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Alan Brown's played the Skyline Classic for 42 years in a row. PICTURE: JAMES ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

By PHILIP CHANDLER

Talk about consistency.

Queenstown-based Skyline Enterprises and local golfer Alan Brown have been forever linked with one of the resort’s oldest sports tournaments, the Skyline Classic.

Last weekend, for the 42nd year in a row, Skyline was the naming sponsor, and for the 42nd year running, Brown, who turns 82 this month, teed off at Queenstown Golf Club’s Kelvin Heights course.

He’s won the pairs tournament three times, twice with his son Simon, and last weekend played with his other son, Tim.

Keeping it in the family: Pictured at Skyline Queenstown Alan Brown, second right, with, from left, son Tim, grandson Jeremy and son Simon

He’s also played the tournament with his grandson, Jeremy, and is hoping to accompany his 12-year-old great-grandson, Mostyn, before too long — ‘‘he needs to get a handicap of 21’’.

Brown, who’s also been tournament convenor four times and club president, has played golf since arriving in Queenstown in 1964.

As for last weekend’s Classic, he says his and Tim’s golf was ‘‘no good’ — they finished 75th out of 96 pairings.

For the record, the winners were George Ruddenklau and Daniel O’Connor.

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