Tuesday Tome 28th March 2023

Not too many Grumpies out playing today – maybe the weather forecast has put a few of them off.

Coming up this week:  On Friday we are hosting the St John Wairarapa Charity Golf Tournament so the course will be closed – there are a couple of spots left should you wish to enter a team.

On Saturday  Div 3 are hosting Kapiti and Div 10 are hosting Trentham – good luck to both teams.

A note for your diary:  the course will be closed on Tuesday 11th April and Wednesday 12th April as the greens are being cored.

Results from last week:  There was a good turnout of Grumpies with Pete Price and Greg Dalton leading the way with 38 points, Guy Walmsley 35 and Lachie McLeod 34 points.  Twos went to David Stringer of Greenacres.

On Wednesday the weather deterred the 18 holers with only 5 going out to play.  The 9 holers proved to be a lot more resilient playing Thurlow 4BBB.  The winners on the day were Ali Russell & Lizzy Thomson with 24 points, Debbie Coom & Pat Wood 20 points and Michele Falleni & Tingay Davidson 19 points.

On Thursday there was a good turnout for the Featherborough Tournament.  The winner in the ladies division was Ju Allen with 36 points on a countback from Angela Busby and Lisa Marie Ireland.  Mens Div 1 winner was George Kirk 38 points, Brian Russo 37, Malcolm Bridge & Sam Edridge 36 and Brent McKinlay, Johnson Williams & Doug Clark 35 points.  Mens Div 2 winner, and winner of the Featherborough Trophy was Arthur Warren with 42 points, Al Petrie & Bill Gordon 38 and Neil Lyons and Jason Burt 37 points.  Twos went to Ju Allen, Colin Whibley-Smith, Brent McKinlay, Malcolm Bridge, Shane Mellor, Sam Edridge, Barry Johnson, Jason Burt and Rob Smith.

The weekend competitions were Shoot Out/Medal/Putting with Neil McKirdy the winner on Saturday with nett 72, Marilyn MacKenzie won the putting with 31 putts – there were no twos.  On Sunday the winner was Karen Shaw with nett 69 on a countback from John Warner and Tony Taylor 71.  Karen also won the putting on a countback with 28 putts and she also won the Birds Nest managing to get 2 x twos.  Steve Croft, Bob Tosswill and myself only managed one two each.

On Sunday the Marquis Shield team were away at Eketahuna playing Masterton.  In the 4 ball matches Josh Hawkins & Jason Shaw, Dayle Harwood & George Fenwick and Paul McKenzie & Shane Hartnell all had wins and Tora Boyne & Shayne Hammond halved their match.  In the singles Josh, Jason, George, Malcolm Bridge, Tora and Paul all won their games and Shayne Hammond halved his match.

That’s it for this week.