Kiwis who love the sport of disc golf
This disc golf course is another NZ spectacular. Driving on groomed fairways, putting under towering Redwood pines, soaking in thermal hot baths. No wonder players swarm from all over the country for the first NZ Tour event of the year.
Golfers young and old enjoyed the brilliant sunshine on the new layout of this course located on an island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The golf was memorable, the evening BBQ of freshly caught seafood along with the hours of frisbee throwing was unforgettable.
This year the NZ Nationals hit the South Island with players zeroing in on Christchurch's Jellie Park. TD Chris describes the trials and tribulations of the weekend.
As always, the Queenstown crew put on a great tournament attracting players of a wide range of experience, skill and luck. TD James Smithalls regales the action with some great pics thrown in.
What a course this is - sadly still temporary but worthy of all the work to set up. We've got some great pictures of this event where we also saw an Ace!
Sublime weather saw local favourite and not-so-young-any-more Dean Marshall leap ahead of the field from the outset, including an incredible sub-50!
Check out TD Chris' shot-by-shot story of this epic tournament which recognised our old friend Pete Crowther. Gone but not forgotten.
Luck was on the side of players attending this event at a location better known for it's pay-to-ride mountain biking as the mid-winter climate made way for 2 sunny spring-like days of competition.
In the heart of the beautiful King Country we witnessed the definition of local advantage. Playing on a course he helped design and maintain, we saw a SEVEN shot lead by this player after the 4 rounds...
2014 saw another great course enter the NZ Tour from the Queenstown area. Mid-winter meant the organisers were risking the chance of playing in snow. But conditions were favourable but with incredible vistas of the snow-capped Southern Alps.
Putting under the gaze of the mighty snow-clad Mt Ruapehu makes for a spectacular setting for disc golf. Add the kiwi-famous King Country hospitality and you have a weekend not to miss!
A perfectly groomed course overlooking a stunning lake under the majestic gaze of the Southern Alps. What a lucky bunch of disc golfers!
Windy conditions tested players throughout the tournament with the best players shining through with some great peformances.
The weather in the nation's capital can be a bit unpredictable at times. Such was the case for this weekend's event but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of over 40 players as they took on one of NZ's oldest basketted courses.
Disc golf in New Zealand just goes from strength to strength in the 21st Century as the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continues to visit scenic spots a-plenty. On the 2016 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we had holes over lakes, under snow-capped mountains, by glorious hot pools for that half-time foot-dip and much more. So pour yourself a cold one (or two) and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2016.
The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour went truely professional in 2015 with the Nationals featuring no less than 4 American Pro's including a 5 time world champ. There were tournaments in amazing new locations and once again some fresh new faces. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2015.
The hallmark for NZ Disc Golf in 2014 was the quality of play throughout the division. Thanks to the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we are seeing the skill levels climb to world standards. Not to mention the opportunity to play this great sport in some of the most spectacular locations you could imagine. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2014.
The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continued to grow in 2013 with many players turning up to challenge the old guard. From the deep south to the sub-tropical north we witnessed some awesome play as well as one of the best comebacks we have ever seen. So best you grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2013.
In 2012 we once again saw record numbers in the Tour, a Kiwi become the Aussie Champ, a fantastic new NZ Tour venue in Wanaka, the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame and much, much more. So grab yourself a brew and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2012.
2011 was another ripper of a year for disc golf in New Zealand. We saw record numbers in the Tour, a great showing by our Kiwis at the Aussie Champs, magical Nationals in Hamilton, a new course at one of New Zealand's most popular mountainbiking parks and much, much more. So relax and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2011.
2010 saw Queenstown Gardens achieve the full 18 basket status. We crowned a new National Champion, hit the Australian Open, played with the New Zealand cricket team (the Black Caps) and of course visited all the fantastic Kiwi disc golf destinations as part of the 2010 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2010.
2009 saw some great advancements for Disc Golf in New Zeland with 4 new basketed courses being installed around the country! The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Our Nationals was held on an all-new course, visiting internationals shared their stories. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2009.
What a year 2008 was for Disc Golf in New Zeland. The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Not only that, but we also visited the Australian Disc Golf scene not once but twice! We have summarised the year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. Plus stories from such Kiwi Disc Golf icons as Pete Crowther, Marty 'Scratch' de Haas and more. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2008.
Wow, what a ripper 2007 was for Disc Golf in New Zealand! We saw the creation of one of the first permanent courses in New Zealand for a long time, Kiwis at the Worlds, upgrades to the awesome Queenstown course, and of course The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour once again visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. We have summarised this fabulous year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2007.