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Poverty Bay

THERE’S a surfing phrase that relates perfectly to golf.

“Ride the wave.”

Momentum is huge in a sport where mistakes are mercilessly punished and failure comes regulary with the turf.

Brad Morgan knows that too well but for the second weekend running has continued riding an endless summer of a wave.

Morgan followed up his previous weekend’s men’s shootout victory with one of his best rounds.

His 76-12-64, for 44 points, featured a front nine holes of 1-under 35 and he was well clear of the field in the division 1 men’s stableford.

Brian Read was outdriven off the 10th tee by an 11-year-old who does not have a handicap in last week’s twilight stableford. He put that behind him with 98-31-67, for 41 points, to win Sunday’s div 2 men’s stableford.

Other winners over the week of club competitions were Andy Abrahams (39 points), Kim Travers (36), Alex Kirkpatrick (41) and ye olde Lytton West tavern innkeeper Richard Owen (40).

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Morgan 44, N Richardson 39.

Division 2: B Read 41, L Hewson 36.

Twos: K White.

Approach: F Lewis.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Abrahams 39, S Andreassen 39, Goldsmith 38.

Division 2: K Travers 36, D McFayden 34, C Poole 33.

Twos: S Andreassen.

Approach: J Situ.

TUESDAY — Poverty Bay veteran’s yellow tee stableford: S Williams 43, B Pratt 43, J Aitchison 41, I Dudley 41.

Most golf: A Bacon.

Thursday (Nov 21) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 41, M Thomas 40, N Mackie 39, G Morley 38.

Division 2: R Owen 40, B Read 39, R Skuse 38, M Reynolds 38.

Twos: A Kirkpatrick, G Clapham.

Approach: M Thomas.


COMING UP: SUNDAY, Dec 15, Taste One/First Light Frozen men’s and women’s open Christmas tournament, shotgun start 9.30am, first 144 paid entries, enter at pro shop or contact pro shop 867-4402.


Patutahi


DAVE Skudder rediscovered form of his 16-to-17-handicap days of 2018 in the round of the week at Patutahi.

Skudder shot 85-26-59 to win the junior men’s net, with Cecil Brown second on 61.

Chris Parker’s 78-15-63 was best of the senior men.

The course was no match for Jenny Ruru in the women’s par on Tuesday.

Ruru shot 98-35-61 to finish 7-up.

Junior players went berserk in the Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford.

Kelvyn Donovan won with 26 points, second-placed Ian Tietjen also had 26 and if you didn’t have 23 or more it was “thanks for coming”.

TUESDAY — Women’s par:J Ruru 98-35-61, +7; M Philip 96-31-65, +5 J Ewart 91-26-65, +5.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: C Parker 78-15-63, O Willimott 77-13-64, A Brodie 80-15-65.

Junior division: D Skudder 85-26-59, C Brown 86-25-61, M Collinson 89-25-64.

Women’s net: L Haisman 95-25-70, J Ewart 96-26-70, K McLatchie 98-28-70 on countback.

Twos: W Baty.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: H Harris 23, D Russell 23, M Stock 23, A Hindmarsh 23, G Brown 22.

Junior division: K Donovan 26, I Tietjen 26, J Ruru 25, D Quinn 24, S Maynard 23.


Te Puia Springs



PETER Harrison gets the chance to go one better than last year in the Makarika Cup men’s matchplay final this Sunday.

Harrison, beaten by Nehe Dewes in last year’s final, faces Peter Ngarimu in the 2019 decider.

Harrison beat Jim Devery in the semifinals on Sunday while Ngarimu did not have to swing a club as his opponent Jack Miratana forfeited.

SUNDAY — Makarika Cup men’s matchplay semifinals: P Harrison def J Devery, P Ngarimu won by default over J Miratana.

Stableford: I Sykes 38, H McClutchie 38, P Harrison 38, G Roberts 38, P Ngarimu 37, J Babbington-Welsh 36, P Summersby 36, G Summersby 35, J Devery 35, I Ngarimu 33, R Smith 32.

Twos: G Roberts.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Makarika Cup men’s matchplay final, haggle for others.


Tolaga Bay


CHAPPIE O’Sullivan has his eyes on a big Christmas tournament prize after winning the stableford on Sunday.

O’Sullivan had 41 points.

The Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament is on Sunday. It features two-tee starts from 8.15am and 12.15pm. All are welcome.

SUNDAY — Stableford; C O’Sullivan 41, J Hale 40, T Higgs 40, P Stevenson 40, G Watts 38.

FRIDAY — Twilight stableford: Z Horomia 19, J Hale 18, B Yates 17, R Mackey 11.


Coming up: SUNDAY, tolaga Bay Christmas tournament, all welcome, two-tee starts from 8.15am and 12.15pm, players to report 15 minutes before these times, inquiries to Jeremy Murphy 021 485 658 or Tere Lincoln 021 392 544.


Gisborne Park



AN eagle on the first hole propelled Tere Lincoln to gross glory at the Electrinet Park Christmas tournament on Sunday.

Tolaga Bay member Lincoln made 3 on the par-5 first in his round of 1-under-71, which headed off Poverty Bay’s Anaru Reedy on countback.

The hottest scoring came in the women’s net. Home-course player Alayna Watene won with 94-29-65.

She was a stroke ahead of Patutahi’s Jandy Winiata, who had two birdies in her 86-20-66.

Recently-crowned Park women’s shootout champion Pat Johansen was third with 92-26-66.

Ohope member Garry Pellett was Mr Consistency in taking home the ham for best men’s net. His 89-23-66 featured 14 bogeys.

Patutahi’s Dwayne Russell was second with 77-10-67.

Park member Jo Kerr’s 82 won her the women’s gross.

Derek Craven broke 80 for the first time since January in winning the men’s stableford on Saturday with 79-14-65, for 43 points.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Electrinet Park Christmas Tournament, division 1 men, gross: T Lincoln from A Reedy, T Akroyd.

Division 2 gross: G Brown.

Division 3 gross: G Williams.

Men’s net: G Pellett from D Russell, L Green.

Women, gross: J Kerr from K McDonald.

Net: A Watene from J Winiata, P Johansen.

Twos: J Kerr, T Lincoln, A Reedy, G Watson, T Pointon, Z Boyle, S Peneha.

Men’s approaches: A Haughey (0-15), D Rameka (16+)

Men’s long drives: J Brown (0-15), G Hawea (16+).

Women’s approach: H Pomana.

Nearest the line: J Akuhata.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: D Craven 43, R Taylor 42.

Twos: B Reynolds, R Taylor, P Wellard.

WEDNESDAY ( Nov 20) — Women’s drawn partners combined stableford: J Muir/J Foot 79.

Twos: J Foot.

TUESDAY (Nov 19) — Veteran men’s stableford: D Tarry 40, G Williams 39, S Mohlmann 39, N Jones 38, H White 38, P Hogan 36, L Green 36, S Phillips 36, D Te Maro 36, R Walford 35.


Wairoa



“NOTE to self,” Keith Daniels said as he traipsed up another Wairoa hill in last weekend’s Wharerata Shield Challenge.

“Next time get a golf cart.”

Daniels was among the Poverty Bay contingent who bussed (most of them) their way south for the annual interclub event these days involving Wairoa, the Bay and Mahia.

Wairoa is one tough cookie. Errant drives often receive the ultimate punishment and its hilly nature tests endurance as much as accuracy.

But it’s also a brilliantly-crafted and creatively-designed track. There’s risk and reward in its short par-4s if you’re willing to dare it.

Sunday’s challenge was intensified by the greens having been recently cored, a few hairy fairways and the mercury hitting the high 20s in some parts of the course.

The locals clearly had an advantage and made it count to comprehensively win the shield, which is actually a carved clock.

Led by Ian Gemmell’s 84-23-61, for 42 points, their 25-strong team averaged 34 stableford points. Mike Bird and Hemi Tahuri were also in the 40s.

Mahia’s nine-strong crew were second on 30.22, Maria Wesche and Bernie Crowley their best individuals on 36 apiece.

The 23 players from Poverty Bay were third on 29. Their scoring ranged from a feeble 14 to club captain John van Helden and Paul Rickard’s 36.

Despite the Bay boys’ (and one girl — Ellen Ball) struggles, they were superbly looked after by the host club.

The beers on the 19th were open-arm welcomed and the aftermatch feast sent them home content albeit well beaten.

The 2020 Wharerata Shield is at Mahia.



Poverty Bay

THERE’S a surfing phrase that relates perfectly to golf.

“Ride the wave.”

Momentum is huge in a sport where mistakes are mercilessly punished and failure comes regulary with the turf.

Brad Morgan knows that too well but for the second weekend running has continued riding an endless summer of a wave.

Morgan followed up his previous weekend’s men’s shootout victory with one of his best rounds.

His 76-12-64, for 44 points, featured a front nine holes of 1-under 35 and he was well clear of the field in the division 1 men’s stableford.

Brian Read was outdriven off the 10th tee by an 11-year-old who does not have a handicap in last week’s twilight stableford. He put that behind him with 98-31-67, for 41 points, to win Sunday’s div 2 men’s stableford.

Other winners over the week of club competitions were Andy Abrahams (39 points), Kim Travers (36), Alex Kirkpatrick (41) and ye olde Lytton West tavern innkeeper Richard Owen (40).

SUNDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: B Morgan 44, N Richardson 39.

Division 2: B Read 41, L Hewson 36.

Twos: K White.

Approach: F Lewis.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Abrahams 39, S Andreassen 39, Goldsmith 38.

Division 2: K Travers 36, D McFayden 34, C Poole 33.

Twos: S Andreassen.

Approach: J Situ.

TUESDAY — Poverty Bay veteran’s yellow tee stableford: S Williams 43, B Pratt 43, J Aitchison 41, I Dudley 41.

Most golf: A Bacon.

Thursday (Nov 21) — Men’s stableford, division 1: A Kirkpatrick 41, M Thomas 40, N Mackie 39, G Morley 38.

Division 2: R Owen 40, B Read 39, R Skuse 38, M Reynolds 38.

Twos: A Kirkpatrick, G Clapham.

Approach: M Thomas.


COMING UP: SUNDAY, Dec 15, Taste One/First Light Frozen men’s and women’s open Christmas tournament, shotgun start 9.30am, first 144 paid entries, enter at pro shop or contact pro shop 867-4402.


Patutahi


DAVE Skudder rediscovered form of his 16-to-17-handicap days of 2018 in the round of the week at Patutahi.

Skudder shot 85-26-59 to win the junior men’s net, with Cecil Brown second on 61.

Chris Parker’s 78-15-63 was best of the senior men.

The course was no match for Jenny Ruru in the women’s par on Tuesday.

Ruru shot 98-35-61 to finish 7-up.

Junior players went berserk in the Friday meat pack nine-hole stableford.

Kelvyn Donovan won with 26 points, second-placed Ian Tietjen also had 26 and if you didn’t have 23 or more it was “thanks for coming”.

TUESDAY — Women’s par:J Ruru 98-35-61, +7; M Philip 96-31-65, +5 J Ewart 91-26-65, +5.

SUNDAY — Men’s net, senior division: C Parker 78-15-63, O Willimott 77-13-64, A Brodie 80-15-65.

Junior division: D Skudder 85-26-59, C Brown 86-25-61, M Collinson 89-25-64.

Women’s net: L Haisman 95-25-70, J Ewart 96-26-70, K McLatchie 98-28-70 on countback.

Twos: W Baty.

FRIDAY — Meat pack nine-hole stableford, senior division: H Harris 23, D Russell 23, M Stock 23, A Hindmarsh 23, G Brown 22.

Junior division: K Donovan 26, I Tietjen 26, J Ruru 25, D Quinn 24, S Maynard 23.


Te Puia Springs



PETER Harrison gets the chance to go one better than last year in the Makarika Cup men’s matchplay final this Sunday.

Harrison, beaten by Nehe Dewes in last year’s final, faces Peter Ngarimu in the 2019 decider.

Harrison beat Jim Devery in the semifinals on Sunday while Ngarimu did not have to swing a club as his opponent Jack Miratana forfeited.

SUNDAY — Makarika Cup men’s matchplay semifinals: P Harrison def J Devery, P Ngarimu won by default over J Miratana.

Stableford: I Sykes 38, H McClutchie 38, P Harrison 38, G Roberts 38, P Ngarimu 37, J Babbington-Welsh 36, P Summersby 36, G Summersby 35, J Devery 35, I Ngarimu 33, R Smith 32.

Twos: G Roberts.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, Makarika Cup men’s matchplay final, haggle for others.


Tolaga Bay


CHAPPIE O’Sullivan has his eyes on a big Christmas tournament prize after winning the stableford on Sunday.

O’Sullivan had 41 points.

The Tolaga Bay Christmas tournament is on Sunday. It features two-tee starts from 8.15am and 12.15pm. All are welcome.

SUNDAY — Stableford; C O’Sullivan 41, J Hale 40, T Higgs 40, P Stevenson 40, G Watts 38.

FRIDAY — Twilight stableford: Z Horomia 19, J Hale 18, B Yates 17, R Mackey 11.


Coming up: SUNDAY, tolaga Bay Christmas tournament, all welcome, two-tee starts from 8.15am and 12.15pm, players to report 15 minutes before these times, inquiries to Jeremy Murphy 021 485 658 or Tere Lincoln 021 392 544.


Gisborne Park



AN eagle on the first hole propelled Tere Lincoln to gross glory at the Electrinet Park Christmas tournament on Sunday.

Tolaga Bay member Lincoln made 3 on the par-5 first in his round of 1-under-71, which headed off Poverty Bay’s Anaru Reedy on countback.

The hottest scoring came in the women’s net. Home-course player Alayna Watene won with 94-29-65.

She was a stroke ahead of Patutahi’s Jandy Winiata, who had two birdies in her 86-20-66.

Recently-crowned Park women’s shootout champion Pat Johansen was third with 92-26-66.

Ohope member Garry Pellett was Mr Consistency in taking home the ham for best men’s net. His 89-23-66 featured 14 bogeys.

Patutahi’s Dwayne Russell was second with 77-10-67.

Park member Jo Kerr’s 82 won her the women’s gross.

Derek Craven broke 80 for the first time since January in winning the men’s stableford on Saturday with 79-14-65, for 43 points.

Electrinet Park results, SUNDAY — Electrinet Park Christmas Tournament, division 1 men, gross: T Lincoln from A Reedy, T Akroyd.

Division 2 gross: G Brown.

Division 3 gross: G Williams.

Men’s net: G Pellett from D Russell, L Green.

Women, gross: J Kerr from K McDonald.

Net: A Watene from J Winiata, P Johansen.

Twos: J Kerr, T Lincoln, A Reedy, G Watson, T Pointon, Z Boyle, S Peneha.

Men’s approaches: A Haughey (0-15), D Rameka (16+)

Men’s long drives: J Brown (0-15), G Hawea (16+).

Women’s approach: H Pomana.

Nearest the line: J Akuhata.

SATURDAY — Men’s stableford: D Craven 43, R Taylor 42.

Twos: B Reynolds, R Taylor, P Wellard.

WEDNESDAY ( Nov 20) — Women’s drawn partners combined stableford: J Muir/J Foot 79.

Twos: J Foot.

TUESDAY (Nov 19) — Veteran men’s stableford: D Tarry 40, G Williams 39, S Mohlmann 39, N Jones 38, H White 38, P Hogan 36, L Green 36, S Phillips 36, D Te Maro 36, R Walford 35.


Wairoa



“NOTE to self,” Keith Daniels said as he traipsed up another Wairoa hill in last weekend’s Wharerata Shield Challenge.

“Next time get a golf cart.”

Daniels was among the Poverty Bay contingent who bussed (most of them) their way south for the annual interclub event these days involving Wairoa, the Bay and Mahia.

Wairoa is one tough cookie. Errant drives often receive the ultimate punishment and its hilly nature tests endurance as much as accuracy.

But it’s also a brilliantly-crafted and creatively-designed track. There’s risk and reward in its short par-4s if you’re willing to dare it.

Sunday’s challenge was intensified by the greens having been recently cored, a few hairy fairways and the mercury hitting the high 20s in some parts of the course.

The locals clearly had an advantage and made it count to comprehensively win the shield, which is actually a carved clock.

Led by Ian Gemmell’s 84-23-61, for 42 points, their 25-strong team averaged 34 stableford points. Mike Bird and Hemi Tahuri were also in the 40s.

Mahia’s nine-strong crew were second on 30.22, Maria Wesche and Bernie Crowley their best individuals on 36 apiece.

The 23 players from Poverty Bay were third on 29. Their scoring ranged from a feeble 14 to club captain John van Helden and Paul Rickard’s 36.

Despite the Bay boys’ (and one girl — Ellen Ball) struggles, they were superbly looked after by the host club.

The beers on the 19th were open-arm welcomed and the aftermatch feast sent them home content albeit well beaten.

The 2020 Wharerata Shield is at Mahia.



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