Friday Flash 5 October 2018

Topic: Friday Flash

Hopefully everyone has adjusted their body clocks to daylight saving and enjoying the extra hour of daylight after work. Twilight golf has started, on Thursday evenings around 5pm.

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow our women’s Saturday club will be playing for the Kings Cup which doubles as the qualifying round for their club championships. No competition events are programmed for men members tomorrow but we are holding a mini working bee to prepare for the Open Day next weekend. We want to give the club house a tidy up, plus clean and sort all our PnP and hire clubs. If you can spare an hour or so it would be very appreciated, and depending on interest, we will organise an impromptu competition afterwards. Simply turn up about 9am.

On Sunday, it is the finals of the men’s match play championships. The Senior, Intermediate, and Junior A finals will be played over 36 holes, beginning at 8.24am while the Junior Bs will play 18 holes, teeing off at 10.02. The 36 holers will likely be starting their second 18 between 12.30 and 1.15 – we haven’t booked out these tee slots but if you are thinking of playing around that time, please give way to them. Best of luck to all the finalists.

Placing on Own Fairways

As advised last week, we have now reverted back to placing on own fairway. There are still a few boggy patches around the course but remember, if your ball or stance is in casual water, whether on the fairway or off, you are allowed a free drop. Similarly, If your ball is plugged, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty (see Local Rule 3h on the back of our scorecards).

Social Media Platforms

In the lead up to our Open Day next weekend we have been endeavouring to advertise the event via social media platforms. The one we have most control over is of course our own Facebook page which Adrian Porter has taken over responsibility for and is uploading regular updates to it. To help build its profile it would be good if members could go onto the page and “like it” as well as engage with the posts that Adrian uploads. The link to our page is:

Recent Results

Last weekend men members had the opportunity to play for the September Monthly Medal. The winner of the blue division was Trevor Brown with a net score of 74, one better than runner up Carl Beentjes. No entrants in the white division returned a card.

YTD Shootout scores for men have been updated for rounds played in September and can be viewed in the attached spreadsheet. With some players having already completed the minimum 15 rounds to be eligible to qualify for the end of year shootout we have added a column showing the average net score for those players' best 15 rounds. Remember there is a prize for the entrant with the lowest average net qualifying score, plus they get first pick as to what order they tee off in the end of year shootout, so even if you have completed 15 qualifying rounds, it may still be worthwhile entering some further rounds.

Women’s Midweek Club

9 Hole Midweek Women

This week the 9 hole ladies played the finals of their Club Championships and Flight. The respective winners were Connie Lee and Trish Titcombe. Congratulations to these players! Well done.

The remaining players (we had a fantastic turnout) played a stableford round. Kath Robinson won on 18 points on a countback from Marie Russell and Lindsey Pickering.

Men’s Wednesday Club

The day started with brief showers in Karori despite a sunny forecast for the afternoon. This probably resulted in less members playing on the day but the final number was boosted by 10 Ohariu members and one visitor (Jeff Haigh, Titahi Bay). We had 36 in total who enjoyed the sunshine and fairly calm weather.

The winner is Shigeeda Takashi of Ohariu with a score of +1 (Par format) showing the benefit of the practice round he had on our course the previous day. Four tied for second with equal score of 0 -Mike Feely and Mike Gaukrodger of Ohariu along with Tim Allison and Keith Gaskin. Balls were distributed down to -1 for David Burton, Peter Wilcox, Dick Adam, David Ainsworth, Ian Bates and Graham Presland. So, it seems that most of us did not play well even though the fairway and green condition was magnificent. All visitors expressed appreciation for the well maintained golf course. Gratitude was expressed for the jobs well done for the greens and catering staff.

We had two players with Two's: Malcolm Chapman and Mike Feely and Malcolm also won the NTP. No bunny prize was announced since the winner is a visitor.

It shows that the Karori team needs to play better despite our home course advantage and we lost to Ohariu this year. We will have another opportunity to take the trophy back by playing on Ohariu’s golf course sometime in November.

Raffles were won by Don McCrone, Ian Patience and Graham Presland.

I will be away for most of the rest of the year with trips to Japan, Vietnam and South Island, so, the team (Patrick, Ian Bates, Mike Cox and John Markham) will look after you.

See you after Christmas. Victor

Sponsors Tournament Friday 12th October

This is all go for next Friday with most of our sponsors looking like fielding a team. Once final numbers are confirmed we will see how many teams of members we can accommodate. If you are interested in playing please express your interest by emailing the club. There will be an entry fee for members of $10 per person, to help cover the cost of the pre-match bbq, on-course refreshments and prizes.

Open Day Sunday 14th October

This also is all set to go next weekend. We wont know until the day as to how many people will turn up but we expect to need a contingent of club members to help run the day and in particular, help novices get underway on the PnP course and help administer the SNAG activities (eg hitting velcros balls onto targets). If you are available, even if only for part of the day, please let us know.


Although Interclub doesn’t restart until next year, please express your interest now, as we need to be confident that we will be able to field our usual number of teams. Wellington Golf are aiming to confirm the make up of each division and determine their draws in November so we need to confirm our entries prior to then. An expression of interest form for the men’s interclub is on the notice board in the downstairs foyer – please add your name to it if you are interested in playing for the club.

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Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee