Weekly golf notes

The Gaswicks team of, from left, James Gilmour, Scott Wright, Kaye Dickson and Sue Greensheet head for the 10th tee ...
Scott Hammond

The Gaswicks team of, from left, James Gilmour, Scott Wright, Kaye Dickson and Sue Greensheet head for the 10th tee during the Hospice Marlborough golf tournament at the Marlborough Golf Club on Friday.


The Blenheim Police team were in arresting form to take out the major title in the Hospice Marlborough golf tournament on Friday, September 8.

The Marlborough Golf Club hosted the annual event, 140 golfers taking part in difficult conditions. 

The BMB team, comprising Andy Young, Simon Feltham, Mike Irving and Doug Nuku scored 116 stableford points. Only seven points separated the top eight teams, with second-placed Good Time Golfers (Emily Stenhouse, Duncan Hille, Andrea Corbett and Greg Thomas) finishing second, a point adrift. Hack Attack (Peter Marfell, Tina Marfell, Kay Eggers and Ken Eggers) were third on 113. 

Stenhouse, from the Marlborough club, played under her handicap to become the top-scoring woman with 38 stablefords. Ala Ward, from Awatere, was second on 36 with Kelly Pitts, also from the Awatere club, third on 35. The highest-scoring male was Brian Burgess, from the home club, who scored 38 points. Alan Yemm and Hans Blohm, both from Marlborough, ending up second and third respectively on 37. 

The event raised over $7000 for Hospice Marlborough, bringing the total raised by the nine Craigs Investment Partners tournaments over the last decade to $57,000.  

Other results: 

Longest drive: men - Duncan Hille, women - Kelly Pitts. Longest putt - Ann Rutledge. Nearest the pin: women - Janet Leith, men - Alan Shutkowski, all-in - Hamish Morrow. Straightest drive: John Cuddon. 


Saturday, September 9

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A good field and a course in top condition greeted the Eagles annual visit.

Womens eclectic: 1st Mary Anne Reinke 32, followed by Gayle Marfell 35 then Pam Farrell and Ala Ward both 35.5; Men Medal Agg: 1st Barry Drummond nett 66, Owen Farrell 68, Brett Solly 69 and Roger Caughley also 69.

This Saturday, September 16 the Awatere Course will be closed to the public for its Club Champs.

The draw for the day is as follows 6 Holes: 9.10am Womens Bronze 1: Mary Anne Reinke v Wendy Avery; 9.15am Mens Junior: Tony Jordan v Roger Caughley; 9.20am Mens Intermediate: Barry Drummond v Lance McFadyen; 9.25am Womens Silver: Sue Murray v Ala Ward; 9.30am Mens Senior: Lyell Marfell v Duncan Marfell. 18 Holes: 11.25am Womens Bronze 2: Polly Marfell v Pam Farrell; 11.30am Mens Junior A: Ross Kennington v Greg Jowers; 11.35am Junior Plate: Geoff Marfell v Warren Westenra; 11.40am Mens Intermediate Plate: Owen Farrell v TBA; 11.45am Mens Senior Plate: Tony Lloyd v John Billingsley.

Lunch and afternoon tea will be available to purchase on the day. Good luck to all players involved.


Draw for club champs

Saturday, September 16

8.30am, Junior A Men: Ross Agnew v Patrick Norton. 8.40am, Intermediate A Men: Brent Baker v Brian Yarrall. 8.50am, Senior Women: Judith Batty v Jane Ingram. 9am, Senior Men: Graeme Daines v Hamish MacNeill. 11am, Junior B Men: Dan Crawford v Another. 11.10am, Intermediate B Men: Desz Campbell v James Brunel. 11.20am, Junior Plate: Neil Blackford v Jim Findlay. 11.30am, Intermediate Plate Clive Drummond v Oti Tanerau. 11.40am Senior Plate Gary Hildyard v Murray Belk. 11.50am Richard Best Trophy Emma Gardiner v Luke Yarrall. 12.00 pm Junior Women: Joan Watson v Colleen McLeod. 12.10pm, Junior Men: Ross Agnew v Patrick Norton. 12.20pm, Intermediate Women: Denise Hodson v Sue Duckworth. 12.30pm, Intermediate A Men: Brent Baker v Brian Yarrall. 12.40pm, Senior Women: Judith Batty v Jane Ingram. 12.50pm: Graeme Daines v Hamish MacNeill.

Wednesday, September 6

Women's Stableford: 0-29: Sa-nga Grupp 34 on c/b Judith Batty 34. 30+: Colleen McLeod 27. Margaret Hamilton, Dawn Walker 26. 9 Holes: Barbara Hayward 9.

Saturday, September 9

Men's Stableford: Kevin Mills 40. Gary Hildyard, Brian Yarrall, Doug Shaw 39. Ross Agnew, Jim Findlay 38. Oti Tanerau, Ray Herd 37. N Martin, Mike McConnell 36. Women's Stableford: Sa-nga Grupp 32 on c/b Bernice Arnold 32. Fairweather prize 6/15: Trent Davies. Geoffrey T Sowman prize 9/18: Sa-nga Grupp.

Monday, September 11

Men's 9 Hole Stableford: Levi Mano 19. Hay Montgomery 18. Doug Shaw, Bob Tapp 17. Women's: Shirley Godsiff 15. Lyn Naysmith, Margaret Hamilton 13. Dawn Walker 12.                       Coming Events

Thursday, September 14, Men's Stableford. Friday, September 15, course closed. Saturday, September 16, Club Champs Final, course closed to all other play. Monday, September 18, 9 hole Stableford open, all welcome. Wednesday, September 20, Women's 18 Hole Open Tournament, 10am start.


Tuesday September 5, Women's 9 Hole 4BBB: Neryl Savage + Vivienne Boyle 35, Jenny Speight + Kaye Hadfield 57.

Wednesday, September 6 Women's Stableford: Div.1: Jane Anderson-Bay 30, Jeannine Paul 30, June Maslin 30; Div.2: Pru Jensen 36, Marion Tripe 32, Elaine Porter 29, Heather Stenhouse 29, Louise Pearce 28, Mary Ann Jacobson 27, Janet Leith 27.

Thursday, September 7 Men's Stableford: Jon Nicol 43, Hans Blohm 38, Jock Glennie 34, Ken Steel 32, Ross Inder 32, Chris Henry 31, Kevin Hawkins 31, Paul Eden 30, Richard Anderson 30, Robin Whiting 29, Keith Maslin 29, Rex Scoble 29.

Saturday, September 9 Men's Stableford: Senior: James Tyson 32, Andrew Hickey 26; Intermediate: Mike MacLeod 38, Stephen Harvey 36, Paul Silke 36, Francis Hassan 35, Allan Parker 33, Mark Watson 32; Junior: Richard McLean 39, Hans Blohm 37, Brian Burgess 37, Colin Marsden 36, Paul Eden 36, Kevin Hawkins 35, Jock Glennie 35, Ross Young 32, Dave Knappstein 32, John O'Brien 31, Jon Nicol 31, Glenn Kirkwood 31, Gerry Rooney 31, Mike Ponder 31.

Coming Events:

Saturday, September 16 Women Christine Summerton Memorial Shootout Stableford; Men Stableford.

Sunday, September 17 Women's Club Champs Finals 8am start; Men's Club Champs Finals 8am start.


Tuesday, September 5

Women's Nett: Overall winner Bev Robb, net 71. 0-22.3: Maria McConway 76; Mary Butler 77; Dido Harper 79 c/b; Helen McIsaac 79. 22.3 – 27.3: Joan Gabara 74; Jenny Hart 76; Barbara Speedy 80. 27.4+: Cushla Brosnahan 74; Beth Arnold-Johnson 79; Margaret Frisken 80.

Thursday, September 7

Stableford: Damian Pollard 38; Mike McGuire 37; Alan Butland 36; Ian Johnson 35; Aaron Wilson 35; Trevor Gullery 35.

Friday, September 8

9 Hole Stableford: Men: Les Johnson 19; David Baird 13; Barry Mills 13. Women: Joyce Allen 15; Barbie Wilson 13; Lyn Pawson  13.

Saturday, September 9

Stableford: Trevor Gullery 38; Mike McGuire 38; Jock Mannington 36; Damian Pollard 35; Ali Baxter 34; Ian Johnson 33; Aaron Wilson 33.


Wednesday, September 6

Men's Gross: Luke Ryder 75, Blair Bavin 77, Tony Nichol 79, Clarry Neame 83, Murray Ingram 85, Nick Thomson 85, Greg Thomas 87, Gordon Lang 87, Owen Gibbs 87, Terry Lane 88, Bruce Curgenven 88, Alan Shutkowski 89, Dave Mahony 90, Graham McCarthy 91, Mike McConnell 92, Dave Holdaway 94, Ray Morris 94, Brian Baxter 94.

Thursday, September 7

Ladies LGU, Cyril Foote: 0-18.4: Helen Neame 76, Dale McCrindle 76, Tracy Bary 77, Margaret Tapp 85. 18.5-25.9: Maryann Best 74, Annie Hubert 75, Di McCarthy 78, Anne Newman 79, Margaret McLeod 79, Tristine Cooke 81, Susan Gossiff 83.

Saturday, September 9

Ladies' Stableford: 21-28: Aroha Minhinnick 43, Susan Godsiff 36, Anne Newman 35, Paula Bavin 33, Annie Hubert 33, 29-54: Margaret York 26.

Men's Stableford: Gary Barnett 41, Nick Thomson 41, Terry Allen 39, Ben Godsiff 39, Rod Hill 39, john Jones 39, Terry Lane 38, Dennis Wye 37, Terry Grant 37, Ian Hale 37, Allan Ryder 36.

Sunday, September 10

Ladies' Stableford: Helen Neame 37, Pat Olliver 31.

Men's Gross: Greg Thomas 80, Murray Ingram 80, Clarry Neame 85, Nick Thomson 89, Ray Morris 90, Owen Gibbs 91, Tery Lane 96.

Coming Events: Sunday's now 12 noon start. Saturday, September 16, Club Finals, course closed.


The senior and masters rep teams to play the annual triangular against Nelson and Buller-Westland at the Greenacres Golf Club on September 23-24 has been named.

Teams, in playing order.

Senior: Dale Rutledge, Brook Hale, Blair Bavin, Mark Le Compte, Luke Ryder, Duncan Marfell, Kris Callanan, Michael Daines.

Masters: Lyell Marfell, Hamish McNeill, Tony Nichol, Trenton Davies.


Results from the Lucas Salver and May Rowling Plate competitions held at Marlborough Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday September 9-10.

The Lucas Salver was won by the Eastern/Western Region which consisted of  Marlborough region players Emily Stenhouse, Andrea Corbett, Tracy Bary, Sue Murray, June Maslin and Jo Rainbird.

The May Rowling Plate was won by the Northern/Central Region.


Tuesday, September 5

Winning team, Marlborough No 1: Malcolm Aitken, Hans Blohm, Nevil Paterson, Alister Boyle.

Individual winners: Malcolm Aitken 41, Hans Blohm 37, Tony Armstrong 37, Blue Arthur 37, Keith Maslin 37, Colin Marsden 37.

Next venue: Picton, Monday, September 18.


Saturday, September 9 Stableford 7: 1st Grant Hagen 38, 2nd David Price & Graeme Glackin 37, 3rd Buck Miller 36, 4th Drew Ellis 35, 5th Dianne Marsh, Rex McGarry & Yvonne Wallace 34.

Pins: Mens David Price 3; Ladies Maureen McKenzie 2.

Coming Events:

Saturday, September 16 Club Captains Choice.

 - Stuff

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