Thursday 17th May
Saturday 19th May
Sunday 20th May
Brad Morgan and Paul Rickard
winners of Enerprise Cup for 2018.
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By Chris Taewa
Welcome back Chips.
Richard “Chips” Owen has had to endure plenty over a tough period, which saw the former single-figure handicapper rise to as high as 23.
He was regularly reaching into his wallet on Thursdays and one mate even nicknamed him Bradman . . . “because he’s averaging 99”.
He reached his nadir on December 7 of last year when he signed for 106.
But the former Poverty Bay rugby representative is back with a vengeance, underlining his dramatic improvement with a sensational stableford performance last Thursday.
Owen won division 2 with 79-22-57, for 51 points, nine clear of second-placed Sam Willock.
It was the first time he had broken 80 since February 19, 2015.
Taranaki Parrot scores 4th ace
IT was only going to get worse for Peter Florence after the first shot of his round at Poverty Bay on May 8.
There was no improving on perfection as “Florrie” chalked up ace No.4.
Aka “Taranaki Parrot”, Florrie sank an 8-iron on the 112-metre sixth hole — his opening shot of the round as his group started from the sixth tee.
Florrie was playing alongside Ian Dudley, Lobby Pell and John McLaughlin,
He was the last to hit and didn’t have much to beat, one of them having gone in the bunker, another on to the nearby ninth green and the third into a tree.
Professional Dave Keown was watching proceedings and told Florrie “the pressure is on you”.
The former High School Old Boys rugby player and retired plumber responded by completing a hat-trick of aces on the sixth to go along with one at Taupo Golf Club.
He says his first was about 20 years ago and he recalls one of those coming at an Enterprise Motor Group-sponsored tournament.
“When do I pick up the car for my hole-in-one?” he asked Enterprise owner Fred Lewis, who told him to bugger off and shout the bar.
Andrew Higham winner of
the Te Puia Open for 2018.
Par and sub par gross scores this year:
Women's Regular Golf Days:
Tuesday/Wednesday starting 8.30am.
Saturday 12.30pm or contact the Pro Shop for a start time.
9 hole golf Wednesday – 10am start.
Kahlenberg Cup Rnd 3:
AVAILABLE AT THE PRO SHOP
A Gift Voucher from the Pro Shop.
You nominate the value.
We have recently sprayed the fairways to control various grass weeds. As these weeds die off they stand out on the fairways and look quite prominent for a couple of weeks. The fine grass will dominate as the weeds decline.
The bunkers are being weeded and sprayed to promote the fine turf on the faces. Some are being cut back to maintain the desired shape.
Our keen volunteers are continuing to make big visual impacts around the course with tree pruning and scrub cutting. Thanks to all of those who give their time to help the club.
The area on the 17th is looking good now. We have done some shaping of the contours and dragged the grass harrows to help smooth the area. There are a lot of rocks that need removing. We will be having a working bee on Friday 4th May at 12 pm to go through the area between the 2,3 and 17th to pick up loose objects. The more people we can get the better. The volunteers will then be invited to the green keepers shed for a refreshing ale on completion of the job.