2020 WAGC New Zealand Qualifying & National Final

Registration Open

Qualifying and National Final Dates:

  • Friday March 6th - North Island Regional Qualifying Round 1 at Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club 1pm shotgun start

  • Friday March 13th - South Island Regional Qualifying at Harewood Golf Club 1pm shotgun start

  • Friday April 3rd - North Island Regional Qualifying Round 2 at Pakuranga Golf Club

  • Sunday April 19th (TBC) - 2020 New Zealand National Championship Final at Gulf Harbour

Terms and Conditions:

Did you miss out this year? Sign up now using the form below - $165 for new competitors or $155 for previous competitors (earlybird until July 31st)

 
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Please tick that you have accepted the Terms and Conditions (see link below ) for the 2020 WAGC NZ National Qualifying and National Finals
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How the competition works

Five Handicap Divisions (Flights): Compete in the qualifying rounds and be in the top 5 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 2020 WAGC Championship!

  • 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 24 places in each of the 5 divisions with a waiting list for another 5.

  2. The top 5 from each division in each qualifying round will go through to the National Championship final.

  3. Along with the 5 second place winners in 2019, who received automatic entry to the 2020 final, the final will be contested by 80 players, 15 in each division plus any World Finals Division Winners who come first or second. (Please Nb. This (2nd place winner prize) is the last year offered for this qualification point of entry. From 2020 onwards the only way to gain direct entry to the National Final is to be first or second in your division at the World Finals)

Entry Fee:

Earlybird Special between April 15 and April 30th 2019

  • New Competitors - $155

  • Repeat Competitors - $145

Entry fee after April 30th until July 31st

  • New Competitors - $165

  • Repeat Competitors - $155

Entry fee after July 31st

  • $165 for all competitors

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.

Bank Account: ANZ - 06-0241-0289570-02

Entry fee includes the following:

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

  • 18 holes,

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

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

  • tournament bag including a bottle of water and a 3 month subscription to Golfer Pacific

PLUS

2.) If you qualify for the top 5 in your division, you will receive entry to the National Championship final at Gulf Harbour Country Club on Date in April 2020 TBA which includes:

  • 18 holes

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

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

  • tournament bag

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 - they will get a shirt and dinner plus drink

  • Measuring devices are allowed

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

  • If you qualify in the Harewood or Taupo round, we do not cover flights from Christchurch or Taupo to Auckland for the final on date TBA

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

Prizes:

A: The overall five winners of the 2020 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 2020 in venue TBA - see more information here. (This includes return economy flights, business shirt, trousers or skirt, golf day New Zealand Team themed golf wear & attire, 5 star accommodation and entry into the WAGC)

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

D: Club prize: 

2018 Maungakiekie won the trophy with 2 division winners

2019 Titirangi won the trophy with 2 division winners

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


2019 Qualifying Rounds & National Final Results

2019 National Final Division Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Division Winners who will be going to the World Finals in October

  1. Div 1 0-5.4 Lin Wang from Coringa Golf Club

  2. Div 2 5.5-10.4 Henry Gao from Titirangi Golf Club

  3. Div 3 10.5-15.4 Feng Chen from Titirangi Golf Club

  4. Div 4 15.5-20.4 Joseph Lansi from Redwood Park

  5. Div 5 20.5-25.4 John Curran from Pukekohe Golf Club

Final Tournament Results Here

2019 National Final Prizegiving Image Gallery

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New Zealand National Final of the World Amateur Golfers Championship held on June 8th 2018 at Pakuranga Golf Club

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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2018 Premium Malaysia Tour & WAGC Tournament Image Gallery

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 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia October 19-26.

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

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 Harewood Golf Club March 2020 (Date TBA)

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

If coming from outside of Christchurch we recommend a morning flight arriving well before 1030am and hiring a car for the day, or taking a taxi or UBER. HGC is an easy 8 minute drive from ChristchurchAirport.

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

  • 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 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 Clearwater, Russley, Pegasus or Terrace Downs

  • helicopter transport to all destinations around Christchurch

  • 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 Christchurch golf travel package!


Getting to and from Pakuranga Golf Club on March 2020 (Date TBA)

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.