Golf Roundup

Tolaga Bay

ANOTHER weekend, another Watts win.

This time it came at the Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament as in-form mother and daughter Ginger and Doreen Watts completed a family quinella.

Doreen topped a day of hot scoring in winning the women’s stableford with 91-33-58, for a half-century of points.

Her mother was second with her best score since February of 2010 — 88-27-61, for 47 points.

Mahia-Wairoa member Renee Hiko was third with 90-28-62, for 46 points, followed by Te Puia Springs’ Aomihi Cook (45), Patutahi’s Shelley Robertson (43) and Waikohu duo Ella Wynyard and Val Grace (both 41).

The tournament included the interclub between Tolaga Bay and Te Puia Springs.

Tolaga Bay won both men’s and women’s clashes.

Home-course players filled the top four spots in the men’s stableford. Dan Maitai (77-16-61) won on countback from Rodney Lincoln (80-19-61) and Tim Reedy (80-19-61). All three had 43 points.

John Hale was fourth with 41.

SUNDAY — Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament, men’s stableford: D Maitai 43, R Lincoln 43, T Reedy 43, J Hale 41, C Brown 41, M Grant 41, C Palmer 40, P Varey 40, T Williams 40, D Cook 39, T Green 39, B Watson 39, D Skudder 38, R Pohatu 38, P Ngarimu 37, N Hansen 37, I Sykes 37.

Women’s stableford: D Watts 50, G Watts 47, R Hiko 46, A Cook 45, S Robertson 43, E Wynyard 41, V Grace 41, H Humble 38, MJ Bloem 37, H Miratana 37, G Waikoho 36, R Ngatai 36.

Long drives: Taine Lincoln (men), R Hiko (women).

Approach in 1: Z Horomia (men), L Poananga (women).

Approach in 2: M Grant (men), S Robertson (women).

Twos: L Poananga, C Brown, G Brown, P Ngarimu, Taine Lincoln 2.

Interclub challenge, Tolaga Bay v Te Puia Springs, women: Tolaga Bay.

Men: Tolaga Bay.

Gisborne Park

GLEN McKinnon racked up five birdies as he officially broke 80 at the Park for the first time in well over 10½ years on Sunday.

McKinnon’s 76-16-60 featured four birdies in a front nine of 1-over 35, a triple bogey-7 on the 10th and another birdie on the 18th.

He finished 8-up on the card to win the men’s par.

Thirty-seven points was good enough to win for Lil McFlinn at the weekend . . . 43 wasn’t.

McFlinn carded 94-20-74, for 37 points, to win the women’s stableford on Saturday.

She went out the next day and fired 86, for 43 points, but had to settle for second.

The honours went to Margaret Alley, who broke 100 for the first time since February to win with 97-33-64, for 45.

Paul Mitchell had matching 42s on his way to winning the veterans’ Tuesday stableford last week with 84-19-65, for 43 points.

Sunday — Men’s par: G McKinnon +8, C Nepe +6.

Women’s stableford: M Alley 45, L McFlinn 43.

Twos: B Watene, D Craven.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: S Peneha from E Morley.

Women’s stableford: L McFlinn 37.

Twos: S Peneha.

WEDNESDAY (Nov 29) — Women’s South African stableford: R Walford/F Brown 94.

Tuesday (Nov 28) — Veteran men’s stableford: P Mitchell 43, W McHugh 42, R Moiser 41, A Lewington 40, P Koorey 40, L Lexmond 40, P Simpson 39, E Parkin 38, H White 38, B Cox 37.

COMING UP: FRIDAYs, 9-hole competition for affiliated members of a golf club, 12 noon to 2pm; SUNDAY, Dec 17, AGM.

Poverty Bay

ALAN Destry is the 2017 Primo Cup champion.

The 19-handicapper clinched the title with a round of 86-19-67 on Saturday.

The format for the cup decider, which brings together qualifiers from throughout the season, is net-minus-stableford.

Destry had a net 34 on the front nine holes and 21 points for the back nine for score of 13.

He was two ahead of Colin Christie and Phil Wauchop, who had a chip-off on the 18th to decide the runner-up.

Fifteen-handicapper Christie used his putter while Wauchop went for an iron to his detriment.

Barry Brown made a rare foray into the 70s and won the division 1 men’s stableford on Sunday.

Brown posted 78-14-64, for 44 points.

Mark Karalus won division 2 with 90-21-69, for 39.

Mark Thomas (41) and Clive Dean (40) were the Thursday stableford winners last week.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Brown 44, D Pirimona 40, J Situ 38.

Division 2: M Karalus 39, L Hewson 37, A Baldwin 36.

Twos: K Daniels, B Morgan, J Situ.

Approach: M Mulrooney.

SATURDAY — Twos: F Ball, P Clayton, M Francois, D Griffin.

Approach: P Butler.

THURSDAY (Nov 30) — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Thomas 41, V Richardson 41, N Mackie 40, D Davies 39, A Kirkpatrick 39.

Division 2: C Dean 40, R Skuse 39, M Abrahams 39, J Aitchison 39, C Christie 38.

Twos: B Allen 38, M Armstrong, C Dean, S Andreassen, N Mackie, A Abrahams, G Gray, P Bannister.

Approach: S Andreassen.

Patutahi

SUMMER conditions have the course ripe for the picking and helping himself to the fruit on Friday and Sunday was Simon Pittar.

Pittar won the senior division of the Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford with 26 points. He backed it up on Sunday with 43 points to win the men’s stableford.

Sheree Gray won the women’s stableford on Sunday with the round of the weekend — 44 points.

Sub-100 is clearly in the sights of Rhonda Maloy, who blitzed the course on Tuesday to top the women’s stableford with 101-39-62, for 45.

TUESDAY — Women’s stableford: R Maloy 101-39-62, 45; J Ewart 92-24-68, 39.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Pittar 43, M Stock 41, S Pohatu 39, J Priestley 38.

Women’s stableford: S Gray 44.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: O Willimott 24, G Tattersfield 22, J Blair 22, T Hindmarsh 19, B McKenzie 19 on c/b.

Junior division: S Pittar 26, B Tietjen 24, J Brodie 23, M Smith 22, J Graham 21, H Humble 21.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Guy Farmer Trophy and club prizegiving, 12.30pm tee-off; SUNDAY, AGM, 10.30am.

Waikohu

THE Guys v Dolls and club prizegiving is on Saturday.

Participants are to bring a plate and a gift wrapped in newspaper.

Sunday is a free day.

Seniors

TE Puia Springs’ Peter Harrison is the inaugural Gisborne Senior Golfer of the Year.

Harrison’s 41-point performance in the Gisborne East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society’s last event of the year confirmed his standing.

He went into the Tuesday’s competition at Gisborne Park with a three-point lead and ran out a worthy winner, thanks to his 90-23-67 that included two birdies.

Harrison’s Senior Golfer of the Year total of 53 points was amassed from nine out of 11 appearances in vet tournaments this year.

Poverty Bay’s Ron Young was runner-up on 45 points and clubmate Bernie Rothschild was third on 39.

Leo Lexmond topped a 48-strong field on the day with 43 points, one ahead of fellow Park member Phil Simpson.

Two players had two twos — Evan Parkin and Don McFadyen.

The course was presented in top condition for the vets. The clubrooms were decorated for Christmas and players were treated to cheese platters and a Christmas cracker lucky draw on the 19th.

GEC vets’ stableford, top 10: L Lexmond 43, P Simpson 42, B Jopson 41, P Harrison 41, B Cox 41, B Atkins 40, R Kelly 40, A Bacon 39, D McFadyen 39, R Farmer 39.

Twos: E Parkin 2, D McFadyen 2, C Palmer, S Lilley, B Jopson, D Mettrick.

Tolaga Bay

ANOTHER weekend, another Watts win.

This time it came at the Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament as in-form mother and daughter Ginger and Doreen Watts completed a family quinella.

Doreen topped a day of hot scoring in winning the women’s stableford with 91-33-58, for a half-century of points.

Her mother was second with her best score since February of 2010 — 88-27-61, for 47 points.

Mahia-Wairoa member Renee Hiko was third with 90-28-62, for 46 points, followed by Te Puia Springs’ Aomihi Cook (45), Patutahi’s Shelley Robertson (43) and Waikohu duo Ella Wynyard and Val Grace (both 41).

The tournament included the interclub between Tolaga Bay and Te Puia Springs.

Tolaga Bay won both men’s and women’s clashes.

Home-course players filled the top four spots in the men’s stableford. Dan Maitai (77-16-61) won on countback from Rodney Lincoln (80-19-61) and Tim Reedy (80-19-61). All three had 43 points.

John Hale was fourth with 41.

SUNDAY — Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament, men’s stableford: D Maitai 43, R Lincoln 43, T Reedy 43, J Hale 41, C Brown 41, M Grant 41, C Palmer 40, P Varey 40, T Williams 40, D Cook 39, T Green 39, B Watson 39, D Skudder 38, R Pohatu 38, P Ngarimu 37, N Hansen 37, I Sykes 37.

Women’s stableford: D Watts 50, G Watts 47, R Hiko 46, A Cook 45, S Robertson 43, E Wynyard 41, V Grace 41, H Humble 38, MJ Bloem 37, H Miratana 37, G Waikoho 36, R Ngatai 36.

Long drives: Taine Lincoln (men), R Hiko (women).

Approach in 1: Z Horomia (men), L Poananga (women).

Approach in 2: M Grant (men), S Robertson (women).

Twos: L Poananga, C Brown, G Brown, P Ngarimu, Taine Lincoln 2.

Interclub challenge, Tolaga Bay v Te Puia Springs, women: Tolaga Bay.

Men: Tolaga Bay.

Gisborne Park

GLEN McKinnon racked up five birdies as he officially broke 80 at the Park for the first time in well over 10½ years on Sunday.

McKinnon’s 76-16-60 featured four birdies in a front nine of 1-over 35, a triple bogey-7 on the 10th and another birdie on the 18th.

He finished 8-up on the card to win the men’s par.

Thirty-seven points was good enough to win for Lil McFlinn at the weekend . . . 43 wasn’t.

McFlinn carded 94-20-74, for 37 points, to win the women’s stableford on Saturday.

She went out the next day and fired 86, for 43 points, but had to settle for second.

The honours went to Margaret Alley, who broke 100 for the first time since February to win with 97-33-64, for 45.

Paul Mitchell had matching 42s on his way to winning the veterans’ Tuesday stableford last week with 84-19-65, for 43 points.

Sunday — Men’s par: G McKinnon +8, C Nepe +6.

Women’s stableford: M Alley 45, L McFlinn 43.

Twos: B Watene, D Craven.

Saturday — Men’s stableford: S Peneha from E Morley.

Women’s stableford: L McFlinn 37.

Twos: S Peneha.

WEDNESDAY (Nov 29) — Women’s South African stableford: R Walford/F Brown 94.

Tuesday (Nov 28) — Veteran men’s stableford: P Mitchell 43, W McHugh 42, R Moiser 41, A Lewington 40, P Koorey 40, L Lexmond 40, P Simpson 39, E Parkin 38, H White 38, B Cox 37.

COMING UP: FRIDAYs, 9-hole competition for affiliated members of a golf club, 12 noon to 2pm; SUNDAY, Dec 17, AGM.

Poverty Bay

ALAN Destry is the 2017 Primo Cup champion.

The 19-handicapper clinched the title with a round of 86-19-67 on Saturday.

The format for the cup decider, which brings together qualifiers from throughout the season, is net-minus-stableford.

Destry had a net 34 on the front nine holes and 21 points for the back nine for score of 13.

He was two ahead of Colin Christie and Phil Wauchop, who had a chip-off on the 18th to decide the runner-up.

Fifteen-handicapper Christie used his putter while Wauchop went for an iron to his detriment.

Barry Brown made a rare foray into the 70s and won the division 1 men’s stableford on Sunday.

Brown posted 78-14-64, for 44 points.

Mark Karalus won division 2 with 90-21-69, for 39.

Mark Thomas (41) and Clive Dean (40) were the Thursday stableford winners last week.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Brown 44, D Pirimona 40, J Situ 38.

Division 2: M Karalus 39, L Hewson 37, A Baldwin 36.

Twos: K Daniels, B Morgan, J Situ.

Approach: M Mulrooney.

SATURDAY — Twos: F Ball, P Clayton, M Francois, D Griffin.

Approach: P Butler.

THURSDAY (Nov 30) — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Thomas 41, V Richardson 41, N Mackie 40, D Davies 39, A Kirkpatrick 39.

Division 2: C Dean 40, R Skuse 39, M Abrahams 39, J Aitchison 39, C Christie 38.

Twos: B Allen 38, M Armstrong, C Dean, S Andreassen, N Mackie, A Abrahams, G Gray, P Bannister.

Approach: S Andreassen.

Patutahi

SUMMER conditions have the course ripe for the picking and helping himself to the fruit on Friday and Sunday was Simon Pittar.

Pittar won the senior division of the Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford with 26 points. He backed it up on Sunday with 43 points to win the men’s stableford.

Sheree Gray won the women’s stableford on Sunday with the round of the weekend — 44 points.

Sub-100 is clearly in the sights of Rhonda Maloy, who blitzed the course on Tuesday to top the women’s stableford with 101-39-62, for 45.

TUESDAY — Women’s stableford: R Maloy 101-39-62, 45; J Ewart 92-24-68, 39.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Pittar 43, M Stock 41, S Pohatu 39, J Priestley 38.

Women’s stableford: S Gray 44.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: O Willimott 24, G Tattersfield 22, J Blair 22, T Hindmarsh 19, B McKenzie 19 on c/b.

Junior division: S Pittar 26, B Tietjen 24, J Brodie 23, M Smith 22, J Graham 21, H Humble 21.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Guy Farmer Trophy and club prizegiving, 12.30pm tee-off; SUNDAY, AGM, 10.30am.

Waikohu

THE Guys v Dolls and club prizegiving is on Saturday.

Participants are to bring a plate and a gift wrapped in newspaper.

Sunday is a free day.

Seniors

TE Puia Springs’ Peter Harrison is the inaugural Gisborne Senior Golfer of the Year.

Harrison’s 41-point performance in the Gisborne East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society’s last event of the year confirmed his standing.

He went into the Tuesday’s competition at Gisborne Park with a three-point lead and ran out a worthy winner, thanks to his 90-23-67 that included two birdies.

Harrison’s Senior Golfer of the Year total of 53 points was amassed from nine out of 11 appearances in vet tournaments this year.

Poverty Bay’s Ron Young was runner-up on 45 points and clubmate Bernie Rothschild was third on 39.

Leo Lexmond topped a 48-strong field on the day with 43 points, one ahead of fellow Park member Phil Simpson.

Two players had two twos — Evan Parkin and Don McFadyen.

The course was presented in top condition for the vets. The clubrooms were decorated for Christmas and players were treated to cheese platters and a Christmas cracker lucky draw on the 19th.

GEC vets’ stableford, top 10: L Lexmond 43, P Simpson 42, B Jopson 41, P Harrison 41, B Cox 41, B Atkins 40, R Kelly 40, A Bacon 39, D McFadyen 39, R Farmer 39.

Twos: E Parkin 2, D McFadyen 2, C Palmer, S Lilley, B Jopson, D Mettrick.

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