The weekly round-up of golf in the district.

- Stratford Ladies Golf

Ann Braithwaite won both the three-day course tournaments at North and South Taranaki events with the best gross on both occasions.

On Saturday, January 16, there is a Mixed Tournament for members with a mass start at 12pm. This is the opening event for the club for the 2016 season. A barbecue will follow and all family members are invited. On Tuesday, January 19, is the Midweek Ladies opening day.


- Stratford Senior Golf

Last Friday: Tournament for 2015 for senior golfers, best scores: Ladies: Janice Walton 40, Flo Coburn and Jill Evans 36, Diane Morresey 35. Accuracy: Jill Evans.

Men: Brian Davies 41, Peter Death 40, Henry Morton, Brian Arthur and Michael Walsh 39, Willy Wilson 38, Dave Bates 37. Accuracy: Willy Wilson.

9 Holers: Jack Stevens 16, Bill Whyte 23.

- Strathmore Golf Club

Twilight on December 15 was fine with a very good attendance. There were some amazing scores; David Avery 27, Neil Smillie 25-2=23, Carroll Coulton 23, Brian Needham 23, Kevin Sullivan 22, Glen Murfitt 21, Penny Stark 21, Dick Vanner 21, Maurie Mills 20, Glen Law 20. Closest to the pin was Brian Needham.

Sunday, December 20 dawned fine with very warm conditions for the Open Xmas Hamper where 117 players enjoyed the day.

Best scores were Ladies P McBride 38, C Koch 38 A.Siciliano 37, M Smillie 36, C McLean 35. Senior Men; P Smithson 41, S Hamilton 39, A Gibson 39, T Neal 39, J Gilligan 38, D Murphy 38, N Keegan 36, A Wood 36, R Keat 36. Intermediate Men; L Fenton 44, R Sturmer 41, M Frazer 40, B Jordan 39, L Adamson 38, J Rae 38, S Kaln 37, G Evans 37, P Cleaver 37, P Vanner 37. Junior Men; C Coplestone 42, N Smillie 41, J Kerr 41, G Worthington 41, K Miles 40, R Billing 40, P Johnson 39, M Mills 39, C Coulton 39, T Larsen 39, J Oliver 39.


14 two's were scored by; A Wood, P Smithson, G Murfitt, C Coulton, G Kennedy, H Morton, M Walsh, N Norton, G Wood, T Neal, M Frazer, S Hamilton and J Gilligan.

Twilight on December 23 saw a smaller field of golfers out playing in good conditions. Best scores were Shane Jury 23, Brian Needham 23, Maurie Mills 22, James Smithson 21, Lance Fenton 20, Pete Smithson 20, Glen Murfitt 19, John Cusdin 19, Kevin Sullivan 19, Chris Coplestone 19. Closest to the pin was Maurie Mills.

Twilight on December 30 was played in very warm weather and a smaller number of players turned out to play. Best scores were John Cusdin 23, Neil Smillie 23, Carroll Coulton 22, Dan Murphy 22, Shane Jury 20. Closest to the pin was Shane Jury.