After a lack of sporting events being held in Christchurch this year, the City and its residents can look forward to playing proud host to the 93rd BMW NZ Open Championship at the Clearwater Golf Club from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December, 2011.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says, “After a difficult year in Christchurch and missing out on hosting Rugby World Cup 2011, it is wonderful to be able to host the biggest golfing event in our country. We are a city on the mend and the Council remains committed to attracting top sporting events to Christchurch.”
This year’s BMW NZ Open is the first of three annual events confirmed to be held in Canterbury. The event will attract many visitors from outside the region and will have a positive impact on the City and its ratepayers.
Mr Parker says it is a privilege to be hosting top New Zealand golfers such as Michael Campbell, Ryan Fox and Mathew Perry on Canterbury greens.
“We are ready to welcome visitors once again to our beautiful region. So whether you are an experienced golfer or simply take an interest in the sport, I encourage you to get amongst the professionals at Clearwater and enjoy the electrifying atmosphere they are sure to create.”
Tickets are on sale now through ticketek.co.nz or are available at the gate. Adult tickets are $20, with ratepayers receiving a special two for one deal – buy one ticket either online or on the gate, along with a rates bill or other evidence of being a ratepayer, and receive a second ticket for free.
For more information visit bmwnzopen.co.nz.