This time honoured fixture in the Canterbury Golf calendar was held at Harewood Golf Club on Friday 3 December - the home club of current Canterbury Golf President Mike Rondel. He, along with many other Club Presidents and Secretaries gathered together to celebrate the contribution these important people make to the ongoing success of their clubs.
The Presidents Trophy was hotly contested with three time winner Steve Kilpatrick the favourite to come through again. However Mike Rondel was too good having his best round ever on his home course shooting 77 off-the-stick and scoring 42 stableford points. His nearest rival was Chris Collins from McLeans Island with 38 points.
Tracy Wills from Tai Tapu won the Secretaries Salver with 38 points followed by Ian Connor from Ellesmere in the runner-up position.
A bamboozle teams stableford compettiion was also held and the team of Steve Kilpatrick, Geum Lee, Hugh Murchison, and Michelle Fletcher (pictured above) prevailed with 119 points. They beat the team of James Barclay, Wayne Hallinan, Chris Collins, and Sue Collins by one point, followed by the team of Allister Cotter, Robin Williams, Greg Heath, and Tracy Wills on 116.
Lyn Saywell from Everglades won a copy of the Sir Bob Charles book for best stableford (not in a winning team) with 38, and Chris Collins and Sue McFarlane won the nearest-the-pins.
A good day had by all in fine conditions. Thank you to those that were able to attend in these trying COVID times, and a massive thank you to Neville Bamford and his team at Harewood Golf Club for being fabulous hosts.