Golf and Land Surveying

We recently had a round of golf with a few of us in the Mount Maunganui office (taking advantage of daylight saving hours). A beautiful evening at the local Otumoetai Course. At first glance, golf and land surveying may seem quite different from each other, but there are a few ways in which they have some things in common:

1.     Precision: Both golf and land surveying require a high degree of precision. In golf, players need to hit the ball accurately to get it into the hole in as few strokes as possible, while in land surveying, professionals need to measure and map the earth's surface and features with great accuracy.

2.     Equipment: Both activities also require specialised equipment. In golf, players need clubs, balls, and other accessories to play the game, while in land surveying, professionals use instruments like theodolites, levels, and GPS devices to measure and map the land.

3.     Outdoors: Both activities take place outdoors. Golf is usually played on a golf course, which is an outdoor space, while land surveying professionals often work outside, measuring and mapping the land.

4.     Skill: Finally, both activities require skill. Golfers need to master the techniques and strategies of the game to play it well, while land surveying professionals need to have specialised knowledge of mathematics, physics, and geography to do their jobs effectively.

Paul Harvey