MARTINBORORUGH GOLF REPORT
BY JENNY BOYNE
It has been a sad week with the sudden death of our Club Captain Bill Crook last Thursday. Bill had a lot of passion for the Club whose dedication was with out question. Out of a mark of respect the Interclub match with Judgeford last Saturday was postponed. A service to commemorate Bill’s life will be held at Silverstream Retreat in the Hutt Valley tomorrow 9th March at 11.00am, thereafter a brief blessing at St. Patrick’s College Silverstream for any Old Boys . Attendees are requested to wear something with the colour “Fluoro Green” that Bill loved.
The Tuesday Grumpies has been building in numbers with a few of the lads enjoying retirement. Ngwai fisherman Andrew Simms was the winner of the Par Comp on +6 from Malcolm Bridge on +5, with Ali Holmes on +4.
On Wednesday the ladies played a Par round with the ‘heavy’ air and damp greens making their presence felt. Undaunted were Marion Mc Kenzie with an outstanding +7, Pam Messervy with +1 and Sherry Weatherstone all square with 0. The rest were in negative territory.
Sandra Petersen had the only 2 of the day despite not being Nearest the Pin. Those were achieved by Angela Busby on the All Teed Up No 6 and Honor Clark swapping the ski poles for a putter on the Cafe Medici No 8.
A couple of our gals went on a road trip to Pongaroa last Thursday to play in their Womens Tournament, priceless was the look on each other face when they turned the bend approaching the entranceway, both had to admit they hadn’t thought to ask whether there were any hills. What a cool nine hole course, warm day, no wind, with a couple of good hill climbs, undulating flats to the locals, well tended greens and the traditional country hospitality. Some sizzling scores and some not so, but with generous sponsorship and great raffles well worth the trek.