MGC NEWS 28/04/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

As we hurtle into the last month of autumn, we have been granted some mild days and the sunshine has provided some fine weather for golfing!

Grumpies as usual get us going; 1st a visitor from Miramar Malcolm Revell on 42 (gross 75), 2nd Malcolm Tuitupou, 38 3rd  Alan Yates, Peter price and Terry Blacktop  37. There was only one two to Paul Riddiford.

Next up the 9 holers; Thurlow 4BBBB Stableford Competition 1st Jane Fanselow-Price and Tingay Davidson 23, Ali Russell and Billie Holmes 23; 2nd: Sherryl Howie & Jacquee Reid 22, Jenny Joblin & Di Bunny  22, 3rd: Jo Guscott & Katrina Burgess 20.

Ladies played a Stableford round, 1st Sue Dinnison 41 2nd   Sue Fox 37, 3rd Honor Clark 35.  Honor also managed to get nearest the pin on 6 and Jenny Wilkie was closest on 8.

Thursday Club, 1st Maloni Tuitupou (Opunake), Derek Stephens, Ed Elworthy 40, 4th Nick Morison 39, 5th Ro Griffiths & Colin Whibley-Smith 38. The twos pot was taken out by Marie Scimshaw on her own and was a good return!! Closest to the pin Doug Clark.  Remember May 16 for ‘Friendship Tournament’.

No competition played on Saturday, Sunday was par and on top form in 1st place George Kirk & Stu Taplin (7), 3rd Derek Stephens (6), 4th Cathy Taylor, Gumboot Petersen & Phil Eberlein (3). Twos: George Kirk (2), Gumboot, Ro Griffiths & John Warner.

Men’s interclub and the penultimate game for the season was not great for div 5 as Wainuiomata turned the tables at Martinborough winning 9.5  to 5,5 but big wins to Colin Whibley-Smith 7/6 and Dean Sheaf 5/4 plus John Warner 3/1 Sheldon McNamara 3/2.and a half to Randle Warner ensured the boys only need 5 points last round to win the division.  The div 11 team had their best away game picking up 6,5 points against Boulcott Heritage farm. There were good wins to Tora Boyne 4/3, Rob Coy 4/2, Doyle Harwood 2up and a fighting half to Rick Hargreaves plus three wins in the 4ball.

Have a good week and good golfing everyone!