Martinborough Golf Club Update
By Honor Clark
Tuesday’s “Grumpies” was won last week by Mike Hatrick with 40 Stableford points. Jugs for failing to reach the ladies tee are now standing at 33!
Thursday Club was won by Chris Cole with 44 Stableford points, from Bill Jones and Ed Elworthy on 43, Paul McKenzie on 42, Ro Griffiths on 41, and Shayne Hammond and Graeme McIsaac on 40 points. Nearest the Pin was Graeme McIsaac. Sheldon McNamara got two 2’s, and Shayne Hammond, John Errington, Graeme McIsaac and Shane Hislop also had 2’s.
On Friday 19 September the ladies hosted 19 Heretaunga ladies to contest the Lady Stout Cup. Royal Wellington narrowly won the team Stableford event by a devastating half point. However Ju Allen of Martinborough had the best overall Stableford score with 45 points. It was an excellent day continuing this wonderful competition which began in 1968.
The Saturday competition was unfortunately washed out.
Sunday was a Nett round and a Shoot Out qualifier. Peter Hudson took honours with a Nett 64, followed by Bill Crook with 67, Roger Parkinson and Craig Colton with 70, Bill Jones with 72, and Shane Arndell, Terry Blacktop, Wayne Hunter, and Nigel Malneek all with 73. Bill Crook got two 2’s, and Sandra Petersen, Pete Hudson and Roger Parkinson also had 2’s.
Congratulations to Craig Colton and Nigel Malneek for winning the final of the Martin Four-Ball Pairs Matchplay over Bob Goodley and Phil Eberlein on Sunday.
The Club Championships Finals day is this Saturday, 27 September. Matches tee off from 8am. The presentation of trophies will be from 5.30pm. All members and spectators are welcome to come along and support our finalists.
On Sunday 28 September the club is hosting the WBS Lamb and Chardonnay Open Ambrose Tournament. This event has a full field and the course is closed.