Taupo¯ Vet­er­ans

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

Some 72 men vet golfers took part in day one of the an­nual Taupo¯ Golf Club Vets’ Tour­na­ment on Cen­ten­nial and Tauhara Cour­ses in windy but fine con­di­tions on Novem­ber 5. There were 23 golfers from Taupo¯ and 49 from around New Zealand. The tour­na­ment com­prises match play for five groups of 16 over Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day con­clud­ing on Fri­day. For the women vet golfers there is a stable­ford comp over four days with 31 vis­i­tors and 14 lo­cals. Nine hole is also be­ing com­peted for with a stable­ford. The nam­ing spon­sor is Har­courts Taupo¯ (Tim Bland) with many other lo­cal spon­sors. The prize­giv­ing is at the Taupo¯ Golf Club Lounge on Fri­day at about 2pm. Last week 44 vet golfers par­tic­i­pated in a teams stable­ford event (hid­den flag) on Cen­ten­nial for the Robin Hock­ing Tro­phy in fine and warm con­di­tions. Six teams shared the prize list. First “Some come Late!” of Dave Nixon, Bax­ter Fa­gan , Ralph Robertshawe and Hugh DeLau­tour with 114 stable­ford points. 2nd with 101 points in­cluded Peter Craw­ford, Gra­ham Wood­cock, Roger Men­zies and Den­nis Tito of the “For­got­ten Ones” team. Third the “Jabs” Team of Phil Wood­ward, John Chap­man , Blair Ma­jor and Athol Lons­dale with 99 points. Fourth also with 99 points “Bad Habits” — Sel­wyn McLen­nan, Neil Mur­ley, Tony Seav­ill and Tim Pater­son. Fifth also with 99 points-“4 Knobs team — of Gor­don Har­vey, Peter Coles, David Mansell and Colin Crowe. Sixth with 95 points the team of “Plonkers” in­clud­ing Ted Swan­ney, Richard Shearer, Mike Corkin and Les Wraight.

Best Gross went to John Roberts with an 82. Ju­nior Gross was Ralph Robertshawe with a 99. Twos Hole No. 3 Peter Coles. Hole No. 12 Tim Pater­son. Bot­tle’O voucher went to Dave Nixon. 4 Se­nior Vets/9 Hol­ers played on Tauhara. Win­ner was David Mayne with 17 points. Run­ner up with 15 points was Der­mot Grainger.

We re­gret the pass­ing of Ivan Rudd, a Vet Golf Mem­ber over many years and ex­tend our sym­pa­thy to Mag­gie Rudd. rest of the field played a stable­ford. Top Cat win­ner was Margery Mac­Don­ald and the run­ner up was Fran Fuller. Chris Thom­son won the stable­ford with 38 points. Bar Hoadley was sec­ond on count­back to Yvonne Rau­retiCar­son with both golfers scor­ing 35 points. Run­ners up were Beryl Pater­son, Fran Fuller and Anna Brabyn. Near­est to the pins were won by Chris Thom­son, the Mole’ n’ Chicken voucher, Yvonne Rau­reti-Car­son, the Vic­to­ria’s Cafe´ prize and Beryl Pater­son won the Bot­tle’O prize. The Pro shop long­est putt was won by Bar Hoadley. The Mer­chant of Taupo¯ raf­fle was won by Gail Searle.

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