GOLFERS GET READY!

The Cut - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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