My sum­mer plan­ning list to sign off

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This week was the in­au­gu­ral NZME Golf Tour­na­ment at Mount Maun­ganui Golf Club and it was a rip­per.

I re­alise golf chat has about as much room in your life as chat­ting about the best prod­ucts to clean your toi­letwith, so let’s just not.

My point is I’m stoked I work for a com­pany that de­cided it wanted to do some­thing for clients and friends, in the Mount sun­shine, beer in hand, com­pe­ti­tion at a min­i­mum, on a Mon­day.

The team I played in had a cou­ple of clients who haven’t played for about 15 years and an­oth­er­who plays ev­ery week. And then me. Ara­dio an­nouncer who is great at talk­ing up his golf abil­ity and blam­ing lit­er­ally ev­ery pos­si­ble dis­trac­tion­when it doesn’t go to plan.

Love awindy day on the golf course, not be­cause I like a chal­lenge, but be­cause I can blame the wind formy ball not go­ing where it should.

The peo­ple who hadn’t played for ages had a great time, walk­ing in the sun­shine, talk­ing a bit of trash and hav­ing a laugh.

This sum­mer I need to get out and try a few things I ei­ther haven’t done in a while, or that are to­tally new.

Things off the top of my head: cook a full roast meal on the bar­be­cue. I used to be a fat kid, so food al­ways tops a list where pos­si­ble. Surf, no mat­ter how long it takes me to catch awave. We could be there a while.

Run the en­tire­way up the Mount with­out walk­ing— just once, then I quit, go fish­ing and ac­tu­ally catch some­thing, and fi­nally, sail a boat. By sail a boat I mean some­one sails it and tells me what to do.

There’smy ba­sic sum­mer list.

Oh and try to not drink be­foremid­day on aweek day.

But we all have to fail at some­thing, right?

■ Will John­ston is host of The Hits 95FM Day Show. Live and lo­cal from 9am-3pm, ev­ery week­day in the Bay of Plenty. Fol­lowWill on In­sta­gram to see un­cen­sored and be­hind-the-scenes footage at @ra­diow­ill

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