Junior Award Presented - March 2012
Hamish Scarsbrook, a member of the Temuka Golf Club who won the
Eagles’ award for the best net score in the annual Junior’s
competition run by the Aorangi/South Canterbury Junior Golf
Foundation received his award in the Temuka Clubhouse on
Saturday (17 March).
The award, a certificate and a coaching voucher to the value of
$150, was presented to Hamish by Alastair McLean, an Eagle and
the Temuka Golf Club’s patron before a full clubhouse of members
after golf on Saturday.
Twelve year old Hamish who has been playing golf for seven years
and is currently on a 16 handicap, compiled an average of 66.5
net from his best six cards from the sixteen round event.
The annual competition, which is organised by Graham Keen, the
Association’s Golf Development Manager, is held at various
courses throughout the district during school holidays. The
Aorangi Eagles provide sponsorship in the form of certificates
and coaching grants for the winners of the Gross, Net and
Stableford categories during the year and provide golf balls to
be used as prizes at the various tournaments.
Results recorded during the year are taken into account when the
selection of juniors to attend the Eagles’ National Under-17
tournament are being made.
Awards to the Gross winner, Matt McLean (St Andrews) and the
Stableford winner, Brent Kirdy (Tinwald) will be presented in
their respective clubs in the near future.
Hamish Scarsbrook after receiving his Eagles’ Award from
Matt McLean from the St
Andrews Golf Club receives his award for winning the
gross section of the
Junior Tournament from Ian Thomson, a St Andrews member
and Aorangi Eagles life member.
Junior Tournament Winners - January 2012
A successful 16-tournament competition run by the Aorangi South
Canterbury Junior Golf Foundation in association with the
Aorangi Eagles’ Golfing Society concluded with the final round
at the Geraldine District Golf Club on Thursday 26 Jan.
Organised by Graham Keen, the Aorangi Golf Development Manager,
the tournaments have been held during school holidays throughout
the year and have attracted increasingly strong fields.
As supporters of junior golf the Eagles have provided
sponsorship in the form of certificates and a $150 coaching
voucher to the overall winners of the gross, net and Stableford
competitions as well as supplying golf balls for prizes through
the year. To qualify for the top three awards players must
submit at least six cards during the series.
The Eagles consider the results achieved in these tournaments
when selecting the three juniors to represent the district at
the Eagles National under-17 tournament.
The winners this year all returned remarkable scores with the
gross winner, Matt McLean from the St Andrews and Timaru Golf
Clubs, finishing the season with a hole-in-one on the 12th
The winners of the Eagles awards for the year were.- Gross: Matt
McLean (St Andrews/Timaru) 456 – average 76 per round. Net:
Hamish Scarsbrook (Temuka) 399 – average 66.5. Brent Kirdy (Tinwald)
average 44.66 Stableford points.
Arrangements are being made to have the awards presented in the
youngsters’ home Clubs.
Aorangi Eagles’ Secretary, Geoff Clarke, congratulating
the winners of the Eagles awards
at the conclusion of the Junior tournament series at the
Geraldine District Golf Club.
They are from left, Hamish Scarsbrook, Mat McLean and
Young Golfers in Junior Tournament - 12 April 2010
Thirty young golfers from throughout the district
enjoyed warm temperatures and a well presented
course when they took part in the annual Geraldine
District Golf Club’s Junior Tournament at Denfield
on Monday 12 April.
which grew out of the weekend coaching efforts of
member Helen May, was the third staged by the Club.
The participants play for a trophy donated by the
Eagles Golfing Society of Aorangi.
this year was the achievement of Geraldine’s Shannon
Quinn, the only girl in the field, who topped the
non-handicapped players’ section with a gross score
highlight was the success of the young
non-handicapped Tinwald player Bailey Kinvig who
placed his tee shot pin-high some six feet from the
pin on the 9th and then stepped up
confidently to hole the putt to take both nearest
and pin and hole in two prizes.
Round of the
day went to Geraldine member George Wardell who took
out the Eagles Trophy with a gross 75. He was
closely followed by Rakaia junior Zac Bell who
carded a 76.
Handicap Section. Aorangi Eagles’ Trophy: George
Wardell (Geraldine) 75.
Net scores: Lachlan Scarsbrook (Temuka) 97-35-62;
Hamish Scarsbrook (Temuka) 96-30-66; Josh Smith (Tinwald)
77-10-67; Jay Houston (Tinwald) 87-19-68; Nathan
Leslie (Geraldine) 93-25-68; Phil Henderson
(Geraldine) 67-18-69; Zac Bell (Rakaia) 76-7-69;
Matthew Bowater (Gleniti) 86-15-71.
Section: Shannon Quinn (Geraldine) 110; Jake
McLachlan (Temuka) 118; Cameron Hayes (Gleniti) 129.
Juniors: Levi Bodie-Rouse (Timaru) 71; James
Shefford 74; Jacob Shefford 81.
Nearest-the-Pin: Bailey Kinvig (Tinwald)
Twos: Josh Smith (Tinwald) and Bailey Kinvig
Geraldine golfer George Wardell receives the
Aorangi Eagles’ Trophy from Eagles Secretary
Eagles' Selections for Junior Tournament
Three young golfers have been selected to represent Aorangi
South Canterbury at the annual Eagles’ Golfing Society national
under 17 tournament being held at the Weston Golf Club, New
Plymouth over the period 28 – 30 September this year.
Catherine Bell (Ashburton), Josh Smith
and Dylan Collaud (Ben Ohau).
will be Catherine’s second year at the Tournament. She
attended the event held at the Taieri Golf Club last year where
she took out the Girls’ net competition with scores of 89, 81,
84 - 212.
For Junior Tournament.
cold wind and passing showers made for unpleasant conditions for
the small field which turned out for the Eagles’ Under 17
Tournament at Tinwald on Sunday 12 July.
A total of nine boys took part in the under-17
event which goes
towards the selection of two Aorangi reps to attend the Eagles
National event which this year is being held in Taranaki.
Results for the day were:-
Net: Peter Brown (Methven) 72.
Stableford: Josh Smith (Tinwald) and Chris May (Geraldine) 33pts.
Bell wins net Competition at National Eagles Tournament.
Ashburton junior and
Aorangi nominee to the Eagles Boys and Girls Under 17
Tournament, Catherine Bell, won the best net prize for girls at
the Tournament held at the Taieri Golf Club on September 30 and
Catherine scored a three-round total of 212
garnered from gross scores of 89, 81 and 84.
Our other representative, Cameron Grant, also of
Ashburton, finished off the pace with three-round gross scores
of 80, 82 and 85.
Tim Leonard of Timaru was also selected for the
event but had to withdraw to take part in National duties over
The winners of the various sections were, Boys:
Gross, Owen Burgess (Canterbury) 223. Net, Danny Gibbs (Gisborne)
220. Stableford, Scott Kuggeleijn (Waikato) 103pts. Girls:
Gross. Zoe-Beth Brake (Bay of Plenty) 235. Net, Catherine Bell
(Aorangi) 212. Stableford, Te Rongapai Clay-MacKay (Wellington)
The Ken Elliott Teams Trophy went to