MGC NEWS 06/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Last weekend was the men’s 36 and 54 hole open tournament, and we had a great field entered for it, Saturday was pretty stormy with steady rain for most of the afternoon, but Sunday was a cracker day!  54 holes – Best Gross: 1st Owen Lloyd (213) 2nd Troy Shaw (229), 3rd Cameron Elers (230); Best Nett: 1st Zane Wilkins (217), 2nd Shayne Cater (217), 3rd Mike Edington (223).  36 hole – Best Gross: 1st Thomas Spearman-Burn ( 151), 2nd Peter Spearman-Burn (152), 3rd Josh Kahui (164); Best nett: 1st Dean Schaef (141), 2nd Mike Charteris (143), 3rd Robert Kahui (146). Best Gross Overall – Round 1: Ashley Dewinton-Davies (74 c/b), rounds 2 & 3: Owen Lloyd (73 & 66); Best Nett overall – Round 1: Grizz Kahui (71 c/b), round 2 Terry Blacktop (70), round 3: Dean Schaef (66).  Too many nearest the pins and twos to mention! Thanks to sponsors Trust House and all the volunteers and players that made this event such a success!

11 Grumpies arrived at the golf club last week but once the rain came just before scheduled tee off, no one actually went out and played, a few skipped on to the 19th instead!  They’re playing out at Ngawi this week.

Ladies played a nett and putting round. Honor Clark was first with 75 and also won the putting with 32.  Ju Allen, Marilyn MacKenzie, Nicola Warren and Lyle Griffiths were all close behind with 78.  Twos were scored by Robyn Blackett and Lyle.  Lyle also got Nearest the Pin as did Carol Parkinson.

Thursday club was tied three ways 1st = Doug Clark, Ed Elworthy and Sandy Bidwill (41), 4th Trevor Petersen and Doug Ferguson (38). Twos: Malcolm Wood and Randal Warner – who also got nearest the pin.

Coring was carried out at the beginning of the week – huge thanks to the (same old) volunteers who helped out the greens staff with this essential duty.

Club champs’ games continue and coming up at the end of the month (labour weekend) the 36-hole mixed foursomes – see Kris or Carol in the office to register. Enjoy the late-night rugby and good golfing everyone!