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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.

Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada Q School – Arizona, USA

Nick flew back to the USA in late March to play in the PGA Tour Canada Qualifying School. PGA Tour Canada is a men’s professional golf tour headquartered in Oakville, Ontario. It was formally started in 1970 and was initially … Continue reading

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ISPS Handa New Zealand Open – Queenstown, New Zealand

The New Zealand Golf Open was held on two of New Zealand’s most spectacular courses, Millbrook Resort and The Hills, between the 1st and 4th March. The tournament is sponsored by ISPS Handa. International Sports Promotion Society (known as ISPS … Continue reading

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Horizon Golf NZPGA Championship – Manawatu, New Zealand

The NZPGA Championship for 2018 was held between the 22nd and 25th February. The Manawatu Golf Club in Palmerston North hosted the event on its Hokowhitu course. The tournament is sanctioned by the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and … Continue reading

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Coca Cola Queensland PGA Championship – Queensland, Australia

Nick played in the Coca Cola Queensland PGA Championship between the 15th and 18th February 2018. The tournament was held at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba which is about 125 kilometres west of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. The Queensland PGA … Continue reading

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Oates Vic Open – Melbourne, Australia

The. 2018 Oates Vic Open was played between the 1st and 4th February at 13th Beach Golf Links on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. There are two courses at 13th Beach Golf Links – the Beach Course and the Creek … Continue reading

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New Zealand Masters – Auckland, New Zealand

Following a two year absence on the NZ professional golf calendar the New Zealand Masters returned to Auckland from the 11th to 14th January. It was only fitting that Nick played his first tournament as a professional in the first … Continue reading

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Australasian Final Qualifying School – Melbourne, Australia

Nick returned home to New Zealand in early December to start his professional golfing career by gaining his card for the Australasian tour. The final round of qualifying school for the Australasian tour was held at Moonah Links in Victoria, … Continue reading

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