Kia Ora all! We're back on home soil in Aotearoa and have begun our last month of puregolf2010. It's great to be home despite a distinct lack of sleep.
We've just got in from a special day at Maungakiekie Golf Club in Mt Roskill, Auckland. A local course for the community that had a very cool kiwi buzz in the clubhouse which was a perfect way to start the homecoming tour around NZ. Today we've picked up our Jucy Rental (still waiting for an official 'name') and so we're set to embark on our final drive around NZ. And some drive it will be as we traverse the length of the country and back over the next 4 weeks before we finish at the spectacular Cape Kidnappers. For those kiwis reading in on the blog - check out the 'our journey' tab on the website for our upcoming dates - it'd be fantastic if you were out to join us on one of the upcoming games!
At Maungakiekie we were joined by Rob Bowe, a member of the committee and all around champion. Rob's company Reynolds Co agreed to sponsor us per birdie today - $25 per birdie and $50 per eagle. On the 16th he doubled the bets and Bart (included in his challnge but not our 'Homecoming Birdie Challenge') made an eagle 2, along with my solo birdie raising $150. All up Rob's kindly donating 275 which is stellar.
Today as 1 December also marked the beginning of our Homecoming Birdie Challenge. To date we've got pledges amounting to $79 per birdie and over $300 per eagle and so the four birdies that JP and I made today amount to some $320. Progress is being made but it's a long long way to our goal of 75k so we'd love more of you to sign up for our homecoming birdie challenge!!! If you're keen to support The First Tee of NZ please email email@example.com with your pledge!
Maungakiekie was great fun and marked day 335 straight of non-stop-we-can't-get-enough golf which means only 30 days to go. Tomorrow morning we're on Breakfast TV and then out to Howick GC before we're having a wee EVENt at The Grange - the more the merrier.
But for now, it's time to catch up with the lads - it's great to be home.
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