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Two down and one to go, we are on the home straight with the season of Winter and for the first time in many years the dams and tanks are fill and the water tables have well and truly reached above the ground. you guessed, we’re ready for Spring!

The Course has been under going some serious aeration and top dressing, the upside is the grass will grow, the weeds will be scarce and we should see a marked improvement on the fairways in the next few months. There has been the odd tree come down during the big gales however we have been very fortunate that damage has been mostly superficial.

The Lions tour boosted the coffers, a good number of freedom supporters found their way to the Course and didn’t mind a bit that the greens were being cored the week they arrived and one group were especially grateful to the Wednesday gals who lent them their Clubs, balls etc.

The conditions on the course have been very testing in recent weeks, however the days are getting longer and there is definitely more sunshine hours to play our favourite sport.

The Ambrose tournaments continue to be well supported and the Order of Merit has had a few new players added.

Fridays have not been kind to playing golf as our local Womens Interclub Competitons have had to be rescheduled a number of times and the finals of Riverside Cup at Carterton  will be played when their course dries out.

Captains Trophy and Martin four ball Competitions are ticking along with a few upsets.

There are new dates for the Club Championships this year and the Captains and Committee are busy encouraging all of our members to enter. There are two divisions for the Nine hole group, three in the Womens and four in the Mens Championships. The women and nine hole group start on Wednesday 20th September and their Finals day is Wednesday 11th October. The Men start on Saturday 16th September and finals day for them is Saturday 18th November.

And on a sombre note it is with our sincerest condolences that we acknowledge the passing of two very important past members of our Club recently. Mr Ian Cresswell and Mrs Joanna Wilson .
 Ian until very recently has been a member of Martinborough GC for a number of decades who served on various Committees where he always put in 100 percent toward any project he deemed worthy of his time and to the benefit of the wider community, friends of the Golf Club along with the Tennis Club and Jazz in Martinborough will miss his friendly demeanour dearly.
Joanna was a foundation member of the nine hole group, and the nine Captain for a number of years. She enjoyed life and people, her skills and passion for flower arranging will be missed by the many groups she was involved with.

Cheers Jen

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