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Senior Pros set for good week in Christchurch

12 February 2018

peter fowler Today sees the the start of a series of Seniors and Legends tournaments in Christchurch kicking off with the Mainpower Legends Pro-Am at Rangiora Golf Club today. The field of 72 has attracted Seniors Pros from throughout New Zealand and Australia. On Friday the Pros move to the Russley Golf Club Legends Pro-Am. The action heats up in the weekend with the arrival of European Seniors Tour Pro Peter Fowler. He will conduct a short game clinic on Saturday morning at Riccarton Park Golf Complex with Canterbury's best up-and-coming amateurs, before competing in the Ramada Worldwide Seniors PGA Championship being held over...

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Brettkelly Leads NZ Open Qualifiers

31 January 2018

Dom 2018 NZ Open qualifying Dominic Brettkelly has continued his good form by leading the qualifying tournament held at Christchurch Golf Club yesterday. Others to qualify were Jordan Pruden (Bottle Lake), Joshua Roche (Christchurch), Tom Wilson (Templeton), Peter Brinsdon (Pegasus), and Tom Hardy (Russley). They will now move on to the next stage of qualifying at Cromwell Golf Club on 27 February Click here to go to the NZ Golf news story. 

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Shaun Jones Wins in the North Island

25 January 2018

Shaun Jones Napier Former Canterbury Rep and now touring professional Shaun Jones returned to New Zealand for a summer holiday from his base in Switzerland and recently won the Duke of Gloucester Pro-Am in Napier. Excerpt Courtesy of NZ Herald: When Shaun Jones was here this time last year he had to secure a paper (first) wedding anniversary gift for his Switzerland-born wife, Anita. Yesterday, the Christchurch professional golfer returned to Napier Golf Club simply to win enough money on the New Zealand PGA Tour to recoup travel costs while on a six-week holiday in the country. "That was the goal, to be honest -...

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Amelia Garvey earns Lydia Ko Scholarship

23 January 2018

Amelia Garvey NZ Stroke Play In partnership with Lydia Ko, New Zealand Golf is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2018 Lydia Ko Scholarship with Amelia Garvey and Rose Zheng travelling to Scottsdale in Phoenix, Arizona next week for the experience of a lifetime. The two will spend time with the former world number one at PXG’s home base where Bob Parsons has kindly opened the doors to allow them to train and play at one of the most exclusive golfing establishments in the world. The motivation behind the scholarship, which will take place from 25-27 of January, was so Ko could give back to...

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Lamb & Hayward Canterbury Stroke Play Results

21 January 2018

Canterbury Stroke Play 2018 Winners A full field of 96 players have had great conditions for the Lamb & Hayward Canterbury Stroke Play played at the Waitikiri Golf Club.  Players were treated with not only great weather over the weekend but also playing a course which was in excellent condition which was a credit to the green keeping staff given the amount of rain the course has had in the weeks leading up to the event.   The field was strengthened with over thirty entries from outside the region, predominately due to the enhanced initiative formed with Otago and Southland Golf this year which has built on...

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Preview - 2018 Lamb & Hayward Canterbury Strokeplay

19 January 2018

Lamb and Hayward Left Tile The field is now confirmed for the 2018 Lamb & Hayward Canterbury Strokeplay to be held at Waitikiri Golf Club this weekend. It should be an interesting tournament with many new faces in the field from other South Island Districts. Most are attracted by the House of Travel Tour prizes on offer across the Canterbury, Otago and Southland Strokeplays. The Men's Open field is lead by defending champ Southland Rep Scott Hellier, and a host of other provincial reps. It is unfortunate that Canterbury's Tom Parker could not play as he is currently competing at the Australian Amateur Championship near Perth....

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Hellier back to defend Canterbury Strokeplay Title

16 January 2018

scott hellier2 Southland's Scott Hellier will be back to defend the Lamb & Hayward Canterbury Strokeplay title at Waitkiri Golf Club this weekend, but will face some very stiff opposition from one of the best fields assembled in recent years. Hellier is most recently remembered for his unbelievable course record 60 in qualifying at the 2017 New Zealand Amateur at Russley Golf Club last November and will no doubt bring that form to the strokeplay. However the introduction of the House of Travel Tour that sees $3250 worth of prizes for competing in the Canterbury, Otago and Southland Strokeplays, has attracted many top...

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Miya Wins North Island U19 Championship in Style

15 January 2018

Hiroki Miya Toro Hiroki Miya (Russley) put together an impressive performance at the North Island U19 Championship played at the Hamilton Golf Club to win the tournament by eight shots.  Miya played superb golf posting rounds of 68, 68, 67 to not only win wire to wire but also without a bogey during the 54 hole event.  Kazuma Kobori (Rangiora) also had a top finish finishing third overall after rounds of 69, 70, 73 and also receiving the runner up medal in the Under 17 section.  Hayato Miya (Russley) finished third in the Under 15 along with Jeong Hyun Lee (Christchurch) who won...

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Canterbury Players Excel at Faldo Series

20 December 2017

Faldo 2017 Winners Hiroki Miya (Russley Golf Club) has successfully defended his Faldo Series New Zealand Championship title and will once again be travelling to the Nick Faldo designed Laguna Lang Co golf course in Danang, Vietnam in early March 2018 to contest the Faldo Series Asia Championship title.  The 17-year-old was the stand out player of the tournament posting the tournament low rounds of 68 in both his opening and closing rounds of the 54 hole event, which combined with his second round of 71 left him 9 under par with a final total of 207.  Miya was 7 shots clear of...

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Canterbury Age Group Championships a Success

19 December 2017

Canterbury Age Group Champs 2017 Title Winners LR The Canterbury Age Group Championships and Teams event was held over 36 holes at Clearwater Golf Club played in conjunction with the Faldo Series event.  The field of 60 players enjoyed the opportunity to play the championship course which was in superb condition for the event.  This is one of the largest fields in recent years with the event being supported by Aorangi Golf who provided the opportunity for seven junior players to travel up to gain experience from the event and well as several entries from North Island players who were also competing in the Faldo Series event. It was...

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