Indoor — A hardy bunch braved the cold outside to enjoy indoor bowls in the warmth of the Katikati Memorial Hall.
There were no teams with 3 wins on the night, and the winners, with 2 wins were very close. 1st: Neal Mikkelsen, Bev Walker & Joshua McClean with15 ends, 2nd: Gay Young, Keith Hands, Helen Bowick and Allan Perry with 13 ends and 3rd was Wayne Gamble, Eric Harrison and Ruth Sparling with 12 ends. This week is the junior and senior singles competition.
Members of the Waihi Golf Club should thank their lucky stars that their course is so freedraining, for in spite of 217mms of rain falling in the area over the three days of Queen’s Birthday weekend, there was no restriction on play, and the course was playable, with little evidence of the deluge apart from some casual water in bunkers, and here and there on the course. No women played on Saturday June 2, and there were no formal competitions scheduled for the Veterans’ section on Monday June 4.
Women’s golf — 18 holes
Thirty-one players turned up on Wednesday June 6 hoping to finish their rounds of golf before the predicted rain came in. Those first on the tee nearly made the grade, but 4mms of rain fell in one sudden shower accompanied by a dramatic temperature drop, and no one escaped a drenching. It was a stableford competition, and it was quite understandable that some did not finish their games for conditions were far from pleasant.
Stableford results: Nan Hoggard 36 points, Mavis Bruce 34; Anke Hermannsdorfer, Kathy Ashton, Adrienne Lynch 33; Wendy Matutinovich, Sara Tomsett, Jenny Gallaugher, Dot Ramsey 32; Sheryl Rasmussen (Onewhero), Chris Mercer, Carol Leary 31; Billie-Jo Simmons, Kay Marshall 30.
Soul Beauty Rooms Player of the week: Nan Hoggard. Nine hole - It was a wet morning for Wintle Cup nett and Martha stableford competitions on Tuesday, June 5, and only 17 players were prepared to brave the unpleasant conditions. However they were rewarded with clearing skies, rain soon stopped, and all returned to the clubhouse dry.
Ladies Division 1 nett: Glenn Bennett 40; Alison Turney 41. Division 2: Kay Lane 39, Jeanette Culton 41, Joceyln Madsen 44. Mens Martha Stableford: Brian Warren 16, Peter Madsen 15, John Vautier, Brian Hunter 14.