MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day

The annual Hawkes Bay MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was hosted on Monday 20th February during Art Deco Week at the Napier Golf Club. The tournament exclusively hosted 34 Mercedes-Benz owners, who were each vying for the opportunity to qualify for the MercedesTrophy National Final, to be held at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown from 28 – 30th April 2017.

Mercedes-Benz Hawkes Bay was again delighted to host their MercedesTrophy dealer golf day on such a prestigious golf course.

After a rain threatening start to the day, the golfers were lucky with most of the tournament carried out in mild summer weather conditions. After 18 holes of competition, the eligible overall winner was announced to be Russell Greer, playing on his home course. Russell ran away with the win scoring 45 stableford points and his best round of 78, to qualify for the MercedesTrophy National Final.

There were also daily prizes for two men’s handicap divisions and one ladies division. These winners included:

Mens Division 1 (HCP 0 - 18)

1st Place:                       Lloyd Passey (Hastings GC) 33 pts c/b

Mens Division 2 (HCP 19 - 36)

1st Place:                       Robert Stout (Hastings GC) 33 pts c/b

Women’s Division (HCP 0 - 36)

1st Place:                     Jo Wheater (Hastings GC) 36 pts c/b

Competitive Nearest to the Pin prizes on all the Par 3 holes were awarded on the day, and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. The winners included:

Near to Pin Mens 4th                 Keith Atkins     

Near to Pin Mens  11th               Peter Allen

Near to Pin Women’s 4th            Jo Wheater

As part of the ‘Drive to the Major’, a Straightest Drive competition is also held on the day. The 9th hole at Napier was chosen for this competition, with Sue Colson driving her ball to within a metre of the line. Sue wins a voucher from Trelise Cooper.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course, and wish Russell the very best of luck as he represents the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final.