MGC NEWS 26/05/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Well, goodbye autumn, hello winter and here comes the rain!! On the bright side it’s only 3 weeks until the shortest day…then it will start getting lighter….slowly…but surely!!

Grumpies first up;  1stRick Hargreaves 43,  2nd  = Ro Griffiths and Mariana McDermott on 40, 4th=  Andrew Simm and Bob Tosswill on 38, 6thBill Jago on 36. There were twos by Randall Warner, Nick Allen and Bob Tosswill.

On Friday the ladies hosted Rew & McCracken, which is a Wairarapa competition with 6 players in the team, in the end, home course advantage prevailed with Martinborough finishing ahead.  Well done team.  The Bronze pennants team had been top of the table, but sadly got pipped at the post to finish second, just one point behind Boulcott Farm after their last match on Monday.  Results from last week; 1stJulie Weber 45, 2ndJu Allen 39, 3rdAngela Busby 38.  Nearest the pins were Ju and Jan Lankow and Ju also scored the only two.  Unfortunately, they have had to cancel their Open Day scheduled for tomorrow, due to low numbers.

Thursday was a cracker of a day with a good turnout – Concrete King Mr Mills brought home the bacon with 44, 2ndMalcolm Wood 41, 3rd= Chris Wilkie, Kerry Mountcastle, Rob McCreary & Dean Schaef 40, 7th David Kershaw 39.  Twos – Gary James, Randal Warner (who also got nearest the pin), Dayle Scrimshaw, Joel Macklin, Doug Clark, James Blundell & Kerry Mountcastle – all the best to Kerry for his trip to the states, he deserves all he can get!

This weekend’s competition was par – 1st= Malcolm Wood & Doug Clark 4, 3rd= Pete Griffiths, Phil Eberlein & Cathy Taylor 3, 6th= Shane Hartnell & Brian Russo.  Twos: Rob Lopez and John Warner.

Coming up: – Martinborough Kindergarten Fundraiser Ambrose Tournament on Queen’s Birthday – This Monday 3rdJune – a lot of fun and a good cause – good golfing everyone!!