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Article :: 2006.08.23 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 23 August 2006.

Men's Report
The heavy weights weighed into the semi finals of the Presidents on Saturday.  The “Brown Brothers” Vic O’Rourke and Ron Taylor must have been feeling like the Blues Brothers after squandering a 4 up lead after 8 holes, to lose 2 down to Butch and Murray Hamilton.  Murray again proved his worth to the effort with a 68 nett, and his combination with Butch saw their best ball score 72 off the stick.

In the other semi, Phil Kensington almost single handed kept out the Ted Ward and Chris Edsall challenge.  Partner Sean Samkin may fast be earning the Robin Brooke nick name of “Food Bill!”  Phillip Kensington shot 74, again, while weathering the fierce affront from Chris and Ted, and held off a late challenge to hold on for a 1 up win.  And just like Whittaker’s chocolate, good honest golf!

But while all of this was going on, all those that had been culled from the Presidents went ballistic in the scramble!

Phil Kensington won division 1 with 45 points on count back from Hooky Howard, Ken Manuel 40, Ross Jellard 39, Ian Worth 37 and Chris Edsall 35.

Brian Curd won division 2 with a monstrous 48 point haul, Rex Fisher a more respectable 41, Doug Worth 38, Warwick Bennett 37, Robbie Wi and Peter Smith 36.

Ladies Report
First up, is a big get well to Camille, Captain Ding would like to think he can cope with the report, but sends his best wishes on behalf of the club.

With 33 in the field on Tuesday, a frosty start to a lovely day, the LGU monthly medal and putting buttons were contested, while the 9 holer's played “Total on Par 3’s.”

Winning the Silver division was Irene McIvor with a nett 73, Denise Hunt 75 and Alison Riley 77.  The scoring was a wee bit better in Bronze 1 with Anne Kensington first with a nett 68, Joy Aitchison 71 and Heather Howard 76.  In the Bronze 2 division, Raewyn Hoole had 71, Marie Way 76 and Maureen Shanly 78.

The Putting Buttons went to Anne Kensington and Maureen Shanly, while the only two was scored by Norine McPherson on the 10th.

The Open Tournament last Thursday saw a stellar field, and to quote, “a neat day, great weather, great lunch and a beautifully groomed course.”  And here Captain Ding thought, only men thought about their stomachs!

In Division 1 Robyn Pellowe shot 75 for the best gross, Irene McIvor had the best nett with 68 and also won the Kath Spraggon Trophy.  The stableford winner was Alison Riley 37, Denise Hunt and Shirley Kinnard 35, Jillian Reakes and Lois Jones 34, Gloria Osbourne and Ali Joe 33.

In Division 2, best nett Claire Campbell 73, stableford winner and winner of the Jo Selton Trophy Florence Jellard 35, Heather Howard 33, Margaret Ranger 32, Joy Aitchison 31, Meredith Pengelly, Megan Higgins and Elayne O’Leary 30.

In Division 3, best nett and winner of the Joan Halkett Trophy Bev Macartney 70, stableford winner Vere Hamilton 37, Norine McPherson 36, Heather Edgar 35, Jeanette Burton and Raewyn Hoole 34, Anne Kensington and Brenda Buckeridge 33.

There are no Vets results as the elders and not so elder cadets trotted to Tokoroa for a visit.  And when Captain Ding saw them late on Thursday back at the home club, it was hard to distinguish any meaningful results!

Coming up …
Thursday is the Putaruru Super Liquor Midweek and Vets; Saturday has the finals of the Presidents … Good luck and good golfing!

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