MCG News 07/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well, the end of daylight saving was heralded with a very wintery weekend –  I’m sure there were fires being lit all around town; and those of us that were lucky enough to have a lazy Sunday morning would have been sure to enjoy that extra hour in bed!!

Grumpies results, 1stRay Mathews 41, 2ndAndrew Lawler 40, 3rdAndy Morison 37 and 4th= Guy Walmsley, Alan Wadey and Mike Topp on 36. There were no twos.

The 9-holers went to Masterton Lansdowne to play in their annual Southey Honda Trophy Tournament – unfortunately the main prize stayed in Masterton this year but a few of the prizes were taken out by our girls – more news next week!

With a large number of ladies playing in the St John’s Charity tournament on Friday 3 girls headed up to Eketahuna to play in Riverside Cup.  Well done to Jo, Louise and Natalie who scored 2 wins and a half.  Last Monday’s Pennants matches were called off due to bad weather, unfortunately this was after the teams had already set off for, or reached, their destinations.  Last Wednesday the competition was Stableford – the first Home Pennants round.  Susan Dinnison was first with 42, Bindy McLeod was second with 38 and Gretel Dick third with 37.  Twos – Gretel Dick and Ann Hodgson. Longest Drives were Bindy McLeod and Pamela Messervy.

Thursday brought sunshine (as usual) and 45 players had a hit….1stTony Taylor 43, 2ndMurray Blackwell 42, 3rd= Bill Gordon & Andy Morison, 5thJohnny Gray 40. Twos, Johnson Williams (2), Andy Morison (2), Rob Lopez, Brian Russo and Keith Rayner – nearest the pin Sky Elworthy.

Friday was St. John’s tournament and despite a few optimistic weather forecasts the day was pretty damp and cold!!  There were some amazing scores out there, but the 1stprize went to Team Vegas on 52.62, 2ndPeppers Parahua on 53.5 and 3rdTeam Enumerate on 55.125.  Thanks to all the sponsors, of which there were many, but special thanks to the farmers who donated the meat for the prizes & the bbq, Scotty the Butcher for processing them, and the Lion’s boys for cooking them!!! Thanks to Carl for auctioneering and Terry Blacktop for his awesome organisation of this great golf day for a brilliant cause – the funds raised will be in excess of $7500.

No golf on Saturday, but a few ‘brave’ soldiers faced the winter wrath on Sunday. 1stCharlie Fairbrother 43, 2nd= Glenn Harper & Dayle Harwood, 4th= Sally Fairbrother & Cathy Taylor. Twos –  Dayle Harwood (2), Doug Clark, John Warner & Dean Schaef.

Have a good week, enjoy the lighter mornings and good golfing everyone!!