MGC NEWS 19/05/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we head towards the last week of autumn, we’ve been lucky with the weather, although the mornings have been quite fresh!! Remember there are still cords of firewood available from the club – speak to Doug Clark or Trevor Hawkins.

Grumpies had a good field of 34 last week; although some were delighted there were 7 jugs for not making the ladies tee…..some not so! 1st= Bill Gordon, Frank Colton, Lachie McLeod and Kris Chamberlain on 36, 5thTed Peacock on 35.

The ladies played a par round.  1stJulie Weber (+3), 2nd Pamela Messervy (+2),  3rd on a countback from Adele Cairns was Jo Loe with +1.  Nearest the pins Jenny Wilkie, Marion McKenzie & Alison Tipler.  Longest Drives , Sandra Petersen and Lizzie Goodall.  Next Friday (24th) they are hosting Rew and McCracken.  Please remember to let Sharon Jephson know if you want to play in the Open Day on Friday 31 May – or put your name on the list on the noticeboard.

Thursday Club held the inaugural ‘Friendship Tournament’ last week and it was a brilliant turn out with nearly 60 folks turning up to meet new…and old friends!  Huge thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors…Mrs Gumboot for the organising along with Doug Clark, Mr Gumboot for providing the lamb for the prizes, Jimmy at Cool Change for vouchers as well as the Pukemanu Tavern (Trust House). It was a fun day; 1st= Bindy McLeod & Mariana McDermott (41), 3rd= Keith Rayner & Paul McKenzie (40), 5th= Bill Gordon, Craig Andrews, Ro Griffiths, Andy Sim, Bob Tosswill, Colin Whibley-Smith, Ali Holmes & Malcolm Wood (37). Twos were few and paid well – Mariana (2), Bindy McLeod & Sheldon McNamara. Nearest the pins, Doug Fergusson, George Kirk, Bob Tosswill & Bindy McLeod.  Longest drives, Nick Morison, Tony Didsbury and Sandra Petersen.

Sunday’s competition was Medal, 1st= Colin Whibley Smith & Phil Eberlein (69), 3rdMalcolm Wood (70), 4th= Martin Napier & Andrew Smith (Royal Wellington). Twos, Malcolm Wood (2), Colin Whibley-Smith & Andrew Smith.

After round 4 of Marquis Shield, Martinborough has some bad luck against Mahunga and has slipped down the rankings to 5th– good luck to all involved in Carterton on 9thJune.

Have a good week, stay warm and good golfing everyone!