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The lowdown from the greens

The lowdown from the greens

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Poverty Bay

THE course lowered the white flag and went into battle mode with plenty of help from the week’s much-welcome rain. A heavier track produced more of a challenge for players and this was reflected in scoring.

Forty points was the best effort from the men’s Thursday and weekend competitions. Pat Butler (40) won the division 1 stableford on Thursday, a front-nine even-par 36 helping him to 77-9-68, for 40 points. Bob Proudfoot broke 90 for the first time this year to top division 2 with 88-20-68, for 40, he too setting it up with a hot front nine of 40 off the stick. Nigel Udy’s 79-10-69, for 39, won div 1 on Saturday while Phil Wauchop;s 106-37-69, for 40, was the best of the div 2 players.

Dudley Meadows’ first score in the 70s this year – 79-10-69, for 39 points – took the div 1 honours on Sunday. Nigel Jones (38pts) won div 2.

WEDNESDAY — Women’s Russian roulette stableford: G Young/P Zame 80.
9-holers: J Alderson/P Parker 36.
Twos: Vicki Fraser

TUESDAY — Women’s par: P Gayford +4, K Crosby +4 in c/b.
Twos: Sally Spence, Marg Colebourne 2.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: D Meadows 39, D Patumaka 38, P Rickard 38, P Stewart 38.
Division 2: N Jones 38, L Hewson 37, M Armstrong 37.
Twos: A White, M Jefferson, G Morley, R Gibson.
Approach: A White

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Udy 39, P Clayton 38, K White 36, P Butler 36.
Division 2: P Wauchop 40, M Smith 36, A Hayward 35.
Twos: A Hayward
Approach: M Norman.

THURSDAY (Feb 16) — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Butler 40, V Richardson 36, N McGregor 36, G Brown 35.
Division 2: B Proudfoot 40, R Third 38, C Christie 37, J Leahy 37.
Twos: G Brown, N McGregor, P Butler.
Approach: N McGregor.

The Bull Cup men’s teams’ competition is being held over the weekend. The draw for SATURDAY is — No.1 tee, 11.30am: K White, J Kerekere, B Morrissey, K Travers. 11.37: A Destry, B Hall, G Burnside, M Armstrong. 11.45: J Leahy, B Allen, R Skuse, N Absolom. 11.52: P Rickard, C Bauld, M Norman, B Morgan. 12 noon: N McGregor, B Proudfoot, M Smith, B Read. 12.07: M Stewart, C Christie, C Poole, R Kelly 12.30: L Hewson, J Situ, D Pirimona, D Meadows.

Draw for SUNDAY — No.1 tee, 8.15am: P Rickard, C Bauld, M Norman, B Morgan. 8.22: K White, J Kerekere, B Morrissey, K Travers. 8.30: L Hewson, J Situ, D Pirimona, D Meadows. 8.37: J Leahy, B Allen, R Skuse, N Absolom. 8.45: N McGregor, B Proudfoot, M Smith, B Read. 8.52: M Stewart, C Christie, C Poole, R Kelly. 9am: A Destry, B Hall, G Burnside, M Armstrong.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, March 5, Morley Cup mixed pairs; SATURDAY, March 11, Reynolds Cup qualifying (men), enter for both competitions at pro shop.

Gisborne Park

Margaret Alley collected a couple of women’s titles over the summer period. Alley won the EJ Meade Cup with a collective stableford haul of 248 points and the 18-hole aggregate net with 266.

Wiki Morrissey and Penny Shaw enjoyed a double helping of victory over the past seven days. Morrissey won the net with 82-13-69 and Shaw the stableford with 107-38-69, for 41 points, last Wednesday. Morrissey was back in the winner’s circle in the Heart Foundation fundraising tournament on Saturday, winning the net. Shaw’s 73 won the women’s net on Sunday.

Other victors from the Saturday fundraiser were Shayde Skudder (gross 76), Ray Grace (gross 87), Tessa McDonald (gross 77), Anthony Pahina (net 67), Lionel Walker (net 69), Derek Craven (39 stableford points) and Renee Hiko (34pts).

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Women’s net: P Shaw 111-38-73
Men’s stableford: Z Boyle 36, S Blair 36, G McKinnon 35, C Aramakutu 34, H White 34.
Twos: B Walker.

Women’s summer golf results, EJ Meade Cup (stableford): M Alley 248, J Foot 239.
18-hole aggregate net: M Alley 266, T Ford 272.
18-hole eclectic: K McDonald 62.5, P Joseph 63.

SATURDAY — Heart Foundation fundraising tournament, men, division 1, gross: S Skudder 76.
Net: A Pahina 67.

Division 2, gross: R Grace 87.
Net: L Walker 69.
Men’s stableford: D Craven 39.

Women, gross: T McDonald 77.
Net: W Morrissey 74.

Women’s stableford: R Hiko 34.
Twos: S Phillips, T Pointon, R Grace.
Approaches, women: K McDonald, J Kerr.

Men: C Arakamutu, B Huhu.

WEDNESDAY (Feb 15) — Women’s net and stableford competition, net: W Morrissey 82-13-69.
Stableford: P Shaw 107-38-69, 41.
Twos: T Aramakutu, K McDonald.

TUESDAY (Feb 14) — Veteran men’s stableford: H White 40, E Morley 38, C Aramakutu 38, E Parkin 37, R Moiser 36, W McHugh 34.
Twos: E Morley, W McHugh.

COMING UP: Handicap cups qualifying rounds this weekend.

Patutahi

Audrey Tamanui Nunn and Percy Milner led a Waikohu double in Patutahi’s open opening day tournament on Sunday. Audrey Tamanui-Nunn and Percy Milner won the Canadian mixed pairs stableford with 48 points.

Clubmates Matatu and Kahu Tamanui were second on 45 and Poverty Bay/Patutahi duo June MacKinnon and Wayne Baty were third on 44.

Selwyn posted his lowest 18-hole score in over three years — 73-10-63, for 43 points — to win the men’s stableford. There was an excellent turnout of 30 pairs and 17 men’s players.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open opening day, Canadian mixed pairs stableford: A Tamanui-Nunn/P Milner 48, M Tamanui/K Tamanui 45, J MacKinnon/W Baty 44, S Pohatu/A Hindmarsh 43, K Green/G Watson 43, C Wesche/H Tahuri 43, R Nichol/J Ruru 40, A Maru/L Wesche 39, J Winiata/D Skudder 39.

Men’s stableford: S Pohatu 43, DJ Baty 42, A Higham 40, T Akroyd 38, Wade Wesche 38.
Approaches, men: T Donovan (0-14), H Tahuri (15+).
Women: S Pohatu (0-18), J Ruru (19+).
Long drives: A Higham (0-14), P Ngarimu (15+).
Women: J Pohatu (0-18), V Grace (19+).
Twos: Selwyn Pohatu, G Brown/H Pomana, R Te Hiko/T Morton.

TUESDAY — Peter Pan Cup women’s net: L Haisman 98-26-72, A Wright 105-31-74, M Alley 95-20-74.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: R Nichol 24, P Varey 22, A Blakeman 21, B Wallace 21, S Pohatu 20.
Junior division: S Fookes 21, M Smith 21, A Hindmarsh 20, G Maude 20, C Newman 20.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, women’s open opening day and first round of women’s pennants, 10am start for 18-hole players, 11am for 9-holers, all welcome.

Te Puia Springs

KAHU Waitoa dealt in pars and bogeys in winning the stableford on Sunday. Waitoa had 11 pars and seven bogeys in his 73-12-61, for 41 points.

In only her fourth 18-hole round for the year, Georgina Roberts was second with 81-17-64, for 40 points. The team for the first round of the women’s pennants at Patutahi on Saturday are G Roberts, I Ngarimu, R Ngatai, A Cook.

SUNDAY — Stableford: K Waitoa 41, G Roberts 40, J Devery 36, A Kururangi 36, P Savage 36, N Truman 35.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup final round (par).

Tolaga Bay

RONGO Pomana headed off Mark Watts by one point to win the stableford on Sunday. Pomana posted 38 points while Watts had 37 and there was daylight back to the rest of the field.

SUNDAY — Stableford: R Pomana 38, M Watts 37, J Hale 32, S Kemp 32, P Stevenson 31.

FRIDAY — Twilight nine-hole stableford: R Mackey 19, P Stevenson 18, W Robinson 17, B Duncan 13.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, March 5, Tolaga Bay open opening day, mixed pairs and men’s sections.

Tahunga

THE grand opening of Tahunga’s new clubhouse will be held at the club’s open opening tournament on Saturday, March 11. The blessing and official opening is at 10.15am, followed by morning tea at 10.30 and tee-off from 11am. The opening day tournament will feature American mixed foursomes and men’s divisions. A barbecue will follow play at around 4pm. Inquiries to Tom Sherratt (867-0807) and Kylie Johnson (867-0869) or email tahunga@golf.co.nz

Seniors

The inaugural Gisborne Park v Poverty Bay Challenge is at the Park on February 28, teeing off at 10am. Everyone is welcome to take part in the day although those who are not a member of either club, or are not a senior golfer, are not eligible for those particular sections. It is understood the host club will have a team of 25 and it is hoped Poverty Bay will match this.

COMING UP: MONDAY, March 6, Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society Johnny Jackson Trophy (one-off net round), 10am tee-off.

Poverty Bay

THE course lowered the white flag and went into battle mode with plenty of help from the week’s much-welcome rain. A heavier track produced more of a challenge for players and this was reflected in scoring.

Forty points was the best effort from the men’s Thursday and weekend competitions. Pat Butler (40) won the division 1 stableford on Thursday, a front-nine even-par 36 helping him to 77-9-68, for 40 points. Bob Proudfoot broke 90 for the first time this year to top division 2 with 88-20-68, for 40, he too setting it up with a hot front nine of 40 off the stick. Nigel Udy’s 79-10-69, for 39, won div 1 on Saturday while Phil Wauchop;s 106-37-69, for 40, was the best of the div 2 players.

Dudley Meadows’ first score in the 70s this year – 79-10-69, for 39 points – took the div 1 honours on Sunday. Nigel Jones (38pts) won div 2.

WEDNESDAY — Women’s Russian roulette stableford: G Young/P Zame 80.
9-holers: J Alderson/P Parker 36.
Twos: Vicki Fraser

TUESDAY — Women’s par: P Gayford +4, K Crosby +4 in c/b.
Twos: Sally Spence, Marg Colebourne 2.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: D Meadows 39, D Patumaka 38, P Rickard 38, P Stewart 38.
Division 2: N Jones 38, L Hewson 37, M Armstrong 37.
Twos: A White, M Jefferson, G Morley, R Gibson.
Approach: A White

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Udy 39, P Clayton 38, K White 36, P Butler 36.
Division 2: P Wauchop 40, M Smith 36, A Hayward 35.
Twos: A Hayward
Approach: M Norman.

THURSDAY (Feb 16) — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Butler 40, V Richardson 36, N McGregor 36, G Brown 35.
Division 2: B Proudfoot 40, R Third 38, C Christie 37, J Leahy 37.
Twos: G Brown, N McGregor, P Butler.
Approach: N McGregor.

The Bull Cup men’s teams’ competition is being held over the weekend. The draw for SATURDAY is — No.1 tee, 11.30am: K White, J Kerekere, B Morrissey, K Travers. 11.37: A Destry, B Hall, G Burnside, M Armstrong. 11.45: J Leahy, B Allen, R Skuse, N Absolom. 11.52: P Rickard, C Bauld, M Norman, B Morgan. 12 noon: N McGregor, B Proudfoot, M Smith, B Read. 12.07: M Stewart, C Christie, C Poole, R Kelly 12.30: L Hewson, J Situ, D Pirimona, D Meadows.

Draw for SUNDAY — No.1 tee, 8.15am: P Rickard, C Bauld, M Norman, B Morgan. 8.22: K White, J Kerekere, B Morrissey, K Travers. 8.30: L Hewson, J Situ, D Pirimona, D Meadows. 8.37: J Leahy, B Allen, R Skuse, N Absolom. 8.45: N McGregor, B Proudfoot, M Smith, B Read. 8.52: M Stewart, C Christie, C Poole, R Kelly. 9am: A Destry, B Hall, G Burnside, M Armstrong.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, March 5, Morley Cup mixed pairs; SATURDAY, March 11, Reynolds Cup qualifying (men), enter for both competitions at pro shop.

Gisborne Park

Margaret Alley collected a couple of women’s titles over the summer period. Alley won the EJ Meade Cup with a collective stableford haul of 248 points and the 18-hole aggregate net with 266.

Wiki Morrissey and Penny Shaw enjoyed a double helping of victory over the past seven days. Morrissey won the net with 82-13-69 and Shaw the stableford with 107-38-69, for 41 points, last Wednesday. Morrissey was back in the winner’s circle in the Heart Foundation fundraising tournament on Saturday, winning the net. Shaw’s 73 won the women’s net on Sunday.

Other victors from the Saturday fundraiser were Shayde Skudder (gross 76), Ray Grace (gross 87), Tessa McDonald (gross 77), Anthony Pahina (net 67), Lionel Walker (net 69), Derek Craven (39 stableford points) and Renee Hiko (34pts).

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Women’s net: P Shaw 111-38-73
Men’s stableford: Z Boyle 36, S Blair 36, G McKinnon 35, C Aramakutu 34, H White 34.
Twos: B Walker.

Women’s summer golf results, EJ Meade Cup (stableford): M Alley 248, J Foot 239.
18-hole aggregate net: M Alley 266, T Ford 272.
18-hole eclectic: K McDonald 62.5, P Joseph 63.

SATURDAY — Heart Foundation fundraising tournament, men, division 1, gross: S Skudder 76.
Net: A Pahina 67.

Division 2, gross: R Grace 87.
Net: L Walker 69.
Men’s stableford: D Craven 39.

Women, gross: T McDonald 77.
Net: W Morrissey 74.

Women’s stableford: R Hiko 34.
Twos: S Phillips, T Pointon, R Grace.
Approaches, women: K McDonald, J Kerr.

Men: C Arakamutu, B Huhu.

WEDNESDAY (Feb 15) — Women’s net and stableford competition, net: W Morrissey 82-13-69.
Stableford: P Shaw 107-38-69, 41.
Twos: T Aramakutu, K McDonald.

TUESDAY (Feb 14) — Veteran men’s stableford: H White 40, E Morley 38, C Aramakutu 38, E Parkin 37, R Moiser 36, W McHugh 34.
Twos: E Morley, W McHugh.

COMING UP: Handicap cups qualifying rounds this weekend.

Patutahi

Audrey Tamanui Nunn and Percy Milner led a Waikohu double in Patutahi’s open opening day tournament on Sunday. Audrey Tamanui-Nunn and Percy Milner won the Canadian mixed pairs stableford with 48 points.

Clubmates Matatu and Kahu Tamanui were second on 45 and Poverty Bay/Patutahi duo June MacKinnon and Wayne Baty were third on 44.

Selwyn posted his lowest 18-hole score in over three years — 73-10-63, for 43 points — to win the men’s stableford. There was an excellent turnout of 30 pairs and 17 men’s players.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open opening day, Canadian mixed pairs stableford: A Tamanui-Nunn/P Milner 48, M Tamanui/K Tamanui 45, J MacKinnon/W Baty 44, S Pohatu/A Hindmarsh 43, K Green/G Watson 43, C Wesche/H Tahuri 43, R Nichol/J Ruru 40, A Maru/L Wesche 39, J Winiata/D Skudder 39.

Men’s stableford: S Pohatu 43, DJ Baty 42, A Higham 40, T Akroyd 38, Wade Wesche 38.
Approaches, men: T Donovan (0-14), H Tahuri (15+).
Women: S Pohatu (0-18), J Ruru (19+).
Long drives: A Higham (0-14), P Ngarimu (15+).
Women: J Pohatu (0-18), V Grace (19+).
Twos: Selwyn Pohatu, G Brown/H Pomana, R Te Hiko/T Morton.

TUESDAY — Peter Pan Cup women’s net: L Haisman 98-26-72, A Wright 105-31-74, M Alley 95-20-74.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: R Nichol 24, P Varey 22, A Blakeman 21, B Wallace 21, S Pohatu 20.
Junior division: S Fookes 21, M Smith 21, A Hindmarsh 20, G Maude 20, C Newman 20.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, women’s open opening day and first round of women’s pennants, 10am start for 18-hole players, 11am for 9-holers, all welcome.

Te Puia Springs

KAHU Waitoa dealt in pars and bogeys in winning the stableford on Sunday. Waitoa had 11 pars and seven bogeys in his 73-12-61, for 41 points.

In only her fourth 18-hole round for the year, Georgina Roberts was second with 81-17-64, for 40 points. The team for the first round of the women’s pennants at Patutahi on Saturday are G Roberts, I Ngarimu, R Ngatai, A Cook.

SUNDAY — Stableford: K Waitoa 41, G Roberts 40, J Devery 36, A Kururangi 36, P Savage 36, N Truman 35.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup final round (par).

Tolaga Bay

RONGO Pomana headed off Mark Watts by one point to win the stableford on Sunday. Pomana posted 38 points while Watts had 37 and there was daylight back to the rest of the field.

SUNDAY — Stableford: R Pomana 38, M Watts 37, J Hale 32, S Kemp 32, P Stevenson 31.

FRIDAY — Twilight nine-hole stableford: R Mackey 19, P Stevenson 18, W Robinson 17, B Duncan 13.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, March 5, Tolaga Bay open opening day, mixed pairs and men’s sections.

Tahunga

THE grand opening of Tahunga’s new clubhouse will be held at the club’s open opening tournament on Saturday, March 11. The blessing and official opening is at 10.15am, followed by morning tea at 10.30 and tee-off from 11am. The opening day tournament will feature American mixed foursomes and men’s divisions. A barbecue will follow play at around 4pm. Inquiries to Tom Sherratt (867-0807) and Kylie Johnson (867-0869) or email tahunga@golf.co.nz

Seniors

The inaugural Gisborne Park v Poverty Bay Challenge is at the Park on February 28, teeing off at 10am. Everyone is welcome to take part in the day although those who are not a member of either club, or are not a senior golfer, are not eligible for those particular sections. It is understood the host club will have a team of 25 and it is hoped Poverty Bay will match this.

COMING UP: MONDAY, March 6, Gisborne East Coast Senior Golfers’ Society Johnny Jackson Trophy (one-off net round), 10am tee-off.

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