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Article :: 2007.04.04 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 4 April 2007.

Men's Report
Captain Ding is delighted to report that the Prebble Cup team had a 7-5 win over Pirongia at the Narrows, and that the championship pennants team halved their match against the highly rated Dunes team at Raglan.

We’ll start with the Prebble cup where the foursomes were tied 2 a piece in the morning, and the singles were convincingly won 5-3 in the afternoon with wins going to Maurice Tricker 1 up, Terry Garnett 2 up, Ross Jellard 2 up, Ted Ward 7/6 and Barry Wallace 3/2.  Terry Garnett and Ross Jellard were 4 down and 2 down respectively at the turn but came from behind to win.

The championship pennants team were up against the Dunes, where their number three player is a scratch golfer … that should give you an idea of the strength of their team.  The team were 2-1 down after the morning foursomes, the only win coming from Murray and Butch Hamilton.  The new combination of Mike and Brad Karl shot 1 over the card, but still lost 3/2.
In the afternoon, Rhys Burnett got his first win and his first point for the year after seven starts, great stuff, and well worth celebrating!  The other wins came from Butch Hamilton 5/4 and Mike Karl 2 up.  Murray Hamilton was 1 down playing 18, but won the 18th to half his match, which counted towards securing the half for the day!
The handicap pennants team continued their long standing tradition of not making the finals, but well done to the team for trying.

Entries for the Van Dyks Classic are filtering in, and must be in Captain Ding’s hands by Tuesday the 10th of April.

In the Firestone Pork n Bacon tournament on Saturday, the nett winners were Louise Wallace 72, Barry Wallace 69 and Tony Muller 66, runners up Tali Mulafia 70 and Eric Hill 71.

Ladies stableford winner Alison Riley 34; Division 1 Brian Curd 39, Tony FitzHerbert 38, Ron Taylor, Vic O’Rourke, Dieter Drescher, Ted Ward, Massy Rata and John Mulholland 37; Division 2 Shayne Hill 40, Sean Samkin and Adam Sadler 38, Warren Long 37, Nev Dugan and Duncan Gallagher 36.
Ladies Report
Tuesday the 27th of March will be one that will live long in the memory of Shirley Wood.  Shirley pulled out a driver on the 3rd hole to score a hole in one, and to show that this wasn’t sheer blind good luck, Shirley carried on to produce an overall 65 nett and win the LGU monthly medal, and win the putting button in her division.

In the Silver Division the winner was Denise Hunt with 68 nett, Florence Jellard 71 and Alison Riley 73.  In the Bronze 1 Division the winner was Judy Grey 68, Margaret Ranger 69, and Joy Aitchison 71 on count back.  In the Bronze II Division Shirley Wood had her 65 nett, Bev Macartney 69 and Heather Edgar 76 on count back.  In the 9 hole division, Cecily Duxfield had 31 nett, Sue Urbahn 33, and Elizabeth Howland 35.

In addition to the monthly medal the putting buttons went Denise Hunt with 28 putts in the 0-30 handicap division and Shirley Wood with 30 putts in the 30+ division.

Finally, the first round f the Wills Cup is against Cambridge at Tokoroa, the championship pennants play on Sunday and the mid-week pennants first round is at the Narrows on Monday.

Good luck to everyone involved.

Coming up …
Thursday is Vets … Saturday and Monday are our Easter scrambles … Good luck and good golfing!

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