Open Challenge

Millbrook Resort & ISPS Handa New Zealand Open Challenge 2018

Play to Win!

Play a round of golf at any of the participating Southland or Otago Clubs on their qualifying day and you could win a chance to play-off for an amateur spot in the Pro-Am at the 2018 ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, worth $10,000!

To win you must;

Participating Clubs for 2018:

Kelvin Heights, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Wanaka, Alexandra, Dunstan, Lake Hawea, Winton, Gore, Timaru, Queens Park, Invercargill and Green Acres.


For entry into this event, at the end of a normal stableford competition all qualifying cards are placed in a box and one card is drawn to represent the club in a short playoff event at Millbrook against other local clubs. The competition has an element of luck and skill - skill reflecting that to be in the draw, all players must score a minimum of 30 stableford points on the day in question; note however that all winners must carry an official NZ Golf handicap of 18.9 or below.

Each entrant is asked to provide basic contact details - name, email address and telephone contact number, so that the the tournament organisers can keep local golfers up to date with news, information, ticket offers and volunteering requirements, etc.

This year's playoff will be at Millbrook over 3 specially prepared Par-3 holes on the afternoon of Thursday February 8th. The winner of the playoff (lowest score over 3 holes) will win a full amateur spot in the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open to be played at Millbrook and The Hills from 1st - 4th March 2018.

In the past only 5 or 6 local clubs have participated, but this year we would like to expand the number of clubs to 12 and have chosen your club to be part of the action!

Also this time around we have decided to extend the draw to TWO players from each club, one male one female, so that two players qualify for the playoff.

The qualifying criteria is therefore as follows:

Maximum playing handicap of 18.

Minimum age of 18

Minimum number of stableford points to go into the draw - 30.

Must be available to play in the NZ Open from March 1st - 4th

No substitutions.

Prize excludes Queenstown accommodation.

Participants are all asked to provide basic contact details - name, email and telephone.

Must be available for the Millbrook playoff on Thursday 8th Feb at the Millbrook Resort, time to be confirmed (but probably between 4:30pm and 5pm).

For more information please contact

Allan McKay – 021 495 659 -