MGC NEWS 01/09/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well hopefully you all made the most of the end of winter and celebrated by getting a dry round of golf in…I fear the only golf we’ll get to play over the next ten days will be with wet weather gear and canoe optional…… IF the forecast is to be believed!!

Grumpies played Chicago Stableford round; 1st Phil Reid 49,  2nd Griff Page 45 and 3rd Paul Riddiford on 43. Twos were Griff Page and Paul Riddiford.

The 9-holers played the Thurlow Cup 4BBB, 1st: Jane Fanselow-Price & Tingay Davidson  19, 2nd: Adrienne Sisson & Debbie Coom 17, 3rd: Katrina Burgess & Jo Guscott 15; Nearest Pin #8:  Debbie Coom.

Our ladies attempted to regain the Cotter Rose-bowl they won last year at Masterton, and although they put up a good fight, unfortunately the home team had the advantage.  Martinborough was second though. On Wednesday results were 1st = Julie Weber and Adele Cairns 37 points, 3rd Angela Busby 35, 4th = Louise Smith and Alison Tipler 34.  Adele and Mariana won nearest the pins.

Thursday club was taken out by Doug Clark and Tony Taylor 41, 3rd Alison Sim 40, 4th = Julie Weber & Bill Gordon.  Nearest the pin Chris Ranish, and he got his two, along with Doug Clark and Andrew McKenzie.  Greg Dalton also got a two…but his was an eagle – a two on number 9 – well done Greg!!

The 36 hole tournament was played over the weekend and the 0-10 winner with 170 (82 & 88) was John Warner, 2nd Liam Annis 172 (90 & 82). 10-17 winner George Kirk 165, 2nd Peter Gray 172, 3rd Michael Rust 173.  Division 18-25 winner was Scotty the Butcher 186, 2nd Alan Heath 196. 25+ winner Jackson Gray 211.  The Nett winner was George Kirk with 143.  

That’s all for this week, take care, stay well and if you do venture out into the unpredictable spring weather……good golfing!!