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Men’s Bridge Day – Friday 28 August

History of Golf Club – Chapter 5 – The Clubhouse

Michael Kelly today publishes Chapter 5  – The Clubhouse.

At first glance, it is hard to see the original clubhouse in today’s building. The changes wrought on the building are not dissimilar to what has happened to the golf course.
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2020-2021 Course renovation plan


2020-2021 Course renovation plan

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              Autumn   Winter   Spring   Summer Work programme   21 March – 20 June   21 June- 23 September   24 September – 21 December   22 December -20 March Aeration /Seeding
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Fairway spraying – Holes 10 – 18 on Heretaunga Course closed today

Holes on  Heretaunga 10-18 will be closed all day to allow for the spraying.

Golfers will use  the 18 hole Terrace South Course  i.e Holes  1 – 9 on the Heretaunga Course and the nine holes on the Terrace Course.

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Position Player Nett 1 Mike O’LEARY 67 2 John SPRY 67 3 Paul PROVOST 69 4 Graham PARLANE 69 5 Peter BETTERIDGE 70 6 Murray GOUGH 70 7 Paul RIDLEY-SMITH 70 8 Paul RICHARDSON 70 9 Barry GILES 70 10
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The pace things move around Augusta National, this is a leap forward

Article from The Guardian

Progress came to Augusta National on Wednesday in the unlikely guise of a 65-year-old real estate lawyer from Tampa, Florida. Fred Ridley took over as chairman of Augusta National last August, and his first major initiative
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Reduced telecommunications service – 19 & 20 February

On Monday and Tuesday 19th and 20th of February normal internet and telecommunications services to the office will be shut down. This is to allow maintenance work to be completed on the office telecommunications infrastructure. Any calls that are
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Wi-Fi network and password to use

The Wi-Fi network has been upgraded at Royal Wellington to provide a world class service through out the building including access around the Pavilion on the 10th tee.

The Wi-Fi network to use is RWGC_Members and the Password is members1895

No Tuesday evening dinner on September 5

No Tuesday evening dinner on September 5 but please come along to the Spanish themed meal on  Thursday 21 September with guest speaker John Wareham 

Sunday Roast – 30 April from 5.30 – Kids club

Book here to join on Sunday 30 April following the Wilson 8 ball for our ever popular roast dinner.

This month the menu leads with roast,shoulder of lamb, beef cheeks and roast vegetables

For dessert we have chocolate self
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Social Calendar. June – September

Click here to see Social Calendar for June – September 2017

Women’s Bridge Tournament –


10 Common Sense Rules for Amateurs – As published in Golf Digest

Thank you, governing bodies. It got us to thinking: What if this “common sense” approach went viral? Without encroaching on the incredibly important professional game, or attempting to explain bifurcation, here are ten revisions aimed at making amateur play more
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Junior membership – 9 yrs and younger and 10 -18

As far as we can ascertain our youngest member is just three years old and her brother is five.

It is great to see them using the club particularly during holiday and weekends.

These two are in a class of
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Message from Lauren Strong

Dear Royal Wellington Golf Club Membership,

I wanted to say thank you very much for the opportunity and experience that I have had working for the Royal Wellington Golf Club. Never being to New Zealand and half way across the
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Club match play draws on web site

All the club match play draws are on our website at CLUB INFORMATION/ DRAWS

Congratulations John Spraggs

Congratulations John Spraggs for achieving Class A membership status with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. To see the letter notifying John of his achievement please click here.

Click to find out more about the Golf Course
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John Spraggs – Class A Membership Course Superintendents association of America

Congratulations to  John Spraggs  for his Class A Membership of Course Superintendents Association of America. 

To read the text of the letter notifying John of his achievement please click here

Message from the CEO -Kurt Greve

Now that summer in Wellington has fully arrived (March 2017), we are all happy to see the warmer weather is bringing out more of our members to play golf and use the facilities at Royal Wellington Golf Club.   This
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Otaki Cup – 4 March – report from Scott Puddick


The Otaki Cup round this week was played at Boulcott Farm against Miramar.  I must say the course was looking fantastic with fast firm greens and Matt Spraggs cutting some tricky pins making for a great day
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Loan of trailer to help with visible stones in burn on 10th hole

We are looking to improve aspects of  the Burn on the left hand side of the 10th fairway using

The resources John Spraggs and his team managing the growth and density of grass in the burn. Volunteers from the membership
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Car park closure

On Tuesday morning,  20th December,  Tararua Line Markers will be onsite to mark up the car park – The bays being marked will therefore be closed and coned off.   We expect that the carpark bays being marked will re-open
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Office holiday hours over holidays

During the Christmas/ New Year period, the office will be closed from Saturday 24 December until Sunday 8 January, 2017Account payments or other member enquiries can be made through the Golf Shop.The office will re-open  on Monday 9th of January
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Office Hours over the holiday period

During the Christmas/ New Year period, the office will be closed from Saturday 24 December until Sunday 8 January, 2017Account payments or other member inquiries can be made through the Golf Shop.The Office will re-open on Monday 9 January at
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Register for women’s Ward, Weston and Centennial Cups

Please click here to register

Register for women’s Centennial, Ward and Weston Cups

Please click here to register for these club knockout events

Women’s Golf News


Welcome to the RWGC Women’s News Page.  This will be constantly updated and we welcome your input.  Either Click on one of the images above or scroll down to the different sections below. Please be
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June Orr result

The final of the mixed 4BBB mixed knock out match play was held between Audrey Nimmo & Neill Young against Andy & Rosie Marshall. In a very close match going to the 19th hole the winners were Andy and Rosie
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Upcoming events

Tuesday 22 November – Heretaunga Course holes 10-18 closed in the morning for Drone footage. Wednesday 23 November – Courses fully open ‘as normal’. Please see tee sheets for tee times. Wednesday 23 November – 11am – 5 pm Wilson
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Junior member Ben Slaven is Wellington Champion

During the week a field of 32 competed in the knockout finals of the Wellington Golf match play at Royal Wellington. After some excellent victories, the final featured our own Ben Slaven playing Miramar’s Brad Rowland over 18 holes. This
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Swimming Pool Update

The current poor weather is hampering work required on the swimming pool prior to filling it up with water. We will update everyone with progress when we have more information.

Tidy up of men’s changing room

We will be tidying up the men’s changing rooms and invite members to pick up any shoes or lost property that might be ‘missing in action’. Any unclaimed items will be disposed of on 12 December. If you need to
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Fathers and Sons

NZ Amateur Footage

During the New Zealand Amateur, Royal Wellington member John Mathews could be seen filming aspects of the event.

He has put together a time lapse sequence that runs for just over 2 minutes. It is worth a look

NZ Amateur Golf
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Club Videos

Heretaunga Herald 26 September 2016

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Testing the slider post for the members area

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The John Ball Baffy

Saturday 31st October

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