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A Wakatipu High student's played a key role in a New Zealand youth golf team beating the might of China. Otago rep Danielle Bailey, 17, was in a 12-member mixed NZ team, and one of four 17-18 age group players,...

Changing course

Queenstown Golf Club's general manager is swapping one stunning piece of local real estate for another. John Stephens, who's managed the club's iconic Kelvin Heights course and facilities for the past six-and-a-half years, has bought a visitor accommodation property, Manata...
Arrowtown golfer and Otago number one amateur, Laura Hoskin, is about to embark on a challenging path to fulfill her long-held goal to become a successful pro golfer. The 23-year-old leaves for China on Wednesday to begin her quest on...

Golf prodigy’s heroics

A 10-year-old Queenstown golfer had an astonishing result at the Par-3 curtain-raiser to the 100th NZ Open last Wednesday. Josh Harris was second out of 105 amateurs at Sir Michael Hill's brand-new nine-holer, The Farm – posting a one-over-par 28...

Potential bogey for course

An application for a $30 million, 18-hole championship golf course near Arrowtown has hit the rough. A Queenstown council planner's recommended that commissioners hearing the application, from this coming Monday, turn it down. Proposed by the family of Queenstown tourism heavy-weight...

‘We’re teed-off’

Arrowtown Golf Club's in the gun for banning women from a weekly competition – a problem New Zealand Golf is this week trying to resolve. For at least 20 years, women freely competed with men in Saturday club competitions. Last October,...

Champions teed up for launch

In a tribute to the 100th New Zealand Open, past champions will play a unique Par 3 event on the eve of the tournament. Making the February 27 event even more special is it's the first at jeweller Sir Michael...
It was golfing's version of Ten Green Bottles at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort last Sunday. Eleven Millbrook Country Club members joined a nerve-racking nine-hole shootout to decide who'd fill an amateur spot in the pro-am being played alongside the 100th New Zealand...

Golfers tee off for charity

Altrusa Queenstown has donated $11,500 from its latest charity golf tournament to Jigsaw Central Lakes and Queenstown Lakes Family Centre. From left are Altrusa club president Margaret Melhop, Matthew Hawke and Fiona Young representing the charities, and tournament organiser Ngaire...

Open’s here to stay – Hart

The man who brought the New Zealand Open golf tournament and its pro-am format to Queenstown wants it to stay here forever. Looking forward to the 100th Open at The Hills and Millbrook Resort, starting February 28, organising committee chairman...

Gunning for 100th

An Arrowtown pro golfer who announced himself at last year's New Zealand Open can't wait for the 100th edition of the event. This Tuesday, organisers started a 100-day countdown to the prestigious event, which again tees off at Arrowtown's The...
A Queenstown golfer who won his first professional tournament last weekend got hooked on the game as a 14-year-old playing the small local Frankton course. Jamie Anstiss, 23, won the Charles Tour's Harewood Open by four strokes, producing an eagle...
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