The tournament incorporates the New Zealand PGA Championship, with the McDougall Cup first being played for in 1920. Previous winners of the trophy include seven time winner Andy Shaw, Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Tony Jacklin, John Lister and Sir Bob Charles. Recent New Zealand winners have been Greg Turner, Frank Nobilo and Steven Alker.
The tournament has a unique format and incorporates two separate competitions - an individual professional tournament with a NZ$450,000 prize fund, and a team competition which features 66 invited amateur golfers playing alongside the professionals.
After the starting field of 144 Professionals has been cut to 64 after the first two rounds, these 64 Professionals will then each be paired with an amateur and, in conjunction with the professional tournament, will play these last two rounds in a four ball best ball format for the $50,000 NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship.Mirroring other iconic Pro-Am events such as the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach and the Alfred Dunhill Links Pro-Am at St Andrews in a setting as dramatic as Queenstown, the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship is set to become the premier pro-am tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.
For further information on entry criteria and qualifying procedures contact the Tournament Director Michael Glading at email@example.com