MCG News 20/06/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

The ever popular Grandpas and Grandmas Tournament was held on Sunday in conjunction with Grans in waiting and the Nga Hau Trophies for Administrators and Life members. The days Best Stableford overall was won by one of our Life members Mariana Mc Dermott with a smashing 43 Stableford points.

Grandmas Winner Cathy Taylor 39 stableford points, 2nd Sandra Petersen 37 pts, 3rd Marilyn Mackenzie 36pts, 4th Emily Loughnan.

Grandpas Winner Ro Griffith 38 pts, 2nd Captain Bill Crook 38 pts, 3rd Malcolm Wood 37pts, 4th Chris Ranish 37pts.

Womens  non Grandparent  1st Mariana Mc Dermott 43 pts 2nd Womens Captain Kris Chamberlain 36 pts.

Mens non Grandparent 1st  Colin Whibley Smith 42 pts, 2nd Greg Stone, 3rd Sheldon Mc Namara 35 pts and 4th Richard Pither 35pts.

NTP on Number 8 Colin Whibley Smith and Lyle Griffiths.

Fortunately our very wise selector sorted accomodation in Wellington on Sunday for the last round of Silver Pennants on Monday at Miramar  so the team did not have to negotiate the slow crawl through the City or delays on the interchange.

They rewarded her with a 5.5 to 3.5 result against Manor Park. Wins in the singles to Pip Kirk 4/3, Sandra Petersen 4/3, Jenny Boyne 2/1 and Jenny Wilkie 3/1. In the four ball wins to Sandra and Jenny B 4/2 and a very handy half to Jenny W and Mariana Mc Dermott. Special thanks to our President for looking after Pips son while she played.

The nine hole Interclub team played against Pauatahanui on Thursday last week at Royal Wellington. Matches were all close with Mary Herrick and Suzanne Dowling just being pipped at the post both losing 1 down,  Sandra Burgess winning her match 3 up. They have one round to go at Waikanae at the end of the month.

The Wednesday group played a Par and Putting round. Results Par 1st Ann Renall -3, 2nd Billie Holmes -4 on a c/b to Pat Wood.

Putting 1st equal Pat Wood and Gaylene Selby Neal 20 putts.

The 18 hole women played Bisque par with the star of the day Jaclyn Kras +5, 2nd Angela Busby +3, 3rd Jenny Boyne +2. All Teed Up NTP Angela Busby while the medici Voucher on Number 8 went to Sue Dalton who also secured the only two of the day.

Perfect playing golf weather was ordered for Riverside Cup last Friday and the morning tea was delicious and coffee very good. There were plenty of fejoas featuring in the raffle prizes too.

Martinborough took advantage of local knowledge to have a narrow win against neighbours Featherston 3.5 to 2.5.  Singles wins to Sandra Petersen 7/5, Jenny Boyne 4/2, Sylvia Beavis 5/4 and a half to Karen Shaw.

Tilson Salver is on this Sunday at Riversdale, good golfing and remember down the middle is where your ball should be heading.

MCG News 13/06/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

The Marquis Shield Juniors pulled out all the stops on Sunday to win 3-1 against their hosts Masterton. The two Shanes lead the way winning their singles matches. Veteran Shane Hartnell 5/4 and Martinborough’s latest secret weapon  third generation member from Clan Colton-  Shane Colton 4/3. Paul Mc Kenzie and Bruce Ward both  finishing up with halves.

In the Intermediates Alistair Boyne 5/4 and Craig Andrews 3/2. The Seniors did not handle the hills too well with Chris Ranish securing a half.  Success at last in the four ball for the team with Chris Ranish and Sheldon Mc Namara a half,  Alistair Boyne and Peter Hudson, Craig Andrews and Sandy Bidwill,  Paul Mc Kenzie and Bruce Ward, Shane Hartnell and Shane Colton all with solid wins. We now have 2 points on the board.

The Silver Pennant Gals travelled to Otaki to play golf and the odd spot of retail therapy with wins in the Singles to Pip Kirk 4/2, Kris Chamberlain 2/1 and Jenny Wilkie 2/1 and in the four ball  Kris and Jenny won 4/3  securing 4 points against the formidable Kapiti Combo Team.

Last Tuesday the Grumpies played the Junior course for a change, which suited the accurate iron players, and of course meant there were no jugs, much to the satisfaction of a certain few.  The Red tees have a slope rating of 89 compared to the usual Whites 113 and the handicap is also adjusted.  No worries for our Bill Jones, carding a Gross 74  ( 12 pars, 2 birdies and 4 bogeys including one on the Par 3 6th. Bill racked up 48pts to take the Vouchers from Adrian Blackett and JD Smith on 45pts and Rick Hargreaves on 43pts. This week with the the weather bomb approaching only 8 hardy souls played. Not that Bill Jones was too concerned, this time he won with a mere 39 pts from Greg Dalton and Mike Hattrick on 35.

The two winners from last weeks Nine hole group teamed up this week to win the Thurlow 4 Ball Best Ball 1st Sherryl Howie and Gaylene Selby Neal 19 Stableford points, 2nd Billie Holmes and Jenny Tucker 17pts, 3rd Ann Renall and Jan Ferguson 14 pts. Only one two this week to Ann Renall.

The 18 hole women played HPMC Stableford with Carol Parkinson just too good taking the spoils with 38 stableford points. 2nd Sylvia Beavis 35 pts and 3rd Felicity Warren 32 pts. All Teed Up NTP #6 Sylvia Beavis, and the Medici Cafe voucher NTP #8 Robyn Blackett. Twos to Robyn Blackett and Angela Busby.

Coming Up – On Friday we host Riverside Cup and are playing neighbours Featherston.

This Sunday 18th June its the Nga hau Trophy for Committee members and the Grandpas and Grandmas Tournament, those of you who do not have an affiliation with either, theres a Section for you too. Tee off at 11am. Info our our club website www.martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz

MCG News 06/06/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

The finals of the Nine hole Howie Cup Club Champs ( Handicap) were played last Wednesday in soft conditions.  This years winner was just too steady  over the 9 holes with Sherryl Howie taking the family trophy from Billie Holmes 2 up. In the Plate it could have gone either way with Gaylene Selby- Neal who sealed the match winning 1 up from Pat Wood.

The 18 hole women played a Bisque par round, where you get to choose when to use the shots. It was great to see 32 players on the course with the winner of the day loving the challenge and using her handicap to maximum  advantage -1st Alison Tipler +7 2nd Jenny Wilkie +5 3rd Adele Cairns +3 on a c/b to 4th Pam Messervy +3. All Teed Up NTP on number 6 was Susan Stephens, while the Medici Voucher for NTP on Number 8 going to Pam Messervy

The only person to get a two was birthday girl Pam Messervy. Congratulations for your birthday and for picking up the birds nest.

Open days  are an opportunity to play on other courses and meet people without the added cost of green fees. A lot of thought and preparation goes in to hosting and presenting the Course at its best and there is  the added bonus of picking up a prize if you play well and so it was disappointing that the organisers were forced to make a decision to postpone our Womens Open day last Friday due to insufficient entries. We are the third Club in the region that has postponed their Open day this year and thats a concern. It seems that maybe interest is waning or no one wants to play by themselves against the field these days. No, age is not a factor.

On the other end of the spectrum -just mention an Ambrose Tournament and if you don’t get your entry in pronto, you may find yourselves on a wait list. On Monday the Martinborough Kindergarten held their annual Fundraiser, the course was packed with 34 teams of four playing the  Ambrose format, Winners on the day were Craig and Rachel Colton and Honor and Doug Clark.

MCG News 30/05/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

Playing at Royal Wellington the Women’s Silver Pennant team on Monday caused one of the bigger upsets of the Competition with the second to last Martinborough thrashing third placed Shandon 6.5 to 2.5. Wins in the foursomes to the pairings of Pip Kirk and Kris Chamberlain 6/4, Sandra Petersen and Jenny Boyne 2/1, and the selector was over the moon to buy the coffees for the gals this week, no losses in the singles with wins to Pip Kirk 7/6, Marilyn Mackenzie 4/3 and Sandra Petersen 2/1 with very handy halves to Kris Chamberlain, Jenny Wilkie and Jenny Boyne. We are still on the first rung on the ladder, but only 1.5 points behind neighbours Masterton with two rounds to go. While the Silverware is out of reach, the team is improving.

Thirty-five members made themselves available for the NAGA shield, Presidents v Captains Team Stableford Competition, and while there were no major sponsors, grandstands or cameras on course the tension and camaraderie awaiting the results one may have thought they were playing the Ryder Cup. A deadlock at 32.0 stableford points apiece it was down to a chip off between President Sherry Weatherstone and Captain Bill Crook on the 18th using a 2 iron found on the course. Sherry deadly with the putter off green had no trouble with the club just skimming the pin left her ball within 2 feet to secure the victory for the President. Bill was last seen booking lessons with Joel.

The Tuesday grumpies had a good number playing a Stableford round with Bill Gordon and Bob Barker on 37pts , 3rd Malcolm Bridge on 36.

There were 26 women on the course last Wednesday who too played a stableford round. Winners on the day were Jo Loe on 37 points, 2nd Kris Chamberlain 35 points and 3rd Sandra Petersen with 34 points. All Teed Up Nearest the pin went to Kris Chamberlain on number 6 and Marilyn McKenzie won the Medici Voucher for her NP on number 8. For the second week in a row there were no 2’s so this week if you get a two you will definitely be in the money!

MCG News 23/05/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

Congratulations to our Mens inter club team who won Division 7 Linnell Cup last Saturday needing only two wins from their 7-8 result against Judgeford away. Its been 23 years since we last had a team playing in any Wellington Interclub Competition and this year Captain Bill Crook was thrilled to have twenty players who made themselves available for the Comp. With a core of eight regulars special mention must go to Sheldon Mc Namara having straight A’s from wins in all ten singles matches.

The last round was away to Judgeford with the lads experiencing wind, rain and hills to climb for the first 7 holes. Wins in the four ball to Tom Hindmarsh and Mark Lucock 3/1 Sheldon Mc Namara and Chris Ranish 3/2, Colin Whibley Smith and Bill Crook Square and Andrew Lawler and Randal Warner also all square. In the singles Tom H 3/2, Sheldon 1 Up, Chris R 6/4, and Colin W S 4/3.

Congrats to neighbours Featherston and Mahunga  for winning their Divisions too.

The Riverside  Women played  against Riversdale at Masterton last Friday with wins to Sandra Petersen 2/1 Jenny Boyne by default, Pam Messervy 4/3, Sylvia Beavis all square and Jaclyn Kras 2up. The gals will be in Eketahuna tomorrow for their postponement round against the Hosts.

Tilson Salver  at Carterton on Sunday was also postponed, thankfully as it was bitterly cold.

Tuesday grumpies had a good turn out for what was one of the sunniest days of the week. 1st Paul Riddiford on 41stableford points from Murray Blackwell and Alan Yates 39 and Bob Tosswill 36.

The Womens and nine hole weekly Competition was flagged the next day (Wednesday) with the local  Cafes doing a good trade, some hardy souls did return to the Club to play a few holes.

This Sunday its the Presidents v Captains Team stable ford Comp, be at the Club at 10.45am for team selection. Tee off is at 11.15am and if you’re keen to see some awesome footage of where a couple of members spend their time when not playing Golf then tune into Country Calendar at 7.00 pm on TV One.

Round the Fairway #6 21st May 2017

Div 7 Linnell Cup Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON INTERCLUB CHAMPIONS – 

FROM LEFT: Alistair Boyne, Chris Ranish, Colin Whibley Smith, Captain Bill Crook, Sheldon Mc Namara (sunnies on head) Derek Stephens, Tom Hindmarsh, Andrew Lawler Randal Warner and Mark Lucock.

Congratulations to our Mens inter club team who won Division 7 Linnell Cup yesterday needing only two wins from their  7-8 result against Judgeford away. Its been 23 years since we last had a team playing in any Wellington Interclub Competition and this year Captain Bill was thrilled to have twenty players who made themselves available for the Comp. With a core of eight regulars special mention must go to Sheldon Mc Namara having straight A’s from wins in all ten singles matches.
The last round was away to Judgeford with the lads experiencing wind, rain and hills to climb for the first 7 holes. Wins in the four ball to Tom Hindmarsh and Mark Lucock 3/1, Sheldon Mc Namara and Chris Ranish 3/2, Colin Whibley Smith and Bill Crook Square, and Andrew Lawler and Randal Warner also all square. In the singles Tom H 3/2, Sheldon 1 Up, Chris R 6/4, and Colin W S 4/3.
The Marquis Shield team are not doing too well as a team however the Seniors are sharing the top of the scoreboard in the Workman Cup.

Womens Interclub.
The Silver Pennant team have picked up their game and are now off the bottom of the table with three rounds to go. The Bronze gals have finished their season, the Riverside Cup team are in the mix, while the Tilson team have had yet another postponement due to inclement weather, not that any farming associated players are too distraught about this.

Nine Hole
The Nine holers are finding their feet and experiencing new courses and are only a point behind neighbours Masterton.

Competitions
The Order of Merit has started, if you missed the first round its not too late to enter the fray with the next round on Sunday 23rd July, mark that down NOW !

NAGA SHIELD- Captains V Presidents Team Stableford Comp- Sunday 28th May. Free Entry and please be at the Club by 10.45am for a Tee off @ 11.15am.

Tournaments
Trust House E10 Womens Open Day- Friday 2nd June 2017.  Sherry Weatherstone Trophy Best Nett.
Martinborough Kindergarten Fundraiser Ambrose on Monday 5th June.
Ngahau Trophy and Grandmas and Grandpas Tournament Sunday 18th June.
Please see noticeboard for details.

NEW MEMBERS
A very warm  welcome to all our new members and look forward to seeing you on the course. We do have coaching available from Joel Macklin from All Teed Up to improve you game.

An update of the COURSE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

DIESEL FUEL TANK
Earlier this year we replaced our old 400Ltr Diesel Tank with a larger 950Ltr tank. This came about because our fuel supplier had for sometime shown reluctance with supply to us, and the existing  tripod type mount structure been no longer accepted in the regulations. We therefore took the opportunity to purchase a new larger tank with the regulation 4 post mounting structure, which also meant we were able increase our normal delivery spacing from every 2 weeks, to monthly. As for the old tank; the intention is for this to be completely flushed and repositioned adjacent to the garden area to the left of the 11th green. Periodically this will be manually filled with water and used to irrigate this garden area.

WOODCHIPPER
Our course is a heavily tree populated property generating large amounts of waste from annual pruning and wind damage. In the past we have simply gathered and burnt this waste. This process has irritated some of our neighbours and members alike. We therefore went ahead and purchased the largest chip adjustable wood chipper suitable for purpose, so that we can reuse this waste. The intention is to now use larger chipped material under trees with exposed roots in high wind prone areas, and smaller sized chips in areas where roots and weed control is a factor. NB. There will be no free relief if your ball ends up amongst these chips. Please be aware when playing that there may be roots under your ball.

JACOBSEN R311T ROUGH MOWER
We are very fortunate to have a good relationship with the members and administration of the Royal Wellington Golf Club. Earlier this year we became aware of RWGC’s intention to upgrade some of their equipment in preparation for the Asian Pacific Amateur Championship being held on their course in October. Consequent to this, we were offered one of their hardly used (in our opinion) Jacobsen Rough Mowers at less than a tenth of the current new price ($85k). This is a fantastic acquisition for us to take the pressure of our current aging gang mowers, whilst also freeing up a tractor for other purposes.

BILLY GOAT DEBRIS LOADER
We are very please to advise that a grant applied for from Eastern & Central Community Trust was accepted enabling us to go ahead with the purchase of a much needed Billy Goat Debris Loader.

For those who don’t have iron disease, a Debris Loader is a large capacity garden vacuum cleaner and mulcher, with its own 4 stroke motor power source.
In the future the intention is to use this for gathering the large amount of Oak leaves and acorns that fall each season, then spreading this waste in the forest areas (i.e. RHS 2nd fairway, LHS 11th Fairway etc) to help with weed control. The past practise was to manually gather and burn this waste. Hopefully we have now created a win win situation for our neighbours, members, and the environment. We are also hopeful this machine will assist with core collecting during greens and tees renovation work.

OTHER
We have added and replaced a couple of additional items. We now have a second utility vehicle for staff to use around the course. You may also have seen this vehicle during our larger tournaments ferrying food and drink for players. Also our aging Stihl weed eater and Stihl Blower needed to be replaced earlier this year when repair costs became unviable.

CAPTAINS COMMENT
Purchase of the above equipment has been made possible by careful budget management, raffling of the Club Captain and Presidents car parks, fundraising at the Easter Mowdown Tournament, contributions from the Ladies Committee, and wheel spin raffles when possible.

Your committee is extremely grateful and thanks all those who have contributed their time and money, to make these extra purchases possible.

But this is only the beginning…………..

As well as the ongoing work with our greens and tees, our fairways and irrigation system are at least two areas that will require a fair amount of attention in the coming year or two.
I believe that is very important that we continue to make steady carefully considered investments and improvements across the board to enable us to prepare for the future demands that will be place upon our Club. I think you will all agree that Martinborough is now truly a hotspot for weekend visitors and holidaymakers all looking for great memorable experiences, which we can be part of and hopefully at the forefront of the activities.

As always the Committee will keep you informed and involved with any major decision making,

WEEKLY RESULTS
If you don’t subscribe to the local newspaper  – Wairarapa Times Age on Thursdays, please go onto the Website www.martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz and check out the blog.

MCG News 16/05/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

On Monday morning the Bronze pennant gals negotiated the morning rush hour traffic to play their last round at Karori against Paraparaumu. The late tee time of 10am and the hills suited half of the team with wins to Lyle Griffiths 4/2, Jo Loe 3/2 and Jaclyn Kras 1up.

The Silvers played at Manor Park Golf Sanctuary against Miramar. The course runs along the Hutt River and it is long and narrow and the rough was rough. MP is somewhat unique in that it holds an internationally recognised environmental certification from Audubon International, based in New York and is part of its’ Co-operative Sanctuary Programme for Golf Courses. The club fosters habitat and cares for a wide variety of native birds residing on the golf course and its immediate environs. The ducks love it too despite all the road works going on at the Hayward’s interchange. Wins in the four ball to Kris Chamberlain and Sherry Weatherstone 2/1, Sandra Petersen and Jenny Boyne 5/4. Singes Kris Chamberlain 5/4, Sandra Petersen 4/2, Jenny Boyne 1 Up and Mariana Mc Dermott all square. We are now off the bottom of the table and with three rounds left there’s plenty of opportunity to climb a few more rungs on the ladder.

The Lansdowne team played at Carterton against top of the table Boulcott Heritage Farm and unfortunately did not win enough matches to make the playoffs. However they did have a win in the foursomes with Vicki Bain and Kris Chamberlain 1 up and in the singles Noora Rota had the only win 2/1.

The Marquis Shield will not be making its way into our trophy cabinet this year, playing at Carterton against neighbours Featherston, the Juniors were once again pipped when it counted. Wins in the senior singles matches to Chris Ranish and Bill Crook with a handy half from Derek Stephens, and in the Intermediates, wins to Alistair Boyne and Peter Hudson. In the four ball a solitary win to the latter pairing of Boyne and Hudson.

Tuesday grumpies enjoyed a warm sunny day playing a stableford round, 1st John Dean Smith and Bill Crook on 37 points, 3rd Adrian Blackett on 36, 4th Doug Fergusson and Bill Gordon on 35.

Last Wednesday the carpark was very busy and the 18 hole women’s had 30 players competing in a Par round.  Keen to keep hold of the Mrs WG Martin sugar bowl was Jenny Boyne, coming in on +3, 2nd Rachael Colton +1 and 3rd Jenny Wilkie and Alison Tipler square.  All Teed Up Nearest the Pin on number 6 went to Karen Shaw on and Medici Voucher was picked up by Sue Dalton with her tee shot on number 8. There were no twos so there will be plenty in the kitty this week!

Coming up on Friday 2nd June Trust House E 10 Women’s Open Day. Would love to see you.

Entries to office@martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz or phone 06 3069076. Weather is going to be great too!

 

MCG News 09/05/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

What an eventful week our members have had. Congratulations to Kris Chamberlain winning the Wairarapa Women’s Open 18 hole Tournament at Masterton last Friday, it seems our players do rather well on other courses.

The Lansdowne Trophy team, a composite inter club team made up of the best Players in the Wairarapa who are keen and have the stamina to play 36 holes of matchplay off the stick against the cream of Wellington Women’s Golf, had a great win last Saturday against Royal Wellington at Heretaunga winning 5/4.

Royal Wellington is now a 27 hole course and Saturday is their traditional Club day, so any inter club played on this day is relegated to the the old back 9, which has been renamed The Terraces, therefore its a good idea to carry a note pad for the first nine so that you can refer to it for the next 27 holes. Wins in the foursomes to Pip Kirk and Kris Chamberlain 1 up and Sereana Phillipps and Vicki Bain also 1up and a handy half to Wendy Rhodes and Sandra Petersen. In the singles Kris Chamberlain 1up and Sandra Petersen 3/2 and a half to Serena Phillipps. The team is now placed 4th with the penultimate round on this Saturday at Carterton against top of the table leaders Boulcott Heritage Farm. Good luck this weekend, would love to see the team securing a spot in the top four playoffs.

The Mens Linnell Cup team had a solid win this week 10/5 against Trentham at Trentham on Saturday. This is the course where you need to go straight otherwise the granddaddy pines will fling your ball in any direction.

Wins in the four ball to Sheldon Mc Namara and Andrew Lawler 3/2, Dean Scheaf and Bill Crook 1 Up, Randal Warner and Andy Morison 5/4, Malcolm Bridge and Doug Ferguson 2/1. In the singles Sheldon Mc Namara 7/5, Bill Crook 5/3, Randal Warner 3/1, Andy Morison 6/5, Alistair Boyne and Doug Ferguson both 1 UP.

The Tuesday grumpies produced better scores this week, though a few of them are having trouble with their drives which has helped the bar takings. 1st Adrian Blackett on 39 stableford points, 2nd JD Smith on 38pts and 3rd Alan Eagle on 37pts.

Wednesday Women were unable to fire up for their HPMC Stableford round. 1st Karen Shaw 35pts on a c/b to Sylvia Beavis 35pts 3rd Alison Tipler 33pts on a c/b to Nicola Warren.

On Sunday Nineteen players signed up to the 2017 Order of Merit Competition, with one player quite distraught upon opening the emails immediately realising he had missed the first round. Well you did manage to play both interclub and senior 3rds rugby on Saturday that equals stay home Sunday. 1st Captain Bill and Malcolm Wood Nett 69, 3rd Wayne Hunter Nett 70, 4th Derek Stephens,Terry Fraei and Richard Pither Nett 72.

Coming up on Monday 5th June its the Martinborough Kindergarten Fundraiser Ambrose Tournament. Confirmation of registration @ 10am Tee off @ 11am. Make up a team of 4 or we will slot you into a team, Cost per team $100.00 includes golf, food and fun activities. Auction to follow. Contact Megan Gibson 06 3068 085 or martinborough@wmkindergartens.org.nz

MCG News 02/05/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

The Silver Pennant team had their best result this year winning 6/3 against Royal Wellington Green at Boulcott Heritage Farm on Monday. The southerly winds were biting cold for the first couple of hours and then the sun popped out in time for lunch. The course has now completed its reconfiguration with the construction of the new Clubhouse due to commence very soon.

Some of us ran into a tad of trouble and were reprimanded on our slower pace from the group behind, however the greens were very tricky to read, though the on course Marshals were most helpful as some Tee to greens had altered lay outs.

Wins in the four ball to Pip Kirk and Sherry Weatherstone 1up, and Jenny Boyne and Mariana Mc Dermott 2up. In the singles Pip Kirk 2/1, Sherry Weatherstone 2up, Marilyn Mackenzie 1up and Jenny Boyne 3/1. We are now clipping at Manor Parks heels to move up the ladder.

The Bronze gals travelled to NZs finest links course Paraparaumu and came away with a half to Felicity Warren against RW Green.

In the Lansdowne Trophy our gals also played at Boulcott HF against Manor Park. A half in the foursomes to Vicki Bain and Sereana Phillipps and a half in the singles to Sereana and a win to Noora Rota 1 Up.

The Marquis Shield team played Eketahuna at Featherston on Sunday wins in the singles to Sheldon Mc Namara and a half to Chris Ranish in the Seniors, Bill Crook and Malcolm Bridge in the Intermediates and straight losses to all the juniors. In the Fourball, wins in the Intermediates from Nick Morrison and Ro Griffith and Bill Crook and Malcolm Bridge. Due to the unique points system used we lost overall to Eketahuna 4-0.

Martinborough hosted the Wairarapa Open 18 hole Womens 4 Ball Best Ball last Friday with 24 pairs in the field. Gross:1st Sereana Phillipps/Roselee Thurston ( Mstn) Gross 75 .2nd Sherry Weatherstone( MBA) /Linda Cameron( Mstn) Gross 78. 3rd Sandra Petersen/Mariana McDermott ( MBA)Gross 80  4th Kris Chamberlain( MBA) /Shirley Hay (Manor Park/ Wainui) 5th Pamela Messervy/Marilyn MacKenzie( MBA)Gross 84

Nett:1st Bev Simmons/MaryAnn Gray Nett 58 2nd Julie Murray /Raewyn Sutton 3rd Sue Green/Leta Hunter 4th Jane Williams /Sue Ross Nett 66 on a c/b to 5th Liz Stone/Karen Stephens.

NTP:  #6 Sereana Phillipps, #8 Marilyn Strang, #12 Shirley Hay #16 Marilyn MacKenzie
Longest Drives:  0-18.4 Sandra Petersen, 18.5 + Angela Busby
2’s:  Sue Dalton, Marilyn MacKenzie, Sereana Phillipps

The Tuesday grumpies played a Par round with Greg Dalton and Bill Jones on +1, from Mike Hatrick all square. Scores overall were not very good, and there were 5 jugs shared from those not making the Ladies tee.

Last Wednesday the 18 hole women played in the National Competitions for Coronation Medal/Aotearoa Cup/Vets Cup:  The scores this week will probably not make the cut nationally however for the first time in a long while one player won both the Coronation Medal & Aotearoa Cup, Congrats to Adele Cairns while the Vets Cup went to Robyn Blackett.  All Teed Up NTP #6 went to Felicity Warren, and Medici Cafe voucher for NTP on #8 went to Jenny Wilkie.   Felicity Warren and Jaclyn Kras were the only ones to get a two.

MCG News 25/04/17

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

BY JENNY BOYNE

The course is looking an absolute splendour at the moment with the Autumn leaves and emerald greens providing a stunning backdrop for the locals and visitors who have been on the course this past week.

It was though, down to the business end of the Men’s Interclub Competition Linnell Cup at home against Judgeford on Saturday and with the timely return of Captain Bill, he and his team mates crushed their nearest competitors winning 13/2. Wins in the four ball to Sheldon Mc Namara and Chris Ranish 5/4, Malcolm Wood and Mark Lucock 3/1, George Kirk and Bill Crook 1 UP and Derek Stephens and Randal Warner 4/3.
In the singles Sheldon lead the team into the Club house winning 8/7,Chris R 1 Up, Malcolm W 4/2, Mark L 5/3, Colin Whibley Smith 3/2, George K 1Up Captain Bill 3/2 Postie Derek 3/1 and a solid win to the rookie; Randal Warner 6/4.  Very well played lads.
The team has a buffer of 9.5 points clear of Judgeford and 20 ahead of 3rd place Otaki perched on the Top of the Leaderboard with two rounds remaining, away to Judgeford and away to Trentham.

On Friday the club hosted the annual St Johns Charity Tournament – there were 27 teams playing and over $8000 was raised for this great organisation. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and players for supporting the day.

Tuesday Grumpies had a bumper turnout and the lads played to their handicap on the most part. 1st Terry Blacktop 38 stable ford points, 2nd Tom Bunny 37 pts and 3rd Paul Riddiford 36 pts.

The sun shone all day on Wednesday for  the 3rd round of qualifying of Women’s Captains Trophy and Shoot Out and also the 36 hole Strokeplay Championship.  Thanks to the Nine-hole group for letting the 14 players through, it was very much appreciated.

The winners in the Captains Trophy/Shoot Out: 1st Marion McKenzie, 2nd Kris Chamberlain, 3rd Karen Shaw.  All Teed Up NTP on 6 was Carol Parkinson and the Medici Cafe voucher on Number 8 went to Angela Busby. No twos and the birds nest is filling.

Winners of 36 Hole Strokeplay Championship were:  Best Gross Kris Chamberlain, 2nd Gross Sandra Petersen, Best Nett Mariana McDermott, 2nd Nett Jenny Boyne.

On Sunday we hosted Tilson Salver due to Featherstons course being a tad wet under foot.