MGC NEWS 22/09/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

After a very stormy start to last weeks golfing week, we ended up having some very settled weather.  Huge thanks to the army of volunteers who rallied with their chainsaws and tools to help clear the course of trees and debris last Tuesday following the hurricane force winds overnight – many of us were sad to see the big mac go on the corner of 17……. maybe not!

The ever-popular Lamb & Chardonnay tournament was held with a full field on Sunday in supreme conditions; the formidable team of the butcher, the builder, the plumber and the farmer (Scotty, Shane Hartnell, Nige Malneek & Craig Colton) rose to the occasion again and took out 1st prize!!  2nd Team Kayne Martin, 3rd Pete Griffiths, Honor Clark, Richard Mills & Ailsa Malneek, 4th Team Steve Fenell, 5th Team Alex Waters, 6th Team Nick Morison, 7th Team Stone & Feathers, 8th Team Doug Clark, 9th Team Kris Chamberlain, 10th Team George Kirk.  Nearest the pins – Fraser Smith, Tony Russo, Owen Lloyd, Kayne Martin.  Thanks to the brilliant Eastwood Motor Group for sponsoring a great day!!

Unsurprisingly no Grumpies golf was played on Tuesday after the storm.

Most of the ladies were involved in club champs matches, but for those who weren’t a stableford round was played. 1st Nicola Warren 33, 2nd Diana Donald on a count-back from Marilyn MacKenzie on 32.  Diana got the only nearest the pin.  Results next week from the club champs’ finals.

Thursday Club had a good turn out on a stunning day. 1st Sandra Petersen 42, 2nd Bill Gordon 41, 3rd = Matt Thomas, Trevor Hawkins and Doug Clark 38.  Twos – three for Doug Clark!! Two for Chris Hanson, one each for Dayle Harwood, Ro Griffiths, Randal Warner and Martin Napier – who also got nearest the pin.

Coming up this Sunday – The AB Martin – aka ‘the divorce tournament’, alternate hitting for men and woman – let the significant other in your life put you in an uncompromising position…. around the golf course!!

Have a good week – enjoy the last week of September – don’t forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday and good golfing everyone!!

(Photo L-R: Shane Hartnell, Craig Colton, Scott Reid, Nige Malneek.