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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 18 May 2005. 

Putaruru v Tirau - Prebble Cup Final
The final has been confirmed for the 29th of May to be played at Te Aroha.

TTT Trophy
For the semi final round, the winner out of Ted Ward and Les OíLeary playing Barry Wallace and Henry Van Dyk will play Ron Taylor and Neil Sinclair.  And on the other side, Hooky Howard and Dieter Drescher play Steve Thorby and Paul Graham. 

The semi finals of the flight see John Morrison and Colin Emslie play Stu Kensington and Brad Karl, King Shanly and Ron Hunt play Dave Hoyte and Doug Worth. 

Cape Kidnappers
What a wonderful course.  An intrepid group of 4 from Putaruru ventured to the cape to play on Saturday.  36 lost balls did not dull the experience.  We could see the mountains from this coastal course, while viewing a calm bay and a full panorama of the Hawkes Bay on a sublime autumnís day.  The stableford scores ranged from a well constructed 32 (from the back tees measuring 6533m), to 25, 24 and 17!  In the writers view, it was well worth the investment of $195 single green fee in the off season. 

Saturday Scramble
30 paid to play on a great day for golf.  Some of the top scores in division 1 included Ron Taylor on 41, Paul Graham and King Shanly 39 and Vic OíRourke 38.  Gary Urbahn had 41 points in division 2 Robbie Wi 40, Duncan Gallagher and Tommy Houston 37. 

Finally the Fire Brigade held their annual tournament on Sunday with a tremendous field of just shy of 80 golfers.  I have no results to report, but that doesnít matter as I was away for the weekend.  It was a great day for the tournament, and very gratifying for the local brigade as the hosts. 

Ladies Report
Monday the 9th saw club representatives of Heather Howard, Anne Kensington, Irene McIvor and Brenda Buckeridge compete against 25 other Waikato clubs at Matamata.  The winners on the day were Ngahinepouri with 127 while Putaruru were 5th equal on 132. 

On the same day 14 travelled to the Mount for the annual interclub with them and Tokoroa.  It was a good time to catch up with a number of ex Putaruru players.  The Mount ran out the winners by a very slim margin from Putaruru. 

Tuesday's competitions were Monthly Medal, Coronation Medal, Aotearoa Cup, Veterans Cup (these last 3 being W.G.N.Z. Home Links events) Helen Wilson Jug (W.G Waikato/King Country Junior Fundraiser) and Putting Button. 

0-18 handicaps Florence Jellard 75 nett, Irene McIvor and Denise Hunt 76.

18.5-30.4 1st Shirley Wood, 2nd Joy Aitchison 72, Heather Howard 73.

30.5-40.4 Jeanette Burton 72, Betty Swanson 79.

Best Score in the Coronation Medal Florence Jellard, Aotearoa Cup Shirley Wood, Veterans Trophy Norine McPherson and Helen Wilson Jug Joy Aitchison.

Putting Button winners were Cheryl Jones 30 putts and Maureen Shanly 33 putts, while Shirley Wood won the monthly medal.

In the 9 Holerís Ethne Dodd had 16 putts, Donna Van Der Heyden and Joy McDonnell 20.

The only two of the day was scored by Bev Macartney. 

Vets
Irene McIvor had 37 points; Keith Hunt 45, Ross Jellard 41 and Gary Urbahn 39. 

The Waikato Vets Zone final round was played at Walton and the Putaruru team held onto their lead with 2138 nett, Mangakino 2195 and Tirau 2236. Putaruru will go through to the final. 

Coming up Ö
This weekend sees the semi finals of the TTT Trophy and flight, while the Putaruru Super Liquor midweek is played on Thursday the 19th Ö Good golfing from Captain Ding!

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