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.