Martinborough Golf Club Update
By Honor Clark
Tuesday’s “Grumpies” played a Par round last week, with a good field of 25 golfers. Honours went to Bill Jones and Sir William Southgate with +7.
On Wednesday the ladies also played a Par round. Jaclyn Kras and Jo Loe both had great rounds, finishing on + 10, followed by Sandra Petersen on +3, and Ju Allen and Sherry Weatherstone on +1. Sherry Weatherstone, Gaye Didsbury and Sandra Petersen had two’s.
The 9 Hole ladies played a combined Stableford/Par round as a catch up for rounds washed out earlier in the season. The Stableford competition was won by Louise Lyster, followed by Honor Clark 2nd and Gaylene Selbyneal 3rd. The Par competition was also won by Louise Lyster, with Leonie Wilde 2nd, and Gaylene Selbyneal 3rd. Nearest the Pin were Jill Colton and Leonie Wilde.
Thursday Club was well supported again, with Raymond Matthews winning with 45 Stableford points. 2nd was Chris Cole on 43, from Colin Whibley-Smith on 42, Andrew Sim and Sandra Petersen on 41, Ro Griffiths on 40, and Doug Ferguson, Bill Jones and Graeme McIsaac on 39 points. Colin Whibley-Smith, Sandra Petersen, Ro Griffiths, Bob Goodley, Stu Taplin, Dean Schaef, Roger Parkinson, and Paul McKenzie all had 2’s.
The Club Championships Finals were played on Saturday. We were very lucky with the weather and the course was in magnificent condition. All matches were played in wonderful spirit, and a large number of club members were out in support and attended the prize giving afterwards with bubbly and nibbles thanks to the ladies committee. Congratulations to the all the finalists. The winners are: Men: Senior Champion: Lyall Callaghan, Runner up Matt Thomas; Intermediate Champion: Doug Ferguson, Runner up Dean Schaef; Junior Champion: Rocky Hudson, Runner up Garry Cuttance; Bellingham Cup Champion: Trevor Petersen, Runner up Nick Allen; Vets Champion: Ian Henderson, Runner up Bill Jones. The Plate winner (all divisions) is Bruce Ward, defeating Derek Stephens. In the Ladies, Silver Champion: Liz Baker, Runner up Sherry Weatherstone; Bronze A Champion: Carol Parkinson, Runner up Jude Gould; and Bronze B Champion: Marion McKenzie, Runner up Ju Allen. The Silver Plate was won by Mariana McDermott over Sandra Petersen, and the Bronze B Plate was won by Felicity Warren over Jo Loe. The 9 Hole Champion: Honor Clark, Runner up June Sugrue; 9 Hole Division B Champion: Leonie Wilde, Runner up Nat Donaldson; Plate winner Jill Colton over Katherine Lawrence and Division B Plate: Pat Wood over Gaylene Selbyneal.
Regrettably the Lamb and Chardonnay Tournament was wash-out on Sunday, but it has been postponed to Sunday 12 October. All those entered will need to re-confirm their availability.
The weekend, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October, the club hosts the Trust House Men’s 72/36 Hole Strokeplay Open.