Some of our local golfers are playing events around the country at the present time, and their progress can be followed at www.golf.co.nz.
South Island U19's
We have four junior golfers competing at the South Island Under 19's being played at Tinwald Golf Club in Ashburton. Jamie Connell, Liam Finlayson and Steven Bamford are competing in the boys championship, and Mudra Lakhani ... Continue Reading
The annual junior development quadrangular was played on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at Marton Golf Club, in superb conditions. The weather was ideal, and the Marton course was in beautiful condition, which helped make the event enjoyable for everyone. The boys event had two teams from Wellington, and a team each from Taranaki and Manawatu Wanganui. Each team consisted ... Continue Reading
The final round robin match in the men's handicap pennant was played last Sunday at Rangatira Golf Club with 6 teams still in with a chance to make the play-offs.
Pahiatua had already sealed the top spot and home advantage going into the round, and confirmed favourite status, with a comfortable 7 - 2 win over the home team Rangatira.
The biggest ... Continue Reading
Wanganui club Tawhero have flown under the radar for most of the B Grade season, qualifying for the semi final in 3rd place. They faced Hawkestone in the semi-final, winning 5.5 to 3.5, to set up a final against top seeds and favourites Marton. The Marton team were awarded with the home advantage in the finals series due to being ... Continue Reading
The Wanganui and Castlecliff Golf Clubs are running a junior tournament for all junior golfers to take part in on Saturday 7th May at Wanganui Golf Club. Divisions will be in 18 hole and 9 hole formats, with the 9 hole also including a non golfers division. Entry is just $5 with a sausage sizzle and drinks after the round.
We ... Continue Reading
On 19/20 April Manawatu Wanganui competes in the annual Junior Development quad against Wellington and Taranaki. This is an event specifically designed to give our up and coming juniors some experience in matchplay competition to prepare them for future rep events. A team of 10 boys make up a team to compete in the boys competition and girls enter into ... Continue Reading
The following is an update from NZ Golf regarding Handicapping.
NZ Golf continue to liaise with the USGA on two fronts. The first is to stay informed and contribute where possible to the thinking surrounding a world handicap system. The second is to look at how our current system could be changed to better suit our playing environment.
Last year NZ Golf ... Continue Reading
The mens B Grade pennant competition has now completed the round robin stages, with Marton Golf Club gaining top seed, and therefore home advantage heading into the semi-final/final day on 17th April. Marton will take on Linton Camp in one of the semi final matches. The other semi final is a match up of the two 9 hole clubs, with ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui womens masters team finished in a share of 12th place in the Masters Interprovincial champs at Methven over the weekend. The team members were: Jenny Ritchie (Marton), Jill Hall (Rangitikei), Rebecca Hopper (Manawatu) & Joanne Wilton-Eadie (Levin).
Auckland won the event led by former NZ Rep, Lisa Herbert (nee Aldridge), by 12 shots over Southland.
The Individual trophy went ... Continue Reading
Palmerston North Boys' High School have once again taken out the Manawatu Wanganui district Secondary Schools teams title, held yesterday at Marton Golf Club. The team of Liam Finlayson, Greg Shaw, Jamie Connell & Campbell McHugh, was the same team that won the event in 2015. They will now represent the district in the NZ final later in the year ... Continue Reading