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With October under our belt and summer-like temperatures tempting us out onto the golf course it’s well and truly time to dust off your trundler and enjoy/endure following a little white ball on a mystery journey!

At the beginning of October, the men’s 36 and 54-hole tournament was played; Saturday was a wash-out, but Sunday was a cracker of a day. 54-hole best gross: 1st Owen Lloyd, 2nd Troy Shaw, 3rd Cameron Elers. 36-hole best gross: 1st Thomas Spearman-Burn, 2nd Peter Spearman-Burn, 3rd Josh Kahui. Best Nett: 1st Dean Schaef, 2nd Mike Charteris, 3rd Robert Kahui.  Numerous nearest the pins and twos – thanks to sponsors Trust House for making the event a huge success.

The 9-holers have had a busy month; club champs results: A Div: Jaquee Reid; runner up Debbie Coom.  B Div: Tingay Davidson, runner Up, Mary Herrick. A Plate: Sue Dalton runner Up; Sandy Burgess. They also held their 9 Hole Open Day at the end of the month and had a field of 68 from 9 Clubs attending. The weather was kind and made for pleasant playing conditions, sadly none of the Martinborough contingent made the podium, however massive congratulations to Pat Wood who was national winner of the Sue Bunt Salver – Home Links Competition for this year.

Grumpies have been rained off and have had an away day out at Ngawi, but when they did get a game in winners have included Nick Allen and Rob McCreary.

The ladies have also been plagued by rain affected days but winners have been, Honor Clark and Carol Parkinson.

Thursday club has enjoyed some big numbers in October so groups have been sent off from all corners of the course, whinging has been minimal! Winners have been Doug Clark, Ed Elworthy, Sandy Bidwill, Stu Taplin, Pete Price, Malcolm Wood, Paul McKenzie, Craig Andrews and Alison Sim.  Randal Warner and Rick Hargreaves have both had holes-in-one, cheers for the beer’s guys!

Weekend winners have included Bevan Sweeny, Doug Clark, Pete Griffiths and Rob Lopez.  The annual Baarrbraa Tournament against Eketahuna was played at Eke with a busload of very merry Martinborough contingents thoroughly enjoying the day out despite the home team prevailing.

Men’s clubs champs are getting to the final stages – good luck to all those still in the hunt.  

The course is looking fantastic; coring was completed at the beginning of the month – huge thanks to the (same old) volunteers who assisted the greens staff with this essential task.  Coming up – Murray Halberg Day 16th November and 36 hole mixed foursomes 7th-8th December (yet another chance to put your significant…or not so significant other into new and exciting parts around the course!).

Have a great November, look after you and yours and good golfing everyone!

Reporter: Mrs. DRIP

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