Friday Flash 6 August

Recent Club Results

1 August Sunday Club Day Stableford Winner - Steve Witkowski 35 points

Westward Ho Semi-finals

Matt Roche beat John Stubbe

Hector Slade beat David Carrol

4 August Wednesday Club - Alex Lim 40 Stableford Points

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

After speaking with some of the other greenkeepers around Wellington, many had their course closed for a week and/or a number of days after the wet weather. We were fortunate to be able to have access to Karori Golf Club within a couple of days (albeit without carts until further notice).

Players are urged to take extreme caution when walking on uneven areas/slopes and wearing shoes with sprigs is encouraged, without these many places have the potential to be slippery. MIND YOUR STEP! Use paths where possible and ensure you hit the ball straight and long to enable the shortest and safest route to the hole.

Sand - it is great that the sand buckets on the teeblocks are having to be refilled regularly. This means, players are taking sand buckets and refilling those pesky divots which are dislodged or missing. We encourage everyone to take a bucket. Most trundlers have hooks on them but for anyone who doesn’t you can easily install one by sourcing a small metal hook so sand buckets can easily clip onto your golf trundler/golf bag.

Kasumigaseki Country Club

The host venue for the Tokyo Olympics has some rather strict and strange club guidelines that we’re not quite used to seeing in New Zealand. Some of the more obscure ones include:

  • Your golf bag should ideally weigh no more than 11 kilograms.

  • Handicaps should be set at a maximum total of 100 for groups of four, and 110 for groups of three.

  • Golf carts are available, such as for players over the age of 80, but are limited in number and require a reservation.

  • In the heat of the summer players are asked to have the courtesy to change their shirt and trousers before entering the dining room, to prevent leaving a damp seat for the next guest.

More can be seen on their website for anyone who wishes to read more.

Upcoming Events

Sunday 8 August - Club Day Stableford

Women - Pinfold Cup Stableford - Round 4

Tuesday 10 August - 18 Hole Women - LGU 8

9 Hole Women - Stableford

Wednesday 11 August Wednesday Club

Sunday 15 August - Club Day Stableford

Men Bogey Cup (Aggregate Par Rd 1 of 2)

Men Monthly Medal - nett

Women - LGU 8

Tuesday 17 August - 18 Hole Women - Hidden Holes

9 Hole Women - Hidden Holes

Wednesday 18 August Wednesday Club

Sunday 22 August - Club Day Stableford

Men Bogey Cup (Aggregate Par Rd 2 of 2)

Women - Pinfold Cup Stableford - Rd 5

Sunday 29 August - Club Champs

Westward Ho - Men’s Singles Matchplay

The semi finals were played on Sunday with Matt Roche going up against John Stubbe and David Carroll playing Hector Slade. Hector having a PB 40 on the front 9 helped secure an early win over David, whereas in contrast John and Matt went down to the 18th before Matt won with a crowd of Sunday regulars cheering him on. Matt Roche and Hector Slade will play off in the final.

Wednesday Club

There was a small turnout of just 17 players who set off in cold and windy conditions. However, as the round progressed the weather improved and it was perfect by the end of the round. The winner on the day by a clear margin was Alex with 40 stablefords. Martin was second on 36. Alex selected the chocolates for his prize (rather than 3 golf balls) and Martin took the chocolate biscuits (rather than 2 golf balls). Golf balls were given down to 32 stablefords. Chris Pearce was nearest the pin on the 4th but had to donate a dollar for missing his two. Michael Wood had the only two of the day on the 4th. Raffle prizes went to Chris Pearce and Patrick. Fergus won the wrong end of the competition and again donated his golf ball back to the prize pool.


Men’s Bogey Cup (2 rounds over two consecutive Sundays - 15 and 22 August)

This competition is over two consecutive weekends. You can choose to play this anytime on Sunday. It is an aggregate par round. You can enter by registering online (same link as club champs) or use the sign up sheet on the noticeboard (this notice will be up on the board on Sunday morning).


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


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 everyone involved in the club. Contact

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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