Golden Oldies prize-giving

  • 22 December 2023
  • Peter Watson

A Golden Oldies season with plenty of twists and turns wound up with prize-giving and a Christmas luncheon on Thursday (Dec 21).

Jim McMullan  and Chris Louth shared the spoils in the match of the day, which was a par round off the front nine.

They both recorded +2. Lloyd Moyle, Roma Elkington, Bryan Ramsey and Noel Shaw finished in joint second on +1, while the foursome of Paul Tunnicliff, Brian Clinton, Trevor Atkinson  and Jack Denton were next on 0.

Roma took home a good collect with the only two of the day.

Afterwards, the trophies for the year were awarded.

Golden Oldies convenor Noel Shaw once again won the Polly Pearce Memorial Trophy, which was awarded for the best four of six net 9-hole rounds.

Andrew Dean secured the Laurie Ashby Trophy for the bet two of three 9-hole stableford rounds.

Lloyd Moyle and Phil Sellers were winners of the Langley Trophy, which was a par competition played over two 9-hole rounds with partners drawn after the first round.

The season-long Worley Trophy  - which was played over 12 rounds of different formats – was closely fought with 10 players in with a chance of winning going into the last round. Phil Sellers prevailed by a point.

And lastly Tom Kennedy triumphed in the Guthardt Cup, which was a knockout matchplay competition played over 18 holes. He beat Ian Hanford 1-up in a tight final. Paul Tunnicliff and Phil Sellers was the beaten semi-finalists.

The morning ended with a hearty lunch at Smugglers bar and Café in Tahunanui.

Our thanks go to Noel and his helpers for another enjoyable year of golf.

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