Friday Flash 26 October 2018

Topic: Friday Flash

Some welcome rain overnight, despite it putting paid to this week's Twilight.

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow is the final of the women’s club championships – best of luck to both finalists.

No other events have been programmed, so plenty of tee slots are available for social golf and a chance to hone your game in time for next month’s City of Wellington Classic - see details below.

Women’s Midweek Club

9 Hole Midweek Women

Our regular midweek women’s cub reporter is currently away but there was a good turnout on Tuesday enjoying both the golf and the conviviality over lunch back in the club house after play.

Men’s Wednesday Club

Horizontal thick drizzle driven by gusting gale force northerlies greeted 28 Wednesday Club stalwarts but we all survived until the drizzle abated and brief sun warmed and dried our wet weather gear. We welcomed Drew Quigg from Kapiti and Rob Ashby from Mornington as well as our own Ramlal Misra fresh back from Ryder Cup to be bunny for the day! and John Stubbe.

Graham Presland (yet again!!) won with 39 pts, Chris Pearce 2nd with a great back nine for 38pts and Mark Noblett 3rd also on 38 pts. Others to win balls were Derek Fitzgibbon, Rob Ashby, Ian Bates and Fergus Mclean.

NTP was Peter Kennedy (Geoff Lee says he was much closer but 150mm off the green!!)--Peter paid the pig!!

Rob Ashby and Drew Quigg scored twos.

Raffle prizes were won by Keith Atkinson, Rob Ashby and Doug Calhoun ( I think)

Please note the Oteranga Cup (random Par Pairs) will be played on October 31st with the draw at 10-45am and the India Cup on November 7th when hopefully there will be a curry and prizes.

Team Yip Twilight Golf

As everyone well knows from their lifetime experience of playing Dungeons & Dragons, the prime aphorism is “never split the party”. Unfortunately, that very event occurred last night in Golfland. While the bulk of the party attempted to breach the KGC labyrinth, the major mages had been decoyed to One Fat Tavern. Richard Reith the Half-elf Paladin and his Golf-friend Graeme the Tiefling Wizard were making merry while the fighters, rogues and barbarians were repulsed by a Level 5 Storm spell at the entrance to the KGC labyrinth. When asked what had gone wrong with their attempts to acquire the Treasure of Twi-Light, Tim the Tiefling Barbarian was heard to mutter rather darkly about unreliable magic-users. However, after being forcibly ejected on to the Karori high-street a little the worse for wear, both Richard and Graeme indicated that they would be back next week to lead the party on to the next stage of the adventure.

City Of Wellington Tournament Saturday 10th November

Only 2 weeks to go now until our major event of the year. A flyer is attached to this email, and is also on the notice board in the downstairs foyer along with a start sheet for entries. Once again we are pleased to have Prodrive as our principal sponsor for the event, enabling us to offer one of the best prize pools of the major tournaments around the district. It is open to all members with an NZ Golf handicap, irrespective of their membership category, and with significant prizes up for grabs for most stablefords and best net scores, everyone is in with a chance for the spoils, if perhaps not for the main trophy which is awarded to the lowest gross scorer. Entries will close on Wednesday 8th November to enable the draw to be done on Thursday and posted onto our website on Friday. Enter by adding your name to the start sheet on the notice board, or ring/email the club.

Annual General Meeting Saturday 1 December 2018

Also attached to this email is the official notice of our AGM scheduled for 1st December. This will be our 50th AGM so lets make it a good one with a full club house. Please note that notices of motion need to be submitted by Friday 16 November and nominations for Officers for the 2019 Committee by 23 November. Two members of the 2019 Committee resigned during the year and Carl has advised that he wont stand again as men’s Club Captain. President Jono Wake has also indicated a preference to stand down but is willing to continue for one more year, to help see through the land subdivision proposal, but has requested that someone stand as Vice President with a view to taking over the presidency either during or at the end of next year. Nomination forms are available from the shop, or can be printed from the attachment.

A Couple of Good Scores Worth Writing Home About

With courses drying out and as a result offering a bit more roll, we are starting to see some good scores emerging. Two that are worthy of special mention are a couple of personal bests. The first was an 82 by Mike Cox playing Thursday last week at Waikanae in a Wellington Veterans tournament, earning him 44 stableford points and first prize in the top division of the event. The second was even better, being an 80 scored by Phil Pigou playing a Shootout round on our course last Saturday, for a net 56 and 50 stableford points! This has put Phil in the draw to win one of the lawn mowers currently being put up each week by Toro for the best stableford score across the country – best of luck Phil.

New Rules

Several members have commented on how informative the video was that was linked to last week’s Friday Flash, summarising the rule changes that take effect from 1 Jan 2019. In case you missed it, here is the link again. Also, if interested, ask for a free copy of the full set of 2019 rules at the club house shop.

2019 Rule Changes

Upstairs Card Printer

We have ordered a new card printer for upstairs – not cheap as the specifications to be able to print cards is quite high, and above the specs of a standard home printer. Hopefully it will arrive soon.

Donation Receipts

Everyone who donated towards the recent capital appeal should have by now received an official receipt in the mail. If you haven’t received one, please let the club know and we will reproduce one for you.

Ram’s Back

Last Sunday the Gaskie group welcomed back Ramlal Misra, fresh from his overseas trip which included acting as a marshal at last month’s Ryder Cup in France. Here he is with the group, 4th from right decked out in his Ryder Cup gear, and with Club President Jono Wake holding the official Ryder Cup souvenir flag which Ram has gifted to the club. And no wonder none of us managed to spot him at the event, as he was on duty at the very top of the first tee stand. The second photo is of him on the stand with his fellow first tee marshals, first on right, middle row.



Peter Van Drimmelen

Peter is the father of our former junior members Chris and David van Drimmelen and will be at the clubhouse around 3pm next Wednesday with copies for sale of his book “Driving for Music, the orchestral memoirs of a bus driving violinist”. For a synopsis of his life story see page 4 of this week’s Independent Herald.

And while you have got the IH open, check out our ad on the centre page spread of the Melbourne Cup feature. If either horse 13 or 24 wins the race we win a half page advert, and a quarter page for 2nd or 3rd.

Sponsor Speak

Sponsor of Hole 8 on our course is the Karori Medical Centre, handily situated at 11 Parkvale Road, Ph 920-4562. With summer on its way, have you thought about getting a mole map done. Don’t forget to start applying sun block before you go out to play.


Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee