Spirit of the North re­turns

The Northland Age - - Sport -

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.

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