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A very successful Stableford Vets Tournament was held over 3 days last week. Visitors came from far and wide.

The winner of the overall Men’s competition was Trevor Schroder from Fielding, with a total of 113 stablefords over the 3 rounds. Next was our very own Mike Newport, with 111 points and 3rd place on a countback was John Luckham from Rangitikei

The Ladies’ winner was Sue Faulke, amassing 116 stableford points. Christine McLean from Inglewood club came 2nd with 114 points, and Carterton’s Lorraine Stewart finished in 3rd place with 112 points

A few of the visitors joined in with our twilight players on Wednesday night.

Steve Coyle was first over the 11 holes with 31 points. Then came Tony Roberts, Andy Gibson and Tina Bailey with 26 points.

Nearest the Pins were won by Barry Orme and Nic Craig and the Longest Putt by Andy Gibson.

The Putting comp was won by Nigel Bailey and Gordon Dragovich with 17 putts.

Saturday’s 9 hole group played a net medal round for the Rene Artois Cup. Bernice Parker came out in front with a Net score of 31 over the front 9. The cam Maureen Coulson with a net 32 followed by Wayne Buck with a net 34.

On Saturday, our men and ladies played a Stableford Haggle over 18 holes. Our very busy co-captain Donna also paired everyone up to compete for the Dalgliesh Salver, which is played in pairs as a Chicago Stableford competition. Joint winners of the Dalgliesh Salver were Lesley Sadler and Julie Murray along with Gillies Baker and Carey Clark, with both pairs managing to get 75 stableford points.

The winner of the Ladies Haggle was Julie Murray with 39 stablefords, followed by Val Edwards with 33. Colin Larsen played a blinder to win the Men’s Haggle with 41 stableford points. Next was Craige Burt with 38.

Twos were won by Nigel Tomlin [2], Colin Larsen, Bill McLinden and Brian Mangin.

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CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday, March 12: ‘Forsyth Barr’ Tuesday Competition – Tuesday saw 22 players playing for the Granny’s Trophy, which was won by Carolyn Stevenson with best nett of 68. It was also an LGU and putting competition counting for the shootout, which takes place at the end of the year. Results: Silver – 1. Carolyn Stevenson nett 68, 2. Jeanette McNae nett 70, Putting Carolyn Stevenson 27 putts; Bronze A – 1 Carol Tudhope nett 72, 2 Margot Barton net 74, Putting: Julie Weber and Janice Hayes 29 putts; Bronze B – 1st= Liz Brown 69 and Isobel Weaver 30 putts; All Teed Up nearest the pin: Jill Lockett; Forsyth Barr Bronze competition: Julie Webber.

Monday, March 11: Monday Vets – Stableford. 1st John Carroll 24, 2nd Jamie Brunton 20, 3rd Jeanette McNae 20, 4th Peter Davies 20, 5th Peter Brunton 20

Thursday, March 7: ‘Brad Chittick Ray White Leaders’ Thursday Competition – Stableford. 1st John Francis 40, 2nd Brad Chittick 40, 3rd Ash Peterson 39, 4th Mike Falloon 39, 5th Murray Macklin 39.

Wednesday, March 6: 9-Hole Ladies – Nett: 1st Alex Tomlinson 31, 2nd Di Herbert 34, 3rd Pat Dawson 35, 4th Kate Bunny 37. PGG Wrightson’s longest drive Alex Tomlinson.

INTERCLUB RESULTS

Monday, March 11: Bronze Pennants: 4 – 5 LOSS vs BFHGC at Kapiti GC – singles wins: Julie Webber 7/5, Lindy Williamson 1Up, Jill Lockett 1Up.

Saturday, March 9: Division 9: 5 – 10 LOSS vs Karori at Karori – singles wins: Carl Backhouse 4/3, Benny Marriot 3/1, Hira Renata 1Up.

Thursday, March 7: 9-Hole Women’s Division: 2.5 – 1.5 WIN vs Miramar at Karori GC – singles wins: Trish Newcombe 5/3, Helen Ordish 4/2, Debbie Coom all square.

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On Sunday, the club competition was a par round and in group 1 first was Wayne Evans on 2 up, with Mike Towgood second on 1 up and Jason Walker third on all square. In group 2, Frankie Martin was first on 3 up in his first game for a few months. Denis Hutchby was second on 2 up, and that was from Graham Duckett, also 2 up. Holes in two were scored by Haira Paku.

On Tuesday, the vets played a stableford competition, and for the Ladies, Nan McNae was first with 39 points, and Maria Lauvi was second with 28 points. For the men, Chic Reiri was first with 40 points, and Eddie Tuuta was second with 39 points and that was on countback from Ross Ireland with 39 points also.

This weekend the club competition is a medal on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget the AGM is on this Saturday at 4pm. Also, get your entries in for the Black Hawk Build Group Easter Tournament, because tee times are filling fast.

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Congratulations to Anna Possenniskie, who has been selected in the Wellington team to compete in the Women’s National Interprovincial Championships. She has also been named the captain. The championship is being held at the Waiuku golf course, April 4th – 7th.

The men’s interclub teams had an up-and-down weekend with Div 2 winning 14-1 against Karori. They now sit on top of the Div 2 table with 47.5 points. Division 10 had a tough away venture at Wainuiomata with a 10.5-3.5 loss. This drops Div 10 to 3rd on the table but with a couple of home games to come the team are determined to make up any lost ground.

For the ladies, the Lansdowne Trophy was played last Saturday and the team had a healthy 6-3 win over Royal Wellington. The final round is at Manor Park vs Shandon. The team is only 2.5 points behind the team in 1st position. The Riverside Cup proved another very close tussle against Riversdale; 5 of the games were decided on the 18th. In the end it was a 5- 4 win.

Winners from last week: Jenny Wilkie won the day last Wednesday with an impressive Nett 67 [Kris Mason can take some credit as she tweaked Jenny’s putting technique]. Grumpies was taken out by Paul Riddiford with 38 points, Thursday club was won by Rob Coy with 40 points, and the weekend comp winners were Ted Jamieson on Saturday and Julie Dondertman on Sunday.

Scoring might be a bit more challenging after March 14 because the greens will be cored.

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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