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Juliana Hung Selected for Queen Sirikit Cup

4 April 2018

Juliana Hung NZ Stroke Play Cropped New Zealand Golf have named three debutants to compete in the 40th edition of the Queen Sirikit Cup to be played in Thailand from 9 – 11 May. Juliana Hung (Canterbury), Brittney Dryland (Auckland) and Caryn Khoo (Auckland) will represent New Zealand at the Thana City Country Club as they aim to bring back the Queen Sirkit Cup for the first time since 1999.  Although they will play this event for the first time, they don’t lack experience or form of recent, with Hung featuring at the New Zealand Stroke Play Championship with her maiden win at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club.  The 16-year-old...

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TEAM Golf Gets Kids on Course

26 March 2018

Xanthe Bunker LR A new initiative by Canterbury Golf and New Zealand Golf has attracted kids from around Canterbury to get involved with TEAM Golf.  The events have provided an opportunity for kids to gain experience with a shortened six hole team event with the support of family members as caddies for the young budding golfers.  Kids aged 4-14 years have teamed up and enjoyed the opportunity to make new friends in a fun and relaxed environments.  The "It's Ok" rules provide a relaxed feel to the event where it's all about making golf achievable and enjoyable for all the kids involved.  The...

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Juliana Hung Win NZ Stroke Play Championship

26 March 2018

Juliana Hung NZ Stroke Play Trophy Juliana Hung (Russley) has claimed the New Zealand Stroke Play Championship at the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club going wire-to-wire.  Sixteen year old Hung put her valuable national and international experience to the test with a final even par round to win the shortened 54 hole event by two shots finishing on eight under par.  The win by Hung is very special for Canterbury Golf backing up the win that Amelia Garvey had when she won the national title las year.  Canterbury players will be looking forward to enjoying playing the 2019 event which will be hosted by the Christchurch Golf Club. “It...

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New Play Golf Canterbury Facebook Page

22 March 2018

Play Golf Canterbury Logo cropped Canterbury Golf has launched another Facebook page - Play Golf Canterbury.  The Play Golf Canterbury Facebook page provides a platform for Canterbury Golf to communicate and promote opportunities that are happening in Canterbury for the casual golfer and also those wanting to learn the game.  The page also provides opportunities for kids to get involved in golf, head along to the page and check out some of the photos we have of our latest TEAM Golf events for kids.   We would encourage you to help us spend the word by sharing this new page. Play Golf Canterbury Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/PlayGolfCanterbury/  

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Three Hole-in-One's in a day at Bottle Lake!

20 March 2018

The Three H1 winners Bottle Lake Last Saturday 17 March an extraordinary thing happened. There were three hole-in-one's at Bottle Lake Golf Club on the day! Shayne Dwyer, Tony Ermerins, and Club Manager Clare Pitt were playing in the Blumsky Cup - a Canadian Foursome mixed pairs competition. The holes involved were the 6th (141m off the mens blue tees and 128m off yellow for ladies), and the 16th which is 120m off the mens blue tees.  Clare Pitt got hers at about 12pm on the 6th hole, and Tony Ermerins at 1.30pm also on the 6th hole.  Shayne Dwyer got his on the 16th hole at...

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Amelia Garvey Wins Canterbury Young Sportswoman of the Year

12 March 2018

Amelia Garvey NZ Stroke Play Trophy The impressive performances from the 2017 year of Amelia Garvey were recognised at the 2018 Nexia Canterbury Sports Awards where she won the ASB Outstanding Young Sportswoman of the Year Award.  The evening recognises the achievements of talented athletes from the various sports as well as administrators and volunteers.  Over 130 nominations were received for the Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards, representing 30 sporting codes.  Garvey's impressive year in 2017 was capped off by winning the NZ Stroke Play Championship, making the cut at the NZ Women's Open and representing New Zealand at the Women's Queen Sirikit Cup.  Other highlights included...

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Three Young Canterbury Golfers excel on World Stage

5 March 2018

Faldo Ladder to success LR Over the past week three young golfer’s from Canterbury have been competing in the Faldo Series Asia regional final in Vietnam. Having won their places at the New Zealand qualifying event at Clearwater Golf Club last December they have been pitted in competition with young golfers aged from 12to 21 from 19 other countries in the Asian region to try to secure a place in the Faldo Series Grand Final in Europe in November 2018. New Zealand has been represented for each of the last 4 years in Asia, with the best finishes so far being second placing’s for Amelia Garvey...

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Canterbury Secondary School Championship

5 March 2018

Canterbury Secondary Schools 2018 Winners The 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Champions Christchurch Boys High School have started their 2018 campaign well by taking out the Canterbury Secondary Schools Title after narrowly missing last year on a countback.  The team was led by Josh Roche who won the best individual trophy with an even par round of 72 on his home course.  Roche's teammates Tiaki Ogilvie, Kansuke Shin and Edward Dickinson won the title from the Christ's College team of Zach May, Nik Bull, Tim Seeto and Thomas McLean by 13 shots. A change to the NZ Secondary Schools event will now see the top two teams...

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Miya Flies High at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

2 March 2018

Hiroki Miya Faldo Asia Final Press Release courtesy of Faldo Series Lăng Cô Town, Hue, Vietnam (March 1): New Zealand teenager Hiroki Miya produced a remarkable act of escapology as he swept to the top of the leaderboard on a dramatic opening day in the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final. The 17-year-old from Christchurch snared eight birdies in a scintillating seven-under-par 64 over the acclaimed Faldo Design layout at Laguna Lăng Cô, located between Danang and Hue in Central Vietnam. That gave Miya a three-stroke lead from England’s Joshua Hill, the reigning Faldo Series Europe Under-16 champion, Pakistan’s Ahmed Baig and Suzuka Yamaguchi, who gained international headlines...

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Canterbury Golf Life Members Tournament

2 March 2018

Life Members Tournament 2018 Winner Carole Steel LR 1 The Canterbury Golf Life Members Tournament was played at Bottle Lake on Friday 2 March. A field of 17 played in fine conditions and the with course in excellent order.     The winner was Carole Steele from Charteris Bay on 40 stableford points with John Hoare (Bottle Lake) 2nd on 38 points and Geof d'Auvergne (Amberley) 3rd on 37 points. There was one 2 on  No.6 by Bruce Corbett from Weedons. 

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