MGC NEWS 17/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Grumpies results; 1st Bob Tosswill on +4, 2nd = Griff Page, Malcolm Bridge, Bill Gordon, Gary Cuttance and Terry Blacktop on +2. Twos went to Nick Allen and Bill Jago.

Ladies played a stableford competition last week, 1st Nicola Warren, 2nd Pamela Messervy, 3rd Julie Weber.  Nearest the pins were Gretel Dick and Nicola and Sandra Petersen had the only two.

Thursday had a high turnout of players despite the relentless winds, 1st Richard Mills 45, 2nd = Pete Griffiths, Colin Whibley-Smith & Ed Elworthy 42, 5th Griff Page 41, 6th Brian Russo 40. Twos went to Ro Griffiths, Brian Russo and Sheldon McNamara, nearest the pin Tony Taylor.

The  Murray Halberg Day was held on Saturday and was a big success with 61 players taking part (men, women and 9 hole players) and over $2000 being raised.  In the men’s division, 1st Ro Griffiths 43, 2nd Alec Dondertman 42, 3rd = Bill Jones, Martin Napier, Chris Hanson 41, 6th Brian Russo 40. The ladies division 1st Jenny Boyne (Royal Wellington) 38, 2nd = Sandra Petersen & Elizabeth Goodall 37, 4th Mariana McDermott 36. The 9-holers 1st Jaquee Reid 21, 2nd Debbie Coom, 20, 3rd Jenny Tosswill 17, 4th Sherryl Howie 12. Nearest the pins went to Dean Hanson, Mike Newport, Paul De Bernado and Richard Warren, twos – Kris Chamberlain, Elizabeth Goodall, Richard Warren, Ro Griffiths and Paul De Bernado.

A select group turned out on Sunday, the rest of town seemingly enjoying Toasting….or hiding away from Toasters!! 1st = Tora Boyne & Terry Fraei 40, 3rd Rob Lopez 39, the only two went to Trevor Hawkins.

Coming up…… On Saturday 30th November is the Masterborough Trophy at Masterton – this is an annual Stableford competition which is combined with their Open Xmas Tournament.  A bus has been arranged to take players to Masterton, speak to Kris for details.  Sunday 1st December is the Men’s Shoot Out final – please check the website to see if you have qualified and if so please let Kris know if you will be playing.  Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December is 36 Hole Mixed Foursomes. Thursday 19th December is the annual Smiddy’s Tournament – just turn up on the day – everyone is welcome.

Have a good week, enjoy the warmer weather and good golfing everyone! 

MGC NEWS 10/11/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Grumpies results, 1st Mariana McDermott on +10, 2nd Rick Hargreaves on +8, 3rd Ali Holmes on +7 and 4th Gary Cuttance on +6. Twos went to Chris Cole and Malcolm Bridge.

The 9-holers had their last game of the year and they played a putting competition, 1st Debbie Coom  14, 2nd: Jenny Tosswill 16, 3rd = Di Bunny & Jenny Tucker 17.  Nearest the Pin #8: Sherryl Howie.

After a certain amount of indecision about the day, the ladies shootout final was played last Wednesday; and if the photo is anything to go by they had a very fun day out!!  Sylvia Beavis reportedly played out of her skin and took home top prize, 2nd Pamela Messervy, 3rd Gretel Dick.

Thursday Club produced some jaw-dropping stableford scores, but kicking the main prize was Gumboot Petersen 1st with an astonishing 50 points! 2nd Paul Riddiford 48, 3rd Ali Holmes 46, 4th = Sky Elworthy & Mariana McDermott 45, the ‘also-rans’ were Gary Cuttance, Griff Page, Bill Jago, Doug Clark & Lisa-Marie Ireland on 43. Twos – Pete Griffiths, David Kershaw, George Kirk & Joel Macklin who also got closest to the pin.

The men’s club champs were finalised over the weekend and results are as follows: – Tony Russo beat Colin Whibley-Smith (Seniors), Dayle Harwood beat Doug Clark (Intermediates), Alan Heath beat Grant Newdick (Juniors) and Richard Mills beat Jackson Gray (Bellingham Cup).  Congratulations to the winners and well done to all who took part.

Good luck to all of those playing in the Murray Halberg comp on Saturday – you can still turn up on the day – be down there by 1030 for registration; and for those going Toasting on Sunday – have fun and take care!!  Good golfing everyone

MGC NEWS 03/11/19

Martinborough Golf report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

The 9 Hole Ladies Group played their final of the Shootout last Wednesday in superb weather conditions. The winner was their youngest member Katrina Burgess, second was their eldest member Billie Holmes and third was Gaylene Selby-Neal.  It was a great day and a lot of fun!!

Tuesday’s Grumpies: 1st Ali Holmes on 44, 2nd Bob Schofield on 40  and 3rd Gary Cuttance on 39. There was only one two by Randall Warner.

Last week the ladies played the 36 hole strokeplay competition and there were some amazing scores.  Carol Parkinson’s gross score was 182 and following in equal second place with 184 were Marilyn MacKenzie and Jenny Wilkie.   Marilyn also came first with a nett score of 134 with Alison Tipler on 140 and Carol on 141.

Thursday Club was another massive day with 15 groups being sent off from all over the course, winner on the day was Doug Clark shooting an impressive 73 and 46 points, 2nd = Gumboot Petersen, Bill Jago & Tony Taylor 43, 5th = Dayle Scrimshaw, Griff Page, Craig Andrews & Colin Whibley-Smith. Twos – Doug Clark 2, (one of which was on number 14’s par 4, a long putt from off the green for 2!), Gary Cuttance, Dean Schaef, Cool Change Jimmy, and Sky Elworthy – who also got nearest the pin.

Coming up – Murray Halberg Day on Saturday 16th November 18-hole stableford competition.  Morning tea at 10am, registration starts at 10:30, just turn up on the day and enjoy a fun day of golf with raffles and an auction; $15 entry fee which goes to a great cause.

Good luck to all of those in their club champs’ finals!  Make the most of this warm weather and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 27/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

First up, congratulations to Pat Wood who was NATIONAL WINNER of the Sue Bunt Salver – Home Links Competition for this year.  The 9 holers held their 9 Hole Open Day on Monday, and had a field of 68 from 9 Clubs attending. The weather was kind and made for pleasant playing conditions.  Results:  Mens Division:  1st Pat Tito – Kapiti; 2nd: Murray Crawford – Manawatu; Ladies Division 1:  1st Shona Thomson – Paraparaumu, 2nd Ruth Wiley – Masterton; 3rd: Jean Trang – Paraparaumu. Ladies division 2; 1st Michelle Quinn – Paraparaumu – Winner of the Barb Smith 9 Hole Open Day Trophy; 2nd: Helen Ordish – Masterton; 3rd: Beet Horrocks – Masterton.

Grumpies results from last week; 1st Rob McCreary on 40, 2nd Bill Jago 39, 3rd = Pete Price, Bill Gordon, Ro Griffiths and Murray Blackwell on 38. Bob Tosswiil had the only two.

The ladies have been washed out 2 weeks running but are hoping to have played their 36-hole tournament yesterday – results to follow.

Thursday Club conditions were fine but windy which seemed to suit the winner out in the lead – 1st Alison Sim 43, 2nd = Ro Griffiths, Doug Clark, Stu Taplin & Bill Jago 39. Twos, Jimmy McKinnel, Gumboot Petersen, Pete Price, Bill Jago, Ro Griffiths and Nick Allen – nearest the pin Randel Warner.

Sunday’s competition was stableford, 1st Rob Lopez 38, 2nd = Marie Scrimshaw, Dayle Harwood, Cathy Taylor, Dayle Scrimshaw & Kris Chamberlein 37. Twos, Dayle Scrimshaw and Edward Brown.

Coming up: Murray Halberg Day 16th November, 36-hole mixed foursomes 7th-8th December – all entries to the office.  Take advantage of this warm spell of weather and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 20/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Grumpies results; 1st Nick Allen +4, 2nd Rick Hargreaves +2, 3rd = Andy Morison and Tony Taylor on square. Twos went to Rick Hargreaves and Ali Holmes.

Ladies played a stableford competition last week 1st Carol Parkinson, 2nd Ju Allen 3rd  Bindy McLeod;  Bindy and Carol also got Nearest the Pins.   They played their shootout yesterday – results next week.

Thursday was a stunner of a day and there were over 13 groups sent off from various parts of the course (no complaints upheld by organisers!), 1st = Paul McKenzie & Craig Andrews, 3rd = Sheldon McNamara & Rob McCreary 5th = Doug Clark & Dean Schaef. Twos – wait for it 17… way too many to mention – sorry guys!! Nearest the pin – Sheldon.

Saturday was Medal, putting & shootout – and one of the last days to qualify, 1st Pete Griffiths 68, 2nd Malcolm Wood 69, 3rd Rob Lopez 71.  Putting:  Malcolm Wood and John Warner – 30 putts John Warner had the only 2. 

Sunday was the Baarrbraa Tournament against Eketahuna – and a busload of Merry Martinborough Men & Women travelled up for it.  Unfortunately, the home team prevailed and Eketahuna won the trophy, but a good time was had by all and as usual the Eke Club put on a great day – Thank you!

Men’s club champs are getting into the final stages – good luck to all of those still involved, have a good weekend and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 13/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

The 9-holers kick us off this week with their club champs results: A Div: Jaquee Reid; runner up Debbie Coom.  B Div: Tingay Davidson, runner Up, Mary Herrick. A Plate: Sue Dalton runner Up; Sandy Burgess. B Plate: To be played.  Last week they played a par round; 1st Tingay Davidson, 2nd Debbie Coom and 3rd Jan Ferguson.

Thursday was a bit quieter with some heading to the races or occupied with the last few days of school holidays but there were still 40 odd in the field. 1st=Stu Taplin,  Pete Price & Malcolm Wood (42), 4th Guy Walmsley 41, 5th= Lisa-Marie Ireland, Richard Mills, Sandy Bidwill & Andrew Lawler.  Another hole-in-one – this time from Rick Hargreaves – nice work Rick and cheers for the shout!  Twos – Rick Hargreaves, Pete Price, John Thomson, Davis Stevenson and Sandy Bidwill; nearest the pin John Thomson.

Sunday’s results 1st = Bevan Sweeny & Doug Clark 41, 3rd Julie Dondetrman 40, 4th Marie Scrimshaw 39, 5th Tora 38. Twos – just the one form Shayne Cater.

Every year the greens seem to bounce back quicker after coring and this time is no exception – thanks again to all the volunteers who make this happen.

Coming up the Murray Halberg Day on Saturday 16th November (the day before Toast), a great day out for a brilliant cause; either put your name on the noticeboard or speak to the girls in the office.

Enjoy your week and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 06/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Last weekend was the men’s 36 and 54 hole open tournament, and we had a great field entered for it, Saturday was pretty stormy with steady rain for most of the afternoon, but Sunday was a cracker day!  54 holes – Best Gross: 1st Owen Lloyd (213) 2nd Troy Shaw (229), 3rd Cameron Elers (230); Best Nett: 1st Zane Wilkins (217), 2nd Shayne Cater (217), 3rd Mike Edington (223).  36 hole – Best Gross: 1st Thomas Spearman-Burn ( 151), 2nd Peter Spearman-Burn (152), 3rd Josh Kahui (164); Best nett: 1st Dean Schaef (141), 2nd Mike Charteris (143), 3rd Robert Kahui (146). Best Gross Overall – Round 1: Ashley Dewinton-Davies (74 c/b), rounds 2 & 3: Owen Lloyd (73 & 66); Best Nett overall – Round 1: Grizz Kahui (71 c/b), round 2 Terry Blacktop (70), round 3: Dean Schaef (66).  Too many nearest the pins and twos to mention! Thanks to sponsors Trust House and all the volunteers and players that made this event such a success!

11 Grumpies arrived at the golf club last week but once the rain came just before scheduled tee off, no one actually went out and played, a few skipped on to the 19th instead!  They’re playing out at Ngawi this week.

Ladies played a nett and putting round. Honor Clark was first with 75 and also won the putting with 32.  Ju Allen, Marilyn MacKenzie, Nicola Warren and Lyle Griffiths were all close behind with 78.  Twos were scored by Robyn Blackett and Lyle.  Lyle also got Nearest the Pin as did Carol Parkinson.

Thursday club was tied three ways 1st = Doug Clark, Ed Elworthy and Sandy Bidwill (41), 4th Trevor Petersen and Doug Ferguson (38). Twos: Malcolm Wood and Randal Warner – who also got nearest the pin.

Coring was carried out at the beginning of the week – huge thanks to the (same old) volunteers who helped out the greens staff with this essential duty.

Club champs’ games continue and coming up at the end of the month (labour weekend) the 36-hole mixed foursomes – see Kris or Carol in the office to register. Enjoy the late-night rugby and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 29/09/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we enter the 10th month of the year, and wonder where the year has gone; fighting our eyes from late night rugby world cup fixtures and having an hour snatched away from us on Sunday morning – panic slowly and enjoy the longer evenings and warmer temperatures.

Grumpies results 1st = Griff Page and Randall Warner on 40, 3rd Gary Cuttance on 39 and 4th Phil Reid on 38. Twos to Guy Walmsley and Rick Thompson.

Ladies had their club champs final last week and there were some epic battles held out on the course. In the Silver division last year’s winner Debbie Donaldson beat Ju Allen.  Kris Chamberlain won the Silver Plate.  Jane Terpstra and Honor Clark came head to head in the Bronze A division. Jane got off to a very strong start and was 8 up after 11 holes! But Honor fought back to win on the 36th hole! Former Featherstone player Julie Dondertman won the Bronze A Plate. The Bronze B pairing of Nicola Warren and Angela Busby had a very close match, and play continued up to the 37th where Angela sank her putt ahead of Nicola. Alison Tipler won the Bronze B Plate.  Well done to all involved – and thanks to the caddies and the referees on the (quite chilly) day!

Thursday club had the weather and numbers on it’s side, 1st Tony Taylor 39, 2nd = Bill Jones and Ed Elworthy 38, 4th = Sky Elworthy, Scotty the butcher, Richard Mills, Dean Schaef, Rick Hargreaves and Dayle Harwood 36.  Twos – Scotty (2), Dean Schaef, Rick Hargreaves & Sheldon McNamara – special congratulations to Randal Warner who got a hole in one on 16 – cheers for the beer!

The AB Martin was held on Sunday – alternate hitting men and woman 1st John and Julie Warner – nett 72 on countback from Dayle and Marie Scrimshaw, 3rd Guy Walmsley & Karen Shaw nett 74, 4th Rob Lopez & Kris Chamberlain nett 77.

Good luck to all the guys involved in the 36/54 hole men’s open sponsored by Trust House this weekend – enjoy your week and good golfing everyone!

MGC NEWS 22/09/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

After a very stormy start to last weeks golfing week, we ended up having some very settled weather.  Huge thanks to the army of volunteers who rallied with their chainsaws and tools to help clear the course of trees and debris last Tuesday following the hurricane force winds overnight – many of us were sad to see the big mac go on the corner of 17……. maybe not!

The ever-popular Lamb & Chardonnay tournament was held with a full field on Sunday in supreme conditions; the formidable team of the butcher, the builder, the plumber and the farmer (Scotty, Shane Hartnell, Nige Malneek & Craig Colton) rose to the occasion again and took out 1st prize!!  2nd Team Kayne Martin, 3rd Pete Griffiths, Honor Clark, Richard Mills & Ailsa Malneek, 4th Team Steve Fenell, 5th Team Alex Waters, 6th Team Nick Morison, 7th Team Stone & Feathers, 8th Team Doug Clark, 9th Team Kris Chamberlain, 10th Team George Kirk.  Nearest the pins – Fraser Smith, Tony Russo, Owen Lloyd, Kayne Martin.  Thanks to the brilliant Eastwood Motor Group for sponsoring a great day!!

Unsurprisingly no Grumpies golf was played on Tuesday after the storm.

Most of the ladies were involved in club champs matches, but for those who weren’t a stableford round was played. 1st Nicola Warren 33, 2nd Diana Donald on a count-back from Marilyn MacKenzie on 32.  Diana got the only nearest the pin.  Results next week from the club champs’ finals.

Thursday Club had a good turn out on a stunning day. 1st Sandra Petersen 42, 2nd Bill Gordon 41, 3rd = Matt Thomas, Trevor Hawkins and Doug Clark 38.  Twos – three for Doug Clark!! Two for Chris Hanson, one each for Dayle Harwood, Ro Griffiths, Randal Warner and Martin Napier – who also got nearest the pin.

Coming up this Sunday – The AB Martin – aka ‘the divorce tournament’, alternate hitting for men and woman – let the significant other in your life put you in an uncompromising position…. around the golf course!!

Have a good week – enjoy the last week of September – don’t forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday and good golfing everyone!!

(Photo L-R: Shane Hartnell, Craig Colton, Scott Reid, Nige Malneek.

MGC NEWS 15/09/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

After a wet wash-out last weekend, it’s looking more favourable this weekend, just as well as we have plenty of golf to look forward to!!

Grumpies first up, 1stBill Jago on 40, 2nd= Pete Price and Rick Thompson on 39, and Sandy Bidwill on 37. There was only one two and that was Rick Hargreaves.

Ladies not involved in club champs played a stableford round; 1stSandra Petersen 38, 2ndJulie Weber 36, 3rdLouise Smith 31. Sandra had the only two of the day and Sandra and Julie both were nearest the pin.

Thursday club was a cracker of a day, and for those not tied down with lawn mowing duties, there was plenty of good golf to be enjoyed!! 1stJames Elworthy 42 (great to have you back looking so well and playing good golf Sky!), 2ndPaul McKenzie 40, 3rdBill Jones 39, 4th= Stu Taplin, Matt Thomas, Tony Taylor & Colin Whibley-Smith 38. Twos; Dean Schaef, David Donald and Mariana McDermott – who also got nearest the pin.

No weekend golf was played due to the inclement weather – so a short report this week!!

Lamb and Chardonnay is on this weekend – so results to follow next week; fingers crossed it’ll be a good rugby game on Saturday night – go the All Blacks!!  Enjoy the more settled spring weather and good golfing everyone!!