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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 6 December 2006.

Grayburn Ross Twilight!
You know it’s Thursday because of the weather, fine for the rest of the week, and then Apollo, the sun god takes his smoko, and by Zeus, that wretch threw all but the kitchen sink at us … what a horrid end to spring!

We should spare a thought for the vets mini tournament played earlier in the day, or rather, attempted to be played.  They were sent saturated and packing from the course after 9 holes, other than the really eager and poor unfortunates who got to play the full 18 holes.

But wait, there’s more, with rain threatening at any nano second, the twilight crew started to turn up, 60 in the end.  And then we witnessed the true callous nature of Zeus, or rather Mrs Zeus!  Clearing skies tempted everyone out, and then the heavens opened again for about half an hour, you old cow mother nature!

To the results, well the golfers loved it; Spotty McCarthy was top dog with 23 points, Neville Dugan and Ron Taylor 22, Captain Ding, Vance Carson, Shayne Hill, David Hoyte and David O’Brien all on 21.  In the non golfers division, Ian Nelson won on count back from Bill Strange, both on 21, Ric Davies, David Gill, Daly Makene, Vaughan Richmond, Kyle Savage and Lindsay Strange all on 20.

The top lady was Fern Taylor 22, Pania Paki 20 and Muriel Savage 18.

Firestone Business House
The Stranglers unusually had a week off this week, finishing out of the money.  First for the night were the MacDaddies on 62, Team Undecided and Go YT 61, D.O.A. 59, Team Beaver and the Midland Scaffolders 58.

The Stranglers still sit atop the leader board with 25.5, Go YT 19.5 and Midland Scaffolders 17.5.

Men's Report
The Firestone Pork n Bacon mini tournament had 63 in the field, Ross Jellard and Hooky Howard beat Rosco’s brother and his mate in a nice friendly match and  Adam Sadler had a scintillating 62 nett … yowser!  And did I mention that Apollo was back on duty, although Zeus was blustering on in the background (translation, fine but windy!)

Winning the ladies division was Alison Riley 72 nett, stableford winner Florence Jellard 34, Audrey Mathis 33 and Jenny Clothier 32.  Division 1 winner was Ron Taylor 68 nett, stableford winner Eric Miskowicz 39, Greg Worth 38, Butch Hamilton 37, Maurice Tricker and Ian Worth 36 (4 times what Ian scored on Thursday!)  King Shanly, Allan Wallace, Ross Jellard and John Wood 35.

Winning division 2 was Adam Sadler 62 nett, stableford winner Duncan Gallagher 43, Shayne Hill 39, John Mathis 37, Stew Kensington 36, Dieter Drescher, Tony FitzHerbert and Tony Muller 35.

Eric Miskowicz and Adam Sadler had the only two’s on the 8th.

Finally, Captain Ding cannot report on the bloodletting at the AGM last night (Tuesday.)  There are mixed views as to the level of controversy that will have wreaked havoc during the course of the evening and general business.  But I do know this, the club is in good heart, things are going well, if a little loosely from time to time, and there are a lot of volunteer’s in the background that do a heap of work and some that do just a little from time to time … that shows how much we all care about this great club of ours!  Thank you to everyone!

Coming up …
Thursday evening is the Grayburn Ross Twilight and the sixth round of the Firestone Business House team’s challenge.  Saturday is Caleb Karl’s first birthday, and just a scramble … Good luck and good golfing!

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