Celebrity Players

28 FEB - 3 MAR , 2019 | Millbrook Resort | The Hills

Watch some of the world’s most famous sporting faces test their golfing skills alongside the Professionals around the picturesque Millbrook Resort and The Hills Courses.

The 2018 #NZOpen99 Celebrities will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Celebrities to participate in the NZ Open include…

 

Eric Murray

Eric Murray

A sporting star who ruled the world going backwards, Murray who plays off an 18 handicap played golf while he was at high school, and is making a social return to the game since his retirement from competitive rowing.

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon

The 30-year-old, who is the first New Zealand driver to compete in the full World Rally Championship calendar, is a keen golfer who plays off a 12.9 handicap.

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting is one of the greats of Australian cricket having played more than 160 tests and 370 One Day internationals for Australia. Ricky is a scratch handicap player and a member at Victoria Golf Club.

Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming is the highest run scorer for New Zealand in both Test Cricket and One Day Internationals. Renowned for his exceptional captaincy, Fleming is the most successful captain in New Zealand history and plays off a 7 handicap.

Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham

A true favorite with the crowds and has previously played off a 9 handicap. The former English cricketer and now commentator continues his love affair with the NZ Open and Queenstown.

Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

A former duel international in Rugby and Cricket, Jeff Wilson now spends his time on the Sky commentary team. Loves the whole NZ Open experience and plays off a very respectable 5 handicap.

Masumi Kuwata

Masumi Kuwata

Very famous in Japan having pitched 21 seasons with the Yomiuri Giants, he is one of the few Japanese to play in the Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Plays off a 6 handicap and looking forward to seeing him go deep into the outfield.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

The Australian television personality and singer, is one of Australia's most seasoned entertainment hosts. Loves her golf and at her best plays off a 16 handicap, will be sure to add some glitz and glamour to the Pro-Am field.

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