The premier event on the New Zealand golfing calendar has been in partnership with Hyundai New Zealand since 2018 and has provided a great opportunity to connect with not only fans of golf within New Zealand, but also the next generation of golfers through the Hyundai Futures Festival of Golf. And now the New Zealand Open have the support of Hyundai in both New Zealand and also from Hyundai Motor Company in Korea.
Tournament Chairman, John Hart believes that the New Zealand Open’s partnership with a major international company like Hyundai Motor shows not only the global reach of the tournament but the pro-am format of the tournament is really attractive to global brands and fans alike.
“We are really pleased to have the support of Hyundai Motor. They have been a big part of the tournament’s family and having such a quality brand as Hyundai sitting alongside New Zealand’s premier golfing event illustrates the belief in the world-class event we have built,” says Mr. Hart.
Speaking on behalf of Hyundai New Zealand, CEO Andy Sinclair spoke about the great connection Hyundai have built with the tournament and golfers throughout the country thanks to the partnership.
“Firstly, we are really excited to continue the relationship with the New Zealand Open. The alignment between our brand and the premier golf tournament in New Zealand is a great fit.
The New Zealand Open is a world class event for players, sponsors and fans, and Hyundai are proud to be associated with this event. After two years of hiatus, we’re looking forward to activating this sponsorship through digital channels and at the event itself.”
As part of the partnership, Hyundai vehicle owners will have access to a special VIP treatment at Millbrook resort and young golfers will enjoy the Hyundai Futures Festival of Golf in conjunction with Golf New Zealand where they will have the opportunity to meet players, participate in free golfing games and activities, before taking in the final days play and watching the next champion crowned.
As part of Hyundai New Zealand’s relationship with Golf New Zealand, all eligible members throughout New Zealand were able to enter to win an unforgettable golfing experience, a spot in the New Zealand Open Pro-Am Championship to play alongside a competing professional in Queenstown. Turangi local, John Solly was drawn as the lucky winner and is looking forward to what will be a once-in-a-life-time experience thanks to Hyundai New Zealand.
The New Zealand Open, is scheduled to be played between March 2 – 5, 2023 across 36 holes at Millbrook Resort. The tournament will be broadcast live by Sky Sport in New Zealand and through various networks internationally, showcasing the best of Queenstown and New Zealand to the world.
See below for footage from the Hyundai Futures Festival of Golf from the 2020 New Zealand Open