Our annual 54 Hole Men’s Matchplay event was held over the long weekend, with 36 holes being played on Saturday 1st June, and the final round being played on Sunday. We had a full field with representatives from 16 clubs, including as far away as St Clair in Dunedin and from Tauranga in the north. Thanks to everyone who came along to play – as always it was a great weekend, with lots of fun and laughter along the way!

A big thanks to our tournament sponsors Thrive Financial and Speights Alehouse Palmerston North. Thanks also to our Men’s Match Committee for their hard work in making this tournament come together, and for the wee tweaks on the course, that make things just that little bit more challenging!


Division One – Winner – Ryan Rooney, Runner-up – Sam Towers, Flight Winner – Nathan Clark

Division Two – Winner – Jakob Bird, Runner-up – Ethan Ward, Flight Winner – Anton Hughes

Division Three – Winner – Warren Herbert, Runner-up – Tawio Makene, Flight Winner – Ben Anderson

Division Four – Winner – Glen Stephens, Runner-up – Dave Goddard, Flight Winner – Damian Walker

Division Five – Winner – Jayden Hunter, Runner-up – Hamish Watson, Flight Winner – Madden Chittenden

Division Six – Winner – Craig Evans, Runner-up – Ray Moore-Feu’u, Flight Winner – Paul Gavegan

Division Seven – Winner – Theo Gambitsis, Runner-up – Ben James, Flight Winner – Duncan Webb

Division Eight – Winner – Steve Cox, Runner-up – Gary Worsley, Flight Winner – Tim Woodward

Division Nine – Winner – Kelvin Orr, Runner-up – Danny O’Connell, Flight Winner – Steve Ryan

Division Ten – Winner – Gordon Shirkey, Runner-up – Sam Jones, Flight Winner – Paul King

NTP – Thanks to Tim Adlam from Speights Alehouse Palmerston North for sponsoring the nearies.

2ndKelvin OrrLuke Worthington
4thSteve RyanTheo Gambitsis
9thBen AndersonTim Woodward
11thBrad SinclairAnton Hughes
17thLuke Worthington
Peter Thompson
10th for 2 shotsSteve LochheadWarren Herbert
18th for 3 shotsBrad SinclairAnthony Ilton-Maher

For those who didn’t make it through to match play finals, we run a stableford competition on Sunday. Congrats to Trevor Ward who won with 36 points.

A big thanks to Lisa in the Golf Shop who ensures everything is organised and runs as smoothly as possible! Also thanks to our Bar and Kitchen staff – Aaron, Morgan, Bud, Emma and Emma who kept everyone well fed and watered!

See you all again next year!

Happy Golfing

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