Tuesday Tome 7May24

Hello Golfers.

BEEF & BURGUNDY THIS FRIDAY 10 MAY. We have some spaces available – don’t miss out! Get your entries in pronto.

The weekend competition was Par on 4 and 5 May – on Saturday there were no entries. On Sunday, the Birds Nest money came in and went straight out again. Congratulations to Emily Loughnan who got Twos on #6 and #8. Tony Taylor also got a Two on #6. 1st in the Par round was Seamus O’Sullivan, 2nd George Kirk, and 3rd Malcolm Bridge.

This weekend the Saturday and Sunday comps are Medal/Putting and Rounds 7 and 8 Shoot Out.

Men’s Interclub results Saturday 4 May – Div 2 were at home to Te Marua scoring a hard fought 7/8 result. While not the most desired outcome they are still top of the table, 4 points ahead of 2nd place. Div 10 was away at Te Marua winning the round 8.5 / 6.5. An awesome result that solidifies them at the top of the Division 10 table, 6 points ahead of 2nd place. With two rounds to go, both teams are still in the running to win their divisions, come on Martinborough!!!

9-hole ladies Results from Wednesday 1 May – Round 3 of the Sue Bunt Salver saw Alison Russell 1st with Net 27, 2nd Mary Herrick Net 30, and 3rd Sherryl Howie Net 34. Sherryl also got a Two on #12. The 9 Hole Par 1st also went to Alison Russell 6, 2nd Mary Herrick 5, 3rd Sherryl Howie 0. The Southey Honda tournament had a great turnout yesterday with lovely weather. Results to come next week.

18-hole ladies Results from Wednesday 1 May – The huge scores continue to be recorded … 1st Rosie Collins with 43 Stableford points, 2nd Louise Smith on a countback from Jenny Wilkie 42, 4th Jaquee Reid with 41 and Kelly Taylor with 40. Twos were scored by Julie Dondertman & Jaquee Reid (what a season you are having!). Closest to the pin was Sarah Monaghan & Angela Busby, and closet to the wiggly line on #14 was Nicola Warren.

The big news The National Team event was played on Friday 3 May at Te Marua and our entrants did us proud! There were 13 clubs represented and Team Martinborough – Sandra Petersen/Honor Clark & Jenny Wilkie/Deidre Thomsen came 2nd! with a total of 139 net points (winners 135). Sandra/Honor had 68 and that put them in 3rd place in the pair division. These are fantastic results so congratulations from us all. The format is 4 ball better ball nett stroke play. The first, second & third place teams get prizes, but we do not know what they received but hopefully they can report back on Wednesday. The best score is compared to the other NZ districts and the lowest wins a trophy (hence the title national teams!).

Pennants We played in wonderful conditions on the testing Boulcott’s Farm course. Martinborough 1 played Te Marua – Sandra Petersen/Carol Parkinson and Sarah Monaghan/Marie Scrimshaw won their 4BB, Sandra, Carol won their singles matches and Jenny Wilkie had a half. Martinborough 2 Ju Allen/Karen Shaw and Nicola Warren/Jaquee Reid won their 4BB, Ju had a half, Felicity Warren, Nicola and Jaquee won their singles. We have one more round to play on Monday 6 May … Best of luck to all the players.  Looking at the leaderboard, our handicaps and the number of shots to give has taken its toll and neither team will be in the final.

Landsdowne The final round was played on Saturday 4 May and Anna Possenniskie, Deb Donaldson& Sandra Petersen all won their singles and Deb/Sandra won their 4BBL.

Grumpies – Results from the Par round on Tuesday 30 April – 1st Andrew McKenzie 3, 2nd Lachie McLeod 2, 3rd = on 1, Sandy Bidwill, Bob Lindberg, Robbie Walters, John Tanner. Twos, Ro Griffiths #6, Chris Handley #8, Brian Russo #12, Sandy Bidwill #16.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thursday 2 May – 1st Johnny Gray 39, 2nd = Ro Griffiths, Shane Hislop, Bevan Sweeney all on 37, 5th = Bob Lindberg, Martin Napier, Ed Elworthy all on 36. Twos were Bevan Sweeney on #12, and #16 was popular for Paul Riddiford, Malcolm Wood, Bob Tosswill, Ro Griffiths, and Doug Clark. Nearest the Pin was Seamus O’Sullivan.

Sunday Club – 10am Sunday 12 May. All welcome.

 

Coming up:

Thursday 9 May – 9-hole Interclub @ Miramar

Friday 10 May – Beef & Burgundy – Course closed

Saturday 11 May – Mens Interclub. Div 2 away at Karori. Div 10 away at Shandon

Sunday 19 May – Ngahau Trophy, Grandma’s, Grandpa’s, non-Grandma’s, non-Grandma’s

 

Happy golfing everyone 😊

Tuesday Tome 30Apr24

Hello Golfers.

Beef & Burgundy is 10 days away on Friday 10th May. Flyer attached, and for the Ngahau Trophy on Sunday 19th May.

The weekend competition was Stableford on 27th and 28th April – on Saturday we had a Birds Nest winner. Congratulations to John Warner for getting Twos on #6 and #16. Stableford winners were 1st Guy Walmsley 40, 2nd Chris Brooks 39, and 3rd John Warner 37.

And on Sunday we had another Birds Nest winner. Congratulations to Derek Stephens for getting Twos on #8 and #16. Stableford winners were 1st Bob Schofield on 38, 2nd Phil Eberlein on a countback 38, and 3rd Trevor Petersen 36.

This weekend the Sat and Sun comps are Par.

9-hole ladies Results from Wednesday 24th April – the 9-hole group played Round 2 of the Thurlow 4BBB Stableford competition. Played in amazing autumn conditions once again. First with 26 Stapleford’s – Jenny Joblin, and Mary Herrick 2nd with 25 Stapleford’s – Jo Guscott and Leonie Wilde 3rd = with 21 Stapleford’s – Sherryl Howie (teamed with the absent Lu Little), and Philippa Reid with Sue Dalton. PGG Wrightson sponsored Nearest the Pin on #8 was Jo Guscott and on #16 – Sherryl Howie.

Interclub Monday 29th April – Teed off in sunny, windless conditions for Round 6 of the Wellington 9 Women’s Interclub competition. Jane Fanselow-Price and Sherryl Howie won their games to give Martinborough a half against Karori. Well done ladies.

18-hole ladies Results from Wednesday 24th April – 1st Marilyn Mackenzie with a Net 71, 2nd Lyle Griffiths with 72, 3rd Felicity Warren with 73, 4th Karen Shaw with 74. Marilyn & Karen S won the putting competition with 28 putts. Ju Allen & Lyle both had Twos.

The news of the week must be Marilyn Mackenzie making a hole-in-one on #16. It’s not her first hole-in-one, but her first at Martinborough. Those that were there were able to celebrate with her with champagne. Nicola Warren loves the collegiality of our group of golfers – Marilyn gets the hole-in-one, and the cheers from Honor Clark & Marianna McDermott could be heard by some on the course. Luckily, we were nearby, so using Karen’s phone, I called Christina and we organised for the champagne to be chilled. Everyone was so pleased for Marilyn and enjoyed the celebration in the sun!

Landsdowne was played on Saturday 27th April and there are pictures of Deb Donaldson, Anna Possenniskie, Lisa-Marie Ireland, and Sandra Petersen on the WGI Facebook page. Anna, Deb, and Sandra won their singles. Deb & Sandra also won their 4BB. This was the final round.

Pennants will be played on Monday 29th April at Boulcott’s Farm. Good luck to Ju Allen, Karen Shaw, Julie Dondertman, Felicity Warren, Jaquee Reid, Sandra Petersen, Carol Parkinson, Emily Loughnan (yes, she is back but will we recognise her?), Jenny Wilkins, Sarah Monaghan & Marie Scrimshaw.

Sandra, Honor, Jenny & Deidre Thomsen will be representing us at the National Teams Event at Te Marua on Friday 3rd May. The very best of golfing to you and may the putts drop!

Grumpies – Results from the Stableford round on Tue 23rd April – 1st Andy Morison on a countback from Rick Hargreaves on 39 points, 3rd Rob McCreary on a countback from Brian Russo on 38 points, 5th Griff Page on a countback from Sandy Bidwill on 37 points. Six players got Two’s on #6 – Ed Brown, Rick Hargreaves, Malcolm Bridge, Malcolm Wood, Brian Russo, and Bruce Sollitt. And two players got a Two on #8 – Sandy Bidwill, and David Candlish.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thu 25th April – 1st Chris Brooks 45, 2nd Robbie Walters 39, 3rd Sandra Petersen 38, 4th Karen Stephens 37, 5th = John Warner and Mariana McDermott 36. Twos on #8 Rick Hargreaves and Trevor Petersen, and on #16 Jason Shaw and Brian Russo.

Sunday Club – 10.10am Sunday 5th May.

 

Coming up:

Saturday 4th May – Mens Interclub. Div 2 @ home vs Te Marua. Div 10 away at Te Marua.

Monday 6th May – 9-hole Southey Honda

Friday 10th May – Beef & Burgundy. Only 10 days away! Flyer attached.

Sunday 19th May – Ngahau Trophy. Flyer attached.

Tuesday Tome 23Apr24

Hello Golfers.

Clubhouse Fundraiser – WOW! What a day! What a turnout! A huge thank you to everyone involved in the organising and the players – legends! Results – 1st Team Taylor Dewis, Robbie Robinson, Tom de Groen, Liam Richardson Net 54.87, 2nd Team Doug Clark, Olivia Clark, Bevan Sweeney, Honor Clark Net 55, 3rd = Scottie Reid, Nigel Malneek, Shane Hartnell, Craig Colton Net 55.25, along with Team Pru Lilburn, Hugh Lilburn, Judith Lambert, Richard Lambert. Michael Bing had the Mens Longest Drive, and Lisa-Marie Ireland had the Ladies Longest Drive. Nearest the Pin went to Malcolm Bridge #6 and #12, Ju Allen #8 by 20mm and a $500 win! John Maetzig #16.

The weekend competition was Medal/Putting on 20th and 21st April – on Saturday there were two entries with Chris Brooks winning the Putting with 29, and both Chris and Guy Walmsley scored 72 Net. On Sunday, Shayne Hislop won the Putting on 29, Tony Taylor got the only Two on #8, and the Net winners were 1st Brian Russo 68, 2nd Peter Schenk 70, and 3rd = Vern Anton and Guy Walmsley 72.

This weekend the Sat and Sun comps are Stableford.

On Sunday 21st April the Marquis Shield team played Carterton at Mahunga. They had a great day, winning the singles 8 1/2 to 3 1/2, and the 4 ball 4 to 2. The biggest win of the day was by Chris Ranish 9 and 7. After two rounds Martinborough are leading in the Marquis Shield competition, but there are still another three rounds to go. Well done team.

9-hole ladies Results from our putting round on Wednesday 17th April – On a glorious day, the 9-hole ladies enjoyed the conditions playing a best net round including LGU and Sue Bunt competitions. Best Nett 1st Lizzy Thompson, 2nd Ali Russell, 3rd Tania Williamson, Nearest the Pin on #6 Sherryl Howie and on #16 Doreen Allen.

18-hole ladies – results from Wednesday 17th April – I’m sure Louise Smith is still fizzing from her win with 50 stableford points! Louise was closest to the pin on #8 and had the only Two of the day. What a round! 2nd Jane Terpstra with 44, 3rd Kelly Taylor on a countback from Julie Dondertman with 41, 5th Honor with 40. Closest to the pin on #8 wasn’t struck according to the red book?

Landsdown – The last round is to be played 27th April at Manor Park … good luck to the Wairarapa team.

Grumpies – Results from the Stableford round on Tue 16th April – 1st = Malcolm Bridge & Lachie McLeod on 39 points, 3rd = Ray Matthews, Brett Abercrombie, & Greg Dalton all on 37 points. Andrew McKenzie scored Two’s on #6 and #8, Malcolm Wood & Greg Dalton on #6 and Ray Matthews on #8.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thu 18th April – 1st Johnny Gray 42, 2nd = Rob Smith and Malcolm Bridge 38, 4th = Trevor Petersen, David Candlish, Shayne Hammond, Ed Elworthy, Pete Griffiths, Lachie McLeod and Matthew Townsend all on 37. Nearest the Pin was Malcolm Bridge, and Two’s were Randal Warner #6, Doug Clark #7, Malcolm Bridge, Jason Shaw, Brent McKinlay #8, Pete Griffiths #12, and George Fenwick #16.

Sunday Club – The Sunday Club on 28th April will be extended and run as a fundraiser for Isaac Burt (Brian Russo’s grandson), who has been selected to represent NZ at St Johns competitions in Hong Kong. Please advise Brian on 027 777 8770 if you will be playing.

Coming up:

Monday 29th April – Ladies Interclub

Saturday 4th May – Mens Interclub

Friday 10th May – Beef & Burgundy

Sunday 19th May – Ngahau Trophy

 

Happy golfing everyone 😊

Tuesday Tome 16Apr24

Reminder – WOOD WORKING BEE – tomorrow, Wednesday 17th April – 9AM START. You’ll be splitting wood. Please bring chainsaws and trailers. If you would like to purchase firewood, please contact Lachie McLeod. A trailer load of oak is $400, and poplar is $250.

Note for the Clubhouse Fundraiser on Friday, please BRING CASH for the outside bar, $1 and $2 coins, and small notes would be appreciated 😊

The weekend competition was Stableford on 13th and 14th April – Saturday saw two entries, 1st John Warner 38, 2nd Chris Brooks 26. John also got a Two on #8. On Sunday, 1st was Malcolm Bridge 40, 2nd Dayle Scrimshaw 38, and 3rd = Bevan Sweeney and Vern Anton 37. Barry Johnson got a Two on #8, and Dayle Scrimshaw on #16.

This weekend the Sat and Sun comps are Medal/Putting and Rounds 5 and 6 of the Shoot Out.

9-hole ladies Results from our putting round on Wednesday 10th April – 1st = Leonie Wilde and Pip Fowler on 17, 3rd Sue Dalton on 19. Nearest the pin on #16 was Jenny Joblin, and Jenny also got a Two – congratulations Jenny.

Four intrepid 9-hole players journeyed to Feilding to take part in the annual 9 + 9 Challenge. This tournament is played over two days – with one side (9 holes) on Wednesday afternoon, followed by dinner and entertainment in the club house. Then the next morning the other nine is played, followed by lunch in the club house with raffles and awards! This was a thoroughly enjoyable two days away, with the Feilding course beautifully presented (showing the advantage of a decent rainfall over summer). This is an Open tournament – so there were both Men’s and Ladies divisions and with players coming from all around the Greater Wellington region – as well as far away as Matamata and the Coromandel.

Sherryl Howie distinguished herself in Div 2 with a second in the best nett, closely followed by Kay Harvey in fourth.  Billies Holmes, Kay and Lizzy Thomson also came away with raffle prizes. Well done Feilding Golf Club we look forward to next year’s event.

18-hole ladies – results from the Par MSB round. An outstanding round was played by Louise Smith who was +7, also Marianna McDermott +6 and Felicity Warren, Angela Busby and Sherry Weatherstone with +5. Jo-Anne Loe had the only 2 and was closest to the pin on #6. Deidre Thomsen won the Kitchener Dairy voucher for closest to the wiggly line. No closest to the pin on #8.

Pennants @ Paraparaumu – Martinborough 1 vs Manor Park – Sandra Petersen/Carol Parkinson, Alison Tipler/Jenny Wilkie, Sarah Monaghan/Kelly Taylor won their 4 bbl. Carol, Alison and Sarah won their matches. Sandra had a half. Result 6.5 to 2.5

Martinborough 2 vs Shandon – Karen Shaw/Honor Clark & Jo-Anne Loe/Julie Dondertman won their 4bbl, Jo-Anne, Julie and Jaquee Reid won their matches. 5.5 to 3.5

The next round is April 29 @Boulcott Farm.

The Rew McCracken was played at Castlepoint on Friday 12th April which was devastated by Cyclones last year. The course has recovered well but the lack of placing on very patchy fairways was challenging! Teams of 6 play best, combined Nett. Sadly, the cup was handed over to Riversdale. Thanks to our 6 players Jo-Anne, Alison, Karen, Sandra, Bindy McLeod, and Nicola who still travelled out there despite the inclement forecast!

Tilson was played on Sunday 14th April at Mahunga. Carol was impressive, down 3 with 3 to play and she went on to halve the match. Honor & Nicola battled against a golfer who could do no wrong and took advantage of all the shots she was being given!

Grumpies – Results from the Par round on Tue 9th April – 1st John Tanner 2, 2nd = Rick Hargreaves and Malcolm Bridge 1. Rick Thompson had the only Two of the day on #6.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thu 11th April – 1st = Karen Stephens and George Kirk 41, 3rd Jason Burt 40. Nearest the pin was Jason Shaw, and Two’s went to Mariana McDermott, Griff Page, and Lloyd Warren on #6, Mike Charteris and Ed Brown on #8, and John Monaghan on #16.

Sunday Club – 10am start time on Sunday 21st April.

The Sunday Club on 28th April will be extended and run as a fundraiser for Isaac Burt (Brian Russo’s grandson), who has been selected to represent NZ at St Johns competitions in Hong Kong.

Coming up:

Friday 19th April – Clubhouse Fundraiser

Sunday 21st April – Marquis Shield @ Mahunga

Friday 10th May – Beef & Burgundy, flyer attached

Sunday 19th May – Ngahau Trophy, flyer attached

Tuesday Tome 09Apr24

Hello Golfers.

WOOD WORKING BEE – MONDAY 15th APRIL – 9AM START. Please bring chainsaws and trailers. If you would like to purchase firewood, please contact Lachie McLeod. A trailer load of oak is $400, and poplar is $250.

Men’s Interclub results – Both Divisions were at home for the weekend’s interclub competition. Division 2 won their round 11-4 and lead the Div 2 table by 5 points! Div 10 won their round 12.2 – 2.5 and they lead the Division 10 table by 4.5 points. There are 3 rounds to go, so both teams are in the running for top honours. Come on!

A reminder that our Clubhouse Fundraiser is on Friday 19 April. Entries are now full, and we have a Waitlist.

The weekend competition was Par on 6th and 7th April. There were no entries on Saturday and following are the results from Sunday, 1st Chris Handley 4, 2nd = Martin Napier and Dayle Scrimshaw 2. There were three Twos, Derek Stephens #6, Steve Croft #8, and Glenn Harper #16.

This weekend the Sat and Sun comps are Stableford.

9-hole ladies results from the Par round Wed 3rd April – 1st Tania Williamson on 3, 2nd Jenny Joblin on 1, 3rd Mary Herrick on 1. Closest to the pin #6 Sherryl Howie, #16 Tania Williamson. Congratulations Sherryl Howie who also got a Two on #6 – fantastic.

18-hole ladies – Results – There were 11 pairs playing in the Nancy McCormack Foursomes. 1st Julie Dondertman & Jaquee Reid with a Net 143, 2nd Bindy McLeod & Marianna McDermott with a Net 146, 3rd Felicity Warren & Katrina Burgess with a Net 150 on a countback from Angela Busby & Sherry Weatherstone. This is a national event, so Julie & Jaquee’s score have been sent into Wellington Golf.

Riverside was played on Friday with Alison Tipler and Nicola Warren winning their matches on the 18th. They are coming 3rd and are only 3 points less than top-of-the-table Eketahuna. Nicola learnt a good lesson, don’t blindly follow the four in front down a fairway as they could surprisingly all be on the wrong fairway!

Grumpies – Results from the Stableford round on Tue 2nd April – 1st Robbie Walters 43, 2nd Mark Mason 42, 3rd Steve Lewis 40. There were six Twos – Malcolm Bridge #6, Tony Taylor, Mariana McDermott, Chris Handley, and Ed Brown all on #8, and Andy Morison #15.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thu 4th April – 1st Ailsa Malneek 43, 2nd Paul Riddiford 39, 3rd= Rob McCreary, Ed Elworthy, Rebecca Treacy, and Ro Griffiths 37. NTP was Brian Russo. Twos were Jason Shaw and Bevan Sweeney on #6, Rick Hargreaves and Andrew McKenzie #8, Rob Smith and Graham Wilson #16.

Sunday Club – 10am start time on Sunday 14th April.

The Sunday Club on 28th April (date change) will be extended and run as a fundraiser for Isaac Burt (Brian Russo’s grandson), who has been selected to represent NZ at St Johns competitions in Hong Kong.

Date change – The Beef & Burgundy Open Ambrose Tournament Friday 10th May (was Sunday 5th May)

Coming up:

Thursday 11th April – 9-hole Interclub @ Kapiti

Friday 12th April – 18-hole Rew & McCracken @ Castlepoint

Sunday 14th April – Tilson Salver @ Mahunga vs Castlepoint

Friday 19th April – Clubhouse Fundraiser

Tuesday Tome 02Apr24

Hello Golfers.

We had a great turnout and response for help at the recent Firewood Working Bees.  Many thanks to everyone that helped. Sandwiches and smoko from Jacquee Reid and Bindy McLeod kept everyone hydrated and fed – thank you ladies for your efforts.

Lost property – a Bushnell Phantom rangefinder, found recently on the 18th green. See the office if it’s yours.

A reminder that our Clubhouse Fundraiser is on Friday 19 April. It’s getting closer. Get your Team registered soon!

The weekend competition was Stableford on 30th and 31st March and there were no entries on the 30th. The results on the 31st were 1st Alan Bradnock 40, 2nd Brian Russo 37, 3rd Brigitte Boenisch-Brednich 36. Two’s went to Alan Bradnock #6 and Derek Stephens #8.

This weekend the Sat and Sun comps are Par.

9-hole ladies results from Wed 20th March – First round of the 4BBB,1st Jenny Joblin & Mary Herrick on 29 stableford points, 2nd = Sue Dalton & Phillipa Reid and Billie Holmes & Kay Harvey on 26 stableford points. Nearest the pin Christine Stephenson #8 and Sherryl Howie #16.

9-hole ladies Results from Wed 27th March – Best Nett, 1st Jenny Joblin, 2nd Leonie Wilde, 3rd Sherryl Howie. Jenny Joblin also had a Two on number 6!!!! Go Jenny ⛳️ Nearest the pin #8 Jenny Joblin, #16 Tania Williamson.

18-hole ladies – Last Wednesday was a busy one for the stewards so thank you and to Sandra Petersen for all your help! The Coronation Cup (0-18.4) was won by Angela Busby with Nett 74. The Aotearoa Cup (18.5 +) was won by Jaquee Reid with a Nett 64. She also won the Vets Cup! The Gross Cup was won by Ju Allen with 89. The Competition was Nett so the places were: 1st Jaquee Reid, 2nd Sharon (what-a-season) Jepson 67, 3rd Nicola Warren 69, 4th Katrina Burgess 70, 5th Julie Dondertman 71 on a countback from 3 others!

A special mention to Jo-Anne Lowe who scored a personal best at Riversdale in the Basil Bodle Trophy played during Easter. Jo-Anne played beautiful golf witnessed by Nicola Warren and has her name on the trophy for a second time. It’s a special trophy in memory of the founder of Riversdale.

Grumpies – Results from the Stableford round on Tue 26th March – 1st Chris Handley 39, 2nd Arthur Warren, 3rd = Rick Hargreaves & Mariana McDermott 37. Twos went to Brian Russo on #6, and Lachie McLeod & Mariana McDermott on #8.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thu 28th March – 1st Andrew Sim 41, 2nd Mariana McDermott 38, 3rd Kheinan Morrissey 36, and 4th = on 35 – Tony Taylor, Felicity Warren, Sandra Petersen, and Ro Griffiths. Nearest the Pin was Johnny Gray, Two’s went to Graham Wilson and James Elworthy on #6, and Kheinan Morrissey, Mariana McDermott, and Ed Elworthy on #12.

Sunday Club – 10am start time on Sunday 7th April.

The Sunday Club on 21st April (Reserve 28th April)  will be extended and run as a fundraiser for Isaac Burt (Brian Russo’s grandson), who has been selected to represent NZ at St Johns competitions in Hong Kong. Flyer attached.

Date change – The Beef & Burgundy Open Ambrose Tournament Friday 10th May (was Sunday 5th May)

Coming up:

Friday 5th April – Featherston Amateur Wrestling Club Ambrose fundraiser. Course closed. Flyer attached.

Friday 5th April – Riverside Cup @ Masterton vs Masterton

Saturday 6th April – Mens Interclub, both teams @ home, Div 2 vs Trentham, Div 10 vs Wainuiomata

Sunday 7th April – Daylight Savings ends, as do Summer Memberships

Monday 8th April – Ladies Interclub teams away @ Paraparaumu

Happy golfing everyone 😊

Tuesday Tome 26Mar24

Hello Golfers.

The weekend competition was Par on 23rd March and there were no entries. The upcoming Saturday and Sunday Competition on 30th and 31st March is Stableford. $5 cash entry fee.

Results – Saturday 23rd March – Mens Interclub, Div 2 were away to Masterton and had a very credible 9 – 6 away result. This has them still at the top of the Div 2 leaderboard by 3.5 points to Te Marua.

Div 10 played against Trentham scoring a 10 – 5 home win. This has Div 10 2nd on the table, 5.5 points off first place.

Dick Bennett Memorial tournament, Stableford results – Sunday 24th March – Ladies 1st Lizzy Thomson & Deidre Thomsen 59, Mens 1st Bob Schofield & Glenn Harper 49, 2nd Paul Riddiford & Gavin Redmond 48, Tim Loe & John Monaghan 47, Mixed 1st Sandra & Trevor Petersen 48, 2nd Bindy & Lachie McLeod, 3rd Derek & Karen Stephens. Twos went to Jane Fanslow-Price #6, Glenn Harper, John Monaghan, Richard Warren on #8, and Trevor Petersen #10. The Mens Longest drive went to Dave Stewart, the Ladies Longest drive was Jane Fanselow-Price and Nearest to the Pin was Guy Walmsley. Thanks to all 28 teams for attending the day, and the weather was perfect!

9-hole ladies Interclub Monday 25th March – Round 4 was played at Shandon yesterday in blustery conditions. The team played Kapiti, and Tingay Davidson and Kay Harvey won their matches enabling the ladies to come away with a halved round. Well done Tingay and Kay.

Monday 25th March – Ladies Interclub 18-hole teams away @ Te Marua – and Jenny Wilkie got a Hole in One!, congratulations Jenny, further details to come.

18-hole ladies results – Wednesday 20th March results: Those impressive results just keep rolling in and handicaps continue to fall. HPMC Stableford: 1st Bindy McLeod with an incredibly impressive 47 stableford points!! 2nd Sharon Jepson with 45! What a season she is having. 3rd = Jaquee Reid and Jo-Anne Loe with 41, 5th Ju Allen with 40. Sherry Weatherstone, Sandra Petersen, and Honor Clark all had scores in excess of 36!

Riverside was held at Eketahuna on Friday 22nd March in the most wonderful conditions, plentiful grass, no wind, and a perfect temperature. Sandra Petersen, Jo-Anne Lowe, and Marie Scrimshaw had wins and Sarah Monaghan had a half, so we beat Carterton 3.5 – 2.5.

Lansdown Mary Isaac won her singles, Anna+Vicki had a half in the 4BBl and Mary+Sandra won their 4BBl.

Grumpies – Results from the Par round on Tue 19th March – 1st Brian Russo 3, 2nd = Jason Burt and Kieran McGoverin 1, 4th = Seamus O’Sullivan and Steve Lewis 3. Twos went to Chris Handley and Ed Brown on #6, and Vern Anton on #8.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from Thu 21st March – 1st Greg Dalton 42, 2nd Sandra Petersen 41, 3rd Stephen Watts 40. Nearest the Pin was Al Petrie, and Twos were Pete Griffiths #6, Greg Dalton & Stephen Watts #8, Kheinan Morrissey #12, and Seamus O’Sullivan & Mike Charteris on #16.

Sunday Club – 10am start time on Sunday 31st March.

The Sunday Club on 21st or 28th April will be extended and run as a fundraiser for Isaac Burt, who has been chosen to represent NZ at St Johns in Hong Kong. More details to come.

Coming up:

Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April – EASTER

Friday 5th April – Featherston Amateur Wrestling Club Ambrose fundraiser. Flyer attached.

Friday 5th April – Riverside Cup @ Masterton vs Masterton

Saturday 6th April – Mens Interclub, both teams @ home, Div 2 vs Trentham, Div 10 vs Wainuiomata

Happy golfing everyone 😊

Tuesday Tome 19Mar24

Hello Golfers.

The weekend competitions were Stableford on 16th and 17th March.  There were no entries on Saturday, and on Sunday Dayle Scrimshaw came 1st with 43 points, Ju Allen 2nd on 39, and Sue Fox 3rd on 38. All Twos were on #8 – Ju Allen, Alec Dondertman and Doug Clark.

The Saturday (not Sunday) Competition this weekend is Par. $5 cash entry fee. Dick Bennett Memorial is on Sunday 24th March. Flyer attached. Registration 10am, Tee off 11am.

Results for 9-hole ladies Wednesday 13th March – Putting competition, 1st was Leonie Wilde on 15 – all that practice over winter is paying off! 2nd = on 17 was Ali Russell and Jennifer Tosswill. Nearest the pin on #8 was Philippa Reid, and on #16 was Doreen Allen.

9-hole ladies Interclub Monday 18th March – Sue Dalton won her match, but unfortunately went down 3 to 1 to Miramar at Boulcott’s Farm. Enjoyed the day, with a lovely lunch.

18-hole ladies results – Wednesday LGU Competition: There were some truly impressive scores! 1st Felicity Warren with 60 (must have been a sizzling round playing to a 17!), 2nd Honor Clark with 63 (wow played to a 10.7), 3rd Marion McKenzie with 64, 4th Lyle Griffiths with 67, 5th = Sharon Jepson and Karen Shaw both on 69 (Karen is on fire this season). Bernadette Pither was closest to the pin on #6 and Sharon Jepson on #8. Great seeing Sharon back in the winning circle.

Tilson was played at home on Sunday – Castlepoint scorched Masterton 6:0 putting them in a strong position. Thanks Carol & Honor for hosting the ladies. Pennants next round is today so best of luck to all those playing at Otaki.

Lansdowne next round is March 23. Good luck to those selected. The next Riverside round is Friday 22nd March at Eketahuna so good luck to our 6 players. Boulcott’s Farm Open Day is April 12th April.

Grumpies – Results from the Stableford round on Tue 12th March – 1st Marilyn MacKenzie 46 points, 2nd Pete Halstead 42 points, 3rd Ju Allen 41 points. Twos went to Malcolm Bridge, Seamus O’Sullivan, Arthur Warren, and Greg Dalton, all on #8.

Thursday Club – is back on Thursday 21st March.

Sunday Club – there isn’t a Sunday Club on Sunday 24th March as the Dick Bennett Memorial is on.

Found – on the woodpile on one of the rings 11th hole, black Isabel Marant sun glasses in a black case. Please see the office if these are yours.

Coming up:

Friday 22nd March – Riverside Cup @ Eketahuna vs Pahiatua

Saturday 23rd March – Mens Interclub, Div 2 away @ Masterton vs Masterton, Div 10 @ home vs Trentham

Sunday 24th March – Dick Bennett Memorial tournament

Monday 25th March – Ladies Interclub 9-hole team away @ Shandon and 18-hole teams away @ Te Marua vs Boulcott’s Farm and Otaki

Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April – EASTER

Tuesday Tome 12Mar24

Hello Golfers.

The weekend competitions were Net Medal/Putting on 9th and 10th March.  Saturday saw two entries with Ted Jamieson winning the Putting and Net Medal. On Sunday, Brian Russon got a two on #12 and Julie Dondertman on #16. Malcolm Bridge won the Putting with 24 putts, Julie Dondertman won the Net Medal, Alison Tipler was 2nd, and Karen Shaw and Vern Anton were 3rd equal.

The Saturday and Sunday Competition this weekend is Stableford/Twos both days. $5 cash entry fee.

CORING – this will take place on Thursday 14th March. The course will be closed for the day.

Men’s Interclub results 9th March – Division 2 were at home to Karori and had a fantastic 14 – 1 win. Amazing!!! Only 1 singles loss preventing a clean sweep. They now sit on top of the Div 2 table with 47.5 points. Division 10 had a tough away venture at Wainuiomata securing only 3.5 points for a 10.5 – 3.5 away loss. This drops Div 10 to 3rd on the table but with a couple of home games to come the team are determined to make up any lost ground.

The results from 9 hole Best Nett round on Wednesday 6 March – 1st on 29 was new member Doreen Allen, 2nd = on 32 was Tingay Davidson and Jenny Joblin. Nearest the Pin #16 Jane Fanselow Price, and #8 Sue Dalton.

18 hole results – last Wednesday Jenny Wilkie won the day with an impressive Nett 67 (Kris can take some credit as she tweaked Jenny’s putting technique!, 2nd was Sandra Petersen with 72 on a count back from Deidre Thomsen. 4th was Honor Clark with 73. These four ladies will be paired up and will compete in the District National Teams Event which will be played at Te Marua on 3rd May. Sherry Weatherstone is the Reserve for the National Teams. Closest to the pin was Sherry on #6 and Angela Busby on #8. Sherry scored the only 2 of the day! Honor won closest to the wiggly line.

Lansdowne Trophy was played last Saturday. Deb Donaldson won her singles, Deb and Vicky Bain and Anna and Amy won their 4BBB matches.  Anna and Deb missed Saturday’s game, but Amy, Cheycoda, Brenda and Sandra had wins in their singles and Sandra, Brenda, Amy and Cheycoda won their 4BBB, so Wairarapa had a healthy 6:3 win over Royal Wellington. The final round is at Manor Park vs Shandon. Wairarapa is only 2.5 points behind the team in #1 position, so the best of luck for 6th April.

Riverside another very close tussle with Riversdale; 5 of the games were decided on the 18th! In the end we had a 5:4 win. Karen Shaw and Nicola Warren had wins and Sandra Petersen, Emily Loughlin, and Jane Terpstra had halves. We are coming second after the first round! We play at Eketahuna on 22nd March against Carterton.

Grumpies – Results from the Par round on Tue 5th March – 1st Paul Riddiford 38, 2nd Rob McCreary 36, 3rd = Chris Ranish and Sandy Bidwill 35. Twos went to Brian Russo.

Thursday Club – Stableford results from last week 7th March – 1st Rob Coy 40, 2nd Sandra Petersen 39, 3rd = to the following 8 players on 36 – Jason Shaw, Nick Morison, Malcolm Wood, Bevan Sweeney, Mike Charteris, Lachie McLeod, Alistair Petrie, and Edward Elworthy, in 11th = we have Dayle Scrimshaw, Pete Price, Karen Stephens, and Whitney Griffiths all on 35. Rick Hargreaves got Nearest the Pin, and the following players got Twos – Gavin Redmond (Royal Wellington), Matthew Townsend, Bevan Sweeney, Rob Coy, and Jason Shaw.

Sunday Club – has a later start this Sunday 17th March 10.40am – 11.20am due to a previous booking. There isn’t a Sunday Club the following Sunday 24th March as the Dick Bennett Memorial is on.

Donation receipts – Carol is currently preparing the 2024 Donation Tax Receipts, and they will be available after 1 April 2024.

Coming up:

Sunday 17th March – Tilson Salver @ Martinborough

Monday 18th March – 18 hole Interclub teams away at Otaki, Martinborough 1 vs Masterton, Martinborough 2 vs Manor Park

9 hole Interclub team away at Boulcott’s Farm vs Miramar

Sunday 24th March – Dick Bennett Memorial tournament

Happy golfing everyone 😊

Tuesday Tome 5Mar24

The weekend competitions were Stableford/Twos on 2nd and 3rd March.  Saturday saw no entries but on Sunday, Jason Shaw, and Rick Thompson both got Twos on the #8, Emily Loughnan won the Stableford with 43 points, Robbie Walters 2nd with 42 points, and Glenn Harper 3rd with 41 points.

The Saturday and Sunday Competition this weekend is Medal/Putting both days. $5 cash entry fee. Also Rounds 3 and 4 of the Shootout. $20 cash entry fee to the office covers the year.

CORING – this will take place on Thursday 14th March, yes, next week. The course will be closed for the day.

Congratulations to Anna Possenniskie – The Golf Wellington Selection Panel is pleased to announce their team to compete at the Women’s National Interprovincial Championships being held at the Waiuku golf course, April 4th – 7th.  Anna will also be the team captain.

Cool Change is offering MGC members an exclusive deal on Thursday’s – x 1 beer or glass of wine and a burger for $25. After Thursday Club or for dinner. Thank you Jimmy 😊

Men’s Interclub results – Div 2 were at home to Masterton and had a solid 10.5 v 4.5 win. Div 2 currently sit 3rd on their leaderboard with 33.5 points. Div 10 were away at Trentham for a narrow 8 v 7 loss. 7 points is a great result at a tricky away venue. Div 10 are currently top of their leaderboard with 38 points.

Here’s the results from the 9-hole ladies Stableford round last Wednesday 28th February – 1st Jenny Joblin 27, 2nd Kay Harvey 25, and a tie for 3rd Mary Herrick and Jenny Tosswill 22. Closet to the pin was Jenny Joblin on #16.

Last Wednesday, a hardy group of 15 of the 18-hole ladies (plus the 9-hole ladies) turned up and played in on/off rain. 1st Nicola Warren with a nett 63, 2nd Katrina Burgess who also got the only 2, 3rd Karen Delehanty, 4th Jenny Wilkie. Closest to the pin on #6 and #8 was Karen Shaw. Speaking of #8, Nicola managed to hit her ball into the conifer and miraculously it hit the trunk and came out!

The Riverside team faced Riversdale at Carterton last Friday. With most games going to the 18th the competition was fierce – Karen Shaw and Nicola Warren had wins while Sandra Petersen, Emily Loughnan and Jane Terpstra had halves. This gave Martinborough a 3½ to 2 ½ win. This was the first round so a great start. Special mention must go to Karen who has had wins in Pennants, Tilson & Riverside – great effort and thank you!

Thursday Club – Stableford results from last week 29th February – 1st Paul Riddiford 45, 2nd Gavin Redmond (Royal Wellington) 41, 3rd Mariana McDermott 38, 4th Sandy Bidwill 38, and 5th Robbie Walters 37. Nearest the pin went to Sandy, 2 x Twos Jason Shaw, and Twos to Sandy, Seamus O’Sullivan, Ed Brown, and Malcolm Wood.

It’s time to get some more Scorecards printed and we’re looking for a Sponsor.  Would you like your name and business to appear on the front of our scorecards? Be in quick and get your name associated with the best golf course (and upcoming new clubhouse) in the area! All enquiries to Carol accounts@martinboroughgolfclub.co.nz

Calendar – Once the annual calendar is published, changes and additions do come along. Check the Calendar on the website as it is up to date, and I can email the latest updated Calendar PDF to you, please ask.

**The St John’s Ambrose, scheduled to be played Friday 12th April, has been cancelled for 2024**

The Dick Bennett Memorial, Four Ball Best Ball Stableford 18-hole tournament is on Sunday 24th March. The Flyer is attached.

Coming up:

Thursday 7th March – 9-hole Interclub @ Karori

Saturday 9th March – Men’s Interclub, Div 2 @ home vs Karori, Div 10 away @ Wainuiomata

Happy golfing everyone 😊