Nude Golf International - held at the Wairau Valley Golf Club on Sunday 22nd February 2015
Game on, clothes off
Challenging conditions met twenty intrepid nude golfers for the annual Nude Golf International at the scenic Wairau Valley Golf Course on Sunday 22nd February. The regulars advised “it wasn’t as bad as last year” and so set the dress code for much of the day. Attending the event were two British golfing couples back in New Zealand for the second time and combining their passions for golf and naturism.
Madeleine, one of our visitors from France, biked around the course during the day taking photos. Viewing the results screened at a function held at Wai-natur later that evening, it was difficult to judge which team was having the most fun. My pick was the Aussie team, with Lindsay Parkyns of Brisbane pictured here winning the Stableford competition and presented with the magnificent trophy first competed for at Lake Tekapo’s Balmoral course in 2001.
One of the younger competitors, from Nelson, won the mystery prize created and presented by Cliff and Kate Smith. Brian and I extend our thanks to the many business and individuals who donated prizes for the event. Together we raised $150.00 which will be donated to the Wairau Valley School landscaping project.
Our sincere thanks go to the Wairau Valley Golf Club for the exclusive use of their wonderful facility, and to Steve McKenzie for his invaluable help in organising the competition and being on hand to run the bar.
The date has been set for the next annual tournament on Sunday 21st February 2016 with early registrations received from , Australia, Canada and United Kingdom.
Now you can experience the exhilaration of playing 100% Raw in the Nude Golf International at the scenic Wairau Valley Golf Course in Marlborough. Enter a team for the event or as an individual to make up a four on the day.
Wairau Valley is only 30 minutes drive down the Nelson Lakes Road from Blenheim and the golf course, just a few minutes walk from Wai-natur Naturist Park who will be hosting the tournament.
Green fees are included and lunch will be provided on the day. Members of the Wairau Valley Golf Club will have the bar open.
Register online and contact Kay or Brian at Wai-natur Naturist Park to reserve accommodation if required. Minimum three nights for on-site vans and guest rooms, with plenty of powered and non-powered campsites available.
Contact Kay now with your registration for this season's event on Sunday 21st February 2016 or telephone +64 3 5722681 or book online
Players $55.00 (includes green fees and lunch)
Non-players not staying at Wai-natur $15.00
Read about an earlier tournament . . .
A total of sixteen intrepid golfers enjoyed a round of golf during the recent nude golf international held on Sunday 23rd February 2014. Thanks to Steve MacKenzie from the Wairau Valley Golf Club who organised the competition and ran the bar for us all day. Kevin Omlo who has played in previous events was the winner in this the eleventh annual tournament.
Due to the outstanding success of previous nude golf tournaments, together with the support of the Wairau Valley Golf Club, and sponsors from the community; golfers from the UK, Canada and New Zealand participated in the annual Nude Golf International organised by Kay Hannam and Brian Williams at the scenic nine hole golf course on Sunday 12th February 2012.
High temperatures on the day meant the drinks trolley had a strong presence on the grounds with Wairau Valley Golf Club President Steve McKenzie on hand to serve liquid refreshments during the tournament. Following nine holes, competitors enjoyed a substantial luncheon provided by Wai-natur before heading out into the sunshine again to complete the required eighteen holes.
Visiting New Zealand from the UK for the first time Fran headed off husband Dick and several other contendors to win the magnificent trophy and a selection from the prize table. Fran is seen here with tournament organiser Kay Hannam of Wai-natur Naturist Park.
View the news items regarding the inaugural event at Wairau Valley Golf Club Sunday 21st February 2010
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3295421/Raw-talent-on-Wairau-course and the follow-up article on 22 February http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3363906/Naturists-get-in-the-swing