The 2018 New Zealand Mens Mid-Amateur will be combined and played simultaneously with The 2018 New Zealand Womens Mid-Amateur at the Omanu Golf Course situated in the coastal haven of Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty region. The Championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament by age group.
An exciting enhancement to the tournament is the awarding of two places at the 2018 Australian Mid-Amateur for the men's and women's winners (providing the winners are New Zealander’s) or the top placed New Zealand male and female competitors. This will include tournament entry and a travel grant to assist with flights to the 2018 Australian Mid-Amateur Championship to be played at The Vines of Reynella Golf Club in Adelaide from 14-16 November, and will include tournament clothing.
The Omanu Golf Course will, for the second year running, host the 2018 Championship. It is a superb championship course layout, located close to beaches, cafe's and good quality standard accommodation.
For the Mid Am Championship, both Trophies, the Neil Woodbury Mid-Amateur Cup and the New Zealand Women’s Masters Shield, donated by the Women’s Trust Fund, will be awarded to the overall lowest gross winner, man and woman, over 54 holes. Additional gross, net and stableford prizes by division and age, will be awarded, the final age split advised when entries close and the field is full.
The field will be limited to the first 120 paid entries received. The closing date of entries is 1 January 2018, unless the field is filled sooner. Players must be over 30 years of age, as at 12 January 2018, and have a New Zealand Golf Handicap Index not exceeding 14.0 (men) and 24.0 (women) or an overseas equivalent. The tournament committee reserves the right to take players with slightly higher handicaps.
2018 tournament sponsors will be advised but include BOSCH Home Appliances and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf.
NZ Golf Tournament Director