MCG News 15/08/17



The catch up rounds of Tilson Salver have gone well for the some members of the team with a great win Sunday week by Marie Scrimshaw who sealed the game with an ACE on the Par 3 15th hole at Carterton against Riversdale team member  Maxine Moss to win 5/3.  Congrats to you Marie, not an easy hole to achieve the ultimate feat in golf! Carol Parkinson also had a good day winning her match 5/4. This Sunday just gone saw the team play Carterton at Mahunga and again it was this winning duo with Carol winning her match 5/3 and Marie 1 up. The last round is next weekend at Featherston against Masterton. Good luck to you all. We have members also playing for Featherston, Riversdale BGC and Mahunga.

Riverside Cup final round is also coming up on Friday 25th at Carterton against 2nd place on the leaderboard Masterton.

The Tuesday Grumpies was won by a visitor from Te Kuiti Graham Lee on +5 as well as Rick Hargreaves also on + 5.

There were 21 starters and 13 who completed their rounds on Wednesday; the hardy or foolish boxed on to play HPMC Stableford with some improvement with the scores. Dairy farmer and well used to the puggy conditions and the odd shower Jo Loe of Oporua slid in with 37 pts, 2nd Carol Parkinson  back from Africa 34 pts, 3rd Venetia Morison 33 pts and 4th Jaclyn Kras with 32 pts. All Teed Up NTP on Number 6 went to Sandra Petersen while Bindy Mc Leod picked up the Medici Voucher for NTP on Number 8. No twos and no birds nest this week.

The Nine hole group supported the towns cafes coffers.

There were forty players who rocked up to the course on Thursday  and those present had brilliant sunshine and for some they have finally got their names in print by advising the writer of their results. Peter Hudson took out line honours with 41 stable ford points. 2nd Malcolm Bridge  who will miss this week as he be delivering the post to the RD2 boxes with 40 pts on a c/b to new comer Davis Clark. 4th Sheldon Mc Namara with 39 pts on a c/b to Andrew Lawler. The prize list went all the way down to 10th with 6th being Shayne Hammond on 38pts on a c/b to Arthur Warren on a c/b to Captaini Bill on a c/b to Rob Mc Creary. Twos to Malcolm Bridge, Craig Andrews and Chris Ranish.

Round three of The Order of Merit  on Sunday saw Ro Griffith winning the day with a solid 42 Stableford points over Captain Bill Crook on 41pts. 3rd Alistair Boyne  & Colin Wibley Smith on 40 Pts .

This Sunday is the Bottle O Lefties and Righties Tournament, format is four ball in the morning and foursomes in the afternoon. Spaces are still available contact the office@


Junior Club Champs 2017
  23/09/17 7/10/17 21/10/17 18/11/17
Sd 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd
    Quarter’s Semi’s Final’s
1 Ric Thompson
32 Ric Thompson
16 Bye
17 Ric Thompson
8 Dayle Scrimshaw
25 Nathan Fenwick
9 Nathan Fenwick
24 Ric Thompson (Runner-up)
4 James Elworthy
29 James Elworthy
13 Bye
20 James Elworthy
5 Alan Heath
28 Alan Heath
12 Bye
2 Malcolm Bridge
31 Malcolm Bridge
15 Bye
18 Malcolm Bridge
7 Greg Dalton
26 Greg Dalton
10 Trevor Petersen
23 Malcolm Bridge (CHAMPION)
3 Ro Griffiths
30 Ro Griffiths
14 Bye
19 Chris Wilkie
6 Chris Wilkie
27 Chris Wilkie
11 Gary Cuttance


MCG News 22/08/17



The wildly popular Lefties and Righties and no we are not talking politics, golf Tournament was cancelled on Sunday due to yet more rain. Climate change is front and centre stage this year and a number of us are looking forward to a warm and sun drenched Spring and Summer.

With the course closed for a few days its  a good time to dig out the Rule Book from the bottom of the bag and peruse the contents.

The nine hole group played a stable ford round with Julie Weber winning the days Comp with 22 points. Jaquee Reid taking out 2nd spot with 17 pts ahead of hubby Phil on 16pts. 4th Pat Wood with 15 pts. Pat also took out the Susan Stephens Leaders NTP on number 16 while Leonie Wilde picked up the NTP on number 8 sponsored by All Teed Up.

The  Women played HPMC stableford round with Ju Allen winning the day with 35 stableford points. 2nd Jenny Wilkie with 34 pts. 3rd Adele Cairns on 33pts. All Teed Up NTP on Number 6 was won by Jenny Wilkie while Karen Shaw took home the Medici Vouche for NTP on Number 8. The birds nest is growing again with no twos recorded this week.

The Martin four ball matches are progressing and the Captains Trophy is down to the semi finals.

Coming up there is the Lamb and Chardonnay Tournament on the 17th September and the 2017 Jennian Homes Wairarapa Mens 72/36 Hole Stroke Play Championships on the 30th September and 1st October. Entries to or ph 06 3069076

MCG News 29/08/17



Thursday Club was pumping  last week with thirty seven players entered into the days Competition. The Course having been closed since Sunday meant that everything was  fresh for the lads.

Greg Dalton took advantage and blitzed the field with 42 stableford points. Stu Taplin after a long sabbatical found a number of greens in regulation was runner up with 39 pts. 3rd Douglas Clark with 38 pts on a c/b to Captain Bill Crook on a c/b to Guy Walmsley. 6th George Kirk with 37 pts. 7th Randal Warner with 36 pts. Good numbers meant the prize list went down to 8th with Davis Clarke 35pts on a c/b to Mike Hattrick on a c/b to Malcolm Wood.

Ed Elworthy picked up the Nearest the Pin on Number 8 just missing the conversion.

Shane Hislop picked up his two on number 16 while George Kirk got his on Number 6.

The Nine hole group headed to the beach and played at Ngawi on Wednesday. The comp was Putting and the course was looking magnificent. The group  thoroughly enjoyed their round with spectacular  views of the Kaikoura ranges across the Bay and the swell wasn’t too bad either for those who stopped off for a surf on the way home. 1st Julie Weber with 13 Putts, 2nd Sherryl Howie with 14 putts and 3rd Phil Reid with 15 Putts. The group would like to thank the greens staff at Ngwai for the great work they put into their course.

The Riverside Cup team played their final round at Carterton on Friday winning 3.5 to 2.5 against Masterton. Wins to Sandra Petersen 2 Up, Jenny Wilkie 1 Up, Karen Shaw 3/2 and a handy half to Jaclyn Kras. Congrats to Eketahuna for winning the Riverside Competition and to Runners Up Masterton.

The Tilson Salver team played at Mahunga against Masterton on Sunday and came away with 2 wins Sandra Petersen 5/4 and Cathy Taylor 1 Up. Congrats to Masterton, winner for 2017 and to Runners up Mahunga.

Jaclyn Kras and Jenny Boyne were a late entry into the Pahiatua Womens American Foursomes on Thursday and Jaclyn from the USA played really well to give them line honours winning the Tournament with a Nett 56. The format along with the  delicious soup and Port on offer thru the hatch was magic.

Next Tuesday the women are off to Royal Wellington Golf Club  to play the ladies of Heretaunga in the annual Lady Stout fixture. A reminder that Tee off is at 9am.

MBA GOLF ORDER of MERIT 2017 (Final)

Leaderboard After Round 6
Entrant Placing Competition Points Earned
    Today Previous Total to Date
Bill C 1 900 6450 7350
Malcy 2 2000 4475 6475
Sheldon 3 350 5133.33 5483.33
Chris R 4 700 4300 5000
Colin W-S 5 1000 3475 4475
Terry F 6 0 3983.33 3983.33
Bill J 7 800 3175 3975
Phil E 8 450 3150 3600
Delboy 9 400 3125 3525
Kris 10 0 2975 2975
Marie 11 1750 1075 2825
Malcolm B 12 550 2033.33 2583.33
Dayle 13 550 1925 2475
Ro 14 0 2300 2300
Wayne 15 0 2125 2125
Tora 16 550 1575 2125
Bobby G 17 1300 700 2000
Richard P 18 0 1450 1450
Andrew 19 0 1325 1325
Rocky 20 0 1100 1100
Terry Blacktop 21 0 700 700
Greg 22 0 600 600
Bernadette 22= 0 600 600
Liz 24 0 435 435
Davis 25 0 300 300


MCG News 24/07/17



The school holidays are over, the forecast is for fine sunny days and so there is no excuse for not being seen on the course this week unless you are skiing. Ok the ground is a tad soft but its important that you get along to see your friends and catch up with whats going on.

Some of you clearly thrive under these conditions while some of us just hit the ball so poorly that we may find ourselves in other divisions for the Club Championships.

Local interclub has suffered the most with Host clubs forced into rescheduling  their Riverside and Tilson Salver fixtures more than once.

On Tuesday the Grumpies played on a warm sunny afternoon. Greytown residents took the spoils with  Mike Hattrick on 43 stable ford points four points clear of  Raymond Matthews on 39 pts. In the evening they were joined by their partners for the annual mid winter dinner get together which as usual was enjoyed by one and all.

The carpark was reasonably filled on Wednesday morning, the nine  hole group played a stableford round 1st Ann Renall with 18 pts, 2nd Debbie Coom on 14pts on a c/b to June Sugrue. All Teed Up NTP on number 8 went to Ann Renall while Susan Stephens Leaders Real Estate NTP on Number 16 went to June Sugrue.

There were sixteen women entered in the days comp Par MSB. Player of the day was Angela Busby with +2. 2nd Marilyn Mackenzie on Par, 3rd Jo Loe -1. Jane Terpstra’s iron play was exceptional on the Par 3’s winning the NTPs All Teed Up on 6 and  Medici Cafe Voucher on 8 and slotting the only two of the day.

On Saturday a number of players chose to support their local Rugby Clubs on the sidelines and one in the field for the semi finals of the Rugby and were delighted to see both the Martinborough Senior A’s  and  Senior Reserves and Tuhirangi Senior reserves win their respective games.

Sunday however, they were there in numbers for the 2nd round of Order of Merit. Chris Ranish may have missed the first round but made up for it winning the days Nett Comp with a Nett 67. 2nd equal Phil Eberlein and Malcolm Wood Nett 72 4th equal Andrew Lawler and Captain Bill Crook Nett 73. Only two of the day went to Alistair Boyne, his only good shot of the day.

This weekend is the Mens 36 hole stroke Play championships, with a revised format of 18 holes played over two days, perfect way to spend a weekend.

And it is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a very dear  foundation member of the nine hole group, Joanna Wilson.  Joanna was the nine hole Captain for a number of years and her skills and passion for  flower arranging will be missed by many groups she was involved with.

MCG News 01/08/17



Playing in the 36 Hole Strokeplay championships is all about stamina and consistency, for the Men this year the format was changed to 18 holes on Saturday and the other on Sunday, so consistency was the key if you wanted to do well.

On Saturday the players faced a rather uncomfortable  wintery southerly with driving rain and a chill factor in the negatives , this was paradise for Chris Ranish who put together a stunning round carding a Gross 76, and on a fine sunny Sunday he added an 81 to win the Senior Division (0-12) with a combined score of 157. In the Intermediates (13-17) Guy Warmsley preferred his walk on Sunday slotting birdies on number 1 and the difficult Par 3 12th to card a Gross 85 to add to his solid round on Saturday 89 to finish in top spot with Gross 174. In the Juniors (18-24) Alan Heath did not sway in the storm or sun to record a Gross 90 on both days with the scoring on all four nines the same to win his Division with a Gross 180 to retain the Trophy. Alan also took out the Overall Best Nett with a Nett 138. Congrats Alan - Whats your secret?

On Tuesday the Grumpies played a Par round with Rick Hargreaves the winner with a +2. 2nd Bill Jago all square.
The Nine hole group played Nett and Shootout. 1st Billie Holmes Nett 35, 2nd Julie Weber Nett 37 and 3rd Debbie Coom Nett 40.

NTP All Teed Up on Number 8 was won by Julie Weber and  Sandra Burgess took out the NTP Susan Stephens Leaders on Number 16.

It was all about Ju -Ju Allen on Wednesday, Ju won the days Competition ahead of Sandra Petersen and Jaclyn Kras. Ju took out the NTPs All Teed Up on Number 6 and the Medici Voucher on number 8, and with such good tee shots she also slotted two twos to win the rather full birds nest which she generously shared by shouting the gals.

Coming up on Sunday 20th August is the Trust House Bottle O Lefties Righties Tournament. Entries to the Details on our website or phone 06 3069076.


  1st Rnd 2nd Rnd 3rd Rnd FINAL
Sd 15.07.17 12.08.17 2.09.17 16.09.17
1 Lawler & Newdick
16 BYE Lawler & Newdick
8 Sweeney & Taylor Lawler & Newdick
9 BYE Sweeney & Taylor
4 Clark & Petersen  Clark & Petersen (Runner-up)
13 BYE Clark & Petersen
5 Jones & Blacktop Clark & Petersen
12 BYE Jones & Blacktop
2 Crook & Whibley Smith
15 BYE Crook & Whibley Smith
7 Stephens & Scrimshaw Stephens & Scrimshaw
10 BYE Stephens & Scrimshaw
3 Ranish & Andrews Stephens & Scrimshaw (WINNERS)
14 BYE Ranish & Andrews
6 Walmesley & Errington Walmesley & Errington
11 BYE Walmesley & Errington


MCG News 04/07/17



Riverside Cup team travelled to Eketahuna last Friday and with the temp gauge reading 1 C on arrival it was going to be a challenging day playing the hosts. After two postponements due to unfavourable weather earlier in the year and traditionally the course being closed at this time, the green keeper and his helpers did a magnificent job of course preparation. The greens were true and  with no wind to evaporate the dew you had to remember to follow through with your putt. The sun came out as we were approaching the 18th Tee.

Unfortunately for us the locals were used to the approaches to the greens and nailed us 5-1. Sylvia Beavis the lone light for Martinborough, though we did not leave empty handed, scooping three raffle prizes.  Special mention must go to the ladies in the kitchen for the delicious morning tea and lunch. Last round is Friday week with Eketahuna  in the box seat 5 points ahead of Masterton now in 2nd place on 14 points realistically only needing one and a half wins to secure the Victory.

On Wednesday there were several Lions and All Black Supporters playing amongst the twenty something women playing  either their Captains Trophy matches or LGU Putting and shoot out. No changes to the shootout with the best Nett being 76 going to Nicola Warren. 2nd Marie Scrimshaw Nett 78 on a c/b to Jenny Wilkie. Putting 1st to Marie Scrimshaw 32 putts. The stewards took out the days NTP’s.  All Teed Up Nearest the Pin on number 6 went to birthday gal Felicity Warren while the Medici Voucher for NTP on Number 8 went to Sue Dalton.

The nine hole group had a good turn out for their Medal and Shootout Comp. Scores were on par with the 18 hole women and no changes to their Shootout standings either.

1st Ann Renall Nett 39, 2nd Di Bunny Nett 40 3rd Leonie Wilde Nett 41. NTP on number 16 sponsored by Susan Stephen of leaders was won by Jenny Tosswill.

The Tuesday lads played a Par round with Arthur Warren on +4 2nd Bill Gordon and Ro Griffiths on +2 4th Terry Blacktop on +1.

The green keepers revenge Ambrose Tournament on Sunday saw Women teeing off the Mens tees and the Men teeing off the Womens along with a few obstacles to chip over and around – tractors, hoses and rakes. Eleven teams of four took up the  challenge with Team Sweeney winning the day Nett 59. 2nd Vance Plumridge and Co Nett 59.875 ( 1st Gross 65) Chef Ants North and the sous chefs Nett 60 4th Guy Walmsley Nett 61.875.

And it is with our sincerest condolences that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Ian Cresswell. Ian until very recently has been a member of Martinborough GC for a number of decades who served on various Committees where he always put in 100 percent toward any project he deemed worthy of his time and to the benefit of the wider community, friends of the Golf Club along with the Tennis Club and Jazz in Martinborough will miss his friendly demeanour dearly.

MCG News 20/06/17



The ever popular Grandpas and Grandmas Tournament was held on Sunday in conjunction with Grans in waiting and the Nga Hau Trophies for Administrators and Life members. The days Best Stableford overall was won by one of our Life members Mariana Mc Dermott with a smashing 43 Stableford points.

Grandmas Winner Cathy Taylor 39 stableford points, 2nd Sandra Petersen 37 pts, 3rd Marilyn Mackenzie 36pts, 4th Emily Loughnan.

Grandpas Winner Ro Griffith 38 pts, 2nd Captain Bill Crook 38 pts, 3rd Malcolm Wood 37pts, 4th Chris Ranish 37pts.

Womens  non Grandparent  1st Mariana Mc Dermott 43 pts 2nd Womens Captain Kris Chamberlain 36 pts.

Mens non Grandparent 1st  Colin Whibley Smith 42 pts, 2nd Greg Stone, 3rd Sheldon Mc Namara 35 pts and 4th Richard Pither 35pts.

NTP on Number 8 Colin Whibley Smith and Lyle Griffiths.

Fortunately our very wise selector sorted accomodation in Wellington on Sunday for the last round of Silver Pennants on Monday at Miramar  so the team did not have to negotiate the slow crawl through the City or delays on the interchange.

They rewarded her with a 5.5 to 3.5 result against Manor Park. Wins in the singles to Pip Kirk 4/3, Sandra Petersen 4/3, Jenny Boyne 2/1 and Jenny Wilkie 3/1. In the four ball wins to Sandra and Jenny B 4/2 and a very handy half to Jenny W and Mariana Mc Dermott. Special thanks to our President for looking after Pips son while she played.

The nine hole Interclub team played against Pauatahanui on Thursday last week at Royal Wellington. Matches were all close with Mary Herrick and Suzanne Dowling just being pipped at the post both losing 1 down,  Sandra Burgess winning her match 3 up. They have one round to go at Waikanae at the end of the month.

The Wednesday group played a Par and Putting round. Results Par 1st Ann Renall -3, 2nd Billie Holmes -4 on a c/b to Pat Wood.

Putting 1st equal Pat Wood and Gaylene Selby Neal 20 putts.

The 18 hole women played Bisque par with the star of the day Jaclyn Kras +5, 2nd Angela Busby +3, 3rd Jenny Boyne +2. All Teed Up NTP Angela Busby while the medici Voucher on Number 8 went to Sue Dalton who also secured the only two of the day.

Perfect playing golf weather was ordered for Riverside Cup last Friday and the morning tea was delicious and coffee very good. There were plenty of fejoas featuring in the raffle prizes too.

Martinborough took advantage of local knowledge to have a narrow win against neighbours Featherston 3.5 to 2.5.  Singles wins to Sandra Petersen 7/5, Jenny Boyne 4/2, Sylvia Beavis 5/4 and a half to Karen Shaw.

Tilson Salver is on this Sunday at Riversdale, good golfing and remember down the middle is where your ball should be heading.