GOLF

Mata­mata Golf Club Men

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

Ma-Mo-Te-Pa

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.

Ladies

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.

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