Tuesday Tome 24th May 2022

Beautiful day out on the course today with a good turnout of Grumpies enjoying the sunshine.

Coming up this week we have the Jan & Doug Ferguson Farewell Tournament on Thursday – everyone is welcome – please have your card in before midday – you can make up your own four or you can go in the draw.  The cost for this is $10.

On Sunday we have the Ngahau Trophy/Grandma and Grandpas tournament – for those of you who do not qualify for any of the above there are divisions for non-grandmas and non-grandpas.  Registration is 10.00am with tee off at 11.00am.  Please let me know if you wish to play.

For those of you who put your names down for the Martin 4 Ball the draw is up on the noticeboard.

On to results from last week:  Grumpies played a Par round with Arthur Warren leading the way on +1, Malcolm Bridge 0, Rick Hargreaves, Rob Smith and Greg Dalton -1.  Malcolm Bridge was the only one to get a two.   It should be noted that one of the Grumpies may need to go to Specsavers as they managed to drive off in the wrong cart and didn’t notice until they went to get their driver out!!!!

On Wednesday the 9 holers had an away day at Eketahuna where they played a nett fun round then drew out 5 random numbers from 1-9 and counted those 5 holes to get their winners – Sandra Burgess and Tania Williamson both on 28.  This was combined with a putting round – winners Debbie, Sherryl and Stephanie all on 17 putts.

The 18 holers hosted their Open Day last Wednesday.   There was an excellent field of 62 players from far and wide with Jill Lockett from Masterton winning the Sherry Weatherstone Trophy for the best nett.  Div 1 gross winners were 1st Pip Smith (Royal Wellington), 2nd Wendy Rhodes (Judgeford), 3rd Kris Chamberlain.  Nett 1st Sherry Weatherstone, 2nd Carol Parkinson, 3rd Christine May (Shandon) and 4th Ju Allen.  Div 2 gross winners were 1st Francie Duffy (Eketahuna), 2nd Bindy McLeod and 3rd Lindy Williamson (Masterton).  Nett 1st Ann Hart (Castlepoint), 2nd Jane Williams (Masterton), 3rd Nora Priest (Hastings), 4th Marie Scrimshaw, 5th Britta Fraser (Judgeford), 6th Jane Terpstra, 7th Amy Prince (Hutt Park), 8th Rosie Collins and 9th Alison Tipler.  Longest drive:  Div 1 Pip Smith, Div 2 Britta Fraser.  Nearest the pin #6 Yuriko Manabe (Shandon), #8 Jo McKenzie (Shandon), #12 Lindy Williamson #16 Angela Busby.  Twos went to Robyn Orton (Hastings), Kris Chamberlain and Jane Williams.

Thursday Club had a good turnout but unfortunately the weather wasn’t very kind and a number of players were called in off the course due to thunder and lightning.  The winners on the day were Malcolm Bridge 37 points, Kris Chamberlain, Andrew Sim, Andy Morison, Rob Coy, David Kershaw and Seamus O’Sullivan all on 36 points.  Twos went to Mariana McDermott, Kris Chamberlain, Doug Clark, Andy Morison, Jason Shaw and Paul Riddiford.  Nearest the pin went to Tora Boyne.

Saturday was a Shoot Out/Medal/Putting round with Alison Tipler winning with nett 75, Ro Griffiths and Andy Morison 77.  Andy won the putting with 26 putts and Ju Allen was the only one to get a two.

Sunday was a Stableford with Olivia Clark taking the money with 38 points on a countback from Phil Eberlein, Julie Dondertman 37 points and Jason Burt 36.  The only two of the day went to Malcolm Wood.

On Sunday the men were playing Marquis Shield at Masterton against Carterton with wins going to John Warner, Steve Croft, Brent McKinlay, Peter Gray, Malcolm Bridge, Paul McKenzie and Tora Boyne and halving their matches were Chris Ranish, Shane Hartnell and Glenn Harper.  In the 4 balls John and Jason halved, Chris and Brian Russo won as did Steve and Brent, Peter and Malcolm, Shane and Paul and Tora and Glenn.

That’s it for another week.


Tuesday Tome 17th May 2022

It is looking very autumnal out on the course and now is not the time to be going in the drain on the 7th!!!

Coming up this week:  tomorrow (Wednesday) the ladies are hosting their Open Day so the course will be closed until mid afternoon.  We have the last round of Interclub for Div 3 who are playing at home on Saturday against Wainuiomata and on Sunday we are hosting Petone Working Mens Club.

Thursday 26th May is the Ferguson Farewell Tournament – $10 entry, everyone welcome – cards in by midday.

Sunday 29th May is Ngahau Trophy/Grandma & Grandpa Tournament – please send your entries to:  entries@martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz

Results from last week:  Grumpies played a Stableford with Richard Thompson winning with 39 points, Derek Stephens 38, Lachie McLeod 37 and Brian Russo 36 points.  Twos went to Malcolm Bridge, Andrew McKenzie, Seamus O’Sullivan, Derek Stephens, Jason Shaw and Brian Russo

On Wednesday the ladies played LGU/Shoot Out/Putting with office buddy Carol Parkinson the winner with a nett 69, Ali Tipler 73, Julie Dondertman and Marion McKenzie 74 and Honor Clark 75.  Twos went to Honor Clark and Mary Desbonnets.  Nearest the pin on #6 Honor and on #8 Marion McKenzie.  Ali Tipler took out the putting with 24 putts.

The 9 holers had their first round of Handicap Championships with Sandra Burgess getting the only two of the day.

Thursday Club had a good turnout with Paul Riddiford winning with 39 points, Doug Clark 38, Mike Charteris 37, Pete Griffiths 36 and David Stevenson 35 points.  Glen Schofer was the only one to get a two and nearest the pin was Rob Smith.

Saturday was a Stableford round with Guy Walmsley taking the money with 31 points.  There were no twos.

On Sunday we hosted the Eastwood Motor Group Beef & Burgundy Ambrose with a full field of 36 teams.  Thanks to Eastwoods for their continued support and for providing the bbq throughout the day.  Results:  1st Tai Walters, Owen Lloyd, Sam Iraia and Alex Walters 55.12, 2nd Bob Lindberg, Garth Hurrell, Lloyd Warren and Graham Smith 56.25, 3rd Brian Russo, Alistair Boyne, Johnson Williams and Byron Hegglin 56.62, 4th Cuong Truong, Blake Walker, Scott Nielson and Richard Tosswill 57.37, 5th Brent McKinlay, Josh Hawkins, Jason Shaw and Jack Allen 58.25, 6th Lyall Callaghan, Colin Whibley-Smith, Phil Collins and Carol Parkinson 58.5, 7th Aaron Huddleston, Hamish Rees, Bradley Aldridge and Michael Bing 58.87, 8th Ant North, Martin O’Connor, Tony Price and Mark Lucock 59.12, 9th Robert Graham, Geoff Taylor, Kevin Clapp and Trevor Dewis 59.5 and 10th Debbie Donaldson, Carl Donaldson, Martin Napier and David Stevenson 59.5.

On Monday the ladies hosted the final round of Silver Pennants – our girls were playing Paraparaumu – Debbie Donaldson and Sandra Petersen won their 4 ball and in the singles Debbie had a good win along with Ju Allen and Carol Parkinson.

Good luck to the Marquis Shield and Tilson Salver teams who are playing on Sunday.

That’s it for another week.


Tuesday Tome 10th May 2022

It has been a very sad start to the week with the news of the passing of Sally Fairbrother – she will be remembered fondly by us all.  Our condolences go to Charlie.

Can I please remind all members that when they are teeing off the 3rd and 12th tees to please wait for any traffic to pass – I had a gentleman in the office last week whose car now has a large dent in the bonnet!!!

This Sunday is the Beef & Burgundy – please remember to let me know of any changes to your team prior to Sunday morning.

Results from last week:  There was a good turnout for Grumpies with Malcolm Bridge taking the money with 40 points from Mariana McDermott 39, Doug Ferguson 38 and Raymond Matthews and Richard Harvey both with 36 points.  Twos went to Andrew McKenzie, Brian Russo and Andy Morison.

On Wednesday the ladies played a Stableford round with Katrina Burgess leading the way with 41 points, Ju Allen 39, Mariana McDermott, Carol Parkinson and Rosie Collins 38 points.  Nearest the pins went to Marilyn McKenzie on #6 and Katrina on #8.  There were no twos.

The 9 holers played an LGU/Sue Bunt Nett/Shoot Out round with Jill Murphy nett 34 winning on a countback from Billie Holmes, Debbie Coom 36 and Tingay Davidson nett 37.  Nearest the pins went to Jill Murphy #8 and Jane Fanselow-Price #16.

The 9 holers had interclub at Miramar playing against Waikanae – Jaquee Reid had a good win with the other three having close matches.

There was a strong turnout last Thursday with Sandra Petersen taking the honours with 40 points from Pete Griffiths also on 40, Chris Hanson 39, Sheldon McNamara 38 and Shane Ireland and Bevan Sweeney 37 points.  Twos went to Darren Bevan and Trevor Petersen and nearest the pin was Jason Shaw.

Competition on Saturday was a Par round with Robin Brasell leading the way on +3 and Angela Busby +2.  Robin had the only two of the day.

Sunday was Shoot Out/Medal/Putting – Ant North was the winner with a nett 69, Mark Lucock 70, Warwick McKee 72 and Phil Eberlein, Bob Tosswill and Dayle Harwood 74.  Twos went to Ant, Malcolm Wood, Derek Stephens, Bob Tosswill, Mark, Chris Handley and Phil.

On Saturday Div 3 played at home against Karori with John Warner, Josh Hawkins, Lyall Callaghan and Tim Fenwick all halving their matches and Tim Richards, Kingi Kaiwai and Sheldon McNamara all winning theirs.  John and Tim R halved their 4 ball and Chris Ranish and Sheldon won their 4 ball.

Div 11 were in the play offs at Trentham against Te Marua.  In the 4 ball matches Rob Coy and Brent McKinlay and Peter and Jackson Gray won their games and in the singles Shayne Cater, Rob Coy, Tora Boyne, Pete Griffiths, Malcolm Bridge, Peter Gray and Jackson all had wins and Brent McKinlay halved his match.  This takes them through to the finals this Saturday when they will be playing Royal Wellington.  Good luck to the team – go Martinborough!!!!

On Monday the Silver Pennants team played at Manor Park against Masterton in very wet conditions – and some of us “don’t do rain!!”  In the 4 ball Sandra Petersen and I had a win and Ju Allen and Netia Morison halved their match.  In the singles Sandra and Jenny Wilkie won and Netia halved her match.  Hopefully everyones clubs will be dry by next week.

It is a busy week coming up for the ladies – this Friday they are hosting Riverside Cup, Silver Pennants on Monday and Ladies Open Day on Wednesday.

That’s it for this week – have a good one.


Tuesday Tome 2nd May 2022

It is another beautiful sunny morning here at the golf course with a number of players out enjoying the weather.

From this weekend a couple of changes have been made to the booking system.  As a result of the weekends being particularly busy with visitors, the Committee has decided that space should be freed up for the members.  On Saturdays tee times are reserved for members between 11.00am and 12.30pm and on Sundays between 10.30am and 12.30pm – you are still able to book online, however, if you wish to bring a visitor or Martinborough is not your home club then you will need to contact the office to book.  This will be trialled until the end of June when it will be reviewed.

Sheet is on the noticeboard for entries for the Martin 4BBB – first round is due to be played on 21st May – draw will be done on Thursday 19th.

Can I please remind those of you who like to use the bridge by the 8th green when leaving the 18th to go to the 1st tee to NOT walk between the bunker and the green.  Thank you.

On Thursday 26th May Thursday Club are hosting The Doug & Jan Ferguson Farewell Tournament – everyone is welcome to play, entry is $10.

Results from last week:  Grumpies played a Stableford with Richard Thompson the clear winner with 44 points, Pete Halstead and Greg Dalton 40 and Malcolm Bridge and Griff Page 38 points.  Twos went to Paul Harris and Bob Tosswill.

On Wednesday the 18 holers played HPMC (Stableford) – Ju Allen was the winner with 41 points, Lyle Griffiths 39, Ann Hume 38 and Nicola Warren 37 points.  Karen Shaw was the only one to get a two.  Nearest the pins went to Karen on #6 and Jo Loe on #8.  Ann is leaving us today to go back to the USA and we look forward to seeing her back here in December.

The 9 holers played Thurlow 4BBB – Lizzy Thomson & Jenny Tosswill winning with 24 points, Leonie Wilde 23, Jo Guscott and Tania Williamson 20 and Billie Holmes also 20 points.  Nearest the pin on #8 was Ali Russell.

Yesterday the 9 holers hosted the Southey Honda which is a competition between Martinborough and Masterton.  The winner was Fran Stewart (Masterton) with a nett 30, 2nd Jane Fanselow-Price 32 on a countback from Sue Williams (Masterton).  Longest drives went to Di Herbert and Barbie Wallace and nearest the pins Helen Ordish and Pru Andrew all players from Masterton.  Jill Murphy got the only two.

Thursday Club had a good turnout with Chris Handley taking the money with 42 points, Vern Anton 40, Chris Ranish, Ro Griffiths and Andy Morison 38 points.  Twos went to Glen Schofer (2), Kane Sim and Marie Scrimshaw.  Nearest the pin was Warwick McKee.

Competition on Saturday was Shoot Out/Medal/Putting with Chris Ranish winning on countback from Shayne Cater with nett 70, Warwick McKee 71.  Chris got the only two and Guy Walmsley had 25 putts.

Sunday was Stableford – Barry Johnson winning with 43 points, Ray Matthews 40, Malcolm Wood 39 and yours truly 38 points.  Twos went to Malcolm Wood and Dayle Scrimshaw.

On Sunday the men played Marquis Shield at Carterton against Eketahuna winning 10.5-7.5.

This weekend Div 3 are playing at home against Karori and we are also hosting a Div 11 play off match – Mahunga vs Trentham.  Our Div 11 men are playing their play off match against Te Marua at Trentham.  Good luck to both our teams.

Finally for this week if you are entered in the Beef & Burgundy Ambrose can I please remind you that if you have any changes to make to your team that you let me know before 5pm on Saturday 14th and it would be appreciated if your entries are paid before then as well.

That’s it for this week.





Tuesday Tome 26th April 2022

It was another very busy weekend with plenty of green fee players out enjoying the course and the weather.  I am sure a number of you will be pleased to know that this weekend is looking a lot quieter – however, with the Martinborough Fair on Saturday that might change!!

Entries for the Beef & Burgundy (Sunday 15th May) have come in thick and fast with only a couple of slots available so if you are thinking of playing please get your entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

On Wednesday 18th May the Ladies have their Open Day – 18 hole Gross, Nett & Stableford competition – why not bring a friend and join in the fun.  Entries to:  entries@martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz

Last Friday one of our members, Shane Egan, not only had an eagle on the 17th (yes I know a number of you have managed that numerous times) but he also had an albatross on the 11th – first one that I have heard of – but I am sure someone will correct me on that!!!  Congratulations Shane.

For those of you interested in the Rules of Golf there is a Level 2 Rules Course being held at Boulcotts Farm on Sunday 12th and Sunday 19th June – details are on the noticeboard.  We already have a Rules Official amongst our members – would be great to have a couple more.

Results from last week:  Grumpies played an Irish Stableford with Andrew McKenzie the clear winner with 86 points, Peter Warren 79, Malcolm Bridge and Chris Handley 73 and Lachie McLeod 71.  Twos went to Chris, Lachie, Allan Eagle and Ritch Wood.

The Ladies played Par MSB with Sandra Petersen winning on +2 on a countback to my office buddy Carol Parkinson and Netia Morison +1.  Nearest the pins went to Mariana McDermott #6 and Robyn Blackett #8 – there were no twos.

The 9 holers had a putting competition with the winner Tingay Davidson 15 putts, 2nd equal Jill Murphy and Tania Williamson with 17.  Nearest the pins went to Jane Fanselow Price #8 and Debbie Coom #16.

On Thursday the 9 holers played interclub at Waikanae against Shandon with Debbie and Tingay both having good wins.

Thursday Club had a good turnout with 54 out playing.  The winner was Ailsa Malneek with 41 points, Vern Anton 40, Rick Hargreaves, Jason Shaw, Rob Coy and Tony Taylor 38 points.  Twos went to Ailsa, Jason, Bob Schofield and Malcolm Wood and nearest the pin was Jason.

Competitions at the weekend were Stableford with Guy Walmsley taking the money on Saturday with 35 points from Peter Schenk with 34.  They were also the only ones to get twos.

On Sunday the winner on a countback was Terry Fraei with 41 points, Bob Schofield 41, Jason Shaw and Chris Ranish 40 and yours truly 38.  Twos went to Chris Ranish who won the birds nest,  Bob, Malcolm Wood, Phil Eberlein, Jason and myself.

This weekend is a Shoot Out round on Saturday and on Sunday the Marquis Shield men are playing at Carterton.

That’s it for another week.


Tuesday Tome 19th April 2022

I hope you all had a good Easter – the course was extremely busy over the long weekend with a steady stream of green fee players.

This weekend we have a large group from Porirua playing on Saturday morning teeing off from various tees at 9.00am so if you are playing it could be slow.

On to more mundane things – for those of you who enter the clubhouse through the door on the 9th tee could you please remember to close the door behind you as the lounge gets full of leaves at this time of year if you leave it open.

Results from last week:  Grumpies played a Par round with Arthur Warren coming in on +9, Bob Schofield +3, Bill Gordon +2 and Andrew McKenzie and Lachie McLeod +1.  Twos went to Arthur, Seamus O’Sullivan and Tony Taylor.

On Wednesday the 9 holers played LGU/Sue Bunt Nett/Shoot Out with Ali Russell winning with a nett 33, Tingay Davidson 35 and Sandra Burgess 37.  Nearest the pins went to Jill Murphy on #8 and Jane Fanselow-Price on #16.

The 18 holers played LGU/Captains Trophy Qual 3/Shoot Out with Kelly Taylor having her best round with a nett 66, Jenny Wilkie and Angela Busby 71 and Sherry Weatherstone 72.  Twos went to Carol Parkinson, Ju Allen and Mariana McDermott and nearest the pin on #6 was Carol and #8 Mariana.

Thursday Club had a good turnout with Lloyd Warren winning with 47 points, Shane Colton and Nick Morison 43, Trevor Petersen 40, Bou-Dean Hawkins, Jason Burt and Seamus O’Sullivan 39 points.  Twos went to Nick Morison (very greedy he had 3!!!), Brian Russo, Andrew McKenzie, Doug Clark, Andy Morison, Brent McKinlay and Seamus O’Sullivan.  Nearest the pin was, yes you’ve guessed it, Nick Morison.

The competitions at the weekend were Par – on Saturday the winner was Jason Shaw who finished all square and he also won the Bird’s Nest but unfortunately there wasn’t a lot in it as it had only been won the week before.

On Sunday the winner was Ed Brown on +4 on a countback from Russell Kirk, Philippa Smith +3, Derek Stephens +2 and office buddy Carol Parkinson +1 and there were no twos.

That’s it for this week – short and sweet.



Tuesday Tome 12th April 2022

This week I would like to start by taking this opportunity to remind those of you who play on a weekend to please READ THE SCREEN when you are printing your card – I am getting very irritated (and there is nothing worse than a growling Rottweiler in the office) having to check who is in the competition of the day and who is not.  If you are not entered in the competition then press NO – it isn’t rocket science!!!!

On Monday morning we had a few in the clubhouse watching the final round of The Masters and enjoying a cooked breakfast and afterwards a number of them then went out to play a round where the winning player (Seanoa Isaac) was presented with a magnificent “Green Jacket” and I think when other players see it they will all be vying to wear it next year.

Yesterday we also hosted 9 hole Interclub with 12 teams out playing so all in all a busy Monday morning.

The Ladies played Riverside Cup at Masterton on Friday with Nicola Warren the only one to come away with a point.  On Sunday the ladies played Tilson Salver at Masterton where Carol Parkinson and Emily Loughnan won their 4 ball, Carol halved her singles match and Emily won, Angela Busby and Nicola Warren halved their 4 ball, Nicola won her singles match and Angela lost on the 18th.   On Monday the Silvers were once again at Masterton where Sandra Petersen and Vicki Bain won their 4 ball, Anna Possenniskie won her singles match, Sandra won her match and Carol halved hers.

On Saturday Div 3 men were at home against Te Marua.  John Warner and Tim Richards halved their 4 ball, Kingi Kaiwai and Lyall Callaghan, Jason Shaw and Tim Fenwick won their 4 ball matches.  In the singles John and Kingi halved their matches, Chris Ranish, Lyall and Tim Fenwick all won their games.

Div 11 were away at Mornington with Rob Lopez and Shayne Cater, Peter & Jackson Gray winning their 4 balls and Shayne Hammond and Tora Boyne halving their match.  In the singles Rob, Shayne C, Tora and Peter all won their matches and Steve Croft and Jackson halved theirs.

Last Tuesday the Grumpies played a Stableford with Andy Morison winning with 42 points on a countback from Arthur Warren, Tony Taylor 37, Ed Elworthy 36 and Bob Schofield and Chris Handley 35 points.  Tony Taylor was the only one who managed to get a two.

On Wednesday the 9 holers also played a Stableford round with Karen Harvey the winner with 20 points on a countback from Jane Fanselow-Price, Jenny Tosswill and Debbie Coom 18, and Jaquee Reid and Tingay Davidson 17 points.  Nearest the pin on #8 was Billie Holmes and on #16 Sherryl Howie.

The 18 holers played a nett round – Coronation Medal (Silvers only), Aotearoa Cup (Silvers and Bronzes) and Vets Cup (players aged 70 and over).  The winner of the Coronation Medal was Sherry Weatherstone, Aotearoa Cup winner was Julie Weber and Vets Cup went to Ann Hume.  Nearest the pins went to Carol Parkinson #6 and Felicity Warren #8.  Twos went to Sarah Monaghan and Sherry Weatherstone.

On Thursday we hosted Wairarapa Vets with David Candish (Carterton) winning with 38 points from Tony Taylor also on 38, Seamus O’Sullivan and John Duffy (Eketahuna) 36 points and Barry Johnson and Ridley Elliott (Eketahuna) 34 points.  Alec Dondertman was the only one to get a two.

Thursday Club winner was Ro Griffiths on 39 points, Malcolm Wood 38, Glen Schofer and Tora Boyne 37, Bill Gordon, Lachie McLeod, Craig Andrews, Trevor Petersen and John Monaghan 36 points.  Twos went to Malcolm Wood, Chris Ranish, Colin Whibley-Smith, Craig Andrews and Sheldon McNamara.  Nearest the pin went to Bill Gordon.

On Sunday the competition was Shoot Out/Medal/Putting with Tony Taylor taking out the putting with 25 putts.  Winner on the day was little ole me with nett 71 on a countback from Karen Stephens, Derek Stephens, Tony Taylor and Julie Dondertman on 72.   The Birds Nest was shared between Malcolm Wood and John Warner with Karen Stephens, Rob Lopez, Barry Johnson and Derek Stephens all getting twos.

That’s it for another week.

Tuesday Tome 5th April 2022

Good turnout of grumpies today and looks like there is a slight breeze getting up to make it a bit more interesting.

Coming up this week we are hosting Wairarapa Vets on Thursday morning and we are hosting Div 3 interclub on Saturday morning so two very busy days out on the course.  Div 11 boys are playing away at Mornington – good luck to both teams.

Results from last week:  last week Grumpies played a Stableford round with Brian Russo winning on 38 points from Rick Hargreaves and Greg Dalton also on 38 and they were closely followed by Tony Taylor with 37 points.  Doug Ferguson was the only person to get a two.

On Wednesday the ladies played Nancy McCormick 4Somes over 36 holes – the winning combination was Sherry Weatherstone and Sarah Monaghan with a nett 153 closely followed by the two Julies (Weber & Dondertman) on 154 and Jo Loe and Karen Shaw were third with 156.

The 9 holers played LGU/Sue Bunt Nett/Shoot Out.  Jill Murphy was the winner with a nett 37, Tania Williamson 38, Michele Falleni 39, Sherryl Howie and Tingay Davidson 40.  Nearest the pins went to Jill Murphy #8 and Tania Williamson #16.

On Thursday the 9 hole interclub team played at Karori against Paraparaumu 2 where Tingay Davidson and Lizzie Thomson both managed to halve their matches with Jaquee Reid and Gaylene Selby Neal just losing in very close matches.

Thursday Club winner was Glen Schofer with 40 points on a countback from Bill Gordon, Doug Clark and Andrew Sim 39 points, Arthur Warren and Malcolm Wood 36 points.  Twos went to Jason Shaw, Blake Walker and Randal Warner.  Nearest the pin was Ed Elworthy.

On Friday we hosted the St Johns Ambrose with 29 teams entered.  The winning team were Seanoa Isaac, Cuong Truong, Blake Walker and Duncan Didsbury with a nett 56.62, 2nd Pete Griffiths, Paul McKenzie, Neil McKirdy and myself 56.87, 3rd Mark Childs, Jason Osborne, Jason Carruthers and Alistair Smith 57.37, 4th Ivan Karaitiana, Stu Northe, Chris Wenden, and Karl Burling 57.87, 5th Aaron Huddleston, Hamish Rees, Matthew McQuaid and Bradley Aldridge 58.12, 6th Wayne Ross, Zeb Livingston, Aaron Charteris and Ben Livingston 58.87, 7th Phil Collins, Colin Whibley-Smith, Steve Fennell and Wayne Robinson 59.87, 8th Tom McHardy, Richard Kirton, Mike Turner and Dan Juno 60 and 9th Marc Jurlina, Tim Fenwick, Richard Tosswill and Kirk Saunders 60.5.  After golf there was an auction of donated items and over $8K was raised.  Thank you to everyone who donated items for the auction, lambs for prizes and those who played – a very enjoyable day was had by all.

On Saturday the Div 3 team played at Wainuiomata where they were up against a very strong home team with Lyall Callaghan winning his match and Chris Ranish and Tim Fenwick both managing to halve theirs.

Div 11 were away at Trentham where Brent McKinlay and Tora Boyne and Pete Griffiths and Malcolm Bridge won their 4 ball matches.  In the singles Steve Croft, Tora, Pete and Jackson Gray all won their games and Malcolm Bridge halved his.

This leaves Div 3 equal 3rd and Div 11 2nd .

At the weekend a Stableford was played with George Kirk winning with 36 points from Malcolm Wood also on 36, Phil Eberlein, Terry Fraei and John Warner 35 points.  Twos went to Steven Croft, Malcolm Wood, Brian Russo, Carol Parkinson, Brent McKinlay and Dayle Scrimshaw.

That’s it for this week – don’t forget to let me know asap if you wish to come down to the clubhouse on Monday morning to watch the final round of the Masters and enjoy a cooked breakfast – clubhouse open at 6.00am with breakfast at 8.00am.


Tuesday Tome 29th March 2022

Lovely conditions for golf today so surprised there aren’t as many Grumpies out as usual.

Coming up on Friday we have the St John’s Ambrose so the course will be closed.  If you are playing and you have a team change please let either Terry Blacktop or myself know asap – do not tell me on Friday morning unless you like being growled at!!

Results from last week:  Grumpies played a Par round with Arthur Warren taking the money on +4, Doug Ferguson +2 and Jason Burt and Greg Dalton square.  Twos went to Jason Shaw and Pete Price.

On Wednesday the Ladies played a Stableford round with Katrina Burgess winning with 37 points from Alison Tipler, Marilyn MacKenzie, Sherry Weatherstone and Jenny Wilkie all on 36 points.  Nearest the pins went to Katrina on #6 and Sherry on #8 and Katrina was the only one to get a two.

The 9 holers played first round of Thurlow 4BBB with Jill Murphy and Jane Fanselow-Price leading the way with 27 points and Jo Guscott and Tania Williamson on 24 points.

Not a lot out playing last Thursday but the winner on the day was Rick Gerrand with 37 points, Sandy Bidwill 36, George Kirk 35 and Andy Morison and Ro Griffiths 34 points.  Twos went to Vern Anton, Malcolm Wood, Andy Morision and Rick who got 2 and also nearest the pin.

The Competitions this weekend were Par and on Saturday John Warner won on +3, Scott Reid square and Peter Schenk -1.  Twos went to John and Peter.  On Sunday Phil Eberlein took the money on +1 on a countback from Tony Taylor and Stu Taplin square.  Twos went to Stu and Matt Thomas.

On Sunday it was the first round of Marquis Shield where the boys were playing at Eketahuna against Pahiatua – not the best start to the season but onwards and upwards!!

On Monday the Silver pennants team were at Paraparaumu playing Shandon where Anna Possenniskie and Debbie Donaldson both halved their matches and won their 4 ball.  We won’t mention how the rest of us got on!!!

The Bronze pennants team were at Judgeford playing Boulcotts Farm where Marilyn MacKenzie had a great win, Julie Weber halved her match and Alison Tipler won her match.

This Saturday Div 3 are playing at Wainuiomata and Div 11 are at Trentham – good luck to both teams.

That’s it for this week – have a good one.


Tuesday Tome 22nd March 2022

It’s a lovely afternoon with a number of Grumpies enjoying the sunshine – it was very quiet last week with no golfers out on the course due to coring.

This Saturday the course will be very busy in the morning as we have a large group (50-60 players) teeing off from 8.00am from multiple tees – if you are going out later in the morning be prepared to be held up.

On Sunday the Marquis Shield team is playing away at Eketahuna against Pahiatua.

Results from last week:  Due to coring the Grumpies didn’t play.

On Wednesday the ladies enjoyed playing at Castlepoint (9 holers) and Carterton (18 holers).

Thursday was the Featherborough Tournament with a good number of players.  In the Ladies Division Netia Morison won on a countback from Sue Fox with 35 points, Ailsa Malneek and Alison Tipler 34 points and Ju Allen and Marilyn MacKenzie 33 points.  There were no twos.

In Mens Division 1 (0-15) Stu Taplin won with 38 points, Nick allen 36, Ed Brown and Murray Jackson (Huapai) 35, Doug Ferguson, Andy Morison, Brent McKinlay, Tora Boyne and Malcolm Wood all on 34 points.  Twos went to Jason Shaw, George Kirk, Chris Hanson and Murray Jackson.

In Mens Division 2 (16 and over) with winner was Raymond Matthews 39 points, Tony Taylor and Bill Gordon 38, Ed Elworthy 37 and Trevor Petersen and Andrew Sim 35 points.  Twos went to Trevor Petersen and Tony Taylor.

On Saturday the Div 3 team were away at Miramar with Josh Hawkins and John Warner halving their 4 ball match and winning their singles matches with Nick Morison and Brent McKinlay also winning their singles matches.

Div 11 were at home playing Te Marua in a very closely fought game.  Shayne Hammond and Tora won their 4 ball match and Steve Croft, Darren Bevan and Peter and Jackson Gray halved their 4 balls.  In the singles Shayne Cater, Darren Bevan, Shayne Hammond, Tora Boyne and Jackson Gray all had wins and Malcolm Bridge and Peter Gray halved their matches.

This puts Div 3 third in their division and Div 11 are leading by 10.5 points.

On Sunday it was the Dick Bennett Memorial 4BBB Stableford with 36 pairs competing.  The winning combination were George Kirk & Martin Napier with 47 points from Trevor Petersen & Brent McKinlay 46, Mark Remfrey & Jason Burt 45, Seamus O’Sullivan & Marie Scrimshaw 45, Ailsa & Nigel Malneek 45, Ali Tipler & Marilyn MacKenzie 44, Stu Taplin & Bevan Sweeney 44, Rosie Collins & Sandra Petersen 42, Pete Price & Jane Fanselow-Price 42, Pete Griffiths & Rob Lopez 42, Greg & Sue Dalton 41 and Steven Croft & Ed Brown 41 points.  Twos went to Ant North, Pip Smith, George Kirk, Greg Dalton and Seamus O’Sullivan.  Nearest the pin on #8 Pip Kirk, longest drive ladies Pip Kirk and longest drive men Thomas Kainuku.  Thanks to everyone who played I hope you had an enjoyable day.

Yesterday the girls were out playing interclub:  9 holers were at Manor Park playing Pararaumu where Debbie Coom came away with a half.  The Silver pennants girls were at Miramar playing Otaki where Anna Possenniskie and I halved our 4 ball match, Sherry Weatherstone and Jenny Wilkie won their 4 ball and Jenny also won her singles match.  The Bronze pennants team was at Otaki playing Otaki – Marilyn MacKenzie, Nicola Warren and Felicity Warren all won their matches and Marie Scrimshaw halved her match.

That’s it for this week – have a good one.