Kia Ora Golfers

Happy New Year to all

On behalf of the 5 host golf clubs - Mt Maunganui, Omanu, Omokoroa, Tauranga and Te Puke and the PaR nz Team as your tournament organisers, we welcome you to this fantastic tournament. In 2022 we will be celebrating 27 years in the Bay!

We have close to 64% loyal and regular players returning, many having played in the event multiple times, thank you for coming back and welcome to those new golfers who will be playing for the first time! Sadly our international numbers will be missing in action again, although a few have made it through MIQ from the UK, Fiji and our Cook Island friends.

We acknowledge a host of sponsors including:- E-Z-GO Carts, Titleist, FootJoy, Trinity Hill Wines, Asahi Beer, Smith Sports Shoes and the retail brands associated with the ProShops of our 5 courses – Jim from The Clubroom @ Tauranga, Jimmy from The Mount Golf Shop and Scott from Golf 360 @ Omanu and Te Puke.

We are now 2 weeks out from the start of the tournament so some important notes as follows:-

  • ENTRIES: So far we have received a great response to entries with 350+ golfers entered – yes we are still receiving a lot of inquiry and are accepting entries, cut off is Wednesday 12 January 2022.
  • VACCINE PASSES: In line with the policies of the 5 clubs the 2022 Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic is only open to fully vaccinated golfers – all golfers will be required to show proof of vaccination at Registration on Sunday 16 January or prior to your first round on Monday 17 January. Once your pass has been verified you will not be required to show your pass again during tournament week at the golf courses or clubhouses. Alternatively please send in a scanned copy of your certificate now to denise@parnz.co.nz – we will note on the tournament database and verify. If you are a local club member you do not need to do as this will already be on file with your club.
  • GROUP ALLOCATION: Right now you can view your final GROUP ALLOCATION by visiting the Player Section on the website www.5courseclassic.co.nz/player. Your programme is now set by Group Allocation which you can also refer to the attached. Please note Group 3 was massively oversubscribed so some requests have been changed to other groups. Please carefully check to see that you and your friends / travelling companions have been allocated to the same group. If you need to talk with us regarding your Group Allocation please contact kim@parnz.co.nz
  • CARTS & TRUNDLERS All pre-paid cart and trundler requests to date have been confirmed. Please check the attached. There is still some spare availability at most courses if you would like to pre-book for preference or medical reasons. Contact kim@parnz.co.nz
  • DRAWS: Will be published 4pm Wednesday 12 January and available to view online
  • MID-WAY DINNER: Only a few places remaining if you are still keen to join this function with friends as a mid-way catch up. Dinner and entertainment! Contact kim@parnz.co.nz

As tournament organisers, PaR nz Golfing Holidays have discussed at length with the 5 Golf Course Directors feedback from past tournaments. To maintain the integrity of the tournament we will take into special consideration these factors in preparing the draws and scoring for 2022:-

  • Mixed draws daily, so you meet new faces, re-acquaint with old friends and on some occasions play with your mates. You will not be drawn with the same players every round.
  • Tournament scoring will be processed daily, as per the World Handicapping System where your handicap will change daily.
  • Divisions will be fixed for the tournament week, frozen from Round 1
  • In addition, we will look at all scores daily and any unusually high scores will be monitored with some further handicap adjustments as may be justified - as per the conditions
  • As per the rules of golf – you are personally responsible for your own scorecard including two signatures (yours and your markers). You will be prompted to NOT hand in more that your own scorecard so that any discrepancies can be verified before you leave the scoring area.
  • Scoring records leading up to the tournament and during tournament week will be checked and monitored for any irregularities.
  • If you are using a pre-paid cart, you will be sharing the cart with another pre-paid golfer.
  • If you are bringing your own cart, please don't assume you will play with the same golfers every day to share your cart.

Along with the 5 host clubs it is our clear aim to present and run the very best tournament we can.

TOURNAMENT APP

For those who have been to another PaR nz Tournament will know of our handy Tournament APP on your mobile – this is live information about the programme, draws and live leader boards.

We will be sending an invite out to all players to connect to the APP on Wednesday 12 January 2022. If you haven’t been with us before it’s a basic 2 step process – go to the APP Store and Download the TRIP PLANS APP (A purple icon). After you have downloaded the APP accept our invite and all the 2022 Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic information will appear on your mobile. Easy Peasy!

Player update #2 is scheduled for 4pm Wednesday 12 January 2022.

Kind Regards

Kim & Denise

Directors

PaR nz Golfing Holidays