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Article :: 2006.05.03 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 3 May 2006.

Men's Report
Whooping’s is what this weeks news is all about … Greg Worth shot 72 and along with Dieter Drescher whooped his dad Brett Worth and Hooky Howard in their TTT match; Terry Garnett and Eric Hill did the same to the Mike Karl and highly fancied Neville Dugan pairing, while King Shanly & Tommy Houston artfully crushed their opposition of Anthony Berben and John Craig on the 13th no less.  Also posting wins were Mark Lawrence and Garry Campbell, Tony Muller and Peter Smith, Paul Graham and Brian Curd and Captain Ding and Wayne Mudford.  The games are afoot!

There is a flight for the 2nd round losers and the draw is up at the club rooms.  Greg Worth won division 1 with 45 points, Barry Wallace 41, Hooky Howard 40, Brad Karl and Vic O’Rourke 39 and Paul Graham, Terry Garnett, Mike Karl, Ted Ward and Chris McKillop all 38 points.

In division 2 Sean Samkin scored 39 lofty points, Tommy Houston 38, Neville Dugan and Dieter Drescher 37, and Brian Curd, Wayne Mudford and Eric Hill 36.  Twos were scored by Steve Thorby, Greg Worth, Mike Karl, Hooky Howard and Barry Wallace.  And remember this was on Saturday where the playing conditions were pretty torrential and sodden … the course to its credit played very well despite the torrid conditions.  Spare a kind thought for Lindsay Siegel who suffered a broken ankle on the 18th.

Our next major whooping was the shock defeat of our make shift pennant team to division leaders Te Awamutu at Stewart Alexander on Sunday.  Butch and Murray Hamilton were out for the day, so Terry Garnett and Tali Mulafia ably filled in and won their foursomes match 7/5.  Up 2.5 to 0.5 after the foursomes the boys were sitting pretty.  The only blemish being Phil Kensington and Rhys Burnett choking a half from the jaws of victory after being 2 up with 2 to play.  In the singles, chronic complacency set in, Putaruru’s number 1 had the only win of the afternoon, and the rest all lost, thanks for coming, see you later!  You have to remember though, that Stewart is like a home course to the Te Awamutu team … not!
Owing to Anzac day this is the report from the week before.  Atrocious weather conditions saw a smaller than average field play for the National Teams qualifying round a fortnight ago.  Making the District final are Alison Riley, Anne Kensington., Cheryl Jones and Heather Howard.  The nine hole Ladies played round 2 of the Sue Bunt Salver.

The scramble results saw A Riley with a 71 nett, A Kensington 75, and F Jellard 77.  In the 9 hole scramble L Bennett 40 nett, D McLean 44 on a count back from E Howland.

The Wills Cup Team of D Hunt, A Riley, C Jones, R Young, A Mathis and A Kensington were successful against Tirau on Friday.  Walton won the day on their home course however our team remains in second place just 3 points behind the leaders Tirau.

Our Nine Hole Pennant team were not quite as successful, going down to Cambridge on the Ngaruawahia course and are now in 5th place.

Good luck to the national team who played on Monday the 1st at Waitomo, results next week.

Coming up …
Thursday is Vets day.  And on Saturday we have … deep breath … the Firestone $10 mini tournament, round 3 of the TTT match play and the first round of the flight, round 2 of the championship stroke play,  monthly medal sponsored by The Club Restaurant, Captains Trophy and the shootout … Good luck and good golfing!



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