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Waikohu

LOCALS ruled as Waikohu officially opened its 2019 season on Saturday.

Home-course duo Uma Chambers and Cheryl Te Rito won the Canadian mixed foursomes with 40 points, two ahead of Te Puia Springs pair Peter Harrison and Georgina Roberts.

Waikohu member Tama Brown won the men’s stableford with 40 points, with Patutahi’s George Brown second on 38 and Gisborne Park’s Anuresh Chandra third on 34.

There is no club competition on Sunday.

SATURDAY — Waikohu open opening day, Canadian mixed foursomes stableford: U Chambers/C Te Rito 40, P Harrison/G Roberts 38, C Beattie/J Solomon 37; T Smith/S Robertson 36, T Ruru/M Tuapawa 36, K Tamanui/J Ruru 35, R Grace/M Marino 35.

Men’s stableford: T Brown 40, G Brown 38, A Chandra 34, E Brown Sr 34, W Brown 34, H Kotuhi 34.

Twos: A Chandra, Eddie Brown snr, Antony Ruru

Approaches: E Wynyard, A Ruru.

Best second shots: Anuresh Chandra, P Harrison/G Roberts.

Gisborne Park

RON Moiser went into the Tuesday veteran men’s stableford last week on a run of 43 consecutive rounds over 100 dating back to January 28, 2018.

He ended that run with 99-35-64, for 45 points, heading off Allan Nairne, who was also on fire, by one point.

Hector White had to go back even further than Moiser to find a round lower than his Sunday stableford-winning effort.

White shot 83-18-65, for 43 points, mixing 11 bogeys with seven pars.

Les Green won the men’s stableford on Sunday with a 42-point haul while Barbara Woods won the women’s competition with 40.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: L Green from P Wellard.

Women’s stableford: B Woods 40.

Twos: L McFlinn.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: H White 83-18-65, 43; R Walford 81-11-70, 38.

Twos: R Moore.

LGU, silver division: J Foot 80.

Intermediate: J Akuhata-Nickerson 74.

Bronze 2: M Alley net 71.

TUESDAY (Feb 5) — Veteran men’s stableford: R Moiser 45, A Nairne 44, P Mitchell 39, D Te Maro 39, R Walford 39, B Lumsden-Nicholls 39, R Taylor 39, L Lexmond 39, J McGann 38, B Atkins 38.

Patutahi

WAS it a week too soon?

George Brown will answer that question on Sunday after what could turn out to be a prematurely hot round last weekend.

Brown had 16 pars and two bogeys in his 2-over 72-12-60, which not surprisingly won the men’s 0-16 division net on Sunday.

It’s now on him to repeat that effort on a bigger stage — the Patutahi open opening day tournament this Sunday.

The tournament, which tees off at 11am, features Canadian mixed foursomes and men’s sections.

Jandy Winiata was also in fine form on Sunday in winning the women’’s net —her 83-20-63 featuring three birdies.

Hukanui Brown was not on the prize list net-wise but did have three twos in his gross 71 — on the sixth, ninth and 15th holes.

Rios Moleta’s 83-19-64 won the men’s 17+ division.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-16: G Brown 60, E Brown Sr 66, C Parker 66.

17+: R Moleta 64, M de Luze 67, J Blair 67.

Women’s net: J Winiata 63, D Johnston 69.

Jackpot: J Winiata, W Baty, A Brodie.

Twos: H Brown 3, T Akroyd, W Baty, A Brodie.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: J Neilson 23, H Brown 21, W Brown 20, Z Rolls 20.

Junior division: J Graham 22, D Bentley 20, G Tattersfield 19.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Patutahi open opening day tournament, 11am tee-off, Mixed Canadian foursomes and men’s sections, inquiries to George Brown 027 370 9869 or email horiboy1@xtra.co.nz

Poverty Bay

TENE Goldsmith is so close to joining the age-breaking ranks, he can almost touch it.

“Goldie”, who turns 72 in a couple of weeks, fired a brilliant 1-over-par 73-8-65, for 43 points, which won him the division 1 men’s stableford on Sunday.

His round was highlighted by sinking a wedge for eagle-2 on the 324-metre par-4 eighth hole (his 17th as he started on the 10th) while his consistency saw him par 14 of the other 17 holes in nines of 36, 37.

Neil Mackie struck the jackpot of two twos last Thursday in spectacular fashion.

He made eagle-2 on the 303m seventh hole and birdie 2 on the 11th in his 77-10-67, for 41 points, which won him the division 1 men’s stableford.

Alan Destry followed up his stableford-winning 41 points on Thursday with 42 points on Saturday to complete a division 2 men’s double for the week.

Bruce Talbot’s handicap dropped two strokes after his 42-point effort the previous weekend. It didn’t faze him. He repeated the effort in winning the division 2 stableford on Sunday with 82-16-66, for 42.

Former Poverty Bay-East Coast representative Pete Hakiwai marked his return as a full member with a win on Saturday.

A playing partner described “Haks” as “a very handy 13-handicapper” on his way to 81-3-67, for 41 points , and the division 1 men’s stableford honours.

Seven prospective members were welcomed at the women’s Have A Go Day on Monday.

The “newbies” enjoyed a nine-hole ambrose and four of them were in the winning team.

Ladies club captain Viv Bell outlined what was available for them and said she hoped to see them again.

Wednesday — Women’s medal:M Allan 91-19-72.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Goldsmith 43, B Morgan 41, J Jenner 40, R Gibson 40, J van Helden 38.

Division 2: B Talbot 42, B Pratt 40, C Christie 40.

Twos: A White, P Anderson, P Rickard, K White, T Goldsmith, M Jefferson.

Approach: A White.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Hakiwai 41, A Reedy 40, N Richardson 40.

Division 2: A Destry 42, B Allen 40, M Stewart 40.

Twos: G Brown, A Reedy, D Wright, T Goldsmith, S Jeune.

Approach: C Taewa.

THURSDAY (Feb 7) — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 41, D Bush 39, D Griffin 38, A White 38.

Division 2: A Destry 41, I Dudley 40, B Allen 39, J Williams 39.

Twos: N Mackie 2, I Dudley, V Richardson.

Approach: J Ennis.

Jackpot: N Mackie.

Te Puia Springs

THERE is a meeting at 10.30am on Sunday, followed by a club haggle from 12.30pm.

Veterans

DIVERSITY proved the theme of the day as 49 players converged on Mahia Golf Club for the Gisborne-East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society competition on Tuesday.

Six of the district’s eight clubs were represented and entrants included 11 vet women, producing one of the most eclectic fields to grace a GEC vets’ competition.

Lorraine Haisman was the top points-scorer in the stableford. The Patutahi member had 42 points, two clear of Gisborne Park’s Phil Simpson, and Poverty Bay duo Don McFadyen and Alan Destry.

Players enjoyed beautiful East Coast weather, with a sea breeze keeping them comfortable and helping the vets’ flag fly impressively over the clubhouse.

However, Mahia is a challenge even in the best of conditions.

The fairways are fairly generous in width but the rough is merciless, and plenty went reaching into their bags for a replacement ball over the duration of their round.

The society held its AGM after play. They went briskly through the usual formalities.

Retiring member Arthur Bacon was thanked for his service on the committee over the last few years, as was Colin Sowerby, who has audited the accounts for the last 15 years.

Prize-giving and supper followed.

Mahia’s Tom Hema received special mention for his one-man band performance that included taking entries, sorting out fours, conducting the prize-giving, telling jokes and an a capella performance of Wonderful World.

GEC vets’ stableford: L Haisman 42, P Simpson 40, D McFadyen 40, A Destry 40, W Wesche 38, R Walford 38, B Lumsden-Nicholls 37, B Crowley 34, R Foon 34, T Hema 33, R McGann 33, J Foot 33, M Marino 33, B Morrissey 32, R Young 32.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, March 5, Johnny Jackson, at Poverty Bay; March 11-12, GEC v Bay of Plenty matchplay, email pbseniors@outlook.com for more information.

Waikohu

LOCALS ruled as Waikohu officially opened its 2019 season on Saturday.

Home-course duo Uma Chambers and Cheryl Te Rito won the Canadian mixed foursomes with 40 points, two ahead of Te Puia Springs pair Peter Harrison and Georgina Roberts.

Waikohu member Tama Brown won the men’s stableford with 40 points, with Patutahi’s George Brown second on 38 and Gisborne Park’s Anuresh Chandra third on 34.

There is no club competition on Sunday.

SATURDAY — Waikohu open opening day, Canadian mixed foursomes stableford: U Chambers/C Te Rito 40, P Harrison/G Roberts 38, C Beattie/J Solomon 37; T Smith/S Robertson 36, T Ruru/M Tuapawa 36, K Tamanui/J Ruru 35, R Grace/M Marino 35.

Men’s stableford: T Brown 40, G Brown 38, A Chandra 34, E Brown Sr 34, W Brown 34, H Kotuhi 34.

Twos: A Chandra, Eddie Brown snr, Antony Ruru

Approaches: E Wynyard, A Ruru.

Best second shots: Anuresh Chandra, P Harrison/G Roberts.

Gisborne Park

RON Moiser went into the Tuesday veteran men’s stableford last week on a run of 43 consecutive rounds over 100 dating back to January 28, 2018.

He ended that run with 99-35-64, for 45 points, heading off Allan Nairne, who was also on fire, by one point.

Hector White had to go back even further than Moiser to find a round lower than his Sunday stableford-winning effort.

White shot 83-18-65, for 43 points, mixing 11 bogeys with seven pars.

Les Green won the men’s stableford on Sunday with a 42-point haul while Barbara Woods won the women’s competition with 40.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford: L Green from P Wellard.

Women’s stableford: B Woods 40.

Twos: L McFlinn.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: H White 83-18-65, 43; R Walford 81-11-70, 38.

Twos: R Moore.

LGU, silver division: J Foot 80.

Intermediate: J Akuhata-Nickerson 74.

Bronze 2: M Alley net 71.

TUESDAY (Feb 5) — Veteran men’s stableford: R Moiser 45, A Nairne 44, P Mitchell 39, D Te Maro 39, R Walford 39, B Lumsden-Nicholls 39, R Taylor 39, L Lexmond 39, J McGann 38, B Atkins 38.

Patutahi

WAS it a week too soon?

George Brown will answer that question on Sunday after what could turn out to be a prematurely hot round last weekend.

Brown had 16 pars and two bogeys in his 2-over 72-12-60, which not surprisingly won the men’s 0-16 division net on Sunday.

It’s now on him to repeat that effort on a bigger stage — the Patutahi open opening day tournament this Sunday.

The tournament, which tees off at 11am, features Canadian mixed foursomes and men’s sections.

Jandy Winiata was also in fine form on Sunday in winning the women’’s net —her 83-20-63 featuring three birdies.

Hukanui Brown was not on the prize list net-wise but did have three twos in his gross 71 — on the sixth, ninth and 15th holes.

Rios Moleta’s 83-19-64 won the men’s 17+ division.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, 0-16: G Brown 60, E Brown Sr 66, C Parker 66.

17+: R Moleta 64, M de Luze 67, J Blair 67.

Women’s net: J Winiata 63, D Johnston 69.

Jackpot: J Winiata, W Baty, A Brodie.

Twos: H Brown 3, T Akroyd, W Baty, A Brodie.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: J Neilson 23, H Brown 21, W Brown 20, Z Rolls 20.

Junior division: J Graham 22, D Bentley 20, G Tattersfield 19.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Patutahi open opening day tournament, 11am tee-off, Mixed Canadian foursomes and men’s sections, inquiries to George Brown 027 370 9869 or email horiboy1@xtra.co.nz

Poverty Bay

TENE Goldsmith is so close to joining the age-breaking ranks, he can almost touch it.

“Goldie”, who turns 72 in a couple of weeks, fired a brilliant 1-over-par 73-8-65, for 43 points, which won him the division 1 men’s stableford on Sunday.

His round was highlighted by sinking a wedge for eagle-2 on the 324-metre par-4 eighth hole (his 17th as he started on the 10th) while his consistency saw him par 14 of the other 17 holes in nines of 36, 37.

Neil Mackie struck the jackpot of two twos last Thursday in spectacular fashion.

He made eagle-2 on the 303m seventh hole and birdie 2 on the 11th in his 77-10-67, for 41 points, which won him the division 1 men’s stableford.

Alan Destry followed up his stableford-winning 41 points on Thursday with 42 points on Saturday to complete a division 2 men’s double for the week.

Bruce Talbot’s handicap dropped two strokes after his 42-point effort the previous weekend. It didn’t faze him. He repeated the effort in winning the division 2 stableford on Sunday with 82-16-66, for 42.

Former Poverty Bay-East Coast representative Pete Hakiwai marked his return as a full member with a win on Saturday.

A playing partner described “Haks” as “a very handy 13-handicapper” on his way to 81-3-67, for 41 points , and the division 1 men’s stableford honours.

Seven prospective members were welcomed at the women’s Have A Go Day on Monday.

The “newbies” enjoyed a nine-hole ambrose and four of them were in the winning team.

Ladies club captain Viv Bell outlined what was available for them and said she hoped to see them again.

Wednesday — Women’s medal:M Allan 91-19-72.

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: T Goldsmith 43, B Morgan 41, J Jenner 40, R Gibson 40, J van Helden 38.

Division 2: B Talbot 42, B Pratt 40, C Christie 40.

Twos: A White, P Anderson, P Rickard, K White, T Goldsmith, M Jefferson.

Approach: A White.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: P Hakiwai 41, A Reedy 40, N Richardson 40.

Division 2: A Destry 42, B Allen 40, M Stewart 40.

Twos: G Brown, A Reedy, D Wright, T Goldsmith, S Jeune.

Approach: C Taewa.

THURSDAY (Feb 7) — Men’s stableford, division 1: N Mackie 41, D Bush 39, D Griffin 38, A White 38.

Division 2: A Destry 41, I Dudley 40, B Allen 39, J Williams 39.

Twos: N Mackie 2, I Dudley, V Richardson.

Approach: J Ennis.

Jackpot: N Mackie.

Te Puia Springs

THERE is a meeting at 10.30am on Sunday, followed by a club haggle from 12.30pm.

Veterans

DIVERSITY proved the theme of the day as 49 players converged on Mahia Golf Club for the Gisborne-East Coast Veteran Golfers’ Society competition on Tuesday.

Six of the district’s eight clubs were represented and entrants included 11 vet women, producing one of the most eclectic fields to grace a GEC vets’ competition.

Lorraine Haisman was the top points-scorer in the stableford. The Patutahi member had 42 points, two clear of Gisborne Park’s Phil Simpson, and Poverty Bay duo Don McFadyen and Alan Destry.

Players enjoyed beautiful East Coast weather, with a sea breeze keeping them comfortable and helping the vets’ flag fly impressively over the clubhouse.

However, Mahia is a challenge even in the best of conditions.

The fairways are fairly generous in width but the rough is merciless, and plenty went reaching into their bags for a replacement ball over the duration of their round.

The society held its AGM after play. They went briskly through the usual formalities.

Retiring member Arthur Bacon was thanked for his service on the committee over the last few years, as was Colin Sowerby, who has audited the accounts for the last 15 years.

Prize-giving and supper followed.

Mahia’s Tom Hema received special mention for his one-man band performance that included taking entries, sorting out fours, conducting the prize-giving, telling jokes and an a capella performance of Wonderful World.

GEC vets’ stableford: L Haisman 42, P Simpson 40, D McFadyen 40, A Destry 40, W Wesche 38, R Walford 38, B Lumsden-Nicholls 37, B Crowley 34, R Foon 34, T Hema 33, R McGann 33, J Foot 33, M Marino 33, B Morrissey 32, R Young 32.

COMING UP: TUESDAY, March 5, Johnny Jackson, at Poverty Bay; March 11-12, GEC v Bay of Plenty matchplay, email pbseniors@outlook.com for more information.

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