Friday Flash 12th March

Recent Club Results

Sunday Club Day Stableford Winner: Marcosa Santos 36 points

Sunday Men-Monthly Medal 3 Winner: Mark Noblett nett 71 on c/b from Dick Borgdorff

Sunday - Women - LGU 3 - Rose Rigarlsford nett 77

Tuesday - 18 Hole Women - LGU 3 Overall Winner: Sin-Yee Hailstone nett 66

9 Hole Women - Par - Lindsey Pickering +2

Putting - Trish Titcombe


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.



Trophy return deadline is 17 March!

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

This is happening with the qualifying round this Sunday - anytime between 7am - 3pm.

You can enter by registering online, writing your name noticeboard and ensuring you push Holland Cup entry when you get your card.


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 4th 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. Entry fee will be $10 if paid before 24 March otherwise $15. 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.

Register for the event either online (preferably) or by emailing the club and if you know any former members or interested players, please let them know. The tournament will be a stableford event played over 18 and 9 holes with both men and women divisions.

From ‘Fore to the Fore’

Hole 4 ‘High Tee’ - Hole in One Challenge

Thanks to our sponsor Richard Reith at Collective Real Estate for putting up a hole in one challenge on the 4th hole starting this Saturday 13th March. If you get a hole in one on the 4th hole during a competition you will win an incredibly nice bottle of Jean-Marc Vigreux-Frere Champagne! Competitions include Interclub, Sunday Club Day, Shootout, and Twilight. Good luck to all!


Div 2 won at home against 8.5/4.5

Div 4 lost away at Martinborough 13/2

Div 8 lost away at Shandon 11.5/3.5

Div 11 had their first win of the season away at Otaki 9.5/3.5

Well done to all our interclub players last weekend and good luck to all playing tomorrow!

Women - 18 Hole Pennants

Karori successfully hosted Pennants on Monday at home. Thank you to all those who contributed to make this day a success. At the moment Karori is sitting in 6th place with

3 rounds to play.

Women - 9 Hole Interclub

The 9 Hole Interclub team played at Kapiti and versed Shandon. At the moment they are placed in third - five shots behind the leaders Masterton.

Wednesday Club 10 March

23 stalwarts ignored the weather forecast and " sailed " around the course dry with a brisk breeze. Some obviously picked the wind shifts and stormed home to win by a short chip. Saint Kennach won by a bowsprit ( countback) from Satish Chandra with +4 for the par round. Alex Lim won a ball with +1 while Fergus McLean and Chris Pearce each scored a ball for a slam dunk Two. Rounding the buoy for NTP was Keith Gaskin but incurred a penalty donation to the steadily filling pig. Dropping off his foils was Luke Underwood to win the Bunny prize. Gerd Warnke, Dave Ainsworth and Lars Fagerstrom won the spectator ( raffle ) prizes.

Karori/Ohariu Men’s Vets at Te Marua 8th March

Most of the 16 Karori/Ohariu entrants into this latest round of Vets at Te Marua enjoyed the Company, the course conditions and the weather but not the fact that our handicaps were reduced in most cases by 4! Te Marua is not that much easier than our home courses.

Div 1 Winner was David Hill ( Miramar) with 37 pts. Our best was Tim Brosnahan with 36 giving him 4th place on countback.

Div 2 Winner Barry Brice ( Wainuiomata) with 44 pts! Next best was on 37 and our best was Tony Kwok ( Ohariu) with 35 which was about 8th on countback.

The 3 best scores were therefore Tim, Tony and Mike Gaukrodger, Takashi Shigeeda on 34

Two of the four Twos were scored by Howard Livingston and Graeme Sugden ( 9 balls ea). NTP Div 1 was Barry Winfield.

Reminder - Get in quick for this informative rules course!

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.


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 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

Saturday 22 March Interclub Rd 6

Div 2 v Te Marua at Te Marua

Div 4 v Paraparaumu at Karori

Div 8 v Wainuiomata at Karori

Div 11 v BFHGC at Karori

Sunday 21 March Club Day - Stableford

Holland Cup Round 1 - Matchplay on handicap

Women - 18 Hole - Sullivan Cup Rd 1

Monday 22 March Women - 18 Hole Pennants - v Te Marua at Royal Wellignton

9 Hole Interclub - v PBGC at Martinborough

Tuesday 23 March Women - 18 Hole Medley 4: Nett

9 Hole Medley 5: Par (B9)




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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