Our nights may be chilly but the days this week have been great for golf and more of the same is promised for the weekend. Hopefully this relatively mild winter doesn’t mean we are going to have a wet cold spring. 

Despite this balmy run of weather, our course is very slippery on the slopes, and on our bridges. Please therefore take extra care when you are out on the course. 

This Weekend’s Events

Tomorrow our women’s Saturday Club are playing LGU6 while for men it is an opportunity to play for a Monthly Medal. On Saturday it can be played off either the white or the blue tees, but all in the one division. So if you are coming out to play tomorrow, you can enter it irrespective of which tees you intend to play off. All you need to do is click on Monthly Medal when printing out your scorecard and then ensure you putt out on every hole as the competition is a nett competition. There is no cost to enter.

On Sunday we will play the qualifying round for the Westward Ho Shield for men. We were going to do a random draw and go straight into the first knock out round but with over 16 having now entered we will make this Sunday the qualifying round, with the 16 best net scorers going into the first knock out round on August 4th. As a result, it is not too late to enter and we will keep entries open right up to 9.30am on Sunday. For those entrants who normally play with the Shirties or the Gaskies, you can still tee off with those groups if you wish, just make sure to enter the Westward Ho when printing out your scorecard and to play off the white tees. For those not playing in those groups please register in the club house at 9.45am and we will organise foursomes to tee off from 10.02.

Because the Westward Ho qualifying round will be played on a best nett basis, it will also automatically double as a Monthly Medal entry and therefore the opportunity to qualify for the Top Dog playoff at the end of the year. Also, being a nett event, your round can also count as a qualifying Shootout round so don’t forget to also click on that when printing out your scorecard if you are hoping to qualify for the end of year Shootout.

Argentina National Day Tournament

Only 3 weeks to go now until the Argentina National Day Tournament on Saturday 17th August, with tee off at 11am, followed by Argentinian catering and wines hosted by the Argentinian ambassador. An entry form for this event is on the downstairs notice board – it is open to all members, with an entry fee of $10 to cover the cost of catering and prizes.

Women’s Tuesday Club

The Tuesday 9 hole ladies enjoyed their Medley Par competition with just a bit of patchy rain. The winner was Susan Wright who had a very good round resulting in +3. 2nd on all square was Hilary Holm and 3rd equal were Trish Titcombe and Kath Robinson on - 3.

Men’s Wednesday Club

Fine calm conditions were enjoyed by 29 Wed Club members and 1 visitor David Espie from RWGC (introduced by Fergus). It must have been the sticky going underfoot however that delayed the appearance to applause of the final (they shall be nameless) four!! Three entries also failed to enter their cards so missed out on any prize opportunities!

The winner on countback was Martin Leung (22 H/C) with 39pts with runner-up Graham Presland (33H/C) also on 39pts. Then followed some of the more gun players each receiving a ball for their ability to overcome the heavy going - Luke Underwood (10) 37, Trevor Brown (6) 36, Don McCrone (8) 36, and Marcus Henry (15) also 36.

Don and Dave Norton each got 2s, Trevor was NTP and the Bunny who hadn't played golf for 2½ months while he cruised down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel and drifted along an English canal (life is tough!) was Peter Wilcox !!

To shouts of rigged Mike Cox won $20 in the raffle (he won $10 last week), Victor Diem $10 and Luke Underwood $5. Cheers Ian

Wellington Men’s Veterans

Congratulations to David Burton who came second in the 74+ age group division of the wellington men’s veterans tournament held in Otaki on Monday, scoring 34 stableford points, one of the few Karori entrants to score more than 30 stablefords, despite excellent playing conditions, both course and weather wise. The Wellington men’s veterans play usually every second Monday, on courses all around the region – if you are interested in playing in these events, contact Ian Bates.

Entertainment Books

As previously advised, we have sold out of hard copies available from the shop but you can still order online for ones to be delivered to you. Please note though that you will need to pay a delivery charge. Alternatively you can order a digital version for downloading onto your smart phone. Click here to connect to our online order page:

Entertainment Book

Happy golfing, play safely,

Your KGC Committee