President: Pete Wood 0274 353040 Secretary: Peter Harper 021 2657346 Treasurer: Simon Wareing 0272 289448 Men’s Captain: Ross Breach 0273 332930 Ladies’ Captain: Jan Lane 0274 621701 9 Hole Convenor: Annette Maw 0272 299732 Greens Convenor: Allan Lock 0272 201937 House Convenor: Peter Kemp 021 2054429
Conditions of Play: All members must be financial to play for club trophies. All matches must be played on due date or before. All ties in competition will be decided by lot, except all gross ties by play off.
Mens Results – 8th August Senior: Steve Schwass 72-6-66. Intermediate: Paddy Helmore 82-14-68. Junior A: Jim Lattimore 86-19-67 by lot. Junior B: John Robinson 90-24-66
Other Good Scores: 67 Alister Maxwell. 68 Ross Breach, John McGettigan.
Two’s: Athol McAlpine x2, Michael Kemp, Jim Lattimore, Alister Maxwell, Eric Grimwade, Phil Johnson, Mick Hodgson.
Dubliner Best Nett: John Robinson 66 by lot. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Steve Schwass 66. Bar Voucher Best Gross : Alister Maxwell 72 by lot
Closest to the Pins-Aqua Japanese No 4: Alister Maxwell. Bar Voucher No 6: Dayle Lucas. Ski Time No 13: Eric Grimwade. Green Parrot No 17: Athol McAlpine. Hunters Wines No 14: Steve Schwass.
Mens Results – 1st August
Senior: Steve Schwass 77-8-69. Intermediate: John McGettigan 78-13-65. Junior A: Ian Lucas 93-21-72 by lot. Junior B: Peter Kemp 97-24-73.
Other Good Scores: Matt Mason 70, Simon Wareing. 71 Alister Maxwell. 72 Piers Rolton, Mike Gray. 73 Dayle Lucas, James Anderson, Athol McAlpine, Neil McArther, Frank Sandys.
Eagle: Matt Mason no14
Two’s: Dayle Lucas, Grant Hargraves, John McGettigan, Matt Mason.
Dubliner Best Nett: John McGettigan. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Steve Schwass. Bar Voucher Best Gross : Matt Mason 75
Closest to the Pins-Aqua Japanese No 4: Matt Mason. Bar Voucher No 6: Jack Barrett. Ski Time No 13: John Mcgettigan. Green Parrot No 17: Stewve Schwass. Hunters Wines No 14: Matt Mason.
Mens Results – 25th July Winners of the Gerard Fitzgerald Memorial trophy: Piers Rolton & Gary Kermode 61. Senior: Piers Rolton 79-9-70 by lot. Intermediate: Keith Middleton 83-12-71. Junior A: Phil Elliott 87-17-70. Junior B: John Robinson 94-74-70. Other Good Scores: 70 Alister Maxwell. 71 Bruce Dickson.
HOLE IN ONE: Frank Sandys no6
Two’s: Michael Kemp, Simon Wareing, Piers Roltonx2, Phil Johnson, Eric Grimwade. Dubliner Best Nett: Alister Maxwell 70 by lot. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Piers Rolton By Lot. Bar Voucher Best Gross: Alister Maxwell 75 Closest to the Pins-Aqua Japanese No 4: Dayle Lucas. Bar Voucher No 6: Frank Sandys. Ski Time No 13: Michael Kemp. Green Parrot No 17: Piers Rolton. Hunters Wines No 14: James Anderson.
Mens Results – 18th July Senior: Dayle Lucas 72-3-69 38pts. Intermediate: Paddy Helmore 86-13-73 34pts. Junior A: Jim Lattimore 90-19-71 36pts. Junior B: Peter Kemp 96-24-72 35pts.
Other Good Scores: 36 Ian Lucas. 35 Russel Currie, Mike Gray. 34 Rod Carson. 33 Craig Middleton Keith Middleton, Yuki Matsuda. Two’s: Craig Middleton, Dayle Lucas, Alister Maxwell, James Anderson. Dubliner Best Nett: Dayle Lucas 69. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Ian Lucas 71 . Bar Voucher Best Gross : Dayle Lucas 72. Closest to the Pins-Aqua Japanese No 4: Piers Rolton. Bar Voucher No 6: Dayle Lucas. Ski Time No 13: Alister Maxwell. Green Parrot No 17: Craig Middleton. Hunters Wines No 14: Dayle Lucas.
Mens Results – July 11th Senior: Grant Hargraves 73-7-66 41 points. Intermediate: Tim Robinson 89-15-74 33 points. Junior A: Ian Lucas 90-21-69 38 points. Junior B: Yuki Matsuda 94-22-72 35points.
Other Good Scores: 69 Piers Rolton. 70 Dayle Lucas. 71 Bruce Dickson Two’s: Craig Middleton, Adam Marshall, Piers Rolton x2, Grant Hargraves x2, Phil Johnson, Ben Rutter Dubliner Best Nett: Grant Hargraves 66. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Ian Lucas 69 . Bar Voucher Best Gross : Grant Hargraves 73 by lot. Closest to the Pins-Aqua Japanese No 4: Mick Hodgson. Bar Voucher No 6: Mike Gray. Ski Time No 13: Craig Middleton. Green Parrot No 17: Ben Rutter. Hunters Wines No 14: Adam Marshall.
Mens Results | Latest News – 4th July Senior: Grant Hargraves 77-8-69 by lot. Intermediate: 81-12-69. Junior A: Mike Gray 93-18-75 by lot. Junior B: Russell Currie 97-25-72 by lot. Other Good Scores: 69 Greame Gunn, 71 Alister Maxwell, Phil Johnson, Frank Sandys. 72 Paddy Helmore, Peter Kemp. 74 Pete Wood, Keith Middleton. Two’s: Phil Johnson, Frank Sandys, Neil McArther, James Anderson, Phil Elliott Dubliner Best Nett: Simon Wareing 69 by lot. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Grant Hargraves . Bar Voucher Best Gross : Alister Maxwell 76 by lot. Closest to the Pins-Aqua Japanese No 4: Neil McArther. Bar Voucher No 6: Steve Schwass. Ski Time No 13: Alister Maxwell. Green Parrot No 17: John McGettigan. Hunters Wines No 14: Craig Middleton.
NEWS: Pennant teams remain unbeaten after the 3rd round The scratch team won 11-6 at Tinwald while the Ladies halved for the 2nd time in a row. At Rakaia after a close and hard fought match the Moyes team won 10 – 7 to continue its unbeaten run.
Web site Thank you to Karyn Robertson at Nor West Arch for a job well done. You will be able to find results and news here as well as finding out about the course for playing and the club house facilities for hire. There are great photographs as well.
Men’s Competition and Championship Changes to the grades and the championship qualifying have been made by the Men’s match committee. In order to have approximately the same number of players in each grade the seniors is now 0 – 10, Intermediate 11 – 16, Junior A 17 – 21, Junior B 22 and over. Entry into this year’s Championships will be not only from 1 of 2 qualifying rounds but also by putting your name on a sheet on the noticeboard. The format to find each top qualifier is still to be decided. Club Captain is keen to have close to full fields in each grade as possible.
Below: Leyton Blackwell celebrating his Hole in one on the 17th at Methven
A happy Leighton Blackwell headlines the latest Methven golf news by scoring a hole in one recently. His team mate, Kane Hickman, watched him achieve the feat on the par 3 17th. Congratulations Leighton may there be more.
Phil Johnson nearly matched Blackwell in Saturday competition by scoring “a hole in one” and birdie on the same hole!! How did he achieve that you may ask? On No 13 Par 3 Shorty, Johnson watched his tee shot finish in the spare hole! He then putted across the green to the flagged hole and saw it go in for a birdie 2!!
Simon Wareing, James Anderson go back to back in the Duff Trophy Simon Wareing and James Anderson have gone back to back to retain the Duff Trophy. In the final on Saturday they came out and dominated the match against Richard Maw and Frikkie Greybe. Combining well Wareing and Anderson were 5 up after 9. Greybe then had 3 birdies in a row to cut back the deficit but when Wareing chipped in on 16 the Duff trophy had been retained.
In the semifinals the previous week Wareing and James Anderson had to go to the 20th hole to overcome a gallant Paddy Helmore and Bruce Dickson. After a seesaw first 9 holes Helmore and Dickson led by 2. The next 5 holes were halved until 15th when Anderson put his 3rd just a few centimetres from the pin to win the hole. Wareing won the 17th with a 2 to square the match. The match finished on the 20th when Anderson clinched the match with another superb chip. In the other semifinal Maw and Frikkie Greybe produced enough good shots to overcome a gallant Geoff Rhodes at the 15th.
Michael Kemp, Ben Rutter take out Middleton Trophy Michael Kemp and Ben Rutter won the Middleton Trophy after a tight tussle with Ross Breach and Phil Elliott. After an even first 9 holes Kemp and Rutter took control of the match by winning 3 holes to be 4 up after 13. Elliott landed a massive 50 foot putt on 15 to stay in the match but it was not to be enough as they shook hands on the 17th. The previous week both semifinals went to the last hole in two tight matches. Michael Kemp and Ben Rutter prevailed over Dad, Peter Kemp and Jim Lattimore with putting proving to be the difference. Ross Breach and Phil Elliott took out the match on the 18th against a gallant Alister Maxwell and Dayle Lucas. The finals are this weekend.
Pennant teams remain unbeaten In the second round the Ladies Team and Men’s Scratch team halved their matches while the Moyes team had a 11-6 win over the home team, Ashburton. The Ladies and Scratch team lead their competitions while the Moyes Team lies second. There is another round in next. Below: Richard Maw, Frikkie Greybe, Simon Wareing, James Anderson(Photo credit: Dan McLaughlan)
Ladies Results – August 5 LGU Silver Tania Wilson 93-20-73 Jenny Senior 90-16-74
Bronze A Jane Helmore 96-25-71 Sharryn Bree 96-23-73
Bronze B 2nd Sharon Burrell-Smith 101-30 71
5th Tuis Sharon Burrell-Smith 41
Best Nett of the day Gail Limbrick 68
Nearest the Pins N0 4 Open Supervalue Sharryn Bree No 17 Open Methven Travel Jenny Senior No 13 Open Methven Pharmacy Nola Hydes No 6 Open & Br B The Surprise Hole Sharon Burrell-Smith No 13 Sat Girls Methven Foursquare Ellen Kemp
Twos & Nett Eagles Ellen Kemp x2. Gail Limbrick x2. Roz Grant. Jane Helmore. Sharon Burrell-Smith
Ladies Results – July 29 3rd Margaret Lilley Putting. Jan Lane 29 Roz Grant 30
Best Scores: Tania Wilson 90-21-69 Jan Lane 97-25-72 Fay Redfern 102-30-72 Heather Santy 100-28-72 Aqua Japanese Resturant best Nett of the day:-Tania Wilson 69
Nearest the Pins. No 4 Open Methven Travel Sara Gallagher No 17 Open & Br B Methven Pharmacy G Limbrick/H Santy No 13 Open The Surprise Hole Jenny Senior No 6 Open Methven Foursquare Tania Wilson No 17 Sat Girls Supervalue Gayle O’Duffy
Twos and Nett Eagles. Ellen Kemp. Ruth Smith. Gail Limbrick. Mt Hutt Lodge Best Nett for July:- Bev Isherwood 66
Ladies Results – July 22 LGU
Silver Jenny Senior 90-15-75 Sara Gallagher 91-16-75
Bronze A Jane Helmore 102-25-77 Jan Lane 102-25-79
Bronze B Bev Isherwood 97-31-66 Gail Limbrick 110-39-71
4th Tuis Bev Isherwood 43 Gail Limbrick 40
3rd Gwen Cook Bev Isherwood 66 Gail Limbrick 71
3rd Sarah Maw Bev Isherwood 39 Heather Santy 36
Aqua Japanese Resturant best nett of the Day:- Bev Isherwood 66
Nearest the Pins No 4 Open Methven Pharmacy Sara Gallagher No 17 Open The Surprise Hole Jane Helmore No 13 Open&Br B Methven Foursquare Sandra Marr No 6 Open Supervalue Heather Santy No 6 Sat Girls Methven Travel
Twos and Nett Eagles Gail Limbrick. Sara Gallagher. Bev Isherwood. Jan Lane
Ladies Results – July 15th Best Scores: Bev Isherwood 100-31-69 Angela Mowbray 83-12-71 Heather Santy 102-28-74 Gail Limbrick 113-39-74
Aqua Japanese Resturant Best nett of the day. Bev Isherwood 69
Mt Hutt Lodge Best Nett for June:- Heather Santy/Sharon Burrell Smith 69
Nearest the Pins No 4 Open The Surprise Hole Heather Santy No 17 Open Methven Foursquare Bev Isherwood No 13 Open & BR B Supervalue Dennise Hood No 6 Open Methven Travel Jan Lane No 4 Sat Girls Methven Pharmacy Angela Mowbray
Twos and Nett Eagles: Heather Santy. Gail Limbrick. 3rd Sarah Maw
Ladies Results – July 8th
2nd Sarah Maw Bev Isherwood 107-31-76 33 stbl Angela Mowbray 90-12-78 32 Sandra Marr 109-30-79 30 Aqua best Nett Of the Day:- Bev Isherwood 76
Nearest the Pins No 4 Open & Br B Methven Foursquare Wendy Wareing No 17 Open Supervalue Sandra Marr No 13 Open Methven Pharmacy Roz Grant No 6 Open Methven Travel Fay Redfern No 13 Saturday Girls The Surprise Hole Ellen Kemp
Nine Hole Results – August 7th 7th Putting 8th Stableford Bob Brown 60-28-32. 17 Putts,24 Stablefords: Alister Goodwin 49-16-33,16 Putts,21 Stablefords Hiromi Ikehata 45-8-37,16Putts,18 Stablefords PGG Wrightson Best Player Bob Brown Methven Travel 2nd Shot Angela Simonett Cafe 131 Stableford Bob Brown
Nine Hole Results – July 31st 7th Mary Fahey 7th Stableford 6th Putting
Frank Sandys has his first official Hole in One Frank Sandys achieved his first official hole in one in Saturday’s competition. Using his trusty 7 wood he completed the ace at the Par 3 No 6 hole in a match against Simon Wareing.
“There were high fives and screams of delight from my playing partners plus players on No 3 and No 7 tees,” a grinning, Frank recalled. One of his playing partners commented, “The ball is heading for the hole!!” “I could not concentrate for much of the rest of the round. I was being congratulated and high fived whenever I met others,” Sandys added. He celebrated well into the night. It is not his first hole in one but it is his first on a golf course. Years ago he scored a hole in one at a fundraising event at the then Methven High School on the back field. He won a flight and trip to Millbrook. Congratulations Frank. Unfortunately he could not cap of a great shot with a victory against Wareing.
Amazing Simon Simon Wareing with this win has now won 18 match play matches since the beginning of 2019! Along the way he has won the Intermediate Championship, the Senior Knockout and twice Duff Trophy winner with James Anderson. Congratulations Simon.
Latest News – July 20th Philip Wareing Ltd is the new Premier Sponsor at the Methven Golf Club for the next three years. The Club Committee and members wish to thank the Wareing Family for the generous support and commitment to the future of the Club.
All our sponsors, large and small, are hugely appreciated by the Club especially in the current economic climate. Thanks to our previous major sponsor Methven Resort. This announcement has climaxed other positive news during the last few weeks.
The course has been busy with visitors from around New Zealand – Auckland, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Hamilton, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Christchurch, Jacks point, The Hills – near Arrowtown, Te Anau, Wanaka and Mid Canterbury Clubs. Feedback has been positive with many vowing to come back to bring their mates, the course is everything that we were told about, amazing scenery and beautiful greens.
Our new website has attracted plenty of interest and has resulted in three new members. This just continues the resurgence of membership since March. Remember we have special membership deals for Under 35s and Under 25s.
Competition News Dayle Lucas led the way on Saturday in the drizzle with a superb 72. It meant that he won the seniors, had the best gross, best nett along with a two and two closest to the pins – a great haul. His 72 is now the best gross for the season, eclipsing the previous best, a 73, which he scored. Congratulations Dayle.
Craig J Middleton was just 7.5cm away from a hole in one on Shorty with a great tee shot on the par 3 13th hole. It looks like a hole in one will have to be achieved for Middleton’s shot to miss out being the closest for the season.
The Penney Pennant Team did not fare so well at Mayfield on Monday being soundly defeated 13 – 4. Even the No 5 and 6 Methven players (who will remain nameless!!) managed to be beaten 5 & 3 by one player.
Remember green fees are half price for July. Enjoy your golf.
2020 Annual Subscriptions and Entitlements – 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021
Full Playing Member $450 Entitles member to full playing rights (Men and Women)
Family Member $450 Entitles a full member to bring your ‘immediate’ family on to the course at no charge but the member’s guests will not be able to attain a handicap.
Under 35 $250 Entitles member to full playing rights (Men and Women)
Junior Under 25 $150 Restricted to a member who has left school but is aged under 25 years on 1st April. Proof of age may be required. This membership carries full playing rights.
9 Hole Member $285 Nine holes only to be played on any one day but can play every day. Also permitted to play in the Opening Day, Closing Day and the Christmas Tournaments.
Country Member $205 Must be a full member of another club. Cannot play in Club Championship.
School Member $50 Full Playing Rights (children over 13 years of age play on Saturdays at Committee’s discretion).
Winter Member (1 May – 31 October) $265 Entitles member to full playing rights (Men and Women)
Summer Member (1 November – 30 April 2021 $295 Entitles Member to full playing rights (Men and Women)
Associate Social Member $65 Entitles member to play on Opening and Closing days only.
Non-Handicap Member $200 Entitles member to play on course without paying green fees (Men and Women)