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Viewing entries posted in May 2016

Rakaia Vets Pennants Champions

30 May 2016

Vets Pennant Final Winners 2016 Rakaia LR The Vets Pennants Final was played at Geraldine between Rakaia and Timaru on Friday 27 May. Good winter conditions faced the players on a fine sunny morning at Geraldine. The Rakaia players from left, Wendy Watson, Janet Kingsbury, Jean Evans and Marion Wederell started their matches well and were too strong for Timaru's  Rosemary Allan, Pat Barrie, Margaret Jones and Kath McCreanor who were always playing catch up and won the final 6 - 0.     Results were:  Marion Wederell (Rakaia) beat Margaret Jones 2upWendy Watson (Rakaia) beat Rosemary Allan 2/1Wederell & Watson beat Jones & Allan 2/1Jean Evans (Rakaia)beat Pat Barrie 6/5Janet Kingsbury (Rakaia) beat...

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Waimate Ladies Take Home Stylemaster Tray

27 May 2016

Stylemaster Tray Winners 2016 Waimate LR The Stylemaster Tournament was played in showery conditions at Waimate on Thursday 26th May with 15 Teams participating. The Stylemaster Tray was taken out by the host Waimate team of, from left Sue Brandreth, Helen Lowe, Raeline Ottley and Faye Martin with a score of 155.5. Second on 157.5 was the Rakaia team of Sandra Quinn, Jill Burrowes, Teresa Booker and Sally Smith closely followed in third place by Gleniti's Heather Taylor, Yvonne Cook, Debbie Lovett and Glenda Frew on 158.     The Methven Jug for the best individual pair not in the winning team was won by the Gleniti pairing of from...

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Richard Hudson employed as Mainland Club Capability Manager

25 May 2016

Photo Richard Hudson Richard Hudson will leave his Golf Operations role at Russley Golf Club to take up the NZ Golf position of Mainland Club Capability Manager starting 27 June. His appointment is part of New Zealand Golf’s ongoing focus to grow participation and support clubs at the grass roots level. Sticking close to his roots, his new role will still be based in the Garden City which gives him a head start with all his current relationships in the Mainland area as he will work closely with other staff members and club managers in the region. Richard will bring a distinct skill set to...

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Malcolm Wood employed as Aorangi Community Golf Manager

25 May 2016

Malcolm Wood cropped It is with great pleasure we announce that Malcolm Wood has been employed as the Community Golf Manager (CGM) for Aorangi. Malcolm brings to the position a substantial management and sporting background.  His career has been in business development and management in the freight and transport industry.  He enjoys all sports and has been a NZ Hockey Rep, NZ Hockey Umpire and is a keen golfer. Malcolm was raised in Christchurch, but has been residing on the Gold Coast for the last 10 years.  However he has had an association with the South Canterbury area for the last 30 years, and has...

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Success Again For Mayfield in R J Low Challenge Cup

23 May 2016

Mayfield won their fifth challenge against Rakaia 4.5 - 1.5 which allows them to have the R J Low Challenge Cup engraved with their name. This is the second time they have won it.  A number of their members competed in the 5 challenges , Glenys Carr, Judy Webb, Jan Clucas, Lal Mulligan, Jillian Lake, Helen Rapsey, Alison Vessey, Adrienne Hopping and Trish Corbett. Other results were wins against Ashburton 4-2,  St Andrews 5.5 - 1.5, Geraldine by default and Timaru 4-2. Tokarahi were the previous winners and now Pleasant Point and Waitoa Park are the next two clubs who have the opportunity...

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Is this the future of golf?

19 May 2016

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Grande Vue Women's National Club Teams' District Champions

13 May 2016

The Women's National Club Teams' District Final was played at Temuka yesterday with 20 teams competing from Aorangi in fine conditions with the course in immaculate order.   The Grande Vue team of from left, Val Patrick, Sharyn McShane, Jane Patrick and Felicity Lambie took out District Champion honours with a excellent team score of 125. Final results are as follows:        1st Grande Vue – 125 2nd Pleasant Point – 129  Diane Sutherland, Rose Allison, Bev Green and Cath Boothroyd.3rd North Otago – 131  Julia Knight, Sally Marsh, Jill Wallace and Kath Rawcliffe.On countback from Mayfield  Judy Webb, Helen Rapsey, Lal Mulligan and Sue Graham.Nearest the Pin –...

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Mainland Partnership featured in NZ Golf Magazine

12 May 2016

The blossoming Mainland Golf Partnership between Canterbury, Aorangi and Tasman District Associations is featured in the latest edition of the NZ Golf Magazine. Written by broadcaster extraordinaire Peter Williams, the article outlines how the Districts are working together to better provide golf services in the Mainland region. Click above to read it, or purchase your copy of the magazine via the NZ Golf website. 

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Nominations made for South Canterbury Sports Awards

6 May 2016

The South Canterbury Sports Awards are being held at the Southern Trust Events Centre on 20 May, and Aorangi Golf have made three nominations on behalf of golf in the region. Sportsperson of the Year  - Catherine Bell Sports Team of the Year - Aorangi Women's Masters Team Young Sportsperson of the Year - Jessica Shearer Ashburton Golf Club member Catherine Bell was nominated for her superb effort in assisting Canterbury to win the 2015 Women's Toro Interprovincial, and being named Player of the Tournament. The Women's Masters Team put up a superb performance at the recent NZ Women's Masters held at Methven, winning the...

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