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Dear Member

 

Ok, last week we wanted the rain to go away. It hasn’t, and now it’s freezing cold. Sorry about that, we made it worse. Also there are more potential dangers out there, so read what Matt Spraggs has to say on that. Stay safe out there. We also have a an attached message from The President (and no not that one!)

 
Remember grab you digital entertainment book and support the club.
https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/104s149
 
AND 
 
Visit our facebook page for the chance to win the managers monthly giveaway   https://www.facebook.com/karoriGolf/ 
 
 
Each month  I’m giving away some golf gear to one of our Facebook Page fans. 
 
 
Yes.... a dozen Pro V1 or 1X Balls and a ball retriever to fish them out of one of the creeks and we will throw in a KGC Pen and Torch.
 

THE RUNNING OF THE GOATS

 

This post-Covid club celebration over 9 holes Ambrose attracted 11 teams. The rain kept away and so did the goats. 

 

It was a wonderful atmosphere afterwards and there was a presentation from Keith Gaskin (foundation member) to Victor Diem (2020 President), a 50th Golden Jubilee plaque to start our year of celebration. 

 

We had a few women members enter this competition and they had a lovely day - collecting prizes and raffles. We warmly welcomed back a visitor, Sue Curran,  (a member from a few years back, who is keen to get back into golf!).


Competition for the coveted golf club and dunny rolls was fierce, with only .4 of a point covering the first three sides, with Boyd Kenna, Matt Roche, Gary Clarke and Phil Goodwin prevailing. Matt selected the prize Gary had brought for the table (beer!), so they could have cut out the middle man there.



Perry Florance had a frustrating day by getting his name on just about every nearest the pin and the longest drive without winning any, the women forgot there was even a longest drive so no one won, and Peter Howman led his team up the 10th, even though the Ambrose was held over holes 1-9.

The committee would like to extend its thanks to Running of the Goats organisers Tim Richards and Kevin Norquay. A lot of organisation goes into such an event and the time they spent doing the draw and creating such interesting prizes (Tim was the evil mastermind) is very much appreciated. Thanks to Adrian Porter for setting up the digital results, you will notice online registration for competitions will become the norm!

Some of the prizes … long drive winner John Healy assured members he did not refuel or take a wee on the way to his ball, though he may have hugged someone.


BERTRAM CUP

The final was on Sunday, with it coming down to the last hole. Paul Hawkes and Dave Cullen had the match all but sewn up at dormie three. But then, Anthony Bryant won 16 with a par, Adrian Porter took 17 with a birdie. The canny, cunning Cullen combo swooped like hawkes on the last to seal victory.


We took photos of both teams, but the winners over-exposed the pictures with all their light and happiness, and the runners-up came out a bit dark. (Actually there was a technical glitch and that bit was all FAKE NEWS).


MATT’S MESSAGE (GREENKEEPERS) 

Matt Spraggs is encouraging us to take care around 'creek edges' as some of the soaking ground is fragile and he will be working on these areas this week in amongst the rain to mark and/or fix these areas.  If you do notice something that needs to be done or is unsafe please advise us so we can get on top of things before they become an issue.


Take care near the edge of creeks. PLEASE.

 

KEN AND ROSE RIGARLSFORD TROPHY

This is an 18-hole Individual Stableford Competition. Mark Sunday 12 July for this Club Day event.  All you need to do to register for this competition is go to the website click register or click this link http://www.karorigolf.co.nz/event-calendar?ComeFromCat=591# There is no entry fee for this competition and we would love to see you on Sunday 12th

 

MEET THE COMMITTEE, VICTOR

Victor Diem is Karori Golf Club president, and a long-term Wednesday club stalwart. He came to New Zealand from what was then South Vietnam in the early 1970s to study at Victoria University.

 

Historians will know Vietnam went through a terrible war in the 1960s, and it was still going when Victor arrived here. After a short banking career in Wellington, he spent 20 years in the Philippines to work for Asian Development Bank, where he learned to play golf.

He returned to New Zealand for retirement in the late 2000s, and became a full time member of KGC. His handicap has fluctuated around 20s most years though he did get down to a 16 “many moons ago”. He blames his advancing years. He’s still chasing his first hole-in-one.

 

During the lockdown, he put his hand up for the Presidency and hopes to put his business management experience into practice. As well he hopes the presidency will aid his quest for a hole-in-one. His other activities are being the Executive of Vietnamese Community in NZ and a member of NZ Lions Club.

 

 

CARTS

Due to the heavy rain during the MONTH, the course has been closed to carts. If that changes an email will go out.

 

PLACING THROUGH THE GREEN

After all the rain over the last MONTH it’s muddy, it’s soft, so there is placing through the green. That means you can legally place the ball within 15cm, anywhere except in a hazard.

 

BEWARE OF SLIPPERY STUFF

Be careful around the course. There are lots of slippery bits. Watch your footing, use the netted part of the bridges. If you’ve hit your ball on to a potential area of peril remember its cheaper and less painful to leave it there than hurt yourself.


INTERCLUB

Men’s interclub restarted on Saturday. Here are the results (avert your eyes if you are of a sensitive nature).


DIVISION 2 (v Otaki @ Karori)

Lost 6-9. Now sitting second to Otaki. Dominic Milicich won 6/5 and three players lost their singles on the last.

 

DIVISION 5 (away to Otaki)

Lost 1.5-13.5. Now sitting second to Manor Park, who they play at home next month. Grant Pollard was mentioned in dispatches.

 

DIVISION 9 (away to Waikanae)

Lost 4-11. Have slipped to third behind Shandon and Te Marua (who have three away games to finish). Matt Kell shot 79 to win his singles.

 

CLUBHOUSE HOURS

Monday - Closed

Tuesday 9am-3pm 

Wednesday 9.30am-4.30pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-5pm


FIREWOOD (keep warm, help the club)
It’s winter, it’s a bit brisk already. You need to keep warm, so the club has a deal for you. Members can now buy firewood from the club, if they bring their own trailer.

Trailer load prices

Pine $120
Macrocarpa  $140

You need to play the club online (just call the office, they’ll help) before picking up the wood, and email the club saying when you want to get it.

 

Firewood can be picked up from the greenkeepers’ shed between 8am-3pm, Monday to Friday.

WEDNESDAY CLUB

It rained and it was freezing. 

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RESULTS

FRIDAY CLUB

WEDNESDAY CLUB (rain stopped play)



WOMEN’S

CLUB DAY (not played, Running of the Goats instead)



FUNNY

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