Martinborough Ladies Golf Newsletter 7th March 2015


Martinborough Wednesday Golf Report (04 March)
Eleven pairs completed the Srixon Nancy McCormack 36 hole foursomes with some sizzling scoring in the morning round as the sun turned it up a notch.Young guns Ju Allen and Natalie Donaldson may have had the odd blip in their 2nd round but held off the seasoned pairs to take line honours by one shot. A formidable 61.5 Nett in the morning, including an eagle on the Par 5 2nd hole from a chip in by Ju. A 68.5 in the afternoon gave them the 2015 title from Diana Donald and Robyn Blackett 62.5 and 68.5 (131).  A two-way tie in 3rd spot on 133, Lyle Griffiths and Mariana McDermott Nett 63.5 am and 69.5 pm and hot favourites Sharon Jephson and Adele Cairns recording exceptional rounds of Nett 66 and Nett 67.The stableford round was won by Alice Forward with 45 points, Sylvia Beavis having two twos and 42 pts.Interclub Monday 02 March
Great results from the Bronze Pennant gals with a 4-2 win against Te Marua at Karori. Gaye Didsbury 4/3, Sylvia Beavis 3/1, Marian McKenzie taking an early lunch break dismissed her opponent 8/6 and Lyle Griffiths 4/2.The top two Silvers Pip Kirk and Kris Chamberlain found themselves having to give 11 and 12 shots to their counterparts from Boulcott Heritage Farm making it tough for the foursomes with Kris’s opposition getting a hole in one, though this did help with focusing on the other task resulting in a singles win to Kris 3/2.

Sherry Weatherstone notching her singles win after only 11 holes 8/7, had to stay out in the sunshine to get the only half in the foursomes with her partner Sandra Petersen, and Jenny Boyne 3/1.

What’s on?
This Saturday – Wellington Women’s 36 holes. We would appreciate any spare produce or preserves for our bucket raffles, your assistance and contributions would be much appreciated. Also anyone happy to help out as spotters or starters would be most welcomed.

Golf clothing fashion show is on at the Masterton Golf Club on Friday 20 March 5-8pm.  Tickets $20.00 includes Pimms, Platters and OJ. Tickets $20 from All Teed Up 06 3774984 or call Pam Griffith 06 377 3517.

Open Days

Last chance to enter! Carterton Ladies Open Day Wednesday 18th March $20.00.
Entries to Sue Braiden on 06 3798874 or click here to email Sue with your name and golf ID number
Pahiatua Ladies Open Day Thursday 19th March $25.00 includes morning and afternoon tea. click here to enter with your name and ID number.

Autumn Pairs 
Waikanae on Thursday 16th April $30.00 pair. Contact Jenny Shirley 04 2932242

Feilding Golf Club Premier Challenge is on 16th and 17th April. Day One Rangatira 4BBB and Day two Fielding Individual Stableford Cost $120.00 includes entry, lunches and dinner. Flyer in the Clubhouse or contact me and I will email through the flyer.


Martinborough Ladies Newsletter 8th Feb 2015

Martinborough Ladies Newsletter #3 Sunday 8th February 2015

The rain did fall on the other side of the Hill last Monday for the first round of Interclub, though welcome by the residents of Waikanae, it did cause grief for the Silvers opposition Shandon, with the Marty girls coming home with a 3/3 in the 4 Ball and 31/2 wins in the singles. Not so fortunate were the Bronze players battling Masterton at Royal Wellington stalking those magnificent greens hampered by gale force winds and driving rain they were a tad disappointed to finish with only 2 wins.

On Wednesday we held the first comp of the Year LGU, Captains Trophy and Shootout, which saw 33 players, take to the field with some having a few problems with the run and the rough, while others just enjoying themselves posted sizzling scores.

Results all divisions 1st overall Elaine Howe Nett 66, 2nd Natalie Donaldson Nett 67, 3rd equal Jenny Wilkie, Lyle Griffiths and Sharon Jephson all on Nett 68.

All Teed Up nearest the Pin on number 6 going to Jaclyn Kras, while Mariana Mc Dermott took out the Medici Café voucher for a coffee and cake nearest the Pin on number 6.  Thanks to our to Nearest the Pin sponsors for their ongoing support. Only one player with a two, Jenny Boyne using the putter from within the bunker on 8.

Golf seems to have several rules and some are quite complicated, however the Rule around handing cards in for handicapping have had a review for 2015. For all Pennant and interclub matches that use handicaps, (Silver and Bronze Pennants and Riverside Cup, all cards must be handed in to the Host Club for handicapping purposes. The exemption is Lansdowne Trophy, where you get to choose whether or not to as these matches are played off the stick. The Rules for match play at own Club are a little murky, Club Champs exempt as these are off the stick, with all others though you are encouraged to hand them in.

Changes to 9 holers

From the 12th February 2015, all 10,000 or so 9 holers will be given an 18-hole handicap; effectively it will be double your current one.

The first round of Riverside Cup is at Eketahuna against Carterton this coming Friday 13th.

On Monday 16th The Silvers are hosting Pennants in Martinborough, we would appreciate all Silver Players to assist.  Please confirm your availability to Sandra email

Bronze Players are heading to Masterton to play Kapiti.

Good luck to you all.

This weeks comp is Stableford, so all discs are in one box for a random draw.

Jill Bakers and Susie Matthews on Sandwiches and Pam Messervy and Alice Forward on Stewards.

See you all of Wednesday

Jenny Boyne

MGC News 01/03/15

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

The “Grumpies” played Stableford last week, with Doug Ferguson winning with 45 points, from Bill Jago on 42 and Rick Hargreaves on 41.

On Wednesday last week the ladies played the 2nd round of the Captains Trophy qualifying rounds, LGU and Shootout.  Securing the number one spot on the Shootout board was Jaclyn Kras with a Nett 60, 2nd Marilyn Mackenzie Nett 67 and a three way tie for 3rd Lyle Griffiths, Ju Allen and Shirley Rattray all Nett 69.  Jenny Wilkie collected the Medici Voucher for Nearest the Pin on 8 and Jan Lankow the All Teed Up Nearest the Pin on 6.  Twos: Adele Cairns and Pam Messervy on 8 and Jaclyn Kras (2) on 8 and 16.  This year Martinborough host the Wellington Women’s 36 holes, with the WGI running it on Saturday 14th March.  It is a great tourney to enter and entry is via the WGI website.

The 9 Hole ladies had a fun night away and golf at Castlepoint last Wednesday.  The course proved a bit trickier than Martinborough, but some good scores were still posted.  Mary Herrick won the Nett competition with a Nett 26, from Sherryl Howie and Sandra Burgess with 27, and Pat Wood with 28.  Leonie Wilde won the putting with 14 putts.  The 9 Hole Interclub team were away at Waikanae last Thursday, with Louise Lyster winning her match and a point for the team, and Ann Renall and Honor Clark securing ½ a point each with drawn matches.

Thursday Club was won last week by Gary James on 48 Stableford points from Martin Lawrence on 45, Mark Trafford, Nick Allen and Phil Loughnan on 43, Paul McKenzie and Murray Blackwell on 42, and Club Captain Ro Griffiths on 41.  Nearest the Pin was Malcolm Wood.  Two’s: Phil Loughnan, Tom Bunny and Martin Napier.

Saturday saw a small field playing Bisque Par.  Megan Gibson, Andy Gibson and Marie Scrimshaw shared the honours, all with +6.

Sunday’s Chicago Stableford competition had a large field, which saw the ladies come up trumps.  Karen Stephens won with 48 points, from Emily Loughnan 45, Cathy Taylor 44, Ian Stewart 43, Derek Stephens 42, and Martin Napier, Shaun Draper and Doug Clark all on 41.  Two’s: Dean Schaef, Ian Stewart and Doug Clark.

MGC News 22/02/15

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

The “Grumpies” played a Par competition last week, with Ted Peacock winning with +10, from Murray Blackwell and Martin Lawrence on +9.

On Wednesday the 18 Hole ladies played Par. Sharon Jephson won with +8, from Marilyn Mackenzie with +6, Alice Forward with +5, Sandra Petersen, Sylvia Beavis (welcome back to Martinborough) and Kaye Mc Isaac all on +4. Kris Chamberlain collected the Medici Voucher for Nearest the Pin on 8, and Mariana Mc Dermott the All Teed Up sponsored Nearest the Pin on 6. Mariana converted her two, and Carol Parkinson also had a two.

The 9 Hole ladies also played a Par competition. Gaylene Shelby-Neal had another good round, winning with +5, from Mary Herrick and Jenny Tosswill on +3, and Gayle Bright, Barbie Cox and Leonie Wilde all on +2. Closest to the Pin on No. 8 was Honor Clark and No. 16 was Jenny Tosswill. Louise Lyster had a two on No. 8.

Thursday Club was won last week by Mark Trafford on 43 Stableford points, from Griff Page and Colin Whibley-Smith 42, Tom Bunny 41, Andrew Sim, Doug Ferguson, and Paul Riddiford 38, and Roger Parkinson, Shane Hislop, Doug Clark and Alison Sim all on 37 points. Nearest the Pin was Doug Ferguson. Two’s: Colin Whibley-Smith, Roger Parkinson, Sheldon McNamara, Peter Hudson, Andrew McKenzie, Malcolm Wood, Bill Jones and Trevor Hawkins.

On Saturday the competition was Par, which saw David Rowberry winning with +3, from Bill Jones +2, and Graeme McIsaac, Andrew Lawler, Dayle Scrimshaw and Marie Scrimshaw all square. Colin Whibley-Smith, Dean Schaef and Peter Bain had two’s.

Sunday’s Stableford competition was won by Cathy Taylor on 48 points, from Alistair McHaffie on 46, David Stevenson and Paul Harris 44, Martin Napier 43, and Derek Stephens 41. Two’s: Doug Clark, Ian Stewart, David Stevenson, George Kirk and Allan Eagle.

MGC News 15/02/15

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

Last Tuesday the “Grumpies” played a Stableford round, with Ali Holmes winning on 38 points, from Alan Eagle on 37 and Chris Cole on 36.

On Wednesday the 18 Hole ladies also held a Stableford competition, which saw 39 players enjoying the summer run and sunshine. Robyn Blackett took the honours with 47 points from Jaclyn Kras on 44, Jane Terpstra on 43, Felicity Warren 41, and Diana Donald and Sandra Petersen both on 40 points. Nearest the Pins: No. 6 Jan Lankow, No. 8 Jaclyn Kras. Two’s: Susan Wilson and Jenny Boyne. The interclub season has got off to a good start, with a 5-4 win in the Lansdowne Trophy by the Martinborough-Carterton Combined Team (“Cartinborough”) over home team Royal Wellington; and a 4-2 win at Eketahuna against Carterton in the Riverside Cup, the local interclub competition.

The 9 Hole ladies held their first Nett/Medal and Shoot Out qualifying round for the year. The winner was Gaylene Shelby-Neal with Nett 29, from Jenny Tosswill on 30, and Sherryl Howie and Carole Butler on 34. Closest to the Pin on No. 8 was Leonie Wilde and No. 16 was Honor Clark.

Thursday Club attracted 40 plus players again last week. The winner was Bill Jago with 48 Stableford points, from Trevor Petersen with 46, James Elworthy 44, David Kershaw, Kris Chamberlain, Bob Goodley, Trevor Hawkins, Wayne Karaitiana all on 42, and Doug Clark and Ed Elworthy 41. Nearest the Pin was David Donohue. Two’s: Malcolm Wood, Andrew Lawler, Wayne Karaitiana, Rick Hargraves, David Donohue, Chris Cole, Trevor Petersen, and Kris Chamberlain.

Saturday and Sunday saw Shootout, Medal and Putting rounds. Saturday was won by John Errington with Nett 66, from Sandra Petersen 67, and Trevor Petersen 68. Putting: Colin Whibley-Smith. Two’s: Sandra Petersen and Gary Cuttance. Sunday was won by Terry Fraei with 64, from Paul Harris and Bruce Ward 65, Bill Jones and Garry Paterson 66. Putting: Doug Clark. Two’s: Patrick Pedlow, Malcolm Wood and Terry Blacktop.

This weekend’s competitions are Par on Saturday and Stableford on Sunday.

MGC News 09/02/15

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark


ProAm Winning Team, Nga Waka (L to R): Roger Parkinson, Peter Hudson, Derek Stephens

Last Tuesday the Martinborough Pro-Am finished in an exciting play-off on the Par 3 8th hole surrounded by spectators. The victorious professional was Rotorua-based Victor Janin who had to battle Taupo’s Troy Ropiha twice down the hole to win. Both players scored par in the first play-off hole, but a bogey from Ropiha the second time around gave the victory to Janin. Both shot 8-under 64 in their earlier round. Auckland-based professional, Brad Heaven was third with 6-under 66. The amateur team results: 1 Nga Waka Vineyard on a count back with 99 Stableford points, receiving rounds of golf at Cape Kidnappers and accommodation at Wine Country Lodge, Havelock North, 2 Spark Business team on 99, 3 Scotty’s Meats also on 99, 4 Sereana Phillips team 96, 5 Sharpies 95 on count back, 6 Hydroflow 95, 7 Fagan Motors 95, 8 BNZ 95. The Titleist Solo Ball Challenge was won by the Sereana Phillips team. Nearest the Pins: No. 6 Steve Blucher, No. 8 Bob Hill, No. 12 Caleb Everson, No. 16 Ian Stewart.

Organisers were extremely happy with how the event went. Geoff Smart of the NZPGA was very complimentary and said that there is nothing like a tournament at a country club and the pros really enjoyed the event. The main sponsor, Spark Business, was very happy with the day and will support the event again next year, which is a real triumph.

On Wednesday last week the 18 Holers held the first competition of the Year; LGU, Captains Trophy and Shootout, which saw 33 players take to the field. Results all divisions were 1st overall Elaine Howe Nett 66, 2nd Natalie Donaldson Nett 67, 3rd equal Jenny Wilkie, Lyle Griffiths and Sharon Jephson all on Nett 68. All Teed Up Nearest the Pin on number 6 was Jaclyn Kras, while Mariana McDermott took out the Medici Café voucher for a coffee and cake Nearest the Pin on number 16.  Jenny Boyne had the only two, using the putter from within the bunker on number 8.

The 9 Hole ladies had a big field of 27, playing a putting round. The winner was Sherryl Howie with 14 putts on a count back from Maureen Thurlow also with 14, and 3rd Honor Clark with 15. All Teed Up Closest to the Pin on No. 8 was Jenny Tucker, and Susan Stephen Closest to the Pin on No. 16 was Jenny Tosswill.

Thursday Club was won by Graeme McIsaac with 43 Stableford points, from Andrew Sim with 42, Alan Eagle 41, Marie Scrimshaw 40, Paul Riddiford 39, Sandra Petersen 39, Murray Blackwell and Bill Jones 38.

The Club Opening Day on Saturday saw 63 golfers play Ambrose golf. The winning team was Kathy Taylor, Whitney Griffiths, Andrew Sim, Mok Baker with 55.75; 2nd Graeme McIssac, John Taylor, Lachie McLeod, Marie Scrimshaw 56; 3rd Patrick Pedlow, Andrew Gibson, Sandra Petersen, Elizabeth Tait 56.38, 4th Gavin Lovejoy, Helen Kirk, Liam Annis, Ro Griffiths, 5th Sir William Southgate, Dayle Scrimshaw, Peter Hudson, Ailsa Griffiths. Nearest the Pin No. 6 Bill Crook, No. 8 Lachie McLeod, No. 12 Derek Stephens, No. 16 Andrew Sim.

The Sunday Par competition was won by Marie Scrimshaw with +9, from Derek Stephens +3, Phil Eberlein and Terry Blacktop +2, and Bill Crook, Roger Parkinson, Cathy Taylor and Malcolm Wood all +1. Two’s: Malcolm Wood (3), Bill Jones, Shane Arndell, Alistair McHaffie, Ali Holmes, Neil Catherall, John Taylor and Marie Scrimshaw.

MGC News 02/02/15

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

An official welcome back to all our golfers for the 2015 season. Last Wednesday saw the Ladies Opening Day, where the 9 and 18 Hole Ladies combined to play 13 holes of exciting Par 3’s. Lots of fun was had hitting over trees and to greens that certainly were not “in-regulation”.

Thursday Club was won last week by Alison Sim with an impressive 50 Stableford points, from Martin Lawrence, Ro Griffiths, Graham Jacobson, and Martin Napier all on 42, and Trevor Petersen, Dean Schaef and Mariana McDermott on 41. Bill Crook had 2 two’s, and Alison Sim, Andrew McKenzie and Sheldon McNamara also had two’s.

The Sunday Stableford competition was won by Martin Napier with 47 points, from Paul Harris with 44, Bill Crook, Marie Scrimshaw, and Derrick Thorley with 42, and Lyle Griffiths with 41. Colin Whibley-Smith, David Stevenson, Graham Jacobson and Paul Harris all had two’s.

On Tuesday the Martinborough Golf Club hosted the Spark Business Pro-Am. 37 teams of three played with a professional, with names like Richard Lee, Grant Moorhead, Troy Ropiha, Doug Holloway, Vikrant Chandra, and Charlie Bolling taking part. Full results will be in next week.

This Saturday, 7 February is the Club Opening Day. Registration is at 10am for a random draw at 10.30am. It is an Ambrose format and all members are welcome to play.

Shootout – After 29/11/14

Shootout – After 29/11/14 (Final Qualifiers)

(Played 07/12/14)
1 63 Bruce Ward  Winner
2 64 John Taylor  Before 10
Malcolm Wood  Before 10
Peter Hudson  15
Bob Goodley  13
6 66 Darren O’Dwyer  12
Trevor Petersen  Before 10
Philip Eberlein  Before 10
Graeme McIsaac  Before 10
Bill Crook  18
Wayne Hunter  14
Gary Cuttance  Before 10
Terry Blacktop  10
 15  67 Derek Stephens  11
Sheldon McNamara  16
Dean Shaef  17
Guy Warmsley  Before 10
66 Gary Patterson  DNS
66 David Rowberry DNS
67 Terry Fraei DNS


MGC News 01/12/14

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

Tuesday’s “Grumpies” played Bisque Par last week, with Griff Page winning with +12.

On Wednesday, the Ladies held their Closing Day. 10 holes of fun golf was followed by the AGM, Prize giving and a lovely catered lunch. Jenny Boyne takes over as the new Ladies Club Captain and Mary Herrick and Sherryl Howie are the new 9 Hole Co-Club Captains.

Thursday Club was won last week by Paul Shepherd on 42 Stableford points, on a countback from Graeme McIsaac, Bill Jones, Griff Page and Bill Jago also on 42, and Ailsa Griffiths and Doug Clark on 41. Nearest the Pin was Andy Morison, and Andy, Griff Page, Bill Jago and Sheldon McNamara had two’s.

Saturday’s Nett round was won by Andy Gibson with 62, from wife Megan Gibson with 64, Gary Cuttance with 66, and Derrick Thorley and Graeme McIsaac both with 69. Sandra Petersen, Gary Cuttance, Derrick Thorley, Patrick Pedlow, Bill Jones and Andy Gibson all had two’s.

On Sunday the club hosted the Bidwill Leckie Cup, an annual singles and Four Ball Best Ball Match Play competition between Royal Wellington and Martinborough. The home team won 25-21.


Martinborough Golf Club

Spark Business Pro-Am 3rd February 2015

On Tuesday 3rd February next year 150 golfers will be playing in a Pro-Am tournament at the Martinborough Golf Club. Approximately 37 amateur teams will be playing with a professional golfer – a rare opportunity!

This tournament is run by the Martinborough Golf Club. It is very popular with the professionals. They all want to play here. A great line up of pros including Richard Lee, Joshua Carmichael (last year’s winner), Troy Ropiha, Vikrant Chandra, Grant Morehead and many others will be competing in February. The amateur teams love playing with a pro and compete for some fabulous prizes including golf at prestigious courses, a Taupo fishing trip, accommodation and restaurant packages.

We are hugely grateful for the generous sponsorship that SPARK Business has given to this tournament. It means that we can provide the prize money for the pros. Other Wairarapa businesses generously support this tournament which helps cover running costs and enables us to provide fabulous prizes to the team winners.

The main competition is an 18 hole Stableford. Each team records the two best Stableford points on each hole from the combined four players, including the pro.

There are also a number of other competitions including nearest to the pin on par