Saturday was a little cold & blustery for all but for the 11 hardy soles that took to the fairways. The comp was Russian Stableford with the top pairing going to Trevor Jury and James McSeveny with 78 points. On a couple of occasions the greens were covered in hail which made for quite a sight, from under the trees that is. The only two of the day was myself on the third.
Raffle winners to Warren & Lex visiting from Fitzroy, Mike Burkhart and Robin
Thanks to the few for supporting the raffle.
Sunday saw a lovely day dawn on us for a fabulous concept John Garner put together in the form of a mini Ryder Cup challenge between Manukorihi and Urenui. Very well organised as usual on Johns behalf. This man is an absolute treasure for our club and must be congratulated on putting on such a great day. The format was 4 ball best ball matchplay and enjoyed by all.
The trophy John had sponsored by Waitara New World was absolutely outstanding .
Turned out of native timbers by Bruce Cowley as a copy of Johns original gold plated cup he won playing the cup in the early 70,s for the Europeans. We really have our very own native NZ Ryder Cup and guess where it resides for the first 2 years. You got it
Manukorihi takes out the first running of the John Garner Mini Ryder Cup by a massive
12 1/2 wins over 4 1/2 to Urenui. Sixty Eight players enjoyed wine and nibbles before the matches got underway and finished afterwards with a great quiz on some history of the Cup and players and a lot of banter. The proceeds of the day were divided between the two clubs.
A huge thanks must go to John Garner for his efforts single handedly taking this on to give us such a different concept for a tournament. Looking forward to a repeat in 2 years time as we take our version of the Ryder Cup to Urenui.
A bonus for players was a complimentary copy of John’s Short Game-Book 1.
Good Luck to all the finalists in the Matchplay Club Champs
The Draw for the 11th October (Saturday) is as follows.
@ 8.30am Men’s Seniors over 36 Holes
C. Hobbs Vs P. Fairhurst
(This match is now to be played 9am Saturday 18 th
@ 8.45am Men’s Intermediate over 36 Holes
N. Loppy Vs P. Rauputu
@ 9am Ladies Silver over 36 Holes
Joy East Vs Christine Ogle
( Due to injury Christine has conceded this match to Joy)
@ 9.15am Ladies Bronze 1 over 36 Holes
Judy Strong Vs Jocelyn Pretty.
@9.30am Men’s Junior over 36 Holes
R. Fraser Vs A. Se'e
@9.45am Men’s Limit over 18 Holes
S. Voyle Vs J. Newlove
@ 10am Ladies Bronze 2 over 18 Holes
Jo Broadmore Vs Marie Rayner.
@ 10.15am Ladies Bronze 3 over 18 Holes
Coral Allen Vs Helen Jenkins
Le Dejeuner Wednesday Club.
The numbers were down today with a few thinking that its was going to rain, but the lads were lucky and had a great day. Barry Burns finished with 42 points from Terry
Prentice, Graham Parsons and Don Bowers all on 41 points, Pete Wills finishing with
39. Mike Foster had the only two on the 7 th
. Graham Parsons won the putts with 29 by lot from Don Bowers. The Le Dejeuner raffle winners, Phil Wilson won two and
Graham Parsons gets another one.
In spite of the squally weather Pauline Davidson and Christine Ogle went out to play their match. Freezing cold they abandoned play after 6 holes and Christine took the win.
Not long after that the greens were white with hail.
Good luck to all the finalists this weekend.
It was a fun draw that paired up the Tuesday ladies for their Top Dog competition.
In Round 1 of the 18 hole comp. Helen Watt & Joy Andrews beat Judy Strong & Lesley
Elliott; Jocelyn Pretty & Joy East beat Renette Scholtz & Pauline Davidson and Jo Foreman & Marie Rayner beat Christine Ogle & Rhondda Foreman.
In spite of the wind making conditions trying at times the competition was fierce.
Next week’s draw is -
Judy Strong & Lesley Elliott vs Jocelyn Pretty & Joy East;
Renette Scholtz & Pauline Davidson vs Jo Foreman & Marie Rayner;
Christine Ogle & Rhondda Foreman vs Helen Watt & Joy Andrews
9 Holers Dot Bowers & Hazel Salter won their Top Dog competition.
Congratulations to all this week’s winners.
The raffle was won by Helen Jenkins.
The finalists for the Matchplay Champions on Saturday 11th October are
Silver: Christine Ogle vs Joy East
Bronze 1: Judy Strong vs Jocelyn Pretty
Bronze 2: Jo Broadmore vs Marie Rayner
Bronze 3 Coral Allen vs Helen Jenkins
Please note Tuesday
our wonderful caterer Sheryl will be away so please bring a picnic lunch that day.
Come and Try Golf Day.
Reminder this is Sunday 12 th
October. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get some tips from our professional-John Garner and to meet some of the committee. Also anyone who may be interested to give golf a go is welcome to turn up.
No Juniors this weekend.
PRO – TIP
A very knowledgeable Professional once described the swing as
“TWO TURNS & A
your shoulders slowly behind the ball. On the downswing move your weight across &
“SWISH the CLUB with your HANDS/ARMS PAST your little body”
and then & only then
TURN THROUGH !!
I call this Pro Basics because it is what every good player does !! They all turn, how far, how fast & at what angle they are all different but they all
“TURN – then SWISH - &
Good Luck & Good Golfing.
Professional John Garner.
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