Hi Members

SPRING IS SPRUNG. And with it comes a wee bit of spring cleaning, if you have the time. Read on humble member. And don’t miss the epic tale of how Debbie of the Clubrooms took on the best AND WON!


We have had a great response to the request for volunteers (many thanks guys and girls) next week, but could still do with a few more - especially on Wednesday and and Thursday. Also, if you can drive a tractor, or even better use one with a bucket on the front, please volunteer.


We are running two shifts daily for the week, starting at 8.30 and 1pm alongside the 10th fairway.


Volunteers will help load the trailer and then transfer the wood from the trailer to the hopper, while others will help load larger pieces into the bucket on the tractor. A range of wood sizes are available to suit strength and fitness - a mature team of volunteers has already done quite a lot of wood relocation.


Please let us know if you could spare some time next week, and what day, to karorigolfclub@gmail.com, or phone Mike Suggate on 021 774471 so we can fill out the roster. The more the merrier.


Matt and Lucas will be working, as this week, on chainsawing wood and loading with the tractor and bucket, while Ablaze will be operating their splitter. There will be some truck movements and tractors moving around but we think this necessary disruption to play will be minimal.


A Ping G wedge with a yellow grip was LOST a month ago.


FOUND one set of Apple ear buds,


The lost head covers and clothing is in a basket in the foyer



It was windy for the strokeplay, and the scoring was ummmm … extravagant. But we found our top eight players in each grade, and here’s the draw for the quarterfinals. Good luck everyone.



This is a mighty Saturday morning battle between the three men’s interclub teams for the coveted (and somewhat revolting) beige jacket - currently held by division 2.


9:06 Adrian Porter           Boyd Kenna     Horn Dim           Russell Turner

9:13 Tim Richards           Mark Peck     Geoffrey Lee Kevin Norquay

9:20 Glen Jewel           Grant Pollard Steve Robinson Alex Lim

9:27 Scott McHardy Keith Atkinson   Stuart Preston Matt Everett

9:34 Gerry Verhaart Mark Graham    Michael Weaver Luke Underwood

9:41 Tane Cassidy Peter Kennedy           Rhys Nimmo

9:48 Ngatu Hemopo Gary Clark     Dominic Milicich Eugene Doyle



You may have noticed how comfortable Debbie is around all the elite and athletic golfers in the clubhouse, and there’s good reason for that - she is used to working with athletic talent.

Debbie used to train top flight racehorses in Australia, once beating superstar trainer Gai Waterhouse with a horse that had been “sacked” from that famous stable.

Debbie was born in Sydney and grew up south in Wollongong where her father was a local GP. She grew up on the family farm just out of Wollongong where she, her sister and two brothers, learned to care for ponies, cattle, chooks, pet sheep, goats, cats and dogs. It left her with an abiding interest in agriculture and animals (and a near obsession with horses!).

That led her to Tocal Agricultural College at Maitland in the Hunter Valley, where she completed the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture. As she was one of the first intake of females to the college (five women and about 150 men) it was an interesting two years.

After travelling overseas Debbie returned to her first love and completed an Associate Diploma in Equine Husbandry at Sydney University’s Orange campus near Bathurst. She gained her thoroughbred trainer’s licence, while also working as a Medical Secretary, and trained racehorses for the next 30 years.

With only a small stable of 10-15 horses in work she did well enough, producing winners up to Group level and once had the great satisfaction of defeating Gai Waterhouse at Randwick with one of Waterhouse’s own rejects!

After the death of her parents, Debbie decided to take up her sister’s offer to move to New Zealand and live on their Makara farm, bringing her much travelled Siamese cat with her.

Her brother-in-law, a Karori Golf Club member, suggested she apply for a job there in early 2018. She says it has been a steep learning curve at times but every one has been very tolerant.

Of course we have, her toasties are to die for, the chips just as good, and she’s always helpful and happy. She’s a real asset to the club, and we’re so pleased she has recovered from her car accident on the road to the course.


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



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








PINFOLD CUP (fourth of five)




Rabbits at Karori GC

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