2018 HARRY KERSHAW FOURSOMES

RND 1 RND 2 SEMI FINAL
Played by 05/08/18 Played by 26/08/18 Played by 16/09/18 Played by 07/10/18
 1 Doug & Gumboot Doug & Gumboot
 16 BYE
 8 Gary & Bill J
 9 Malcolm B & Colin
 4 Peter & Doug F Peter & Doug F
 13 BYE
 5 BYE Rick & Andrew
 12 Rick & Andrew
 2 Guy & Greg Guy & Greg
 15 BYE
 7 Derek & Dayle Derek & Dayle
 10 BYE
 3 Dean & Sheldon
 14 Nigel & Craig
 6 BYE Tora & Shane
 11 Tora & Shane

 

2018 MARTIN 4BBB

RND 1 RND 2 SEMI FINAL
Played by 29/07/18 Played by 19/08/18 Played by 09/09/18 Played by 30/09/18
 1 Malcolm W & Terry F Malcolm W & Terry F
 16 BYE
 8 Derek & Andrew
 9 Dean & Sheldon
 4 Peter & Doug F
 13 Craig & Nigel
 5 BYE John & Patrick
 12 John & Patrick
 2 Gary C & Terry B Gary C & Terry B
 15 BYE
 7 Guy & Greg Malcolm B & Colin
 10 Malcolm B & Colin
 3 Tora & Shane Andy & Nick
 14 Andy & Nick
 6 BYE Doug & Gumboot
 11 Doug & Gumboot

 

MCG News 15/05/18

 Pallbearers of Mr Ian Henderson Patron and Life member of Martinborough GC carry him past the 18th Green.

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

By Jenny Boyne

The Club house was packed with family and friends, Eagles, Lions and Members on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral of our Clubs Patron and  Life member  Mr Ian Henderson. Ian was a member for over fifty years and was the Handicapper for many years. He played and assisted with the smooth running of numerous tournaments and would have to hold the record for being able to add scorecards almost as quick as todays autoscore reader. We were reminded that Ian was Dux at both schools he attended before embarking on a lifetime career at Wright Stephenson Stock and Station Agents, and through several mergers and acquisitions is now PGG Wrightsons. Ian was also very proud to be a member of the Eagles Society, for those who have no idea what those lads in the red jackets do, their Societys aims are to establish a fellowship of golfers, to foster the game of golf, assist in encouraging and instructing junior golfers, and promote sportsmanship, skill and etiquette. Active support is also given to charity, in particular the Halberg Trust, and in supporting Junior tournaments throughout the provinces, and yes women are now also members.

Our sincerest condolences to Ians  extended family and friends.

The nine holers have been busy over the last couple of Wednesdays  playing away. Firstly at Ngawi where they started the day at Pat Woods Holiday house for Morning Tea, and then after a round of golf they stopped into Lake Ferry Hotel.

And last week due to the coring of the greens they played at Mahunga followed by lunch at Dish Café.  Another great day!

Both competitions were Putting & Billie Holmes won both days with 13 Putts.

At Ngawi 2nd was Julie Riddell & Barbie Cox both on 14 Putts.

Longest Drive: Ann Renall
Nearest Pin:  Gaylene Selby-Neal
At Mahunga 2nd:  Sandra Burgess & Sherryl Howie on 16 Putts
Nearest the Pin:  Jan Ferguson

The 18 holers finally got their 3rd round Qualifying Captains Trophy, Shootout and  LGU played with Ju Allen in first place with an impressive Nett 67. 2nd Angela Busby with Nett 70 and 3rd Sharon Jephson with a Nett 72.

The Wellington District National Teams Final was played last  Friday at Te Marua.  Well done to the Martinborough team of Ju Allen, Lyle Griffiths, Gretel Dick and Sherry Weatherstone for coming third.

Our Open Day was scheduled to be held on Friday 1st  June has been postponed and will now be  held on Friday 5 October.

The penultimate round of Mens Interclub on Saturday was played at Masterton against the Hosts. The lads came away with a 8.5 to 6.5 win. In the singles wins to John Warner 3/1, Sheldon Mc Namara 3/2, Malcolm Wood 3/2, Colin Whibley Smith all square, Glen Schofer 1 Up and Alistair Boyne in haste to get to rugby down the Valley bruised his man 4/3, where the local derby between Martinborough and Tuhirangi resulted in an 85 nil win to the home side. Their two fifty fours years old defended well in the latter half. In the foursomes John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 4/3, Malcolm Wood and Colin Whibley Smith 1 Up, Nick Morison and Alistair Boyne 2 Up.

The Silvers played Masterton at Manor Park winning 5.5 to 3.5. Wins to Jenny Wilkie, 5/4, Sherry Weatherstone 3/2, Sandra Petersen and Netia Morison all square  in their singles. In the four ball  Sherry Weatherstone and Ju Allen 3/1 and Jenny Wilke and Netia Morison 1 up.

The Bronze gals played Judgeford at Te Marua, going down 5 to 4. Wins in the singles to Sylvia Beavis 3/2, Alison Tipler 2 Up and Louise Smith 2 Up. In the four ball Sylvia Beavis and Anglea Busby 5/4.

This Friday is Riverside Cup at Carterton and Next Friday the women compete for the Rew and Mc Cracken Trophy at Masterton.

MCG News 01/05/18

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

Winners of the Wairarapa Womens Open Fourball Cup
From Left :  Anna Possenniskie and Debbie Donaldson with MGC President Sherry Weathertone

The Womens Committee turned on the weather and their legendary hospitality last Friday for the Wairarapa Womens Open Four ball best ball Tournament. There were twenty seven pairs entered from Bridge Pa in the north, RWGC in the Valley to Otaki on the Kapiti Coast. Thanks too to the local support from Riversdale Beach GC, Masterton, Carterton and our Club members. The key to success here is to ensure that you don’t both have a double bogey on the same hole, or go into the same bunker.
 
The winners of the Trophy for Best Gross were dynamic sisters Anna Possenniskie and Debbie Donaldson (nee Napier) with a Gross 75. It was great to see their Dad, Martin along to watch them play.2nd Sandra Petersen and Kris Chamberlain 80 3rd Sister in laws Nikki Warren and Fiona Ellis (BP) with 81. 1st in the Nett and Winners of the Bob Wardlaw Cup were Sherry Weatherstone  and Adele Cairns Nett 65 on a c/b to Jenny Boyne and Jenny Wilkie. 3rd Sue Dalton and Karen Shaw Nett 66, 4th Karen Barbour (RBGC)and Penny Stonyer (RBGC) Nett 68 on a c/b to Jan Tatham (Mstn) and Janna Blundell (Mstn) on a c/b to Carolyn Stevenson (Mstn) and Jan Williams (Mstn). 7th Linda Cameron (Mstn)and Roselee Thurston ( Otaki) Nett 69 on a c/b to Lyle Griffiths and Marilyn Mackenzie.

Div 1  Longest Drive on number 9 Anna Possenniskie and Number 18 Sandra Petersen.

Div 2  Longest drive on Number 9 Sylvia Beavis and Number 18 Marion Mc Kenzie
Div 1 NTP on 12 Fiona Ellis (BP)  and 16 Sandra Petersen
Div 2 NTP on 6 Julie Weber and 8 Rosie Laffey (RBGC)
Only one two of the day to Fiona Ellis .

Huge thanks to the Sponsors for their contribution to the amazing prize table, Jimmy of Cool Change, Ariel of Te Kairanga Wines, Shaun from All Teed Up, Siobhan of La Cutting Crew, Gavin from the Greytown Butchery, Tessa of Scented Greytown, Lianne of Scarlet, Conor of Pain and Kershaw, Nathan from Martinborough BP Auto, Sara Murphy of Red Bicycle, Susan Stephens of Ray White Real Estate, Di of Peonies, Tania of Martinborough Wine Merchants and Gina from OMG. 

The Mens Interclub team did not travel well, playing away at Wainuiomata the lads went down 4-11. Wins from John Warner 7/6 and Chris Ranish 2/1. In the four ball John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 2/1 and Chris Ranish and Randal Warner 1 Up.

The Bronze Pennant team played against Otaki at Miramar, the weather not too kind, in fact quite miserable.  A lone win to Sylvia Beavis and a half to Angela Busby in the singles, while Marion Mc Kenzie and Sylvia finished with a half in their  four ball.

No golf for the Tuesday lads nor the Wednesday gals this week due to coring, results from last Tuesday for the lads playing Stableford, Bill Jones on 40 points from Bill Gordon, Nick Allen and Adrian Blackett all on 39 Pts.

The finals of the Mens Captain Trophy was played on Sunday between Doug Ferguson and Rick Hargreaves. Doug advanced to the final with a win over John Errington while Rick had a solid win over Randal Warner. All square on the 16th Doug went one up on the 17th before Rick slotted a long putt on the 18th for them to head up the 19th hole which Doug won with a Par.

A small team led by Jaclyn Kras have been quietly working away at putting together a Reference book on the Club, the course, its history and most importantly the list of trophies and who donated them and what they are played for along with an address book – contact details of members who have given their permission for their details to be included. This is coming together and being peer reviewed to ensure it is as accurate as possible.  

I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside those involved with this exciting project. 

MCG News 24/04/18

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

Finally a fine Wednesday and there was very little space in the carpark by 9am. Whats more the Bar was open, a rarity on a Wednesday, thanks to the efforts of Marie Scrimshaw. Marie joins the Exclusive One Club  with a superb Hole in One on the 6th Hole, and naturally picked up the All Teed Up NTP on that hole.

The Weeks comp HPMC Stableford was won by Jenny Wilkie.  In second place was Ju Allen on a countback from Player of the Day Marie Scrimshaw. Congrats to you.  Elaine Sutherland got the only two of the day.  Cafe Medici  NTP No 8 was won by Elaine Howe.

There were twenty two entered into the Tuesday Grumpies. The competition was Stableford with 1st place going to Andrew Lawler on 38 pts. 2nd Adrian Blackett 37 pts and Julie Warner 35points. Not sure what happened to the four who misplaced their cards, guessing they may have had a spot of bother.

The Selector was fizzing on Saturday afternoon after the mens Division  6 lads had a stunning win at Home over Judgeford 14/1, this has propelled the team to top of the table by 14 points with three away rounds remaining. These matches are all off the stick so sometimes the player can be the sacrificial lamb when the other selector puts you against their best player when you are usually down the list. In the Singles Chris Ranish 8/6, John Warner 6/5, Sheldon Mc Namara 6/5 and Randal Warner 6/5. Colin Whibley Smith 4/3, Mark Lucock 4/3, Alistair Boyne 4/3. Craig Andrews 3/1, Glen Schofer 1Up. In the four ball John Warner and Sheldon 6/4, Chris Ranish and Colin Whibley Smith 6/5 Randal Warner and Mark Lucock 5/3, Craig Andrews and Glen Schofer 1 Up , Derek Stephen and Alistair Boyne 2/1.

On Sunday Martinborough hosted the Womens Interclub Tilson Salver.  Playing on the home course had definite advantages with the women scoring 6 out of 6 against Castlepoint.  Kris Chamberlain 6/5, Sandra Petersen 3/2, Carol Parkinson 2/1 and Emily Loughnan 2 Up. In the four ball Kris and Sandra 3/2 and Carol and Emily 2/1.

The Men headed to Masterton GC to play Mahunga in Marquis Shield and finished the day  even and two team points each. Singles wins to Chris Ranish, Dean Scheaf, Paul Mc Kenzie, Garry Cuttance and Soli Noval. Alistair Boyne and Alan Heath all square. In the four ball wins to Dean Sheaf and Craig Andrews, Alan Heath and Paul Mc Kenzie. Chris Ranish and Randal Warner and Derek Stephen and Alistair Boyne all square.

This Friday the Club is Hosting the Wairarapa Womens Four Ball Best Ball Open and on Sunday four of our gals head to Wairakei Intl Golf Course to compete in the finals of the Kiwi Challenge. Good Luck to Marilyn MacKenzie, Jo Loe, Lyle Griffiths and Pam Messervy.

MCG News 17/04/18

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

The scheduling of Womens inter club has not been going too well, with yet another round of Silver and Bronze Pennants postponed this week. The Lansdowne gals did though have a beaut day on Saturday at Paraparaumu against Manor Park. On course before sunrise for a Tee time of 7.30am curtailed any thoughts of bar hopping. Foursomes matchplay on this course is no easy feat though gives one a feel for the slick greens. Only one win in the foursomes to Sereana Phillipps and Cheycoda Cocks 1 Up. The women though came into their own in the singles matchplay beginning at midday and play was spectacular with five solid wins. Leading the way  Zhuoyl Hu (RW) 5/3, Anita Karaitana ( MAH) 5/3, Pip Kirk (RW) 3/2, Sereana Phillipps (MSTN) 3/2 and Cheycoda Cocks (MAH) 2 Up. Overall 6/3 win which sees the team into the semi finals against Boulcott HFGC at Shandon on Saturday 5th May, they seem to enjoy this course and have beaten  their opponents here so make a note in your diaries and head along to support the team. The Retail nearby is pretty good too.

Our lads played Division 6 on Saturday at home against Pauatahanui with a very good win 12.5 to 2.5. Wins in the fourball to John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 4/3, Chris Ranish and Colin Whibley Smith 5/4, Gavin Lovejoy and Craig Andrews all square and Derek Stephen and Glen Schofer 1 up. The singles went 9-1 to Martinborough. Colin Whibley Smith 6/5, Sheldon Mc Namara 6/4, Randal Warner 5/4, Glen Schofer 5/4, Derek Stephen 3/2, Craig Andrews 2 Up, Gavin Lovejoy 2/1, Chris Ranish 2/1 and John Warner 1 up. The team is teetering at the top of the table by half a point with the postponed fixture against Judgeford at home this Saturday.

On Sunday the Marquis Shield team plays Mahunga at Masterton and at home the Club is hosting Riverside Cup with Martinborough playing Castlepoint. Good luck to you all.

Next Friday Martinborough is hosting the Wairarapa Womens Open four ball best Ball, get yourself a partner and enter. Check out our website on the home page for details www.martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz.

MCG News 10/04/18

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT – BY JENNY BOYNE

From Left: Gill Neal and Ann Renall Joint Winners of the Southey Honda 9 hole trophy

The sun was shining for the annual Southey Honda 9 Hole Tournament held last Wednesday at Martinborough. This event has grown over the years and the organising Committee were very pleased to announce that Ann Renall, a Martinborough Member, took out the top prize on count back for the Best Nett competition from  Gill Neal (Masterton), 3rd Helen Ordish (Masterton), 4th Dianne Alexander (Masterton), 5th Jane Watts (Masterton) and 6th Gaylene Selby Neal (Martinborough). Longest Drive Front 9 – Di Herbert, Back 9 – Geri Southey, Nearest the Pin Front 9 – Lizzie Goodall, Back 9 – Jinny Small. We would like to extend our appreciation  to Southey Autoworld Ltd for their continued support of this event.

On Friday the club hosted another successful St Johns Fundraising Tournament with thirty three teams of four competing. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and the willingness of those present to part with their cash come Auction time this event continues to be the success it is for St John Wairarapa.

Our Captain Guy Walmsley on behalf of the Club, took great honour in accepting an award, A Priory Vote of Thanks to the Martinborough Golf Club for their valuable assistance rendered in furthering the work of the Order of St John in New Zealand. The award  was presented after the Tournament by Eddie Jackson, St John Midland Chief executive on behalf of the Prior, Dame Patsy Reddy. Over the past eight years the Golf Club has allowed St John to organise a charity golf tournament during the St John appeal week with all proceeds going to St John. St John Wairarapa has benefited by receiving over $65,000 to further their work in the district.

There’s been was a bit of a scramble to select teams for our local Interclub Comps.   Tilson Salver selector Gretel was in the hot seat after last months crushing defeat by Carterton with only one player gaining re selection,  Sylvia Beavis did not disappoint winning 5/3. Martinborough produced one of their best wins ever in this Comp 5.5 to 0.5 over RBGC at Masterton. The other wins from Kris Chamberlain 3/2, Marion Mc Kenzie 1 Up, and Mariana Mc Dermott all square. In the four ball wins to Kris Chamberlain and Mariana Mc Dermott 2/1 and Marion Mc Kenzie and Sylvia Beavis 2Up. Round 2 of Riverside Cup was played at Riversdale Beach last Friday against a formidable Carterton team. Wins to Jo Loe 3/2, Felicity Warren 6/4 and Bindy Mc Leod all square.

On Tuesday a number of the Clubs members attended the funeral of Shirley Rattray, Shirley loved golf and was very handy with the putter winning the Putting Cup for a number of years. At the age of 84 she successful managed a hole in one on the 16th and whats more was featured on Page three of this paper, a feat no other golfer in the region has attained. Our sincerest condolences to Shirleys family and friends.

PRESENTATION OF A PRIORY VOTE OF THANKS TO THE MARTINBOROUGH GOLF CLUB

A Priory Vote of Thanks is awarded to a body such as a club, institution, or a business concern or to individuals for conspicuous services to St John.

The Prior, The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General of New Zealand, on the recommendation of Priory Chapter has awarded a Priory Vote of Thanks to the Martinborough Golf Club for their exceptional service to the work of St John.

For the past eight years the Martinborough Golf Club has allowed St John to organise a charity golf tournament during the St John appeal week.

The club has made no charge for running this event with all proceeds going to St John.

St John Wairarapa has benefited by receiving over $65,000 to further their work in the district.

We are indebted to the club for their most generous support of our organisation.

MCG News 27/03/18

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

There was a bit of a scramble earlier in the week to select a team to play Tilson Salver against Riversdale at Masterton on Sunday. Selector Gretel was in the hot seat after last months crushing defeat by Carterton with only one player gaining re selection  Sylvia Beavis did not disappoint winning 5/3. Martinborough produced one of their best wins ever in this Comp 5.5 to 0.5. The other wins from Kris Chamberlain 3/2, Marion Mc Kenzie 1 Up, and Mariana Mc Dermott all square

In the four ball wins to Kris Chamberlain and Mariana Mc Dermott 2/1 and Marion Mc Kenzie and Sylvia Beavis 2Up.

The Bronze Pennant team played their rain abandoned matches against a formidable Te Maura at Heretaunga on Monday. Felicity Warren was on fire winning her match 4/2. Marion McKenzie sliding in 2/1against Club stalwart Faye Turner. In the four ball Felicity and Jaclyn Kras 3/1.

The Men hosted Mornington on Saturday and home advantage catapulted the lads to top of the table winning 13.5 to 1.5. Wins from Craig Andrews 7/6, Gavin Lovejoy 7/6, Colin Whibley Smith 6/5, Sheldon Mc Namara 5/4, Dean Scheaf 5/4, John Warner 5/3, Derek Stephen 3/1, Alistair Boyne 2Up and Glen Schofer all square. In the four ball Sheldon Mc Namara and Chris Ranish 3/2, Colin Whibley Smith and John Warner 5/3, Gavin Lovejoy and Dean Scheaf 5/4, Craig Andrews and Derek Stephen 3/2 and Glen Schofer and Alistair Boyne 2/1.

The Tuesday grumpies played a Par round with Bill Jago winning the comp +6 2nd  John Errington and Peter Price on +3.

There were eighteen players representing Martinborough at Cartertons open day on Wednesday and a large portion did not go home empty handed. Thats to Braiden Intl for subsidising my groceries this week.

Loads of local Tournaments on this weekend and Ed Sheeran in Dunedin.

MCG News 20/03/18

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

By JENNY BOYNE

The lads went on a road trip north of Mount Bruce to the hamlet of Eketahuna for the second round of Marquis Shield on Sunday. Playing Carterton we lost 6.5 to 5.5  in the singles, our points coming from wins to Chris Ranish, Craig Andrews, Dale Scrimshaw, Gary Cuttance, Paul MacKenzie  and sneaking in a half Alistair Boyne. The lads though did trump in the four ball with a number of matches finishing all square. Seniors Sheldon Mc Namara and Chrish Ranish, Dean Sheaf and Craig Andrews all square. Intermediates Alistair Boyne and Peter Hudson all square. Juniors both winning their matches Dayle Scrimshaw and Gary Cuttance, Paul Mc Kenzie and Wayne Hunter.

The Tuesday grumpies had a bumper turn out playing  a stableford round Phil Reid was in the box seat with 46 points. 2nd Lachie Mc Leod 40pts on a c/b to Gary Cuttance on a c/b to Peter Price.

Captain Elaine Howe was delighted to see over  thirty women arriving at the Club on Wednesday, the Stewards though did have their work cut out for them. Due to the wet weather earlier in the month a number of Comps were under the pump to be played and so the gals were playing for LGU, the 2nd qualifier of the Captains Trophy and Shoot out, along side the National Competitions of  Coronation Medal, Aotearoa Cup and Vets Cup. A number playing were eligible for all of the National Competitions. All Medal rounds.

Scores were solid and reflected the handicaps, however it doesn’t appear as though we will be mentioned in the dispatches for a top ten finish in the National Comp in 2018. 1st Coronation Medal for Silver players only was won by Ju Allen with Nett 72.  Ju also had the best Gross score of 86. 1st  Aotearoa Cup for Silver and Bronze players was won by Adele Cairns on Nett 71.  Just squeaking in to qualify for the Vets Cup apparently both with significant birthdays earlier this year were joint winners Gretel Dick and Lyle Griffiths on Nett 72.  Twos were scored by Venetia Morison and Lyle Griffiths. Nearest the Pin All Teed Up No 6 went to Karen Shaw and Cafe Medici No 8 to Lyle Griffiths.

The Nine hole group  filled the remaining sports in the carpark on Wednesday and played a Par round 1st Gaylene Selby Neal +2 2nd Debbie Coom +1  3rd Julie Riddell and Jenny Tosswill -1. No Twos.