Lochiel Golf Club was officially recognised as the winners of the John Deere
Trans Tasman Team Championship for 2011 at a recent presentation held at the
Lochiel clubhouse for members and guests.
Lubbers from John Deere Ltd (Aust) and Richard Wallington, as the local John
Deere dealer, visited the club to present the perennial trophy to the winning
team of Gary Lambly (Club Manager) Lincoln Reed (Course Superintendant and
Garry Chalmers (2IC)
gives me great pleasure to have been involved in this tournament from its
inception and see it grow each year to a truly amateur international
competition that is eagerly anticipated on the trade calendar each year"
said Lubbers. "It speaks volumes for the high standards of play and
friendly competition when a small country club can take on some of the clubs
with much higher profiles in both Australia and New Zealand, and win."
is truly how the event was designed to be conducted and we look forward to
continuing this competition for many years to come."
a New Zealand team win this year is a great boost for event and I'm sure there
will be no shortage of Aussie teams wanting to win the trophy back next
Lochiel Club General Manager and team Captain, Gary Lambly praised
the efforts of John Deere and spoke rapturously of the hospitality extended to
all teams in the final played at Moonah Links.
their third attempt at winning the trophy having come close before but never
quite managing to get over the line. Garry paid tribute to his teammates and
also to rival club Warkworth who Lochiel managed to defeat on a count back in
the regional round to qualify for the final.
mentioned the boys from Blacktown Golf Course in Sydney, their playing partners
for the two days and runners up in the final, both teams look forward to facing
each other again, both on course, and over a beer or two after the game next
year according to Gary.
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