The Cut : The Cut - Winter 2017
74 THE CUT After being chosen to host the 1970 New Zealand Open – which was won by Sir Bob Charles – it went on to host another four New Zealand Opens. The first Air New Zealand/Shell Open was held at the Grange in 1975, returning for three consecutive years between 1992 and 1994. This event attracted a star-studded international field that included one of the world’s best at the time, Nick Price, who carded a 63 in the 1992 event. The club hosted its last NZ Open in 2004. Selley says, “While the closing of this chapter for the Grange is sad, the prospect of what lies beyond is tremendously exciting and will no doubt provide New Zealand with a members’ club that will rival the finest in Australasia.” Golfers wanting to join in the celebrations are encouraged to enter the Mixed Open Tournament to be played on Wednesday 26 July. Players will tee off in a shotgun start at 11am and a presentation dinner will follow the tournament. (The all- inclusive cost: a very reasonable $60.) All past members of the Grange and other golfers wanting to enter events should email email@example.com. www.royalaucklandgolfclub.co.nz ABOVE: Mrs A.H. Barran presents the New Zealand Open Championship cup to Bob Charles at the Grange, 1970. BELOW: Sir Bob Charles pitches into the green at the Grange in the 2004 Holden NZ Open, which was won by Australian Terr y Price. BOTTOM: A special tribute to Sir Bob Charles.
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