67 nett, followed by Darryl Coley on 68 nett and Rod Dravitzki on 69 nett. In the second group Robin
Britt produced the day’s best score of 64 nett, followed by Jack McGlashan on 68 nett and then Paul
Croft and Graham Duckett on 69 nett.
The Makes Cents Accounting nearest to the pin was taken out by Rod Dravitzki, the Liquorland
Masterton one on the third hole by Damian Kauika, the McAuleys transport Ltd one on the sixth hole by
Ken Downing, the Pak’N Save Masterton one on the eighth hole by Stu Northe, the Alister Bruce
Affordable Sheds one on the tenth hole by Terry Fleet and the Dinah and Deb Keats Professionals Real
Estate one on the seventeenth hole by Damian Apiata. There was just one hole in two scored on the day
and that was by Ray Cocks.
Sunday morning saw the club hosting the Wairarapa shoot out final, with five clubs involved in the
competition. During the course of the competition there were only four chip off’s required to ascertain
the player to drop out. Towards the end of the event there were six players left to play the last five
holes, with all five clubs still represented at that stage. The fourteenth hole saw the last Featherston
player Tony Price top out, but Shane Stewart from Mahunga was breathing rather hard after his second
shot went out of bounds, but a superb recovery saw him stay in the competition.
The fifteenth hole saw the very steady Craig Wilson from Carterton make an uncharacteristic error with
a chip on the fifteenth green which saw him depart the contest.
The sixteenth hole saw two of the four players having strokes on the hole and the other two had no
strokes on the hole. Shane Stewart was able to make a par and with his stroke on the hole was safely
through. Ray Cocks then hold a long putt for his birdie to also be secure, while Peter Hudson from
Martinborough and Simon Buckley from Masterton, who was the defending champion, both ended up in
a chip off. In the chip off there was not all that much between the two players but it was Simon Buckley
who had to exit the competition.
On the seventeenth hole Shane Stewart had a wayward tee shot and that saw him exit the competition.
So, on the eighteenth hole it was Peter Hudson from Martinborough, who had the advantage of a stroke
on the hole, and Ray Cocks from Mahunga who battled it out. Both players missed the fairway, but it
was Peter Hudson had the slightly better lie and he had a very good shot that finished within a
reasonable distance of the green, while Ray Cocks had two play a running shot, which left him just over
180 m from the green. His shot from the uphill lie was on a great line, but the ball bounced over the
back of the green. Peter Hudson is approach drifted slightly to the left and was short of the green. As
chip to the green only just missed the hole and trickled past two on a comfortable length. Ray Cocks was
facing a difficult chip, with the terrain initially uphill and then the latter part downhill. The trip from this
position was on target and the ball stopped in the hole for a birdie four. That left Peter Hudson needing
to hole has putt to go into a chip off, and his putt only just missed the hole, leaving Ray Cocks the
For those who played at Mahunga on Sunday the club competition was a par round which saw some
good scoring from the small number that played. Leading the way was Terry Fleet with a score of seven
up, with Graeme Dick the runner up on five up and then Frank Martin on two up. There were no holes in
two scored on the day.
On Tuesday the veterans group played in a stableford round that allowed the players to select which
hole to putt to on the greens. But the trick to this was that if the players selected the alternate hole and
missed the putt, the player would then have to putt out to the hole that had the flagstick in it. The best
of the ladies was Nan McNae with 42 stableford points, with Janet Shaw the runner up on 39 points and
then Maria Lauvi I on 33 points.
In the men’s division it was tight at the top with both Doug Simpson and Meki Lauvi registering scores of
39 points, with Peter Campbell taking third place on 38 points. In the nine hole division, both Judith
O’Connor and Gordon Wilton finished with 23 points.
The ladies nearest to the pin on the third hole was taken out by Maria Lauvi I and the one on the sixth
hole by Nan McNae, while the men’s one on the sixth hole went to Ross Ireland and the one on the
seventh hole went to Meki Lauvi. Peter Campbell scored the only hole in two for the day.
This coming weekend sees the men’s interclub teams in action again, with the division A2 team playing
against the Miramar golf club at their course, while the division B2 team will be playing against
Waikanae at Mahunga.
For those not involved in the interclub matches the club competition on Saturday will be a medal round,
which is also the first round of the nett aggregate competition. Saturday also sees the junior points
challenge competition being played over nine holes starting at 1 PM.
The club competition on Sunday will be a stableford round.