MCG News 16/09/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

After last week’s wash out everyone managed to get a game in this week, there might even be some sun burnt golfers after Sunday’s Lamb & Chardonnay tournament!!

Grumpies played stableford; 1stRay Matthews on CB from Guy Walmsley; 3rdAndy Morison.

The nine-holers played combined competition to catch up. Stableford 1stJan Fergusson on CB from Jaquee Reed 18, 3rdSandra Burgess on CB from Sherryl Howie 17. Nearest the pins Sherryl Howie and Elizabeth Goodall. Thurlow Four Ball Best Ball – 1stSherryl Howie & Billie Holmes 20, 2ndJan Fergusson & Jenny Tosswill 18, 3rdMichele Falleni & Jenny Tucker 13.

On Wednesday the ladies also played combined competition, Par: Carol Parkinson (all square), 2ndSandra Petersen (-2), 3rdJu Allen (-3). Nett 1stCarole Parkinson (74), 2ndSandra Petersen (75), 3rdMariana McDermott (77); Mariana also won the putting with 32. Nearest the pins: Felicity Warren and Lyle Griffiths. On Friday the ladies finally broke the drought and for the 50thplaying of the Ladies Stout Challenge took the cup from Royal Wellington, Sandra Petersen had 40 points – top score of the day – well done ladies!

Thursday club: 1stChris Ranish & Bill Gordon (40), 3rdPaul McKenzie and Andrew Sim (39). Twos: Doug Clark, Joel Macklin, Sheldon McNamara, Ro Griffiths & Bill Gordon. Nearest the pin: Keith Rayner.

Sunday was a stunning day with a light breeze, thanks to sponsors Eastwood Motor Group for putting on a great Lamb and Chradonnay tournament! 1stTeam Nick Morison (Doug Vrame, James Blundell, Don McCreary & Nick Morison) – 57.125, 2ndTeam Fahey 58.125, 3rdTeam Trevor Hawkins (Doug Clark, Matt Thomas, Richard Mills & Trev) –  59, 4thTeam Shane Hartnell (Nige Malneek, Craig Colton, Scotty the butcher & Shane) 59.25.  The meat packs look great!

AB Martin mixed foursomes (aka the divorce tournament!) coming up this Sunday and don’t forget to register for the men’s 72/36 hole tournament 29th– 30thSeptember. Good golfing everyone!

The winning team below : Lamb & Chardonnay. Doug Vrame, James Blundell, Nick Morison, Don McCreary.