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Our sec­ond Sum­mer Tour­na­ment kindly spon­sored by Mata­mata Glass & Join­ery was played on Thurs­day Novem­ber 4.

The weather was good bowl­ing weather with some dark clouds af­ter lunch but no rain and very warm at times. Four­teen teams played on our ex­cel­lent green in­clud­ing teams from Frank­ton Junc­tion and Pu­taruru Clubs. Op­tional Two Bowl Triples with Mata­mata Club teams be­ing drawn.

The win­ning team from Mata­mata Club was Phyl Wil­liams (s), John Tarry and Beth Vosper with three wins and one draw with 25 ends and 54 points. Run­ner-up team from Pu­taruru was Bert van Bus­sel (s), Colin Haig and Bin­nie Hew­son also with three wins and one draw with 22 ends and 61 points.

Our ladies have done it again – the team of An­nette Bell (s),Ada Stev­er­son and June Crow have won the Waikato Open Triples Tour­na­ment and as a re­sult go for­ward to the Re­gional Fi­nal in March 2011. Well done. The next spon­sored tour­na­ment is on Thurs­day Novem­ber 25. Mixed Fours (2M,2W), Mata­mata Club teams drawn. In be­tween on Novem­ber 11 is the Lock Tro­phy at Mata­mata and on Novem­ber 8 are Men and Ladies Cham­pi­onship Fours.(MJT). Hooper, Rod Mor­ris def Alan Jones, Ewan Hope def Des Giddy, Win­ston Hill def John Fol­lows, Cal­lan McGrath def Wayne Rogers, Kim Luc­ch­esi def John Van der Hulst.

Round two: Rogers def Van der Hulst, Hill def Giddy, Hooper def Jones, McGrath def Luc­ch­esi, Hope def Fol­lows, Mor­ris def Reed. Round three: Luc­ch­esi def Fol­lows, Reed def Rogers, Hill def Hooper, Hope def McGrath, Mor­ris a bye.

Round four: McGrath def Luc­ch­esi, Reed def Hill, Mor­ris def Hope.

Round five: McGrath def Hope, Mor­ris def Reed.

Semi-fi­nal: McGrath and Tap­pin play­ing the much stead­ier and con­sis­tent bowls and al­ways had the edge over Mor­ris and Shear­man and were com­fort­able win­ners.

Fi­nal: This was al­most a re­play of the semi-fi­nal and once again Cal­lan and Sel­wyn pro­duced their A game to be­come Men’s Cham­pi­onship Pairs duo for 2010/2011.

Sel­wyn Tap­pin must be sin­gled out for his steady lead­ing and Cal­lan added the fin­ish­ing touches as needed. Con­grat­u­la­tions to both and good luck in the Champ of Champs later in the sea­son. three play­ers man­aged a net 65 re­quir­ing a sud­den-death play­off on the 18th. So it was back to the 18th tee for Den­nis Walsh, Kevin Laird and Gary Foy.

Gary be­ing the only player not to re­ceive a stroke on that hole. Both Den­nis and Kevin how­ever, found tree trou­ble, re­sult­ing in them both scor­ing a six. Gary missed the green to the left with his sec­ond shot but deftly chipped just a cou­ple of feet be­low the hole, and sunk it for a par and the ti­tle and a stylish gold watch from Arawa Jewellers.

In the scram­ble of the day, Bert Dais­ley played su­perb golf pick­ing up four balls for his net 64 and an­other two for a two.

The pre­vi­ously-men­tioned play­ers were joined by Mark Hig­gin­son on net 65, each grab­bing two balls on the way whilst an­other four play­ers earned a ball for their 66’s – well done John Isted, Lyall Wil­son, Don Car­ring­ton and Rex Ma­son. There was still a ball each for the 68’s net from John Dwyer, Ken Clarke, Tony Hed­ley and Bill Wil­son – Bill also col­lect­ing two more for his two.

Fi­nally, Sen Sushi are now award­ing a $10 voucher to the near­est the pin, this week on the 16th and Mau­rice Vosper snapped that up with a great tee-shot.

This Satur­day is the ANZ com­pe­ti­tion and our course is closed Satur­day and Sun­day, so head to the beach if it’s fine.

The fol­low­ing Satur­day Shootout.

In the mean­time – this Wed­nes­day is twi­light golf at Mata­mata – 10-hole stable­ford. It’s not teams and it’s not cu­mu­la­tive, so rock on up be­tween 4pm and 6pm for fun, food and tasty prizes. Women Tues­day Novem­ber 2, 18-hole women held the fi­nal of the Con­der Shield: Diann Voyce and Lynn Ryan bt Chris McKenzie and Bev Pa­ton – one up to win the com­pe­ti­tion. Leonie Tisch and Cather­ine Brown bt Dianne Rom­ley and Carol An­der­son on the 19th hole to win the Plate.

In a drawn pairs com­ple­tion Cather­ine Brown and Leonie Tisch were on top form to win fol-

is our lowed by Bar­bara Deed and Joan McSweeny tak­ing sec­ond with Joce Downs and Pam Wright tak­ing third spot.

In the scram­ble on the day Lynn Ryan pipped ev­ery­one with 41 sta­ble­fords, fol­lowed by Cather­ine Brown with 39 and Leonie Tisch with 38.

Satur­day Novem­ber 6 was the Ladies Golfer of the Year Fi­nal which was won by Sheelah Lamb with 71 net re­ceiv­ing a smart gold watch from spon­sors Arawa Jewellers, closely fol­lowed by Bar­bara Deed with 72 net.

The only two on the day was San­dra Bax­en­dine on 11. Ju­niors Round one of the MGC Ju­nior Golf­ing Club Champs saw the fol­low­ing re­sults: Jack Trower def Dylan Good, Ryan Yates def Jay­den Lunn, Blair Rogers def Max Trower, Mor­gan Steiner def Ge­orge Trower, Dayna Mor­rowWil­son def Dal­las Mat­tock, Joe Comer def Sean Weather­ley, Kyle Benton won by de­fault and Wy­att Johnston and Louis Kra­nen­burg’s match was post­poned.

Round two will take place on Satur­day Novem­ber 20 as the course is closed this Satur­day while the an­nual ANZ event takes place.

The round two draws, in the cham­pi­onship round: 8.45am: Jack Trower vs Ryan Yates and Joe Comer vs (Wy­att Johnston or Louis Kra­nen­burg); 8.38am: Blair Rogers vs Mor­gan Steiner and Dayna Mor­row-Wil­son vs Kyle Benton.

In the Plate round 8.31am: Dylan Good vs Jay­den Lunn and Sean Weather­ley vs ( Wy­att Johnston or Louis Kra­nen­burg); 8.24am Max Trower vs Ge­orge Trower and Dal­las Mat­tock vs Larissa Hig­gin­son. Men Well it’s all over for an­other year with the fi­nal club day be­ing played as a Rus­sian stable­ford,there were 47 starters. Golfer of the week was W Raynell spon­sored by Re­doubt Bar & Eatery with a round of 27-91-64-44. He re­ally should have had 54 points play­ing off a 27 hand­i­cap, get a real one Bill.

Hid­den holes win­ner spon­sored by Straight Up Fenc­ing, M Dearn­ley. Clos­est pin 12th spon­sored by Greg Wa­ters Spray­ing was D Carter. Draw for the shirt this month was K Storey. Clos­est pin on the 17th, A McGiven spon­sored by Cheep Liquor. Long­est putt spon­sored by SPRAYON was C Firby(Yogi). Rus­sian stable­ford win­ners were L Smith M Dearn­ley 95, D Carter D Sharp 91, R Cole­man S Gar­rud 81, C Firby C Smith 80, G Higgens R Wil­liams 77, B Le­quesne M Bar­clay 77, A Cornes K Bray­brook 77, G Higgs L Dixon 74, B Oliver M Gar­rud 73. Twos C Smith on 5th L Vil­li­gar L Smith G Higgens M Munro R Cole­man.

Next week is men’s clos­ing day the theme is is­land wear 9.30am for 10am tee off, four-man am­brose.

Novem­ber 21 is the men’s shootout there will be a chip out for eight play­ers for one place, good luck. Novem­ber 28 is the Wal­ton Open Christ­mas Ham­per, De­cem­ber 4 is the AGM and closed ham­per. Thanks to our Satur­day spon­sors.

Wal­ton Two-Per­son Am­brose Tour­na­ment

It was a fan­tas­tic day for golf at Wal­ton Golf Club. The weather was ter­rific and the course was in great con­di­tion.

Sun­day was the first Wal­ton Two-Per­son Am­brose Tour­na­ment spon­sored by Pi­ako Mo­tors and was a great suc­cess with 48 pairs tak­ing. The for­mat was for each pair to have a hand­i­cap dif­fer­ence of no more than 10, with each per­son hav­ing at least seven tee shots each. By sheer fluke and a lot of luck the even­tual win­ners were a pair of lo­cals with a net score of 55, Rod­ney Lux­ton and Dianne Sweeney, they won a round of golf for two at the Lakes Re­sort course with a cart and a dozen golf balls. Run­ner-up win­ners were Jack and Ta­nia Scott with 59. Gross win­ners were J Pehi and C Na­tusch. The other high­light for the day was a hole-in-one by Rod­ney Lux­ton (a fluke) on the 12th hole with an 8 iron, his sec­ond hole-in-one. Thank you to all the vis­i­tors and the spon­sor for the day. For full re­sults visit the Wal­ton Golf Club web­site, http:/ /www.wal­ton­

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