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Article :: 2007.08.22 - SWN Press Report

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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 22 August 2007.

Men's Report
Can you imagine the enormity of the decision taken by the men all those years ago to “give” women the vote?  Well, this week a sacred bastion was broached as men played in the Marjorie’s Ladies Tournament.  18 men marked “Men’s Suffrage” as they were able to walk the fairways after all these years of long suffering!

Ladies Report
The annual Open Ladies golf Tournament sponsored by Marjorie’s of Putaruru was held on Thursday.  With entries down, a men’s division was added at the last minute which proved to be popular and added to the conviviality in the Clubhouse.

In Division 1, the best gross was narrowly won by Gillian Reakes from Pirongia with 82 off the stick.  Denise Hunt won the best nett with 68 and won the Jo Selton Cup for best local nett.  The stableford winner was Alison Riley with 34 points.  Nearest the pin on No. 10 was won by Sheelah Lamb (Matamata); Nearest the Tape Gloria Osbourne; Busiest golfer Jean Holster (Tokoroa.)

In Division II, Irene McIvor with her return to form took out the best nett & the Jo Selton Cup with a 69 nett.  Best Stableford was won by Florence Jellard on 38 points.  Nearest the pin on No. 8 was Jean Waterworth (Tirau); Nearest the Tape Carole Anderson (Matamata) who also won busiest golfer. 

In Division III, Joy Aitchison came in with a great 67 Nett and took the Halkett Cup.  Best Stableford was Audrey Mathis on 41 points.  Nearest the pin on No. 3 Brenda Buckeridge; Nearest the Tape Margaret Karl and Busiest golfer Margaret Barclay (Walton.)

In the Men’s Division Allan Wallace took out the gross with a 79 and the best nett went to Peter Smith with a 66.  Roger Clothier had the best stableford of the day with 39 points.  Nearest the pin on No. 10 Andrew Sadler and Nearest the Tape Ross Jellard.

A Great day for all who participated and our grateful thanks to Marjorie’s for their sponsorship.

The semi finalists have arisen from the mire to lay claim to one of Putaruru’s most coveted symbols of longwinded bragging rights.  Stew and Phil Kensington, who beat Hooky Howard and Dieter Drescher on Saturday 1 up will play Mark Nicholl and Stephen Thorby, who over came age and experience in the form of Maurice Tricker and Keith Hunt on the 19th.

Ted Ward played better this week, and along with tag along John Barr beat John Mulholland and Ross Jellard 3/1, they play Vic O’Rourke and Ron Taylor.

Saturday Scramble
Some were accused of playing a different course on Saturday, as Walter Morgan won division 1 on count back from Lance Hay and John Barr, all with 42 points.  King Shanly had a paltry 40, Steve Thorby 39 and Mark Lawrence 38.

The division 2 winner was young David Motutere with 43, Tony Muller and Peter Smith 40, Dieter Drescher 39, and Les O’Leary and Keith Hunt 38.

Finally, was it the King of the hill, or just a Shandy to many for the “Queen of the Ladies Tree,” as his drive on the 5th careened off the gum tree and lodged in the conifer close by, 3 strokes to get past the ladies?

Coming up …
This Thursday we have the Putaruru Super Liquor midweek, and on Saturday we have the semi finals of the Presidents, and the first round of club champ qualifying … Good luck and good golfing!

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