Club results for 25/11/23

  • 26 November 2023
  • Peter Watson

Living next to a golf course must be good for your game.

Ask Jonathan Tuheke - who doubles as Waahi Taakaro caretaker when he's not working in orchards and vineyards. The easy access to the practice facilities and after-work rounds seems to be paying off, with the 16-handicapper on Saturday winning the opening round of the Burns Philp Cup, the first of the summer season competitions.

His excellent 40 stableford points off the blue tees on a course in mint condition topped a good field. Out in 42 and back with the same score saw him shoot 84 off the stick on what was a perfect day for golf.

His good mate, Keri Kotua, finished second with 38 points after carding a 79.

Mick Leggett edged third on countback from Paul Tunnicliff, Maurice Woodhouse and Andy Isle after all recorded 37 points. Phil Sellers and Graham Galt were next with 36 points, while Brendan Doyle and James Campion completed the top ten with 35 apiece.

James fattened his winnings by snaring the jackpot with twos at No 2 and 14 on his way to shooting the best gross of the day, a 76. Keri also grabbed a two at No 14.

There was more hot scoring from the 9-holers, with Sue Moyle continuing her fine form in racking up 25 stableford points for the back nine. Steve Turnell chased her all the way with 24 points, while Lloyd Moyle and Ali Mawby finished with a respectable 19 points each.

At Wednesday's Golden Oldies, Lloyd Moyle and Phil Sellers won the Langley Trophy, a par competition played over two rounds in pairs. Lloyd came in with a cracker +5 for the back nine which was the best of the day, while Phil ended with a +1.

Next Saturday (Dec 2) we play the first round of the Penketh Plate, which is a net round off the blue tees. The 9-holers play a net round off the front nine.

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