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Membership Numbers Capped
Categories Changes and Misc Charges
Dementia Charity Tournament
Welcome Back Top-Up
Members Attaining Referee Status
Course Safety Reminder
What's Coming Up?
Welcome New and Returning Members

Membership Numbers Capped
You may have read in the recent President Update the issue of total membership numbers was being discussed. This has been exposed due to some days in particular an excess of members for tee times available.  The 7-day trends have been analysed and this data used in part of the decision making.  The Management Committee believe the problem isn't only with the number of members rather the frequency of play of our members.
That being said it was agreed unanimously at the recent M/C meeting the membership numbers at Hastings Golf Club be capped at 1,100 from 1 October 2021.  The numbers do not include School U13 or Student membership as these categories are important to the future growth of the game overall.
The membership numbers as at 16 Sept 2021 is currently 1,027. 

Categories Changes and Misc Charges
There have been a few minor changes to membership categories and eligibility to align with our growing membership.
From 1 October 2021 the following will apply:
Flexi Membership - available as an introductory membership for new members. i.e. not an option for current members to 'downgrade' to. 
Summer 5/7 - The previous two options for Summer membership is consolidated to one membership (7 day access).
Playing outside category - If a member chooses to play outside their membership category a green fee of $40 is payable.
Miscellaneous Charges
There are some minor increases to the sundry storage options from 1 October 2021 kept inline with CPI.
Misc Charge - per annumFromTo
Trundler storage57.5060.00
Powered trundler storage100.00105.00
Locker 6.00 10.00 
Green Shed cart storage 300.00 310.00 
Steel Shed cart storage 400.00 412.00 
Steel Shed extension cart storage 500.00515.00 

Dementia Charity Tournament
Due to the current covid lockdown the Dementia Hawke's Bay Charity Tournament is now rescheduled to Wednesday 13 October 2021. 
Due to this change in date there are now more vacancies for teams. If you are interested please get in touch with Mel at Dementia Hawke's Bay

Welcome Back Top-Up
A reminder the welcome back top-up for 20% bonus money loaded onto your membership card is still available until 8 October.  If you haven't used your member card yet it is a good opportunity to get into this habit as we are currently cashless.
You can access this from home via your MyGolf profile and pay by credit card or in person via paywave eftpos. 

Members Attaining Referee Status
Congratulations to Lance Williams in passing R&A Level 2 Rules exam at the recent 2021 Rules Course held by the HBGRA.  Lance has regained his District Rules Official referee status.
Congratulations are also in order to John Kelly, Robyn Kelly and Christine Bird who have all gained Club Referee Status.
The rules course and exam are not for the fainted hearted as half is done without reference materials, so pleasing to see a few more members up for the challenge. 

Course Safety Reminder
A reminder the greenkeepers have right of way on the course.  The team work diligently to ensure their work is not interrupting play however this is not always possible.  If a mower is on a green please wait to be waved up from the staff member before having your approach shot.
We have also received reports of members being hit up on/over during their round.  Obviously this kind of dangerous play is not accepted and we ask that you are fully aware of how far in front a group is before taking your shots.

What's Coming Up?
18 SepJones Fourball final
21 Sep Par
23 Sep Thursday Men from 11:30am
25 Sep Patti Grieve Salver 
26 Sep Tattersall Dixon, rd 4 dealine 
28 Sep Patti Grieve Salver 
30 Sep Thursday Men from 11:30am 
1 Oct Cranford Hospice Charity tournament, shotgun 12:30pm 
3 Oct 
Spencer Goblets, final
Newbigin Foursomes 

Welcome New and Returning Members
Anna Bone 9H021 749 615
Ruby JarvisSCH 
Josh KemptonU35021 929 290
David MacDonald FP 021 287 7796 
Mike Toogood FP 027 442 4373 
John Milmine 9H 027 548 2190 
David Oliver FP 877 3131 
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