Christmas golfing joy for Jennie
Jennie Higgens headed a field of 69 with 28 stableford in the nine-hole Christmas tournament staged by Te Awamutu Golf Club.
The Riverside club visitor finished three shots clear of the runner-up Helen Goodwin of Raglan.
Kate Beuning (Riverside) and Ann Ellis (Stewart Alexander) claimed equal third prize with 24 stableford, two points clear of a group on 22 points, Patty McIntyre (Pirongia), Lyn Fraser, Ngaire Woolett, Janette Sherwood, Ginny Hartley (all Hukanui), Gordon Lusby (O¯ mokoroa), Cheryl MacGilloway, Karen Corkill (TA) and Ann Kensington (Putaruru).
Colin Green reports that the players all went home with the first pick of a wellstacked prize table after participating in the well organised event on a well manicured course.
Winners of the club’s open midweek tournament were Sonny Te Kanawa with 79 gross, Rewa Hawira 46 stableford, Roy Greenhalgh 45, Robin McGhie 40, Alma Goodwin 39, Ian Smith, Percy Kapa 38, Greg Moore (New Plymouth) 37, Bill Hawira, Paul Coleman (Riverside) 36.
Twos were scored by McGhie and Coleman.