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Tickets on sale now for NZ PGA Championship 2013

Tickets on sale now for NZ PGA Championship 2013


Tickets have gone on sale for one of New Zealand’s premier golfing events, the NZ PGA Championship being held in Queenstown next year.

The NZ PGA Championship is being held at New Zealand’s magnificent The Hills golf course from Thursday February 29 to Sunday March 3, 2013 and tickets are now on sale through Ticketek outlets nationwide and online at www.pgachampionship.co.nz

This will be the second year of the tournament, which is set to become a key date in the New Zealand events calendar.

Tickets are just $55 for the season (all four days), or $20 a day for Thursday and Friday, and $30 a day Saturday or Sunday. Children aged 10 to 17 are $15 for Saturday only (free all other days), and youngsters under 10 are free of charge.

Tournament Director Michael Glading said sports fans, families, groups and anyone considering visiting the region next year should factor the event now into their summer holiday planning.

“The inaugural championship event this year proved very successful, with our professional, amateur and celebrity players all ‘hooked’ on the innovative format and the sheer stunning beauty of The Hills and other golf courses in the area,” he said.

“While our galleries this year were relatively small, due to the short lead-in time and the fact it clashed with Easter, school holiday dates and other events, those who did come through the gates thoroughly enjoyed their day and the fun, family-friendly format, even if they weren’t avid golfers.

“This year we know numbers will grow thanks to a much longer lead-in time giving people the chance to plan their break, better dates, a stronger and bigger field with an increased prize pool, and top golf and celebrity names already confirmed including defending champion Kiwi Michael Hendry, top Australian golfer Brendan Jones, Kiwi teen golf sensation Lydia Ko and the flamboyant Sir Ian Botham.

Mr Glading said he was “thrilled” to confirm the latest high profile name on the list, renowned US golfer Hale Irwin. With a career spanning more than four decades, including three US Open wins and 45 Champion Tour events, Irwin is another major drawcard to the event.

The 2013 NZ PGA will be an event that not only celebrates golf, but provides an entire weekend of entertainment.

“Other new attractions include a free concert on Saturday March 2 during the tournament featuring up-and-coming Kiwi singer songwriter Jamie McDell, and a new-look merchandising, catering and entertainment area appropriately entitled ‘The 19th’,” said Mr Glading.

Starting a day before the NZ PGA tournament is the New Zealand XI versus England four-day Cricket International being held at the Queenstown Events Centre.

“By releasing tickets now, we’re offering regional, national and international visitors the opportunity to plan their journey, take in two top-tier events and make the most of their trip to New Zealand’s Number One tourist destination,” said Mr Glading.

“This year, many who came to the NZ PGA championship extended their visit to enjoy the sights and adventures of the region and settled summer weather.”

For further information on the Championship or to purchase tickets go to www.pgachampionship.co.nz or www.ticketek.co.nz
Travel packages can also be booked through the NZ PGA site.

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