Friday Flash 1 October 2021

Recent Club Results

Sunday 26 September - Club Day Stableford winner: Adrian Porter 38 points

Wednesday 29 September - Winner: Peter Wilcox 34 points

Make Time - Play 9

Once again this year Golf New Zealand is running the Make Time Play 9 - Road to the Open competition. From 1st October 2021, club members who hand in a 9-hole scorecard will be in with a chance to be randomly drawn as one of nine players invited to the Make Time Play 9 Final event hosted in Queenstown in 2022.

All 4 tees are rated for men to play the front or back 9 and currently the Red and Yellow tees are available for Ladies to play front or back 9 as well. If any of the Ladies would be keen to play 9 holes of the White tees please let Hector know and we can arrange to add them as an option.

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

Spring growth is coming through and this means that Matt and his team are working hard to ensure that greens, fairways and rough are cut as regularly as they can. We need you to do your bit by repairing those pitch marks and replacing those divots.

Matt and his team have been busy spraying paths and will be making the most of the windless conditions to spray fertiliser and insecticide. Please ensure to wash your hands thoroughly when you finish your game.

Just a reminder the grass bunkers are still considered GUR and have a white line painted around them. These are also being sprayed and will have seed sown and fertilised to encourage grass growth.

We have organised a “Course Sub-Committee” who have already undertaken a ‘course walk’ with Matt to discuss some of the work being undertaken to improve fairways, surrounds and greens. We will keep you posted about our future works which will include coring in November - after our City of Wellington Tournament.


The first round of the Club Championships was completed with a beautiful spring day last Sunday. Congratulations to those who have made it to the semifinals. We ask that all other golfers please be aware of these games when you are playing on Sunday so you are not holding them up. Let them through as this makes the game more enjoyable for all.

Men Senior Trevor Brown v Scott McHardy David Thorburn v Adrian Porter

Intermediate Peter Kirkman v Sar Palado Steve Witkowski v Horn Dim

Junior A Mark Reed v Stu Preston Nick Allen and Finn Buckeridge

Junior B Gethyn Healy v Antoinio Cantalapiedra David Marten v David Peterson

Quarter and semi-final matches may be played earlier than set date by mutual agreement.

If you have any questions/queries please contact the club at

Women - Silver Division Fiona Kearns beat Denise Marten

Celia Howden beat Gail Kirkland

Reminder: When you are playing match play you cannot enter into the Club Day Stableford. The reason is that you are giving putts and sometimes not finishing out holes completely. This makes for an unfair advantage.

Wednesday Club

27 players enjoyed mild sunny conditions only affected by the slightly damp course underfoot in places. Masks worn in the club-house hid the disappointment some experienced with their scores as over half the field scored less than 30 stablefords.

The winner was Peter Wilcox on countback with 34 points with the runner up Jeff Mason also on 34.

Other winners of balls were Victor Diem on 33, and Alex Lim, Graham Presland and Mike Cox all on 31.

No twos were scored and with the NTP not deployed the only other ball awarded was to Doug Calhoun who must have got stuck in a puddle!. Raffle prizes were won by Graeme Crocker, Alan Henwood and Ben Paradza.


Daylight saving will soon be with us, and twilight golf will be starting again on Wednesday, 6 October . Tee off is between 4:30 – 5:15 pm.

Twilight is open to members and non-members, so you are welcome to bring a friend or two also. The cost is $20 per person, which gives you 9 holes of golf, a gourmet BBQ, a chance at a prize and a Mulligan! We will once again be sponsored by Richard Reith from Collective First National Real Estate. Thanks Richard!

Please note that there will be no ability to get cash from the bar via eftpos, so please remember to bring cash with you.

See you all on WEDNESDAY 6th OCTOBER


Level 1 Golf Rules Course

Sunday 28th November 2021 at 9am

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 digital presentation was developed and provided by the R & A and USGA for Rules training. The course focuses on the 2019 Players’ 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 R&A’s pre-reading material and practice test papers will be emailed to you on 11 November.

Programme - Cost is $45

Course begins at BFHGC 9-00am

Break for lunch – 12-00pm

Afternoon session 12-45pm

Optional Test – 1 Hour 4-00pm

Review of Test and presentation of badges & certificates Date TBA

The day needs to start promptly at 9-00am

Applications close on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

Numbers at BFHGC are limited so first in first served.

Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea provided by WGRA

For registration form contact Hector at


We are very thankful to a number of members who have offered their help to gain quotes and ideas to revamp the practise nets. We particularly thank Wayne Cook who has offered to project manage this, This project will be taking place over the next month. Special mention to the ‘Twilighters’ who have generously donated towards this project.


It is great to have time in the evening to enjoy playing at Karori - we are encouraging members to continue to book online as this helps us with contact tracing and collecting data about course usage.

Also with the popularity of our course in the evenings over summer please book online to ensure there is a tee time available for you


Thank you to all those who put labels on their golf gear in the trundler room. There are still some items that have been left unnamed. We have a number of golf carts that have been left/donated so if one is yours now is the time to come and claim or advise if it is a donation to the club’s hire gear. Here are some photographs of bags/clubs that have been left. If either of these are yours, please contact Hector (Clubhouse Manager) at the Club.



Our annual Rigarlsford tournament which we had to postpone in July will now be held on Sunday 17 October. This is a stableford event and will be a multi tee start, with the men playing for the Ken Rigarlsford Cup and the women for the Rose Rigarlsford Cup. This is always a popular event so book it in now - online entries are accepted - there is no entry fee. Come along and join in this fun event.


A reminder that you need to keep 6th November free for this special Karori Event. Keep an eye out on the website for the registrations which will be opening up soon. We have secured some really great prizes too. It is an event not to be missed!


Sunday 3 October Club Day Stableford

Club Championship Rd 2

Tuesday 5 October 18 Holes: ISTAS

9 Holes: Club Championship Rd 3 (Others nett)

Sunday 10 October Club Day Stableford

Club Championship Finals

Tuesday 12 October 18 Holers: Heinemann Cup Final (to be played by this date)

9 Holers: Club Championship - Finals

Sunday 17 October Rigarlsford Tournament - Mixed Event

Club Day Stableford


We have just restocked our supply of Titleist Golf Balls at the shop. Dozens of ProV1’s sell for $79.99, TourSoft for $59.99, and TruFeel for $39.99. Please help support the club by buying from our shop.


Any members who have renewed their memberships in the August or September months will have access to bag tags, these are stored at the bar so please collect them from the bar staff.

Please display them on your golf bag, zip-ties will be provided for those who need them.


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 any competition you will win a nice bottle of Champagne!

Competitions include Interclub, Sunday Club Day, Shootout, Wednesday Club, and Twilight.

Good luck to all!


Please remember to use the Covid Tracer App and scan in when arriving at the golf course. There are QR codes at every door to the club house and in various locations inside.


If you want to avoid printing cards, you can use the app instead, it has a scorecard enabled. Simply use the clubhouse wifi to open it and create the scorecard before you tee off - then it can operate in offline mode. Once you are back in the clubhouse you can submit your score.


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