It was another very busy weekend with plenty of green fee players out enjoying the course and the weather. I am sure a number of you will be pleased to know that this weekend is looking a lot quieter – however, with the Martinborough Fair on Saturday that might change!!
Entries for the Beef & Burgundy (Sunday 15th May) have come in thick and fast with only a couple of slots available so if you are thinking of playing please get your entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
On Wednesday 18th May the Ladies have their Open Day – 18 hole Gross, Nett & Stableford competition – why not bring a friend and join in the fun. Entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Friday one of our members, Shane Egan, not only had an eagle on the 17th (yes I know a number of you have managed that numerous times) but he also had an albatross on the 11th – first one that I have heard of – but I am sure someone will correct me on that!!! Congratulations Shane.
For those of you interested in the Rules of Golf there is a Level 2 Rules Course being held at Boulcotts Farm on Sunday 12th and Sunday 19th June – details are on the noticeboard. We already have a Rules Official amongst our members – would be great to have a couple more.
Results from last week: Grumpies played an Irish Stableford with Andrew McKenzie the clear winner with 86 points, Peter Warren 79, Malcolm Bridge and Chris Handley 73 and Lachie McLeod 71. Twos went to Chris, Lachie, Allan Eagle and Ritch Wood.
The Ladies played Par MSB with Sandra Petersen winning on +2 on a countback to my office buddy Carol Parkinson and Netia Morison +1. Nearest the pins went to Mariana McDermott #6 and Robyn Blackett #8 – there were no twos.
The 9 holers had a putting competition with the winner Tingay Davidson 15 putts, 2nd equal Jill Murphy and Tania Williamson with 17. Nearest the pins went to Jane Fanselow Price #8 and Debbie Coom #16.
On Thursday the 9 holers played interclub at Waikanae against Shandon with Debbie and Tingay both having good wins.
Thursday Club had a good turnout with 54 out playing. The winner was Ailsa Malneek with 41 points, Vern Anton 40, Rick Hargreaves, Jason Shaw, Rob Coy and Tony Taylor 38 points. Twos went to Ailsa, Jason, Bob Schofield and Malcolm Wood and nearest the pin was Jason.
Competitions at the weekend were Stableford with Guy Walmsley taking the money on Saturday with 35 points from Peter Schenk with 34. They were also the only ones to get twos.
On Sunday the winner on a countback was Terry Fraei with 41 points, Bob Schofield 41, Jason Shaw and Chris Ranish 40 and yours truly 38. Twos went to Chris Ranish who won the birds nest, Bob, Malcolm Wood, Phil Eberlein, Jason and myself.
This weekend is a Shoot Out round on Saturday and on Sunday the Marquis Shield men are playing at Carterton.
That’s it for another week.