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Aorangi suffer narrow loss to Southland

7 December 2016

IMG 0621 The third round against Southland on Wednesday was the only game of the day, with the team having their bye in the afternoon.  The Aorangi team went into the match aiming for a second team win to elevate them up the points table.  With only one win by Ginny Bolderston and two halved matches from Jessica Shearer and Jenny Kellahan the team were very close to securing the crucial point but just came up short.  Jessica Shearer, playing her second interprovincial at number three, was solid throughout the match to achieve the half.   The team with play two of the stronger teams...

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Aorangi beat Otago at Women's Interprovincial

6 December 2016

The Aorangi women's team played Otago in the morning.  Two very exciting wins from newbie Kathryn Baker who beat Rachel Lissaman 4/3 and young player Jessica Shearer who beat Annabel Evans 4/3.  Sharon Bradford had a loss to an extremely fine performance by Jo Hicks-Beach from Otago.  With two  wins and two losses and three holes to play Ginny Bolderston playing playing number one scraped a win against Abigael Crawford to get the valuable team points. The weather is brilliant but the humid conditions and softness underfoot makes for tiring conditions for all ages . The afternoon match against Auckland was always...

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Men's Toro - Managers Report Day 3

2 December 2016

It was a fine day weather wise for Day 3 but not the result we were hoping for against Auckland going down 3.5-1.5 Garth was 2 down after 9 before losing 2-1. Dan was 1 down after 9 and lost  2-1 with his opponent shooting 5 under giving him his first loss of the tournament. Nigel was 3 up after 9 and 4 up after 13 before losing 2 holes to birdie and was back to 2 up with 3 to play before finishing his match on 17 to win 2-1 and shooting an excellent 3 under. Regan was 3...

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Men's Toro - Managers Report Day 2

1 December 2016

It was another close battle for the Aorangi Men against North Harbour in the morning and then against Bay of Plenty in the afternoon. In the mornings match against North Harbour, the team played well through 9 holes the scores were: Regan 2 up Nigel 1 down Dan 3 up Jeff 2 down Garth 1 downFinal result North Harbour won 3-2 Was very close with two matches going each way, with the final match being Garth, who lost to a birdie coming up the second last hole.  A great team effort and all positive knowing we made another top...

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Managers Report from Men's Toro - Day One

30 November 2016

Aorangi Golf Bags Today's weather was breezy again but not much rain, the boys are all pretty wind burnt after only three days!  All the morning matches against Hawkes Bay were close with two loses and two 1 up wins.  Garth was 1 down playing the last hole needing to win the hole for a halved overall result he made birdie however so did his opposition! Soooo close! After a short break we took on Waikato all matches started well but Waikato's top two Luke Toomey and Nick Coxon played well to put Garth and Jeff away 5/4 and 6/5 respectively.  Nigel got to...

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Natalie Rooney and Kaylee Bell get into Aorangi's She Loves Golf Event

29 November 2016

She Loves Golf Ambassadors Natalie Rooney and Kaylee Bell have got in behind the national wide campaign 'She Loves Golf' in an aim to get more women introduced to the sport.  The Olympic Games Silver medalist Natalie and country singer Kaylee along with Aorangi Women's Golf representative player Kathryn Baker have signed up as ambassadors to help promote the event.  Aorangi Golf are running an activation event on Sunday 11 December at  Sir Basil Arthur Park in Timaru from 11am-3pm.  It will be fun for the whole family with the SNAG Inflatable driving range. Click here to view the article that featured on the front page of...

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One More Makes it Four for Jim

29 November 2016

Jim Annett HIO Timaru golfer Jim Annett can't quite believe he has nailed his fourth hole-in-one. Annett hit his perfect shot on the 15th at Levels, using a five wood to carry 147m to the hole. The only downside was the dent in his wallet said Jim "I thought it was great the rest of the field stayed on to shout for me but soon found out it was the other way round." Click here to view the article that featured in the Timaru Herald today.

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Highfield - Penney Salver Champions

23 November 2016

Penney Salver Winners 2016 Highfield LR The Penney Salver Final was played at Gleniti on Monday between Pleasant Point A and Highfield in perfect calm, sunny weather and the course in excellent condition.   It was the Highfield team of from left, Neville Petersen, Ian Rippin, Neville Newburn, Dave Braddick, Ash Cunnard and Bill Stevenson that turned the tables on top qualifier Pleasant Point defeating them 11-6. Highfield last won the Penney Salver 13 years ago in 2003 so they had good reason to celebrate their victory. 

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Aorangi Men's and Women's Teams Named for NZ Interprovincial

10 November 2016

The following players have been selected to represent Aorangi at the New Zealand Toro Interprovincial being played at the New Plymouth Golf Club 29 November - 3 December.    Aorangi Men’s TeamGarth Simpson (Highfield)Jeff Hewitt (Tinwald)Daniel Perham (Highfield)Nigel Heney (Tinwald)Regan Stills (Tinwald)Travelling Reserve:  Brent Strange (Waimate)Manager:  Gordy Kenton (Tinwald) The following players have been selected to represent Aorangi at the New Zealand Toro Interprovincial being played at the Westown Golf Club 6-10 December.     Aorangi Women’s Team            Ginny Bolderston (Geraldine)Sharon Bradford (Ashburton)Jessica Shearer (Pleasant Point)Kathryn Baker (Gleniti)Jenny Kellahan (Geraldine)Travelling Reserve: Hillary Lovett (Ashburton)Manager: Pauline Bell (Ashburton) Congratulations to all...

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Men's & Women's South Island Interprovincial

7 November 2016

Womens SIIP 2016 Team The South Island Women's Interprovincial was played at the Russley Golf Club with the five provinces of Southland, Otago, Aorangi, Canterbury and Tasman represented.  The Aorangi team included Ginny Bolderston (Geraldine), Sharon Bradford (Ashburton), Catherine Knight (Ashburton), Jessica Shearer (Pleasant Point), Jenny Kellahan (Geraldine), Bronwyn Flannery (Tinwald), Kathryn Baker (Gleniti), Hillary Lovett (Ashburton), Manager: Pauline Bell (Ashburton).  The team had a great win over Otago 4.5-3.5 games to retain the Latimer Salver and narrowly lost to Southland and Tasman 3.5-4.5 games.  Aorangi pushed Canterbury in their match but lost 5.5-2.5.  Catherine Knight maintained an unbeaten record for the tournament with...

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