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March 15, 2017 March 2017, Regular Features, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

It was close but Rookie Justin Morris wasn’t too fazed with not breaking or equalling the course record held by Lance Phelps after securing his first win as a Professional at the the 2017 Invitational Spark Pro Am at Martinborough recently. The field of 43 PGA professionals were highly complimentary of the course and the progress in upgrading our greens though a number did stumbled with our Par 3’s with very few managing to birdie them.

Morris, teeing off first thing took full advantage of the calm conditions scoring 10 birdies, paring  the 4 Par 3’s, the only blip came on his last hole when he bogeyed the 18th. to record his Gross 63. This score was three shots clear of the three way tie in second place to Wesley Jeon who eagled Numbers 1 and 2, though bogeyed the par 3’s 12 and 16. … Continue Reading

WBS Martinborough FC News

March 15, 2017 March 2017, Sports Comments Off on WBS Martinborough FC News

After recently taking over the Junior Soccer side of things, myself and a team of willing parents have recently started up a Development/skills training session for all the local children who are interested in Football/Soccer. These are held every Saturday morning at the Coronation Park grounds in New York Street from 9.30am until 11am (weather permitting). There is no charge for attending as the parents involved are doing this purely to develop our children and because we enjoy the game too. The feedback so far from kids who attend and their parents has been a fantastic thumbs up and this is only the start!

Also, working on from the Juniors, we have been successful in getting approval from Capital Football for a Senior Martinborough side to start this season (April 2017) and a huge thank you to Wairarapa Building Society for their sponsorship to enable us to purchase our initial kit – the team will be known officially as WBS Martinborough FC from here on in. … Continue Reading

Golf club news

February 16, 2017 February 2017, Sports Comments Off on Golf club news

Golf-club-newsThe recent nation wide promotion “She loves Golf Campaign” has provided an unexpected bonus, a number of men  and families also expressed an interest and have joined the Club.
Martinborough was one of the first Clubs to embrace the nine hole membership concept and over recent years with the highly successful Bring a friend day the numbers have steadily increased to the current membership number of 57. (40 Women and 17 Men).   … Continue Reading

Over The Hill Tournament 2017

February 16, 2017 February 2017, Sports Comments Off on Over The Hill Tournament 2017

Tennis---over-the-hillMartinborough Lawn Tennis Club hosted the 23nd “ “Over The Hill” tennis tournament over the weekend. The annual lawn tennis tournament, attracts players largely from out of the region to attend the popular country club.
This year had a strong mens draw with current interclub players squaring off against former regional representatives from Wairarapa, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.
The volunteer run committee worked hard to attract players and drew up 30 mens pairs and 12 womens pairs on Saturday and 34 combined pairs for Sunday’s play.
There was an upset in the women’s draw with both top seeds knocked out in the first round relegating them to the plate draw. Leonie Campbell (Lower Hutt/Kapiti Mana Vets) and Judi Williams (Lower Hutt/Kapiti Man Vets) were victorious over sisters Felicity Steel (Vogelmorn Club) and Jo Steel (Elmwood Club, Christchurch) in the Plate Final. The Womens Championship Final was won by Vicky Wutzler (Karori Lawn/Kapiti Mana) and Maree Horne (Upper Hutt), defeating Diana Maunder (Kilbirnie Club) and Michelle McKibbon (Stokes Valley). … Continue Reading