Saturdays competition was a medal round and Stu Northe led the field with a nett 66, followed by Phil Granich on 70 and Ivan Karaitaiana also had a nett 70. There were no holes in two and the nearest the pins were shared by Ivan Karaitiana and Phil Granich who got three each. Sunday was a boomer day for golf with sunshine and no wind, although for some of the Club Championship qualifiers the going was pretty tough. The competition was again a medal round and Ian Grant found some long lost form and fired in a 66 nett to win the group easily from Jeremy Harp with nett 69 and Carl Cocks and Paul Haxton who both had nett 70. Paul Beech scored the only hole in two.
The vets played a stableford round on Tuesday in balmy spring like conditions. First in the men's group was Kevin May with 36 points, followed by Ross Ireland with 34 and Meki Lauvi with 33 points. In the women's division Maria Lauvi was the winner with 33 points, followed by Nan McNae with 30 points and Judith O'Connor with 28 points. In the 9 hole division first was Gordon Wilton with 20 points from Irene Phelps on 18 and Betty Loader with 13 points. Nearest the pins went to Maria Lauvi, Kevin May and Meki Lauvi.
This weekend sees Club Championships qualifying again on Saturday and Sunday with the competition being medal on both days. There will be photos for all Inter Club and Marquis Shield team members in the club house at 5pm on Saturday followed by a light meal and camaraderie afterwards. So if you played in any of these teams then please be there in club shirt and black pants at 5pm for the photos.
Here's hoping Lydia Ko can get a Gold Medal for New Zealand when she starts her quest for Olympic glory at 2.09am NZ time on Thursday morning.