Golf Report 11.11.15

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The biggest gallery for some years watched the conclusion of the 2015 club match play championships on Sunday with over 50 surrounding the 18th green as the senior men’s final reached its 36th hole. Earlier in the day Sam Forrester and Kerry Mountcastle had been…

Golf Report 04.11.15

The weekend at Masterton was dominated by the 49th Sir Bob Charles Tournament and Classic which now involves both left and right handed men and women and this year, for the first time, played over 18 holes. The tournament itself has changed over the years- after starting out in 1967 as a 72 hole, left…

Golf Report 28.10.15

Quite often the weather on Labour Weekend can be anything but pleasant but, this year, the weather gods smiled on Labour Day for the WBS Tournament and a good field, including visitors from Mahunga, Pahiatua and Riversdale enjoyed fine but windy conditions. The 18 hole stableford results were- Women 1st      Lola Ogg                                            37 2nd     Linda…

Golf Report 21.10.15

On Saturday the men played for the Jameson Cup, which is named after former president and respected club member, Joe Jameson. Six O’clock Joe, as he was affectionately called, was president of the club from 1948- 50 and one of his jobs to make sure the 19th was closed in the days of 6 o’clock…

Golf Report 14.10.15

The women’s club championships got underway this week with the first two rounds played on Tuesday. The draw is seeded and in the Silver division the top seed is Sereana Phillipps, Jenni Johnston is the Bronze A top seed while Marilyn Beetham fills this position in Bronze B. With the top seeds having a bye…

Weekly Golf Report 07.10.15

The final of the men’s Captain’s Trophy, a combined fourball event, was played on Saturday and it proved to be a very tight affair. With Kevin Mackay and Peter Jackson playing Rob Blackett and Jim Kettle there were no shots involved. After 8 holes Mackay and Jackson were 2 down and then proceeded to win…

Weekly Golf Report 30.09.15

It was a case of third time lucky when the club held the PGG Wrightson Women’s Greensome Foursomes last Friday. After being postponed twice previously a good field of 52 women from five clubs, Feilding, Martinborough, Eketahuna, Pahiatua and Masterton, started in bright sunshine but had several showers of rain. Greensome Foursomes is a popular…

Weekly Golf Report 23.09.15

As most New Zealanders begin to get ‘hyped up’ about the Rugby World Cup which began this week, I wondered if any of our current membership had ever played rugby for NZ and came up with two possibilities, Phillip Rutene and Robin Macklin! Now Robin did not actually play for NZ but represented a Lower…

Golf Report 16.09.15

While the Maunsell Trophy may not be quite the oldest competition staged by the Masterton Golf Club the actual trophy must surely be one the oldest offered by any golf club in New Zealand. The award itself is an old fashioned type of three wood, known as a Baffy which was donated to the club…

Weekly Golf Report 09.09.15

This year the Moore Stephens Markham men’s and women’s shootouts are being played under the same qualifying rules, although the finals will be played on slightly different days. To qualify for the shootout finals in early December both men and women must enter at least seven rounds on designated days and their top five scores…