Friday Flash 3 December 2021

Recent Club Results

Sunday 28 November Club Day winner: Phillip Apperley 43 Stableford

Top Dog: Matt Roche Net 69 (on countback to Mark Noblett)

Top Cat: Denise Marten Nett 69

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

Wednesday 1 December Wednesday Club: Graham Crocker +6

Twilight: Winner - Matt Everett 20 Stableford

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

To improve our greens the greenstaff worked to verti-cut the greens on Monday and waited for a break in the weather to allow sanding to take place. This may mean the greens are unable to be cut over the weekend. We will just have to wait and see how things pan out. They will take a couple of days to settle once this has happened please be patient with us as in the long run this is the best course of action for our greens.


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. Remember your vaccination passport as proof of vaccination.



25 members of Wednesday Club ignored forecast showers and enjoyed dry conditions for the latest Par round. Prizes were awarded to the 6 who played to their handicap or better. Graeme Crocker was the clear winner on+6( 3 balls) from runner-up Graham Presland +2 ( 2 balls). Gerd Warnke (+2), Derek Fitzgibbon (+2), Satish Chandra (+1) and Martin Leung ( square) each received a ball. NTP was Mike Cox who missed his two and paid the pig while Alex Lim scored twos on both 4 & 13 ( small bag of Chocolates). Bob Cavana was the bunny and the raffle was won by Chris Pearce, Gerd Warnke and Ian Patience.

Remember Next Wednesday 8th Dec( Reserve !5th) is the prize giving for the year with a light lunch provided.


Thank you so much for your participation and contributions to the success of our recent Murray Halberg Day at Karori Golf Club last Saturday. We had a pleasing field of 72 take on the might of Karori and players returned to the clubhouse having thoroughly enjoyed their golfing experience and the wonderful company they were keeping! This was followed by many lucky recipients picking up prizes in the raffle. The prizegiving was when we acknowledged those who took on Karori and came out on top showing fine form and outstanding scores

Overall Men’s Winner -Alan Henwood 42 stableford points

Overall Women’s Winner - Marcosa Santos 40 stableford points

Twos were scored by only two players, Mark Peck and Victor Diem on the 6th and 2nd holes. This was followed by the old favourite auction, where members and visitors were treated to Mr Keith Gaskin encouraging bidding for a range of wondrous treats - won’t mention them here as they may end up as future christmas gifts. Needless to say, the freshly caught, free range whitebait that the KGC Captain had donated would be a welcome sight at any Christmas table!. Thank you once again to the Eagles for their organisation and slick running of this event. A good time was had by all and the amount that was raised for the Murray Halberg Trust was a pleasing $3696.70. What a fabulous contribution that was made for the Murray Halberg Foundation!



As part of the build up to the interclub trials for 2022, we are inviting our interclub players to the 2nd trial, Saturday 11 December and a third in 2022 on Saturday 15 January. You are cordially invited to play in them. Tee off from 9.06am - objective to complete event by 1.30pm. Please advise availability to Geoff Lee as soon as possible. Format will be similar to normal interclub match, except matches played using handicap, playing off the white tees unless all four players decide to do blues. You will be playing in groups of four in two teams of two, each player plays two singles matches against the opposing team players. Each team of two plays a team ball match play against the other team. Points are 1 for a win, 0.5 for a half and 0 for loss for both singles and team matches. We look forward to seeing as many interclub players attending as it helps build team spirit! At the end of each event there will be a prizegiving.


We warmly invite all our members to join us for a game of golf followed by prizegiving on Sunday 10 December. It is a mult-tee start at 9.30am playing Russian Roulette Stableford Competition. We ask you are at the club by 9am to register.

This is a pairs event and you and your partner multiply stablefords together for each hole, e.g. If a player has 2 stablefords and his/her partner has 3 then 2 times 3 = 6 which is their score. It is a fun day but also great as you get to play your own game too.

We look forward to you registering either online or emailing the club by Friday 10th December at 12 noon.

We have included an attachment to this Friday Flash of those who have won trophies and would appreciate your attendance at the prizegiving following play.



Scott and Phil will be playing 72 holes of golf on Tuesday 28th December in support of the cancer society. If anyone wishes to donate to the cause you can follow the links to their longest day profiles here.


Karori Golf Club’s Longest Day

On 18 December 12 members will also compete for the longest day at Karori. A plaque has been made up for the best 72 hole stableford winner to have their name on in support of the cancer society. One of the players is Zak Attaway who also has created his own profile to raise money, you can follow the link below to Zak’s profile. On the day there will be someone from the Cancer Society coming out to take photos of the group and watch the second round being played, other members are welcome to come out and watch and support the 12 during their rounds as well.

Please be mindful when playing on these days and try to let these groups through if you can so they can complete the 72 holes in one day.


Having honored those who have achieved greatness in competitions in 2021 we move into the beautiful summer months and this means the opportunity for plenty of good scoring as the course dries out and we get that extra bit of roll.


Miner’s Arms Competition - (Notice on board with conditions. This is a pairs event where you arrange your own partners (pairs. Rounds are to be nominated and card annotated before commencement of play. One round in each of Dec, Jan and Feb. The competition is a four ball best ball stableford round, It is the aggregate of these - one in each month and scores are recorded on the chart on the noticeboard. A condition of entry is that the marker must be another KGC member.

This year we have these following competitions that you can enter by selecting the options on the computer screen.


Summer Eclectic - (Notice on board with conditions)


Summer Eclectic -(Notice on board with conditions)

Summer Stablefords- (Notice on board with conditions)

Summer Cup (Notice on board with conditions - this is played on player’s club day - nett)


Summer Eclectic - (Notice on board with conditions)

Summer Stablefords (Notice on board with conditions)

Summer Cup (Notice on board with conditions - this is played on player’s club day - nett)

2022 Mens and Ladies Shootouts

Registrations are now open for the Mens and Women 18 Hole Shootout, and Ladies 9 Hole Shootout.

To enter these events you must be pre-registered, you can register and pay online using the following link.


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!


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