2018 WAGC Tournament Result

Success for New Zealand!

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Official Results from New Zealand’s debut at the 2018 World Amateur Golfers Championship

  • Division 0-5.4 - 1st place Thomas Spearman-Burn

  • Division 5.5-10.4 1st place Henry Gao

  • Division 10.5-15.4 2nd place Grant Whelan

  • Division 15.5-20.4 16th place Rex Gilbert

  • Division 20.5-25.4 19th place Wayne Kevey

  • Overall - New Zealand fifth.

    Full results here.

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Are you ready to be the world’s best in your handicap division?

Registration for the 2019 WAGC NZ Qualifying Rounds is now open.

Please carefully read the information below and the Terms and Conditions before completing the registration form:

Key 2019 Dates:

  • Sun March 17 – South Island Regional Qualifying Round at Harewood Golf Club 12-6pm

  • Sun March 24th – North Island Regional Qualifying Round at Pakuranga Golf Club 12-6pm

  • Sun April 14th – New Zealand National Championship Final at Gulf Harbour 12-6pm

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Use the form below to complete your registration if paying via online banking.

If paying by credit card (3% surcharge applies) click here.

Name *
Name
Desired Qualifying Round:
Handicap Division:
Choose the division that you will most likely qualify for in March or April next year
Repeat Client
Are you a previous WAGC NZ competitor?
Payment *
Please pay using online banking to the following account ANZ 06-0241-0289570-00 with your NZ golf number as reference and also PGNZWAGC19 as the code
Please enter the name of the person who referred you to the competition and both of you will go into the draw to win a complimentary round (with shared cart) at either Wainui (for North Island round) or Clearwater (South Island Round)
Terms and Conditions * By selecting Yes below you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions as found on the website (premiumgolf.co.nz/wagc)
New Zealand National Final of the World Amateur Golfers Championship held on June 8th 2018 at Pakuranga Golf Club

Five Handicap Divisions (Flights): Compete in the qualifying rounds and be in the top 7 of your division to advance to the National final (see qualification route below) and the chance to win your spot on the New Zealand Team to compete at the 2019 WAGC! (See this year’s winners at the bottom of this page)

  • 0-5.4 division

  • 5.5-10.4 division

  • 10.5-15.4 division

  • 15.5-20.4 division

  • 20.5-25.4 division

Qualification Route:

  1. To ensure a fair spread of contestants in the qualifying rounds, there will be 18 places in each of the 5 divisions with a waiting list for another 6. (Maximum field of 120 places)

  2. The top 7 from each division in each qualifying round will go through to the National Championship final.

  3. Along with the 5 second place winners in 2018, who received automatic entry to the 2019 final, the final will be contested by 75 players, 15 in each division.

Entry Fee:

$165.00

The first 15 repeat 2018 contestants to register and pay will get a $250 PGNZ international golf travel voucher upon registration and if they qualify for the final, the voucher will be replaced with a $500 voucher.

Payment - all payments must be made to Premium Golf NZ via online banking or credit card (3% surcharge applies) and no payments will be accepted at the clubs.

Entry fee includes the following:

1.) Entry to either qualifying round in the North or South Island and this includes:

  • 18 holes,

  • arrival barbecue sausage sizzle or sandwich with fruit,

  • buffet dinner with free drink (beer or wine),

  • tournament shirt provided by new PGNZ apparel Sponsor, Onu Sportswear,

  • tournament goodie bag including a bottle of water and a 3 month subscription to NZ Golf Magazine

PLUS

2.) If you qualify for the top 7 in your division, you will receive entry to the National Championship final at Gulf Harbour Country Club on April 14th which includes:

  • 18 holes

  • arrival barbecue sausage sizzle or sandwich with fruit,

  • buffet dinner with free drink (beer or wine),

  • official National championship tournament shirt provided by PGNZ apparel, Onu Sportswear,

  • tournament goodie bag including a bottle of water and a 3 month subscription to NZ Golf Magazine

Rules & Conditions:

  • All tournaments will be played off the championship blue tees for men and yellow tees for ladies

  • Carts are not allowed unless you have a medical certificate

  • Caddies are allowed at a cost of $80

  • Measuring devices are allowed

  • If you wish to compete in both qualifying rounds there is an additional charge of $75

  • If you qualify in the Harewood round, we do not cover flights from Christchurch to Auckland for the final on April 14th

  • Finalised tournament rules & conditions (plus club rules) will be posted here

Prizes:

A: The overall five winners of the 2019 championship, one each in their handicap flight, will receive

  • A winner’s medal with their name to be engraved on it

 2018 Division winner medal

2018 Division winner medal

  • The winner’s prize which is to be a member of the official New Zealand team to represent their country at the World Amateur Golfers Championship to be held October 2019 in Borneo (Brunei TBC). (This includes return economy flights, business shirt, trousers or skirt, golf day New Zealand Team themed golf wear & attire, 4 star accommodation and entry into the WAGC) Further information on this tournament can be found at worldgolfers.com

 2018 NZ Team at the wagc in johor bahru october 20-28

2018 NZ Team at the wagc in johor bahru october 20-28

B: The five second place winners, one in each division, will receive automatic entry, free of charge, into the 2020 Premium Golf NZ World Amateur Golfers Championship New Zealand National Final to be held March/April 2020.

C: Merit prizes will also be given for the longest drive and closest to the pin in all three tournaments

D: Club prize: Maungakiekie won the trophy in 2018 for the most winners (2) in the handicap divisions! Will your club's name be on the trophy next year? Talk to your club's pennants team captain and see if your club can win in all five divisions!

Please carefully read the Terms and Conditions before registering and paying.

For any questions regarding registration, rules or participation please contact Linton at PGNZ or the Tournament Director Haldane Lee via email, subject: WAGC


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Results below from the 2018 WAGC New Zealand National Championship June 8th at Pakuranga Golf Club

2018 Handicap division winners: (Click the numbers to see the division fields)

  • 0-5.4 - Thomas Spearman-Burn from Miramar Golf Club

  • 5.5-10.4 - Henry Gao from Titirangi Golf Club

  • 10.5-15.4 - Grant Whelan from Royal Auckland and The Grange Club

  • 15.5-20.4 - Rex Gilbert from Maungakiekie Golf Club

  • 20.5-25.4 - Wayne Kevey from Maungakiekie Golf Club


  Are you ready to represent new zealand in the world amateur golfers championship and be the world's best in your handicap flight (division)?

Are you ready to represent new zealand in the world amateur golfers championship and be the world's best in your handicap flight (division)?

The World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur golf championship with national championships in over 40 countries. The championship is designed to give all amateur golfers the thrill & prestige of representing their nation in a global championship against players of similar skill level. This year's World Final will be held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia October 20th - 28th. Read the tournament brochure here.

The championship begins as a national championship in countries around the world where the winners from five handicap flights (divisions) in each country become National Champions of their flight and represent their country as well as individually within their flights.

The handicap flights are: 0 – 5.4, 5.5 – 10.4, 10.5 – 15.4, 15.5 – 20.4 and 20.5 – 25.4

The World Amateur Golfers Invitational is a separate tournament at the same time that gives golfers the opportunity to share in the exciting “WGC experience” of a world-wide tour-like championship event, without first having to qualify. Business executives with VIP clients, national agents with sponsors, loving couples, celebrities, royalty and other enthusiastic golfers from all corners of the globe participate in this tournament!!


Getting to and from Pakuranga Golf Club:

See below for directions to Pakuranga Golf Club and how to visit Auckland next year for a day to participate in this once-in-a-New Zealand-amateur-golfer's-lifetime opportunity!

If coming from outside of Auckland we recommend a morning flight to Auckland arriving before 1030am and hiring a car for the day, or taking a taxi or UBER. PGC is an easy 25 minute drive from Auckland Airport.

Premium Golf NZ is able to arrange the following for all competitors coming from outside of Auckland:

  • car hire (Holden Commodore VF, Mazda 6, Rav 4 or similar for more than 1 persons, Holden Barina for the single golfer ) for either one day (the Friday 8th June) or the whole weekend

  • if a car hire does not suit, we can arrange private transport including airport shuttles both ways

  • accommodation at a 3, 4 or 5 star motel or luxury hotel with daily breakfast

  • additional golf rounds at other Auckland golf courses such as Howick Golf Club, Titirangi, Windross Farm, Gulf Harbour, Wainui, Omaha Beach or north to Kauri Cliffs or Carrington

  • helicopter transport to all destinations around Auckland

  • wine, cultural or sightseeing tours for non-golfing partners including transport

Contact Linton on 09 392 4658 or via email info@premiumgolf.co.nz and PGNZ will happily arrange your Auckland golf travel package!

Watch the video below of Pakuranga Golf Club.

Video Credit Grant Henderson


 
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The Championship

For over two decades, the World Amateur Golfers Championship has grown to become the world's largest amateur golf championship, with national championships and players in the world finals from over 40 countries.

World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) inspires amateur golfers from around the world to take on the challenge of competing within their own skill levels by receiving the same status as the professionals and elite do with the proud feeling of representing their country in a world championship final.

National Championships –> WAGC World Final
5 national flight winners compete in the world final individually and as a team.

The tournament begins as a national championship in countries around the world where the winners from five handicap flights in each country becomes National Champions of their flight and represents their national team as well as individually within their flights. The flights are: 0 – 5.4, 5.5 – 10.4, 10.5 – 15.4, 15.5 – 20.4 and 20.5 – 25.4

The world final is played over 72 holes (like professional PGA tournaments) with handicap adjustments between each round.


 
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World Amateurs Golfers Invitational

The World Amateur Golfers Invitational is a separate tournament that gives golfers the opportunity to share in the exciting “WAGC experience” of a world-wide tour-like championship event without first having to qualify.

If you wish to compete in the WAGC Invitational - please see our Premium Malaysia page and sign up for our October tour which includes the Invitational.

 
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The New Zealand Team

Could you be one of the team to represent New Zealand at the World Final in October? If you are one of the five winners to be selected, the team will travel to Malaysia in October. Your flights, accommodation and entry into the World Championships are all covered.

If you wish to compete in the WAGC Invitational - please see our Premium Malaysia page and sign up for our October tour which includes the Invitational.