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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 27 July 2005. 

Men's Report
Well, well, well!!  The Stratson Cup produced a tie between Mike Karl and Tony Muller on +7.  Mike came from 0 to +7 while Tony remained on his total for the tie.  They will play off for the title this Saturday. 

The Watson Plate was played on Sunday with laudable winners Ross and Florence Jellard taking top honours with 43 points.  John Mathis and Norine McPherson were admirable runners up on 41. 

The Putaruru Super Liquor Mid Week had a record field with 54 playing, of which 18 visitors took part.  We can thank the Golf Gazette advertising for a good number of these. 

The nett winner in the ladies was Cheryl Jones with a superb 67, runner up Alison Riley on 75.  The stableford winner was Denise Hunt with 35 on count back from Anne Kensington. 

The division 1 nett winner was Greg Worth on count back from Hooky Howard on 67.  The stableford winner was Terry Garnett on count back from John Wood and Terry Bradley on 41.  The Tirau boys were enthralled with Captain Dings 8 on the last hole, bringing back memories of Pirongia, but this was still good enough for 39 points. 

In Division 2 the nett winner was Lance Douglas with 63, runner up Neville Dugan on 66.  The stableford winner was Wayne Mudford with 45 (who looted the beer from Captain Ding) with runner up Andrew Muller on 41 and Lance Hay on 40. 

Distinguished scoring from Saturdays scramble were King Shanly 42 points and Mike Karl 40 from division 1, and Dieter Drescher and John Lamb having 40 points in division 2. 

Presidents Draw
The most contested trophy of the Prebble Cup Holders’ year has arrived.  17 pairs entered will thrash out this local donnybrook. 

But this week there is only 1 scheduled match between evergreens Hooky Howard and Colin Emslie playing Paul Graham and Adam Sadler.  It will be a bit like Sam Snead and Byron Nelson leading off the Augusta Masters. 

The draw is up at the club and on the website. 

Man, are there some burgling combinations this year, I look forward to waxing lyrical on the progress of this competition without fear or favour. 

Ladies & Vets Report
On Sunday 17th July the 2nd round of the Women’s Golf Waikato Weekend Pennant was played at Putaruru.  Probably the highlight of the day was a hole-in-one on the 10th by Lynette White on a 28 handicap from Waikare.  The winner of the pennant was Stewart Alexander with a nett 221 (the best 3 cards counting) and they now lead overall on 430 with one round left to play.  Putaruru team members of Denise Hunt, Norine McPherson, Jenny Clothier and Jeanette Burton had 237 and are now 7th equal with Te Kowhai. 

On Tuesday, ladies played the 2nd round of the Captains Trophy and Eclectic.  In the 0-30 handicap division Denise Hunt and Alison Riley had 39 points and Anne Kensington 37.  For the 31-54 division Bev Macartney 36, Heather Edgar 35 and Betty Swanson 31.  The only 2 was scored by Alison Riley on 3rd hole. 

The 9 holer’s played a hidden hole competition and Dulcie McLean was the winner with 51 Gillian Robbins 55 and Marie Edmonds 58. 

The Alan Hooper Trophy was finalised last week with Heather Howard unfortunately having to default the match to Margaret Ranger. 

Vets on Thursday saw a field of 34 players with 41 points being returned by Cheryl Jones, Hooky Howard and John Wood, great scoring for the middle of winter.  The other best score in the men's scramble was Gary Urbahn with 39.  In the ladies Denise Hunt and Bev Macartney 35pts. 

Coming up …
We have the first round of the Presidents Trophy and a scramble … Good golfing and good luck from Captain Ding!

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