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Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, 2nd Troy Shaw, 3rd Paul Hartley, Best Nett Nick Morison, 2nd Richard Mills, 3rd Jason Shaw.  Winners of the 36 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Peter Spearman-Burn, 2nd Thomas Spearman-Burn, 3rd Malcolm Wood, Best Nett Peter Stevens, 2nd Dayle Scrimshaw, 3rd Terry Blacktop.

The following weekend we hosted the Baarbraa Trophy which is played annually against Eketahuna.  A Stableford round was played and judging by the results it looked as if Martinborough would be taking the Trophy back but unfortunately it was not meant to be as the average scores were Martinborough 33.2381 and Eketahuna 34.5333.  Maybe next year.

The following Sunday we hosted the Eastwood Motor Group Lamb & Chardonnay Ambrose which had been postponed from earlier in the year.  This had a full field of 36 teams all enjoying a barbecue by the 8th green which Eastwood Motor Group put on for the players.  There were some very good scores and the winners were Nuki Gordon, Adam Gordon, Thomas Kainuku and Dean Gray with a nett 56, closely followed by Shane Hartnell, Scott Reid, Craig Colton and Nigel Malneek on 56.25 and 3rd were Debbie Donaldson, Richard Kirton, Sam Edridge and Josh Price with 56.75.  

Last Friday we had the St Johns Ambrose with a field of 33 teams.  Once again there were some very good scores and the winning team of Frazer Mailman, Brian Schaefer, Peter Kenny and David Cameron coming in on nett 56.62. Thanks go to the Martinborough Lions for providing a barbecue for the players and to everyone who donated items for the auction and meat for the prizes.

Grumpies have had a good number turning up to play  and the winners over the last month have been Phil Reid, Peter Schenk and Martin Napier.  Two’s have gone to Bill Jones, Jason Shaw, Shayne Hammond, Bill Jago, Randal Warner, Peter Schenk, Brian Russo, Martin Napier, Pete Price and Andrew Lawler.

The 9 holers have had a busy month hosting the Southey Honda 9 Hole Open and also their own Open.  Martinborough’s Katrina Burgess taking the honours in the Southey Honda.  The 9 Hole Open Day had 69 players in the field from Wellington to Manawatu.  Winners on the day were Mavis Yee from Foxton, Pauline Maclean from Kapiti and the men’s winner was Ray Abbott from Manawatu.  The ladies, with the help of Leonie Stephenson, Ali Holmes and Graham Howie, put on a lovely lunch which was enjoyed by all the players (and staff!).  They also held the final of their Shoot Out with the winner being Jenny Tucker.  The last hole was determined by a chip out between Jenny and Ali Russell.  This is the first time Jenny has won this trophy and is one of Martinborough’s first 9 hole members.

Winners of weekend competitions this month have been Chris Ranish, Dean Schaef and George Kirk.  Two’s have gone to Randal Warner, Alec Dondertman and George Kirk.

Next month we have our Murray Halberg day on the 8th and the weekend of 14th/15th is the 36 Hole Mixed Foursomes and on 22nd November we host the Bidwill/Lechie Cup against Royal Wellington.

Phew, that’s it for this month.

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