The 2023 golfing season has seen the Waiterimu and Morrinsville combined ladies team play consistently good golf to claim a double victory in the Waikato Golf Association annual Wills Cup competition. The Waikato Association is divided into four zones. North, South, East and West which all comprise a number of representative golf clubs. These four zones play a round robin match play golf competition beginning in March and finishing in June. The winners and runner ups of the round robin competition go through to the Waikato Association Finals Day to compete for the prestigious Wills Cup and The Jug in these two divisions. These trophies have been competed for since 1983.
This year the Waiterimu and Morrinsville team had the most Wills Cup points in the North Zone round robin competition to win The Storey Tray. Victory Number One!  Our neighbouring club Tahuna also did very well, being Runners Up. The two clubs went forward to represent North Zone at The Finals day hosted by Ngaruawahia Golf Club on Friday 4 August.
Ngaruawahia Golf Club turned on perfect weather and course conditions for the days golfing. Waiterimu and Morrinsville combined team did their best playing consistent golf to achieve an overall win by 5 points to claim Victory Number Two, The Wills Cup. Tahuna ladies played equally well claiming The Jug in their section. This is the first time in the history of the competition that North Zone has claimed double victory! Congratulations to these North Zone lady golfers and thank you to our many supporters throughout the season. This day will be one to remember and go down in the history books.
Photo:  From left:  Gaylene Bunn (WGA Vice President), Gaye Johns, Jill Wilson, Liz McKie, Leanne McGregor, Jennie Brown (Team Captain), Eileen Bateup (Team Captain), Sharryn Hazelwood.


30th June   – Womens’ results 


WOW…  congratulations go out to our ladies!! Our Waiterimu/Morrinsville combined team: Sharryn Hazelwood, Jennie Brown, Liz McKie, Leanne McGregor, Jill Wilson and Gaye Johns won the round robin competition on Friday 30 June at Ngaruawahia Golf Club. Eileen Bateup and Sheryll Gordon also played during the season. The weather was a real test our resilience but we came out on top. We now go onto The Waikato Zone Finals to be held next month. The Vice President from Ngaruawahia Mo Neville presented The Storey Tray to the team.

Also to our Morrinsville Ladies team: Jennie Brown, Leanne McGregor, Jill Wilson and Gaye Johns who won “The Pennant of the Day” equally with Ngahinepouri Ladies at Hamilton Golf Club on Monday 19 June. Both teams had a total nett of 299 for the day. All team members were presented a sleeve of Titliest golf balls each. Our ladies are currently in fourth position out of the ten teams in this WGA competition. We have another round left to play later this month. This will determine whether we have a place in the finals for the season. Go ladies!

March 6th

9 Hole Fun Mini Tournament:

Monday 27 February provided our new golfers a beautiful evening to play teams ambrose over 6 holes. Nett Results:  1st, Kim’s Team: Lauren Spring, Sharyn Tissingh, Tina Pentecost, Kim Goodman 14.6.  2nd, Divot Diva’s: Te Rehia Wilson, Abbie Bootten, Zoe Cunningham, Jane Passi  18.3. 3rd, The J Ones: Wendy Wilke, Brooke Leonard, Cindy Inverarity, Jennie Brown 18.6.

9 Hole Nett Scramble: Joan Cocks 41.

18 Hole Stableford Scramble:  Leanne McGregor 32 c/b, Heather Robertson 32 c/b, Jane Passi 32 c/b, Jill Wilson 32, Jennie Brown 30, Gaye Johns 30. HIdden Holes was won by Claire Hayr with 12 stableford points.

February 26th

We are fortunate at Morrinsville Golf Club to be playing golf whilst Cyclone Gabrielle left an aftermath of destruction in her path elsewhere. We played in calm weather conditions which produced very good scoring. 18 Hole Nett Scramble:  Betty Soanes 69, Annelies Hansen 71, Heather Robertson 72, Jill Wilson 73, Claire Hayr 75, Marilyn Gilbert 75, Gaye Johns 77, Jo Trusler 78. 9 Hole Nett Scramble:  Kathy Churstain 37, Joan Cocks 46. Par 3 competition:  Annelies Hansen, 17 stableford points.

February 20th:

Ladies Results:
Our Wednesday Ladies Opening Day provided us with beautiful weather and many lady golfers reappearing from last season. We welcomed some new members to join us playing Canadian Foursomes over 9 holes. Afterwards we wined and dined with a shared lunch together. Nett Results:  Sheryll Gordon & Leanne McGregor 34, Marilyn Gilbert & Kathy Churstain 37, Vivian Gunn & Jennie Brown 37.5, Annelies Hansen & Heather Robertson 37.5.
9 Hole Ladies:
Monday night we had perfect weather conditions for 16 of our new Summer Promo ladies to participate in another golf coaching session with Andrew Noble. They had an enjoyable time continuing to develop their swing; learning to drive and pitch. Next week we have a Fun Mini Tournament planned. This is open to our new 9 Hole golfers. If you would like to enter please contact us.
Hole in One Congratulations:
Congratulations to Jo Trusler for yet another “Hole in One”. Jo scored this on the Par 3 No. 1 hole on Sunday 12 February, playing in very wet conditions. This is Jo’s fourth “Hole in One”, three of them being on our Morrinsville course. Jo is truly amazing, we are very fortunate to have her playing in our club. When chatting to Jo about her latest achievement she said: “It just happened!”

Saturday 11th February:

Ladies Division: Best Gross went to Karen Semmens (64) while Best Nett was Kathy Churstain (39), Runner Up Nett to Claire Hayr (45). Followed by Annelies Hansen (46) next were Sheryll Gordon and Gaye Johns (47), then Jane Passi and Marilyn Gilbert (both 48).
All up it was a memorable event to officially kickstart the 2023 year.