The U.S Kids Golf Trans-Tasman Cup celebrates the friendly sporting rivalry that has historically existed between Australia and New Zealand.
The Trans Tasman Cup is an invitational event which brings together the best of both countries. The top 2 players aged between 5 and 14, from each age division, nationally, from the U.S Kids Golf Summer Tour in Australia and New Zealand are invited to play and represent their country.
The inaugural U.S Kids Golf Trans-Tasman Cup was first played in 2016. As we enter our third year, this tournament has not disappointed. We have witne
ssed some inspiring team efforts, healthy, fun competition and most importantly the creation of great friendships between players from both sides of the “ditch”.
2016 – New Zealand 6.5 to 5.5
2017 – Australia 6.5 to 5.5
2018 Trans Tasman Cup
Friday 4th May and Saturday 5th May 2018
Where: Golf Harbour Country Club – Auckland, New Zealand
Thursday 3rd May
Optional Practice Round (own expense)
Friday 4th May
Trans-Tasman Cup Parade Of Nations and Welcoming Ceremony
Day 1 of Tournament – 18 holes for Boys 9 and over, and girls 10 and over. 9 holes for all younger players.
Saturday 5th May
Day 2 of Tournament – 9 holes for all players
Trans Tasman Cup Prize Giving
NZ$250 per player
Players lunch will be provided on both days.
Each Player receives a bucket of range balls
Golf Carts supplied for each player on both tournament days (must be driven by caddie)
Qualifying For The Australian Team
There are 12 Age/Gender Divisions
Boys 6 & Under Girls 7 & Under
Boys 7 Girls 8-9
Boys 8 Girls 10-11
Boys 9 Girls 12-14
The top 2 place getters nationally from the selection criteria are invited to represent Australia
If one or both is unable to attend the 3rd place getter is is invited and so on until the team is filled.
The Selection Criteria is based on :
- Highest number of points from the Australian Summer Tour nationally
- Must have achieved the age/gender scoring requirement as per www.uskidsgolf.com
- Must have played at least one event in the Summer Tour
- In the event of a points ti, the worst points result is dropped off the tied players score until there is a clear 1st or 2nd etc
Age is as of the 31st July 2018 – as per U.S Kids Golf International Event policy
The team will be announce by the 15th March 2018!
Good luck !