MCG News 05/08/18

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

A soggy start to August but the mild temperatures continue, much to the delight of golfers and farmers alike!

Grumpies played bisque par this week. 1stPeter Price +9, 2ndRick Hargreaves +6 and 3rdRo Griffiths +5.

9 Holers played par this week and on countback 1stJenny Jobin, 2ndJan Ferguson, 3rdDebbie Coom – all on -1. Nearest the pin on 16 – Jan Ferguson.

Another huge turnout on Thursday –  53 golfers making the most of a sunny afternoon. 1stNick Allen 44, 2ndScott Reid and Bill Gordon 41, 4thShane Hartnell, Malcolm Bridge, Sheldon McNamara, Ro Griffiths & Guy Walmsley on 40. Twos: Bryce Neems, Stuart Taplin, Ro Griffiths, Andrew Sim and Nick Allen, nearest the pin: Malcolm Wood.

Weekends competition was medal; Saturday: 1stSheldon McNamara 65, 2ndMalcolm Wood 66, 3rdColin Whibley Smith and John Warner 70. Twos: Malcolm Wood (2), Dayle Scrimshaw, Chris Ranish and Patrick Pedlow. Sunday: 1stJohn Warner 67, 2ndMalcolm Wood and Trevor Hawkins 70, 4thDerek Stephens 72. Twos: Malcolm Wood (2 – again!), Doug Clark and Kris Chamberlain – who also won the putting with 26.

Good luck to the ladies who are heading off to Fiji this Saturday to play in the Denerau Womens Golf Classic – I hear that the fancy dress themes are infamous!

Well done to the winners of the initial rounds played in the Harry Kershaw Foursomes and Martin Fourball.