MGC NEWS 19/05/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we head towards the last week of autumn, we’ve been lucky with the weather, although the mornings have been quite fresh!! Remember there are still cords of firewood available from the club – speak to Doug Clark or Trevor Hawkins.

Grumpies had a good field of 34 last week; although some were delighted there were 7 jugs for not making the ladies tee…..some not so! 1st= Bill Gordon, Frank Colton, Lachie McLeod and Kris Chamberlain on 36, 5thTed Peacock on 35.

The ladies played a par round.  1stJulie Weber (+3), 2nd Pamela Messervy (+2),  3rd on a countback from Adele Cairns was Jo Loe with +1.  Nearest the pins Jenny Wilkie, Marion McKenzie & Alison Tipler.  Longest Drives , Sandra Petersen and Lizzie Goodall.  Next Friday (24th) they are hosting Rew and McCracken.  Please remember to let Sharon Jephson know if you want to play in the Open Day on Friday 31 May – or put your name on the list on the noticeboard.

Thursday Club held the inaugural ‘Friendship Tournament’ last week and it was a brilliant turn out with nearly 60 folks turning up to meet new…and old friends!  Huge thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors…Mrs Gumboot for the organising along with Doug Clark, Mr Gumboot for providing the lamb for the prizes, Jimmy at Cool Change for vouchers as well as the Pukemanu Tavern (Trust House). It was a fun day; 1st= Bindy McLeod & Mariana McDermott (41), 3rd= Keith Rayner & Paul McKenzie (40), 5th= Bill Gordon, Craig Andrews, Ro Griffiths, Andy Sim, Bob Tosswill, Colin Whibley-Smith, Ali Holmes & Malcolm Wood (37). Twos were few and paid well – Mariana (2), Bindy McLeod & Sheldon McNamara. Nearest the pins, Doug Fergusson, George Kirk, Bob Tosswill & Bindy McLeod.  Longest drives, Nick Morison, Tony Didsbury and Sandra Petersen.

Sunday’s competition was Medal, 1st= Colin Whibley Smith & Phil Eberlein (69), 3rdMalcolm Wood (70), 4th= Martin Napier & Andrew Smith (Royal Wellington). Twos, Malcolm Wood (2), Colin Whibley-Smith & Andrew Smith.

After round 4 of Marquis Shield, Martinborough has some bad luck against Mahunga and has slipped down the rankings to 5th– good luck to all involved in Carterton on 9thJune.

Have a good week, stay warm and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 12/05/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we tick over the half way mark for May, the weather is definitely getting cooler – and although we’ve had some beautiful sunny days, it might be time to swop over the summer/winter wardrobes!!

Grumpies kick us off as per usual, the played a bisque par round, 1st = Roger Smeaton and Lachie McLeod on +8, 3rd = Brent Mortensen and Elaine Howe, on +7 5th  Rob McCreary on +6. Twos: Terry Blacktop.

Last week’s ladies competition was a nett round with putting and shootout.  The winner of the nett was Marion McKenzie with 67, in second place and scoring the only two of the day was Carol Parkinson with 72, 3rd Julie Weber,  74.  Joint winners of the putting were Marion McKenzie  and Sandra Petersen with 28.

Thursday was a crackerjack day and had nearly 40 players.  1st Bob Tosswill 42, 2nd Dayle Scrimshaw 40, 3rd Stu Taplin 39, 4th Paul Shepherd 38, 5th Michael Tosswill 36. Twos: Doug Clark (2), Bob Tosswill, Davis Lester Clark, Stu Taplin, Dayle Scrimshaw, Gumboot Petersen, Shayne Hammond, Marty Napier, Sheldon McNamara, Bill Jones and Greg Dalton – needless to say the prize was a coin!!  Nearest the pin Doug Clark.  Today is the friendship tournament, turn up and get allocated a mate be it new or old!!

Men’s interclub and congratulations to the div 5 team who despite only picking up two points in the last round still won by 1.5 point with a catch-up game in hand. Another win to Sheldon McNamara who led the boys well this season.  Halves to Colin Whibley Smith and Craig Andrews. The Div 11 boys travelled to Wainuiomata where they picked up 4.5 points against the eventual champions .Wins to Rob Coy and Johnson Williams with halves to Rick Hargreaves and Pete Gray. A special mention to Pete Grays 10 year old son Jackson  on a 36 handicap who filled in late notice with borrowed clubs who just lost 3/2.

The Beef & Burgundy Tournament was a good success on Sunday and the threatened cold and wet forecast was delayed until later in the afternoon…thank you!!  1st Team Anita Karaitiana 55.5, 2nd Team Trev Hawkins 56.125, 3rd Team Ant North 56.875, 4th Team Kane Lloyd 56.875, 5th Team Eastwood Motors 1 57.625, 6th Team Captain Kirk 58.25, 7th Team Walmsley 58.25, 8th Team Jamie Gray 58.25, 9th Team Scotty the Butcher 58.375 and 10th Team Terry Blacktop 58.375.  Nearest the pins – Russel Kirk, JD, Owen Lloyd and Ray Cocks.

Master-borough on the 18th May has been postponed – no date confirmed yet.

Have a good week, wrap up warm and good golfing everyone!!

MGC NEWS 05/05/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Grumpies results 1st Andy Morison +5, 2nd = Andrew Simm & Randall Warner +3, 4th =  Nick Allen, Sandy Bidwill, David Lester Clark & Bill Jago +1.  There were no two’s.

9-holers:- Putting comp 1st Jenny Tucker 14, 2nd Leonie Wilde 15, 3rd = Debbie Coom & Sue Dalton 16, Closest to the Pin Sandra Burgess.

Ladies played a stableford competition – HPMC round 2.  1st Alison Tipler 38, 2nd Sylvia Beavis 37 on a countback from Sue Dinnison.  Twos – Marilyn MacKenzie, Venetia Morison and Alison Tipler.  Nearest the pins were Venetia and Sue Dinnison.  They hold their open Day on Friday 31 May.  It would be great to see as many Martinborough players as possible, but also, please invite your friends from other clubs.  Let Sharon Jephson know if you would like to enter

Special mention to the Thursday Morning Puke Players, I understand Ronny Harley broke a record…I’m not sure whether it was the highest round recorded though?!

Thursday Club was taken out by George Kirk – 1st (43), 2nd Colin Whibley-Smith, 3rd = Tora Boyne, Malcolm Wood & Tim Loe 40, 6th Paul Mckenzie, Sweenz & Sandra Petersen. Twos, George Kirk and Dayle Scrimshaw, nearest the pin….George Kirk – it definitely was his day!!

Sunday’s comp was stableford, 1st = Sandra Petersen & Davis Lester Clark, 3rd Terry Fraei, 4th = Dayle Harwood & Rick Hargreaves, twos – Bill Jones, Malcolm Wood, Marie Scrimshaw & Phil Eberlein.

Mraquis Shield Round 3 was played on Sunday at Martinborough – we played against Carterton and came off in top place winning all divisions – nice work boys.  Current standings after 3 rounds – 1st Martinborough 11, 2nd Pahiatua 8, 3rd Eketahuna 7.5, 4th Mahunga 4.5, 5th Masterton 4, 6th Carterton 1.

This Sunday is the Beef & Burgundy Tournament – good luck to all those involved – and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 28/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we hurtle into the last month of autumn, we have been granted some mild days and the sunshine has provided some fine weather for golfing!

Grumpies as usual get us going; 1st a visitor from Miramar Malcolm Revell on 42 (gross 75), 2nd Malcolm Tuitupou, 38 3rd  Alan Yates, Peter price and Terry Blacktop  37. There was only one two to Paul Riddiford.

Next up the 9 holers; Thurlow 4BBBB Stableford Competition 1st Jane Fanselow-Price and Tingay Davidson 23, Ali Russell and Billie Holmes 23; 2nd: Sherryl Howie & Jacquee Reid 22, Jenny Joblin & Di Bunny  22, 3rd: Jo Guscott & Katrina Burgess 20.

Ladies played a Stableford round, 1st Sue Dinnison 41 2nd   Sue Fox 37, 3rd Honor Clark 35.  Honor also managed to get nearest the pin on 6 and Jenny Wilkie was closest on 8.

Thursday Club, 1st Maloni Tuitupou (Opunake), Derek Stephens, Ed Elworthy 40, 4th Nick Morison 39, 5th Ro Griffiths & Colin Whibley-Smith 38. The twos pot was taken out by Marie Scimshaw on her own and was a good return!! Closest to the pin Doug Clark.  Remember May 16 for ‘Friendship Tournament’.

No competition played on Saturday, Sunday was par and on top form in 1st place George Kirk & Stu Taplin (7), 3rd Derek Stephens (6), 4th Cathy Taylor, Gumboot Petersen & Phil Eberlein (3). Twos: George Kirk (2), Gumboot, Ro Griffiths & John Warner.

Men’s interclub and the penultimate game for the season was not great for div 5 as Wainuiomata turned the tables at Martinborough winning 9.5  to 5,5 but big wins to Colin Whibley-Smith 7/6 and Dean Sheaf 5/4 plus John Warner 3/1 Sheldon McNamara 3/2.and a half to Randle Warner ensured the boys only need 5 points last round to win the division.  The div 11 team had their best away game picking up 6,5 points against Boulcott Heritage farm. There were good wins to Tora Boyne 4/3, Rob Coy 4/2, Doyle Harwood 2up and a fighting half to Rick Hargreaves plus three wins in the 4ball.

Have a good week and good golfing everyone!


MCG News 21/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As the last week of autumn rolls out, the weather has warmed up again and the mild days are providing good growing weather on our lawns as well as the course!  Unfortunately, the rain over the latter half of the long weekend put pay to the Featherston 54-hole Easter tournament – but a postponement date will be announced soon.

Grumpies kick us off as usual – 1stMalcom Bridge +9, 2nd= Nick Allen and Alan Wadey +3, 4th= Tom Bunny and Andrew McKenzie +1. Twos were Malcom Bridge (2) and Elaine Howe.

9-holers played a stableford Round, 1st Tingay Davidson 23, 2nd Gaylene Selby-Neal 19, 3rd Leonie Wilde 18 and nearest the pin: Jaquee Reid.

Last week the ladies had a small turnout largely due to school holidays but played a par round 1stGeorgie Wadey all square, 2ndAdele Cairns with -2 on a countback from Jenny Wilkie.  Mariana McDermott won nearest the pin.

Thursday club; 1st= Keith Rayner & Shane Hartnell 43, 3rdKerry Mountcastle 42, 4thArthur Warren 41, 5thGumboot Peteresen, Rick Hargreaves, Pete Price, Craig Andrews & Nick Allen 40. Twos: Kris Chamberlain (2), Sandra Petersen, Kerry Mountcastle & Craig Andrews, nearest the pin Nick Allen.

Captains’ trophy is up to 4thround and matches are as follows:- Doug Fergusson v Terry Blacktop, Kevin Williams v Steve Croft, Brian Russo v Darren O’Dwyer and Craig Andrews v Tora Boyne – these have to be played by 4thMay – good luck to all those still in the chase!!

Coming up: Friday 4thMay – Canadian Foursomes, Sunday 12thMay – Beef & Burgundy Ambrose, Thursday 16thMay – Thursday Club: Friendship Tournament.

Enjoy your Anzac Day – Lest we Forget.

Have a good weekend – Good Golfing everyone.

MCG News 14/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

With summer rapidly fading away to a fond memory, hopefully you’ve swept your chimney out and are enjoying some nights in front of the fire – remember the club are selling cords of firewood to raise money for the club, so get in there and order yours today.

The greens were cored on Monday and Tuesday so no Grumpies results this week.  The greens staff & number of volunteers did a great job – Thanks!

The 9-holers enjoyed their round in the sunshine, lucky for them!!  Results for a Nett Sue Bunt Round were 1st Adrienne Sisson 32, 2ndJane Fanselow-Price 33, 3rd Tingay Davidson Nearest the pins Tingay Davidson and Billie Holmes.

Ladies played LGU, 3rd qualifying round of Captain’s Trophy and Shootout.  1stMarion McKenzie, 2ndSue Dinnison, 3rdDiana Donald. Adele Cairns and Sherry Weatherstone got closest to the pins.  There was no change to the shootout scoreboard.  The Bronze pennants team had another wasted trip over the hill on Monday with the competition being called off just after they arrived. Thanks for your perseverance girls.  The Wairarapa Womens Open 18 hole 4BBB which we were to have hosted on Friday 26thApril has now been postponed until 6thSeptember.

Thursday club had a lot more at the starting gates than made it over the finishing line due to the pretty steady rain. 1stDavis Lester Clarke 45, 2ndShayne Hammond 42 (clearly 2 months off for harvest does his golf game well!), 3rdRobert Lopez 39, 4= Ro Griffiths, Ray Matthews, Malcolm Wood, Terry Blacktop, Rob McCreary & Craig Andrews 36.  Nearest the pin Rob Smith, twos: Terry Blacktop & John Warner (a birthday birdie for John!).

Sunday was nett and Stu Taplin was back in winning form with 66, 2nd= Guy Walmsley, Liam Annis, Trev Hawkins & Shane Hartnell. Twos: Derek Stephens, Shane Hartnell, Rex McIntosh, Davis Lester Clarke, Eddy Brown & Karen Shaw.

Men’s interclub and the div 5 guys had a long trip over to Otaki where they picked up 7 valuable points to put them in a commanding lead with two rounds remaining Three wins in the 4ball plus singles wins to John Warner, Colin Whibley Smith, Chris Ranish and debutant Tim Baxter made the trip worth it.  The div 11 boys had their best win of the season with a 10.5-4.5 beating of Kapiti at home Both Malcolm Bridge and Alan Heath had their best games with 5/4 wins while Pete Gray, Johnson Williams, Rick Hargreaves and  Rob Coy won and a half to Pete Griffiths. Three wins and two halves in the 4ball secured the excellent win.

Coming up…Canadian Foursomes on Friday, 3rdMay so find a partner and put your name in with Sue for this. The Beef & Burgundy Ambrose on Sunday 12thMay and this will be limited to 36 teams so get your names in quick for this one as Ambrose tournaments fill up fast.  Last but not least Thursday Club is holding a “Friendship Tournament” on Thursday 16thMay.

Keep warm and dry, stay safe and good golfing everyone!

MCG News 07/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well, the end of daylight saving was heralded with a very wintery weekend –  I’m sure there were fires being lit all around town; and those of us that were lucky enough to have a lazy Sunday morning would have been sure to enjoy that extra hour in bed!!

Grumpies results, 1stRay Mathews 41, 2ndAndrew Lawler 40, 3rdAndy Morison 37 and 4th= Guy Walmsley, Alan Wadey and Mike Topp on 36. There were no twos.

The 9-holers went to Masterton Lansdowne to play in their annual Southey Honda Trophy Tournament – unfortunately the main prize stayed in Masterton this year but a few of the prizes were taken out by our girls – more news next week!

With a large number of ladies playing in the St John’s Charity tournament on Friday 3 girls headed up to Eketahuna to play in Riverside Cup.  Well done to Jo, Louise and Natalie who scored 2 wins and a half.  Last Monday’s Pennants matches were called off due to bad weather, unfortunately this was after the teams had already set off for, or reached, their destinations.  Last Wednesday the competition was Stableford – the first Home Pennants round.  Susan Dinnison was first with 42, Bindy McLeod was second with 38 and Gretel Dick third with 37.  Twos – Gretel Dick and Ann Hodgson. Longest Drives were Bindy McLeod and Pamela Messervy.

Thursday brought sunshine (as usual) and 45 players had a hit….1stTony Taylor 43, 2ndMurray Blackwell 42, 3rd= Bill Gordon & Andy Morison, 5thJohnny Gray 40. Twos, Johnson Williams (2), Andy Morison (2), Rob Lopez, Brian Russo and Keith Rayner – nearest the pin Sky Elworthy.

Friday was St. John’s tournament and despite a few optimistic weather forecasts the day was pretty damp and cold!!  There were some amazing scores out there, but the 1stprize went to Team Vegas on 52.62, 2ndPeppers Parahua on 53.5 and 3rdTeam Enumerate on 55.125.  Thanks to all the sponsors, of which there were many, but special thanks to the farmers who donated the meat for the prizes & the bbq, Scotty the Butcher for processing them, and the Lion’s boys for cooking them!!! Thanks to Carl for auctioneering and Terry Blacktop for his awesome organisation of this great golf day for a brilliant cause – the funds raised will be in excess of $7500.

No golf on Saturday, but a few ‘brave’ soldiers faced the winter wrath on Sunday. 1stCharlie Fairbrother 43, 2nd= Glenn Harper & Dayle Harwood, 4th= Sally Fairbrother & Cathy Taylor. Twos –  Dayle Harwood (2), Doug Clark, John Warner & Dean Schaef.

Have a good week, enjoy the lighter mornings and good golfing everyone!!

MCG News 31/03/19

Martinborough Golf Report: Week ending

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Grumpies get us off the mark as usual with a stableford comp – Philip Reid on 44 from Andrew Lawler and Alan Yates on 42, with Guy Walmsley on 41 and JD Smith on 40. There were no twos.

The 9 holers played round 2 of the Sue Bunt Nett Competition; results as follows: 1st: Tingay Davidson Nett 26, 2nd: Pat Wood Nett 29, 3rd: Jane Fanselow-Price Nett 30. Nearest the Pin #16: K. Harvey.

The ladies played a stableford comp which made a nice change after a run of gross and nett;  Pamela Messervy came in first on a countback from Venetia Morison with 43.  Susan Dinnison was third with 42.  Alison Tipler got the only two of the day having taken advantage of being nearest the pin on All Teed Up No 6.  Carol Parkinson was closest to the pin on Cafe Medici No 8.

Thursday club was won by Johnson Williams 44, 2ndMalcolm Bridge 44, 3rdRob McCreary 40, 4th= Allan Eagle, Sheldon McNamara and Murray Blackwell. Ywos, Brian Russo, Sheldon Mac and Tora Boyne – nearest the pin – Brian Russo.

Saturday’s comp was medal, 1stDavis Lester Clarke 61, 2nd= Doug Clark, Glen Harper, Jeremy McQuaid, Sandy Bidwill & Karen Shaw 67. Twos – James Blundell, Malcolm Wood and Sandy Bidwill.

Men’s interclub:- The div 5 boys had to reschedule their match due to four Karori boys being involved in a car accident on their way to Martinborough golf course – all the best to thoseinvolved.  The div 11 team travelled to Pauatahanui where the pairing of Steve Croft and Rob Coy was the highlight of the day with a 7/6 four ball win and 6/5 and 4/3 respectively in the singles. The other win in their 11-4 loss came from Tora Boyne 1 up.

St John’s Tournament tomorrow – good luck to all playing in it – remember to bring a healthy bank balance as there is an auction afterwards – all proceeds going to a VERY good cause!!

Course is closed Monday and Tuesday due to coring and topdressing – essential maintenance to ensure our course stays in great condition.

Enjoy the middle month of autumn…and good golfing everyone!!

MCG News 24/03/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As the autumn nights draw closer and the mornings get yet darker, someone has clearly forgotten to turn down the thermostat and we’re still enjoying some beautiful balmy days.  Great timing for the logging work that is continuing on various holes around the course; special thanks go to the group of volunteers who last week cut and split the ‘reject’ logs to raise money for the club.

Last week Grumpies played Chicago stableford and the results were: Don McCreary on 45 from Griff Page, Andrew Lawler and Rob McCreary on 44,  with Malcolm Bridge on 43. Twos were Malcolm Bridge , Kris Chamberlain, Alan Yates, Guy Walmsley and Tom Bunny.

The 9 holers have 2 weeks to catch up on, first up, 12 ladies went to Castlepoint, 6 stayed the night, the next day was a putting round and results were:  1ST Jenny Tucker 13 putts, 2nd: Gaylene Selby-Neal & Michelle Falleni 14 putts, 3rd: Sherryl Howie 15 putts. Wednesday 20th: Competition Putting: (AGAIN)1ST Jo Guscott & Sherryl Howie 15 putts, 2nd: Debbie Coom 16 putts, 3rd: Pat Wood & Billie Holmes 17 putts, nearest the Pin: #8 Jane Fanslow-Price.

The ladies interclub teams are going well at the moment with Bronzes still top of the table and Silvers in third place. Last Wednesday the winners of the various competitions were: Coronation Medal (for Silvers only) Georgie Wadey with nett 68, Aotearoa Cup – Bindy McLeod and Georgie Wadey (68),  Best Gross – Kris Chamberlain (78) and Vets Cup – Sherry Weatherstone (69).  Twos – Natalie Donaldson and Susie Matthews.  Nearest the Pins, Kris Chamberlain and Carol Parkinson.

Thursday club, 1stJohnson Williams, 45, 2ndTrevor Hawkins 43, 3rdArthur Warren & Craig Andrews 43, 5thMalcolm Bridge 41. Twos: Craig Andrews (2), Sandra Petersen (2), Richard Harvey, Paul McKenzie and Rob Lopez (1 inch off a hole-in-1!); nearest the pin Rob Lopez.

Saturday was nett, 1stBrian Russo (67), 2ndEmily Loughan (70), twos Bob Schofield.

Sunday was stableford, 1stCathy Taylor 42, 2ndNigel Malneek, Malcolm Wood, George Kirk, Sandra Petersen, Malcolm Bridge & John Warner (40). Twos: Cathy Taylor, Ailsa Malneek, Malcolm Bridge, John Warner, Terry Fraei, Guy Walmsley & Malcolm Wood.

Take care out on the course – observe the rules regarding the temporary out of bounds and good golfing everyone!


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 Doug Fergusson
8 Terry Blacktop Terry Blacktop
25 Dave Stephenson Terry Blacktop
9 Col Whibley-Smith Col Whibley-Smith
24 Dayle Harwood
4 Rob Lopez Rob Lopez
29 George Kirk Kevin Williams
13 Rick Hargreaves Kevin Williams
20 Kevin Williams Steve Croft
5 John Taylor John Taylor
28 Paul Harris Steve Croft
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 Darren O’Dwyer
7 Darren O’Dwyer Darren O’Dwyer
26 Guy Walmsley Darren O’Dwyer
10 Andrew Lawler Malcolm Bridge
23 Malcolm Bridge Tara Boyne
3 Gary Cuttance Alan Heath
30 Alan Heath Craig Andrews
14 Craig Andrews Craig Andrews
19 Ro Griffiths Tora Boyne
6 Bob Schofield Bob Schofield
27 Dean Shaef Tora Boyne
11 Tora Boyne Tora Boyne
22 Chris Ranish