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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 2 May 2007.

Prebble Cup
Putaruru have been ousted from this year’s competition.  Playing Kawhia at Cambridge, they did everything but win.

In the closest of finishing margins, Kawhia won 6.5 to 5.5.  The turning point in the match happened in the morning when Putaruru finished 3-1 down in the foursomes, a lead too much to claw back in the afternoon.

What a mighty effort though, well done to the team of Sean Samkin, Barry Wallace, Ted Ward, Brian Curd, Ross Jellard, Terry Garnett, John Mulholland, Massey Rata, and for the earlier rounds Maurice Tricker.

And to Captain Ding, the only club captain in the history of the Putaruru Golf Club to win, defend, and LOSE the Prebble Cup.  This result will be as bad as losing this year’s World Cup, cricket or rugby, it does not matter, heads are on the chopping block from the selectors to higher up.  This scandalous result leaves an odious stench which must be atoned for with the spilling of blood.  The snipers will be out to find the scapegoat to take the fall!  More on this issue will surely follow, Captain Ding, if he is still around will keep you posted!

Men's Report
All is well at the golf club; we have our course back after coring, much to the delight of the membership.  The last of the greens were bought on-line late Friday afternoon.

But did anyone think to tell the Saturday fraternal that the scoring should have been ordinary.  The big news of the day, certainly in the eyes of the writer, was the spectacular score by Captain Ding, out in 38, which included a triple bogey 6 on the 8th, 43 points, a nett 65, but alas, still only good enough for 2nd place … Brian Curd, bless his soul, shot 77 for a nett 60!

The monthly medal winner for April was Brian Curd with a nett 60.  The winner of the Radd Cup was Shayne Hill with a 2 round total of 90 stableford points.

The division 1 winner from Saturday’s scramble was Brian Curd nett 60, Captain Ding 65, Lance Hay 66, Tony FitzHerbert 68, Allan Wallace 70 and Ross Jellard 71.

The division 2 winner was Shayne Hill 64, Kyle Savage 67, Allan McCarthy 67, Robbie Wi 70, Dieter Drescher 72 and Roger Clothier 72.

Championship Pennants
The good news is that Putaruru are safe for another year in division 4, the bad news is that the team lost to Morrinsville on Sunday playing at Ngaruawahia.  The foursomes ended all square with 1.5 points each, a win to Mike Karl and Greg Worth, and a half to Butch and Murray Hamilton.  Then things went pair, peer, pare, sorry pear shaped!  Mike Karl and Rhys Burnett enjoyed the length of the course to post the only singles wins.  A Worthy mention has to go to Greg Worth who saw a 2 up lead with 3 holes to go, turn into a loss as Greg’s watched his opposition buffoon his way to a 3 birdie finish, and 3 easy birdies at that.  C'est La Vie!

TTT Draw
The second round of the TTT sees Allan Wallace and Tommy Houston play Maurice Tricker and Neville Dugan; Ross Jellard and Sean Samkin play Captain Ding and Duncan Gallagher; Adam Sadler and David Hoyte play Eric Hill and Tony Edgar; Brian Curd and John McPherson play Ron Taylor and Roger Clothier.

 

Coming up …
Thursday has Vets … and Saturday has the Firestone Pork n Bacon tournament, 2nd round of the TTT, monthly medal, Captains Trophy and shootout … Good luck and good golfing!

 

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