Judgeford’s great season
the Ryder Cup, Cuthers said.
‘‘It was humble and quiet in Masterton. We weren’t loud or over the top,’’ he said.
‘‘We got back to our club that night and there was plenty of singing and celebrating.
‘‘The next day we hosted our families and supporters at Judgeford, to thank them for everything they’d done for us during the long season.’’
Cuthers said they will be in for a tough ride in division 1, but will be well-prepared and happy to have underdog status.
Before last summer they played Miramar and while they were beaten, took a lot from it, he said.
The team’s aim now was to stay above the relegation places, Cuthers said. All their division 1 team is likely to be available next summer.
Cribb said getting to division 1 was a huge fillip for Judgeford.
‘‘It’s a massive achievement, but now our goal is to stay there and Joe has set the right tone for that to happen.
‘‘I don’t think we’ve realised the impact it could have yet but, we think it could really increase our profile, helping us to retain and grow membership.’’
Judgeford Golf Club president John Spence said the team’s new status was a shot in the arm for the club and an opportunity that should be embraced.
The club is seeking sponsorship for interclub season next summer.
Phone Joe Cuthers on 0274 445 124 if you are interested.
Promoted: The successful Judgeford interclub golf team. Back row, from left, Moleni Faa’aliga, Michael Payne, Brent Walton, Neil McInnes, Benjamin Duflou and Dean Tucker. Front row, from left, Tony Pye, Dudley Asi, Joe Cuthers, Alistair Crump. Kiki Maepu, Ropeti Fa’atoafe and Ben Cribb (absent).