Wild Wood Mini Golf Whitianga is the confirmed venue for the New Zealand Mini Golf Open to be held from the 3-4th December. And, if you’re a golf enthusiast it’s a good time to get your putting skills up to par in the lead up to this event. In this article read event details and the competitive categories that you may like to enter!
This professional event regularly attracts competitors from throughout New Zealand, and international golfing talent is also expected with initial interest coming from Australia and Europe.
The NZ Mini Golf Open is a competitive international event where golfers will get points, and be ranked on the New Zealand and world leader board in mini golf.
(Image above – 2021 NZ Mini Golf Champions with Darren Prole of Whitianga, Far right, Silver medalist in 2021)
How to enter
Entries are open for golfers in the following categories:
- NZ Open Womens
- NZ Open Mens
- NZ Open Youth
- NZ Open Pro
- NZ Open Adult and Youth
- NZ Open Seniors.
Over the last five years Darren Prole and Krissy Robinson, owners of Wild Wood Mini Golf have been personally involved in mini golf and are the driving force in bringing this event to Whitianga.
Both Darren and Krissy are Co-Presidents of the New Zealand Mini Golf Federation and were instrumental in securing this professional event into Whitianga.
It's extremely exciting to be able to bring this sporting tournament to Whitianga. Our team at Wild Wood are passionate about mini golf and will be working hard to make this an excellent event. Mini golf is an excellent fun sport that everyone can get involved in, no matter what age you are. We are really encouraging anyone interested to enter the tournament's open categories. And of course, I’ll be practising hard for the competition as I’m personally keen to claim the title of New Zealand Mini Golf 2022 champion!
– Darren Prole, Wild Wood Mini Golf Owner
(Image – Wild Wood Mini Golf course, Whitianga)
Future updates on the 2022 New Zealand Mini Golf Open
More announcements will be made later in the year during the lead up to the 2022 New Zealand Mini Golf Open. The All About Whitianga Events section will be regularly updated as information comes to hand.
Krissy and Darren are also available for anyone that would like more information or to get involved in the event. Contact them via the Wild Wood related link at the bottom of this article.
We’re expecting to have anything between 50-80 competitors and their supporting crews to come into Whitianga for this event. If anyone is interested in entering in this event, or would like to get involved as a spectator, a corporate sponsor or as a volunteer or to assist during the event our team would love to hear from you.
– Krissy Robinson, Wild Wood Mini Golf Owner
More about the New Zealand Mini Golf Federation
The New Zealand Mini Golf Federation (NZMGF) was established in 2015 by a group of keen golfers who represented New Zealand at the World Mini Golf Championships in Finland.
Since then NZMGF members have continued to facilitate and promote amateur competition and professional events within New Zealand and explore opportunities for international connections.
NZMGF holds annual New Zealand Mini Golf Opens, events and encourage and supports clubs throughout New Zealand that have been formed to bring mini golf enthusiasts together.
NZMGF is associated with the:
- World Minigolf Federation - the international governing body for mini golf
- Oceania Mini Golf Federation.
Get more information
For more information about the New Zealand Mini Golf Open or the October New Zealand Putting Tour contact Krissy or Darren via the Wild Wood related link at the bottom of this article.