Wow another month gone and summer is now supposedly over! The forecast for this weekend is looking pretty good though.

This Weekend’s Events

A break this weekend from interclub, so an opportunity to play some social golf or to enter club competitions. Tomorrow our women’s Saturday Club are playing for the Molly Turner Salver which is played on a stableford basis. Men members have the opportunity to play for the March monthly medal, either tomorrow or on Sunday (or on both days to double your chances). As usual, it will be played in 2 divisions depending on your handicap, with those on a handicap of 15 or less playing off the blue tees and the rest of the whites. There is no entry fee but winners will earn vouchers plus the opportunity to play for the Top Dog trophy at the end of the year.

On Sunday morning it is the first round of the Holland Cup. Last Sunday’s qualification round was cancelled but with less than 16 entries, everyone goes straight into the knock out rounds, with seedings to be determined randomly. The knock out rounds are played on a match play basis, off handicap. A draw will be sent out tomorrow, with the first group teeing off at 10.02.

Clubhouse Lounge Closed Next Thursday/Friday

We are hosting a wedding next Friday, 8th March, so the clubhouse lounge will be closed next Friday. Access will also be limited on Thursday when the lounge will be being decorated and prepared for the function. Twilighters will be able to use it as per usual, but will need to be careful not to impair any of the decorations or set up.

Upcoming Events

This month’s all-members event is the Jubilee Cup tournament, to be played on Saturday 23 March. Last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the current Karori Golf Club’s incorporation (we are the 4th version) and next year we will be celebrating 50 years since the course was opened. The cup donated for last year’s anniversary tournament by the Quin family, whose father won it during the reign of the third Karori Golf Club, will again be up for grabs, along with other prizes, with the emphasis being on competitive fun. It will be a stableford competition, with men’s, women’s and 9 hole divisions. An entry sheet is on the notice board in the downstairs foyer.

On Friday 22 March we will be holding a sponsors’ ambrose tournament, which will require us to close the course from about 10am. Although primarily an opportunity for us to thank our sponsors, we expect there to be some room in the field for members to enter a team – if you are interested, let the club know – entry fee for non sponsors with be $10 per person, to cover the cost of the bbq, prizes, and the opportunity to win a Honda car for a hole-in-one on one of the holes. We will also be looking for helpers on the day, to help with the bbq, drinks cart, and spotters for the hole-in-one – please let the club know if you can help out.

Last Weekend’s Results

Last Saturday our 3 men’s interclub teams were in action with the following results

· Our Div 2 men hosted Mahunga from Masterton, going down 6.5 to 8.5

· Our Div 5 men went down by the same score, away to Titahi Bay

· Our Div 9 men were also away, to Boulcott’s Farm where they found it tough going, losing 15-0

Also last Saturday our non interclub players played the 4th round of the Autumn Cup. This is played over 10 rounds, with players' best 7 rounds determining the final placings. Although only 4 rounds have been played to date, it is already looking like a 2 horse race between incumbent champion Ian Patience, currently on 36 points and Graeme Crocker, only one point back on 35. However, with 6 rounds to go, and only the top 7 counting, there is still time for other players to get into the mix.

Women’s Tuesday Club

On Tuesday the midweek 9 holers enjoyed fine weather to play the second round of their medley competition. We played the back 9 and it was a Par game. We had 2 on the same score of +1. Chris Suggate and Sally Combly. Chris won on a count back and 3rd place went to Susan Wright with all square.

Men’s Wednesday Club

What a windy day. My trundler got blown off 4 times by the ferocious weather and it’s a good excuse to win the bunny prize for the day.

We had only 25 participants to compete for the Par prize but 2 had to withdraw, being succumbed by the weather and resulting in weak health.

The winner is Graham Presland with a score of plus 5, runner up is Tim Allison with plus 3 and Fergus McLean, Martin Leung and Saint Kennach with plus 2. Balls were distributed down to even score. So, despite the adverse weather, players achieved very good scores.

Raffles were won by Mark Dinsdale, and Luke Underwood who drew his own number and won the 2nd prize.

NTP was won by Alex Lim but didn’t make the putt so donated the pig funds. Further Donation to this fund was made by Graham Presland who had been told to win the prize.

There’s only one Two and it’s Martin.

Since all 4 committee members may not be present in the next Wednesday, Chris Pearce will run the competition.

From the sunshine of Queensland, Victor

Team Yip Twilight Golf

Twenty-two enthusiastic Twilighters teed off on Thursday night. Scoring was a little down on previous weeks but the field was very competitive. Jo Hurst took top honours with 23, followed by her extremely disgruntled husband on 22 (suck it up Ant! – sigh). Richard Reith also scored 22. In third place were Celia Howden and Peter Nichols on 21, and Graeme Hoy, Willie Whakatihi and Isaiah Faletolu came in on 20. Gloria Grayson scored the Twilight Double of playing the most golf over the evening and winning the NTP on the 5th! Chris Young made his first appearance at Twilight and scored a creditable 18 on debut. The end of the season is looming with only 4 playing nights left.

ESOL Class Fundraiser

We regularly provide complimentary vouchers to school galas and other fund raising activities in our membership catchment area. One such event we have recently provided vouchers for is a beer and food matching event being held later this month at Garage Project in Aro Street to raise funds for English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. For those interested, the attached flyer contains further details.

Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee