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SHORT AND SHARP
Film society screening
The Cromwell Film Society is
hosting its first feature
presentation tomorrow night
screening the 2012 romantic
comedy-drama Moonrise Kingdom
at A Drop of Red restaurant. An
encore screening will be held on
March 4. Only 20 tickets to each
screening will be sold and doors
open at 7pm.
Chief of Army
Major General Arthur Dave
Gawn, of Ophir, has been named as
chief of the New Zealand Army.
to lead the
Gawn, a former Dunstan High
student who enlisted in the New
Zealand Army in 1978, trained as
an officer in Australia and served
in various leadership roles in
Singapore, Bosnia, and East Timor.
Intentional damage arrest
Alexandra police arrested a
17-year-old Alexandra man last
week in relation to three broken
windows at Alexandra businesses
and a broken window at the
Dunstan High School on February
16. The man is expected to appear
in the Alexandra District Court
next month charged with several
counts of intentional damage.
Wanaka gourmet icecream
manufacturer Pure New Zealand,
owned by Tracey and Richard
Bullock, has been recognised in
the Cuisine magazine Artisan
Awards for its Mascarpone, Date
and Orange ice cream. The entry
was one of 12 handmade or
individually-crafted goods selected
from over 100 entries and the only
successful entry from the lower
South Island. Quality and taste
were the judge s main criteria.
An expert on sustainable farming,
American Joel Salatin, is speaking
at the Lake Wanaka Centre at
7.30pm tomorrow, about family
farming and how local food
systems create resilience, stability
and abundance. The journalist and
author is also running a two-day
course at Glendhu Station, from
today, which has attracted
farmers from as far as Australia
and the Far North. Tickets for
tomorrow night are $20 and can
be bought from Wanaka
Wastebusters or at the door on the
night if they have not sold out.
Last week we printed an out-of-
date advertisement for Gallop
South. Actually, the races are in
Omakau on Friday. Sorry about
that. See the correct ad on page
Green fingers: Cromwell Golf Club greenkeeper Tennille Guttery, 22, has been making her mark in what is
considered a male dominated industry.
Photo: CHE BAKER 627659939
US trained, Kiwi skills
Greenkeeper on course to make her mark
By CHE BAKER
Working in what is typically
considered a male dominated
area has not stopped Cromwell
greenkeeper Tennille Guttery
from taking on some of the top
golf course in the United States
Miss Guttery, 22, has been
working as a greenkeeper since
2011 after spending two years
completing the National Certifi-
cate in Sports Turf Management
at the Otago Polytechnic.
Sports Turf Management pro-
gramme manager Gary Smith
said Miss Guttery, who
graduated in 2011, was awarded
the top student award after
completing the course.
She won the PGG Wrightson
Scholarship to attend a Sports
Turf Conference before she got
an internship to work 'on some
of United States' ''top golf
courses'', Mr Smith said.
Miss Guttery was the only
female in over a decade to
graduate from the course and
was the second female to ever do
so since the course at the
polytechnic had been running.
During her internship she
worked at the TPC Scottsdale
course in Phoenix, Arizona
before moving onto the TPC
Potomac course in Maryland.
The two course were owned and
used by professional golf players
and considered to be some of the
country's top courses.
It was at the Scottsdale course
where she met and worked with
another female greenkeeper.
''It was so cool.'' Miss Guttery
said. ''I reckon more girls should
get into it [greenkeeping]. It's
one of the jobs that come across
as being male industry. I don't
Since returning to New Zealand
in October she has spent the
summer working at the Crom-
well Golf Course.
The work was slightly different
from in America, where more
than 30 greenkeepers looked
after 18 holes compared to the
three in Cromwell, but watching
the courses redevelopment grow
in was exciting, she said.
''It's just going to get bigger and
better this course,'' she said.
While not yet an avid golfer --
''It's the most frustrating game
ever.'' -- Miss Guttery has
started to play and was enjoying
the seeds she was helping sow.
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