It’s the shortest day of the year today so from now on the days are getting longer – it wont be long before we are back into Twilight golf!

The fine calm weather this week not only enabled both the Tuesday women’s and Wednesday men’s clubs to enjoy great winter golfing conditions, albeit chilly, it also enabled Matt to get all the greens sprayed for the fungal infection that has started to appear following their coring. Unfortunately the PTO shaft that connects the sprayer to the tractor broke with 3 greens still to do but fortunately Matt was able to borrow one that fitted from Boulcott, enabling him to complete the course. He’s now on the lookout for a replacement and will aim to spray another application of the fungicide in a couple of weeks.

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow our women’s Saturday Club are playing LGU5 / Putting 5. For men members it is your chance to win this month’s Monthly Medal which can be played for on either Saturday or Sunday, and which this month can be played for from either the Blue or the White tees, irrespective of your handicap. There is no cost to enter, so if you are planning on playing over the weekend, enter the competition by clicking on the appropriate option when printing out your scorecard. It is played on a best net basis, which means you have to putt out on every hole – ie no pick ups. For those members looking to compete in the end of year shootout, your Monthly Medal round can also count as a qualifying Shootout round, providing you also select this option when printing out your scorecard and paying the $2 entry fee.

Also on Sunday are the quarter finals of the Bertram Cup – congratulations to those pairs who prevailed in the first knock out round last weekend, and best of luck for this week’s round.

Women’s Tuesday Club

Tuesday was a cold day for golf but Anita's soup warmed us up afterwards!

We played another round of our putting competition and this time Connie Lee was the winner with a very commendable 14 putts. Runner up with 16 putts was Marion Thompson and Kath Robinson, Trish Titcombe and Marie Russell all had 17 putts.

On Thursday the interclub team played at Waikanae against Shandon with Shandon coming away with a 2.5 to 1.5 win. We started off in the frost but finished in brilliant sunshine.

Men’s Wednesday Club


26 Stalwarts of Wed Club enjoyed clear but cool conditions for a Par round of golf.

A regular visitor from Mornington Rob Ashby was the clear winner with +6 on an 18 H/C. Runner up was Dave Ainsworth with +3.

Balls were given out to the following Lewis Goodwin +2, Martin Leung, Mark Graham & Doug Calhoun all +1 and Derek Fitzgibbon & Peter Kennedy both on par. NTP was Gunter Karau and he and David Ainsworth each scored a Two. Mike Cox had his worst round at KGC to win a ball for most golf! The raffle was won by Martin Leung, John Markham and Dave Ainsworth.


Upcoming Events

On Saturday 13th July we will be hosting the Argentina National Day tournament that is put on by the Argentinian Ambassador but open to club members. It will begin with a shotgun start at 11am and will be followed by empanadas and Argentinian wines back in the clubhouse after play. This will be the third year we have hosted this popular tournament and is not to be missed – lock it into your diaries now and watch out for a start sheet on the notice board in the downstairs foyer.

According to our 2019 program we had intended to hold the Ken and Rose Rigarlsford tournament on this day but this will now be held on Saturday 17 August. This is another of our most popular events so lock this date into your diaries as well.

Whanganui Visitors

It was a pleasure to host last Saturday 24 regulars of the Wanganui Golf Club’s Friday Club who came down to play our course on one of their away trips. Although they encountered rain for much of the journey down from Whanganui that morning, it had cleared by the time they reached us and despite a brief shower halfway through their round, they had a thoroughly enjoyable outing, as evidenced by the stories being told as part of the joviality back in the clubhouse. In thanking the club as part of their speeches, they were especially appreciative of Anna, who made over 30 toasted sandwiches, hailing her as the best golf club café person they had ever encountered on their various excursions over the years. Well done Anna.


More on Ngatau’s Hole-in-One

Following last week’s story on Ngatau Hemopo’s hole-in-one on the 6th hole and eagle on the 12th, club member and student journalist, Adam Blackwell, has written a great article about the achievement which has been published on Stuff where he is currently on a placement. Well done Adam – it deserves to be read by everyone – click on this link to access it.

Ngatau Hemopo Feature Article

Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee