MLT Presidents Pennants
SIX teams will contest the MLT Presidents Pennants competition this year, which tees off on Saturday, August 22, at Greenacres.
Invercargill Golf Club has three teams in the competition, while Greenacres, Gore and Winton make up the six.
The competition will have three rounds and will finish with finals at Gore on September 19.
Golfers urged to enter tournament
ORGANISERS are encouraging all golfers to get involved in the Southland Men’s and Women’s Foursomes tournament when it tees off at Queens Park Golf Club on August 23.
The tournament, open to pairs of men or women, includes a morning round of Canadian Foursomes (40% combined handicap), and the afternoon round is a Foursome (50% combined handicap).
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 19.
National teams event
THE Waikaia team of Dianne Cleland, Kate Cross, Janis Steel and Deryn Cullen have won the 2020 Golf Southland Women’s National Teams event. Waikaia comfortably topped the leaderboard with 128, over Tuatapere on 140 and Greenacres on 143.
Fourteen clubs contested the tournament.
Traditionally, districts throughout New Zealand hold national teams tournaments and regional scores are submitted to New Zealand Golf to determine national placings.
However, with 10 district associations forced to cancel competitions this year, NZ Golf decided to cancel the competition. With interest still high from Southland teams, Golf Southland continued with its tournament, but there will be no national placings.
Trio wins Cromwell Tournament
A trio of Southlanders has won the Cromwell Winter Tournament, played late last week. Mataura golfers Melanie Borthwick and Nicki Clark teamed up with Waikaia’s Michelle Taylor to take the title.