Jennian Homes Charles Tour - Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open

Daniel ‘Big Country” Pearce has dominated the field at the Barfoot & Thompson Akarana Open. Great conditions throught the week saw some super low scores posted, but it was Pearce’s consistency that saw him finish atop the leaderboard. Rounds of 66 64 66 65 for a total of 19 under par was good enough for a 3 shot win over defending champ Gareth Paddison.

Australasian Legends Tour

Martin Pettigrew and Peter Hayes have finished 28th and 38th respectively at the Killara Golf Club’sDavid Mercer Senior Classic. On a day of tough scoring, NZ based Australian, Peter Fowler took first prize with a round of 2 under par. Fowler lines up at the Autex Muriwai Open this week.

PGA Tour

Another great week of viewing at Augusta. First time major winner Patrick Reed delivered some seriously solid golf over the 4 days to hold on for the title. No Kiwis in the field this year but a great job on the bag from Kiwi caddy Sam Pinfold, who hepled Aussie, Cameron Smith to a top 5 finish.

Symetra Tour

Liv Cheng got off to a slow start in her campaign to reach the LPGA Tour. In her first event of the season Cheng shot a pair of 79’s to finish well down the leaderboard. With the next event in earlty May, Cheng will have a few weeks to sharpen up and come out firing.

Coming Up This Week

Jennian Homes Charles Tour - Autex Muriwai Open

Leg two of three in a row tees off at the Muriwai Golf Club this week for the Autex Muriwai Open. Daniel Pearce will have to be the one to watch following his comfortable win at Akarana last week, but there will be a host of NZ’s finest aiming to stop him taking back to back trophies.


The NZPGA Trainees get the chance to put the books away and put their playing skills to test this week at the Trainee Champs in Rotorua. Keep an eye out for former tour pro and prolific pro am winner Pieter Zwart.


Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii is the venue for the Lotte Championship this week. As usual Lydia Ko is the sole Kiwi in the field, she will be keen to get into gear after whats been a slow start to the season by her high standards.

China Golf Association Tour/European Challenge Tour

A strong start to the season by Luke Toomey and Fraser Wilkin has earned the pair a start in the first co sanctioned event of the year.

Toomey, Wilkin and Matt Perry tee it up this week in the Belt & Road Colorful Yunnan Open. As co sanctioned event, a win means full status to play on the European Challenge Tour this year and the possibilty to move onto the main European Tour for next season. Plenty to play for!

Japan Golf Tour

Mike Hendry gets his season underway in the opening event on the Japan Tour schedule, the Token Homemate Cup in Nagoya. Hendry blew out a few cobwebs at the Akarana Open last week, so will no doubt be ready to fire.

PGA Tour

The big show moves to Harbour Town GC, Hilton Head, for the RBC Heritage this week. Danny Lee flys the Kiwi flag once again.

European Tour

Ryan Fox and Josh Geary head to Madrid this week for the Open de Espana, played at Centro Nacional de Golf. While Geary tuned his game up with last weeks Akarana Open, Fox has been home in NZ for a few weeks refreshing and getting himself ready for the long season ahead.