Good time lined up for all at golf event
You don’t have to love golf to have fun at the NZ PGA at The Hills this week. The enjoy during the next few days. has compiled a list of fun activities that anyone can
with modified Snag (Starting New At Golf) equipment including bright targets, velcro balls and oversized clubs. Backed by Jack Nicklaus and with Sir Bob Charles as a patron, the system was designed by former PGA Tour professionals. Competitions include a hole in one competition, longest drive and best score for the day on the Snag golf course. Where: At the 19th hole. When: During the NZ PGA. Cost: A gold-coin donation – given directly to Cure Kids.
Longest Drive contest
What: Callaway is offering punters the chance to test the company’s new XHot Driver on a few balls in town. On-site tuition on swings and position set up will be available from the Callaway experts as well as the chance to try their X Hot Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons. TrackMan technology will measure the drive distance, speed and trajectory. Win: Longest drive on the day wins a brand new X Hot Driver from Callaway, worth $499. Also spot prizes from Callaway, PGA tickets, Air NZ, Moa and more. Where: Earnslaw Park. When: Tomorrow 11am till 4pm.
The 19th hole
What: No longer just a beer at the club house, the 19th hole at this year’s NZ PGA will include helicopter rides to mountain-top golf, local wine and food, and an open-air concert on the Saturday night featuring young Auckland musician Jamie McDell and The Lynch Mob.
Party at the 15th
What: Sponsored by Moa Beer this will be the where to find the party. Activities include a silent disco and beer master classes and tastings. Where: The 15th hole.
See the sculptures
What: Sir Michael Hill’s magnificent sculpture park at The Hills Golf Course is not usually open to the public but will be open between Thursday and Sunday for walking, viewing, touching and enjoying. The massive sculptures include The Wolves are Coming (pictured), from China; Schist Strata by renowned artist Chris Booth, The Weta by Mark Hill and Yellow Construction by Graham Snowden.
Precision: Justin Marshall at last year’s Callaway longest drive competition.