Martinborough Ladies Newsletter 8th Feb 2015

Martinborough Ladies Newsletter #3 Sunday 8th February 2015

The rain did fall on the other side of the Hill last Monday for the first round of Interclub, though welcome by the residents of Waikanae, it did cause grief for the Silvers opposition Shandon, with the Marty girls coming home with a 3/3 in the 4 Ball and 31/2 wins in the singles. Not so fortunate were the Bronze players battling Masterton at Royal Wellington stalking those magnificent greens hampered by gale force winds and driving rain they were a tad disappointed to finish with only 2 wins.

On Wednesday we held the first comp of the Year LGU, Captains Trophy and Shootout, which saw 33 players, take to the field with some having a few problems with the run and the rough, while others just enjoying themselves posted sizzling scores.

Results all divisions 1st overall Elaine Howe Nett 66, 2nd Natalie Donaldson Nett 67, 3rd equal Jenny Wilkie, Lyle Griffiths and Sharon Jephson all on Nett 68.

All Teed Up nearest the Pin on number 6 going to Jaclyn Kras, while Mariana Mc Dermott took out the Medici Café voucher for a coffee and cake nearest the Pin on number 6.  Thanks to our to Nearest the Pin sponsors for their ongoing support. Only one player with a two, Jenny Boyne using the putter from within the bunker on 8.

Golf seems to have several rules and some are quite complicated, however the Rule around handing cards in for handicapping have had a review for 2015. For all Pennant and interclub matches that use handicaps, (Silver and Bronze Pennants and Riverside Cup, all cards must be handed in to the Host Club for handicapping purposes. The exemption is Lansdowne Trophy, where you get to choose whether or not to as these matches are played off the stick. The Rules for match play at own Club are a little murky, Club Champs exempt as these are off the stick, with all others though you are encouraged to hand them in.

Changes to 9 holers

From the 12th February 2015, all 10,000 or so 9 holers will be given an 18-hole handicap; effectively it will be double your current one.

The first round of Riverside Cup is at Eketahuna against Carterton this coming Friday 13th.

On Monday 16th The Silvers are hosting Pennants in Martinborough, we would appreciate all Silver Players to assist.  Please confirm your availability to Sandra email

Bronze Players are heading to Masterton to play Kapiti.

Good luck to you all.

This weeks comp is Stableford, so all discs are in one box for a random draw.

Jill Bakers and Susie Matthews on Sandwiches and Pam Messervy and Alice Forward on Stewards.

See you all of Wednesday

Jenny Boyne