Interport 2021 Report by Troy St John, Lyttelton Branch
In February 2021, Golfers and Fisherman from ports around New Zealand gathered in Lyttelton to compete in the annual MUNZ Interport Sports Tournament.
Golf was held at the Waimairi Beach Golf Club and it didn’t disappoint with some fantastic weather, one of the mornings it absolutely bucketed down, flooding the greens and then stopped around 10am. The greens staff managed to get the course playable and we were able to get going at 12pm and get a full round in.
As always it was amazing to see some many familiar faces and really encouraging to see some new ones as well.
I really need to thank all the staff at Waimairi and a special thanks to Mark and the kitchen team as they went out of their way all week to ensure everyone was looked after.
The fishing was held in Kaikoura, they went out on Monday for a half day, Tuesday and Wednesday for full days and another half day on Thursday. Reports are the fishing was amazing with huge Blue Cod, Blue Nose and Groper coming over the side. Apparently there was plenty of burley going over the side on the first day as the sea was a bit choppy.
Next year the tournament is being held in Whangarei and we invite all to come along to get involved in an amazing event that has been running for over 60 years, you won’t be disappointed.
Please contact Russell Mayn for at Auckland Branch Local 13 for further information relating to Interport 2022.
Interport cup 54 hole nett: Ben Gallagher
R/up – Chapman Plate: Cyril McWilliam
Rare Cup 54 hole gross: Steve Campbell
R/up – Bill Brown Memorial: Eugene Douglas
Flett Black Memorial 54 hole par: Jock Parish
R/up: Steve Seckold
George Waller 54 hole Stableford: Doug Williams
R/up: Frank Fayle
Crocket and Lewis 18 hole Stableford: Richard Markham
R/up: Russell Mayn
Norm Fisher Memorial – best gross any 1 day: Jason Newman
R/up: Terry Hermansson
Credit Union Cup (Ladies): Carol Donaldson
R/up: Robyn Hawkins
Arty Pitcher Cup Visitors 54 hole nett: John Niwa
R/up: Andrew Borg
Ray Dobson Trophy Visitors 54 hole gross: Warren Powell
R/up: Dennis Reid
Most honest Golfer: Mike Myers
Tareha Cup 4 ball pairs: Steve Campbell & Terry Stanton
R/up Wallington Trophy: Eugene Douglas
Tommy Heenan Trophy – Troy St John
(Sportsman like conduct, someone who has done a lot of organising, gone out of their way to help etc.)
Kerekere Canoe: Lyttelton
R/up: New Plymouth