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Putaruru Golf Club Report for Insertion in “This Week”
Thursday 13 March 2008.

Men's Report
This Week we’ll look at the latest representative results, local results, and tell a few stories with local colour.

For instance, what do you say when discussions at the 19th turn to Dancing with the Stars and the Last Tango in Paris.  Well it wasn’t Paris, but somewhere in Europe where a distant memory, very distant actually, of a then 18 year old was related.  The fräulein of the day would wreak much havoc with the hormones of a young man learning the hot hip grinding rhythms of the Latin American Tango in Europe.  Suffice it to say that one of our vets now has a new nickname ... “Tango” if you weren’t listening, and the subject was bought to a firm end for the sanity of all at the table.

Championship Pennants
The team played Morrinsville at Ngaruawahia on Sunday coming out with a half, 4.5 points each and equal honours in the foursomes and singles.

Butch Hamilton and Mark Nicholl won their foursome match, while Mike and Brad Karl halved their match, and John Barr and Greg Worth suffered a shock loss.

In the singles, Mike Karl had a win while John Barr had a shock win, and Brad Karl and Mark Nicholl halved their matches.

Prebble Cup
Our team are well on the way this year, winning their practice round at Thames on Sunday.  They will be well prepared for their match against Waiterimu this Sunday.

Handicap Pennants
Putaruru played their first Zone 2 match on Sunday at Stewart Alexander.  The Club has consistently performed in this Zone over the years, and this year was no different ... 8th spot, and quite possibly out of 8 teams!!

Was there a whisper of napping on the job, or was that the deck of a utility.  Anywho, Ron Taylor performed the best out of the four person team, and apparently that wasn’t very flash, but that comes from not partying until 3:00AM.

The worst in the team, well, all that can be said is that the person comes from Waotu, can be related to a story about Goliath, has a Cinema chain name as a homophone, and must realise he is not 18 anymore!  Oh, and he lost to Ding a few of weeks ago in the first round of the Bradshaw Flight.

Saturday Scramble
The finalists for the Bradshaw Cup have been found, not that they were lost mind, but Mark Nicholl overcame Peter Rennie in a slightly one sided match 6/5.  On the other side, Duncan Gallagher conducted whoop ass on Ron Taylor in a very tight match, coming from behind to win 2/1.

In the Bradshaw Flight, another thumping was meted out by Ross Jellard over Maurice Tricker 6/5 ... for the uninitiated that's a loss on the 13th hole, a spanking, a walloping, or a smashing etc!  In the other semi final, Vic O’Rourke overcame a feisty battle against the rising star of Putaruru Golf ... Ding.  Vic achieved this monumental win against the odds on the 18th winning 2 up.

The final this Saturday between Mark Nicholl and Duncan Gallagher for the Cup, and Ross Jellard and Vic O’Rourke for the flight will be played on freshly cored greens ... ha ha!

To the scramble results where Richie Brown won division 1 with a nett 66, Mark Nicholl, Rachel Seidel and Massey Rata 67, John Mulholland and Brian Curd 68, and John Van Dyk 70.  Fuzz and Mike Hamilton came nowhere, as in fact did Ding!

In division 2 Hori Dixon won with a nett 66, Tony Muller 68, Lindsay Siegel 69, Frank Jamieson, Stan Wilson and Stew Kensington 70 and Roger Clothier 71.

There was a pile of two’s with Massey Rata’s the most spectacular coming on the par 4 7th.  Ted Ward, Dieter Drescher (if that is his real name) and Mark Nicholl had theirs on the 3rd hole, Roger Clothier on the 10th, and John Van Dyk on the 13th.

Bells Twilight
The ex Captain is shocked and appalled at his recent slump in twilight form.  There is only one thing worse than losing to David Hoyte or DOA for that matter, and that's being beaten by Prebble Cup junior Sean Samkin.  Another bottle of Rum goes south, but the mental scars and psychological bludgeoning will take nano seconds to heal, in fact, they’re gone already ... c’est la vie!

The ladies results had Rachel Seidel on top with 20 points, Lorraine Smith 19 and Shannon Pawhau 16.

The winner of the golfers section was Kyle Savage with 22 points on count back from Graeme Ormsby, Richie Brown and Damien Ensor 21, Massey Rata and Sean Samkin 20, Vic O’Rourke, Mark Nicholl Jnr (Scooter), Allan McCarthy and Brian Curd all on 19.

The winner of the non golfers was Mark Nicholl Snr (Camel) with 24 points on count back from Grant Brownhill and Dee Jay Kohinga, Rob Rogers 23, Paul Strange, Kevin Duthie and Vaughan Richmond 22, Graeme Benge and Scott Shaw 21, and David Gill 20.

The team’s results saw 1st Tirau Earthmover 1 with 63, MacDaddies 61, Beavers 60, Team Yugio 59, Stranglers 56 and Undecided 55 on count back.

 In the overall standings it is a 2 horse race between MacDaddies on top with 30.5 points and the Stranglers on 25.5.  Tirau Earthmovers 2 is on 22.5, while DOA has shamefully slumped to a wretched 22 for 4th spot.

Camel got the only two of the evening.

Today is the final competition night, and on the 20th will be an ambrose competition with the final prize giving and presentation of the highly coveted Business House Shield, which DOA won’t win!

Coming up …
Today we have Bells Twilight, and on Saturday we have the finals of the Bradshaw, and the second round of the Walford Trophy.  On Sunday the pennants team head to Raglan to play Raglan, while the Prebble Cup team head to Thames to play Waiterimu … Good luck and good golfing!

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