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Gisborne Park

JACK Glassford’s decision not to revert back to his old putter almost earned him an age-defying feat.

The 72-year-old shot 73-12-61 on Sunday, falling just short of equalling his age.

“I didn’t realise I was that close to it until the last hole,” said the retired firefighter, who still pounds the ball out a long way.

Playing partner Brad Reynolds informed him on the 18th tee that he needed a birdie to shoot his age.

Reynolds had asked Glassford when he was born. He told him 1945 and Reynolds replied: “That makes sense. You’ve had 45 points to here.”

The two points for a par-4 on the last — his second shot ended up short of the green so he didn’t threaten birdie — gave him 47 points and subsequently victory in the men’s stableford.

Glassford had been contemplating going back to his broomstick putter but had a practice session with his short-stick and decided to stick with it.

“He putted amazingly,” said Reynolds.

Glassford’s 1-over score, which featured four birdies, was his first round under 80 since late October of last year.

It was also his best round since a 72 on January 30, 2005 . . . at the age of 59.

Most other days Bo Huhu’s 72-8-64, for 44 points, would have been good enough to win. He had to settle for second behind Glassford.

At 3-over after four holes, 72 looked a long way off for Huhu.

He came back with birdies on the seventh, 13th and 16th holes and parred everything else.

Francie Hutton continued her good form in winning the women’s net last Wednesday with 100-31-69.

A front nine of 44 inspired 33-handicapper Leo Lexmond to victory in the Tuesday veteran men’s par last week. He finished 8-up.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Glassford 47, B Huhu 44, J Collier 43.

Twos: B Huhu, R Callaghan, D Harrison, J Collier.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: Q Peneha 42, S Peneha 40.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 10) — Women’s net: F Hutton net 69

Twos: T Ford.

Tuesday (Jan 9) — Veteran men’s par: L Lexmond +8, J Rosewarne +7, R McGann +3, R Moiser +3, P Simpson +3, C Aramakutu +3, P Koorey +2 on c/b.

Twos: R Moiser, C Aramakutu.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, nine-hole competition, 8am to 2pm, must be an affilated golf club member; SUNDAY, Thistle AFC tournament, start sheet at office.

Te Puia Springs

ROLY Smith teed off his 2018 club season by setting the pace in the opening round of the Summer Cup on Sunday.

Smith won the stableford with 41 points, one ahead of Nelson Truman, with Dick Cook and Henry Rasmussen next best on 37 points.

The second round of the cup, a net, is on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup stableford, round 1: R Smith 41, N Truman 40, D Cook 37, H Rassmussen 37, R Ngatai 36, P Harrison 35, P Savage 34 ,J Babbington-Welsh 34, A Cook 34, J Devery 33, I Sykes 32.

Twos: D Cook.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup, round 2, net, meeting at 10.30am.

Poverty Bay

TENE Goldsmith has won plenty of club ttles, shot a course record and clocked up many other successes over his career.

On Saturday, he added another to the collection.

Goldie made birdie-2 on all three par-3s — the 147-metre second, 112m sixth and 167m 11th holes.

His 75-9-66, for 42 points, also won the division 1 men’s stableford.

Goldie joined a special group of players to have achieved the triple-2 par-3 feat including the late Eric Gordon (who had four 2s in the one round), Bev Mutch, Gay Young, Peter Hakiwai, Neil Mackie and Tony Akroyd.

Anaru Reedy also had three twos in a round in October of last year. Two of those were on par-4s.

It is not the first time Goldie has done it. He had three twos in a round at Gisborne Park in 1999. The Park has four par-3s.

Phil Wauchop broke 100 for the first time since March of 2003 to win the division 2 stableford on Saturday with 97-31-66, for 42 points.

Phil Grogan picked the perfect time to hit top form.

Grogan was part of a record turn-out of 43 players for the Sunday School weekend competition.

He responded with 80-16-64, for 44 points, to collect the loot and win the division 2 pro’s competition stableford.

Mark Jefferson had 14 pars in his 74-8-65, for 43 points, to win division 1.

Mark Thomas’s best round in over a year — 77-13-64, including a birdie-2 on the 11th — won him the division 1 men’s Thursday stableford last week.

Syd Liley, whose handicap has dropped from 21 to 15 in the past six months, won division 2 with 80-15-65, for 43 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Jefferson 43, P Stewart 42, A White 40, A Kirkpatrick 39, J Situ 39, P Kerekere 39, M Norman 39.

Division 2: P Grogan 44, C Christie 42, R Morley 41, M Karalus 38, A Hayward 38.

Twos: R Morley, S Jeune, P Anderson, P Grogan, D Situ, P Kerekere, C Christie.

Approach: P Anderson.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: T Goldsmith 42, W MacLellan 41, F Ball 39.

Division 2: P Wauchop 42, D Wright 39, J Vaughan 39.

Twos: T Goldsmith 3, K White, W MacLellan.

Approach: D Wright.

Jackpot: T Goldsmith.

THURSDAY (Jan 11) — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Thomas 44, V Richardson 42, A Abrahams 39, C Christie 38, I Murphy 37, F Ball 37.

Division 2: S Liley 43, R Veall 40, D Atkins 40, M Dodgshun 39, J Pittar 39, B Payne 39.

Twos: B Hall, M Thomas, C Poole.

Approach: C Evans.

Patutahi

JUSTIN Baty broke 80 for the first time in winning the 0-17 men’s net on Sunday.

Baty shot 79-15-64 while Sheree Gray equalled that net effort to top the women

Sunday was also the first round of the Summer and Vets cups.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup and Vets Cup, first round, men’s net, 0-17: J Baty 64, S Pohatu 65, B McKenzie 65, O Willimott 66.

18+: M Farmer 67, K Philip 68, S Pittar 68, M Smith 69.

Women’s net: S Gray 64, J Ewart 67.

Twos: S Pohatu.

Eagle: J Brown.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior men: D Maloy 24, D Russell 21, S Pohatu 21.

Junior men: M owen 23, D Dods 22, K Donovan 20.

Women: D Johnston 19.

Waikohu

The 2018 season will start with a working bee on Sunday from 10am.

Bring spades, ride-ons and golf clubs.

Gisborne Park

JACK Glassford’s decision not to revert back to his old putter almost earned him an age-defying feat.

The 72-year-old shot 73-12-61 on Sunday, falling just short of equalling his age.

“I didn’t realise I was that close to it until the last hole,” said the retired firefighter, who still pounds the ball out a long way.

Playing partner Brad Reynolds informed him on the 18th tee that he needed a birdie to shoot his age.

Reynolds had asked Glassford when he was born. He told him 1945 and Reynolds replied: “That makes sense. You’ve had 45 points to here.”

The two points for a par-4 on the last — his second shot ended up short of the green so he didn’t threaten birdie — gave him 47 points and subsequently victory in the men’s stableford.

Glassford had been contemplating going back to his broomstick putter but had a practice session with his short-stick and decided to stick with it.

“He putted amazingly,” said Reynolds.

Glassford’s 1-over score, which featured four birdies, was his first round under 80 since late October of last year.

It was also his best round since a 72 on January 30, 2005 . . . at the age of 59.

Most other days Bo Huhu’s 72-8-64, for 44 points, would have been good enough to win. He had to settle for second behind Glassford.

At 3-over after four holes, 72 looked a long way off for Huhu.

He came back with birdies on the seventh, 13th and 16th holes and parred everything else.

Francie Hutton continued her good form in winning the women’s net last Wednesday with 100-31-69.

A front nine of 44 inspired 33-handicapper Leo Lexmond to victory in the Tuesday veteran men’s par last week. He finished 8-up.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: J Glassford 47, B Huhu 44, J Collier 43.

Twos: B Huhu, R Callaghan, D Harrison, J Collier.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: Q Peneha 42, S Peneha 40.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 10) — Women’s net: F Hutton net 69

Twos: T Ford.

Tuesday (Jan 9) — Veteran men’s par: L Lexmond +8, J Rosewarne +7, R McGann +3, R Moiser +3, P Simpson +3, C Aramakutu +3, P Koorey +2 on c/b.

Twos: R Moiser, C Aramakutu.

COMING UP: TOMORROW, nine-hole competition, 8am to 2pm, must be an affilated golf club member; SUNDAY, Thistle AFC tournament, start sheet at office.

Te Puia Springs

ROLY Smith teed off his 2018 club season by setting the pace in the opening round of the Summer Cup on Sunday.

Smith won the stableford with 41 points, one ahead of Nelson Truman, with Dick Cook and Henry Rasmussen next best on 37 points.

The second round of the cup, a net, is on Sunday.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup stableford, round 1: R Smith 41, N Truman 40, D Cook 37, H Rassmussen 37, R Ngatai 36, P Harrison 35, P Savage 34 ,J Babbington-Welsh 34, A Cook 34, J Devery 33, I Sykes 32.

Twos: D Cook.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Summer Cup, round 2, net, meeting at 10.30am.

Poverty Bay

TENE Goldsmith has won plenty of club ttles, shot a course record and clocked up many other successes over his career.

On Saturday, he added another to the collection.

Goldie made birdie-2 on all three par-3s — the 147-metre second, 112m sixth and 167m 11th holes.

His 75-9-66, for 42 points, also won the division 1 men’s stableford.

Goldie joined a special group of players to have achieved the triple-2 par-3 feat including the late Eric Gordon (who had four 2s in the one round), Bev Mutch, Gay Young, Peter Hakiwai, Neil Mackie and Tony Akroyd.

Anaru Reedy also had three twos in a round in October of last year. Two of those were on par-4s.

It is not the first time Goldie has done it. He had three twos in a round at Gisborne Park in 1999. The Park has four par-3s.

Phil Wauchop broke 100 for the first time since March of 2003 to win the division 2 stableford on Saturday with 97-31-66, for 42 points.

Phil Grogan picked the perfect time to hit top form.

Grogan was part of a record turn-out of 43 players for the Sunday School weekend competition.

He responded with 80-16-64, for 44 points, to collect the loot and win the division 2 pro’s competition stableford.

Mark Jefferson had 14 pars in his 74-8-65, for 43 points, to win division 1.

Mark Thomas’s best round in over a year — 77-13-64, including a birdie-2 on the 11th — won him the division 1 men’s Thursday stableford last week.

Syd Liley, whose handicap has dropped from 21 to 15 in the past six months, won division 2 with 80-15-65, for 43 points.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Jefferson 43, P Stewart 42, A White 40, A Kirkpatrick 39, J Situ 39, P Kerekere 39, M Norman 39.

Division 2: P Grogan 44, C Christie 42, R Morley 41, M Karalus 38, A Hayward 38.

Twos: R Morley, S Jeune, P Anderson, P Grogan, D Situ, P Kerekere, C Christie.

Approach: P Anderson.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: T Goldsmith 42, W MacLellan 41, F Ball 39.

Division 2: P Wauchop 42, D Wright 39, J Vaughan 39.

Twos: T Goldsmith 3, K White, W MacLellan.

Approach: D Wright.

Jackpot: T Goldsmith.

THURSDAY (Jan 11) — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Thomas 44, V Richardson 42, A Abrahams 39, C Christie 38, I Murphy 37, F Ball 37.

Division 2: S Liley 43, R Veall 40, D Atkins 40, M Dodgshun 39, J Pittar 39, B Payne 39.

Twos: B Hall, M Thomas, C Poole.

Approach: C Evans.

Patutahi

JUSTIN Baty broke 80 for the first time in winning the 0-17 men’s net on Sunday.

Baty shot 79-15-64 while Sheree Gray equalled that net effort to top the women

Sunday was also the first round of the Summer and Vets cups.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup and Vets Cup, first round, men’s net, 0-17: J Baty 64, S Pohatu 65, B McKenzie 65, O Willimott 66.

18+: M Farmer 67, K Philip 68, S Pittar 68, M Smith 69.

Women’s net: S Gray 64, J Ewart 67.

Twos: S Pohatu.

Eagle: J Brown.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior men: D Maloy 24, D Russell 21, S Pohatu 21.

Junior men: M owen 23, D Dods 22, K Donovan 20.

Women: D Johnston 19.

Waikohu

The 2018 season will start with a working bee on Sunday from 10am.

Bring spades, ride-ons and golf clubs.

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