Golf roundup

Tolaga Bay

Eddie Brown junior transferred the high of his vital win at the Toro national interprovincial men’s tournament in Christchurch to Tolaga Bay’s Christmas tournament on Sunday.

Brown jr, a late call-up to the Poverty Bay-East Coast side for the Toro, won his final match as PBEC ended the week with a team half against high-flying Manawatu-Wanganui.

He and PBEC teammate, younger brother and Patutahi clubmate Hukanui were back in action at the Christmas tournament where Brown shot 2-over 70-7-63 to win the men’s stableford with 41 points.

His round featured an eagle-2 on the 321-metre 16th hole, where he ripped an enormous drive to pin-high of the green and chipped in.

He won the stableford on countback from Te Puia Springs stalwart Peter Harrison.

Father and daughter Mark and Doreen Watts dominated the Canadian mixed foursomes. Their 45-point performance was four clear of ’Tahi pair Tony Green and Jenny Ruru

SUNDAY — Canadian mixed foursomes stableford: M Watts/D Watts 45, T Green/J Ruru 41, P Stevenson/G Watts 40, D and A Cook 40, T Hindmarsh/A Stills-Hindmarsh 39, M Grant/S Robertson 39, R Moleta/S Pohatu 37.

Men’s stableford: E Brown jr 41, P Harrison 41, B Duncan 40, G Hawea 38, M Stock 35, B Huhu 35, B Yates 34, H Brown 34, K Donovan 33.

Twos: Taine Lincoln, R Pomana, E Brown jr (eagle on 16).

Approaches: G Hawea, S Dever, S Peneha, S Dever/Tere Lincoln (mixed pairs).

COMING UP: SUNDAY, course closed; SUNDAY, Dec 16, AGM, 10am.

Gisborne Park

He may not be the golfer of old but there’s still some brilliance in Butch Atkins’ game.

The 60-plus-year-old started last week on an 11-handicap. By the Thursday handicap change he was on 8, thanks to a series of sub-80 scores including a 1-over 73-11-62 in the Tuesday veteran men’s stableford.

Atkins had twos on the second and fifth holes and another birdie on the 13th in his winning haul of 46 points.

Rod Moore and Tracey Ford did the weekend double.

Moore won both men’s stableford with 76-8-68, for 40 points, on Saturday, and 79 for 37 points on Sunday.

Ford reciprocated in the women’s competition, with 97-24-73, for 36 points, on Saturday, and 98 for 36 — coming back from a nine on the first — on Sunday.

Electrinet Park, results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: R Moore 37, B Reynolds 37.

Women’s stableford: T Ford 36.

Twos: W Morrissey.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: R Moore 40, S Peneha 39.

Women’s stableford: T Ford 36.

Twos: J Akuhata-Nickerson, W Morrissey, R Moore.

TUESDAY (Nov 27) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Atkins 46, H White 42, A Nairne 40, E Parkin 40, R McGann 40, R Walford 38, P Mitchell 37, S Mohlmann 36.

Twos: B Atkins, R McGann, D Tarry.

Poverty Bay

Gray Clapham has been part of the district’s surfing fabric for decades so he knows all about riding the wave.

Especially the fact that at some stage it will come to an end, as it did golf-wise on Sunday after a profitable patch of form.

Clapham won the division one men’s stableford last Thursday with 82-14-68, followed it with another win — this time with 38 points in the div 2 stableford on Saturday — then came to the end of the ride with 95 on Sunday.

Bob Proudfoot had an eventful round last Thursday. His division 2 stableford-winning 88-21-67, for 41 points, featured three birdies — one of those a 2 on the 11th — and a couple of triples to keep it real.

Brian Clarke also had 41 points and a two but Proudfoot got the countback nod.

A triple bogey 7 on the 15th hurt but didn’t derail Darren Patumaka’s Sunday stableford campaign.

He won with 80-13-67, for 41 points, just missing out on scoring in the 70s for only the second time this year.

Patumaka denied Mark Jefferson’s solid 76-8-67 on countback.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: D Patumaka 41, M Jefferson 41, M Norman 40, R Gibson 38.

Division 2: K White 40, D Pirimona 37, B Brown 37, R Johnstone 35, P Rickard 35.

Twos: B Morgan, M Callaghan, M Norman.

Approach: R Gibson.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: D Griffin 37, S Andreassen 37, P Butler 36, T Donovan 36.

Division 2: G Clapham 38, B Read 37, C Christie 37.

Twos: S. Jeune.

Approach: P Butler.

THURSDAY (Nov 29) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 40, C Poole 38, J van Helden 38, A White 38, V Richardson 38.

Division 2: B Proudfoot 41, B Clarke 41, A Baldwin 40, B Hall 38, B Allen 38

Twos: B Clarke, R Veall, G Clapham, B Proudfoot.

Approach: B Allen.

Patutahi

PARS and bogeys were all Selwyn Pohatu dealt in on Sunday.

Pohatu had 10 pars and five bogeys in his 75-12-63, which won him the men’s net.

Lorraine topped the women’s net with 68 and was back in the winner’s circle in the Tuesday women’s net.

Kelvyn Donovan rattled off 26 points to win the junior division of the Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: L Haisman 101-30-71, J Ewart 102-39-73.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: S Pohatu 63, R Pardoe 66, B McKenzie 67.

Women’s net: L Haisman 68.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: B Wallace 23, A Blakeman 22, M Stock 21, R Pardoe 21.

Junior division: K Donovan 26, P Summersby 24, H Humble 23, D Maloy 23.

Waikohu

There is no club competition this Sunday.

The annual Guys v Dolls, followed by the club’s AGM, prize-giving and shared tea is on Sunday, December 16.

Te Puia Springs

The Hikurangi Foodmarket Christmas tournament is on Sunday.

Gross, net and stableford in women’s and men’s divisions.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Dec 16, McDowell mixed pairs final (D and A Cook v J Babbington Welsh and Robyn Ngatai); SUNDAY, Dec 23, Chaffey Cup and prize-giving. Seniors

Veterans

Gisborne Park member Barry Cox was rewarded for his consistency with the Gisborne East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society’s Player of the Year title.

Cox attended nine of the 11 counting events over the season and ended up a comprehensive winner of the points series and McGregor Trophy — finishing 11 points clear of 2017 winner Peter Harrison of Te Puia Springs.

The naming of the POTY honours was the final act of the GEC veterans’ season that ended on Tuesday, although it was not the highlight of the day.

A special meeting saw the society’s constitution revised to allow women to become members. This was passed unanimously while the qualifying age for men was reduced from 55 years to 50 in alignment with the women.

The season finale on the course was a Christmas Cheer tournament at Poverty Bay and 42 vets from Mahia to Te Puia Springs took part.

Park member Brian Lumsden-Nicholls won the par competition with an excellent +7 score, just ahead of the in-form Bob Proudfoot on +6 and Patutahi’s Dave Maloy on +5.

The first event of the 2019 season is the popular interclub challenge between Poverty Bay and Gisborne Park at the Park on January 22.

All vets from both clubs are welcome to play.

Christmas Cheer results, par: B Lumsden-Nicholls +7, B Proudfoot +6, D Maloy +5, D Mettrick +4, R Farmer +3, Ron Young +3, B Hall +3, J Aitchison +1, P Harrison +1, P Koorey +1.

Twos: B Atkins, Chic Brown, B Cox, R Farmer.

Tolaga Bay

Eddie Brown junior transferred the high of his vital win at the Toro national interprovincial men’s tournament in Christchurch to Tolaga Bay’s Christmas tournament on Sunday.

Brown jr, a late call-up to the Poverty Bay-East Coast side for the Toro, won his final match as PBEC ended the week with a team half against high-flying Manawatu-Wanganui.

He and PBEC teammate, younger brother and Patutahi clubmate Hukanui were back in action at the Christmas tournament where Brown shot 2-over 70-7-63 to win the men’s stableford with 41 points.

His round featured an eagle-2 on the 321-metre 16th hole, where he ripped an enormous drive to pin-high of the green and chipped in.

He won the stableford on countback from Te Puia Springs stalwart Peter Harrison.

Father and daughter Mark and Doreen Watts dominated the Canadian mixed foursomes. Their 45-point performance was four clear of ’Tahi pair Tony Green and Jenny Ruru

SUNDAY — Canadian mixed foursomes stableford: M Watts/D Watts 45, T Green/J Ruru 41, P Stevenson/G Watts 40, D and A Cook 40, T Hindmarsh/A Stills-Hindmarsh 39, M Grant/S Robertson 39, R Moleta/S Pohatu 37.

Men’s stableford: E Brown jr 41, P Harrison 41, B Duncan 40, G Hawea 38, M Stock 35, B Huhu 35, B Yates 34, H Brown 34, K Donovan 33.

Twos: Taine Lincoln, R Pomana, E Brown jr (eagle on 16).

Approaches: G Hawea, S Dever, S Peneha, S Dever/Tere Lincoln (mixed pairs).

COMING UP: SUNDAY, course closed; SUNDAY, Dec 16, AGM, 10am.

Gisborne Park

He may not be the golfer of old but there’s still some brilliance in Butch Atkins’ game.

The 60-plus-year-old started last week on an 11-handicap. By the Thursday handicap change he was on 8, thanks to a series of sub-80 scores including a 1-over 73-11-62 in the Tuesday veteran men’s stableford.

Atkins had twos on the second and fifth holes and another birdie on the 13th in his winning haul of 46 points.

Rod Moore and Tracey Ford did the weekend double.

Moore won both men’s stableford with 76-8-68, for 40 points, on Saturday, and 79 for 37 points on Sunday.

Ford reciprocated in the women’s competition, with 97-24-73, for 36 points, on Saturday, and 98 for 36 — coming back from a nine on the first — on Sunday.

Electrinet Park, results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: R Moore 37, B Reynolds 37.

Women’s stableford: T Ford 36.

Twos: W Morrissey.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: R Moore 40, S Peneha 39.

Women’s stableford: T Ford 36.

Twos: J Akuhata-Nickerson, W Morrissey, R Moore.

TUESDAY (Nov 27) — Veteran men’s stableford: B Atkins 46, H White 42, A Nairne 40, E Parkin 40, R McGann 40, R Walford 38, P Mitchell 37, S Mohlmann 36.

Twos: B Atkins, R McGann, D Tarry.

Poverty Bay

Gray Clapham has been part of the district’s surfing fabric for decades so he knows all about riding the wave.

Especially the fact that at some stage it will come to an end, as it did golf-wise on Sunday after a profitable patch of form.

Clapham won the division one men’s stableford last Thursday with 82-14-68, followed it with another win — this time with 38 points in the div 2 stableford on Saturday — then came to the end of the ride with 95 on Sunday.

Bob Proudfoot had an eventful round last Thursday. His division 2 stableford-winning 88-21-67, for 41 points, featured three birdies — one of those a 2 on the 11th — and a couple of triples to keep it real.

Brian Clarke also had 41 points and a two but Proudfoot got the countback nod.

A triple bogey 7 on the 15th hurt but didn’t derail Darren Patumaka’s Sunday stableford campaign.

He won with 80-13-67, for 41 points, just missing out on scoring in the 70s for only the second time this year.

Patumaka denied Mark Jefferson’s solid 76-8-67 on countback.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: D Patumaka 41, M Jefferson 41, M Norman 40, R Gibson 38.

Division 2: K White 40, D Pirimona 37, B Brown 37, R Johnstone 35, P Rickard 35.

Twos: B Morgan, M Callaghan, M Norman.

Approach: R Gibson.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: D Griffin 37, S Andreassen 37, P Butler 36, T Donovan 36.

Division 2: G Clapham 38, B Read 37, C Christie 37.

Twos: S. Jeune.

Approach: P Butler.

THURSDAY (Nov 29) — Men’s stableford, division 1: G Clapham 40, C Poole 38, J van Helden 38, A White 38, V Richardson 38.

Division 2: B Proudfoot 41, B Clarke 41, A Baldwin 40, B Hall 38, B Allen 38

Twos: B Clarke, R Veall, G Clapham, B Proudfoot.

Approach: B Allen.

Patutahi

PARS and bogeys were all Selwyn Pohatu dealt in on Sunday.

Pohatu had 10 pars and five bogeys in his 75-12-63, which won him the men’s net.

Lorraine topped the women’s net with 68 and was back in the winner’s circle in the Tuesday women’s net.

Kelvyn Donovan rattled off 26 points to win the junior division of the Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford.

TUESDAY — Women’s net: L Haisman 101-30-71, J Ewart 102-39-73.

SUNDAY — Men’s net: S Pohatu 63, R Pardoe 66, B McKenzie 67.

Women’s net: L Haisman 68.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: B Wallace 23, A Blakeman 22, M Stock 21, R Pardoe 21.

Junior division: K Donovan 26, P Summersby 24, H Humble 23, D Maloy 23.

Waikohu

There is no club competition this Sunday.

The annual Guys v Dolls, followed by the club’s AGM, prize-giving and shared tea is on Sunday, December 16.

Te Puia Springs

The Hikurangi Foodmarket Christmas tournament is on Sunday.

Gross, net and stableford in women’s and men’s divisions.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Dec 16, McDowell mixed pairs final (D and A Cook v J Babbington Welsh and Robyn Ngatai); SUNDAY, Dec 23, Chaffey Cup and prize-giving. Seniors

Veterans

Gisborne Park member Barry Cox was rewarded for his consistency with the Gisborne East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society’s Player of the Year title.

Cox attended nine of the 11 counting events over the season and ended up a comprehensive winner of the points series and McGregor Trophy — finishing 11 points clear of 2017 winner Peter Harrison of Te Puia Springs.

The naming of the POTY honours was the final act of the GEC veterans’ season that ended on Tuesday, although it was not the highlight of the day.

A special meeting saw the society’s constitution revised to allow women to become members. This was passed unanimously while the qualifying age for men was reduced from 55 years to 50 in alignment with the women.

The season finale on the course was a Christmas Cheer tournament at Poverty Bay and 42 vets from Mahia to Te Puia Springs took part.

Park member Brian Lumsden-Nicholls won the par competition with an excellent +7 score, just ahead of the in-form Bob Proudfoot on +6 and Patutahi’s Dave Maloy on +5.

The first event of the 2019 season is the popular interclub challenge between Poverty Bay and Gisborne Park at the Park on January 22.

All vets from both clubs are welcome to play.

Christmas Cheer results, par: B Lumsden-Nicholls +7, B Proudfoot +6, D Maloy +5, D Mettrick +4, R Farmer +3, Ron Young +3, B Hall +3, J Aitchison +1, P Harrison +1, P Koorey +1.

Twos: B Atkins, Chic Brown, B Cox, R Farmer.

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