MCG News 02/12/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

We are finally in summer, and hopefully the message is getting through to the weather gods!!  After a week of flash floods and thunderstorms the weather forecast is finally showing some encouraging form in the shape of sunshine!!

Last week as the bridges in and out of town went underwater, the Grumpies were washed away too so had to abandon ship.  Hopefully they enjoyed a good closing day this week and enjoyed a good Christmas dinner in the evening, with a bit of luck I can share some yearly results (and misdemeanours!) from Terry next week!

Thursday club rallied 36 players, the winner was Malcolm Wood (42), 2ndJames Blundell (41), 3rdMatt Thomas and Brian Russo (40), I won’t go any further down the field, so certain stock agent’s names don’t get printed and are falsely accused for being absent from drafting lambs!!  Twos: Malcolm Wood, Ed Elworthy and Rob McCReary – his first 2 incidentally and he also took the honour for nearest the pin – congratulations Rob!!!

Saturday competition was stableford, 1stRick Hargreaves (44), 2ndTony Taylor (42), 3rdDayle Harwood (39 on CB).

Members closing day and prize giving was on last Sunday, the winning team was Sheldon McNamara, Karen Stephens, Terry Fraei and Frank Burton (55.75), 2ndMalcolm Bridge, Barry Johnson, Tingay Davidson and Emily Loughnan (57.25), 3rdDavis Lester Clark, Julie Warner, Marie Scrimshaw and Bill Jones (57.62).

Today is Smiddy’s day at Thursday club, it is always a fun day celebrating a great man who is fondly remembered by all who knew him – Neil Smith.

Saturday is the Christmas Open tournament, thanks go to our generous sponsors Jennian Homes.  The gauntlet has been thrown down for the ‘Master-borough’ challenge so let’s see some big numbers out there supporting your towns!!

As we start to close up our year, (AGM was held on Wednesday), a few thanks, firstly to our army of outside volunteers led by Trevor and Dayle; Sandra who has organised a huge array of competitions over the year; bar folk – paid AND voluntary (thanks Gretal); Sue in the office who ensures things run smoothly behind the scenes as well as on the front line.  Thanks to everyone else who has given up their time to help the club – too many to mention!  Finally thank you to Andy Morison, our ICC (interim club captain) who has stepped up to the role with enthusiasm, determination and humour.