McCallum on Golf

The top two teams in the Bunnings Taranaki Golf senior matchplay competition have been finalised. The Taranaki Golf Centre Pumas and the Taranaki Hardcore Rebels will meet in the final regardless of the results of the final round robin matches to be played at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.  The Pumas managed a 5-3 winning margin over the Jennian Homes Hornets at Westown last Sunday while the Rebels edged out the Vanburwray Vipers 4 ½ - 3 ½ to secure a place in the final, which will also be played at the New Plymouth Golf club on Sunday 25th August. In the third match the Pita Pit Pirates scored their first win with a 5-3 win over the Revital Feriliser Coasters. In the feature individual matches last weekend, Mark Kennard (Vipers) beat Jamie Reid (Rebels) 2/1, Kerry Otene (Hornets) beat Murray Martin (Pumas) 3/2 and New Plymouth professional Grant Moorhead (Pirates) edged out Aarun Langton (Coasters) 1up. In the final round matches on Sunday, the Taranaki Golf Centre Pumas will meet the Revital Fertiliser Coasters, the Pita Pit Pirates are up against the Vanburwray Vipers and the Jennian Homes Hornets face the Taranaki Hardcore Rebels.

A sudden death play-off was required to determine the winner of the Taranaki Women’s nine hole pennant competition. At the completion of the nine round competition Kaitake and Fitzroy were tied on 45 points.  A sudden death play-off between the top seeded players saw Kaitake’s Jo West beat Fitzroy’s Pauline Hunt to claim the 2013 title for Kaitake. Inglewood finished third in the ten strong competition on 39 points.

One of Taranaki Golf’s loyal supporters notched up a couple of firsts recently. Dennis Reid, who has been a long term sponsor of the North Taranaki Age Group Championships had his first air shot playing at the Kinloch international Resort course in Taupo. The seven handicapper, who is a member of the Fitzroy Golf Club quickly redeemed himself the next day when he scored his first hole in one when he used a five iron to hole out on the 161 metre par three 12th hole at the Waitomo Golf Club.

The Inglewood Golf Club featured on the ANZ Golf World television show recently. The club won a nationwide competition and as well as receiving coaching sessions run by Craig Dixon and Brad Takai from the Institute of Sport the club also received seven junior golf sets courtesy of the ANZ. The television show can be viewed on on TV 3 On Demand .ANZ Golf World Episode 20.

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