What a weekend of golf at Walton! It was great to have a third successive weekend of golf in fine weather with many of our finest players involved. Saturday was packed with tough and tight semi-finals for the club championships and flights.
Most of the emphasis was on the club championships but the scramble resulted in Golfer of the Week Rodney Luxton on countback from Lee Mouqué (both nett 68). Other good scores were by Andrew McGiven and Johnathan Armstrong (nett 70) and Stephen Scrace (nett 71). The course must have been tough as they were the only players to meet or better handicap. The competition for Wacker showed just how the course played with two (unnamed) players failing to get 20 points and others not much better.
Then there was Sunday. After a shower before play, the Westpac Club Championship finals were battled out on the course at its absolute best of grassy fairways, punishing rough, the first real run, and impeccable and speedy greens. Hugh congratulations are due to the winners and proper appreciation to the beaten finalists. Getting to the final is a worthy achievement.
Senior Champion - Andrew McGiven, runner-up Mike Buckman,
Intermediate Champion - Gavin Pitcon, runner-up Lee Mouqué
Junior Champion - Mark King, runner-up Stephen Scrace
Junior N Champion - Latoa Aliimatafitafi, runner-up Alan Blackstock
Flight winners - Mike Garrud, Charles Gibson, Gilbert Higgens and Ivan Jenkins
Silver Champion - Ann Needham, runner-up Dianne Sweeney
Bronze I Champion - Lee-Anne Pitcon, runner-up Rhonda Bates
Bronze II Champion - Judy Osbourne, runner-up Kate Hillerton
Bronze III Champion - Shirley Cornes, runner-up Jan Baigent
9-holers Champion - Bev King, runner-up Jenny Fairhill
Special congratulations to the Pitcons on both winning and to Lee Mouqué and Latoa Aliimatafitafi on a superb first season at Walton.