Sur­vival of club in the bal­ance

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The sur­vival of the Toko­roa Golf Club is of con­cern at the mo­ment, be­cause of slim male at­ten­dances on club days. With a mem­ber­ship of be­tween 150 to 180 men, ap­pear­ances on Satur­days are lucky to reach 20.

Club cap­tain Owen Wil­son voiced his con­cerns at the lat­est ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing, say­ing that if things did not pick up in the next weeks and months the club might not be able to sur­vive.

De­spite the low at­ten­dances on club days a ma­jor pos­i­tive at the mo­ment is the suc­cess of the club’s New World Toko­roa rep­re­sen­ta­tive teams. In the men’s com­pe­ti­tions, di­vi­sion 2 lead the way on 8 points af­ter beat­ing Nar­rows 5-3 on Sun­day.

Di­vi­sion 6 gained max­i­mum points with­out hav­ing to hit a ball when Wait­omo de­faulted.

The Preb­ble Cup Team trav­elled to Piron­gia where they beat Ngahinepouri 8-4.

The ju­nior Pen­nant team have held on to their sec­ond po­si­tion, and in the women’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive com­pe­ti­tion Toko­roa beat Pu­taruru 4-2 in the first round of the Wills Cup and lead with 60 points. Re­sults from the sec­ond round of vets’ Pen­nant held on Mon­day March 19 were not avail­able at time of print.

Satur­day saw Gavin Cortesi and Alan Har­ris win­ning the Rus­sian Roulette ( drawn pairs, stable­ford mul­ti­plied hole by hole) with 87 points, fol­lowed by John Bart­ley and Lua Tafau on 86. Third prize went to Rex Asi­ata and Mal­colm Buck­ley on 84. Twos were scored by Henry Skel­ton on the 124m par 3 13th and John Bart­ley on the 353m par 4 6th.

In the ladies’ com­pe­ti­tion of the day Shanynn Mccaskill fol­lowed up her ex­cel­lent round from Fri­day to score a 62 nett, with Teia Skel­ton on 66. Com­ing Events: March: To­day: Vets and Twi­light Golf Satur­day: Ladies Nan Young Tro­phy Rd 1 of 3; Dick­en­son Rose­bowl Rd 1 of 3; Tiro­hanga Tro­phy Rd 3 of 5; Wil­son Wil­liams Cup Rd 3 of 3; Joan Houltham Me­mo­rial Tro­phy Rd 3 of 5 Men – Top Dog Rd 1of 3 (Best Gross in each Di­vi­sion) 0-9; 10-15;16-20 and 21-36 (a min­i­mum of 10 com­peti­tors per di­vi­sion re­quired for event to go ahead)

April: Sun­day: Ju­niors – Pen­nant Rd 4 at Hamil­ton. Men – Preb­ble Cup Rd 4 at Pu­taruru and Wal­ton Tol­lich Tro­phy Rd 3.

Mon­day: Ladies – Week­day Pen­nant Rd 1 at Tau­marunui. Vets – Pen­nant at Pu­taruru. Tues­day 3: Ladies – Nan Young Tro­phy Rd 1 of 3; Dick­en­son Rose­bowl Rd 1 of 3. Wed­nes­day 4, Vets Scram­ble. Thurs­day 5, Ladies – Bern­ina Cup Match­play; Scram­ble for non com­peti­tors. Satur­day 7, Samoan Open Tour­na­ment (En­try Fee $ 25). Start sheet at the golf club. Phone 07 886 5689

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