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Oxley Driving Range

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by Toni Megan (subscribe)
I'm a beginning writer with a Brisbane Bucket-list and a desire to see it all and report back.
Published December 24th 2014
How far can you hit?
I am always on the hunt for weird and wacky days out with my partner and today we found another odd date idea; whacking balls at the Oxley Golf Course's Driving Range.

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Oxley Driving Range

At first we were nervous when we pulled into a car park between a Mercedes Benz and an Audi, worried that we would be hitting balls with our rented clubs next to men in clothes bought specifically for golf. However inside we were met with friendly staff who were happy to joke with us about our awkward entrance and our nervousness about being golfing novices. A giggle and a reassuring conversation was all it took for us to commit to our adventure.

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Oxley Driving Range

After hiring our clubs (and learning the different between irons and drivers) and picking up the 105 gold balls for a mere $15 we headed to the end filled with families and young kids so we could compare ourselves to people with similar abilities. Admittedly however the 7 year old in the yellow dress did make a number of shots that rivaled mine.

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105 Golf Balls about to be SMASHED!

We began with a few practice shots and then the gloves came off and it was competition time; the first to reach 75metres was to be gifted a drink by the other (I know… we bet big right?). It didn't take long until my partner had hit the winning shot and I was forced to wander back into the store and spend my hard earned cash on a coke. It may seem silly, but friendly and low stake competition can make most activities just that little bit more fun.

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A misplaced club

Eventually I got better, however neither of us ever reached the 100metre mark. This did not make the day any less enjoyable, instead we laughed at our missed shots and disastrous slices.

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The winning shot!

The driving range also has mini golf and a putting green attached to it, so it is great for the pros to practice, and for the kids to enjoy. A short drive around the corner will also taking budding golfers to the Pitch 'n' Putt course, which is 18 short holes with a par of 3. I enjoyed an hour here one morning before work and for $10 you can too.
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Phone: 07 3379 2078
Where: 1020 Oxley Road,Oxley, QLD, 4075
Cost: Iron Hire: $3. Driver Hire: $5. 35 Balls: $7. 70 Balls: $12. 105 Balls: $15
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