Golf Roundup

All the sizzling news from the cool greens.

All the sizzling news from the cool greens.

Gisborne Park

EVAN Parkin got a nice surprise when he tallied his score in the men’s stableford on Saturday — a career-best round of 75-13-62, for 46 points.

The 66-year-old, who has been playing “for a long time”, says he’s not one to worry too much about the numbers.

“You just get on with it.”

His 3-over effort, featuring birdies on the 13th and 17th holes, surpassed his previous best of 77 shot in March of 2002.

Parkin put Saturday’s performance, which won him the men’s stableford, down to golf’s basics; sticking the ball down the middle and having one of the days when the putts fall.

Admittedly, the Park is playing easy at the moment and players are taking full advantage of the friendly summer conditions.

Hot on Parkin’s heels were Allan Nairne, whose 81-18-63, for 45 points, was only three off his age; Ray Walford, whose 76-12-64, fo 44, was his third sub-80 score in four rounds; Geoff Sharp, who went agonisingly close to breaking 90 for the first time in five years in his 90-25-65, for 43; and big-hitting Brad Reynolds, who is tracking towards single figures after 76-12-64, for 44.

A “blast from the past” is how Shirley Paku described her women’s stableford-winning 83-20-63, for 46 points, on Sunday.

“I struggle to break 90 these days,” said the Gisborne Park life member, who last shot 83 about this time four years ago.

Paku put it down to her putting, which is clearly in a good state as she won the putting in last Wednesday’s women’s competition.

Sunday — Men’s stableford: G McKinnon 41, B Reynolds 40, G Hill 40, R Grace 39, K Kingi 39, B Huhu 39, R Walford 38, J Glassford 38.

Women’s stableford: S Paku 83- 20-63 46.

Men’s best second shot: B Huhu.

Women’s best third shot: S Paku.

Approach: P Cameron.

Twos: T Buckingham, P Cameron, N Grace, K Hay.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Parkin 46, A Narine 45, R Walford 44, G Sharp 43, B Reynolds 43, H Schreiber 42, B Huhu 40.

Twos: B Huhu.

TUESDAY (Jan 19) — Veteran men’s stableford: R Walford 46, L Green 43, P Koorey 42, H Nyenhuis 42, G Sharp 41, R Moiser 40.

Twos: B Atkins, J Fricker, S Mohlmann.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 20) — Women’s putting: S Paku 28.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Feb 6, Heart Foundation tournament.

Poverty Bay

TREVOR Lupton picked a good time to shoot his best round at the Bay since April of 2011.

Lupton carded 81-17-64 to win twice at the Eagles Golf Society of Gisborne Halberg fundraising tournament on Saturday.

He won the men’s net and his 44 points anchored a victorious team effort in the Bob Grierson Memorial stableford section of the annual fundraiser.

Lupton combined with Richard Montgomery (38 points), Chris Tyerman (36) and Daryl Keast (36) for a team aggregate total of 153 points.

Tini Hawea won the men’s gross but was left lamenting a sub-par score that got away. Hawea was 1-under teeing off 17 — including chipping in for eagle-2 on the 10th — only to make triple bogey. The Rotorua Boys’ High student birdied the last for 1-over 73.

Jo Kerr (85) won the women’s gross.

Waikohu golfers made their presence felt. Justin Baty won the men’s stableford with 98-31-67, for 41 points, while Valerie Grace’s 99-32-67 topped the women’s net.

A two on the sixth highlighted Debbie Kirkpatrick’s women’s stableford-winning 93-24-69, for 41 points.

Nearly 70 players took part in the fundraiser, with Eagles national vice-president David Howie making the trip north from Hastings.

Eagles societies throughout New Zealand run Halberg tournaments over the year, the money raised going to the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 40, M Callaghan 39, M Jefferson 39, D Pirimona 38.

Division 2: M Barker 40, M Karalus 38, N Jones 37, D Wright 37, A Baldwin 37, L Pollitt 37.

Two’s: M Barker, M Jefferson.

SATURDAY — Eagles Golfing Society of Gisborne Halberg fundraising tournament, men’s gross: T Hawea 73, P Clayton 77.

Women’s gross: J Kerr 85, J Pohatu 91.

Men’s net: T Lupton 64, A Hayward 68.

Women’s net: V Grace 67, M Allan 71.

Men’s stableford: J Baty 41, N Jones 40, R Kelly 40.

Women’s stableford: D Kirkpatrick 41, D Murphy 37, S Eriksen 37.

Bob Grierson Memorial team stableford: T Lupton (44)/R Montgomery (38)/C Tyerman (36)/D Keast (35) 153pts.

THURSDAY (Jan 21) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 39, I Murphy 38, H Johanson 37, J Vaughan 37.

Division 2: D James 41, V Powdrell 39, B Hall 37, D Bush 37.

Twos: M Armstrong, P Butler, G Clapham, A Kirkpatrick

Approach: N Mackie.

Tolaga Bay

IT was “Hale” King John on Sunday.

Johnny Hale ruled the greens, topping the medal with 63 and winning the putting with 28,, alongside Rangi Mackey.

SUNDAY —Medal: J Hale 63, Joe Lincoln 65, J Crow 66, R Mackey 69.

Putting: J Hale 28, R Mackey 28, W Robinson 30, J Crow 30.

Friday — Twilight stableford: W Robinson 18, J Crow 14.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, stableford.

Te Puia Springs

A BIRDIE on the first, a birdie on the last and one in between.

New member Ratu Tibble enjoyed the highs but also felt the pain of a couple of big numbers in winning round 3 of the Summer Cup on Sunday.

Tibble, who has just received his official handicap — 13.4 — finished +10 on the card. A nine on the par-4 eighth brought him back to reality after a two on the sixth.

Miriana Waitoa was second after an 85-20-65, for +8.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 3, bisque bogey: R Tibble +10, M Waitoa +8, K Waitoa +7, J Forrester +7, N Truman +7, P Ngarimu +6, P Savage +6, I Ngarimu +6, P Summersby +6, G Roberts +5, G Summersby +5, R Ngatai +5.

Twos: P Ngarimu, J Forrester, R Tibble, R Walker (2)

Coming up: SUNDAY, Summer Cup final round (par competition).

Waikohu

JUSTIN Baty rode the wave of a Saturday victory at the Poverty Bay course into Sunday.

Baty, who won the men’s stableford at the Halberg fundraising tournament at the Bay, took the honours in round 2 of the Summer Cup with a net 64.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2 (net): J Baty 64, T Brown 65, L Green 67, T Smith 70, DJ Baty 70, K Tamanui 72, E Wynyard 70, J Ward 71, M Tamanui 78.

Twos: Tama Brown.

Patutahi

SEL Skudder led a trio of 46-pointers in the men’s stableford on Sunday.

Skudder did not go under 80 for all of 2015 but ended that drought with 77-17-60.

Dawson Dods broke 90 for the first time in a full round of 18 holes — 86-26-60 — for second place. He does have one combined round of 87 from two lots of nine holes played on different days.

Wayne Baty had to settle for third but took great satisfaction from his career-best 72-12-60. He enjoyed one of those days where “seconds shots were easy” and is on a mission to get down to 10 — he has been as low as 11 — then see what happens from there.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: Sel Skudder 77-17-60, 46; D Dods 86-26-60, 46; W Baty 72-12-60, 46; M de Luze 82-21-61, 45; R Pohatu 79-17-62, 44; M Farmer 83-20-63, 42.

Women’s stableford: J Soloman 93-23-70, 38; H Humble 96-25-71, 36.

Twos: S Robertson, J Blair.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Green 24, S Skudder 23, J Blair 22 on c/b.

Junior division: G Humble 25, L Maynard 24, C Newman 23, J Graham 22.

Gisborne Park

EVAN Parkin got a nice surprise when he tallied his score in the men’s stableford on Saturday — a career-best round of 75-13-62, for 46 points.

The 66-year-old, who has been playing “for a long time”, says he’s not one to worry too much about the numbers.

“You just get on with it.”

His 3-over effort, featuring birdies on the 13th and 17th holes, surpassed his previous best of 77 shot in March of 2002.

Parkin put Saturday’s performance, which won him the men’s stableford, down to golf’s basics; sticking the ball down the middle and having one of the days when the putts fall.

Admittedly, the Park is playing easy at the moment and players are taking full advantage of the friendly summer conditions.

Hot on Parkin’s heels were Allan Nairne, whose 81-18-63, for 45 points, was only three off his age; Ray Walford, whose 76-12-64, fo 44, was his third sub-80 score in four rounds; Geoff Sharp, who went agonisingly close to breaking 90 for the first time in five years in his 90-25-65, for 43; and big-hitting Brad Reynolds, who is tracking towards single figures after 76-12-64, for 44.

A “blast from the past” is how Shirley Paku described her women’s stableford-winning 83-20-63, for 46 points, on Sunday.

“I struggle to break 90 these days,” said the Gisborne Park life member, who last shot 83 about this time four years ago.

Paku put it down to her putting, which is clearly in a good state as she won the putting in last Wednesday’s women’s competition.

Sunday — Men’s stableford: G McKinnon 41, B Reynolds 40, G Hill 40, R Grace 39, K Kingi 39, B Huhu 39, R Walford 38, J Glassford 38.

Women’s stableford: S Paku 83- 20-63 46.

Men’s best second shot: B Huhu.

Women’s best third shot: S Paku.

Approach: P Cameron.

Twos: T Buckingham, P Cameron, N Grace, K Hay.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: E Parkin 46, A Narine 45, R Walford 44, G Sharp 43, B Reynolds 43, H Schreiber 42, B Huhu 40.

Twos: B Huhu.

TUESDAY (Jan 19) — Veteran men’s stableford: R Walford 46, L Green 43, P Koorey 42, H Nyenhuis 42, G Sharp 41, R Moiser 40.

Twos: B Atkins, J Fricker, S Mohlmann.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 20) — Women’s putting: S Paku 28.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Feb 6, Heart Foundation tournament.

Poverty Bay

TREVOR Lupton picked a good time to shoot his best round at the Bay since April of 2011.

Lupton carded 81-17-64 to win twice at the Eagles Golf Society of Gisborne Halberg fundraising tournament on Saturday.

He won the men’s net and his 44 points anchored a victorious team effort in the Bob Grierson Memorial stableford section of the annual fundraiser.

Lupton combined with Richard Montgomery (38 points), Chris Tyerman (36) and Daryl Keast (36) for a team aggregate total of 153 points.

Tini Hawea won the men’s gross but was left lamenting a sub-par score that got away. Hawea was 1-under teeing off 17 — including chipping in for eagle-2 on the 10th — only to make triple bogey. The Rotorua Boys’ High student birdied the last for 1-over 73.

Jo Kerr (85) won the women’s gross.

Waikohu golfers made their presence felt. Justin Baty won the men’s stableford with 98-31-67, for 41 points, while Valerie Grace’s 99-32-67 topped the women’s net.

A two on the sixth highlighted Debbie Kirkpatrick’s women’s stableford-winning 93-24-69, for 41 points.

Nearly 70 players took part in the fundraiser, with Eagles national vice-president David Howie making the trip north from Hastings.

Eagles societies throughout New Zealand run Halberg tournaments over the year, the money raised going to the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 40, M Callaghan 39, M Jefferson 39, D Pirimona 38.

Division 2: M Barker 40, M Karalus 38, N Jones 37, D Wright 37, A Baldwin 37, L Pollitt 37.

Two’s: M Barker, M Jefferson.

SATURDAY — Eagles Golfing Society of Gisborne Halberg fundraising tournament, men’s gross: T Hawea 73, P Clayton 77.

Women’s gross: J Kerr 85, J Pohatu 91.

Men’s net: T Lupton 64, A Hayward 68.

Women’s net: V Grace 67, M Allan 71.

Men’s stableford: J Baty 41, N Jones 40, R Kelly 40.

Women’s stableford: D Kirkpatrick 41, D Murphy 37, S Eriksen 37.

Bob Grierson Memorial team stableford: T Lupton (44)/R Montgomery (38)/C Tyerman (36)/D Keast (35) 153pts.

THURSDAY (Jan 21) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 39, I Murphy 38, H Johanson 37, J Vaughan 37.

Division 2: D James 41, V Powdrell 39, B Hall 37, D Bush 37.

Twos: M Armstrong, P Butler, G Clapham, A Kirkpatrick

Approach: N Mackie.

Tolaga Bay

IT was “Hale” King John on Sunday.

Johnny Hale ruled the greens, topping the medal with 63 and winning the putting with 28,, alongside Rangi Mackey.

SUNDAY —Medal: J Hale 63, Joe Lincoln 65, J Crow 66, R Mackey 69.

Putting: J Hale 28, R Mackey 28, W Robinson 30, J Crow 30.

Friday — Twilight stableford: W Robinson 18, J Crow 14.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, stableford.

Te Puia Springs

A BIRDIE on the first, a birdie on the last and one in between.

New member Ratu Tibble enjoyed the highs but also felt the pain of a couple of big numbers in winning round 3 of the Summer Cup on Sunday.

Tibble, who has just received his official handicap — 13.4 — finished +10 on the card. A nine on the par-4 eighth brought him back to reality after a two on the sixth.

Miriana Waitoa was second after an 85-20-65, for +8.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 3, bisque bogey: R Tibble +10, M Waitoa +8, K Waitoa +7, J Forrester +7, N Truman +7, P Ngarimu +6, P Savage +6, I Ngarimu +6, P Summersby +6, G Roberts +5, G Summersby +5, R Ngatai +5.

Twos: P Ngarimu, J Forrester, R Tibble, R Walker (2)

Coming up: SUNDAY, Summer Cup final round (par competition).

Waikohu

JUSTIN Baty rode the wave of a Saturday victory at the Poverty Bay course into Sunday.

Baty, who won the men’s stableford at the Halberg fundraising tournament at the Bay, took the honours in round 2 of the Summer Cup with a net 64.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2 (net): J Baty 64, T Brown 65, L Green 67, T Smith 70, DJ Baty 70, K Tamanui 72, E Wynyard 70, J Ward 71, M Tamanui 78.

Twos: Tama Brown.

Patutahi

SEL Skudder led a trio of 46-pointers in the men’s stableford on Sunday.

Skudder did not go under 80 for all of 2015 but ended that drought with 77-17-60.

Dawson Dods broke 90 for the first time in a full round of 18 holes — 86-26-60 — for second place. He does have one combined round of 87 from two lots of nine holes played on different days.

Wayne Baty had to settle for third but took great satisfaction from his career-best 72-12-60. He enjoyed one of those days where “seconds shots were easy” and is on a mission to get down to 10 — he has been as low as 11 — then see what happens from there.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: Sel Skudder 77-17-60, 46; D Dods 86-26-60, 46; W Baty 72-12-60, 46; M de Luze 82-21-61, 45; R Pohatu 79-17-62, 44; M Farmer 83-20-63, 42.

Women’s stableford: J Soloman 93-23-70, 38; H Humble 96-25-71, 36.

Twos: S Robertson, J Blair.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Green 24, S Skudder 23, J Blair 22 on c/b.

Junior division: G Humble 25, L Maynard 24, C Newman 23, J Graham 22.

Golf Roundup compiled and edited by Chris Taewa. If you have a story, tournament to promote or results you wish to have printed, contact The Gisborne Herald at 869-0633 or email sports@gisborneherald.co.nz

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