75 players representing clubs from Rangiora, Hauraki, Trentham Camp, Urenui, Ngaruawahia, Omanu, Pakuranga, Titirangi, Te Aroha, Springfield, Tieke, Mahunga, Te Marua, Whitford Park, Fitzroy, Clarks Beach, Wainuiomata, Whangamata, Westown, Napier, RNZAF, Feilding, Horsham Downs, Rangitikei, Howick, Titahi, Morrinsville, Royal Wellington, Maramarua and Taumarunui came to play in our 73rd Lefthanders Tournament last weekend.
All were impressed with our beautiful course and of course the weather put on a brilliant show on both days. The course was well manicured and the fast greens were a challenge to all. This year we decided to try a multi-tee start and this proved to be great and was well received by the players. Players and visitors were well looked after and enjoyed the great food which was presented to them for the whole weekend, especially the sumptuous dinner on Saturday evening. All have said ‘they would be back.
Major winners were 36-hole Nett Brent Dalton, Trentham Camp -137; 36-hole Stableford : Brian Keane, Hauraki - 75; r/up Graham Carmichael, Taumarunui – 74; 3rd Nigel Messenger – 66; 4th Graeme Dick, Mahunga – 66; 5th Greg Limond, Whitford Park – 66; 6th Rodney Mischewski, Fitzroy – 66: Senior Gross: Stephen Leatherland, Ngaruawahia - 159; r/up Ken Tynan, Omanu - 163; Intermediate Gross : Dave McCrea, Urenui - 172; r/up Dennis Mills, Urenui – 179: Junior Gross: Grant Dalton, Trentham - 191; r/up Graeme MacDonald, Pakuranga – 191: Senior Nett: Barry Mathews, Titirangi - 145; r/up Tony Stowers, Te Aroha – 147; Intermediate Nett: John Dalton, Springfield - 145; r/up Lawrie Fawcitt, Tieke – 147; Junior Nett: Richard Davison, Rangiora - 142; r/up Steve Blunsden, Mahunga – 147; Ladies Gross: Audrey Messenger, Te Marua - 182; Nett: Margaret Nelson, Taumarunui – 159; Stableford: Harriet Byelich – 57: Supporters: Gross, Alby Adeane, Ngaruawahia – 165; Nett, Terry Fleet, Mahunga – 147; Stableford – Jo McCrea, Urenui – 64.