Golf roundup

The latest action from the greens

The latest action from the greens

Gisborne Park

HE DIDN’T score much on the football field but Les Gunther racked up the points on the fairway to win the premier title at Gisborne Thistle AFC’s annual tournament on Sunday.

The Liquid Allsorts Thistle player-coach’s 90-26-64 earned him the Judy O’Rourke Memorial Trophy for best overall net on a hard, fast and wind-battered Park course.

Judy, who died in 2007, would no doubt have been happy to see Thistle stalwart and fellow left-hander Gunther take the silverware.

Thistle life member Paul Rickard collected one of two Morley family trophies up for grabs. His 79-14-65 was the best net by a former or current Thistle club member who is a member of a golf club.

Grunta Thomson won the non-golfers’ trophy and upstaged the big-hitting regular golfers in the field by thumping out the longest drive on the 18th — not bad for a man with artificial hips and two-thirds of a swing.

There were impressive cards also from John Charles (43 points), Ron Moiser (43), Jacque Akuhata (44) and Freida Brown (43).

Brent Colbert posted the low round of the day, a 1-over 73. The dry conditions and true greens have the course at the players’ mercy.

Tracey Ford and Geoff Sharp racked up 42 points apiece to win Saturday’s competitions. Leo Lexmond topped a list of hot scores with 97-36-61, for 47 points, to win the veteran men’s Tuesday stableford last week.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Gisborne Thistle AFC tournament, overall net (Judy O’Rourke Memorial Trophy): L Gunther 64.
Best net by Thistle club member: P Rickard 65.
Best net by Thistle non-golfer: G Thomson from D Royston, G Brown, H Kennedy.
Men’s gross: B Colbert 73.
Women’s gross: K McDonald 82.
Men’s stableford: J Charles 43, R Moiser 43, G McKinnon 42, R Skuse 42, R Callaghan 42, P Simpson 41, C Taewa 41, T Sharp 41, B Bell 40, C Palmer 40, D Rawiri 40, D Craven 40, J Fricker 40, H Nyenhuis 40, P Stewart 40, T Sweeney 39, B Huhu 39.
Women’s stableford: J Akuhata 44, F Brown 43, C Pipi 40, A Richardson 39, L McFlinn 39, F Hutton 38, B Walker 38.
9-hole competition: J Burgess from Max, J Stirton.
Twos: D Wright, P Rickard, M Norman, B Colbert, A Reedy, G Morley, R Morley, T Goldsmith, B Atkins, P Nepia, J Fricker, D Harrison, P Stewart, B Walker.

SATURDAY — Women’s stableford: T Ford 88-22-66, 43.
Twos: J Foot.
Men’s stableford: G Sharp 43, H Schreiber 41, B Morrissey 39.
Twos: B Morrissey.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 11) — Women’s putting: J Kerr 29.
Twos: L McFlinn 2.

TUESDAY (Jan 10) — Veteran men’s stableford: L Lexmond 47, A Lewington 45, G Sharp 45, P Hogan 43, R Moiser 41, M Hutton 40.
Twos: B Atkins, G Sharp.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Jan 29, Gisborne Park welcome open tournament.

Tolaga Bay

JOE Lincoln put the word “Smokin” before his name in winning the men’s net on Sunday. Lincoln posted 58 to head off Rangi Mackey’s 59 although the latter did pick up two twos and the jackpot.

SUNDAY — Net: Joe Lincoln 58, R Mackey 59, C O’Sullivan 64, R Pomana 66, W Robinson 68, J Hale 68.
Twos: R Mackey 2.
Jackpot: R Mackey.

FRIDAY — Twos: C O’Sullivan.
Twilight nine-hole stableford: J Hale 23, A Hale 21, C O’Sullivan 20.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, club stableford.

Waikohu

DJ Baty, Larry Green and Valerie Grace have set the pace in the Summer Cup. Baty and Green’s 67s were the best of the men in round 1 on Sunday while Grace’s 69 leads the women. Grace, however, is only a shot ahead of Ella Wynyard, who probably wishes she had delayed her previous weekend’s 43-point haul by a week.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 1 (net), men: DJ Baty 67, L Green 67, T Ruru 74, T Smith 75.
Women: V Grace 69, E Wynyard 70.
Twos: L Green.

SUNDAY (Jan 8) — Stableford: E Wynyard 43, L Green 38, U Chambers 38, V Grace 34, K Tamanui 33, A Coker 32.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup, round 2.

Patutahi

MIKE de Luze savoured the long-awaited taste of a sub-80 score in his net victory on Sunday. De Luze shot 79-21-58 to win the men’s 16+ division while Kelvyn Donovan slipped under 90 for the first time in eight months to place second on 60. Chris Beattie (65) won the 0-15 division and Denise Johnston (66) the women’s section.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-15: C Beattie 65, M Stock 67, C Parker 68.
16+: M de Luze 58. K Donovan 60, R Pardoe 65.
Women: D Johnston 66.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Green 24, P Varey 19, B McKenzie 19, S Skudder 19 on c/b.
Junior division: J Neilson 24, Z Brown 24, P Harrison 23, J Tietjen 22 on c/b.

Te Puia Springs

PETE Ngarimu didn’t win either of the first two rounds but he has set himself up nicely in the Summer Cup series. Dick Cook’s 41 points topped round 1 on January 8 and Jim Devery’s net 62 won round 2 last weekend. But Ngarimu’s 41 points and net 65 has him strongly placed heading into the round 3 bisque bogey this Sunday.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2 (net): J Devery 62, G Reedy 63, P Ngarimu 65, I Ngarimu 66, A Cook 66, K Waitoa 67, D Cook 69.
Twos: P Ngarimu.

SUNDAY (Jan 8) — Summer Cup, round 1 (stableford): D Cook 41, P Ngarimu 41, A Cook 40, P Harrison 40, I Ngarimu 38, P Savage 38, G Reedy 36, H Rasmussen 35.
Twos: I Ngarimu.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10.30am, round 3 of Summer Cup (bisque bogey).

Poverty Bay

COMING UP: TOMORROW, bunker working bee, 9am to 12 noon, bring a rake if you have one, otherwise there are tools in the greenkeeper sheds; SUNDAY (Jan 29), Sunsplash Summerfest Anniversary Weekend tournament, first 144 paid entries acccepted, enter at pro shop; Starting from Wednesday (Feb 1), and running to March 8, Civil Project Solutions Mercantile League, nine-hole ambrose in teams of four, contact golf club for more information.

Seniors

Gisborne East Coast seniors are counting down to their first event of the season — a trip to Mahia on Tuesday, February 14. A 40-seater bus will be heading to the beachside course and those keen to go are advised to book a seat ($10) as soon as possible. Senior women golfers have also been invited. The bus leaves the Poverty Bay car park at 9am. Bookings can be made at the Poverty Bay or Gisborne Park courses or by emailing pbseniors@outlook.com

GEC Seniors’ annual meeting will be held after play at Mahia.

Club honour and bragging rights will be at stake at the inaugural Gisborne Park v Poverty Bay seniors challenge on Tuesday, February 28, at the Park. Any member 55 years or over from either club can take part in the duel, which will be decided by average stableford.

Gisborne Park

HE DIDN’T score much on the football field but Les Gunther racked up the points on the fairway to win the premier title at Gisborne Thistle AFC’s annual tournament on Sunday.

The Liquid Allsorts Thistle player-coach’s 90-26-64 earned him the Judy O’Rourke Memorial Trophy for best overall net on a hard, fast and wind-battered Park course.

Judy, who died in 2007, would no doubt have been happy to see Thistle stalwart and fellow left-hander Gunther take the silverware.

Thistle life member Paul Rickard collected one of two Morley family trophies up for grabs. His 79-14-65 was the best net by a former or current Thistle club member who is a member of a golf club.

Grunta Thomson won the non-golfers’ trophy and upstaged the big-hitting regular golfers in the field by thumping out the longest drive on the 18th — not bad for a man with artificial hips and two-thirds of a swing.

There were impressive cards also from John Charles (43 points), Ron Moiser (43), Jacque Akuhata (44) and Freida Brown (43).

Brent Colbert posted the low round of the day, a 1-over 73. The dry conditions and true greens have the course at the players’ mercy.

Tracey Ford and Geoff Sharp racked up 42 points apiece to win Saturday’s competitions. Leo Lexmond topped a list of hot scores with 97-36-61, for 47 points, to win the veteran men’s Tuesday stableford last week.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Gisborne Thistle AFC tournament, overall net (Judy O’Rourke Memorial Trophy): L Gunther 64.
Best net by Thistle club member: P Rickard 65.
Best net by Thistle non-golfer: G Thomson from D Royston, G Brown, H Kennedy.
Men’s gross: B Colbert 73.
Women’s gross: K McDonald 82.
Men’s stableford: J Charles 43, R Moiser 43, G McKinnon 42, R Skuse 42, R Callaghan 42, P Simpson 41, C Taewa 41, T Sharp 41, B Bell 40, C Palmer 40, D Rawiri 40, D Craven 40, J Fricker 40, H Nyenhuis 40, P Stewart 40, T Sweeney 39, B Huhu 39.
Women’s stableford: J Akuhata 44, F Brown 43, C Pipi 40, A Richardson 39, L McFlinn 39, F Hutton 38, B Walker 38.
9-hole competition: J Burgess from Max, J Stirton.
Twos: D Wright, P Rickard, M Norman, B Colbert, A Reedy, G Morley, R Morley, T Goldsmith, B Atkins, P Nepia, J Fricker, D Harrison, P Stewart, B Walker.

SATURDAY — Women’s stableford: T Ford 88-22-66, 43.
Twos: J Foot.
Men’s stableford: G Sharp 43, H Schreiber 41, B Morrissey 39.
Twos: B Morrissey.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 11) — Women’s putting: J Kerr 29.
Twos: L McFlinn 2.

TUESDAY (Jan 10) — Veteran men’s stableford: L Lexmond 47, A Lewington 45, G Sharp 45, P Hogan 43, R Moiser 41, M Hutton 40.
Twos: B Atkins, G Sharp.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Jan 29, Gisborne Park welcome open tournament.

Tolaga Bay

JOE Lincoln put the word “Smokin” before his name in winning the men’s net on Sunday. Lincoln posted 58 to head off Rangi Mackey’s 59 although the latter did pick up two twos and the jackpot.

SUNDAY — Net: Joe Lincoln 58, R Mackey 59, C O’Sullivan 64, R Pomana 66, W Robinson 68, J Hale 68.
Twos: R Mackey 2.
Jackpot: R Mackey.

FRIDAY — Twos: C O’Sullivan.
Twilight nine-hole stableford: J Hale 23, A Hale 21, C O’Sullivan 20.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, club stableford.

Waikohu

DJ Baty, Larry Green and Valerie Grace have set the pace in the Summer Cup. Baty and Green’s 67s were the best of the men in round 1 on Sunday while Grace’s 69 leads the women. Grace, however, is only a shot ahead of Ella Wynyard, who probably wishes she had delayed her previous weekend’s 43-point haul by a week.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 1 (net), men: DJ Baty 67, L Green 67, T Ruru 74, T Smith 75.
Women: V Grace 69, E Wynyard 70.
Twos: L Green.

SUNDAY (Jan 8) — Stableford: E Wynyard 43, L Green 38, U Chambers 38, V Grace 34, K Tamanui 33, A Coker 32.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup, round 2.

Patutahi

MIKE de Luze savoured the long-awaited taste of a sub-80 score in his net victory on Sunday. De Luze shot 79-21-58 to win the men’s 16+ division while Kelvyn Donovan slipped under 90 for the first time in eight months to place second on 60. Chris Beattie (65) won the 0-15 division and Denise Johnston (66) the women’s section.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-15: C Beattie 65, M Stock 67, C Parker 68.
16+: M de Luze 58. K Donovan 60, R Pardoe 65.
Women: D Johnston 66.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Green 24, P Varey 19, B McKenzie 19, S Skudder 19 on c/b.
Junior division: J Neilson 24, Z Brown 24, P Harrison 23, J Tietjen 22 on c/b.

Te Puia Springs

PETE Ngarimu didn’t win either of the first two rounds but he has set himself up nicely in the Summer Cup series. Dick Cook’s 41 points topped round 1 on January 8 and Jim Devery’s net 62 won round 2 last weekend. But Ngarimu’s 41 points and net 65 has him strongly placed heading into the round 3 bisque bogey this Sunday.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2 (net): J Devery 62, G Reedy 63, P Ngarimu 65, I Ngarimu 66, A Cook 66, K Waitoa 67, D Cook 69.
Twos: P Ngarimu.

SUNDAY (Jan 8) — Summer Cup, round 1 (stableford): D Cook 41, P Ngarimu 41, A Cook 40, P Harrison 40, I Ngarimu 38, P Savage 38, G Reedy 36, H Rasmussen 35.
Twos: I Ngarimu.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10.30am, round 3 of Summer Cup (bisque bogey).

Poverty Bay

COMING UP: TOMORROW, bunker working bee, 9am to 12 noon, bring a rake if you have one, otherwise there are tools in the greenkeeper sheds; SUNDAY (Jan 29), Sunsplash Summerfest Anniversary Weekend tournament, first 144 paid entries acccepted, enter at pro shop; Starting from Wednesday (Feb 1), and running to March 8, Civil Project Solutions Mercantile League, nine-hole ambrose in teams of four, contact golf club for more information.

Seniors

Gisborne East Coast seniors are counting down to their first event of the season — a trip to Mahia on Tuesday, February 14. A 40-seater bus will be heading to the beachside course and those keen to go are advised to book a seat ($10) as soon as possible. Senior women golfers have also been invited. The bus leaves the Poverty Bay car park at 9am. Bookings can be made at the Poverty Bay or Gisborne Park courses or by emailing pbseniors@outlook.com

GEC Seniors’ annual meeting will be held after play at Mahia.

Club honour and bragging rights will be at stake at the inaugural Gisborne Park v Poverty Bay seniors challenge on Tuesday, February 28, at the Park. Any member 55 years or over from either club can take part in the duel, which will be decided by average stableford.

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