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Best of the year, 2018

Mens Gross - 67 - Ash Smith - 28th January

Mens Nett - 58 - Steve Law - 30th September

Womens Gross - 79 - Denise Goile - 22nd March

Womens Nett - 59 - Addy Nieremeijer - 30th September

Best of October

Mens Gross - 70 - Dave Seager  - 11th October

Mens Nett - 63 - Charlie Coles - 11th October

Womens Gross - 92 - Denise Goile - 18th September

Womens Nett - 59 - Addy Nieremeijer - 30th September

Latest News and Results

14 October: Blind Drawn Pairs

Today was a blind drawn pairs stableford competition. The winning pair was Pat Ryan and Ken Bardsley with a combined 80 stableford points. Three other pairs put together 74 points.

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7 October: Brent Keene racks up 50 stableford points.

Following on from Steve Law and his 50 points last week Brent Keene shot an even par 72 off the stick on a 14 handicap to aquire 50 points and win the senior scramble.

Regular visitor Riverside's Doug Grantham played well for 45 to be second.

Grant Morgan with 45 headed the juniors.

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30 September: Pitchford Trophy Final

Charlie Coles and John McCormick are the 2018 Pitchford Trophy Champions. In a very closely fought out final, Coles and McCormick overcame Derek Boyle and Hans Nieremeijer 1 up.

Scramble

Steve Law decided that it was time to play good golf for the first time in a while and left the field in his dust by scoring 50 points. After proudly bringing up a ton at Te Awamutu on Tuesday, 17 handicapper, Law went to the other extreme and shot 75 off the stick. Dave Seager was the next best with 44 points followed by Scott Law. Scott Law posted his second consecutive under par round with a tidy 68.

Addy Nieremeijer didn't want to have to drive Hans home and posted 50 points to ensure that wouldn't happen, Her score just happened to win the junior division also. Charlie Coles played well for 44 points for second with Paul Davie one point back on 43.

Scramble Results (Stableford)

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23rd September: Pitchford Trophy Semi Finals

Another beautiful Spring day greeted the semi-finalists of the Pitchford Trophy on Sunday. Charlie Coles and partner John McCormick took on Rob Taylor and Brent Keene in the first semi and came up trumps. Coles was the difference here recording a 66 nett. The other semi-final was a close affair. Hans Nieremeijer and Derek Boyle took the honours on the 18th hole over Phillip Eyre and Paul Davie. On the 18th Hole, Hans Nieremeijer hit the approach of the day on 18 to 5 feet. This put the pressure on Davie, the only other player that could halve the hole with a birdie. He couldn't find the inspiration however and the match was taken by Nieremeijer and Boyle.

Goodwright Contracting Scramble

The members of Pirongia Golf Club would like to thank Goodwright Contracting for sponsoring todays scramble.

Scoring was a lot better in the Junior division than the seniors today. Many of the seniors found the dry and hard greens unreceptive and with many pins cut near the front, it was hard to stop an approach near the pins. Barry Fordham excelled in the conditions however, scoring a wopping 47 points and cleaning out the junior division by 5 points. Three players, Dave Peryer, Ian Grey and Charlie Coles all tied for 2nd.

Scott Law found some magic on the 18th hole to seal the senior scramble honours. He put his tee shot through the green and then chipped in for a eagle 2 and finished with 40 points. Kevin Appleby and Derek Boyle were tied for 2nd on 38 points.

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16th September: Pitchford Trophy Round 1

With only 8 pairs entered into the Pirchford Trophy this year, the shortened competitionstarted today. Rob Taylor and Brent Keene were to consistent and were able to comfortably beat Scott Law and Ben Vincent 4 and 2. They will meet Charlie Coles and John McCormick in the semi-final after Coles and McCormick took care of Kevin Nickson and Dave Lamb. The other semi final will see Phillip Eyre and Paul Davie meet Derek Boyle and Hans Nieremeijer. Eyre and Davie beat Gary Bowman and Tyne Watts while Boyle and Nieremeijer beat Barry Cavey and Terry Charlesworth.

Scramble

Ray Shay came out of hibernation with a rush today. Playing for the first time since March, he proceeded to rack up 45 points to win the Junior scramble. Kevin Nickson wasn't far behind with 43 points and Jack Hjorth was 3rd with 42 points. Gary Russo continied his good form of late to win the senior scramble with 41 points from steve Law on 39 and John McCormick on 38.

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9th September: Scott Law Completes Triple Double.

Scott Law has completd the triple double (strope play, match play champion) today after winning the Pirongia Golf Clubs Match Play Champs.

After postponement last Sunday, the weather was a treat today but a strengthening winds made conditions trickey. Law jumped out to a 5 up lead in the opening fron 9 after shooting a 3 under total of 33. Dave Seager had no answer for Laws efforts. Both players then struggled on the back nine but wins on the 17th and 18th saw Seager cut Law's lead to 3 up.

After lunch, Seager continued to claw himself back into the match and after 27 holes Law's lead was down to 1. The back nine continued in the same vain with Law opening doors and Seager taking advantage. Seager won both the 29th and 30th to take the lead for the first time. The pair traded holes on the 31st and 32nd before Law made birdie on the 33rd to level the scores. Law then made a good 8 foot putt on the 34th to keep the match all square. Pars on the 35th saw both players headong down 18 all square.

An agressive drive by Law down 18 left him 30 meters short of the green. Seager went more conservative and had 100 meters to the pin but had to avoid the tree 20 meters ahead. Unfortunately, Seager pulled the shot slightly and it caught the tree, essentially ending the match then and there. Law calmly chipped and putted out for a par to win 1 up.

The intermediate champion is Rob Taylor after he dominated his match against Phillip Eyre. After 18 holes, Taylor was comfortable at 5 up. Eyre tried valliantly and cut the lead to 3 after 27 holes but couldn't improve on that and eventually went down 4 and 3.

Don Matson won the Junior division after Dave Strawbridge had to default with a back problem. Ross Scown beat Terry Charlesworth 2 and 1 to take out the Junior B division.

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2nd September: Match Play Finals Postponed

Due to the forcast weather, a good early call was made to postpone the match play finals unti the 9th September. Initially, the weather held off, but about 10:00 the heaven opened and steady rain persisted for the morning. 

Fifteen hardy soles turned out anyway and managed to play nine holes before play was discontinued. In the conditions, the scoring was still very good. Addy Nieremeijer was the best with 22 points ahead of five others on 21.

Scramble Results (Stableford):

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Drone Flyover of 1st hole.

I am slowly in the process of adding flyovers of the holes to "The Course" page. To see an example of what it may look like click here to see the first hole.

Presidents Welcome

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Pirongia Golf Club website. We hope that its contents are of value, whether you intend being a casual visitor or a potential club member.

Most clubs have a characteristic or two which sets them apart from other clubs and Pirongia is no exception. An obvious feature is the background setting of Mount Pirongia with its tidy, pastured,lower slopes, contrasting against the bush clad upper reaches. The close proximity to the bush provides, particularly during the spring months, an abundance of tui, as well as smaller numbers of kaka (NZ native parrot) and kereru, our native pigeon. Additional to this, the Waipa River and its tributary, the Mangapiko Stream, enhance the view from parts of the course.

Making the Pirongia Golf Club unique is the race track, integrated into the course, which is used once a year for the well known Pirongia Boxing Day races. The transformation of the golf course to a race track, with attendances of up to 10,000 people, and then back to a golf course, with just over one days play unavailable, bears testimony to another invaluable characteristic of Pirongia ... a great spirit of co-operation and voluntary help. It is this which also enables the golf club to keep the course in a neat and tidy condition, whilst maintaining very low costs of membership.

Should your visit coincide with our club day and our usual tee-off times, please make yourself known to the starting official who will arrange a playing group for you. Your presence is most welcome and we wish you an enjoyable round.

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