Katikati - Katikati outdoor bowlers played a Local Box Drawn tournament on Wednesday, November18 sponsored by Radius Lexham Park. Thirty six members enjoyed their day bowling. Winners - Skips Neville Canute; Director Clive Kenyon; Lead Mike Edwards. 2nd - Skip Kevin Whitworth, Director Ian Barker, Lead Ashley Tubman; 3rd Skip Janet Alexandra, Director Alan McClennon, Lead Bob Mack. Omokoroa- FormerOmokoroa player and Club president Tom Chase returned to the greens where he previously had numerous championship successes, to win the Men' s Ha ms tournament held in midNovember. One of only two teams unbeaten with four wins, his Katikati quartet - Neil Fowler, Tom Chase (Skip) Stuart Watkins and Bryn - had an arrow points differential over a Mount Maunganui team skipped by Peter Goddard. A brilliantly fine day saw 128 players in 32 teams line up from as faraway as Waihi and Te Puke in what was Omokora Club's major tournament of the season. Seven teams came from the Mount and Omokoroa had a recordnumber of 32 players involved, highlighting the increased competitive theme amongst our club's ranks. Omokoroa teams skipped by president Gary Russek and John Murphy respectively had 21/2 wins on the day while the team headed up by Bill Murphy and comprising three junior players Colin MacKenzie, Deryck Scott and Peter Catcheside, wasthe most successful with three wins. Just missing out being amongst the prizes by two differential points. The club was suitably decked out for the visitors with Christmas decorations putup a fewdays prior by a group of women members. A numberof ladies helped on the day with raffle selling, the prize table and the busy food requirements.
Ladies 18 Hole - The Fairview Ladies 18 Hole golfters player a Net competitionon Tuesday, November 17 at Fairview golf course. Results: 1st Beverley Everett, 2nd Joan Irwin 70, 3rd Diane Moxon 71, 4th equal Rosemary O'Brien and Heidi Tormey 72, 6th Rosalie Wrathall 74. TwosRosemary O'Brien on 4 and Jan Nicoll on 13. The winner of Bevs Buttons was Beverley Everett.
Nine Hole ladies - Thursday November 18 was a beautiful day for the Fairview ladies with 33 players attending for the beginning of our Summer Nett and Top 10 rounds. On the Front 9holes Div 1 -1st Isabell Johnson 27, 2nd Verona McLeod 29, 3rd Joanne Carnachan 30, 4th Glenis Hilt 33 and 5th equal Carol Fleet Mary Furness and Anita Kelly with 34. Div 2 played the back 9 - 1st equal Pat Pepper and Brenda Carr 35 3rd Annie Devine 36 4th Gwen Garrett 37 and 5th equal Naomi van der Merwe Lois Fahey and Christine Murphy with 38.
■ Thursday, November 12sawthe start of our Summer programme -1 st Stable ford Round for Div 1Astrid Martin Cupand Div 2The Ballantyne 9 Hole Summer Cup. A lovely day on the course had the following results. Onthe back 9Div 1 - 1st Jan Hickey 17, 2nd equal Sandie Knowlson and Kathleen Grammer 16, 4th equal Mary Furness, Joanne Carnachan, Carol Fleet and Sharon Willetts with 15. On the front 9Div 2 - 1st equal Helen Simpson and Bev Brittain 20, 3rd equal Naomivan der Merwe and Chris Nickel 19, 5th Pene Rosie with 18.
Womens18 Holes - It was a very special day on Sunday, November15 when Waihi hosted the Bay of Plenty District Association Silver, Bronze 1 and Bronze 1Runners-up Champion of Champions annual event, with players coming from Opotiki, Wairakei International, Omanu, Mt Maunganui, Mercury Bay, Te Puke, Whakatane, Tauranga, Omokoroa, Taupo, Otumoetai, Hauraki, Kinloch, Fairview, Turangi, Tairua, Lakes Resort Pauanui, O hope International, Reporoa, Kawerau, Te Aroha, Whangamata, Hinehopu, Thames and Waihi.
There were 68 in the field playing Gross stableford and Nett competitions over 36 holes—a very long day for everyone. There had been much activity on the course prior to the event, with volunteers titivating the gardens, the greens staff doing their utmost to present the course in top condition, and the ladies on the Flowers’ roster made absolutely stunning floral arrangements in the clubhouse. People who had come to watch the day’s proceedings were rewarded by displays of exceptional golf from these golfers, each one of them having won or were runners upin their Club’s championships to earn the right to determine the champion of all the champions. It must be noted that the overall winner, champion of all the champions was Opotiki’s Tyla Kingi, winning the title for the eighth time. Waihi’s players Louise Stephens wonthe Silver Nett championship, Phillipa Harvey won the Bronze Runners-Up gross championship and was runner up in the nett, Diane Lock wood in the Bronze 1 championship had the same gross score as Opotiki’s winner Sarndra Tiopira and lost the title on countback, andwas also runnerup in the nett, and Waihi’s Louise Stephens and Diane Lockwood won the U na Wick ham Memorial Trophy for 36 holes combined nett. Can any Club bemore proud of their team? Congratulations.
Results: Silver Champion off scratch with accumulative gross scores: Tyla Kingi (Opotiki) 149. Runner up: Diana Syer (Wairakei International) 154.
Silver nett winner: Louise Stephens (Waihi) 145. Runner up: Robyn Wallace (Hauraki) 147.
Bronze Champion off scratch with accumulative gross scores: Sarndra Tiopira (Opotiki) 183. Runner up: Diane Lockwood (Waihi) 183 (on countback).
Bronze nett winner: Karen Heaven (Hauraki) 147. Runner up: Diane Lock wood(Waihi) 147 (on countback).
Bronze 1 Runners up category accumulative gross winner: Phillipa
Harvey) Waihi) 185. Runner up: Caroline Lynch (Hauraki) 189.
Bronze 1Runners up category nett winner: Marion Edgecom be (Te Aroha)146. Runner up: Phillipa Harvey (Waihi) 147.
Rosebowl Team sevent winners: Tyla Kingi, Sarndra Tiopira, Veronica Phipps (Opotiki) 128.
Una Wickham Memorial Trophy for Silver and Bronze champions 36-hole combined nett: Louise Stephens, Diane Lock wood(Waihi). Twos: Rebecca Donaldson
■On Wednesday November 19 there 31 players in the field for a Summer Cup round and stable ford haggle. Conditions were excellent apart from a sudden squally downpour part way through the game which drenched everybody, but it had little effect on the good scoring. Jenny Gallaugher won the haggle with the best game of golf she had ever had— 82 off the stick and 10 shots under her handicap and 46 stableford points.
Runners up: Diane Lewis 42; Susan Mustard, Sally Grindlay 39; Wendy Matutinovich 37; Adele Gunning, Helen Baynes, Mavis Bruce, Nan Hoggard, Sally Sherson, Sarah Tomsett 36; Denise Mc Connon35; Rae Brown, Annette Hetherington, Kay Marshall, Jenny Wilson, Jenny O’Dwyer 34; Rae Wright, Carol Leary,
Klara Ingle, Avon Gordon, Billie-Jo Simmons33; Edna Connolly, Jan Robinson, Diane Lockwood 32. Nearest the pin on 11: Denise McConnon.
Veterans - Putting was the competition of the day on Monday November16. Green skills were put to the test, and by the end of thegame somehad worked out that the best wayto score well was to land short of the green, chip well, and with luck, one-putt. Putting results: Rae Brown, John Saunders 29 putts; Brian Robinson, Nan Hoggard 30; Allen Smith, Peter Hewitt 31; Kerry Lewis, Gerry Tompkins, Adele Gunning, Michael Bonnici, Peter Robertson, Alex Standfield 32; Bob Pipe, John Purkis, Ken Purcell, Don Bain, Rodger Bagshaw, David Croker, Eddie Bruce, Gyan Prole, Bruce Rutter, Dennis Tanner, Edna Connolly, Brian Baynes, Earle White, Ross Fitness 33; John Drent, Bob Hoggard, Denise Donald, Jenny O’Dwyer, Jacquie Bain 34.
Stableford results: Eddie Bruce 44 points; Michael Bonnici, Rae Brown, Kerry Lewis, Bob Hoggard 39; Kaylene Croker, Peter Hewitt, Jenny O’Dwyer, Gyan Prole 38; Denis Borman, Klara Ingle, Brian Robinson 37; Judy Saunders, John Giffney, John Saunders 36; Allen Smith Gerry Tompkins, Denise Donald, Edna Connolly 35; Earle White, Nan Hoggard, Dot Ramsey, Tim Parish 34; Adele Gunning, Gary Dunlop, David Croker, Bill Linn, Ross Fitness, John Drent, Helen Parry, Rodger Bagshaw, Ken Purcell 33; Bruce Rutter, Brian Baynes, Tom Wallace 32; Peter Maria, Bob Pipe, Don Bain, Peter Robertson 31; Alistair McMillan 30. Twos Rae Brownon 8, Peter Hewitt and Nan Hoggard on 15.