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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 28 2018 27 SPORTS PERFECT START: Springston began life in division one with a hard fought 27-24 win over Kaiapoi on Saturday. FUN DAY: Children turned out at Lincoln Golf Club for the TEAM Golf event on Sunday. ​ Fun way for children to get into golf CHILDREN HAVE had the chance to learn golf thanks to a new initiative by Canterbury Golf and New Zealand Golf. TEAM Golf visited Lincoln Golf Club on Sunday following visits to Weedons and Tai Tapu earlier this month. The events have provided an opportunity for kids to gain experience with a shortened sixhole course team event with the support of family members as caddies for the young budding golfers. Kids aged 4-14 years have teamed up and enjoyed the opportunity to make new friends in a fun and relaxed environments. The “It’s Ok” rules provide a relaxed feel to the event where it’s all about making golf achievable and enjoyable for all the kids involved. “To provide a fun environment on the golf course for kids of this ability is key,” said Canterbury Golf development manager Rachel Thow. “The team environment adds to the enjoyment with plenty of clapping and support from fellow teammates and family members also playing their part in the event as caddies.” The final TEAM Golf event will take place at Greendale on April 8. Long wait for division one win • By Gordon Findlater SPRINGSTON had their first win at division one level in more than 17 years when they defeated Kaiapoi 27-24 on Saturday. Saturday’s win at Springston Recreation Reserve was the start of a new era for the club who returned to the Luisetti Seeds division one combined competition for the first time in 17 years. Springston’s victory was hard earned. Only once during the match were the two sides separated by more than seven points. With the scores locked at 24 towards the end of the match Springston first-five Cameron Powell slotted a crucial penalty to give his side a 27-24 advantage. The home side defended their line resiliently in the final minutes of the game with Kaiapoi camped in Springston 22m area. GAME WINNER: Cameron Powell’s late penalty kick helped the side to victory. PHOTOS: CHANDRA HARRISON “It was a very successful day for the club and a great boost for the team,” said Springston club president Lance Field. In recent years, Springston had dominated the Ellesmere division two competition, winning the Greg Hill Shield last year and in 2015. The colts are also champions, winning the Tony Lee Shield last year. However, in the past, some of those players have moved on due to the club not having a division one side. In other round one results Waihora were edged by Saracens 14-16 in a battle of two of the competitions heavyweights, while Prebbleton began with a 29-14 win over North Canterbury newcomers Hurunui. Luisetti Seeds division one combined competition results: Section One: Lincoln 43, Hampstead 0; Glenmark-Cheviot 47, West Melton 21; Celtic 48. Ohoka 17; Saracens 16, Waihora 14; BDI 43, Ashley 17; Southbridge (bye) Section 2: Springston 27, Kaiapoi 24; Prebbleton 29, Hurunui 14; Rakaia 57, Rolleston 5; Southern 30, Oxford 15; Darfield 26, Methven 24; Hornby (bye). ADVERTORIAL An emerging Christchurch artist, who has been painting as a hobby for a number of years, is now using her talents to create an exciting new business – May’s Masterpiece. Earlier this year she launched her website, on which she showcases her artworks and services. May also paints commission works, producing beautiful paintings to client specifications. Bespoke, commissioned artworks is easy and affordable to obtain; just look at some examples of recent customers proudly showcasing their commissioned work from May: Susan recently commissioned three pieces of work. She wanted to give a special gift to two special friends; one capturing a friends’ unforgettable experience sledding with snow dogs; another capturing the serene beachside stroll at Sumner, her friend’s local beach; and lastly, a piece for herself, capturing the special moment she caught of her father, her husband, her grandson and their family dog on camera, walking near their family bach in Gore Bay. “May is absolutely wonderful! She has really captured the essence in each painting. I have never been more pleased than revealing these gifts to my friends, they were absolutely thrilled,” says Sue. Matt also commissioned a number of pieces just before Christmas, two of which are of his beautiful daughters enjoying the local café scene: “I want to give my parents something really unique and meaningful for Christmas. They love spending time with their granddaughters and trying out different cafes. We worked with May and came up with a couple of paintings that truly captured those moments, They love it and it looks really amazing,” Matt said. Jocelyn is a self-confessed ‘May’s Art Addict’. It all started when she first commissioned a painting of her nephew, as a gift for her mum. “The painting of Ashton on the beach was just stunning,” Jocelyn said. “And then I wanted one for myself, and as my family grew, my collection of May’s painting grew as well.” Jocelyn also commissioned a number of pieces for other family members as gifts. She says the uniqueness and originality plus the quality of work beats any other presents. This is only a small selection of Jocelyn’s collection. Tina from Leeston had a tough task for May. “I had this old photograph of my children when they were little, playing on the beach in Akaroa,” Tina said. “We discussed a few options and, in the end, May and I decided to focus on the beautiful hills and the sea, bring out the children and reduce the pebbles in the foreground.” The result gave a new lease of life to an old photograph. “I found May to be a pleasure to work with and she was very helpful with suggestions throughout the commissioning process. I am very happy with the completed painting.” May’s works ranges from traditional and realistic to animated and abstract. What May does best is when a client want a bespoke artwork, they can take her a picture of something they want painted i.e a special place, a family member or a pet for example. They can also choose the style they like which they may have come across on the internet, and May can combine the two. “I want to change the way people typically procure artworks. I want to make it easy and accessible for people to own original paintings that are beautiful, meaningful and fit for purpose.” Her website,, features a selection of her works for sale, which demonstrate her versatility, as well as testimonials from clients who have had bespoke works painted. She also has a Facebook page, May’s Art. To discuss your art requirements, contact May on 021 889 397, or email her through her website