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Austrailia Tour 2019

August 2019

Firstly, I would like to start with a very big thank you to Paul Rauputu and Kerry Edgecombe for their time and commitment organising throughout the year and coordinating a great trip, everyone appreciated their hard work.

Cheers Lofty

On August 19th, 15 Manukorihi members departed Auckland for Coolangatta Airport to embark on a week long golf tour on the Gold Coast.

Day 1:

After landing safely and boarding our two mini vans we were whisked away to Tweed Heads Golf Club, a short drive from the airport. Slightly lethargic bodies swung hopefully on the first tee but it was the prepacked lunch/beer at the halfway point that gathered the most applause! A tight course with lots of unfortunately placed bunkers made this course a difficult test first up, leave the driver at home. Ricey the victor on 38 points. Average across the field 29 points.

Day 2:

The Royal Pines course was the host of the 2019 Aus PGA and it didnt disappoint with long narrow fairways and bunker clad greens, a stern test for most golfers even off the whites. The pace of the greens catching many unaware with 62 3 putts recorded, an average of 4.2 per player. John Van Der Leden was the winner of the day with 35 points, average STFD across the field 27.

Day 3: