MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT
BY JENNY BOYNE
The numbers of nine hole members is on the steady rise at Martinborough, we currently have 15 men and 40 women in our Clubs membership and these are a mix of new to golf and those who believe they may have run out of puff to swing a club and walk the 6 kms in a round. In saying that there are a bunch who play everyday, and while disappointing that there were no men competing this year it was great to see so many supporting the finals of our Nine hole Womens Club Championships last Wednesday. Sherry Howie and Jenny Tosswill kept the crowd entertained, Jenny Tosswill had her sister Debbie Coom on her bag and was under firm instruction from the family to keep Jenny hydrated and focused on the task at hand. Then a wheel fell off, literally I understand with Sherryls trundler, Katrina Burgess her caddie was quick to sort this mishap, for Sherryl the unwanted distraction did cause a wee lapse in concentration for that hole. Jenny continued on to add more pressure on their close match and successfully won on the 16th hole. Congrats to you Jenny.
The 18 hole women held their finals the previous week. In the Silver Division it was between Kris Chamberlain and Pip Kirk, with Pip keen to retain the title, she started with two fine pars and birdied the 6th, though did provide Kris opportunities on the 4th, 7th and 9th, before settling down to the task at hand, Pips card revealing a further two birdies and 4 pars to finish the mornings round with an 80. At the break with a solid lead she comfortably won the Title on the 28th hole.
In the Bronze A it was a tussle between Bindy Mc Leod and Carol Parkinson with Carol ahead by five after 27 holes, Bindy closed the gap before conceding on the 34th hole. The Bronze B finalists Marie Scrimshaw and Emily Loughnan had an interesting match with this pairing going all the way to the 36th hole with Marie emerging the winner. Jaclyn Kras and Mariana Mc Dermott played in the Vets Comp this year, it was a close match and with youth on her side Jaclyn sealed the title on the 17th hole. Congratulations to all the Winners.
The Tuesday grumpies played a Par round and although the conditions were great, there were nine jugs sold for not making the Womens tees! Results -1st equal Sandy Bidwill, J D Smith and Bill Jago all on +6 4th Griff Page on +5.
The Cotter Rosebowl was contested for last Friday at Masterton by only four Clubs this year. The Womens foursomes stableford format doesn’t always give you the result you thought on paper would work. The course and greens were great, though quite a few of us struggled with their short game, the fringes causing most of the havoc leading to wasted opportunities and all important stable ford points. Congrats to Masterton the 2017 winners . Martinborough were pleased to be announced in 2nd place after their lack lustre performance.
The Halberg day on Sunday has been postponed to 10th December, and coming up on the 4th and 5th November is the P and K 72/36 hole Mixed foursomes. To enter please check out our website www.martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz or phone 06 3069 076.
From left Slivers , Pip Kirk, Bronze a Carol Parkinson, Bronze B Marie Scrimshaw and Vets Jaclyn Kras