MGC NEWS 23/06/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

It is with great sadness that I open the golf report this week; every club member will remember Adrian Blackett, and our deepest condolences go to Robyn and the Blackett family.  Adrian was a stalwart of the club, a regular Grumpy and a willing volunteer over the years.

Grumpies results last week, 1st  Garry Cuttance and Andrew Simm on 39, 3rd Kenna Boyd and Elizabeth Goodall on 35. There were no twos.

Ladies saw 21 players battle the course in a Par round.  In first place all square was Jane Terpstra, 2ndVenetia Morison -1, 3rdNatalie Donaldson and Julie Weber -2. Good to see Jane and Natalie playing again.  Nearest the pins were Jane Terpstra on and Sandra Petersen.  Jane and Jenny Wilkie both had twos.

After an exceptionally cold start on Thursday morning the sun came out and it was a beautiful day for a round of golf. 1stShaun Richards (Paraparaumu Beach) and Malcolm Wood 41, 3rdTrevor Hawkeye and Sandy Bidwill 40, 5thBrian Russo and Sweenze 39. Twos, Shaun Richards (he had 3!!), Malcolm Wood (2), Doug Clark, Brian Russo and Frank Colton – who also got nearest the pin.  It was fantastic to see our very own Lance Phelps back out on the course, he got a 2 too…as you would expect – we look forward to seeing plenty more of you Lance!

Congratulations to Mariana McDermott and Kris Chamberlain for their recent induction into the Eagles. They have been rightly recognised for their years of work for the Club and devotion to the sport.  Well done girls!

The Marquis Shield team was organised by Brian Russo this year, and he did a great job wrangling men for the teams, he is pictured holding the senior and intermediate team trophies – well done to all the guys who took part.

Coming up: The Dick Bennett Memorial (one of Featherston’s popular tournaments) – 4-ball, best ball, Stableford; men’s, ladies and mixed sections being held Sunday 21stJuly – register entries to the office.

Finally – good luck to all the boys heading over to the GC for their boys trip –  good golfing everyone!

Photo: Brian Russo