GOLFERS GET READY!
he world’s biggest multisport festival, World Masters Games, is coming to Auckland in April 2017 and golf will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most popular sports on the 28-strong sports programme.
Some 700-plus golfers from New Zealand and overseas are expected to compete in the 54-hole strokeplay tournament, joining the anticipated 25,000 athletes at the Games across all sports over the course of the 10-day programme.
Golfers will play 18 holes at each of three courses over three days plus an 18-hole final for those who qualify, with the four courses reflecting the diversity Auckland has to offer golfers.
All golfers will play the links style course at Muriwai Golf Club, the gently rolling championship course at Pakuranga Golf Club and Akarana Golf Club’s parklands course. Remuera Golf Club, one of the best-maintained golf courses in New Zealand, will host the final.
Whether a weekend recreational golfer or a more serious competition player, golf is open to everyone.
The only entry criteria is age with categories for men and women set at 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74 and 75+.
Many of the overseas golfers competing at the World Masters Games 2017 are expected to take advantage of the opportunity to play other courses around New Zealand before or after the Games.
Check out www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz or join the World Masters Games 2017 Facebook page. Congratulations to Gavin Flowers of Otaki, the winner of the draw for a trip for two to Fiji staying at the luxurious InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. Gavin and his wife Karen also receive unlimited golf on the fabulous Natadola Bay Championship golf course. This amazing golf holiday is worth more than $4500.