McCallum on Golf

124 players including 17 women competed in the Roger Rei Memorial golf tournament at Patea Golf Club last Friday. A strong south easterly wind made scoring difficult but Hawera’s Tim White revelled in the windy conditions to shoot a one under par round of 72 to take out the feature prize for the best overall gross score. Hamilton visitor Matthew Morris finished one shot behind White, shooting an even par round of 73, with New Plymouth professional Patrick Moore a further shot back on 74. Te Ngutu’s Kaye-Marie Mihaljevich recorded the best women’s gross score with an 82. Leading scores in the 18 hole event were: Senior men – Net – C Porter 71, T Jones 72; Stableford-K Rees 38, N Peri 36; Intermediate-Gross-S Honeyfield 84; Net- T Gray 71, R Bourke 72; Stableford- C Gilberd 37, K Cameron 37; Junior –Gross-S Hughes 89; Net-R Langton 68, N Gray 69; Stableford- M Paamu 40, S Petricevich 39; Women-Net-L Rei 72, J Huston 73; Stableford-B Hill 42, K Faiers 36.


New Plymouth amateur Brad Hayward (71-77-75-69-291) finished in a tie for 41st position at the New South Wales Amateur Men’s Strokeplay Championship. The 72 hole event was played at the Castle Hill and Pennant Hills Golf Clubs in Sydney last week and was won by Australian Curtis Luck (68-67-69-65-269). Hayward missed qualifying for the matchplay competition, finishing three shots outside the top 32 players who made the cut for this event.


Wet weather limited entries to 75 golfers at the Butlers Reef Bar & Café tournament played at the Tumahu Golf Club recently. Leading scores in the stableford event were: Senior men- Bruce Sim 37, Troy Forsyth 36, Aarun Langton 35; Intermediate- Callum Roach 43, Rex Bridgeman 41, Jeff Klenner 41; Junior- Geoff Knowles 39, Andrew Trolove 38; Women –Dianne Williams 37, Lois Simpson 35.


Not a great shot but a perfect result! Inglewood Golf Club member Gary Burn scored his first hole in one last week when he used a five iron to hole out on the 151 metre par three 10th hole at his home course. The 12 handicapper pulled his tee shot into the trees on the left of the green but the kindest of deflections saw his ball ricochet onto the green and into the hole.


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