The 2024 Barfoot & Thompson Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic dates have been set for next year - Monday 15 – Friday 19 January 2024.
Tournament entries will officially go on sale in August 2023 and we hope to see the return and company of our international friends from Australian and the Pacific Islands. Packages will include competitive hotel options at the Quest Tauranga and early bird specials.
For those of you who love golf and numbers, here are some interesting facts from the 2022 tournament week:-
Easiest course for the week to score well – Mt Maunganui and Omokoroa was the hardest!
Best day of the week to score well was Friday and Wednesday (hump day) the worst!
338 golfers entered on Round 1 and 1670 rounds played
Average age 59 years - Youngest 22 and oldest 82
62% return rate – Ray Matthews celebrated coming 26 times from 28 events
89 clubs represented from all over NZ, Australia, UK, New Caledonia and the Cook Islands
The field was 60% male / 40% female
Average HCP = 17.1 (10% guns single figures)
465 Titleist PROV1 Balls were awarded for 2’s during the week – best was Kahu Tataurangi and Hayden Nganeko with 4 x 2’s
Best Stableford score 46 by Herena Warmington Northern Wairoa