Mention the 19th hole on a golf course and it’s like the light at the end of the tunnel!
In the case of ‘The Hill’s’ it’s more than that – it’s an onsite entertainment area with a myriad of options for golfers and non-golfers alike to enhance what will inevitably be a great day out. Wine to sample, taste treats to enjoy, a little bit of pampering to partake in, merchandise to purchase, and fun activities for all………..there is so much to see and enjoy at the 19th hole this year. Planning for this year’s 19th hole has meant several changes from last year, including a new location, a free concert for tournament attendees, several of Central Otago’s top wine producers on site, two oncourse bars and a ‘golf with a difference experience’. The 19th will be an entertainment attraction in its own right. Be whisked up to ‘Over The Top’ helicopters ‘Extreme Golf Tee’, try your hand at SNAG golf, taste some of the wines from Waitiri Creek, Amisfield, Northburn, Akarua, Valli, Wild Earth and Gibbston Valley wines, who will be on site for all four days of the event, or sample foody treats to complement these wines including Waitiri Creek pies, Wild Earth Gourmet BBQ, Devil Burger or Francesca Pizza. Two on course bars, one located at the 19th and the second one at the 15th are being sponsored by Moa Beer, giving the company their second high profile sponsoring opportunity following their support of the New Zealand team at the Olympic Games last year. How good does that sound? Golf combined with superb entertainment, food, beer and wine to make the perfect day out for one and all. Auckland based musician Jamie McDell has the honour of being the headline act for the Saturday night concert – a new aspect introduced for the 2013 tournament and aimed at upping the level of entertainment being provided. This open-air concert scheduled for Saturday night once play has finished for the day also includes local band ‘The Lynch Mob’. Very much favourites of the surrounding community, the Lynch Mob will take to the stage after Jamie McDell and carry the entertainment into the night from the natural amphitheatre of the site.