Friday Flash 26 November 2021

Recent Club Results

Sunday 21 November Club Day winner: Bruce McIntyre 38 points

Sheena Allen Grandmother’s Trophy -Winner: Eun Lee 30 stablefords

Tuesday 23 November - Top Cat Trophy Provisional winner: Denise Marten nett 69

Tuesday 23 November - 9 Hole Top Mug Trophy winner: Lindsey Pickering

Wednesday 17 November - Ian Patience 42 Stableford

Twilight: Winner - Phillip Apperley 23 Stableford (on Countback to Richard Reith)

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

As the spraying we have done is taking effect we have made it PLACING THROUGH THE GREEN until further notice. The reason for this is that there are a number of bare patches where weeds have gone and grass has not yet taken up. This will be reviewed and we will keep you updated. As you may notice we have returned the ball washers back to the course today. Our coring schedule was changed due the amount of spraying that we have and are continuing to do on the course. Players need to be aware that we will be verti-cutting, sanding and seeding starting on Monday 29 November (weather permitting). We will also have a volunteer army out helping with ridding our greens of toad rush and then sanding to fill in these areas. If you are able to help with this from Wednesday next week then please let Hector in the office know.

SHE LOVES GOLF - Saturday 20 November

It was a beautiful Karori morning when 30 women joined us at the Club to have a go at golf. Nine club volunteers help these women have a really enjoyable morning with lots of laughter, fun and plenty of good shots on pitch and putt course and practise putting green. Feedback from those involved was they really enjoyed the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. After a healthy lunch, glass of bubbles and having been given a goodie bag of golf bits and bobs players were invited to take their skills to the main course and some took up the challenge. We will follow up with these players this week giving information and how we can support them further.


Karori Golf Club Covid-19 Vaccination Policy from Friday 3 December

The club committee has met to develop a club policy to apply under the “Traffic Light” Covid management system that will apply nationally from 3 December. The policy adopted is that being implemented by other regional clubs.

The Committee has resolved that a “no jab no play/enter” rule will apply from Friday the 3rd of December. This means that all members and visitors must be double vaccinated by that date to enjoy the use of club facilities. All clubrooms’ staff will also need to be fully vaccinated.

We believe this is in the best interests of members and staff, and is essential in ensuring both compliance with Government policy and the health and safety of all. This policy will both reduce the risks associated withCovid-19 and ensure that the Club can operate with fewer restrictions than would be the case if we didn’t adopt such a rule.

From that date members and visitors must present proof of double vaccination to enter the clubrooms or play on the course. - If proof of vaccination cannot be provided then the members and guests will be asked to leave the premises until proof of vaccination is presented.


The 2021 AGM is on Saturday 4 December at the clubhouse at 9:30 am. A fun tournament will be held immediately after the meeting. There will be a stableford trophy event for men and women called Christmas Cheer which is open to all members who have attended the AGM. The notice of meeting is up on the Club noticeboard as are the forms for nomination on the committee.



Special congratulations to Stuart Preston (Karori Golf Club Junior A Champion) who took 3rd place in the gross stablefords at the Champion of Champions at Martinborough last Saturday. Adrian and Peter battled on but didn’t hit form on the day.

Senior Champion of Champion - Thomas Wood - Miramar - 36 Hole Gross - 142

Intermediate Champion of Champion - Josh Williams - Boulcott’s Farm - 36 Hole Gross Stableford 53

Junior Champion of Champion - Jo Hapi - Otaki - 36 Hole Gross Stableford 44


Wellington District 9 Hole Index Championship was postponed until Monday 22nd November and although a shower was predicted it did not happen. Manor Park was the venue and the day turned out to be perfect Spring weather and excellent conditions for a good day of golf. Some clubs had sent along many players for the competition but through various circumstances only one was entered from the Karori Golf Club..


A great day to be alive as somebody said to me. Thirty-one golfers played in near perfect conditions in a Stableford competition which was won by Ian Patience (42, red wine) from Graham Crocker (39, two balls) with balls down to 37. Countback was needed at the wrong end of the competition with Bob Cavana the recipient of a golf ball. Mike Cox had a two on the 13th. Nobby was nearest the pin and paid the pig. Graham Presland won the raffle, with Jim Waters second, and Alex third.




Sunday 21 November - Club Day Stableford

Women - Sheena Allen Grandmother’s Stableford

Tuesday 23 November -Women - Top Cat Trophy

Women - 9 Holers: Tog Mug

Saturday 27 November - Eagles Tournament - Murray Halberg Day

Sunday 28 November - Club Day Stableford - Top Dog Trophy

Women - Top Cat Trophy



We are now getting to the business end of this competition with only a couple of weeks left to get in those good cards. The cut off for cards for entry is the 28th November.

If there is anyone who isn’t involved in the Shootout but is able to help out on this day by being “Sheriff” it would be appreciated. There are instructions and a cart available for your use for the day. Just contact Fiona at Thank you.


The Top Cat and Top Mug competitions have taken place on Tuesday 23 November and the final competitions are on Sunday 28 November for Weekend women and men. These players have earned the right to enter this competition.

18 Hole Women (Tuesday and Saturday respectively)

Elizabeth Wagner

Sin Yee Hailstone

Denise Marten

Rose Rigarlsford

Fiona Kearns

Eun Lee

18 Hole Men

David Carrol

John Timperley

Mark Noblett

Matthew Roche

Steve Witkowski

Scott McHardy

Marcus Henry

Ian Dumbleton

LONGEST DAY - Are you looking for your next challenge?

This year Karori Golf Club will host a competition for the longest day of the year. This event will be held on Saturday 18th December (closest Saturday to the longest day of the year) and will be a stableford competition over 72 holes playing each of the 4 tees we have.

Numbers will be limited to 20 to ensure there is enough time to complete all 4 rounds, afterwards there will be the option for players to have a BBQ dinner at the club

As this is a day in support of the Cancer Society of New Zealand, the ‘entry fee’ for this will be a personal donation to the Cancer Society

If you are interested in playing in this event please let Hector know


Do you want a fun day out? Come and join us on Saturday 27 November. Join up by ringing the club and ask for your name to be entered on the noticeboard. All proceeds go toward the Halberg Foundation which helps young people have accessibility to all sporting codes. It is always a lot of fun with great prizes and raffles as well as an auction!


The 2022 programme is well underway, yet with the latest government advice around Covid it has meant that WGI is challenged in establishing the draw for Interclub. This has an impact on when our programme is complete too. We have scheduled in our key events for 2022. Please note that we do want to ensure our course is at its best so have scheduled in coring for these dates next year.

7 March or 14 March or 21 March 2022 (First available fine date)

The programme will be shared as soon as dates have been confirmed and updated.

1 January Men and Women 18 Hole and 9 Hole Shootout begins ($25 entry fee) - 10 best stablefords

15 January Interclub Trial (Round 3/3)

17 January Men’s Veteran’s - Martinborough

23 January Shootout

25 January Women 18 Hole - Opening Day - Russian Roulette Stableford

Women 9 Hole - OPening Day - Russian Roulette Stableford

29 January Interclub begins - Round 1

Div 3

Div 5 Opponents and venue to be confirmed for all teams

Div 8

Div 13

Autumn Cup - Round 1 Nett medal


Twilight is open to members and non-members, so you are welcome to bring a friend or two. 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!

Twilight is every Wednesday and tee off is between 4:30 – 5:15 pm.

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

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.


Any members who have joined/renewed their memberships in the August, September and October 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.


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