Juniors offered a taste of the New Zealand Open

The Futures Festival is open to kids of all ages and skill levels.

Open to kids of all ages and skill levels, the Hyundai NZ Futures Festival of Golf promises to be a fun day out for the whole family amidst the New Zealand Open Golf Tournament.

The New Zealand Open will run from Thursday, February 27 to Sunday, February 29 at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown this year, with the kid-focused festival taking place on the Saturday. Entry is free to all, and registration for the Futures Festival is open on the New Zealand Open website. 

Kids will have opportunities to learn new skills, play games and take part in a range of activities for different skill levels, with coaches on hand to provide support and guidance. 

Benn Ashford, who runs the Junior Golf Programme at Wānaka Golf Club, hailed the event as “an excellent initiative by the New Zealand Open to get the Juniors involved. They have made it inclusive by ensuring that there are activities and games for all levels — it doesn’t matter whether you are experienced, a complete beginner or somewhere in-between. There has been a lot of interest from our Juniors at Wānaka Golf Club, which is great. Hopefully a fair few will make the trip across, play some golf, and then watch the pros to get a real flavour of the New Zealand Open.”

The event will commence at 9am with registration and a free coffee for parents, and end at 1pm after a prize-giving ceremony. There will also be a variety of food trucks available after the golf for families to enjoy. 


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