It is another beautiful sunny morning here at the golf course with a number of players out enjoying the weather.
From this weekend a couple of changes have been made to the booking system. As a result of the weekends being particularly busy with visitors, the Committee has decided that space should be freed up for the members. On Saturdays tee times are reserved for members between 11.00am and 12.30pm and on Sundays between 10.30am and 12.30pm – you are still able to book online, however, if you wish to bring a visitor or Martinborough is not your home club then you will need to contact the office to book. This will be trialled until the end of June when it will be reviewed.
Sheet is on the noticeboard for entries for the Martin 4BBB – first round is due to be played on 21st May – draw will be done on Thursday 19th.
Can I please remind those of you who like to use the bridge by the 8th green when leaving the 18th to go to the 1st tee to NOT walk between the bunker and the green. Thank you.
On Thursday 26th May Thursday Club are hosting The Doug & Jan Ferguson Farewell Tournament – everyone is welcome to play, entry is $10.
Results from last week: Grumpies played a Stableford with Richard Thompson the clear winner with 44 points, Pete Halstead and Greg Dalton 40 and Malcolm Bridge and Griff Page 38 points. Twos went to Paul Harris and Bob Tosswill.
On Wednesday the 18 holers played HPMC (Stableford) – Ju Allen was the winner with 41 points, Lyle Griffiths 39, Ann Hume 38 and Nicola Warren 37 points. Karen Shaw was the only one to get a two. Nearest the pins went to Karen on #6 and Jo Loe on #8. Ann is leaving us today to go back to the USA and we look forward to seeing her back here in December.
The 9 holers played Thurlow 4BBB – Lizzy Thomson & Jenny Tosswill winning with 24 points, Leonie Wilde 23, Jo Guscott and Tania Williamson 20 and Billie Holmes also 20 points. Nearest the pin on #8 was Ali Russell.
Yesterday the 9 holers hosted the Southey Honda which is a competition between Martinborough and Masterton. The winner was Fran Stewart (Masterton) with a nett 30, 2nd Jane Fanselow-Price 32 on a countback from Sue Williams (Masterton). Longest drives went to Di Herbert and Barbie Wallace and nearest the pins Helen Ordish and Pru Andrew all players from Masterton. Jill Murphy got the only two.
Thursday Club had a good turnout with Chris Handley taking the money with 42 points, Vern Anton 40, Chris Ranish, Ro Griffiths and Andy Morison 38 points. Twos went to Glen Schofer (2), Kane Sim and Marie Scrimshaw. Nearest the pin was Warwick McKee.
Competition on Saturday was Shoot Out/Medal/Putting with Chris Ranish winning on countback from Shayne Cater with nett 70, Warwick McKee 71. Chris got the only two and Guy Walmsley had 25 putts.
Sunday was Stableford – Barry Johnson winning with 43 points, Ray Matthews 40, Malcolm Wood 39 and yours truly 38 points. Twos went to Malcolm Wood and Dayle Scrimshaw.
On Sunday the men played Marquis Shield at Carterton against Eketahuna winning 10.5-7.5.
This weekend Div 3 are playing at home against Karori and we are also hosting a Div 11 play off match – Mahunga vs Trentham. Our Div 11 men are playing their play off match against Te Marua at Trentham. Good luck to both our teams.
Finally for this week if you are entered in the Beef & Burgundy Ambrose can I please remind you that if you have any changes to make to your team that you let me know before 5pm on Saturday 14th and it would be appreciated if your entries are paid before then as well.
That’s it for this week.