News and Info
Member's Visitors
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 Club looks for a tidy standard of dress on the course. 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
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.
 
Course Preservation
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.
 
Carts
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.
 
 
 
Match Rules & Event Information
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, Greenfee 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 or as determined by the match committee 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.
Disqualification
  • 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 Events - Men
Championship Events
Club Championships Handicap Divisions for men includes Seniors from 0 to 8.7, Intermediates from 8.8 to 15.2, Juniors from 15.3 to 22.6 and Junior B 22.7 +
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
Club Stroke Play Championships
36 Holes Stroke: Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Junior B. This event is played over two set days - 18 holes on two days.
 
Matchplay - All Groups
Players qualify over 18 holes, the lowest 16 off the stick scores qualify and play off in match play over 18 holes for three rounds and 36 holes in the finals.
The top qualifier in each division will receive a Trophy.
 
Presidents Cup
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
  • 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
  • 4BBB
  • Stableford
  • 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 & 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
Difference  5.5
Strokes to be added  6
 
 
 
Club Events – Women
Club Championships Handicap Divisions
Silver 0 to 18.4
Bronze 18.5 to 40.4
 
Trophy Events
  • 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 & 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 & 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 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.
 
 
 
Competitions Explained
Stableford
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 1stthe 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.
 
International Stableford
Nett Stableford,
Nett Double Bogey or worse
-3 points
Nett Bogey - 1 over
-1 point
Nett Par
0 points
Nett Birdie - 1 under
2 points
Nett Eagle - 2 under
5 points
Nett Albatross or better 
8 points
Nassau Stableford And Par
Standard scoring with the event spread over 1st nine, 2nd nine and 18 holes.
 
Bisque
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.
 
Foursomes
Played in pairs, players alternate the tee off and play alternate shots. 50% of combined handicap.
 
Canadian Foursomes
Played in pairs, both players tee off, select one ball and continue alternate shots until holed out, 40% of combined handicap.
 
Greensomes
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.
 
Ambrose
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.
 
Handicap allowances:
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
 
Matchplay
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.
 
Strokeplay
The overall score, after deductions for handicap, at the end of the round or tournament determines the winner.
 
Nett/ Medal
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.