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You can view the final point table for the 2008 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour by clicking here.

Waiheke - First Event of the 2008 Calendar

New Zealand Disc GolfPlaying competitive disc golf surrounded by Vineyards!

This is what the players enjoyed at the first tournament of the 2008 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour.

Set in sunny Waiheke Island in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, locals were treated to some superb disc golf, especially as competitors struggled with windy conditions on the final day.

We have the results, pictures and a brief account of the action courtesy of TC Brett Hailstone.

Click here for story, pics and results.

The 2008 New Zealand Disc Golf Championships

New Zealand Disc Golf30 Years of New Zealand Disc Golf Competition

What a way to celebrate 30 years of New Zealand Disc Golf.

A new course in Auckland’s North Shore's Onepoto Domain, new faces and a new National Champion.

Who’s hand’s are these on the trophy?

Click here for story, lots of pics and results.

The Hill 2008 Story (kinda), Results & Pics

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Once again the Taumarunui ‘Lost Tribe’ Disc Golf Club laid on another memorable weekend of Disc Golf on a memorable course with memorable weather (why can't Dave remember it then?! - ed), reminding us why this event is a yet another must play on the annual NZDG Tour.

Click here for the full story and results.

Queenstown 2008 Story, Results & Pics

New Zealand Disc GolfThe southern stop on the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour.

James [the Jaguar] Smithells tells the trials and tribulations of a TD’s lot on another disc golfing weekend deep in the Southern Alps.

Click here for the full story and results.

The 2008 Crater Cup

Disc Golf New ZealandFor the first time ever the second day’s play got blown off Maungakiekie as a fierce cold southerly and driving rain saw the baskets come in early.

But Saturday was beautiful as One Tree Hill Freaky Styliest Marty de Haas explains.

Click here for the full story, pics and results.

The 2008 Sydney Disc Golf Open

Disc Golf New ZealandBob had often thought about popping across the Tasman for a spot of Disc Golf -he used to do it regularly back in the 70’s and 80’s.

Sometimes as many as 7 or 8 kiwi golfers would fly across the ditch to take on the locals and pillage the prizes on offer.

Bob subscribes to the Australian Disc Golf Email list so when an invitation came to play in the ‘Sydney Disc Golf Open’, he couldn’t resist, and what a fantastic weekend it turned out to be!

Click here for the full story and pictures.

The ‘2008 Christchurch Fling’

Disc Golf New ZealandAfter a long time in the Disc Golf wilderness it was great to head back to the Garden City for round 8 of the 2008 NZDG Tour. And to see Roobie on the Tour!

The weekend before there was snow on the Port Hills as the temperature dropped to freezing but for the weekend of the ‘Fling’ the weather gods were on our side.

Joint TD Pete Crowther tells the story.

Click here for the full story, pictures and results.

Kiwis at the 2008 Worlds!

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Ming and Pete in action at Tauranga, New Zealand.

The 2008 PDGA World Championships are all over in Kalamazoo and our Kiwi contingent have done us proud. Two of our 5 made the Top 4 Grand Finals on the Saturday!

Tauranga's Fiona 'Ming' Menzies has pulled off a stunning result coming 2nd in the Am Woman's Grand Masters (and putting the word on notice she'll be back for gold!)
The Lost Tribe's Pete Boyle gave the top Am Men's Grand Masters a shake up as well tying for 3rd and only 10 shots off the winner. (You know he'll be back, and then play basketball afterwards!)
Blair Joines from the Lost Tribe Club in Taumarunui scored a creditable equal 93rd playing in the huge Advanced Am's field of 286.
Kalamazoo based New Zealand Golfer Arthur Pengelly ended up 99th equal in the Advanced Am's  also and his Canadian born wife Dawn Pengelly (who learnt her DG skills on the courses of Taumarunui) placed 18th in the Woman's division.
Playing in the Pro Masters for the first time at Worlds Simon Feasey placed 36th equal with a tournament score of 28 under.

Congratulations on a fantastic result from us all at www.discgolf.co.nz

Taupo Classic - We were there!

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I always count down the days till the Taupo Classic, I love playing disc golf in Spa Park, especially in spring, mind you I love playing Disc Golf!

As the weekend approached I had been watching the weather maps and had my fingers crossed the big ‘H’ coming across the Tasman would move a little slower and cover us for the weekend .. it got here a couple of days early so the weather in the lead up was all good, but luckily the condies for ‘the classic’ weren’t all bad.

Click here for the full story, pictures and results.

2008 Auckland Disc Golf Championships

Disc Golf New Zealand6/7 September 2008
Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand

After 10 wet weekend’s on the trot we were expecting the worst for the 3rd annual Auckland Disc Golf Champs...

BUT what a surprise!!

The first fine weekend of spring just happened to coincide with our event.

Click here for the full story, pictures and results.

Disc Golf New Zealand2008 NZDG Match Play Championships

2008 NZDG Match Play Championships
Great news, we are heading back to the Redwoods in Rotorua for the 2008 NZDG Match Play Championships thanks to the efforts of current New Zealand Champion 'Scratch' de Haas (pictured).
Check your standings to see if you made the top 16 for this premier event. There will be a top 4 woman's event this year as well and a great course to play for anyone who wants to come along.

Click here for all the details

The 2008 Australian Disc Golf Championships

Disc Golf New Zealand October 25 & 26 @ Newington Armoury
Sydney Olympic Park

After heading across the ditch for the Sydney Disc Golf Champs earlier in the year Bob was keen to return for the Oz Nationals, and this time convinced Jack Turner and Woody Inwood to join him. Jack was going to be in Brisbane the weekend before for mixed Ultimate and Woody was planning a business trip that tied in nicely.

The boys had a great time..

For the full story, pictures and results click here.

2008 Smokin' Mountain

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Marty de 'Dev' Haas gives us his account of the fun and action at the 2008 Smokin' Mountain Disc Golf Tournament at Discovery Lodge at the foot of the might Mt Ruapehu.

Click here for the full story and pics .

2008 NZDG Match-play Championships

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What a great form of Disc Golf. There were some surprises but all in all the weekend went to plan.

Click here for the full story and results.

AGM 2008

New Zealand Disc GolfOn Sunday evening the 10th of February the NZDG [New Zealand Disc Golf] annual meeting & the NZFDA Inc. Annual General meeting were held at Fernz Cafe in Auckland. Thanks to all who attended.

To see the minutes and accounts click on the appropriate link to a sub 100kb pdf file below. Opens in a new window.

NZFDA Inc. AGM Minutes
NDFDA Inc. Annual financial Report
NZDG Annual Meeting Minutes
NZDG Annual financial Report

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