I was in a four ball yesterday . at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, where three of the payers were using a White Dragon Putter, it was a great thrill for me to actually play with people who use one of my putters. I was stunned as one of them went on to one putt the first five holes, which put my partner and I four down at the turn. Normal service was resumed on the back nine as we fought back to level the scores on the 18th. We celebrated in the 19th, as usual.
If you ever come to visit Paraparaumu Golf Club you will find the bar staff are very friendly, along with the staff in the Pro shop, lead by Ricky. Our caterer Dave can also offer you some good food, so all in all you probably wont find a better golf course and more friendly staff that you will find at Paraparaumu.
Actually last weekend I won a Club tournament at Paraparaumu, a pairs competition in an unusual format. The 96 players were grouped into flights, according to handicap. This meant all groups were pretty evenly matched. There were five rounds of matches played over nine holes, 27 on the Saturday and 18 on Sunday, competing against all the teams in your flight in turn. A point was awarded for every hole won, and of course one deducted for every hole lost. A book was run on the event and you could “buy’ a flight at auction, betting on who would win each flight. There were both mens and ladies teams competing, and it was a lovely weekend for golf.
Strongly supported by my partner, David Harris, we not only not only won our flight but took the overall title as well, with a total score of +12. Got my name on a piece of silverware. As you can see in the presentation photo below I had already consumed my fair share of alcohol before the presentation, lucky for me my wife Wendy was picking me up at the end of the day.
That’s a wide-eyed me, our Sponsor from Glassfit Ltd Paul Whittleston, who was in our flight and was not best pleased that we beat him, and partner David Harris.