Martinborough Golf Club Report
Reporter: Ailsa Malneek
After a good spell of weather, last week was very unsettled, Grumpies had to admit defeat to the rain. Thirty idiots…erm…brave souls turned up to play on Thursday but after 9 holes the suckers gap had closed in and the torrential rain fell and all were found back in the club house enjoying the new heat pump and the bar!
The rain cleared for Wednesday golfers, the 9-holers rallied 12 players and played two competitions to catch up from last week. Stableford 1st Tingay Davidson (16), 2nd Katrina Burgess on cb Sherryl Howie (14). Putting 1st Jan Fergusson (15), 2nd Sherryl Howie & Pat Wood (17) and 4th Katrina Burgess (18). Ladies played par, Jaclyn Kras won with Marie Scrimshaw on c/b both all square, 3rd Sandra Petersen -4 on c/b from Lyle Griffiths on c/b from Sylvia Beavis. The Lady Stout competition is on Friday 15th September against Royal Wellington, put your name on the notice board.
This weekend was the 36 hole men’s championship. Best nett was won by Malcolm Bridge (71 & 73), best gross division 3 (17-24) Alan Heath- 197 (I won’t mention how many were in this division!), best gross division 2 (10-17) Andy Morison- 168, and best gross division 1 (0-10) Anthony North -158.
There was a good turn out on Sunday and the competition was medal, 1st equal on 71- Mark Lucock, John Warner, Terry Blacktop & Dayle Scrimshaw, twos went to Dayle Scrimshaw and Colin Whibley-Smith
The very popular Lamb & Chardonnay tournament is being held on 11th September – get your entries into Sue ASAP as places are limited.
Special congratulations to Pete and Rachel Griffiths on their new arrival – baby Ben, who was born last Wednesday!