The Wainuiomata Golf Club welcomes members new and old.
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The Wainuiomata Golf Club welcomes all members and their guests to our facilities and trust that your experience will be memorable. The following information is provided for your guidance.
All casual players and visitors are encouraged to become members of the Club. There are a variety of membership categories available to suit the needs of any player, ask at the office or shop or view membership details.
A sister club agreement entitles members of the Wainuiomata Golf Club to reciprocal playing rights at the Golf Clubs listed below:
|Hawkes Bay Golf Club||Hastings|
|Maraenui Golf Club||Napier|
|Westown Golf Club||New Plymouth|
Any member who introduces a visitor must ensure the appropriate green fees are paid prior to play. Visitors are welcome to participate in any competitions available on that day. Further, members should ensure visitors adhere to the Club’s dress standard and code of conduct for the course and the clubhouse.
Standard of Dress On the Course
All players shall be appropriately dressed for golf and adhere to the Club standard as presented in the clubhouse foyer. Both soft-sprigged and metal sprigged golf shoes are permitted on the course.
The Board requests a high standard of dress on the course. Refer to the notice board on the exterior wall of the clubhouse. To ensure continued quality of the putting surface, only golf shoes are to be worn. Touch rugby boots and some sneakers with heavy tread damage the surface of the greens.
In the Clubhouse
Members are encouraged to utilise the facilities available within the clubhouse. This includes refreshments and food – caterers are in attendance Wednesday, Friday, weekends and public holidays if the office is open. An outdoor deck is available to relax and watch other golfers in action.
A neat and tidy standard of dress is required in the clubhouse. A reminder that the wearing of hats, caps or sun visors in the clubhouse is not acceptable.
Children are welcome at the course but, for their own safety, must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. The Club has an extensive Junior Golf Programme for children from age 10. Enquire at the office about enrolling your child in the programme.
The Wainuiomata Golf Club prides itself on maintaining a course that rates amongst the best in the region. However, this standard can only be maintained with the assistance of players. To this end, please ensure you:
- Wear appropriate golf shoes at all times on the course
- Repair all pitch marks on the green, not just your own!
- Replace all divots on the course, including in the rough
- Rake all bunkers, including your shoe-prints
- Use a tee on all teeing grounds
- Do not walk trundlers across any teeing areas or around fringes of greens
- Place all waste in the litter bins provided
- Carts are to be kept off the fairways wherever possible and are not to be taken closer than 10 metres to any green
Note: Any player causing deliberate damage to the course through the inappropriate use of clubs or other playing equipment will receive an immediate suspension which may result in a ban.
Motorised carts are available for hire from the shop. Please reserve these in advance where possible to avoid disappointment. The rules and requirements for the use of carts must be adhered to at all times during operation. Note carefully that motorised carts are not permitted on the pedestrian bridges.
Booking Tee Times
Bookings can be made online up to one week in advance at www.golf.co.nz
To access this facility for the first time, please ensure that the office has your email address.
Bookings can also be made by swiping your membership card at the kiosk in the shop. Alternatively, the staff can assist with completing bookings, at the shop or over the phone.
Every endeavour will be made to give priority to members for booking tee times. Usually casual players will not be able to play until after 1.00pm on Sundays and public holidays.
- Whenever a Start Sheet is operating, play shall be in groups of four.
- All competition play and trophy events have precedence.
- Unless instructed otherwise by the office staff or starting marshall, all play shall commence from the 1st tee.
- When searching for a lost ball, immediately signal the players behind to play through. The playing through will most often be completed in the 5 minutes allowed to search for a lost ball.
- Play without delay – play just behind the group in front, not just in front of the group behind! The lowest handicap player in each group shall be responsible for maintaining an acceptable speed of play to match that of the rest of the field.
- Players should commence tee off as soon as the fairway ahead is sufficiently clear and should not delay this process by completing score cards first.
- Know your stroke distance to avoid hitting up on players in front or for causing unnecessary delay by over-estimating your ability.
- Be courteous to your fellow players at all times:
- Do not move from your tee area while others in your group are teeing off – including on different tee blocks.
- Do not move, talk, stand close to, or directly behind the player, ball or hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.
- If you are disappointed with your shot, an over-reaction (physical or verbal) is not acceptable and may result in suspension from play for persistent offenders.
- In taking practice swings, avoid damage to the course, particularly to the tee blocks, by taking divots.
- If participating in stableford or par competitions, pick up your golf ball at the point where it is no longer possible to obtain points or a score for that hole.
- If you do not intend taking your trundler with you to following strokes, ensure it is parked off the fairway and reasonably out of any usual line of play for your group or following players.
- Make yourself familiar with the Rules of Golf and Local Rules – both for your enjoyment of the game and to assist others where doubt over rulings and options may arise. (Courses on the Rules of Golf are conducted annually by the Wellington Golf Referees Association. Check notice boards for further information.) Remember, all players in the field are disadvantaged if someone breaches a rule or the incorrect penalty is applied. Free copies of the Rules are available from the office.
Are as stated on the Local Rules Board in the foyer. Please note that all GPS units are banned from all Club Trophy and Tournament events.
Members MUST return a completed score card for each round played or part thereof, providing a minimum of 13 holes has been played in stroke play. NZ Golf has ruled that cards shall be lodged at the course where the round was played. Further, all Matchplay and Strokeplay cards MUST be returned for handicapping purposes. Failure to meet this requirement can result in disqualification from tournament events.
Where a card is not pre-printed, ensure your handicap index, course handicap, membership identification, the date, and tees played are entered on the card.
All returned cards must be signed by the player and a marker.
Included in your membership fee is a hole-in-one insurance premium which entitles the member up to $150.00 for expenses incurred as part of the traditional shout. Provided that:
- the player is playing on the Wainuiomata course in an official competition. This will include mid-week competitions on Wednesday, and Friday, the Ladies mid-week competition on Tuesday and special events held on Public Holidays or other days, or;
- is representing the club in an interclub event, or;
- is playing away in a recognised golf tournament that does not have a hole-in-one insurance and the member returns a completed card signed by two or more players who observed the hole-in-one.
The Match Committee reserve the right to:
- alter specified dates and times of events.
- alter trophy events and the conditions under which the event will be played.
- draw members in a handicap section other than that which is posted on the handicap board on the day of closing of competition entries. (This will be done in conjunction with the handicapping committee).
- allow members to play in events in a lower division than their handicap provides.
For Club events the following rules will apply:
- only financial members with current handicaps may enter trophy events.
- the Club Championships (both Stroke and Match play) may only be entered by members with full playing rights. (This does not include the following classes of membership; Mid Week, Summer, Winter, 9 hole or Country memberships)
- players must report to the office/shop before starting play.
- a player withdrawing from the event after the draw has been posted must pay the entry fee. A player who is late or does not turn up and is disqualified in terms of the Rules is disqualified from the full event.
- all matches played before the due date must be by mutual agreement and have the prior approval of the match committee.
In the event of a tie, the following rules apply:
- in the event of a tie in stroke play trophy events and qualifying rounds (other than the Stroke Play Championships), a count back system will be used. The following method will be used in counting back for determining a winner where total scores are equal (starting at hole number 18 on the scorecard and working back):
- the best score over the last 9 holes. If there is still a tie;
- the best score over the last 6 holes If there is still a tie
- the best score over the last 3 holes If there is still a tie
- the best hole by hole for all 18 holes (starting at the 18th hole).
- in the event of a tie in match play trophy events the sides will continue from their respective starting hole until a side wins a hole. Handicaps will apply as for the first 18 holes.
- in the event of a tie in Club Championship events, play will continue from hole No. 1 until a side wins the hole or has a lower score.
- If there is no decision or play by due date, both players of the side will be in default of the terms of the competition.
- A player returning an incorrectly completed card will be disqualified from an event in terms of the Rules of Golf.
- A card which has not been signed by both the player and marker will result in the player being disqualified from the event.
- Where the score signed for is higher than that actually taken, the player will not be disqualified but the higher score will stand.
Club Championships Handicap Divisions for men includes Seniors from 0 to 8.7, Intermediates from 8.8 to 15.2 and Juniors from 15.3 to 22.6
Handicaps will be calculated using your NZGA Handicap Index as at 5:00p.m., on the Friday prior to the Club Champs commencing.
Players may elect to play in a division lower than that provided for by their handicap.
Trophy Events - Men
STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
72 Holes Stroke: Senior, Intermediate and Junior. This event is played over two days, 36 holes each day. Second 36 holes, top 16 in each group.
Matchplay - All Groups
Players qualify over 36 holes, the lowest 16 stableford off the stick scores qualify and play off in match play over 18 holes for two rounds and 36 holes in the semi-finals and finals.
The top qualifier in each division will receive a Trophy.
18 Hole Stableford event played on white tees.Event for Non Interclub Players.
Queens Plate 18 Holes Medal on Handicap
Cooper Cup 36 Holes, 18 holes best ball, 18 holes two ball ambrose, stableford. Entry on day, all day start. Choose own partners. White Tees
Murray Thornton Trophy Mixed combined Stableford over 36 holes (18 holes each day). Ladies Yellow / Men White tees. Players select own partners.
Appliance House Cup Mixed foursomes medal (nett) over 18 holes played in sixes off the Red tees.
Note: All trophy events are played off the blue tees unless stated in the format or stated on the day.
MID WEEK EVENTS MEN
Allmar’s Take Note Cup. 18 holes stableford, all irons event. Note: Hybrid club and Rescue Woods are not permissible
Mid Week Cup – Ken Meadows Memorial Cup.
18 hole medal
Ferguson Cup. Matchplay, over 50 years. Top 16 qualify
Stableford Cup. Played off white tees. Partners drawn by lot.
Ken Laban Memorial Cup
36 Holes strokeplay on handicap over two nominated Wednesdays
New World Open Trophy. 50 years and over 4BBB Net
Ramset Trophy. Best net score over two rounds for 50yrs and over
Eclectic Senior Plate Players 60yrs and over. Best Gross Goblet (Only one trophy per player) Note: All mid week Trophy events are played off the White Tees
MEN AND WOMEN PLAYING OFF SAME TEES
Men and women playing from the same set of tees will have different NZGA Course Ratings. Since the women’s course rating will usually be higher, women receive additional strokes equal to the rounded difference between the NZGA Course Ratings, with .5 or greater being rounded up.
|White Tees||Red Tees|
|Men’s Course Rating||68.4||66.4|
|Women’s Course Rating||74.4||71.9|
|Strokes to be added||6||6|
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENTS – WOMEN
Club Championships Handicap Divisions Women
Silver 0 to 18.4
Bronze 18.5 to 40.4
TROPHY EVENTS - WOMEN
Murray Thornton Trophy: Refer men's section.
Appliance House Cup: Refer men’s section.
Nancy McCormick Memorial Foursomes: 36 Hole medal event choose own partners
Sadies Trophy: Combined stableford, partners drawn
Hill Trophy: Best three out of four rounds, putting
Bilderbeck Cup and Medal Cup: Best 3 out of 4 rounds, Medal.
Peg Taylor Trophy: 18 Hole Stableford
Rosebowl: Mid Week and Weekends. Best 3 out of 4 Stableford rounds.
Foursomes Cup: One round, choose own partners.
Executive and Challenge Cups: Match play on handicap.
Dentice Cup: Three day eclectic.
Summer Cup: Best six medal results on any extra non competition day over summer (i.e. between Presentation Day and Opening Day)
Veterans Trophy: 18 Hole medal for over 50's.
Grandmothers Cup: 18 Hole medal.
Belcher Trophy: 36 Hole medal
Hetet Trophy: 6 best gross scores on LGU days.
Edna Brugger Cup: Silver player of the year.
Tregurtha Cup: Bronze player of the year.
Trophy Events Ladies General
Any financial full playing member is entitled to enter midweek and weekend competitions.
In the event of a tie in daily competitions the result will be decided on a count back.
In all competitions played under NZWGU conditions, any objection should be made on the day of play to the match committee.
The match committee reserves the right to alter specified dates and events on the programme.
The lowest handicap player in the four is responsible for the etiquette of the four players.
This is a competition where points are awarded at each hole as follows:
|Nett Bogey – one over par||1 point|
|Nett Par||2 points|
|Nett Birdie – one under par||3 points|
|Nett Eagle – two under par||4 points|
|Nett Albatross – three under par||5 points|
The winner is the competitor who scores the highest number of points. If your handicap is more than 18, two strokes are allowed on the number of holes that the handicap exceeds. Each of these strokes will be taken in the stroke index order (18 stroke index being the easiest hole on the course and the 1st the hardest).
e.g. On a handicap of 20, a player receives one stroke on holes numbered 3 to 18 and two strokes each on stroke holes numbered 1 and 2.
Gross Stableford, no handicap strokes taken during the round.
|2 over par||1 point|
|1 over par||2 points|
|square with par||3 points|
|1 under par||4 points|
|2 under par||5 points|
|points plus handicap =||total points|
Nassau Stableford and Par
Standard scoring with the event spread over 1st nine, 2nd nine and 18 holes.
The player decides on what holes the allowed handicap stroke(s) will be taken. This must be decided after the play of a hole and prior to teeing off on the next. The card must be marked where the strokes are taken.
Combined Medal, Par and Stableford
Played in pairs, total their scores.
Bestball Medal, Par and Stableford
Played in pairs, best score with handicap allowance on each hole counts.
South African Stableford
Played in pairs, Stableford scores on each hole are multiplied.
Played in pairs, players alternate the tee off and play alternate shots. 50% of combined handicap.
Played in pairs, both players tee off, select one ball and continue alternate shots until holed out, 40% of combined handicap.
Played in pairs, each player plays two shots with their own golf ball, then select one ball and continue alternate shots until holed out. 30% of combined handicap.
Teams event. All players tee off, select one ball deemed to be in the best position from which to play the next shot. All play their next shots from that point, continue until holed out.
6 Players divide by 10
5 Players divide by 8
4 Players divide by 6
3 Players divide by 4
2 Players divide by 2
Competition is on a hole by hole basis taking into account your handicap. Whichever players team wins the most holes during the round is the winner.
The overall score, after deductions for handicap, at the end of the round or tournament determines the winner.
Gross score less your course handicap
Bogey / Par
Bogey and Par competitions are similar to Matchplay. You either win, lose or halve a hole. A no return on a hole counts as a loss. After entering the stroke score on the scorecard and taking into account your handicap, mark the result with a + sign for a win, a 0 for a half and a – sign for a loss. At the end of the round, the plus and minus signs are totalled and the net result read as up, down or all square.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the Programme is correct. Changes made during the year will be notified on the board in the foyer and on this web site.
Note: Start Sheets operate every weekend and on Public Holidays unless stated. Start sheets will only be used on week days where it may be deemed necessary and over the Christmas / New Year period. To book a tee time online go to www.golf.co.nz and login with your 7 digit ID number or you can book in the shop or phone the club.