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Saturday 24 September 2011 | Published in Regional


Frank Berg kept his cool last Saturday on the Rarotonga Golf Club course, playing good recovery shots from sometimes difficult positions to take out the 2011 B&M Wholesalers competition.

Frank scored pars on 12 holes, a birdie and only 1 double bogey.

His total score of 74 off the stick for a nett 60 gave him 45 points which was enough to clinch the competition.

Life member Bruce Goldsworthy of B&M has sponsored this competition for many years now and it is much appreciated by all the members, 75 of whom turned out to play on the day. There is still plenty of run on the course because what little rain we had was just soaked up by the fairways.

Best round of the day came from Daniel Webb with a 70 off the stick.

Daniels already good game has benefitted from his experiences in New Caledonia.

Best ladies round came from Alice Pilkinton Story and Mena Howard who both carded an 80.

Judging by the scores lately a lot of the members are starting to improve.

Part of this is by watching what the better golfers do and a couple of our young players have also benefitted from some coaching by Henry Story.

Close on the heels of Frank Berg was Ollie Silk who had her best game for a while with an 88 of the stick for 44 points.

Ollie was followed by Ken Matheson (43), Peter McKinley (43), Donnie Willis (42), Vengi Hagai (42), Robert Skews (41), Daniel Webb (41), Vaike Tairi (40), and Memory Akama (40) on a count-back from Tukai Engu, Eddie Tuaati, Rita Howard and Karika Karika.

Thank you Papa Bruce for all the wonderful prizes.

There was even a prize for the worst golfer, but Im much too polite to mention that this was won by Ipa!

As Bruce stated at the prize-giving, it was disappointing that more of the prize winners were not present.

Please make every effort to attend the prize-giving for competitions, either to accept your prize or to applaud the winners.

This will be much appreciated by our wonderful sponsors.

This week is the start of the 2011 Rarotonga Club Championships and this is sure to be a hotly contested tournament.

In order to give more members a chance to play in the morning, the interval between tee times has been reduced from 10 minutes to 8 minutes.

Business House Golf is not far away now and we are looking for a convener to help organise and run this popular series of matches. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact club manager Haimona Browne.