A mem­ber’s thoughts

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

Long-time mem­ber Ron Cox, a man with many sto­ries to tell, will take your book­ings if you call Pau­ata­hanui Golf Club.

‘‘This golf course opened in 1967,’’ he said.

‘‘About 15 wa­ter­side work­ers used to play at Judge­ford, but de­cided they wanted their own course.

‘‘This sec­tion of land came up to lease. It wasn’t much more than a track, but they got a good deal.

‘‘It used to be that you would park your cars way down on the [main] road and walk through. Satur­days were spent cut­ting this­tle and play­ing golf.

‘‘About 25 years ago the op­por­tu­nity came up to buy the land and that was it. There’s been talk of 18 holes, but there’s not the room.’’

Cox said once the re­design work was car­ried out, mem­bers and reg­u­lar green fee play­ers would re­lax.

‘‘The de­signs look great and the feed­back has been good.’’

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