TSB Nelson Festival of Golf

Monday 30th April – Friday 4th May 2018

Considering playing in a multi-round golf tournament next year? ...Then this is the one for you to enter. At last year’s event, everyone involved including players, non playing partners, sponsors and organisers, had a wonderful time!
The tournament is played over three wonderful golf courses, namely, Nelson, Greenacres and Motueka, with two days to be played on the highly-rated Nelson Golf Course which has hosted three of the top NZ amateur tournaments. They are the New Zealand Amateur Championships, the New Zealand Seniors Championships, and the New Zealand under 19’s championships. Every event resulted in glowing reviews for the course from all the players.
The courses are all very different, giving the competitors a real challenge for the week. Nelson being a true links course, whereas Motueka is a mature parkland course, and Greenacres offering a mix of challenging waterfront and parkland holes.
Tournament dates for 2018 TSB Nelson Festival of Golf are Monday 30th April - Friday 4th May, with a rest day on the Wednesday to allow competitors to put their feet up, or get out and about to visit the many attractions the region has to offer or get some practice in for the next two days of golf. Non-playing partners are also very welcome to join us for the major prize giving dinner on the Friday evening.
The organising committee has decided to keep the number of entries to 128, the same as last year. This created both a competitive yet friendly environment for all the participants.  By the end of the week players had golfed with and made new friends with golfers from all over New Zealand and Australia. Tournament Director, Derek Drysdale, said, "At the final prize giving it was really pleasing to hear many of the competitors saying how much they’d enjoyed their week, as we tried to create a tournament that mixed both great golf and great fun, and it seems we did just that!
"We are delighted that we have had many of last year’s entrants already registered to enter the tournament again," Derek said. "So, if you are keen to enjoy a week of golf in early May in the stunning Nelson region, now is the time to register to confirm your place."  
Entry forms and full details are available on our website www.nelsongolf.co.nz then click on the TSB Festival of Golf box on the home page, or call us on 03-548-5029 and ask for Allison for more information.
Major naming sponsorship has again been secured from TSB. The TSB Nelson Festival of Golf tournament has received sponsorship funding for next year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events. For further information contact NEMDP Chair, Bill Findlater on 03 545 6858.
Another not to be missed opportunity is our Long Putt competition. Qualify on Monday for the Friday Final and you could win a major prize. We will also be running our lucky draw prizes, where each day, some lucky competitors will win vouchers from our chosen restaurant partners,
The event itself will consist of a Team Ambrose on the Monday at Nelson, followed by three days of individual stableford competition on Tuesday at Greenacres, Thursday at Motueka and back to Nelson on Friday. There will be team prizes on the Monday, and daily prizes and weekly overall prizes for individuals. The Entry fee of $245 includes four rounds of golf, individual and team competitions, golf gift and a two-course dinner to be held during the final prize giving at the Nelson Golf Club on the Friday evening, where we are planning a party atmosphere to finish the week off in style! New club caterers, Nicky & Luke will be putting on a spit roast for us all to enjoy.
The organisers want to continue to build on the great success of all their previous tournaments. They invite you to register now and enjoy the challenging competition offered on the variety of different courses along with the opportunity to widen your golfing experiences, meet new friends and most of all enjoy the week. The golf days will start with a 9.45am shotgun start on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with an earlier start of 9.15am on Friday, ensuring that all players are back in the clubhouse around the same time providing a great fun atmosphere for the daily prize giving.
Our preferred accommodation provider, The Greens Motel, have great rates on offer for all competitors and everyone booking accommodation with them before 31st Dec will go into a lucky draw for a bottle of bubbles on arrival. Book with them directly by calling NZ: 0508 246 6835 (freephone) or email reception@greensmotel.co.nz
We look forward to receiving your application forms soon!

A word from our sponsors:

“We’ve been New Zealand owned and independent for over 160 years. During that time we’ve grown and evolved, as we have, so has our ability to give back. Sponsoring this event is just one more way we can say ‘thanks’ for your role in our journey, and for making Nelson an even better place to live. TSB is delighted to be involved for the 3rd year with this great week of golf and friendship.”
Brent Williams, Manager

Total Golf:
“Sean, Blair and Nick make up the Total Golf Team at the Nelson Golf Club. We are certainly proud to be a part of the Nelson Festival Of Golf for another year. Don’t hesitate to pop into the shop during your visit and say hello as we would love the opportunity to assist you with your golf game, and you can browse over the great offers we have in stock.”
Sean Riordan, Total Golf

Mike Perro Real Estate:
“I wish every success to everyone involved in this tournament, and if you’re visiting the area and decide you want to move here, I’ll be happy to be of service. Of course, for all the local golfers, I would be delighted to assist them in selling their property.”
Shelley Carppe,Mike Perro Real Estate

>> Entering the TSB NELSON FESTIVAL OF GOLF is very easy, just visit our website at,
www.nelsongolf.co.nz then click on 2018 TSB Festival of Golf box on the home page.
Entry forms are available online, as well as other useful information regarding accommodation etc. If you would rather speak to someone in person, please call Allison O’Donnell on 03-548-5029 then option 3, and Allison will be happy to deal with your enquiry.
We look forward to seeing you in May 2016 for a wonderful week of golf and friendship.