The Northland Age

Houhora event tees up $5200 for good causes


Sixty golfers and nongolfers from around the Far North assembled at the Houhora Golf Club for their annual charity event on Saturday.

Over $5200 was raised by way of donations, raffles, entry fees and sponsorshi­p.

As a result the following causes benefited: Movember $1500, Prostrate Foundation $1000, Breast Cancer Foundation $600, and the Pukenui St John's $2200.

The informal golf contest saw nearly every entrant going home with a prize, a smile on their face and a little less money in their pockets.

On a more serious note, Bob Shirley, who heads Summit Forests

(a major sponsor), spoke on the importance of being aware of early symptoms of cancer and the importance of seeking medical attention to increase the likelihood of defeating this disease.

Results from Sunday's 18-hole competitio­n were: first with 40 stableford points Don McIntyre from Ivor Bates 39 and Richard Thompson third with 37.

Closest to the pin was Richard

Thompson and longest putt Don McIntyre.

There was a good turnout for last Wednesday's 9-hole haggle which was played in magnificen­t weather.

First, with 19 stableford points, was Denis Musson from Warren Rogers 18, and third Lenny Crewther 18. Nearest the pin was Bruce Hall and longest putt Ross McKandry.

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