Friday Flash 18 June 2021

Recent Club Results

13 June - Club Day Stableford Winner: Trevor Brown 36 stableford points

15 June - Women 18 Holes: Medley 9 - Stableford: Winner: Sue McLaren

Women 9 Hole: Medley 9 - Nett Winner: Jane Campbell nett 33

16 June - Wednesday Club Day Winner: Peter Kirkman 2+

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

Well, this weather has definitely had an impact on the course. Take care walking on the slopes of our beautiful course. It can also be slippery on the bridges and paths.

Shoes with adequate grip/spikes are recommended.

Placing through the green is in effect Saturday 19 June. This is because of the soft and wet conditions of the course at present.

Also there have been a number of cows on the course this morning resulting in damage - hoof marks. Local rules are in place and will be written up on white board over the weekend. If your ball lands in a hoof mark you have a free drop, not nearer the hole. If you notice any cattle on the course please phone the Club as soon as possible and advise us.

We have had work done last week on trees No. 18 and No. 8 and are working on removing the residual wood.

It has been great to see the sand buckets emptying and needing refilling. This is meaning that players are taking sand buckets and filling in divot holes that need replacing. Thank you


  • Sunday 20 June Club Day Stableford

Bertram Cup Rd 2 (rescheduled from 12 June)

  • Tuesday 22 June 18 Hole Women - LGU 6

9 Hole Women - Medal 5

  • Sunday 27 June Club Day Stableford

Ken and Rose Rigarlsford Trophies (Mixed Event) - enter online

Men - Medal 6 Women - LGU 6

  • Tuesday 29 June 18 Hole Women - LGU 6

9 Hole Women - ISTAS

9 Hole Ladies Interclub Team

Congratulations to the 9 Hole Ladies interclub team who finished the season in second place with the Kapiti White team.

Back row (Left to right) - Susan Wright, Jane Campbell, Kath Robinson, Chris Suggate

Front Row (Left to right) - Trish Titcombe, Lindsey Pickering, Loreen Brehaut.

Wednesday Club Report

Although fine, heavy going had an impact on the 35 participants in this Par round of the Wed Club. Only one played better than his handicap. It was noticeable that even some of the gun single figure handicappers were tested in the conditions. The winner was Peter Kirkman with +2, followed by Patrick Cordue, John McDougall, and Paul Hawkes all on all square. Others to receive a ball were David Norton & Dick Adam on -1 and Steve Robinson & Ian Bates on -2. Steve was NTP but paid the pig. A newcomer Michael Wood ( Welcome Michael) scored a Two on the second and Graham Presland reversed his form of a few weeks ago to take the most exercised prize!!

Brothers-in-law Gerd Warnke and Gunter Karau took Nos 1 & 2 in the raffle to score the first and second prizes respectively , wth Michael Wood taking 3rd on his first outing!

Committee Meeting Update from 13 June

  • Membership

We are pleased to share as of May 2021 we have 375 members at Karori Golf Club to date. We are continuing to gain members which is great news. Thank you to all those who are making our new members feel so welcome. We are still looking at promotions and are planning some open days early spring to encourage more women to join our club. Please keep your eye out for when we are asking for members to help us with these days as we need your support to make these happen.

  • Clubhouse

A sub-committee is continuing to explore and seek further expert advice as to the best possible way forward in helping with our clubhouse restrengthening. We are fortunate to have experts in the club who are helping us. Plans will be shared as soon as we have a clearer picture of what needs to be actioned.

  • Course Rating

A committee decision was made to have only one white tee rating. We don’t want to compromise the integrity of the true white tee course. It means we will limit the number of forward tees to 2 for Wednesday. A reminder that all course tees, Blue, White, Red and Yellow have been rerated and are able to be played for, by men and women alike. No tee is gender specific.

  • Security System

We have installed a new CCTV system which has been set up to help monitor club security.

  • Practise Nets

We have a sub-committee who are working on options and a proposal for replacing or fixing up our practise net area. We will keep you informed on the progress. Two quotes have been obtained already.

  • Cart Storage/Trundler Room

You may have noticed the start of a tidy up/clear out of excess furniture in the trundler room. Thanks especially to Denise Marten, who has put her tidying energies into gear. We ask if anyone has any extra gear/gear in the room (and storage hasn’t been paid for) to please remove as soon as possible.

  • Loud Speaker System (External and Internal)

Exploring options to ensure that is brought to a workable standard. At present we are gaining quotes to check the components that need replacing

  • Health and Safety - Hazardous Chemical Policy

A review is underway of our hazardous chemicals and their storage. An extensive report is being worked on in consultation with John Stubbe. Once we have established findings then we can put procedures and up to date safety measures in place.

  • Course Update

Thanks to the ‘Adopt a Ditch” volunteers and anyone else who has offered their time and assistance to help out on the course. There will be safety briefing sheets sent out to volunteers and also up on the noticeboard are the safety sheets including the Health and Safety procedures.

As the course becomes damper with the amount of rain we have had, it has been necessary for greenkeepers to focus their attention on aerating the greens. This will ensure water does not sit on the surface. They are monitoring this closely.



The final of the Bertram Cup is on Sunday 27 June. This will be played on the same day as the Ken and Rose Rigarlsford Trophy event. Semi-finals will be completed by this Sunday and we look forward to seeing who makes it to the finals.


We have made this a club event. Please register online or contact the office. We are going to have a multi-tee start on Sunday 27 June. Registrations close on WEDNESDAY 23 June. Please register by then so we can ascertain the numbers involved and make a draw to share on Friday 25 June. The mutli-tee start will be 9.30am. Please turn up 15 minutes before tee-off time.


Here we have another trophy event to test your skill and expertise. This is a singles matchplay on handicap event off the white tees. You need to ensure you have entered by Wednesday 30 June. This cut off date will be strictly enforced so please make sure you register before this date.

You can enter online or on the Club noticeboard. The qualifying round is nett medal on Sunday 4th July and depending on the number of entries it will be 16 or 8 to qualify.

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. 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.

New in the shop are some sleeves of Callaway Supersofts in various colours for $18.00 each.

Please support the club by buying from our shop.


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


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.


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