Exactly what stands out in the memory of each individual golfer as the pinnacle of their respective career varies greatly.
Some place highest value on moments that combined family and golf, others remember stepping stones on the journey towards a best ever handicap or career as a professional, while others, like Dimi Papadatos, identify significant victories as their favourite moment in golf.
With four professional wins during his burgeoning career there is plenty to choose from for the 28-yeaar-old. Perhaps usurpingly, celebrating his maiden Tour win in a town known for providing a good time is the top of the tree for the fun-loving New South Welshman.
“I think my first professional win at the New Zealand Open,” Papadatos told Golf Australia magazine when asked for a favourite golfing memory.
“Having my good mate ‘Fordy’ on the bag, and just sort of an unreal week, a great experience, then being in Queenstown and just the buzz of winning the event and celebrating with all my mates.
"Even if you miss the cut that week, it seems to be one of the best weeks of the year, so pretty special to be able to win there and go back there each year as a past champion." - Dimi Papadatos
“Everyone sort of hangs around after the New Zealand Open, everyone stays for the Sunday night, has a couple of beers and enjoys it. It is one the ones that definitely sticks out in my mind, because usually after you win a tournament everyone is gone after they finish, so, that was a pretty special one.
“I was coming into a little bit of form at that time of the year in 2014, I came off a couple of decent results, got my Asian Tour card the week before, so, I was feeling pretty good.
“I wouldn’t say it was a relief to win for the first time as a pro, it was a case of getting myself into a good position and not getting too far ahead myself even though I was leading going into the last round. I just kept doing what I was doing, it took a while to sink in that I had actually won, because you are trying not to think about it too much while you are in the situation, a lot of golf to play before to get the trophy, so, just tried to stay in the moment.
“It is pretty awesome there in Queenstown, the whole week. Even if you miss the cut that week, it seems to be one of the best weeks of the year, so pretty special to be able to win there and go back there each year as a past champion.”