The annual Shand Cup and Sybil Green Quads events were played at Levin over the weekend with the Manawatu Wanganui Mens and Women's teams both finishing 2nd. The Junior boys team finished 4th.
The event is played in a matchplay format between districts in the lower North Island - Wellington, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu Wanganui.
The Senior men got off to ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui Junior Girls team finished a creditable 6th place, after narrowly going down to North Harbour 3.5 - 2.5 on the final day in the playoff for 5th & 6th. Earlier in the week they were beaten by eventual finalists Auckland & Northland, but had excellent wins against Wellington and Bay of Plenty.
The highlight of the teams performance ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui Junior Girls Interprovincial got underway today in Rotorua.
The team of Tara Raj, Mudra Lakhani, Katherine Paskins, Lilly Griffin, Kyra Garrett and Gizaria Knowles will be out to have a fun and successful week.
In round one they took on a very strong Auckland team and eventually went down 4.5 - 1.5. Gizaria Knowles from Foxton in her debut ... Continue Reading
Congratulations to Foxton Golf Club for winning the annual Glendinning Cup club competition played on Sunday at Hawkestone Golf Club. The Foxton team was Barry Peta, Khalil Peta, Paul Stephens and Anthony Ilton-Maher. Anthony had the best individual stableford of the event with 39.
66 players competed which is a great turnout for this event.
Below is the Foxton team after being ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui team competes this week in the Junior Interprovincial in Cambridge. The matches start tomorrow (Tuesday) and our first round opponent is Waikato, followed by North Harbour in the afternoon.
There are some good looking teams competing at this years event, so our boys will have to be really on top of their games to finish high up overall.
The ... Continue Reading
Linton Camp won the men's Zones Interclub competition on Sunday defeating Manawatu 5 - 1 in the final, played at Palmerston North Golf Club.
Going into the final Manawatu had won the comp on 6 previous occasions, the last time in 1992, while Linton Camp had only won it once in 1983. Taihape Golf Club is the most prolific winner of ... Continue Reading
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)
Sybil ... Continue Reading
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:
Gizaria ... Continue Reading
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