Member Saturday Starting and following week Bar duty. If you are not able to be starter on the day required change with someone and notify the Club Captain. Starting times 9.00am – 10.30am.
Sunday Club House duty is to meet and greet visitors, green fees, carts and bar. If not able to do duty on day required change with someone and notify captain prior. Duty time 10.00am – 4.00pm.
|October 2018 – February 2019
|Open for volunteers|
The second round of the championships brought good golfers to the fore. Bill Fort starred with a nett 67, followed by Warren Brooks, Ben Slaven and Rodney Luxton, all nett 68. Despite his great round Rodney still lost his match to Jeff Puddle, on the 18th! Strangely, only one of 50 starters scored a two – Jono Semmens on the 8th.
Next Saturday is semi-finals day, all matches are posted. FINALS ARE ON SUNDAY, over 36 holes for the championships. Be sure to join the spectacle of the finals, it is a superb spectator event.
Another large turnout, 59 players, enjoyed the course in superb condition. For some there was joy in winning through the first round of the Club Champs. Others have the Flights to look forward to next week. The draw has been Emailed to participants.
Golfer of the week was Richard Coleman (nett 65) beating George Bruce on count-back. Terry Howard (nett 67) was third and another 12 golfers beat their handicap.
29 September, off tee no. 1
09.15 Lewis v Sharp; Garrud v J Higgens
09.23 Moore v Stevens; McGiven v Pitcon
09.30 Elliott v Braybrook; B Higgens v Armstrong
Byes: Smail, Slaven
09.38 Wills v King; Begovich v Latoa A
09.45 Highet v K Liebenberg; Brooks v Verryt
09.53 Rutten v Higgs + Junior match
Byes: Mouque, Smith, Gibson
09.53 Hipperson v Pickett; + Intermediate match
10.00 Semmens v G Higgens; Luxton v Gordon
10.08 Pike v Dodd; Puddle v Laing
10.15 Boaza v Matchett; Scrace v Bruce
Bye: R Coleman
10.23 Peacock v Wright; Cornes v D Liebenberg
10.30 Mettam v Goodwin; Fort v Iao A
10.38 McFarlane v Jenkins; Park v Blackstock
10.45 Hillerton v Darragh
The course played as tough as all seasons in the First leg of the Captains’ Shield (annual match v Matamata GC). Only Lance Douglas and Richard Coleman of 65 starters played under handicap (both nett 71). Peter Daragh, Rob Colley, Malcolm Johnson and Tim Neill managed nett 72. Whilst scoring was difficult, twos seemed easy, Elder Boaza claimed two and Ben Slaven ‘chipped’ in from 115 m on the 18th for his eagle.
In the match, Walton take a 66 shot lead into the Second leg. The result is the lower total nett of 20 players from each team in each leg.Walton need as any players as possible at Matamata on Saturday to use the very best 20 scores.
The week’s rain left the course somewhat damp but 50 starters did not seem to notice playing on another wonderful winter’s day. Eleven players beat handicap. Graeme Laing starred with a nett 63 followed by Phil Mead nett 66, then Kent Pickett and Lance Douglas both nett 67.
NOTE: We do not have a caterer at present but hope to appoint someone new very soon. In the meantime bring something or lose weight!
Saturday 23rd is Coleman Builders semi-finals
09.45 Davidson/Mettam v Mead/Puddle
09.53 Pitcon/Pickett v Lotoa/D Liebenberg
10.00 Hipperson/G Higgens v Slaven/Jones
10.08 Wiles/Cornes v Highet/McKoy
A wonderful winter’s day at Walton with some stunning golf despite the course being wet and muddy. Bede Higgens showed how it is done with a gross 71, nett 64 round.
Saturday 16th is Coleman Builders Round 2.
Coleman Builders FLIGHT
Davidson/Mettam – Bye
09.38 Coleman/Blackstock v Mead/Puddle
09.45 Pitcon/Pickett v Armstrong/Fort
09.53 Dodd/K Liebenberg v Latoa/D Liebenberg
Coleman Builders MAIN COMPETITION
10.00 Scrace/Jenkins v Hipperson/G Higgens
10.07 B Higgens/Hillerton v Slaven/Jones
10.15 Elliott/Raynel v Wiles/Cornes
10.22 Highet/McKoy v Sharp/Mather
Sunday the finals of the Mens Championship Pennants for the Division 1 and 4 Walton teams
Never before has Walton Golf Club had the opportunity to play in a Division 1 Final. In fact in the last 35 years there have only been 5 clubs that have won the title.
Walton vs Matamata at Lochiel
The team of Kyle Moore, Jono Blair, Andrew McGiven, Mike Buckman, Ben Slaven and Charlie Smail. After the morning foursome matches with wins to the pairings Charlie and Jono, Andrew and Kyle however the clean sweep was not quite to be with Mike Buckman and Ben Slaven halving there match as the Matamata pairing of Curtis and Nathaniel eagled the 18th hole to halve the match, Walton led 2 .5 to 0.5 against Matamata.
The afternoon singles matches were hard fought with most matche’s being very tight at the halfway point. Wins in the afternoon to Charlie Smail, Ben Slaven and Jono Blair saw the Walton side home and win 5.5 to 3.5.
A big thank you to all the caddies and supporters who turned up to help us out!!
Pictured (left to right) Darren Elliot, Charlie Smail, Jono Blair, Ben Slaven, Mike Buckman, Andrew (Shooter) McGiven, Kyle Moore and Mike Garrud.
Walton vs Te Kowhai
The team of Jono Armstrong, Gavin Pitcon, Bede Higgins, John Higgins, Don Sharp and Mark Lewis. Walton were leading 2 to 1 after the morning foursomes. The afternoon matches did not go our way, unfortunately. Never the less a great year for them in making the final.
It’s been a great year for the club winning Division 1, The Prebble Cup and making the final in Division 4. A big thank you yo all the players who have represented the club over the year. There have been some great performances and a few more stories created to tell at a later date…
Sunday the final round of Mens Championship Pennants
Division 1 Walton vs Te Awamutu at Ngaruwahia
The team of Mike Garrud, Kyle Moore, Jono Blair, Andrew McGiven, Mike Buckman and Ben Slaven. After winning the morning matches Walton led 2 to 1 against Te Awamutu. Wins by Jono Blair, Mike Buckman, Ben Slaven and Andrew McGiven game the guys a good final win.
Division 4 Walton vs Te Kowhai at Te Kowhai
Managed a narrow lost against Te Kowhai 4 to 5.
The first Saturday in May may be the opening of the duck season but that did not stop 41 golfers enjoying stunning weather and a rapidly improving course. Mark Pike was Golfer of the Week with a superb nett 65 followed by Kevin Braybrook and Graeme Laing (nett 66), then Don Sharp (nett 67) and the nett 68s were Graham Higgs, Deon Liebenberg and Warren Brooks.
Next week features the semi-finals of the Friar Memorial. Matches are
10.00 Lotoa A v J Armstrong; G Higgs v K Liebenberg
10.08 A Wiles v B Higgens; G Wills v G Bruce
Congratulations to our team who won the Prebble Cup at Ngahinepouri against Horsham Downs. Winning for the first time in 19 years, they did it the hard way. 3-1 up after the morining foursomes, Horsham Downs fought back in the afternoon singles to level the match 6-6. However, the Walton margins of victory were superior meaning the Trophy was won by Walton on a countback 23-18.
The winning team: Richard Coleman, Don Sharp, Paul Hipperson, Mark King with trophy (Captain), John Adamson, Allan Wiles, Brain Verryt, in front Bryn Smith and Gavin Pitcon
Weather has hindered a couple of events but players who played Saturday took out the prizes with Louise Puddle on her 42 taking the Redoubt voucher. Well done.
Wills Cup round 1 at Tirau saw our team win 6/6 matches and go into the lead with 136 points from Putaruru on 132. Well done Heather Sharp 19/17 Gay Pickett 28/8 (ouch) Karen Sweeney 21/15 Barbara Boaza 19/17 Mary Thomas 28/8( ouch again) jan Morgan...
Still fantastic scores coming in and Golfer of the Week was Rhonda Bates with 44 stableford points. Well done. Shirley Cornes with 43 was unlucky to miss out but a great round also. No twos have been scored for a while so `13 or so balls are up for grabs. Our Weekday...