Press Release – iGolf NZ
New Zealand’s Chinese golf community will converge on Formosa Country Club in March for the 2nd Annual New Zealand Chinese Golfer’s Cup, an event designed to build bridges between New Zealand and China’s golfing communities.MEDIA RELEASE
8 February 2013
Chinese Golf Tournament to Build NZ-China Bridge
New Zealand’s Chinese golf community will converge on Formosa Country Club in March for the 2nd Annual New Zealand Chinese Golfer’s Cup, an event designed to build bridges between New Zealand and China’s golfing communities.
Players of all skill levels will compete for over $100,000 in prizes on the 14th and 15th of April, culminating in a final on April 22nd, complete with a gala dinner.
This event brings together all the Chinese golfing associations in New Zealand, plus PGA players and coaches from China. But organiser Jaimie Zhang is quick to point out that golfers of all nationalities are welcome to join.
“I’m excited about the opportunities for New Zealand golfers to enjoy a good golf game and also to network with Chinese people here in New Zealand, and from China,” says Zhang.
Zhang points out that the New Zealand Chinese Golfer’s Association’s membership enjoys the fastest rate of growth in New Zealand golf associations. Many new members are entrepreneurs, and the tournament should be a valuable time for creating new business opportunities as well as competing for the cup.
The Cup is organised by Mr. Zhang’s company, iGolf, founded in 2010 to make golf more accessible to a new generation. This is the second national tournament iGolf has organised (the first was in March 2012), and Mr. Zhang hopes the 2013 Cup will be marked by greater interest from across cultures.
iGolf will also be launching a New Zealand Young Golfer’s Fund at the tournament, a charity dedicated to attracting a new generation of golfers, of all ethnicities and backgrounds.
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WHAT: The New Zealand Chinese Golfer’s Cup
• Prize pool and gift pack worth $100,000
• The largest gathering of Chinese golfers in New Zealand
• Open to all cultures, languages and golf skill levels (but a handicap of under 26 will make it worthwhile)
• Sir Bob Charles to speak at prizegiving dinner
WHEN: Tournament begins 14 April 2013, Prizegiving 22 April
WHERE: Formosa Country Club
WHO: iGolf NZ Ltd, in association with Formosa Country Club
WHY: To take Chinese golfing in New Zealand to a new level, and to build bridges of understanding between China and New Zealand.