Golf Report 05.10.16

The Saturday men’s field played another round in the Challenge Shield and Chairman’s Trophy with the aim of bettering the best gross round of 65, currently held by Kerry Mountcastle on 13 February, and the best nett round of 60, recorded by Ray Verhaart on 12 March. Unfortunately no one got within a ‘bull’s roar’…

Golf Report 21.09.16

The WCM Legal Hospice Wairarapa Ambrose Tournament was held on the course last Friday and attracted 22 teams on a day when the weather almost cooperated! Hospice Wairarapa provides support and care for those living with any form of terminal illness and helping patients and their friends with free palliative services. The tournament was won…

Golf Report 14.09.16

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…

Golf Report 28.09.16

The last week has been one where the weather has not been very friendly to golfers, but all club competitions have taken place. On Monday the vets held their monthly ambrose competition, Results were- 1st        Graeme Jones, Brian Veitch, Alan Kirkham, Rex Fowler                     32 points 2nd       Carl Christensen, Robin Whitehead, Alex Tulloch, Isobelle Weaver            32…

Golf Report – 07.09.16

Saturday’s Halberg Day, run by the Masterton Eagles, was highly successful with a very large field participating and over $1600 raised for the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation, which supports the sporting aspirations of disabled young people. The overall winners, who get to travel to Paraparaumu Beach for the regional Eagles final, were Nathan Frew (men)…

Golf Report – 31.08.16

This coming Saturday is the annual Masterton Eagles Halberg Day and should be strongly supported by all our members. The Eagles Society is a group of current and past players dedicated to putting something back into golf for all the pleasure they have received from past participation. Each year the Eagles hold a fundraising tournament…

Golf Report – 24.08.16

John Hornabrook was one of Masterton, and NZ’s greatest golfers having won the Masterton senior championship five times, the Wairarapa Open eight times, the NZ Amateur three times (1935, 1936 and 1939) and the NZ Open twice (1937 and 1939) Gene Sarazen saw Hornabrook play in an exhibition match in Palmerston North and tried to…

Golf Report – 17.08.16

Golf followers will be aware that Justin Rose has just won the first Olympic golf gold medal in 112 years when he won in Rio but what you probably don’t know is that someone (hopefully Lydia Ko) will end an even longer drought on the women’s side this week. American Margaret Abbott is the only…

Golf Report – 10.08.16

Over the last week the very cold and wet weather has severely curtailed the club’s golf programme and only the very keen, or perhaps desperate, have ventured out onto the course and the club fields have been severely reduced. However, the annual Australian golf trip has taken place and this year 16 Masterton players enjoyed…

Golf Report – 03.08.16

Weekly Golf Report by John Waddington While Mike Dixon is swanning around in Australia we have had a b it of a mixed week.  The weather forecasts seem to prophesy rain most days, but generally the days have been good for golf.  The scores are pretty normal for this time of year when the ground…