Final results from the 2018 NZ Women’s Senior Foursomes


2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Foursomes

Nelson Golf Club 26-29 November

Nelson Takes Big Haul 

As is often the case in National tournaments, the host club takes a large haul of the trophies and prizes. Nelson Golf Club was no different, claiming 9 of the top 20 places in the 2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Foursomes. 

Pru Bell from the home club, partnered with Valerie Wood (Harewood) were the top qualifiers in Monday’s 26 November nett foursomes round with a nett of 69.5. 

Nelson’s Shirley Otton, with partner Sandra Cleary (Westport) claimed the top prize, the NZLGU Salver in the first division, while the Mrs SS Wilson Plate winners were Carol Hargadon and Kathryn Orange, both locals, in the 2nd division. 

Otton’s win was particularly notable as she was a lead instigator in securing the host rights for the 45th national tournament. Up until Monday’s first round, she was heavily involved in all aspects of the tournament's organisation. 

Switching to golf mode on Monday, Otton and Cleary qualified in 9th place, in the 16 seeded draw, securing their first win, on the 19th after a tough battle.  Their first-round victims were Chris Mackenzie (Matamata) and Sherrill Jeeves (Sherwood Park), their second victory against, Robin White (Nelson) and Adrianne Wislang (Totaradale).  The 2018 winners needed all 18 holes to win that match, 2 up, and then another 18 holes to secure a final place, winning their semi-final match against Judith McKenzie (Nelson) and Marian Irvine (Rotorua).  The pairs easiest win was the final, against Jo Studholme (Ardleigh) and Gaye Mackenzie (Marlborough), 5 and 4. 

Hargadon and Orange in Division 2 needed all 18 holes to secure their trophy, winning on the 18th, 1 up against Denise Pickering and Louise Pearce (Marlborough).   The third division competing for the ADLGA Trophies was won by Judi Colman (Omanu) and Christine Alley (Paeroa), who won their final 2 and 1 against Weedon’s June Gill and Sue Ryan. 

Jackie Wells (Mangawhai) and Jenny McDonald (Pupuke) were the winners of the Rosetown Trophies, with Margaret Budgen and Alison Oldham the inaugural winners of the Total Golf Trophy, for the 5th division. 

Wells and McDonald bet locals Robyn Packer and Annie Tiller 2 and 1, in their semi-final while Budgen and Oldham needed another 2 holes to take out Heather Blackwell and Jill Evans (Weedons) on the 20th

PaR nz Golfing Holidays promote the tournament under the auspices of New Zealand Golf, and in partnership with Bosch New Zealand and TaylorMade presented a prize table valued in excess of $15k. 160 women golfers over the age of 50 set out on the tough links course, representing 41 golf clubs from Timaru to Whangarei.   The four-day tournament was wrapped up with a lavish beach theme party laid on by the Nelson Golf Women’s Ladies Committee. 

The full list of winners included plate holders, Laonie Bodger and Anthea Moriarty (North Shore), Kerry McConchie (Motueka) and Chris Pitcaithly (Nelson), Ngaire English and Robyn Pardy (North Shore), Marie Langford and Susan Rooney (Nelson), Bernice Ramsey (Clarks Beach) and Barbara Taylor (Taumarunui). 

20 flight prizes were awarded to Robin White (Nelson) and Adrianne Wislang (Totaradale), Sandi Notredame (Gulf Harbour) and Suzette Eastmond (Omaha), Jenny Ferrier and Gabrielle Hervey (Nelson), Georgina McKnight and Maureen Wood (Omanu), Dianna Hambleton and Anita Newman (Nelson), Chris Kampfraath and Rochelle McKay (Rotorua), Pamela Smith and Val Wilson (Nelson), Sally Beets and Judith Simpson (Pupuke), Clare Chandler (Royal Wellington) and, Phillipa Eberlein (Nelson) with Carol Steele (Charteris Bay) and Val Turvey (Pauanui Pines). 

PaR nz Golfing Holidays announced that Shandon in Wellington will be the 2019 host club with details and entry forms due out in the New Year. 

For more details, contact 

Denise Langdon

NZ Golf Tourmanent Director

Phone 0275 662 385