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Aorangi v Canterbury Representative Fixture

26 September 2016

Aorangi v Canterbury The annual Aorangi versus Canterbury representative fixture was played at the Ashburton Golf Club in cold conditions involving Women, Senior Men, Men's Masters and Junior Men.   In the Women's match Canterbury won 17 games to 3, there were a number of very close matches with the Aorangi Women pushing Canterbury all the way.  Jenny Kellahan and Ginny Bolderston had good wins in the morning with Brownyn Flannery producing a solid performance to win 1 up over Kim Moggach.    The Aorangi Men's team held the lead at lunch time after the reverse singles leading the Canterbury team 4.5-3.5 games.  A solid...

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Aorangi Men's Pennants Finals

26 September 2016

St Andrews Golf Club turned out a well prepared course for the Aorangi Men’s Pennants finals on September 18.  Congratulations to all the teams that made the finals. The course was in great order with greens that were true and fast and in the battle for the Holmes Cup it was the Tinwald team that handled conditions best on the day. The Ashburton based team proved too strong for fellow Mid Canterbury team Rakaia winning 2-0 in the final.     Tinwald players from left, Jeff Hewitt, John Smitheram, Nigel Heney and Regan Stills.           Some other notable performances were the two victories decided on...

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Rakaia Reign in 18 Hole Open Pennant Final

20 September 2016

Open 18 Hole Pennant Winners 2016 LR The  Aorangi Women’s 18 Hole Open Pennant Final between Rakaia and North Otago was played at Temuka on Monday in calm conditions and the course in great order.  Rakaia defeated North Otago 7-2 with the full results as follows (Rakaia names first):  Sandra Quinn lost to Karen Devlin 2 downTeresa Booker beat Kay Tourell 4/3Quinn / Booker beat Devlin / Tourell 3/1Jill Burrowes beat Bronwyn Gilchrist 3/1Sally Smith lost to Gonny Muldrew 2 downBurrowes / Smith beat Gilchrist / Muldrew 1 upSue Martin beat Nicola Newlands 8/7Freda Bieremea beat Sally Marsh 2/1Martin / Bieremea beat Newlands / Marsh 3/1  The successful Rakaia ladies...

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Kids Giving Golf a Go

16 September 2016

SNAG Ashburton Domain A great day was had at the Ashburton Domain with over 100 children aged 6 and 7 learning golf as part of a Have a Go at Sport day which was organised by Mid Sport Canterbury.   "It was a great opportunity for the children to learn some of the fundamental skills of golf using the SNAG Golf equipment" said Malcolm Wood Aorangi Community Golf Manager.  "The kids had so much fun hitting the ball to the velco targets and then using the launchers for a long drive competition.  We are looking forward to getting golf into more schools in Aorangi...

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Aorangi Representative Teams Named

13 September 2016

The following players have been selected to represent Aorangi to play in the match against Canterbury being played at the Ashburton Golf Club on 25 September.  Aorangi Women’s Team Ginny Bolderston (Geraldine) Catherine Knight (Ashburton) Sharon Bradford (Ashburton) Jessica Shearer (Pleasant Point) Jenny Kellahan (Geraldine) Bronwyn Flannery (Tinwald) Hillary Lovett (Ashburton) Kathryn Baker (Gleniti) Pauline Bell (Ashburton) Angela Mowbray (Methven) Aorangi Men’s Team Daniel Perham (Highfield) Garth Simpson (Highfield) Jeff Hewitt (Tinwald) Brent Strange (Waimate) Ryan Cockburn (Rakaia) Rodney O'Neil (Tinwald) Dayle Lucas (Methven) Sean Gately (Geraldine) Aorangi Men’s Masters Team Jason Leary (Geraldine)                                               Jeremy Goodman (Maungati)    ...

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Women's Open Pennants Semi-Finals Results

6 September 2016

The Aorangi Women's Open Pennants Sem-Finals were played at Gleniti Golf Club on Monday with the following results: North Otago v Pleasant Point  (North Otago names first)K Devlin beat A Barrett 2/1K Rawcliffe beat C Boothroyd 1upDevlin / Rawcliffe beat Barrett / Boothroyd 2upA Winchester beat R Westgarth 2/1G Mansfield beat B McEwan 2upWinchester / Mansfield lost Westgarth/McEwan 1dN Newlands lost A Curry 4/2S Marsh lost G Henderson 2dNewlands / Marsh lost Curry / Henderson 2/1 North Otago won 5 – 4 Rakaia v Temuka (Rakaia names first)S Quinn beat J Davenport 3/1T Booker lost W Powell 3/2Quinn/Booker beat Davenport/Powell 2upJ Burrows beat...

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Geraldine Dominant in Weekend Pennant Final

23 August 2016

The final of the Aorangi Women’s Weekend Pennant was played at Temuka Golf Club on Sunday 21 August with Geraldine defeating Pleasant Point 5 - 1 with the following results: D Kenny (Geraldine) halved with R Best.J Lawson (Geraldine) beat S Bennett 4/3.Kenny and Lawson halved with Best and Bennett.S Bensemann (Geraldine) beat B McEwen 6/5.M Blackmore (Geraldine) beat S Kake 3/2.Bensemann and Blackmore beat McEwen and Kake 3/2 The winning Geraldine team from left, Shona Bensemann, Marie Blackmore, Denise Kenny and Jenny Lawson

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Four perfect shots in four months at Maungati Golf Club

19 August 2016

Maungati H1s Courtesy of the Timaru Herald There must be something magical in the drinks at the Maungati Golf Club. It has been raining holes-in-one over the last few months. Four different golfers have claimed an ace since March. Marty Raharuhi started off the good fortune with his hole-in-one before Bill Flett, Paul Howard and Jimmy Hardgrave followed suit. Raharuhi scored his hole-in-one on the par 3, 13th hole, with a 94-metre shot to the pin. "I grabbed out my pitching wedge and gave it a good whack and it was pretty much the perfect golf shot. "I didn't see it go in and it was the...

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2016 Women's Home Links and National Teams Championship Results

4 August 2016

Results of the Women’s club based competitions, which include the 18 and 9-Hole Home Links and National Teams Championship have been finalised and copies of the full results can be accessed below.  The competitions continue to be well supported with around 10,000 women participating nationally this year. We are again fortunate to have the continued support of our sponsor Srixon and national and district winners, who met the eligibility criteria for a sponsor’s prize, all of whom did this year, can expect to receive Srixon prizes later in the year. Click here for National Teams Results Click here for National Home Links Results Click here...

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Malcolm Wood ready to support Golf Clubs

11 July 2016

Malcolm Wood cropped Aorangi's new Community Golf Manager Malcolm Wood will hit the ground running in the Aorangi Region this week, after just moving back from Australia and completing a week of training in Christchurch. Malcolm has a residence in Pleasant Point and will be based out of an office in the Southern Trust Events Centre in Morgans Road. Malcolm's role is to support club capability and golf development in the region. Initially his focus will be around Golf in Schools, junior golf, and getting out to visit clubs. We wish him all the best. He can be contacted on or phone 021 490...

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