WAIHI GOLF CLUB Women’s team tournament:
After being postponed a fortnight earlier due to bad weather, the fixture held in August fortunately struck an ideal day weather-wise, apart from a sometimes chilling breeze. Twenty-three teams of four, with the 3 best stableford scores counting, enjoyed a course in excellent condition. The winning team, on a countback with 116 points were Heather White, Adrienne Lynch, Sally Grindlay and Rosalind Giffney, and in second place were Elizabeth Purcell, Diane Boot, Sharon Deacon and Robyn Kirby. The team in third place comprised Vivienne Lilley, Wendy Matutinovich, Diane Lockwood and Sally Sherson, and in fourth were Suzy Lynch, Sue Cochrane, Chris Chapple and Esther Hall. Monday vets: The final round of the Matchplay Championship was played, and this year’s winners were Allen Sarjant for the men, while Nita Dalley proved to be the best lady. Forty-six players competed in the day’s nett haggle and 12 players played under their handicap.
The winner was Jan Robinson with a fine 67 net, closely followed by Di Lewis with 68. Gyan Prole, Mark Mora and Rae Brown all had 69 net, with
Rodger Bagshaw, Adele Gunning, Heather White, Helen Baynes and Anke Hermannsdorfer all with 70 net. Tuesday nine hole section: The week’s competition was a net haggle, which was won by Garth Pritchard who had a net 30. Next was Mandy Piper on 32, with Rex Smith and Julia Nicolson both having 33, while Glen Bennett recorded 34 net. Lorraine Meyer, Val McLoughlin and Margaret Hickey all finished with 36 net. Thursday men: In the morning haggle division 1, Ken Mustard continued his good run of form to win by a clear six shots with 41 points. Next on 35 were Vince Jones and Ted Murray, with Doug Ferguson and Allen Sarjant both on 33, then Bruce Rutter and Earle White with 32 points.
In division 2, John Purkis showed the way with 38 points, then Francis Gascoigne and Andrew McLennan with 35 and Rodger Bagshaw 34. Tom Rowbotham and John Saunders both had 33.
In the afternoon haggle it was a real battle for supremacy with Craig Sandlant, Gary Dunning and Mark Tomsett all scoring 38 points. Following the trio was Graeme Parkinson with 36, then Kelly Exelby and Terry Gerbich on 35. Paul Weaver and Michael Matutinovich both had 34. Saturday ladies: Played a net haggle in near-summer conditions. Shoneen Dunning had the best round with a net 70, while Sharon Deacon and Susan Mustard both had 73s. Kaylene Croker had 76, followed by Michelle Libby with 79.
Saturday men: The final of the Flett Trophy was played between the two finalists, John Giffney and Michael Matutinovich.
After a very tight match, it came down to the 18th and final hole, where John prevailed, and became the holder of the Flett Trophy for 2023.
Morning haggle: The stableford haggle was won by Francis Gascoigne with a very good 41 points, with Vince Jones, continuing his brief good run, next with 38. Then followed Brian Verryt (Walton), Earl Hoskins, Mark Mora and Daryll Denyer all with 37 points, Tom Rowbotham (again!) and Madz Grey had 36.
Afternoon haggle: Mike Rose had a great round finishing with 41 points, well clear of Peter Dagg in second place with 37 points. Next were Paul Williams and David Morris, both with 36, followed by Michael Matutinovich, Terry Gerbich and Mark Tomsett all had 35, while Frank Van Hattum and Graeme Parkinson both finished with 34 points.
FAIRVIEW GOLF CLUB Fairview 18 hole women
August 1 we played round five of Area Stableford and LGU and Putting.
Stableford winner was Betty Silson with 38 points. Georgie Sorokin was second with 36. Lynn Cuming and Merle Mason were third and fourth with 34. Next were Christine Selwyn, Joan Irwin, Chris Johnston, Cheryl Hobin and Carol Bones all with 33. LGU silver division winner was Joan Irwin with net 72. LGU bronze one division winner was Georgie Sorokin with net 69. LGU bronze two division winner was Betty Silson with net 68.
Putting queen was Christine Selwyn with 29 putts. Jill Chambers and Cathy Munro had twos.
Fairview 9 hole ladies
August 3 the ladies teed off for a fun competition. The haggle was on hidden drawn pairs. This combines the two drawn partners stableford points and the winners of the day were Glenis Hilt/Kathleen Grammer and Anne Howard/Ros Robson, both pairs combining with 34, followed by Wendy Cocks/ Jenny Harrison with 33, and Sue Lockyer/Louise Robb, Jan Hickey and Pene Rosie 32. Hidden hole for division one was Carol Fleet and division 2 Naomi Van der Merwe, Jenny Harrison and Ros Robson.