A special golf deal

JERRIE VALLI
Last updated 05:00 11/12/2013

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Golf Southland and H&J Smith are teaming up to offer potential golfers a special deal this summer.

A new promotion has just recently been confirmed whereby anyone spending more than $100 at H&J Smith in Invercargill, Te Anau or Gore, or at H&J's Outdoor World Invercargill, will get a voucher for $100 off an annual adult membership at any 18-hole Southland golf course or $50 off an annual adult membership at any 9-hole course in Southland.

There are a few terms and conditions, but all information is online at golfsouthland.co.nz.

The initiative is one Golf Southland is hoping will attract plenty of new members this summer, and runs until January 24.

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More than 130 junior golfers were in action at Drummond Golf Club last week for the Southland Primary School Championships, leaving organisers impressed with the quality of the south's up-and-coming talent.

All teams competing had to qualify for the tournament and got the chance to play for the overall title, as well as compete in a skills-based competition.

The overall tournament winners was a team from James Hargest, including Taylah Sweeney, Liam Hewitt, Jacob Pritchard, Andrew Fleming, with Waiau second (Cameron Johnston, Ben Egerton, Felix Egerton, Amanda Baldwin) and Drummond Blue third (Carl Lindsay, Matthew Hall, Oliver Stevens, Kendall Hughes).

The Windsor North Blue team of Luke Harvey, Sam Thomson, Cameron Archer and Alice Parsons were the Up to Year 6 winners and Southland Boys High School Black were awarded the Sportsmanship Award.

Other results were as follows: Chuck'n'Putt Winner: Southland Boys High Blue (Zach Mirfin, Luke Gilchrist, Cameron Smith, Taz O'Connell) Putting Winner: Southland Boys High Black (Clark Sutherland, Will Scully, Matt Maginn, Braeden Heslip) Pitching Winner: Gorge Road Blue (Kaliyah Pihema-Laing, Aaron Hart, Samuel Trent, Connor Poyntz-Roberts) Chipping Winner : Southland Boys High Red (Anthony Peira, Maru Raea, Tim Price, Calem Castle)

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Queens Park Golf Club patron and life member Bert Low, 93, had a fantastic round last week, shooting under his age for a 92.

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Also in news from Queens Park, the club's Handicap Foursomes, played earlier this month, proved to be a nice family affair with a father and daughter playing together - Robbie Anderson, with his 15-year-old daughter, Grace, - and a grandmother/grandson combination also lining up, with Melva Hewitt playing teeing off with her 13-year-old grandson Liam.

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Kingston Golf Club will host the annual triangular tournament contested by Kingston, Arrowtown and Queenstown Kelvin Heights on Sunday. Arrowtown won last year on its home course and Kingston is hoping to do the same this year. Entry is a $10 Christmas gift so everyone gets a prize.

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The Wilson Contractors BBQ tournament will be held at Kingston on Friday, December 27, starting at 12.30pm. It is an 18-hole stableford competition for men and women and is open to all golfers with an official handicap.

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A new year tournament to put on your calendar is Mataura's tournament on January 5; a husband and wife and mixed couples tournament. It has been going for 22 years and continues to be a popular one! Tee off is 11.30am and there is a free barbecue on course. Inquiries and entries can be made to Wendy or Helen.

- © Fairfax NZ News

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