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Disc Golf in New Zealand in the Year 2013

Welcome to our look back on the year 2013 for all things Disc Golf in New Zealand. Visiting professionals

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2013 Makaripi Rotorua Disc Golf Championships

Scion Tree Nursery course, January 12 & 13 2013

Wow, what a course! Just check out the pics on this page to see how lucky these players were to experience teeing off under massive Redwood pines, approaching the basket from nicely mown fairways and putting at baskets basking in the summer sun of Rotorua.

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2013 Waiheke Island Disc Golf Championships

Onetangi Sports Ground Disc Golf Course, Waiheke Island, January 26 & 27 2013

The NZ Disc Golf Tour hit the ground running for 2013 with 2 great events in January alone. After Makaripi - The Rotorua Champs, golfers headed across the sunny Hauraki Gulf of Auckland for the Waiheke Island Disc Golf Championship - the battle for the Two Taniwha trophy. This story by our budding junior report Eddy Tour.

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2013 Disc Golf National Championships

Woodhill Forest, Auckland feb 8-10 2013

TV coverage, record numbers, superb weather, all new course, Juniors galore - this year's Nationals certainly seemed to mark a new surge in the popularity of Disc Golf in New Zealand.

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2013 Wakatipu Disc Golf Championships

Queenstown, March 9 & 10 2013

From the beautiful Queenstown Gardens course to the breath-taking Paradise course in Glenorchy, over 50 players enjoyed good weather, great company and mighty challenges in the 2013 Wakatipu Disc Golf Championships.

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Gentil Sport Taupo Classic 2013

PDGA C Tier Event at Spa Park Taupo - April 6 & 7 2013

The misty chill of winter at Taupo's Spa Park is something to experience. But with the annual Gentil Sport Classic shifting to early Autumn for 2013, players were hoping for more of a sunny t-shirt experience. And the seasons played fair with some great calm conditons for the 2013 Gentil Sport Taupo Classic.

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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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Tauranga Xtreme Disc Golf Classic 2013

McLaren Falls Park, State Highway 29 - May 25 & 26 2013

After a year of hibernation the Tauranga Extreme was back with all of its usual challenges and a few new surprises for the competitors on the tour.  With the sport growing at such a healthy rate it saw 32 players take on every level the extreme had to serve up over the weekend. A big thank you to first time TD Myles Darrell for putting his hand up to run the event .

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2013 Gisborne First Light

The Bob Clark Memorial Disc Golf Tournament - Alfred Cox Park. Gisborne June 22 & 23 2013

A massive "weather bomb", devious tactics from dodgy Mexicans, tree-climbing American chefs, multiple Aces, pipe balancing and bacon & eggs. Oh, and some highly competitive disc golf seeing up and coming golfer Jacko Sullivan win his first NZ Tour Event.

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2013 Crater "View" Cup Disc Golf Tournament

Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, Auckland July 20 & 21 2013

One of the longest running disc golf tournaments in New Zealand but sadly on the way out due to crazy red tape (read council do not want us to play this passive active sport on the huge park surrounding One Tree Hill and rather have 500kg cows tread over the "sensitive" areas). Therefore this year saw the "Crater Cup" moved from Mangakeikei to Monte Cecilia Park to become the "Crater View Cup".

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2013 Wellington Fault Line Fury Disc Golf Tournament

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, Wellington - August 17 & 18 2013

Disc golf is alive and strong in the Wellington region and so it was no surprise that there was a big turn out in New Zealand's capital for the annual Faultline Fury. Would the windy wet Wellington weather play a part in the results though? We found out.

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The Peter Crowther Memorial Disc Golf Tournament 2013

Jellie Park, Ilam, Christchurch - September 14 & 15 2013

Honouring a great character of disc golf in Christchurch and New Zealand with fantastic trophies to match the occasion, golfer descended on Jellie Park for 3 rounds on this picturesque city park.

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Smokin' Mountain Disc Golf Tournament 2013

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand - October 12 & 13 2013

For all that ascended to National Park in the central North Island they were in for a real treat. That treat just happened to be freezing temperatures, high winds and even hail! But these Kiwi Disc Golfers are a hardy bunch and most players managed to hold it together for all 4 rounds before heading home for a warm bath and fuzzy memories.

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South Island Championships 2013

Lismore Park Disc Golf Course, Wanaka, New Zealand - November 1 & 2 2013

It was a huge turnout for the second Wanaka running of the South Island Champs. No wonder - the sport is strong in this region and the experience of playing the stunning Lismore Park Disc Golf Course is quite memorable..

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2013 Auckland Disc Golf Championships

PDGA C Tier Event at Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough November 23 & 24 2013

A few rounds of golf in the summer sun at the beautiful Monte Cecilia Park, what could be better? How about some coaching from some of the world's best? Americans Jay and Des Reading not only excelled to win, but took time out to demonstrate all that they have learnt to an interested posse of golfers.

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2013 New Zealand Disc Golf Match Play Championships

Polo Cross Disc Golf Course, Mananui, Taumarunui - December 7 & 8 2013

The end of the 2013 Disc Golf Tour saw New Zealand's best disc golfer descend on the beautiful King Country for some summer magic as the Top 16 battled off for one of the most covetted trophies in this sport.

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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