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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in “This Week”
Thursday 1 March 2007.

Men's Report
Against all odds, the championship pennants team recorded a comfortable win at home on Sunday against Raglan 7-2.  Disappointed at dropping these 2 points, Captain Ding would suggest that the team doesn’t go nuts just yet and give anyone the chop, as the there are still 6 rounds to go.  In the foursomes, wins were recorded by Mike Karl and Greg Worth, and Butch and Murray Hamilton.  In the singles wins went to Mike Karl, Ken Manuel, Greg Worth, Butch Hamilton and Murray Hamilton in the singles … Murray recording a scrumptiously savoury double bogey to half the 18th and win his singles match 1 up!

The next round is against Te Aroha at Te Aroha on the 11th of March.  The Dunes team from Matarangi look to be the form horse, what with their number 3 player playing off a 1 handicap and an 8-1 thrashing of Morrinsville!

Saturdays play saw the qualifying round for the Bradshaw cup and he first round of the Walford Cup, which is the best 2 out of 3 rounds nett aggregate.  Top qualifiers and leading the Walford Cup are Ross Jellard and Maurice Tricker, both with 66 nett, followed by Paul Graham and Brian Curd on 67 apiece.  Was there a comment about the course set up for the pennant round being too easy?!

Winning division 1 was Ross Jellard on count back from Maurice Tricker 66, Paul Graham and Brian Curd 67, Vic O’Rourke 68, and Walter Morgan and King Shanly 69.  In division 2 Stew Kensington was first with 68 on count back from Tony Muller, Dieter Drescher 70, and Adam Sadler, Rex Fisher and Thomas Kaio 71.  Maurice sunk a very Trickery putt on the 3rd to record the only two for the day.

Captain Ding apologises for the lack of vets result last week, but has no results for this week.  The Vets Pennant round played on Friday saw Putaruru leading the South Waikato clubs, while coming second to Walton where the round was played.

Firestone Shield Challenge
The intensity of the shield challenge has certainly heated up.  There has been no movement in the top of the table, with Rum Brothers still clutching to a half point lead on 26.0, Undecided snapping at their heels on 25.5, and MacDaddies on 24.

The results saw MacDaddies, Undecided, Rum Brothers and Go YT tied on 63 points, Running Late, Tirau Earthmovers and DOA 62 apiece.

The Beavers are still comfortably ahead of the DOA team by 3.5 points, notwithstanding giving away the last round.  This last week has seen a dramatic lift in the DOA team spirit, as they have witnessed the Beavers choking down a fairly sizeable helping of humble pie!  The Beavers self belief will not be tested though after witnessing Saturdays play, was that an 86 nett?!

Grayburn Ross Twilight Zone
The field was down slightly in numbers with only 69 turning up.  Another languid evening awash with the balmy haze of seductively salacious verve was there for all to enjoy.  Some of the scoring should have been censored, but you have to eulogize the top scorers, especially from DOA.

Fern Taylor won the ladies with 23 points, Muriel Savage 21.  Shayne Hill won the golfers division with 27 points, Steve Thorby, Graeme Ormsby 24, Daley Makene and Kyle Savage 23, Ian Worth 22, and Dave O’Brien, Vic O’Rourke, Neville Dugan, Brad Karl, Mike Karl, Allan McCarthy, Daniel Van Dyk and Ron Taylor on 21.

Stan Wilson of DOA fame won the non golfer section with 27 points as well, Smiley Alexander, Duncan Bluck, Mark Nicholl Jnr and Benny Savage 24, Mark Nichol Snr and Jeff Mossong 23, Daniel White 22, Ric Davies, Ian Dixon, Vaughan Richmond, Lindsay Strange, Richard Van Dyk and Steve Williams 21.

Coming up …
Thursday is Vets, and later that evening is Grayburn Ross Twilight and round 6 of the Firestone Shield Challenge.  The final round of the shield challenge is the 8th of March, with prize giving on the 15th.  Saturday is just a scramble.  On the Sunday, the Putaruru Primary School holds their annual fund raising Open Tournament; tee off starts from 9.30 or thereabouts with a rolling start.  March 10th is the first round of Bradshaw matches and round 2 of the Walford Cup … Good luck and good golfing!

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