MCG News 10/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

We’re already mid-way through February and no end in sight for this glorious spell of fine weather, and as expected we are seeing some colossal scores – even a total ‘duff’ shot seems to roll forever down the fairways!!

Grumpies results for Tuesday,  Elaine Howe 1st55, 2ndJohn Errington 48, 3rdMariana McDermott 46, and 4thBill Jones  45. Twos were Kris Chamberlain and John Errington.  A ball was donated to Nick Allan for not putting his card in, as it was useless!

The ladies are gearing up for their opening day at time of this being written, but played by point of printing, so will report all their news next week!

Thursday club had 50 players and there were some extraordinary scores……handicapper, get back in your broom-cupboard!!!  1stJohnny Gray 51, 2ndGumboot Petersen 50 (he did shoot his personal best!), 3rdRaymond Matthews 48, 4thSandra Petersen 45, 5 players on 42 and another 11 on 40 and 41!! Twos: Rick Hargreaves (2), Gumboot, Greg Dalton, Doug Clark, Colin Whibley-Smith, Johnny Gray, Nick Allen, Brian Russo, Chris Ranish, Raymond Matthews and George Kirk. Nearest the pin – Nick Allen.

Saturday had a small turn out but played medal, putting and shoot-out, 1stGary Cuttance 67, 2ndEmily Loughan 71 and 3rdShayne Hammond 73.  Sunday had a good showing and they played stableford; 1stRob Lopez 44, 2ndBill Jones 43, 3rdAlex Donderman 42, 4thMarie Scrimshaw 41.  Malcolm Wood had two twos and took home the loot for the bird’s nest…the first for the season so the eggs weren’t very rich!!

Coming soon…. the 2019 St John Wairarapa Charity Golf Tournament, for entry and tournament details for this popular charity event to be held at Martinborough Golf Club on Friday 5th April 2019 go to the website or see Sue in the office.  This is a really fun day out and always has a full field so get in early!!

Enjoy the weather and stay sun safe, good golfing everyone…..and Happy Valentines Day!!