Friday Flash

Dear Member

Level 2 at long last, and it’s all go at Karori Golf Club. Our booking lists are full, the sun is shining, the course is looking beautiful (thanks greenkeepers, we really owe you), and the clubhouse has had a bit of spit and polish (not spit actually, as that would be really dumb in this Covid world).

When you see guys doing this THANK THEM, the KGC course is looking superb.

So welcome back you all, and a big thanks for both your patience when Karori Golf Club had to close, for sticking with the club, for obeying the rules at Level 3, and thanks in advance for obeying the rules at Level 2.

Thursday - the first day of Level 2 - was like VE Day after WW2, with a full carpark and happy faces everywhere.

Thursday at KGC. Level 2 - just like old times.

But the club still has to observe physical distancing, trace and track and washing cleaning protocols. The aim is to keep all club members safe so that the arrival of normal life is not delayed.

Those rules were outlined in an email during the week, but we will list them again. Sorry if you’ve already read them once, but they do bear repeating under our club obligations. And if you haven’t read them please do - they’re really exciting and will enhance your life!


When you return to the clubhouse you’ll notice a few changes, unless you have poor eyesight in which case you’d better head to sponsors Sercombe and Matheson for an eye check.


The tables have been spaced for physical distancing. Some have been removed. Please sit only with your playing group, no mingling. This will save you from that player who hit a superb drive on 5 or chipped in for birdie, and wants to ensure everyone knows.

Changes: Physical distancing seats, no pie warmer, no mingling, fewer long and boring golf stories.


There will be no food in the cabinet, the pie warmer is now in the kitchen, so you have to order food from the specially sanitised KGC staff.


Please use the sanitiser and hand wipes, as per the Government’s cleaning protocols. Jono Wake and others carried out a full bacteria bash in their industrial strength cleaning efforts on Thursday. Slogan: No Germs left in his Wake.

No Germs left in his Wake.


Remember to book on DotGolf, and you can now enter your score on DotGolf, and laugh at (or admire) the scores of others. So much fun!


This weekend Karori Golf Club will seem a little more like normal, with groups able to play again, rather than just the singles we’ve had to adopt.

One GOOD THING, particularly if you’re a yippy putter:

  • for the sake of good health, GIMMES ARE ALLOWED - half the length of your putter shaft, not half the length of the green!

Flags are back this weekend. Look, admire, but don’t touch!!!

What’s open: on course toilets, clubroom, practice green, driving nets, driving range, cart access.

What’s closed: Drinking taps and ball washers, pitch n’putt course, hire clubs.

What’s open, but to be used sparingly: On course seats. Please keep touching these seats to a minimum, if at all .


Unwell players are not to come to the course. If you have a cold, sore throat, or a cough please think of others, and don’t come out to the course.

Wash, wash, wash: players should wash their hands regularly, particularly before and after their round. Hand wipes and sanitizer will be available in the toilets. Please wipe down all areas you have touched.


All players, members and green fee players must book online, or check in at the office, Don’t simply turn off and venture out on to the course. That’s illegal. When the office is unattended the players’ list will be located downstairs near the log in screen.


People who are in the clubhouse, but not playing, must also register, so we can track and trace. It’s looking pretty hectic out there Sunday, so it looks like that instruction has good through.


Cards can be obtained but not to be touched - marked or signed - by another player. Please wipe the computer screen after use. Scores can be entered digitally using hands cleaning protocols. Scores can also be entered on the DotGolf scoring app.


  • Clubs and carts stored at the club, can be used by one player only.

  • When retrieving these from storage please do not touch anyone else’s clubs trundler

  • Wipe down the key pad door handle after use.

  • Hire clubs will not be available, but golf carts can be hired.

  • Private carts should be restricted to just the one user under level 2.


Please note carts can no longer cross the bridge at No 2, you must go via tee No 3. Do not try to get a good run up, and leap the creek … 

Trying to leap the creek on No 2 is against KGC policy, and common sense. Use the 3rd fairway.


  • Tee times are 10 minutes apart. Groups must wait for the correct time to tee off, not simply fire away after the group in front has played their second shot.

  • Golfing groups must maintain their distance from each other. Hitting wild slices and hooks onto other fairways will therefore be frowned up!

  • Flagsticks will be on the course but don’t touch them - putt with the flagstick in. Short “gimme“ putts should be given.

  • Bunkers will be designated GUR  - they are not up to standard as yet. There will be no bunker rakes on the course

  • Could players please remember to replace divots and pitch marks

Replace those divots. Put a smile on the face of greenkeeper Matt Spraggs.



  • Players must sit with those they played with, even if there’s been a rules dispute during the round, or someone is bitter about losing the haggle.

  • Tables will be “distanced” according to Government rules, please observe those rules.

  • Only one player to approach the bar area at a time. There will be social distancing marks on the floor, no more than three at a time in the line.

  • Only Eftpos will be accepted in the clubhouse  - no cash - please sanitize hands before and  after use. Sanitizer will be available.

  • Shop will be open, please do not touch any items you do not wish to purchase.




RE OPENING AMBROSE. We’re looking at 9 holes. The clubrooms renamed the Covid 19th Hole for the day. The timing is still be worked out, as is the year’s programme.

Team names will be allocated, and the prizes won’t be first, second, third, last - they will be Level 4, Level 3, Level 2 and Self Isolate We Don’t Want to Catch Your Crummy Shots


Who else is looking forward to the joys of golf?

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