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  1. Craig Perks is the answer. You can always get a job with the Golf Channel if you win the Players. Gold medals may not mean as much to a lot of Americans because you win so many but a country like New Zealand has only won 50 odd in history so Olympians are a much bigger deal because they are so rare. Gold medal for me
  2. I got one earlier this year. The club opened a bar tab for $150 and everyone including me got 1free drink. One of the guys I was playing with wanted to stay for another drink and since it was my turn to buy, I had to buy a round. Even the bartender couldn't believe I was paying for drinks. Also the bar tab was only open while I was there and since it was a quiet Sunday, it only cost the club $90.
  3. David Duval got to Number 1 with Tiger in his prime so must be in consideration
  4. Funny how this website works. 3 random players I have an interest in when they are playing are Julian Suri, JJ Spaun and Meghan Khang who all have some connection to people on this site. I probably wouldn't recognise any of them walking down the street but still always want them to do well.
  5. Played at Harding Park last year and we got paired with a couple of older locals. On the 12th hole(?), slight dog leg left, one guy pulled his tee shot and hit a tree branch and the ball ricocheted straight back at him, cleared him by a few metres and landed on the back of the tee. He didn't see the ball hit the tree and thought it was someone else's ball and wasn't happy that they didn't yell fore. Couldn't believe it when he went back and it was his ball. He pulled his next shot and hit the start of the steel fence running along the boundary and the ball did the same thing but this time it ended up in the rough behind the tee so he was playing 3 out of the rough about 20 metres behind the tee markers. There was a group on the green behind us who saw the whole thing as well. He eventually saw the funny side of it with 7 others almost crying we were laughing so much.
  6. Wairakei is just down the road from Kinloch so worth the effort to play there as well. Wine tasting in Hawkes Bay is great but if you are driving from Hawkes Bay to Wellington, you are almost passing through Martinborough so call in there as well if you like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Tks for suggestion on Kinloch. We did consider it but can't fit it in. We are going to hit Martinborough on the way to Wellington. Our only "disappointment" is that the All Blacks will not be playing in NZ during our stay. We definitely would have wanted to see a game live. Wairakei is an amazing place. They've turned it into a wildlife sanctuary so you may see some native birds while you are there. Apparently there are kiwis in there as well so if you see one, it's rarer than seeing the All Blacks play. If you only go to one winery in Martinborough, make it Ata Rangi. It would be one of our truly world class wineries. I don't think they are open for tastings as a rule but you can ring and make a time.
  7. Wairakei is just down the road from Kinloch so worth the effort to play there as well. Wine tasting in Hawkes Bay is great but if you are driving from Hawkes Bay to Wellington, you are almost passing through Martinborough so call in there as well if you like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
  8. I drink pretty much everything. More of a red wine person than white though. Favourites would be Pinot Noir and Syrah. Being in New Zealand, Central Otago has some great Pinots covering the full range of prices so always something to find that fits the budget. Wines that we buy consistently year in year out include Rockburn, Carrick, Peregrine, Valli and Grasshopper Rock. Hawkes Bay makes some really good Syrah and some favourites include Craggy Range, Te Mata, Elephant Hill and Trinity Hills. Still really enjoy the Bordeaux varietials though with most NZ wines being Merlot based as we don't consistently ripen Cabernet Sauvignon like Australia or Napa does. Not so loyal with white wines and enjoy experimenting with new wines. Being loving Viognier for a few years now and this would be our go to white at the moment but still enjoy Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Tried some NZ Albarino recently which was surprisingly good so bought some Spanish bottles as well, but not as nice!! I'm sure with a bit if research, I could find some better producers as it is a native Spanish grape. We try and visit wine regions where we can on holiday as it's a great way to spend a day. If golf is included, it's a bonus. We spent a week in Tasmania last year and got to play golf at Barnbougle and Lost Farm and spent a few days travelling around the island visiting wineries. A memorable holiday and would definitely go back again. Whatever happend Merlot in the US. Has it ever made a come back after the movie Sideways. I read somewhere that Merlot sales plummeted after this movie but never heard if this was temporary or permanment. Some of the best wines I've ever tasted have been Merlot dominant so it would be incredible if a movie could almost kill off a wine.
  9. If you like Cloudy Bay, you should try Greywacke and Dog Point if you can find them. Kevin Judd, who was the original winemaker at Cloudy Bay left and set up Greywacke a few years ago while Ivan Sutherland and James Healy set up Dog Point. If you want to remortgage your house and try something special, buy some Dog Point Section 94 or Greywacke Wild. Both wines are barrel fermented sauvignon blanc's and a step up from their regular labels. Cloudy Bay have Te Koko which is made the same way. Away from Malborough, Palliser Estate in Martinborough in the lower North Island makes a really good Sauvignon Blanc that would be one of the best NZ Sauvignons year in, year out. Malborough Pinot Noirs have come a long way in the past few years and are normally a bit better value that Central Otago or Martinborough so worth trying if you like their whites. Never tried Oregon Pinots so can't compare but tried many Santa Barbara area Pinots while there a couple of years ago and didn't taste anything that stood out as better than NZ Pinots. May be even harder to find but Tasmania produces some really good Sauvignon Blancs as well. Actually bought some last year when we were there, which pleased the winemaker no end. "Sold some Sauvignon Blanc to a Kiwi" being yelled out across a crowded tasting room as we left isn't something a proud kiwi lives down in a hurry.
  10. I don't like this particular shirt but if they bring it out with a blade collar, I'd be all over it.
  11. Barnbougle is an amazing course. I played it last year with a couple from Scotland who thought it was the best course they had ever played and they had played all of courses on the Open rota. I haven't played there but everything I have heard about Cape Wickham on King Island between Tasmania and Melbourne sounds like it is even better than Barnbougle so if you are going that far, rather than going back to Barnbougle, you could look at including Cape Wickham as well. Some amazing wineries in Tasmania if that is your thing and Hobart must be 1 of the best kept secrets as a destination.
  12. Wouldn't surprise me to see DJ go to Nike. I haven't seen any comments about it but after DJ's last win when he picked his son up, he was wearing Nikes. You would think Adidas would supply the whole family with branded stuff so either the parents went out and paid for a pair of Nikes or Nike gave him the shoes. It could be that someone gave them to them as a joke present and the parents aren't smart enough to get the joke but sometimes, it's the smallest detail that gives something away
  13. The Masters, then I would probably get invited to join Augusta National and tee it up with Jack every once in a while. Also, by winning the Masters 7 times, there's a good chance you would have a few of the other majors as well. Do you think the host club for the other majors offers honorary membership for the winners?
  14. It was only late last year that Rory made the comment that the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus wasn't that important to him so I think at the level of the very top players, money isn't the most important thing in life. At the same time, Rory taking the big money from Nike a couple of years ago puts him in the position that $10 million more isn't important but it may have been if he stayed with Titleist and his other sponsors at the time.
  15. My story doesn't involve me and not just 1 drive but the 4some behind us. We were playing a fun game as a six with more beer in the bags than clubs. On the 4th or 5th hole, we let a group play through. We sat on the bench beside the ladies tee while this group played through. Not a single drive got past us with the worst drive ending up about 20 yards behind the tee. By this time, we were rolling around on the ground with 4 p****d off golfers hitting their second shots from behind us.
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