MCG News 02/09/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well golfers, spring has sprung…..a leak it would seem.  I don’t think much pleasurable golf will get played this week as the southerlies and rain line up for attack.

Twenty Grumpies played last week, 1st Peter Price +5, 2nd Guy Walmsley +3, 3rd Malcolm Bridge +2. Twos: Lachie McLeod & Ted Peacock. Five unfortunates didn’t make it past the ladies tees – hopefully Terry will give us a glimpse of the league table soon!

9-holers played stableford, 1st Gaylene Delby-Neal, 2nd Katrina Burgess, 3rd Sandy Burgess. Nearest the pins: Jane Fanslow-Price & Katrina Burgess.

Ladies played a nett round with putting. 1st Marilyn MacKenzie 78, 2nd on CB from Adele Cairns, 3rd Rosie McLeod – a good welcome home game! Twos: Adele Cairns, Carol Parkinson won the putting with 33 putts. There’s still time to register for the 50th anniversary of the Lady Stout Competition against Royal Wellington on Friday 14th September.

Thursday club was a rollover from last week so the prizes were great! 1st Sir William Southgate 43, 2nd Nick Allen, Pete Price & Glen Schofer 39, 5th Tony Taylor, Joel Macklin and John Warner 38. Twos: Arthur Warren, Bill Jones, Chris Wilkie, Michael Tosswill & Greg Dalton. Nearest the pin was won with a supreme hole in one by Bevan Sweeney on number 8 – his first – congratulations! We might see Bevan in a hat for the next few weeks after having his head shaved for the Cancer Society on daffodil day, good on you Sweenze!

Saturday’s tournament was stableford, 1st Chris Ranish & Julie Warner 38, 3rd John Warner 36, 4th Sheldon McNamara 35. Twos: Chris Ranish & Sandra Petersen.  Sunday’s competition was medal. 1st Sandra Petersen 64, 2nd John Warner 66, 3rd John Taylor 70 and 4th Stuart Taplin & Carl Petersen 71. Twos: Sandra Petersen. Putting: Sandra Petersen 27 – well cleaned up Mrs P!

Enjoy the first week of spring golfers! Remember Lamb & Chardonnay Open Ambrose Tournament on Sunday 16th September, hurry and register now, places are running out!

MCG News 26/08/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

After a good spell of weather, last week was very unsettled, Grumpies had to admit defeat to the rain.  Thirty idiots…erm…brave souls turned up to play on Thursday but after 9 holes the suckers gap had closed in and the torrential rain fell and all were found back in the club house enjoying the new heat pump and the bar!

The rain cleared for Wednesday golfers, the 9-holers rallied 12 players and played two competitions to catch up from last week. Stableford 1st Tingay Davidson (16), 2nd Katrina Burgess on cb Sherryl Howie (14).  Putting 1st Jan Fergusson (15), 2nd Sherryl Howie & Pat Wood (17) and 4th Katrina Burgess (18). Ladies played par, Jaclyn Kras won with Marie Scrimshaw on c/b both all square, 3rd Sandra Petersen -4 on c/b from Lyle Griffiths on c/b from Sylvia Beavis. The Lady Stout competition is on Friday 15th September against Royal Wellington, put your name on the notice board.

This weekend was the 36 hole men’s championship.  Best nett was won by Malcolm Bridge (71 & 73), best gross division 3 (17-24) Alan Heath- 197 (I won’t mention how many were in this division!), best gross division 2 (10-17) Andy Morison- 168, and best gross division 1 (0-10) Anthony North -158.

There was a good turn out on Sunday and the competition was medal, 1st equal on 71- Mark Lucock, John Warner, Terry Blacktop & Dayle Scrimshaw, twos went to Dayle Scrimshaw and Colin Whibley-Smith

The very popular Lamb & Chardonnay tournament is being held on 11th September – get your entries into Sue ASAP as places are limited.

Special congratulations to Pete and Rachel Griffiths on their new arrival – baby Ben, who was born last Wednesday!

MCG News 19/08/18

Martinborough Golf Report 

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

This Saturday a few brave souls braved the elements and played in the Lefties/Righties tournament – the morning was a washout and although it cleared in the afternoon it remained bitterly cold! Best gross Johnny Schu & John Mitchell (157), 2nd Shane Hartnell & Andy Small (161). Best Nett Stephen Mawdesley & Ngahooro (136), 2nd Nigel Messenger & Jim Walsh. KC Memorial ‘worst forking shot’ honours went to Jim Dunlop. Best nett woman Mariana McDermott & Alison Sim (166), Best nett mixed John & Julie Warner (143), 2nd Sandra Petersen & Andy Sim (146). Nearest the pins: Roger Ngahooro, Nigel Messenger, Peter Churchill & Jim Walsh. Thanks go to Sponsor Trust House, and Sandra Petersen for great organisation!

Grumpies played stableford last week, 1st Doug Fergusson (41), 2nd Malcolm Bridge, Ray Matthews & Nick Allen (39), 5th Andy Morison (38).

Unfortunately the 9 holers and ladies were rained out on Wednesday.

Thursday brought wind to start, then it settled down beautifully for the 40 golfers that played. 1st Dean Schaef (44), 2nd Andy Morison, Brian Russo (41), 4th Guy Walmsley & Chris Ranish (40). Twos: Brian Russo, Chris Wilkie, Dean Schaef, Sheldon McNamara & Gary James. Nearest the pin Dean Schaef.

Sunday was a crackerjack day, 1st Jan Fergusson, 2nd Ro Griffiths & Mark Trafford (37), 4th John Taylor, John Warner & Terry Fraei. The only two was Shayne Cater.

Special congratulations go to life member Bill Jones and his wife Mavis who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Thursday – thanks to Derek & Karen Stephens for buying us a drink to toast them! 

Have a good week golfers!

MCG News 12/08/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well golfers, halfway through August and getting a bit damp underfoot but all in all some pretty decent temperatures!

Grumpies results:- 1stNick Allen (41), 2ndRichard Thompson and Ro Griffiths (39), 4thGuy Walmsley and David Marsh (36).

9 holers ran two competitions this week:- Four ball-best-ball, 1stJan Ferguson & Jenny Tosswill (21), 2ndDebbie Coon & Leonie Wilde (20), 3rdSherryl Howie & Billie Holmes (18). Stableford: 1stJan Ferguson (21), 2ndDebbie Coon (17) on count back, 3rdJenny Tucker (17). Nearest the pin 8 – Sherryl Howie, and on 16 – Jan Ferguson.

Wednesday Ladies played stableford:- 1stAlison Tipler (42), 2ndSandra Petersen (39), 3rdSherry Weatherstone (36). Nearest the pin 6 – Honor Clark, and 8 – Sandra Petersen.

Thursday club saw 60 golfers soaking up the sunshine this week, 1stRob Lopez and Guy Walmsley (43), 3rdSandy Bidwill (41), 4thTony Taylor, Matt Thomas, Brian Russo and Sheldon McNamara (39). Nearest the pin – Ailsa Malneek, Two’s – Ailsa Malneek & Doug Clark.

Saturday’s competition was Par, 1stChris Ranish (4), 2ndJohn Warner (3), 3rdTerry Fraei and Alistair Boyne (2). Two’s – Chris Ranish.

Sunday’s competition was stableford, 1stSandra Petersen (40) on count back from Malcolm Bridge, 3rd, Doug Clark (39), 4thDerek Stephens and Pete Price (38). Two’s Malcolm Wood and John Warner.

Names are being taken for men’s 36 hole strokeplay on 25th/26thAugust, contact Sue or put your name down on the board – this is a lead up to club champs. Have a great week golfers and remember to replace those divots!

MCG News 05/08/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

A soggy start to August but the mild temperatures continue, much to the delight of golfers and farmers alike!

Grumpies played bisque par this week. 1stPeter Price +9, 2ndRick Hargreaves +6 and 3rdRo Griffiths +5.

9 Holers played par this week and on countback 1stJenny Jobin, 2ndJan Ferguson, 3rdDebbie Coom – all on -1. Nearest the pin on 16 – Jan Ferguson.

Another huge turnout on Thursday –  53 golfers making the most of a sunny afternoon. 1stNick Allen 44, 2ndScott Reid and Bill Gordon 41, 4thShane Hartnell, Malcolm Bridge, Sheldon McNamara, Ro Griffiths & Guy Walmsley on 40. Twos: Bryce Neems, Stuart Taplin, Ro Griffiths, Andrew Sim and Nick Allen, nearest the pin: Malcolm Wood.

Weekends competition was medal; Saturday: 1stSheldon McNamara 65, 2ndMalcolm Wood 66, 3rdColin Whibley Smith and John Warner 70. Twos: Malcolm Wood (2), Dayle Scrimshaw, Chris Ranish and Patrick Pedlow. Sunday: 1stJohn Warner 67, 2ndMalcolm Wood and Trevor Hawkins 70, 4thDerek Stephens 72. Twos: Malcolm Wood (2 – again!), Doug Clark and Kris Chamberlain – who also won the putting with 26.

Good luck to the ladies who are heading off to Fiji this Saturday to play in the Denerau Womens Golf Classic – I hear that the fancy dress themes are infamous!

Well done to the winners of the initial rounds played in the Harry Kershaw Foursomes and Martin Fourball.

MCG News 29/07/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Another good week of weather and another month of winter behind us!

9 Holer’s this week a foggy start but good finish:- 1st Katrina Burgess (c.b) and Tingay Davidson , 3rd Mary Herrick, 4th Jenny Tosswill (c.b) and Debbie Coom. Nearest the Pin:- 8 – Katrina Burgess, 16 – Tingay Davidson.

Ladies played stableford this week:- 1st Sandra Petersen (39), 2nd Marion Mckenzie (38), 3rd Karen Shaw (32). Twos: Sandra Petersen and Karen Shaw (2). Nearest the pin 6 & 8 – Sandra Petersen, hopefully the golf was as good on the GC this week Sandra!

Grumpies:- 1st Guy Walmsley (47), 2nd Nick Morison (40), 3rd Doug Fergusson, Sandy Bidwill and Andy Morison (39).

Thursday club saw 50 golfers and a warm sunny afternoon:- 1st Sheldon McNamara (45), 2nd Malcolm Bridge (44), 3rd Vern Anton (43). Nearest the pin: Sheldon McNamara. Twos: Andy Morison, Dayle Scrimshaw, Mark Trafford, Malcolm Bridge and Vern Anton.

Saturday:- 1st Sheldon McNamara (64), 2nd John Warner (68), 3rd Alistair Boyne (70).

Sunday results:- 1st Malcolm Bridge (67), 2nd John Taylor (71), 3rd Stuart Taplin, Colin Whibley-Smith, Dean Schaef, Derek Stephens, Bevan Sweeney, Malcolm Wood (72). Twos: John Warner, Derek Stephens, Doug Clark.

A mixed weather forecast for this week, but still pretty mild for August – have a good week golfers!

MCG News 15/05/18

 Pallbearers of Mr Ian Henderson Patron and Life member of Martinborough GC carry him past the 18th Green.


By Jenny Boyne

The Club house was packed with family and friends, Eagles, Lions and Members on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral of our Clubs Patron and  Life member  Mr Ian Henderson. Ian was a member for over fifty years and was the Handicapper for many years. He played and assisted with the smooth running of numerous tournaments and would have to hold the record for being able to add scorecards almost as quick as todays autoscore reader. We were reminded that Ian was Dux at both schools he attended before embarking on a lifetime career at Wright Stephenson Stock and Station Agents, and through several mergers and acquisitions is now PGG Wrightsons. Ian was also very proud to be a member of the Eagles Society, for those who have no idea what those lads in the red jackets do, their Societys aims are to establish a fellowship of golfers, to foster the game of golf, assist in encouraging and instructing junior golfers, and promote sportsmanship, skill and etiquette. Active support is also given to charity, in particular the Halberg Trust, and in supporting Junior tournaments throughout the provinces, and yes women are now also members.

Our sincerest condolences to Ians  extended family and friends.

The nine holers have been busy over the last couple of Wednesdays  playing away. Firstly at Ngawi where they started the day at Pat Woods Holiday house for Morning Tea, and then after a round of golf they stopped into Lake Ferry Hotel.

And last week due to the coring of the greens they played at Mahunga followed by lunch at Dish Café.  Another great day!

Both competitions were Putting & Billie Holmes won both days with 13 Putts.

At Ngawi 2nd was Julie Riddell & Barbie Cox both on 14 Putts.

Longest Drive: Ann Renall
Nearest Pin:  Gaylene Selby-Neal
At Mahunga 2nd:  Sandra Burgess & Sherryl Howie on 16 Putts
Nearest the Pin:  Jan Ferguson

The 18 holers finally got their 3rd round Qualifying Captains Trophy, Shootout and  LGU played with Ju Allen in first place with an impressive Nett 67. 2nd Angela Busby with Nett 70 and 3rd Sharon Jephson with a Nett 72.

The Wellington District National Teams Final was played last  Friday at Te Marua.  Well done to the Martinborough team of Ju Allen, Lyle Griffiths, Gretel Dick and Sherry Weatherstone for coming third.

Our Open Day was scheduled to be held on Friday 1st  June has been postponed and will now be  held on Friday 5 October.

The penultimate round of Mens Interclub on Saturday was played at Masterton against the Hosts. The lads came away with a 8.5 to 6.5 win. In the singles wins to John Warner 3/1, Sheldon Mc Namara 3/2, Malcolm Wood 3/2, Colin Whibley Smith all square, Glen Schofer 1 Up and Alistair Boyne in haste to get to rugby down the Valley bruised his man 4/3, where the local derby between Martinborough and Tuhirangi resulted in an 85 nil win to the home side. Their two fifty fours years old defended well in the latter half. In the foursomes John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 4/3, Malcolm Wood and Colin Whibley Smith 1 Up, Nick Morison and Alistair Boyne 2 Up.

The Silvers played Masterton at Manor Park winning 5.5 to 3.5. Wins to Jenny Wilkie, 5/4, Sherry Weatherstone 3/2, Sandra Petersen and Netia Morison all square  in their singles. In the four ball  Sherry Weatherstone and Ju Allen 3/1 and Jenny Wilke and Netia Morison 1 up.

The Bronze gals played Judgeford at Te Marua, going down 5 to 4. Wins in the singles to Sylvia Beavis 3/2, Alison Tipler 2 Up and Louise Smith 2 Up. In the four ball Sylvia Beavis and Anglea Busby 5/4.

This Friday is Riverside Cup at Carterton and Next Friday the women compete for the Rew and Mc Cracken Trophy at Masterton.

MCG News 01/05/18



Winners of the Wairarapa Womens Open Fourball Cup
From Left :  Anna Possenniskie and Debbie Donaldson with MGC President Sherry Weathertone

The Womens Committee turned on the weather and their legendary hospitality last Friday for the Wairarapa Womens Open Four ball best ball Tournament. There were twenty seven pairs entered from Bridge Pa in the north, RWGC in the Valley to Otaki on the Kapiti Coast. Thanks too to the local support from Riversdale Beach GC, Masterton, Carterton and our Club members. The key to success here is to ensure that you don’t both have a double bogey on the same hole, or go into the same bunker.
The winners of the Trophy for Best Gross were dynamic sisters Anna Possenniskie and Debbie Donaldson (nee Napier) with a Gross 75. It was great to see their Dad, Martin along to watch them play.2nd Sandra Petersen and Kris Chamberlain 80 3rd Sister in laws Nikki Warren and Fiona Ellis (BP) with 81. 1st in the Nett and Winners of the Bob Wardlaw Cup were Sherry Weatherstone  and Adele Cairns Nett 65 on a c/b to Jenny Boyne and Jenny Wilkie. 3rd Sue Dalton and Karen Shaw Nett 66, 4th Karen Barbour (RBGC)and Penny Stonyer (RBGC) Nett 68 on a c/b to Jan Tatham (Mstn) and Janna Blundell (Mstn) on a c/b to Carolyn Stevenson (Mstn) and Jan Williams (Mstn). 7th Linda Cameron (Mstn)and Roselee Thurston ( Otaki) Nett 69 on a c/b to Lyle Griffiths and Marilyn Mackenzie.

Div 1  Longest Drive on number 9 Anna Possenniskie and Number 18 Sandra Petersen.

Div 2  Longest drive on Number 9 Sylvia Beavis and Number 18 Marion Mc Kenzie
Div 1 NTP on 12 Fiona Ellis (BP)  and 16 Sandra Petersen
Div 2 NTP on 6 Julie Weber and 8 Rosie Laffey (RBGC)
Only one two of the day to Fiona Ellis .

Huge thanks to the Sponsors for their contribution to the amazing prize table, Jimmy of Cool Change, Ariel of Te Kairanga Wines, Shaun from All Teed Up, Siobhan of La Cutting Crew, Gavin from the Greytown Butchery, Tessa of Scented Greytown, Lianne of Scarlet, Conor of Pain and Kershaw, Nathan from Martinborough BP Auto, Sara Murphy of Red Bicycle, Susan Stephens of Ray White Real Estate, Di of Peonies, Tania of Martinborough Wine Merchants and Gina from OMG. 

The Mens Interclub team did not travel well, playing away at Wainuiomata the lads went down 4-11. Wins from John Warner 7/6 and Chris Ranish 2/1. In the four ball John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 2/1 and Chris Ranish and Randal Warner 1 Up.

The Bronze Pennant team played against Otaki at Miramar, the weather not too kind, in fact quite miserable.  A lone win to Sylvia Beavis and a half to Angela Busby in the singles, while Marion Mc Kenzie and Sylvia finished with a half in their  four ball.

No golf for the Tuesday lads nor the Wednesday gals this week due to coring, results from last Tuesday for the lads playing Stableford, Bill Jones on 40 points from Bill Gordon, Nick Allen and Adrian Blackett all on 39 Pts.

The finals of the Mens Captain Trophy was played on Sunday between Doug Ferguson and Rick Hargreaves. Doug advanced to the final with a win over John Errington while Rick had a solid win over Randal Warner. All square on the 16th Doug went one up on the 17th before Rick slotted a long putt on the 18th for them to head up the 19th hole which Doug won with a Par.

A small team led by Jaclyn Kras have been quietly working away at putting together a Reference book on the Club, the course, its history and most importantly the list of trophies and who donated them and what they are played for along with an address book – contact details of members who have given their permission for their details to be included. This is coming together and being peer reviewed to ensure it is as accurate as possible.  

I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside those involved with this exciting project. 

MCG News 24/04/18



Finally a fine Wednesday and there was very little space in the carpark by 9am. Whats more the Bar was open, a rarity on a Wednesday, thanks to the efforts of Marie Scrimshaw. Marie joins the Exclusive One Club  with a superb Hole in One on the 6th Hole, and naturally picked up the All Teed Up NTP on that hole.

The Weeks comp HPMC Stableford was won by Jenny Wilkie.  In second place was Ju Allen on a countback from Player of the Day Marie Scrimshaw. Congrats to you.  Elaine Sutherland got the only two of the day.  Cafe Medici  NTP No 8 was won by Elaine Howe.

There were twenty two entered into the Tuesday Grumpies. The competition was Stableford with 1st place going to Andrew Lawler on 38 pts. 2nd Adrian Blackett 37 pts and Julie Warner 35points. Not sure what happened to the four who misplaced their cards, guessing they may have had a spot of bother.

The Selector was fizzing on Saturday afternoon after the mens Division  6 lads had a stunning win at Home over Judgeford 14/1, this has propelled the team to top of the table by 14 points with three away rounds remaining. These matches are all off the stick so sometimes the player can be the sacrificial lamb when the other selector puts you against their best player when you are usually down the list. In the Singles Chris Ranish 8/6, John Warner 6/5, Sheldon Mc Namara 6/5 and Randal Warner 6/5. Colin Whibley Smith 4/3, Mark Lucock 4/3, Alistair Boyne 4/3. Craig Andrews 3/1, Glen Schofer 1Up. In the four ball John Warner and Sheldon 6/4, Chris Ranish and Colin Whibley Smith 6/5 Randal Warner and Mark Lucock 5/3, Craig Andrews and Glen Schofer 1 Up , Derek Stephen and Alistair Boyne 2/1.

On Sunday Martinborough hosted the Womens Interclub Tilson Salver.  Playing on the home course had definite advantages with the women scoring 6 out of 6 against Castlepoint.  Kris Chamberlain 6/5, Sandra Petersen 3/2, Carol Parkinson 2/1 and Emily Loughnan 2 Up. In the four ball Kris and Sandra 3/2 and Carol and Emily 2/1.

The Men headed to Masterton GC to play Mahunga in Marquis Shield and finished the day  even and two team points each. Singles wins to Chris Ranish, Dean Scheaf, Paul Mc Kenzie, Garry Cuttance and Soli Noval. Alistair Boyne and Alan Heath all square. In the four ball wins to Dean Sheaf and Craig Andrews, Alan Heath and Paul Mc Kenzie. Chris Ranish and Randal Warner and Derek Stephen and Alistair Boyne all square.

This Friday the Club is Hosting the Wairarapa Womens Four Ball Best Ball Open and on Sunday four of our gals head to Wairakei Intl Golf Course to compete in the finals of the Kiwi Challenge. Good Luck to Marilyn MacKenzie, Jo Loe, Lyle Griffiths and Pam Messervy.

MCG News 17/04/18



The scheduling of Womens inter club has not been going too well, with yet another round of Silver and Bronze Pennants postponed this week. The Lansdowne gals did though have a beaut day on Saturday at Paraparaumu against Manor Park. On course before sunrise for a Tee time of 7.30am curtailed any thoughts of bar hopping. Foursomes matchplay on this course is no easy feat though gives one a feel for the slick greens. Only one win in the foursomes to Sereana Phillipps and Cheycoda Cocks 1 Up. The women though came into their own in the singles matchplay beginning at midday and play was spectacular with five solid wins. Leading the way  Zhuoyl Hu (RW) 5/3, Anita Karaitana ( MAH) 5/3, Pip Kirk (RW) 3/2, Sereana Phillipps (MSTN) 3/2 and Cheycoda Cocks (MAH) 2 Up. Overall 6/3 win which sees the team into the semi finals against Boulcott HFGC at Shandon on Saturday 5th May, they seem to enjoy this course and have beaten  their opponents here so make a note in your diaries and head along to support the team. The Retail nearby is pretty good too.

Our lads played Division 6 on Saturday at home against Pauatahanui with a very good win 12.5 to 2.5. Wins in the fourball to John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 4/3, Chris Ranish and Colin Whibley Smith 5/4, Gavin Lovejoy and Craig Andrews all square and Derek Stephen and Glen Schofer 1 up. The singles went 9-1 to Martinborough. Colin Whibley Smith 6/5, Sheldon Mc Namara 6/4, Randal Warner 5/4, Glen Schofer 5/4, Derek Stephen 3/2, Craig Andrews 2 Up, Gavin Lovejoy 2/1, Chris Ranish 2/1 and John Warner 1 up. The team is teetering at the top of the table by half a point with the postponed fixture against Judgeford at home this Saturday.

On Sunday the Marquis Shield team plays Mahunga at Masterton and at home the Club is hosting Riverside Cup with Martinborough playing Castlepoint. Good luck to you all.

Next Friday Martinborough is hosting the Wairarapa Womens Open four ball best Ball, get yourself a partner and enter. Check out our website on the home page for details