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About SUNGRL

This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.

Western Amateur Championship – Illinois, USA

The Western Amateur has been a prestigious national tournament since its founding in 1899. Many of the great names in golf have won the Western Amateur. Many more have competed in the championship but were unable to conquer the gruelling … Continue reading

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Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship – Kansas, USA

Nick played in the 114th Trans-Mississippi Championship between the 10th and 13th July. The tournament was held at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. The format was 72 holes of strokeplay – the starting field of 144 players … Continue reading

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Northeast Amateur – Rhode Island, USA

Nick played in the prestigious Northeast Amateur from the 21st to the 24th June.  He had another strong showing finishing in a tie for 8th at 3 under with rounds of 63, 72, 70 and 68.  The winner, Colin Morikawa … Continue reading

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Sunnehana 

Nick played in the Sunnehanna Amateur from the 14th to the 17th June – this was his first post college tournament.  The Sunnehanna Amateur, officially the Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions, is a men’s amateur golf tournament.  Founded in 1954, … Continue reading

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Nick Voke Golf moving forward……..

The last four years at Iowa State University have simply been incredible.  The improvement in my golf game throughout my time in college has been surpassed only by the development of my character – the life lessons, experiences and memories … Continue reading

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Living the Dream – Iowa State University 2013 to 2017

As the saying goes “time flies when you’re having fun”.  Nick has just finished his final year at Iowa State University (ISU) where he completed a degree in kinesiology.  Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. … Continue reading

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NCAA Nationals – Illinois, USA

After their sensational showing in Austin the Cyclones headed to the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove which is just outside Chicago. The team went into the Nationals as the 29th seed out of 30 teams.  The … Continue reading

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