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

MGC News 16/11/14

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

Tuesday’s “Grumpies” played a Stableford round last week, with Griff Page winning on 40 points, from Ray Lind on 39.

On Wednesday, the 18 Hole Ladies played a Bisque Par fun competition, winding down to the end of the season. The 9 Hole Ladies had their yearly “Bring a Friend Day” Ambrose. This year 4 new golfers came along to try the game of golf, 3 of which are possibly looking to join the club next year.

Thursday Club again attracted a big field of golfers. First this week was Bill Jago on 46 Stableford points, followed by Andrew Sim on 45, Griff Page on 42, Reuben Crook and Paul Shepherd on 41, and Roger Parkinson and Andy Morison on 40. Reuben Crook and Andy Morison both had two’s.

On Saturday the club hosted the Toast Martinborough Stableford Tournament. Division 1 was won by Gavin Lovejoy on 38 points, from Chris Rendle on 37, Caleb Everson on 36 and Bill Jones on 34 (on a countback). Division 2 was won by Gary Cuttance on 45 points, from Ian Stewart on 43, Simon Murfitt on 40, Dayle Scrimshaw on 38, and Graeme McIsaac and Richard Wiechern on 37. The Ladies Division was won by Kris Chamberlain on 35 points from Pip Kirk on 33. Gary Cuttance and John Warner had two’s.

Sunday saw a Bisque Par competition. The winner was Dayle Scrimshaw with an impressive +9, from Terry Fraei, Ian Stewart, and Stu Taplin with +7, and Bevan Sweeney with +5 (on a countback). Dayle Scrimshaw, Bevan Sweeney and Garry Paterson all had two’s.

MGC News 03/11/14

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

Tuesday’s “Grumpies” played a Par round last week, with Griff Page winning on +6, from Bill Rattray on +3, and Doug Fergusson and Nick Allen on +2.

On Wednesday, the ladies played the final of their Shoot Out competitions. The 18 Hole Ladies Shoot Out results were: 1st Jane Terpstra, 2nd Jude Gould, 3rd Mary Desbonnets, 4th Sherry Weatherstone, 5th Jan Lankow, 6th Kaye McIssac, 7th Mariana McDermott, 8th Karen Shaw, 9th Sharon Jephson, and 10th Michelle Krause. The 9 Hole Ladies Shoot Out results were: 1st Barbie Cox, 2nd Katherine Lawrence, 3rd Jenny Tucker, 4th Jenny Tosswill, 5th Jill Colton, 6th Louise Lyster, 7th Leonie Wilde, 8th Carole Butler, 9th Viv Malneek, and 10th Pat Wood.

Thursday Club was won last week by Gary James on 41 Stableford points, followed by Rocky Hudson, Paul McKenzie and Sandra Petersen on 40, Martin Lawrence, Roger Parkinson, Lachie McLeod, Doug Clark and Ali Holmes all on 39. Nearest the Pin was Bob Barker, and Colin Whibley-Smith, Bill Jones, Mike Charteris and Allan Eagle all had two’s.

Saturday and Sunday saw the Pain & Kershaw 72/36 Hole Mixed Foursomes Matchplay Tournament. The 72 Hole Championship, H & M McMaster Cup, and Centennial Plate (Best Nett) winners were Murray Wolland and Sereana Phillipps, followed by Bill Crook and Kris Chamberlain, and Reuben Crook and Mariana McDermott. The Championship Flight was won by Aage Terpstra and Jenny Kight, followed by Terry Blacktop and Sandra Petersen, and Mary Isaac and Horst Pauleit. Group 1 was won by Edwyn Kight and Jane Terpstra, followed by Charlie and Sally Fairbrother. The Group 1 Flight was won by Gary & Colleen Cuttance. The 36 Hole competition Best Gross was won by Chris and Sharon McGeown, Best Nett by Lachie and Bindy McLeod, and Best Stableford by Ro & Lyle Griffiths. Mary Isaac had a Hole in One on #16, her second in two weeks!

On Monday this week the 9 Hole Ladies hosted their Open Day, a Stableford Competition, with members from 7 different clubs playing. Results, Division 2: 1st and winner of the Barb Smith Martinborough 9 Hole Open Day Trophy, Helen Ordish (Masterton), 2nd Dawn Nippert (Manor Park), 3rd Pat Wood (Martinborough), 4th Jaquee Reid (Martinborough), 5th Viv Smith (Shandon), and 6th Lindy Williamson (Masterton). Closest to the Pin was Steph Mizzi (Shandon), Longest Drive was Nat Donaldson (Martinborough). Division 1: 1st Debbie Quennell (Pauatahanui), 2nd Honor Clark (Martinborough), 3rd Viv Malneek (Martinborough), 4th Susie Williams (Masterton), 5th Sherryl Howie (Martinborough), and 6th Cherryl Baillie (Manor Park). Closest to the Pin was Colleen Howard (Pauatahanui), and Longest Drive was Geri Southey (Masterton).

MGC News 27/10/14

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

Tuesday’s “Grumpies” played a Stableford competition last week. The winners were Bill Rattray and Nick Allen on 42 points, followed by Ali Holmes on 40 points.

On Wednesday, the 9 Hole Ladies played the last round of their Canadian Foursomes for the year. Sherryl Howie and Leonie Wilde won on a count back with Nett 36 from Elizabeth Nicholls and Mary Herrick, and Jenny Tosswill and Viv Malneek. Kerry Campbell and Carole Butler finished one shot further back. Maureen Thurlow had Closest to the Pin on No. 8, and Barbie Cox had Closest to the Pin on No. 16.

The ladies play the final of their Shoot Out competitions this week.

Thursday Club was won by Griff Page on 44 Stableford points, followed by Tom Bunny on 43, Rocky Hudson, Gary James and Bevan Sweeney on 42, and Nick Allen on 41 points. Nearest the Pin was Bevan Sweeney, who also managed to convert his two. Kambel Barham and Sheldon McNamara also had two’s.

Saturday and Sunday were Medal/Putting/Shootout qualifying rounds. Saturday’s Medal round was won by Derrick Thorley with 84, and the Putting competition was won by Rueben Crook with 26 putts. Two’s went to Gary Patterson and Malcolm Wood. Sunday’s Medal round was won by Wayne Hunter with 90, and Rueben Crook again won the Putting with 26 putts.

The Order of Merit, a competition played over 6 rounds throughout the year, also finished on Sunday. The final results were: 1 Wayne Hunter, 2 Sandra Petersen, 3 Bob Goodley.

Coming up this weekend is the Pain & Kershaw 72/36 Hole Mixed Foursomes Matchplay Tournament.

MBA GOLF OOM – Leaders After Rnd 6 (Final)


Final Leaderboard After Round 6
Entrant Placing Competition Points Earned
    Today Previous Total to Date
Wayne 1 2000 5250 7250
Sandra 2 1750 4466.66 6216.66
Bob 3 500 5706.66 6206.66
Bill C 4 450 5577.5 6027.5
Terry B 5 616.66 4800 5416.66
Reuben 6 1150 3900 5050
Bill J 7 400 4112.5 4512.5
Phil E 8 1150 2690 3840
Tora 9 0 3762.5 3762.5
Ians 10 616.66 2990 3606.66
Malcy 11 800 2716.66 3516.66
Rocky 12 0 3325 3325
Dayle 13 350 2150 2500
Terry F 14 616.66 1765 2381.66
Banjo 15 900 1050 1950
Colin 16 0 1712.5 1712.5
Trevor P 17 0 650 650
Kris C 18 0 325 325
Alan H 19 0 0 0


MGC News 19/10/14

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

Tuesday’s “Grumpies” again played a Par round last week. Ray Lind was the winner on +9, followed by Tom Bunny on +8, and Bill Jones on +7. That’s some good golfing.

On Wednesday the Ladies played a Murray Halberg Day for Eagles Golf. Ju Allen took the honours with 42 Stableford points, from Susie Matthews on 41, Jaclyn Kras on 37, and Sue Dalton on 35.

The 9 Hole Ladies played a Par round, with Nat Donaldson and Sandy Burgess winning on +1, from Margaret Edwards, Ann Renall, Margaret Edwards and Leonie Wilde all square. Louise Lyster won the All Teed Up sponsored Closest to the Pin on No. 8, and Sherryl Howie won the Susan Stephen, Leaders sponsored Closest to the Pin on No. 16. Entries are now open for the Martinborough 9 Hole Open Day on Monday 3 November, which includes a Men’s division this year.

Thursday Club last week was won by Club Captain, Ro Griffiths on 48 Stableford points. He was followed by Trevor Petersen on 44, Terry Blacktop on 43, Greg Dalton, Rocky Hudson and Sandra Petersen all on 41, Bill Jones on 40, and Griff Page and Graeme McIsaac on 39 points. Two’s went to Martin Lawrence and Martin Napier.

Saturday saw a Par round, with Andrew Lawler and Derrick Thorley winning with +6, from John Hambleton on +5, and Garry Paterson on +4. John Hambleton and Graeme McIsaac both had two’s. Congratulations also to Andrew Lawler who had a Hole in One on the 8th!!

On Sunday 49 played the Murray Halberg Day, of which 13 were Eagles golfers. Trevor Petersen won on count back with 41 Stableford points, from Reece Everson, Andy Morison, Terry Blacktop, and Ro Griffiths also all on 41, Raymond Matthews on 40, Janice Duffy and Alex Ross on 39, and Susie Matthews and Stu Taplin on 38. Nearest the Pin was Stu Taplin. Bevan Sweeney, Bill Jones, Colin Whibley-Smith, Andy Morison, George Kirk and Paul Harris all had two’s.

Coming up on Nov 1st and 2nd is the Pain & Kershaw 72/36 Hole Mixed Foursomes Matchplay Tournament.