Waihi Golf report for April 8 2021

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Veterans’ golf

Not wanting to survive without their obligatory weekly dose of golf, 35 players turned up for an informal Easter Haggle organised by Rodger Bagshaw.  

Stableford results: Willie Lynch 39 points; Mike Morrison 36; Peter Robertson, John Trim, Eddie Bruce 35; Allen Sarjant, Ross Fitness, John Purkis, Diane Lewis, Bruce Rutter 34; Rodger Bagshaw, Maurice Joyce, Bev Ireland, Brian Baynes 33; Earle White, Rae Brown, John Saunders, Susan Mustard, Bob  Hoggard 32; Helen Baynes, Malcom Maria (Pakuranga), Jacquie Bain, Allen Smith, Adele Gunning, Denise Donald (Te Puke), Peter Maria 31; Judy Saunders 30. Twos: John Trim, Eddie Bruce.

Women’s golf - 18 holes

Even though there was no formal competition on Saturday, April 3   because of the Easter holiday break, ten players turned up for a stableford haggle. Results; Carol Leary 37 points; Susan Mustard, Kathy Ashton 35; Kaylene Croker 34; Shoneen Dunning 33; Bev Ireland 30.

We will remember these lovely balmy golfing days when it is cold, wet and windy, and it could not have been much better on Wednesday, April 7 for a raft of competitions:  LGU2, Karl Wilson Buttons, Lowrie Cup par, and qualifying for the national teams event, from which the four best scores will form a team to represent Waihi to compete against all other Clubs in the Bay of Plenty District Association.

The winning scores of all District Associations in the country will be assessed at national level to determine the winner.  It is a very important event, and an honour to be part of the team. Waihi’s team will be announced in due course.

Stableford haggle results:  Jeanette Culton 41; Denise McConnon 40; Jenny Tubman 39; Trudi Gatland, Liz Hale, Wendy Matutinovich, Jacquie Bain, Billie-Jo Simmons, Sharlene Stewart 38; Carol Leary 37; Mavis Bruce, Sarah Tomsett 36; Rosalind Giffney, Dianne Douglas 35;  Jenny O’Dwyer, Rae Brown 34; Niria Gerbich, Susan Mustard 33; Kay Marshall, Jenny Wilson, Anke Hermannsdorfer 32; Sue White , Avon Gordon, Annette Hetherington 31, Marilyn Stobie, Bev Ireland, Karen Lee 30.  Hidden Holes: Denise McConnon 10 points.

Nine hole golf

With a number of competitions to get through on Tuesday, April 6 it was exceptionally busy for the Nine- Holers and fortunately the weather was perfect for golf. (It nearly always rains on a Tuesday).

Division 1 and 2 ladies played the second round of LGU Nett, Division 1 participated in the New Zealand national Homelinks competition, and everyone was included in the putting competition, won by Lorraine Meyer with 14 putts.

Nett haggle results: Division 1 –Mandy Piper 35, Nan Hoggard 36 (visiting), Christine Mercer 36, Glenn Bennett 37.
Division 2 - Barbara Schrider 35, Margaret Meldrum 37, Diane Smith 38.

Men Martha Net: Rex Smith 33, Norm Sanderson 35, Terry Paterson 36.

Handicap Matchplay results: Ladies Division 1 Round 1: Chris Mercer b Eda Pipe; Jean Cotterill b Glen Bennett; Alison Turney b Laurel Alekna. Byes: Lorraine Meyer.  Round 2: Lorraine Meyer b Chris Mercer; Jean Cotterill b Glen Bennett; Alison Turney b Jean Cotterill.  In the final Lorraine Meyer will play Alison Turney

Division 2 - Round 1: One match only, all the rest Byes. Diane Smith b Eleanor Koedyk. Round 2: Elaine Goodwin b Diane Smith; Jill Morrison Jnr b Margaret Meldrum; Margaret Hickey b Jill Morrison Snr; Jenni Mora b Barbara Schrider. Round 3: Jill Morrison Jnr b Elaine Goodwin; Jenni Mora b Margaret Hickey. In the final, Jill Morrison Jnr will play Jenni Mora.

Men Final: John Vautier b Garth Pritchard. Congratulations John, champion 2021.

- Nan Hoggard

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