LPGA New Zealand Women’s Open

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The hunt is on for two high per­form­ing fe­male am­a­teurs to com­pete in the pro­fes­sional field of the LPGA Tour’s MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. Dubbed “The Search for the Next World #1”, will see high per­for­mance coach­ing group In­sti­tute of Golf co-founders Craig Dixon and Guy Wil­son travel to Korea and China to as­sess golfers thanks to sup­port for the project from na­tional gov­ern­ment agency Tourism New Zealand and lo­cal gov­ern­ment agency Auck­land Tourism, Events and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (ATEED). High per­form­ing fe­male golfers will have the chance to reg­is­ter their in­ter­est in a free as­sess­ment to take place in Seoul on June 10 and 11, Beijing on June 13-15, and at the world fa­mous Mis­sion Hills Dong­guan June 17 and 18. For in­for­ma­tion on lo­ca­tions or to ap­ply for an as­sess­ment, visit www.nextworld­num­berone.com, or Wechat ID in­sti­tute of golf. As­sess­ments will be data driven, bench­mark­ing the as­pir­ing am­a­teur golfers against cur­rent LPGA Tour stats to iden­tify those with sig­nif­i­cant tal­ent. The most suc­cess­ful golfers will be in­vited to Auck­land, New Zealand the week­end be­fore the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open to par­tic­i­pate in a 36-hole stroke play event over­seen by New Zealand’s gov­ern­ing body for golf, New Zealand Golf. The top two play­ers in the stroke play event will have their golf lives changed for­ever, with a full week in­side the ropes as a com­peti­tor in the pro­fes­sional field of the MCKAYSON event. In­sti­tute of Golf co-founder Craig Dixon said: “We are ex­cited to have the op­por­tu­nity to visit Korea and China to meet with some of the most tal­ented fe­male am­a­teurs. We have a proven his­tory of iden­ti­fy­ing and de­vel­op­ing tal­ent, and are con­tin­u­ally as­ton­ished by the level of play­ers in Korea and China.” The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open is the first ever LPGA Tour event to be held in New Zealand and is fronted by New Zealand’s

own golf su­per­star and world #1, Ly­dia Ko. With a strong field ex­pected and the event broad­cast to a world­wide au­di­ence, this is the chance of a life­time for two skilled am­a­teurs. Tour­na­ment di­rec­tor and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of The Club­house, Michael Gold­stein said: “It is ex­cit­ing for us to open up this unique qual­i­fi­ca­tion path­way for two am­a­teur golfers to play in the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. Our coun­try has a great his­tory of de­vel­op­ing some of the world’s best golfers, and along with our part­ners we wel­come more as­pir­ing golfers to come to New Zealand to hone their games.” The des­ti­na­tion of New Zealand is worl­drenowned for its clean air, spec­tac­u­lar views, and amaz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. The coun­try boasts 400 golf cour­ses with set­tings rang­ing from the sub­trop­i­cal Kauri Cliffs to the alpine Jack’s Point, lo­cated in the tourist mecca of Queen­stown. Auck­land, host city for the MCKAYSON event, has 44 golf cour­ses in­clud­ing the newly opened Win­dross Farm, which will host the LPGA Tour event. Along with the coun­try’s ma­jor air­port, Auck­land boasts an ar­ray of world-class ac­tiv­i­ties, cui­sine, wine, and ac­com­mo­da­tion. The In­sti­tute of Golf’s co-founders, Guy Wil­son and Craig Dixon, gained world­wide fame for their in­cred­i­ble work with cur­rent LPGA Tour player and world num­ber one Ly­dia Ko, who worked with the In­sti­tute of Golf from the age of 6 through to 16 in New Zealand. In the wake of Ko’s as­ton­ish­ing suc­cess, par­ents from around the world are turn­ing to In­sti­tute of Golf for game im­prove­ment, univer­sity schol­ar­ship place­ment, and the hope that one day their child will fol­low in Ko’s foot­steps. In­sti­tute of Golf has al­ready suc­cess­fully placed stu­dents into golf schol­ar­ships at uni­ver­si­ties in­clud­ing Har­vard and Dart­mouth in the USA. To find out more, or reg­is­ter for an as­sess­ment, visit www.nextworld­num­berone.com or fol­low We Chat ID in­sti­tute of golf.

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