NEW MEMBERS – say Hi, Gidday, Kia ora to a new and a returning member as well as a new competitive junior - when you see them around the course. Please make them welcome.
OTHER RESULTS: Over the past couple of Sundays, Weekend Pennant team C Daysh and B Smith suffered 1-2 defeats against Manawatu at Wanganui and just last weekend to Feilding at Linton Camp. The team next plays at Rangitikei when they will play the home team.
Our Monday Pennant team also lost to Feilding in round 3 at Palmerston North 2½ - 5½. They play Palmerston North 1 this coming Monday 3rd April at Wanganui. The team is: Lisa Cotton, Pam Bisset, Deb Henricksen, Seona Ashton, Deirdre Power and Margaret Alding. All the best ladies, PLEASE give me some good results to report on in my next newsletter!
TWILIGHT FINAL / PRIZEGIVING THIS FRIDAY 31st MARCH
Tee off 2pm – 18-hole 4 person Ambrose (or 3 if that’s all you have) $10 per person entry. Boom – a Shotgun start. Closest to Pin and Long Drive prizes – check whiteboard for handicap allowances.
Following play (about 6.30) there will be a chip off with $100 prize on the line for both men and women – free entry – one chip for glory! If you can’t get there to play at 2pm, you are still eligible for the chip-off.
Dinner and prizegiving around 7.30pm. A van will be leaving town at 1.30 - call Steve for a ride 021 320 228.
Organiser Extraordinaire, Steve McHardy says the scores have been collated and competition is tight.
SEE YOU REGULAR THURSDAY TWILIGHTERS THERE.
CHARITY AMBROSE TOURNAMENT - On Saturday, 11 March, Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway team hosted a charity event for Ronald McDonald House at the Pahiatua Golf Club. The day was extremely successful right from the start, attracting a full field of 145 turning out on a beautiful Pahiatua day for some Ambrose golf.
The prize table sported an array of amazing donated prizes. The mega raffle was a big hit; the first prize being a $1000 flight centre voucher. The initial winner of this prize re- gifted it to be auctioned off to raise even more money for the coffers.
At prize-giving, Te Ahu a Turanga Alliance staff member Kaye Allardice-Green delivered an emotional talk on the work of Ronald McDonald House, then Project Owner Interface Manager Grant Kauri gave a brief, informative update on how things are tracking on the hill. All in all, it was a very successful day, with the combined fundraising efforts realising in excess of $10,000 for charity.
The project team want to thank everyone for getting on board and supporting this event, helping to make it the success that it was, while PGC are very grateful to the Te Ahu a Turanga team for choosing to have their fundraiser at our course. Special mention goes to Kylie Bourke for her organisational skills and for keeping food and refreshments up to the players throughout the day.
Winners of the tournament were Team Fowler Homes, congratulations.
Thursday 9th March – Stableford (Hibberd Trophy)
1st P Bollard 43 points
2nd A Devonshire 39 points by lot
3rd M Thomson 39 points
Tuesday 14th March – Irish Day Stableford – Best score on #16
1st N Mabey 3
2nd= M Hunt, J Bisset, M Bollard, M Alding, D Power, M Drysdale, S Tisdall, M Brislane, P Bisset, C Daysh, L Cotton 2
Drawn Twos: M Brislane, J Hewlett, P Bisset
Accuracy: Shortest Putt #4 – D Galvin
Thursday 15th March – Stableford (Hibberd Trophy)
1st A Bisset 43 points
2nd L Toheriri 38 points
3rd S Huddleston 35 points
Thursday 16th March – LADIES OPEN DAY, Nett, Gross and Stableford prizes
Saturday 18th March – Medal (Byrne Cup, Vet’s Trophy, Qualifying Rd 3)
1st L Toheriri 69 nett
2nd N Pearson 71 nett c/b
3rd M Hemopo 71 nett
Closest to Pin: #9 R Fryer, #12 Jason Smith
Sunday 19th March – Medal (Byrne Cup, Vet’s Trophy, Qualifying Rd 3
1st J Blatchford 66 nett by lot
2nd F Potini 66 nett
3rd N Coombe 68 nett
Twos: F Potini, J Brock, P Timmins
Thursday 23rd March – Stableford (Hibberd Trophy)
1st L Toheriri 39 points by lot
2nd N Pearson 39 points
3rd P Johns 34 points by lot
4th E Traill 34 points
Saturday 25th March – TRADIES TOURNAMENT – Stableford
TEAMS (Best 3 points):
1st The Smiths 122 points, 2nd Miff’s Mob 113 points, 3rd MMP 110 points (this team had only 3 players, well done)
1st Peter Johns 41 points, 2nd Lionel Toheriri 40 points on c/b, 3rd Jamie Smith 40 points
1st Jason Kelly 39 points on c/b, 2nd Glen Francis 39 points, 3rd Les Kaukas 38 points
1st Megan Smith 43 points, 2nd Pam Bisset 41 points, 3rd Dawn Smith 39 points
1st Chris 59 points, 2nd Pirean 43 points, 3rd Scott Renwick 32 points
Closest to Pin:
Ladies #9 – Lisa Cotton, Senior Men #18 – Jason Smith, Junior Men #4 (card draw) Eddie Traill
Special Prize all players #12 – Congratulations Mark Hemopo, $100 New Lynn RSA sponsored, matched $100 by PGC.
Ladies #2 – Steph Tisdall, Senior Men #2 - Ray Roberts, Junior Men #11 – Les Jafa
Ladies #11 - Margaret Alding
Nigel Pearson #18, Tony Kerins #9, Bryan Spencer #9, Richard Stewart #9
Tuesday 28th March – NANCY MCCORMACK FOURSOMES – 18 holes
1st= Colleen Daysh and Bronwyn Smith, Pam Bisset and Marion Hunt 72nett
3rd Mary McAvoy and Dawn Smith 73.5 nett
Drawn Twos – Colleen Daysh, Bronwyn Smith, Natalie Mabey
STOP PRESS! I have been expressly asked to please inform you all that the winners of the Championship Fourball for 2022 season were Alec Devonshire and Colin (Duey) Wallace who defeated the President KPB and his grandson Taylor Hall. This wasn’t reported on earlier as the result was unknown due to the finals match not being played before season’s end, thereby missing both the prizegiving and the 2023 Programme handbook.
COMING UP ANOTHER FUNDRAISING AMBROSE TOURNAMENT
Bush Aquatic Trust fundraiser for the new heated swimming pool in Pahiatua
Get four mates together and enter a team in the Charity Golf tournament (Ambrose Format) either playing 12 or 18 holes on Saturday 15th April. Cost $200 per team.
Funds will be going to the build of the heated pool and they would love your support!!
For more details see poster on our website https://www.pahiatuagolfclub.co.nz/
Posted: Thursday 30 March 2023