Nude Golf International
Wairau Valley Golf Club
Sunday 21st February 2016
Game on, clothes off
The next annual tournament will be held on Sunday 21st February 2016. Early registrations have been 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 next season's event on Sunday 21st February 2016 or telephone +64 3 5722681 or book online
Players $55.00 (includes green fees and lunch)
Caddies and non-players $15.00 (includes lunch)
Read about last year's tournament...
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 hosted by Kay Hannam and Brian Williams, co-owners of Wai-natur Naturist Park.
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 couples back in New Zealand for the second time and combining their passions for golf and naturism. One of these kindly made themselves available for an interview by Angela Crompton, of Marlborough’s The Saturday Express and gave several reasons for their return; wonderful wine, the glorious New Zealand sun and described their visit as “it’s heaven here.”
Brian prepared a substantial buffet lunch for the hungry golfers, aided by helpers Andrew and Beatrice; first time visitors to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, and who are already emailing with plans for their return visit next year.
In her role as official photographer, Madeleine cycled around the course during the day taking photos. Viewing the results screened at a social function held at Wai-natur later in the evening, it was difficult to judge which group of four was having the most fun.
My pick was the Aussie team, with Lindsay Parkyns of Brisbane 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 our friends and neighbours; Cliff and Kate Smith. Look closely at the group photo and you may figure out why the label read “adults only - batteries included.”
At the conclusion and prize-giving, Brian and I extended our thanks to the many business and individuals who donated prizes for the event. Together we raised $150.00 which was donated to the Wairau Valley School landscaping project.
Our sincere thanks go to the members of the Wairau Valley Golf Club for exclusive use of their wonderful facility, and to Steve McKenzie, of Wairau Valley, for his invaluable help in organising the draw and being on hand to run the bar. And in his usual smiling manner, the bag-boy aka Dave Care, cleaned up after everyone had gone.
The date has been set for the next annual tournament in Wairau Valley for Sunday 21st February 2016.
Read about an earlier 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