Ladies – Wednesday 18th March 2020

The results of the haggle in Wednesday’s LGU competition are based on the nett score over the field rather than LGU for which a completely different formula is coming in shortly with the new World Handicap System. The winners from a field of 37 players were: Erin Simpson and Daphne Ferguson (62), Karen Kingan (65), Pauline Mason and Merle Munro (68), Imelda Woolston (70), Annie Carmichael, Margaret Nelson and Anne-Maree Harland (71), Barbara Corney and Margaret Steedman (72), Barbara Taylor and Elaine Couper (73), and on a count back from four others, Chris Edkins and Marie Cadogan (74).

Karen Kingan, with a 65 nett, was the winner of the first round of the Captain’s Trophy (for 0 to 40.4 indexes) which was also played for on Wednesday 18th.

It was a beautiful golfing day but the course is still very dry and the rough has lost all its hold on the ball which led to some anxious moments for some who were wondering if the ball was going to stop before it was out of bounds.

The nine holers played the same competition and their haggle winners were: Rosie Buckland (34), Wendy Grierson and Shirley Barton (35).

Tuesday golf for beginners has been well supported with players of a wide range of ages now out on the course, but numbers fluctuate for many reasons.  Jane Brown’s Friday practice day has also started for any players who wish to attend.

(Reporter – Marion Johnston)

Ladies – Wednesday 11th March 2020

A truly autumnal morning for Ladies Opening Day with morning mist followed by a sunny day tempered by cloud. For those of us who hadn’t played in the heat of the summer there were some new additions to the club to take note of. A golf shop in the car parking area on trial for a year, alterations to allow better access to the golf buggy storage area, but, most impressive of all, a huge Archgola over the area where we assemble which will be so appreciated by us all when sheltered from the inclement weather at the beginning and end of a round.

This was going to be a very sociable day and it started with morning tea and conversation for the field of 43, a mix of both eighteen and nine hole players. Elaine Couper, ladies club captain, took the opportunity to give updates on the new rules and to thank all the helpers who gave their time during the Police Tournament, making it very successful and a great fundraiser. Elaine then went on to explain the rules of the nine hole Ambrose competition for the day where everyone in the team of four plays a shot but from the position of the best ball. Each team consisted of players with a range of handicaps which meant that those of us who play a rather wayward game had the benefit of playing from the better position of our team mate. Still everyone ends up making a contribution surprisingly and it was a very companionable fun nine holes. The greens had been recently cored but putting was still okay and that is where some came into their own.

There were prizes for first and second teams and the winners were:
Front Nine: 1st  – Evelyn Heale, Pauline Mason, Marion Johnston and Linda Willis (33), 2nd – Lynne Bacon, Sarah Leilua, Barbara Taylor and Robyn Croy (31)
Back Nine: 1st  – Anne-Maree Harland, Jenny Tibby, Robyn Gower and Robyn Faire (34),  2nd – Chris Edkins, Karen Kingan, Glenys Wheeler and Erin Simpson (33)

(Reporter – Marion Johnston)

2019 Prize List

General Club Competitions  
Summer Cup  
   Men Wally Anglesey
   Women Evelyn Heale
Laura & Merv Coker Salver (Opening Day) Margaret Nelson and Seko Leilua
Kamaru Rosebowl Kieran Brue and Sue Jordan
Parent & Child Santokh Bhullar and Jindh Bhullar
Mixed Pairs Richard Rennie and Sue Rennie
Men’s Competitions  
Mountain Handicap Nihal Bhullar
   Runners Up Richard Hall and Wally Anglesey
Tarrangower Shield Laal Bhullar and Shaam Bhullar
   Runners Up Pat Keys and Rob Sharples
   Consolation Jason Simpson and Partner
Bob Doms Memorial Trophy Kevin Shannon
   Runners Up Richard Rennie and Graham Carmichael
Captain’s Trophy Ross Kingan
   Runner Up Noel Lawson
   Consolation Jason Simpson
Wally Jones Memorial Trophy – Club Strokeplay Championship  
   Senior Barry Smith
      Runners Up Jason Simpson and Laal Bhullar
   Senior B Ross Kingan
      Runner Up         Richard Rennie
   Intermediate Roger Brownlie
      Runner Up Peter Buckland
   Junior Peter Topham
      Runner Up Tony Buckley
Club Matchplay Championship  
   Senior Jason Simpson
      Runner Up Dave Benefield
   Senior B Noel Lawson
      Runner Up Guy Hoban
   Intermediate David Grierson
      Runner Up Aaron Owen
   Junior Peter Topham
      Runner Up Santokh Bhullar
Ladies 9 Hole Competitions  
Matchplay Championship Rachel Brown
Bogey Cup Shirley Barton
Stableford Cup Wendy Grierson
Grandmothers’ Trophy Anne Hodges
Putting Wendy Grierson
Ladies 18 Hole Competitions  
Matchplay Championship  
   Silver Chris Edkins
   Bronze 1 Jill Burton
   Bronze 2 Linda Smith
   Veterans’ Handicap Ann Percy
Strokeplay Championship  
   Silver Gross Liz Hodgson
   Bronze Gross Jill Burton
   Silver Nett Wallis Jones
   Bronze Nett Vicki Kimberley
Stableford Jug Merle Munro
Putting Cup Jane Brown
Captain’s Trophy Sara Porritt
Araroa Cup Karen Kingan
Eclectic Cup Chris Edkins and Karyn Prestage
Jubilee Cup Jill Burton
   Silver Club Day Gross Wallis Jones
   Bronze Club Day Gross Jill Burton
   Silver Wallis Jones
   Bronze 1 Ann Percy
   Bronze 2 Karyn Prestage
Shootout Sara Porritt
Extra Day Competitions  
Coronation Rosebowl Sara Porritt
MacKnight Cup Harriet Byelich
Veterans’ Cup Merle Munro and Joanne Begg
Grandmothers’ Day Ann Percy
Tuesday Player Competitions  
McElroy Cup Robyn Gower
Jane Brown Stableford Trophy Robyn Gower
Most Improved Linda Willis
Tuesday Trier Nikki Malcolm