MCG News 25/11/18

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we edge into summer this weekend and tire of yet another ten-day forecast of rainclouds and inclement weather, we’re hanging out to use our umbrellas to shade us from sun rather than raindrops!!

On Tuesday some of the Grumpies must have thought that it would be as wet as it had been on Monday, however, the afternoon turned out nice. Numbers were only 15 with the winner Guy Walmsley on +4 from Terry Blacktop on +3, with Randall Warner and Griff Page on +2.

Nine amphibious golfers waded round the course on Thursday.  Tim Loe and Richard Thompson took the spoils with 38, 3rdArthur Warren, James Blundell and Boyd Kenna 37. Nearest the pin Boyd Kenna – no two’s.  Clearly the farmer’s rain-dance paid off!

The ladies and 9-holers have wound up for the year so no more results from them.

Saturday’s competition was shootout-medal-putting. 1stJulie Warner (65), 2ndJu Allen (66), 3rdAndrew Lawler (68).  Ju also won the putting with 32 putts AND got the only two of the day.

On Sunday Martinborough hosted Royal Wellington at the home to contest the Bidwill Cup.   This golf match between Martinborough and Royal Wellington has been played every year for about 60 years.  Last year we played at Heretaunga and lost the cup pretty decisively.  This year on our home course we managed to win (by a narrow margin – but who’s counting?!).

Member’s closing day and prize-giving is on this Sunday and then the Open – closing day is the following Saturday 8thDecember.  The Men’s shootout final has been rescheduled to 16thDecember.

Take care out there in the elements, enjoy watching the grass grow and listening to the water tanks filling!!  Good golfing everyone!

Ro Griffiths (Martinborough GC) accepting the Bidwill Leckie Cup from Tom Leckie (Royal Wellington GC).