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Martinborough Golf Report 

February 11, 2019 February 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Report 

Happy new year to you all – hopefully everyone is enjoying/surviving this heatwave…sorry farmers….hooray for the grape growers, hopefully it will be a good vintage!!

The course is looking supreme and is playing better than ever.  Those of us lucky enough to play in this year’s Spark Pro-Am tournament were exceptionally grateful to the hard work of an army of volunteers that had a major clean up on their hands after the gale force winds that ripped through on the Wednesday.  I understand that the chainsaws and leaf blowers were in action by sunrise!  The day was a huge success and most enjoyable, with a fine banquet of food served after prizegiving!  The winning professionals Mark Purser, Luke Kwon and Ryan Chisnall tied on 65.

Men’s interclub is underway– Division 5 won 10-5 against Titahi Bay away and Division 11 won 9.5 to 5.5 against Boulcotts Farm – keep up the good work guys! … Continue Reading

Kuranui Girl’s Football’s great season

December 19, 2018 December 2019, Sports Comments Off on Kuranui Girl’s Football’s great season

The Kuranui Girl’s First Eleven football team has enjoyed a very successful season winning their competition for the second year in a row and also completing the season undefeated. The team was also named as the Kuranui Team of the Year at the College’s Awards Evening . 

A highlight was competing at the New Zealand Secondary Schools football competition for the Grant Jarvis Trophy which was held held over four days at Whanganui.  This competition attracts the best teams from colleges all over New Zealand with a total of twenty four teams taking part. Kuranui reached the semi finals to come in fourth place.  Given that Kuranui team is from a small college compared with most of the other competing teams this was a very meritorious placing.

Coach Chris James commented that in his considerable coaching experience he had never come across a friendlier or more dedicated group. 

The team is really grateful to have such an experienced coach as Chris whose training expertise was certainly a factor in their success.  Also a big thanks to their manager Wendy Turton  who looked after the organisational side of things to ensure that everything ran smoothly.

Gym News

December 19, 2018 December 2019, Sports Comments Off on Gym News

Thank you to all those that helped at the working bee! Amazing effort from everyone and the gym is looking

nice and fresh for Summer!

Our summer sessions are in full swing and numbers are growing rapidly!

Saturday Mornings Mish is running her ‘Moving with Mish’ class which attracts great numbers so if you are

around on a Saturdya pop down to join in!

Damon is continuing to offer his 6 week challenege to current and new members, he also has a weekly

bootcamp running which has a few spots left on a Tuesday night! If any local families or businesses

are wanting to start their own boot camp with him pop down and have a chat! … Continue Reading

Martinborough Golf Report 

December 19, 2018 December 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Report 

As we move out of spring into summer, we can only hope that we might get more use of our umbrellas as shade from the sun rather than the incessant rain we’ve endured over the past couple of weeks.  

Tournaments: A few weeks ago we hosted the “Baahaahaa Trophy” with Eketahuna.  Men’s: 1st Steven Croft, 2nd Trevor Petersen & Michael Wyeth (Eke.).  Ladies – 1st Jane Terpstra, 2nd Karen Stephens, 3rd Mariana McDermott.  Martinborough beat Eketahuna (by the skin of their teeth!).  Seventeen couples entered the 36 hole mixed foursomes; Gross:- 1st Nuki Gordon & Sereana Phillips, 2nd Mr & Mrs DRIP.  Nett:- 1st Mr & Mrs Gumboot (who also won the Sunday stableford challenge with a brilliant 48 points AND put the winnings on the bar – Cheers guys!) 2nd Rick Hargreaves & Elaine Howe. Stableford:- 1st Ro & Lyle Griffiths, 2nd Mr & Mrs RD2. Thanks to sponsors Pain & Kershaw.  On 25th November, Martinborough hosted Royal Wellington at the home to contest the Bidwill Cup.   This golf match between Martinborough and Royal Wellington has been played every year for about 60 years.  Last year we played at Heretaunga and lost the cup pretty decisively.  This year on our home course we managed to win (by a narrow margin – but who’s counting?!). … Continue Reading

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The mighty green and black

Its been a long time coming, 28 years in fact but Martinborough are proud holders of the Tui Cup!!  Our Premier team won against Gladstone in a close entertaining game 36-32.  It felt like the whole town was at the game and the support was heard and noticed by the …

Martinborough Golf Round-Up

As we pass into our final month of Winter with Spring creeping ever closer, it’s always uplifting to see lambs in the paddocks – especially when they’re appreciating a beautiful day of sunshine of which we have been lucky to enjoy several in July. By in large the golf hasn’t …

Martinborough Ladies’ Hockey Club

The Martinborough Ladies Hockey Club are having a successful season in the Women’s 2 grade this year. Having retained most of last years’ players and gaining a few new younger ones, the team has managed to win more games this season. Team morale is high with playoffs upon us, with …

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