MCG News 27/01/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Happy new year!! It’s hard to believe we are already through the first month of the year!!  Summer has finally set in and we are in the midst of a beautiful heatwave …sorry farmers…thumbs up vintners and sun worshippers!

The course is looking supreme and is playing better than ever. Those of us lucky enough to play in this year’s Spark Pro-Am tournament were exceptionally grateful to the hard work of an army of volunteers that had a major clean up on their hands after the gale force winds that ripped through on the Wednesday.  I understand that the chainsaws and leaf blowers were in action by sunrise!  The day was a huge success and most enjoyable, with a fine banquet of food served after prizegiving!

The previous Thursday was another big turnout – 58 golfers! 1stBill Gordon & Sheldon McNamara 43, 3rdJu Allen & Dean Schaef 42, 5thScotty the butcher 41. Twos: Joel Macklin (2), Sheldon, Richard Thompson, John Thomson and Dean Schaef, nearest the pin: Guy Walmsley.

Grumpies results 1st Bill Jago, 41 2ndTed Peacock, 40 3rdNick Allen & Mariana 39. Twos: JD Smith, Rick Hargreaves and Kris Chamberlain.

Ladies news: Ladies Opening Day is not until Wednesday 13 February.  This will be the usual combined day with the 9 holers.  There will be a not too serious game over 13 holes.  More details on this nearer the time.  “She Loves Golf” event which was postponed from November is now happening this Friday (1 Feb).  It is hoped to encourage more women to take up the sport and the event begins at 6pm. There will be coaching, a glass of wine with nibbles and a goody bag. If you know anyone who may be interested please ask them to get in touch with Debbie to register:

Men’s Interclub results – Div won 10-5 against Titahi Bay away and Div 11 won 9.5 to 5.5 against Boulcotts Farm – keep up the good work guys!

Club opening day is this Sunday (3rdFebruary), format is 6 x AMBROSE, 6 x 4BBB, 6 x FOURSOMES. Registration at 10am, random draw at 10.30. BBQ and music from the Morison’s – please RSVP to Sue in the office for catering purposes.

On a final note, congratulations to Tora who achieved one of his lifetime dreams of hitting a six at the basin earlier in the month in the cricket match between Wairarapa and Wellington…I won’t mention his morning score…quack!!

Good Golfing everyone!