MGC NEWS 08/09/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we venture into the unpredictable spring weather hopefully there is some fine weather on the horizon; as the days are noticeably extending surely there must be more time for some golf?!

Grumpies results 1st Griff Page +7, 2nd = Gary Cuttance and Bill Jago on +5, and 4th Alan Eagle on +4. Twos were Bill Gordon and Gary Cuttance.

Ladies news for this week; the Wairarapa 4 ball best ball went ahead on Friday with only a couple of showers to dampen the day.  Debbie Donaldson will have har name put on the trophy again this year for having the best gross score of 78 along with her partner, former Martinborough Club member, Pip Smith (nee Kirk).  Well done to the pair of you.  Also running hot were Angela Busby and Louise Smith who had the best nett score of 62.  Sandra Petersen and Sereana Phillipps (Masterton) were second on 65 and another Martinborough pairing of Bindy McLeod and Julie Weber were third with 67.  That was on a countback from Sue Ross and Melinder Wheeler (Pahiatua and Pongaroa)  and Sylvia Beavis and Lizzie Goodall.   Longest Drives were achieved by Pip Smith and Angela Busby and Nearest the Pins by Anita Karaitiana (Mahunga), Jaclyn Kras (Royal Wellington but formerly Martinborough), Debbie Donaldsonn and Marie Scrimshaw.  Thanks to Elaine Howe for the women’s reports!

Thursday club was totally rained out.

Results from Sunday; a stableford competition. 1st = Phil Eberlein and Richard Mills, 3rd = Mike Charteris, Allan Eagle, Sandra Petersen & Doug Clark. Twos – Phil Eberlein, Karen Stephens and Bill Jones.

Coming up…. Club champs first round is Saturday 21st September.  Lamb & Chardonnay is the day after.  AB Martin Mixed foursomes is Sunday 29th September.  This is for members only so find a partner and let Kris know please.  Men’s open tournament is October 5th and 6th this will be a 54 hole /36 hole Tournament – it would be great to get back to a full field for this so bring a friend or two along for this guys!!

That’s all from me, enjoy the more settled weather ahead and good golfing everyone!!