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Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 42: Paraparaumu Beach Golf Links with Leo Barber

Leo Barber the GM and Course Manager at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club on the Kapiti Coast of the North Island of New Zealand joins us for this episode.

I have had the great pleasure of playing the links at Paraparaumu Beach on a number of occasions, over the course of 4 rounds there, thus far, the washboard fairways and associated dunescapes really resonated with this self confessed links junkie.

Leo recently marked the 75th anniversary of Alex Russell's arrival at Paraparaumu with a presentation to the members of the club and joins us today to recount both the story of the links and his own journey which began a mere 15 minutes down the road from the club in Pukerua Bay.

We hope you enjoy our chat!

Please check out the following links for some additional supporting content

Leo Barber's pictorial history of PBGC

Ran Morisset's course tour of PBGC on Golf Club Atlas

Christian Cullen best try's link

Clyde Johnson website – Book on North Island Country Golf in NZ

Intro and outro music – _Shoreline Serenade by Dye O _- under license from Epidemic Sound

Special Guest: Leo Barber.

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