MGC NEWS 15/12/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we prepare for Christmas in less than a week and get ready to farewell 2019, there is still plenty of golf to be played out there… the recent rain will give the grass a new lease on life; and although the water tanks will be singing out, the mowers of lawns are inwardly groaning!! 

Grumpies results from last week – 1st Bill Jones on +8, 2nd = Guy Walmsley, Jason Shaw, Mariana McDermott and Alan eagle on +7, 6th = Rick Hargreaves, Sandy Bidwill and Terry Blacktop on +5. The only two was Tony Taylor.

Last Thursday was another jaw-dropping, mathematical, phenomenon… 1st Rob McCreary 54, 2nd Dayle Scrimshaw 47. 3rd Mariana McDermott 46, 4th Bill Gordon 45, 5th Ro Griffiths 44, 6th = Gumboot Petersen & Ed Elworthy.  Twos, Malcolm Wood (2), Gumboot, Colin Whibley-Smith, Dean Schaef, Andrew McKenzie, Greg Dalton & Johnson Williams who also took out nearest the pin.

The weekend before last was the mixed foursomes – 36 holes played over the weekend, Gross – 1st Pip & George Kirk 163, 2nd Debbie & Martin Napier 169, 3rd Kris & Rob 176. Nett – 1st Team Gumboot 131, 2nd Team Scrimshaw 133, 3rd, Team Loe. Stableford – 1st Billie & Ali Holmes 83. 2nd Lizzie & Pete 79, 3rd Felicity & Andrew 72. 

Last weekend was the Club Christmas Closing day and a good day was had by all involved! Results as follows (nett), 1st Irene Lovejoy, Doug Clark, Bob Schofield & Steve Lewis 54, 2nd Tingay Davidson, Derek Stephens, Gary Cuttance & Malcolm Bridge 55, 3rd Malcolm Wood, Richard Mills, Andy Morison & Rob Lopez 55, 4th Jason Shaw, Gumboot, Dean Schaef & Terry Blacktop 56.125. Nearest the pins went to Ro Griffiths, Rocky Hudson, Doug Clark & Emily Loughnan. 

We sadly said our farewells to Graham Stephenson this week; he and his wife Leonie have been caterers at our club for the last few years.  Graham’s cheery disposition and support for his community will not be forgotten – our thoughts are with Leonie, Tony & Jan and Nina.

We wrap up the year with Smiddy’s tournament today – good luck to all playing… prepare for a long round, and enjoy the company of your fellow golfers in memory of our good mate Neil Smith.

Look after you and yours, kia kaha and good golfing everyone!