There has been some magic weather for golf this week – fine sunny conditions, albeit chilly, but no wind, and the same is forecast for this weekend. However, another front looks to be on its way later next week so the next few days could be your best opportunity for a round over the coming week.

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow our women’s Saturday Club are playing the first round of the Pinfold Cup, a 5 round event. And on Sunday it is the semi finals of the men’s pairs Bertram Cup. There have been some great matches to date, with all but one of the first round matches going to extra holes, thanks to Mr Random who did the draw. The semi finals see Gary Clarke & Boyd Kenna, who knocked out playing through champions Eugene Doyle & Keith Chung, up against 2017 beaten finalists Keith Atkinson & Perry Florence, and most trophied life members Keith Gaskin & Terry Bastion up against the seasoned pairing of Wayne Cook and Erich Bucher. Best of luck to all pairs.

Impromptu Canadian Foursomes Special this Monday

Many of our mid week members, in addition to playing in the regular Tuesday women’s or Wednesday men’s clubs, also come out on Monday and/or Friday mornings for social golf, usually about 9.30, making up their own foresomes, and usually having some sort of haggle on the side. Any member, male or female, is welcome to rock up and play in these social groups and with Monday being July 1st, Canada’s National Day*, we are going to run an informal Canadian Foursomes event. In Canadian Foursomes players play in pairs, with both players teeing off, but then choosing the best ball to play for the rest of the hole, and with players taking alternate shots – ie whoever’s ball is chosen doesn’t play the second shot, but will play the third, and alternating thereafter until the ball is holed. We will organise the pairs by a disc draw over pancakes with maple syrup and lashings of whipped cream at 9.30am, served up by our resident Canadian Doug Calhoun and helpers, followed by tee off at 10am. And to add a bit more fun to the occasion, Doug is going to bring along his ice hockey stick which everyone will have to tee off with on one of the holes, to help us unlock our inner

Happy Gilmores If you are keen to join in, let us know by email so that we know how much pancake mixture to prepare. We will charge an entry fee of $5 to cover the cost of the pancakes and some prizes.

*July 1st is Canada Day, which marks the anniversary of the enactment of their Constitution Act, 1867. This act united three colonies into a single country, called Canada, within the then British Empire.

Argentina Day Tournament

Only 2 weeks to go now until we host the Argentinian Ambassador on Saturday 13th July for his annual Argentina National Day tournament. 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 tournament, with both the previous events being great fun with good prizes and excellent wines to accompany the empanadas. An entry sheet is on the notice board in the downstairs foyer, or ring/email the club.

Women’s Tuesday Club

Tuesday was another excellent golfing day and a good turnout of ladies played our Medley competition. The winner was Ingrid Rampton with +1, Jane Campbell 2nd on all square and 3rd equal were Sally Combly and Hilary Holm on - 1.

The interclub team had a hard day at the office on Thursday. They were beaten 4-0 by Paraparaumu at Boulcott's Farm ending up the season in 8th position out of 13 teams.

Men’s Wednesday Club


Despite bitterly cold weather, more members turned up for the competition than in the past few weeks. With the participation of a couple of guests, we attracted 30 members.

The winner for the day was Mark Graham with a huge score of 47 stableford points. He defied the handicap system by scoring 11 points below his par. It is believed that this is the club record. The runner up was Jerry Barber with a score of 40 points. Balls were distributed down to 36, so overall many members had a good game.

NTP prize went to Peter Kennedy but he missed the putt so donated the pig fund. We had only one two for Mark Graham and the most exercised player was Keith Gaskin.

Please be reminded that we will compete for the Jose Ribeiro cup on Wednesday 10 July to bid farewell to him and his family who will shortly be transferred to another diplomatic post after 4 years being with us.

June Monthly Medal

This was played last weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday, off any of the men’s tees, but with no divisions. Congratulations to Lewis Goodwin who won both medals, with a net 66 on the Saturday and a net 69 on the Sunday. You are now eligible Lewis to play for the Top Dog trophy at the end of the year.


We still have good stocks of pine firewood available for sale to those of you looking to crank up your wood burners now that the temperatures have dropped. The cost is $120/m3 delivered, or $100 if you pick up yourself. However, if picking up yourself it must be done on weekdays between 7.30am and 3.30pm. Contact Matt on 476-8051 to order, and please pay in advance, either online or at the shop. If paying at the shop, please get a receipt to show Matt that you have paid.


The average age of a NZ golf club member is over 60, most of whom are enjoying a well earned retirement. Most though still have skills to offer and some may be keen to do so, but are being thwarted by age discrimination. If you are in this category then you may be interested in a new job site “Seniors@work” that is about to launch, and is designed exclusively for people over 60 who are looking for work opportunities. It has been set up by a fellow Senior, Ian Fraser, as a tool to connect employers with talented, skilled and experienced people who can add real value to the workplace i.e. you guys! If you are interested in learning about work opportunities guaranteed to be suitable for those aged 60 plus then check out the job site or follow them on Facebook at If you’d like further information also feel free to reach out to who can assist you in registering as a Job Seeker (or even a potential employer).

Entertainment Books

As previously advised, we have sold out of hard copies available form the shop but you can still order online. And anyone doing so between now and midnight Sunday will also receive a $10 JB HiFi eGift Card. Click here to connect to our online order page:

Entertainment Book


Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee