Ladies – Wednesday 10th November 2021

Today was closing day for ladies. The day started at 9:30am with the AGM and a cuppa and a snack. The new committee was duly elected and it is great to see lots of new faces.

Players were then put into groups of four for a nine hole Ambrose competition which involved both 9 and 18 hole players, with 6 teams receiving prizes kindly sponsored by Ken Detman’s Golf Shop. Later we enjoyed a delicious shared lunch followed by prizegiving.

Wednesday golf will continue over the summer months – meet at 9am for 9:30am tee off.


Strokeplay Champions

Silver Champion – Wallis Jones

Bronze Champion – Evelyn Heale

Silver Nett Cup – Wallis Jones

Bronze Nett Cup – Elaine Couper       

Bronze 2 Champion – Karyn Prestage


Matchplay Champions

Silver Champion – Liz Hodgson; Runner-up – Freda Drake

Bronze 1 Champion – Harriet Byelich; Runner-up – Sue Ferguson          

Bronze 1 Plate – Elaine Couper; Runner-up – Sara Porritt

Bronze 2 Champion – Linda Smith; Runner-up – Barbara Corney     

Veteran’s Handicap Winner – Jenny Braithwaite; Runner-up – Sue Virtue


18 Hole Competitions

Stableford Trophy – Roseanne Parkes

Putting Cup – Elaine Couper

Captain’s Trophy – Anne-Maree Harland

36 Hole Eclectic Cup – Cara O’Donnell       

Jubilee Cup – Roseanne Parkes

36 Hole Araroa Cup  – Liz Hodgson and Wallis Jones (tied)



Silver Club day Gross – Chris Edkins      

Bronze Club day Gross – Roseanne Parkes and Sara Porritt (tied)


9 Hole Competitions

9 Hole Matchplay – Eileen Kay; Runner-up – Rosie Buckland 

Bogey Cup – Shirley Barton

Stableford Trophy – Eileen Kay 

Grandmother’s Trophy – Ann Hay and Robyn Faire (tied)

Putting – Ann Hay


Tuesday Player Competition

Tuesday Trier – Anne-Marie Westcott 


Extra Day Competitions

Grandmothers’ Day – Elaine Couper

Veterans’ Cup – Sue Rennie

MacKnight Cup – Harriet Byelich

Coronation Rosebowl – Marion Johnston           


LGU – Ladies Golf Union       

Silver – Anne Maree Harland

Bronze 1 – Sue Ferguson

Bronze 2 – Karen Kingan

Bronze 3 – Robyn Gower



Pauline Mason

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 3rd and Shootout Friday 5th November 2021

A large field of 36 ladies turned up to contest the last round of the LGU and McElroy Cup competitions. 

Elaine Couper was in form once again, recording an impressive 66 nett. Second was Sara Porritt with 68, followed by Marion Johnston, on a count back from Harriet Byelich, both on 69. Karen Kingan, Cara O’Donnell and Pauline Mills all had a nett 70. A big group all on 72, were Chris Edkins, Anne Hawkins, Robyn Gower, Imelda Woolston and Evelyn Heale.

There were two 2s: Glenda Street on the 4th hole and Sara Porritt on the 12th.

The LGU winners were:

Silver – Chris Edkins  

Bronze 1 – Elaine Couper

Bronze 2 – Cara O’Donnell

Bronze 3 – Marion Johnston

On Friday it was the annual Shootout competition, kindly sponsored by Peak Chartered Accountants, where 19 excited but nervous ladies who had qualified throughout the year, all teed off on the first hole at 8:30am and at each hole the golfer with the highest nett score dropped out, until there were only two ladies left on the 18th late in the afternoon making it a very long day for everyone involved! If  there was more than one player with the highest nett, a chip out was held. This involved the players having to chip the ball from a spot determined by the referee. The player furthest from the pin had to drop out. Sometimes there could be 3 or 4 players involved in a chip out.

Pauline Mason and Sue Rennie, the defending champion, were the last two standing as play went down the 18th. Both players scored nett 3s so it went to a chip out to decide the winner. By then the rain was getting very heavy and most of the supporters were watching from the safety of the archgola. Pauline came out the winner, with her chip being about a metre closer to the pin. Congratulations, Pauline.

Anne Topham from Peak Accountants was on hand to present the last few prize envelopes and hand the trophy over to Pauline.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the day. The Shootout would not happen without these people – the referee, ball markers, stroke counters, prize envelope presenter, and those who made up the lovely platters for everyone to enjoy at the end of the day. Thanks to our club captain, Anne Hawkins for organising everything so well on the day which helped it to run so smoothly, and an extra special thank you to all the people who came out to watch the contest and support the golfers as caddies or spectators.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 26th October 2021

A very large field of 41 ladies turned up to play today. Fourteen were playing the last 18 holes of the 54 hole Strokeplay Championship and the rest were playing in an 18 hole haggle. 

The winner of the nett haggle over both groups was Wallis Jones with an excellent 67. Second, on 74 was Karyn Prestage, on a count back from Anne Hawkins and Dianne Cameron. Next was a large group on 75 – Sara Porritt, Sue Virtue, Sue Ferguson, Pauline Mills and Anne-Maree Harland.  They were followed by Ann Percy, Sandy Hall and Linda Smith on 76. Glenys Wheeler, Jane Fraser and Barbara Taylor all had 77. There was one ‘two’, scored by Anne-Maree Harland on the 4th hole.

The 54 hole Strokeplay Club Champions are:

Silver – Wallis Jones with 254 gross (today she had an amazing 79 gross)

Bronze 1 – Evelyn Heale 287 gross

Bronze 2 – Karyn Prestage 307 gross

The Nett Cup winners are:

Silver – Wallis Jones 218 

Bronze – Elaine Couper 221

Congratulations to all the winners.

A small group of nine hole ladies played, with Judy Fox coming out the winner.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th October 2021

It has been a very busy week for ladies’ golf. Last Monday we held our annual Grandmothers’ Day, and 25 keen grandmothers (and great grandmothers) eventually got onto the course after a delayed start following a torrential downpour leaving the greens flooded for a time and pooled water on the course.

The winner of the Grandmothers’ Cup was Elaine Couper with 37 stableford points. Julie Owen was second with 35 points then Anne Maree Harland on 34 points.

Our President, Vicki, gave an overview of the history of this competition, which was initially set up by Ruth McLeish in 1960. The original “trophy” was a cup/saucer and bread plate. Then in 1965 Ruth donated the trophy that we play for today. As a ‘oncer’ and as it is the club’s centennial year, a cup/saucer/plate prize was donated for a lucky draw, won by Jenny Tibby. Vicki also organised novelty prizes which were enjoyed by all. An excellent day – thanks to Karen, Anne and Sheryl for organising the day and the delicious lunch we shared and enjoyed.

On Wednesday, it was an early start for the 15 ladies who played 36 holes in rounds one and two of the 54 hole Strokeplay Championship. Twenty-one ladies followed, playing an 18 hole strokeplay haggle.

Elaine Couper was still in good form, following her win on Monday, and was easily the best of the field over 36 holes, with 144 nett over the two rounds. Karyn Prestage was next on 151, on a count back from Wallis Jones. Chris Jilesen had 152, Evelyn Heale and Merle Munro had 153, Anne Hawkins 154 and Karen Kingan 155.

Dianne Cameron was the best of the 18 holers, with a nett 73, followed closely by Marion Johnston on 74 on a count back from Linda Smith and Sally Sherson. Harriet Byelich had 75 as did Glenda Wright.

There was one two, made by Pauline Mason on the 4th.

The nine holers played their Grandmothers’ competition and Ann Hay and Robyn Faire were first equal with 16 points. They also had a stableford competition won by Judy Fox with 17points.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 13th October 2021

A very good field of 33 ladies turned up to play the seventh round of LGU and fourth round of the Captain’s Trophy. 

The decisive winner on the day was Karen Kingan, who had an excellent round to end with nett 67. Second was Liz Hodgson with a nett 73, followed by Glenda Street, on a countback from Dianne Cameron, both with 75. Next were Anne-Maree Harland and Roseanne Parkes on 76, followed by Anne Hawkins, Paulo Bhullar, Evelyn Heale and Sue Virtue all with 77. Merle Munro and Barbara Corney rounded out the winners on 79 nett. Only one two was scored, by Anne Hawkins on the 17th hole.

Winners of the LGU divisions were: Silver – Liz Hodgson; Bronze 1 – Glenda Street; Bronze 2 – Karen Kingan; and Bronze 3 – Paulo Bhullar.  

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 6th October 2021

The weather did not drench the players with rain as threatened but with sweat as super humid conditions prevailed. Despite the sauna it was a very pleasant day for golf with the warm conditions tempting some players into the sand more often than usual while another threw caution to the wind and the ball out of the course at least three times.

Golf players have lots of great words and phrases like “gorilla” for a big hitter and “burglar” for someone winning decisively which everyone receives with a smile. The competition for the eighteen holers was a round of the Stableford Trophy. ‘Burgling’ her way into the lead was Linda Smith with 39 stablefords, with Cara O’Donnell close behind with (38) followed by Karen Kingan and Chris Edkins (36). Others to win one ball were Marion Johnston (35) and a popular 33 total from Liz Hodgson, Ann Percy, Karen Prestage, Anne-Maree Harland and Harriet Byelich.

The nine holers played a “bogey” competition with Wendy Grierson and Shirley Barton coming out winners.

(Contributed by Marion Johnston)

Ladies – Monday 27th & Wednesday 29th September 2021

It has been a busy time for ladies golf recently.

Last Monday we hosted our annual 27-Hole Foursomes Tournament, kindly sponsored by Ferguson Lawnmowing and Bacon Electrical. We welcomed visitors from Ngaruawahia, Walton, Waitomo, St. Andrews and Piopio Aria. Twenty-six pairs entered into the alternate shot format. That means one player tees off and their partner hits the next shot, and they keep alternating until the ball is in the hole. It is a lot of fun and sometimes you end up in places you have never been, or put your partner in unusual places. There is no “sorry” when playing this form of competition! Lots of positive comments came from the visitors about the tournament, the food and the course. Thank you to all the ladies who helped out to make the tournament so successful.

The winners, who started on the back nine, were locals Vicki Kimberley and Anne Hawkins with 51 stableford points. Next were visitors Peg Purdy and Wendy Thompson on 50, by lot from Harriet Byelich and Merle Munro also on 50. Wallis Jones and Christina Jilesen were next on 49 with Jane Brown and Sue Virtue following on 48. On the front nine, the winners were Sue Ferguson and Margaret Steedman on 55 points. Second were another visiting pair, Carol Mahon and Karo Preston on 54. Thelma Horsfall and Brooke Ruwhiu had 53, followed by visitors Sue Alcock and Michelle O’Reilly on 49. Elaine Couper and Anne-Marie Westcott had 48 points.

At last the final match in the Coronation Rosebowl was played recently and Marion Johnston came out the winner over Anne Hawkins. Congratulations, Marion. This extra day competition started back in early August and was interrupted by lockdown. The Rosebowl is probably the most coveted prize of the program, mainly because when you receive the trophy at the prize giving, it is full of an amazing arrangement of gorgeous roses, kindly donated by other members.

Last Wednesday 14 keen ladies played 36 holes for the Araroa Cup. Their early start had to be delayed slightly because of frost. The cup was shared this year by Wallis Jones and Liz Hodgson, finishing with 64 stableford points each. Well done, ladies. Next were Elaine Couper and Roseanne Parkes, both on 63, followed closely by Pauline Mills on 62. It was a very close competition this year. 

A group of 17 ladies followed the 36 holers and played 18 holes. The winner was Glenda Wright with 36 stableford points, followed by Linda Smith and Glenys Wheeler on 33. Jenny Braithwaite had 32 and Sue Virtue and Sue Rennie had 31. A heavy shower around lunchtime caused some ladies to finish early, but those who stayed were pleased to see the sun come out a little while later.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 22nd September 2021

A large group of keen ladies turned up to play the sixth round of LGU, third round of both the Captain’s Trophy and McElroy Cup. The 37 golfers were grouped according to their handicap and sent off in favourable conditions. Heavy showers arrived after a few holes but then they stopped and it warmed up considerably and we all thought the rain was gone for the day. Unfortunately that was not the case and the wet weather gear had to make a rapid return an hour or so later.

I was playing with Roseanne Parkes who managed to score an eagle on the par 5 14th hole. Her great third shot from the fairway bounced just before the green and rolled towards the hole. Roseanne turned to put her club into her bag before her ball came to a rest, and missed the amazing roll of her ball into the hole. Luckily I was still watching the shot and was able to tell her that her ball had disappeared and it was probably in the hole, which it was.

LGU winners were: Silver – Anne Maree Harland; Bronze 1 – Sue Ferguson; Bronze 2 – Cara O’Donnell; Bronze 3 – Glenda Wright.

The winner of the day’s haggle was Cara O’Donnell with a nett 69 and Sue Ferguson was second with 70. Next was Anne Maree Harland with 73, followed by, on a count back, Dianne Cameron, Roseanne Parkes, Sue Virtue, Karyn Prestage and Elaine Couper all on 74. Jane Brown had 75, Chris Edkins 76 and Glenda Wright and Christina Jilesen had 77. There were no twos.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 8th & 15th September 2021

On the first day of Level 2, only a few hardy souls turned up in the rain to play. The competitions of the day were postponed, but some carried on, until the rain started really persisting down and even they called it quits.

Some ladies must have been getting in some extra practice at home during lockdown, if the scores are anything to go by in the following week. Competitions of the day were 4th round of the Stableford Trophy and 3rd round of the Jane Brown Stableford Trophy. The haggle winner on the day was Robyn Gower with a massive 45 stableford points and a nett 64. Awesome golf, Robyn! Second was Brooke Ruwhiu with an excellent 41 points. Third was Roseanne Parkes with 37 points, on a countback from Cara O’Donnell. Anne Hawkins was next on 36, followed by Jenny Braithwaite on 35 and Elaine Couper on 34.

There was one two, scored by Anne Maree Harland on the 4th.

Our annual 27 hole foursomes tournament, sponsored by Ferguson Lawn Mowing and Bacon Electrical, has been moved to Monday 27th September.  Hopefully the weather is more obliging than the last couple of weeks.  Assemble at 9:30am for a 10am tee off.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 11th August 2021

Today’s competition was Stableford with an Irish twist. Club Captain Anne Hawkins is keen to help her ladies stave off dementia by making us use our brain as well as our brawn. The mental agility required to multiply your stableford by one, two or three at the correct hole had some of us sweating, as did the unseasonably warm sunny weather for which the 37 ladies on the course were very grateful.

In an Olympic style awards ceremony the gold medal winner was Daphne Fersguson (80). Next to the podium was the silver medalist Barbara Corney (77) followed by the bronze medal winner on the same score, Jane Fraser. The officials brought the medals on a tray for the winners to put on and then bouquets of flowers and a duster wrapped in socks were graciously received. This was rounded off with a short version of the national anthem before the other winners received their prizes. They were Glenda Street (75), Wallis Jones and Merle Munro (73), Sara Porritt (69), Annie Carmichael (68), Thelma Horsfall and Pauline Mason (67), Julie Owen and Jane Brown (66), Vicki Kimberley and Chris Jileson (64), and Brooke Ruwhiu (63). Congratulations to Anne Maree Harland for her ‘two’ on The Drop.

The twelve Nine Holers celebrated their best in the usual way. The Irish Stableford winners were Ann Hay (42), Shirley Barton (41) and Jeanne Gomas (33).

(Contributed by Marion Johnson)

Ladies – Wednesday 4th August 2021

A great field of 40 turned up to play the 5th round of the LGU competition. The winner of the haggle was Robyn Gower with a nett 71. Second was Jane Fraser on 72, followed by Imelda Woolston on 74. Next came Cara O’Donnell and Thelma Horsfall on 75, followed by a group of players on 77; Vicki Kimberley, Liz Hodgson, Lynne Bacon, Karyn Prestage, Joanne Begg and Merle Munro. They were followed by Harriet Byelich, Elaine Couper and Pauline Mason on 78, and Ann Percy on 79. There was one ‘two’, scored by Pauline Mason on the 7th. Well done, Pauline.


Winners of the LGU divisions were:

Silver – Liz Hodgson     

Bronze – Jane Fraser   

Bronze – Cara O’Donnell   

Bronze – Robyn Gower

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 28th July 2021

A large field of 38 ladies turned up to play the third round of the Stableford Trophy (40.4 index and under) and the second round of the Jane Brown Stableford Trophy (40.5+ index). The course must have been in excellent condition as well if the scores are anything to go by.

Glenda Wright had an amazing round, obviously, as she scored 43 points. She was followed by Jane Fraser with a wonderful 41 points. Barbara Corney had 40 points and Anne-Maree Harland had 39. Elaine Couper, Evelyn Heale, Roseanne Parkes and Jane Brown all scored a creditable 38 points. Harriet Byelich had 37, while Barbara Taylor, Wallis Jones and Liz Hodgson all scored 36 points. I’m not sure what these ladies had for breakfast that morning.

Glenda Wright was also the leader in the Jane Brown stableford trophy competition.

A group of nine-hole ladies played a stableford round and the winner was Eileen Kaye with 19 points and Wendy Grierson was next on 17.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 21st July 2021

Twenty-eight ladies turned up to play golf. The day’s haggle was Putting and the greens were in excellent condition. Sue Ferguson was the best putter on the day with a great score of only 28 putts. Roseanne Parkes and Wallis Jones were close behind with 29 putts. Merle Munro had 30 and Ann Percy 31. Jenny Braithwaite, Anne Hawkins and Jill Burton had 32 putts while Karen Kingan and Jose Heale had 33.

There was one two scored by Ann Percy on the 7th hole. Well done Ann.

Two players had a nett 68, Ann Percy and Karen Kingan, with Karen also winning the swindle as she scored two stableford points or better on every hole. Great golf Karen.

Entries are open for the Coronation Rosebowl, which is an extra day competition. Write your name on the sheet downstairs by 4th August.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)

Ladies – Wednesday 14th July 2021

Today we had a fun, teams competition, and as it was Bastille Day, we gave it a French theme: “trois coulers, rouge, blanc et blue”. Many ladies got into the spirit of the day and came dressed in their red, white and blues. One lady even had a French flag and had dyed some of her hair, while others sported berets and stripes. We did have some nibbles for them to enjoy as they came through from the 18th or 8th hole. No frogs legs or snails, but some French bread and choux pastry (in the form of cream puffs), which were enjoyed by the ladies.

Everyone was put into teams of three and then they had to decide who was red, who was white and who was blue. This was because they had instructions to follow after finishing each green, regarding their stableford points.  For example, add all stableford points together or multiply blue’s points by three, or add blue and white’s points together etc.

The winning team with 81 points was Ann Percy, Julie Owen and Jose Heale. Second was the team of Harriet Byelich, Chris Edkins and Vicki Kimberley with 74 points. Third equal was the team of Imelda Woolston, Wallis Jones and Margaret Nelson and the team of Evelyn Heale, Karen Kingan and Barbara Taylor who both had 73 points.

There was one two scored by Wallis Jones on the 4th hole.

Barbara Taylor won the prize for the best dressed on the day and Harriet Byelich was runner up.

(Contributed by Sue Rennie)