Club results for January 29, 2022
The Stubberfield Cup puts a premium on putting and getting up and down from off the green and so it proved on Saturday as Dean Goodman rediscovered his best form to easily win the first round of the net plus putts competition.
The 11-handicapper - who has battled injury for much of the last few months - showed he and his game are well on the mend with a sharp net 67 off the blue tees in perfect conditions which included only 25 putts for an impressive total of 92.
Fittingly his 78 off the stick was also the best gross of the day, one ahead of Peter Watson.
It is a cracking start to a competition which is decided by the lowest total from three of the best four rounds.
Keri Kotua gave Motueka the miss for the day to play at his old stamping ground which paid dividends as he finished second after recording a net 73 and 25 putts for a total of 98.
Richard Pearson - who is playing the best golf of his life took third after a net 74 and 26 putts for a total of 100, while Mick Leggett shot the second best net of the day - a 68 - to go with 34 putts to take fourth on countback from a bevy of players who finished on 102. They included Aaron Kotua (71 + 31), Warren Carey (72 + 30), Jonathan Tuheke (72 + 30), Peter Green (72 + 30) and Peter Watson (73 + 29). Barry Rhodes rounded off the top ten in an excellent field of over 30 with 103 (71 + 32).
Richard Pearson and Peter W shared the twos money with birdies on No 5.
Next Saturday (Feb 5) is the fourth and final round of the Burns Philp Cup, a stableford competition, off the white tees.