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The Year that was....2011

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Welcome to our summary archive review reminiscent page for the year 2011 for Disc Golf in New Zealand, brought to you by Gentil Sport. Enjoy!

Disc Golf New ZealandThe 2011 Australian Disc Golf Championships

Poimena Disc Golf Course. Austin’s Ferry. Hobart. Tasmania

It’s always great to duck across the ditch to visit out ANZAC mates for a spot of Disc Golf.

And this year saw some highly world ranked players on show including a few World Champions vying for the title on the demanding Poimena Disc Golf Course in Hobart, Tasmania.

Story, pics and results here

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Auckland Champs

Speedo on fire, debut from Maia and Talia and much more

David 'Speedo' Keene heads into the National Match Play Championships on a high after a convincing win at this year's Auckland Champs. And the Kiwi disc golf community were mighty pleased to see a great turnout in the Junior divisions at Monte Cecilia Park...

Stories, pictures and result here.

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Check out Auckland's newest course - Woodhill Forest

With the councils seeming to block any progress of a permanent course in Auckland City, it is pleasing to see some golfers taking matters into their own hands.
Presenting the Woodhill Forest Disc Golf Course courtesy of Bike Parks...

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Smokin' Mountain - 4 smokin' rounds at Ruapehu

Seasoned tour golfers flock to the Smokin' Mountain Disc Golf tournament. Not only do they experience the marvelous hospitality of the Lost Tribe, they experience one of the most spectacular disc golfing vistas you will get. And with TD Des Cooper tweaking the already challenging course it was a case of get out there and see what you can do with your 4 full rounds and the weather. Some did better than others...

For story, pics and results click here.

Disc Golf at South Island Masters Games - Isel Park, Nelson

Disc Golf New ZealandDisc Golf was part of the South Island Masters Games at Nelson was proud to host the event - the first tournament at the Isel Park Disc Golf Course. Regular golfer Pete Crowther from Chirstchurch proved unbeatable but not without a gee-up from Ultrastar star Quetin Gately. In the Ladies, Joanna Cranness shone in her first ever tourney.

TD Alex Britton provides us with commentary, pics and results - click here

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Gisborne First Light

October - Bob Clark Memorial Disc Golf Tournament | Alfred Cox Park, Gisborne . PDGA ‘C Tier’.

The trip to the beautiful East Cape was well and truly worth it for the 8 out of towners. Sunshine, great company and some spectacular golf

From bare footed Mexicans to toothbrush carrying technicians to a rampaging rookie from Levin, this tournament had it all, including oil.

For story, pics and results click here.

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Christchurch Fling

October 1 & 2 - Victoria Park, Port Hills, Chirstchurch October 1 & 2. PDGA C Tier. NZ Tour Major (60 points first place).

Fantastic, challenging course in Victoria Park in the Port Hills overlooking Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains, the snow capped Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean.

For results click here.

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Faultline Fury

Harcourt Park, Wellington.

Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt, just half an hour from downtown Wellington, is a gem of a Disc Golf course, it has 9 permanent baskets with 2 tees for each giving players a testing 18 holes to play, especially if the Wellington wind gets up...

For the full story, pictures and results click here!

Dusty says thanks

The GM never hesitates to welcome travellers and show them disc golf in Aotearoa. Dusty was one of those travellers...

Disc Golf New Zealand"Hey Bob, This is your American buddy you showed around back in 2006, you may not remember me but i have since joined the US Army and am now currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Of course I brought my bag out here and have been throwing as much as possible. I still have the NZ disc you gave me and was just telling my buddies how much fun I had while I was touring NZ and that discing with you guys was a major highlight to my trip so i just wanted to say thanks again.

I still have another year and a half in the army but when I'm out I plan to take some personal time and come back out your way.

BTW its pretty cool seeing my name on the official roster of PDGA NZ. Thanks for posting that. Well anyhow back to the grind and please tell Simon and the rest of the guys I threw with it was a real pleasure!

Take care and hope to see you around the course, your pal, Dusty."

Good luck Dusty and we hope you stay safe.

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Freaky Styley Crater Cup

July 2 & 3 Maungakeikei [One Tree Hill] Auckland.

With a reputation of extremities of climate, the 2011 running of the crater cup surprised all with stunning weather greeting competitors both mornings.  

For the story, pics and results click here.

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 Gentil Sport Taupo Classic

June 4 & 5 2011.. Spa Park Taupo.. NZDG Tour event number 6 .. PDGA ‘C Tier’.

Spa Park in Taupo would have to be one of the best Disc Golf courses in the world. It’s a shame it only gets basketed once a year for our annual Gentil Sport Taupo Classic.
No matter .. we’ll continue to work on the District Council and in the mean time once a year is better than not at all in our book.

For the full story, pictures and results click here!

Disc Golf New ZealandTaumarunui 2011

What a wonderful weekend. Disc golf form was not that important alongside the weather, the people and the incredible hospitality of Taurarunui's Lost Tribe. Player Nigel Hailstone reminisces the enjoyment of it all...

Click here for pics, results and a story

Disc Golf New Zealand16th Annual ‘Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic’ & Dart River Safaris Paradise Plates 2011

Queenstown & Glenorchy, New Zealand, March 2011.

Everyone who is anyone headed to Paradise in March!!!

This wonderful disc golfing weekend has been gaining world acclaim and this year the fully international field attested to that fact.

We have results, pics and a riveting story from the TD himself James 'Jag' Smithells.

Results, pics and much more, click here

Disc Golf New ZealandChristchurch Earthquake

Like all New Zealanders and people around the world, we have been shocked by the devastation of the Christchurch earthquake of 22 Feb 2011 and discgolf.co.nz has made a donation to the Red Cross Chirstchurch Appeal.

We have checked on our disc golfing buddies in the region and all are OK thank goodness, although homes are another matter. Our hearts go out to those affected, particularly those who have lost loved ones.

Bob and Gabb have received messages of concern and support from disc golfers around the world and we thank you for that.

We encourage the disc golfing community to support the Christchurch people and help them rebuild from this catastrophic event. An good way to help is by making a donation to the Red Cross Chirstchurch Appeal, visit www.redcross.org.nz

Tauranga Extreme 2011

A great weekend was had by all. The weather was awesome! Sun shining both days and just a light breeze but nothing to upset the golf. The grass was longer than usual which allowed more attacking play on holes 1-5 and 10-12 as the roller was taken out of the equation. No aces so the kitty survives for yet another tourney. Lost plastic was still a factor and a few discs were donated to the belly of the beast.

Click here for pics, results and a story from TD B LoVe

Disc Golf New ZealandPDGA Rule changes for 2011

The PDGA Rules Committee has modified several rules that went into effect January 1, 2011. There are a few that will make a difference to what we have been playing for a while now including Holing Out and Obstacles and Relief.

For example which of these discs is ‘in’ the basket? ---->

To know more, click here

Disc Golf New Zealand2011 NZDG Championships at Hamilton

Pukete Farm Park, Hamilton . February 4, 5 & 6 2011.

Congratulations to our new disc golf champions. Blair Joines from Taumarunui took three play-off holes to win his second straight overall (and Masters) title. Effervescent Fiona 'Ming' Menzies became our 2011 Women's Champion...

Results, pics and much more, click here

The 2011 Rotorua Disc Golf Championships - "The Best Games Ever"

Disc Golf New ZealandThe inaugural Rotorua Disc Golf Champs were held on the weekend of January 15 & 16 2011 at the Scion Tree Nursery course in Rotorua.

Drawfed by towering Redwood Pines, surrounded by vast tracts of native palms, players enjoyed plenty shade from the summer heat whilst experiencing one of the most spectacularly challenging courses in the world.

With players from all over the country entered, local Bay of Plenty talent was well represented with Dean Marshall (Tauranga) and Karoline Jonsson (Papamoa) heading in as favourites to start the season at the top of the pile...

Results, pics and story on our dedicated page - click here

The 2011 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour

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It’s the 11th year of the NZDG Tour and we’re going from strength to strength. This year we have 12 NZDG Tour events and have introduced the much talked about A and B tier system. We will have 3 Majors and 9 NZ Tour events. Start making plans ..

Click here for the confirmed dates for the 2011 NZDG Tour.

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2010 saw Queenstown Gardens achieve the full 18 basket status. We crowned a new National Champion, hit the Australian Open, played with the New Zealand cricket team (the Black Caps) and of course visited all the fantastic Kiwi disc golf destinations as part of the 2010 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour. We have summarised the year for you on our dedicated The Year that was NZ Disc Golf for 2010 page.

Click here to visit 2010 - THE YEAR THAT WAS FOR NZ DISC GOLF

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2009 saw some great advancements for Disc Golf in New Zeland with 4 new basketted courses being installed around the country! The New Zealand Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Our Nationals was held on an all-new course, visiting internationals shared their stories. We have summarised the year for you on our dedicated The Year that was NZ Disc Golf for 2009 page.

Click here to visit 2009 - THE YEAR THAT WAS FOR NZ DISC GOLF

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What a year 2008 was for Disc Golf in New Zeland. The New Zealand Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Not only that, but we also visited the Australian Disc Golf scene not once but twice! We have summarised the year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. Plus stories from such Kiwi Disc Golf icons as Pete Crowther, Marty 'Scratch' de Haas and more.

Click here to visit 2008 - THE YEAR THAT WAS FOR NZ DISC GOLF

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Wow, what a ripper 2007 was for Disc Golf in New Zeland! We saw the creation of one of the first permanent courses in New Zealand for a long time, Kiwis at the Worlds, upgrades to the awesome Queenstown course, and of course The New Zealand Tour once again visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. We have summarised this fabulous year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time.

Click here to visit 2007 - THE YEAR THAT WAS FOR NZ DISC GOLF

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