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Stories and results from the greens

Stories and results from the greens

Gisborne Park

It is down to the last four in the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs and the classic sporting cliche “on the day” is a perfect summation of the semifinal prospects. No pair is standing out from the rest although there has been a bit of talking up the opponents.

“I played with Pat on Tuesday and he’s a machine,” said Mike Hutton of Pat Hogan.

Hutton and Glen McKinnon, runners-up in 2015, face Hogan and Chris Palmer in one semifinal. Daniel Collier and Pete Tamatea meet Pete Cameron and Bruce Symes in the other.

Hutton and McKinnon stayed alive with a 3 and 2 win against Phil Simpson and Evan Parkin. There was little in it all the way as Hogan and Palmer pipped Jack Glassford and John Collier 1-up. Collier, the lowest handicap player in the field (off 3), and Tamatea eliminated Butch Atkins and Tam Buckingham on the 18th.

Atkins was left to rue an elementary mistake on the third hole. He chipped to 18 inches from the cup for what he thought was the win only to pick up his ball before it had been given. Doh!

The Collier-Tamatea combo are looking strong. Collier did plenty of damage on Sunday although Tamatea did chime in with the highlight of their win, a birdie-2 for net 1 on the fifth.

Symes and Cameron continued their strong run with a 5 and 4 defeat of Willie Donnelly and Geoff Hill.

SUNDAY — Foster Cup women’s pairs (stableford): N Grace/S Paku 41.
Twos: M Marino, G McKinnon.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: P Koorey 36, M Hutton 32.
Women’s stableford: K McDonald 85-9-76, 33pts
Twos: W Morrissey.

TUESDAY (June 28) — Veteran men’s stableford: W McHugh 41, K Shaw 38, P Koorey 36, M Kennedy 36, T Buckingham 36, A Nairne 36, P Hogan 36, P Mitchell 35.

Round 4 of the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs and associated trophies is on SUNDAY. The draw is, No.1 tee — 9.30am: D Collier/P Tamatea v P Cameron/B Symes. 9.36: G McKinnon/M Hutton v P Hogan/C Palmer. 9.42: R Grace/A Pahina v T File/C Brown. 9.48: M Emery/K Kingi v B Cox/W McHugh. 9.54: T Teneti/Q Peneha v winners of P Koorey/ S Phillips v D Harrison/B Watene. 10am: D Boyle/Z Boyle v J Charles/R Taylor.

All those not in matchplay are to tee off No.10.

Poverty Bay

A PARTNERSHIP dating back 40 years remains in the running for Barns-Graham Cup men’s pairs glory. Roy Skuse and Bill Allen joined forces in the mid-1970s and have played in most BG competitions since. They won it in 1980, were top qualifiers as recently as 2014 and are among the eight surviving pairs in the 2016 edition.

Allen was the anchor in Saturday’s round 3 victory over Peter Goodwin and Mark Norman. Batting off a 20-handicap nowadays, Allen carded 90-20-70 from the blue tees in a 5 and 4 win.

The almost hero story of the day was Brad Morgan, who had to go it alone after partner Joe Green pulled out sick. Morgan made an admirable solo fist of it against Kim Gunness and Blair Tannahill. He led 2-up during the match before going down 3 and 2.

The “Iceland” of the BG, second seeds Craig Bauld and Les Gunther, followed their Euro 2016 equivalent out of the running. They met a French Resistance in John Williams and Clive Dean, who won 3 and 2 and are shaping as dark horses heading into the business end.

The pair to beat, though, appear to be Mike Dodgshun and Peter Humphreys. Fresh from enjoying a successful Bull Week, studmaster Peter Humphreys continued his impressive form, and Dodgshun has been rock-solid as well, with a 5 and 4 dismantling of Basil Payne and Tene Goldsmith.

The semifinals of the BG and associated trophies are on Saturday and finals are on Sunday.

Stephen “Jinx” Johnson scored an unofficial first hole-in-one after turning up late on Sunday. “Sunday School” regular Johnson decided to watch Euro 2016 on TV then head out for nine holes. He joined up with a group of Sunday Schoolers halfway through their round (they started on the 10th).

Jinxy chopped it down the first then sank his 5-iron tee shot off the147-metre second hole. The location of the flag meant he couldn’t tell where his ball was until he got to the green and checked the hole.

WEDNESDAY — Viv Swann Salver (net): T Murphy 70.
LGU, silver division: G Young 91-16-75.
Bronze 1: M Allan 97-24-73.
Bronze 2: T Murphy 99-29-70.
Bronze 3: V Fraser 111-35-76.
9-holers: J Alderson 55-21-34.

TUESDAY — Women’s ambrose off red tees (net): K Shaw/V Bell/B McIldowie 52.5.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Morley 39, D Patumaka 39, R Gibson 36, P Stewart 36.
Division 2: C Christie 35, S Palmer 35,D Atkins 35, D Wright 34, S Harbottle 34.
Twos: P Stewart
Approach: K White.

SATURDAY — Barns-Graham Cup, quarterfinals: P Humphreys/ M Dodgshun def B Payne/T Goldsmith, K Gunness/B Tannahill def J Green/B. Morgan; R Skuse/B Allen def P Goodwin/M Norman, C Dean/J Williams def C Bauld/L Gunther.
Twos: A Higham, P Anderson, B Proudfoot, G Morley.
Approach: G Morley.

THURSDAY (June 30) — Thursday Throne men’s par: B Allen +5, A White +4, N Mackie +2, R Owen +1, B Hall +1, A Destry 0, R Skuse -2, M Thomas -2, J Pittar -2.
Approach: V Richardson.

The draw for the semifinals of the Barns-Graham Cup men’s pairs and associated cups on SATURDAY is — Barns-Graham Cup, No.1 tee — 11.37: P Humphreys/M Dodgshun v K Gunness/B Tannahill. 11.45: R Skuse/B Allen v C Dean/J Williams.

Barns-Graham Plate, No.1 tee — 11.52: P Bayly/R Wells v J Situ/M Karalus. 12 noon: M Clapham/B Morrissey v T Donovan/R Foon or G Eriksen/J Kerekere.

Bryan Cup, No.1 tee — 12.07: S Palmer/C Smith v J. McGregor/P Wauchop. 12.15: P Shanks/R Murphy v A White/W Mackey.

Barns Graham Plate flight, No.1 tee — 12.22: C Jeffrey/ N Jenkins v P Stewart/R Young. 12.30: K White/N Jones v D Cook/D Grant.

Mahia

Ngapera McRoberts was in career-best form at the weekend in winning the women’s stableford with 43 points. Two-handicapper Pete Bremner shot red figures in winning the men’s stableford with 40 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: P Bremner 40, L Wesche 40, C Carroll 39, F Daley 39, D Carroll36, T Hema 35.
Women’s stableford: N McRoberts 43, M Wesche 36, V Kyle 32.
Iseki women’s competition. round 3: N McRoberts 43, T Smith 40.

COMING UP: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Oct 8-9, Mahia men’s two-day open tournament.

Patutahi

FORGET about low nets and high stablefords. One shot stole the show at Patutahi this week — a hole-in-one from Jan Ewart on the 15th on Tuesday (story to follow).

Garth Tattersfield ventured into territory he has not traversed in over 16 years in winning the men’s 15+ section net on Sunday. Tattersfield shot 79-17-62 — his first official round under 80 since a 79 on the Northland course in March of 2003.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: J Ewart 92-22-70.
9-holers: N Hokianga 61-23-38.
Hole-in-one on 15: J Ewart.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-15: T Hindmarsh 67, E Brown jr 68, M Stock 68.
15+: G Tattersfield 62, W Koia 64, W Nichol 67.
Women’s net: A Haisman 67.
Women’s putting: H Pomana 27.
Twos: T Hindmarsh, C Beattie, T Akroyd.
Jackpot: C Beattie.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: O Willimott 22, C Beattie 19, B Williams 19, R Nichol 19.
Junior division: R Chrisp 23, J Tietjen 22, P Johnston 22, D Quinn 20.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Ruka Tupara Memorial Trophy, Canadian mixed foursomes, 12 noon, all welcome, please bring a plate for shared meal.

Tolaga Bay

MICKEY Grant made it two competition wins on the trot in Sunday’s medal. Grant won with 62, heading off Jeremy Murphy on countback.

SUNDAY — Medal: M Grant 62, J Murphy 62, Joel Lincoln 63, Tere Lincoln 64, D Maitai 65.
Twos: D Milner, J Murphy, K Solomon, Joel Lincoln, D Maitai, Tere Lincoln.

Coming up: SUNDAY, Bartram Cup round 2, Reeves Cup final round; SATURDAY/SUNDAY, July 30-31, King of the Coast men’s open tournament, entries available from John Hale on 862-6889 or Walter Robinson on 862-6563.

Waikohu

POUA Puia won the men’s net on Sunday while Valerie Grace’s effort of 28 won the women’s putting.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: P Puia 68, K Tamanui 68, J Baty 68, A Coker 70.
Women’s putting: V Grace 28, J Coker 30, M Tuapawa 33.
Twos: J Coker.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, course backwards.

Seniors

It is back to the future for the 2016 Gisborne East Coast seniors open tournament at Poverty Bay in November. The open will feature a strokeplay round on Sunday, November 6, followed by three rounds of matchplay in sections. One of the main reasons for reverting to a similar format to the way the open used to be run is to “test the water”, with the aim of it once again becoming a five-day event. The GEC society will welcome feedback from members. There will be a new sponsor of the open — Sean Shivnan Pharmacy.

The Poverty Bay Invitational tournament is being held at Poverty Bay on Monday, July 11. Tee-off is 10am. Round 1 of the Croskery Tankard four-ball best-ball stableford is at Poverty Bay on Tuesday, September 13 (tee-off at 11.30). The other rounds are at Patutahi on Wednesday, September 21 (10.30) and Gisborne Park on Tuesday, September 27 (10am). It is a pairs event and combinations do not need to be from the same club. An entry sheet should be on club noticeboards for these events.

If you have a story or information for the GEC senior society’s newsletter, or would like to subscribe to it online, contact pbseniors@outlook.com

Gisborne Park

It is down to the last four in the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs and the classic sporting cliche “on the day” is a perfect summation of the semifinal prospects. No pair is standing out from the rest although there has been a bit of talking up the opponents.

“I played with Pat on Tuesday and he’s a machine,” said Mike Hutton of Pat Hogan.

Hutton and Glen McKinnon, runners-up in 2015, face Hogan and Chris Palmer in one semifinal. Daniel Collier and Pete Tamatea meet Pete Cameron and Bruce Symes in the other.

Hutton and McKinnon stayed alive with a 3 and 2 win against Phil Simpson and Evan Parkin. There was little in it all the way as Hogan and Palmer pipped Jack Glassford and John Collier 1-up. Collier, the lowest handicap player in the field (off 3), and Tamatea eliminated Butch Atkins and Tam Buckingham on the 18th.

Atkins was left to rue an elementary mistake on the third hole. He chipped to 18 inches from the cup for what he thought was the win only to pick up his ball before it had been given. Doh!

The Collier-Tamatea combo are looking strong. Collier did plenty of damage on Sunday although Tamatea did chime in with the highlight of their win, a birdie-2 for net 1 on the fifth.

Symes and Cameron continued their strong run with a 5 and 4 defeat of Willie Donnelly and Geoff Hill.

SUNDAY — Foster Cup women’s pairs (stableford): N Grace/S Paku 41.
Twos: M Marino, G McKinnon.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: P Koorey 36, M Hutton 32.
Women’s stableford: K McDonald 85-9-76, 33pts
Twos: W Morrissey.

TUESDAY (June 28) — Veteran men’s stableford: W McHugh 41, K Shaw 38, P Koorey 36, M Kennedy 36, T Buckingham 36, A Nairne 36, P Hogan 36, P Mitchell 35.

Round 4 of the Te Kanawa Cup men’s pairs and associated trophies is on SUNDAY. The draw is, No.1 tee — 9.30am: D Collier/P Tamatea v P Cameron/B Symes. 9.36: G McKinnon/M Hutton v P Hogan/C Palmer. 9.42: R Grace/A Pahina v T File/C Brown. 9.48: M Emery/K Kingi v B Cox/W McHugh. 9.54: T Teneti/Q Peneha v winners of P Koorey/ S Phillips v D Harrison/B Watene. 10am: D Boyle/Z Boyle v J Charles/R Taylor.

All those not in matchplay are to tee off No.10.

Poverty Bay

A PARTNERSHIP dating back 40 years remains in the running for Barns-Graham Cup men’s pairs glory. Roy Skuse and Bill Allen joined forces in the mid-1970s and have played in most BG competitions since. They won it in 1980, were top qualifiers as recently as 2014 and are among the eight surviving pairs in the 2016 edition.

Allen was the anchor in Saturday’s round 3 victory over Peter Goodwin and Mark Norman. Batting off a 20-handicap nowadays, Allen carded 90-20-70 from the blue tees in a 5 and 4 win.

The almost hero story of the day was Brad Morgan, who had to go it alone after partner Joe Green pulled out sick. Morgan made an admirable solo fist of it against Kim Gunness and Blair Tannahill. He led 2-up during the match before going down 3 and 2.

The “Iceland” of the BG, second seeds Craig Bauld and Les Gunther, followed their Euro 2016 equivalent out of the running. They met a French Resistance in John Williams and Clive Dean, who won 3 and 2 and are shaping as dark horses heading into the business end.

The pair to beat, though, appear to be Mike Dodgshun and Peter Humphreys. Fresh from enjoying a successful Bull Week, studmaster Peter Humphreys continued his impressive form, and Dodgshun has been rock-solid as well, with a 5 and 4 dismantling of Basil Payne and Tene Goldsmith.

The semifinals of the BG and associated trophies are on Saturday and finals are on Sunday.

Stephen “Jinx” Johnson scored an unofficial first hole-in-one after turning up late on Sunday. “Sunday School” regular Johnson decided to watch Euro 2016 on TV then head out for nine holes. He joined up with a group of Sunday Schoolers halfway through their round (they started on the 10th).

Jinxy chopped it down the first then sank his 5-iron tee shot off the147-metre second hole. The location of the flag meant he couldn’t tell where his ball was until he got to the green and checked the hole.

WEDNESDAY — Viv Swann Salver (net): T Murphy 70.
LGU, silver division: G Young 91-16-75.
Bronze 1: M Allan 97-24-73.
Bronze 2: T Murphy 99-29-70.
Bronze 3: V Fraser 111-35-76.
9-holers: J Alderson 55-21-34.

TUESDAY — Women’s ambrose off red tees (net): K Shaw/V Bell/B McIldowie 52.5.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Morley 39, D Patumaka 39, R Gibson 36, P Stewart 36.
Division 2: C Christie 35, S Palmer 35,D Atkins 35, D Wright 34, S Harbottle 34.
Twos: P Stewart
Approach: K White.

SATURDAY — Barns-Graham Cup, quarterfinals: P Humphreys/ M Dodgshun def B Payne/T Goldsmith, K Gunness/B Tannahill def J Green/B. Morgan; R Skuse/B Allen def P Goodwin/M Norman, C Dean/J Williams def C Bauld/L Gunther.
Twos: A Higham, P Anderson, B Proudfoot, G Morley.
Approach: G Morley.

THURSDAY (June 30) — Thursday Throne men’s par: B Allen +5, A White +4, N Mackie +2, R Owen +1, B Hall +1, A Destry 0, R Skuse -2, M Thomas -2, J Pittar -2.
Approach: V Richardson.

The draw for the semifinals of the Barns-Graham Cup men’s pairs and associated cups on SATURDAY is — Barns-Graham Cup, No.1 tee — 11.37: P Humphreys/M Dodgshun v K Gunness/B Tannahill. 11.45: R Skuse/B Allen v C Dean/J Williams.

Barns-Graham Plate, No.1 tee — 11.52: P Bayly/R Wells v J Situ/M Karalus. 12 noon: M Clapham/B Morrissey v T Donovan/R Foon or G Eriksen/J Kerekere.

Bryan Cup, No.1 tee — 12.07: S Palmer/C Smith v J. McGregor/P Wauchop. 12.15: P Shanks/R Murphy v A White/W Mackey.

Barns Graham Plate flight, No.1 tee — 12.22: C Jeffrey/ N Jenkins v P Stewart/R Young. 12.30: K White/N Jones v D Cook/D Grant.

Mahia

Ngapera McRoberts was in career-best form at the weekend in winning the women’s stableford with 43 points. Two-handicapper Pete Bremner shot red figures in winning the men’s stableford with 40 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: P Bremner 40, L Wesche 40, C Carroll 39, F Daley 39, D Carroll36, T Hema 35.
Women’s stableford: N McRoberts 43, M Wesche 36, V Kyle 32.
Iseki women’s competition. round 3: N McRoberts 43, T Smith 40.

COMING UP: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Oct 8-9, Mahia men’s two-day open tournament.

Patutahi

FORGET about low nets and high stablefords. One shot stole the show at Patutahi this week — a hole-in-one from Jan Ewart on the 15th on Tuesday (story to follow).

Garth Tattersfield ventured into territory he has not traversed in over 16 years in winning the men’s 15+ section net on Sunday. Tattersfield shot 79-17-62 — his first official round under 80 since a 79 on the Northland course in March of 2003.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: J Ewart 92-22-70.
9-holers: N Hokianga 61-23-38.
Hole-in-one on 15: J Ewart.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-15: T Hindmarsh 67, E Brown jr 68, M Stock 68.
15+: G Tattersfield 62, W Koia 64, W Nichol 67.
Women’s net: A Haisman 67.
Women’s putting: H Pomana 27.
Twos: T Hindmarsh, C Beattie, T Akroyd.
Jackpot: C Beattie.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: O Willimott 22, C Beattie 19, B Williams 19, R Nichol 19.
Junior division: R Chrisp 23, J Tietjen 22, P Johnston 22, D Quinn 20.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Ruka Tupara Memorial Trophy, Canadian mixed foursomes, 12 noon, all welcome, please bring a plate for shared meal.

Tolaga Bay

MICKEY Grant made it two competition wins on the trot in Sunday’s medal. Grant won with 62, heading off Jeremy Murphy on countback.

SUNDAY — Medal: M Grant 62, J Murphy 62, Joel Lincoln 63, Tere Lincoln 64, D Maitai 65.
Twos: D Milner, J Murphy, K Solomon, Joel Lincoln, D Maitai, Tere Lincoln.

Coming up: SUNDAY, Bartram Cup round 2, Reeves Cup final round; SATURDAY/SUNDAY, July 30-31, King of the Coast men’s open tournament, entries available from John Hale on 862-6889 or Walter Robinson on 862-6563.

Waikohu

POUA Puia won the men’s net on Sunday while Valerie Grace’s effort of 28 won the women’s putting.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: P Puia 68, K Tamanui 68, J Baty 68, A Coker 70.
Women’s putting: V Grace 28, J Coker 30, M Tuapawa 33.
Twos: J Coker.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, course backwards.

Seniors

It is back to the future for the 2016 Gisborne East Coast seniors open tournament at Poverty Bay in November. The open will feature a strokeplay round on Sunday, November 6, followed by three rounds of matchplay in sections. One of the main reasons for reverting to a similar format to the way the open used to be run is to “test the water”, with the aim of it once again becoming a five-day event. The GEC society will welcome feedback from members. There will be a new sponsor of the open — Sean Shivnan Pharmacy.

The Poverty Bay Invitational tournament is being held at Poverty Bay on Monday, July 11. Tee-off is 10am. Round 1 of the Croskery Tankard four-ball best-ball stableford is at Poverty Bay on Tuesday, September 13 (tee-off at 11.30). The other rounds are at Patutahi on Wednesday, September 21 (10.30) and Gisborne Park on Tuesday, September 27 (10am). It is a pairs event and combinations do not need to be from the same club. An entry sheet should be on club noticeboards for these events.

If you have a story or information for the GEC senior society’s newsletter, or would like to subscribe to it online, contact pbseniors@outlook.com

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