Matamata Golf Club Men
Saturday, September 1 was a spring special – the Yellow Ball competition, and many teams stuck together for the third week in this tricky format. Of course they all regretted it.
Coming together for one week only were the day’s winners – the “team with no name” comprising John Stoddart, Geoff Caven, Ryan Stoner and Hugh Payne who have set a record with 94 points.
In second place were Mrs Brown’s Boys three shots back, picking up the lemons on the day, while the Unstable(fords) one shot behind won a bunch of bouncy yellow creatures.
Shocker of the day went to last week’s golfer of the week, Manwell Haumu, whose first shot of the day lost the yellow ball and consigned his team to scorn and abuse.
In the scramble, Bert Daisley was on fire with 44 points winning the Robert Harris Golfer of the Week voucher and three balls.
Praneel Mani scored the same and only lost on countback. Rex Mason is back to the glory days with 41 points while Manwell Haumu, Geoff Caven, Roger Verry and Alex Johnson all finished with 40 points and three balls.
Meanwhile, one point back were Jo Comer, John Stoddart, Clarke Smith, Geoff Hayes, Bill Wilson and Malcolm Johnson, all picking up two balls. Grabbing one each were Mutu Patterson, Tony Hedley, Ian Taylor, Lyall Wilson and Ryan Stoner.
At the other end of the table, Derek Lugton struggled round picking up a meagre 25 points, but also picked up a ball for his troubles.
Twos on the day meant four balls each to Tony Hedley, Praneel Mani, Rex Mason and Mark White.
Praneel also claimed the Challenge Card voucher for a birdie with a shot on the 7th, while the “LAW man” took out nearest the pin and Sen Sushi on 15.
There was more movement on the WEG MPT Shootout table with Praneel Mani cementing his place at the top of the table; still a few weeks for everyone to make their move.
This Saturday we have a 2-ball better ball competition which is a pairs best nett competition.
We’ll get into that from 8.30am and that could be the preamble for Sunday’s trip away to Paeroa for this year’s Ma-Mo-Te-Pa.
We’ll need to be there from 9am-ish. If you have any questions, please ring Alex. Hope to see you both days!