Japan ties strengthened
In 2016 the NZ Open will increase the number of JGTO professionals from 15 to 20. They will be joined by 16 amateurs from Japan and hopefully one Japanese celebrity will play in the NZ Pro-Am Championship.
Tournament director Michael Glading said: “Our Open has forged a great reputation in Japan. We are thrilled our strong ties with Japan add not only to the playing strength but also to the commercial viability of the event while exposing our golf courses to that part of the world.”