Golf challenge proves tricky
A reasonable number of members arrived at the Tokoroa Golf Club course, but several decided not to attempt the challenge of the six clubs day. However, the 21 players who did had an enjoyable, if at times frustrating, day inventing shots to make up for the missing clubs.
Conwell Duggan had a great score of 43 points, ( 7 under handicap), to lead the field home. Club captain Neil Philpott had a gross 73 and 40 points for second. The following players all managed to collect a prize: Katai Orake 39, Brett Watene 38, Henry Skelton 37, and Gordon Fuller, Tony Fuimaono, and Tom Hayes with 36.
Only 15 hardy vets braved the elements on Wednesday, with Shane Griffiths having a very commendable 44 points. Susan Goessi, 37 points was second, and Tony Fuimaono was third with 35. Malcolm Buckley scored the only 2, and Alby Kuttel and John Loye had the longest putts on the 9th and 18th holes.
The ladies’ weekday pennants team managed to make the finals of the competition which was played at Cambridge recently. Although the team played steady golf in the final, they did not manage to make the final 3. In the Wills Cup Competition, the Tokoroa Team is lying 2nd behind Putaruru after 3 rounds. The next round will be played next month, in Putaruru. The ladies hope the weather will improve for them after being rained off twice recently, as they have to catch up on the missed events.