MCG News 14/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

With summer rapidly fading away to a fond memory, hopefully you’ve swept your chimney out and are enjoying some nights in front of the fire – remember the club are selling cords of firewood to raise money for the club, so get in there and order yours today.

The greens were cored on Monday and Tuesday so no Grumpies results this week.  The greens staff & number of volunteers did a great job – Thanks!

The 9-holers enjoyed their round in the sunshine, lucky for them!!  Results for a Nett Sue Bunt Round were 1st Adrienne Sisson 32, 2ndJane Fanselow-Price 33, 3rd Tingay Davidson Nearest the pins Tingay Davidson and Billie Holmes.

Ladies played LGU, 3rd qualifying round of Captain’s Trophy and Shootout.  1stMarion McKenzie, 2ndSue Dinnison, 3rdDiana Donald. Adele Cairns and Sherry Weatherstone got closest to the pins.  There was no change to the shootout scoreboard.  The Bronze pennants team had another wasted trip over the hill on Monday with the competition being called off just after they arrived. Thanks for your perseverance girls.  The Wairarapa Womens Open 18 hole 4BBB which we were to have hosted on Friday 26thApril has now been postponed until 6thSeptember.

Thursday club had a lot more at the starting gates than made it over the finishing line due to the pretty steady rain. 1stDavis Lester Clarke 45, 2ndShayne Hammond 42 (clearly 2 months off for harvest does his golf game well!), 3rdRobert Lopez 39, 4= Ro Griffiths, Ray Matthews, Malcolm Wood, Terry Blacktop, Rob McCreary & Craig Andrews 36.  Nearest the pin Rob Smith, twos: Terry Blacktop & John Warner (a birthday birdie for John!).

Sunday was nett and Stu Taplin was back in winning form with 66, 2nd= Guy Walmsley, Liam Annis, Trev Hawkins & Shane Hartnell. Twos: Derek Stephens, Shane Hartnell, Rex McIntosh, Davis Lester Clarke, Eddy Brown & Karen Shaw.

Men’s interclub and the div 5 guys had a long trip over to Otaki where they picked up 7 valuable points to put them in a commanding lead with two rounds remaining Three wins in the 4ball plus singles wins to John Warner, Colin Whibley Smith, Chris Ranish and debutant Tim Baxter made the trip worth it.  The div 11 boys had their best win of the season with a 10.5-4.5 beating of Kapiti at home Both Malcolm Bridge and Alan Heath had their best games with 5/4 wins while Pete Gray, Johnson Williams, Rick Hargreaves and  Rob Coy won and a half to Pete Griffiths. Three wins and two halves in the 4ball secured the excellent win.

Coming up…Canadian Foursomes on Friday, 3rdMay so find a partner and put your name in with Sue for this. The Beef & Burgundy Ambrose on Sunday 12thMay and this will be limited to 36 teams so get your names in quick for this one as Ambrose tournaments fill up fast.  Last but not least Thursday Club is holding a “Friendship Tournament” on Thursday 16thMay.

Keep warm and dry, stay safe and good golfing everyone!