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Aorangi Golf Association Service Awards

30 November 2017

Peter Rae Life Member Award LR At the Aorangi Golf AGM last night Peter Rae was made a life member of the Aorangi Golf Association. It was in recognition for his many years of service included serving on the original men’s committee, organising all the pennants before there was a match committee, treasurer for many years, board member and match committee member as well as a long time Eagle. Jenny Kellahan received a special award recognising her long service to Representative golf as it is 49 years since her first game until she retired this year.                        ...

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Aorangi Teams Named for NZ Interprovincials

20 November 2017

The Aorangi Golf Association would like to congratulate the following players on their selection for the NZ Golf Interprovincials tournaments.  The Women's NZ Interprovincials will be played at the Sherwood Park Golf Club in Whangarei 4-8 December. Aorangi Womens Team Ginny Bolderston, GeraldineLynda Brown, St AndrewsSharon Bradford, AshburtonKathryn Baker, GlenitiJessica Shearer, Pleasant PointPauline Bell, AshburtonManager: Anne Seed  The Men's NZ Interprovincials will be played at the Mangawahi Golf Club 5-9 December. Aorangi Mens Team Dan Perham, HighfieldJordan Green, AshburtonDamian Rodgers, HighfieldRegan Stills, TinwaldJeff Hewitt, TinwaldJeremy Duckmanton, RakaiaManager: Graeme Keen Good luck to both teams.

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Report 2017 Men's Freyberg Masters

14 November 2017

Aorangi Freyberg Masters Team 2017 The 2017 Men’s Freyberg Masters team arrived in Auckland on Saturday the 4th November. The team drove to Whitford Park Golf course and played a practice round in heavy rain. It was decided getting wet was a small price to pay for getting an extra look at the course. Saturday evening was spent setting up camp at our Air BnB and drying bags, clubs and clothing! On Sunday it was back to the course for the official practice round and the opening ceremony. The course was in immaculate condition and we were all very keen to get the games started. The team...

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Report SIIP Invercargill

14 November 2017

The 2017 South Island Men's Interprovincials were played at the Otatara Golf Club in Invercargill. The team of eight was without Dan Perham and due to the unavailability of Hamish Scarsbrook for the season the selectors struggled to find eight triallists available. Thanks to Hamish Niles, for making himself available, especially as he had just flown in from a weekend at the Melbourne Cup. A fine half to Hamish on the last day against Canterbury made the journey worth it. Thanks to all the players for being available and making the long journey to Invercargill. REPORT - GRAEME KEEN (MANAGER) S.I Inter Provincial- 11th &...

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Announcement - Men's Representative Manager

14 November 2017

GRAHAM KEEN, WAIMATE, APPOINTED MANAGER OF MEN'S REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS 2017 The Aorangi Golf Association Board would like to announce the appointment of  Graham Keen as Manager of the 2017 Men's representative teams. Graham comes with plenty of golf experience and of course as the previous Golf Development Manager for Aorangi, a true understanding of golf in our region. The following is a profile from Graham, to introduce himself to the Association.  Graham Keen - Profile Started playing golf 34 years ago.Lowest handicap 3 at Whitford Park Country Club Auckland. Currently a member of Waimate GC.Single fiqure handicapper for 30 years.Caddied for Australian Golfer Ossie MooreGolf Development...

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Aorangi Golf 9 Hole Tournament

10 November 2017

AG 9 Hole Tournament Winners 2017 LR The Aorangi Golf 9 Hole Tournament was held at St Andrews on Friday November 10, 2017 with the following results: Best Gross: J Tutton (St Andrews) 44Best Nett over 70: D Sandrey (Geraldine) 36 Senior WomenBest Nett: G Smith (Waimate) 35Runner up: J Monk (Methven) 38 Junior WomenBest Nett: G McKiry (Pleasant Point) 31Runner up: I Porter (Waimate) 35 MenBest Nett: M Reed (Temuka) 30Runner up: W Hayman (Temuka) 32 by lot from W Bell (Temuka) Longest Drive Men: J Faulkner (Temuka)Nearest Pin Men: J Faulkner Longest Drive Senior Women: H Ikehata (Methven)Nearest Pin Senior Women: J Monk Longest Drive Junior Women: I Porter (Waimate)Nearest Pin Junior Women:...

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Monday 6 November Report NZ Freyberg Masters

7 November 2017

The Aorangi masters achieved a very successful first day at Whitford Park, Auckland, with  the first round being a very solid half against Waikato. Great wins from Robbie Bell 6/5, John Smitheram 3/2 and a half to Ray Grant. In the afternoon the team met the strong team from Canterbury and came out with a brilliant win 3/2. wins to Smitheram, Grant and Stills. This has set the team up with confidence to go into the next round on Tuesday against Wellington and a bye in the afternoon. Back row, Owen Miller, Balir Franklin, Ray Grant,Front row, Regan Stills, Robbie Bell, John...

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Freyberg Masters - Day 2

7 November 2017

The Aorangi Freyberg Masters men started out well against Wellington and after 14 holes most games were close. Unfortunately the players couldn’t see out their matches with all but Regan Stills having losses.The 3 matches of Miller, Grant and Bell were very tight with 2/1 losses. Tomorrow Aorangi will play Manawatu/Wanganui so a win will be very important to lift the spirits.Nothing is set until the last rounds of this very prestigious event and at this early stage anything can happen.  All teams have a rest round on Wednesday afternoon. Aorangi will play Taranaki and Auckland on Thursday.

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Womens South Island Interprovincials

1 November 2017

Aorangi Womens SI Interprovincial Team 2017 LR The Aorangi Women’s South Island Interprovincial team played at the Balmacewen Golf course in Dunedin on the weekend. With beautiful weather and a challenging golf course the weekend was a good lead up to the up and coming Toro Interprovincials in Whangarei for the team from left, Pauline Bell, Anne Seed, Sharon Bradford, Jessica Shearer, Angela Mowbray, Ginny Bolderston, Kathryn Baker and Judith Yates. Due to the unavailability of some of the triallists the team were very fortunate to have Judith Yates from North Otago coming in at the 8th position.Her performance was superb with 3 wins and a solid half against the...

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Aorangi vs Canterbury Country

1 November 2017

The Annual  Aorangi vs Canterbury Country representative fixture was held at Hororata on Sunday 29 October in sunny, calm weather and the course in excellent condition. The singles and reverse singles format across all divisions Seniors, Masters and Intermediates were all very competitive. The Seniors finished all square with Aorangi winning the singles 6-2 and Canterbury Country winning the reverse singles 6-2 for an 8-8 result. The Masters couldn’t be separated either halving both their singles 3-3 for a 6-6 result and the Intermediate singles were halved 3-3 with Canterbury Country edging the Aorangi team in the reverse singles 4-2 to give Canterbury Country...

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