MGC News 06/02/17


By Jenny Boyne

A stunning Martinborough summer day of old was matched by a fantastic turn out of 86 in the field for our Main Opening Day tournament on Sunday . The members thankful of the magnificent trees that line the course which provided respite from the searing heat.

The Golf was fun, however the highlight of the day was undoubtedly having Stephen Walsh entertain after dinner for the best part of three hours.  The young Irishman is pretty tidy with the guitar and had the Clubhouse rocking, the likes of which has not be seen for many years. Stephen is also a very talented golfer, ranked number 4 in the Wellington Region. Thanks for a very memorable evening.

Random draw for team Ambrose was won by Ro Griffith, Jenny Tosswill, Paul Harris and Bruce Ward Nett 55.625 , 2nd Liam Annis, Shane Hartnell, Lyle Griffiths and Rick Thompson with Nett 55.75, 3rd Captain Bill Crook, Muso Stephen Walsh (RW),Venetia Morison and Robbie Pierse (RW) 55.875, on a c/b to 4th Malcolm Wood, Terry Fraei, Tom Bunny and Di Bunny, 5th Ian Stewart, Ray Matthews, Rosie Collins and Jo Loe Nett 56.375

The carpark raffle to raise funds for works around the course was drawn, congrats to Raymond and Susie Mathews winning the Club Captains carpark & Mike Hatrick the Presidents.

The Combined Open day for 9 and 18 hole Women was held on Wednesday with 54 players taking part. The front nine was won by Ju Allen, Marion Mc Kenzie and Kris Chamberlain with Nett 34. Big hitters Sylvia Beavis, Carol Parkinson, Rachael Colton and Jenny Boyne won the back nine with a Gross 35, securing birdies on the last two holes. Nearest the Pin in two was won by Team Honor, and Team Shaw.

Heavy rain on Thursday caused havoc at Te Marua Golf Club and so inter club was transferred to home and a more amicable tee time of 9.30am ensured those that wanted to go to the fair could and did. Another outstanding result for the mens Linnell Cup team winning 13/2. Impressive clean sweep of the four ball and solid wins to Captain Bill 7/6, Matt Thomas and Alistair Boyne 6/4, Andrew Lawler 5/3, Gavin Lovejoy 4/3, Malcolm Wood 4/2, Colin Wibley Smith 3/2 and  Sheldon Mc Namara 2/1.

The  Womens Lansdowne Team (Cartinborough) had their first game on Saturday at Paraparaumu against Shandon.  Well done to Pip Kirk and Katie Smart for their foursomes win in the morning and to Sereana Phillipps and Kris Chamberlain for their  singles wins in the afternoon.  A pleasing start against a very strong and young team.