MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT
BY JENNY BOYNE
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 www.martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz.