Golf Roundup

BATTLE OF THE BAYS: Kylie Johnson made the trip from Tahunga to Gisborne to represent Poverty Bay in a matchplay fixture against Eastern Bay of Plenty last week. Johnson was a member of the silver team who went down 6½ to 5½ on the Poverty Bay course while the PB bronze team had a runaway 16-2 victory. Story in Rep Women section of Golf Roundup. Picture by Liam Clayton

Poverty Bay

Glenn Morley is the Sunday School annual trip champion.

Eight-handicapper Morley topped a 32-strong crew, who headed to the Bay of Plenty last week for rounds at Whakatane, Te Puke, Ohope International and Kawerau.

Overall honours go to the best average stableford. Morley’s 37, 40, 35 and 32 (on a rain-sodden Kawerau course) gave him 144 points at an average of 36.

He was well clear of Joe Green (34.75), who had intended pulling out of the trip due to injury issues but was persuaded to go.

Allan White (34.0) was third despite putting three balls in the river on the 160-metre 15th at Kawerau. Brother Kenny was near as bad, donating two balls to the water on the same hole.

Ross Gibson’s 2-over 73-9-64, for 43 points, at Ohope was the individual round of the trip.

The Chopper of the Tour shield went to Rob Johnstone, who staggered to an average of 25 points.

Heading into the last round, there were a group of decidedly worried “choppers” in the hunt for that dis-honour, and it is understood one of them — who mustered a tragic 16 points at Kawerau — received more back-of-the-bus abuse than Johnstone himself on the journey home.

Meanwhile, a Sunday School member who did not go on the trip produced drama of his own at Poverty Bay on Sunday. Don Wright aced the sixth hole and only had to shout a handful of fellow School members. The rest will be lying in wait for him on the 19th this weekend.

Wright could not cap his perfect shot with victory in the division 2 men’s stableford. He was second on 41 points — a point behind Adam Foon.

Noel Absalom topped the podium twice in three days last week. Absalom won the division 2 men’s stableford on Thursday with 40 points and the men’s stableford on Saturday with 39.

Odette Thompson and Anne Witters lit up the course in the women’s stableford on Tuesday. Thompson won with 96-31-65, for 45 points, her first sub-100 score in 36 rounds. Witters was second with 83-15-68, for 42 points.

WEDNESDAY — LJ Hooker Open Xmas Tournament results will be in tomorrow’s Herald.

Tuesday — Women’s stableford: O Thompson 45, A Witters 42.

Two: Anne Witters 6th.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Goldsmith 40, S Jeune 39, S Andreassen 36, P Anderson 34, P Stewart 34.

Division 2: A Foon 42, D Wright 41, N Absalom 36, L Ball 32, R Foon 28.

Approach: D Wright.

Hole-in-one on 6: D Wright.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: N Absalom 39, R Fletcher 39, B Allen 38, M Stewart 38, P Wauchop 37, D Mettrick 37.

Twos: V Richardson, S Andreassen.

Approach: S Andreassen.

THURSDAY (Oct 26) — Men’s stableford, division 1: C Poole 42, P Clayton 40, M Mulrooney 38, G Burnside 36, M Armstrong 36.

Division 2: N Absalom 40, R Skuse 39, W Thompson 39, P Humphreys 37, B Hall 36.

Twos: T Goldsmith, P Clayton, C Poole.

Approach: P Clayton.

Te Puia Springs

GEORGINA Roberts was a rose among mostly thorns in the stableford on Sunday.

Roberts’ 83-19-64, for 40 points, won the competition, with the remainder of the top 10 filled by male players.

SUNDAY — Stableford: G Roberts 40, H Rasmussen 39, P Ngarimu 37, R Smith 34, J Devery 33, A Forrester 33, G Summersby 33, P Harrison 32, M Higham 32, N Dewes 31, R Ngatai 31, F Walker 31.

Twos: H Rasmussen, K Waitoa.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, working bee, 9am; SUNDAY, Kowhai cancer charity fundraising ambrose tournament, rolling start from 10.30am to 12 noon, teams of three or four (including a non-golfer).

Gisborne Park

HORST Schreiber is on a roll.

Schreiber posted his third consecutive sub-90 round on Saturday to win the men’s par. His 88-24-64 put him 6-up on the card, heading off Hector White and Anthony Pahina on countback.

Schreiber also won the veteran men’s stableford last Tuesday with 89-24-65, for 43 points.

Allan Nairne last broke 80 on November 11, 2005.

If he ever does it again — and that’s a big if — the popular Park and Pirates stalwart will join an elite club . . . the age-breakers.

Al turned 80 on Friday, October 27, and marked it with a round of golf and a weekend of festivities with family and friends.

Not surprisingly, Al cleaned up sons Pere Nairne and Darren Wrigley (visiting from Brisbane) and grandson Brad Reynolds on the Friday.

The next day he was out on the course again with his regular cohorts and arrived at the 19th to discover a bunch of old Pirates mates waiting for him. It is understood the bar later ran out of Waikato Draught.

Granddaughter Jaclyn Twigley summed up the popularity of Al in a Facebook post . . . “Happy 80th Poppa Al. An absolute legend. Mentor. Our Hero. Our Poppa Al. Couldn’t ask for more.”

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Glassford 40, B Cox 40, C Nepe 38, D Craven 37.

Women’s stableford: J Morley 38, S Paku 38.

Twos: S Phillips.

Approach: B Cox.

Men’s best second shot: S Phillips.

Women’s best third shot: M Alley.

SATURDAY — Men’s par: H Schreiber +6, H White +6, A Pahina +6.

Twos: H Schreiber, S Peneha, H White, A Nairne.

FRIDAY — Village Butchery nine-hole stableford: T File 21 on c/b.

WEDNESDAY (Oct 25) — Women’s stableford: F Hutton 39, S Paku 39.

Twos: J Kerr.

TUESDAY (Oct 24) — Veteran men’s stableford: H Schreiber 43, M Kennedy 40, P Simpson 40, B Atkins 40, M Collinson 39, A Nairne 38, S Molhmann 38.

Twos: B Atkins 2.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, nine-hole competition from 12 noon to 2pm for affiliated golf club members; SUNDAY, Nov 26, Electrinet Christmas tournament.

Patutahi

MARG Alley and George Brown led a procession of 64 scores in Patutahi’s open closing tournament on Sunday.

Alley and Brown took the Canadian foursomes net honours on countback from three other combinations – Shelley Robertson and Dave Skudder, Helen Humble and Joe Blair, and Andrea Haisman and Butch McKenzie.

Andy Nimmo would love it if his golf was as good as his Hihi wine. It isn’t, yet, but it was damned impressive in winning the junior men’s net with 62.

Brian Pohatu and James Brodie equalled that effort but had to settle for the minor podium places.

Sixty-two was also the magic number in the senior men’s division, Chris Parker winning on countback from Tom Brodie, with Brian Wallace’s 63 third.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: J Ewart 93-28-65, D Nienhuys 101-28-73.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open closing day tournament, Canadian foursomes net: G Brown/M Alley 64, D Skudder/S Robertson 64, J Blair/H Humble 64, B McKenzie/A Haisman 64, T and S Sweeney 65, W Baty/S Gray 66, B Payne/G Young 66.

Senior men’s net: C Parker 62, T Brodie 62, B Wallace 63, M de Luze 66, B Tietjen 67, G Maude 68, G Green 68, H Brown 68.

Junior men’s net: A Nimmo 62, B Pohatu 62, J Brodie 62, S Pohatu 66, P Malloy 67, R Pardoe 67, G Watson 68, S Harbottle 69.

Long drives, men: H Brown, B Williams, A Nimmo.

Long drives, women: D Johnston, S Robertson.

Approaches, men: T Akroyd, B Wallace, H Tahuri.

Approaches, women: G Young, S Sweeney.

Twos: B Wallace, M de Luze, T Brodie, M Grant.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Brodie 22, H Brown 21, M Stock 20, S Pohatu 20, B Williams 20.

Junior division: I Tietjen 24, L Jamieson 24, J Blair 24, B Tietjen 22, S Fookes 22, D Dods 21, R Pittar 21 on c/b from J Brodie, J Neilson.

Tolaga Bay

WALTER Robinson ended a run of scores in the 80s in emphatic style on Sunday.

Robinson won the medal competition with 73-11-62.

SUNDAY — Medal: W Robinson 62 , J Hale 65, T Higgs 65,. C O’Sullivan 67, J Crawford 67.

Twos: D Maitai.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s shootout, 10am tee-off; SUNDAY, Nov 19, AGM.

Rep women

POVERTY Bay’s bronze women made no contest of their representative fixture with Eastern Bay of Plenty at the Poverty Bay course.

The visitors, however, pipped their hosts in the silver clash to share the honours overall.

The hosts crushed EBoP 16-2 in the bronze division, losing just one match in the singles and halving two of the foursomes.

Mihi Marino, Karen Crosby, Tuppence Murphy, June MacKinnon and Jan Ewart all enjoyed big singles wins.

The silver encounter went to the wire, with EBoP winning 6½ to 5½.

That meant the exchange was tied overall despite the 22½-7½ scoreline when the silver and bronze scores are added together.

Anne Witters and Sally Spence were the stars of the PB silver team, each registering two wins.

The PB bronze team were Ann Ward, Mihi Marino, Karen Crosby, Letty Poananga, Theresa Lewis, Tuppence Murphy, Odette Thomson, June MacKinnon, Jan Ewart, D Nienhuys, Pam Sutton and Ishbel McKinnon.

The PB silver team were Anne Witters, Wiki Morrissey, Sally Spence, Jean Foot, Kylie Johnson, Elaine Westward, Kath Willis and Lil McFlinn.

PB players Sally Spence and Kylie Johnson had twos.

The approaches were won by PB players Wiki Morrissey and Mihi Marino, and EBoP’s Margaret Dare.

EBoP team members Kala Reeve and Raewyn Vernon and PB’s Jan Ewart had the best third shots on the fifth hole.

Seniors

There are a couple of places left in the Sean Shivnan Pharmacy senior men’s and women’s open tournament at Poverty Bay, starting on Sunday.

Those who cannot play for the full four days can choose to compete only in Sunday’s Endeavour and Discovery cups strokeplay net.

Entries for the one day only will be taken on the day but it is preferred you enter before that by contacting John Fricker at pbseniors@outlook.com or the Poverty Bay pro shop.

Draws will be emailed, posted in the pro shop and starter’s room, and published in the Saturday edition of The Gisborne Herald.

Poverty Bay

Glenn Morley is the Sunday School annual trip champion.

Eight-handicapper Morley topped a 32-strong crew, who headed to the Bay of Plenty last week for rounds at Whakatane, Te Puke, Ohope International and Kawerau.

Overall honours go to the best average stableford. Morley’s 37, 40, 35 and 32 (on a rain-sodden Kawerau course) gave him 144 points at an average of 36.

He was well clear of Joe Green (34.75), who had intended pulling out of the trip due to injury issues but was persuaded to go.

Allan White (34.0) was third despite putting three balls in the river on the 160-metre 15th at Kawerau. Brother Kenny was near as bad, donating two balls to the water on the same hole.

Ross Gibson’s 2-over 73-9-64, for 43 points, at Ohope was the individual round of the trip.

The Chopper of the Tour shield went to Rob Johnstone, who staggered to an average of 25 points.

Heading into the last round, there were a group of decidedly worried “choppers” in the hunt for that dis-honour, and it is understood one of them — who mustered a tragic 16 points at Kawerau — received more back-of-the-bus abuse than Johnstone himself on the journey home.

Meanwhile, a Sunday School member who did not go on the trip produced drama of his own at Poverty Bay on Sunday. Don Wright aced the sixth hole and only had to shout a handful of fellow School members. The rest will be lying in wait for him on the 19th this weekend.

Wright could not cap his perfect shot with victory in the division 2 men’s stableford. He was second on 41 points — a point behind Adam Foon.

Noel Absalom topped the podium twice in three days last week. Absalom won the division 2 men’s stableford on Thursday with 40 points and the men’s stableford on Saturday with 39.

Odette Thompson and Anne Witters lit up the course in the women’s stableford on Tuesday. Thompson won with 96-31-65, for 45 points, her first sub-100 score in 36 rounds. Witters was second with 83-15-68, for 42 points.

WEDNESDAY — LJ Hooker Open Xmas Tournament results will be in tomorrow’s Herald.

Tuesday — Women’s stableford: O Thompson 45, A Witters 42.

Two: Anne Witters 6th.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Goldsmith 40, S Jeune 39, S Andreassen 36, P Anderson 34, P Stewart 34.

Division 2: A Foon 42, D Wright 41, N Absalom 36, L Ball 32, R Foon 28.

Approach: D Wright.

Hole-in-one on 6: D Wright.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: N Absalom 39, R Fletcher 39, B Allen 38, M Stewart 38, P Wauchop 37, D Mettrick 37.

Twos: V Richardson, S Andreassen.

Approach: S Andreassen.

THURSDAY (Oct 26) — Men’s stableford, division 1: C Poole 42, P Clayton 40, M Mulrooney 38, G Burnside 36, M Armstrong 36.

Division 2: N Absalom 40, R Skuse 39, W Thompson 39, P Humphreys 37, B Hall 36.

Twos: T Goldsmith, P Clayton, C Poole.

Approach: P Clayton.

Te Puia Springs

GEORGINA Roberts was a rose among mostly thorns in the stableford on Sunday.

Roberts’ 83-19-64, for 40 points, won the competition, with the remainder of the top 10 filled by male players.

SUNDAY — Stableford: G Roberts 40, H Rasmussen 39, P Ngarimu 37, R Smith 34, J Devery 33, A Forrester 33, G Summersby 33, P Harrison 32, M Higham 32, N Dewes 31, R Ngatai 31, F Walker 31.

Twos: H Rasmussen, K Waitoa.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, working bee, 9am; SUNDAY, Kowhai cancer charity fundraising ambrose tournament, rolling start from 10.30am to 12 noon, teams of three or four (including a non-golfer).

Gisborne Park

HORST Schreiber is on a roll.

Schreiber posted his third consecutive sub-90 round on Saturday to win the men’s par. His 88-24-64 put him 6-up on the card, heading off Hector White and Anthony Pahina on countback.

Schreiber also won the veteran men’s stableford last Tuesday with 89-24-65, for 43 points.

Allan Nairne last broke 80 on November 11, 2005.

If he ever does it again — and that’s a big if — the popular Park and Pirates stalwart will join an elite club . . . the age-breakers.

Al turned 80 on Friday, October 27, and marked it with a round of golf and a weekend of festivities with family and friends.

Not surprisingly, Al cleaned up sons Pere Nairne and Darren Wrigley (visiting from Brisbane) and grandson Brad Reynolds on the Friday.

The next day he was out on the course again with his regular cohorts and arrived at the 19th to discover a bunch of old Pirates mates waiting for him. It is understood the bar later ran out of Waikato Draught.

Granddaughter Jaclyn Twigley summed up the popularity of Al in a Facebook post . . . “Happy 80th Poppa Al. An absolute legend. Mentor. Our Hero. Our Poppa Al. Couldn’t ask for more.”

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Glassford 40, B Cox 40, C Nepe 38, D Craven 37.

Women’s stableford: J Morley 38, S Paku 38.

Twos: S Phillips.

Approach: B Cox.

Men’s best second shot: S Phillips.

Women’s best third shot: M Alley.

SATURDAY — Men’s par: H Schreiber +6, H White +6, A Pahina +6.

Twos: H Schreiber, S Peneha, H White, A Nairne.

FRIDAY — Village Butchery nine-hole stableford: T File 21 on c/b.

WEDNESDAY (Oct 25) — Women’s stableford: F Hutton 39, S Paku 39.

Twos: J Kerr.

TUESDAY (Oct 24) — Veteran men’s stableford: H Schreiber 43, M Kennedy 40, P Simpson 40, B Atkins 40, M Collinson 39, A Nairne 38, S Molhmann 38.

Twos: B Atkins 2.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, nine-hole competition from 12 noon to 2pm for affiliated golf club members; SUNDAY, Nov 26, Electrinet Christmas tournament.

Patutahi

MARG Alley and George Brown led a procession of 64 scores in Patutahi’s open closing tournament on Sunday.

Alley and Brown took the Canadian foursomes net honours on countback from three other combinations – Shelley Robertson and Dave Skudder, Helen Humble and Joe Blair, and Andrea Haisman and Butch McKenzie.

Andy Nimmo would love it if his golf was as good as his Hihi wine. It isn’t, yet, but it was damned impressive in winning the junior men’s net with 62.

Brian Pohatu and James Brodie equalled that effort but had to settle for the minor podium places.

Sixty-two was also the magic number in the senior men’s division, Chris Parker winning on countback from Tom Brodie, with Brian Wallace’s 63 third.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: J Ewart 93-28-65, D Nienhuys 101-28-73.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open closing day tournament, Canadian foursomes net: G Brown/M Alley 64, D Skudder/S Robertson 64, J Blair/H Humble 64, B McKenzie/A Haisman 64, T and S Sweeney 65, W Baty/S Gray 66, B Payne/G Young 66.

Senior men’s net: C Parker 62, T Brodie 62, B Wallace 63, M de Luze 66, B Tietjen 67, G Maude 68, G Green 68, H Brown 68.

Junior men’s net: A Nimmo 62, B Pohatu 62, J Brodie 62, S Pohatu 66, P Malloy 67, R Pardoe 67, G Watson 68, S Harbottle 69.

Long drives, men: H Brown, B Williams, A Nimmo.

Long drives, women: D Johnston, S Robertson.

Approaches, men: T Akroyd, B Wallace, H Tahuri.

Approaches, women: G Young, S Sweeney.

Twos: B Wallace, M de Luze, T Brodie, M Grant.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Brodie 22, H Brown 21, M Stock 20, S Pohatu 20, B Williams 20.

Junior division: I Tietjen 24, L Jamieson 24, J Blair 24, B Tietjen 22, S Fookes 22, D Dods 21, R Pittar 21 on c/b from J Brodie, J Neilson.

Tolaga Bay

WALTER Robinson ended a run of scores in the 80s in emphatic style on Sunday.

Robinson won the medal competition with 73-11-62.

SUNDAY — Medal: W Robinson 62 , J Hale 65, T Higgs 65,. C O’Sullivan 67, J Crawford 67.

Twos: D Maitai.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, men’s shootout, 10am tee-off; SUNDAY, Nov 19, AGM.

Rep women

POVERTY Bay’s bronze women made no contest of their representative fixture with Eastern Bay of Plenty at the Poverty Bay course.

The visitors, however, pipped their hosts in the silver clash to share the honours overall.

The hosts crushed EBoP 16-2 in the bronze division, losing just one match in the singles and halving two of the foursomes.

Mihi Marino, Karen Crosby, Tuppence Murphy, June MacKinnon and Jan Ewart all enjoyed big singles wins.

The silver encounter went to the wire, with EBoP winning 6½ to 5½.

That meant the exchange was tied overall despite the 22½-7½ scoreline when the silver and bronze scores are added together.

Anne Witters and Sally Spence were the stars of the PB silver team, each registering two wins.

The PB bronze team were Ann Ward, Mihi Marino, Karen Crosby, Letty Poananga, Theresa Lewis, Tuppence Murphy, Odette Thomson, June MacKinnon, Jan Ewart, D Nienhuys, Pam Sutton and Ishbel McKinnon.

The PB silver team were Anne Witters, Wiki Morrissey, Sally Spence, Jean Foot, Kylie Johnson, Elaine Westward, Kath Willis and Lil McFlinn.

PB players Sally Spence and Kylie Johnson had twos.

The approaches were won by PB players Wiki Morrissey and Mihi Marino, and EBoP’s Margaret Dare.

EBoP team members Kala Reeve and Raewyn Vernon and PB’s Jan Ewart had the best third shots on the fifth hole.

Seniors

There are a couple of places left in the Sean Shivnan Pharmacy senior men’s and women’s open tournament at Poverty Bay, starting on Sunday.

Those who cannot play for the full four days can choose to compete only in Sunday’s Endeavour and Discovery cups strokeplay net.

Entries for the one day only will be taken on the day but it is preferred you enter before that by contacting John Fricker at pbseniors@outlook.com or the Poverty Bay pro shop.

Draws will be emailed, posted in the pro shop and starter’s room, and published in the Saturday edition of The Gisborne Herald.

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