First trilogy event well received


The inaugural Betta Electrical Golf Trilogy took place at the Gore, Mataura and Wyndham golf clubs on Saturday and Sunday.
The event attracted 43 teams of four which played all three courses during the two days in varying formats of the game.
Gore Golf Club secretary Peter Kemp said the weather could have been kinder. There were high winds on Saturday and heavy showers, at times, on Sunday.
However, feedback showed everyone seemed to enjoy the format and the weekend.
“As one of the players commented, the rain couldn’t go any deeper than your skin,” Kemp said. There was a great amount of effort put into organising the trilogy by the joint committee which had planned the event, found the sponsor and publicised it.
“A small army of people have been in action over the weekend and leading up to the tournament in preparing the courses, providing food for the 172 golfers, starting players and putting together results as well as running bars and ensuring golfers got home safely,” he said. Everything ran smoothly but there would be a debriefing by the organising committee to see if any minor changes needed to be made.
He believed the event would become a popular annual event on the Southland golfing calendar.  “Many of the golfers commented that despite the poor weather leading up to the weekend the courses were presented in great condition.”
Kemp said it was great to have the Gore clubhouse absolutely packed, with standing room only, for the results on Sunday evening.
Mataura Golf Club secretary Melanie Borthwick said the event overall was a positive for the three clubs and organisers would only have to tweak things from here.
She said if numbers increased next year they would need to find a new venue.
“It is a great problem to have when your clubroom is full after a day’s golf,” Borthwick said.bridgemediaWoman Shoes