Awesome ambrose fun in the sun

  • 24 March 2024
  • Peter Watson

A blistering back nine of 29 catapulted the GGs to a narrow win in the Waahi Taakaro Scramble tournament on Saturday (March 23).

Led by an in-form Dean Goodman, ably assisted by Geoff Halkett and Graham Galt, the GGs overcame a quiet start to sprint to victory with a net 56.167 in the three-person ambrose annual event which is known for its relaxed fun.

An almost full field of 20 teams enjoyed ideal weather and a feast of good BBQ food served up on the course by Lewis Wilson and Andrew Woolley. A drinks cart was kept busy hydrating golfers during the day.

What made the GGs’ win more meritorious was that they were playing off a combined handicap of just 4.833 and shot a gross 61, which was easily the best.

The Spid & Turn team came second on 57.333, while the PPA combo of Paul Tunnicliff, Ali Mawby and Peter Watson were third on 58.

Andy Isle led his KKA team to fourth on 58.167, while Jasper Broad-Kolff’s Qupid Stunts gave it a good nudge to finish fifth on 59.500 on countback from Peter Green’s PPP side.

Next was the Forgot My Clubs team of Barb and Aaron Kotua and Craig Barron who belied their name in finishing seventh on 59.667.

The MPG side of Garth Jameson, Martin Lubransky and Paul Adams snared the last of the prizes in eighth on 60.833.

Craig Barron showed his all-round game by hitting the longest drive on No 10 and being closest to the pin on No 5.

Dean Goodman almost aced No 14 to be closest there, while the PPA team took the prize for closest to the pin on No 17 in two shots after a pinpoint iron from Peter W.

We had sponsors NBS, The Turf Hotel, Hynds, Kai Motors, Kelly from Balance Health and Well Being, Crabb Electrical, Maurice Woodhouse, Glyn Delany of Summit Real Estate and the Sprig and Fern to thank for the excellent prize table and beer.

Hats off to the tournament organising team of Warwick King, Peter Green, Steve Russell, Andy Isle and Lewis Wilson for another fine effort.


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