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Prebble Cup Final Rematch 29 May 2005
10 - 2 drubbing?? ...

Here is what Alan Mace from Waikato Golf had to say in his report back to head office ...

From: Alan Mace
Sent: Monday, 30 May 2005 9:23 a.m.
To: Janice Van Kampen
Subject: Prebble cup result

The final of the Prebble Cup symbol of supremacy in Waikato Golf was replayed at Te Aroha in blustery conditions by near neighbors Tirau and Putaruru Golf Clubs on Sunday. These clubs had contested the final at Pirongia earlier in the month and was a 6 all match result with 12 points each on account back this meant a replay. The morning foursome’s matches were fiercely contested with 3 going to the 18 hole. If two putts had dropped the result would have been reversed but it was Putaruru ahead 3 to 1 at lunch. In the afternoon singles matches the pressure was on with all matches very close at the turn but soon after as they approached the last 2 holes Putaruru made the break winning all four leading matches to take an unassailable lead 7 to 1 at this stage and the final went to Putaruru worthy winners for the first time in their history. This may well have been the first time a replay has been necessary in this competitions 53 year History. Alan Mace

OK, it may have been a bit closer in the heat of battle, but we won, you know I never will get tired of saying that!!

Credit where credit is due ... Putaruru were lucky to get the rematch after their showing in Pirongia.  Tirau were deserved finalists as were Putaruru, and the intensity of the matches right up there deserving of the final.  Congratulations to all players from both clubs who took part in this long standing trophy battle.  The spirit of the matches, the intensity and the composure in Victory and defeat a tribute to both Clubs and members of the teams.  Its tough that one club has to lose, but that's the spirit of a competition like this, and it is certainly in keeping with the Royal and Ancient spirit of the sport of Golf.

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