Brilliant time had by all
Even though the power was cut off for hours in Matamata last Saturday it didn’t dim the celebrations at Matamata Golf Club’s 75th Jubilee.
Organising committee member Jan Wills said the atmosphere was great on both the Friday and Saturday.
‘‘We were absolutely thrilled to see both young and old there,’’ Mrs Wills said.
together nicely and ran very smoothly.’’
The weekend was like a true birthday celebration with toasts, poems, speeches, the cutting of the cake donated by Ruth Taylor, great food, wine and friends.
Fellow committee member Robyn Schuts said everyone from all ages had great stories to tell.
‘‘We were entertained by our younger generation members (Andrew Wright) getting up to have their say about their indoctrination from the older members with plenty of heckling and funny replies from the floor,’’ Mrs Schuts said. ‘‘It was a great thing to see everyone enjoying themselves tremendously and not being shy about getting up and sharing a few good old yarns about the old days.’’
The course was immaculate and the great weather topped it off, making it a glorious setting on Saturday for the tournament which saw 100 club members take part.
Matamata Golf Club’s youngest member Jack Trower (10) was one of those who played in the tournament. ‘‘I love golf,’’ Jack said. ‘‘ My parents bought a house right next to the course so I could come and play whenever I want.’’
Mrs Schuts said there are a lot of people who deserve to be thanked for ensuring the success of the jubilee. ‘‘It was a wonderful weekend. We couldn’t have asked for any better.’’
Watch out Tiger: Right, Matamata Golf Club’s youngest member Jack Trower (10). Cruising: Left, Catherine Brown and Matamata Golf Club life member Val Coxhead.