Omokoroa — The Omokoroa Bowling Club held the Aussie Butcher-sponsored Open Men’s Fours (Hams) tournament on November 13.
Results: 1st Tauranga South: Denis Duncan, Trevor Powell, Brian Ellett, Stu Owen 4W+ 42: 2nd: Mount Maunganui: Ted Schiscka, Athol Preston, Robbie Watson, Roger Roberts 4W+ 28: 3rd: Te Puke: Alan Brown, Wayne Dugmore, Keith Grafas, Ron Parton 4W+19: 4th: Matua: Peter Keaney, Harry Burggraff, Bill Brown, Robbie Stewart
3W + 26: 5th: Mount Maunganui: John Simons (R), John Simons, Maurice Hickey, Don Shand 3W + 25: 6th: Mount Maunganui: Alan Jones, Kevin Maxfield, Keith Arthur, Reg Archer 3W + 12. Afternoon Prize: Waihi: Noel Rea, Tom O’Flaherty, Matty Matich, Dave Howell 2W + 3.
Katikati — The Optional Handicap Singles for the Andrew’s Plate was played at the Katiakti Bowling Club 14th November 1, Hugh Malone 4 1/2 wins +36. 2nd Alan Burwell 4 wins +16. 3rd Neville Canute 4 wins +16. 4th Donna Witten 3 1/2 wins +19. 5th George Fabling 3 1/2 wins
+9. Ladies Championship Pairs ( Myra Faulkner Trophy ) played November 17-18. Winners Raewyn Burwell & Hien Mack R/U Joy Scott & Helen Board.
Fairview Ladies — The weather turned out perfect on November 13, after torrential rain the day before and the course was in ideal condition for the ladies 18-hole Shoot Out. This was a once a year event where all participants are given a number, which they then mark on their ball and greens marker. Three referees are assigned to keep the scores of each player.
Once the game starts one player drops out on each hole, determined by the player with the highest nett score or by putt off or chip off, up to the referee. On the last hole it is a match between the remaining two players that decides the winner.
The winner was Jill Chambers with runner-up Rosalie Wrathall. Joyce Sherwan was third, with Margaret DeaneFreeman, fourth.
Nine Hole — The 9-hole ladies started their summer competition on November 13 with a stableford round on the back nine holes. Despite having very heavy rain the day before and over night the course was in great condition and the weather lovely. Results: Division One 1st Mary Furness 21 2nd = Anita Kelly and Sue Couper. Division Two 1st Kathleen Grammer 18, 2nd = Heather Bender and Pat Pepper.
Veterans — Eighteen nine hole vets teed off at 8am last Thursday at Fairview Golf Club to play the front 9 holes in a stableford competition. The weather was good with a little wind, the fairways and greens being in excellent order, thanks to the green keeper and staff. The hidden hole was won by Clive Lock. The winning player with 23 stableford points was Paul Blackford. Second place went to Alan Partington with 22 points, third place was shared by Jim Blackburn and Bruce Warden with 21 points, then there was three players all with 20 stableford points. This made for a tight finish. Waihi
Top Cat/Top Dog — There was a great turnout of members on November 10 for Closing Day and Top Cat/Top Dog final. With 85 in the field, the starters sent the players out to multiple tees for a shotgun start. The course was in superb condition and there were many outstanding scores. During the season, women and men who had earned the weekly Player of the Week titles qualified for Top Cat and Dog finals on Closing Day, played with the rest of the field in a nett competition. Waihi Beach Soul Beauty Rooms sponsored the women’s awards throughout the season, and Katikati Panelworks & Car Painters sponsored the Men’s Section.
In the final, Kaylene Croker with a massive 58 nett won the Top Cat title, runner up Kay Marshall 67. Brian Robinson won the Top Dog title with an impressive 63 nett, runner-up Norm Sanderson 66.
Closing Day Haggle results: Women — nett winner: Kaylene Croker 58. Runners up: Kay Marshall 67; Jacquie Bain, Bev Ireland 68; Carol Leary 69; Jenny Gallaugher, Liz Hale, Michelle Libby 70; Adele Gunning, Desley Rosevear, Jackie Robson 71; Sharon Deacon, Susie Goodall, Helen Baynes 72; Jessie Gear, Nan Hoggard, Shoneen Dunning
73; Rae Wright, Robin Zinzan, Wendy Matutinovich 74. Men — Division 1 nett winner Brian Robinson. Runners up: Norm Sanderson, Mick Goodall 66 nett; Graeme Parkinson, Murray Fraser, Wilson McGillivray, Mark Bryant, Eddie Evans 67; Peter Wright, Ross Sayer, Allen Sarjant, Russell Berridge 69; Brian Baynes, John Libby, Phil Trevenen 70; Nigel Sanderson, Terry Gerbich, Tim Parish 71; Andy Roche
72; Grant Robson, Wayne Brierley, Don Oliver 73; Frank Van Hattum (Remuera) 74. Division 2: John Newton 65; Ray Fisher 66; David Morris, Des Johns, Chris Hale 67; Don Bain, Richard Taitoko 68; John Drent, Dave Campbell, Alex
Teesdale70; Trevor Coombes 71; Lew Sayer, Tom Rowbotham 72; Maurice Joyce 73; Rex Knight, Mike Matutinovich, Bob Hoggard, Rodger Bagshaw 74. Twos: Kay Marshall, Carol Leary, Graeme Parkinson, Ken Purcell, Phil Trevenen, Lew Sayer, John Newton, David Morris, Trevor Coombes.
Top Dog and Cat 2018 Brian Robinson and Kylene Croker.
The winners of the Fairview Ladies 18-hole shootout.