SunLive – Second hole-in-one in six days at the Waihi course

Waihi Golf Club member Rodger Bagshaw reports for the week ending Saturday June 3, 2023.

In the men’s haggling on Thursday afternoon, Waihi Club member Mark Bryant holed out on the eighth hole, just six days since Mike Rose scored one on the 15th.


With a good morning it was a relief for the players of nine holes, after the storm of the previous day (and weeks). The well-sized field played out a stableford haggle, and the clear winner was section captain, Jenni Mora with 20 points.

She was followed by John Twemlow, Daryll Denyer, Val McLoughlin and Lynda Thomson, all with 17 points. Next up were Rex Smith, Mandy Piper and Margaret Hickey with 16 points,


A good-sized group started in the Stableford haggling, with Michelle Libby coming home top-scoring with 38 points.

Annette Hetherington followed with 36, then Denise McConnon with 34. Di Lockwood and Di Lewis scored 33 points. In the hidden hole competition, Annette Hetherington, Michelle Libby and Kathy Ashton scored 7 points.

“Dreamer Player of the Week” was Annette Hetherington with a net 72.


An overcast day with frequent light rain showers made conditions difficult. In the morning’s haggling, Rhys Miller had the highest score with 38 points, ahead of the ever-present Earle White with 36. Next up was Allen Sarjant with 34, while Bruce Rutter, Rhys Peden and Howard Anderson finished with 33. Rhys Miller was also victorious. the pool of two scoring the only two.

In the afternoon haggle, Mark Bryant was unable to match his efforts in the eighth, and it was Mark Tomsett who took the lead with 40 points. Next up was Nigel Sanderson with 37, while Andy Roche and Terry Gerbich had 36. Murray Gutry, David P. Campbell and Gary Choat had 34 points.


The ladies’ net dribbling on Saturday was an even affair with Liz Seager (Pirongia) and Martine Milicich both topping the field with 76 net.

Next up were Susan Mustard and Shoneen Dunning, both with 77, while Jenny Tubman had 78 and Georgia Mustard 79.


On a good day, and the only drawback being some wind, the 72 players in the two rallies of the day saw only one player improve his handicap! In the morning’s haggling, John Drent came out alone with 34 points, one ahead of Ken Mustard on 33.

Next up were Sam Gurney and Steve Herbert (Stewart Alexander, both on 32, followed by John Libby, Rhys Peden and David Seager (Pirongia) all on 31.

In the afternoon haggling Gary Dunning was player of the day, playing under his handicap to lead his field with 37 points. In second place was Nic Davies with 35, followed by David P. Campbell, Brian Roche and Murray Guitry all with 34, with John Taylor (33), Philip Butcher (Cambridge) and Wayne Brierley with 32.

Rodger Bagshaw