Manawatu Wanganui senior mens and womens teams were in action over the weekend.
An 8 player womens team headed to Napier for an annual match against Hawkes Bay. The team played two 18 hole matches against their opposition at Napier Golf Club and prevailed 11 - 5. This is another excellent result as the team prepares for the Toro Interprovicial in ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui mens masters team is off to New Plymouth tomorrow to prepare for the Freyberg Masters Interprovincial, which starts on Monday. The team of Stu Smith, Tony Chettleburgh, Kieran Corkill, Justin Newland, Rick Harding and Marty Field will be targeting a high up finish once play has concluded on Friday.
The event involves 8 rounds of matchplay over 5 ... Continue Reading
The overall winners of the district Order of Merit competition were decided following the Mortgage Link Manawatu Open on Sunday. After 8 rounds over four 36 hole events the winners were:
Womens Gross: Tara Raj (Wanganui GC)
Womens Net: Jenny Ritchie (Marton GC)
Mens Gross: Stu Smith (Manawatu GC) & Hayden Ring (Castlecliff GC) (tie)
Mens Net: Shay Melis (Buckley GC)
We also had a ... Continue Reading
Manawatu Wanganui selectors have named their teams for a couple of annual clashes taking place on October 31 and Nov 1.
The men will be playing in an event against Bay of Plenty established last year after the Central North Island Quad was dropped off the playing calendar. What makes this event both unique and appealing to players is that it ... Continue Reading
Manawatu members Regan McConaghty and Maraea Durie claimed the Mortgage Link Manawatu Open titles yesterday.
Players had to endure very testing conditions, as both rain and wind played a factor throughout the day. This meant the Manawatu layout was playing close to its maximum difficulty level. Play on a couple of occasions was close to being suspended due to water starting ... Continue Reading
The Mortgage Link Manawatu Open is being played this coming Sunday at Manawatu Golf Club.
Last years champion, Lachie McDonald, is back to try and defend the title and will start as favourite, after recently winning the North Island Strokeplay at Waitangi Golf Club. Other notable names include the Spearman-Burn twins, Peter and Thomas from Wellington, and a squad of 9 ... Continue Reading
Manawatu's Josh Munn starts the long process of trying to qualify for the Web.com early tomorrow morning NZ time. Munn will be hoping to do enough to qualify through to the 2nd stage, and then the final stage in December.
The course Munn will be competing at is The Woodlands tournament course, near Houston, Texas. The first stage is played at ... Continue Reading
Sixteen teams of four players competed in the annual district Glendinning Cup at Foxton Golf Club on Sunday. The event has a long history and is designed mainly for club committee members to mix and mingle with those from other club's.
The winners on the day were Taihape Golf Club and Linton Camp Golf Club, who tied on 141, being the ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui mens Senior and Junior teams came away with wins at the annual Shand Cup and Shand Salver played at Westown Golf Club in New Plymouth over the weekend. It was a great performance by our teams against some very good opposition and is an excellent boost heading into the SBS and Toro events in November/December.
Also encouraging was ... Continue Reading
Congratulations to Tim Wilkinson for earning his place back on the top tier PGA Tour for the upcoming season. Wilkinson was outside the top 125 on the PGA Tour this year, therefore had to go back to the finals series on the Web.com tour to gain a place back. Wilkinson had a consistent 4 weeks on the Web.com, to finish ... Continue Reading