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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 16 November 2005 

Men’s Report
The champion of champions was played on Sunday at Walton, and with a challenging course set up and windy conditions, made for a day for the cream to rise to the top.  Mike Karl took out the seniors by a clear margin shooting 71 and 72.  Ross Jellard was tied for 1st in the intermediates, but lost in a three hole play off for silver!.  A great showing by both players.  In the teams, Putaruru put up a fair showing, but Tirau took top honours, exacting sweet revenge for their demise in the Prebble Cup. 

However, did I mention that Putaruru, at Tirau beat Tirau on their own turf?  The Smythe Trophy interclub was played a couple of Sundays ago; Putaruru also won the Ryder Cup on the same day. 

In Saturdays Ham n Chicken Tournament, Ross Jellard won division 1 with nett 65, while Ron Taylor won the stableford with 42.  Stew Kensington won division 2 with nett 64; Neville Dugan won the stableford with 43.  Heather Howard won the ladies with nett 69, and Audrey Mathis took out the stableford with 38. 

Grayburn Ross Twilight
67 played on Thursday, and Captain Ding will set up prize giving for 8.30PM from now on, otherwise, its just getting too late!  Ted Ward won the golfers division with 21 points on count back from Richard Wharehoka, King Shanly, Paul Graham and Mark Lawrence.  Smiley Alexander won the non golfers with a staggering 27 points, Sean Samkin, Spotty McCarthy, Scooter and Nick Foster second on 26.  Deb Worth took out the ladies with 27 from Jenny Clothier 23 and Brenda Buckeridge 20. 

The Famous 5 took out the teams with maximum points on 63. 

Ladies and Vets Report
On Wednesday last week, the Ladies hosted their first ever, mid-week Christmas Tournament with 98 players coming from throughout the Waikato with two car loads from as far away as Auckland.  There was a real festive  atmosphere on the course and in the clubhouse and the sponsors, Cars  on Broadway and New World (Matamata) announced that they would like to be associated with the tournament again next year, and will be offering a car for anyone scoring a  hole in one. 

The best gross of the day 82, was returned by Denise Hunt.  In division 1, the nett winner was Irene McIvor 68, stableford 1 Debbie Carney (Tahuna), 2nd Margaret Ranger, 3rd Penny Jones (Taupo.)  In Division 2, nett winner Janice Kowalski 65, stableford 1 Mary Fordham (Wairakei), 2nd Cheryl Jones, 3rd Alison Riley.  In division 3, nett winner Anne Kensington 67, stableford 1 Debbie Hockley (Tahuna), 2nd Norine McPherson and 3rd Irene Orr.  In division 4 nett winner Bev Macartney 66, stableford 1 Neroli Fisher, 2nd Raewyn Hoole and 3rd Brenda Buckeridge.  In the 9 hole division, best Nett Gillian Robbins 35, 2nd Cecily Duxfield and 3rd Sue Urbahn. 

The hidden hole winners were Bar Hoadley, Alison Riley, Shirley Wood and Cynthia Crouch. 

On Sunday 6th November, the Ladies Champion of Champions was played at Taumaranui.  Denise Hunt, Alison Riley and Florence Jellard represented our club.  Played over 36 holes Alison had a very successful day coming runner up in the Bronze nett and Florence runner up in the stableford.  Sandra Carey, an ex Putaruru member now playing at Taumaranui, became the 2005 Champion of Champion heading off her golfing buddy Robyn Pellow by 3 shots. 

The Waikato 9 hole Champion of Champions was played at Walton on Thursday 10th, and Dulcie McLean won division 2 nett. 

Coming up …
Thursday, we have the Super Liquor mid week, and the Grayburn Ross Twilight.  On Saturday there is the Ladies Closed Christmas Tournament … Good golfing and good luck from Captain Ding!


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