May Committee meeting report:

The Club Committee met on 22 May and discussed the following:

  • Trees: Report on the successful tree removal. Submissions for are being asked for and a Sub Committee formed to review submissions received, report back and proceed.
  • Signage

Weekly Report: Members Mid Winter Tournament a Blast

Golf is essentially a Winter Sport, but playing in the rain is not enjoyable, and for the pessimists who pulled the pin on Saturday morning when a squall came thru, you were the losers. The mid winter Ambrose Tournament was played in fine conditions, including the odd bit of sunshine with all players back in the clubhouse before it did set in during prize giving at 5pm.

There was the usual banter, including a bit of opposition to the two-point handicap advantage to teams who fielded a nine holer, but the Famous Five trumped this, when the rest of the field was playing in teams of four. Great prizes including some very good local wines were there for the taking.

The famous five were the out right winners with a nett 51, with several birdies and the odd eagle or two, this team did have Ace Phelps, who like Phil Mickelson didn

Weekly Report: Cooke’s cook up a storm

The engravers this week only need to be able to spell Cooke, as Mrs Sam (Jane), had a superb round on Wednesday at the Ladies Open day to take the Sherry Weatherstone Cup, with a nett 69. As community orientated people, they were both eligible to compete in the Ngahau Trophy on Sunday. Guy and June Hume donated this trophy for competition between committee, staff and life members. In the men

Weekly Report: Saturday parking space on No 1 Tee at a Premium

What could be better than having a game of golf on a Saturday afternoon? Well we all know watching Club rugby is the top priority for many, but as Tuhirangi Greytown had the bye, the writer had the pass for an afternoon game with Jane. It was great to see so many members on the course, and given that space on the No 1 tee was at a premium; obviously there were several visitors who were like-minded, including a group from Royal Wellington, taking a break from their bunkers and heavy roughs.

Saturday was the last day to complete the first round of the Captains Trophy. Highlights -Bob Goodley up against Sam Cooke, took time on the 18th to sink his putt to level the score, going into extra time back up the 1st to win. Ash Reede having a great game crushed opponent Doug Clark, but had to settle for second place in Saturdays comp against Lyall Callaghan with a staggering +9. Playing off a 4, with a near faultless round of 67 (nett 63), Lyall

April Committee meeting report:

The Club Committee met on 24th April and discussed the following:

  • Trees: In-depth discussion took place on all aspects of the proposed tree removal including safety, course closure and suggested tree plantings as advised by Peter Cameron. Followed by motions to carry out work as per submitted tree proposals.
  • No. 1 Tee to have old signage removed plus signage work needed around course.
  • Holes to be drilled in some bunkers to create soak pits.
  • Hole in One: policy formalised and accepted (based on un-documented status quo). To be displayed for members
  • Work continues around the clubhouse and some quotes received for painting.
  • 13 new members during February, 8 resignations.

Weekly Report: Wilkies week a Dream

We are all told that good things do come to those who wait. For some that wait seems to take a lifetime, but for Jenny Wilkie this week was a dream. On behalf of the members at Martinborough we are delighted that you have finally made it into single digits. Further while we are on the subject of Jenny she also had a win on Friday against Masterton at Featherston in the Riverside Cup team- outstanding putting and continued her good form again on Monday against Royal Wellington at Wainuiomata in the Pennant Team with awesome drives!

Riverside Cup on Friday against Masterton 3

Weekly Report: Interclub Friendly at Royal Wellington

The Lady Stout Cup, the interclub friendly against Heretaunga was competed for last Friday 21st at Royal Wellington. It was fitting that this was held on the Queen’s actual birthday. The course was in magnificent condition, a fine display of autumn leaves, very thick rough and lightning greens with slippery slopes. The hosts were friendly, the lunch delightful, unfortunately the golf for some a nightmare, coming in second was not such a surprise. Our star player with the most stableford points and making us proud with 34 was Bindy Mc Leod. Most of team wore their uniform and for those who didn