MCG News 29/08/17



Thursday Club was pumping  last week with thirty seven players entered into the days Competition. The Course having been closed since Sunday meant that everything was  fresh for the lads.

Greg Dalton took advantage and blitzed the field with 42 stableford points. Stu Taplin after a long sabbatical found a number of greens in regulation was runner up with 39 pts. 3rd Douglas Clark with 38 pts on a c/b to Captain Bill Crook on a c/b to Guy Walmsley. 6th George Kirk with 37 pts. 7th Randal Warner with 36 pts. Good numbers meant the prize list went down to 8th with Davis Clarke 35pts on a c/b to Mike Hattrick on a c/b to Malcolm Wood.

Ed Elworthy picked up the Nearest the Pin on Number 8 just missing the conversion.

Shane Hislop picked up his two on number 16 while George Kirk got his on Number 6.

The Nine hole group headed to the beach and played at Ngawi on Wednesday. The comp was Putting and the course was looking magnificent. The group  thoroughly enjoyed their round with spectacular  views of the Kaikoura ranges across the Bay and the swell wasn’t too bad either for those who stopped off for a surf on the way home. 1st Julie Weber with 13 Putts, 2nd Sherryl Howie with 14 putts and 3rd Phil Reid with 15 Putts. The group would like to thank the greens staff at Ngwai for the great work they put into their course.

The Riverside Cup team played their final round at Carterton on Friday winning 3.5 to 2.5 against Masterton. Wins to Sandra Petersen 2 Up, Jenny Wilkie 1 Up, Karen Shaw 3/2 and a handy half to Jaclyn Kras. Congrats to Eketahuna for winning the Riverside Competition and to Runners Up Masterton.

The Tilson Salver team played at Mahunga against Masterton on Sunday and came away with 2 wins Sandra Petersen 5/4 and Cathy Taylor 1 Up. Congrats to Masterton, winner for 2017 and to Runners up Mahunga.

Jaclyn Kras and Jenny Boyne were a late entry into the Pahiatua Womens American Foursomes on Thursday and Jaclyn from the USA played really well to give them line honours winning the Tournament with a Nett 56. The format along with the  delicious soup and Port on offer thru the hatch was magic.

Next Tuesday the women are off to Royal Wellington Golf Club  to play the ladies of Heretaunga in the annual Lady Stout fixture. A reminder that Tee off is at 9am.