Matchplay using h’cap. Please arrange own tee times to be played on or before the next date shown.
  10.3.19 23.3.19 07.04.19 04.05.19 19.05.19
Sd 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd FINAL
1 Shane Hartnell Shane Hartnell
32 BYE Doug Fergusson
16 Dayle Scrimshaw Doug Fergusson
17 Doug Fergusson
8 Terry Blacktop
25 Dave Stephenson
9 Col Whibley-Smith Col Whibley-Smith
24 Dayle Harwood
4 Rob Lopez Rob Lopez
29 George Kirk
13 Rick Hargreaves Kevin Williams
20 Kevin Williams
5 John Taylor John Taylor
28 Paul Harris
12 Bill Jones Steve Croft
21 Steve Croft
2 Randal Warner Brian Russo
31 Brian Russo Brian Russo
15 Trev Petersen Trev Petersen
18 Martin Napier
7 Darren O’Dwyer Darren O’Dwyer
26 Guy Walmsley
10 Andrew Lawler Malcolm Bridge
23 Malcolm Bridge ;
3 Gary Cuttance Alan Heath
30 Alan Heath
14 Craig Andrews Craig Andrews
19 Ro Griffiths
6 Bob Schofield Bob Schofield
27 Dean Shaef
11 Tora Boyne Tora Boyne
22 Chris Ranish



1st Rd 2nd Rd Semi’s Final
Dayle Scrimshaw Dayle Scrimshaw
Dayle Harwood
George Kirk
Rick Hargreaves
Paul Harris
Bill Jones Bill Jones
Randall Warner
Martin Napier Martin Napier
Guy Walmsley
Andrew Lawlor
Gary Cuttance
Ro Griffiths Ro Griffiths
Chris Ranish Chris Ranish


MCG News 10/03/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we hit mid-March, some autumnal weather has upset our fine spell – great to see a green tinge peeking through, and although we have to bring our lawnmowers back out of retirement at home, our course remains in supreme playing condition!

Grumpies played a bisque par round last week; 1stGriff Page +10, 2nd Bill Gordon, Ted peacock and Andrew Lawlor on +9, 5thElaine Howe on +8. Twos were : Rick Hargreaves (2) , Greg Dalton, Malcolm Bridge and John Warner.

19 Nine Holers played a Nett round combined 1st round of Sue Bunt & Shootout last week, 1st Pat Wood Nett 25, 2nd: Katrina Burgess Nett 29, 3rd Billie Holmes Nett 30.  Nearest the Pins: Billie Holmes & Katrina Burgess – who also won the prize for her ‘hole in 2’.

The ladies played a medal round and Louise Smith confirmed her place at the top of the Shootout table by scoring nett 61 again. Her handicap may now start to plummet! Bindy McLeod, Honor Clark and Marie Scrimshaw were 2nd, 3rd and 4th with 68.  Nearest the pin: All Teed Up No 6 – Jenny Wilkie, Cafe Medici No 8 – Ju Allen. Neighbourhood Cafe Longest Drive: Div 1 – Jenny Wilkie, Div 2 – Julie Weber.

Thursday was a beautiful day and as usual saw plenty of folks finding time for a round of sociable golf!!  1stGriff Page, Tim Smith & Tony Taylor 44, 4thAilsa Malneek 43, 5thTora Boyne & Keith Rayner 41, 7thRichard Mills 40.  Twos: Eddy Brown (2), Chris Wilkie, Richard Mills, Andrew Lawler, Alec Dondertman & Nick Allen; nearest the pin, Craig Andrews.

No competition on Saturday, Sunday was a stableford tournament, 1stJohn Taylor, Sally Fairbrother & Sebastian Baker 41, 4thDerek Stephens & Alec Dondertman 40, 6thAlan Heath 39. Twos: Malcolm Wood & Alec Dondertman.

Men’s interclub played at the weekend, the div 5 team arrived at a rain drenched Karori course where both teams contemplated cancelling and taking a 7.5 point draw but they played (and still drew), resulting in them remaining top of the table.  Wins to Chris Ranish 5/3 Dean Scheaf 3/1 Sheldon McNemara 2up John Warner 2up and Gavin Lovejoy 1up.  Div 11 boys had a very good 9 to 6 home win against Pauatahanui.  Player of the day performances were shared between Pete Gray and Rick Thompson 4/3 with other wins to Nick Allen, Alan Heath 3/2, Tora Boyne, Steve Croft and Pete Griffiths 2/1.  They play round 6 this weekend – both at home, Div 5 v Titahi, and Div 11 v Wainui.

Special get well message to Whitney Griffiths who had a rough end to his fishing trip with a stay in hospital…..get well soon Griff, I’ll cook up a fish when you get home! Have a good week – gold golfing everyone!

2019 MENS SHOOTOUT (after 03/03/19)

1 62 Dayle Srimshaw
2 64 Colin Whibley-Smith
3 65 Kevin Williams
65 Bill Jones
65 Gary Cuttance
6 68 John Errington
68 Terry Freai
68 John Warner
9 69 Malcolm Wood
10 70 Derek Stephens
11 71 Guy Walmsley
71 Doug Ferguson
13 74 Rick Hargreaves
14 76 Johnson Williams
15 77 Andrew Lawler
16 78 Greg Dalton


MCG News 03/03/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

With the first of autumn underway the temperatures are still pleasant and as long as you’re not planning to play at 6am – (head lamps necessary), there is a good amount of golf to be enjoyed out there!

Grumpies kick us off as usual at the beginning of the week – 1stElaine Howe 48, 2nd Ted Peacock and Ali Holmes 42, 4th Mariana McDermott  41 and 5thGriff Page on 40 no twos.

Last Wednesday the 18 hole ladies competition was National Teams where the four players with the best nett scores go on to represent Martinborough in the Wellington region finals in May.  These were: Elaine Howe 64, Jenny Wilkie 65, Jo Loe 67, Louise Smith 68.  Twos: Angels Busby and Sherry Weatherstone.  Nearest the pin: Lyle Griffiths and Angela Busby. Wednesday 13thMarch is the Nancy McCormick 36 hole foursomes where 2 people play with one ball, taking alternate shots. Find yourself a partner and either put your name on the noticeboard or email Elaine Howe. If you would like to play but don’t have a partner let her know and she will endeavour to find one for you.  This will be an 8.30 start.

Thursday club enjoyed another big day with Shayne Hammond winning on 42 points, 2ndTony Taylor 41, 3rdBill Jones & Chris Ranish 40, 5thPaul McKenzie, Gary Cuttance and Keith Rayner 39. Twos: Shayne Hammond, Rob Smith, Pete Price, Nick Morison and Dean Schaef; nearest the pin Bevan Sweeney.

Saturday’s round was nett, 1stColin Whibley-Smith 64, 2ndEddy Brown & Bill Jones 65, 4thJohn Warner 69, 5thDoug Ferguson & John-Dean Smith 71.  Twos: Colin Whibley-Smith (2), and John Warner.

Sunday’s competition was Stableford and had a good turnout, 1stJulie Dondertman 46, 2ndJohn Warner 44, 3rdBill Jones & Terry Fraei 43, 5thAlec Dondertman & Tony Taylor. Twos: John Warner, Bill Jones, Julie Dondertman, Malcolm Wood, Bevan Sweeney & Tony Price.

This Saturday, men’s interclub (round 5) Div 5 plays Karori at Karori and Div 11 plays at home v Pauatahanui – good luck to all involved.  On Sunday it’s round 1 of Captain’s Trophy.

Have a good week and good golfing everyone!

MCG News 24/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we reach the end of February and the mornings get darker, the weather is finally giving us a heat respite, overnight at least!!  Play straight and putt well and your name will keep appearing in print!!

Grumpies results from last week, 1stRob McCreary and Murray Blackwell on +9, 3rdBill Jones, Ali Holmes and Terry Blacktop on +7, 6thGriff Page Brent Mortensen and Mariana McDermott on +6.  Twos were Ali Holmes and Terry Blacktop.

The 9-holers had their first official outing on their own; 16 enthusiasts played par and the scores were high, 1st: Pat Wood +6, 2nd: Billie Holmes +6 and 3rd: Debbie Coom +5.

Ladies day and there were some sizzling scores last week with Louise Smith winning on a countback from Felicity Warren, both with nett 61, 3rdSylvia Beavis 63.  Nearest the Pins were Kris Chamberlain and  Alison Tipler.  Twos: Kris Chamberlain, Jenny Wilkie and Jo Loe. On the subject of winners, the Martinborough girls did well at the Wellington Women’s 36 hole Open.  Ju Allen won Div 1 Gross with Marilyn MacKenzie in second place. Marie Scrimshaw won Div 2 nett and Karen Shaw won Div 2 Stableford.  Sandra Petersen was 2nd nett in Div 1.  As this goes to print,  the National Teams competition will have been played, another nett round, where the players with the top 4  scores go on to play in the Wellington final. On Monday 4 March they host the Silver Pennants.  Good luck ladies.

Thursday club saw 50 entrants and top of the stack was Pete Griffiths 50, 2ndAndrew Sim 49, 3rdRob McCreary 48, 4thGary James 47, 5thBill Jago, Johnny Gray and Ailsa Malneek. Twos, Doug Clark (2), Colin Whibley-Smith, Bill Jago, Robert Coy, Mariana McDermott, Johnny Gray, Ed Elworthy and Chris Cole – Nearest the pin – Eddie Brown.

In the men’s interclub (played in some pretty inclement weather!), The div 5 boys have continued on their merry way with a whopping 11-4 win away to Wainuiomata and now lead by 13 points after four rounds Big wins to Sheldon McNamara 5/3 and Gavin Lovejoy 5/4 and ably supported by John Warner 2/1 Derek Stevens 2/1 Rob Lopez 1 up and debutant Rob Coy 1 up. A solid 6 points for the division 11 team away to Trentham.  Player of the day performance from Dayle Scrimshaw  6/4 and a great 5/4 win to Pete Griffiths and was supported by debutant Rick Thompson 3/2. Steve Croft continued his excellent form with a 3/1 win. Two wins to Alan Heath/Dayle Scrimshaw 3/2 and Malcolm Bridge/Steve Croft 2/1in the 4ball. Keep it up boys!

Enjoy the last week of official summer, look after the course and good golfing everyone!

MCG News 17/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Another week and another blistering assault from the sunshine!! The fairways are running like a racetrack but the greens are holding beautifully – great work Tim and team!

The Grumpies results, 1st  Mariana McDermott 42, 2ndRandall Warner and Ray Lind 41, 4thGarry Cuttance, Peter Price  and Rick Hargreaves on 40. Twos were  Peter Price and Nick Allen.

Ladies opening day was last Wednesday and saw a mix of 9 and 18 hole players take to the course for a Las Vegas Ambrose competition over 13 holes.  The dice didn’t always roll as hoped and lead to some interesting playing positions.  This week they will play an LGU nett round.  It will be the first qualifying round for Captain’s Trophy and Shootout.

Thursday club had it’s usual high turnout, 1stAlec Dondertman 46, 2ndNick Allen 42, 3rdRichard Mills, Doug Clark, Ro Griffiths, Bob Schofield, Sheldon McNamara, Bill Gordon and Robert Coy on 41. Twos: Sheldon (2), Sky Elworthy, Mariana, Andrew Lawler and John Warner, nearest the pin – Sandra Petersen.

Saturday’s competition was par and was a small but distinguished show of golfers! 1stBarry Johnson + 4, 2ndTerry Fleet +3.

Sunday rallied a few more players for medal, putting and shoot-out. 1stCathy Taylor 57, 2ndMarie Scrimshaw 59, 3rdDayle Scrimshaw 62, 4thKevin Williams 65. Putting was won by Dayle, twos: Marie Scrimshaw, Trevor Hawkins, Derek Stephens and Bill Jones.

On the horizon there’s the St John Tournament 5thApril. In the meantime there is plenty of interclub and other matches so good luck to all involved.

Make the most of the sunshine – unless you’re outside working in it; however there is rain forecast soon…phew!!  Good golfing everyone!!

MCG News 10/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

We’re already mid-way through February and no end in sight for this glorious spell of fine weather, and as expected we are seeing some colossal scores – even a total ‘duff’ shot seems to roll forever down the fairways!!

Grumpies results for Tuesday,  Elaine Howe 1st55, 2ndJohn Errington 48, 3rdMariana McDermott 46, and 4thBill Jones  45. Twos were Kris Chamberlain and John Errington.  A ball was donated to Nick Allan for not putting his card in, as it was useless!

The ladies are gearing up for their opening day at time of this being written, but played by point of printing, so will report all their news next week!

Thursday club had 50 players and there were some extraordinary scores……handicapper, get back in your broom-cupboard!!!  1stJohnny Gray 51, 2ndGumboot Petersen 50 (he did shoot his personal best!), 3rdRaymond Matthews 48, 4thSandra Petersen 45, 5 players on 42 and another 11 on 40 and 41!! Twos: Rick Hargreaves (2), Gumboot, Greg Dalton, Doug Clark, Colin Whibley-Smith, Johnny Gray, Nick Allen, Brian Russo, Chris Ranish, Raymond Matthews and George Kirk. Nearest the pin – Nick Allen.

Saturday had a small turn out but played medal, putting and shoot-out, 1stGary Cuttance 67, 2ndEmily Loughan 71 and 3rdShayne Hammond 73.  Sunday had a good showing and they played stableford; 1stRob Lopez 44, 2ndBill Jones 43, 3rdAlex Donderman 42, 4thMarie Scrimshaw 41.  Malcolm Wood had two twos and took home the loot for the bird’s nest…the first for the season so the eggs weren’t very rich!!

Coming soon…. the 2019 St John Wairarapa Charity Golf Tournament, for entry and tournament details for this popular charity event to be held at Martinborough Golf Club on Friday 5th April 2019 go to the website http://martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz/ or see Sue in the office.  This is a really fun day out and always has a full field so get in early!!

Enjoy the weather and stay sun safe, good golfing everyone…..and Happy Valentines Day!!

MCG News 03/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well, the heatwave has (apparently) passed us but it’s still pretty warm out there, and some pretty hot golf scoring…finally the run of the fairway is paying dividends!

Grumpies had a good turnout despite the heat (mad dogs and Englishmen?!), 22 game players battled it out, the winner was Ro Griffiths on +7, from Mariana McDermott on +6, and the old veteran Ray Lind at 90 years young on +4. Twos went to Ro Griffiths, and Roger Smeaten.

Thursday club saw the thermometer hitting 34°c and many players were thankful their shots took them into the trees keeping them, off the straight and narrow..and oh so hot fairways!!  The winners were Mariana McDermott & Bob Schofield 46, 3rdBill Jago 45, 4thKris Chamberlain & Arthur Warren 44. Two’s: Kris Chamberlain, Sandra Petersen, Trucker Trev, Pete Price, Malcolm Wood, Dayle Scrimshaw &  Captain Andy; nearest the pin: Captain Andy….fortunately for Andy’s group, tap beer was unavailable as there were penalty jugs aplenty in his foursome!

Ladies interclub has begun with the Silvers going to Masterton and the Bronze team to Kapiti.  Amazingly, as we in Martinborough were basking in hot sunshine, the golfers over the hill were all decked out in their wet weather gear!  After the first round the Silvers are in 3rd place and the Bronzes are top of their division.  On 11thFebruary the Silvers head to Otaki and the Bronzes play at home against Masterton.  Debbie hosted 20 women for the “She Loves Golf” event.  It was good to see them having a bit of fun while learning a few rudiments of golf from Joel.  Hopefully some of them will be inspired to take up the sport.  Thanks for all of your efforts Debbie.
Wednesday 13 February is ladies opening day.  18 and 9 hole players will join together to play 13 holes of Las Vegas Ambrose where the roll of the dice decides whose tee shot will be used!

Club opening day was held on Sunday, with random drawn partnerships playing holes 1-6 ambrose, 7-12 4BBB and 13-18 foursomes. The winners were Captain Andy & Ann Hume 63, 2ndLizzy Thomson & Malcolm Henderson 56, 3rdSally Fairbrother & Bindy McLeod 55, 4thTora & Lizzy Goodall 54.

Good luck to all the guys heading out to Riversdale this weekend – make sure you pack plenty of Panadol in case of any more hole-in-1’s!!

Make the most of the good weather and good golfing everyone!

MCG News 27/01/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Happy new year!! It’s hard to believe we are already through the first month of the year!!  Summer has finally set in and we are in the midst of a beautiful heatwave …sorry farmers…thumbs up vintners and sun worshippers!

The course is looking supreme and is playing better than ever. Those of us lucky enough to play in this year’s Spark Pro-Am tournament were exceptionally grateful to the hard work of an army of volunteers that had a major clean up on their hands after the gale force winds that ripped through on the Wednesday.  I understand that the chainsaws and leaf blowers were in action by sunrise!  The day was a huge success and most enjoyable, with a fine banquet of food served after prizegiving!

The previous Thursday was another big turnout – 58 golfers! 1stBill Gordon & Sheldon McNamara 43, 3rdJu Allen & Dean Schaef 42, 5thScotty the butcher 41. Twos: Joel Macklin (2), Sheldon, Richard Thompson, John Thomson and Dean Schaef, nearest the pin: Guy Walmsley.

Grumpies results 1st Bill Jago, 41 2ndTed Peacock, 40 3rdNick Allen & Mariana 39. Twos: JD Smith, Rick Hargreaves and Kris Chamberlain.

Ladies news: Ladies Opening Day is not until Wednesday 13 February.  This will be the usual combined day with the 9 holers.  There will be a not too serious game over 13 holes.  More details on this nearer the time.  “She Loves Golf” event which was postponed from November is now happening this Friday (1 Feb).  It is hoped to encourage more women to take up the sport and the event begins at 6pm. There will be coaching, a glass of wine with nibbles and a goody bag. If you know anyone who may be interested please ask them to get in touch with Debbie to register: deborahjdonaldson@gmail.com

Men’s Interclub results – Div won 10-5 against Titahi Bay away and Div 11 won 9.5 to 5.5 against Boulcotts Farm – keep up the good work guys!

Club opening day is this Sunday (3rdFebruary), format is 6 x AMBROSE, 6 x 4BBB, 6 x FOURSOMES. Registration at 10am, random draw at 10.30. BBQ and music from the Morison’s – please RSVP to Sue in the office for catering purposes.

On a final note, congratulations to Tora who achieved one of his lifetime dreams of hitting a six at the basin earlier in the month in the cricket match between Wairarapa and Wellington…I won’t mention his morning score…quack!!

Good Golfing everyone!