Gokart recently spent a marvellous weekend in the company of a couple of hundred hackers. No, we weren’t at the local pitch and put, but the 2012 Hacker Cup played, as usual, at the beautiful Eagle Ridge Golf Club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula.
A couple of things struck me during the weekend that I though I’d share with you all. Actually a few things struck me….but we won’t mention the post round goings on….you’ll need to sign for next years event to find them out!
1. Golf is a social game. Yeah, yeah we know that, I hear you say but how many times have you played recently and really enjoyed your game. enjoyed the camaraderie of 4 mates smacking a little white ball around the countryside without worrying about things like “that’s my handicap blown out again” or “the group in front is playing too slow…I’ll be in trouble when I get home for being late…again!”
2. Golf is like life. A bit philosophical for these blogs I know, but I’ll explain why in a minute.
During the Hacker Cup I was in a group with 3 others I had never met before, came from different areas of Melbourne to myself, no doubt had different socio-economic backgrounds to myself….and we had a ball. Why? Well largely because of the way the Hacker Cup is (dis)organised by the host and Hacker Magazine editor, Garry Kennedy. It’s all very laid back, people are paired with whomever, we all put the day/weekend aside for golf and festivities and prizes are generally awarded based on random thoughts of the host. This means that nobody is in much of a hurry on the course, bad shots/holes are treated with laughter/mockery and everyone is relaxed and enjoys the day.
Now to life…..We are all in a race to get somewhere first, catching those ahead or keeping ahead of those behind. We generally stick to our own circles, whether that be locality or socio-economic or cultural backgrounds.
So, although we may say from time to time how much we enjoy our life or job or surroundings, how much better would it be if life could be organised like the Hacker Cup……Garry Kennedy for Prime Minister!!!Add a comment 2 Comments
You may have noticed some new accessories pop up in our shop recently. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – we have a container on the way chocked full of new GoKart goodies. As well as the eagerly awaited Lithium GoKarts, we also have new golf bags, umbrellas, rain covers and rather clever travel bags so you can take your clubs everywhere you go!
All new products meet GoKart’s key criteria of being outstanding quality, easy to use and, of course, the best value on the market today. So jump into the shop and order your goodies today as we only have limited numbers of some items….for now.Add a comment