Women's Golf Report From New Zealand
Husky assistant coach Andrea VanderLende checked in from New Zealand for GoHuskies.com after day five. Here are reports and a photo gallery from day five of the 11 day trip.
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We took the next day as a travel day to cross the country to Taupo. We have an amazing view from our hotel room of Lake Taupo. This area is famous for the bungee jumping and sky diving. On our drive we stopped in Auckland and went to the top of Mount Eden for an amazing view.Today we played the Kinloch Club which is a Jack Nicklaus course design. The other courses that we have played offered amazing views but this course was more of a links style course. This course was challenging but in excellent shape and everyone enjoyed playing a different style of golf course. We have been lucky to have great weather, but today our luck ran out. The high was 50 degrees with light rain and wind. The weather obviously wasn't that terrible because half the team went on to play another 18 holes. The course was that amazing!
The Head Professional was very kind to give us an introduction to the golf course. He told us his "friends" were out on the golf course and for us to be careful of the electric fences. The Kinloch Club brings in cows to eat the grass. The cows have been out for the last month so the rough was minimal. They find a section of rough and rope it off with electric fences and move it to different locations around the course.
On our walk home from dinner we came across the Hole-In-One Challenge. It's where you can purchase golf balls to hit into a floating island in the middle of Lake Taupo. If you happen to make a hole in one you have the chance to win money, bungee jumping or skydiving. Since I was the only professional who made the trip, I had to give it a try. I was unsuccessful but it was definitely fun trying!
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