Matamata Golf Club Men
Saturday, September 8 and a two-ball better ball saw fresh pairings and some superb scoring.
The best partnership of the day was the Stoner brothers Ryan and Connor, combining for a stunning 53 points to win the day’s challenge, some four points ahead of a respectable finish for Steve Oates and Rex Mason.
No surprise then that Ryan Stoner’s 45 points saw him win the Robert Harris Golfer of the Week voucher and three balls, while brother Connor came in an easy second with 43 points for three balls also.
Bruce Romley and Rex Mason finished two points back, one ahead of Roger Verry, Rob Colley, Gary Foy and Maurice Vosper, everyone picking up three balls.
Two each for John Trower and Steve Oates on 39, and again for Tony Gillies and Steve Woods on 38, and for Junior Rawiri and Brent one shot back.
At the other end of the scoreboard there was a dogfight for the Whacker’s credentials, with Johnny Dwyer claiming the ball on countback (we only had to count up to 25!) Two’s on the day meant four balls each for Lyall Clements, Tony Hedley, Brent Stewart and Lyall Wilson.
No surprise that the Challenge card hole winner was Ryan Stoner with Mike Simpson outplaying all for the Sen Sushi voucher.
Some of us are leaving it late to qualify for the MPT WEG Shootout, with only six weeks to go.
This Saturday sees the first round of our Strokeplay Club Champs, which can also qualify you for the Matchplay starting at the end of September, so clean those muddy clubs, get a new ball and we’ll see you out there from 8.30am.
Sunday, September 9 and in the annual clash of the titans, Matamata, Te Aroha and Paeroa met at Paeroa in what threatened to be wet conditions.
Morrinsville were otherwise engaged so it was a three-horse race and as it turned out the weather was fine and the golf generally of a high standard.
For Matamata there were notable efforts from Bryan Rawiri (net 69) with Lyall Wilson and Rob Colley just one shot back (Lyall carding a three over par towards the gross).
Despite this Matamata finished runner-up in both formats with Paeroa claiming both the gross shield by 10 shots and the net by 15.
Tuesday, September 4 had the 18-hole players holding a Russian Stableford competition with the team of Shirley Ryan and Robyn Schuts pipping Tina Berg and Beth Vosper at the post. Dawn Marshall won the Two Tones voucher with Dayna Morrow-Wilson taking out Golfer of the Week.
In the stableford competition Robyn Schuts again took home the bacon with 38 stablefords, followed by Dianne O’Reily on 36, Lynn Ryan 35, Sandra Pemberton, Lynne Edmonds and Bev Lamb all bringing in 34 stablefords each.
Walton Golf Club
High winds, but no rain was the order of the day and this reflected in the lower than average scores, but we still had over 50 very keen starters.
A reminder that names for the club champs need to be in over the next week.
Entries close on Saturday, September 15.
This is also the second round of the Kiwi Cup.
Winner of the Patrons Trophy with some very consistent golf: G Higgs.
Golfer of the week: B Raynel, 25-94-69 39pts, a great round, wins the Redoubt Bar and Eatery voucher.
SNR: L Smith 37pts; G Higgens 37pts; M Munro and M Dearnley 35pts; T Woodmass 34pts; R Hayr and R Luxton 33pts; D Sharp 32pts; C Smail; R Coleman and R Rutten 31pts.
JNR: B Raynel and C Mowatt 39pts; M King and C Firby 35pts; B Fort 34pts; P Darrgh 33pts; R Williams 32pts, P Coleman 31pts; A Pencavel 30pts.
Closest pin on 12th: K Pickett sponsored by G Waters Spraying.
Longest putt: C Smail.
Hidden Holes sponsored by B Smith Plastering: B Raynel.
Twos: R Luxton, C Mowatt, K Pickett, D Sharp.
Whacker of the week: G Bruce.
Final of the Robbie Williams best ball stableford was won by J Stevens and C Mowatt. Runners up were B Snook and G Smallwood and the flight division was won by M Munro and B Raynel with runners up R Coleman and C Firby.
Starter for September 15: B Smith.
Bar: M Munro.