The largest field of the year was assembled for the Awhitu Golf Club’s New Year’s Eve Open Day. A generous prize table was on offer and a number of visiting golfers from the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club and Waiuku Golf Club entered the event.
Andre Rautenbach had the low round of the day with a 74 gross score with Rick Andrews on handicap having the best nett score with an excellent 58 to take the division two category. Yvonne Hunter was the leading ladies’ golfer on the day with a 61 nett score with Selwyn Tangihaere taking out the division one men’s category with a 64 nett score. Kevin Whitelaw 41, Brian Knott 44 and Jane Payne 43 had the best stableford scores in the division one, two and ladies’ divisions respectively.
Glenn Harper and Jane Payne recorded the longest drives for the event in the men’s and ladies’ divisions. Glenn was also nearest the pin on the tenth hole along with Paul Armstrong who was nearest the pin on hole one. There were just the two two’s for the day from Barry Stringer and Doug Hull who both took away 18 golf balls each.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post