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Patutahi

THE Lee Westwood of Poverty Bay-East Coast golf showed the potential is still there in Patutahi’s open opening day tournament at the weekend.

Englishman Westwood, one of the top golfers of his generation, has never won a major and is running out of time to do so.

A fine striker of the ball, Devery is yet to taste similar glory at district level.

If you have a story, tournament to promote or results you wish to have printed,
contact The Gisborne Herald at 869-0633 or email sports@gisborneherald.co.nz

On Sunday he showed he has the capability — if he could put it all together on a more consistent basis — in winning the 0-16 men’s gross.

Devery, off a 7-handicap. had four birdies and three bogeys in hia 1-under 69 — a round that surprisingly featured no birdies on the four short par-5s, which are usually eaten up by the big hitters.

Waikohu-Patutahi member DJ Baty won the net with 75-14-61 while Brian Wallace led a five-strong group of 40-point scorers in the stableford.

Butch McKenzie had a great day. He won the 17+ men’s gross with 82, got the approach for his division and capped it with a two on the 15th.

Dave Maloy topped the net with 66 and Gary “Bubba” Watson signalled what was to come on the men’s PGA tour by winning the stableford with 39 points. Watson’s American namesake won the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club the next day — his first PGA title for two years — and pocketed $NZ1.78 million.

Patutahi’s Bubba took home a prize and a full stomach from the usual topnotch 19th-hole hospitality turned on by the country club.

Helen Humble and Jo Blair Beattie won the Canadian mixed pairs stableford with 42 points, one clear of Helen Pomana/Chris Beattie and Val Grace/Larry Green combos.

TUESDAY — Peter Pan Cup, round 2, women’s net: L Haisman 97-31-66, M Philip 97-26-71.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open opening day tournament, Canadian mixed pairs stableford: H Humble/J Blair 42, H Pomana/C Beattie 41, V Grace/L Green 41, R Hiko/Wayne Wesche 41, T Green/J Ruru 40.

Men 0-16, stableford, 0-16, gross: J Devery 69.

Net: DJ Baty 61.

Stableford: B Wallace 40, T Brodie 40, S Pohatu 40, Wade Wesche 40, J Baty 40.

Men, !7+, gross: B McKenzie 82.

Net: D Maloy 66.

Stableford: G Watson 39, D Skudder 39, K Philip 38.

Long drives, men: J Baty, A Hindmarsh.

Women: S Gray, J Ruru.

Approaches, men: M de Luze, P Ngarimu.

Women: R Hiko.

Twos: M Pohatu, B McKenzie.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: D Skudder 23; R Pardoe 22, M Stock 21. A Nimmo 21.

Junior division: D Maloy 21, D Quinn 21, P Summersby 20.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Patutahi Ladies open opening tournament, 10.30am morning tea, 11am tee-off, gross, net, stableford in two seconds, entry includes twos, approaches and light meal, inquiries to Denise 027-447-7641/863-9595 or Andrea 027-669-0900.

Poverty Bay

TUKI Sweeney has been called plenty of things in his time as a rugby referee.For half of Sunday’s round, his playing group had another name for him . . . “Par-man”.

Sweeney parred all holes on the front nine then birdied the 10th to be 1-under.

The wheels started to wobble, including a triple-bogey-7 on the 14th, but he rallied with three pars in the last four holes for 78-12-66 and a division 1 men’s stableford-winning points haul of 43.

Richard Foon impressed off the blue tees on Saturday, winning the division 1 men’s competition with 79-13-66, for 42 points.

June MacKinnon made a rare foray into the 80s, winning the women’s par on Tuesday with 88-20-68, for +8.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: V Bell 91-19-72.

Bronze I: J MacKinnon 93-22-71.

Bronze II: I McKinnon 109-38 -71.

9-holers: J Alderson 57-21-36.

Twos: J Utting.

Tuesday — Women’s par: J. Mackinnon +8.

Twos: J MacKinnon, P Gayford.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Sweeney 43, P Anderson 40, P Kerekere 38, R Gibson 38.

Division 2: P Grogan 39, M Karalus 38, L Pollitt 37, S Harbottle 37.

Twos: A Reedy 2, P Anderson, P Kerekere, B Morgan, R Gibson.

Approach: P Anderson.

Jackpot: A Reedy.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: R Foon 42, F Ball 39, K White 39.

Division 2: C Taewa 38, D Bush 36, A Hayward 35.

Approach: F Ball.

THURSDAY (Feb 15) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 37, F Ball 37, I Murphy 37, C Dean 35, J Vaughan 35.

Division 2: P Graham 38, R Skuse 37, P Humphreys 37, D Bush 35.

Twos: C Poole, A Kirkpatrick.

Approach: I Murphy.

The Oman Cup women’s matchplay is on TUESDAY (Feb 27). The draw is — L Holmberg v M Allan, P Gayford v M Francois, V Bell v O Thompson, M Lane v S Spence, J MacKinnon v V Fraser, L Poananga v M Colebourne, I McKinnon v M Shanks, L Shepherd v J Utting.

The Poverty Bay Golf Club Business House Mercantile Ambrose is on Friday, March 2. Format is nine-hole ambrose in teams of four, shotgun start from 5.30pm. Each team must have one new golfer and each player must have at least one tee shot count. Non-affiliated players will be given an assessed handicap not exceeding 24 for men and 40 for women. Lapsed or resigned club members must play off their last official handicap. Prizes for top three teams, lucky draws. Contact pro shop to enter.

Coming up: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Bull Cup men’s team competition, entries still being taken at pro shop; SUNDAY, March 4, Morley Cup mixed pairs; SATURDAY, March 17, Reynolds Cup qualifier; Those wishing to play in interclub pennants contact Peter Clayton (Oligoi Jug) or Duncan Bush (Endeavour).

Te Puia Springs

THE final round of the Summer Cup — a par round — is on Sunday.

Patutahi

THE Lee Westwood of Poverty Bay-East Coast golf showed the potential is still there in Patutahi’s open opening day tournament at the weekend.

Englishman Westwood, one of the top golfers of his generation, has never won a major and is running out of time to do so.

A fine striker of the ball, Devery is yet to taste similar glory at district level.

If you have a story, tournament to promote or results you wish to have printed,
contact The Gisborne Herald at 869-0633 or email sports@gisborneherald.co.nz

On Sunday he showed he has the capability — if he could put it all together on a more consistent basis — in winning the 0-16 men’s gross.

Devery, off a 7-handicap. had four birdies and three bogeys in hia 1-under 69 — a round that surprisingly featured no birdies on the four short par-5s, which are usually eaten up by the big hitters.

Waikohu-Patutahi member DJ Baty won the net with 75-14-61 while Brian Wallace led a five-strong group of 40-point scorers in the stableford.

Butch McKenzie had a great day. He won the 17+ men’s gross with 82, got the approach for his division and capped it with a two on the 15th.

Dave Maloy topped the net with 66 and Gary “Bubba” Watson signalled what was to come on the men’s PGA tour by winning the stableford with 39 points. Watson’s American namesake won the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club the next day — his first PGA title for two years — and pocketed $NZ1.78 million.

Patutahi’s Bubba took home a prize and a full stomach from the usual topnotch 19th-hole hospitality turned on by the country club.

Helen Humble and Jo Blair Beattie won the Canadian mixed pairs stableford with 42 points, one clear of Helen Pomana/Chris Beattie and Val Grace/Larry Green combos.

TUESDAY — Peter Pan Cup, round 2, women’s net: L Haisman 97-31-66, M Philip 97-26-71.

SUNDAY — Patutahi open opening day tournament, Canadian mixed pairs stableford: H Humble/J Blair 42, H Pomana/C Beattie 41, V Grace/L Green 41, R Hiko/Wayne Wesche 41, T Green/J Ruru 40.

Men 0-16, stableford, 0-16, gross: J Devery 69.

Net: DJ Baty 61.

Stableford: B Wallace 40, T Brodie 40, S Pohatu 40, Wade Wesche 40, J Baty 40.

Men, !7+, gross: B McKenzie 82.

Net: D Maloy 66.

Stableford: G Watson 39, D Skudder 39, K Philip 38.

Long drives, men: J Baty, A Hindmarsh.

Women: S Gray, J Ruru.

Approaches, men: M de Luze, P Ngarimu.

Women: R Hiko.

Twos: M Pohatu, B McKenzie.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: D Skudder 23; R Pardoe 22, M Stock 21. A Nimmo 21.

Junior division: D Maloy 21, D Quinn 21, P Summersby 20.

COMING UP: SATURDAY, Patutahi Ladies open opening tournament, 10.30am morning tea, 11am tee-off, gross, net, stableford in two seconds, entry includes twos, approaches and light meal, inquiries to Denise 027-447-7641/863-9595 or Andrea 027-669-0900.

Poverty Bay

TUKI Sweeney has been called plenty of things in his time as a rugby referee.For half of Sunday’s round, his playing group had another name for him . . . “Par-man”.

Sweeney parred all holes on the front nine then birdied the 10th to be 1-under.

The wheels started to wobble, including a triple-bogey-7 on the 14th, but he rallied with three pars in the last four holes for 78-12-66 and a division 1 men’s stableford-winning points haul of 43.

Richard Foon impressed off the blue tees on Saturday, winning the division 1 men’s competition with 79-13-66, for 42 points.

June MacKinnon made a rare foray into the 80s, winning the women’s par on Tuesday with 88-20-68, for +8.

Wednesday — LGU, silver division: V Bell 91-19-72.

Bronze I: J MacKinnon 93-22-71.

Bronze II: I McKinnon 109-38 -71.

9-holers: J Alderson 57-21-36.

Twos: J Utting.

Tuesday — Women’s par: J. Mackinnon +8.

Twos: J MacKinnon, P Gayford.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Sweeney 43, P Anderson 40, P Kerekere 38, R Gibson 38.

Division 2: P Grogan 39, M Karalus 38, L Pollitt 37, S Harbottle 37.

Twos: A Reedy 2, P Anderson, P Kerekere, B Morgan, R Gibson.

Approach: P Anderson.

Jackpot: A Reedy.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: R Foon 42, F Ball 39, K White 39.

Division 2: C Taewa 38, D Bush 36, A Hayward 35.

Approach: F Ball.

THURSDAY (Feb 15) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 37, F Ball 37, I Murphy 37, C Dean 35, J Vaughan 35.

Division 2: P Graham 38, R Skuse 37, P Humphreys 37, D Bush 35.

Twos: C Poole, A Kirkpatrick.

Approach: I Murphy.

The Oman Cup women’s matchplay is on TUESDAY (Feb 27). The draw is — L Holmberg v M Allan, P Gayford v M Francois, V Bell v O Thompson, M Lane v S Spence, J MacKinnon v V Fraser, L Poananga v M Colebourne, I McKinnon v M Shanks, L Shepherd v J Utting.

The Poverty Bay Golf Club Business House Mercantile Ambrose is on Friday, March 2. Format is nine-hole ambrose in teams of four, shotgun start from 5.30pm. Each team must have one new golfer and each player must have at least one tee shot count. Non-affiliated players will be given an assessed handicap not exceeding 24 for men and 40 for women. Lapsed or resigned club members must play off their last official handicap. Prizes for top three teams, lucky draws. Contact pro shop to enter.

Coming up: SATURDAY/SUNDAY, Bull Cup men’s team competition, entries still being taken at pro shop; SUNDAY, March 4, Morley Cup mixed pairs; SATURDAY, March 17, Reynolds Cup qualifier; Those wishing to play in interclub pennants contact Peter Clayton (Oligoi Jug) or Duncan Bush (Endeavour).

Te Puia Springs

THE final round of the Summer Cup — a par round — is on Sunday.

Poverty Bay's Pete epitome of volunteer

by Chris Taewa

THEY don’t make ’em like they used to.

They broke the mould when they made this one.

Either phrase is relevant when it comes to describing Peter Kirkland.

The former British army paratrooper, Tolaga Bay potter, Waikohu College teacher and Poverty Bay Golf Club stalwart died in Gisborne on Monday.

Twelve years ago, Pete suffered a stroke that cruelly ended his playing days although he vowed at the time to at least get back to walking the course.

It was a massive loss to the club.

Pete did not just get bitten by the golf bug, he got consumed. Following his retirement, he committed most of his time to playing and helping out at Poverty bay in any way he could.

He was the epitome of volunteer — from a long-time committee member to organising tournaments to raking bunkers on the course, a contribution that led to him deservedly being made a life member in 2007.

As a player, his swing wasn’t the prettiest.

That he got down to as low as a 6-handicap was probably more out of tenacity and quantity, than talent.

But it underlined his strongest qualities — determination/stubborness, commitment to a cause and enthusiasm.

He had his opinions.

And no problem in telling everyone exactly what they were in his classic John Hurt-like voice. Which only added to his colour.

Many local golfers will have their own stories to tell of Pete. Usually ones laced with humour.

Mine involves a one-club Irish foursomes Sunday tournament, a champagne breakfast, an air-shot, a face-plant and an 18th-hole bunker debacle.

Others will tell their Pete tales over a beer or cider on the 19th in the coming days, as the club flag flies at half-mast in tribute to a gentleman and a scholar.

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