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January 23



  • Ashburton Bowling Club

At Ashburton Bowling Club this week, our members continued to play and compete in good weather, starting on Tuesday morning the 14, a glorious one indeed, for the Ashburton Ladies’ Handicapped Singles.  The standard was high all round, and the worthy winner was Heather Gray, the runner up was Alison Gibbs.  Well done, ladies!

In the Friday Triples on the 18 at Allenton, Peter Collins as part of a composite team came 3rd and Gavin Eder, Margaret Eder and Winston Lee came 5th.

On Saturday 18, at the Rollover Triples, 1st were J Ryk, C Cross, C Rooke with 2 wins, 9 ends, 14 points and 2nd were T Watson, A Gibbs, O Gray with 2 wins, 9 ends, 12 points.

Also on Saturday 18, Murray Anderson and partner were 4th in the Sub Section pairs at Allenton and has therefore qualified for the post section’s play at Ashburton on January 25, starting at 9am.

In the Doug Hood Open Fours at Methven on Sunday 19, Brent Mayson as part of composite team came 2nd.

At 5.30pm on Monday the 20 the Murray Grey Plate was played at Ashburton in glorious sunshine.  3rd place was Jo Ryk, J Mills, M Campbell with 2 wins, 11 ends, 25 points, 2nd place was G Eder, Judie Ryk, W Herriott with 2 wins, 11 ends, 26 points and the winners with 2 wins, 12 ends, 30 points were R Herriott, R Diamond, Relda Prendergast.

Coming up on Wednesday 20 at Ashburton will be the Terrace View Retirement Village Open 2 Bowl Triples, starting at 12.30pm.  It should be a good afternoon’s bowling.

Great bowling everyone!



  • Ashburton Golf Club

The 2020 season was opened on a beautiful day last Saturday. Club Patron Bill Hetrick wished everyone well for the new season with a lovely, well received speech and declared the season open. It was great to see Bill looking so well and having a game again after a very tough couple of months. The man is a Brandon legend.

The opening day mixed AC Browne Cup was picked up by a massive half shot, by Barbara Williams and Peter Wright with nett 65 just pipping Wendy and Eric Parr. In the men’s pairing the Smith salver was a young guns slug fest, with Jordy Bird and James MacFarlane edging out Sam Clarke and Tom Blacklow. It was wonderful to see such a big field taking part and hopefully it is a good pointer for the rest of the season.

This Saturday we have the men’s opening day playing best ball pairs for the Jim McKenzie trophy. Then on Sunday we have the final of the, world famous, Property Brokers Shootout. All the racers are going through their final week build-up of good diet, abstinence and plenty of rest. The auction was a massive success with Hamish not taking “no that wasn’t a bid” for an answer. Previous champs Brent, Bruce and Gaby went for top money as did the Stoddart boys and Pauly G. It really is a very tight field, anyone’s call really. I can honestly see anyone of the 19 finalists holding the trophy aloft. Ok, ok any one of 18.

The Property Brokers Shootout final is always a big day. Teeing off from 10am, finalists report no later than 9:40am please. It usually takes around half an hour to clear the first tee, we then lose one player per hole and around 4pm we have 2 players battling down the 18th. Come along and watch the spectacle, a sunny day has been organised and we will have a drinks buggy following the game.

Don’t forget, coming up soon on February 1 we have the Hydraulink 36 hole Open. On February 22 and 23 we have the Harvey Norman Classic then on February 27 we are holding the annual 9 hole tournament. Entries for all these are now being taken, just check the website or contact the club. It’s going to be a massive February. Good golfing.