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Golf-Clb-news-photoThe wet weather has been a godsend even though there has been a lapse in actually playing the game. The greens have benefited the most by far and the recovery process is ahead of schedule. The bonus too that no one has had to lose sleep over the water allocation consent.
There is a bit of activity going on behind the 1st Tee to the side of the practise nets. A practise green is taking shape complete with a green side bunker. 
We are blessed with a number of members who are keen to roll up their sleeves and do stuff around the course; most do not have the slightest bit of interest in being on a committee. We very much value and appreciate all you do for the Club.

Two projects need to be acknowledged this month, Firstly, the development of a very effective soil screener using our existing vibra-mole & some kiwi ingenuity, saving the club significant funds.
Secondly, the creation of a drainage sump  beside the  Club Captains & Presidents carparks. A very big thank you to all involved.
The Easter Monday Mow down Ambrose tournament was a great success and well supported by the members and friends of Martinborough golf. 
Seventeen teams enjoyed their day, though we understand that one ex pat Englishman lost not only one but two club heads off two shafts on two consecutive holes. And it didn’t come about by bad temper!
The new to us rough mower was purchased from RWGC and also included a bit of kit on very generous terms. Thanks too to all of you who supported the rescheduled St Johns Charity Tournament held recently, around $8,000.00 was raised.
Its now down to the business end of the Mens Interclub Competition and with the timely return of Captain Bill, he and his team mates crushed their nearest competitors in the Linnell Cup  recently at home against Judgeford winning 13/2. The team is currently perched on the Top of the Leaderboard with two rounds remaining, away to Judgeford and away to Trentham.
Unfortunately the Women  have not had the same success as our Men and both Pennant teams are languishing at the bottom of the table. We do have the bonus though of playing on some really interesting courses in the Wellington Region, some with numerous bunkers, others that offer stunning views of dunes and quite a number whose greens  require a University degree in Trigonometry.

The nine hole inter club team have in the past 6 weeks played at Karori, Otaki, Shandon and Manor Park with mixed success. 

The Weekly Wednesday Womens and nine hole group Comps have been disrupted with the weather and so a number of national Comps have been rescheduled. 
The course is currently looking fabulous  and the sun shone all day for the Womens 36 hole stroke play champs. Fourteen competitors took part, the company was good and most improved on their mornings round. 
1st Gross Kris Chamberlain, Runner Up Sandra Petersen.
Best Nett Marianna Mc Dermott 154 , 2nd Jenny Boyne 155.

Off the fairways, Womens Captain Kris Chamberlain and our past president George Kirk are now officially be able to tick the box as a New Zealander. They were presented their NZ Citizenship in front of a number of family and friends by the Mayor Mrs Napier at the South Wairarapa District Council Chambers  a couple of weeks ago. They also received from the District a lovely chopping board made from swamp totara and a book on our region. 

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