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Article :: 2006.01.25 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 25 January 2006.

Men's Report
Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa, or “Let us keep close together, not far apart.”
Our course is undergoing a wee bit of maintenance this week with a light coring.  Keeping our greens up there means a little patience, so that we all benefit from great greens for the rest of the year.

Grayburn Ross Twilight
Over 50 turned up on Thursday, which is pretty good with a lot of bods’ still away on holiday.  With long weekends for the next 2 weeks, the business house teams competitions wont start until the 9th of February.  Then there will be 6 weeks of bone crunching, win at all costs competition to sort out who will win the coveted shield for 2006.  We will do this in 2 divisions so that we there is a social division and a “serious” golfers division.  Simply what this means is that there will be double the chance of winning each night in what will be competitive divisions, and the 2 top dogs will duke it out for the trophy!

On Thursday we ended up playing Ambrose, with the MacDaddies winning with a nett 20.5, Gang 87 was second with 21 on count back from Lord Nelson’s Lot.  We already have 3 new teams signed up to add to the 14 we had last year, so come along, the more the merrier!

Also a highlight on Thursday was to witness first hand the tribal rituals of the Cambo’s Crew.  They floundered a vitriolic win over Captain Ding’s team in a casual matchplay side bet.  It was the most ghastly experience that anyone should have to endure.  Suffice it to say revenge will be sweet.  And how they stay together week after week is a measure of something I don’t understand!!  Oh and congratulations on the win.

This Thursday will be an individual scramble, so no going to the pub at lunchtime; you all have to play well!

Summer Cup
President Dougie Worth and Peter Smith are first equal leading into the final round of the summer cup, both with 83 points a piece.  This Saturday will be make or break, and close on their heels are Spotty McCarthy and Maurice Tricker on 82.  Who will win it!  And on the ladies side Florence Jellard sitting on 80 will be hard to haul in, the next closest is Heather Howard on 72.

Firestone Tyres, here in Putaruru now sponsors our Ham n Bacon mini tournaments, and a big thank you to Matt and the team.  The Nett winners were Florence Jellard, Maurice Tricker and Peter Smith, runners up Heather Howard, Ron Taylor and Dieter Drescher.

The stableford winners were; Ladies - Rachel Young 36, Anne Kensington 31.  Men's division 1; winner Spotty McCarthy 41, Tony FitzHerbert 40, John Mulholland, King Shanly and Butch Hamilton 39 and Hooky Howard 38.  Division 2 winner Tony Muller 40 on count back from Ken Gallagher, Doug Worth, Roger Clothier, Robbie Wi and Chris McKillop 39.

Two’s were scored by Dieter Drescher 3rd, Hooky Howard 13th, Brett Mulholland 10th and Vic O’Rourke 8th.

Coming up …
Thursday is the Grayburn Ross Twilight (individual scramble), and Saturday is the final round of the summer cup.  There is also a $5 scramble on the Monday.  Finally a plug for our opening day which will also be the Lion Trophy mixed foursomes competition.  There will be 2 divisions, one for the mixed, and one for just men.  And I think we’ll start around 10:00AM with some bubbles or something like that just for fun … Good luck and good golfing from Captain Ding!

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