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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 24 August 2005. 

Men's Report
There is a void, akin to an abyss that has swallowed up some the Prebble cup holder’s finest golfing talent during the Presidents trophy elimination rounds.  Tension will be running high as the finals are played this Saturday.  John Mulholland is the youngest finalist in the main draw as he and Ross Jellard face off against the soccer duo of King Shanly and Dieter Drescher.  Too hard to call this one, George and Rosco have been formidable to date, but it will all depend on the temperament of the opposition on the day. 

Now the flight final will be all about walking the talk.  Scandalous as it seems now, these two teams were destined for the main draw final, and now must face off in the flight final.  The spin doctors are out in force as each team talks down the chances of their opposition.  The very best of British to Terry Garnett and Neville Dugan who front Stephen Thorby and Henry Van Dyk … I tell you, you don’t want the silver medal in this grudge match. 

From Saturdays scramble, King Shanly won with 42 points, Terry Garnett and John Bryant 41, Ross Jellard 38, Ron Taylor 36, and John Wood, Butch Hamilton, Tali Mulafia and Lance Hay 35.  In division 2, Stephen Thorby had 42, Ted Ward 41, Stew Kensington 40, Neville Dugan and Frank Jamieson 39, Tommy Houston and Roger Clothier 38, and Tony Fitzherbert and Adam Sadler 37.

Finally, an incursion team of 11 travelled to Waitomo for the annual interclub, not very good numbers I might add.  But true to our Prebble Cup prowess we came second which is a pretty good showing considering Waitomo won it at home, and Te Awamutu also turned up with 30 odd players. 

Ladies Report
With the weather perfect for golf and the course in immaculate condition more ladies are attending Tuesday’s club day.  The final round of the Captains Trophy and Club Eclectic were played.  Anne Kensington played a super round winning the 0-30 division with 43 points, second was Cheryl Jones 40, and followed closely by Elayne O’Leary and Raewyn Hoole with 39.  The 31-54 division was won by Carole Furlong 36, Betty Swanson 35 and Margaret Karl 32 on count back from Heather Edgar.  Two’s were scored by Heather Edgar on the 8th and Anne Kensington on the 3rd.  The 9 Hole Ladies played the 3rd round of their stableford competition; Mairi Edmonds had 17 points, Gillian Robbins 14 and Helen Haigh 13. 

On Thursday Putaruru hosted their Annual Putaruru Mitre 10 Tournament.  58 played from various clubs with another great day for golf.  Lois Jones (Lochiel) won the gross with an 81.  In division 1 Jillian Reakes (Pirongia) was the nett winner with 69 and Gaye Pickett (Walton) stableford winner with 37.  Nearest the pin was Jillian Reakes.  The division 2 winners were Heather Howard (nett), Florence Jellard (stableford 35) on count back from Anne Kensington and nearest the pin Judy Van Geest.  The division 3 nett winner was Shirley Kewish (Pirongia), stableford winner Marie Way and nearest the pin Elayne O’Leary.  Two’s were scored by Lynn Keightley, Judy Van Geest and Louise Wallace.   

The trophy winners for best local player in each division were division 1, Denise Hunt (K Spraggon trophy), division 2 Heather Howard (J Selton Trophy) and division 3 Marie Way (Halkett Cup).  Our grateful thanks to Putaruru Mitre 10 for their sponsorship. 

Coming up …
Tomorrow we play the Putaruru Super Liquor Midweek and on Saturday we have the finals of the Presidents Trophy and flight and the usual haggle.  The following Saturday is the Putaruru Maori Open Tournament … Good golfing and good luck from Captain Ding!

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