2015 Nationals Mahunga Golf Club - 13th - 16th April
A wonderful week at Mahunga, with the club members getting behind our National tournament and helping in every area, very ably managed by Graeme Dick, Bill Sangster and their committee, a very special time enjoyed by all of us who played this very beautiful and interesting course.
Ken Shea again headed our open group, whilst Dave Fraser came out of top in the senior group; John Price won the open net, and Tom York the senior net.
An Australian visitor, Cheryl Gorman played very steady golf and easily won the Ladies Gross, Hilary Lovett won the net, and Anne Hodges won the stableford.
We announced that Phil Butler had been awarded a life membership, and this was warmly applauded. Phil and Jan Butler have run the Tirau Tournament for 30 years, and Phil had also been Waikato/Bay of Plenty delegate for many years.
Thank you Mahunga, very well done.
-John B. National Secretary
RESULTS Open Gross Bruce Poole Trophy – Ken Shea (Raglan) (299) Runner up Steve Leatherland (Ngaruawahia) (312) 3rd by lot Gary Vui (Samoa) (312)
Open Net Bob Charles Trophy – John Price (Kaikoura) (281)
Best Net (open) Over Last 2 Rounds Lionel Kelly Trophy Bruce Mehrtens (Fielding) (138)
Senior Gross Rei Thompson Trophy - David Fraser (Alexandra) (323) Runner up Greg Limond (Howick) (325)
Senior Net Barry Turner Trophy – Tom York (Waiotapu) (278)
Best Net (senior) Over Last 2 Rounds Tom Armstrong Trophy Tom York (134)
Ladies Gross Keith Plier Trophy – Cheryl Gorman (Yowani GC Aust,) (340) Gross Runner up Tira Habib Titahi Bay (359) third Jennifer Watson Aust. (383)
Overall net winner Bob Harrington Trophy – Hilary Lovett (Ashburton) (304) Net Runner up Shona Dalgety (320)
Overall stableford winner Askew Trophy Anne Hodges (Taumarunui) (128)
All Players-Best one round score Ken Shea (Raglan) (73)
All Players-Best one round nett Stan Mathews (Otumoetai) (64)
FLIGHTS Open Net Masterton 1st Shane Chatterton (287) 2nd Hamish Hills (288) 3rd George Rogan (301) 4th Nuddy Pillay (302) 5th Wayne Kawiti (304)
Open grade 2 Carterton 1st John Hills 287), 2nd Robin Kent (293), 3rd Wayne Evans (304), 4th Wallace Miller (298), 5th Grant Schindel (301), 6th. Bill Burt (304), 7th Neville Chatterton (304), 8th Bryce Stobie (306)
Open grade 3 Greytown 1st Malcolm Fraser (292), 2nd Laurence Butler (293), 3rd John Dalton (293)c/b, 4th Wayne Hughes (296), 5th Bert Krynan (301), 6th John Solly (301) c/b, 7th Stuart Reiri (306), 8th Phil Tennant (307) c/b
Open Grade 4 Featherston 1st Bruce Mehrtens (288), 2nd Peter Molloy (291), 3rd Graham Aitken (293), 4th Kerry Bond 294), 5th Harry Timms (295), 6th Grant Dalton (299), 7th Rod Mischewski (300) 8th Owen Young (300) c/b
FLIGHTS SENIOR 1 Mikimiki net 3rd Ces York (301), 4th Bruce Day (303), 5th Jim Begovic (306),c/b 6th Geoff Ingram (306),
Bidefort Senior 2 1st Terry Kirkus (293), 2nd Peter Robson (294), 3rd Barry Hughes (300), 4th Keith Towers (304), 5th Rodney Wolland (308), 6th Stuart Huddleston (311), 7th Lindsay Brougham (313), 8th David Thorne (319) (Well done Terry 80 next birthday)
Gladstone Senior 3 1st Stan Mathews (278), 2nd Geoff Inch (291), 3rd Allan Butler (296), 4th Ross Crotty (319) c/b 5th Peter Christiansen (319), 6th Mark Casey (320), 8th Phil O’Neill (325)
Super Seniors Life Members Silver Jug Winner Merv Cunningham (Thames) (158) Net Winner Liam McElhinney (150), 2nd Allan Stewart (157), 3rd.Herrick Perry (166)
TEAMS TROPHIES SCHWEPPES TEAMS EVENT (CLUB CHALLENGE) Motueka c/b from Mahunga Gerald Alsop, Wayne Kawhiti, Hamish Hills, John Hills
KAKAPO TEAMS TROPHY (DISTRICT CHALLENGE) Tasman Wayne Kawhiti, Hamish Hills, John Hills, John Price NZ V AUSTRALIA (Andrew Fenemor Cup) Australia