Party hole sans party

March 13, 2009

An attempt by organizers of the New Zealand Open to replicate the FBR Open's party hole apparently has failed, when the most people there at one time topped out at about 250 people during the second round, some of them even asking for quiet from a bar near the designated hole, No. 15 at the Hills.

"While it would be unfair to say it's simply a reflection of the clientele at the golf tournament being held near Queenstown, it might be a bit of a stretch to get traditionally austere Kiwi golf fans to whoop and holler at chips and putts," this story in the Southland Times notes.

-- John Strege