Women’s golf —18 holes
The final round of Silver and Bronze matchplay pennants was played at Tauranga on Monday, June 28. Playing for Waihi were Carol Leary, Jenny Tubman and Sarah Tomsett (Silver division), Karen Lee, Adele Gunning and Mavis Bruce (Bronze division). Mount Maunganui won the Silver division salver in the three-round competition, with Waihi in second place. Otumoetai won the Bronze salver, with Mt Maunganui in second place.
The Saturday ladies played LGU 4, Wilson Salver and Karl Wilson Buttons’ competitions on June 26.
Nett results Niria Gerbich, Georgia Mustard 73; Bev Ireland 74; Jackie Robson 75; Carol Leary 76; Susan Mustard, Sharon Deacon 79. Karl Wilson Buttons—Silver: Jackie Robson. Bronze 1: Bev Ireland. Bronze 2: Niria Gerbich. Bronze 3: Georgia Mustard. Hidden Holes: Georgia Mustard 9 points.
The last match in the Fourball Best Ball second round has been played: Kristine Gascoigne and Raewyn Wright b Jenny Tubman and Rosalind Giffney on 15. Matches in the next round must be played by July 25.
It was a nett round on Wednesday June 30 for Rosebowl and Haszard Cup competitions with only 38 players in the field, and even though the skies were clear and blue with bright sunshine, a southerly breeze exacerbated a little of the polar blast that is beleaguering some parts of the country. It was very, very cold. Two third round Fourball matches were also played—results will be published when all matches have been completed.
Nett results: Jenny Wilson 74; Diane Lewis, Denise McConnon, Kay Marshall, Helen Baynes 75; Desley Rosevear 76; Rae Brown, Shoneen Dunning,77; Sarah Tomsett 78; Dianne Douglas, Carol Leary 79. Hidden Holes: Jenny Wilson: 8 points. Katikati Dreamers Beauty Clinic Player of the Week: Niria Gerbich.
Monday, June 28 will be long-remembered by the 47 people who played in very cold testing conditions, first with penetrating showers, then if that was not enough to try the patience of a saint, when the rain eased off, a strong sou’-westerly wind came up in ever-increasing velocity, toppling trundlers, blowing umbrellas away, and anyone with downhill putts on the slick greens had some tense moments with balls gathering speed and rolling far away. But in all that mayhem, Rodger Bagshaw scored a hole-in-one on the eighth hole, his second on the same hole. It never looked like missing! Congratulations— it was a miracle on such an awful day.
The day’s competition was nett, a matchplay qualifying round. Nett results: Mark Mora, Rodger Bagshaw 69; Tim Parish 70; Peter Hewitt 72; Peter Wright, John Purkis, Bob Hoggard 73; Kerry Lewis, Philip McHugh, David Croker 74; Allen Smith, Willie Lynch, Ross Fitness 75; Neville Jamieson (Onewhero), Allen Sarjant 76; Bill Tiffin, Michelle Libby, Rae Brown, John Giffney, Gerry Tompkins 77; Ken Purcell, Bev Ireland 78; Roger Gudsell 79. Twos: John Purkis, John Giffney on 6, Bob Hoggard on 8.
Nine hole golf
Fifteen players turned up to play on Tuesday, June 29, but due to increasingly bad weather, one by one they returned to the clubhouse, then home.