Waihi Leader - - News - By NAN HOGGARD

Mem­bers of the Waihi Golf Club should thank their lucky stars that their course is so freedrain­ing.

In spite of 217mm of rain fall­ing in the area over three days in the hol­i­day week­end, there was no re­stric­tion on play, and the course was playable, with lit­tle ev­i­dence of the del­uge apart from some ca­sual wa­ter in bunkers, and here and there on the course. No women played on Satur­day June 2, and there were no for­mal com­pe­ti­tions sched­uled for the Vet­er­ans’ sec­tion on Mon­day June 4.

Women’s — 18 holes

Thirty-one play­ers turned up on Wed­nes­day June 6 hop­ing to fin­ish their golf be­fore the pre­dicted rain came in. Those first on the tee nearly made the grade, but 4mm of rain fell in one sud­den shower ac­com­pa­nied by a dra­matic tem­per­a­ture drop, and no one es­caped a drench­ing. It was a sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion, and it was quite un­der­stand­able that some did not fin­ish their games for con­di­tions were far from pleas­ant. Sta­ble­ford re­sults: Nan Hoggard 36 points; Mavis Bruce 34; Anke Her­manns­dor­fer, Kathy Ash­ton, Adri­enne Lynch 33; Wendy Matuti­novich, Sara Tom­sett, Jenny Gal­laugher, Dot Ramsey 32; Sh­eryl Ras­mussen (Onewhero), Chris Mercer, Carol Leary 31; Bil­lie-Jo Sim­mons, Kay Mar­shall 30. Soul Beauty Rooms Player of the week: Nan Hoggard.

Nine holes

It was a wet morn­ing for Win­tle Cup nett and Martha sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tions on Tues­day June 5, and only 17 play­ers were pre­pared to brave the un­pleas­ant con­di­tions. They were re­warded with clear­ing skies, rain soon stopped, and all re­turned to the Club­house dry.

Women’s Di­vi­sion 1 nett: Glenn Ben­nett 40 ; Ali­son Tur­ney 41

Di­vi­sion 2: Kay Lane 39; Jeanette Cul­ton 41; Jo­ceyln Mad­sen 44. Men Martha Sta­ble­ford: Brian War­ren 16; Peter Mad­sen 15; John Vau­tier, Brian Hunter 14.

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