Martinborough Golf Report
Reporter: Ailsa Malneek
After another weekend of eventful weekend of sporting activities (a lucky scrape through for the All Blacks and a triumphant win to the Silver Ferns!), it was good to see the Dick Bennett Memorial – being played in Martinborough for the first time; participants enjoying a good day of golfing despite the weather being on the wintry side.
First up the Grumpies had a lower turn out than usual due to the inclement weather; the winner on the day was Andrew Lawler on 41, 2nd Nick Allen and Sandy Bidwill on 39. The only 2 was Greg Dalton.
Ladies played a Par round on Wednesday and in first place (yet again) was Julie Weber with +2, 2nd Angela Busby -1, 3rd Ju Allen -2. Julie also got nearest the pin on All Teed Up no 6 and Marilyn MacKenzie on Cafe Medici no 8. Twos were scored by Marilyn, Ju and Sandra Petersen.
Thursday was a cracker day with sunshine and some good heat in the day despite being rather soggy underfoot! 1st = Andrew Sim & Malcolm Wood (40), 3rd = Trev Hawkins & Tim Loe (38), 5th = David Kershaw, Doug Clark & Pete Price (36). Twos: Malcolm Wood, Bob Tosswill, Sandra Petersen & Sandy Bidwill – nearest the pin Rick Hargreaves.
Saturday’s comp was medal – 1st Sandy Bidwill 73 (is he living in the club flat?!), 2nd = John Warner, Tim Loe & Malcolm Wood 74, twos – John Warner, Malcolm Wood & Tim Loe.
Sunday’s Dick Bennett Memorial was taken out by Jackson & Peter Gray! In the men’s division 1st Jackson & Peter Gray 50, 2nd Scotty the Butcher & Shane Hartnell 47, 3rd John Taylor & Carl Petersen 46, 4th Nuki Gordon & Jason Paku 45, 5th Doug Clark & Stu Taplin 45, 6th Eddie Brown & Johnson Williams 45, 7th Richard Mills & Mike Charteris 45. Mixed division, 1st Nick & Ju Allen 44, 2nd Mr & Mrs Gumboot 40, 3rd Tim & Jo Loe 39, (is Tim flatting with Sandy?!). Women 1st Mariana McDermott & Sally Fairbrother. Twos – Brian Russo, Jackson Gray, Glen Harper & Bindy McLeod, Nearest the pins Bindy McLeod & Carl Petersen, longest drives Sandra Petersen & Richard Mills.
Coming up – the Bottle-O lefties/righties 36-hole tournament Saturday 17th August, entries to the office. Good luck to the Martinborough Seniors this Saturday against Gladstone, wear your green & black to Memorial Park! That’s it for this week – good golfing everyone!