Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for January 2018

New Year – New Starts Welcome to the first issue of 2018. A lot of people are still away and golf is in a bit of a hiatus at the moment, however, we hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. What is happening though is the re-emergence of Tiger Woods and Michael
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Play Away with Avis in North Auckland

There is so much to see and do in the Northern part of the Auckland region, as well as play golf of course.
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for December 2017

It is true.  The older you get the faster the year flies by. 2017 certainly has been quick with a lot happening in the golf world.  Inside this issue acclaimed writer Peter Thornton has a critical view of 2017 and sums the year up very nicely. From this desk, the highlight of the
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for November 2017

An eventful month Thank goodness winter is coming to an end.  It has been particularly wet and we know of quite a few courses that had to adjust accordingly. Inside we cover the remarkable achievements of one Michael Goldstein who with passion and determination brought the LPGA
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for October 2017

Top International golf has been missed in Auckland for some years.  Certainly, the PGA was held for a couple of years at Remuera, as an Australasian tier 2 event, but it never reached the heights that it enjoyed at Clearwater some years ago when it was co-sanctioned with the
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s first word for September 2017

History is going to be made this month in Auckland. The LPGA is for the very first time coming to Windross Farm, the newly developed course by Ardmore Airport at the end of September. Apart from our very own Lydia Ko, we have super stars arriving with eight Major winners,
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Tommy’s Honour – the movie

The movie ‘Tommy’s Honour’ will be opening in NZ cinema screens on 28 September. In the February 2017 issue of NZGM John Huggan reviewed this great movie.
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s first word for August 2017

Time Marches on Well, we are marching quite quickly through winter and anecdotally it does not yet appear that courses have had any significant weather impact just yet, other than during the days of unusually extreme conditions.  I may well regret saying that! We have just
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for July 2017

Golf is changing So, Lydia KO has slipped back to Number 3 on the world golf rankings.  I suppose this was inevitable given the massive talent attack that is emanating from young players today.  The standards are surpassing anything we have ever seen in the past on the LPGA or
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s first word for June 2017

There’s a lot happening! We are getting utterly bored by some of the ill-informed rantings of some golf writers, it is hard to call some of them journalists, over Lydia Ko, her state of mind and her caddies.  So, we were delighted to receive Dean Murphy’s Final Word this month. 
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