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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.

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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Nick’s success at the first stage of the qualifying school earned him a spot in the second stage tournament in Texas, one of five being held around the USA between the 7th and 10th November. The tournament was held … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship – Wellington, NZ

  Nick welcoming his fellow competitors to Wellington The Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship is an elite annual golf tournament held at various locations in the Asia Pacfic.  The 2017 tournament was played in Nick’s home country of New Zealand … Continue reading

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The transition from the amateur ranks to the professional ranks has begun.  Nick played in the first stage of qualifying for the tour between the 3rd and 6th October.  He has gone back to school – Q school that … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup – Japan

Nick got an exemption from New Zealand Golf to play in the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup which is a Japanese Professional Tour event.  This year’s tournament was played between the 21st and 24th September at the Caledonian Golf Club in Chiba … Continue reading

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