2019 NZ Mixed Foursomes @ Maraenui GC
Labour Weekend Winners
2019 New Zealand Mixed Foursomes Championship
26 & 27 October 2019
For the second time, Kylie and Nathan Jacoby have taken hold of the New Zealand Golf Mixed Foursomes Salver.
The Northland pair have been the ones to beat in recent years, having won the championship in 2017, and runner up last year.
Kylie, who was originally a North Harbour representative, is a regular in the Northland Interprovincial team, and the main-stay of the revitalised Northland Women’s Masters team. With husband Nathan, also a Northland Masters representative, the Jacoby’s again showed true class in their three-match challenge in the 8-pair draw.
The Jacoby’s won their first match comfortably over the Manor Park pair of Bill & Julie Steel and then took on Chris Blair (Remuera) and Keara Harrison (Titirangi), a match they won four and three. The final between Gavin Ashwell (Waipu) and Alyana Cox (Wellsford), also Northland representatives, was another win on the 15th, the Jacoby’s never seeing the final three holes all weekend.
Sadly for locals, the winning 2018 pair of Kathy Olsen (Maraenui) and Russell Mitchell (Napier) were not available to defend their title due to family commitments and injury, however Olsen was on hand to pass on the coveted Salver.
The tournament was started by New Zealand Golf in 1973; the salver has a long list of notable winners including the late Una Wickham, Kaye Maxwell, Brenda Ormsby, Grant Waite and New Zealand Golf’s Phil Aickin.
A slightly smaller field than normal, teed off on Saturday 26 October at Hawkes Bay’s Marenui Golf Course that had all players competing over three rounds over the long weekend.
The first division’s prize list, the Championship, seeded by handicap included plate winners Matt Stachurski and Fern Taylor (Putaruru), with flights awarded to Sherwood Park’s Shardae Bulkeley and Jordan Karena, and local Maraenui members, Clare Choi and Paul Shin.
The second division, competing in handicap foursomes match play was won by Wainui’s Eric and Rita Engelbrecht with the runners up being Bob Eadie and Joanne Wilton-Eadie (Levin). Plate winners were David Eddington and Christine May (Shandon) with flight winners, Mike Earley (Fitzroy) and Jill Lloyd (Taupo) along with Steve Hinton (Mangawhai) and Karen Cater (Pupuke).
Prizes were also awarded to a combined 3rd and 4th division, competing in an introduced round robin format, also in handicap foursomes match play over the full 18-holes. Margaret and Dean Robinson (Puketitiri) took lines honours on a countback of the last round, over Liz and Lloyd Banton (Pupuke), with the 3rd place going to Trish and Barry Macklow (Hastings). Consolation prizes included Aseri and Kevin Meikle (Maraenui) and Rogan Brown (Marenui) partnered with Di Taylor (Mangawhai).
The 2020 New Zealand Mixed Foursomes, will again be held over the Labour Weekend with players registration and entry including breakfast before play on the Saturday, and lunch with prize giving on the Sunday. More details will be published in due course by PaR nz Golfing Holidays who manage the tournament under the auspices of New Zealand Golf.
For more information contact
NZ Golf Tournament Director / PaR nz Golfing Holidays
Phone 0275 662 3845