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World Masters Games Wrap-Up

Topic: General

As many of you know the Club had the privilege of hosting the finals day for the World Masters Games 2017 golf competition. 

Golfers had the opportunity to play on superbly prepared courses of differing styles and degrees of difficulty, a major plus for many participants.   By finals day , the original field of 673 golfers was reduced to 240 for the playoffs and competition was intense.  Anecdotal feedback was the course was in wonderful condition, a challenging but fair layout (where were those pin placements I wonder??)  and even the weather came to the party.  The Club provided excellent hospitality throughout the event and  congratulations to all  who contributed to showcasing our Club in such a wonderful way for this high visibility event.

Of course the most important people on the day were the players. And interestingly, our Club had more players than any other club in the world participating and they all did themselves and the Club proud.

The following all placed in the top ten in their various categories.
Eva Huang 1st Gross Stableford
Jane Lewis  8th Stableford
Judy Hart 3rd Gross Stableford  and 5th Stableford
Thai Leng  1st in both Gross Stableford and Stableford
Tony Banks 3rd Stableford
Bryce Hawkins   10th Stableford
James Peoples 9th Gross Stableford and 7th Stableford
Dave Hendl   7th Gross Stableford and 3rd Stableford.

A great performance by all concerned!

Golden Oldies World Golf Festival, April 2018

If you enjoyed playing at the World Masters Games 2017 on some of Auckland’s finest golf courses, there is the opportunity to do something similar in April 2018 – this time down in Christchurch.

From 8 to 14 April the Golden Oldies World Golf Festival will be played across four magnificent Christchurch golf courses – Terrace Downs, Pegasus Golf and Sports Club, Harewood Golf Club and Christchurch Golf Club – across five days with a rest day in between.  The format will be similar to the  World Masters Golf with one difference – no one misses the cut as the Tournament is played and scored over all four  days. And as a teaser – you just never know what ‘name’ you might be teeing off with!

As well as the golf there will be a strong focus on enjoying the fun, friendship and fraternity that goes hand in hand with Golden Oldies sports.  You will also be part of a major sports event, the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018, the biggest participant sports festival ever held in Christchurch and indeed the South Island.  The celebration features ten sports played  over four weeks involving 10,000 plus participants from around New Zealand and overseas.

This is literally a once in  a lifetime opportunity and with limited accommodation and playing capacity places will fill quickly.  We recommend checking out the link www.christchurchgoldenoldies.com/sports/golf/  and register asap to ensure your place.