A short week but a big one this week, with the Tuesday Club having their season opening day, the Wednesday club already in full swing, as is Thursday Twilight, plus we hosted the first 2019 tournament for the Wellington Vets.

This Weekend’s Events

After several weeks of summer social golf, it’s now time to get down to business! Tomorrow 18 hole interclub starts with our Div 2 men’s team away to Boulcott's Farm, our Div 5 men’s team at home to Ohariu, and our Div 9 team home to Te Marua. Our Mary Alward women’s interclub team is also playing at home, hosting Kapiti. Best of luck to all our representatives.

For those men members not playing interclub, the first round of the Autumn Cup is played tomorrow, with this round being scored on a stableford basis. The competition is played over 10 rounds, on the same days as interclub, alternating between stableford, par and nett, with final results being based on each player’s best 7 rounds.

Upcoming Events

Next Saturday is round 2 of interclub and the Autumn Cup and then the following Saturday, 9th February, we host the Wellington Diplomatic community for their annual Karori tournament. It begins with morning tea put on by them at 10am followed by a shot gun start at 11am. A flyer and entrance form will be posted on the notice board in the downstairs foyer.

Wellington Men’s Vets

After an overnight passing front excellent conditions were enjoyed by the the Wellington Mens Vet Golfers on Thursday 24th.

The winner of Division 1 ( 23 and less H/C) was our very own Peter Wilcox with 39pts. Mike Anderson Boulcott 2nd 35, Ben Paradza KGC 3rd 34 and Patrick Cordue KGC 4th also with 34.

Div 2 ( 24 + H/C) won by Bruce Kerr Wainuiomata with 42 pts. John Anderson Boulcott 39, Lance Watson Wainuiomata 37, Mark Dinsdale KGC also 37.

No Twos were scored. NTP were Percy Lee Miramar and John Anderson.

Many thanks to my band of helpers--Mike Cox, John Markham, Peter Wilcox, Mark Dinsdale and catering crew Sara and Anita

Gross Income generated for the Club is in excess of $1400 plus bar income before expenses.

Ian Bates Convenor

A correction to last week’s promotion of the Wellington men’s vets – the age eligibility has dropped from 55 to 50. Also, the $25 entrance fee for each round which includes green fee and light lunch also covers the prize pool which usually extends to quite deep in the finishing order. It is therefore excellent value for money, even if the other courses in the region don’t have the same charm and challenges as ours.

Men’s Wednesday Club

22 regulars were grateful for the cooling breeze for the latest Wednesday Club round. With the fairways drying out there is a lot of reflective heat requiring regular thirst quenching and replenishing at the bar!! Perhaps the heat effected some scores as we had a wide range for the day with the top more than double the bottom! The greater run apparently did not compensate for the bare lies.

Fergus McLean cleaned up with a handicap damaging 44pts followed by Satish Chandra 41, Tim Brosnahan 39, John Markham 38 and Mike Cox 35.

The raffle was won by Luke Underwood $20, Patrick Cordue $10, and Satish $5. Nearest the Pin was Saint Kennach (he Paid the Pig) and Lars Fagerstrom scored the only Two on Hole 2. Tim Allison was bitterly disappointed that Doug Calhoun played even more golf to win the Bunny prize! Cheers Ian

Women’s Tuesday Club

Tuesday was Opening Day for the midweek ladies. The 9 holers played a Russian Roulette and there were some great scores. The winners were Julie Wilcox and Kath Robinson with 47 points and runners up were Marion Thompson and Marie Russell with 45 points.

During the summer we ran 3 competitions. The Summer Cup was won by Lindsey Pickering as was the 9 hole Eclectic competition. The 9 hole stableford winner was Julie Wilcox. Congratulations to all our winners.

Team Yip Twilight Golf

Last night’s twilight theme was “generosity”! It began with the fairways as everyone learned very quickly that they needed to dial down their clubs as a result of the fantastic run. It carried on in the clubroom afterwards with Geoff Lee shouting the room on his birthday – Happy 47th Geoff! More generosity was displayed by Gail Kirkland who sang an awesome version of “Summertime” in acknowledgement of Geoff’s shout. But the ultimate act of generosity, dare I say, self-sacrifice was displayed by Richard Reith who in an incredibly noble effort decided not to win the Twilight comp for a 3rd evening in a row but instead bravely scored 7 STBs and took the lollies! I’m sure next week, he may even share them, just saying! Patricia Sullivan, a first-timer to Twilight, took out the top prize on 23 STB, followed by Terry Bastion and Antony Kennedy on 21, and Karen Simcox on 20 for 3rd. Geoff Lee starred with a great shot to take the NTP on the 4th.

Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee