Friday Flash 5 March

Recent Club Results

Sunday Club Day Stableford Winner: Wayne Furby 42 points

Sunday Men - Monthly Medal 2 - Winner: John Timperley nett 66

Sunday - Women - 18 Holes: LGU 2 - (Overall Winner) : Celia Howden nett 70

18 Holes: Putting 2 -(provisional winner): Fiona Kearns 28 putts

Tuesday - Women -18 Holes: LGU - Elizabeth Wagner nett 71

9 Holers - Medley 2 - Winner: Christine Suggate nett 29

Covid - Update

Please remember while in Level 2 to book a tee time prior to arriving at the golf course. You also need to sign in with the covid tracer app and please sanitise before and after printing a scorecard. Another email will be sent out this weekend after the announcement on whether or not the alert level will change and what it means for us at the golf course.

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

Please remember to take and fill a sand bucket each time you go out. Thanks to those members who make a point of doing this regularly. It really does make a big difference to the recovery of the fairways. Also repairing those pesky pitch marks on the green ensures your ball will run straight and true to the hole. We appreciate everyone doing their bit.

Miners Arm Bowl Winners

Congratulations to Grant Pollard & Keith Chung and Perry Florance & Keith Atkinson for becoming the joint winners of the Miners Arms Trophy which was hotly contested in December, January and February. Both pairs scored a total of 132 points. A good tip for next year, to score well make sure your playing partner is named Keith!


We ask that you don’t make the Committee have to ring those who are clutching the 2020 trophies. We know you are proud of your achievements but we need them back in the cabinet. The deadline was the beginning of March - and you have an amnesty till St Patrick’s Day 17 March. Please return to the office desk or at the bar. Thank you.

HOLLAND CUP - Blue Tee Matchplay on handicap - 18 Hole Qualifying Round

This is one of Karori’s prestigious trophy events. Qualifying round is a 18 hole nett round played on Sunday 14 March anytime between 7am till 3pm. The top 16 qualifiers in nett medal competition play singles matchplay on handicap. All rounds will be played off the blue tees. Please register online and ensure you push Holland Cup Qualifying Round on Sunday 14 March.

Autumn Cup (Those who are not competing in Interclub on Saturdays)

A reminder that this competition is happening on Saturdays when Interclub is happening. There are three different competitions nett, par and stableford for the entire interclub season. Make sure you enter when printing a scorecard and be sure to return your cards.


Karori is hosting a Jubilee Stableford Tournament on Saturday 27 March. This is a golfing and social occasion and we invite all members to join us for this special day. The cost is $10 (early bird) entry fee if registered before Wednesday 24 March - from then it will cost $15). You can enter online or on the noticeboard downstairs. It is a 10am multi-tee start. Please come to the clubhouse to register and pick up your cards from 9am. There will be nearest the pin, longest drive, twos and raffles.


On Saturday 27 March we will be celebrating 50 years to the day of the official opening of the

current Karori Golf Club. We celebrated 50 years of the Club’s incorporation in 2018 with a special Jubilee tournament but the course didn’t open for play until 1970 and wasn’t officially opened until 1971. The attached excerpt from Four to the Fore, David Sercombe’s history of the Club through all its incarnations dating back to 1905 (the current club is actually the 4 th incarnation of the Karori Golf Club) includes a photo of the then MP for Karori and deputy Prime Minister, Sir John Marshall, and our first President Ted Harcourt, on the first tee officially opening the course.

The tournament promises to be a fun event, open to all current and former members and friends, and will be a great way for new members to meet other members and for former members to revisit the club and hopefully renew their love affair with our course. We will be playing for what we now call the Jubilee Cup, being the club donated by the Quinn family which was originally won by their father in 1940 during the third incarnation of the Karori Club, and was won by Luke Underwood when we played for it in 2018.


Team Captain’s meeting was held last week to discuss team selections and playing positions and team strategies. Great work Team Captains. You have your finger on the pulse. Thank you also to all who are participating in these teams and all the best for Saturday. Div 2 are hosting Masterton at home with all other divisions battling their matches Martinborough, Shandon and Otaki respectively.

Women - 9 Hole Interclub

Last Monday secured a draw against Royal Wellington/Otaki at Manor Park. Susan Wright showed steady nerve to secure a 1 up win. Well done.

Women - 18 Hole Pennants

Karori is hosting Pennants on Monday 8th. They will be playing their match against Miramar at home so we wish them well with this well.

Wednesday Club

There were 29 starters in this week's Wednesday Club, which was played in cloudy and breezy but warm conditions. It was a stableford competition and there were some good scores. Jim Waters won with 42 stableford points, followed closely by Gerd Warnke with 41, Gunter Karau with 40 and Victor Diem with 39. There were prizes down to 37. Keith Gaskin got 38 points and yet again scored one under his age. The bunny was Mike Suggate, although with a reasonable mid-twenties score. Marcus Henry won Nearest the Pin on the 4th, and sunk his putt, so the Pig was very disappointed. Twos were also scored by Keith Gaskin on the 2nd, and Gerd Warnke on the 13th. So, it was a great day for Gerd who won all the prizes of the day including raffle.

Course Rating -

We are having the Karori Golf Club course re-rated on Monday 22 March. A team from WGI will be undertaking this process with assistance from Committee and Greenstaff. Having this process happening does mean that the course will be closed on Monday 22 March until 3pm (postponement date is Monday 29 March.) Preparations have already been undertaken for this, last Friday measurements were taken, the course was walk and discussions were had.

Ready, Set, Golf Programme

On March 10th (9:30 to 12:30) and 11th (9:30 to 2:30) Adrian Porter will be running the WGI Ready, Set, Golf Programme on the Pitch and Putt course. Groups of 25 school kids will be up here learning to play golf in 1 hour sessions. We are looking for a volunteer to help out on each of the days. If anyone is interested please get in contact with Adrian at 0279343644 or

Wellington Golf Referees Association - Level 1 Golf Rules Course

Sunday 11th April 2021 at 9am - Cost is $45

This will be a one day presentation followed by a 1 hour test at the end of the day. Passing the test will qualify the attendee as a Club Rules Official. The presentation material is digital as developed by the R&A and USGA for this training. The course is based on the 2019 Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf which has been provided to all clubs. This course will be held at Boulcott’s Farm HGC. Early registration is recommended because there will be R&A pre reading material distributed to you. Numbers at BFHGC are limited to 28 so first in first served.

See the club noticeboard for a registration form.

Wellington Golf Incorporated AGM

All members of golf clubs within the Wellington region are invited to the AGM on Thursday 15th March 2021 at 7:30pm. The AGM will be held at the Pelorus Trust Sports House, 93 Hutt Park Road, Moera, Lower Hutt, 5010.


A big thank you to all of our ‘Adopt a Ditch’ volunteers who are helping keep our course looking fantastic. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Committee Update

Due to the resignations of committee members we invite anyone who is keen to join the Karori Golf Club committee to put their hand up. If anyone would like to volunteer for a position on the committee, please let Victor Diem know on 021 1306 034 or


Shootout for 2021 has started please remember if you enter Shoot Out the entry fee is $25 for the year and then every round you play can be counted, It would really help administration of the competition if you register online through the website, it does cost $2 extra but is a big help to us.

Saturday 6 March Interclub Rd 4

Div 2 v Masterton at Karori

Div 4 v Martinborough at Martinborough

Div 8 v Shandon at Shandon

Div 11 v Otaki at Otaki

Autumn Cup Rd 4 at Karori - Nett

Sunday 7 March - Club Day Stableford

Men - Medal 3 (White Tee - Nett)

Women - 18 Hole - LGU 3 - Putting 3

Monday 8 March - Women - 18 Hole Pennant Rd 4 Karori v Miramar at Karori

Tuesday 9 March Women - 18 Holes - LGU 3 - Putting 3

9 Holes - Putting 2 (B9)

Thursday 11 March Women - 9 Hole Interclub v Shandon at Kapiti

Saturday 13 March Interclub Rd 5

Div 2 v Royal Wellington at Royal

Div 4 v Manor Park at Karori

Div 8 v Te Marua at Karori

Div 11 v Wainuiomata at Karori

Autumn Cup Rd 5 at Karori - Par

Sunday 14 March Club Day - Stableford

Holland Cup (Qualifying Round - Nett) - Matchplay on handicap

Women - 18 Hole Molly Turner Salver (Stableford)

Tuesday 16 March Women - 18 Hole Molly Turner Salver (Stableford)

9 Hole Medley 4: Stableford


The brand new Pro V1 and Pro V1x have arrived at the club at $79.99 a doz. Please support the club by buying from our shop.


The club has teamed up with local brewer Garage Project to bring members a range of their award-winning beers.

Turbine APA $8.00

Pils'n Thrills Pilsner $8.00

Fugazi - Low Alcohol $6.00

Shandy $3.00 (Discounted)

Beer $6.00


Please keep up the handwashing, the checking in, and all of the other usual precautions around this. The authorities fear people are getting lax, and the events of this week have shown it can resurface very quickly.


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

The printer downstairs is back up and running so cards can be printed when the clubhouse is closed.


Monday - 9am-3pm

Tuesday 10am-3pm

Wednesday 9.30am-8.30pm

Thursday 10am-3pm

Friday 10am-3.30pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-5pm


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