Martinborough Ladies Golf Newsletter 15th March 2015

Newsletter # 8 15th March 2015

If you ventured down to the Club on Saturday you were in for a treat, Women’s Golf in the Wellington region has a good future if watching these teenagers is anything to go by, though a couple of the seasoned gals nudged them out of two of the three top prizes on the Table in the Wellington Women’s 36 hole Stroke play Championships. Julianne Alvarez an 18 yr old from Manor Park playing off a +3 won the Miss M Young Trophy with a Gross 142, one over in the morning round and 5 under in the afternoon, really is in a league of her own.   Setting her sights of being a member of the Wellington Masters team, our Club President Kris Chamberlain had an exceptional round in the morning to win the best Nett with 138 from rounds of 67 and 71. Glenn Hayward from Paraparaumu Beach won the stableford with 79 points from her gross 151. Placings- 2nd Gross Wairarapa College Y12 student Sam Maree Brown (Royal Wellington) a tad disappointed with her 84 in the morning got into the zone, storming home in the afternoon with a 68. 3rd Gabrielle Palazo from Manor Park with 160, and in 4th Fiona Mc Bride from Otaki with 162. 2nd Nett Celia Howden from Karori 141, 3rd Erika Cui who is also another one to watch from Boulcott Heritage Farm 143 and 4th Saida Wilson from Judgeford 145. 2nd Stableford Martinborough’s Sandra Petersen 77pts, and her playing partner taking 3rd place Tira Habib, another delightful teen on the scene from Titahi Bay with 75pts. Yuriko Manabe, a regular and valued supporter of Martinborough tournaments won the Silvers Nearest the Pins on 6 and 12.

Bronze division though small in number was closely contested, and surprisingly, not a soul from the Wairarapa. 1st Gross Britta Fraser, undeterred with the afternoon drizzle completed the day happy with her 182, Runner up Anne Alkema 192. 1st Nett Mary Yarall two under Nett 142 and runner up Irene Murphy on nett149. Best Stableford Robyn Cohen 76 pts also won Nearest the Pin on Number 8 and Runner up Jenny Lloyd with 63pts.

Thanks to all the players who supported this tournament.

On Sunday Wellington played Wairarapa for the Julie Murphy Jug and Wellington took the silverware over the hill with a 4 ½ to 3 ½ win.


A good win on Friday at Riversdale against Masterton, Lyle Griffiths continuing to crush her interclub opponents with a 7/6 win, awesome Lyle, Jaclyn Kras 4/2, Felicity Warren3/2 and Sylvia Beavis 2/1.

 Wednesday Comp

Coronation Medal open to Silver players was won by Bindy Mc Leod on a count back to Jude Gould Nett 70. These gals also took the nearest the Pins, Bindy, All Teed up on number 6 and Jude won the Medici voucher nearest the Pin on 8.

The Aotearoa Cup open to Silver and Bronze Players was cleaned up by a country mile, by Felicity Warren, five pars and a birdie to finish on the 18th carded a formidable Nett 61 in the national Comp. Natalie Donaldson watching her handicap take a tumble Nett 64 and a 4-way tie in third Carol Parkinson, on a c/b to Jill Baker, Lyle Griffiths and Kaye Mc Isaac.

Jill Baker won the Vets Trophy open to Silver and Bronze players who are over 70 as at The 1st March for the 2nd consecutive year.


This week duties are Lyle Griffiths and Gretel Dick on Sandwiches and Michelle Krause and Mary Desbonnets are Stewards for this Wednesdays Comp 3rd round Captains Trophy Qualifier and Shootout.

Reminder: Cartertons Open Day is on this Wednesday, email me with your ID and if you need a ride.

Coming up. Golf clothing fashion show is on at the Masterton Golf Club on Friday 20th march 5-8pm Tickets $20.00 includes Pimms, Platters and OJ.

Tickets from All Teed Up 06 3774984 or Pam Griffith 06 377 3517.