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"Kia Ora!" from Cape Kidnappers

"Kia ora" is a Māori language greeting, which has entered New Zealand English, used to wish somebody life and health. The word ora used as a noun means "life, health and vitality". It's also used as a salutation, a farewell or an expression of thanks. With the help of our friends at Golf Away Tours, this lucky group received an invigorating dose of ora on the links at Cape Kidnappers.

This is the second time we've had the pleasure of shooting Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, a truly stunning Tom Doak layout with rolling, undulating terrain and expansive ocean views located near Hawke's Bay, NZ. Our photographer captured many smiles throughout the day, in addition to some great action and scenery.

Windy conditions add some challenge when shooting video, but it also helps complete the story of the weather conditions the players faced. The wind aside though, the sun was out and the golfers clearly had a great time. Our goal is to ensure the memories and fun of these rounds come through in the pictures and video, so the golfers come back home with not only great stories to tell, but pictures and video that match their experience.

Relatively few golfers from North America ever get a chance to play golf in the southern hemisphere, but CK gives a great indication of the epic courses that await those who make the trip. Until next time, Kia Ora!

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