Manawatu Wanganui selectors have named their teams to compete in the annual Shand Cup, Shand Salver & Sybil Green matches against Wellington, Taranaki & Hawkes Bay. This years event is being played at Levin Golf Club on 8/9 October. Congratulations to the following players - we wish you all the best for a successful event.
Shand Cup (Men)
Shand Salver (Junior U19)
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The teams for the Junior Interprovincials have been named:
The Boys team to play at Cambridge from September 27 - 30 is:
Non travelling Reserves: Kaleb Idemaru (U19) & Cameron Giddens (U16)
Managers: Boy Manunui & Mike Birchall
The Girls team to play at Rotorua from October 4 - 7 is:
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The Manawatu Wanganui Strokeplay Champs were played in perfect fine conditions at Rangitikei Golf Club yesterday.
The winner of the men's event (Challenge Cup) was Palmerston North's Regan Cording with scores of 73 & 75, two shots ahead Foxtons Junior Tatana (77, 73) and Manawatu's Rhys Watkins (76,74). The best overall net was Foxton's Khalil Peta with 143, followed closely by ... Continue Reading
Below is an article published recently in The Guardian - a top UK newspaper, about the world wide issue of the decline of golf clubs and club membership. I thought this is interesting to share.
Dying golf clubs warned to lose the attitude and embrace young players
Experts suggest that the sport, which has lost about 10 million golfers worldwide since 2008, ... Continue Reading
At this stage 72 players have registered to play in the Challenge Cup to be played at Rangitikei Golf Club this Sunday. This event is the Manawatu Wanganui 36 hole Strokeplay, and is the third event on the district order of merit.
The Rangitikei course is in very good condition for the event, and will provide a fair but challenging layout ... Continue Reading
The NZ Golf National Boys and Girls Champs is into its final day in Nelson today. The best of the Manawatu Wanganui players in the Boys event is Feilding's, Liam Finlayson who made the cut after rounds of 75 & 72. Manawatu's Greg Shaw also made the cut with rounds of 77 & 74. Both players will be hoping for ... Continue Reading
Horowhenua Open Foursomes winners from Sunday August 28th at Levin GC were: Men - Geoff Gutschlag and Kim Ballantyne, women - Karina MacDoanald and Tania Pouwhare.Open Net. Men Brian Wicker and Robert Ward. Women Net. Clare Sorensen and Sue Staples.
Photo Left to Right. Geoff, Brian, Karina, Tania, Robert, Kim and Roger Perring (Club Captain).
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The Palmerston North Boys' High School team of Liam Finlayson, Greg Shaw, Campbell McHugh and Jamie Connell are playing today at Nelson Golf Club, against 12 other school teams to decide this years National Secondary School team champs. The event is played over 36 holes, with the top 3 scores from each team counting toward their team total.
We wish the ... Continue Reading
The Ricoh Wanganui Open was played yesterday in fine conditions on Wanganui's Belmont course. Most people would have expected some good scoring given the conditions, however this did not prove to be the case. The greens were quick, and many players struggled to handle the course, which is well known to be difficult at times.
The best men's gross was shared ... Continue Reading
The 2nd of the district order of merit series events, the Ricoh Wanganui Open is to be played this Sunday at Wanganui's Belmont course.
A field of 82 players were entered as at close off time, and the club will take late entries this week. With the weather forecast looking pretty good for the weekend a few extra's might wish to ... Continue Reading