2017 North Harbour Masters & Senior Mens
This year’s tournament was
at complete capacity with the committee deciding to create an extra group to incorporate the 100 players who entered. In the 10th year of the tournament this was the biggest turn out ever, and with many other tournaments around the country struggling for entries, it shows just how much support and strength there is in the men's 40+ bracket. This year the first round was played at Omaha, the second round at Helensville, and the third and final round at the Muriwai Links. Weather was fantastic on the first two days but it would not be a true tournament without some usual testing weather. Brutal windy conditions (with some rain) tested the players all through the final round at Muriwai. Scores were not good but those that kept their head down and grinded it out were rewarded. The major winner in the Seniors (50+) was Mark Anderson (Muriwai) who defended his title from 2016. Roger Harris (Akarana) was the senior nett winner. Tayne Derriman (Muriwai) shot the round of the day at his home track with a 75 (which in reality was more like a sub 70 due to the conditions), to storm up the 40-49 leader board and win by 1. In the 60+ category the ever consistent David Headland was the comfortable winner.