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Winners take the spoils in club championships


Results for the week
to September 17

The week got underway with the Vets playing a stableford round. The top results were Cary Clark 36 points, Wayne Taylor 35, Mike Newport 34, Geoff Bascand 33, and Jim Harris 33. Wayne Taylor, Brian McKeown, and Ian Brinkworth all collected twos during their round.

The Wednesday 9-holers played a stableford round on the front nine of the course. The top results were Terry Price 18 points, Maureen Coulson 16, Prue Hunter 13, Bill Armstrong 12, and Wayne Buck 9 points. The longest putt competition on hole two was won by Maureen.

The Saturday 9-holers played an ambrose competition: Bill and Jennifer Armstrong on nett 29, Terry Price and Blake Price 29, Carissa Price and Wayne Buck 30, and Maureen Coulson and Prue Hunter 36.5. The longest putt competition on hole eight was won by Bill Armstrong.

The 18-hole members saw the finals of the Club Championships. Congratulations to our 2023 winners: Val Edwards [Ladies Bronze B], Ross Collings [Open], Greg Hilston [Intermediate], Don Kinnell [Junior A], and Trevor Clayton [Junior B].

The remaining 18-hole members played in haggles or competed for the Birchall Reardon Mixed Foursomes competition. Congratulations to Ants and Sharrie Gibbons who won the Birchall Trophy and to David and Wendy Wills who won the Reardon Cup. The 18-hole men played a stableford haggle with Gilies Baker on 36 points, Nick Macdonald 36, Cameron Coutts 34, Les Cherry 34, and Tipi Rimene on 33 points. Twos went to Reagan Field, Phil Gibbons, and David Wills.


A fine, warm but blustery two days were the conditions 52 players had from 11 clubs at the annual Newbolds Women’s Open.

Championship Group – Congratulations to Suzanne Cookson from RBGC, the champion and overall winner of the Booth Cup from Sereana Phillipps, 3rd Place Lorainne Inglis, 4th place Jo Bird all from Masterton

Group 1 –Vicki Molenaar, r/up Jo Loe. Group 2 –Jad Sutter, r /up Lynn Barton. Group 3 – Jane Williams r/up Marilyn McKenzie. Group 4 –Sue Burlace r/up Angela Busby. Group 5 – Emily Loughan, r/up Alison Tipler.

Group 6 –Carmen Tredwell r/up Maxine Moss. Group 7 –Rebecca O’Neale r/up Vivienne Walton. Group 8 – Margot Barton r/up Jan McLaren. Group 9 – Elaine Swanney, r/up Debra McNaught. Group 10 –Sue Ross, r/up Marilyn Beetham. Group 11 –June Roseingrave r/up Janet Burmeister. Group 12 – Shirley Simpson r/up Sandra Burkett.

Saturday Best Gross – Sereana Phillips – 71. Best Nett – Jane Williams – 52. Best Stbfd – Jo Bird 41.

Sunday Best Stbfd – Angela Busby. Sunday Also Rans [9 Hole Stbfd] 1. Georgina Warren 25, 2. Sandra Greenlees 22 – 3. Brenda Blatchford 20. Phyl Bodle Cup [Best Nett RBGC only] – Vicki Molenaar – 54

Toni McKelvey Cup [Sat/Sun combined Stbfd] – Jane Williams – 88. Chipping Competition – Jane Williams.

NTP Saturday Div 1 – Blithe Sponsored hole – Maxine Moss. Div 2 – Anne Kenny. NTP Sunday Div 1 – Carolyn Hughs. Div 2 – Blithe Sponsored hole – Georgina Warren. Long Drive Saturday – Div 1– Emily Loughan. Div 2 – Georgina Warren.

Most Adventurous shot – Jo Bird on the 4th and Most improved Gross – Marilyn Strang.

Thanks to Newbolds, our long-standing Tournament Sponsor and supporter. Thanks to our many other very generous sponsors that make this tournament a wonderful occasion.


The course is looking magnificent at the moment and the greens are fast and true. Coming up over the next few weeks we have a few tournaments: This Sunday is the AB Martin Mixed Foursomes, which is open to everyone. Registration is from 11am with an 11.30am tee-off. Saturday 30th September/Sunday 1st October is the Mens 54/36 Hole Open – this is a great tournament and it would be wonderful to have a full field. Please send your entries to the office. Friday 13th October is our Lamb and Chardonnay Ambrose – full details to follow but please get your entries in early as this tournament fills up very quickly.

The only results from the weekend are for Saturday’s Stableford round – the winner was John Warner with 35 points, 2nd Derek Stephens 34 and 3rd Karen Stephens 31 points. Twos went to Shayne Hammond and Derek Stephens and Jason Shaw won the bird’s nest.


Tuesday, September 19: Forsyth Barr Tuesday Competition

Eunice Robieson 27 Hole – Nett – 1st Lorraine Stewart 107, 2nd Sereana Phillipps 108, 3rd Nooroa Rota 109. Forsyth Barr nearest the pin on hole 18 – Jo Bird.

Monday, September 18: Monday Vets – Par

Bob MacFarlane +5, Terry Harrison +3, Hugh Blundell + 2, Benny Marriott +2.

Saturday, September 16:
BW O’Brien Ltd Saturday Club Day – Halberg Day – Division 1:

Kevin Mackay 39, John Ryan 38, Sean Rudman 38, Brian Russo 38, Geoff Masters 37. Division 2: Ewen MacDonald 41, Alan Kempsell 40, Tony Roseingrave 38, Paul Hawkes 37, Murray Schofield 37, Vince Duckett 37, Paul Fouhy 37.

Thursday, September 14: Brad Chittick Ray White Leaders Thursday Competition – Stableford

Ray Verhaart 40, Hugh Blundell 39, Ian Buchanan 39, Joel Macklin 39, Jeff Ogg 37, Murray Johnston 37.

Wednesday, September 13: 9-Hole Ladies – Foursomes

The nine holers played Foursomes on the back 9 holes. Results were Jane Watts and Beet Horrocks 39, second Venetta Justice and Prue Andrew 36, and winners Barbie Wallace and Karen Aitkenhead with 32.


Saturday was a par round with the ground firming up and a slight breeze. Winners in the 0-14: 1st Damion Kauika square on countback to Joe Thompson, 3rd Robert Kahui -1 on countback to Rod Dravitzki.

Winners in the 15+ 1st Peter Hawkins +3 2nd Ondre Kaui +2 3rd Layton Kawana all square 4th Mike Towgood on countback.

Sunday: Another par round 0-14 1st Phil Archibald +1 2nd Regan Bently square Paul Haxton -2 on countback to Joe Thompson.Winners in 15+ 1st Laurence Butler +4 2nd Mike Towgood +3 on countback to Mark Logan and Ian Grant.

The Vets played a stableford round, incorporating the semi-final for vet championship with Chic Reiri and Derick Bentley in the final. Ladies: 1st Michelle Coley 39 2nd Maria Lauvi 35.Mens Kevin Jury 39 2nd Willie Whichman 36 3rd Chic Reiri 36 on countback.

Roger Parker
Roger Parker
Roger Parker is the Times-Age news director. In the Venn-diagram of his two great loves, news and sport, sports news is the sweet spot.

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