Martinborough Golf Club
By Honor Clark
Tuesday’s “Grumpies” played a Par round last week, with Nick Allen winning on +5, followed by Bill Jones and Andrew Simms both on +4.
On Wednesday 18 of the Ladies went out and played a fun round at Riversdale. It was a lovely day, enjoyed by everyone, and weather was far better there than in Martinborough that day. The ladies also participated in the Cotter Rose Bowl at Castlepoint on Friday.
There was no 9 Hole golf on Wednesday due to the weather.
Thursday Club was won by Shayne Hammond last week on 43 Stableford points. He was followed by Derrick Thorley and Dean Schaef on 42, Bob Goodley, Pete Hudson and Alisa Griffiths on 41, Ro Griffiths on 40, and Arthur Warren on 39. Nearest the Pin was Raymond Matthews, and two’s went to Malcolm Wood, Alisa Griffiths, James Elworthy, Greg Dalton, Colin Whibley-Smith, Derrick Thorley, David Stevenson and Bill Crook.
On Sunday the club hosted the WBS Lamb and Chardonnay Open Ambrose Tournament. The day was an absolute stunner, so much better than the originally planned date of two weeks earlier. An excellent field of 30 teams participated in the event, and prizes of beautiful Wairarapa lamb and Nga Waka Chardonnay were given out right down to 11th place. The winning team comprised of locals Malcolm Wood, Mark Lucock, Bob Goodley and Phil Eberlein with Nett 55.125. 2nd was Sandra and Trevor Petersen, and Honor and Doug Clark; 3rd JJ Jackson, Stu Northe, Karl Churchward and Dean Curtis; 4th Pete Hudson, Derek Stephens, Terry Fraei and Anthony North; 5th Jeff and Alison Saunders, Owen Lloyd and Dean Hands; 6th Roger Cooper, David Phillips, Mark Whalen and Mike Patterson; 7th Patrick Pedlow, Ian Henderson, and Kaye and Graeme McIsaac; 8th Godfrey Bowden, Mark Bowden, Zoe Lyttle and Dan Lyttle; 9th Alisa Griffiths, Nigel Malneek, Craig Colton and Scotty Reid; 10th Sharon and Chris McGeown, and Nic and Pete Yarral; 11th Kane Lloyd, Mark Andersen, Rick Mikara and Jaxom Chivers.
The club hosts the Murray Halberg Day this Sunday, 19 October, which is open to all.