66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 64

GRAB THE DRIVER AND GO WORDS AND PHOTOS STEVE VERMEULEN Blending beautiful cars, an extraordinary location and the opportunity to play at one of New Zealand’s premiere golf destinations, Aston Martin Auckland recently hosted 40 customers at the stunning Kinloch Club for the inaugural Aston Martin Golf Tournament. Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m no expert when it comes to golf. Indeed, thanks to my own unproductive amalgamation of sporting ineptitude and rampant impatience, I’m terrible at it. Nevertheless, it’s a game I enjoy and one I aspire to get better at. It would appear I’m not alone in my aspiration either, if the number of Aston Martin Auckland Golf Tournament attendees filling the Kinloch Club’s impressive lodge is any indication. Among the tasteful décor, around 40 of us awaited the draw and enjoyed the scenery. On one side of the room, the course itself is visible, nestled among landscape stretching to the blue waters of Lake Taupo in the distance. On the other side of the room is the lodge’s internal courtyard, showcasing rendered brickwork and blackened cedar, along with a sparkling new Aston Martin Vantage. 62 66 MagAzine SUMMER 2018