Club & Tournament Results

LADIES – Wednesday 19th July – The competition of the day was second round of Bogey Cup. There were 38 in the field which was very pleasing. Pauline Mills had an absolutely brilliant 10-up.  The next closest was Jenny Braithwaite with 5-up followed by Jindh Bhullar and Margaret Nelson 4-up, Sue Ferguson and Sally Sherson 3-up. A host of ladies finished on 2-up: Barb Taylor, SueRennie  Karen Kingan, Anne-Maree Harland, Sue Virtue and Dianne Cameron. Evelyn Heale had a two on the 4th. The nine hole winner was Wendy Grierson with 1-down. The best on Tuesday was Jayne Brown with Daphne Ferguson the runner-up.

It was Taumarunui’s turn to host the Wills Cup Teams on Friday 14th July. Taumarunui was represented by Sally Sherson, Pauline Mills, Elaine Couper, Karen Kingan, Linda Smith and Barbara Taylor. The other South Zone clubs were Te Awamutu, Pirongia/Kawhia, Piopio Aria, Stewart Alexander and Waitomo. Taumarunui did well on the day coming in second but sadly not quite good enough over the whole competition to make the Waikato wide semi finals.

 

LADIES – Wednesday 12th July – It was not a nice day to begin with and as it turned out conditions were about to get a whole lot worse. The competition for the day was putting. By the time tee off arrived at 10.30am several people had already decided to pull out. The optimistic kept going but after a few holes more players pulled the plug. In the end there were seven really optimistic and determined people left and they bravely carried on for the 18 holes. They really deserved a medal but all they got was a golf ball if they played well enough. The winner was Wallis Jones with 35 putts followed by Karen Kingan and Carol Plowman 37, Marie Cadogan and Sue Rennie 38. Apparently that was quite good considering the water on the greens. The nine hole ladies didn’t bother to venture out. Very wise. The Tuesday ladies had rather a beautiful day by comparison. Once the fog finally lifted about 12.15pm the sun was there in all it’s glory. Jayne Brown was the nett winner for Tuesday and Mel Vedder won the putting.

 

LADIES – Wednesday 5th July – The first competition for July was the Eclectic Cup, the best 18 holes played over 36. It started in extremely thick fog at 8.30 am and took almost the entire first 18 holes to clear. For those who elected to play LGU over 18 holes only and started at a later time, things were marginally better. There was a bit of an incident when someone hit up on players on the 8th mainly because the feeling of isolation prevented the realisation that perhaps there was someone else out there in the world. Luckily there were no injuries. The winner of the Eclectic Cup was Wallis Jones with an excellent score of 63. Jane Fraser and Evelyn Heale were next with 65, Sue Rennie, Marie Cadogan and Annie Carmichael all 67. Anne-Maree Harland and Vicki Kimberley both had twos.

The 18 hole winner was Margaret Nelson with 71, Paulo Bhullar and Ann Hay were 72, Marion Johnston 74 and Sue Virtue 75.  Sylvia Baker had a two.

Jenny Braithwaite and her playing partner Suzanne Lang from Turangi won their division in a 72 hole foursome tournament held in Rotorua over 3rd to 5th July. Well done.

 

LADIES – Wednesday 28th June – Thirty six people turned out for the 4th round of the Stableford Trophy. Well done Carol Plowman who had a fabulous day with 43 stablefords. Evelyn Heale, Chris Edkins and Pauline Mills had 38, Sue Ferguson 37, Jenny Tibby 36, Elaine Couper 35, Paulo Bhullar, Marion Johnston and Linda Smith 34, Jane Brown and Wallis Jones 33, Ann Percy, Sue Rennie, Dianne Cameron and Karen Kingan 32. Twos seem to have been a bit thin on the ground lately but Evelyn Heale managed one on the 4th today. There were seven nine hole players out with Shirley Barton and Wendy Grierson both having 12 stablefords. You may have observed there are a number of ‘kids’ mentioned in conjunction with the the Tuesday ladies. This time, because she had the best round on the day it is the ‘Pyramid Kid’, aka Bryony Filleul. 

 

LADIES – Wednesday 21st June – It was everone’s favourite today, the first round of Bogey Cup. The winner today for the 18 hole players was Marg Steedman 4 up,  Sue Ferguson was next with 3 up.  Evelyn Heale, Barb Taylor and Sue Virtue finished all square followed by Vicki Kimberley, Sue Rennie, Linda Smith and Pauline Mills all 1 down. Karen Kingan, Paulo Bhullar and Wallis Jones finished 2 down. No one had a two.

The nine hole players turned up in force today after keeping a pretty low profile for a couple of weeks. With an amazing 8 up Glenda Wright thrashed the rest of her team mates with 2nd place taken out by Robyn Faire with 1 up.

The Tuesday ladies also had a nice day with Bryony Filleul finishing on 3up to be top for the day.

With all the tree felling taking place on the 15th and 16th holes over the last few weeks there have been a few hazards to contend with, the main aim today was to try and keep left on the 16th so as not to end up in all the twigs, pine needles and rubbish. Sounds fairly simple but for some unknown reason and despite all efforts, some balls refused to do what was hoped for and headed straight into the thick of it. However, everyone is really enjoying the views that have been uncovered. 

 

ROUND-UP – for the week ending Sunday 18th June – The last week saw magnificent winter weather for golf. There were 31 entries on Saturday for the third round of the Wally Jones Memorial Trophy. Three players tied with 69 nett. They were Nihal Bhullar, Laal Bhullar and Barry Littler. Second equal on nett 70s were Murray Robertson and Ross Kingan. Next Saturday sees the final round in this competition.

Sunday saw the third round of the mixed pairs. Unfortunately despite the sunny day only eight pairs teed off. The winning scores on the day (combined stableford) were Jenny Braithwaite and Terry Kay with 75 points. Richard Hall and Sue Virtue were second with 73 points. The final round in this competition is set down for this coming Sunday the 25th June. Sunday will also see the Kamaru Rosebowel Trophy played for. This had been postponed from March.

It is great to see the keenness of two of our younger members, brothers Nihal and Shaam Bhullar (11 and 10 years old) who every Saturday help with processing the score cards on our new machine, and then give out the golf balls for prizes. Both are very keen golfers and I would suggest that in another five years, they be will  be on single figure handicaps and winning many tournaments. There is hardly a day goes by when you don’t see them out practising on the course after school. They are coached by their father Laal, who is a low handicap golfer himself.  

The big talking point around the Golf Club at the moment is what a huge difference the tree removal work being done on the 15th and 16th fairways is making. It has opened up vistas not seen for many many years. You can now view the Lairdvale Valley, Mt Hikurangi and a small cone shaped hill, which the 13th hole was named after but disappeared when the trees grew. New trees will be planted later and I’m sure it will look magnificent especially walking down the 15th and 16th fairways. 

 

The small cone shaped hill on the left, with its lone cabbage and totara tree, was the inspiration in naming of the 13th hole The Cone.

 

LADIES – Wednesday 14th June – Today was second round of the putting compeition. Those to do well were Anne-Maree Harland with 29 and Anne Virtue 30. Elaine Couper and Glenda Street had 31. Jane Brown, Sue Ferguson and Paulo Bhullar had 32. Vicki Kimberley,Roseanne Parkes and Sylvia Baker had 33 while Barbara Corney and Harriet Byelich finished with 34. No one managed a two today and the nine hole players must have had a day off. The Tuesday ladies didn’t have such a nice time yesterday with several heavy downpours on the way round. They seemed to have little in the way of wet weather gear but because they are such an enthusiastic bunch they just kept on till they had played their allotted 18 holes. Sara Porritt was the winner there. [by Margaret Steedman]

 

ROUND-UP – for the week ending Sunday 11th June – Thirty one hardy players turned up on Saturday in good winter conditions for the second round of the Wally Jones Memorial trophy stroke play competition. Pat Keys, one of our increasing number of octogenarians won the day with the best nett followed closely by Laal Bhullar, Noel Lawson and Club Captain Peter Jacobson. Next Saturday will see the third round played. A reminder that next Sunday the 18th June is the third round of Mixed Pairs, re-scheduled fromearlier in the season. The course is looking magnificent at the moment, even though we are now three weeks into winter and close to the shortest day. Those who played recently will have noticed a big difference with a lot of the huge trees down the side of the 15th fairway having been removed. It is intended to remove all these trees and also those bordering the 16th fairway on Simmons Road and replace them with a variety of well established trees in the near future. [by Terry Kay]

 

LADIES – Friday 9th June – There were 39 in the field including visitors from Piopio Aria and Turangi for the Fred Bacon Electrical Womens 18 Hole Open Tournament. After play, the lunch – crock pots filled with a delicious selection of soups – cooked by the best and most willing soup cookers was just what was needed and warmed us all up. Celeste Sattler (Piopio Aria) was the gross winner with 79.  Pauline Mills was nett winner with 67 and the runner-up Helen Verry (Piopio Aria) on 69. The stableford winner was Linda Smith on a countback from Jane Brown with 40. Next was Elaine Couper, Amanda Murray (Piopio Aria) both 39, Barbara Taylor 38, then all on 37 in countback order came Marg Nelson, Ann Hay, Carol Plowman and Christine Jilesen. Jane Fraser had a two on the 12th, Amanda Murray had one on the 4th and incredibly Celeste Sattler had a two on the first, wow! There were three raffles and one more competition. Guess how many golf tees in a jar. That was won by the Jane Brown who spent some time adding, subtracting and multiplying to come up with her answer – it wasn’t exactly right but it was the closest. Our visitors won their share of raffles and tournament prizes and enjoyed themselves so we hope they will return again which they promised to do. A pretty successful day all round. [by Margaret Steedman]

 

LADIES – Wednesday 7th June – Competitions of the day were LGU, 3rd round Captains Trophy and 1st round of the McElroy Cup.  There were 36 players in the field. Dianne Cameron had a very good day with a 69 nett. Elaine Couper had 70, Barbara Taylor and Ann Percy 71, Joanne Begg, Jane Fraser, Chris Jilesen and Sarah Leilua 72, Jenny Tibby 73, Evelyn Heale, Marie Cadogan, Jane Brown, Margaret Nelson, Paulo Bhullar and Carol Plowman all on 74. There were an amazing five twos scored. The three on the 4th were achieved by Evelyn Heale, Elaine Couper and Chris Jilesen while the two on the 17th were Dianne Cameron and Sally Sherson. 

There was a good muster of Tuesday ladies on an extra gorgeous day. The ‘Hauhangaroa Kid’ in the form of C J Brown was the best on the day playing under her handicap and with a magnificent birdie on the 8th. [by Margaret Steedman]

 

MEN – Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th June – Contested since 1946, the popular King Country Match Play Championship Tournament was once again played over Queen’s Birthday weekend. A full field of 96 golfers from 40 different New Zealand clubs starting with Maungaturoto in the north down to Arrowtown in the south plus three players from Australia, converged on Tarrangower over the long weekend. It was great to see a number of young players entering, some for their first taste of match play, and notably the contingent from South Head who competed strongly.

Those with the earliest tee times on Saturday and Sunday were treated to a dose of Taumarunui’s famous fog but it soon gave way to brilliant days and all was forgiven. The camaraderie and hospitality in and around the 19th adds further warmth to the occasion, when old friends and new meet up for a yarn or two. [by Evelyn Heale]

 

The 2017 trophy recipients are:

Rodger Bartlett Memorial Trophy (best qualifying gross): Haki Heke (South Head) with 72.

John Doogue Memorial Trophy (best qualifying nett): Nick Hibbert (Piopio Aria) and Joe Heale (Taumarunui) joint winners with 67.

King Country Championship Cup (open group winner): Simon Billington (Titirangi).

East Cup (Tarrangower group winner): Spencer Sutton (South Head).

(L to R) Nick Hibbert and Joe Heale with John Doogue Memorial Trophy, Haki Heke with Rodger Bartlett Memorial Trophy, Simon Billington with King Country Championship Cup, Spencer Sutton with East Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divisional Results:

Championship

Winner – Simon Billington (Titirangi)

Runner-up – Haki Heke (South Head)

Consolation – Rob Gaastra (Piopio Aria)

Flight – Josh Allen (South Head)

Plate – Craig Batty (Helensville)

Bowl x 2 – Jacob Renata (Wainuiomata) and David Solomann (Wattle Downs)

 

Tarrangower Handicap

Winner – Spencer Sutton (South Head)

Runner-up – Peter Jacobson (Taumarunui)

Consolation – Joe Heale (Taumarunui)

Flight – Nick Hibbert (Piopio Aria)

Plate – Leigh Woodcock (Shandon)

Bowl x 2 – Dean Sinkinson (Kinloch) and Peter Wells (Te Puke)

 

Ruapehu Handicap

Winner – Paul Hick (Sherwood Park)

Runner-up – David Sills (Sherwood Park)

Consolation – John Trim (Thames)

Flight – Mike Woods (The Grange)

Plate – Steve Bonney (Wattle Downs)

Bowl x 2 – Leon Carroll (Pauatahanui) and Alex Kirkpatrick (Poverty Bay)

 

Ngauruhoe Handicap

Winner – Doug Stewart (Dannevirke)

Runner-up – Kepa Maki (Paparoa)

Consolation – Stuart Gray (Titirangi)

Flight – Bruce Watkinson (Stewart Alexander)

Plate – Bryan Ludlam (Taumarunui)

Bowl x 2 – Richard Foddy (Hastings) and Peter Callagher (Titirangi)

 

Tongariro Handicap

Winner – Rob Sharples (Taumarunui)

Runner-up – Gordon Bai (Warkworth)

Consolation – Ken Bullians (Taumarunui)

Flight – Warwick Moyle (Lake View Golf & Country Club)

Plate – John Doolan (Windross Farm)

Bowl x 2 – Chris White (Stewart Alexander) and Allen Forrest (Porangahau)

 

Piriaka Handicap

Winner – Rex Mossman (Stewart Alexander)

Runner-up – Paul Dowie (Taumarunui)

Consolation – Graeme Pengelly (Taumarunui)

Flight – John Perham (Wattle Downs)

Plate – Richard Calkin (Apiti)

Bowl x 2 – Blair Inglis (Wainui) and Tim Stoneham (Hauraki)

 

LADIES – Wednesday 31st May – Hard to know what sort of day weather wise we had in store with everything shrouded in fog from early on but then suddenly there was revealed to us a glorious day which lifted spirits and also results for the third round of the Stableford Trophy competition. It was almost like a holiday in the Mediterranean minus the sea. Once again Karen Kingan did well with 41 points. Annie Carmichael and Dianne Cameron had 40, Ann Hay 38, Wallis Jones and Jenny Braithwaite 37, Ann-Maree Harland 36, Jane Brown and Carol Plowman 35, Marg Steedman 34, Sue Rennie, Jeanne Gomas, Annette Tylee and Paulo Bhullar 33. Anne-Maree also had a two on the 7th. The nine hole players turned up to enjoy the sun and exercise and of course the golf together. The best was Glenda Wright with 15 and second was Rosie Buckland with 14. The Tuesday ladies winner was Sara Porritt.

 

LADIES – Wednesday 24th May – Once again Wednesdays are becoming worryingly wet hence the small number of ladies turning up – 18 for the second week running. At least seven holes were played in the rain but we chugged and splashed along. Some did remarkably well considering the conditions. It was the second and final round of the Jubilee Cup. Liz Hodgson wasn’t all that pleased with her second round but none the less managed to hang on in there to win. Well done Liz. Jane Fraser was runner-up on a countback from Karen Kingan. Good scores on the day came from Jane Fraser with 72 net, Harriett Byelich 73, Roseanne Parkes 74 and Sue Rennie 76. No nine hole players were silly enough to come out. Seven ladies turned up for Tuesday’s golf with more friendly weather being the attraction. Daphne Ferguson was the best, playing almost to her handicap. On the 22nd May Annie Carmichael, Harriett Byelich and Imelda Woolston traveled to Waitomo to play in their pre-winter tournament. Annie had a wonderful day, winning with 39 stablefords and also the only two. For her efforts she won 50 golf balls – almost enough to keep her going forever. 

 

LADIES – Wednesday 17th May – Oh dear, the rain’s back and as a consequence only 18 players started in the field for the first round of Jubilee Cup. The two best players, Karen Kingan and Liz Hodgson, coped with the conditions very well returning rounds of 68 nett. Bit of a jump to the next best though, Dianne Cameron and Annie Carmichael both on 74. Linda Smith and Jane Fraser 75, Sue Rennie and Evelyn Heale 76 each. Vicki Kimberley and Liz Hodgson both had a two on the 4th. There were no 9 hole players out. The Tuesday ladies actually had the best of the weather this week, in fact, almost perfect for golf. Rachel Brown had the best round for them. Katy Bolten who plays with the Tuesday ladies had a jolly good day with 40 stablefords and a two on the 4th.

On Friday 12th the people in the Wills Cup team rose very early to travel to Stewart Alexander. The weather report was bad and there were heavy showers on the way. They unpacked their gear and some had even teed off before the decision to cancel was made. Needless to say they weren’t happy golfers but cheered up a bit after a delicious lunch at a restaurant. Such a long way to go for lunch.

Back home again, Karen Kingan and Sylvia Baker played the final in the MacKnight cup which Karen won. 

 

LADIES – Wednesday 10th May – Forty one ladies arrived to play golf which is one of the largest contingents we’ve had this year. The competitions were Captain’s Trophy and LGU.  The haggle was on the goodness of ones putting today – some were excellent and some were unmentionably dreadful. The best of the best was Sarah Leilua with 27 putts, closely followed by Elaine Couper 28, Sylvia Baker 29, Sally Sherson and Pauline Mills 30, Liz Hodgson, Glenys Wheeler, Annette Tylee, Judith Hastie and Sue Ferguson all with 31, while Barbara Corney, Paulo Bhullar and Dianne Cameron had 32 apiece. Elaine Couper was the only person to achieve a two. For the 9 hole players Rosie Buckland had 16, Carla Isaac, Glenda Wright and Robyn Faire 18 each. The Tuesday ladies also enjoyed glorious weather the day before. Six players turned out and the best of those was Clara Jayne Brown, with Daphne Ferguson and Rachel Brown coming in a close second. The six ladies selected to play in the second round of Wills Cup at Stewart Alexander on Friday are Karen Kingan, Sally Sherson, Pauline Mills, Harriett Byelich, Carol Plowman and Linda Smith. Good luck. Hope the weather holds out.

 

LADIES – Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd May – There has been a fair bit of golf played over the last three days and the weather has been rather kind. The 1st and 2nd of May saw the inaugural ladies tournament – Triple T. There were players from Cambridge, Hamilton, Manaia, Maramarua, Marton, New Plymouth, Riverside, Stratford, Strathmore, Te Ngutu, Turangi, Urenui, Waihi, Waitomo, Waitangi,Walton, Waverley and of course Taumarunui. The local committee put in a great deal of effort with help from others to make sure everything was top notch. Everyone was impressed by the catering, entertainment and friendliness. Hopefully visitors will spread the word and return with extras next year. Results for Tongariro Division – Gross: 1st Carol Chard (New Plymouth), 2nd Ann Braithwaite (Te Ngutu), 3rd Liz Hodgson, 4th Valmai McEldowney (New Plymouth). Nett: 1st Sally Sherson, 2nd Caroline Koch (Manaia), 3rd Faye Ford (Manaia), 4th Dianne Sweeney (Walton). Results for Tarrangower Division – Gross: 1st Jane Fraser, 2nd Ann Percy, 3rd Prue Jump (Waitangi), 4th Peg Purdie (Waitomo).  Nett: 1st Carol Mahon (Walton), 2nd Audrey Turner (Cambridge), 3rd Sylvia Baker, 4th Mary Thomas (Walton). Stableford over the field: Wallis Jones 75, Joanne McDonald (New Plymouth) 72, Anne Hawkins and Evelyn Mills (Urenui) 70, Dianne Douglas (Waihi) 69, Linley Wallis (Cambridge) and Chris Jilesen 68. Twos: Carol Chard, Faye Ford and Caroline Koch.

Due to this tournament taking up all the space in Taumarunui Jane Brown took the Tuesday ladies to Kinloch for the day. The two best rounds of golf were played by the other Jayne Brown who won on a countback from Sara Porritt. They all enjoyed a delightful day with a superb lunch served up at ‘Jayne’s Hauhungaroa Cafe’. Where, might you ask, is that? It’s a secret.

On Wednesday 3rd May back at Taumarunui there were two competitions, LGU and 2nd round of Captains Trophy. Jenny Tibby won the haggle with a nett 72 followed by Jeanne Gomas and Sylvia Baker 73, Roseanne Parkes 74, Harriett Byelich, Ann Percy, Jenny Braithwaite, Barbara Taylor and Karen Kingan 75, Jane Brown, Liz Hodgson, Carol Plowman and Suzanne Rennie 76.

 

LADIES – Wednesday 26th April – Almost unbelievable, three beautiful Wednesdays in a row. Is there a possibility that weather wise there is to be a great improvement this year on that which was dished up Wednesday after Wednesday in 2016? I hope so but we’ll see. There was some great scoring today with Jindh Bhullar and Christine Jilesen both having 43 stablefords. Jane Fraser and Julie Owen had 40 apiece, with Pauline Mills, Karen Kingan, Glenda Street, Chris Edkins all on 39. Jenny Braithwaite, Jenny Tibby, Sue Ferguson 38 each, Harriet Byelich, Elaine Couper, Roseanne Parkes and Evelyn Heale 36.  Jenny Braithwaite had a two on the 4th. Tops in the 9 hole competition were Wendy Grierson 14 and Glenda Wright 12. The Tuesday ladies were treated to a trip to the Taranui Golf Course at Ohura last Tuesday which was enjoyed by all. Mel Vedder was the best there and Sara Porritt won this weeks round.

 

MIXED VETS – Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April – Two couples, both regulars at the annual Taumarunui Veterans Four Ball Best Stableford Match Play Tournament came out tops after four days of intense play in brilliant sunshine this week.

In Group One, Ken Bloor and Jean Dillon (Omokoroa) took out the top spot from Keith Hickman (Castlecliff) and Marie Roberts (LakeView). The consolation winners emerged as Kevin Diamond and Wallis Jones (both Taumarunui) from Don Campbell (Cambridge) and
Reina Mellar (Horsham Downs).

In a tight match, Group Two ended in a chip out for the eventual winners Mike and Viv Joblin (Howick) over the Taumarunui pairing of Noel Lawson and Barbara Taylor. In the consolation, also from Taumarunui, Alan Brown and Pauline Mason won over Rosalie Groom (Pakuranga) and Graeme Groom (Howick).

 

Jean Dillon and Ken Bloor of Omokoroa, Group One winners.

Viv and Mike Joblin, Group Two winners from Howick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADIES GOLF – Wednesday 19th April – With some local women playing in the Mixed Vets tournament this week, Wednesday was a fun day using ISTAS scoring. The points you get (if any) for each hole are added to your handicap which worked quite well for those on a higher handicap. Karen Kingan won with 44, Sue Virtue had 43, Marg Steedman 41, Paulo Bhullar and Glenda Street 40.

The Wills Cup team chosen to play at Pio Pio on the 21st are: Division One – Chris Edkins and Sally Sherson; Division Two – Anne Hawkins, Pauline Mills, Sheryl Fraser and Karen Kingan.  Good luck ladies. 

 

LADIES GOLF – Wednesday 12th April – Last Wednesday 5th was cancelled because of Debbie (the storm) and it wasn’t looking too good for the 30 women in todays LGU round but the rain held off until the last couple of holes. It then poured so hard that most of us got a good drenching. Liz Hodgson came out tops with 67 nett, Roseanne Parkes, Pauline Mason and Jenny Tibby 70, Karen Kingan and Chris Jilesen 71, Jane Brown and Marie Cadogan 72, Elaine Couper and Anne Hodges 73, Pauline Mills and Sue Virtue 75. 

The nine hole players had the right idea and missed the rain completely. The two Robyns, Faire and Croy both had 67 nett with Glenda Wright 58.

 

LADIES GOLF – Monday 10th April – It was good to see a field of 28 taking part in the Senior Women’s Cup. Jane Brown had a good day to match the fine weather finishing with 39 stablefords to secure the cup. Glenda Street was runner-up with 36 followed by Jenny Braithwaite and Margaret Nelson both 35, Paulo Bhullar, Barb Taylor, Jenny Tibby and Sue Virtue with 33 stablefords apiece. 

 

LADIES GOLF – Wednesday 29th March – This year the Nancy MacCormick Memorial Foursomes was played in very warm weather over the 22nd and 29th March and the winners were Sally Sherson & Sue Virtue on 143.5 points.  In the haggle of the day Elaine Couper & Karen Kingan came out tops with 72 points followed by Sally Sherson & Sue Virtue 73, Barb Corney & Vicki Kimberley were third with 74.5. Other good scores were Sarah Leilua & Glenys Wheeler 76, Ann Hay & Chris Jilesen also 76, Barbara Taylor & Carol Plowman 79 and Rhondda Bruce & Evelyn Heale 80 on a count back. For those who played 18 holes Roseanne Parkes had an excellent 40 stablefords to come out the winner, second was Jenny Braithwaite with 31. The best for the 9 hole players was Glenda Wright with Rosie Buckland second.

 

HEAPS GOLF CLASSIC – Sunday 29th January –  The Heaps Golf Classic lived up to its name as usual with heaps of fun, heaps of food and heaps of quality prizes, $6000 worth in fact. Always played on the Sunday of every Auckland Anniversary weekend, the tournament attracts returning groups of players annually. This year was no exception when several players from Scotland once again made the tournament a must-do while in New Zealand, along with two from England, another from Perth, others from Waiuku, Auckland, Piopio Aria, Taranui, Kinloch and Waiotapu Valley to name some, and of course the locals. Such is the reputation of all Taumarunui’s main tournaments they attract a loyal following with some patrons at this particular tournament travelling there annually for two and a half decades. The dry spell evident elsewhere around the country is not affecting Tarrangower where summer moisture has been ample to the benefit of the course and greens which are in fantastic condition contributing to some great golf. If you’re looking for a superb one day tournament in 2018, this is the one to do.

Main trophy winners for 2017:

Best Gross – Jason Simpson (Taumarunui) 69

Best Nett – Jeff Hampson-Tindale (Waiotapu Valley) 62

Ladies Stableford – Linda Smith (Taumarunui) 43

Mens Stableford – Wayne La Roche (Piopio Aria) 42

Non-golfer – Heni Peni (Taumarunui) 39

L to R: Linda Smith and Heni Peni (both from Taumarunui), Jeff Hampson-Tindale (Waiotapu Valley), Jason Simpson (Taumarunui) and Wayne La Roche (Piopio Aria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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