Kapi-Mana News : November 22nd 2011
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This is a very tidy low maintenance 2 Bedroom single level townhouse, with single garage auto door and internal access. There's a demand for these so ring me NOW! (10544) tawa 33a HinauStreet - $298,000 Leaders still turn to Nobilo SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Time for respect in NZ Watching the Presidents Cup golf over the weekend got me to think- ing about Frank Nobilo, who was International captain Greg Norman's assistant. That position was another pointer to Nobilo's standing in world golf. After our two Major champion- ship winners, Bob Charles and Michael Campbell, Nobilo is the best performed New Zealand golfer. In a professional career stretching from 1979 to 2003, he won 15 tournaments -- one in the United States, five on the European tour, two in Asia, one in Australia and a variety of others, including two New Zealand PGA championships. During his prime he was a con- tender in all four Majors. His best finishes were fourth in the Masters (1996), eighth in the PGA Championship (1996), ninth and 10th in the US Open (1994 and 95) and 10th in the British Open (1997). Since he retired from pro golf, Nobilo, now 51, has become a fam- iliar broadcasting voice. He works for the Golf Channel's Champions Tour and covers the PGA tour. Though I always found Nobilo helpful, he developed a reputation as somewhat curmudgeonly, and I recall one time at Paraparaumu when he and Greg Turner pro- fessed some irritation at the media's continued infatuation with Bob Charles, then 20 years past his best. Nobilo the television commen- tator is a revelation. He is humor- ous on occasion, incisive and ever informative. He certainly commanded the respect of International team players such as Ernie Els, Adam Scott, KJ Choi and Jason Day in Melbourne during the Presidents Cup. All sought him out for advice. Greg Norman must have enjoyed having him at his deputy in the 2009 Presidents Cup in San Francisco to appoint him to the role again this year. Nobilo's an interesting mixture. He's of Croat and Italian descent and, of course, his surname is syn- onymous with a leading New Zea- land winery -- he is an ambassa- dor for The House of Nobilo. Sturdily built, it seemed while he was at St Peter's College in Auckland that he might become a top rugby union or league player. However, after he won the New Zealand amateur golf title at just 18, his career path was set. He turned pro the following year and enjoyed a lucrative time on the European tour. He finished in the top 15 on the order of merit for nine straight years, before switching the US PGA tour. One of his great moments was in the 1998 Presidents Cup, the only time the Internationals have won it. International captain Peter Thomson paired the two New Zea- landers, Turner and Nobilo, and on the first morning they beat David Duval and Mark O'Meara, No 1 and No 3 in the world. Nobilo sank a 70-foot whopper on the final green to secure victory. Turner and Nobilo also beat Davis Love III and Justin Leon- ard. It was the most memorable of Nobilo's three Presidents Cup appearances. His career never really recovered from a bizarre accident in 1998 when an errant tee shot in Florida smashed him over the left eye. The injury required 30 stitches. It's good to see him back in the golf spotlight, so obviously appreciated by the game's leading players. Perhaps eventually he'll even be accorded the respect he deserves by his countrymen. Close finish Boundary- bound: North City skipper and opener Russell Kyne gets ready to knock another boundary in his excellent innings of 42 on Saturday. By KRIS DANDO North City's premier cricket side came within eight runs of vital Pearce Cup points on Saturday, losing in the final over to Naenae Old Boys. Batting first, Naenae made 238 all out. Tipene Friday (3/23) and Dewayne Bowden (1/29) were the pick of an excellent bowling effort, although Norths conceded too many in the middle overs. They got off to a solid start in their pursuit, with skipper Russ- ell Kyne (42) and Russell Pepp- erell (68) setting a platform, while Michael Pollard continued his fine form with a polished 66. But after these three players, the runs dried up, and the team left themselves with too much to do in the latter overs. Needing 11 runs off the final over, the tailenders managed just three. It was a flat track, good for bat- ting and Naenae could have got 260 or more, but we bowled some good, tight overs,'' Kyne said. Our score [chasing] was about the same as theirs after 10 overs but we fell away. It's disappointing, especially after we were unlucky last week too.'' On that occasion rain spoiled a likely victory over Taita. Kyne was satisfied with their season's start. Although Joe Austin-Smellie and Ili Tugaga have left they have a settled side. Newcomers Sam Keegan and Hamish Kyne, along with the experience of Pollard and Bowden, give them balance and they do not have representative players com- ing in and out, as in past years. After the Naenae loss, Norths sit mid-table on 10 points. This weekend they have a massive task ahead of them with four T20 matches over the two days.
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