Saturday 19th November
Saturday saw the WEG shootout played with the final field of 19 made up just before tee off. Virtually every hole saw a chip off with Bluey Howell having the distinction of being the first to go after a 5 man chip off at the first hole. Once the dust had settled and a little rain had fallen it was left to the two Murray's to fight off for the major cash and it came down to a very rare three putt from Murray Davidson for Murray Eddington to claim the top prize.
At the same time the much anticipated senior men's final was played between Paul Wood and Jack Trower. With both players getting off to a hot start where birdies were a feature of the first nine holes Jack managed to sink the putts and take a handy lead after the first 18 holes.
Paul threatened a comeback early in the afternoon round before Jack was able to draw from his recent form playing for Waikato to claim his first senior club title.
This week we have the AGM followed by the closed Xmas Tournament, $20 entry including a light lunch with New World vouchers up for grabs.
Well it's back to normal for the men after their annual golf orientated weekend away from the loved ones where what happens on tour stays on tour until the next round of drinks.
This week is the WEG shootout with the cream of the club rising to play off for the much sort after booty, roll up just after 8am and as there has already been a number of withdrawals the almost made its could make the final field.
Also the much awaited senior men's final between the master and pupil (Paul Wood v Jack Trower) tees off around 8am for the 36 hole final. This should be a great match and well worth watching with nobody prepared to pick a winner.
The AGM and closing day mini tournament is on the following weekend with New World vouchers up for grabs in three division's and lunch provided in your entry.
Saturday 29th October
Saturday saw the yellow tee's used by the men for the first time after they have been rated by Waikato and it produced some very interesting results from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Brent Stewart relished some shorter holes with an outstanding 49 points to pick up the Robert Harris voucher, with Ryan O'Dwyer not far behind on 47 points. Johnny Dwyer relived the glory days with a booming drive up the hill on the 14th to finish alone in third on 46 points, Geoff Caven returned 45 with Robson Tarrant, Alan Wiles, Nick Bozuwa and Steve Kim on 43.
On 41 were Rob Colley and Derek Lugton with Tony Gillies, Gerard Cavanagh, Ian Campbell and Alan Johns on 40.
Now to the ridiculous, with most of the field able to at least play to their handicap it was left to Alex Johnson and Ian Taylor to battle it out for the wacker of the week. Ian was overhead saying he would be better off staying out at the farm and Alex didn't mind everyone knowing that Sheryll is the better golfer off the front tees.
This week is the Williams Jewellery Golfer of the year final with the names of those eligible on the board (you could have the day off Alex) so turn up for the last round at home before the big trip away.
Saturday 15th October
Saturday saw the semi-finals of the club champs with no real upsets, in the open division Paul Wood took the old master Murray Davidson apart with a fine display of match play golf. In the intermediate group young Joe a Comer sank a great birdie putt on the 18th to win his match over Rob Colley after a good battle.
The haggle of the day saw Paul win the Robert Harris golfer of the week voucher with and excellent 68 off the stick for 42 points, Gerard Cavanagh picked up the runner up sport by count back from Roger Verry with 41points, Joe Comer was alone in third with 40 points followed by Rob Colley, Ryan O'Dwyer, Murray Eddington and Alex Johnson on 39.
Brent Stewart, Rob Colley, Lyall Clements and Murray Davidson picked up 3 balls each for a two.
Hugh Payne picked up the Sen Sushi voucher, Justin Read sank a good putt on the 10th to pick up the Redoubt voucher and John Masson claimed the Challenge Garage hidden hole.
Sunday dawned fine for the club championship finals with Joe Comer continuing his recent good form to take the intermediate cup over Tony Gillies, Brent Stewart had a great match with Alan Wiles to pick up the intermediate B title and Mike Simpson was too strong for Roger Verry in the juniors.
Kurt Edmonds won the intermediate plate from Lyall Clements, Gerard O'Neill gave up an afternoon with the wife to win the intermediate B plate from Rex Mason and Derek Lugton won the junior plate from Jim Barr.
The open final is to be played at a later date between Paul Wood and Jack Trower as Jack was away with the senior Waikato team playing the Garrard Shield in Auckland where he helped Waikato claim the title for the first time in a number of years.
This week is the pairs Stableford competion so grab a mate or pick one up on the day and have some fun.
Saturday 8th October
The first round of the club championships were played in ideal conditions on Saturday with most games going as predicted. Bill Wilson stepped up to the open division and showed why as he took Paul Wood to the 17th hole in a very good match.
In the intermediate group the curse of top qualifier continued as Bluey Howell was overrun by young Robson Tarrant, in the juniors Ken Best and Roger Verry went toe to toe before Roger got up on the 18th.
In the haggle of the day Robson Tarrant picked up the Robert Harris voucher on count back from Bill Wilson with 43 points, Billy picked up the JK'S voucher for his efforts.
Malcolm Johnson continued his recent form with 41 points followed by Noah Woods, Amarjit Ghag and Murray Eddington on 40. Rob Colley, Derek Lugton, Mike Simpson, Jack Trower and Maurice Vosper were next on 39.
Robson Tarrant picked up the Sen Sushi voucher, Joe Comer the Redoubt longest putt and Gerard O,Neill the Challenge Garage voucher.
Robson picked up a dozen balls for a two only because Gerard couldn't find the milk money.
Saturday 1st October
The final round of the stroke play championships concluded on Saturday with Jack Trower, Bluey Howell and Bing Lamb taking the top spots and will be going on to represent the club at this years champion of champions.
In the haggle of the day Tony Gillies showed he is peaking in time for the match play with a 65 nett to take the Robert Harris voucher with Steve Woods picking up the JK'S Golf voucher with a 67 nett. Murray Davidson, Maurice Vosper, Geoff Caven, Bluey Howell and Justin Read were next on 68 nett with Bing Lamb, Alan Wiles and Ryan O'Dwyer a further shot back.
Bill Wilson picked up the Sen Sushi nearest the pin, Ryan O'Dwyer the Redoubt longest putt and Murray Eddington claimed the Challenge Garage hidden holes.
Gerard O'Neill, Brian Carnegie, Tony Gillies, Bill Wilson and Justin Read picked up a couple of balls each for a two.
First round of the match play championships this week with a number of interesting battles, in the open division the Murray Davidson/Alex Johnson battle is one of those with Murray my pick.
Bluey Howell will have to continue his recent good form to overcome young Robson Tarrant in the intermediate group and to be honest this one is to hard to pick. In the juniors Mike Simpson should be too strong for Derek Lugton but I have been known to be wrong once or twice.
Saturday 24th September
The first round of the stroke play champs brought out a good field and favourable conditions, it was also great to see members that have been tied up with winter sport making a very welcomed return to the course.
After a long layoff Paul Woods showed his class to top the senior division with a tidy 72 off the stick and take a one shot lead over Murray Davidson with Jack Trower a further shot back.
In the intermediate group Bluey Howell has the stroke play at his mercer after shooting an excellent 75 to lead by four shots from Malcolm Johnson with a group of five a couple of shots further back.
It's a lot closer in the junior division with Brian Hunter holding a one shot lead over Bing Lamb with a large group a further one shot back.
In the haggle of the day Bluey took the Robert Harris voucher with a nett 62 with Murray Davidson taking the JK's Golf voucher with a 64 nett by lot from Ken Clarke and Brian Hunter. Next on 66 nett where the inform Bill Wilson and Jim Barr, with Bing Lamb and Lyall Clements on 67 nett.
Ken Clarke picked up the Sen Sushi voucher, Paul Woods claimed the Challenge Garage holes and John Dwyer sank a great putt to pick up the Redoubt voucher.
Murray Davidson, Brian Hunter, Ryan O'Dwyer and Hugh Payne scored a two.
Second round of the stroke play this week and your last chance to qualify for the match play champs so turn up and good luck