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Article :: 2006.03.01 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 1 March 2006.

Men's Report
The senior pennant team had a strong win playing at Raglan in the first round against Stewart Alexander.  The foursomes saw the team 2-1 with Greg Worth teaming up at number 1 to win 5/4, and Butch and Murray Hamilton winning 6/4.  Wins in the afternoon went to Butch and Murray Hamilton and Greg Worth, while the number 1 and 2 had to work very hard for halves in their matches.  All players in the top grouping were 2 to 4 shots under par, no small feat!!  The Putaruru boys were in no danger of losing, but their opposition were no slugs either … good gritty stuff!

The Putaruru Super Liquor Open Tournament saw 63 in the field, $143 raised for junior golf, awesome BBQ sausages, and lots of smiles as well as that niggling banter between winners and losers.

I will only report the top scores due to space constraints, full results are on the website.

The nett winners were Marie Way 68, Hooky Howard 67 and Mark Lawrence 61.  Ken Manuel won the non golfers with 71 nett on count back from Brendan Hansen.

The gross winners were Alison Riley 87, Phil Boulton 75 and Stew Kensington 87.  The stableford winners were Cheryl Jones 40, Tony FitzHerbert 39 and Roger Clothier 41.

It was an awesome day and special thanks to our sponsors Putaruru Super Liquor and Jim and Marie.

Tuesday was the first competition day contesting the LGU Monthly Medal and Putting Button.  Jenny Smith was impressive with a nett 64 to win.  The division 1 Putting Button winner was Irene Orr on a count back from Florence Jellard; Division 2 winner Brenda Buckeridge, who has been getting extra practice by playing Twilight.  Can’t be all bad.  The 9 hole Ladies played an Ambrose competition which was won by the team of, Margaret Dillon, Dulcie McLean and Lynette Bennett with 48 points.

Scramble results Silver; Alison Riley nett 71, Denise Hunt and Margaret Ranger 76.  Bronze; Cheryl Jones 71, F Jellard 72 and Joy Aitchison 73.  Bronze 2; Jenny Smith 64, Shirley Wood 65 and Raewyn Hoole 71.

Next Sat/Tues is the second round of the Nancy McCormick, and the 9 Holers will play “Hate Em”

There will be a sales table on Tuesdays, with the proceeds going to the Club so if you have any excess bring it along as every little bit helps.

Perfect golfing weather enticed 35 players out on Thursday although the scores weren’t as hot.  The men’s winner was Stew Kensington with 41, Hooky Howard and Ross Jellard 39.  Best of the Ladies was Irene Orr 39 on a count back from Florence Jellard, Heather Howard 36.  The 9 hole scramble was won by Sue Urbahn with 18 points.

Grayburn Ross Twilight
Braving what turned out to be quite bitter and windy conditions were 80 brave souls.  The fields are just outstanding and the competition is now starting to hot up.  Leading the business house team competition in division 1 is Go YT 12 points with MacDaddies close behind on 11 points; Division 2 Hog and Hounds 11.5, I!RR!A 8.5. 

The golf division winner was Vance Carson 23, Henry Van Dyk 22, and Neville Dugan, Lance Hay and Robbie Wi 21.  The non golfer’s winner was Peter Motion 24, James Van Dyk 24, Matt Corrin, John McPherson and Paul Strange 23.  Deb Worth 23 won the ladies, Jenny Smith 20 and Brenda Buckeridge 19.

Coming up …
Thursday is Vets and Grayburn Ross Twilight; Saturday has a local scramble only while Tirau has their Super Liquor Open … Good luck and good golfing from Captain Ding!


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