Historic win for Raglan golfers

The Raglan Golf Club men’s pennants team scored a historic win for the club recently.

Many years of trying finally brought a welcome Raglan win in the Waikato Golf Association inter-club pennants championship.

Unbeaten throughout this season’s division four championship, Raglan took full advantage of their home course knowledge to score a semi-final win over Walton by a comfortable 5-1 margin.

The afternoon final against Matamata was full of drama, however, the Raglan team of Peter Hogg, Scott Klaver, Glenn Rangitonga, Julian Punta-Doom, Silas Toonstra and Steve Hall held their nerve to win 3.5-2.5.

Hogg halved his match to clinch the success. Along with Hogg, Rangitonga, Toonstra and Klaver, he went through the day’s play undefeated.

“It’s great to finally taste success,” Hogg said. “I think the club has reached the finals six times over the years but before today we’ve never been able to put it all together like we did today – it’s great for the club.

“Getting to play on our home course makes it even better.”

Players from all the participating teams were high in their praise of the upgraded Raglan course which some say, is playing better than ever.

Success earned Raglan promotion to division three for next year’s championship.

Sam Ryan