The New Zealand Pro-Am Championship is aiming to put itself on the golfing map this week as the celebrities team up with the professionals in Queenstown.
|The spectacular 17th hole at The Hills Golf Club.|
The Australasian Tour jumps across the Tasman Sea this week, where The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown plays host to the New Zealand PGA Pro-AM Championship and Australian golfer Matthew Griffin will be giving us an inside look at the tournament as one of the professionals in the field.
Celebrities including Nick Farr-Jones, Jeff Wilson and Don Cheadle will team up with the professionals who make the cut (after a round at Jack’s Point on Friday) to play for the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship over the final two days.
Tournament host, and course owner Michael Hill aims to transform the NZ PGA Championship into the sort of event made famous by the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where celebrities mix it with the professionals that not only draws sponsorship, but the crowds as well.
The New Zealand PGA Championship was first played in 1920 with previous winners including Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Sir Bob Charles and Frank Nobilo.