Tournament

The RNZAF Golfing Society holds an annual tournament normally held during the first week of November. For the last 25 years the tournament has been held at the Rangitikei Golf Club, 5kms west of Bulls and is known as the “hidden jewel of the Rangitikei.” The tournament caters for all ages and abilities which ensures everyone has the same oppotunity to play for the prizes up for grabs. The only catch is you must be a member of the RNZAF Golfing Society.

Two seperate competitions available

36 Hole Competition

The 36 hole competition consists of 36 holes of Stroke play on the first day to decide the qualifying order for 72 holes of match play over the next two days (36 holes played each day). After qualifying, the field is split into groups of 16 and each group of 16 plays for a trophy and the same set of prizes. Except for the top tier, everyone else plays their matchs using their handicap.

  • RNZAF Golf Championship (top tier)
    1. The first sixteen qualifers in lowest gross score qualify to play for this championship.
    2. Play for the RNZAF Golf Championship shall be knockout by match play “off the stick.”
    3. Players knocked out Championship Cup contention will play for the Championship Plate, Flight and Plate Flight events. These are played by knockout by match play on handicap.
  • RNZAF Golfing Society Championship
    1. The 16 players with the lowest gross scores after the RNZAF Golf Championship qualifers will qulify to win this championship.
    2. Play for the RNZAF Golfing Society Championship shall be knockout by match play on handicap.
  • Other Handicap Competitions
    1. The remaining players are divided into groups of 16 based of lowest gross scores as per the previous two tiers and play for the following competitions:
      • RNZAF Tyro Handicap,
      • Rangitikei Handicap,
      • Te Rapa Handicap,
      • Lochiel Handicap,
      • St Andrews Handicap.
    2. With the same rules as the RNZAF Golfing Society Championship, play for all of these competitions shall be knockout by match play on handicap.

18 Hole Competition

The 18 hole competition consists of 18 holes on the first day to qualify followed by 18 holes per day for the next 3 days in either match play or stableford. This competition plays for the same prizes as the 36 hole competition.

  • Litton Trophy
    1. The 8 players with the lowest net scores will compete for the Litton Trophy.
    2. lay for the Litton Trophy shall be knockout by match play on handicap.
  • T.F. Thompson Memorial Trophy
    1. The 8 players with the next lowest net scores will compete for the T.F. Thompson Memorial Trophy.
    2. If there is less than 8 players, this trophy will not be contested and the remaining players will play for the 18 Hole Stroke Play Championship.
    3. Play for the T.F. Thompson Memorial Trophy shall be knockout by match play on handicap.
  • 18 Hole Stroke Play Championship
    1. All remaining 18 Hole Competition players will play for this championship.
    2. The 18 Hole Stroke Play Championship is played over 54 holes of Stableford.