News > December Member Communication

Published 24 Dec 2021

Happy Holidays from RBGC

Bec O'Neale, Club Manager

Meri Kirihimete and all the best for the holiday season to our members and your families!

Another year has just flown by (seriously, where did it go?) and, once again, we are ready for the summer season to start. With just one more sleep till Santa, I want to say a big thank you for your support over the past year. It's been a challenging one for everyone and I'm very appreciative for the kind words, patience and help we've received from you all.

On behalf of myself, the Committee and our hardworking staff, I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy (uneventful) New Year!

Cheers, Bec

Bar Hours

Our Clubhouse boasts a fully stocked bar for use by members and their guests to enjoy. During the holiday season, we are open daily from Boxing Day through to January 9th.

We do have a couple of changes this year, please see below for details;

Friday 24 Dec (Xmas Eve) - No dinner service available. Bar open 4pm-8pm.

Saturday 25 Dec (Xmas Day) - CLOSED

Sunday 26 Dec (Boxing Day) - Bar open 4pm daily

Friday 31 Dec (NYE) - No dinner service available. Bar open 4pm-8pm.

Remember, our Clubhouse is operating under Orange restrictions. We require all members/guests over the age of 12 years old to present their Vaccine Pass for sighting and verification. If we do not know you, ID may be required to validate.

Dinner Available

SALT Streetfood are our caterers and offer a full menu. Usually, this is restricted to Friday nights but we are putting additional dates on the calendar these holidays. Please note that we do not accept bookings, the kitchen is open from 5.30pm-8.30pm on the following dates;

Wednesday 29 December

Thursday 30 December

Sunday 2 January (Ambrose Tournament)

Friday 7 January (Junior Tournament)

Saturday 8 January

SALT will also have their trailer onsite over the New Year period, offering coffee and a limited range of food for takeaways.

Course Update

Our course is very popular over the holiday season, please help us to keep play enjoyable for all by booking your round online.

Those that have visited us recently will know that we have a kiosk for printing/entering of scorecards. This is located in the foyer. You can also use the digital scorecard option via the DotGolf and GolfNZ apps on your smartphone (if you are a golfer and haven't downloaded these yet, do so - it's a much easier way to book your round).

Our office is staffed from Boxing Day through to 8 January. Kaitlyn will be available to help with bookings, green fee payments, and general queries. You can either pop in to see us, or call the office on 06 372 3416.

Green fee checks will be conducted on course, so remember to collect your orange bag tag and display it on your clubs. If you've paid your sub but haven't received your tag yet, these are available for collection from the office or bar.

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Upcoming Events

Please visit our website for more event details and our 2022 Programme. Dates to note;

2 January - Fancy Dress Ambrose (Course Closed All Day)

5 January - RBSLSC Quiz Night (Tickets available via the Surf Club, Clubhouse closed from 6pm for this event)

6 January (afternoon) - Junior Coaching Available. Joel Macklin, pro golfer, is providing 30 minute coaching sessions for under 18s in the afternoon. The Wellington Eagles have kindly granted us some funding toward the cost of this. Bookings are essential, please contact the office.

7 January (morning) - Adult Coaching Available. Joel Macklin, pro golfer, is providing 30 minute coaching sessions in the morning for anyone interested. The cost of a lesson is $40 and is well worth it. Bookings are essential, please contact the office.

7 January (afternoon) - Junior Open

8 January - RBSLSC Fish Auction, 4pm

Vaccine Policy

The Riversdale Beach Golf Club Covid-19 Vaccination Policy commencement date is 26 December 2021.

From this date onward, the bye-law states that only fully vaccinated people (not including children under the age of 12), may access the club, including the course, tennis courts and clubhouse.

For further details on this policy, please see the attachment to this email or you can access the document via our website.

Please ensure you have your vaccination pass when visiting the facilities so that our staff can sight and verify it.

Tennis Courts Update

Our courts are finished! We are excited to say that the long awaited netting was installed yesterday, so the courts are in full play again.

Please remember to pay your court fees. All memberships include use of the court facilities (you may be asked to provide proof of your current membership). Both cash and QR code payment are accepted, if you want to book a court time you can contact the office on 06 372 3416 or pop down to see us.

The final signage for the courts will be installed next year. Until then, remember that the courts are for tennis only and no bikes/rollerblades/scooters/skateboards are allowed as these will damage the new surface.

Thanks to all the generous sponsors, volunteers and our tennis committee who have made this possible.

A little bit of good news

Karen Barbour, Club Captain

The Black & White Charitable Trust in conjunction with PaR nz Golfing Holidays are delighted to announce the six successful recipients of the Susie Simcock Leadership Award.

In memory of the late Susie Simcock, an inspirational sports administration icon, Rebecca O’Neale, Shelley Duncan, Amy Sidford, Daniele Lowe, Kristin Farrell and Stacey Koppens have been chosen as the 2021 / 2022 awardees.

On behalf of the Riversdale Beach Golf Club committee and membership, well done Becs! Way to go putting us on the map and 'playing with the big kids' - I know you'll do us proud.

For more information on the award that Becs has received, please see the press release below;

Riversdale Beach Golf Club
06 3723416

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