McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

 New Plymouth amateur Brad Hayward put up a very good showing to reach the final 16 at the Australian Amateur Men’s Matchplay Championship played at the Grange Golf Club in Adelaide last week. The 22 year old shot two rounds of 73 to qualify 55th of the 64 qualifiers and then best fellow New Zealanders Denzel Ieremia (1 up) and Compton Pikari ( 4/3) before losing to the eventual champion Tae Koh 2/1.

McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

Murray Martin (60) has retained his place in the New Zealand Seniors (55 and over) team to defend the Sanctuary Cove Trophy against Australia next month. Martin was a member of the New Zealand team who beat Australia in the annual event which was played at Sanctuary Cove last November. The matchplay format event will be played at the Muriwai Golf Club on 18-19th February. The event will be preceded by the New Zealand Seniors Strokeplay championship which will be played at the Omaha Golf Club from 13-15 February.

Men's Handicap Pennant

Men's Handicap Pennant

McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

A field of 160 golfers competed in the New Plymouth Golf Club Open Christmas Hamper. Former Taranaki representative Steven Heyes recorded the best gross score with a two under par 70 edging out father Colin and Brian Rowland by a shot. Other leading stableford scores in the 18 hole event were: Senior men- Graham Hills 44, Ken Sykes 42, Trevor Simpson 42; Junior-Wade Perrett 49, Greg Jans 45, Gary Crawford 43; Women – Gross- vanessa Bouvet 78, Stableford-Valmai McEldowney 40.

McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

The Taranaki women’s golf team failed to fire at the Toro national women’s interprovincial tournament played at the Muriwai Golf Club in West Auckland last week. The five strong side opened strongly with a 4-1 win over Tasman but then suffered four straight losses to Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wellington and Bay of Plenty before beating Otago 3-2 in the final round of section play. The Taranaki side then lost to Southland in the play-off for 9th position to finish in 10th place.

McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

Seven out of ten for the Taranaki men’s golf team performance at the Toro men’s national interprovincial tournament played at the North Shore Golf Club last week. The five strong side recorded three wins (Aorangi, Wellington and Hawkes Bay) and three 3-2 losses (Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Southland) to finish a creditable fourth in section one behind Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Auckland. The result was a vast improvement on Taranaki’s performance at quadrangular events leading up to the event, with all five team members contributing to the solid performance.

McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

The Taranaki women’s golf team take centre stage next week when they compete in the Toro national women’s interprovincial championship. The matchplay format event starts at the Muriwai Golf Club in West Auckland on Tuesday. The five strong Taranaki side will be looking for a repeat of their effort last year where they were unlucky to miss out on a semi-final spot and had to settle for seventh place.

NZCT

NZCT

McCallum on Golf

McCallum on Golf

The Taranaki men’s golf team head north to Auckland this weekend to prepare for the Toro national interprovincial championships. The matchplay format event starts at the North Shore Golf Club on Tuesday with two sections of teams playing six round robin matches, with the top two teams from each section to qualify for the semi-finals next Saturday. The five strong Taranaki team, in playing order is: Brad Hayward, Jamie Reid, Tim White, Tyla Otene and Sam Jones.

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