DRAW: Men’s 72/36 Open Tournament

72 Holes Draw

No 1

8am / 1pm
Caleb Kahui, Jack Clout, Steven Lyall, Darin Hiroki

8.10am / 1.10pm
Bruce King, Bill Crook, Bryan Pengelly, Sheldon McNamara

8.20am / 1.20pm
Andrew Lawler, Jeff Bibby, Tora Boyne, Liam Annis

No 9

8am / 1pm
Dave Clarke, Brendon Curtis, Riley King, Naren Patel

8.10am / 1.10pm
Nalin Pratap, Radesh Chandra, Grizz Kahui, Tiger Sami


36 Holes

No 1

Thomas Spearman Burn, Josh Kahui, Mark Lucock, Paul Fairweather

Geoff Pearce, Kevin Kelly, Ian Stewart, Warren Press

Vernon Boyce, Dayle Schrimshaw, Paul Barrett, John Hutton

No 9

Peter Spearman Burn, George Kirk, Bill Cathie, Derek Stephens

Jaimes Wood, David Kershaw, Ro Griffiths, Terry Blacktop

Lachie McLeod, Roly Ellis, Sam Cranfield, Paul Barrett

No 11

Mark Burn, Jack Stephens, Andrew Morison, Chris Rendle, Dean Schaef

Graham Kershaw, Ed Elworthy, Tony McLaughlin, Andrew Graham

No 14

Bob Tosswill, Bob Goodley, John Thomson, Bill Johns

John Welch, Peter Stevens, Chris Rickit, Bob Bishop

Mark Trafford, Russell Watson, Frank Colton

Entries open for Martinborough Men’s Open Stroke Play Tournament Wellington Order Of Merit

Martinborough Men’s Open Stroke Play Tournament / Wellington Order Of Merit

5-6 October 2013



Either 72 Hole Tournament – 2 rounds each day – Cost $70

Or 36 Hole Tournament -1 round in the afternoon each day – Cost $45

Calcuttawill be held on the Saturday Night

Entries with payment close: Monday 30th September 2013

To -Martinborough Golf Club,P O Box4, Martinborough

Or email office@martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz or Wellington Golf website www.wgi.co.nz

The draw will be posted on the Martinborough Golf Club and Wellington Golf Websites on Thursday 3 October 2013.

Download the Flyer/rules/entry form here

First Report for 2013 by Kevin Campbell

The season is well and truly underway and the real golf has begun after one of the hottest summers I have experienced for a very long time.  The course is in great order thanks to Darren and Mark who have toiled to keep the greens in tip top order.

The ladies played pennants one Monday against Royal Wellington. They do have to be congratulated for the amount of work they do in preparing for one of these events and Martinborough won.

The Grumpy’s continue to thrive every Tuesday with steady numbers. Terry Blacktop does a pretty good job looking after them. Ali Holmes played off the wrong handicap recently and blamed the computer and then his playing partner all over one point. Leftie Ray Lind has won the comp two weeks in a row and George Marshall who has been sidelined for a few weeks with a leg injury has returned to the game and was the only one who had to pay for a jug which is now up to 32.

The ladies numbers are steady both 9 hole and 18 hole. Carol Parkinson absolutely blitzed the field in the Aotearoa Cup with a Nett 62. Jill Baker won the Vets and Bindy McLeod won the Coronation Medal. HonorClarkis also playing extra well at the moment and figures in the winners list quite often.

Thursday club numbers just keep on climbing; 58 one week, 47 the next.  I guess none of them have anything to do on the farm so they might as well go to golf.

The shoot out for 2013 has commenced and so far the most notable round was by Ian Stewart with a Nett 60. After his round he rang the radio, TV1, TV3 and the ‘Crowd Goes Wild’ letting them know what a wonderful golfer he was (note was). Still, there are plenty of rounds to be played yet.

The first round of the Captain’s Trophy has also been played with some unexpected surprises as they go into the second round. The weekend players are starting to get serious too; Chris Rendle is having a purple patch at the moment and Colin Whibley-Smith is also having a good run.

The junior pennants team has had successes at Castlepoint and Carterton and are at the top of their competition and let’s not forget the Junior Open which is scheduled for Friday, 26 April.

Bill Jago rang Ali Holmes after a Marquis Shield round and asked for results; he must have put on a great voice as Ali didn’t have a clue who it was.

Carol Hawkins, Trevor’s wife informed me recently that whilst inAucklandshe caught up with Brian Moisley ex Club Captain, President and now the Patron of the Club. Apparently health issues had prevented him from attending a family reunion recently but he seemed alert and in good spirits and was pleased to hear from Carol. Brian is one of the nicest officials the Club has ever had.

Lastly, entries are still being taken for the St John Charity Tournament on Friday, 12 April.

Good Golfing & Happy Easter


Ladies Champion of Champions: Results


Nett Medal 36 Hole : Winner
Silver                                                                          Bronze A
Connie Broker (148) Te Marua                                    Adrienne Marwick (140) Kapiti

Nett Medal 36 Hole : Runner Up
Silver                                                                          Bronze A
Marilyn Pierson (149) Manor Park                               Jolene Zink (153) Ohariu

Nett Medal (am) : Winner
Silver                                                                          Bronze A
Sereanna Phillips (69) Masterton                                   Chris Holland (70) Judgeford

Nett Medal (pm) : Winner
Silver                                                                          Bronze A
Katie Smart (72) Carterton                                           Vicki Harris (76) Martinborough

Champion of Champions : Joint Winner
Silver                                                                         Bronze A
Lisa Marie Ireland (156) Mboro                                   Karen Gray (189) Miramar

Champion of Champions : Joint Winner
Silver                                                                          Bronze A
Susanne Jones (156) Shandon                                    Lynley Reynold (186) Wainui

Wellington District  Rosebowl
Runners Up                            Otaki (104)
Fiona McBride, Shirley Robinson, Kaye Burnett

Winning Team                        Shandon (105)
Susanne Jones, Vonnie Faiumu, Kathy Blick

Hole in One:  (16th)   Joyce Thompson (Titahi Bay)


9 hole competition: Ladies

15 June 2011

A Putting Competition and Shootout Winners were:

1st Sandra Burgess 14 Putts,
2nd sherryl Howie  15 Putts,
3rd Jill Colton 16 Putts.
All Teed Up Nearest the Pin No. 8  Viv Malneek
Property Brokers Nearest the Pin No. 16    Jill Colton

26 June 2011

Stableford Medici Troophy

1st   Chris Cassells
2nd Jenny Tosswill on C/b
Nearest the Pin No. 8     Carol Parkinson
Nearest the Pin No.16     Jenny Tosswill (2nd shot)
Two:     Carol Parkinson

9 hole competition: Results

During May the Howie Family trophy was challenged with a handicap championship round.

The Winner was Rachael Colton and the Runnerup was Maureen Thurlow.
The Plate was won by Susan Stephen and the runnerup was Sandra Burgess.

8th June was a Par Round
1st    Nita Edwards
2nd   Susan Stephen
Nearest the Pin on 16                 Susan Stephen

15th June was  Putting and Shootout

1st   Sandra Burgess      14  putts
2nd  Sheryl Howie          15 putts
3rd    Jill Colton            16 putts
Nearest the Pin No. 8       Viv Malneek
Nearest the Pin No. 16     Jill Colton

MY Stableford Round on 22 June 2011

1st   Chris Cassells
2nd  Jenny Tosswill
Nearest the Pin No. 8   Carol Parkinson
Nearest the Pin No.16   Jenny Tosswill
Two  –  Carol Parkinson


KC Report: Members Only Ambrose Tournament

Report from Kevin Campbell

At long last I have some results from the 9 holers; I thought they had stopped playing for the winter but no I have some news from them. The winner of the Par round held on 8th June was Nita Edwards and runner up was Susan Stephens who also scored the nearest pin on #16.

The 18 hole ladies winner on 35 points was Club President Sherry Weatherstone – good on you Sherry you are doing a great job for the Club. Second on count back was Elaine Howe with 34 points from Marilyn McKenzie. (I wonder if Marilyn has seen any stranger goings on around the place.) Nearest to the pin on #6 was Bindy McLeod while on #8 Kaye McIsaac was the closest and she got her two there as well. The only other two was scored by Julie Kidd on #16.

The Thursday Club had a good turn out of 36 players and the winners were Bob Goodley and Dean Eggers both with 41 points. There were three on 40 points and they were Matt Thomas, Bill Jones and Bob Tosswill while Derek Stephens had 39 points – a lot quieter on Thursday after his performance from the previous Sunday!

Two’s were scored by Martin Napier, Bob Tosswill and Graham Jacobson – I played with Graham and I have never seen a guy who turns himself inside out when he tees off, it truly is something to behold. Nearest the pin on #8 was Roger Parkinson, for about the fifth time but couldn’t convert it into a two.

Saturday saw a really good turn out – me thinks there were some matches to be played! The winner was Sandra Peterson on +7 which included her four extra shots. Patrick Pedlow was runner up on +6 then two on +5, Terry Blacktop and Ro Griffiths. The two’s were scored by Patrick, Terry Fraei, George Kirk and Jason van Zanten who had two of them. Nearest the pin was Roger Parkinson, who still couldn’t get a two, and the best gross was Jason with 77. I was not aware of this but Bill (the Builder) Crook sponsors the nearest the pin on #8 and also the best gross of the day. This is for Saturdays only so get behind Bill if you want a job done. I would also like to mention that Jason gave up golf for a couple of weeks to study for his very important papers at school – well done Jason, I applaud your reasons.

15 teams played in the mid winter Ambrose which was held last Sunday. It was a really neat day and there was plenty of humour to be heard around the course. The winners with a Nett 57.62 were Club Captain Kris Chamberlain, Cathy Ward, Lyall Callaghan and Bruce Ward – they had five birdies on the back nine for a 31 gross with a 34 on the front nine 65 off the stick; well done, a truly great effort. Runners up were John and Cathy Taylor, Marilyn McKenzie and Ian Stewart with a Nett 58. Third were Graham and Ryan Jacobson, Sandra Peterson and Reuben Crook with a Nett 59.13; this was great effort from this four – Ryan played pretty good and Reuben beat his old man, which didn’t go down too well! Nearest the pin for the ladies went to Marilyn McKenzie while the men’s was taken out by Ian Stewart.

This weekend is Stroke, Putting and Shootout as well as Round 3 of the Mba Order of Merit.


Good Golfing & Good Luck 





Ladies Open Day: Perhaps, A Successful Week!

It has been a busy time at the club during the past week starting off with the ladies Open Day on Wednesday the 1st June – 61 ladies took part on a pretty good day with ten clubs being represented. The ladies gross was won by Christine Lewis from Masterton with a gross 82, five shots clear of Club President Sherry Weatherstone. There were three on 89 including Julie Kidd and Adele Cairns followed by Bindy McLeod with a gross 90.

Winner of the second division in the gross was Larraine Duckett from Masterton with a 94 off the stick followed by Pamela Messervy and Marilyn Mackenzie, both from Martinborough with a gross 95. (Now speaking of Marilyn Mackenzie, I do not tell a lie but she told me the other day that she saw a pig on a leash being walked down the road – wasn’t even a small pig either – poor Marilyn, I wonder what she had for breakfast!) Seven two’s were scored on the day and two of these were managed by Mariana McDermott and Sherry Weatherstone scored another for the locals.

In the stableford round Julie Kidd and Adele Cairns both finished with 38 points and 37 points respectively. In division two Sharon Jephson with 39 points won followed by Robyn Blackett with 38 points then Pamela Messervy and Elaine Howe both finishing with a respectable 37 points. Altogether a most enjoyable day and special thanks to Mary Desbonnets for her handling of her first major event.

And now to Thursday where 36 played and the winner here was fellow leftie Graeme McIsaac, with 42 points. Runners up were Stu Taplin and Garth Edwards both with 41 points – I believe Stu has gone to Trade Me for a new putter while Garth Edwards who had 23 points last week finally got his act together – funny old game golf, isn’t it? Green keeper Darren finished up with 40 points and two’s were scored by Garth, Darren and visitor Wayne Karaitiana. Nearest the pin was Bill Crook.

Saturday and a stableford round was played and three finished on 42 points; Shayne Hammond, Peter Bain and Patrick Pedlow followed by Lyall Callaghan and Bob Goodley on 39 points with Lyall and Tora Boyne scoring the only twos of the day. Best gross was won by Lyall – it’s nice to see the Martin 4 Ball matches being played on time and in keeping with the programme.

Onto Sunday where the Grandpa’s and Grandma’s played for a ‘walking stick’ trophy. A disappointing turnout but the winner of the grannies was Marilyn Mackenzie with 36 points, second Jennie Smith while third was Kaye McIsaac both with 33 points. The Grandpa’s was won by Patrick Pedlow with 41 from Bill Crook who had 38 points. Third and fourth and with 35 points were Martin Napier and Bob Goodley. The Ngahau Trophy for the ladies was won by Sherry Weatherstone from Sylvia Beavis and Lyle Griffiths and the men’s section was won by Lyall Callaghan from Ro Griffiths and Bill Jones.

The Sunday comp was won by the “Tora Postie” Derek Stephens with 42 points and boy, did he let it be known that he had won! Runner up was Walter Barber with 38 points as well as scoring the only two for the day. The “par of the year” was scored by Derek on the par 4 #7th hole – his drive went into the drain, he played out of the drain with his second but it went back in further down the fairway; he played his third shot from the drain – it hit a tree before landing on the green and he sunk the putt for his fourth – Unbelievable!

I also noticed there were five juniors out playing – George Wilkins a 9 year old who plays regularly scored 35 points while 9 year old junior William Durkin had his own caddie – keep it up boys!

Good Golfing & Good Luck 

Martin 4-Ball: The Contest Begins!

Sorry ladies the weather for you last Wednesday was atrocious and as a result no results, so here’s hoping for a better result next week.

And so to the Grumpies and thanks for some inside information I have a story to tell. The contest for buying the most jugs is really starting to hot up. So far there have been 30 jug purchases and we are not even half way through the year yet. For those who don’t know, a ‘jug shot’ is when the men don’t reach the ladies tee when they tee-off. On the leader board at the moment with three each is Ro Griffiths, Paul Taylor and Ali Holmes, followed closely by Chris Griffiths and I can’t believe this, Bill Jones! Two visiting “Grumpies” Rob Smith and Shayne Hammond each had one jug on the only day they fronted up. “I bet they won’t be back again in a hurry.”

Thursday Club and 42 played – a great turn out. I am now starting to doubt this handicap system where the girls get four extra shots against the men. The winner was Ailsa Griffiths again with 43 points; Well done Ailsa. Runner up with 41 points was Bill Jago, then Darren (Man Power) O’Dwyer, Graham Jacobson, and here we go again Lisa-Marie Ireland all with 40 points followed by Ali Boyne with 39 points. Raymond Matthews, Bill Jones and Doug Clark all scored 38 points. Only four two’s were recorded – Man Power, Ailsa, Shane Hartnell and Bob Goodley and nearest the pin was new dad Doug Clark.

Saturday and there were quite a few matches played in the Martin 4 Ball, so good to see them underway. A Nassau Stableford was played and the winners were first nine – Derek Stephens and Ian Henderson with 20 points, second nine Bruce Ward, Shayne Hammond and Ali Boyne each with 21 points but Ali Boyne with 40 points was the overall winner followed by Shayne and Bruce with 39 points with Patrick Pedlow and Ian Henderson finishing up with 38 points. There were two 2’s; George Kirk and Adrian Blackett, a name that doesn’t come up very often, but Best Gross of the day went to Patrick Pedlow.

A stableford round was played on Sunday and the winner here was Ali Boyne; he just couldn’t do a thing wrong in the past week. He actually won his 4 Ball match on Saturday playing with Shane Hartnell where they won on the 20th hole. They beat the ‘deadly duo’ team of Ash Reed and Bill Crook. Runner up to Ali was Cathy Ward and Ailsa Griffiths both with 41 points followed by Ian Stewart, Matt Thomas, (who got the only two of the day), Clive Hartnell and Raymond Matthews each with 40 points and John Taylor with 39 points.

There were a few ladies playing from around the region preparing for the Lansdowne Trophy which was played on Monday and they were very happy with the conditions of the course. Thanks Darren.

A special bouquet must go to the “Grumpies” because from the first week of June they will be starting at 12 noon rather than 12.30pm on their day. What a brilliant idea – beats playing when the sun goes down!