On the Tee: Golf New Zealand

On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast

Hosted by Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer

Golf Tours – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 10

We talk with Denise Langdon, founder of PaR NZ Golf, New Zealand’s leading golf touring company, about her business and the business of golf tourism in NZ and overseas. Denise also talks about her background running tournaments on behalf of Golf NZ and she tells the story of her first encounter with a talented young player named Lydia Ko.

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PaR NZ Golfing Holiday – http://www.parnz.co.nz/

Irish Eyes – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 8

Irishman Shane Lowry winning the recent Open Championship held in Ireland was one of the most popular major golf wins in some time, because it was the first Open to be played in Ireland in a very long time. To recap, our hosts invited Irishman Brian Gaynor, better known as the business investment columnist for the NZ Herald, to sit down and have a chat about the amazing event that was Shane Lowry winning the Irish Open.

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Rules? What Rules? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 7

The R&A in partnership with the USGA spent five years discussing rule changes to the game of golf. Those changes were introduced in January this year and while NZ golf club members have no doubt heard of them and know some of them, to be sure, and to find out the thinking behind the changes, Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer speak with Dave Mangan, the New Zealand Golf General Manager for championships and golf operations and an International Advisory member to the R&A Rules of Golf Committee.

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Turning Japanese – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 6

Our hosts talk with New Zealand professional golfer Michael Hendry who is back in New Zealand from playing on the Japanese Tour. Hendry grew up in Auckland playing out of the Pupuke Golf Club on the North Shore (same club as LPGA star, Lydia Ko) and at one time it looked as if he would become a professional cricketer after representing NZ at a world U-19 tournament in South Africa. But a shoulder injury put an end to his hopes to be a world class medium pace bowler and instead he’s become a world class professional golfer, winner of five tournament world wide including the Indonesian Open, the NZ PGA Championship and the NZ Open. What’s it like playing in Japan? Tune in and find out.


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Shirley Links is Back in Business! – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 4

No other golf club in Canterbury suffered more damage from the two Christchurch earthquakes than the venerable Christchurch Golf Club, commonly known as Shirley Links. In this instalment of On The Tee, we talk with the club’s General Manager, Mike Hadley, about the impact of that disaster on the course and what’s been done since to recover.


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The Greatest Comeback in Golf – On the Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 3

Personal issues and back surgeries left even Tiger Woods himself thinking he was done. But eleven years after his last major victory, Woods is back. His recent Master’s victory must be the greatest comeback in the history of the sport. Brendan Telfer and Tom Hyde recap this sensational story with former NZ professional, John Lister, who twice played in The Masters.

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Josh Geary – On the Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 2






This episode of ‘On The Tee’ Golf Podcast, Kiwi golf professional Josh Geary shares about his drive to succeed, his most recent whirlwind trip to Kenya and back plus his recent streak of top tournament results. Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer also delve into how Josh Geary deals with life on the road – and about the highlights and challenges since becoming a professional golfer.

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