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Club Champions Decided
The finals for Club Champs were played on Saturday 28th September in fine but windy weather. The finalists for each division competed under matchplay conditions over 36 holes.
Results are as follows:
Senior Intermediate Junior A Junior B
C Courtney M Cotter C Firby P Dent
The Ladies also played their Club Champs finals, with their results as follows:
Bronze 1 Bronze 2 Bronze 3
T Shaw M Gray D Cotter
Congratulations to all of our Champions for 2013!
Business House Golf
Paeroa Golf Club is once again running their annual Business House Golf Competition, commencing Wednesday 16th October.
This is run using Ambrose format with teams of four players.
Everyone welcome! Entry is $5 per player. Phone 07 862 8302 for more details.
See you there!
Summer Golf Memberships
Paeroa Golf Club is again offering special memberships for this upcoming summer period.
A Summer Memberships costs only $100 and runs from the start of October 2013 until the end of February 2014. These can be purchased from Paeroa Sportsworld.
For more details and information on entitlements, contact one of our committee members
36 Hole Tournament Postponed
Unfortunately the Paeroa Golf Club committee has had to postpone this years "Visique O'Hagan" 36 hole tournament on the 14 and 15 September.
Feedback to the committee suggests that there are many reasons for a lack of entries, including the fact that many clubs are just starting their championships. The committee knows we have a popular tournament, however, a lack of entries this year means that but circumstances dictate.
Our apologies to the few who have paid already and possibly made accommodation arrangements. A refund will be sent to you.
Women Win 9 Hole BOP Pennants Final
Paeroa competed at the Women's 9 hole BOP Pennants final at Waiotapu Valley on Monday 13 May, and after competing in the final for the last two years, claimed a win in their third final by an outstanding 17 strokes.
The 2013 competition saw club teams from Tairua, Te Aroha, Thames, Whangamata and Paeroa entered in the Thames Valley Zone. For the third year Paeroa were Thames Valley Zone winners, sending them to Waiotapu Valley. The team of Dell King, Rae Thorp, Joy Watton and Barbara Sutton-Bruce competed against Omokoroa (Central Zone winners) and Taupo (Southern Zone winners).
It should be noted that, while many other competing clubs have a large number of team members to choose from, our Paeroa Team won the competition playing with the same four women for the whole season.
The winning Women's BOP 9 hole Pennants team.
BOPTV 9 hole Pennants began in 2010. No teams from the TV Zone enter the competition that year. In 2011 four clubs - Tairua, Te Aroha, Waihi and Paeroa - participated in the nett competition, played over three rounds. The Paeroa team of Dell King, Rae Thorp, Joy Watton and Vivienne Bishop were the TV Zone winners and went to Te Teko to compete against Ohope (Easter Zone winners), Omokoroa (Central Zone winners) and Taupo (Southern Zone winners). Paeroa were runners-up to Omokoroa. In 2012, with the addition of Whangamata, there were now five clubs in the TV Zone competition and Paeroa were TV Zone winners for the second year. The team of Dell King, Rae Thorp, Joy Watton and Barbara Sutton-Bruce went to Whitianga for the Zone final against Omanu (Central Zone winners) and Taupo (Southern Zone winners). Omanu won the trophy that year.
This years result is a fantastic achievement for the Women and the club is very proud of their success. In her winners speech Dell King, the team captain, recited a famous New Zealand quote by stating "At last, we've knocked the bastard' off!".
Pennants Team Has Biggest Win of 2013
Paeroa’s pennants team played in the penultimate round of the 2013 pennants season against Cambridge at the Narrows Golf course, now rebranded as Riverside following the merger with Lochiel, on Sunday 5th May.
The weather was variable with great weather in the morning which helped the team off to a 3 – 0 foursomes result in Paeroa’s favour.
The conditions in the afternoon were dismal with heavy rain and limited visibility to start the round off to windy with light showers mixed in with short periods of fine weather.
The last match didn’t complete till just before 6pm in darkness. The members of the Cambridge and Paeroa teams gathered around the 9th green were unable to identify which player had hit the first shot into the green from inside 150m. The Cambridge player needed the pin held from inside 20 feet so he had an idea where the hole might be.
Despite the conditions the Paeroa team performed very well to win the singles 4-2 for an overall victory margin of 7-2.
This result puts the Paeroa team in second place behind unbeaten Hamilton with Narrows and Tokoroa one point behind us with Putaruru 2 points back.
Lochiel got off the mark with a win over Matamata so that Cambridge and Lochiel are level on 2 points each and they play each other in the final round to determine which team survives to play in Div 2 in 2014.
Prebble Cup Team Falls Short of Final
An on-form Horsham Downs team proved too good for our Prebble Cup squad, knocking our boys out of the competition and dashing all hopes of three consecutive wins.
The semi final, played in Morrinsville last Sunday, saw two very strong teams facing off for a place in the final. Despite a well fought morning foursome session, seeing both teams square on two point each, Horsham Downs gained advantage in the afternoon singles and ultimately won the day 7 - 5. The Paeroa squad played very sound golf, and were in the competition for a good part of the day, but unfortunately they could not match the form of their opponents.
As last year's champions Paeroa will now play host to the final on the 12th May, where Horsham Downs will face off against Matamata for the coveted trophy.
More Success for Championship Pennants
The Championship Pennants Team continued their winning form with a narrow 5-4 win over Matamata at home in Paeroa on Sunday.
Local knowledge allowed the team to get off to a great start in the morning foursomes, winning all three matches and taking a 3-0 lead into the afternoon. The singles matches, however were not quite so successful, yet the team still got the vital 2 wins they needed to finish the day as victors.
Paeroa currently sits in 3rd equal position with Putaruru - both teams just 1 point behind the second placed Narrows.
Two rounds remain, on the 5th and 19th May at Narrows and Tokoroa respectively.
Sunday Foursome Competition Underway
A new competition was trialled last Sunday as a means of encouraging more people to take up the game of golf, with very positive numbers and feedback received!
The competition was played in a foursomes format over 9 holes, with members encouraged to partner with a non-golfer. Numbers for the first day were very pleasing, with 14 pairs playing.
All participants were very enthusiastic and keen to continue the competition. The next round will therefore be held on the 28th April, and if it continues to be successful will run through May and June. Entry is $10 per pair, midday sausage sizzle with tee off at 12:30pm.
The first round was a lot of fun and it would be great if more members would find a non-golfing partner and come along on the 28th.
Prebble Cup Team Through To Semis
The last two rounds of the Prebble Cup have seen Paeroa come through unscathed against Whangamata and Tahuna respectively, and they are now through to the semis, further setting them up for another title defence.
Round Three saw them facing off against Whangamata at Hauraki. After the morning foursomes the teams tied on 2 all with our team scoring a win, a loss and two halves. The afternoon singles went much more favourably for us, with the team successfully scoring six wins and one half to finish the day 8.5 - 3.5.
This win set the team up against Tahuna in Waihi for the fourth round. Again they found themselves all square after the morning foursomes with two wins and two losses. However, the team ran away with the afternoon singles, notching up five wins and a half to finish the day up 7.5 - 4.5.
The semi final will be played on Sunday 28th April at Morrinsville against Horsham Downs.
Pennants Team Beats Narrows
Our Championship Pennants team had a fantastic victory on Sunday over the highly favoured Narrows at Putaruru.
A solid morning foursomes saw Paeroa lead 2.5 – 0.5 and a victory over the fancied Narrows was a real possibility. They then finished off the afternoon singles with three wins and one half, finishing the day up 6-3.
Up until Sunday Narrows were unbeaten after three rounds to be tied with Hamilton in the lead of the competition. Paeroa's standing was one win from the first three rounds, leaving them as the underdog. Paeroa left Putaruru with 2 wins from four rounds and in 4th equal place on the ladder along with Matamata and Putaruru.
The next round is at Paeroa on the 21st April where Paeroa take on Matamata.
Win for Prebble Cup Team
Paeroa's defence of the Prebble Cup got off to a flying start in their first round of the competition this year with a convincing 10.5/1.5 win over The Dunes at Thames.
The team started the morning foursome session in the best possible manner, winning all four matches. Momentum was then carried on into the afternoon session, with six of the eight matches won, one halved and one lost.
The next round sees Paeroa playing Whangamata at Hauraki Golf Club on the 24th March.
Prebble Cup Team celebrate their success at the 19th hole.
Due to the dry weather and drought conditions, coring of the greens has been postponed.
The original date of 5th March has been pushed back in hope of allowing for more favourable conditions. The new date for coring has not yet been set, as this is dependant of weather and the yearly programme.
Once known, however, the new date for coring will be made available along with any resulting changes to the programme. As usual, any assistance with coring would be greatly appreciated.
Hole 2 Bridge Repaired
After widespread flooding late in 2012 members were left unable to cross the stream down the Hole 2 fairway, as the bridge was washed off its foundations.
Thanks to the efforts of numerous club members, but particularly Peter Lowe, the bridge is now back up and running.
Not only is it back on new foundations, but it has also been relocated slightly further downstream to a more suitable location closer to the fairway.
Special thanks to Peter and everyone else who pitched in to get the bridge back in place.