Mini golf fan has plans down to a tee
It might take two years before it eventuates, but one keen Tokoroa resident is taking a swing at establishing a mini- golf business in town.
Ronnie Banfield has just been granted a land- use consent application by the South Waikato District Council.
The self- employed firewood salesman said he has been working on the venture for the past year and a half.
‘‘It’s a spare-time job for me so it’ll probably take another couple of years to do it.’’
He said the idea was to get it set up at minimum cost, pushing the time frame out even further.
Banfield said he successfully gained land use consent, which required permission from all three Logan St neighbours.
And he is now in the process of gaining building consent.
With a detailed 16-pageplan drawn up, Banfield is starting to envisage the 9-hole course.
He said it was originally going to be an 18- hole- course, but new legislation required him to accommodate for more parking spaces.
There are still a fair few hurdles to jump through, but Banfield seems confident.
‘‘I’m quite determined it will happen.’’
It is a bit of a passion project for the Tokoroa resident.
‘‘I’ve wanted to do it for five to 10 years.
‘‘ Over the years I’ve spoken to a lot of people who said ‘I was thinking about doing that’ so I just decided to start.’’