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Disc Golf in New Zealand in the Year 2012

Welcome to our look back on the year 2012 for all things Disc Golf in New Zealand. Visiting professionals

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2012 Makaripi Rotorua Disc Golf Championships

Scion Tree Nursery course, January 12 & 13 2013

Woohoo! A great weekend despite the threat of drowning in a water logged course. We welcome back Tour Reporter Tab Lloyd with the rundown and feature pictures from regular cameraman Len Skap, Moe and more...

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2012 New Zealand Disc Golf Championships

Spa Park Taupo - a PDGA 'C' Tier event | NZDG 60 Point Major February 4-6 2012

Leaping Lawtons!
Congratulations to all competitors and especially our winners Simon Feasey, Gemma Sullivan, Matt Scott, Blair Joines, Pete Boyle, Henry Conway, Ming Menzies, Toby Gentil, Talia Feasey. We have heaps of pics for you plus a story of the weekend. And of course the full results, all on our dedicated page...

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'The Island' 2012

Onetangi Sports Park Disc Golf Course, Waiheke Island Feb 25 & 26 2012

Fine golf, fine seafood, fine folk all packed into 2 days of fine fun at The Island. Our reporter Tab Lloyd was there along with photographers Len Skap and Amby Entlite and statistician, the common Deano Minator to bring you all the happenings that occured over this memorable weekend as players vied for the covetted Two Taniwha trophy.

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Queenstown 2012

2012 Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic and Dart River Safaris Paradise Plates

Another great Disc Golfing weekend deep in the alpine environment of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

TD James Smithells relates the story for us along with results and pics courtesy of discgolf.co.nz photographer Len Skap.

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King Country Classic 2012

Manunui Polo Cross Grounds Disc Golf Course, Taumarunui - April 14 & 15 2012. An NZDG Major.

Beautiful weather, great people. We were there and had a ball. Site photographer Len Skap & friends got some great shots and our correspondent made notes along with some observations over the 4 rounds.

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King Country Disc Golf Classic 2013

Polo X grounds course, Mananui, Taumarunui April 27 & 28 2013

Although the Seasons have officially changed it seems irrelevant as the weather continues to impress across the tour events that have occurred so far in 2013 and Taumarunui was no exception.  Beautiful weather greeted a large group of players coming from far and wide.

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Gentil Sport Taupo Classic 2012

Spa Park, Taupo - June 2 & 3 2012. A PDGA C Tier event

What a weekend to chuck the discs in the car, bike on the back and head to the action hot-spot of the North Island to catch up with a bunch of like-minded friends. Brilliant, just brilliant!

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Bob Gentil Inducted to Disc Golf Hall of Fame

First Hall of Famer in the Southern Hemisphere Announced

Word just through that New Zealand's very own Bob Gentil has been inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame! Well done Bob, and to Kiwi-resident golferJuan Unda for starting the ball rolling on Bob's nomination back in 2011. We can now let you see the web page we built as part of Bob's nomination.

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2012 Freaky Styley Crater Cup

One Tree Hill, Auckland July 7 & 8 2012

Great mid winter weather and a restricted area for a course saw the Freaky Styley Crater Cup for 2012 offering players the opportunity for some great scores. And leading players like Damo Peters and Brad Muir did not fail us. We have results, details and some great pics courtesy of website photographer Len SkapKing Chrisand Bike Flipper Hailstone...

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Disc Golf's Bob Gentil on TVNZ's Morning Show

Hall of Fame induction creates media demand

With New Zealand's very own Bob Gentil recent induction into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame in America. there has been a bit of media coverage back home, including this clip on TVNZ's Morning Show where Bob explains the sport and shows host Hottie some putting techniques.

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2012 Faultline Fury Wellington

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt August 25 & 26 2012

This sweet Harcourt Park Disc Golf course deserves its place on the NZDG annual tour and thanks to Levin’s Brotherhood of Disc Golf we had a fantastic tournament with over 30 players competing for the sweet as trophies and it was the senior (and regular) players that came out top!

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2012 Christchurch Fling

Victoria Park September 15 & 16 2012

The 2012 Christchurch Fling featured some of the best players from around the country, including a leftie looking to take out his first Tour event - was Auckland's Brad Muir able to do so? Find out here.

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2012 South Island Disc Golf Championships

Lismore Park Wanaka October 20 & 21 2012 NZDG Major [60 points]

What a terrific weekend of Disc Golf!

Competitor Chris "Mobius" Davies was there and has filed a great report for us to enjoy.

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2012 Smokin' Mountain Championships

Discovery Lodge, State Highway 47, National Park October 27 & 28 2012

Set under the gaze of the snow covered mountain caps of National Park in the centre of the North Island, this course gets better every year.
Always a good one for the Ace Kitty as well just ask the $300+ richer Blair Joines.

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2012 Auckland Disc Golf Championships

Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough November 17 & 18 2012 - a PDGA C Tier

Talk about testing conditions; we had it all. Heavy rain, showers, drizzle, screaming gale, steady breeze, light wind, cloudy, overcast and even a bit of sunshine. But we still got a big field and plenty of great Disc Golf for the 8th Annual Auckland Disc Golf Champs in the beautiful Monte Cecilia Park.

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2012 NZDG Match Play Championships

Bella Rakha, Oratia Auckland 8 & 9 of December 2012

As expected the course was divine, the level play was worthy and the company great. It was the 2012 NZDG Match Play Championships on the private Feasey estate Disc Golf Course at Bella Rakha in Waitakere City.

Looking back further - our history

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Disc golf in New Zealand just goes from strength to strength in the 21st Century as the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continues to visit scenic spots a-plenty. On the 2016 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we had holes over lakes, under snow-capped mountains, by glorious hot pools for that half-time foot-dip and much more. So pour yourself a cold one (or two) and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2016.

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The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour went truely professional in 2015 with the Nationals featuring no less than 4 American Pro's including a 5 time world champ. There were tournaments in amazing new locations and once again some fresh new faces. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2015.

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The hallmark for NZ Disc Golf in 2014 was the quality of play throughout the division. Thanks to the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we are seeing the skill levels climb to world standards. Not to mention the opportunity to play this great sport in some of the most spectacular locations you could imagine. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2014.

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The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continued to grow in 2013 with many players turning up to challenge the old guard. From the deep south to the sub-tropical north we witnessed some awesome play as well as one of the best comebacks we have ever seen. So best you grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2013.

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In 2012 we once again saw record numbers in the Tour, a Kiwi become the Aussie Champ, a fantastic new NZ Tour venue in Wanaka, the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame and much, much more. So grab yourself a brew and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2012.

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2011 was another ripper of a year for disc golf in New Zealand. We saw record numbers in the Tour, a great showing by our Kiwis at the Aussie Champs, magical Nationals in Hamilton, a new course at one of New Zealand's most popular mountainbiking parks and much, much more. So relax and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2011.

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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. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2010.

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2009 saw some great advancements for Disc Golf in New Zeland with 4 new basketed courses being installed around the country! The New Zealand Disc Golf 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. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2009.

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What a year 2008 was for Disc Golf in New Zeland. The New Zealand Disc Golf 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. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2008.

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Wow, what a ripper 2007 was for Disc Golf in New Zealand! 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 Disc Golf 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. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2007.

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