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Thank You Volunteers

It has been a very busy week out at the Club with countless volunteers helping get the course in tip top shape for the Wellington Golf Champion of Champions Tournament on Sunday.  The course is looking fantastic and much credit should go to TK and his staff.

A special thanks to our volunteer Mowers Mark Peck and Ian Colligan who have put in a number of full days mowing the rough, along with Ngatau Hemopo, Matt Roche, Stu Preston, Sandra Lepper and many others who have given their time to help. 

We are in desperate need of new committee members. 

Without the committee the club won't function, and since our message last week we have had literally no response.

Our club has an excellent committee, a plan for the future and now a very good staff team. But running any enterprise, including a golf club, is becoming more demanding and as we see from the news much more expensive. Without a strong committee the club cannot function.

A number of committee members have served for some time and assisted in the move from a largely volunteer run organisation to one with a much more professional structure. Two of these committee members wish to step down after years of service and this means we need to recruit several more committee members.

We have roles for all, but needs in three areas:

  1. Treasurer. This position requires a person with accounting skills and a working knowledge of Xero would be useful but not essential, along with a strong strategic view on the club and its funding going forward. Marcus Henry, the current treasurer will ensure a longish handover to ensure there is no lack of continuity
  2. Women. The club is very clearly in need of more women, and to help accelerate their recruitments and development we need more women on the committee - joining Denise Martin as Fiona Kearns has stepped down after many years of service
  3. We would also like some younger people, or even a junior representative.

Interested in the challenge/opportunity? Nomination forms are available at the clubrooms, or give Mike Suggate a ring on 021 774471, or email him at

A reminder the AGM is 9am Saturday 9th December, the Annual Report will be sent out in the next day or so.


The Eagles Halberg day is scheduled tomorrow, the organisers will make a call early tomorrow regarding the weather and an email will go out confirming if the tournemnt will proceed. The weather forecast is improving so fingers crossed,  if anyone else would like to play let the club know and we can accomodate you.

The Draw is attached as a PDF



Twilight Report

Twilight had an Italian night this week, with a few 'master chefs' preparing  a range of delicious dishes!! The food was amazing. 

We had a field of 20 golfers in windy conditions. Tim Brosnahan, Fergus McDougall and newcomer Bob Zou took third place with 19 points (welcome Bob!); Gail Kirkland came in second on 20 points, and Stu Preston, who had spent a long day volunteering with a weedeater (or strimmer) came along to Twilight and scored a casual 21 stableford points to take first place. Well done Stu!

Thanks again to all our chefs, to Isaac for running the kitchen and to our sponsor Richard Reith, from Collective First National.

Wednesday Competition

Twenty-one golfers competed in a Stableford competition in beautiful weather. The winner was Hector (41 points) beating Jeff Mason (40 points). Balls were given down to 33 points. There was just one two to Hector on the 13th (for the second week in a row). John Timperley was nearest the pin and had to pay the pig. The cash raffle was won by Ossie with Chris second. The fine wine raffle was won by Martin with Mike Suggate second. The red and white raffle was also drawn and was won by Knut Stoyl with Ian Bates second.

Please mark your calendars for 6 December for the end of year celebration. We will award the six trophies for the 2023 Race to October competition and give out the other prizes (as well as having the usual Wednesday competition). Free snacks as well. If that Wednesday is a washout then the prize giving will be moved to 13 December.


Longest Day


A heads up that the longest day tournament will take place on Saturday December 16th. 

Four rounds, 72 holes, playing each of our courses. Blue, White, Yellow, Red.


We encourage players to get sponsors and raise as much money for the cancer society as possible. 

We will put on a bbq lunch after the first two rounds and a BBQ dinner after the 4th round.

We are encouraging entries and looking to see if we can get more than the 10 intrepid Golfers who played last year.

Be warned  - Anyone playing their regular Saturday round will be encouraged, arm twisted to donate on the day by our team of fundraisers!

Our Vice President Adrian Porter, and a regular longest day competitor and current champion Scott McHardy have fundraising pages set up.

Adrian Porter -      

Scott McHardy -



Happy golfing

Adrian Porter

Vice President

Karori Golf Club
(04) 476-7337
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