Akarana’s trophy cabinet full of glory
The Akarana Golf Club’s trophy cabinet is bursting at the seams after they won two prestigious titles recently.
Last month they won the New Zealand men’s club team championship.
After finishing runner-up last year, team members Van Wright, Seve Ha, Hayden McCallum and Darren Gallott coasted to victory, seven shots clear of Cambridge.
Van Wright was the most successful player for Akarana in the 36-hole tournament at Ashburton Golf Club, producing three rounds under 70.
And to top things off, the Mt Roskill-based club saw off a challenge from the Auckland Golf Club on May 18 to claim the premier Auckland teams title, the Bissett Shield. The victory is the first time the club has held the shield since 1961.