MCG News 03/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well, the heatwave has (apparently) passed us but it’s still pretty warm out there, and some pretty hot golf scoring…finally the run of the fairway is paying dividends!

Grumpies had a good turnout despite the heat (mad dogs and Englishmen?!), 22 game players battled it out, the winner was Ro Griffiths on +7, from Mariana McDermott on +6, and the old veteran Ray Lind at 90 years young on +4. Twos went to Ro Griffiths, and Roger Smeaten.

Thursday club saw the thermometer hitting 34°c and many players were thankful their shots took them into the trees keeping them, off the straight and narrow..and oh so hot fairways!!  The winners were Mariana McDermott & Bob Schofield 46, 3rdBill Jago 45, 4thKris Chamberlain & Arthur Warren 44. Two’s: Kris Chamberlain, Sandra Petersen, Trucker Trev, Pete Price, Malcolm Wood, Dayle Scrimshaw &  Captain Andy; nearest the pin: Captain Andy….fortunately for Andy’s group, tap beer was unavailable as there were penalty jugs aplenty in his foursome!

Ladies interclub has begun with the Silvers going to Masterton and the Bronze team to Kapiti.  Amazingly, as we in Martinborough were basking in hot sunshine, the golfers over the hill were all decked out in their wet weather gear!  After the first round the Silvers are in 3rd place and the Bronzes are top of their division.  On 11thFebruary the Silvers head to Otaki and the Bronzes play at home against Masterton.  Debbie hosted 20 women for the “She Loves Golf” event.  It was good to see them having a bit of fun while learning a few rudiments of golf from Joel.  Hopefully some of them will be inspired to take up the sport.  Thanks for all of your efforts Debbie.
Wednesday 13 February is ladies opening day.  18 and 9 hole players will join together to play 13 holes of Las Vegas Ambrose where the roll of the dice decides whose tee shot will be used!

Club opening day was held on Sunday, with random drawn partnerships playing holes 1-6 ambrose, 7-12 4BBB and 13-18 foursomes. The winners were Captain Andy & Ann Hume 63, 2ndLizzy Thomson & Malcolm Henderson 56, 3rdSally Fairbrother & Bindy McLeod 55, 4thTora & Lizzy Goodall 54.

Good luck to all the guys heading out to Riversdale this weekend – make sure you pack plenty of Panadol in case of any more hole-in-1’s!!

Make the most of the good weather and good golfing everyone!