Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

A biggy at Mata­mata Golf this week, start­ing with the Pro Am on Fri­day, which was another awe­some suc­cess thanks to all our spon­sors, with a spe­cial thanks to the BNZ Bank. I know the am­a­teurs in the field felt the pres­sure to step up on the day. Com­ing out on top was the ‘‘Fools & Horses’’ fol­lowed by the ‘‘BNZ Num­ber One’’ and in 3rd the ‘‘Pixie’s’’. Thanks to all the pro­fes­sion­als that took time out to come and play, bring it on again next year!

Next up was the WEG MPT Shootout fi­nal, this year and weren’t we lucky with the weather. Af­ter a play off on the 18th hole for 19th place in the shootout, and a stun­ning putt from Ge­off Caven, we were un­der­way. Last year’s win­ner Billy Wil­son held on till the 17th only to stum­ble on his putt and let Jack Trower through to the 18th, but in the end com­ing up sec­ond (just like his mother fun­nily enough last Tues­day) to Tony Gil­lies who has the prize and the glory! Well done Tony.

We also had a de­pleted scram­ble go­ing on which was won by Joe Comer with 40 points and 4 balls; fol­lowed by Ge­off Hayes 39, 3 balls; Steve Oates 38, 2 balls; John Dwyer 37, 2 balls; Mal­colm John­son 37, 2 Balls; Kurt Ed­monds 36, 1 ball. They’re in the book guy’s!

Also two’s on the day: Joe Comber and Mur­ray David­son 2 balls each.

Sun­day was the IHC tour­na­ment which is a fun day of 4 per­son am­brose.

What a great thing to get be­hind in our com­mu­nity.

It was great to see it well sup­ported once again.

No­body misses out on a prize, so put it in your cal­en­dar again for 2014.

This com­ing week is our AGM meet­ing which starts at 10am, so come and have your say. Fol­low­ing this will be a shot­gun start for the ‘Silken Shield’ and the ‘ Kel­ley Cup’ so find your­self a buddy of the op­po­site gen­der - $20 per per­son and you never know, you might get lucky.

There are some ex­cel­lent Christ­mas prizes to be won so don’t miss it.

Also this year we are go­ing to in­tro­duce a new prize ‘Fash­ion on the Fair­way’ for the best dressed cou­ple ( judged by an icon in the fash­ion stakes) so dress up baby.


With the com­pe­ti­tion sea­son near­ing the end, the ’ fun’ events are now tak­ing place. Last Tues­day the ’shoot-out’ was played. The 22 top net play­ers over the sea­son were di­vided into two groups and one by one they were elim­i­nated as their net score was the low­est. On many holes a ’shoot-out’ de­cided the per­son elim­i­nated. The fi­nal two in Group one were Beth Vosper and Shirlie Ryan. To de­cide the win­ner Beth holed a good putt to win the tro­phy. In Group two Maria McPike was the ’last woman stand­ing’ de­feat­ing Louise Trower. Third plac­ing in Group 1 was Lynne Ed­monds and Group 2 Daphne Lug­ton.

Satur­day scram­ble re­sults: Jos Her­bi­son 39, Michele Lid­dle, Faye Mathews, Sh­eryll John­son 35. Dayna Mor­row-Wil­son scored a two on 11.

Wal­ton Golf Club

Novem­ber 16 2013

Amidst ner­vous chat­ter and jan­gling nerves ( mine any­way) the 2013 Shootout be­gan at 8.30 with 19 play­ers.

His­tory was to re­peat it­self with Match fail­ing to ig­nite and go­ing out on the first hole as he did last year. Bet­ter luck next year Barry.

The stan­dard of golf was ex­cel­lent and it only took one small mis­take to get your­self in dan­ger of elim­i­na­tion. It doesn’t mat­ter how well you hit the ball if you 4 putt.

Rob­bie Wil­liams was the even­tual win­ner with John Stevens the run­ner up.

Many thanks to John Adam­son(Lurch) for or­gan­is­ing and run­ning the shootout. He was ably as­sisted on the day by Grant Wills and Jono Arm­strong.

A scram­ble was held for those not in­volved in the shootout and at­tracted a small field. This was won by Landy 41 points from B Wal­lace 40.

The draw and Cal­cutta were held for the Sum­mer Cup.

De­spite the small turnout, this was very

suc­cess­ful and bid­ding was vig­or­ous.

There is only 1 first round match to be played be­tween D Carter & M Cowrick and P Dar­ragh & J Turner. This must be played on or be­fore Novem­ber 20.

Next week we have clos­ing day on Satur­day and Christ­mas Open on Sun­day.

Clos­ing Day is 9.30 for 10am start.

Pres­i­dents ( A to M) V Cap­tains(N to Z). Pres­i­dents team to be re­splen­dent in RED and Cap­tains in BLUE.

Go all out to dress to im­press and en­ter into the spirit of the day.

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