2 weeks to go

As they say when you get excited about something – only 14 more sleeps to go! The Links4032 expedition is getting closer and both David and myself are tuning ourselves with last minute preparations including:

  • keeping our fitness up to par (developing core strength has been key for me and pilates has been great for David)
  • touching bases with each of our golf club and accommodation contacts and making sure they still remember who we are!
  • playing a bit of golf to try and get us match hardened
  • trying to get as much work finished in the office knowing that when we being this journey juggling work emails will be all that much harder.

We have received some fantastic support from a number of companies who are excited about our trip and are supporting us in a variety of ways. I encourage you to take a look at the Supporters tab at the top of the page and see just who is helping us out. David and I received our ECCO shoes in recent weeks and have been wearing them in (not that you need to – they feel like slippers as soon as you put them on).

I have loved being able to wear them to golf and not change when I got to the golf club – they look and feel like trendy street shoes yet double up as a very robust golf shoe with excellent traction. Playing so many golf courses we knew that footwear would be key and we are very happy that ECCO have supported us in this regard.

I actually returned from Fiji a few days ago where I was running a golf event for one of our clients as well as undertaking a photo shoot for a fantastic new golf course called Natadola Bay. Whilst the Fiji landscape won’t be the same as where we are heading it was great being able to wear the ECCO shoes pretty much everywhere (including restaurants, on the plane and of course on the golf course).

Making a Difference

Whilst in Fiji my wife and I managed to visit a pre school that is supported by a charity that is very close to our heart – Door of Hope Australia. This pre school recently suffered through the March 29 floods that affected most of Fiji with water levels reaching 10 feet and pretty much wrecking everything in sight. We took some photos of the outdoor area a month after and whilst the water has receded everything still looks pretty bleak.

This lead me to think about how our trip could be more than just a golf “junket” (as some people are telling me…) and how we could help those that were affected by the Fiji floods as well as other projects that the Door of Hope supports.

So I came up with a interesting scheme that you can get involved in – to help us raise some funds. We have created a page on this site called Making a Difference which explains it in full. Basically David and I are trying to attracts sponsors who will agree to sponsor us for a certain amount per birdie that we score on the trip. It might be $1 per birdie, $2 or any amount you like. We figure that based on our handicaps (Gary – 6, David – 12) we would score about 24 birdies for Gary and 20 for David).

You might like to consider supporting us in this quest. We will be listing supporters on the site and giving an up to date birdie tally on a daily basis.

Until next time enjoy your golf…

Gary Lisbon


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