When most of Nelson retreated indoors to avoid yesterday's driving rain, a hardy group of ladies at Greenacres Golf Club stripped naked and went golfing. The women, who were aged between 50 womenn 85, were photographed in various poses around the Richmond green for a charity calendar to benefit the club and the Nelson nude women of Nelson of Special Olympics.
They sheltered underneath umbrellas and wore dressing-gowns to keep warm between photographs. Stoke woman Joyce Caldwell, 85, was photographed in the nude on a golf cart near the seventh fairway.
She said it was "very good nude women of Nelson. She said she had taken orders for a number of calendars already, saying the Stoke Medical Centre had asked her for 10 copies. Joyce Murray, who also stripped off for the calendar, agreed a good time was had by all.
Ms Murray said the extra attention was not a problem, saying she and her friends trusted the photographers and camera operators would be "very tactful". Photographer Sandra Johnson of Boutique Photography said the shoot was nude women of Nelson for her as she usually concentrated on wedding photos.
Jeremy Irons, who is the director of the golf club's on-site shop, Sharpies, admitted a hand in the venture but would not reveal who first came up with the idea.
Nude women of Nelson said the shoot was likely to be the first of its kind in New Zealand golf.
Around 14 women took part, with only a few pulling out due to the wild weather. In my opinion, they're pretty heroic. He said players from the Special Olympics came to the club each Wednesday nude women of Nelson work on their game.
The ladies planned to initiate a nude men's calendar for Nude golfers watch the birdie. Sarah Dunn