Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for August 2018

Thoughts on the Golf World In 2006, 12 years prior to making history as Italy’s first major winner, Francesco Molinari was caddying for his older brother Edoardo, then an amateur, who was paired with Tiger Woods at the 2006 Masters. Twelve years later, at the 147th Open
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The Golf Story Noone Hears

Golf facilities have found their way into the media with alarming regularity over the last 12 months. Particular focus has been paid to metropolitan areas and the use of land for golf activity. As the pressure for land and infrastructure in major cities increases, questions about
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Golf – the greatest game of them all!

      In this day and age we seem to be more time poor than ever, yet we have so much choice with how to spend our leisure time.  As golfers we need to all be doing our bit to promote our game to ensure other people can experience all the benefits of our truly great
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for July

I first met Peter Thomson many years ago when he was visiting New Zealand to attend the NZ Open.  At that time, we were reasonably new to the Magazine and the golf industry and were still getting to grips with some of the Industry Leaders. I had no real idea who Peter was when
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for June2018

Highs and Lows in the Golf World. Lydia Ko had a really topsy-turvy 4 rounds at the US Women’s Open at Shoal Creek at the beginning of the month.  A horrible first two rounds had her missing the cut at -4 for most of the Friday until all of a sudden players fell away with the Cut
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word For May 2018

Let’s grow the game The Charles Tour is, in our opinion, one of the most important and highly instructive tours designed in this country.  To put the top amateurs in a 4 round competitive playing environment with some of our better touring players and a host of PGA Coaching
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for April 2018

The Greatest Game It was mentioned to us a few days ago that we have developed into New Zealand’s, and maybe even Australasia’s most authoritative and relevant Golf Magazine. This was somewhat sobering and gave us cause to reflect.  Our National and International team of
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for March 2018

Summer of Golf Every February and March the NZ Golfing community looks forward to the playing of the NZ PGA Championship and the NZ Open. However, these two events are like chalk and cheese.  The NZ PGA is played in the regular four round format with mainly PGA Professionals in
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word For February 2018

What a start to the 2018 Summer of Golf.  Wainui hosted a magnificent re-boot to the Masters Golf in January, with Rod Duke & Gerard Peterson being the major sponsors and REBEL Sport having the naming rights.  The weather in Auckland in January has been intermixed with
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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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