Drummond Hole in One
After 40 plus long years of playing golf Geoff Dykes finally scored an ace! The hole in one was struck on his home course, Drummond, on the Par 3 No 18 hole.
Mataura Hole in One
Mataura member Valerie Ross shot a hole in one, using her 3 wood on No.15. It’s the second time she has achieved the feat, scoring another one a few years ago in Gore.
Tuatapere Charity Tournament
Tuatapere Golf Club had a very successful annual Waitangi Day Charity Tournament, raising more than $7700 for Hospice Southland, and attracting a record 88 players. The winners were Colin Flynn and Herbie Kirkwood ahead of Liam Hewitt and Zac Fowle. A great effort by all involved.
MLT Pennants Competitions Tee Off
The MLT Handicap Pennants teed off on Saturday.
Division One teams played at Wyndham and Tokanui took top honours, with Bluff’s David Craw and Tokanui’s Morgan Ferguson the top individuals on the day.
Waikaka hosted Division Two teams, and the home team recorded the best scores of the day, with club member Mervyn Gutschlag the top individual.
Division Three teams teed off at Riversdale, and it was Drummond that took top honours, with Lex Dudfield and Greg Boyle (both Drummond) both top scoring for the day.
The next rounds will be played on 10th March at Bluff, Riversdale and Hedgehope.
Meanwhile, the MLT Vice Presidents Pennants competition also started on Saturday, with the first round at Greenacres.
Greenacres 1 had a comfortable 5-1 win over Greenacres 2, Gore tied with Invercargill 3-all and Queens Park defeated Winton 4-2.
The next round will be on 9th March at Winton.
CLICK HERE TO check out full results from both pennants competitions.
Te Anau News
Te Anau Golf Club held a Waitangi Day Team Ambrose, organised by new club manager Murray Barron and attracting 40 players – half of which were non-golfers. Murray’s aim was to make it a fun day and encourage people to try golf. Winners on the day were Yvonne Kennedy and the husband and wife pairing of Maria and Steve Copson.
Te Anau golfers also headed to Tuatapere on Saturday to play for the Log of Wood; an annual event. Te Anau was “soundly trounced”, but it was a good day none the less.