Tuesday Tome 22nd March 2022

It’s a lovely afternoon with a number of Grumpies enjoying the sunshine – it was very quiet last week with no golfers out on the course due to coring.

This Saturday the course will be very busy in the morning as we have a large group (50-60 players) teeing off from 8.00am from multiple tees – if you are going out later in the morning be prepared to be held up.

On Sunday the Marquis Shield team is playing away at Eketahuna against Pahiatua.

Results from last week:  Due to coring the Grumpies didn’t play.

On Wednesday the ladies enjoyed playing at Castlepoint (9 holers) and Carterton (18 holers).

Thursday was the Featherborough Tournament with a good number of players.  In the Ladies Division Netia Morison won on a countback from Sue Fox with 35 points, Ailsa Malneek and Alison Tipler 34 points and Ju Allen and Marilyn MacKenzie 33 points.  There were no twos.

In Mens Division 1 (0-15) Stu Taplin won with 38 points, Nick allen 36, Ed Brown and Murray Jackson (Huapai) 35, Doug Ferguson, Andy Morison, Brent McKinlay, Tora Boyne and Malcolm Wood all on 34 points.  Twos went to Jason Shaw, George Kirk, Chris Hanson and Murray Jackson.

In Mens Division 2 (16 and over) with winner was Raymond Matthews 39 points, Tony Taylor and Bill Gordon 38, Ed Elworthy 37 and Trevor Petersen and Andrew Sim 35 points.  Twos went to Trevor Petersen and Tony Taylor.

On Saturday the Div 3 team were away at Miramar with Josh Hawkins and John Warner halving their 4 ball match and winning their singles matches with Nick Morison and Brent McKinlay also winning their singles matches.

Div 11 were at home playing Te Marua in a very closely fought game.  Shayne Hammond and Tora won their 4 ball match and Steve Croft, Darren Bevan and Peter and Jackson Gray halved their 4 balls.  In the singles Shayne Cater, Darren Bevan, Shayne Hammond, Tora Boyne and Jackson Gray all had wins and Malcolm Bridge and Peter Gray halved their matches.

This puts Div 3 third in their division and Div 11 are leading by 10.5 points.

On Sunday it was the Dick Bennett Memorial 4BBB Stableford with 36 pairs competing.  The winning combination were George Kirk & Martin Napier with 47 points from Trevor Petersen & Brent McKinlay 46, Mark Remfrey & Jason Burt 45, Seamus O’Sullivan & Marie Scrimshaw 45, Ailsa & Nigel Malneek 45, Ali Tipler & Marilyn MacKenzie 44, Stu Taplin & Bevan Sweeney 44, Rosie Collins & Sandra Petersen 42, Pete Price & Jane Fanselow-Price 42, Pete Griffiths & Rob Lopez 42, Greg & Sue Dalton 41 and Steven Croft & Ed Brown 41 points.  Twos went to Ant North, Pip Smith, George Kirk, Greg Dalton and Seamus O’Sullivan.  Nearest the pin on #8 Pip Kirk, longest drive ladies Pip Kirk and longest drive men Thomas Kainuku.  Thanks to everyone who played I hope you had an enjoyable day.

Yesterday the girls were out playing interclub:  9 holers were at Manor Park playing Pararaumu where Debbie Coom came away with a half.  The Silver pennants girls were at Miramar playing Otaki where Anna Possenniskie and I halved our 4 ball match, Sherry Weatherstone and Jenny Wilkie won their 4 ball and Jenny also won her singles match.  The Bronze pennants team was at Otaki playing Otaki – Marilyn MacKenzie, Nicola Warren and Felicity Warren all won their matches and Marie Scrimshaw halved her match.

That’s it for this week – have a good one.