Pirates by hook or by crook
Mini golf enthusiasts best beware of some salty scoundrels set to plunder their putting next time they venture to Pirates Cove.
The adventure golf park’s manager Christine Degree has been busy piecing together ghastly pirates from odd mannequins, novelty masks and thrift store threads.
‘‘They’re certainly getting some looks from people. ‘‘They’ve been well received,’’ she says. ‘‘Three of the marauders have been stationed prominently around the course, while we’ll leave it to players to discover where their matey, sauced on rum, is hiding out.’’
As for any player tempted to strike a golf ball in the pirates’ direction, don’t expect much of a prize. ‘‘They’ll be made to walk the plank.’’ Christine also proudly shows off old Warehouse crates which have been converted into precious pirate cargo, and she is very appreciative of an old crew boat recently donated by Titahi Bay Surf Club.
Any further jetsam will be put to good use, she says. ‘‘Anyone with old boats, nets or chests, we’d love these items. ‘‘They’re treasure to us.’’ Pirates’ Cove is gearing up for a big spring and summer. Christine hopes to tempt Rugby World Cup teams to the greens, while new turf will be laid on all holes in October.
After two years of tinkering, even the $3000 mechanical shark is finally behaving itself in the lagoon.
Anyone with nautical props that Pirates’ Cove could put to good use can phone 237 6809.
Meet me mateys: Christine Degree has put together quite the crew at Pirates’ Cove Adventure Golf.