MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day

The annual Ingham-Sears MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was hosted at the Mt Maunganui Golf Club on Friday 24 March 2017. We has an exclusive field of 77 Mercedes-Benz owners join us.

We were again delighted to host the MercedesTrophy dealer golf day on the Mt Maunganui Golf Course, the premier course in the district with a pedigree of hosting many national and international amateur tournaments.

After 18 holes of competition, the scores were extremely close with six players tied at the top and a countback needed to be applied. The 2 eligible overall winners on the day were Tom Roper from Tauranga Golf Club on 41 points and Melanie Cho, a local from the Mt Maunganui Golf Club on 39 points on countback.

Tom and Melanie will represent the Dealership at the MercedesTrophy New Zealand National Final at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, to be held 28 – 30 April 2017.

We had a couple of previous winners join us on the field including World Final representatives from Team New Zealand – Stewart Browne (2016), Lyndsay Mulholland (2009), Stuart Hale (2015) and Graeme Murphy (2011).

For the daily prizes for two men’s handicap divisions and one ladies division. These winners included:-

Mens Division 1 (HCP 0 - 20)

1st Place: David Schnauer Muriwai GC 36pts

Runner-up Byron Burke Tauranga GC 34pts

Mens Division 2 (HCP 21 - 36)

1st Place: Graeme Murphy Wainui GC 40pts

Runner-up Stuart Hale Cambridge GC 39pts c/b

Women’s Division (HCP 0 - 36)

1st Place: Raewyn Guilford Akarana GC 39pts c/b

Runner-up Barbara Fleming Mt Maunganui GC 39pts c/b

Competitive Nearest to the Pin prizes on all of the Par 3 holes were awarded on the day, and sponsored by Mercedes Benz Financial Services. The winners included Suellen Baty, John Jordan, Dan Price, and Ilma Sheargold:-

As part of the Drive to the Major Competition, a Straightest Drive competition is also held on the day. The 18th hole at the Mt Maunganui GC was chosen for this competition, with Yoshi Kanno from Mt Maunganui GC driving her ball to closest to the line. Yoshi chose a $500 Trelise Cooper voucher as her prize.

A special recognition award was given to Henry Steere who at the age of 94 is still playing competitive golf in the MercedesTrophy field.

The Ingham-Sears team would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course, and wish all the golfers representing the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final the very best of luck.

We would also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and partners: Cathay Pacific, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Working Style Clothing, Trelise Cooper.