On the Tee: Golf New Zealand

On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast

Hosted by Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer
The Art of Caddying with Steve Williams

The Death of Oreti Sands

Oreti Sands, a links course at the very bottom of the South Island, often called “the southern most golf course in the world” and one highly praised by both domestic and international golf writers, closed for good two years ago. After various attempts to re-open,  the club is no more. Our hosts talk to Andy Fraser, a former member and one of the last remaining volunteers, to find out what happened.

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The Art of Caddying with Steve Williams

The Rangatira Golf Club

What’s unique about the Rangatira Golf Club? Our hosts speak with greenskeeper and club record holder (65) Richie Nimmo about a feature on the 18th hole unlike any in the rest of the country. As well, they find out what’s going on at the club and how they managed an upgrade, demanded by council, that cost them $150,000.

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The Art of Caddying with Steve Williams

2020: Was it All Bad for Golf?

Our hosts look back at 2020 and consider the impact of Covid-19 on golf in New Zealand and around the world.  Certainly professional tours lost their galleries and it was strange watching television coverage without the usual fan reactions. But then recreational golf experienced a mini-boom in the second half of the year. Meanwhile, individual stars had their ups and down, none more so than Tiger Woods.

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