23 October 2014
Golfers all over the country will have the chance to attend the premier golf event in New Zealand by playing in the BMW New Zealand Open Day in December.
The nationwide event, where 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the tournament’s official charity The First Tee, will be held on Saturday December 6 at golf clubs as part of their normal club day competition.
The BMW New Zealand Open Day will cost $5 to enter with great prizes on offer.
The winner will claim two tickets to attend the BMW New Zealand Open Championship at The Hills and Millbrook Resort in Queenstown from March 12 – 15.
All participants in the BMW New Zealand Open Day will go into the draw to win the “Ultimate Queenstown Package”.
This package includes return flights for two to Queenstown from anywhere in New Zealand (courtesy of Air New Zealand), and accommodation for two nights at the Hilton Hotel Queenstown (courtesy of Hilton Hotel Queenstown) and tickets to attend the BMW New Zealand Open.
Michael Glading, the BMW New Zealand Open Tournament Director, said the Open Day is a great way for the golf community across New Zealand to engage with the National Open.
“The BMW New Zealand Open Day is a fantastic concept,” said Glading.
“We hope that golfers and golf clubs all over New Zealand will get involved and that we get a lot of people playing for the right to attend the BMW New Zealand Open. It will certainly add a lot more interest to the club day on a Saturday.”
Glading said the key to the BMW New Zealand Open Day was making it as easy as possible for golfers to compete and for golf clubs to stage the event.
Golf clubs can register their club by contacting Amber West from The First Tee and the organisers of the BMW New Zealand Open will send the clubs the prizes to distribute.
Bill MacGowan, Chief Executive of the First Tee, was thrilled to have the charity aligned with the BMW New Zealand Open Day.
“We’ve ensured that the day will be easy for clubs to become involved in this promotion for the benefit of their members and we’ve added extra benefits for the clubs themselves. The First Tee is grateful to be the charity of choice for the BMW New Zealand Open,” he said.
The BMW New Zealand Open will also provide each participating golf club two tickets to attend the championship as a thank you for hosting the BMW New Zealand Open Day.
“The best thing about the Open Day is that all the money received will go to The First Tee,” said Glading.
“They do a fantastic job of developing confidence in young Kiwis through the game of golf. The BMW New Zealand Open is proud to have The First Tee as our official charity partner and this is a really positive way to engage with them.”
BMW New Zealand Open Day
When: Saturday December 6
Where: Golf clubs all around New Zealand
Who: Your members and guests – Offer the BMW New Zealand Open Day competition at your club, collecting $5 per entrant.
How: Getting involved is easy! Clubs can register by contacting email@example.com. BMW New Zealand Open organisers will send the club two season tickets to the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open to use as prizes on the day.