Indoor - The final rounds of the club championship pairs were played on May 30. Peter Billinghurst and Therese Bouteray b Eric Harrison and Andrew McClean 7-5; Semi finals Keith Hands and Bev Walker b Peter Billinghurst team: Barrie Price and Chris Van Hellemond b Wayne Gamble and Hien Mack 13-7. Finals Keith Hands team b Barrie Price team 8-5. The other club members enjoyed a night of triples and fours. Winners were teams skipped by Peter Bowles, 2nd Bruce Lannam, 3rd Neal Mikkelsen.
Nine-Hole — A beautiful sunny day at Fairview last Tuesday, but a little chilly. The course was in great condition for their handicap matchplay semi-final with Sandie Knowlson and Cath Edwards. Cath Edwards 2up and Anne MacDonald v Bev Brittain. Anne MacDonald 1up. Nett Division One: 1st Janet Horn 35, 2nd= Anita Kelly and Sandie Knowlson 36 , 3rd Sharon Willets. Division Two: 1st Viv Bennett 38,
2nd= Laraine Harder, Anne Ames and Christine Murphy 40.
Veterans - May 31 was the last day for the Breast Cancer appeal. The nine hole Fairview men’s vets ran a mixed pairs Canadian fours competition. 48 players entered for a 9.15 am start. But frost caused a 35 minute delay to tee off. By
9.50am all players were on the tee’s, the horn was sounded and play resumed in the best of conditions. The main sponsor for the day was Te Puna Farmlands who donated prizes for the winnersOther sponsors were Heaven Te Puna, 4 Square Te Puna, Liquor Centre Te Puna, Laurie and Mary-Anne Harris, Garry and Kathleen Grammer. Janet Horn organised a raffle. The proceeds, along with all entry fees, raised $600 for the Pink Ribbon Cancer appeal.
Womens — The weather was reasonable for golf on May 26 for the 18 hole ladies, and although the scheduled competition was Fourball Best Ball second round, most of their matches could not be played due to the previous Wednesday’s first round matches being postponed because of awful weather. The Saturday players have to wait until June 2 when Wednesday first round matches will have been played, and they know who their opponents will be in the second round. However, one match was played — Sarah Tomsett/ Chris O’Connell won against Jackie Robson/ Phillipa Harvey on the 16th hole. There was a stableford haggle for the rest of the field: Niria Gerbich 38 points; Kathy Ashton 36; Nan Hoggard, Michelle Libby 33.
On May 27 Jackie Robson, Michelle Libby, Susan Mustard and Shoneen Dunning represented Waihi in the third and final Weekend Players’ Matchplay pennant at Omanu, which was won by Tauranga with 151 aggregate points, Te Puke 148.5, Waihi and Omanu 145. It was a freezing morning on May 30, with frost on the ground that soon dissipated in the brilliant sunshine. A stableford competition was played by those not involved in Fourball Best Ball matches. Leading scores: Jenny Gallaugher 38 points; Diane Lewis, Nan Hoggard 37; Anke Hermannsdorfer 36; Sarah Tomsett, Bev Ireland, Margaret Lecky 35.
Twos: Diane Lewis on 15. Fourball Best Ball first round match results, some having already been played prior to the specified date: Jenny Gallaugher /Jessie Gear b Nan Hoggard/ Jenny O’Dwyer; Nancy Ross/Jacquie Bain b Pat Hay/ Denise McConnon; Michelle Libby/ Kathy Ashton b Kay Marshall/Helen Tidswell; Jackie Robson/Phillipa Harvey b Heather White/Rae Wright; Gay Bainbridge/Shoneen Dunning b Avon Gordon/Sally Grindlay; Karen Lee/ Penny Joyce b Rae Brown/Adrienne Lynch. The second round must be played up to and including June 20. Soul Beauty Rooms Player of the Week: Niria Gerbich.
Nine Hole — There were 36 players in the field on May 29, enjoying the sunshine following a frosty morning, and there were excellent scores in the stableford competition. Ladies — Division 1: Lorraine Meyer 24 points; Yvonne Stack 20; Raewyn Baillie, Jean Cotterill 17. Division 2: Kay Lane 20; Jeanette Culton, Pat Burr, Sue Ryan 17. Men: John Murphy 20; Brian Warren 18; Tony Skelton, Maurice Drummond 17. Twos: Raewyn Baillie.