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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in “This Week”
Thursday 18 January 2007.

Captain Ding’s back, full of the hangover and lethargy of too much time off work, and golf for that matter, but very much enjoying the break, peace and quiet, and the pitter patter of the tranquil indolent rain! 

And what about Mrs Zeus over the break with our weather, suffering from god knows what, schizophrenic menopausal delusions of Prime Ministers perhaps?!  Or could that be a bird in the hand is better than 2 George W. Bushes.  Spastic decision making skills well in evidence as far as the weather was concerned, but Captain Ding does muse as too what the W. could stand for.  Three seasons in one day was all we could expect, Autumn, Winter and Spring … Summer suffer the same fate as Saddam!

Happy … happy new Year!  And welcome to the first musings of the year from Captain Din, sorry that should be Captain Ding.  Sorry about the opening diatribe, but it was fun!  The club has been quietly ticking over during the holiday break with the course receiving a lot of visitors and use by the avid locals. 

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays have seen steady scrambles, some scorching scoring, and the requisite dialysis at the 19th, actually, which is not too far from the truth, but what was meant was analysis at the 19th, or could that even be paralysis!

We have seen the lolly scramble of weather over the break, but all in all, the rest from Captain Dings din has been welcome!

We have seen an encouraging number of new members signed up over this period, so when you see a new face, welcome them and make them feel at home.

The web site over the break had an incredible 3056 hits, but Captain Ding resisted the urge to fling some light hearted updates, although there were instances that perhaps have warranted some unwarranted comment on the web!

The Summer Cup has now seen 2 rounds completed, and all this before summer even arrives!  The first round was 16th of December, while last Saturday saw the second round played in conjunction with the Firestone Pork n Bacon mini tournament.  Gary Urbahn leads the men by 1 point on 80, Tony Edgar follows closely on 79, Ross Jellard and Stew Kensington 78, and Duncan Gallagher, Brett Makene and Ron Taylor on 77.

The ladies Summer Cup leader is Heather Howard on 73, Alison Riley 69 and Denise Hunt 66.

Now, the Firestone Pork n Bacon tournament was played in idyllic conditions for the duck golfers in the field!  56 played with visitors from Stewart Alexander, Lake View and Rotorua taking advantage of the great value entry fee of only $10 for 18 holes and tournament entry.

The ladies nett winner was Heather Howard 69, runner up Denise Hunt 73.  The stableford winner was Elayne O’Leary 38, Cushla Taurva 34, Alison Riley 31 and Kathryn Douglas 29.

The division 1 nett winner was Wayne Mudford 67, runner up Spotty McCarthy 69.  Stableford winner Vic O’Rourke 41, Ross Jellard , Richie Brown and Massey Rata 37, Brett Makene and Lance Douglas 36.

So sad for Andrew Sadler, division 2 nett winner by a country mile, which intrigues Captain Ding, is a country mile longer than an urban mile or what?  But one digresses; Sad had a nett 62, while the runner up was way back, young Daley Makene with 69.  The stableford winner was Tony Edgar 40, Duncan Gallagher and Stew Kensington 38, Graeme Ormsby and Kyle Savage 37, Gary Urbahn and Shayne Hill 36.

Two’s were scored by Tony Edgar, King Shanly, Hooky Howard, Denise Hunt, Phil Kensington and Daley Makene.  And if anyone knows where Balls left his cell phone, please help our dear friend.

Grayburn Ross Twilight
This kicked off for the year last Thursday with 44 in the field - Captain Ding was expecting about 10.  Allan McCarthy was the man in the golfers division, first on 24 points, Henry Van Dyk and Spill Hill 23, Ross Higginson 22, Brett Makene, Steve Thorby and Richie Brown 21.

The non golfer’s winner was Hori Dixon on a whopping 27, Paul Strange, Paul Dixon and Ian Nelson 22, Adam Dixon and Jeff Mossong 21.  Two’s were scored by Henry Van Dyk, Lorraine Smith and Ian Worth.

Coming up …
Thursday evening is Grayburn Ross Twilight which will be a scramble.  Saturday is just a $5 scramble … Good luck and good golfing!

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