Fishing Frenzy reels in a packed field
A report from the Kaitaia men noted it seemed like the golfing gods did not want them to play their game for the last day of the season after the heavens opened up to wash out their official closing day of the year on Saturday.
The club’s men players were all still looking forward to the Fishing Frenzy golf tournament this weekend which has already attracted a packed field albeit with a few spaces remaining for those yet to enter.
Tee time will be a 10am shotgun start with all players asked to be on time.
The draw is, No 1: Robbie’s 4, P Manning’s 4, No 2: Flo, Egg, Karen, Gary, No 3: D and A Squire. M Duncan, J Doolan, No 4 Chippies Crew, No 5: C Hollamby, P and P Biddle, L Subritzky, No 6: Mill boys, Logan, Lance, Sam H, Shorty, No 7: W and P Jump, two others, No 8: D Norris, E Heap, L Schuts, No 9 Ginty Morrogh and co. Andy Morrogh and co., No 10: Howard, PC, Leon, John Mc, No 11: B Dormer, C Phillips, S Hepa, Perry, No 12: S and V Yates, R Monteith, M Williams, No 13: A Willy, A Paul, Bob S, Kerry, Shailes and Wrights, No 14: R and J McCarthny, B Muller, J Douglas, No 15: Jaun, Richard, Gavin, Nick, No 16: Richy Teps 4, No 17: Julz, Travis, Bruce, McDuck, No 18: C Lugnet, M Wells, M and R Pope.
The Houhora Golf Club was pleased to report its annual Christmas Cheer tournament on Sunday attracted a large turnout of golfers from all over the Far North. The 58 players in the field enjoyed both fine weather and a course expertly prepared by club officials. In line with the Christmas spirit on show, there was a great selection of hams and other festive items as prizes and few went home emptyhanded.
Results in the ladies’ division saw Ellen Wright coming home first with 43 stableford followed by Trudy Nikora 38 and Cynthia Shailes third after a countback, also with 38.
The men were separated into two divisions with players of under 18 handicap being led by Paul Thompson with 39 points, Len Shailes 39 after countback, and Wally Broughton 37; while the second division was taken out by Warren Rogers with 39 points, then John McIntyre second with 38 followed by Terry Wright also 38. The nearest to the pin was won by Petrina Madden for the ladies and Neil St George for the men.
Elsewhere the Wednesday 9-hole haggle last week was won by Glenys Rogers with 21 stableford points then Myna Bristow 20 and Warren Rogers 18.
A round up of domestic results from Whangarao began with those from the weekly haggle’s event last Thursday, men: Rob Fabricius 43, Mark Edwards 42, Kerry Robertson, Stephen Tansey, John Brooks (all) 41, Ross Telfer, Doug Robinson 40, Wally Shand 39, ladies: Faye Sherman, Bertha Leslie (both) 41, May Pope, Petrina Maddren 40, Val Moffat 38.
Results from the haggle on Sunday were, men: Joseph Solomon 40 stablefords, Dave Nicholas 38, Paul Moffat, Grant Billington, Ross Telfer 36, ladies: Mary Tansey 32 and Faye Sherman 31; with 2s for Rob Fabricius and Nigel Dobson.