It's Our Birthday!
Welcome to August 2020 and our 20th birthday as a company.
What a ride it has been!
From very humble beginnings driving golfers in a 12-seater Mercedes van, a contract with IMG and the New Zealand Open to a multi-faceted tour and tournament company. PaR nz Golfing Holidays now span the globe while also maintaining a huge schedule in New Zealand.
While 2020 will go down as one of our most challenging years, it is worth reflecting that we have been very lucky to have golfed in many countries with a loyal crew of travellers, year by year. Our first tour destination was Fiji back in 2002 with a group of 11 and now we regularly take over 200 golfers each year. The Sheraton group is taking this time to upgrade many aspects of their three hotels and facilities so when we can fly in the Pacific Travel Bubble we will have a new Denarau playground. Can’t wait.
We often get asked what is our favourite tour – and that’s a hard one! We have missed being in Canada this June – what a stunning country, golf destination, the wildlife and scenery – our adrenaline is always pumping about the thought of seeing bears on the course! PaR nz Golfing Holidays are Open Championship nuts – we love The Open – what an event and what history. Roll on Royal St George's and The 149th Open in 2021, and The 150th Open @ St Andrews in 2022.
The combination of golf and safari in South Africa make this an exceptional destination. Hawaii like Fiji is an easy holiday destination and a favourite for golfers. The culture, food and courses of Europe are all so unique and are a delight to visit and golf in.
We have every hope of international travel again in 2021 – fingers and toes all crossed – but like all in the industry, we just have to wait and see what plays out over the coming months. We thank all our international travellers for their patience as we continue to negotiate with our suppliers around the world. We have ongoing agreements and deposits literally spread around the globe – we will be back. One day, soon.
With a compacted summer programme we look forward to more tournaments in New Zealand this year and have a special birthday offer, the chance to win a dozen Titleist Pro V1’s, if you enter one of our nine tournaments this month, the birthday month of August. We will draw THREE lucky winners from all August entries received for tournaments this October to December.
Check out the tournaments coming up – be they New Zealand Golf national tournaments or one of our multi course events in Hawkes Bay, Central Otago and Queenstown (the Bay of Islands is waitlist only at this stage). Full list of tournaments is detailed click here.
Lastly we wish our Aussie mates over the Tasman the very best, as they struggle with heightened stages of lock down and ongoing community transmission issues. We can only say, follow the rules – hard as they may be – and you will be out of this soon. We had some tough calls to make as a country and as a company some months ago, and can only muse that gladly we are largely Covid-19 free in New Zealand.
See you on a fairway in October or sooner, with any luck. Travel safe and be well
Denise & Kim