Kia Ora and welcome to another installment of puregolf2010. We have had another blinder today playing at Wainuiomata with Mu from Fat Freddy‚??s Drop, our good mate David Bott and two local members, Kevin and Graham (incidentally Kevin informed us that his son was part of another leading kiwi band that we are a huge fan of‚?? Kora).¬† Yes, there were six of us to begin with after a small misunderstanding, and it was indeed the first time many of us played as a six. However, before you conservative golfers reading this blog fall over aghast with our form, we split into two threes to complete the last 15 holes of the round which sped up the pace of play.
Wainuiomata golf course was a good challenge. It was much longer and more difficult than many local golf courses, particularly off the back tees.¬† The par 5‚??s in particular really dominated us. I played them 8, 8, 6 & 6. Not good‚?¶. And Jamie was almost as bad. One of them in particular, the wrecker, was so difficult into the wind that Dave played it as a par 6 (however he then managed to three putted for an 8).¬† Dave almost had the match sewn up between the 6 of us, before a lost ball on the last hole brought about a solemn end and he ended with an 84, one shot behind myself. Dave is however, full of enthusiasm for our adventure and has provided Jamie and I with a multitude of great advice which Jamie and I are much appreciative of.¬† We discussed the logistics of our project, and the fact that when you are out by yourself, living on the smell of an oily rag, that it is then that you have really taken a risk ‚?? which is something that we are starting to appreciate. ¬†
Back to the golf, myself Jamie and Mu (the founding mastermind behind Fat Freddy‚??s Drop) were not having a day to remember. That was, however, until I pulled out the video camera on 13 and Mu pulled out a stunning 6 iron to about 20 feet. Always a showman. I was foolish enough to leave the camera on for the next hole as well (Dave‚??s par 6 wrecker) where Mu coolly strolled in for a cheeky 5. ¬†Mu‚??s golf was not always as tight as his music ‚?? which we are all massive fans of ‚?? but when his swing came right (as you will see in our video posted below) it was pretty damn smooth.¬† We also heard about his poker playing exploits which made us all yearn (again) for a casino in the capital. ¬†
Wainui was a good golf course and I was surprised to hear that the club had faced some difficulties of late. I had the opportunity to hear about this from one of the board members in our group, Graham, who was telling me about their membership base and fees which seem very well priced for such a quality course so proximate to Wellington central. I am sure that if kept in the condition it was today, a club with a course of that quality will flourish in the long term.
A few locals are coming around now for a wee flatwarming at the girls, so I best leave it there.¬† No doubt a short video that better showcases another pure day will follow. And for those watching the stats with interest, a 3&2 victory to myself, and scores of 83/91.
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