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GOLFING REPORT WE 09 02 14

WOMEN—STBFD.
42  Julie Stevanon        38  Toni  Coleman
MEN — GROSS      74  Gary Bowman
NETT          64  Phil Engelbrecht    69  Doug Retemeyer    70  Tyne Watts
STBFD      40  Trevor Ormsby      39  Sid Lim      36  Alec Cruickshank

TEAM STBFD WINNERS– 141 pts.  Sylvia Gooch  Andrew Kim  Alba Yoon  Percy Kapa
R/UP    138 pts.  Peter Brazendale Lou Marty  Bill Bain  Rewa Hawira

TWOS POOL—- Phil Engelbrecht  Peter Brazendale

SKINNER WINNER.—- Rannala Thomas
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        WAITANGI DAY — ALL IRONS CLUB SCRAMBLE,  Thursday  6 th February
WOMEN— STBFD  33  Sally Davies    33  Ali Bahler
MEN —- GROSS    78  David George
NETT        66  Robert Wetere
STBFD      41  Richard Taylor  39  John Irving  38 Noel Lord  38  Shaun Ballentyne  36 Shane Kearns  36 Noel Evans
TWOS POOL  — MEN ,—-  Noel Lord
WOMEN –Rewa Hawira

OPENING DAY SUMMER CUP
(mixed combined Stbfd)
Sunday  9th February
plus associated individual scrambles
CUP WINNERS  80  William Wetere  & Joanne Knapp
R/ UP          75  Allan Duncan  & Barbara O’Regan

SCRAMBLES :-                       
WOMEN —– GROSS  85 Ani Bahler    NETT — 70  Jane Stokes
STBFD  39  Pauline Chisholm  39  Joanne Knapp  37  Carol MacFarlane
TWOS POLL– Pauline Chisholm
MEN—– GROSS  73  William Wetere                              NETT — Allan Duncan
STBFD  39  Phil Engelbrecht  37  Bary Murtagh    Graeme Buckley  36  Owen Miller

TWOS POOL— Graeme Buckley (2) = Jackpot    William Wetere  Robert Wetere

WE THANK OUR YEAR 2014 OPENING DAY SPONSOR

 

William Wetere Scores Albatross

On the 6th June 2015 I scored my first ever Albatross on the 13th hole at Te Awamutu Golf course. The 13th is a Par 5 with a dog leg. Though only 404 metres it is still a challenge for most golfers to get there in 2.

I used a driver and a 21 degree hybrid for my 2nd shot. It hit the front of the green and ran up into the cup.

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I had a great day scoring a 2 over score of 72.

The Meaning Of an Albatross in Golf

Albatross is the term for three under par and is a continuation of the birdie and eagle theme, but is in fact a British term. Ab Smith said his group used the phrase ‘double eagle’ for three under, which is still the term most Americans and the name for their Double Eagle Club.

Three under par is a very rare score and an albatross is a very rare bird. The exact origin is unclear but the first known reference in 1929 indicates that it had been in use for some time before then. John G Ridland, who scored an ‘albatross’ in India in 1934, theorized that it was the introduction of steel shafted clubs in 1920s which made this score achievable enough to necessitate a name for it.

Durban CC Hole 18 LDurban Country Club 18th Hole site of first recorded albatross, a hole-in-one on 271 yard par-4
The first ‘albatross’ score reported as such in the press is from South Africa when E E Wooler scored a hole-in-one in the summer of 1931 on the 18th hole of the Durban Country Club which is a par-4. It cost £40 in drinks but, had he known that he was making history, he would not have minded.

Albatross scores from some famous golfers in Golf Tournaments

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William Wetere Albatross

William Wetere and Karen Campton Foursomes Winners

Epic final for Foursomes
BY COLIN THORSEN

SWEET swinging 25 handicapper, Karen Campton.WILLIAM WETERE

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William Wetere and Karen Campton parred the last five holes to win an epic final to the 54-hole Heathcote Foursomes tournament at Te Awamutu Golf Club.

The winning combo staged an extraordinary comeback to pip the runners-up John Irving and Toni Coleman on the 19th hole
with a par to the opposition’s double bogey.

They were steering down the barrel of defeat when three down on the 14th before stringing together three wins on the trot to be all square going down the 18th.

The drama continued with Campton lipping out with her putt for a birdie, while Irving sunk a magnificent long putt to salvage a half and send the match into overtime.

The pressure took its toll when both drives off the tee on 19 ended up in the trees. Wetere/Campton played two outstanding recovery shots to clinch their victory with a ‘gimmie’ par, with their opposition going for a double-bogey.

It was a maiden, breakthrough win for Campton, better known for her exploits on the hockey field.

“I’ve never experienced anything like it. I’m rapt,”she said.“We had two gruelling matches against Aucklanders on Saturday,both won on the 17th, to qualify for the final.

“Our first-up win over New Zealand Masters representative Mike Leitch and his wife Ricki from Maungakiekie Golf
Club was particularly pleasing.” It was the third time Campton has featured in a golf final.

She lost to Gwenda Meeke (on the 15th) in this year’s Te Awamutu Golf Club bronze 1 championship and recalls being well and truly beaten by Petsy Ralph, also in the bronze 1 final, about five years ago.

The unfavourable weather conditions did not dampen the enthusiastic field who enjoyed the well prepared course and generous array of Heathcote sponsored prizes on display or the better golfers on the day.

Group 2: Robert Wetere, Julie Stevanon; r-up: Dylan and Michelle Russell. Group
3: Peter McGowan, Barbara O’Regan; r-up: Kim and Karen Holder.
Group 4: Richard and Petsy Ralph; r-up: John Mohn and Wendy Ramsey.

Te Awamutu Golf Club Winners in Queenstown

The 2015 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic Mens Winners in Teams was William Wetere, Robert Wetere, Brett Mulholland and Allan Duncan click here to see the results

Central Otago Golf Mens Team Winners 2015

We played in a Stableford Competition on Cromwell, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Alexandra and Wanaka Golf courses.

TE AWAMUTU GOLF quartet that finished runner-up in the men’s team event at the Mount Michael Autumn Classic in Central Otago, (note the snow on the hills) from left: Robert Wetere, Brett Mulholland, Alan Duncan and William Wetere.

Eight members of Te Awamutu Golf Club competed in the Mount Michael 2015 Autumn Classic in Queenstown last week,coming home with more than their share of the spoils.

One of the two teams of four claimed second prize from 80 teams in the men’s stableford section — with Brett Mulholland, Allan Duncan, William and Robert Wetere collecting a massive 432 points between them. They each won a golf GPS system.

Robert Wetere was in outstanding form throughout the event, winning men’s 14 to 16.4 handicappers’ section with 152 points – collecting a gold nugget.

Another member of the Te Awamutu contingent, John Irving was runner-up in the same section with 148 points, while Allan Duncan was seventh with 142 points.

The event was held on various Central Otago courses and in their first round at Alexandra, the golfers were greeted with sleet, rain and wind as the snow came down.

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