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Senior Women Set For Tee Off

2023 Golf NZ Seniors Women’s Championship:

Rd 1 Draw Monday 13 Feb (#1)
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The 75th New Zealand Women’s Seniors is due to get underway at the Bay of Plenty’s Whakatane course, Monday 13 February. And what a striking field has entered.

The New Zealand players welcome back the ever-strong and competitive Australian contingent – no less than 23 entered who will make the trip over the Tasman – the first time since 2020. Past champions include Jacqui Morgan who has also won the Women’s Trust Shield, for the Golf New Zealand Mid-Amateur Championship.

Defending champion Di Syer will lead the New Zealand players competing for the Curtis Cup; the Gross Championship up for grabs in Monday’s 18-hole stroke play round. Players then qualify into divisions of 16 for match play, four rounds Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 February.

Interesting facts on the field

  • In total over 150 entered with the final field set at 128

  • In addition to the 23 Australian’s players from around New Zealand stretch from Invercargill in the south to the Northland Golf Club

  • 33 players registered with handicaps of 10, or less

  • Average handicap 17.84

  • New Zealand players include six international representatives and 18 district representatives

  • The Senior Women’s Championship has been hosted by Whakatane on two previous occasions, 1961 and 1970.

  • Two players are in their 80’s with three players hitting the 50’ milestone qualifying to enter this senior women’s age group championship.


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