Houhora course in won­der­ful form

The Northland Age - - Sport -

HOUHORA. Fine weather helped a good turnout of play­ers con­test the Houhora Golf Club’s weekly nett com­pe­ti­tion on Sun­day where Cabby John­son took out first place with 65 points fol­lowed by Neil St Ge­orge 67 then John Cooper plac­ing third af­ter a four-way count­back with 70.

The Wed­nes­day 9-hole hag­gle was won last week by Richard Thomp­son on 22 sta­ble­ford points from Ash Mitchell then Ivor Bates 19 on count­back.

In other news, it was noted club cap­tain made spe­cial re­marks about the con­di­tion of the course, which for this time of year is look­ing and play­ing ex­tremely well.

KAITAIA VETS. The Kaitaia vets re­ported a solid turnout of 24 and ideal au­tumn con­di­tions for the weekly hitout at Ahipara on Mon­day last week (May 20). Top scores by, men: Bill Steed 33, Terry Shaw 31, Mike Masters 30, War­ren Rogers 28, women: Elaine Ham­mond 27, with Sue Pan­ther, Les­ley Masters and Glenys Rogers all fin­ish­ing with 25.

Also, 2s for Brian Hamil­ton Smith, Don McCul­loch and Steed; near­est the pin prizes for Steed (men) and Elaine Knight­bridge (women); while the lucky draw went to Lynn McCarthny.

KAITAIA LADIES. The Kaitaia ladies re­cently com­pleted the first round of the Nancy McCormack — played with a cho­sen part­ner and on com­bined nett — and results were, Lynn McCarthny and Brenda Muller 72, Marj Dun­can and Les­ley Masters 73, Elaine Ham­mond and Sandy Joe 74, then Val Yates and Anne Squire 75.5. Results by the Satur­day ladies for the 1st round were, Mary Wil­liams and Ellen Wright 72, Kerry Rolle­ston and Julie Car­nachan 75, and Flo Smith and Lyn Masters 84. Round 2 was played last week where, it was noted, all could change.

In other re­cent news, four ladies trav­elled to Whangarei to play in a com­bined nett com­pe­ti­tion. Stand­outs were Betty Evans with Muller scoring 69 nett, and Dun­can with Joe 70. Con­di­tions were de­scribed as great although a heavy dew made the greens slow. The top scores were, The Pines 125 points, Waipu 128, Bay of Is­lands 132 and Kaitaia 139.

TEN­NIS

The Doubt­less Bay Ten­nis Club played host to 12 mem­bers of the Whanga­paroa Ten­nis Club for an af­ter­noon tour­na­ment ear­lier this month

A re­port from the in­au­gu­ral chal­lenge on Satur­day, May 18, noted the weather was sub­lime and the ten­nis was a treat with men’s, women’s and com­bined dou­bles played, the Whanga­paroa team out­class­ing the locals in the ma­jor­ity of cases.

The tour­na­ment

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