Spirit of the North returns
KAITAIA LADIES. Ahipara was the scene of some great excitement on Wednesday last week with 19 ladies arriving on a bus from Waitangi, with all their gear and carrying the Spirit of the North Shield.
After a lovely morning tea, on a perfect day, the Waitangi girls sang their song, and in reply, the hosting Kaitaia Golf Club ladies sang one back which set the tone for the day: “It was a lot of fun and full of confidence, and then we went out to battle,” a report from the event noted.
The format was stableford, and with the top six scores from each club counted, Kaitaia emerged victorious by 221 points to Waitangi’s 212.
“Well done Kaitaia. It is quite a while since this shield was ours. Great to have Flo Smith and Mary Williams from Saturday golf to help out. So the shield stayed with us, and they [Waitangi ladies] went home with crayfish, wine and lots of goodies off our lovely raffle table. Thanks to all, it was a great day.”
HOUHORA. A smaller field than usual braved the early rain to participate in the stableford competition at Houhora on Sunday, where winner on the day was Laurence Gordon with 45 points, followed by Frank Hurinui 42 and Bruce Hall 41.
Meanwhile, the regular Wednesday 9-hole haggle last week, was played in gusty conditions with passing rain showers.
Results saw Louis Kemara coming home first with 21 points followed by Myna Bristow on 20 and Ian Davis on 18.
In other news, it was announced that the final of the club’s matchplay competition had to be postponed but will be played this Sunday.