Chow chews up Whaingaroa Open opponents

The indomitable Gordon “Chow” Jowsey was the shining light among a bevy of Raglan Golf Club stars at the Club’s recent Anniversary Weekend tournament.

The Raglan Golf Club hosted the second annual two-day Whaingaroa BTW Open Tournament in beautiful sunny conditions on a magnificently manicured course which attracted a near capacity field.

The evergreen Jowsey’s all-conquering form proved too much for his Men’s Division Three opponents as he ran away with the Gross honours against a strong field.

Despite visiting golfers from near and far, Raglan players dominated the major prize list.

Raglan players among the prizes included the inspirational Ken Shea who captured the Men’s Division One Gross while Wayne Borrell won the stableford with Silas Toornstra in third while Luke Phillips was third in the nett.

Dan Hakes was in scintillating form winning the Division Two Gross. Ratu Mataira won the stableford, Keith Brightwell was second and club president Chris Harris claimed third in the nett competition.

Jowsey led the way in Division Three and was joined by stableford winner Steve Meddings with Tom Wilson taking the runner-up spot.

The quiet achiever Rae Borrell claimed the Ladies Bronze Gross title for the locals and Angela Curle did the same in the nett competition.

An outstanding effort by locals who were joined by golfers from as far south as Christchurch, from North Harbour and from around the greater Auckland area, across the Waikato, Bay Of Plenty and Thames Valley.

Visitors and locals were high in their praise of the event which was superbly organised by a hardworking band of club members led by Wayne Borrell and Glenn Rangitonga.

The tournament was given a boost from BTW Company Limited’s fantastic four-year sponsorship package which will essentially help the tournament grow and prosper.

BTW has branches in New Plymouth and Hamilton and is a multidisciplinary one-stop consultancy with unparalleled experience on national and international projects.

BTW’s range of services include but are not limited to land surveying, planning and engineering.

Representatives from the company were on hand for Sunday’s prizegiving.

Whaingaroa Open Results

Mens Division 1 – Gross: Ken Shea. Nett: Patrick Hape. Stableford: Wayne Borrell

Division 2 – Gross: Daniel Hakes. Nett: Adam Scott. Stab: Ratu Mataira

Division 3 – Gross: Gordon Jowsey. Nett: Shane Ngataki. Stab: Steve Meddings

Ladies Silver – Gross: Simmy Wang. Nett: Tegan Muraahi. Stab: Debbie Gasgoine

Ladies Bronze – Gross: Rae Borrell. Nett: Ange Curle. Stab: Rebecca Ngataki

Juniors- Tawa Thomas. Runner-up: Luke Thomas