MCG News 15/05/18

 Pallbearers of Mr Ian Henderson Patron and Life member of Martinborough GC carry him past the 18th Green.


By Jenny Boyne

The Club house was packed with family and friends, Eagles, Lions and Members on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral of our Clubs Patron and  Life member  Mr Ian Henderson. Ian was a member for over fifty years and was the Handicapper for many years. He played and assisted with the smooth running of numerous tournaments and would have to hold the record for being able to add scorecards almost as quick as todays autoscore reader. We were reminded that Ian was Dux at both schools he attended before embarking on a lifetime career at Wright Stephenson Stock and Station Agents, and through several mergers and acquisitions is now PGG Wrightsons. Ian was also very proud to be a member of the Eagles Society, for those who have no idea what those lads in the red jackets do, their Societys aims are to establish a fellowship of golfers, to foster the game of golf, assist in encouraging and instructing junior golfers, and promote sportsmanship, skill and etiquette. Active support is also given to charity, in particular the Halberg Trust, and in supporting Junior tournaments throughout the provinces, and yes women are now also members.

Our sincerest condolences to Ians  extended family and friends.

The nine holers have been busy over the last couple of Wednesdays  playing away. Firstly at Ngawi where they started the day at Pat Woods Holiday house for Morning Tea, and then after a round of golf they stopped into Lake Ferry Hotel.

And last week due to the coring of the greens they played at Mahunga followed by lunch at Dish Café.  Another great day!

Both competitions were Putting & Billie Holmes won both days with 13 Putts.

At Ngawi 2nd was Julie Riddell & Barbie Cox both on 14 Putts.

Longest Drive: Ann Renall
Nearest Pin:  Gaylene Selby-Neal
At Mahunga 2nd:  Sandra Burgess & Sherryl Howie on 16 Putts
Nearest the Pin:  Jan Ferguson

The 18 holers finally got their 3rd round Qualifying Captains Trophy, Shootout and  LGU played with Ju Allen in first place with an impressive Nett 67. 2nd Angela Busby with Nett 70 and 3rd Sharon Jephson with a Nett 72.

The Wellington District National Teams Final was played last  Friday at Te Marua.  Well done to the Martinborough team of Ju Allen, Lyle Griffiths, Gretel Dick and Sherry Weatherstone for coming third.

Our Open Day was scheduled to be held on Friday 1st  June has been postponed and will now be  held on Friday 5 October.

The penultimate round of Mens Interclub on Saturday was played at Masterton against the Hosts. The lads came away with a 8.5 to 6.5 win. In the singles wins to John Warner 3/1, Sheldon Mc Namara 3/2, Malcolm Wood 3/2, Colin Whibley Smith all square, Glen Schofer 1 Up and Alistair Boyne in haste to get to rugby down the Valley bruised his man 4/3, where the local derby between Martinborough and Tuhirangi resulted in an 85 nil win to the home side. Their two fifty fours years old defended well in the latter half. In the foursomes John Warner and Sheldon Mc Namara 4/3, Malcolm Wood and Colin Whibley Smith 1 Up, Nick Morison and Alistair Boyne 2 Up.

The Silvers played Masterton at Manor Park winning 5.5 to 3.5. Wins to Jenny Wilkie, 5/4, Sherry Weatherstone 3/2, Sandra Petersen and Netia Morison all square  in their singles. In the four ball  Sherry Weatherstone and Ju Allen 3/1 and Jenny Wilke and Netia Morison 1 up.

The Bronze gals played Judgeford at Te Marua, going down 5 to 4. Wins in the singles to Sylvia Beavis 3/2, Alison Tipler 2 Up and Louise Smith 2 Up. In the four ball Sylvia Beavis and Anglea Busby 5/4.

This Friday is Riverside Cup at Carterton and Next Friday the women compete for the Rew and Mc Cracken Trophy at Masterton.