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.
Results will be uploaded here following competitions. For archived results, please contact the Golf Coordinator.
Leighton Blackwell Hole in One
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)
Methven Golf Club Mens Results 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.
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.
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