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The sun was shining in Lower Hutt where over 140 people took part in the annual Tui Hurricanes Alumni golf tournament, held at Shandon Golf Course on 21 March.
Rugby greats and current stars including Christian Cullen, Cory Jane, Beauden Barrett, Brad Shields and Dane Coles took part in the event, which featured a sneak preview of Packaworld’s newest innovation – the world’s first full size, truly portable rugby post.
The Rugby Packapost was on display in front of the 18th hole, a par 3 hole which featured a ‘nearest the pin competition’, with the added challenge for players to fire tee shots through the uprights.
Hurricanes Alumni Board Member, and former Hurricane and Mike Russell says the idea for portable full-sized rugby posts that can be set up in minutes is ‘pretty cool’.
“I’m impressed someone has been able to create a full-size rugby post that you can transport around so easily,” Mr Russell says. “I can definitely see the potential for a product like this one to take off, especially in emerging rugby nations without established facilities.”
Despite their rugby prowess, Hurricanes players did not take top honours in the Packaworld challenges. The nearest the pin challenge was won by Metro Glass Lower North Island Sales Manager Karl Rigarlsford.
The event also featured the latest Packagoal Challenge – a time-trial event which sees people compete to inflate a Junior Football Packagoal in the quickest time.
Former Waikato Chiefs and Western Force prop Ben Castle emerged as the new Packagoal Challenge world record holder with an incredible time of 8.65 seconds.
See a video of the 2017 Packagoal Challenge in action>>