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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Outrigger Fiji

Coral Coast luxury in Fiji

The Coral Coast of Fiji has been a popular destination for people from around the globe planning their holiday for several years. For some reason Kiwis, if they aren’t going to an island resort, struggle to get past Nadi and Denarau. They don’t know what they are missing! Located
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for April 2017

So, Lydia Ko will be ruing her performance after missing the cut at the Kia Classic, late in March for just the second time in her professional career – a result which could cost her the world number one ranking within the coming weeks. A putt for par on the final hole of
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for February

Welcome to the first print issue of 2017. The January Smart Edition has been received remarkably well amongst our readership considering that a little over 7 years ago only a very small proportion of our readers had an email account.  Now with the acceptance and proliferation of
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s first word for December

Another year has just flown.  But what a year that it was. Our Player of the Year is of course Lydia Ko.  She has dominated the world headlines and not just the women’s golf headlines either.  Her wit, style and elegance both on and off the golf course has been second to none. 
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Geoff Witton, Publisher

Geoff’s First Word for November

The 2017 NZ Open is of course confirmed, albeit tight for sponsorship cash and the issue of funding high end golf tournaments golf is particularly relevant today. The NZPGA Championship currently scheduled at Remuera next March has had its pittance of funding from ATEED (Auckland
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