Hill pos­i­tive for fu­ture

The Cut - - NZ OPEN 2016 -

Sir Michael Hill is look­ing for­ward to again host­ing the NZ Open, say­ing, “This will be our fifth year un­der­writ­ing it, and while it is a huge in­vest­ment which in­volves a sig­nif­i­cant cost each year we see it as an im­por­tant part of the fu­ture for New Zealand golf and tourism. Golfers are a ma­jor as­set for the tourism in­dus­try be­cause of what they con­trib­ute in the way of longer stays and sig­nif­i­cant spend­ing power.”

Of the course, Hill said: “It is in great con­di­tion, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the harsh win­ter. The fair­ways, greens and bunkers are in pris­tine or­der.

“The course is a trib­ute to our green­keep­ing team. We are al­ways striv­ing to be bet­ter and im­prove our rat­ing as the best pre­sented course in New Zealand. Noth­ing less than world-class will do.”

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