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Yellow jackets up for grabs at Eden Park golf tournament

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25 October 2017

Yellow jackets up for grabs at Eden Park golf tournament

Unique yellow jackets await the overall team and individual winners of the inaugural ASB G9 golf tournament at Eden Park early next month, and there are still limited places available for the event.

The yellow jackets will be one of many prizes on offer when the iconic stadium is turned into a golf course for the first time and more than 2500 keen golfers tee off onto the hallowed turf fromNovember 1. Tournament winners will also receive Eden Park memberships for 2018 as part of the prize.

Grant Fox will be among the well-known Kiwis who will tee off on the first morning of the event, joining hundreds of other newcomers and seasoned campaigners keen to take advantage of the first ever opportunity to hit out at Eden Park.

The yellow Barkers jacket, donated by tournament sponsor ASB, is inspired by the legendary green jacket bestowed on all winners of the US Masters golf tournament at Augusta, Georgia.

“The Masters green jacket is one of the most recognised prizes in global sport so we’re delighted to have been able to adapt that tradition for this event,” Eden Park GM Commercial Nick Sautner says.

Sautner says sponsors have been very generous and there are hole-in-one prizes up for grabs at every hole.

“Each of the nine holes is easily reachable in one stroke so we’re expecting the hole-in-one prizes to be won and everyone to be in with a chance,” he says.

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Hole-in-one prizes include the use of a plug-in Kia Niro car for nine weeks, a $5000 set of golf clubs, return premium economy airfares for two to Los Angeles, a signed Blues jersey and tickets to all Blues games in 2018, SKYCITY Grand Hotel package plus a $500 food and beverage voucher, a Weber barbecue, a year’s supply of Kapiti ice cream, an iPad, and your favourite photo reproduced on an A1 canvas.

This unique golf event will reward power as well accuracy. Taking place in the Jameson Clubhouse, the Longest Drive competition will reward the player who hits the longest recorded drive during the eight-day competition. The winner will win a golf package which includes a one-on-one coaching session with Lydia Ko’s former coach Guy Wilson.

How does the ASB G9 work?

The ASB G9 will see registered teams of four given 90 minutes to make their way around the nine-hole, in-stadium course. Team scores will be tallied based on how close each ball gets to thecorresponding hole.

Players will be able to celebrate or commiserate in the Jameson Clubhouse at the end of theirround. Those playing on Tuesday, November 7 won’t have to miss the Melbourne Cup, as it will be broadcast in the Jameson Clubhouse.

Keen golfers looking to secure one of the few remaining spots in this year’s ASB G9 can do so now at

ASB G9 partners include Kia Motors NZ, SKYCITY, Barfoot & Thompson, Programmed,

American Airlines, Benefitz,, Kapiti, Golf Warehouse, AA Insurance, NZ Golf & Jameson.

About Eden Park’s ASB G9

• The ASB G9 will run from November 1 - November 8, 2017.

• There are limited spaces available. Tickets are on sale at

• Food and beverages for players and spectators will be available from the viewing gallery in-stadium from the Jameson Clubhouse.


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