MCG News 11/11/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we creep another week closer to summer and sneak another close rugby game the evenings are getting warmer and the golf should be getting longer. The course is drying out and the greens are improving after the coring.

Grumpies results this week:- 1stDoug Fergusson on 44 from Griff Page on 41, and Tom Bunny and Andy Morison on 39.

Thursday club had a good turn out, the two Trevor’s (Hawkins & Gumboot) won with 42 points, 3rdCraig Andrews (41), 4thGriff Page and Sandra Petersen 40.

Saturday competition:- 1stMalcolm Wood 41, 2ndBill Jones 38.

Sunday’s tournament was nett and the Two Trevor’s dominated again, Gumboot (Mr Petersen) 62 edged out Mr Hawkins on 63, 3rdJulie Warner 65, 4thRick Hargreaves 67.

This week sees John Warner take on Chris Ranish in the Men’s senior club champs, and Darren O’Dwyer take on Craig Andrews for the Junior’s – good luck to everyone.

Coming up….Thursday 6thDecember ‘Smiddy’s Day’, Saturday 8thDecember Christmas tournament and ‘Master-borough’ challenge.

Have a great weekend and enjoy Toast for those that are going – hopefully the sun will shine and the wind won’t blow!!  Good golfing everyone!

MCG News 04/11/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

We certainly have experienced some interesting spring weather over the last week with freezing rain one day and hot sun the next!!

Last week the 9 holers held the 9 Hole Open Day Stableford with 72 in the field, participation from 11 Clubs.  Weather was perfect and a fun day was had by all. Mens Division : 1st: Julian Howard 23 Pauatahanui, 2nd: Vallis Peet 16 C/b Feilding, 3rd: Colin Payne 16 Waikanae. Ladies Division 1: 1st: Sherryl Howie 21 Martinborough, 2nd: Heather Haswell 20 Feilding, 3rd: Fiona Burrows 20 Pauatahanui. Ladies Division 2: 1st: Jaquee Reid 23 & Winner of the Barb Smith Open Day Trophy –Martinborough, 2nd: Allison Russell 22 Martinborough, 3rd: Jodine Bunn 21 Paraparaumu Beach.

The grumpies decided against venturing out in the nasty weather so no results from them!

The ladies shootout final was held last Wednesday.  It was a close competition with several chip outs along the way to determine who would be next to drop out.  In fact, even the decider for first and second places came down to a chip out.  In the end Angela Busby had a great chip which landed about 30 cm from the hole, but Sylvia Beavis’s was even better and she took top prize.

Thursday was a miserable day but 29 golfers braved the fairways, 1stNick Morison (46), 2ndCraig Andrews and Andrew Sim (41), 4thBrian Russo (40). Nearest the pin – George Kirk, Twos: Craig Andrews took the entire pot!

The weekend was a mixed bag of weather but we saw 17 couples entered for the 36 hole mixed foursomes (only 3 couples entered for the 72 hole, so this was shelved). Gross:- 1stNuki Gordon & Sereana Phillips, 2ndNigel & Ailsa Malneek, 3rdNick & Ju Allen. Nett:- 1stTrevor & Sandra Petersen (who also won the Sunday stableford challenge with a brilliant 48 points AND put the winnings on the bar – Cheers Gumboot!) 2ndRick Hargreaves & Elaine Howe, 3rdDayle Scrimshaw & Emily Laughan. Stableford:- 1stRo & Lyle Griffiths, 2ndDerek & Kareen Stephens, 3rdRaymond Matthews & Nicky Warren. Thanks to sponsors Pain & Kershaw and Sandra for organising the event so well.

Finally, we sadly report the death of Ivan Taplin, an absolute stalwart of the Martinborough Golf Club who did huge amounts of work making the club what it is today.  He will be sadly missed and are thoughts are with his family; there will be many happy golfing and euchre memories from all who knew him.

MCG News 28/10/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well golfers, another great week of weather and a full round up to report for all groups!

Grumpies start us off with Peter Price and Terry Blacktop winning with 43, 3rdGriff Page 41 and 4thNick Allen 40.

The 9 holers went to Eketahuna last week for a fun day, a great day was had by all, Katrina Burgess came in with the best score of the day, and was extra special as it was her Birthday.

Last week the club held two Murray Halberg competitions.  The ladies winner on Sunday was Marie Scrimshaw and on Wednesday the winner was Marion McKenzie (on a countback from Sylvia Beavis).

Thursday club’s winner was Julie Warner on a whopping 47! 2ndMalcolm Bridge 43, 3rdTrevor Hawkins and Sandy Bidwill 42. Nearest the pin – Ed Elworthy, twos: Greg Dalton, Malcolm Bridge, Sandra Petersen, Chris Ranish & Nick Allen.  The annual ‘Smiddy’s Day Tournament’ has been booked in for 6thDecember, more details closer to the time.

Sunday’s competition was nett and the winner was Darren O’Dwyer 66, 2ndKaren Stephens 67, 3rdMalcolm Bridge and Marie Scrimshaw 68, 5thRo Griffiths, John Taylor, Trevor Hawkins, Bill Jones, George Kirk & Trevor Petersen 69.

The course is looking fantastic, special thanks to Trevor, Dayle and their army of volunteers. The final piece of exciting news isthe appointment of a new Head Greenkeeper. Tim Bargh will commence with the club on 5thNovember. Tim is born and bred in South Wairarapa and is currently 2nd in command at Miramar Golf Club.

Enjoy the week and hopefully no lawyers will be required after the 72 holes mixed foursomes – good golfing everyone!

MCG News 21/10/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well, what a weather turn-around – suddenly we’ve been plunged into a taste of summer (to come hopefully)!  All the various golfing contingents got games this week.

Grumpies played stableford and the winner was Gary Cuttance 41 points from Guy Walmsley and Bill Jones 40 with Murray Blackwell and Lester Smith on 39.

The 9 holers played Best Nett & Shootout the winner was Billie Holmes 34, 2ndBarbie Cox 36, and 3rdSherryl Howie and Leonie Wilde 38.

The ladiesClub Championship finals were held last Wednesday.  The weather was perfect and there was some great golf played.  The Silvers had an epic battle seeing Debbie Donaldson and Kris Chamberlein going right up to the wire with Debbie winning by one putt on the 36th hole.  In the Plate Jenny Wilkie and Carol Parkinson had to go to the 19th hole to decide their match.  Putting is not usually Jenny’s strongest point, but in this match she sunk the final putt from several metres away!  The Bronze A match was played between Bindy McLeod and Karen with Bindy coming out on top.  Sylvia Beavis was the winner of the Plate. The Bronze B battle was between Lyle Griffiths and Angela Busby with Lyle’s greater experience coming to the fore. Sharon and Elaine Howe had a very friendly close match for the Plate but Elaine was lucky on the day. In the Vets division Pamela got the better of Mariana McDermott and Louise beat Jan.

Thursday club winners were Gary Cuttance, Bill Gordon, Andy Pottinger and Julie Warner with 42 points, 5thEd Elworthy 41. Nearest the pin: Nick Allen, twos: Trev Hawkins, Malcolm Wood and Nick Allen.

Sunday was a stunning day and was Murray Halberg day. The men’s winner was Malcolm Wood 41, 2ndTerry Fraei 40, 3rdBill Jones, Mike Newport & Marcus Howie 39. Nearest the pin Derek Stephens, twos: Derek Stephens, Craig Colton, George Kirk, Terry Fraei and Bill Jones. The ladies winner was Marie Scrimshaw 41, 2ndTingey Davidson 40 and 3rdJulie Warner 37. Nearest the pin: Cathy Taylor.

It’s not too late to enter the 72/36 hole mixed foursomes ‘divorce-a-ment’ 3rd/4thNovember – entries to Sue or Sandra.

The forecast for the weekend is possible precipitation, but hopefully it won’t deter too much play – good golfing everyone!

MCG News 14/10/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

A short report this week as play was limited due to greens coring.

Thursday club was won by (the much awaited back in form) Rob Smith with 45 points, 2ndSteve Coleman, Murray Blackwell, Shane Colton, Sky Elworthy and Ed Elworthy with 42 points. Nearest the pin: Dean Schaef; Twos: Dean Schaef, Gary James, Bill Gordon, Richard Mills and Sky Elworthy.

Saturday’s tournament was Shoot-out/medal/putting, John Warner won on 71 with Marie Scrimshaw 2ndon 76. Twos: Marie Scrimshaw, John Warner and Tora Boyne.

There was no competition on Sunday, but I understand that over 200 golfers played in Featherston’s final tournament – a successful last hurrah!

Good luck to all in ongoing club champs rounds, Murray Halberg 21stOctober and 72/3 hole mixed foursomes 3rd/4thNovember.

Enjoy some better spring weather and warmer temperatures this week – good golfing everyone!

MCG News 07/10/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As the tenth month rolls on, the course is looking better than ever. Coring is going on this week which is a crucial process to allow the greens to continue improving so please be patient with the greens team and volunteer brigade!

The ladies and 9-holers continue with club champs so no results from them this week.

Grumpies played par and results were:- 1stRick Hargreaves (+2), 2ndAli Holmes and Paul Harris (0), 4thGriff Page (-1).

Thursday saw yet another huge turnout (50) making the most of the sunshine. 1stAndrew Lawler (44), 2ndRichard Mills (41), 3rdMalcolm Bridge, John Errington, Darren O’Dwyer, Griff Page & Rick Hargreaves (39). Nearest the pin Nick Morison, Twos: Tony Taylor, Craig Andrews, Nick Morison, Guy Walmsley, Bill Jones, Rick Hargreaves & Malcolm Bridge.

The weekend tournament was stableford – Saturday: 1stBill Jones (38), 2ndColin Whibley-Smith & Marie Scrimshaw (37). Sunday: 1stGary Cuttance & Emily Loughnan  (44), 3rdDoug Clark & Marie Scrimshaw (41). Twos: Doug Clark, Liam Annis, Ro Griffiths, Martin Napier and George Kirk.

The next tournament is the 72/36 hole mixed foursomes on the first weekend in November.

2018 Vets Championship

1st Rd 2nd Rd Semi’s Final
By 16/10/18  By 30/10/18 By 13/11/18
Randall Warner
Bye Randall Warner
Ali Holmes Randall Warner
Bill Jago Ali Holmes
Paul Harris Randall Warner (Runner up)
Bye Paul Harris
Guy Walmsley Guy Walmsley
Bye Guy Walmsley
Bob Tosswill
Bye Bob Tosswill
Ted Peacock Bob Tosswill
Murray Blackwell Murray Blackwell
Malcolm Bridge Griff Page (Winner)
Bye Malcolm Bridge
John Errington Griff Page
Griff Page Griff Page


MCG News 30/09/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

With the first month of spring behind us the members have been busy with various competitions.  Club champs are well under way and the weather has been kind.  The course is looking great, thanks to an army of volunteers for helping the greens team.  The head green keeper Richard Whisker has left and we thank him for his hard work over the past few years.

The grumpies didn’t play this week, but results from last week are as follows:1stDoug Fergusson & Bill Jago (38), 3rdTerry Blacktop (37, 4thMalcolm Bridge & Pat Jeffrey (35); Tom Bunny got a 2.

The 9-holers and ladies are in the midst of their club champs so no results from them this Wednesday.  On Friday however,  the ladies did win the Cotter Rosebowl after a few false starts and delays. The team were Sherry Weathertsone, Angela Busby, Sandra Petersen, Alison Tipler, Ju Allen and Silvia Beavis – well done ladies.

Thursday put on another beautiful day for over forty golfers; 1stGary Cuttance (41), 2ndNick Allen, Bill Jago, Mark Trafford, Colin Whibley-Smith, David Kershaw and Bill Gordon. Nearest the pin Andy Morison, twos: Joel Macklin & Keith Rayner.

The weekend was superb for the Men’s 72 and 36 hole tournament. Results as follows: 72 hole best gross: 1stCameron Elers (295), 2ndTroy Shaw (300), 3rdAshley Winton-Davis (309). Best nett: 1stJohn Warner (285), 2ndTora Boyne (286), 3rdBrendon Curtis (287). The 36 hole best gross: 1stCaleb Kahui (155), 2ndChris Ranish (159), 3rdDean Corke (164).  Best nett: 1stDoug Clark (133), 2ndRo Griffiths (139), 3rdNick Allen (140). Twos…too many to mention….27 in total!!  A good weekend was had by all and thanks go to sponsors Jennian Homes, and Sandra for keeping everything in order!

Good golfing everyone; enjoy the school holidays, and enjoy escaping for a round of golf too!


Draw for 72 Hole Players

08:30 Troy Shaw Cameron Elers Ashley Winton-Davies Rueben Crook
08:37 Brendon Curtis Brian McHattie Brian Hogg John Warner
08:44 Colin Whibley-Smith Liam Annis Nick Morison Naren Patel
08:30 Kishor Sami Radesh Chandra Trevor Hawkins
08:37 Robert Lopez Guy Walmsley Peter Schenk Michael Rust
08:30 Shane Elers Nalin Pratap Dayle Harwood
08:37 Nuki Gordon Brad Joseph Alistair Boyne


Draw for 36 Hole Players

11:30 Caleb Kahui Josh Kahui Malcolm Wood
11:37 Chris Ranish Dean Corke Danniel Kahui
11:44 George Kirk Andy Morison Doug Clark
11:30 Geoff Pearce Jack Stephens Nick Allen Malcolm Bridge
11:37 Sandy Bidwell Bryan Park Sebastian Pelayo Darren O’Dwyer
11:30 Neville Goldie Craig Andrews John Taylor Roland Griffiths
11:37 Robert Kahui Vernon Boyce Graeme Kershaw James Blundell
11:44 David Kershaw Dayle Scrimshaw Peter Stevens Roly Ellis
11:30 Richard Linney Gareth Whitten Paul Fredrickson Michael Anderson
11:37 William Minchin Doug Haswell Brent Jacobs Rick Taylor


MCG News 23/09/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

The fine spring weather has made for a pleasurable golfing week, with plenty of action across the board.

The 9-holers played 1st round of the Club Champs; as there were more not involved in champs some played a Stableford round: 1st : Gaylene Selby-Neal (20) on CB to Sandra Burgess, 3rd: Katrina Burgess 19 on CB to Sherryl Howie. Nearest the Pins Gaylene Selby-Neal & Sherryl Howie.

Ladies first round of the Club Championships was held last Wednesday, but there are few players taking part in each division that a large number of people had a bye.  Round two will be held this Wednesday with many playing their first match.   Open Day will be held on Friday 5 October, they would love to see as many of you playing as possible. Please give your name and club i.d. number to Sharon ( or 308 8956).

Thursday club had a great turn-out for their big prize tournament, 52 players turned up and for those that weren’t lucky at golf had a chance to win some great raffle prizes. 1stChris Ranish (43), 2ndBill Jago (42), 3rdCarl Petersen and Craig Andrews (41). Twos: Chris Ranish (2), Craig Colton, Allan Eagle, George Kirk, Pete Price & Bill Jago. Longest drives: Nige Malneek, David Kershaw & Sandra Petersen. Nearest the pins: Craig Colton, Pete Price, Doug Clark & Carl Petersen.

Saturday’s tournament was stableford. 1stJulie Warner (42), 2ndCraig Andrews (40), 3rdTora Boyne (39). Twos: Malcolm Bridge.

Sunday was a cracker day and the AB Martin aka ‘divorce-ament’ had 24 game couples turn up. 1stTrevor & Sandra Petersen (70.5) on CB from Doug & Jan Fergusson. 3rdRon Wall & Adele Cairns (71) on CB from Doug & Honor Clark. No lawyers required and a fun day was had by all, hopefully we’ll see everyone return for the 72 hole mixed foursomes on the first weekend in November.

Men’s 72/36 hole tournament this weekend – good golfing everyone!

Photo: Trevor & Sandra Petersen