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Southland win South Island Interprovincial
THE Southland men’s senior golf team has scored an impressive victory, winning the South Island Interprovincial at St Clair Golf Club in Dunedin last weekend.

In what was a solid team effort, Southland beat Canterbury 5.5-2.5, Tasman 6-2 and Aorangi 6-2 and drew 4-all with Otago to come out with the overall South Island title.

Rob Mainland was unbeaten throughout the tournament with four wins, while Liam Hewitt was also unbeaten with three wins and one squared match.

Matt Tautari, Liam Balneaves and Josh Kalweit all recorded three wins each, while Tyler McLean, Bryan Cantley and Doug Carmichael also contributed well to a good team performance.

The excellent results would give the Southlanders a confidence boost as they look to the Toro Interprovincial, being played at Auckland’s Whitford Park in late November. The team would be reduced to five players for the national tournament.

Gilmour Rosebowl
RIVERTON has beaten Mataura 4-1 in its latest defence of the Gilmour Rosebowl. Individual results were: Anita Fraser beat Adrian McAllister 6/4, Margaret Baillie lost to Julie Braithwaite 4/3, Emma MacCallum beat Lydia McIlwrick 2/1, Judy Tecofsky beat Mel Borthwick 3/2 and Vera Kerr beat Annette Thompson 4/3.

Riverton’s next challenge would be from Waikaka next month.

Free lessons
GOLF Southland is excited to again offer its free Get Into Golf lessons, coming to Donovan Park later this month.

The free sessions are designed specifically for adults who are new to the game, or who are looking to give it a go and want some pointers to help them get off to the best possible start.

Coaching is provided by local professionals, so beginner golfers can ensure their technique is on point before they hit the driving range or fairways.

The lessons would be held at Donovan Park, Invercargill, on Thursday, October 29, Monday, November 2, Thursday, November 5, and Monday, November 9, between 5.30pm and 7pm.

Registrations are not essential – simply turn up on the night/s – but if you have any questions or would like to know more, contact Golf Southland on 03 931 0082 or email admin@golfsouthland.co.nz.

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