MCG News 09/09/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well golfers, what a wash out to the start of spring!  As predicted not much golf played in Martinborough this week, the course remained waterlogged until the weekend.  This week looks much more promising with plenty of sunshine and fine days forecast.

Sunday was the only competitive outing of the week, the competition was medal and putting. 1st Stuart Taplin 68, 2nd John Warner 73, 3rd Ro Griffiths 74, 4th Bevan Sweeney & Julie Warner 75. Twos: Stuart Taplin x 2 (Tappy’s back!!) and Pete Griffiths won the putting on 30 with some clever off the green approach shots!

This Sunday is the Lamb and Chardonnay Ambrose Tournament, it should be a great day.  

Thursday Club is having a tournament next week on the 20th September – great prizes – all welcome.

The AB Martin mixed foursomes is scheduled for the 23rd September, if you’re worried it might lead to divorce, do not fear, put your name down and we’ll find you a new friend!

The ‘Jennian Homes’ Men’s 72/36 hole stroke tournament is being held on 29th-30th September – please get your entries in to Sue by 24th September, this is a great tournament.

So, dry out your gloves and towels and wipe the mud from your trundlers and good golfing everyone!

MCG News 02/09/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well golfers, spring has sprung…..a leak it would seem.  I don’t think much pleasurable golf will get played this week as the southerlies and rain line up for attack.

Twenty Grumpies played last week, 1st Peter Price +5, 2nd Guy Walmsley +3, 3rd Malcolm Bridge +2. Twos: Lachie McLeod & Ted Peacock. Five unfortunates didn’t make it past the ladies tees – hopefully Terry will give us a glimpse of the league table soon!

9-holers played stableford, 1st Gaylene Delby-Neal, 2nd Katrina Burgess, 3rd Sandy Burgess. Nearest the pins: Jane Fanslow-Price & Katrina Burgess.

Ladies played a nett round with putting. 1st Marilyn MacKenzie 78, 2nd on CB from Adele Cairns, 3rd Rosie McLeod – a good welcome home game! Twos: Adele Cairns, Carol Parkinson won the putting with 33 putts. There’s still time to register for the 50th anniversary of the Lady Stout Competition against Royal Wellington on Friday 14th September.

Thursday club was a rollover from last week so the prizes were great! 1st Sir William Southgate 43, 2nd Nick Allen, Pete Price & Glen Schofer 39, 5th Tony Taylor, Joel Macklin and John Warner 38. Twos: Arthur Warren, Bill Jones, Chris Wilkie, Michael Tosswill & Greg Dalton. Nearest the pin was won with a supreme hole in one by Bevan Sweeney on number 8 – his first – congratulations! We might see Bevan in a hat for the next few weeks after having his head shaved for the Cancer Society on daffodil day, good on you Sweenze!

Saturday’s tournament was stableford, 1st Chris Ranish & Julie Warner 38, 3rd John Warner 36, 4th Sheldon McNamara 35. Twos: Chris Ranish & Sandra Petersen.  Sunday’s competition was medal. 1st Sandra Petersen 64, 2nd John Warner 66, 3rd John Taylor 70 and 4th Stuart Taplin & Carl Petersen 71. Twos: Sandra Petersen. Putting: Sandra Petersen 27 – well cleaned up Mrs P!

Enjoy the first week of spring golfers! Remember Lamb & Chardonnay Open Ambrose Tournament on Sunday 16th September, hurry and register now, places are running out!

MCG News 26/08/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

After a good spell of weather, last week was very unsettled, Grumpies had to admit defeat to the rain.  Thirty idiots…erm…brave souls turned up to play on Thursday but after 9 holes the suckers gap had closed in and the torrential rain fell and all were found back in the club house enjoying the new heat pump and the bar!

The rain cleared for Wednesday golfers, the 9-holers rallied 12 players and played two competitions to catch up from last week. Stableford 1st Tingay Davidson (16), 2nd Katrina Burgess on cb Sherryl Howie (14).  Putting 1st Jan Fergusson (15), 2nd Sherryl Howie & Pat Wood (17) and 4th Katrina Burgess (18). Ladies played par, Jaclyn Kras won with Marie Scrimshaw on c/b both all square, 3rd Sandra Petersen -4 on c/b from Lyle Griffiths on c/b from Sylvia Beavis. The Lady Stout competition is on Friday 15th September against Royal Wellington, put your name on the notice board.

This weekend was the 36 hole men’s championship.  Best nett was won by Malcolm Bridge (71 & 73), best gross division 3 (17-24) Alan Heath- 197 (I won’t mention how many were in this division!), best gross division 2 (10-17) Andy Morison- 168, and best gross division 1 (0-10) Anthony North -158.

There was a good turn out on Sunday and the competition was medal, 1st equal on 71- Mark Lucock, John Warner, Terry Blacktop & Dayle Scrimshaw, twos went to Dayle Scrimshaw and Colin Whibley-Smith

The very popular Lamb & Chardonnay tournament is being held on 11th September – get your entries into Sue ASAP as places are limited.

Special congratulations to Pete and Rachel Griffiths on their new arrival – baby Ben, who was born last Wednesday!

MCG News 19/08/18

Martinborough Golf Report 

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

This Saturday a few brave souls braved the elements and played in the Lefties/Righties tournament – the morning was a washout and although it cleared in the afternoon it remained bitterly cold! Best gross Johnny Schu & John Mitchell (157), 2nd Shane Hartnell & Andy Small (161). Best Nett Stephen Mawdesley & Ngahooro (136), 2nd Nigel Messenger & Jim Walsh. KC Memorial ‘worst forking shot’ honours went to Jim Dunlop. Best nett woman Mariana McDermott & Alison Sim (166), Best nett mixed John & Julie Warner (143), 2nd Sandra Petersen & Andy Sim (146). Nearest the pins: Roger Ngahooro, Nigel Messenger, Peter Churchill & Jim Walsh. Thanks go to Sponsor Trust House, and Sandra Petersen for great organisation!

Grumpies played stableford last week, 1st Doug Fergusson (41), 2nd Malcolm Bridge, Ray Matthews & Nick Allen (39), 5th Andy Morison (38).

Unfortunately the 9 holers and ladies were rained out on Wednesday.

Thursday brought wind to start, then it settled down beautifully for the 40 golfers that played. 1st Dean Schaef (44), 2nd Andy Morison, Brian Russo (41), 4th Guy Walmsley & Chris Ranish (40). Twos: Brian Russo, Chris Wilkie, Dean Schaef, Sheldon McNamara & Gary James. Nearest the pin Dean Schaef.

Sunday was a crackerjack day, 1st Jan Fergusson, 2nd Ro Griffiths & Mark Trafford (37), 4th John Taylor, John Warner & Terry Fraei. The only two was Shayne Cater.

Special congratulations go to life member Bill Jones and his wife Mavis who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Thursday – thanks to Derek & Karen Stephens for buying us a drink to toast them! 

Have a good week golfers!

MCG News 12/08/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well golfers, halfway through August and getting a bit damp underfoot but all in all some pretty decent temperatures!

Grumpies results:- 1stNick Allen (41), 2ndRichard Thompson and Ro Griffiths (39), 4thGuy Walmsley and David Marsh (36).

9 holers ran two competitions this week:- Four ball-best-ball, 1stJan Ferguson & Jenny Tosswill (21), 2ndDebbie Coon & Leonie Wilde (20), 3rdSherryl Howie & Billie Holmes (18). Stableford: 1stJan Ferguson (21), 2ndDebbie Coon (17) on count back, 3rdJenny Tucker (17). Nearest the pin 8 – Sherryl Howie, and on 16 – Jan Ferguson.

Wednesday Ladies played stableford:- 1stAlison Tipler (42), 2ndSandra Petersen (39), 3rdSherry Weatherstone (36). Nearest the pin 6 – Honor Clark, and 8 – Sandra Petersen.

Thursday club saw 60 golfers soaking up the sunshine this week, 1stRob Lopez and Guy Walmsley (43), 3rdSandy Bidwill (41), 4thTony Taylor, Matt Thomas, Brian Russo and Sheldon McNamara (39). Nearest the pin – Ailsa Malneek, Two’s – Ailsa Malneek & Doug Clark.

Saturday’s competition was Par, 1stChris Ranish (4), 2ndJohn Warner (3), 3rdTerry Fraei and Alistair Boyne (2). Two’s – Chris Ranish.

Sunday’s competition was stableford, 1stSandra Petersen (40) on count back from Malcolm Bridge, 3rd, Doug Clark (39), 4thDerek Stephens and Pete Price (38). Two’s Malcolm Wood and John Warner.

Names are being taken for men’s 36 hole strokeplay on 25th/26thAugust, contact Sue or put your name down on the board – this is a lead up to club champs. Have a great week golfers and remember to replace those divots!

MCG News 05/08/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

A soggy start to August but the mild temperatures continue, much to the delight of golfers and farmers alike!

Grumpies played bisque par this week. 1stPeter Price +9, 2ndRick Hargreaves +6 and 3rdRo Griffiths +5.

9 Holers played par this week and on countback 1stJenny Jobin, 2ndJan Ferguson, 3rdDebbie Coom – all on -1. Nearest the pin on 16 – Jan Ferguson.

Another huge turnout on Thursday –  53 golfers making the most of a sunny afternoon. 1stNick Allen 44, 2ndScott Reid and Bill Gordon 41, 4thShane Hartnell, Malcolm Bridge, Sheldon McNamara, Ro Griffiths & Guy Walmsley on 40. Twos: Bryce Neems, Stuart Taplin, Ro Griffiths, Andrew Sim and Nick Allen, nearest the pin: Malcolm Wood.

Weekends competition was medal; Saturday: 1stSheldon McNamara 65, 2ndMalcolm Wood 66, 3rdColin Whibley Smith and John Warner 70. Twos: Malcolm Wood (2), Dayle Scrimshaw, Chris Ranish and Patrick Pedlow. Sunday: 1stJohn Warner 67, 2ndMalcolm Wood and Trevor Hawkins 70, 4thDerek Stephens 72. Twos: Malcolm Wood (2 – again!), Doug Clark and Kris Chamberlain – who also won the putting with 26.

Good luck to the ladies who are heading off to Fiji this Saturday to play in the Denerau Womens Golf Classic – I hear that the fancy dress themes are infamous!

Well done to the winners of the initial rounds played in the Harry Kershaw Foursomes and Martin Fourball.

MCG News 29/07/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Another good week of weather and another month of winter behind us!

9 Holer’s this week a foggy start but good finish:- 1st Katrina Burgess (c.b) and Tingay Davidson , 3rd Mary Herrick, 4th Jenny Tosswill (c.b) and Debbie Coom. Nearest the Pin:- 8 – Katrina Burgess, 16 – Tingay Davidson.

Ladies played stableford this week:- 1st Sandra Petersen (39), 2nd Marion Mckenzie (38), 3rd Karen Shaw (32). Twos: Sandra Petersen and Karen Shaw (2). Nearest the pin 6 & 8 – Sandra Petersen, hopefully the golf was as good on the GC this week Sandra!

Grumpies:- 1st Guy Walmsley (47), 2nd Nick Morison (40), 3rd Doug Fergusson, Sandy Bidwill and Andy Morison (39).

Thursday club saw 50 golfers and a warm sunny afternoon:- 1st Sheldon McNamara (45), 2nd Malcolm Bridge (44), 3rd Vern Anton (43). Nearest the pin: Sheldon McNamara. Twos: Andy Morison, Dayle Scrimshaw, Mark Trafford, Malcolm Bridge and Vern Anton.

Saturday:- 1st Sheldon McNamara (64), 2nd John Warner (68), 3rd Alistair Boyne (70).

Sunday results:- 1st Malcolm Bridge (67), 2nd John Taylor (71), 3rd Stuart Taplin, Colin Whibley-Smith, Dean Schaef, Derek Stephens, Bevan Sweeney, Malcolm Wood (72). Twos: John Warner, Derek Stephens, Doug Clark.

A mixed weather forecast for this week, but still pretty mild for August – have a good week golfers!


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 Malcolm W & Terry F John & Patrick (Runners up)
 16 BYE
 8 Derek & Andrew Dean & Sheldon
 9 Dean & Sheldon
 4 Peter & Doug F Craig & Nigel John & Patrick
 13 Craig & Nigel
 5 BYE John & Patrick
 12 John & Patrick
 2 Gary C & Terry B Gary C & Terry B Malcolm B & Colin Malcolm B & Colin (WINNERS)
 15 BYE
 7 Guy & Greg Malcolm B & Colin
 10 Malcolm B & Colin
 3 Tora & Shane Andy & Nick Doug & Gumboot
 14 Andy & Nick
 6 BYE Doug & Gumboot
 11 Doug & Gumboot




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 Malcolm B & Colin Peter & Doug F
 16 BYE
 8 Gary & Bill J Malcolm B & Colin
 9 Malcolm B & Colin
 4 Peter & Doug F Peter & Doug F Peter & Doug F
 13 BYE
 5 BYE Rick & Andrew
 12 Rick & Andrew
 2 Guy & Greg Guy & Greg Derek & Dayle Dean & Sheldon
 15 BYE
 7 Derek & Dayle Derek & Dayle
 10 BYE
 3 Dean & Sheldon Dean & Sheldon Dean & Sheldon
 14 Nigel & Craig
 6 BYE Tora & Shane
 11 Tora & Shane


2018 SHOOTOUT (After 13/10/18)

1 64 Sheldon McNamara
2 66 John Warner
66 Malcolm Wood
4 67 Derek Stephens
67 Malcolm Bridge
6 68 Mark Lucock
7 69 Bill Jones
69 Guy Walmsley
69 Dean Schaef
10 70 Dayle Scrimshaw
70 Paul Harris
70 Col Whibley-Smith
70 Phil Eberlien
14 71 Trev Petersen
71 Terry Freai
71 Chris Ranish
17 72 Peter Griffiths
18 73 John Errington
73 Wayne Hunter
73 Bob Tosswill
73 Sandy Bidwill
73 Alister Boyne
73 Rick Hargreaves
24 74 Andrew Lawler
74 Gary Cuttance
26 76 Patrick Pedlow
76 Kevin Williams
28 77 Pete Hudson
29 78 David Stevenson
30 80 Ro Griffiths
80 Shane Hartnell
NS Martin Napier