12 months (Saturday's excluded) * Must present sport club membership receipt when joining. Conditions apply. For more information on this offer or how to get started in Golf Phone 379 8457 or 0274 266 687 5267172AA For Everything Golf Before you buy Golf clubs, have a word to your local professionals, they will advise you on what clubs will suit your game. They also have the facilities to personally measure and fit your clubs, which can be a huge benefit. Yo u will notice the difference! All major brands in stock Call Shaun or Joel We are located at the Masterton Golf Club 06 377 4984 • email@example.com 5265325AA 'Martinborough for Golf' The Martinborough Golf Club is a typical country course with one exception Surrounded by wineries and mature trees it is a favourite with locals and Wellingtonians alike, looking for something a bit different. The course is flat to gently undulating with easy walking and plenty of attractive trees, including mature oaks lining several fairways. Many a golf ball ends up in the neighbouring vineyards and the holes are considered a good challenge. Most of the greens are quite small, which also adds to that challenge. Club member Lance Phelps holds the course record with an impressive 61. Costs are modest: Green fees - $30 members of affiliated clubs $45 non-affiliated Hire - Carts $30 Clubs $10 Trundlers $5 Full Membership $490 9 Hole Membership $310 Junior Membership $70 The weekly programme at Martinborough: Saturday/Sunday 12 noon : Club member's competition Tuesday 12 noon : "Grumpies Day", mostly older guys Wednesday : Ladies Day Thursday 12.15pm : Men's "Thursday Club" Catering and bar facilities available. Bookings essential for large groups. For all enquiries phone Secretary/Manager Sue Berger 06 306 9076 or fax 06 306 9072. Website www.martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz Email firstname.lastname@example.org The club welcomes all new members and visitors. Martinborough Golf is friendly golf. 5254850AA WinterSPORTACULAR 2013 Get active this winter 5268953AATourists enjoy course Good course: Martinborough Golf Club hosted the Pro Am in January. While everyone knows Martinborough's vineyards are a big drawcard for tourists, it is not so well known that its beautiful golf course is attracting many overseas visitors. Martinborough Golf Club secretary Sue Berger said she has noticed a lot of foreign people playing on the course over this hot dry summer and they have been giving very positive feedback about the course and the area. They usually stop into the office to hire clubs or pay green fees. ''We've struck some wonderful tourists this year. They always come in a say it's absolutely lovely,'' she said. The internet has made it much easier to find good golf courses in the areas where people are travelling. Sue said their website gives people some idea of the course and the facilities. The tourists are going both ways through Wairarapa with many coming up through Wellington from the South Island or others coming from sightseeing around the North Island and they are also choosing to visit other destinations around Wairarapa. She noticed tourists from USA, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands. Sue gives out Printcraft maps of Wairarapa which shows some of the more popular destinations. ''It's nice to see they can come to little old Martinborough and I think they come for the grapes too I suppose.'' Martinborough is not a particularly difficult course as it doesn't have tricky obstacles such as water features, but there are plenty of trees to keep golfers on their toes. The links have fared well over the summer months with greenkeeper Darren O'Dwyer doing a great job to keep it in tip-top condition. The hard fairways mean there is a lot of run giving extra distance to the drives. This in turn is giving people a better shot at beating their handicap. There have been some extremely hot days in Martinborough this summer with the mercury hitting 40 at a couple of the vineyards. But keen golfers will not be deterred. Martinborough Golf Club is always keen to welcome new members. Please contact Sue on 06 306 9076 or visit www.martinborough golfclub.co.nz Golf club opens its doors Masterton Golf club will swing its doors open on Sunday, March 7, as part of the club's plan to bring golf to a new audience. The club is working with Sport Wellington Wairarapa to host a ''Have a Go Day''at their club in Manuka St, Lansdowne, with professional skills instruction, practice, and a chance to play a few holes, as well as tour the facility and enjoy morning tea. ''This free session is open to anyone with even a passing interest in golf, and is a great opportunity for us to showcase what we have here at the club,'' said executive member Brett Gould. ''Golf is a fantastic and very safe social game that everyone can enjoy. The game has a marvellous handicapping system that allows everyone to participate on an equal footing regardless of their age, ability or fitness level'' he said. Community Sport adviser Mark Curr says golf is on a high at the moment, with internationally successful players like Lydia Ko and Michael Hendry leading the way. ''This wave of interest will hopefully expose new people to the sport and the Masterton Club Introductory Day is a great way to start. This is a superb local sports facility.'' The club would love to hear from anyone interested in the sport or who wants to return after a lay-off. Registration is essential. Inquiries@mastergolf.org.nz; 06 377 74984 (Extn 1) 9am till 4.30pm. The session runs from 9am until 11.30am on Sunday, April 7 -- rain or shine. Sports Subsmake game affordable Carterton Golf Club has hit on a new way to bolster its membership. Using the premise that participation in one sport will lead to another Carterton is offering a special sub to casual players. The Sports Sub for just $260 a year entitles a person to play at Carterton Golf Club on any day of the week other than Saturday and any tournaments the club might be hosting. Club president Alistair Smith says the Sports Sub is pitched mainly at people in their 30s who are already playing a sport, usually on Saturday.
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