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Article :: 2007.05.30 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 30 May 2007.

Men's Report
The biggest news for quite a long time came on Sunday, when the Putaruru reign as Prebble Cup holders came to an end.  Putaruru lost in the quarter final round to eventual winners Kawhia.  Kawhia played Waihi in the final and demolished them 9.5 to 2.5, a real old fashioned hiding.

There was a quiet guard from Putaruru to witness the end of this era of history, but the reign of Putaruru as Prebble Cup holders for the last 2 years will be fondly remembered by most.

Each year the cup goes up for grabs, and it is not a case of defending the trophy, you have to win it each year … not that easy of a task.  So well done to Kawhia, and well done to the Putaruru teams and players for the last 3 years

Also played at Putaruru on Sunday was the final of the Tolich Trophy between Tahuna and Hukanui.  In a lot tighter match, Tahuna squeaked in with a 7 to 5 winning margin.

Interestingly enough, and you hear a lot in the men’s room, the comments from the Waihi team and supporters were very similar to those expressed when Putaruru lost to Kawhia in the quarters.

A big vote of thanks to Ron Hunt and his helpers for the presentation of the course for this very prestigious Waikato event.

Going back in time to Saturdays scramble, John Barr won on count back with 40 points, Ian Worth and Adam Sadler 40, Ted Ward 38, Tony Edgar 37 and Ross Jellard 36.

In division 2 Wayne Mudford whipped the field with 44 points, Andrew Muller, Tony Muller and Rex Fisher 42, David Hoyte 39 and Les O’Leary 38.

Two’s were scored by Adam Sadler on the 3rd, Ron Taylor on the 8th and King Shanly on the 10th.

Further back to the dark times, on Tuesday the wooden spooner’s had a very enjoyable day at Kawerau.  Dieter Drescher won the day with 44 points, Spotty McCarthy and Tony Muller 39, Roger Clothier, Russell Burman and Terry Garnett 38.  By the way, Captain Ding won the spoon with 20 points, David Hoyte had 24 very relaxed points, because he was marking Captain Dum’s card.

Ladies report
Although the day was overcast and drizzling, 50 ladies enjoyed the interclub exchange at Putaruru with Tokoroa and the Mount last Monday.  There was great camaraderie among the ladies and the laughter and companionship in the club house afterwards created a wonderful atmosphere.

Putaruru won the trophy from the Mount.  Only 2 two’s were scored by Kahu Winikerei and Jean Holster, both from Tokoroa.  Five ladies shared the top score of 34 stableford – Shirley Wood, Neroli Fisher, Helen Minnell (Tokoroa), Margaret Ranger and Louise Wallace.

Results from play in the Patrons Trophy on 22 May were as follows – 0-25 Handicap; 1st Joy Aitchison 74 nett, 2nd Florence Jellard 75, 3rd Denise Hunt 76.  In 26 to 40; 1st Shirley Wood 70 nett, 2nd Heather Edgar 72, 3rd Jeanette Burton 73 and in the 9 holers – 1st Lynette Bennett 39 nett on count back from Sue Urbahn, 3rd Ethne Dodd 40.

Vets Report
The Vets have qualified for the Vets Pennant final at Morrinsville along with Tokoroa from this zone.  The final lead was substantial (50ish) but inconsequential for the finals, as all teams will start again, the best performing team on the day will win the Waikato pennant for 2007 … good luck to the oldies!


Coming up …
Thursday is Vets, while Saturday and Monday have Queens Birthday scrambles … Good luck and good golfing!

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