Here are the results from the 2018 WAGC New Zealand National Championship June 8th at Pakuranga Golf Club

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

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Did you miss out this year? Details and an early bird sign up special for next year's WAGC qualifying rounds will be coming soon. There will be prequalifying rounds in March - one at Pakuranga Golf Club in the North Island, one at a course TBA in the South Island and the National Final at a New Zealand marquee golf course TBA!

Clubs that were represented in the 2018 event were as follows: Akarana, Cambridge, Formosa, Huapai, Hutt Park Golf Club, Maungakiekie, Miramar, Muriwai, Omaha Beach, Pakuranga, Pauanui, Pupuke, Royal Auckland & The Grange Club, Remuera, South Head, Tapora, Tauranga, Titirangi, Waikare, Wainui, Wakatipu Junior, Whakatane, Whitford Park and Windross Farm

Maungakiekie won the trophy for the most winners in the handicap divisions! Will your club's name be on the trophy next year?

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.

Premium Golf NZ is the official New Zealand partner of the World Amateur Golfers Championship.

  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 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!!

If you wish to participate in the invitational - see our Premium Malaysia tour page here.


Below are details from the 2018 Final held on June 8th at Pakuranga Golf Club

View the 2018 WAGC National Qualifying Final Draw

The National New Zealand championship final for the five, to be selected, one in each handicap division or "flight", was held on Friday June 8th at Pakuranga Golf Club

The entry cost to the tournament for registered NZ golf amateurs was $95 and included the following great value!

  • Entry into the National championship final and 18 hole green fee + opportunity to represent New Zealand in your handicap division/flight
  • Sausage sizzle upon arrival - one per golfer
  • Sumptious buffet dinner after the round and before prizegiving and the announcement of the 5 winners
  • One free beer on tap or house wine to accompany the buffet meal
  • Premium Golf NZ Golf Goodies Bag including a "Premium Golf NZ WAGC New Zealand National Championship" golf shirt & cap
  • 10% Premium Golf NZ golf travel discount voucher on any of our 2018 or 2019 outbound International golf tours including the US Masters, the UK Open, Malaysia, Argentina & Chile (See the All Blacks play the Pumas in Buenos Aires) and Japan
  • As host course for the National Championship, Pakuranga Members were entitled to a discounted rate of $80.00

2018 Tournament Playing Conditions:

  • The tournament is a mixed event and a NET strokeplay competition to be run under the rules of strokeplay competition as stated by the R&A and NZ Golf
  • The tournament will be played off the championship blue tees for men and yellow tees for ladies. The draw will be released on June 6th (UPDATED from June 2nd) and there will be a shotgun start at 12.00pm on Friday 8th June (Reserve Day Friday 15th June)
  • The tournament is to be played by registered New Zealand golf amateurs with an official handicap. In order to participate in the world final you must be at least 16 years of age before the championship starts (and must be accompanied to Malaysia by an adult (this cost is not covered by Premium Golf NZ) if under 18. Golfers under the age of 16 are welcome to play in the National Championship but are not eligible to participate in the WAGC Final. In the event that a golfer under the age of 16 should win their division they will receive, as a consolation prize, free entry into the Premium Cup to be held next year April 12th at Gulf Harbour. The winner of the division will be the next golfer of eligible age within the division with the lowest score.
  • In order to represent New Zealand at the WAGC Final, division winners must be either New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. We will request for suitable identification for verification such as your passport or official PR documentation.
  • The tournament committee will check the residency status, handicap and age requirement stringently and may on the day request official identification such as a drivers licence or passport.
  • All registered players must have an official handicap not exceeding 25.4. When registering, all players must declare their golf registration number for the purposes of verification. All competitors on the day must complete their 18 holes and submit their signed and completed cards to the tournament committee upon completion of the round.
  • For the winners, they will play in the handicap flight that they qualified for regardless if by October and the world finals, their handicap has gone higher or lower than the flight in which they qualified
  • No carts are allowed. Trundlers or a caddy ($80 extra fee charge) are acceptable. You must arrange your own caddy.

Prizes:

A: The overall five winners of the event, one each in their handicap flight, received

  •  A winner’s medal with their name to be engraved on it
  • 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 20-28 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (This includes return flights, team uniform - blazer, 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

B: The five second place getters, one in each division, received automatic entry, free of charge, into the 2019 Premium Golf NZ World Amateur Golfers Championship New Zealand National Final to be held April 2019.

C: Merit prizes were also given for the longest drive and closest to the pin

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

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.