Golf Southland’s History

From left to right:¬†Australia’s Peter Thomson receiving the winners trophy at the 1960 New Zealand Open played at Otatara Golf Course. The legendary Sir Bob Charles in action during the International Invitation Tournament played at Queen’s Park Golf Course on 20 November 1960, where he won his first ‘pro cheque’. Kel Nagle in action at the International Invitation Tournament played at Queen’s Park Golf Course on 20 November 1960. Kel was the 1960 British Open winner and finished runner-up in the New Zealand Open played at Otatara Golf Course that year. Sir Bob Charles posing for a photo before taking part int the 1960 New Zealand Open played at Otatara Golf Course. A crowd of approximately 1500 gathered at the back of the 18th green at Queens Park as players complete their rounds in the International Invitation Tournament in 1960.