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Poverty Bay

Dudley Meadows is back to his near-best.

Meadows suffered a serious knee injury playing football last year, requiring surgery and a five-month recovery period before being able to return to the fairways.

On Sunday he shot 80-16-64, for 45 points, to win the division 2 stableford — form he will look to continue at the Gisborne Thistle AFC annual tournament at Gisborne Park this Sunday.

Meadows’ efforts denied Alan Baldwin, whose 91-26-65, for 43 points, was his lowest 18-hole score since a 91 in April 2015.

Mark Thomas (40pts), Ian Kirkpatrick (39) and Warwick Thompson (41) were the other weekend winners.

Ian “Spud” Murphy made the most of his first round on a double-digit handicap since late November of 2017.

The former Poverty Bay-East Coast representative and 2000 Poverty Bay Open champion won the division 1 men’s stableford last Thursday with 76-10-66, for 42 points.

Two players struck the jackpot of two twos over the week — club captain John van Helden on Thursday and Tene Goldsmith on Sunday.

Which did teenager Ellen Ball enjoy the most? Shattering her personal best gross score or beating dad Lyndsay off the stick in the Friday Flash stableford?

The teenager not only won the stableford with 85-24-61, for 49 points, she was two strokes superior to her father — four, actually, if you take into consideration the women’s par is 74 and the men’s is 72.

Sunday — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Thomas 40, K White 40, M Jefferson 39, S Jeune 39.

Division 2: D Meadows 45, A Baldwin 43, R Young 41, D Wright 39, K Gunness 39, P Rickard 39.

Approach: T Goldsmith.

Twos: T Goldsmith 2, P Bayley, K White.

Jackpot: T Goldsmith.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 39, N Richardson 38, A Reedy 38.

Division 2: W Thompson 41, D Bush 39, M Smith 38, B Simpson 38.

Twos: N Richardson, G Burnside, A Reedy, P Clayton.

Approach: N Richardson.

Thursday (Jan 10) — Men’s stableford, division 1: I Murphy 42, J van Helden 41, A Kirkpatrick 41, P Clayton 40.

Division 2: D Bush 39, S Harbottle 39, R Skuse 38, H Johanson 38.

Approach: J van Helden.

Twos: J van Helden 2, G Brown.

Jackpot: J van Helden.

Gisborne Park

Glen McKinnon’s best round of 2018 was 81 on January 21.

It will be at least that in 2019.

McKinnon won the men’s stableford on Sunday with 81-17-64, for 44 points.

It has been a fair few rounds between sub-80 drinks for Karen McDonald . . . 39 to be exact.

McDonald signed for 79-10-69 on Sunday to win the women’s stableford with 40 points.

It came four days after combining with Margaret Alley to win the women’s drawn pairs combined stableford on Wednesday of last week. Alley contributed 39 and McDonald 38 to their 77-point total.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: G McKinnon 44, P Koorey 41, J Hayes 41, G Hill 40, A Pahina 39 on c/b.

Approach: D Harrison.

Men’s best second shot: W Whangapirita.

Women’s stableford: K McDonald 79-10-69, 40.

Twos: J Akuhata, P Koorey, B Huhu, C Nepe.

SATURDAY — Men’s net: S Phillips 70, H Schreiber 70, E Parkin 72.

Wednesday (Jan 9) — Women’s drawn pairs combined stableford: M Alley (39)/K McDonald (38) 77.

Twos: S Paku.

TUESDAY (Jan 8) — Veteran men’s stableford: A Nairne 41, E Morley 41, D Tarry 40, W Donnelly 37, N Jones 37, E Parkin 37, J McGann 37, H White 36 ono c/b from B Lumsden-Nicholls.

The Agnes Attwood women’s matchplay is on SATURDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 9am: J Akuhata v M Marino. 9.06: B Walker v T Karaitiana, J Foot v M Alley. 9.12: K Papuni v A Richardson, S Mestrom v C Pipi.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Gisborne Thistle AFC tournament; SUNDAY, Jan 27, Welcome Tournament.

Te Puia Springs

A Hawke’s Bay visitor showed up the locals in round 2 of the Summer Cup on Sunday.

Te Pohue Golf Club club captain Mark O’Dowd won the net round with 80-17-63.

Roly Smith was second on 64 and Dick Cook and Pat Savage, who won round 1 of the cup, followed on 65.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2, net: M O’Dowd 63, R Smith 64, D Cook 65, P Savage 65, H McClutchie 66, N Dewes 67, N Truman 68, M Puke 68, A Cook 69, H Rasmussen 69, J Forrester 69, G Summersby 69.

Twos: T Puke.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10.30am, Summer Cup, round 3, par.

Patutahi

Tony Green’s first 18-hole round of the year proved a winning one.

Green shot 76-14-62 in the Summer Cup on Sunday to win the men’s 0-16 net by one stroke from Whata Brown senior (76-13-63).

It made it two from two this year for Green, who shot 39 for 21 points to win the senior division of the Friday nine-hole stableford.

John Neilson emulated Green’s efforts. A 25-point haul won him the junior division of the Friday stableford and he followed it up on Sunday with 82-19-63 to win the 17+ division.

Denise Johnston (67) won the women’s division.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup net, men, 0-16: T Green 62, E Brown sr 63, B McKenzie 65, T Cave 66.

17+: J Neilson 63, D Skudder 65, C Brown 66, G Tattersfield 66.

Women’s net: D Johnston 67.

Twos: D Russell, Skylah Pohatu.

FRIDAY — Nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Green 21, G Brown 20, C Beattie 20, A Blakeman 20.

Junior division: J Neilson 25, J Blair 24, B Cameron 23, M Smith 22, S Fookes 22, C Brown 21.

Waikohu

There is a working bee at the course on Saturday. Trailers, forks and rakes needed.

Sunday play is a golf rally.

Poverty Bay

Dudley Meadows is back to his near-best.

Meadows suffered a serious knee injury playing football last year, requiring surgery and a five-month recovery period before being able to return to the fairways.

On Sunday he shot 80-16-64, for 45 points, to win the division 2 stableford — form he will look to continue at the Gisborne Thistle AFC annual tournament at Gisborne Park this Sunday.

Meadows’ efforts denied Alan Baldwin, whose 91-26-65, for 43 points, was his lowest 18-hole score since a 91 in April 2015.

Mark Thomas (40pts), Ian Kirkpatrick (39) and Warwick Thompson (41) were the other weekend winners.

Ian “Spud” Murphy made the most of his first round on a double-digit handicap since late November of 2017.

The former Poverty Bay-East Coast representative and 2000 Poverty Bay Open champion won the division 1 men’s stableford last Thursday with 76-10-66, for 42 points.

Two players struck the jackpot of two twos over the week — club captain John van Helden on Thursday and Tene Goldsmith on Sunday.

Which did teenager Ellen Ball enjoy the most? Shattering her personal best gross score or beating dad Lyndsay off the stick in the Friday Flash stableford?

The teenager not only won the stableford with 85-24-61, for 49 points, she was two strokes superior to her father — four, actually, if you take into consideration the women’s par is 74 and the men’s is 72.

Sunday — Men’s stableford, division 1: M Thomas 40, K White 40, M Jefferson 39, S Jeune 39.

Division 2: D Meadows 45, A Baldwin 43, R Young 41, D Wright 39, K Gunness 39, P Rickard 39.

Approach: T Goldsmith.

Twos: T Goldsmith 2, P Bayley, K White.

Jackpot: T Goldsmith.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 39, N Richardson 38, A Reedy 38.

Division 2: W Thompson 41, D Bush 39, M Smith 38, B Simpson 38.

Twos: N Richardson, G Burnside, A Reedy, P Clayton.

Approach: N Richardson.

Thursday (Jan 10) — Men’s stableford, division 1: I Murphy 42, J van Helden 41, A Kirkpatrick 41, P Clayton 40.

Division 2: D Bush 39, S Harbottle 39, R Skuse 38, H Johanson 38.

Approach: J van Helden.

Twos: J van Helden 2, G Brown.

Jackpot: J van Helden.

Gisborne Park

Glen McKinnon’s best round of 2018 was 81 on January 21.

It will be at least that in 2019.

McKinnon won the men’s stableford on Sunday with 81-17-64, for 44 points.

It has been a fair few rounds between sub-80 drinks for Karen McDonald . . . 39 to be exact.

McDonald signed for 79-10-69 on Sunday to win the women’s stableford with 40 points.

It came four days after combining with Margaret Alley to win the women’s drawn pairs combined stableford on Wednesday of last week. Alley contributed 39 and McDonald 38 to their 77-point total.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: G McKinnon 44, P Koorey 41, J Hayes 41, G Hill 40, A Pahina 39 on c/b.

Approach: D Harrison.

Men’s best second shot: W Whangapirita.

Women’s stableford: K McDonald 79-10-69, 40.

Twos: J Akuhata, P Koorey, B Huhu, C Nepe.

SATURDAY — Men’s net: S Phillips 70, H Schreiber 70, E Parkin 72.

Wednesday (Jan 9) — Women’s drawn pairs combined stableford: M Alley (39)/K McDonald (38) 77.

Twos: S Paku.

TUESDAY (Jan 8) — Veteran men’s stableford: A Nairne 41, E Morley 41, D Tarry 40, W Donnelly 37, N Jones 37, E Parkin 37, J McGann 37, H White 36 ono c/b from B Lumsden-Nicholls.

The Agnes Attwood women’s matchplay is on SATURDAY. The draw is — No.1 tee, 9am: J Akuhata v M Marino. 9.06: B Walker v T Karaitiana, J Foot v M Alley. 9.12: K Papuni v A Richardson, S Mestrom v C Pipi.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Gisborne Thistle AFC tournament; SUNDAY, Jan 27, Welcome Tournament.

Te Puia Springs

A Hawke’s Bay visitor showed up the locals in round 2 of the Summer Cup on Sunday.

Te Pohue Golf Club club captain Mark O’Dowd won the net round with 80-17-63.

Roly Smith was second on 64 and Dick Cook and Pat Savage, who won round 1 of the cup, followed on 65.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup, round 2, net: M O’Dowd 63, R Smith 64, D Cook 65, P Savage 65, H McClutchie 66, N Dewes 67, N Truman 68, M Puke 68, A Cook 69, H Rasmussen 69, J Forrester 69, G Summersby 69.

Twos: T Puke.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, meeting at 10.30am, Summer Cup, round 3, par.

Patutahi

Tony Green’s first 18-hole round of the year proved a winning one.

Green shot 76-14-62 in the Summer Cup on Sunday to win the men’s 0-16 net by one stroke from Whata Brown senior (76-13-63).

It made it two from two this year for Green, who shot 39 for 21 points to win the senior division of the Friday nine-hole stableford.

John Neilson emulated Green’s efforts. A 25-point haul won him the junior division of the Friday stableford and he followed it up on Sunday with 82-19-63 to win the 17+ division.

Denise Johnston (67) won the women’s division.

SUNDAY — Summer Cup net, men, 0-16: T Green 62, E Brown sr 63, B McKenzie 65, T Cave 66.

17+: J Neilson 63, D Skudder 65, C Brown 66, G Tattersfield 66.

Women’s net: D Johnston 67.

Twos: D Russell, Skylah Pohatu.

FRIDAY — Nine-hole stableford, senior division: T Green 21, G Brown 20, C Beattie 20, A Blakeman 20.

Junior division: J Neilson 25, J Blair 24, B Cameron 23, M Smith 22, S Fookes 22, C Brown 21.

Waikohu

There is a working bee at the course on Saturday. Trailers, forks and rakes needed.

Sunday play is a golf rally.

Getting a photo with New Zealand golfing great Michael Campbell was a highlight of the Aotearoa Maori nationals for Gisborne’s William Brown last week.

Brown and fellow Poverty Bay-East Coast representative Andrew Higham made the top 16 of the senior men’s championship at Taupo’s Centennial course.

Brown, the 2014 champion, qualified ninth with rounds of 74, 81 while Higham was 12th with 78, 79.

Higham beat Rotorua’s Rahiri Murray 2 and 1 in the first round of matchplay but lost 1-down to defending champion Rob Simmonds of Muriwai in the quarterfinals.

Brown was eliminated 2 and 1 by Rotorua’s Riley Sutherland in the first round.

Rotorua teenager James Tauariki, who won Tolaga Bay’s King of the Coast men’s open last year, beat top qualifier Marcus Lloyd 6 and 5 in the final.

Earlier in the week, 2005 US Open champion Campbell was inducted into the New Zealand Maori Golf Association Hall of Fame.

Campbell spoke about that famous US Open victory in which he held off world No.1 Tiger Woods to win by two shots.

Campbell told the crowd about a line that came into his head as he went about what most thought was all but impossible . . . “seize this moment as an opportunity, not a threat”.

He also referred to a famous photo of him pointing towards the sky.

It was a tribute to his tupuna (ancestors); those who had gone before him, those who had passed away and how they gave him spiritual strength.

Campbell is to come out of retirement next year to compete in the 100th NZ Open with a view to playing the senior tour.

He turns 50 shortly before the NZ Open.

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