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 plus cost of hiring cart $40)
Friday 4th May
9.00am Trans-Tasman Cup Parade Of Nations and Welcoming Ceremony
10.30am Tee Off 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
10.30am Tee Off for Day 2 of Tournament – 9 holes for all players
3.00pm Trans Tasman Cup Prize Giving
6.00pm Australian Team Celebration Dinner
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 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 20th March 2018!
Gulf Harbour Country Club is located approximately an hours drive from Auckland. The towns surrounding it are small, coastal, holiday towns with limited capacity to cater for a group of over 24 players and family members in one location. We have therefore secured accommodation in three different locations and made block tentative bookings on available rooms. It is the responsibility of each family to book their own accommodation. Each Hotel is holding various room configurations for U.S Kids Golf Australia players and their families, please contact them directly from the details below, please ensure that you specifically reference that you are wanting to book one of the rooms being held for U.S Kids Golf Australian Trans Tasman Cup Team . U.S Kids Golf Australia accepts no responsibility for the payment of accommodation or of expenses incurred during your stay. The hotels listed are a suggestion only and families are welcome to organise their own accommodation independently.
Gulf Harbour Lodge – www.gulfharbourlodge.com
4 x Twin Rooms (2x Dbl beds in each) $165 pn
2 x King Rooms (1x King bed in each) $165 pn
Whangaparaoa Lodge – www.whangaparaoalodge.co.nz
3 x Studio $185 pn
3 x Delux Studio $190 pn
2 x Spa Studio $205 pn
*Studios sleep 2 people with the option to add an additional bed
1 x 1brm Family Suite (3 Guests) $240 pn
Beach Comber Motel Orewa – www.beachcombermotel.co.nz
5 x Queen bed + 2 Singles in sep. room $230 pn
6 x Queen bed (2 guests) $180 pn
*Some rooms can accommodate an additional person on a fold out