MURIWAI LINKS

A key stop on the 2018 Jen­nian Homes Charles Tour. Sched­uled for 12th to 15th of April.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENT -

"A great op­por­tu­nity for New Zealand's elite am­a­teurs to play along­side our very best tour­ing Pro­fes­sion­als over 72 holes of stroke­play"

Muriwai con­tin­ues to thrive as a cham­pi­onship “links “venue and the com­bined chal­lenges of the Coastal Auck­land cli­mate and the de­mand­ing course lay­out con­trive to pro­duce a golf­ing venue that the com­peti­tors want to re­ally test them­selves against. The hardy style of the course has held up very well to the many “cy­clones” and “former “cy­clones that the Met of­fice have thrown at us. I don't think I can re­mem­ber a “no carts” day in my full year of of­fice.

Muriwai's rep­u­ta­tion on the in­ter­na­tional scene con­tin­ues to flour­ish and our rank­ing con­tin­ues to re­main high. We are con­sid­ered in the “ex­pe­ri­ence” list, which, one step below the top class mar­quee cour­ses with the likes of The Hills, Jacks Point, Kauri Cliffs, Tara Iti and Cape Kid­nap­pers.

The course it­self has been in great con­di­tion through­out the sum­mer and with care­ful nur­tur­ing and im­prove­ments should be in supreme con­di­tion come 12th April….the many Pro­fes­sion­als and vis­i­tors who con­tinue to love play­ing and prac­tis­ing on Muriwai reg­u­larly pro­vide un­so­licited feed­back on the qual­ity of the play­ing sur­faces.

The win­ter saw some im­prove­ments to our bunkers, and with more planned in this win­ter project sched­ule as well as a cou­ple of the steeper faces be­ing riv­eted, a fairer test will en­sue.

We are also un­der­way with club­house im­prove­ments and have ini­ti­ated a 3 stage pro­gramme, with a new roof, be­ing stage one. Stages two and three will see a new ex­tended deck, with a pro shop/sprig bar down­stairs. The rest of the club­house will be get­ting a jolly old spruce up.

Back to the Muriwai Open, the con­tin­ued spon­sor­ship of Au­tex en­ables the Club to of­fer a $50,000 purse for the pro­fes­sion­als in 2018, and a great op­por­tu­nity for New Zealand's elite am­a­teurs to play along­side our very best tour­ing Pro­fes­sion­als over 72 holes of stroke­play

The Muriwai Open has been a step­ping stone for many of New Zealand's lead­ing Pro­fes­sion­als and Mike Hendry, Ryan Fox and Ly­dia Ko all have their names en­graved on the Muriwai tro­phies and honours board.

Like all other Clubs host­ing tour­na­ments , we need spon­sors and vol­un­teers to make events work­able. We are very for­tu­nate to be able to utilise a wide range of sup­port struc­tures here…most no­tably, long-term Club Pres­i­dent Mal­colm Cooper co-or­di­nates the many vol­un­teers that make tour­na­ments run smoothly.

And as usual, the tour­na­ment proper will be pre­ceded by a Spon­sors/Pro Day on Wed­nes­day 11th April. This is al­ways a great op­por­tu­nity for am­a­teurs and spon­sors guests to play and mix with the tour­ing Pro­fes­sion­als. The Pro­fes­sion­als are al­ways happy to par­tic­i­pate in these events as they espe­cially ap­pre­ci­ate that, with­out spon­sors, there are no purses and there­fore no jobs.

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