Waitangi Golf Club Pro-Am 2018



Preparation is underway for the 2018 Pro-Am, which will be held on Thu/Fri 22nd /23rd March. 

Most of our sponsors from previous years have signed up again, recognising the opportunity to showcase their business whilst giving their customers an enjoyable day out. 

We are anticipating 32 teams will take part, which means 32 of New Zealand’s finest young Pro golfers will be  coming to Waitangi to try to tame the course. Several of the Pros are return visitors, determined to put their mark on part of what has been deemed “ The Northern Swing” – a fortnight of Pro Am tournaments held at five different Northland courses.

 This year we are being assisted by Riki Kinnaird, from Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, in our marketing and fund raising endeavours. Riki is arranging a Gala dinner on 21st March at the Duke, where the guest speaker will be Steve Williams of caddying fame. There is a raffle being held in conjunction with the dinner, with prizes in excess of $10,000. The 1st prize being a Luxury Weekend for 6 people at Eagles Nest in Russell.

 Our own auction and raffle, held at the Welcome function will donate all funds raised to his foundation.

 The preliminary programme for the Pro – Am follows the formula used in previous years, which has proved both popular and successful.

 Thurs Mar 22nd.

 Shootout – Pros play the first nine holes to qualify for a skins type back nine, with players dropping off after each hole. In the event of a tie, the players will play No 9 until a winner is declared.

 Welcome Function – A meal and an opportunity for the team members to get to their pro after the selection process.

 Friday March 23rd

 18 holes of golf by the teams consisting of one pro and three amateurs.

Prize giving at the end of the day, expected to be approx. 4.00pm.

Tickets for the raffle or the Gala dinner are available from Waitangi Golf Club email waitangigolf@xtra.co.nz for details.


Josh Geary 2017 Pro Am Winner

Josh Geary 2017 Pro Am Winner

Leigh SmithComment