Women’s Golf — 18 holes
■ There was a good muster of Saturday women on September 15, not only for golf, but to check last minute details for running their major Birchwood tournament the next day. The weather was perfect for the second Strokeplay Championships round, Houston Putting Cup, and Club Cup par competitions. Nett haggle results: Vivienne Lilley 67; Bev Ireland 69; Niria Gerbich 71; Kathy Ashton, Shoneen Dunning 72; Nan Hoggard 73; Jackie Robson 75; Gay Bainbridge 76; Liz Hale, Sharon Deacon 77; Phillipa Harvey 78; Susan Mustard 79.
■ On Wednesday September 19, 27 players from Te Awamutu on a Mystery trip joined the Waihi women for lunch and social time after their 11-hole games. Playing the second Strokeplay Championship round, a nett Haggle and Houston Putting Cup competitions, the Waihi field returned some excellent scores in spite of the wet conditions. Nett results: Mavis Bruce 68; Sarah Tomsett 69; Edna Connolly, Helen Baynes, Karen Lee 70; Rae Wright, Kay Marshall, Jan Robinson, 71; Dot Ramsey, Nan Hoggard 72; Sally Sherson, Jenny Gallaugher 73; Adele Gunning, Sharlene Stewart, Wendy Matutinovich, Carol Leary, Avon Gordon, Chris Mercer 74; Di Lewis, Jenny Tubman 75; Glennis Burgess 78; Denise McConnon, Pat Hay 79. Hidden Holes: Jan Robinson 9 points. Soul Beauty Rooms Player of the Week: Mavis Bruce.
It was overcast, warm and dry on Monday September 17 for an individual stableford competition, and Weasels (chipping in to hole from outside the green) for the 49 players in the field. Stableford results — Women: Avon Gordon 45; Kay Still 41; Adrienne Lynch 40; Mavis Bruce, Penny Joyce 38; Karen Lee, Jessie Gear 37; Chris O’Connell, June O’Reilly, Rae Wright 35; Edna Connolly, Helen Tidswell, Jenny O’Dwyer, Adele Gunning 34; Chris Mercer 33; Di Lewis 32; Denise McConnon 31; Vivienne Lilley 30.
Men: Ken Purcell, John Purkis 41 points; Ray Berghan 40; Richard Still, Rodger Bagshaw, Peter Maria 39; Andrew McLennan, Maurice Joyce, Peter Robertson, David Gear 38; Tom Wallace, Bill Tiffin, Rakau Keno 37; Eugene Elliott, Allen Sarjant, Norm Sanderson 36; Eddie Bruce 35; Wayne Gamble, Peter Wright, Peter Hewitt 34; Paul Chadwick, Allen Smith, 33; John Deverill 31; John Saunders, Maurice Tait 30. Twos: David Gear, Adele Gunning on 8; Ken Purcell, Allen Sarjant on 15. Weasels: Diane Spiers, Avon Gordon, Jessie Gear, Adrienne Lynch, Rakau Keno, Peter Marie.
Nine Hole Golf
Misty drizzle followed by light rain broke the spell of spring-like weather on Tuesday September 18 for the ladies’ Stableford and men’s Martha Nett competitions. Results — Ladies Stableford Division 1: Cathy Shannon 23; Barbara Schrider 20; Alison Turney 19. Division 2: Diane Smith 19; Gwen Garrett 19; Jill Morrison 18; Elaine Goodwin 18; Jeanette Culton 17; Helen Brady 17; Carol Speir 17. Men’s Martha Nett: Peter Madsen 31; Maurice Drummond, Keith Stewart 32; John Murphy, Clyde Smith 33; Kevin Corney 33 .
Soul Player of the Week: Mavis Bruce.