Friday Flash 30th April

Recent Club Results

ANZAC Day: Fraser Smith Memorial Trophy

Winner: Ryan De Plessis 44 points

Sunday Club Day Stableford

Winner - Ryan De Plessis 44 points

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

Thank you to all those who are helping to make sure divots are replaced and pitch marks are repaired. All it takes is for each person to take a bucket and sand - we need your help with this. As the seasons change we do remind members to take care when walking over bridges - remember to walk in the middle of the bridge on the grate. Another reminder to take care when entering hazards as the ground can be wet and boggy.

As Autumn is already here we ask that those who use motorised carts/motorbikes please make sure you are adhering the advice about where to drive your carts. This is for your safety and also ensures minimising damage to the course. Thank you.

The Greenkeepers will not be coring the greens but will be doing a process called scarifying. This process will take place on the afternoon of Sunday16 May after interclub on 15th. This will not affect play significantly as it is slicing and sanding of the greens. It should take about 6-7 days to settle down. This process is weather dependent so we will keep members informed of any changes to the schedule.


1 May Interclub Round 8

Div 2 v Masterton at Masterton

Div 4 v Judgeford at Karori

Div 8 v Te Marua at Te Marua

Div 11 v Kapiti at Karori

Autumn Cup Rd 8 - Par

2 May Club Day - Stableford

Makara Trophy (4BBB Stableford -make your own pairs-enter on the day)

4 May 18 Holes: Hidden Holes

9 Holes: Medal 4

8 May Interclub Round 9

Div 2 v Mahunga at Karori

Div 4 v Manor Park at Manor Park

Div 8 v Judgeford at Karori

Div 11 v Martinborough at Karori


Please check out the noticeboard as we are working to keep it up to date with results, competition conditions and updates. It is also a place where we celebrate those who have won Karori Golf Club Competitions to date.


ANZAC Day Tournament Results
 After a filling breakfast, courtesy of the KGC Committee members stood outside for the flag ceremony. It was a still morning with a beautiful blue sky above as we stood together and listened to Rhys Nimmo read from Laurence Binyon, From the Fallen. Standing side by side, we showed respect to the sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand military personnel who have died during wars.

Fifty seven players were relishing the opportunity for a game on such a fantastic morning. We thank everyone for their club spirit and generosity with the raffles.

Nearest the Pin - Men: Nelson Laureles

Nearest the Pin - Women: Fiona Kearns

Straightest Drive - Men: Jim Waters

Straightest Drive - Women: Fiona Kearns

Twos: John Stubbe and Michael Weaver

9 Hole Stableford Winner: Julie Wilcox 18 points

18 Hole Women Stableford Winner: Fiona Kearns 37 points

Runner up: Celia Howden 35 points

18 Hole Men’s Winner of the Fraser Smith Memorial Trophy:

Winner: Ryan Du Plessis 44 points

Runner up: Mark Noblett 39 points


Come along on Sunday 2 May for this event. It is open to men and women and is a pairs fourball best ball stableford competition over 18 holes. What a great way to build up your pairing for the upcoming Bertram Cup! There is a sign up sheet on the noticeboard and you can enter on the day - just add your name. Cards are to be handed in to the office (Please put them on the desk).


You may have noticed our men’s monthly medal winners have been proudly displaying their badge for winning the nett competition on Medal Days. By securing these badges it entitles them to play off for the Top Dog Trophy nett medal competition on Sunday 28 November. Women members also have their Top Cat Trophy nett medal competition on this day too. Here are the players to date who have qualified. Still plenty of medal rounds to go……..

Men’s Medal 1

Men’s Medal 2

Men’s Medal 3

Men’s Medal 4

Men’s Medal 5

David Carrol

John Timperley

Mark Noblett

Matthew Roche


Women’s LGU 1

Women’s LGU 2

Women’s LGU 3

Women’s LGU 4

Women’s LGU 5

Elizabeth Wagner

Celia Howden

Sin Yee Hailstone

Denise Marten


Men’s monthly medal winners can pick them up in the office so you can display it proudly to show you have made it to the 2021 final.


You might have noticed recently a street lamp has been installed in the car park, this is on a sensor to automatically light up at night time when someone is in the car park to make it a bit safer as the sun sets earlier and earlier. Thank you to Kevin Turner for supplying the street lamp and organising the installation.

Another thanks again to the Shirties for all of their work recently on installing benches around the course and the stream clearings that they have been looking after.

And a thank you to all the other members who come up and volunteer their time at the club to help improve the course, clubrooms, and car park.


The Karori Golf Club twilight season finished with a prize giving evening on April 3. It has been an extremely successful season, with over 80 people enjoying at least one evening of twilight golf since October last year, and there were 40 people who played 5 rounds or more over the season.

We are grateful to our sponsor for the season – Richard Reith, from First National Collective Real Estate – and to all those people who helped out each evening with the BBQ and food, particularly Doug Calhoun, Gail Kirkland, Brigitte Boenisch-Brednich and Karen Simcox.

The prize winners for this season were:

Most Stableford points total

· 3rd, with 301 points = Terry Bastion ($50 Golf Warehouse voucher)

· 2nd, with 306 points = Gail Kirkland ($75 Golf Warehouse voucher)

· 1st, with 325 points = Geoff Lee ($100 Golf warehouse voucher)

Highest average Stableford points

· 3rd, with an average of 18.25 points = Pete Alkema ($50 Golf Warehouse voucher)

· 2nd, with an average of 19.20 points = Tyrone Hall ($75 Golf Warehouse voucher)

· 1st,with an average of 19.50 points = Andrew Gardiner ($100 Golf Warehouse voucher)

Terry Bastion and Doug Calhoun were the most consistent golfers over the season with only 9 Stableford points separating their highest and lowest scores over the whole season.

As you can see, there are some great prizes on offer, and as a bonus, you get to play 9 holes of golf in the evening with a bunch of keen, dedicated golfers!

Any profits from the season are donated back to the club, and this year, due to the popularity of twilight, and the high numbers of players, we have raised $3000, which we are donating to the club, to contribute to the repair and upgrade of the practice nets.

Twilight will start again on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, and is open to both KGC members and others, so we would love to see you there!. The cost is $20, for which you get a round of golf, a gourmet BBQ dinner and the chance to win a prize!

See you all next season!

Course Rating & Scorecards

We have been in contact with the course rating team who will be finalising the course rating shortly, we will let everyone know when it is finalised. In preparation for this you will notice on the computer that you can enter Sunday Club day playing off Blue or White tees, please take care when making your selection.

Wednesday Club

Thirty two golfers enjoyed wonderful autumn conditions and fast greens at Wednesday club. We had two visitors from out of town, both brothers of regular players. The winner on the day was Terry McAlister with 39 stablefords. Jon Lyall was alone in second place with 37 points.

Balls were given down to 34 pts, and also a ball to the player with the toughest round who was Ian Bates (somewhat fatigued from his efforts at the Vets the previous day). NTP was Tim Brosnahan who had to pay the pig.

Twos were scored on the 2nd by one of our visitors Paul Ainsworth and on the 13th by Keith Gaskin. The raffle was kept in-house with John Markham drawing his own number for first prize with Peter Wilcox grabbing second and Graham Presland taking 3rd prize.

Mens Vet’s Karori/Ohariu Valley Team

65 Vets including 20 from Karori and Ohariu challenged Wainuiomata in cool at times damp conditions. The field was split into 3 Divisions with the following results (12 prizes in ea Div):

Div1 (0-17) Winner Graeme Scott ( Wainui) 40pts, Longest Drive Kevin Wilson ( Titahi) & NTP Graeme Scott. 5th Tony Hewitt( KGC) 35, 6th Kevin Wilson 34 & 11th Mike Cox ( KGC)31

Div 2 (18-22) Winner Jack Tickner (BF) 41, LD Dave Marner ( Wainui) & NTP Graeme Harding ( Miramar). 7th Graeme Sugden ( KGC) 33, 11th Barry Williams (OGC) 31

Div 3 (23+) Winner Mauri Sutherland (BF) 38, LD Tony Kwok (OGC) & NTP Max Flowers (BF). 10th Fergus McLean (KGC) 31. Tim Brosnahan was one of two to score a TWO ( 1 doz balls). Tony Hewitt came in late in his four and missed out on a prize!!

NO Karori or Ohariu member played to their handicap but the following won raffles as consolation; Ian Bates, Barry Winfield, Mike Suggate, Dave Ainsworth, Don Smith and Graham Presland.

Level 2 Referees Course

The Wellington Golf Referees Association (WGRA) is running a Level 2 Golf Rules Course at Boulcott's Farm HGC on 13 and 20 June. The course is aimed at those who wish to extend their knowledge of the Rules or who wish to become a qualified referee. If you wish to have further information please contact Fiona at

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!


Our golf ball selection has recently increased and been restocked. We have the new 2021 ProV1 and ProV1x for $79.99. Also a wide range of Srixon golf balls all at $39.99 a dozen.

Titleist TruFeels are back in stock for $39.99 per dozen.


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

Turbine APA

Pils'n Thrills Pilsner

Fugazi - Low Alcohol



Please keep up the handwashing, the checking in, and all of the other usual precautions around this.


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