The inaugural NZ PGA Pro-am Championship brought more than 9000 people through the gates at The Hills over the four-day tournament and organisers have a new three-course format planned for next year.
Michael Hendry knew the 16th hole would be tricky, but the NZ PGA Championship winner wasn't prepared for the Hollywood drama that almost cost him the prize.
Australians Andrew Martin and Brody Ninyette spent the entire day partnered up on the golf course and came out of day three of the PGA Championship within a shot of each other.
Australia's Andrew Kelly was a day early when he sank a hole in one on the 10th green at The Hills yesterday.
Upsets and surprises came from the PGA Championship leaderboard yesterday as 62 of the tournament's professionals tore through to make the final cut, but it was Australian Andrew Martin who finished clear in front.
New Zealand's Mark Brown goes into day two of the NZ PGA Championship today in the lead after a fine morning at The Hills yesterday.
It is no secret the golf professionals enjoy Queenstown as one of the foremost golfing centres in New Zealand, but this week's pro-am championship is shaping up to be one for the crowds as well.
New Zealand golf welcomes its newest arrival today, as 132 professionals tee off in the inaugural NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will update members about 12 different progressing plan changes, the majority involving land rezoning, during its strategy committee meeting tomorrow.