Nude Golf International
Wairau Valley Golf Club
Sunday 26th February 2017
Naked Golf 100% Raw
The Nude Golf International tournament will now be held on Sunday 26th February.
This will suit those coming from afar for both the Nude Golf International and World Naked Bike Ride which will be held in Takaka the following weekend. It is hoped these people can attend both events on consecutive weekends allowing time away from home to be limited to 10 days not 17.
Have you ever wanted to play naked golf? Well here is your opportunity. Early registrations have been received with reservations for accommodation. So don't miss out.
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 two 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 26th February 2017 or telephone +64 3 5722681 Mob 021 326 199 or book online
Players $55.00 (includes green fees and lunch)
Caddies and non-players $15.00 (includes lunch)
Further details of the 2016 tournament will be posted shortly. Meanwhile, read about the 2015 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 2015 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.
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