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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in the South Waikato News Wednesday 19 December 2007.

Men's Report
The year winds down, as the psychosis that is Christmas churns around us, testing our very mental fibre and sanity.

Speaking of golf, the scoring is ball bustingly brilliant, unless you have 41 points and win nothing.

Nevertheless, there that singular satisfaction of removing cash from struggling vets who end up in a hospital Ward with no money left for Teddies for the grand kids.  However, one should Nev a paint, so to speak, over the issues, when you’ve Dug an issue that's too big for Little Ted’s.

Saturday’s scramble results saw Brad Karl with 42 points, Hooky Howard and John Bryant 40, and Daley Rata-Makene 38.

In division 2 Eric Hill won with 45, Pip Pakaru 44, David Motutere and Graeme Ormsby 43.

Two’s were scored by the Karl’s, Mike and Brad on the 3rd.

This is ex Captain Dings last utterance for the year, so on behalf of the Putaruru Golf Club, please accept our compliments of the season, and may all your drives be straight, all your putts be on line, unless you are playing the ex captain over the break, then may your pockets be full, you arms long for all the shouting you’ll be doing over the Yule Tide season ... Merry Christmas!

Bells Twilight
After 42 entries the week before, 70+ turned up to brave the summer conditions last Thursday.

Fern Taylor won the ladies with 23 points.

Neil Rist won the Golfers division with 24, Richie Brown and Mark Lawrence 23.  And in the non golfers, Bennie Savage senior had 23 points, Ricki Baigent, Dan Birks, Peter Hills and Ben Cross 22.

In the teams, The Stranglers, Beavers and Tirau Earthmovers took top honours with 63 points each, followed by the Layers 62, Undecided 61, and Beef Unit 59.

So to the overall standings, where Tirau Earthmovers 1 won with 32.5, Undecided 26.3, MacDaddies 21.5 and the Boisterous Beavers 20.3.

Coming up …
This Thursday has the final prize giving of Bells Twilight, and on Saturday we have the first round of the Summer Cup and the Firestone Last Chance Ham n Bacon Mini Tournament.  The second round of the Summer Cup is 19 January, and the 3rd round has shifted from 2 February to the 9th of February … Good luck, good golfing and Merry Christmas!

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