Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pure Golf 2010

One of the things I most enjoy about this quest is the people I meet. While playing Kingston Heath I met two young lads that make me look sane. Michael and Jamie are two New Zealand lawyers who have dropped out of society for a year to play golf around the world every single day consecutively in 2010. The best part is they are doing it on the cheap and are raising money for a worthy charity: The First Tee New Zealand. Their story is below from their website:

"puregolf2010 is a story about the Kiwi ethos. It was born out of a desire to challenge ourselves, and a challenge it certainly will be. But we're up for it. In 2010 we will play a round of golf at a different course every day of the year, around the world, to raise money for The First Tee New Zealand. Our journey starts on 1 January 2010 at Kauri Cliffs and will finish on 31 December 2010 at Cape Kidnappers. A calendar year, no less. In between, we will travel through New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the UK, northern Europe and parts of Asia. Perhaps other countries too. Along the way we will play many of the world's best golf courses, meet a bunch of interesting people and generally experience life outside our comfort zone. The plan is also to raise a significant amount of money too. puregolf2010, first and foremost, is an adventure. It embodies for us the truism that life is too short. Golf every day for a year...why not?"

I bumped into them three months into their journey. They are looking for help, a bed to sleep in and a host to play various courses. I plan on helping them when they come to the east coast of the U.S. People have been most kind to me thoughout my travels and it's a small thing I can do to pay back the fraternity of crazy golfers out there.

If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to them. They are gentleman and it's for a great cause!

Their itinerary is below:

20 February - 9 May Australia (NSW, VIC, SA, ACT, QLD)
9 May - 10 July United States
10 July - 10 October United Kingdom & Ireland
10 October - 30 October Europe (likely France, the Netherlands and Germany)
30 October - 12 November United Arab Emirates
12 November - 20 November Singapore & Hong Kong (Mission Hills)
20 November - 26 November Perth
26 November - 1 December Sydney
December New Zealand (predominantly south island)

They do a daily blog, which is quite good. Their website: puregolf2010

1 comment:

Michael said...

Awesome stuff.

I might try and give them a hand John. :)