MGC NEWS 12/05/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we tick over the half way mark for May, the weather is definitely getting cooler – and although we’ve had some beautiful sunny days, it might be time to swop over the summer/winter wardrobes!!

Grumpies kick us off as per usual, the played a bisque par round, 1st = Roger Smeaton and Lachie McLeod on +8, 3rd = Brent Mortensen and Elaine Howe, on +7 5th  Rob McCreary on +6. Twos: Terry Blacktop.

Last week’s ladies competition was a nett round with putting and shootout.  The winner of the nett was Marion McKenzie with 67, in second place and scoring the only two of the day was Carol Parkinson with 72, 3rd Julie Weber,  74.  Joint winners of the putting were Marion McKenzie  and Sandra Petersen with 28.

Thursday was a crackerjack day and had nearly 40 players.  1st Bob Tosswill 42, 2nd Dayle Scrimshaw 40, 3rd Stu Taplin 39, 4th Paul Shepherd 38, 5th Michael Tosswill 36. Twos: Doug Clark (2), Bob Tosswill, Davis Lester Clark, Stu Taplin, Dayle Scrimshaw, Gumboot Petersen, Shayne Hammond, Marty Napier, Sheldon McNamara, Bill Jones and Greg Dalton – needless to say the prize was a coin!!  Nearest the pin Doug Clark.  Today is the friendship tournament, turn up and get allocated a mate be it new or old!!

Men’s interclub and congratulations to the div 5 team who despite only picking up two points in the last round still won by 1.5 point with a catch-up game in hand. Another win to Sheldon McNamara who led the boys well this season.  Halves to Colin Whibley Smith and Craig Andrews. The Div 11 boys travelled to Wainuiomata where they picked up 4.5 points against the eventual champions .Wins to Rob Coy and Johnson Williams with halves to Rick Hargreaves and Pete Gray. A special mention to Pete Grays 10 year old son Jackson  on a 36 handicap who filled in late notice with borrowed clubs who just lost 3/2.

The Beef & Burgundy Tournament was a good success on Sunday and the threatened cold and wet forecast was delayed until later in the afternoon…thank you!!  1st Team Anita Karaitiana 55.5, 2nd Team Trev Hawkins 56.125, 3rd Team Ant North 56.875, 4th Team Kane Lloyd 56.875, 5th Team Eastwood Motors 1 57.625, 6th Team Captain Kirk 58.25, 7th Team Walmsley 58.25, 8th Team Jamie Gray 58.25, 9th Team Scotty the Butcher 58.375 and 10th Team Terry Blacktop 58.375.  Nearest the pins – Russel Kirk, JD, Owen Lloyd and Ray Cocks.

Master-borough on the 18th May has been postponed – no date confirmed yet.

Have a good week, wrap up warm and good golfing everyone!!