On Friday Night at the Grass Roots Sports Awards the Manawatu Golf Club was named Manawatu Sports Club of the Year. In a ceremony hosted by Sport Manawatu, the Club also picked up two other awards.The first was in the 'Athlete Development' category where the Manawatu Golf Club Academy was recognised for its formation 12 months ago. The second award ... Continue Reading
Manawatu Wanganui selectors have named teams for the upcoming Shand Cup & Sybil Green to be played at Hawkesbay Golf Club in Hastings. A large team of 10 senior men, 4 junior boys and 8 senior women compete at this annual event against teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki. The event take place on 11/12 October.
Senior team playing for ... Continue Reading
Pahiatua Golf Club won the Zone Teams Competition in the final played at Feilding, on Sunday. Pahiatua's opponents in the final was Taihape, a club which has won this competition on a number of occasions during it's history. The final was obviously very close with the final scoreline being 3.5 - 2.5. Congratulations to Pahiatua for winning this event. To ... Continue Reading
During the upcoming School holidays Manawatu Wanganui Golf will have both a boys and girls Junior Interprovincial team competing at the annual events played at Cambridge (boys) and Rotorua (girls).
The boys travel to Cambridge on Monday 29 February for practise and have 4 days of competition matchplay. The team is:
U19: Rhys Harold, Mike Birchall, Josh Sedgwick, Nic Quantock-Holmes, Liam Finlayson. ... Continue Reading
Lachie McDonald and Brydie Hodge set new course records today in winning the Challenge Cup played today at Marton Golf Club.
McDonald, playing on his home course fired a 5 under par 67 to set a new mark from the current championship tee layout, to take a 5 stroke lead over NZ Rep Tyler Hodge, and Feilding teenager Liam Finlayson, both ... Continue Reading
Wanganui golfers will be in for a treat today and tomorrow, as a top class field of professionals tee it up in the annual Pin High / Craigs Investment Partners Pro-Am. The professional field will play for a purse of $20,000.
The top players include names such as Mark Brown, Josh Geary, former locals Nick Gillespie & Simon Owen, Doug Holloway ... Continue Reading
Congratulations to Josh Munn and Tyler Hodge on qualifying for the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships to be played at Royal Melbourne in October. Below is the press release from NZ Golf.
Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship: Six Kiwis line up for Royal Melbourne
New Zealand will have six golfers competing at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne next month.
Tae Koh (Manukau), Josh Munn (Manawatu), ... Continue Reading
The Manawatu Wanganui mens Masters team comfortably defeated Taranaki in the annual match at the weekend, this year played at Wanganui. Unfortunately the weather played its part by delaying the start of the morning round. The teams agreed to play the first match over 10 holes resulting in a 5.5 - 2.5 advantage to Manawatu Wanganui. A full 18 holes ... Continue Reading
Levin siblings Tyler and Brydie Hodge claimed the men's and women's titles at the Wellington Strokeplay at the weekend. Brydie is continuing a dream month after she won the national under-19 women's tournament.
Tyler, a New Zealand rep who also won a national under-19 crown two years ago, was utterly dominant in the men's event with a nine-stroke victory over Thomas ... Continue Reading
Manawatu Wanganui number 1 Josh Munn, saved his best to last by shooting a 5 under 67, in the final round at the Eisenhower World Teams Champs in Japan. Munn was solid in the first three rounds with 72, 69 & 70, to finish with an 8 under par total. While that scoring may look really good to most of ... Continue Reading