The wicked game, or a good walk spoiled

The Wicked GameA day spent golfing is some people’s idea of heaven. But anyone who’s tried to play the game will know the special corner of hell that is the mental anguish of trying to play consistently well. Trying to keep co-ordinated, avoid hazards and have a good short game takes dedication and a lot of practice.

Golfers are spoilt for choice in Christchurch. The library has a page of excellent golfing resources to help you improve your swing. There’s pages on the recently-completed NZ PGA Championship, New Zealand’s oldest golf tournament, and the NZ Women’s Open, both of which are played in Christchurch. The women’s open will be played at the new Pegasus Golf Course, just north of the city, in February.

As you can tell, I’m desperately trying to avoid mentioning Tiger. So, without discussing adultery, horrendous golf puns or bad jokes; with absolutely no mention of Tiger Woods and the 2009 flatulence-supression ‘scandal’, or anything like that,  please tell me:

Do you have a favourite golf course in Canterbury? And what’s your best (or worst) golfing experience?

5 thoughts on “The wicked game, or a good walk spoiled

  1. Shirley 28 January 2010 / 3:56 pm

    I have only played at the Waimakariri Gorge golf course and the Hamner course. The Gorge is great… fab views and a friendly green keeper who might just let your 10 or 11 year old have a go whilst you go round.

  2. Donna 28 January 2010 / 4:31 pm

    I like golf, putting mostly as I can never seem to make that satisfying wooosh noise when I hit it.

    Best golf memory is playing golf on the Reefton course and hitting a roaming sheep in the bum. It was unhurt if slightly miffed

    • Mo-mo 28 January 2010 / 5:10 pm

      Ha haaaaaa *snort* haa haaa!

  3. richard 29 January 2010 / 9:28 am

    I have a similiar story about a cow. Poor thing howled. And having been hit by a golf ball while on a golf course, I can tell you that it *really* hurts!

  4. MichaelA 29 January 2010 / 9:36 am

    My first ever game was on the Richmond Hill course (now a housing development) with the first shot straight up the hill into a green with fencing around it to keep off the roaming sheep. The course was bone dry after a long hot summer and my first tee shot wasn’t too bad but ended up running back down the hill further than the tee! However, teeing off from the top of the hill gave me the illusion that I was John Daly on a good day! Infuriating game that I hope to seriously get stuck in to some day.

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