MGC NEWS 17/10/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Grumpies results; 1st Bob Tosswill on +4, 2nd = Griff Page, Malcolm Bridge, Bill Gordon, Gary Cuttance and Terry Blacktop on +2. Twos went to Nick Allen and Bill Jago.

Ladies played a stableford competition last week, 1st Nicola Warren, 2nd Pamela Messervy, 3rd Julie Weber.  Nearest the pins were Gretel Dick and Nicola and Sandra Petersen had the only two.

Thursday had a high turnout of players despite the relentless winds, 1st Richard Mills 45, 2nd = Pete Griffiths, Colin Whibley-Smith & Ed Elworthy 42, 5th Griff Page 41, 6th Brian Russo 40. Twos went to Ro Griffiths, Brian Russo and Sheldon McNamara, nearest the pin Tony Taylor.

The  Murray Halberg Day was held on Saturday and was a big success with 61 players taking part (men, women and 9 hole players) and over $2000 being raised.  In the men’s division, 1st Ro Griffiths 43, 2nd Alec Dondertman 42, 3rd = Bill Jones, Martin Napier, Chris Hanson 41, 6th Brian Russo 40. The ladies division 1st Jenny Boyne (Royal Wellington) 38, 2nd = Sandra Petersen & Elizabeth Goodall 37, 4th Mariana McDermott 36. The 9-holers 1st Jaquee Reid 21, 2nd Debbie Coom, 20, 3rd Jenny Tosswill 17, 4th Sherryl Howie 12. Nearest the pins went to Dean Hanson, Mike Newport, Paul De Bernado and Richard Warren, twos – Kris Chamberlain, Elizabeth Goodall, Richard Warren, Ro Griffiths and Paul De Bernado.

A select group turned out on Sunday, the rest of town seemingly enjoying Toasting….or hiding away from Toasters!! 1st = Tora Boyne & Terry Fraei 40, 3rd Rob Lopez 39, the only two went to Trevor Hawkins.

Coming up…… On Saturday 30th November is the Masterborough Trophy at Masterton – this is an annual Stableford competition which is combined with their Open Xmas Tournament.  A bus has been arranged to take players to Masterton, speak to Kris for details.  Sunday 1st December is the Men’s Shoot Out final – please check the website to see if you have qualified and if so please let Kris know if you will be playing.  Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December is 36 Hole Mixed Foursomes. Thursday 19th December is the annual Smiddy’s Tournament – just turn up on the day – everyone is welcome.

Have a good week, enjoy the warmer weather and good golfing everyone!