Getting up the day after an amazing day at Karori and night with friends and flatmates, Goldy having time to see Gretta again after along time away from home it was fair to say that we were very tired. We jumped in the Juicy and rolled on out, picking up Goldy on the way to ¬†Shandon. Shandon is a course situated in Petone, 7 min from the centre of Wellington, a very accessible and friendly golf course which is the home of Mark Brown, PGA winner. We were met by Val who organised a well needed bit of breakfast and coffee from their lovely catering staff and talked us through their junior program they started at the club. A great initiative that resembles the first tee but the club have built from scratch with the help of locals and club members with fantastic results in having kids enjoy the game of golf. Their set up is fantastic for it and they have a great community involvment and atmosphere around it.
And like that we were off, enjoying the first few holes before the golf became a bit average as we were slowed down by a group of ladies who were playing a nine hole competition and were not welcoming to the idea of letting a few men play through on their ladies day.. We continued on, having an odd birdy here and there the guys continued to fundraise. Hole‚??s that were highlights for us were the 1st , 2nd as well as the 15th. They showed great bunkering with well shaped greens and ¬†a couple of well positioned trees. ¬†The moment of the day was Jpanda chipping in on the 18th, a short par three for a birdie finish! Outstanding.
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