Unfortunately the Manawatu 36 hole Open, to be played at Manawatu Golf Club this Sunday, has been cancelled due to the small number of entries. The club decided that it was not worth continuing with the event with the low numbers which deprives the opportunity for members to play on that day.
This is potentially a sign of the times, with many players no longer wishing to commit to 36 hole events. With it also being Labour Weekend, and with the unusual year we have had with Covid, all potentially contributing to the low numbers. The future of this event and others may well be a little uncertain.
Manawatu Wanganui selectors are still intending to run a trial at Manawatu on Sunday, and will be in touch with trialists to confirm further details.