Old Hickory team hand over the popgun
It was an improvement but only just as our Old Hickory team did just enough to avoid being awarded the popgun for the second straight month at Motueka on Thursday (Sept 3).
There were a few nervous moments as the team scores were added up, but in the end we avoided finishing last by five points and were relieved to hand over the popgun to Tasman.
Motueka proved far too strong on their home course to comfortably win the trophy by nine points.
Despite perfect spring conditions , scoring again was not high with 34 stableford points the top individual score.
Barry Rhodes headed our team effort with 31 stableford points. Other counting scores were Rob Shand (30), Warwick King (26) and Paul Tunnicliff (26). Bryan Ramsey (23) and Tom Kennedy (20) made up the numbers.
Motueka's 131 points was head and shoulders above Takaka (122) in second and Nelson (121) in third. They were followed by Greenacres (120), Totaradale (116) and Waahi Taakaro (114). Tasman's abject 109 points consigned it to the popgun.
The next round is on October 1 where we hope for further progress.