Hi Members

Another Covid-19 reminder, let’s do all we possibly can to keep the course open, and keep having fun. No one wants a lockdown, surely?

So please adhere to the rules - so we don’t spread Covid-19.


Legally, Karori GC has to know who has entered the premises.

  1. PLEASE book on golf.co.nz, the app, or with the club. You can’t just roll up and wander out on the course. (This Includes, Shirties, Matts Mob, and the Gaskies)

  1. PLEASE don’t come out to the club if you have any coughs or colds


  1. Maintain social distancing (don’t hug your partner when their ball drops for birdie, or splashes into the creek 10m ahead).

  1. Try not to touch a lot of things - ESPECIALLY the flag.

  1. KGC is not taking cash, and there is table service only in the clubhouse.

  1. Carts are one person only unless the occupants are from the same bubble


On its Jubilee year, Karori Golf Club has just finished one of its best seasons ever. First, the women’s Bronze pennants were 3rd equal, and last weekend all three men’s teams made the podium. Div 2 were 3rd, Div 5 were a close 2nd and Div 9 - led by Geoffrey Lee - scored a massive home win to leap from second to first on the final day. Thanks to Geoffrey for his overall organisation, and captains Tim Richards, Mark Peck and (front 9 only) Kevin Norquay.

This is one version of the Div 9 team, which used 20 players over the 10 rounds. Well done guys. Rhys Nimmo was player of the year.

DIVISION 11 team

Inspired by the enthusiasm of members to play interclub this year, the club has decided to look into a division 11 team (that’s the lowest men's grade). The benefits are playing competitive golf on other courses (with no green fees). Anyone (either gender) with a handicap in the high teens, or early 20s would be suitable. We will put the feelers out later.


Karori GC is hosting the Inter club Championship Relegation playoff between Manor Park and Miramar on Saturday at 9.34


The Stroke Play Championship takes place on Sunday 30th, acting as the qualifier for the Club Championship matchplay competition which will take place during the following weekends. The top eight in the stroke play, contest the matchplay in a series of gripping encounters over four men’s grades.

Please tell the committee if you are unable to play in the matchplay, so it can exclude you from the list of qualifiers.

Should you qualify you must play your matchplay rounds on or before the scheduled date - apart from the finals. The finals for each division will take place on September 20 over 36 holes for Senior and Intermediate and 18 holes for the Junior A and B.

For a bit of fun there are mock odds for the Club Champs on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/karoriGolf
We have had a huge amount of entries apart from the Junior B division ( lets see some more junior B entries), so have opened up more tee slots to accommodate the large numbers.

Entries close August 27 so you can still enter by clicking the link below or on the board in the clubhouse. It would be great to see some of our new members take part!!


The draw takes place Friday August 28, and you will be allocated a tee time. It’s generally in ranking order from lowest to highest handicap. To give you an indication at this stage for the stroke play.

Seniors will tee off from around 9.30
Intermediates from around 10.15
Junior A from around 11.00
Junior B from around 11.30


Deane Milne (birdie on 18) defeated top seed John Stubbe in the final.


Despite the gloomy weather forecast, 26 brave members registered for Wednesday club, blissfully unaware of what would unfold. As soon as they went to the first tee, the drizzle came down, taking out half the field. But worse was to follow for one unfortunate player (we are building the suspense here).

The winner was Patrick Cordue with 42 points off a 15 - that’s 79 off the stick. Apparently, it is not the lowest score he had at Karori. Mike Cox was second on 35, while four others had the same score - Graham Prestland, Peter Kennedy and Peter Kirkman. Virtual balls were distributed to those with 34 or above and which took in Victor Diem and Chris Pearce.

Peter Kirkman had nearest the pin, followed by a 2. Victor and Chris also had twos.

And now for the DISASTER. Satish Chandra had a terrible day with his electric trundler, which ran away from him twice, once into the stream on hole 13, the into the bush at 18. So, he won the unwanted bunny prize for the miserable wet and cold day.


 Oh no, my idiot pet has hit it into the lake AGAIN.

Louis the black lab - who owns Matthew Roche - loves Karori GC. Saturday evening he gets excited when the clubs come out in preparation for an earlyish Sunday morning start. He’s waiting by the car as soon as he’s let out, hoping to travel in the comfort of the back seat and not the boot. (Mum says he stinks, so it’s normally the boot).

On arrival at the club, he does a lap of the clubhouse looking for goats, rabbits and that greenkeeper’s dog (that gives him a hard time if he doesn’t spot it early). It’s a very excited dog as we wander down to the first tee. He always wants to go in Phil Hartley’s group, as he has food. However there is a never ending supply of goat and rabbit poo to feast on for the next four hours. Louis seldom goes hungry.

After the first couple of holes (where sometimes he breaks into a run) he wanders around, sometimes in the way, but normally around the creeks and edges of the course. Being a water dog, irrespective of the season or temperature he gets into the creeks and especially the pond, where sometimes if he’s not too tired he will swim after the ducks, who just tease him. This also means he is nice and wiffy for the car ride home, definitely in the boot.

Upon arrival home he normally just relaxes into a long afternoon nap, having none of the stresses of having played well or poorly.

Coming to golf has been extraordinary for Louis. He has lost weight and is much healthier for the great outdoor exercise he gets. All the group we have are happy for him to be around and almost all would feed him if they didn’t get “the stare” from his owner.

Karori GC has proved again that it is forward thinking in its open view on our canine friends. This attitude gives dog owners and their pets another reason/excuse to have a hit. Best that your dog be well -rained though - running off with golf balls, or gnawing on a driver shaft can annoy some golfers!!



If you want to avoid printing cards, use the golf.co.nz app instead, it has a scorecard enabled. Simply use the clubhouse wifi to open it and the scorecard before you tee off - then it is able to operate in offline mode.


Try it out in the safety of your own home. It’s much, much easier than putting on the 11th. 


Hopefully this will not be for too long, stay safe and do the right thing.


For those of you with smartphones and the Dot.Golf app, please use that to check in at the course. You must still check in or scan the QR Code (it’s that weird jigsaw puzzle thing) as per the Government request of this week



Hopefully we will be out of Level 2 and will be able to host the Argentina Tournament
We have penciled in a reserve day of September 5 should we still have restrictions 



Because of this tournament there will only be 6 regular time slots available 6.53-7.28 ENTRY FEE $10 (to cover food)





Monday - 10am-3pm

Tuesday 9am-3pm 

Wednesday 9.30am-4.30pm

Thursday 10am-3pm

Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-5pm

FIREWOOD (keep warm, help the club)
It’s winter, it’s a bit brisk already. You need to keep warm, so the club has a deal for you. Members can now buy firewood from the club, if they bring their own trailer.

Trailer load prices

Pine $120





REMEMBER WE STILL HAVE SOME GREAT BALL SPECIALS IN THE SHOP , $39.99  Titleist TruFeel doz,  $79.99 ProV  doz.
The first batch of FootJoy Jubilee Polos will be here next week, we will do a second order depending on orders Contact Adrian, karorigolfclub@gmail.com if you would like one $70 each there are both mens and womens available.
Below is the new logo that will be embroidered on the shirts.


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