Grove Mitre 10 Pupuke Pro Am
In 2019 Pupuke Golf Club decided to look at hosting a Pro Am event on the NZ PGA Tour. The Pro Am circuit is unique in sport as it gives amateur golfers the opportunity to play with and on the same courses as some of New Zealand’s top professionals.
From the very beginning Grove Mitre 10 stepped up as sponsors and their generosity and enthusiasm has flowed forward through to other areas of the Club such as providing sponsorship for the junior development program.
The event has been a great success since the beginning, averaging over 35 professionals and 100 amateurs each year it has run. The calibre of professionals has been incredibly high with regulars on the European, Korn Ferry and Japanese Tour all playing in past events.
Notable players include:
Mike Hendry – New Zealand Open Champion, Japanese Tour and former Pupuke junior.
Josh Geary – European Tour
Luke Kwon – 2019 Grove Mitre 10 Champion, Korn Ferry and PGA China Tour
Denzel Ieremia – Korn Ferry Tour.
“Grove Mitre 10 Mega Glenfield and Mitre 10 Browns Bay are proud to work with Pupuke Golf Course and sponsor the annual Grove Mitre 10 Pupuke Pro Am.
The tournament gives amateur golfers unparalleled access to the nation’s top golfers, and gives professionals the opportunity to learn how to compete in pressurised tournament golf, and build the foundations for a career.”
- Our Sponsor, Grove Mitre 10
Thanks to the hard work of our green keeping team the course has always been presented in immaculate condition. For a short course by modern standards, Pupuke shows why so many great players such as former ladies World Number 1, Lydia Ko have learnt their game here. Last years winning score of one under par over two rounds shows that Pupuke can hold its own and more with the modern courses.