Jared Pender leads the Recreational Services Masterton-Eketahuna Pro-am
31 Jan 2015
Eketahuna was much busier than usual today. The normal population of 444 exploded to around five thousand with the Pro-am event and the Hurricanes V Crusaders match played at the local rugby ground. Jared Pender scored a five under par 66 to lead Dominic Barson, Grant Moorhead, Jamie McIsaac, Troy Ropiha, Harry Bateman and Fraser Wilkin all on 67.
Twenty four players scored par or better on a course immaculately prepared and the weather playing its part as well. Everything looks set for a very exciting finish tomorrow at the Masterton Golf Club. Click here for the full scores.
Kelvin David George Nagle (Kel) Born Sydney 21/12/1920 - 29/1/2015
29 Jan 2015
The golfing world is mourning the passing of one of the games true gentlemen. He was inducted into the World Hall of Fame in 2007 and was made an Honorary member of the PGA of NZ in 2013 in recognition of his support of the New Zealand professional golf circuit.
Kel had a record 61 Australasian tour wins which is a whopping thirty more than the second placed Greg Norman. These wins included seven NZ Open titles and seven NZPGA titles.
Kel is best remembered for his win in the 1960 British Open where he defeated the raging favourite Arnold Palmer who won the title in 1961.