All is not lost—as one door closes, another opens. No?
THE INVERCARGILL GOLF
course has shut.
So too has the one at Ohai, now reverted to farmland. But Ohai is a nowhere on the edge of nonexistence so who gives a big rat’s anyway? Certainly not the average punter, just the ones who enjoy bashing their balls around fields. (As a lad I caddied for my Dad. I quickly learnt the words and a concomitant intense dislike of golf. )
SO IN THIS AGE OF RECYCLING
why waste a golfing course now slightly past its ‘use-by’ date?
THE INVERCARGILL ASTRONOMERS
have put in a sort of bid. They like the idea of a light-pollution-free(ish) zone, and good luck to them. I like it too, not for peering at stars and such stuff but for shooting them (stars and such stuff). With a camera—much more fun than trudging around cold and wet with a cold and wet bag of cold and wet clubs. But for real fun: already a lovely mature woodland in Queens Park in town has been savaged to put in a ‘frisby-golf’ course. Maniacs with tractors and mowers and chainsaws and tree-eating machines have reduced the woodlands to savannah and there seems to be no stopping them now …
However, I do like some of the other suggestions put forward—
—and await with cheerful anticipation the outcome (but in the current PC climate I don’t hold out any hope at all for the Rifle Club guys and their bid …)