Davies, Gooch carry TA Ma¯ori Golf flag
A field of 65 players from throughout Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and King Country teed off in the annual Tainui Ma¯ori Open tournament at Te Awamutu Golf Club.
The two major trophies for overall best men’s and women’s nett were taken out by host club players Ray Davies and Sylvia Gooch with rounds of 64 and 69 respectively.
Davies retained the Hahau Toa Tane Trophy he won as overall men’s nett winner in 2017.
The women’s division winners were Gooch with 83 gross, including a two, Alma Goodwin with 73 nett, and Hinemoa Pohatu and Judee Watene each with 31 stableford.
Men’s gross winners were, division 1, Watty Stanley 72; division 2, Jordan Rangihika 74; division 3, Ray Davies 85.
Nett winners were (division 1) Edward Kay 70; (division 2) Howard Wynyard 66; (division 3) Dave Heta/Roy Greenhalgh 71.
Stableford victors were (division 1) Bruce Blair/Steve Emile 34; (division 2) Max Palamo 35; (division 3) Mick Henderson/Ray Eriksen 33.
On the club scene, open midweek tournament winners were Craig Thomas with 82 gross, Ray Davies 40 stableford, John Hill, Sylvia Gooch 36. The only two went to Craig Thomas.
Barbara O’Regan won the senior women’s club day scramble, finishing all square. The intermediate winner was Elaine Troutbeck with 2-up, from Janette King 1-up and Alma Goodwin -2. Twos were scored by Angela Thomson and Barbara O’Regan.
The nine hole division putting scramble winner was Ann Dobson with 17 putts, from Robin Watson, Sandra White with 17.
The club’s veterans hosted members of the Waikato Eagles Golfing Society last Thursday.
It was the visitors who prevailed once again, comfortably winning the Pinfold Tray at stake annually between these two groups of golfers.
No fewer than six players deadheated for scramble honours with 40 stableford, Ken Perry (E), John Staples, Charlie Coles (E), Barry Ross, Stuart Reid (E), Bruce Sexton (E).
Hot on their heels were Allen Rounthwaite and Ray Davies with 39 and Anthony Edgar (E), Tony Lewis (E) with 38.
Leading ladies on Saturday were Sylvia Gooch with 42 stableford, Alma Goodwin 36.
Winners on Sunday were Derek Hill with 80 gross, Todd Hagan 70 nett, Gordon Kirkham, Noel Evans, Percy Kapa 37 stableford.
Nett eagles were scored by Hill, Hagan and Steve Dewet.
Sylvia Gooch, winner of the overall women’s nett trophy in the Tainui Ma¯ ori Open tournament.
Ray Davies with the Te Awamutu Ma¯ori Golf Hahau Toa Tane Trophy he claimed as men’s overall nett winner.