Friday Flash 23 July

Recent Club Results

18 July Club Day Stableford Winner - Scott McHardy 33 Points

21 July Wednesday Club - Dave Norton 34 Stableford Points

Upcoming Events

Bogey Cup (Par) Round 1 15/8/2021

Mens Net Medal 8 15/8/2021

Bogey Cup (Par) Round 2 22/8/2021

Club Champs Qualifying Round 29/8/2021

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

Matt is currently away on a well deserved week’s leave but his safety message doesn't change - the course is very wet in places so take extra care as you go round - especially on the slopes going up to tee blocks and greens, and on our bridges. When crossing a bridge, walk, don't run, stay on the grating, don’t stop on them to look for balls in the creek, don’t try and pass anyone on a bridge.

Please also note that no carts are to be used on the course until the ground has had a chance to dry up. This will need a few days in a row of sunshine and no rain before the ground is dry enough for carts.

Golf Puzzles

Congratulations to Tim Kirby for not only correctly answering the puzzles but also being the randomly selected responder to win a sleeve of golf balls. They are behind the bar with your name on it! The answers were as follows:

1. Ray was 54, Roy was 36

2. Ray had $18, Roy had $14

3. The dog’s name was “yet he”


13 players participated in a stableford competition on Wednesday. The wind gusted a bit and it was wet underfoot but conditions were fine for winter golf. The winner on countback, with 34 stablefords, was Dave Norton who claimed 3 golf balls. The unlucky second was Peter Kirkman who selected the chocolate biscuits. Golf balls were given down to 32 stablefords. Mike Cox was nearest the pin on the 4th and, like many, he had a 3 putt, and paid the pig for completely missing his two. Patrick Cordue had the only two of the day on the 6th. Raffle prizes went to Mike Cox and Peter Kirkman. Fergus won at the wrong end of the competition and donated his ball to the chocolate box (which is yet to be selected as a prize by the competition winner).

Westward Ho - Men’s Singles Matchplay

Round 2 of the Westward Ho was postponed on Sunday because we were unable to hire 8 scuba suits in time for the players. Instead round 2 will now be played this weekend.

David Carrol v Michael Wood

Paul Hawkes v Hector Slade

John Stubbe v Keith Atkinson

Scott McHardy v Matt Roche

Bertram Cup

The final of the Bertram Cup is set to be played this Sunday as well after many weekends of poor weather preventing the competition final from happening. Wayne Cook and Gail Kirkland will play against Martin Currie and Michael Huynh on 4BBB matchplay off handicap. Good luck to both teams.

Men’s Vets at Otaki

After 6 Vet Tournament cancellations in a row due to the weather we were treated to a fine sunny day with light breezes at Otaki. Playing conditions were excellent although the cool air & lack of run meant only two of the 66 participants played to their handicap or better in the four Age brackets. Most of us had a handicap reduction of 2 to 5!!

9 karori players competed alongside members from, Boulcott 12, Martinborough 5, Miramar 10, Mornington 5, Ohariu 8, Shandon 6, Te marua 3, Wainuiomata 6, Dunstan 1, Royal Wgtn 1, Trentham 1.

Age Bracket winners:

< 69 1st George Kelly , Boulcott 36pts. Our best Ngatau Hemopo, 6th with 29pts.

69-71 1st Rob Ashby , Mornington 30pts. Our best Horn Dim, 4th with 28pts and Takashi Shigeeda, 5th with 27pts.

72-74 1st Graham Wigley, Boulcott 37 pts. Our best Martin Leung, 3rd with 32 pts.

75 + 1st Don Galbraith, Mornington 33pts. Our best Steve Robinson, 5th with 27 pts.

Congrats to Steve, Horn and Ngatau for being amongst the prizes on their first outing with Vets. Steve and Horn also gained two of the five prizes for twos.

Raffles were won by Victor (2), Tony Kwok, Graham Presland, Mike Magurk and Tony Hewitt.

Mens Vets welcomes new players for the 25 annual tournaments played generally on Mondays in Wellington, Kapiti and Wairarapa.Lower age limit is 50. Annual Sub is $20 and each tournament entry fee is $30 which covers green fee, light lunch and prizes. Contact Ian Bates on 4796174 or


Registrations are now open online for both Mens and Womens Club Champs. To register online log into the Karori Golf Website and enter the competition -

The Qualifying round will be played on Sunday 29th August.

Current Handicap ranges for Men are:

Senior - 0.0 to 8.3 (Blue Tees)

Intermediate - 8.4 to 14.5 (Blue Tees)

Junior A - 14.6 to 20.7 (White Tees)

Junior B - 20.8 to 42.0 (White Tees)

Divisions for Ladies Club Champs are:

Silver - 0.0 to 18.0

Bronze - 18.1 to 54.0

Committee Updates

The Committee currently consists of only 6 members, and we would therefore welcome more Committee members to join. In addition to helping produce a successful club, Committee membership provides great experience for those wishing to progress their careers into managerial or directorship levels so we would strongly encourage our new younger members to consider getting involved. Every little bit helps and it would be greatly appreciated by current committee members and the everyone involved in the club.


What a difference! The trundler room is starting to take shape. You will notice little brown tags on your golf trundler and also on lockers which have items stored in them. There are notices around the place too, reminding all members to write their names on the labels to show ownership. Any items unnamed in September will be removed.

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 remember to use the Covid Tracer App and scan in when coming to the golf course, it’s not legally required but very much encouraged to help stop the spread of Covid 19.


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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