Bril­liant time had by all

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By KA­T­RINA LIN­TON­BON

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.

‘‘ Ev­ery­thing


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.

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