Friday Flash 10 December 2021

Recent Club Results

Saturday 4 December - AGM - Christmas Cheer Stableford Winner Phillip Apperley 42 points

Sunday 5 November Club Day winner:.

Men’s Shoot Out Winner: Phil Goodwin

Runner up: Stu Preston

Women’s. Shoot Out Winner: Fiona Kearns

Runner up: Elizabeth Wagner

Tuesday 7 December - 9 and 18 Hole - Closing Day Competition

Wednesday 8 December Wednesday Club: Jim Waters 39 Stableford

Twilight: Winner - Phillip Apperley 19 Stableford (on countback to John Stubbe)

Matt’s Message: (Greenkeeper’s memo)

What a downpour we have had this week. Things are really soggy and wet and members are reminded to avoid the very wet areas on the course particularly around the edges of the green (surrounds). Take care on the banks.

Thank goodness the weather improved for Wednesday. Players and members are reminded any tree branches down are hazardous areas and must be treated at GUR


Twenty-eight members attend the 53rd Annual General Meeting of Karori Golf Club on Saturday 4 December. We sincerely thanked Victor Diem, 2020-2021 President, for the time and energy he put into Karori Golf Club - as we all know, during very challenging Covid times. For 2022 we warmly welcome these volunteers who were voted in as the incoming KGC Committee:

•President Adrian Porter

•Vice President Mike Suggate

•Treasurer Marcus Henry

•Club Captain Fiona Kearns

•Committee Jono Wake

Knut Stoyl

Mark Reed

Denise Marten

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.



This prizegiving took place on Tuesday 7 December. The weather was definitely not conducive to golf but there was plenty of laughter shared amongst those who attended. We congratulate all who have achieved during the year and now we set our sights on the Summer challenges we have, Summer Cup, Summer Eclectic and Summer Stableford - all we need is SUMMER!

Congratulations to our 18 and 9 Hole Trophy recipients.

Eun Lee, Elizabeth Wagner, Lindsey Pickering, Chris Suggate, Hilary Holm and Jane Campbell


There was great weather on Wednesday which was enjoyed by 24 golfers. The Stableford competition was won by Jim Waters (39) from Martin (37 on count back) with balls down to 35. Graeme Crocker’s great run of form came to an end with a golf ball for the wrong reason. No twos on the day. Patrick was nearest the pin and paid the pig. JT won the raffle, with Mike Cox second, and Terry McAlister third.

Annual prizes were awarded for the three competitions:

Stableford trophy

Michael Cox

Par trophy

Patrick Cordue

Stuart Cathie cup (combined)

Terry McAlister

Vin Mitchener Cup (stableford 75+)

Chris Pearce

Motor Distributors cup (par 75+)

Gerd Warnke

Mel Cade cup (combined 75+)

Ian Bates

New World gift baskets were presented to Hector and Debbie to thank them for all their help over the last year. Gift baskets were also bought for the other staff members and they should be getting them sometime this week.

The pig has confided to the organisers that he has put on too much weight over the last couple of years. He has agreed to a radical weight loss programme. Surgery will be performed next Wednesday (15 December) and the coins that he has gobbled will be removed and counted. Wednesday Club regulars and those who play next Wednesday Club can have a guess at the value of the coins. The person with the nearest guess will receive a New World gift basket of chocolates, sweets, and coffee. In the event of a tie, a coin toss will decide the winner.

Wednesday club regulars who cannot be there next Wednesday, please send me an email with your guess. The surgery will be performed rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, people can email their guesses to me on the day and the winner will be announced by a group email later that week.

The organisers discussed when the pig had last been emptied and we thought it was two years ago. So, you’all need to think about how many Wednesdays we have played with a nearest-the-pin competition over the last two years and how many people have needed to pay the pig a dollar for missing their two; or two dollars for not even getting a three; or those who just fed the pig two dollars anyway.

2021 SHOOT OUT Sunday 5 December

At 8am all 16 players met in front of the clubhouse to hear Jono and Fiona share the organisation and guidelines for the 2021 Shootout Competition. The first order of business was deciding the playing order. Once this was established they all made their way to start on the 4th tee. The conditions were reasonable with overcast conditions but no rain in sight. For the first few holes there were a few nervous ‘chip offs’ with some people repeatedly being in them. Soon players got into the groove and playing ready golf ensured the game flowed. Coming down the wire with only 3 holes remaining, Nick Allan (2020 winner) left on the 16th. Then John Healy was dropped on the 17th. This left Phil Goodwin and Stu Preston to battle it out on the 18th.

Men’ Shootout

1st Phil Goodwin

2nd Stu Preston

3rd John Healy

4th Nick Allan

5th Grant Pollard

6th Darren Riley

7th Tim Richards

8th David Carroll

9th Garth Mickell

10th Alan Henwood

Women’s Shootout

1st Fiona Kearns

2nd Elizabeth Wagner

Help! - Fiona is wanting to know who was the 2019 Shootout Winner, for some reason this person doesn’t have their name engraved on the trophy! Could the recipient please email the club and let us know? Please email - Thank you.


Junior Open

On Monday 20th December Karori Golf Club will be hosting a Junior Open. 2 trophies are up for grabs across 2 divisions. Under 18’s will play best Net score off Red Tees and Under 26 will play best gross off White Tees. This will be a great opportunity for the junior members of the club to get to know each other better and a good introduction to competition golf. Anyone interested in playing please get in contact with Hector at or register on the events page on the Karori Golf Website.


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 8.06am - objective to complete event by 12.30pm. 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 today Friday 10th December at 12 noon as we need to send out the draw.

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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