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Interclub teams leading the way


It was a great week for interclub teams, with both men’s teams having big wins and leading their respective divisions two and 10.

The ladies, not to be left out, are now only three points behind Riverside Cup leaders Eketahuna. Good luck to all players for the upcoming rounds.

Grumpies last week was won by Robbie Walters with 43 points, Thursday Club by Ailsa Malneek, also with 43 points, and Sunday, a par round, by Chris Handley with +4.

The 18-hole ladies played the Nancy McCormick foursomes last Wednesday. Julie Dondertman and Jaquee Reid won with a net score of 143. Because this is a national competition, their score has been sent to Wellington Golf.

Nine-hole ladies played a par round, with Tania Williamson winning with +3.

A great response to the clubhouse fundraiser being held on Friday, April 19. The field is now full with a waiting list, so sorry to those who have missed out on what is shaping up to be an amazing day. Lets hope the weather is on our side.

The changes to the course and clubhouse have resulted in a number of trees being felled and the club has firewood for sale, a trailer load of oak is $400, and poplar is $250. Contact [email protected] if you’re interested. There have certainly been a few cold nights recently reminding us winter is not far away.

Tip for the week: As one of our interclub players [who shall remain anonymous] found out, don’t blindly follow the group in front, as they could all be surprisingly on the wrong fairway.



Monday 8 April: Vets – Stableford. 1st Murray Wolland 19, 2nd Rachel Monk 19, 3rd Tony Roseingrave 19, 4th Jan Thompson 19, 5th Benny Marriott 19, 6th Janna Blundell 18, 7th Liz Brown 18.

Thursday 4 April: ‘Brad Chittick Ray White Leaders’ Thursday Competition – Stableford. 1st Bernard Horne 40, 2nd Rob Blackett 39, 3rd Peter Forrester 39, 4th Brian Grant 39, 5th Simon Johnston 39, 6th Mark Childs 38.

Wednesday 3 April: 9-Hole Ladies – Bingo, Bango, Bongo: 1st Trish Newcombe 14 points, 2nd Pat Dawson 12 points. PGG Wrightson’s longest drive Di Herbert.

Tuesday 9 April: ‘Forsyth Barr’ Tuesday Competition – Results to come.


Monday 8 April: Bronze Combo Pennants: The Bronze Combo enjoyed a superb day weatherwise at Paraparaumu and came away with a 5/4 win against Royal Wellington. Singles wins to Jenni Johnston, Lola Ogg, Lindy Williamson and Julie Weber with Jenni and Lola winning their 4ball/best ball [Lola Ogg – Bronze Combo Pennants team captain].

Saturday 6 April: Men’s Premier team: 3.5–6.5 LOSS vs BFHGC at Manor Park GC – singles wins Dean Gray 2/1, Jason Lange 1up, Toby Tuoro 1up; Division 2: 5.5–9.5 LOSS vs Te Marua at Te Maura GC – singles wins John Ryan 2/1, Mark Childs 1up, Elliot Pike 1up; Division 6: 5.5–9.5 LOSS vs Miramar at Miramar GC – singles wins Andy Dodd 6/5, Oliver Vincent 4/3, David Cook 1up; Division 9: 10–5 WIN vs BFHGC at Masterton GC – singles wins Brian Leighton 6/5, Jeff Ogg 4/3, Carl Christensen 3/1, Carl Backhouse 2/1, Ray Verhaart 2/1, Benny Marriott 2/1, Ewen McDonald 1up.

Friday 5 April Riverside Cup Rd2: 4–2 WIN vs Eketahuna at Masterton GC. Singles wins to – Janice Hayes 7/6, Jan Williams 5/4, Marilyn Strang 4/2, Jeanette’s McNae 1up.

The golden weather continues with great run on the course and terrific greens. On Tuesday, 18 golfers competed in the Presidents All-day Eclectic competition. It’s a fun day where they play 18 holes in the morning and in the afternoon they can play again the holes they want to improve on. Jan Tatham had a brilliant nett 66 in the morning, and after going out again in the afternoon she deducted seven more points by playing better on some holes. She won the day with a nett 59 overall. Couldn’t do a thing wrong. Jenni Johnston was second with nett 66 and Sereana Phillipps and Jan McLaren shared third place with a nett 68.

Forsyth Barr Nearest the Pin on no.18 was won by Carol Tudhope. The All Teed Up Nearest the Pin on no.8 was won by Marilyn Strang.


Riversdale Beach had a very busy weekend of golf. There were 23 players on Saturday playing a par round, with lots of club matches being played in conjunction with club day.

The overall winner was Paul Greenlees +6, 2nd Sandra Greenlees +4, 3rd Colin Wilson +3 and Sarah Broughton +1 C/B.

Nearest the pin – Women – Sandra Greenlees and Men – Simon Kerr. Birdie Pot #6 – not struck.

Sunday was the annual competition for the Phyl Perry Painting, this year hosted by Castlepoint in glorious conditions. The course was in amazing condition, and after a lot of hard work by the volunteers following the flooding, it worked wonders. Thirty players contested, but sadly, Riversdale was soundly beaten; Castlepoint Stableford average 33.51 and RBGC – 28.06.

Thanks for your hospitality, and a great day.


On Sunday, the club competition was a stableford round. In group 1, Richard Gaskin was first with 41 points, with Anita Karaitiana second with 36 points. Laurence Butler was third with 35 points, and John Dodd was fourth with 34 points. In group 2, Graham Duckett was first with 39 points, with Brian Chappell second with 36 points and that was on countback from Frankie Martin also with 36 points. Ian Grant was fourth with 35 points, and that was on countback from Steve Blunsden. Holes in two were scored by Allan Biel and Darryl Coley, who got two of them.

This weekend the club competition on Saturday and Sunday are par rounds. On Sunday, both number 1 and 8 tees will be closed from 9.45 to 11.00 am because the Ladies Tilson Salver matches are being played at Mahunga and following that, there is a visiting group from Johnsonville Club playing the Horseshoe Club. So tee off is well before 8.30am, or be prepared to wait behind the matches and visiting groups. Enjoy your golf.

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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