Kia Ora Golfers

On behalf of the 5 host clubs and PaR nz Golfing Holidays, we thank you again for participating in the 27th annual 2022 Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic last week. It was a great fun week of golf and we were extremely lucky to dodge most of the challenges that the weather and COVID gods were planning on throwing at us!

Congratulations to our winners. Full daily results and the overall prizes (1st – 15th across 5 divisions) (yes 75 major prizes! And a total of over 400 counting daily prizes. Full details of scores and winners can be found in the NEWS section of the 5 Course website (Please note the Tournament APP is now closed)

You can follow us on the 5 Course Classic and PaR nz Golfing Holidays Facebook pages (parnzgolfingholidays) and Instagram (par_nz_golfing_holidays) where many of the photos from tournament week were published.

We thank our very generous sponsors for the tournament week – EZGO Carts, Trinity Hill Wines, Asahi Beverages, Titleist-FootJoy, Smiths Sports Shoes Fife Lane Kitchen and the ProShops – The Clubroom, Golf 360 and The Mount Golf Shop. Their support helped us offering a prize table valued over $25K.

You all know how sponsorship works! All we ask is next when you are purchasing please consider these great brands as they support our game!

If you enjoyed drinking the Trinity Hill Wines from Hawkes Bay they are offering all golfers a red hot deal to buy their wine

  • You can use the attached order form which has a discount
  • Or go to their website and use our discount code ParNZ5

Through the raffle we were delighted to raise $4,620 for our chosen charity MND (Motor Neurone Disease) – this money has already been forwarded onto The Brain Research Centre at the University of Auckland where Professor, Sir Richard Faull is leading the team to find a cure for this terrible disease. Again we thank you for your generous support and willingness to share your stories from your own families and communities with us. Awareness is an important factor in helping raise funds for research. We raffled 12 great prizes and the highlight certainly would have been the night out to enjoy the best steak in town at the Fife Lane Kitchen.

On behalf of the 5 host clubs we welcome constructive feedback to help us build and improve on the tournament for next year.

Specifically any comments on the following?

  1. Pre-tournament registration and information
  2. Use and application of the Tournament APP
  3. Course rotation programme and tee times
  4. Course review and club experiences – on any of the five clubs
    • Mt Maunganui
    • Omanu
    • Omokoroa
    • Tauranga
    • Te Puke
  1. And would you come back next year, or subsequent years?

Dates have been set for next year: Monday 16 – Friday 20 January 2023.

Tournament entries will officially go on sale in August 2022 and we hope that we can enjoy the company of our international friends from Australian and the Pacific Islands, next year! Yes there will be special prices for locals and an early bird rate!

For those of you who love golf and numbers, here are some interesting facts from the 2022 tournament week:-

  • Easiest course for the week – Omanu with an average of 32.8 pts followed by Te Puke (32.2), Tauranga (31.9), Mount (31.8) and hardest Omokoroa (31.5)
  • Best day of the week to score well – Monday (32.9) and Friday was the worst (31.0)
  • 353 golfers and 1759 rounds played
  • Average age 61 years - Youngest 19 and oldest 83
  • 64% return rate - Simon Rush celebrated coming 23 x
  • 68 clubs represented from all over NZ and the Cook Islands
  • The field was 59% male / 41% female
  • Average HCP = 16.7 (15% guns single figures)
  • 179’s x 2’s awarded PROV1 - Hugh Clarke Omokoroa had 5 x 2’s (one each day)
  • Best Stableford score 47 and best gross 71

Keep safe, and hit them straight and few.

Thanks again for your support – it is never taken for granted and much appreciated. Nga mihi and Kia Kaha


Kim & Denise & Benn

PaR nz Golfing Holidays