World Amateur Golfers Championship New Zealand National Final

World Amateur Golfers Championship New Zealand National Final
Gulf Harbour Country Club
Sunday 14 April

The World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) is the most prestigious tournament for amateur golfers with over 40 countries who participate in the World Finals every year.

The championship starts off with qualifying rounds and National Finals to select five handicap division winners to represent their country at the World Finals.

The five handicap divisions are 0-5.4, 5.5-10.4, 10.5-15.4, 15.5-20.4 and 20.5-25.4.

Premium Golf NZ (PGNZ) is the official New Zealand partner of the WAGC and runs the local qualifying and National Rounds. (

In 2018, the WAGC NZ National Final was held at Pakuranga Golf Club and the five division winners travelled to Johor Bahru where, as the New Zealand team on debut, they achieved unprecedented success with two division winners and one runner up.

In 2019, WAGC NZ ran two qualifying rounds, one at Harewood Golf Club in the South Island on March 17th and one at Pakuranga Golf Club in Auckland. The top seven of each division qualified for the National Final.

The National Final was held at Gulf Harbour Country Club on April 14th and five golfers won their handicap division and earned the right to represent New Zealand at the World Finals this October in Kota Kinabalu.

More information on the World Finals can be found at or at

Thank you to Mr Rosli Director of Tourism Malaysia Auckland for coming to the National Final Prizegiving and presenting the medals to the division winners.

Division 1 Lin Wang from Coringa Golf Club
Division 2 Henry Gao from Titirangi Golf Club
Division 3 Feng Chen from Titirangi Golf Club
Division 4 Joseph Lansi from Redwood Park Golf Club
Division 5 John Curran from Pukekohe Golf Club

In 2019 Titirangi Golf Club is the club winner with two division winners. This was won by Maungakiekie Golf Club in 2018.

The WAGC format is the perfect opportunity for any New Zealand club golfer to participate in and have the chance to experience a prestigious PGA tour-like event while at the same competing against other international golfers at the same skill level.

The World Finals is made up two events – the Championship and the Invitational.

The Invitational tournament, which is played at the same time on the same courses and in two person teams without any need for qualification is well attended every year by keen golfers, golf travellers, business executives, royalty and large delegations. It is a great event to play golf and network with like-minded people from around the world.

Premium Golf NZ is leading a large group of confirmed golfers on a 5 star accommodation 14 day tour to Malaysia October 13-27 which includes:

  • entry to the WAGC Invitational with a formal welcome dinner, cocktail evening and formal prizegiving

  • playing Jack Nicklaus and Ernie Els designed courses of the 2018 World Finals

  • 18 holes at TPC KL, the home of the PGA CIMB classic 

  • economy flights

This trip is being sold for NZD $5750.00. Click here for more information or contact Linton at or ring on 09 392 4658.