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Article :: 2007.04.25 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 25 April 2007.

Men’s Report
The course has been closed due to coring, and it is like someone has cut off one’s arm.  Members seem to be lost, aggrieved even that the course is closed!

Well it’s a big job this annual coring and half a dozen people have been flat stick working to get things back on line.  Starting on Wednesday afternoon did not help - it really should have started Monday morning to give the greens staff five work days continuous and uninterrupted to do the job properly.

And it is not any easier when man hours are poured into having to work on each green to remove some pretty big stones from the top soil, big stones that would wreck our brand new greens mower in a tick.

A big thank you to the volunteers who have helped with the coring work and to those who have helped cleared the rubbish from the area’s where the trees have been dropped.

Captain Ding thinks we should go back to a beginning of March coring, and move the tournaments to suit, over and done with, and back into shape for the Van Dyks.

All said and done, the course has had some major work done over the last few weeks, and in just a few weeks we’ll be back in great shape, roll on Spring!

Championship Pennants
The team had a win over bottom placed Tahuna, just as well too!  The round was played at Stewart Alexander, where there was placing through the green, just like you see at the Masters … Not!

The team had an over all 5/4 result which will easily see them remain in division 4.  And we can even make the finals if the results go our way in the last 2 rounds, just like the Chiefs!

TTT Draw
The TTT has been completed, and the matches start this Saturday.  Allan Wallace and Tommy Houston play Hooky Howard and Tony Muller; Massey Rata and Dieter Drescher play Maurice Tricker and Neville Dugan; Ross Jellard and Sean Samkin play Spotty McCarthy and Neil Sinclair; Terry Garnett and Ross Higginson play Captain Ding and Duncan Gallagher; John Mulholland and Steve Thorby play Adam Sadler and David Hoyte; Stew Kensington and Brett Worth play Eric Hill and Tony Edgar; Ted Ward and Allan McCarthy play Brian Curd and John McPherson; King Shanly and Doug Worth play Ron Taylor and Roger Clothier.

Ladies Report
There was a smaller field for Tuesday’s ladies day (17th.)

In the 18 hole stableford competition, 1st Neroli Fisher on count back from Jenny Smith on 35, 3rd Irene McIvor on count back from Cheryl Jones on 33.

In the 9 hole competition third round Sue Bunt, 1st Gillian Robbins with 37 nett, 2nd Lynette Bennett 38 and 3rd Dulcie McLean 46.

On Wednesday (18th) the Ladies held their annual Pairs Tournament (18 holes stableford competition.)

The winners were Anne Kensington & Audrey Mathis with a combined stableford of 70, 2nd Irene Orr & Bev Macartney on count back from Irene McIvor & Neroli Fisher on 69.

Nearest the pin on the 10th Jenny Kelsen and the 8th Judy Osborne (Walton.)

Two’s were scored by Faye Parton (2 two’s from Te Puke) and Lynn Darroch.

There was a small field but a lovely day with the course in great condition and over $100 was raised for Breast Cancer on our Haggle Hole.

Coming up …
Thursday has Vets … and Saturday is the 3rd round of the Radd Cup, 1st round of the TTT, monthly medal, Captains Trophy and shootout … Good luck and good golfing!

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