Golf Roundup

Waikohu

HE burned up the Gisborne Park course at the East Coast Fire Brigades tournament the previous weekend.

Last weekend, Wade Wesche converted that winning form to the Waikohu open opening day tournament.

The young Mahia member delivered a more modest performance — compared with his hot round at the Park — of 38 points to win the men’s stableford on countback from Waikohu-Patutahi teenager DJ Baty.

Wesche shot 78-8-70, his round featuring two twos and two triple-bogey-8s.

He also had the best second shot for his section and won the approach.

Local duo Percy Milner and Audrey Tamanui-Nunn won the Canadian foursomes stableford with an impressive 50-point haul, five ahead of Patutahi pair Jon Maynard and Jandy Solomon.

Te Puia Springs’ Dick Cook bounced back from a dog attack that left him with a leg injury. He and wife Aomihi were third on 42 points.

Saturday — Waikohu open opening day tournament, Canadian foursomes stableford: P Milner/A Tamanui-Nunn 50, J Maynard/J Solomon 45, D and A Cook 42, L Green/V Grace 39, W Baty/S Gray 37, T Brown/C Te Rito 37.

Men’s stableford: Wade Wesche 38, DJ Baty 38, W Brown 37, T Donovan 35.

Best second shots: Wade Wesche, A Tamanui-Nunn/Percy Milner.

Approaches: Wade Wesche, J Maynard, R Hiko.

Twos: Wade Wesche 2, J Maynard/J Solomon 2, D and A Cook, W Baty/S Gray, L Green/V Grace, F Daley/M Wainohu.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, no club competition; SUNDAY, Feb 25, course closed.

Poverty Bay

DOWN in the golfing dumps one day, floating with the clouds the next . . . Mark Norman underlined the fickle nature of the sport over the weekend.

“Normo” signed for 90-12-78 on Saturday, shooting a matching pair of 45s.

The next day he cleaned up the division 1 men’s stableford, firing a 1-over 37 on the back nine holes in his 78-12-66, for 42 points.

Phil Grogan won division 2 with 82-15-67, for 42 points, while Simon Jeune had two birdies, two bogeys and the rest pars in his excellent 72-4-69, for 40 points, although only good enough for second behind Norman.

Jim McGregor needed only 35 points to win the Saturday div 2 men’s stableford on February 3. A week later he upped the quality level to 41 points — 82-15-67— to make it two victories in a row.

Stefan Andreassen won div 1 with 74-4-70, for 38 points, thanks to a sizzling front nine of 2-under 34, including a two.

Harvey Johanson’s lowest score in over 13 months earned him the Thursday division 2 men’s stableford honours last week. Johanson shot 83-16-67, for 41 points.

Viv Bell had two twos on her way to winning the women’s stableford on Tuesday with 41 points.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: L Holmberg.

Bronze I: J MacKinnon.

Bronze II: L Poananga.

9-holers: J Alderson.

9-holers’ summer stableford: L Plowman.

Tuesday — Women’s stableford: V Bell 41.

Twos: Viv Bell 2.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 42, S Jeune 40, N Udy 38, P Stewart 37, M Jefferson 36.

Division 2: P Grogan 41, B Talbot 41, L Pollitt 38, P Rickard 37, K Travers 36.

Twos: M. Armstrong, P. Kerekere, C. Christie.

Approach: M Mulrooney.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: S Andreassen 38, P Anderson 35, R Foon 35.

Division 2: J McGregor 41, M Armstrong 39, P Wauchop 38.

Twos: S Andreassen, A Reedy, M Armstrong, A Kirkpatrick, J McGregor.

Approach: M Armstrong.

THURSDAY (Feb 8) — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 38, A White 37, P Clayton 37, F Ball 37, A Kirkpatrick 36.

Division 2: H Johanson 41, P Graham 41, P Humphreys 38, B Proudfoot 38, S Willock 38.

Twos: P Clayton 2 G Brown, V Richardson, A Kirkpatrick, F Ball

Jackpot: P Clayton.

Approach: G Brown.

Patutahi

CHRIS Parker posted his best 18-hole score since September 2015 to win the senior men’s net on Sunday.

Parker had 76-13-63 while Gary “Bubba” Watson’s 85-21-64 won the junior division and Shelley Robertson’s 86-17-69 topped the women’s division.

TUESDAY — Peter Pan Cup women’s net: M Alley 95-21-74, L Haisman 106-31-75, J Ewart 96-20-76.

SUNDAY — Senior men’s net: C Parker 76-13-63, S Skudder 71-5-66, B McKenzie 83-16-66, R Pardoe 84-18-66.

Junior men’s net: B Watson 85-21-64, K Philip 92-22-70, C Brown 91-19-72.

Women’s net: S Robertson 86-17-69, L Haisman 100-31-69.

Twos: R Pardoe.

Jackpot: R Pardoe.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford: B Williams 21, B McKenzie 20.

Gisborne Park

STEVE Phillips headed off Pete Cameron to win the men’s stableford on Sunday.

Phillips’ 77-10-67, for 41 points, got the nod on countback from Cameron while Carney Pipi’s 36 points won the women’s division.

Wiki Morrissey’s second consecutive 84 topped the women’s stableford last Wednesday.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Phillips 41, P Cameron 41, G McKinnon 40.

Women’s stableford: C Pipi 94-19-75, 36; B Walker 90-15-75, 35.

Twos: S Phillips, R Grace, G McKinnon.

WednesdaY (Feb 7) — Women’s stableford: W Morrissey 84-15-69, 40.

TUESDAY (Feb 6) — Veteran men’s stableford: P Mitchell 39, S Phillips 39, R Moiser 39, S Mohlmann 39, E Parkin 38, M Hutton 38, H Schreiber 37, H White 37, W McHugh 37.

Twos: S Mohlmann, S Phillips, R Moiser.

COMING UP: FRIDAYS, nine-hole competition for affiliated golf club members, 8am to 2pm.

Te Puia Springs

PETE Ngarimu and Georgina Roberts collected the silverware as the late, great Peter Rouse was fondly remembered on Sunday.

Ngarimu won the men’s division of the Peter Rouse Memorial open tournament. His 80-16-64 won him the PD Rouse tankard, which is the tankard Rouse was presented for winning the 1999 King of the Coast.

Ngarimu was one stroke ahead of 2017 winner Jim Devery, with Bill Clark third on countback from Roly Smith.

Roberts was a runaway winner of the PD Rouse silver tray. Her 84-19-66 was six shots clear of 2015 winner Iritana Ngarimu.

A small field, including a contingent from Waikohu, paid tribute to the great man who died in January 2012.

A note in the results emailed to The Herald summed up the respect in which the East Coast’s finest golfer was held: “He was and always will be the legend of Te Puia Springs Golf Club.”

SUNDAY — Peter Rouse Memorial open tournament, women’s net: G Roberts 66, I Ngarimu 72, E Wynyard 74, A Cook 78, V Grace 79.

Men’s net: P Ngarimu 64, J Devery 65, B Clark 67, R Smith 67, D Cook 69, L Green 70, H Rasmussen 70, A Forrester 70, P Harrison 70, I Ruru 76, J Forrester 77, I Sykes 77.

Twos: J Devery H Rasmussen.

Approach: H Rasmussen.

Coming up: SUNDAY, monthly meeting cancelled, club haggle; SUNDAY, Feb 25, final round of Summer Cup.

Seniors

“YOU don’t need the practice,” Frank Ball was told by a fellow Poverty Bay club member when spotted playing a few holes on Sunday afternoon.

Either he didn’t or it proved a valuable warm-up for the Gisborne East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society’s trip to Mahia on Tuesday.

Left-hander Ball, who plays off a a 10-handicap at his home course, posted the round of the day on the tricky nine-hole track to win the stableford with 43 points.

He was one point ahead of local Anthony Steel, with Poverty Bay’s Arthur Bacon third on 40 points.

Fifty seniors turned up for the GEC vets’ first outing of the year, and most of the region’s clubs were represented.

With the mercury hitting 30 degrees, a few decided to head to the 19th early while at least one golf cart succumbed to the weather.

The society’s annual meeting followed play and the vets were then treated to a slap-up meal and entertainment before the bus headed back to Gisborne.

Mahia’s typically superb hospitality and the quality of its beachside course was much appreciated.

Stableford results (top 10, from Poverty Bay unless otherwise indicated): F Ball 43, A Steel (Mahia) 42, A Bacon 40, D Bremner 37, B Rothschild 36, T Hema (Mah) 35, F Daley (Mah) 35, B Fraser (Wairoa) 34, By Cox (Gisborne Park) 33, C Poole 32.

Twos: A Steel (Mah), C Christie.

Fundraiser

WHAKAKI Marae’s annual fundraising golf tournament is on Saturday.

The open tournament is at Mahia Golf Club. There are gross, net and stableford sections for men and women, plus a non-golfers division.

Tee times are from 7.45am and 11.45am.

Plenty of prizes are on offer.

Inquiries to John Solomon at (06) 837-7455.

Waikohu

HE burned up the Gisborne Park course at the East Coast Fire Brigades tournament the previous weekend.

Last weekend, Wade Wesche converted that winning form to the Waikohu open opening day tournament.

The young Mahia member delivered a more modest performance — compared with his hot round at the Park — of 38 points to win the men’s stableford on countback from Waikohu-Patutahi teenager DJ Baty.

Wesche shot 78-8-70, his round featuring two twos and two triple-bogey-8s.

He also had the best second shot for his section and won the approach.

Local duo Percy Milner and Audrey Tamanui-Nunn won the Canadian foursomes stableford with an impressive 50-point haul, five ahead of Patutahi pair Jon Maynard and Jandy Solomon.

Te Puia Springs’ Dick Cook bounced back from a dog attack that left him with a leg injury. He and wife Aomihi were third on 42 points.

Saturday — Waikohu open opening day tournament, Canadian foursomes stableford: P Milner/A Tamanui-Nunn 50, J Maynard/J Solomon 45, D and A Cook 42, L Green/V Grace 39, W Baty/S Gray 37, T Brown/C Te Rito 37.

Men’s stableford: Wade Wesche 38, DJ Baty 38, W Brown 37, T Donovan 35.

Best second shots: Wade Wesche, A Tamanui-Nunn/Percy Milner.

Approaches: Wade Wesche, J Maynard, R Hiko.

Twos: Wade Wesche 2, J Maynard/J Solomon 2, D and A Cook, W Baty/S Gray, L Green/V Grace, F Daley/M Wainohu.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, no club competition; SUNDAY, Feb 25, course closed.

Poverty Bay

DOWN in the golfing dumps one day, floating with the clouds the next . . . Mark Norman underlined the fickle nature of the sport over the weekend.

“Normo” signed for 90-12-78 on Saturday, shooting a matching pair of 45s.

The next day he cleaned up the division 1 men’s stableford, firing a 1-over 37 on the back nine holes in his 78-12-66, for 42 points.

Phil Grogan won division 2 with 82-15-67, for 42 points, while Simon Jeune had two birdies, two bogeys and the rest pars in his excellent 72-4-69, for 40 points, although only good enough for second behind Norman.

Jim McGregor needed only 35 points to win the Saturday div 2 men’s stableford on February 3. A week later he upped the quality level to 41 points — 82-15-67— to make it two victories in a row.

Stefan Andreassen won div 1 with 74-4-70, for 38 points, thanks to a sizzling front nine of 2-under 34, including a two.

Harvey Johanson’s lowest score in over 13 months earned him the Thursday division 2 men’s stableford honours last week. Johanson shot 83-16-67, for 41 points.

Viv Bell had two twos on her way to winning the women’s stableford on Tuesday with 41 points.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: L Holmberg.

Bronze I: J MacKinnon.

Bronze II: L Poananga.

9-holers: J Alderson.

9-holers’ summer stableford: L Plowman.

Tuesday — Women’s stableford: V Bell 41.

Twos: Viv Bell 2.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Norman 42, S Jeune 40, N Udy 38, P Stewart 37, M Jefferson 36.

Division 2: P Grogan 41, B Talbot 41, L Pollitt 38, P Rickard 37, K Travers 36.

Twos: M. Armstrong, P. Kerekere, C. Christie.

Approach: M Mulrooney.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: S Andreassen 38, P Anderson 35, R Foon 35.

Division 2: J McGregor 41, M Armstrong 39, P Wauchop 38.

Twos: S Andreassen, A Reedy, M Armstrong, A Kirkpatrick, J McGregor.

Approach: M Armstrong.

THURSDAY (Feb 8) — Men’s stableford, division 1: V Richardson 38, A White 37, P Clayton 37, F Ball 37, A Kirkpatrick 36.

Division 2: H Johanson 41, P Graham 41, P Humphreys 38, B Proudfoot 38, S Willock 38.

Twos: P Clayton 2 G Brown, V Richardson, A Kirkpatrick, F Ball

Jackpot: P Clayton.

Approach: G Brown.

Patutahi

CHRIS Parker posted his best 18-hole score since September 2015 to win the senior men’s net on Sunday.

Parker had 76-13-63 while Gary “Bubba” Watson’s 85-21-64 won the junior division and Shelley Robertson’s 86-17-69 topped the women’s division.

TUESDAY — Peter Pan Cup women’s net: M Alley 95-21-74, L Haisman 106-31-75, J Ewart 96-20-76.

SUNDAY — Senior men’s net: C Parker 76-13-63, S Skudder 71-5-66, B McKenzie 83-16-66, R Pardoe 84-18-66.

Junior men’s net: B Watson 85-21-64, K Philip 92-22-70, C Brown 91-19-72.

Women’s net: S Robertson 86-17-69, L Haisman 100-31-69.

Twos: R Pardoe.

Jackpot: R Pardoe.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford: B Williams 21, B McKenzie 20.

Gisborne Park

STEVE Phillips headed off Pete Cameron to win the men’s stableford on Sunday.

Phillips’ 77-10-67, for 41 points, got the nod on countback from Cameron while Carney Pipi’s 36 points won the women’s division.

Wiki Morrissey’s second consecutive 84 topped the women’s stableford last Wednesday.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: S Phillips 41, P Cameron 41, G McKinnon 40.

Women’s stableford: C Pipi 94-19-75, 36; B Walker 90-15-75, 35.

Twos: S Phillips, R Grace, G McKinnon.

WednesdaY (Feb 7) — Women’s stableford: W Morrissey 84-15-69, 40.

TUESDAY (Feb 6) — Veteran men’s stableford: P Mitchell 39, S Phillips 39, R Moiser 39, S Mohlmann 39, E Parkin 38, M Hutton 38, H Schreiber 37, H White 37, W McHugh 37.

Twos: S Mohlmann, S Phillips, R Moiser.

COMING UP: FRIDAYS, nine-hole competition for affiliated golf club members, 8am to 2pm.

Te Puia Springs

PETE Ngarimu and Georgina Roberts collected the silverware as the late, great Peter Rouse was fondly remembered on Sunday.

Ngarimu won the men’s division of the Peter Rouse Memorial open tournament. His 80-16-64 won him the PD Rouse tankard, which is the tankard Rouse was presented for winning the 1999 King of the Coast.

Ngarimu was one stroke ahead of 2017 winner Jim Devery, with Bill Clark third on countback from Roly Smith.

Roberts was a runaway winner of the PD Rouse silver tray. Her 84-19-66 was six shots clear of 2015 winner Iritana Ngarimu.

A small field, including a contingent from Waikohu, paid tribute to the great man who died in January 2012.

A note in the results emailed to The Herald summed up the respect in which the East Coast’s finest golfer was held: “He was and always will be the legend of Te Puia Springs Golf Club.”

SUNDAY — Peter Rouse Memorial open tournament, women’s net: G Roberts 66, I Ngarimu 72, E Wynyard 74, A Cook 78, V Grace 79.

Men’s net: P Ngarimu 64, J Devery 65, B Clark 67, R Smith 67, D Cook 69, L Green 70, H Rasmussen 70, A Forrester 70, P Harrison 70, I Ruru 76, J Forrester 77, I Sykes 77.

Twos: J Devery H Rasmussen.

Approach: H Rasmussen.

Coming up: SUNDAY, monthly meeting cancelled, club haggle; SUNDAY, Feb 25, final round of Summer Cup.

Seniors

“YOU don’t need the practice,” Frank Ball was told by a fellow Poverty Bay club member when spotted playing a few holes on Sunday afternoon.

Either he didn’t or it proved a valuable warm-up for the Gisborne East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society’s trip to Mahia on Tuesday.

Left-hander Ball, who plays off a a 10-handicap at his home course, posted the round of the day on the tricky nine-hole track to win the stableford with 43 points.

He was one point ahead of local Anthony Steel, with Poverty Bay’s Arthur Bacon third on 40 points.

Fifty seniors turned up for the GEC vets’ first outing of the year, and most of the region’s clubs were represented.

With the mercury hitting 30 degrees, a few decided to head to the 19th early while at least one golf cart succumbed to the weather.

The society’s annual meeting followed play and the vets were then treated to a slap-up meal and entertainment before the bus headed back to Gisborne.

Mahia’s typically superb hospitality and the quality of its beachside course was much appreciated.

Stableford results (top 10, from Poverty Bay unless otherwise indicated): F Ball 43, A Steel (Mahia) 42, A Bacon 40, D Bremner 37, B Rothschild 36, T Hema (Mah) 35, F Daley (Mah) 35, B Fraser (Wairoa) 34, By Cox (Gisborne Park) 33, C Poole 32.

Twos: A Steel (Mah), C Christie.

Fundraiser

WHAKAKI Marae’s annual fundraising golf tournament is on Saturday.

The open tournament is at Mahia Golf Club. There are gross, net and stableford sections for men and women, plus a non-golfers division.

Tee times are from 7.45am and 11.45am.

Plenty of prizes are on offer.

Inquiries to John Solomon at (06) 837-7455.

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