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December 19, 2017 December 2017, Sports Comments Off on Golf news

Winning smiles from left Karen Shaw, Carol Parkinson and Pip Kirk. 2017 Winners of Wellington Womens Team Champion of Champions. Photo: sourced from Wellington Golf Inc.

November came and went pretty much without rain, finally the Course has dried out and that little dimpled ball is back running down the fairway, bringing a cheer to many who thought that the rain might never stop.

The highlight of the month was the Women winning the Teams Stableford Competition and the Silverware at the Wellington Womens Golf Champion of Champions held at home. Congratulations to Carol Parkinson joint winner of the Bronze Championships and to her team mates Karen Shaw and Pip Kirk for their valuable input into playing well and amassing  stableford points to win the impressive trophy for 2017.Its been a long drinks break, the last winning trio Sherry Weatherstone, Diana Donald and Sue Wright won at Carterton back at the beginning of this century. 

Unfortunately the Men had no chance of winning theirs at Masterton as the team was short of a player in the Intermediates.

The Nine hole Group  have been busy with recruiting players and their bring a friend day has three new to golf players keen and their Open day was a huge success. Co- Captains Jaquee Reid and Billie Holmes were stoked to have  eighty five in the field after three pulled out at the last minute. 
Thirteen Clubs were represented: Masterton, Carterton, Manor Park, Marton, Otaki, Paraparaumu Beach, Pauatahanui, Manawatu, Feilding,  Waikanae, Shandon and Kapiti and a number of our own gals from Martinborough. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Netball Club

December 19, 2017 December 2017, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Netball Club

Indeed while this year is almost over and this article slightly late, just to let you know what the season has been like for the Martinborough Netball Club.

The Netball Premier Team moved up a grade this netball season from previous years having played in the Premier 2 grade. We only had one team enter into the Netball Wairarapa Competition 2017 playing in the Premier Reserve Grade. New players, new team, new combinations and new uniforms.

It had been and up and down season for the Netball Team this year playing in the earlier rounds of the Premier Reserve Grade but some great skills on display on court, but always room for improvement in any sporting code. Mix of wins and games lost through the rounds, but the team soldiered on. At the business end of the competition the team made the finals again this year for the fourth time in a row (having won 3 in Premier 2 grade) although not the results we wanted this year, but a great way to finish the season making finals and hopefully we can go further next year. … Continue Reading

Walking is a man’s best medicine. (Hippocrates)

December 19, 2017 December 2017, Sports Comments Off on Walking is a man’s best medicine. (Hippocrates)

SOUTH WAIRARAPA TRAMPING CLUB
While crossing a busy intersection in Christchurch last week I spotted a banner sporting the message: WALK2freeTHE.MIND. This surely captures in a catch-phrase a credible philosophy.

Throughout the decades numerous walking quotes have been recorded, many of which portray the physical and mental benefits of a brisk or recreational walk in a pleasant environment. Here are some examples:
Walking is a man’s best medicine. [Hippocrates]
Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise. [Carrie Latet]
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. [G M Trevelyan]
A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. [Paul Dudley White]
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. [Jacqueline Schiff]
If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs. [Bruce Barton]
SO… bin your excuses and start walking this week to reap the benefits of pleasure and the sense of good health and wellbeing that is associated directly with walking. Find someone to walk with or enquire about linking up with a local walking group. Better still, tap into your local South Wairarapa Tramping Club. … Continue Reading

MARTINBOROUH RUGBY CLUB

September 13, 2017 September 2017, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUH RUGBY CLUB

The season is over for the Premier and Senior Reserve teams, and what a season it was! Our Premier team made it to the Tui Cup Final, our first final in 24 year years…the last time we won was 26 years ago! Unfortunately it was not to be the fairy tale ending we would have liked, losing 12-25 to Gladstone, however we are extremely proud of our team and look forward to bringing the trophy back to Martinborough in 2018! … Continue Reading