Education: Pinehurst School
Win for Pinehurst Golfers with Hole in One Buzz
Pinehurst Primary golfers recently won the Abros School Tri Series competition held last week at Northridge Golf Club, wining the series by two shots with 10 year old Year 6 student Harrison Rumney, leading the team to victory scoring a Hole in One.
Harrison’s Hole in One shot on the 9th hole, a 3 par, has placed him in the record books for becoming the first Primary student to score a Hole in One in a North Harbour Golf competition.
Described by Pinehurst School staff members as a good all round sport person who practices hard to achieve high goals on the sports field, this is an incredible feat for Harrison who only started playing golf as a Year 4 student just two years ago after joining the Pinehurst School Golf Programme.
Congratulations to team members Harrison Rumney, Jaiden James, Scott Bartlett and Lachlan Taylor.
Pinehurst Student Wins Prestigious Lions’ Public Speaking Competition
While most enjoyed a relaxing weekend, Year 13 Pinehurst student, Ben Thomas competed to win the Lion’s Young Speech Makers’ Auckland competition.
Representing Pinehurst across an array of Auckland schools, Ben was required to prepare and make a five to six minute speech and a two minute impromptu speech with only one minute to prepare. Ben’s coach Headmistress of Pinehurst College Ms Jacqueline White explains how pleased she was with the commitment he had displayed leading up to the event, spending weeks prior drafting and practicing his speech.
“By competition day I was confident that Ben had achieved what was needed to win with the victory coming as no great surprise to me. He was, quite simply, outstanding, she says.
The adjudication panel obviously agreed with Ms White who was clearly impressed by Ben’s manner and the content of his speeches.
Ben will now represent Auckland at the National Finals in August. Should he win, he will receive a trip to the United States and Canada at year’s end. Pinehurst is grateful to the Greenhithe Lions for sponsoring his entry into the competition.