MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT – BY JENNY BOYNE
From Left: Gill Neal and Ann Renall Joint Winners of the Southey Honda 9 hole trophy
The sun was shining for the annual Southey Honda 9 Hole Tournament held last Wednesday at Martinborough. This event has grown over the years and the organising Committee were very pleased to announce that Ann Renall, a Martinborough Member, took out the top prize on count back for the Best Nett competition from Gill Neal (Masterton), 3rd Helen Ordish (Masterton), 4th Dianne Alexander (Masterton), 5th Jane Watts (Masterton) and 6th Gaylene Selby Neal (Martinborough). Longest Drive Front 9 – Di Herbert, Back 9 – Geri Southey, Nearest the Pin Front 9 – Lizzie Goodall, Back 9 – Jinny Small. We would like to extend our appreciation to Southey Autoworld Ltd for their continued support of this event.
On Friday the club hosted another successful St Johns Fundraising Tournament with thirty three teams of four competing. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and the willingness of those present to part with their cash come Auction time this event continues to be the success it is for St John Wairarapa.
Our Captain Guy Walmsley on behalf of the Club, took great honour in accepting an award, A Priory Vote of Thanks to the Martinborough Golf Club for their valuable assistance rendered in furthering the work of the Order of St John in New Zealand. The award was presented after the Tournament by Eddie Jackson, St John Midland Chief executive on behalf of the Prior, Dame Patsy Reddy. Over the past eight years the Golf Club has allowed St John to organise a charity golf tournament during the St John appeal week with all proceeds going to St John. St John Wairarapa has benefited by receiving over $65,000 to further their work in the district.
There’s been was a bit of a scramble to select teams for our local Interclub Comps. Tilson Salver selector Gretel was in the hot seat after last months crushing defeat by Carterton with only one player gaining re selection, Sylvia Beavis did not disappoint winning 5/3. Martinborough produced one of their best wins ever in this Comp 5.5 to 0.5 over RBGC at Masterton. The other wins from Kris Chamberlain 3/2, Marion Mc Kenzie 1 Up, and Mariana Mc Dermott all square. In the four ball wins to Kris Chamberlain and Mariana Mc Dermott 2/1 and Marion Mc Kenzie and Sylvia Beavis 2Up. Round 2 of Riverside Cup was played at Riversdale Beach last Friday against a formidable Carterton team. Wins to Jo Loe 3/2, Felicity Warren 6/4 and Bindy Mc Leod all square.
On Tuesday a number of the Clubs members attended the funeral of Shirley Rattray, Shirley loved golf and was very handy with the putter winning the Putting Cup for a number of years. At the age of 84 she successful managed a hole in one on the 16th and whats more was featured on Page three of this paper, a feat no other golfer in the region has attained. Our sincerest condolences to Shirleys family and friends.
A Priory Vote of Thanks is awarded to a body such as a club, institution, or a business concern or to individuals for conspicuous services to St John.
The Prior, The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General of New Zealand, on the recommendation of Priory Chapter has awarded a Priory Vote of Thanks to the Martinborough Golf Club for their exceptional service to the work of St John.
For the past eight years the Martinborough Golf Club has allowed St John to organise a charity golf tournament during the St John appeal week.
The club has made no charge for running this event with all proceeds going to St John.
St John Wairarapa has benefited by receiving over $65,000 to further their work in the district.
We are indebted to the club for their most generous support of our organisation.
MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT
BY JENNY BOYNE
Marquis Sheild is underway and the lads played in challenging conditions on Sunday at Featherston. The nor west was showing off and local knowledge was key. Wins in the four ball to Chris Ranish and Sheldon Mc Namara, Alistair Boyne and Peter Hudson and Dayle Scrimshaw and Gary Cuttance. In the singles Chris Ranish, Sheldon Mc Namara, Alistair Boyne and Gary Cuttance.
The Silver Pennant team met Miramar at Otaki on Monday, wins in the four ball to Kris Chamberlain and Anna Possenniskie 1 Up. Sandra Petersen and Sherrry Weatherstone all square. Wins in the singles to Anna Possenniskie 5/4 and Sherry Weatherstone 6/4.
The Bronze team nipped over the hill to Heretaunga to play Te Marua, play was abandoned, and the retailers were happy to see them.
The Nine holers played a Par round with Jan Ferguson winning the day with +3 on a c/b to Jenny Tosswill 3rd Ann Renall. All Teed Up NTP went to Barbie Cox.
The Wednesday gals paired up to play four ball best ball matchplay as both Silver and the Bronze Pennant teams have this format in their Competition this year.
No scheduled Mens Competitionon this weekend due to the Wellington Womens 36 hole stroke play Tournament.
Thirty five entered the tournament this year and though entry numbers were down the field had some quality players. Two Divisons.
0-12 handicap Darae Chung from Shandon put together two magnificent Par rounds to win the Tournament with a Gross 146. 2nd by one shot Erika Cui Gross 147. 3rd Kellie Orchard from RWGC Gross 149 4th Fiona Mc Bride of Otaki Gross156. Nett 1st Wendy Rhodes, 2nd Yuriko Manabe Stableford 1st Sandra Petersen 2nd Karen Musson. In the 12.1 to 40.4 Div Jacinta Keenan Gross 178. 2nd Martinboroughs Ju Allen Gross 180 on a c/b to Christine Doughty Nett 1st Roselee Thurston. 2nd Linda Watkins Stable ford 1st Rosemary Burns. 2nd Britta Fraser.
The Julie Murphy Jug was played on Sunday with wins to Wairarapa from Wendy Rhodes 3/1, Sereana Phillipps 3/2, Kris Chamberlain all square and Cheycoda Cocks 2/1. Unfortunately we lost the jug 4.5 to 3.5 to Wellington.
MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT
BY JENNY BOYNE
The first round of Tilson Salver at Castlepoint was played in warm and sunny conditions, a stark contrast to last year where most abandoned their matches due to torrential rain. The format this year has changed to teams of four with players also playing four ball best ball matchplay. Our gals were outplayed by Carterton with Lyle Griffiths saving us with a very timely half in her singles.
On Tuesday we paid our respects attending the funeral of one of our Past Presidents- Bruce Johns who until quite recently enjoyed coming along to Thursday Club mid afternoon to have a catch up, a beer and to listen to the local banter. On behalf of the members we would like to formally express our sincerest condolences to Mrs Johns (Val) and the family, we too will miss him dearly.
The Grumpies had a couple of partners joining them last week playing Bisque par. This Comp suited the winner Paul Riddiford who sailed in on + 10 from Julie Warner on +7. 3rd equal Bill Gordon and Paul Shepherd on +6. This week a number were absent attending the funeral.
On Wednesday the nine holers played the first round of Shootout for 2018. Sizzling scoring 1st Mary Herrick Nett 30, 2nd Jan Ferguson Nett 31 on a c/b to Billie Holmes. 4th Katrina Burgess Nett 32. All Teed Up NTP on Number 8 Jenny Tosswill and Susan Stephens of Ray White Real Estate NTP on Number 16 went to Ann Renall.
Elaine Howe our Womens Captain was delighted to see such a good turnout Wednesday for the first ‘serious’ game of the year. LGU, 1st round of Captain’s Trophy and Shootout. On form were Marion Mc Kenzie with a Nett 65, Robyn Blackett Nett 66 and Jo Loe (who also got the only 2 of the day) with a Nett 68. Nearest the pins were: All Teed Up No 6 Sandra Petersen and Cafe Medici No 8 Ju Allen. Marion’s score gives her one hand on the Kitching Cup, with two more rounds to go for the Best Qualifying round of the Captains Trophy.
This Saturday the Club is hosting the Wellington Womens 36 hole Open Tournament, a few of our women have entered and we wish them all the very best. The Course will be closed on Saturday for the tournament and on Sunday morning for the Wellington V Wairarapa Julie Murphy jug. Head down there to watch some up and coming players, maybe the next Lydia.