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Encyclopedia > New Zealand Open

The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, is the leading men's golf tournament in New Zealand. This article is about the sport. ...


The documented history of golf in New Zealand dates back to 1871. The first national championship was played in 1893 and the New Zealand Open was founded in 1907. The first Open was a 36 hole event played at Napier Golf Club and was won by four times New Zealand amateur champion Arthur Duncan. In 1908 the tournament was extended to 72 holes. The 1908 event was won by J.A. Clements, the first notable New Zealand born professional golfer. There were no Opens in 1915-1918 due to World War I. For the first twenty years amateurs often won, but professionals began to dominate from around 1930, so the Bledisloe Cup for Leading Amateur was introduced in 1934. Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul von Hindenburg...


The event was again cancelled from 1940 to 1945 due to war. In 1953 Bob Charles, who was later to become the only New Zealander to win a major championship in the 20th century, won as an eighteen year old amateur. He won again in 1966, 1971 and 1973 and he and the two Australian major champions Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle dominated the event from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s. Other well known winners have included the American Corey Pavin in 1984 and 1985 and Michael Campbell in 2000. In 2002 Tiger Woods took part as a thank you to his New Zealand caddie Steve Williams, but he did not win. His participation was controversial as ticket prices were raised sharply that year. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Michael Campbell (born February 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open, and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship the same year. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California) is an American golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. ... In golf, caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ...


The New Zealand Open is a PGA Tour of Australasia tournament and in 2005 it was co-sanctioned for the first time by the more prestigious European Tour, which led to a doubling of the prize fund to 1.5 million New Zealand Dollars. This marked the European Tour's first ever visit to New Zealand. It had co-sanctioned PGA Tour of Australasia events before, but they had all been in Australia. In 2006 the tournament will be pushed back to November. It will be played at Whangaparaoa’s Gulf Harbour Country Club from 2006 until at least 2009. [1]. It will continue to be co-sanctioned by the Australasian and European tours and the 2006 edition will fall into the "2007" European Tour season, which as usual will begin in November of the preceding year. The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... A New Zealand $100 polymer banknote, replacement of the old paper notes. ... Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula Location of Whangaparaoa Peninsula The Whangaparaoa Peninsula is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand, close to the base of the North Auckland Peninsula. ...


Winners

Niclas Fasth (born 29 April 1972 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer. ... Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australias premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. ... David Smail (born in May 20, 1970) is a professional golfer from Hamilton, New Zealand. ... Michael Campbell (born February 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open, and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship the same year. ... Greg Turner (born 21 February 1963 in Dunedin) is a New Zealand golfer. ... Peter OMalley (born 23 June 1965 in Bathurst, New South Wales) is an Australian golfer. ... Lucas Parsons (born 4 October 1969) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Fowler (born 9 June, 1959) is an Australian golfer. ... Grant Waite (born August 11, 1964) is a New Zealand professional golfer. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Greg Turner (born 21 February 1963 in Dunedin) is a New Zealand golfer. ... Ian Stanley (born 14 November 1948) is an Australian golfer. ... Ronan Rafferty (b. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Ian Baker-Finch (born 24 October 1960 in Nambour, Australia) is an Australian professional golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1991. ... Terry Gale (born 7 June 1946) is an Australian golfer. ... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... // Brian (Bud or Buddy) Allin (born October 13, 1944) is an American professional golfer who won five PGA Tour events in the 1970s. ... Stewart Ginn (born 2 June 1949 in Melbourne) is an Australia golfer. ... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... // Bob Byman (born April 25, 1955) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. ... Simon Owen (born 10 December 1950) is a New Zealand golfer. ... // Bob Gilder (born December 31, 1950) is an American professional golfer. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... // Bruce William Devlin (born October 10, 1937 in Armidale, Australia) is an Australian professional golfer, sportscaster and golf course designer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Bobby Locke (b 20 November 1917 Germiston, South Africa, d March 9, 1987) was one of the first internationally successful South African golfers. ... Joseph H. Kirkwood Sr. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul von Hindenburg...

External links

  • Official site
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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