MGC News 12/10/14

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.

MGC News 05/10/14

Martinborough Golf Club

By Honor Clark

On Tuesday last week the winner was Bill Jones on 42 Stableford points, from Ali Holmes and Tom Bunny on 41.

The ladies played a Nett/Medal LGU round on Wednesday.  Jaclyn Kras took the honours, scoring an amazing Nett 56, from Jenny Boyne and Pam Messervy with 75, Ju Allen with 76, and Jan Lankow with 77.

The 9 Hole ladies also played a Nett competition, with Leonie Wilde winning with Nett 31, from June Sugrue with 39 and Gaylene Selbyneal with 40.  Nearest the Pin was Mary Herrick.  Gaylene Selbyneal had a two.

Thursday Club held a special day last week, the “Yummy Scrummy Meat Tournament”, which attracted a big field of 46 golfers.  Jimmy Christensen and Malcolm Wood shared the spoils with 42 Stableford points.  Other prize-getters were Raymond Matthews, Bob Goodley and Sandra Petersen on 41, Martin Napier, Sheldon McNamara and Bill Jago on 40, Bill Jones, Roger Parkinson and Dean Schaef on 39, and Ali Holmes and Brian White on 38.  Nearest the Pin and a two went to Lloyd Warren.  Malcolm Wood, Bindy McLeod, Bob Goodley and Terry Blacktop also had 2’s.

On Saturday and Sunday the club hosted the Trust House Men’s 72/36 Hole Strokeplay Open.  The field was brilliant, the weather behaved, and the meat prizes were fantastic, thanks to Scotty’s Meats.  In the 72 Hole competition the results were: Division 1 Best Gross: 1st Caleb Kahui (295), 2nd Owen Lloyd (309), 3rd Brendan Malcolm (314); Best Nett: 1st Steven Lyall (290), 2nd Graeme Orchard (294), 3rd on count back Jack Clout (294), 4th Graeme Black (295).  Division 2 Best Gross: 1st Brendon Curtis (320), 2nd Bruce King (330), 3rd Naren Patel (332); Best Nett: 1st Tora Boyne (266), 2nd Reuben Crook (291), 3rd Tony McLaughlin (292), 4th Grizz Kahui (298). The 36 Hole competition results were: Division 1 Best Gross: 1st Malcolm Wood (155), 2nd Doug Clark (163), 3rd on count back Mok Baker (163), 4th George Kirk (170); Best Nett: 1st Bill Jones (132), 2nd Bob Goodley (145), 3rd Bob Tosswill (147), 4th on count back Dean Schaef (149).  Division 2 Best Gross: 1st Bruce Ward (175), 2nd Terry Blacktop (180), 3rd Ray Matthews (181), 4th Graeme Kershaw (190); Best Nett: 1st David Stevenson (138), 2nd Veron Boyce (140), 3rd Ed Elworthy (145), 4th Peter Stevens (149).  Ex-local Graeme Orchard had a hole-in-one on number 16 on Saturday (worth coming from Sydney for!).

The Lamb and Chardonnay Tournament has been re-scheduled to this Sunday, 12 October.

2014 Trust House 72/36 Open Results

Results   Men’s 72/36 Hole Open 2014    
72 Holes          
Div 1 Gross 1 Caleb Kahui (295) Div 1 Nett 1  Steven Lyall (290)  
  2 Owen Lloyd (309)   2  Graeme Orchard (294)  
  3 Brendan Malcolm (314)   3  Jack Clout (294) CB  
        4  Graeme Black (295)  
Div 2 Gross 1 Brendon Curtis (320) Div 2 Nett 1  Alistair Boyne (266)  
  2 Bruce King (330)   2  Reuben Crook (291)  
  3 Naren Patel (332)   3  Tony McLaughlin (292)  
        4  Grizz Kahui (298)  
36 Holes          
Div 1 Gross 1 Malcolm Wood (155) Div 1 Nett 1  Bill Jones (132)  
  2 Doug Clark (163) CB   2  Bob Goodley (145)  
  3 Mok Baker (163) CB   3  Bob Tosswill (147)  
  4 George Kirk (170)   4  Dean Schaef (149) CB  
Div 2 Gross 1 Bruce Ward (175) Div 2 Nett 1  David Stevenson (138)  
  2 Terry Blacktop (180)   2  Veron Boyce (140)  
  3 Ray Matthews (181)   3  Ed Elworthy (145)  
  4 Graeme Kershaw (190)   4  Peter Stevens (149)  
Gross Overall     Nett Overall    
Round 1   Caleb Kahui Round 1 Steven Lyall  
Gross Overall     Nett Overall    
Round 2   Caleb Kahui Round 2 Alistair Boyne  
Gross Overall     Nett Overall    
Round 3   Caleb Kahui Round 3 Alistair Boyne  
Gross Overall     Nett Overall    
Round 4   Caleb Kahui Round 4 Bill Jones  


2014 Trust House Martinborough Men’s 72/36 Hole Open Draw

72 & 36 Hole Stroke Play Tournament 4th & 5th October
Draw for Sat 4th Oct
TEE #1 AM   72 HOLE   TEE # 9 PM
8.00 H Puha S Holden T Sharp 12.30
8.07 B  Malcolm J Warner R Fahey 12.37
8.14 C Kahui D Hiroki J Clout 12.44
8.21 S Lyall       O Lloyd R King G Black 12.51
TEE # 9 AM   72 HOLE   Tee # 14 PM
8.00 M White C Elers B Crook 12.30
8.07 J Kahui G Orchard R Gerrand 12.37
8.14 N Walsh M Peck D Fahey 12.44
8.21 M Williams D Clarke B King 12.51
TEE # 14 AM   72 HOLE   TEE # 1 PM
8.00 B Curtis N Patel C Pulsglove 12.30
8.07 S Elers K Conaglen R Crook 12.37
8.14 A Lawler G Kahui N Pratap 12.44
8.21 K Sami      A Boyne    G Walmsley    T McLaughlin 12.51
TEE # 1 AM   36 HOLE    
11.30 M Lucock M Wood K Stratford G Kirk
11.37 D Clark D Stevens G Watt B Tosswill
11.44 M Napier A Morison W Press B Park
11.51 G Pearce F Clouston B Jones G McIsaac
TEE # 9 AM    36 HOLE    
11.30 B Goodley B White I Stewart T Blacktop
11.37 P Hudson J Wood K Kelly J Taylor
11.44 B Ward J Spry A Eagle G Kershaw
11.51 D Stevenson R Matthews R Griffiths G Cuttance
TEE 14 AM    36 HOLE    
11.30 G Baker D Schaef W Sommerville D Kershaw
11.37 N Allen G Ritson R Bourke D Scrimshaw
11.44 E Elworthy W Hunter J Hutton V Boyce
11.51 S Cranfield P Stevens L McLeod J Welch
NB. Draw for Sun 5th Oct available after completion of Sat play.


MGC News 28/09/14

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.

2014 Club Champs

Senior Club Champs 2014
  9/08/14 30/0814 13/09/14 27/09/14
    Quarter’s Semi’s Final’s
1 L Callaghan
L Callaghan
16  Bye  L Callaghan
8 A Lawler
 L Phelps
9 L Phelps  L Callaghan
4 W Barber  (Winner)
 W Barber
13 S McNamara  G Wilkins
5 G Wilkins
 G Wilkins
12 R Crook
2 B Crook
B Crook
15 Bye  M Lucock
7 M Lucock
 M Lucock
10 A North  M Thomas
3 M Thomas  (Runner-up)
M Thomas
14 Bye  M Thomas
6 M Wood
 C Whibley Smith
11 C Whibley Smith
Intermediate Club Champs 2014
  9/08/14 30/0814 13/09/14 27/09/14
    Quarter’s Semi’s Final’s
1 B Sweeney
B Sweeney
16 Bye  D Shaef
8 D Schaef
 D Shaef
9 B Tosswill  D Shaef
4 B Ward  (Runner-up)
 J Taylor
13 J Taylor  J Taylor
5 B Goodley
 B Goodley
12 I Stewart
2 A Boyne
A Boyne
15 Bye  A Boyne
7 D Stephens
 C Rendle
10 C Rendle  D Fergusson
3 D O’Dwyer  (Winner)
 A Eagle
14 A Eagle  D Ferguson
6 D Ferguson
 D Ferguson
11 D Hutchinson
Junior Club Champs 2014
  9/08/14 30/0814 13/09/14 27/09/14
    Quarter’s Semi’s Final’s
1 T Blacktop
T Blacktop
16 Bye  T Blacktop
8 W Hunter
 Bill Jago
9 Bill Jago  G Cuttance
4 G Cuttance  (Runner-up)
G Cuttance
13 Bye  G Cuttance
5 S Arndell
S Arndell
12 Bye
2 P Hudson
P Hudson
15 Bye  P Hudson
7 J Elworthy
J Elworthy
10 Bye  P Hudson
3 Alan Heath  (Winner)
Alan Heath
14 Bye  Alan Heath
6 D Scrimshaw
D Scrimshaw
11 Bye
Bellingham Cup Club Champs 2014
  9/08/14 30/0814 13/09/14 27/09/14
    Quarter’s Semi’s Final’s
1 T Peterson
T Peterson
16 T Peterson
 T Peterson
9  (Winner)
2 Nick Allen
Nick Allen
7 Nick Allen
10  Nick Allen
3  (Runner-up)



Club Champs Plate 2014

Club Champs Plate 2014 (Played with H’cap)
  23/08/14 30/0814 13/09/14 27/09/14
    2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd
    Quarter’s Semi’s Final’s
1 A Lawler
32 A Lawler
16  Bye
17  B Ward
8 B Tosswill
25  B Ward
9 B Ward
24  B Ward
4 W Hunter  (Winner)
29 W Hunter
13  Bye
20  W Hunter
5 I Stewart
28  I Stewart
12 A North
2 D Hutchison
31 D Hutchison
15  Bye
18  D Stephens
7 R Crook
26  D Stephens
10 D Stephens
23  D Stephens
3 M Wood  (Runner-up)
30 M Wood
14  Bye
19  S McNamara
6 S McNamara
27  S McNamara
11 D O’Dwyer



MGC News 21/09/14

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.

MGC News 15/09/14

Martinborough Golf Club Update

By Honor Clark

The Club Championships are up to the finals stage in most divisions. The Combined Finals day is Saturday 27 September this year, with the following players matching up: Men’s Senior Division Lyall Callahan v Matt Thomas; Intermediate Dean Schaef v Doug Ferguson; Junior Gary Cuttance v Peter Hudson; and the Bellingham Cup Trevor Petersen v Nick Allen. The 18 Hole Ladies are still to play semi finals in the Silver and Bronze A Divisions, while Ju Allen and Marion McKenzie meet in the Bronze B Division final. The 9 Hole Ladies Division A final is between June Sugrue and Honor Clark, and the Division B final is between Nat Donaldson, a new golfer this year, and Leonie Wilde.

The Tuesday “Grumpies” was won by Nick Allen this week with 44 Stableford points, from Mark Trafford on 41 points.

Thursday Club was well supported again this week. Paul McKenzie and Arthur Warren shared the spoils with 45 Stableford points, from Guy Walmsley and Ed Elworthy on 41, and Griff Page, Lloyd Warren, Sheldon McNamara and Chris Cole all on 39 points. Nearest the Pin was Bill Jones. Guy Walmsley, Doug Ferguson, Bill Jones, Gary James, Paul McKenzie and Bill Jago all had two’s.

Saturday saw a Par round, with Ian Henderson, Ian Stewart and Derek Stephens joint winners on +4, from Bill Jones, Phillip Collins, Matt Thomas and Bill Crook all with +2. Patrick Pedlow and Club Captain Ro Griffiths had two’s.

Entries are now open for The Trust House Men’s 72/36 Hole Strokeplay Open to be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October.

MGC News 08/09/14

Martinborough Golf Club Update

By Honor Clark

Thank goodness we have finally had some nice sunny days to enjoy golf.

The Wednesday Ladies are deeply involved in Club Championship matches each week. The men are also involved in the Club Championships at the moment, with a number of quarter-final matches to be played this weekend.

Again Thursday saw a good crowd of golfers. This week Sheldon McNamara took the honours with 46 Stableford points, from Mark Trafford on 43, Bob Tosswill and Bill Crook on 41, Ailsa Griffiths on 40, and Peter Hudson, Lloyd Warren, Shayne Hammond and Bill Jones all on 39.  Nearest the Pin was Lloyd Warren, and Malcolm Wood, Matt Thomas, Lloyd Warren, John Errington, Doug Clark, David Stevenson and Bill Crook all had two’s.

On Saturday the Wairarapa Open 36 Hole Mixed 4’s Strokeplay Tournament was played at Martinborough.  Best Gross and the winners of the Wairarapa Open Challenge Cup were father and daughter team, George and Pip Kirk with 164, from Colin Whibley-Smith and Sharon Harper with 166.  Best Nett and winners of the AB Martin Cup were Bill Crook and Carol Parkinson with 138, from, still engaged couple, Nigel Malneek and Ailsa Griffiths with 144.  Best Stableford was won by Andrew Lawler and Cathy Ward with 71 points, from Alan and Mary Isaac with 70 points.  Nearest the Pin were Mary Isaac and George Kirk.

The Sunday Competition was a South African Stableford.  The winners were Bruce and Cathy Ward with 81 points, from Malcolm Wood and Sheldon McNamara on 80 points, and Wayne Hunter and Lyall Callaghan third.  Colin Whibley-Smith, Lyall Callaghan, Terry Fraei, and Sheldon McNamara had two’s.

The next main event on the club calendar is the WBS Lamb and Chardonnay Open Ambrose Tournament on Sunday 28 September.  It is wonderful for the club that this event already has a full field.