Run/walk to help shake off winter
Memorial Hall, September 3. A good turnout enjoyed three games. Winning team, Peter Gorrie and Joy O’ Sullivan; runners-up, Norm Sayer and June Wilkinson. Whangamata RSA August 7: Winners were Peter Gorrie and Ellen Martin, runners-up Paulette Glading and Trish Schultz. Raffle winner Trish Fagan. Tuesday August 14: The Adjunct enjoyed a visit to Mt Maunganui RSA for a day of bowls and fellowship. Prizes were won by Basil Johnstone Tim Jones Ellen Martin and Merv Ward. The Raffle Basket was won by Paulette Glading..
Tuesday August 21: Winners Peter Gorrie Don Gardner and Ron Childs. Runners-up Merv Ward Joy O’sullivan and Bill Watson. Merv also won the raffle. Augusst 28: Championship Fours were played. Out of five teams there were two qualifiers Tim Jones Stephen Hodgson Cynthia Colville and Max Hill; and Paulette Glading Peg Jones Gary St Clair and Ann Costar. The final was won by Tim whose team proved far too good for the opposition 13/.6
Whangamata. September 3 — Winners on the maximum 21 points were Norma Black, Don O’sullivan and Ken Worthington and the runners-up on 18 points were Frances O’loughlin, Cherie Cunningham and Joy O’sullivan.
Whangamata RSA. August 30. Winner: Karyn Jones 38, runnerup Gael Elliott 24.
Whangamata RSA. August 29: Winner: Joyce Deeming, runnerup Kyle Blunden.
Whangamata RSA. August 30: Top player was Graham Walder with four wins and 213 points followed by Ray Hinton with three wins and 155 points. High Break went to Gavin Johnson with 22 points.
Whangamata Adjunct. August 28: Winner was Cary with four wins and 307 points. Runner-up was Elaine with four wins and 299 points. Highest Breaks were JT on 43 and Mal on 35 including handicap.
August 29: N/S: Bill Luff and Lillian Taylor 56.94, Robert Crawford and Sherie Gill 56.25, Diny Fokke and Anne Hunter 45.83. E/W: Dermot Oshea and Sheryll Hill 65.28, Carol Brewer and Margaret Athy 49.31, Jean Martin and Cushla Jarvis 43.75. August 31: N/S: Robert Crawford and Alva Gibson 63.67, Jean Martin and Anne Harris 46.25, Alison Gee and Paul Rogers 40.00. E/W: Jesmond Michael and Bill Luff 66.67, Susan Patterson and Joy Robison 51.67, Sheryll Hill and Anne Hunter 45.00.
Whangamata Titoki Ladies Stableford Haggle 1: P Pike 40; 2: D. Barrance 38; 3 J. Agnew 37. Angela Quin LP: J. Hollard; Caci Clinic LP: C Somerville; Little Latte LP: J. Thomson; Unichem Pharmacy NTP: D. Adgo; Angeni Massage NTP Div 1: J. Agnew; Angeni Massage NTP Div 2: Y. Barr; Titoki Golf Shop NTP: L Evans; Meat at the Beach LP: S. Walker. Golfer of the Week: P. Pike
October 31. A field of 49 playerss. Bob Cameron, Ted Baker, Geoff Mellsop, Trevor Tapp,20pts. Shane Dick, Mike Saes, Merv Michael, Larry Greene, Bernie Kemp Mark Cameron, Michael Jurisich, 19pts. Mark Watts, Mike Gallot, Gary Small, 18pts. Peter Booker, Darryl Wilson, Allan Sim, Rod Mcleod, Brian Baker,17pts. AON Hidden Holes, Mike Frogley.
Whangamata RSA August 29: Nineteen players came along and enjoyed the afternoon with Colette Slack being the top player and Jill Thomas taking home the chocolate bar. New players always welcome on Wednesdays from 12.30pm — play starts at 1pm.
On August 25 players went to Mt Maunganui for a Winter Tournament. Jan Seales was 3rd in Intermediate section and Anne Harris was 3rd in B Grade section.
Spring officially sprang on September 1, and it’s not too late to shake off the winter by getting the running shoes out and entering the Whangamata¯ Run Walk Festival this Saturday.
More than 500 people had signed up for either a 5km, 10km or half marathon by the start of the week but many more late entries are expected.
Whangamata¯ Lions Club president Ken Coulam says registrations are being accepted right up until 8am Saturday at the Whangamata¯ Area School, where the races start.
The Lions’ 50-strong membership has organised the festival for the past three years and say they are always seeking suggestions on how to make the event extra special.
They are alerting drivers to take extra care on the roads, which will be busy with walkers and runners from 9am to 12.30pm.